Five Gift Ideas All Teenage Girls Will Approve Of this Christmas

Teenagers can be hard to buy presents for. There is always the latest trend, and they are often in competition with their classmates as to who has the best brand. If you are the parent, grandparent, or aunt of a tricky teenage girl, you want to make sure that they will be just as impressed with your Christmas present as you are. Below you will find five teenage girl-proof gift ideas to help you decide.

 Designer Jewellery

Many girls aged 13-19 are obsessed with mirrors. They want to look their best, even when they leave to pick up milk from the corner shop. And they can never have enough fashion accessories. Instead of getting an item that all of their friends can pick up from the local shop, get them some uniquely designed and personalised items. Check out the offers and designs at Jaubalet Paris custom jewellery for inspiration. A unique piece will mean much more to them than something anybody can have!




Teenagers can never have enough perfume. They tend to use scent as a way of expressing themselves. If you find out their favourite brand and smell, you can get them the perfect Christmas present. Before you buy perfume, however, find out whether they have a health condition or allergy. Some ingredients of perfume can trigger asthma attacks, so it is better safe than sorry.

Shopping Vouchers

If there is one activity all teenage girls agree with, it is shopping. Save yourself the misery of finding the right item for them. Instead, give them a shopping voucher for their favourite  store, and allow them to choose themselves. Teenagers’ taste changes regularly, and even they would not know their preferred style a few months down the line. Order your shop vouchers, and they will be grateful for the chance of choosing their own presents.

Online Music Gift Cards

Teenagers are usually obsessed with music. Chances are the teenage girl you are trying to buy a gift for this Christmas has a favourite band, and would like to get her hands on the latest album or online release. You can help them if you order online music vouchers. Find out which music streaming app they use, and give them a top up card to get the songs they really want to listen to.

Beauty Treatment Vouchers

Teenage girls tend to enjoy being pampered. If you can get them a voucher for a beauty treatment, or get them a day at the spa, they will be your friend forever. A card for the best beauty salon in town can make you the coolest parent or aunt in the world. Find out what they are interested in; nail spa, facial, or hair treatments, and search for vouchers you can buy online. Help them express themselves through fashion and beauty, and you might just have found the perfect Christmas present.

See? Finding the perfect gift for a teenage girl is not as hard as you would think. Pay attention to their habits, preferences, and look, find out where they like shopping, and you can give the right gift. Alternatively, use vouchers and gift cards to let them be in charge, instead of being told what to wear and listen to. Happy shopping!

Top Tips For The Nervous Traveller

Whether it’s soaking up the glory of the Colosseum in Rome or taking one of the many soft lit river cruises through the vibrant and colourful cities, travelling across the world is many a backpacker’s dream. However, taking into account the vast scale of desired locations and the unknown cost can leave even the most experienced of travellers with a nervous flutter in their chest. As much as slinging a few possessions on your back and leaving for the nearest train can seem the more invigorating option, for a nervous traveller this may not be the most feasible. Here are some tips on how to make the whole experience a little less daunting and a little more exciting.

Plan Your Route

Whether you are flying, inter-railing or coaching from country to country it’s more cost-effective and wise to know where you’re heading. If you want to hit seven countries, you will want to know which is closest and farthest from your return destination. You can either fly to the furthest and work your way back, or you work your way out and fly back. Either way, you don’t want to be zigzagging all the way across the map. Once you have the desired route, you can book and plan all your connecting travel, so you are working to a timetable.  This will ensure you are able to achieve all the activities and destinations you have planned in your given travel time period and mean you do not have to budget for travel while away and can, therefore, carry a lot less money on your person.



Book In Advance

In each destination there will be activities you want to do, landmarks you want to see and excursions you’d like to go on. Also, whether you are braving the winter vacation, or craving the sun, you will need somewhere to stay at night. As much as you will need to budget for the entire trip before you start booking and planning, booking in advance helps to cut down the “on the trip” budgeting as most things will be pre-payed for. Often, if you pre-book activities and hotels it actually tends to be cheaper rather than when paying on the day – which means more money for food and essentials.  

Budget Daily For Food And Water In Specific Currency

Depending on where you choose to travel, you may find you encounter different currencies across your trip. This means things may be cheaper or more expensive from country to country depending on the exchange rate.  Budgeting daily for food and water considering the exchange rate will help your budget to be more realistic and accurate. There are three main things you do not what to be without when travelling: water, food and shelter, so make sure you take budgeting and booking hostels or hotels very seriously.

If you are a nervous traveller, making sure you have everything planned for and organised can help to feel a little more relaxed and be in the moment. If you are going travelling be sure to stay safe, and have an amazing time.