Your little sister, your cousin, your goddaughter – teenagers can be at that awkward age where they are too old for toys yet would yawn at a shower gel set so here are my top picks for teenage girls.
Katy Perry Killer Queen Eau de Parfum
I think one of the easiest gifts to buy a teenager is a celebrity endorsed fragrance and I believe Katy Perry’s ‘Killer Queen’ to be this year’s big hit. I, myself, have smelled it in store and am a huge fan so don’t rule it out for older friend’s either and to amp up the gift a little more, look for a gift set. If Katy Perry doesn’t do it for them, try One Direction’s ‘Our Moment’ or Justin Bieber’s ‘Girlfriend’ for younger girls, any of Britney’s fragrances for the girly girls, Beyonce’s ‘Heat’ range for someone a little more mature, Rihanna’s ‘Rebelle’ for the rebel or Lady Gaga’s ‘Fame’ for the diva.
If you are looking for something to add to a perfume gift or for a stocking filler, why not try a Travalo? I am actually dying for one of these bad boys myself. It is a refillable perfume atomiser that is ideal for traveling with and comes in a range of colours and designs so there is definitely one for all personalities. It comes in at around the €15 mark and is available in Debenhams as well as a lot of perfume shops.
If you know an awkward teenager into black lipstick and scary music, chances are she will be into Emily the Strange. I had a poster of her in my bedroom when I was fifteen. This cool tour case holds twenty eyeshadows, three blushers, two bronzers, twelve lipglosses, the obligatory eyeliner and some applicators. The cosmetics may not be the best quality but there are enough dark eyeshadows in there to keep any aspiring goth happy. My teenage self is seriously lusting. At €23 and part of Boots 3 for 2, it is great value to boot.
For the teen into her phone and her looks (that is most of them), try this cute palette. The back is removable and works as an actual iPhone 5 case while the palette holds eleven eyeshadows, a bronzer and a blush. This is available for €24 in Debenhams.
Lip gloss was one of the first makeup products I was ever into and so this set of nine is bound to be a winner with teenage girls. Inside, they are packaged in groups of three so you could actually break this down into three separate gifts for three separate people – not bad for €36 and perfect for all ages.
What do you think? Will you be picking up any of these? Do you find teenagers hard to buy for?