December 5, 2012

Teen Stocking Stuffers

As daughters of a jewelry maker, my girls kind of luck out in the stocking stuffer department.  I always make them a few special pieces of jewelry that I tuck in with the bath stuff, hair do-dads, cosmetics and art supplies.  In fact, shopping for those stockings are one of my favorite holiday customs. 

I put together three collections of stocking stuffers based on three new types of tiny charm pendants I'm offering in my Etsy shop.  All the items below are from indie Etsy artists and there is plenty of time to order things for delivery before the big day.  Click on the tiny thumbnails below each collage for links to the products.

Nature Girl Stocking Stuffers


First up the Nature Girl Collection featuring my Charmed Nest Tiny Pendants.  This teen is delicate and reserved.  She loves birds, trees and nests, walks in the woods, poems by Emily Dickinson.  Sweet vanilla, lavender and fresh citrus are her favorite fragrances.  She keeps her face natural and fresh with just a hint of color.  You'll find her in soft sweaters, cozy scarves and woolen mittens during the winter months.  She is a dreamer, filled with hope - she keeps a notebook nearby to write poetry. 

Flower Girl Stocking Stuffers


The second collection is for the Flower Girl featuring my Charmed Tiny Pendants in my willow design.  She's feminine and bubbly with a little boho flavor.  She loves floral prints, skirts and her favorite pair of jeans.  She's drawn towards natural floral fragrances like honeysuckle and lilac.  She likes her florals bold and graphic for a modern look.  She loves to tie her back into romantic twists or swept up. Petal soft colors are her favorites for her eyes with lips and checks stained with a blush of rose. Her day dreams are of true love and she's sure to keep a journal to make sense of the world. 

Artsy Girl Stocking Stuffers


This set is for the Artsy Girl.  She is wild and carefree and completely creative.  Who knows what she'll wear. It could be a t-shirt with a saying you don't get with striped tights and mini-skirt one day.  Or maybe an owl t-shirt with bright teal jeans and a leather jacket the next day.  Her wardrobe is an adventure.  Look for cute, irreverent items for her that are a bit trendy, like my Charmed Tiny Pendant in an owl or mushroom design.  She needs lots of notebooks because her brain in hard to contain.  Pencils that say it all will be a big hit.  Go adventurous with cosmetics - bright and funky nail polish, lip gloss in purple and bath supplies that look like baked goods will keep her happy. 


My Charmed Tiny Pendants are hand painted polymer clay charms on waxed linen cord, they are packaged on cardstock and ready to give!  I have been giving these as gifts since the summer and all of my nieces, cousins and yes, even my daughters have loved them.  I get such a thrill when I see them sporting them - it's like yes, I rate with a teen - is there is a bigger compliment!

I'm feeling all McGifty today, so let's do a giveaway between now and Saturday for one of my Charmed Tiny Pendants of your choice.

Take a minute to leave a comment to let me know which type of girl you are shopping for this holiday season.  Not shopping for girls?  Let me know which girl you are then!  You'll get a second entry if you Pin one of the collages above.  Make sure to let me know you did in a comment below.

48 comments:

Norma's Clay said...

I'm shopping for an artsy girl and a nature girl. I have 2 daughters that refuse not to be a teenager any more (22 & 23). Beautiful charms!

Kathy said...

I'm a mom of sons and only got nephews in the cousin name swap...so I'm not shopping for girls this year. :-( But I am somewhere between a Nature girl and a Flower girl. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Kathy said...

I pinned "Nature Girl" collection...hmm, maybe I am more of the Nature Girl type. :-)

freshbakeddesigns said...

I was happy to pin the Nature Girl collection to my 'handcrafted' board.

freshbakeddesigns said...

My two granddaughters, 12 and 9, would love to be gifted one of these sweet little pendants.

mairedodd said...

i am definitely shopping for an artsy girl, but also 2 boys... i want to thank you for making me feel excitement and not just dread at shopping - i think i worry so much that they won't 'get' what i think is cool... anyway, thanks, heather... terrific collections and lots of ideas!

Rosanne said...

I wish I had girls to shop for! You sure have some great ideas, and I know your girls will be thrilled. I am a floral kind of girl. And I pinned it.

Jackie Cunningham said...

I adore all of your suggestions! I am shopping for one of each and one that is between a flower girl and an artsy girl!

beadrecipes said...

What great collections you have come up with! My girls are still a little younger at 7.5 and almost 6, but they are already showing signs of being Arty girls and Flower girls. And me? I like to think I'm a Flower girl!

beadrecipes said...

And I pinned the Flower Girl collage!

adlinah said...

I'm shopping for a 12yo who's part Nature Girl, and part Flower Girl. And for another 10yo girl who doesn't fall into any of the categories :-). Love the items you picked to showcase - I have a lot more ideas now!

Charlotte said...

My 17yo step-daughter would probably most like the Flower Girl collection, but her 13yo sister is DEFINITELY the Artsy Girl!

Gail Bennett said...

Artsy and Nature girl ... these pendants are lovely ;-) x

Kristen said...

This will be my last Christmas shopping for a Teen. She turns 20 next year. She is an artsy girl for sure. I know she would love this!

Chris White said...

I pinned your colorful pendants. What a great idea, simple yet perfect for a stocking-stuffer, casual and fun to wear.
I always make a special necklace for my daughter for holidays, but I also love to surprise her with fun pieces like this all year 'round. I love this selection. Thanks for sharing.

DonnaD said...

My daughter is an artsy girl. She is not a teenager but the mother of two. I am working on a necklace for her using one of your adorable fox beads.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I am a nature girl!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I pinned your super cute pendants!

Becky said...

Artsy girl and an analyical mind.

Mary Anne said...

I have an Artsy girl with a mind of her own who has no idea where she is headed! But she is only 19, so I understand. Lovely necklaces, my dear!

Rachel said...

I am an Artsy girl all the way! These are so neat. I am an Aunt to 7 nieces, most of which are also Artsy. What a great gift idea.

Lucyblu said...

I think it would have to be Nature Girl! Those birds, nests, twigs..I could go on and on!

Lisa said...

I am Mom to a Princess, an artsy girl and a young biologist! (Myself ... I am a combination of the three.) What sweet necklaces these are!

kim Idalski said...

Shopping for a flower girl and two artsy girls. Love the collections you put together. Great ideas. I love the giveaway treats they are darling. Hugs. Pinned all three collections.

Jen Ren said...

I'm all three! My niece is a flower girl, so I've been creating some pieces for her.

Jen Ren said...

I pinned flower girl!

http://pinterest.com/pin/46513808623212182/

Stepha said...

I am shopping for my daughter (14). She is just now starting to venture in to being a girl.. She is a tomboy all the way.. But would adore a girly surprise this season.

Ashleigh Becker said...

I only have boys in my family except for one 2 year old niece! However, my 3 year old loves making jewelry and wears it often (my husband isn't over joyed with this... Hehehe). We try to make "boy" jewelry. :) anyway, I'm a nature girl for sure.

Akiko White said...

Hello Heather!

What a great idea and beautiful blog. I've got a girly girl and a tomboy! Your beads are so wonderful! Last week while I was in Hobby Lobby I saw your book!!

Congratulations! -Akiko

Sherri Stokey said...

I'm shopping for a sporty girl!

Erin S said...

Flower girl! Love the colors and the sweet simplicity.

KayzKreationz said...

Flower girl. I love these.

Creations by Kari said...

I love them all! In general, I tend to be a nature, beachy, arty girl, so I think I tend to gravitate towards that type of jewelry when shopping for others too :)

Gardanne said...

Hi Heather,
Thanks for the tips I just ordered some of that elastic to make some hair ties for my teen daughter and her friends. They all have masses of thick hair and complain that the smaller thin hair ties are uncomfortable. These will be comfortable and perfect.

Work Of Our Hands said...

For a 3 year old and her mom , my daughter :) Love your work and pinning it like crazy :(

Liz said...

My daughter is definitely the artsy girl....never know what she going to wear. She is always making cards, drawing, coloring, baking or making something. She is a tween and would apreciate and love your necklaces!

Liz said...

Just pinned artsy girl:)

Beverly Herman said...

I love how you put all these great gift ideas for teenagers together. Your tiny charm pendants is the perfect stocking stuffer. I would love to go Christmas shopping with you one of these years!

Rachel said...

My daughter is no where near a teenager yet, but she is an artsy girl like me! She is also a girly girl and loves necklaces, so this would be awesome for her!

I love all of these stocking stuffer ideas, thank you for sharing them!

indigo heart said...

adorable collections! thanks so much for the ideas! i have two arty girls, and i'm an arty/nature girl. :) pinned all three boards for when i'm dry on shopping ideas come birthday time in the summer!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I am definitely an artsy girl, and I have a friend whose twin little girls are definitely artsy too. thanks for the giveaway!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I pinned the artsy girl collage:

http://pinterest.com/pin/144326363030110909/

becca said...

I've got an art girl and a nature girl. I LOVE your ideas! Thank you for putting together this post. I bet you put a LOT of time into it. I have been dreading shopping, but this really helps me to think about them a little differently.

Elena Adams *ElenaAdams1992@yahoo.com said...

I'm shopping for my sister who is a nature girl:)Shes in her first year of college and is really finding who she is. <3 the post and really pretty collections :)

Cheri said...

I am buying for the Artsy Girl, my niece. She is 17 and a very creative and artistic young lady!!!

Rising Designs said...

I adore the "flower girl' charms. But, I'm sure my young grand daughters would love the bright and whimsical Artsy ones!!

Rising Designs said...

It is my pleasure to "pin" the "Flower Charms". Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy your blog and for your generous tutorials!

Zeniswoman said...

These are so sweet and perfect for an itty bitty daughter, who happens to be a combination of nature, flower and artsy girl.
Many Blessings :)