The 14th birthday is a milestone for many girls. At this age, just before the beginning of high school, a lot of girls are developing their unique personalities. For loved ones, buying gifts during the teen years can be almost impossible. But you don't have to spend a fortune to get a thoughtful gift for the teen girl in your life. For £9 or less, a host of exciting presents are available for the big day.
No matter what their style, most teen girls love using beauty products. A lot of top brands make ready-to-go gift collections that would be perfect for a 14-year-old. Burt's Bees, for example, makes a Head to Toe Starter Kit (£9) with sample sizes of 10 items for every part of her routine. The whole thing comes nicely packaged and ready for wrapping. Bath and Body Works makes a Signature Binder Bag ($12.50) that her friends at school are sure to love. It fits into any three-ring binder and includes a cleansing hand gel, hand lotion and lip gloss. There's even space to include your favourite picture of the two of you.
Purses and Wallets
If you know your girl's taste well enough, try scouting out a cute purse or wallet. Even if you don't, simple patterns and straightforward colours will work for most. Old Navy has a great variety of bags for under $15. Take a look at the Women's Printed Tote ($12.50). Forever 21, a popular store among the teenage set, has a huge selection of large wallets ($7.50) that can hold all her stuff while still fitting discreetly in her backpack.
At this age, a lot of girls are beginning to cultivate their thoughts and ideas. Giving them a journal will encourage them to consider things thoughtfully as well as improving their writing skills. A Moleskine journal is the classic understated diary perfect for teen girls. They're available in a variety of styles, colours and price points, from £3 to £13, and in lined and unlined versions.
Magazine subscriptions make great gifts for teen girls. Once a month for an entire year, she'll remember you as she dives into the latest issue. Teen Vogue, Girls' Life and Seventeen are just a few of the magazines you can get for under £9 for a full year. A subscription to Teen Vogue is only £7 for two years.