Friend of ours his dd turns 16 in a few weeks. We always tend to give her something at birthdays/Christmas. Not sure what to get now Have previously given Nail varnish Jewellery Perfume Book tokens Any ideas welcome budget around Â£20/25
Cinema voucher. Topshop / riverisland voucher. Voucher to have nails done. If she is girly a pair of high healed party shoes from new look or asda. This will go down very well. If girly large bag from new look.
I bought a box of all different coloured hair chalks for my niece, hers is in a couple of weeks' time. It was around £20. For Christmas I bought her a set of decorations to apply to your nails, with varnishes and stuff. I can't remember exactly what it was, as mine are au naturel, but she loved it. She has also had a big cowl scarf for winter and a wide thinner one with stars in the weave the previous year. I add things such as cushion kits to make herself, daft xmas decs to sew, that sort of thing.
Toodles your daughter is like mine - it was on her Christmas list & she & two others gave it to a friend. I found that when the department stores do their 20% off days House of Fraser included it & the postage charge was less than the cost of the tube/parking or an hour of my time.
Macey they don't really do handbags in my experience. The current favourite is a backpack type (I'll look for a link) but again it's a hard thing to match their specific taste to. If you get it from New Look or Primark they could swap if it's not their taste. They're funny things teenage girls, I've lived with mine for 15yrs and have to suss her out on pre shopping trips before I buy her anything.
Having four teens that I regularly take shopping I can honestly say that buying clothes, shoes or handbags and actually getting it 'right' would be close to miraculous.
My house is always full of teens, and I work in a school, so I've got a better idea than many - but what they love one week they'll hate the next, or something that you think is perfect will be wrong due to some tiny detail.
Teen presents = money, vouchers or something you can't get wrong IMO.
I agree with nequidnimid and second the voucher option. I have a 16 yr old dd, and, when we have to buy clothes, we also take along my 17 yr old niece. I then have 19 and 21 yr old nieces, etc.,etc. - there is NO WAY I could predict what any of them would like Definitely go with vouchers of some sort.
(My dd would hate Cosmopoliton, nail varnish, make up....)