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Gifts for teenage nieces
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feelinghappy · 10/10/2021 17:31

Hello everyone hope you can help. This year we will be spending Christmas with the in-laws. We only see them once or twice a year as they live 90 miles away. There are 5 nieces to buy for ranging from 12-22 & we have no idea what to buy them. Money is tight so our budget is only for a small token gift each - do girls in this age group like Lush products? Or any other suggestions? Thank you 😊

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Roonilwazlib1 · 10/10/2021 17:34

I'd say Lush products would work!

Last year I got a family member some make up from Pat McGrath that was reduced to £10 in the sale around this time so you could have a look there maybe? Seems to be a popular and well regarded brand.

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Stompythedinosaur · 10/10/2021 17:36

We buy for a family with four dc over that age range - I nearly always get them something from hotel chocolate and wait until there is a "4 for x" type deal.

But lush products products sound good too.

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Disfordarkchocolate · 10/10/2021 17:40

I would go for a token present and cash. Little chocolates from Hotel Chocolate as they have something for all ages went down well.

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Lifeinthescratcher · 10/10/2021 17:42

Lush is a good call

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NewtoHolland · 10/10/2021 17:47

Lush products are a good idea but you might find you can get similar stuff cheaper from FB sellers as lots of people have started micro businesses with bath bombs ETC during lockdown. :)

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NewtoHolland · 10/10/2021 17:49

Tiger is also fab for little bits like random fun notebooks or pens :)

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ImInStealthMode · 10/10/2021 17:51

Boots usually have some nice bits for that age group in their 3 for 2 gift offer. Last year I got DN14 who loves her sleep a gift box with silky eye mask, dream journal & sleep spray. Her big sister DN16 got a eyeshadow palette similar to one of mine she'd admired.

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Cherryrainbow · 10/10/2021 17:53

Lush bath bombs and chocolate sound like a plan x

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NoSquirrels · 10/10/2021 17:54

What’s ‘token’? £5/£10/£15?

Lush will definitely work but I find them expensive for what you get. If I was spending between £10-£15 I’d get them something like a Costa gift card and some chocolates alongside.

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feelinghappy · 10/10/2021 19:10

Thanks everyone 😊

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SlatternIsMyMiddleName · 10/10/2021 19:53

Boots 3 for 2 may work well.

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Christmas1988 · 10/10/2021 19:55

I’d get on the Boots £10 Tuesday train and buy whatever the makeup or bath product deal is. Last weeks was amazing £89 worth of make up for £10.

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CoffeeChocolateWine · 10/10/2021 20:46

I have multiple nieces to buy for too and we do a budget of £5-6 each. Some of my nieces are younger but I have 4 tween/teenagers to buy for. I’ve bought DN(10) a mug cake recipe book (£3.99 on Amazon), 2x DN(13) Christmas scented shower steamers (£3.50) and DN(15) possibly wireless earbuds (£6 from Typo after spotting on bargain thread!) I just worry that the earbuds are a ‘better’ present that the others so seems uneven so may do something else. Will get sweets or chocolate to make the other ones up to budget.

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Sn0tnose · 10/10/2021 21:38

Definitely have a look at Boots. They’ve got 405 items aimed at women and girls between £5-10, and 240 items between £2-5. Bound to be something appropriate there.

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reluctantbrit · 11/10/2021 07:58

I wouldn't go for make up unless you really know them and especially the older ones may have their own preferences about brands or they don't like the whole thing at all.

I would stick with chocolate and £5 note/Costa gift card, DD would definitely love that from a relative she doesn't see a lot.

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FearlessSwiftie · 11/10/2021 12:58

Lush products is a good idea. Also think gift cards to book/arts&crafts stores if the girls are crafty. If they are into tech, then maybe portable chargers or ring lamps for smartphones. Could be subscriptions to simple photo editors like Photoworks or Affinity if they're into that. Online magazine subscriptions are also nice if you know what they'd like to read.

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PostPopper · 11/10/2021 15:36

@CoffeeChocolateWine

I have multiple nieces to buy for too and we do a budget of £5-6 each. Some of my nieces are younger but I have 4 tween/teenagers to buy for. I’ve bought DN(10) a mug cake recipe book (£3.99 on Amazon), 2x DN(13) Christmas scented shower steamers (£3.50) and DN(15) possibly wireless earbuds (£6 from Typo after spotting on bargain thread!) I just worry that the earbuds are a ‘better’ present that the others so seems uneven so may do something else. Will get sweets or chocolate to make the other ones up to budget.

@CoffeeChocolateWine Could you please link to the Christmas shower steamers ? Thank you!

OP, I have a 17 year old DD who is very brand aware and would prefer something cheaper from an “in” brand than more money spent on something else that isn’t. Lush is fine. The Percy pig / Colin caterpillar gifts, sweets and chocolate in M&S are actually very “in”.
A lot of the stuff in the boots 342 is definitely not fine! Superdry, Jack wills etc very out of fashion around these parts. Depends on how fussy they are I guess.
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CoffeeChocolateWine · 11/10/2021 15:53

@PostPopper, I got them from a seller on Etsy called Bubble and Bathe. Here’s a link to one of the scents I got but there’s plenty more if you scroll through the listings in her shop.

Candy Cane shower steamers

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PostPopper · 11/10/2021 16:32

@CoffeeChocolateWine thank you,that’s great. I’d been looking for exactly that!

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Redhotchilis · 12/10/2021 09:21

@CoffeeChocolateWine

*@PostPopper*, I got them from a seller on Etsy called Bubble and Bathe. Here’s a link to one of the scents I got but there’s plenty more if you scroll through the listings in her shop.

Candy Cane shower steamers

Thanks for the link @CoffeeChocolateWine. Ordered a couple of boxes, they look gorgeous 😍
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mumonthehill · 12/10/2021 09:26

Those candy cane shower steamers are a fab gift and I wish I had seen them before! Perfect token gift so on my list for next year!

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CoffeeChocolateWine · 12/10/2021 10:22

Glad the link was helpful!

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Cantstopthewaves · 12/10/2021 10:27

Lush is a winner.

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ramonaquimby · 12/10/2021 10:36

I think a gift card to a coffee shop and some nice chocolates is good idea. Makeup tricky as it’s so individual.

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TrickyD · 12/10/2021 11:22

I bought myself a drawstring makeup bag from Amazon, with which I am delighted.
I intended buying one for my granddaughter but peeved to see it has gone up from £5.98 which I paid and which is within OP’s budget, to £7.99.
There are some multibuy offers though which I haven’t explored but worth a look.

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