Throughout my early teenage years I have had very well meaning but utterly clueless gifts as I imagine everybody has had. A few aunties and family friends however, always seemed to get that winning combination of patronising-free gifts with something that doesn’t jump onto a fad that is over so quick it makes your head spin. These have always highlighted how well they know you and are cherished for years. I remember when I was very young a neighbour bought me a cylindrical make-up case and brush holder. I loved it and used it everyday until it quite literally fell apart. For me, receiving gifts has been a wonderful experience but nothing in comparison to the joy of shopping for that perfect present for somebody else – let alone the suspense and excitement as you wait for them to unwrap it. Therefore now that I am beginning my consider my gifts for others, I am reminded of the difficulty buying for teenage girls.
I think for girls the key is finding something that is timeless, not in the same way as a chanel perfume or good book is timeless, but rather is universal and inoffensive. This is something that would suit a range of personalities and styles because it is something that every girl can use.
I have compiled my favourite stocking fillers with budgets in mind. These would also all be perfect for Secret Santa in this respect.
- I Love body moisturizer £7.95 – nelly.com
- Topshop makeup brush £8 – johnlewis.com
- Purple glitter nail polish £5 – fashionunion.com
- Tech accessory £19 – boticca.com
- Scarf £10 – alloyapparel.com
- Lips makeup £6 – lushusa.com
- Essie nail polish £5 – nordstrom.com
- Britney spears perfume £24 – thehut.com
- Monsoon £10 – Compact Mirror monsoon.co.uk