A Picky Teen’s Holiday Gift List

It is holiday time again and if you have teenage girls , you know what a headache it can be to find gifts that these know-it-all creatures don’t already have. For the growing teen in your hood, here are some suggestions that they may enjoy.

We Are Knitters

Have a teenager that does not get off her phone? Get her a knitting kit from We Are Knitters to create her own sweaters with totally stunning on trend designs. Not only will your child help green this world but she will also build self-esteem, relax and join a worldwide community of young knitters. Kits go from beginning to advanced with video instructions and online help. Get your first easy kit at http://www.weareknitters.com.

Hedgren Backpacks

A cool backpack is one item that teenagers scrupulously pick to express their identity. Discover European bag designer Hedgren with its eye-popping colors and novel functional design. With multiple compartments including a 16-inch padded laptop sleeve, a zippered outside pocket in resistant 100% polyester nylon and padded adaptable shoulder straps, it has everything to please. Available at http://www.hedgren.com and http://www.ebags.com


Made from high quality shock resistant thermal borosilicate glass, this JOCO cup is ideal for teenagers to take to school to sip on their favorite flavored coffee drink during lunch or exams. The cups are free of BPA, lead and cadmium unlike disposable cups and help clean up the environment. Chose a thermal silicone sleeve in your teen’s favorite color with a splash-safe lid and a nose dome to prevent nose-to-lid collision at http://www.jococups.com.


For your music loving, multi tasking teenager get a ZENband that comes with speakers hidden inside the band that can be plugged into a smart phone. You can also download self-awareness and relaxing programs to regain centering in a stressful environment. Different colors are available. Find more info at http://www.BloomingWellness.com.

Prep Skincare

Get your teenage girl started on the first dermatologist founded skincare line exclusively for teen girls to teach her how to protect and take care of her skin. The Prep line with its cheerful preppy design is appealing to girls and includes essential teen skin care products such as the Purifying Daily Cleanser, an SPF 30 face and body lotion and an SPF 15 lip gloss. There is also a Clear Acne Treatment with 1% salicylic acid and a blend of essential oils to teat acne without irritation. Find more information about the line at http://www.prepyourskin.com.

Hamper Hoops

To make laundry feel like less of a chore, get a Hamper Hoops for your reluctant teen. Fun and simple to use it takes the drudge out of picking up dirty laundry. Easy to hang on your bedroom door, the 2-in-1 basketball hoop and hamper unit consists in a removable laundry bag attached to a basketball net. Throw your dirty laundry in the net and you score! Available at http://www.hamperhoops.com or Bed, Bath and Beyond.

VioLife SlimSonic Electric Toothbrush

Help keep your teenager’s mouth clean with one of the new VioLife SlimSonic Electric Toothbrush with so many fun prints, your child will enjoy the moment more. Superior cleaning with 22,000 sonic brush stroke ensures a thorough cleanse. Fun to take on sleepovers too. Available at http://www.violife.com.

Chapstick Plaid Collection

Find a stocking stuffer that she will use everyday from the new Chapstick Plaid Collection to keep lips moist and protected in winter. This new collection includes Classic Original, Classic Cherry and Moisturizer Original. Available at http://www.target.com.

Give her one of the silicone skinny collection of bangles that work also as hair ties to help your teen manage her mane. Available in 10 fun, bright colors, the Hairbanglez are perfect for the teenager who loves to put up her hair but often loses her hair ties. Available at

Sandisk Connect Wireless Stick

Your teen will appreciate this practical Sandisk Connect Wireless Stick, a pocket sized drive that gives additional storage for videos, photos, documents and music. With built in Wi-fi and the ability to connect 3 devices at once, this device helps your kid not to cram their phone or computer, work more easily on school projects with friends and use as backup for many things. Available at http://www.sandisk.com.

Happy Holidays!

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