As the mother of a pre-teen girl, and surrounded by friends with teens too, I am constantly asked 'what do you buy teen girls?' - if it's not the latest tech or make-up haul - that 12-16 age group, for girls especially, is a minefield. After much vetoing from my own teen audience (a tough crowd!), I have put together 7 suggestions in case you're stuck, from Dilli Grey but also from independent brands who have been with us in the shop this year and whose products we truly love. Prices range from £12-£50, so hopefully some affordable, thoughtful gift ideas for those tricky teens!
Dilli Grey pj set
Our new short pj sets were designed for this season with teens in mind, with short sleeves and matching sleep shorts, they're perfect for teen gifting - all coming in a matching cotton drawstring bag. Available in 4 colourways including our new mint elephant print, as well as our Lilium lilac floral, lilac stripe and blue ikat.
Ethical London-based jewellery brand, Milina London create all their designs in Mexico and Jaipur from sustainable sourced metals and gemstones - the simple, affordable designs are perfect for everyday wear, with a great range of studs and delicate bracelets for teens.
Quilted, hand-block print pouch
Just arrived from Jaipur, our new quilted pouch with envelope closure is perfect for protecting tech, prettily. Great for screen addict teens.
Bell & Fox
Bell & Fox is a Brighton based, independent luxury leather accessories brand - their bright hues and metallic finishes will appeal to magpie eyes - whether it's a soft leather coin purse, travel pass holder or their signature fox crossbody bags - they are built to last and look beautiful, too.
If your teen girls are into all things mystic, celestial or lunar - Moon Journal have a great range of cards and journals - all beautifully hand-illustrated by founder, Jo. We also have a range of crystal kits, books and candle holders online.
If you're looking for a stocking filler, or small token, our rose quartz and labradorite crystal bracelets made a great little gift (£12 each). Labradorite is great for those going through 'change' (hello teenage years!), while rose quartz is all about self love and acceptance, perfect for smoothing out those hormone imbalances. Thoughtful and pretty too, they're a great mindful gift for Christmas.
NK Naturals skincare
If you've got a teen with sensitive, or hormonal skin - organic, hand-blended skincare brand, NK Naturals, based in Richmond, South-West London is a great gift option to nurture them. They use minimal ingredients, all naturally derived and kind to skin - the 'Delicate' balm is perfect for gentle, everyday cleansing, while the 'Beautiful' balm is designed to improve acne scarring. A great local skincare brand, perfect for teens.
Hand carved block sets
Finally, if you've got an arty, creative teen to buy for - our hand-carved block kits are a great pressie for them to start printing their own fabric designs.