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My dd just turned 14. She had a watch (arrived v quickly via Amazon). She likes perfume, bath things, Lush. I also got her a picture for her room. She quite arty and likes pop art; Ikea had a really big pop art style picture which was great.
Makeup: well all sorts really but esp pallettes of colours. She loves scarves, so a lovely floaty one from somewhere like Accessorize would be good. Or anything from there really Or a bag (satchel or messenger style seems favourite).
Would you go for perfume Dexter? I think it's such a personal thing, I hate the smell of 90% of perfumes. Going by packaging alone I would probably get her MJ Daisy. What perfumes to teenagers like? My first was Anais Anais!
I only have 30 mins of shopping time tomorrow to get something, dratted half-term and constant playdates.
My dd loves getting perfume. She like Chance eau tendre at the moment but only ever gets it as a present as it is £££. She has had MJ Daisy before and even a Justin Bieber perfume given as a bit of a piss take but was surprisingly nice!
Benefit make-up Topshop voucher, or item of clothing you like with receipt so she can change if too horridsmall Chunky snood (prob from topshop too!) I have given before a booked Bobby Brown/mac make-up lesson with voucher( in House of Fraser or somewhere like that) they tailor the lesson for teens quite good to stop them slapping it on thickly! or Bobby Brown does a teen make up book that I've given with a voucher.
I like Benefit make-up, it can be quite expensive though and if she's not that interested in make-up usually I would go for a cheaper brand where you would get more for your money. Soap and Glory have some make up sets (and you could get a couple, with a free one with the 3 for 2 deal now at boots) I think make-up/perfume can be tricky unless you know what they use or would like.