All I want for Christmas is … … and that’s where it often gets tricky when buying for teenagers. Many no longer write lists, yet expect parents to be mindreaders to know what they want! But what DO they want? They don’t appreciate anything that’s ‘babyish’, yet socks won’t hit the spot either. This is by far the trickiest group to buy for. We’ve got some ideas that might help. Enjoy x
Gift 1: Rounders Set by Jacques of London
Remember playing rounders in primary school? Well now you can recreate those days, with the teenagers in your house! The Jaques of London Rounders Set comes complete with solid wooden posts for setting out the rounders court, a beautiful ash wood rounders bat and a Safeplay ball with a superb cord wind-on grip. Oh, and a set of rules. The whole Rounders Set is protected in a handy canvas bag.
RRP: £19.99 (currently on sale)
Link to purchase: RoundersSet
Gift 2: Reima Falk Junior Jacket
PackThePJs are huge Reima fans. They produce some of the best outdoor clothing for children and juniors that we’ve ever purchased. This fantastic down jacket for boys and girls is great to keep children warm during the winter months. Available in a range of colours (pale blue, navy blue and a vibrant mango) this is just the jacket to keep them cosy. This jacket will last and last and is made from water-repellent, windproof and breathable material.
Link to purchase: ReimaFalk
Gift 3: What’s That Smell? Game
What’s that smell is the hilarious new game from WowWee for 14 year olds and up. You will love the challenge (apparently!) of identifying smells. Start the timer, pick a mystery smell card from the pile and then scratch’n sniff your way to your best guess and then pass the card on. Hot Chunky Vomit anyone? Diaper Blowout? Lovely …
It will be the must have game this Christmas. The box it comes in even stinks before you even start to play!
Link to purchase: What’sThatSmell
Gift 4: OY Organic Young ‘My Skin Goals’ Skincare for Teens
This is a fabulous skin care set for teenagers, from The Green People Company. Great skin starts with a great routine. Inside this set you’ll find:
- Clear Skin Foaming Face Wash 100ml (Foaming antibacterial face wash for acne-prone teenage skin)
- Clear Skin Cleansing Moisturiser 50ml (Light, purifying natural moisturiser for acne-prone skin)
- Clear Skin Purifying Serum 30ml (Daily-use anti-blemish serum to target spots and promote a clear complexion)
Some key ingredients include Organic Green Tea, Willow Bark, Prebiotics, Rosehip and Tea Tree.
Link to purchase: OrganicYoungMySkinGoals
Gift 5: Young Driver Lesson Voucher
Young Driver in conjunction with Vauxhall provides off-road driving lessons for 5-17 year olds. Millie-Mae and Toby recently sampled a driving lesson and absolutely loved it! Sessions take place all over the UK. The perfect Christmas present would be a voucher for a driving lesson. Several options are available that range from a 30-minute lesson right up to a lesson in a Bentley! It’s a great skill to learn, and your children will love every second.
RRP: £36.45 for a 30 minutes lesson
Link to purchase: YoungDriver
Gift 6: Top Quarkz: Science Trumps for Superheroes
This card game is the latest offering from The Remarkablz. The game profiles superhero scientists (both men and women) that you probably have not heard of. It is played in the traditional Top Trumps manner. There are 45 cards, each of them detailing a different scientist. Ideal for ages 6-99, play and you will soon learn all about Ada Lovelace or Linda Easley. A perfect stocking filler for the budding nerd.
Link to purchase: TopQuarkz
Gift 7: Bolle Kids Royal Ski Goggles from Simply Hike
The Bolle Kids Royal Goggles, from Simply Hike, are the most fantastic and stylish ski wear for the winter skiing trip. Available in a Matte Blue and Yellow Spray with Green Emerald Lens they offer a wide field of view with venting designed to keep the lens fog free for a crystal clear view of the slopes. These are ideal for use in mixed weather conditions thanks to a lens that boosts contrast and diminishes glare from the light.
Oh, and they look really cool
Link to purchase: BolleSkiGoggles
Gift 8: Haribo Selection Box & Haribo Tangfastics Cracker
For candy loving children this Christmas there is nothing better than a selection box from Haribo. With 200g of lovely jelly sweets, it might last up to lunchtime on Christmas Day (though probably won’t!) If you want something a little more sour, there is always the Tangfastics Cracker!
RRP: £2.99 and £1.00
Link to purchase: Most supermarkets
Gift 9: Eat, Sleep, Game, Repeat PJs from Pyjama Factory
You will be lost for choice when you look at the Pyjama Factory website. Toby, like many teenagers, spends most of his spare time playing games on his Xbox. So when I saw these PJs I couldn’t resist them. And such a good price too. They are also 100% cotton. I love the controller bottoms!
Link to purchase: PyjamaFactoryGamingPJs
Gift 10: My Ballet Box, Subscription Gift
Is there a budding balerina in your family? This is the perfect present – that keeps on giving – for them. For £30 each month (discounts when you book multiples in advance) your gift recipient will receive a My Ballet Box containing up to £100-worth of suitable dancing accessories and clothing. In our box, we received a My Ballet Box Bag (rrp £17.50), My Ballet (folding) Bottle (rrp £10), black swan necklace (£9.95) and Bahama Mama grip socks (£18.50). A lovely present for a dancer.
RRP: £30 per month (subscription)
Link to purchase: MyBalletBox
Gift 11: Purple Tree Miracle Balm
Miracle Balms from Purple Tree are the perfect stocking filler for a teenager to carry around with them. They come in a range of ‘flavours’ but all have universal use … soothing dry lips and skin, moisturising nails and cuticles, hydrating and protecting skin. One tube – many uses! The difficult decision is which one to pick! Will it be Blueberry, Pomegranate, Coconut, Peach, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Papaya, Aloe, or Shea Butter? The samples we have in the office all smell amazing!
Link to purchase: PurpleTreeMiracleBalms
We hope our selection of gifts has given you some inspiration? Are you buying for a teenager this Christmas? Please tell us what’s on their wishlist in the comment box below.
A couple of the items above have been gifted to PackThePJs in exchange for our opinion (we only include things we really like though!)
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