We’ve put together a really fantastic collection of Christmas presents this year, all under £30, that will not only help you tick off gifts and stocking fillers for teenage girls and boys from your list (and let’s face it, they’re always the hardest to buy for) but will mean that you’re supporting some really worthwhile independent businesses too. Happy shopping!
Eco-friendly facial rounds
If you’re shopping for teen girls, they’ll probably already be into reusable facial cleansing products. They work well and feel great to use but most importantly, they’re eco-friendly. We’ve found the prettiest facial rounds from Grace & Favour that are sure to win you massive points with a generation that’s all about sustainability. £10.00
Sustainable water bottle
Another brilliant planet-friendly product, perfect for both boys and girls, is the WAKEcup Water Bottle. Made from sustainably sourced organic bamboo, it keeps water cold for up to 8 hours and hot drinks warm for up to 4 hours. Teens will love its pared-down, stylish design. A donation is made to the Marine Conservation Society for every bottle sold. Aspiring eco warriers will be very impressed! £20.00
Anything from Holly’s Lollies’ range of alcoholic confectionery always goes down brilliantly with teens, with its winning combination of delicious sweets and grown-up sophistication. We particularly love the Strawberry Daiquiri giant lollipops (£3.50), which look fantastically festive in a stocking, and the jars of humbugs (£6.50). Cherry Amaretto Bah Humbug? Yes please!
Name in lights
All teens deserve star treatment and with Melanie Porter’s Leopard Print Name in Lights they will get just that. The fairy light string is carefully woven with leopard print ribbon around a wire frame that spells out the name of your choice, up to 7 letters. Irresistible! £24.00
Beginner spice set
If lockdown inspired them to experiment with cooking, encourage them to culinary genius with the Baby Spice Kitchen Spice Tin. Designed as an introduction to spices of the world, the set of 7 spice blends (with no sugar, salt or chilli) works especially well for tweens and younger teens. £24.95
Microfibre beach towel
These vibrant beach towels from Vivid Beach not only provide a gorgeous pop of colour but also a much-needed reminder that holidays haven’t disappeared for ever. Lightweight, super soft and very fast drying, they’re also perfect for sport, outdoor activities and short breaks. Help them to look forward to adventures in 2021 by giving them one of these as a promise of what’s to come. £18.00
These chocolate dumbbells from Choc on Choc are definitely going in our teens’ stockings this year. They’re the perfect treat for anyone who works hard on their sport and fitness all year. Super fun and a little bit different. £7.50
We absolutely adore these feminist art pennants from Bookishly. Motivational and inspirational without being in the slightest bit cheesy; we want them all! A great gift to add some power to a teenage bedroom. £29.00
- Our Equipp collections are packed with brilliant gifts for teens; it’s what we’re here for. It was hard to pick a favourite but in the end we went for our Definition of You 2021 Wall Calendar. It’s designed especially for teenagers and is light-hearted, uplifting and quirky. £10.00 or £13.00 with the easel.
- We’re also pretty good at stocking fillers, as we know these can be hard to buy for teens without spending a fortune (but they all insist they’re not too old, we get it!). We’ve got lots of notebooks, mirror stickers and A4 prints at £10 or under, but one of our most popular stocking fillers is our “I’ll Drive” Keyring. Perfect for girls and boys who are learning to drive or who have recently passed their test. £12.50
We hope this has given you lots of ideas and, as always, would love to hear from you with comments if you’ve found some brilliant gifts from small businesses that you’d like to share.
Louise & Anna x