Mama OWL Blog: Christmas Shopping for Teens

Christmas Shopping for Teens

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Last week I handed out some blank paper & pens, sat the kids at the kitchen table with a toy catalogue and asked them to write down what they wanted for Christmas.

As you can imagine, there is a fair old bit on these lists, there is no end to the madness that is Christmas shopping for five kids. However, shopping for A is not quite so simple these days. She was sat at the table with the others, but of course didn't even glance in the direction of the catalogue her brothers & sister were so studiously poring over.

Teenage girls are a law unto themselves and often change their minds on a whim. I know this for a fact, having been one myself (not all that long ago... ahem...). What might be a 'must have' this week could be well out of favour by the time Christmas rolls around.

As she is quickly growing up to be a young lady and is no longer interested in the latest toy, I have been looking at things like perfume and make up, and the stunning jewellery designs at Littlewoods.com. I have browsed the selection and seen some beautiful pieces that look like they would appeal to her and that she will be able to keep & wear for many years to come, but it can be so difficult to know what to choose.
Her Christmas list consists of band merch, books, money and DVD boxsets involving zombies & vampires for the most part. It is tempting just to give money or vouchers and to let her choose for herself, but I love watching the kids open their gifts on Christmas morning and watching the surprise & awe on their faces, and seeing their delight at the presents they have received.

Even though A is older, I still want her to experience that same magic of Christmas like her younger siblings, so I will keep on looking until I find the perfect present for her. Wish me luck, I think I'm going to need it!

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