Christmas is only weeks away and I am slowly but surely checking names off of my Christmas gift list. I have many teenage family members and that age seems to be the hardest to purchase gifts for. My sister, who is in her last year of high school (I took her senior pictures, one of my faves to the left) is a trendy, wordly and eco-friendly kind of girl. When I say “wordly” I mean she is interested in volunteering, businesses that give back (like TOMS!) and ways to help the poor people of the world. She is following in my footsteps and headed to Brazil this spring break to volunteer. She is the only one who I knew what type of gift to give her and all of these seem like a great fit.
Scarves are huge right now. Especially with cold weather approaching, they are great gifts for anyone on your Christmas list. Affordable scarves’ pricing starts at just $9.99 and orders over $30 receive free shipping. I love the Giraffe fashion scarf which is made of silk and viscose. This animal print scarf has see-through parts to accentuate the giraffe spots, but is surprisingly think and warm.
You can shop by trend, shape, size, season, material and color- making it super easy to find what you are looking for. While browsing, I found the Bohemian celebrity scarf, which is similar to the one Jessica Alba is wearing below. Jessica’s scarf is probably over $100, but you can have the same look from Affordable Scarves for $11.21! Yes, you will receive the gifts before Christmas- your order is shipped within 24 hours!
I have always had a fondness for specialty hair care products. I often buy the cheap-o shampoo and conditioners (because two college student’s salaries aren’t that much). BUT, when I do get to indulge in high end hair care products – I can really tell a difference. My hair becomes smoother, softer and looks healthier.
Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditionerby Chaz Dean was selected as best shampoo and conditioner at the 2009 Beauty at Its Best Awards. It is absent of harsh chemicals and is designed so it won’t strip your hair of its natural oils.
Mineral makeup is a must-have for teenage girls. Being more prone to acne, you need a makeup that is natural and allows your skin to breath. I love the feel of Sheer Cover makeup- it’s like there is nothing there! Sheer Cover is 100% natural and infused with skin soothing botanicals, natural sun protection and ant-oxidant green tea. It doesn’t have that caked on look and feel, but leaves you looking naturally beautiful!
You can purchase a 30 day intro kit for $29.95 and it includes free shipping. The Sheer Coverkit includes mineral foundation, duo concealer, pocket duo kit, studio powder brush, nourishing moisturizer, conditioning cleanser, sheer color compact, mineral mascara, studio concealer brush and studio contouring brush.
Good luck with the difficult ones on your Christmas list!