Remember when we used to all go crazy going from store to store trying to find the right gift for a teenage girl? It did not matter if it was your friend, sister, daughter, niece, granddaughter, or sweetheart; finding the right thing was a major challenge. Well, times have changed and choices have gotten easier. Gift cards were invented, and now you cannot go wrong. Following are five wonderful suggestions for teenaged girls.
Borders Bookstore Gift Card
This card will enable her to choose books and/or music. Either will delight the recipient. What is even better, there are small candies, so you can treat her via the card to a special birthday treat.
WalMart or Target Gift Card
With an even larger inventory than ever, this card will allow the teenaged girl to choose a new quilt, or sheets, or beautiful towels for her own bathroom. She also has the opportunity to purchase books, music, or movies. If she likes makeup, there is a lot of selection, giving her the freedom to pick the colors she wants. Sometimes teenagers like to have their own food and snacks; that option will be available, too.
Chevy’s, TGIFriday’s, or McDonalds Gift Card
That special girl will have the opportunity to share some time with a friend at a local restaurant or McDonalds. Gift cards for fast food restaurants are popular with any age; a teenager with a bottomless pit will appreciate it even more.
Gift Certificate for the local beauty parlor
Everyone deserves to have a manicure and pedicure sometime in their life. Call the local salon, find out exactly what it costs, and give that sweet teenager a mani/pedi for her birthday. Be sure she has money for a tip. Moms, if you have been neglecting yourself lately, schedule an appointment for yourself. Make a mom/daughter celebration of growing up out of the event.
“Get out of work free” coupons
Many teenagers are required to take part in everyday chores. We all have a day when we really don’t want to vacuum, or mop, or do the dishes, or fix dinner, even if it is our turn. Make an artistic packet of five coupons that enable her to exchange one at a time in lieu of doing the task. No fair assigning the task to someone else. Whoever gives the coupon assumes responsibility for doing the task in her place. It is their gift; that is their price.
We are in a different economical situation lately. Birthdays can still be fun without spending hundreds of dollars. Be creative and shop during the year for things that will please your teenaged girl. Crafts, scarves, hats, and scrapbooks: all these things will help make the day special. Think outside the box for a special birthday.
Based on personal experience.