Buying jewelry for teenage girls can seem like a chore at times. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, many teenage girls love to wear jewelry and they love receiving jewelry as gifts.
A lot of teenage girls love to dress up, swap ideas with their friends and many like to look at what their favourite stars and celebrities are wearing too. Their sense of style can be very unique and they can sometimes be seen to start trends.
The first thing you need to do is to set your budget. Once you have a budget in mind, this will help narrow down where you choose to shop i.e. low-end, mid-range or high-end jewelry.
The second thing you need to do is to take into account their style. Do they dress in a certain way i.e. punk, rock, gothic, bohemian, follower of fashion? If they are a follower of fashion, chances are they probably won’t be into skulls and crossbones – unless of course, they are ‘in fashion’!
Below are some popular styles and trends followed by a quick where to buy guide.
Charms – are always popular and these days you can find many charms in the form of charm bracelets, charm necklaces and charm earrings.
Hearts – are truly timeless. You can find an array of gorgeous jewelry adorned with heart shapes and pendants.
Butterflies – are spectacular and it’s hard to resist their beautiful shapes. Wherever they appear, teenage girls (and women too) adore butterflies.
Leather jewelry – is another great choice. It can be funky and unique, and you needn’t spend a fortune on a great piece either. Look out for fabulous leather bracelets or rings.
Colour – can be a little tricky. Take into account the style of the teenager. If in doubt, stick to neutrals such as silver and black. Otherwise pinks and blues can work wonders!
Department stores are a good place to start as are clothes shops, but the latter tend to have a limited range. Although, some clothes shops are aimed specifically at teenagers and you will find up-to-the-minute jewelry. Department stores have a vast array of jewelry on offer and you also have the added bonus of being able to ask an assistant for any help.
If you don’t have time to go into town or a shopping mall, try looking online. There are so many online stores right now and you’re simply spoilt for choice.
Shopping online can be really fun and it also takes the stress out of having to trawl through crowded shops and malls. If you’re buying for your daughter, sit down with her at your computer (with your favourite brews – be it tea, coffee or hot chocolate) and spend time getting to know what she likes.
Otherwise, a good place to start is by asking the teenager in question what jewelry websites she likes, and pretend to buy for someone else if you don’t want her to know. Or, ask around parents of teenage girls that you know as they may be able to recommend some good places to buy from. And, if you really have time, check out magazines such as ELLEgirl, CosmoGIRL or Teen Vogue for some great ideas.
So remember, just take into account your budget, the teenager’s sense of style and check out any recommendations. Your gift is sure to be loved.