Gift Guide 2019: 6 items for your hard-to-please tween

Your favorite almost-teenager is sure to crack a smile for these grown-up gifts. Plus, we spoke with local influencer Sydney Sikes to see what’s on her wish list this year.

sydney sikes
Sydney Sikes, 15, NoVA-based makeup artist and Instagram influencer. (Photo courtesy of Sikes)

What’s on your wish list this year?
“I love the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb Highlighter. It has the perfect amount of sparkle and shine and can be used on all different skin tones.”

What’s your favorite NoVA holiday tradition?
“Every year I love going to Reston Town Center with friends. We love taking pictures in front of the large Christmas tree, going ice skating and grabbing dinner. But my absolute favorite holiday tradition is taking a quick trip down to Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg.  It really puts me in the holiday mood.”

This post originally appeared in our December 2019 issue. For more holiday gift guides, click here. For more life and style content, subscribe to our newsletters.

Gift Guide

erin condren organizing set in blue
(Photo courtesy of Erin Condren)

Kaleidescope Desk Accessories: Make homework more fun with these Erin Condren accessories ($26).

fenty beauty pink makeup
(Photo courtesy of Fenty Beauty)

Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb Highligher: Add some shimmer with Rihanna’s makeup line ($38). 

slap wristwatch in military camo pattern
(Photo courtesy of Watchitude)

Watchitude Slap Watch: Remember slap bracelets? Today’s tweens can get in on the act now too with these watches ($20)

hot pink wooden jewelry box
(Photo courtesy of Boxwood)

Hot Pink Jewelry Box: She can store her starter jewelry in this brightly colored box that will also brighten up a bedroom ($195).

robot building kit and built robot in front of the box
(Photo courtesy of Tinkering Labs)

Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst: A STEM kit to build your own robot. Need we say more? ($55)

hot pink sequined uggs
(Photo courtesy of UGG)

UGG Classic Sequin Boot: Stay warm and snazzy with these classics that also make a bold fashion statement ($110-$130).

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