Gift Guide: Tricky Teens and a GIVEAWAY

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There’s something about shopping for a teenager.  It’s fun, exciting, and dicey.  Very, very dicey.  But there are so many choices!  But, will they really like anything?  Are their hormones on a high note or a low note?  Is 1D still cool?  Is cool still cool?  I know fetch is, like, totally not fetch.  Wait, am I still cool?  It’s a real gamble, isn’t it?

In addition to the totally awesome ideas below may I suggest some services?  I was pretty lucky that I did not have the *worst acne ever!  OMG* when I was a and teen, but I did suffer from the typical speckling of completely uncool red dots.  If your teen also has this issue I would start by taking them to a professional for an acne facial.  The point of this is less for them to get a miracle treatment and more about teaching them how to treat their skin and to make them feel pampered.  I fully recommend an esthetician in most dermatologist offices for this because, in case the small problem is larger than you realize or in case it does turn into something bigger, you have a Dermatologist on site to help recommend any prescriptions needed.  Locally, I ♥ Dr. Boudreaux’s Office.

The other biggie I’m totally an advocate for is teaching tweens (espesh) and teens how to properly and appropriately apply make-up.  Set-up an appointment with a make-up artist to get them started with the right how-tos.  Locally, I ♥ Jenn Marie Make-up Artistry.  Or try a make-up counter, I would start at Clinique.


18 Piece Ponytailers $2.99 at CVS

Stocking Stuffer Alert!!  These are adorable and cheery and oh-so-necessary!  Any little girl, teen, or lady would love to see this.  I feel like I’m always losing them or I can never find them when I need them.  Plus, I’m GIVING THESE AWAY!  Details at the end of the post!

fortune telling bookFortune-Telling Book of Colors $9.95

Perfect for the moody, know-it-all.  A book to guide her through her and her friends fortunes based upon color.  It’s an adorable book and a great conversation starter.


Minnie Mouse Mug Warmer $14.99 CVS

This is great for a soup, coffee, cider, tea, or hot chocolate lover.  The adorable little Minnie Mouse makes this Mug warmer super adorable! I’m GIVING THIS AWAY!  Details at the end of the post!

fingerless gloves

Fingerless Gloves from Sugar Shack Boutique in Sacramento $16

These fingerless gloves are stylish, warm, and will keep your little Instagram lover totally available to like and post away.  Super adorable!

Issues tankMore Issues Than Vogue Tanks & Tees- Women’s $17.99

I mean… it really says it all right?  So so cute!

BF CuffsBest Friend Cuffs (Set of 2) $18

I remember having the necklaces with the charms on it when I was younger.  We had to choose “BE FRI” or “ST ENDS”.  Neither option was that awesome.  But I would totally have rocked either of these!  The updated cuff is stylish for even the “too cool” -est.

braid bookBraids, Buns, and Twist Tutorial Book $19.95

This book will come in super handy.  Sure, sure there’s YouTube with a million tutorials.  But this book will be available to your budding hair stylist even when her “screen time” is up or on restriction.  Maybe you could even talk her into using you for a test model…

One Direction

Our Moment by One Direction Gift Set from CVS $19.99

Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, or Louis.  No matter who her fave is, she will love wearing their scent.  I’m GIVING THIS AWAY!  Details at the end of the post!

watchTitanium Crystal Accent Chronograph Bracelet Watch $20

This watch only looks like a million bucks.  She can toss this on with her new “Best Friends” cuff for a fab arm party!

boot cuffs

Boot Cuffs from Glam Up Traveling Boutique $20 each

Have you heard of Glam Up?  If not you need to click the link above and check it out!  She’s local and mobile.  She comes with her own bus with dressing rooms.  Love all the adorable styles!  These boot cuffs are prefect for any teen or any woman really.  They slide right under your boot and have adorable details that hang out the top.  Ruffles and tiny buttons anyone?  Throw them over leggings or jeggings or jeans and under boots when it’s chilly.  Or with bare legs in the spring and fall.  Ah-dorable!


toteAwesome Sauce Tote Bag $21.95

A compliment and an eco-friendly tote.  Who doesn’t love siracha?

headbandMetallic Silver Knitted Headband $32.80

Super cute and super warm.

initial necklaceBip&Bop Hammered Initial Necklace $34.75

Yes, this would work for a bridesmaid gift, but how adorable (and affordable) is this personalized necklace?  So sweet.  (FYI – the shop says they cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas, but maybe you can add the picture of the necklace in with a card?)

make-upbareMinerals Star of the Show Collection $38

This would be a great gift for the make-up proficient or after the lesson.  The houndstooth box is too cute!

BOOTIESSlouchy Suede Bootie $44.96

Slouchy booties, YES!  Who wouldn’t love these?!

Thermal JumpsuitUndercover Free Spirit Fair Isle Print Thermal Jumpsuit $48

Warm and cozy.  The Fair Isle print is super seasonal.

leggings gift setPocket T & Yoga Leggings Gift Set $54.95

Now this is what I’m talking about!  Yoga pants and a T with a touch of leopard.  Yes, please!

Congrats to ALYSSA, she is our winner!

Check out my other Gift Guides for even more ideas: White Elephant GiftsHostess Gift Guide, and Baby’s First Christmas.



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