I won't pretend that I know what every teen wants to open on Christmas Day but I do know my way around the beauty halls. With that in mind, I have found a great assortment (if I do say so myself) of gifts for all budgets that would even the pickiest beauty fanatic to open, teen or not.
The Body Shop Lippy Star Wand £10 - link
Growing up I was never without a pot of The Body Shop Lip Balm in my coat pocket and it is something I should really revisit; beautifully scented, hydrating and glossy balms all with a tint of colour - what more could you possibly want? Well The Body Shop Lippy Star Wand is an utterly beautiful gift set (isn't the packaging amazing) that contains five full sized lip balms all in fun, fruity scents.
Pixi Books of Beauty £24 - link
Pixi Books of Beauty are great, dinky little face kits that nail current beauty trends such as contouring and of course the natural beauty look. Each Pixi Book of Beauty contains six full sized powder pans in a range of super pretty and easy to wear shades. I particularly like that each book is small and light enough for both travel and daily use. If you (or your intended recipient) adores pink toned blushes you need to check out the Pixi Book of Beauty in Touch of Blush.
Real Techniques Deluxe Holiday Gift Set £20 - link
For just £20 you can purchase five full sized Real Techniques Brushes that will take pride of place in any collection. The beauty of this collective is that it covers all bases, including: eye brushes, a foundation brush, a highlighter brush and a do it all, general face brush. If that is not enough the Real Techniques Deluxe Holiday Gift Set comes housed in a chic, re-usable clutch brush.
Dolores Beauty Bag £19.50 - link
Everyone needs a great make up bag, a large and sturdy pouch that will store all the day to day essentials but is never too bulky. Well I have found the answer in the Dolores Beauty Bag, a PVC coated (great for wiping clean), sizeable bag that can be stuffed with products - ideal for daily use or as an occasional, weekend bag. Not only is it utterly practical, it is also supper pretty with a sweet embroidered facial details and a cute beauty mark.
Nivea Sweet Lips £5 - link
I realise that this is my second lip balm recommendation, which is excessive for any post but at just £5 I couldn't resist including the Nivea Sweet Lips kit. Inside the pretty, heart shaped tin (which totally could be reused) you will find four full sized lip treatments including lip butters and tinted balms. Dry lips will be the thing of the past with this neat, little line up.
The Impulse Free Spirit Gift Set £4 - link
Body sprays are so underrated, sure a bottle of perfume looks far prettier but who really wants to weigh down their handbag with a huge, bulky bottle of perfume? The Impulse Free Spirit Gift Set contains three, mini bottle of Impulse that are perfect for stashing in any bag (gym, school or everyday), to freshen up on the go.
Models Own Chrome Collection Nail Polish £4.99 each - link
Stocking fillers are notoriously difficult to get just right, as much as I love glitter nail polishes I do think the new shades of the Models Own Chrome Collection offer a festive spin, all without the struggle of having to battle with cotton pads come the removal stage. Models Own Chrome Nail Polishes in Red and Copper would be my festive picks but with 10 shades to choose from, there really is something for every taste.
Lastly I would love to suggest two candles both of which have fun, light fragrances that should please the vast majority. First up we have the Zoella Beauty Let's Glow Fragranced Candle (£5) - which is a gentle yet fruity scent, ideal for unwinding with before bed. For those who enjoy floral based scents, I can not recommend Lily Flame Daisy Dip Candle - somewhat reminiscent of Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Parfum yet marginally more affordable at just £9.
I hope this offers up a little inspiration for those who may be struggling to find the perfect gift for any teens this coming festive period.