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Christmas gifts for teen girls - help!

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zafferana Tue 27-Oct-20 14:27:50

Two nieces aged 14 and 16 and I have no idea what to get them as I have boys who are younger. Any ideas?

16 year old is clever, likes books, busy studying for GCSEs next summer.

14 year old is creative and crafty.

Neither is precocious for her age, both at an all-girls school. I've never seen either wear make-up, for instance, and not sure SIL would be happy for me to give anything like that.

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CovidClara Tue 27-Oct-20 14:40:18

Cash- there is no other gift.

snowmanshoes Tue 27-Oct-20 14:45:44

I started a thread about my dd14 and there were good ideas on there. Bubble tea sets seem to be popular at the moment!

PatriciaHolm Tue 27-Oct-20 14:48:26

Escape room in a box?

DD loves this....

RoseDog Tue 27-Oct-20 14:54:30

Amazon vouchers

Holdingtherope Tue 27-Oct-20 14:57:51

Oodies? Cheaper ones on Amazon.

Ring light.

Paint by numbers of a painting they like or picture of their pet.

Shopping trip and posh lunch, sketch in London awesome or in your nearest city?

Shark2020 Tue 27-Oct-20 15:21:23

Vouchers - JD, New Look, Boots, Costa or Starbucks, WH Smiths or Waterstones if likes Books.

Craft supplies from the Range or the Works, adult colouring books and pens.

Smellies - bath bombs, shower gels, body butter, face/hair masks, Victoria Secret body sprays.

Posh hot chocolate, slipper socks, hot water bottle, fluffy throws.

SE13Mummy Tue 27-Oct-20 16:07:36

- Endless fancy post-it notes and highlighters for the revising one
- Nike trainer socks
- jars of Biscoff and overpriced peanut butter
- fluffy socks or boot slippers
- Costa/similar vouchers
- money

zafferana Tue 27-Oct-20 16:23:13

These are great - thank you!

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Lovemusic33 Tue 27-Oct-20 18:06:10

My 14 year old dd likes felting kits, sewing/Cross stitch kits. Lush bath bombs/soap/bath jelly, stationary from paper chase or typo.

My 16 year old is tricky, likes novelty socks, lush, anything with a funny meme on it. The "what do you meme" game looks good, tempted to get it for her. Chillie bottles are always a hit.

Enough4me Tue 27-Oct-20 18:09:37

Exploding kittens / Uno extreme for youngest, voucher for oldest.

Whatliesbeneath707 Tue 27-Oct-20 22:07:08

Clothes, sports wear (Nike etc), notepads from Paperchase or Flying Tiger.
Vouchers/gift cards from Nando’s, Costa etc.

ScarlettDarling Tue 27-Oct-20 22:25:28

Space masks are fab.

MarshmallowManiac Tue 27-Oct-20 22:39:53

16 yr old- bookmark, highlighters, stationery, pencil case, costa voucher, chocolate
14 year old- diary, colouring pens/pencils, kaspa voucher, fluffy socks, chocolate

ScrapThatThen Thu 29-Oct-20 12:52:38

I came back to this thread to recommend this bamboo lunchbox from Oxfam which I bought for dd2, her sister has a similar style metal one so I think she will like it. Also got their reusable coffee cup for dd1.

burglarbettybaby Thu 29-Oct-20 12:59:00

Needle felting kit
Modge podge and decoupage papers for the 14 year old

Older one stationary
Year wall planner

For either - nice beanie hat or pj's

KylieSmilie Thu 29-Oct-20 13:01:29

Waffle maker

ScrapThatThen Thu 29-Oct-20 13:10:30

I also bought some snowflake silver earrings and some dove ones from the woodland gift company who I have bought from quite often before, cute jewellery that usually goes down well in my family.

Lalaloveyou2020 Fri 30-Oct-20 14:35:22

I just bought a very cute study planner for my niece on etsy. It's personalised. Might buy myself a diary for next year too!

I am ok with teenager presents as I seem to have the same taste as I did when I was 16 😅 it's the small kid presents that get me. Trends change so quickly! Was going to go Frozen for an eight year old but have been firmly told by 8 year old that Frozens not her thing any more. Argh.

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Sat 31-Oct-20 09:11:14

Probably included with a small something to open, a purse, a book, a box of chocolates or any other favourite nibbles.
Every year for years I sent $$$ to a teen niece in the US, inside e.g. a paperback or purse, or wrapped around a box of the After Eights she loved.

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