This first part of my gift guid series will focus on the 12 to 15 age group . All of the gift guides will focus on gifts for girls but if anyone wants I would be happy to do one for guys even thou I find it quite hard to find gifts for boys.Also there will be mostly beauty fashion or other girly gifts.
This is the age that girls start to get interested in trying beauty products and it is very important for them to be stirred in the right direction. I personally belive they should be allowed to experiment with products that are age appropriate , in the right situation.
Gifts under 10$ (stocking stuffer)
In this category I included gifts that can be added in the stocking or if you don`t do stockings you can always pick a couple from this category meybe add some chocolate in a pretty box and make your own beauty box.
1. If they want to start experimenting with eyeshadow this pallet from NYX is a good start ,the colors are very natural and also they aren`t verry dark . This would be a gift for the older girls , if you are buying this for a friend’s daughter I would recommend asking their mom if they are ok with it. (Price 7$)
2. A great way of introducing makeup to young girls is lip gloss , these Butter Glosses from NYX are great because they have a pretty good colour pay off ,while still being natural , also they are not sticky at all. (Price 10$)
3.Body Shop Gift Cube in strawberry , they have these in all their usual scents plus their Christmas scents. They contain a shower gel , a body lotion and a luffa . This would be a great gift for someone you don`t really know (like your daughters friend).
4.Mini Marquesa Perfume , you might know I am not a believer in giving perfume as a gift if you don`t know for sure what scent they want , but this is the age when they stat developing their preferences and it is good to show them something different from the sweet and fruity body splashes they might be accustomed to. If you are thinking of choosing a perfume for your daughter in a full size I would recommend the Sugar perfume or one of Taylor Swifts perfumes these are great examples of perfumes appropiate for this age group, also the One Direction perfume smells quite nice.
5.Hair tie ornament from Sephora , you can finde these type of hair ties everywhere if you can`t find them in your Sephora .This would be the type of gift I would add to a little gift box that I would build myself with a couple of other girly things.
6. Another fun little thing that would be great in a self-made gift box is this ornament lip balm from Sephora . It looks very festive and even if it isn’t very practical a young girl would love it.
The next category is made out of bigger gift that would be great for your sister, daughter or niece if you are up for spending a little more.
I think a great gift would be a nice pair of PJ`s especially if you have the tradition of opening one present on Christmas Eve . This particular pair is from Betsy Johnson but you ca find really pretty ones that are cheaper. (Price 59$)
Another amazingly smelling gift is this set from Philosophy “The Cookie Exchange” I can personally attest for the delicious smell that would be great for someone younger . The set contains a bubble bath/shower gel a lotion and a lip gloss.(Price 24$)
If you are buying for a girl who is not that much into beauty products I would recommend a book series. The Selection is a great example it is a light read that will capture her attention . I personally loved it so it would be a great gift even for older girls . Another amazing gift would be the Harry Potter series that I think every child should read at some point in their childhood, especially around the holidays it really transports you to another magical world .
A gift I would personally really love but one that I also belive would be great for a girl who is in this age group is this pair of moccasins from UGG . They are basically little clouds for your feet . While I don`t think I would wear them further that the grocery store they would be great for wearing to school.(Price 100$)
If you are looking for a gift that a little fashionista will really love try this bag from Zara , it looks very luxurious with the fake fur. (Price 26$)