Starbucks gift cards – great for anyone, but especially cash poor teenagers.Comes in a natty little red holder.You choose the amount you want to put on the card, they can always afford a coffee when they are out with their friends and they get little rewards (free whipped cream, syrup and extra shots) when they register the card online.
The absolute star of my make up bag is Lancome’s Cils Booster XL – a white mascara base enriched with microfibres that acts as an undercoat for your usual mascara. I have weedy little lashes but this product quickly makes them look like falsies! Around £17 with free delivery, fromDebenhams.
Triple milled soap – a luxurious but not expensive treat in a pretty tin box that most women will appreciate; choose fromLavender (mildly soothing), Heather (extra moisturising), Bluebell (rich nourishing), Wild Rose (gently softening), Jasmine (fresh cleansing), Oatmeal (gently exfoliating) – £4.50 (simply click on pic to buy).
I am a huge fan of Alexander McCall Smith’s charming No1 Ladies’ Detective Agency stories but sadly have read them all and as I was missing his charming writing style, am currently enjoying hisScotland Streetseries – as usual, he’s on top form with his engaging characters. Click pic to buy for under a fiver.
Last, but definitely not least, what about these amazing FIVE bladeherb scissors? A fantastic addition to any kitchen. Just click pic to buy a pair…only £5.97.