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Bright young things: Gift inspiration for teenage girls

  • Floral offering

    The love affair with analogue continues, with sales of vinyl records booming. A good choice of gift for the vinyl-loving teen is this pleasingly chintzy portable record player by Crosley. Retro heaven.

  • Class act

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a perennial classic. The witty masterpiece of manners, morality and marriage in 19thCentury England is also a universal story about the search for the self, and the Folio Society edition is illustrated and comes with a slipcase.

  • Cartoon time

    In case you hadn’t noticed, cartoon characters are huge in fashion this season. The Looney Tunes holdall by cult fashion brand Lazy Oaf is a case in point – and useful too.

  • To have and to hold

    Style-conscious teens will welcome a fetching iPad case, such as this durable Tie-Eye design by Mi-Pac. Complete with soft padded lining, it is practical, and has a certain folksy charm.

  • Take cover

    For avid book lovers, how about a smart e-reader case? The handcrafted, vintage-look KleverCase Kindle covers from Anthropologie are inspired by the traditional look of leather-bound classics, from The Great Gatsby to Alice in Wonderland.

  • Fashion gold

    Nike Air Max are the current fashionista favourite, and the Liquid Gold metallic look is especially sought after, and rather festive too. Let’s face it, they’re probably more for posing than running in − and why not.

  • Flowered up

    Chic and playful costume jewellery brand Estella Bartlett is a relative newcomer, but its whimsical, delicate motifs and soft colour palette are getting it noticed. This gold-plated flower ring is adorable.

  • Bobble-tastic

    The inexorable rise of the pom-pom bobble hat continues, making winter all the more cheery. This plain-knit number by Somerville Scarves comes in a range of colours, and is particularly fine.