I don’t know how it happened so dang fast, but today this beautiful girl turns 13!! I honestly cannot even believe it. If you know Hunter, you love her. She is all things good in this world. Her personality is something I honestly wish I could be more like every day. She is the most thoughtful, genuine, true friend you could ever ask for, always puts others before herself, and is just so fun to be around. I am so grateful every day that I was blessed with her as my first born, because she is the best friend I could ever ask for!!
Since it is her big 13, with the holidays coming up, I thought it would be fun to have her put together a list of her top 13 gift ideas for tween/teen girls. Some of these she has and loves, and some are on her own wish list!
If you’ve been around here for the last couple years, you know Hunter has been so interested in starting to wear makeup. She is such a natural beauty I constantly tell her she doesn’t need it! But she has started with the basics of mascara and lip gloss and loves it! She loves this mascara and thinks it would be a great gift for your teens. It comes off in little tubes so they aren’t worried about it smearing throughout the day, and still gives a natural look. You know this is my tried and true favorite lip gloss and I’ve passed the love on to her too! It is a great subtle pink and we love that it is not sticky at all!
Going in to her teens, Hunter knows how important skincare is. I think as teenagers we all kind of live in fear of the dreaded acne right?! So we started her early with our go to favorite skincare line, Tula. They have an amazing acne line perfect for teens! If that isn’t your main concern, I HIGHLY recommend starting out with this power couple she is using. The purifying cleanser and the 24/7 hydrating cream.
The purifying cleanser is truly my go to. I love the gel texture! My face feels so clean and refreshed, but it doesn’t leave you with that tight dry desert face feeling after using it like a lot of other face washes. It is full of probiotics to help nourish your skin to give it such a nice glow. The 24/7 Hydrating Cream is incredible. Utah winters are rough. This has SAVED my skin and kept it soft and smooth. I love that it gives you such a moisturized soothed feeling without leaving that greasy shine some moisturizes give. Best part- you can use code KAILEE for 20% off!
At the top of Hunter’s wish list is also a PMD. She is really making sure she washes her face regularly and starts taking good care of her skin now. I love my PMD Clean so much and the benefits of smoother cleaner skin I’ve seen from it already. Plus you can use code KAILEE20 for 20% off.
:: LOOPY CASES
If you have a teen, you know of their love for phones! If your teen (or you) have a phone, you know it is an investment you want to protect. Insert the Loopy Phone Case. I’ve shared of my love for them a million times over, because they are honestly that great. They keep you from dropping your phone + give you that hands free bonus. I think it is the perfect idea for a tween/teen to show their style + protect their phone at the same time! You can use code KAILEE10 to save 10% on 1 or KAILEE15 to save 15% on 2 or more!
:: GRAPHIC TEES
Just like these are a staple in my wardrobe, they are quicklky becoming a favorite for Hunter as well. It is such a great option for teens to feel a little more grown up, show their style, and of course stay comfortable! As a mom, I love that they are modest + affordable! There are great options like this one, and this one all under $15, or some higher quality options we love this like one.
:: ROOM DECOR
I thought this was such a great idea Hunter had for the teen gift ideas. Room decor is such a great way for the to show their personality and just be themselves. You could do something bigger like a hanging chair, or stick to accessory pieces like these cute pillows we love.
You can never go wrong with jewelry. As you probably already know by now, some of our favorite pieces are from Made By Mary. I love that everything they offer can be so personalized and customized to you and your season of life. As Hunter gets older I’ve been able to add to her collection with pieces that fit her personality. They even gave us an exclusive discount code for 15% off their site! Just use code KAILEEHOLIDAY15!
Another jewelry style Hunter is loving and is a great option for teens is the Pura Vida Bracelets. They can be stacked and mixed/matched to match their personalities. They are super affordable so they’d make a great stocking stuffer too!
:: JOURNALS + PENS
Journals are a great affordable gift for teens. If they are anything like Hunter, they love having a place to jot down their thoughts, doodle, or just keep a to do list. I love having cute notebooks around and fun colored pens. They would make a great gift for teens.
If you have a teen, or even know a teen, you know of their love and obsession with Vans! If you have tried them yourself you understand the buzz. They are such a fun style and so dang comfortable too!
This is another item at the top of just about every teens wish list. We have loved and used hydroflasks for years! Not only are they so cute and come in fun colors, but more importantly they keep your drink icy cold. We love the straw bottle option, but this tumbler option with the straw lid is so fun too!
:: INSTAX MINI CAMERA
This is one item Hunter already has, but she loves it so much she had to include it for your teens. It is a great little mini portable camera. It is so fun for them to be able to kind of capture the world from there point of view and just have fun with it. She loves taking pictures with her friends or even of the babies around the house.
:: CONCERT TICKETS
There is just something about teens loving concerts right? I think it is a way for them to feel a little more grown up. Hunter is DYING to go to a concert so this is for sure on her list. The bonus is you can make it a fun night out with you to spend time together.
:: SOLO TRIP
This has been Hunter’s top gift for her last few birthdays and we have both loved it so much. We pick a location to go for just the weekend where all our attention is on her. It can be just her and I, or last year it was Joe too and we had so much fun. Honestly they just crave that time alone with you and this is such a fun way to do it!
:: SPA DAY
Last but not least is a spa day. Like the solo trip, it is such a great way to gift time together but on a smaller note. Go big and make it the whole day, or just stop in for a mani/pedi together. It will start the conversations you both love, and just get you out together.
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I hope these gift ideas for teens from our new favorite teen were helpful and get you started on this years holiday shopping! If you have more amazing teen/tween gift ideas, share them here or on Instagram so we can add them in the post!
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