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10 awesome things for Teen Girls under £10


Recently I’ve been half-heartedly shoving a lot of £10 notes into birthday cards as gifts for the girls friends.  We’re literally writing cards in the car and sticking a crumpled tenner inside the envelope on they way to birthday parties.  In fact, yesterday, Shanah wrote in the card –

‘Dear Becca, Happy Birthday, Sorry about my really bad handwriting but I’m writing this in a really bumpy car. Hope you have a good day, Love Shan xx’

Serious bad friend skills. That was the turning point.

I asked Tayla (13) to give me a list of her favourite brands and we whipped up 10 awesome things for Teen Girls all for under a tenner. Some of these would be great paired up if you wanted to splash a little more cash too.

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1. Starbucks Watercolour Cold Cup – £ 9.95

Teens are obsessed with Starbucks.  Whether they’ve been there or not. We usually buy the cheapie version of these in Primark for around £3, but as a gift with a few milkshake / hot choc treats included, this could be the perfect teen gift.  The Cold Cup’s double wall construction helps keep beverages cold while eliminating condensation and it comes with a green reusable straw. Bonus.

2. ‘All by my Selfie’ Crop Top  – £ 6.99

My girls are all into the crop top phase.  This little beauty in ‘The BEST colour ever Mom!’ would make a fab prezzie with a box of choccies or a couple of bath bombs. Sorted.

3. Nail Wraps – £ 1.99

Great little addition to a couple of Barry M nail polishes! 20 feathers on a clear water transfer which can be applied over any colour varnish on either your natural or false nail.  Also, handmade in England – Thanks Etsy!

4.  Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin Curves Mascara – £ 6.99

Tayla is the Mascara Queen in this house and perfects every single lash, pumping it to it’s absolute max.  She loves this stuff and squeals when I buy it for her. Who am I kidding – I love it too. Big, curvy, rockin’ lashes… yes puh-lease!

5. Jack Wills Boldshaw speaker – £ 9.50

No wires, pocket egg-shaped speaker – designed to amplify sounds from your phone or iPod.  This is just plain fab – lots of cool factor around your mates with this one.  (My girls will cringe at reading my phrase ‘cool factor’ – I’m so not cool)

6. Lush Greased Lightning Spot Treatment – £ 6.40

Ok.. so I know this isn’t exactly a gift… but teenage girls dig ANYTHING from Lush.  It would probably best be given to your own daughter as opposed to one of her mates who may never speak to them again if they thought they were spotalicious.  Grease Lightning is a powerful combination of ingredients that will nip any breakouts in the bud without upsetting the skin around them, best used as a preventative of course 🙂

7. Bag of Happiness – £ 5

Being a teenager is tough sometimes. There’s lots of peer pressure and with girls… LOTS. OF. DRAMA.  Sometimes they all need a little pick-me-up and this little bag of happiness is just the thing at just a Fiver.  Such a sweeeet little gift, containing:

A plaster to heal you when you hurt, a love heart so you know someone loves you, string to hold it together in tough times, a rubber to erase those little mistakes you make, a diamond to bring a sparkle to your eye, a marble for when you start losing yours, a lucky bean so you always have luck on your side, a coin so you are never completely broke, a star to wish all your wishes upon, a paperclip so you are always organised, and a kiss for when you are feeling down.

Eeeeekkk! So much of CUTE!

8. YouTube Logo necklace – £ 4.00

This is one of my absolute favourites in this round-up.  Teens are YOUTUBE CRAY-CRAY man… they use it for everything and aspire to be like so many ‘cool’ YouTubers they watch. In my house, YouTube is a positive thing – we use it for chilling, learning about stuff, homework, all sorts. This necklace is awesome. AND it’s handmade in Britain. Thanks Etsy.

9. The Wet Brush Detangling Hair Brush, Pink * – £ 7.26

Move over Tangle Teezer… we have a LOT of hair in this house.  Thick, unruly, curly hair and this brush is the ONLY brush that glides through it effortlessly with no screaming or tears.  It’s changed our life. For reals.

10.  Happy Jackson Snack boxes – £ 9.95

When you’re a teen, taking lunch to school is NOT cool. It just isn’t. It’s the absolute bane of my life trying to get these girls to take something besides crisps and chocolate bars. Mainly because they’re embarrassed to haul a large, trough-sized lunch box out of their bag at lunchtime.  These little boxes have come to the rescue – so funky and we fill ours with popcorn, fruit, oatcakes, nuts, yoghurt, pasta. Everything. They’re fab quality and I just love ’em.  They also feed my OCD because they all stack inside each other like a little Russian dolly. Whoop!

So.. which one is your favourite item for teen girls? Feeling inspired to stock up on a few bits? Yup. Me too.

Happy Shopping!

*Disclaimer – Prices and availability correct as at 18th August 2015 – This is NOT a sponsored post, just a roundup of little things I love at fab prices! Only affiliate link is marked with a star. *

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10 Awesome Things under £10

10under10So, I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for sweet little gifts and spoils on a budget. I’ve scouted and poked my nose all around the internet and managed to round up 10 AWESOME Things for under a tenner. I’ll be doing this every Tuesday here on the blog so keep your eyes peeled and be sure to sign up to all of my social stuff so you don’t miss out on this awesomeness.

10 under 101. Floral Skirt 

This skirt from Boohoo.com is so freaking pretty for summer. Pair this with a tucked in white tee and a pair of sandals or converse and you’re summer ready dudes. AND it’s a steal at only £8!

2. Kylie – Darling Eau de Toilette

I had a whiff of this in Superdrug – sweet and floral, it’s the perfect summer scent. Marked down from £ 32.50 to just £9.99 at Fragrance Direct!

3. Honey pot with dipper 

Since we’ve been on our health kick, we’ve consumed SO MUCH honey in our house. This little honey pot from The Present Finder is just the thing to keep it in so that your cupboards don’t get sticky like mine and attract every single ant in England for a massive honey orgy. Also.. Just £9.99.

4. Olivia Jelly Bag 

The gorgeous ButWhyMummyWhy has a fantastic, quirky online kids store – Little & Fierce. Seriously, hop over and check it out, it’s childhood HAPPINESS all wrapped up.  When I saw this Jelly Bag I fell in love… I had one just like this when I was little and it brought back fab memories of me dragging my babies around in it, clopping around in my jelly shoes to match. It’s in the Sale at the moment for just £7!

5. Sleek Pout Polish 

I’ve mentioned this little beauty a few times before – this is my absolute all-time favourite tinted lip balm – it’s not sticky, it lasts ages and is perfect for your summer hols. Pucker up peeps for just £ 4.49!

6. Vintage Style Headband

I’m a lover of a headband. I have a huge forehead and kind of convince myself that headbands detract from this unfortunate genetic blessing. (Thanks Dad) I found these on Etsy for just £5.27, handmade in the UK. Yip they’re adorable.

7. Vase

I always buy flowers for our housie.  I kind of have a flower obsession & I’m so glad Lidl does amazing flowers for cheap cheap. I can literally buy 3 bunches for a fiver and spread them out into 3 vases.  This gorgeous Vase from Asda George caught my eye and marked down to a FIVER? It’s a little blossom of a bargain.

8. Paperclips

I’m a planner NERD. A Stationery NERD. Basically, all-round nerd.  These funky paperclips caught my eye on Etsy recently.  I know you could probably make them yourself for a fraction of the cost but at just £3.45 for the set I think they’re totally worth it. Rainbow paperclips, yes please.

9. Shearer Candle

I lurrve candles.  They make your house smell clean even when it isn’t. Lol.  This one has a more wintery scent but look how beautiful it is.  It would look fabulous on my now pretty monochrome desk so I think I have to have it. AND it’s only 7 bucks. Joy!

10. Rings

Another Etsy Find… Midi rings! Ahhhh… I’m in love with the Love Ring.  This one ships from the US for £6.59 plus pp… BUT I have found similar in Primark…. just not the Love word.  If you find a UK version, please lemme know.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little round-up – happy shopping!

*Disclaimer – Prices and availability correct as at 21st July 2015*