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Gift for 14 year old girl - budget £5

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JellyBellies Thu 20-Nov-14 20:17:32

Hi, I need to buy a gift for a 14 year old neice. I have never met her so don't know her at all. I just want to get something small.

Please can you help?

ILoveSimonCowell Thu 20-Nov-14 20:19:51

Nail varnish... make-up... manicure set... nice bubbles etc?

MooseyMoo Thu 20-Nov-14 20:21:08

Superdrug Make Up Academy have lovely eye shadow palettes from £4 and lipsticks from £1

CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 20-Nov-14 20:22:13

A book? have great discounts...

dementedma Thu 20-Nov-14 20:22:45

Beanie from Primark?

DamselNotInHerDress Thu 20-Nov-14 20:29:29

I'd go with either a necklace or a little purse from new look or similar.

JellyBellies Thu 20-Nov-14 20:39:12

Thanks! Nail varnish, make up is a good idea!

madwomanbackintheattic Thu 20-Nov-14 20:41:52

Does she actually wear make up? I only ask as my 14yo doesn't...

JellyBellies Thu 20-Nov-14 20:51:58

I don't know sad
What would you suggest madwoman?

JellyBellies Thu 20-Nov-14 20:52:47

I can't even choose a makeup kit, I can see claires ones but would that be considered too childish?

madwomanbackintheattic Thu 20-Nov-14 20:58:49

Lol, I have no idea - 14yos can be so different!

Mine is booky, nerdy, and a dancer. Her friends range from the glitz and glam that would love make-up, to arty types that would put it towards supplies, to sporty types.

I'd probably stick to really generic and go for iTunes or a card for a store? Or ask the mum? I know when dh's niece hit 14 or so we relied on SIL to give us a clue or went for voucher type gifts for places we knew she would use... It seems less personal, but even a purse is either right or wrong, and will either be loved or loathed (quite possibly both over the next year...)

CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 20-Nov-14 21:00:28

I think Damsel's suggestion is good...a pretty purse or jewellery. Do you know if she has her ears pierced? Maybe some earrings, or a little set of bangles?

Neeko Thu 20-Nov-14 21:35:24

What about a pair of those gloves that can be worn as fingerless gloves or you can fold over the top part to cover the fingers like mittens? Primark do some nice ones within budget.

JellyBellies Thu 20-Nov-14 22:01:24

Thanks! Th let problem is she is not from the UK and lives in a hot country. So vouchers and gloves won't work.

I was planning to give her 11 year old sister something like this

JellyBellies Thu 20-Nov-14 22:02:38

Now I am wondering if that is too childish!!

onedowneleventogo Thu 20-Nov-14 22:07:16

Are her ears pierced? Even better if recently so. I remember the cheapest earrings sending me into paroxyms of delight for at least two years after I got mine done.

lovemycrazykids Thu 20-Nov-14 22:16:20

How about a bath bomb from Lush and maybe some British/something not available where they live Xmas themed sweets/chocs to go with it? Could even do the same for the younger one.
My kids range from 6-15 and they love the bath bombs!

traviata Thu 20-Nov-14 22:23:30

the nail art set for 11 y/o looks great.

I'd say a necklace in a little gift bag.

JellyBellies Thu 20-Nov-14 22:41:44

I think I have found something. What about this?

PurpleSwift Thu 20-Nov-14 22:45:15

At 14 I'd have been happy with bubble bath/bath bombs. But maybe she showers? Hmmm... Nail varnish.... Face masks!

JellyBellies Thu 20-Nov-14 22:49:47

Not sure about bath bombs, the county I am going too, Bath tubs are not very common! It's mostly showers.

jamtoast12 Thu 20-Nov-14 22:54:07

Hair chalk from amazon £5 for 12 sticks.

jamtoast12 Thu 20-Nov-14 22:55:54

It's fab!

cece Thu 20-Nov-14 23:04:36

My 13 year old would like

Little purse or shoulder handbag
Toiletries like bath bombs, body lotion, make up and she loves nail varnish
Photo frame
Zoella's latest book
or The Pointless book (very popular)
Headphones for her phone
Fleecy blanket/squishy cushion type thing for her room

MsAspreyDiamonds Thu 20-Nov-14 23:10:54

Do you have a Tiger store near by as they stock inexpensive, quirky and unusual gifts.

Are you able to ask her parent for any clues as to what she is into?

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