My teenage daughter is THE hardest person to buy for. She hates everything (eye roll). She isn’t into make up. She’s not sporty. She has more clothes than all the Kardashians put together. And doesn’t really do gaming/computing etc.
The one thing she does like and always has is reading. We have stacks and stacks of books as this has always been our go to present and always what she asked for – this however changed once she became a volunteer Librarian at school. She now access to all the books and is allowed to order them in for the Library if there’s anything she wants. For the past couple of years she’s started to get into Art a bit, she’s not massively talented in this but gives it a good go and more importantly seems to enjoy it.
When I was approached to review some items from the Gifts For Teens range by Qwerkity I was glad to see quite a few arty bits in the range as well as somethings that I’d quite like for myself even though I’m not a Teen (I’ve since bought myself this –The Little Book Of Earrings).
They sell gifts for him, her, children, teenagers, items for the home and garden, travel accessories, clothing, personalised gifts – I could go on but I think you get the idea! They have such a wide range of products and seems to be offering something a little different from most gift sites.
The website is easy to navigate round and you are able narrow down your searches to price range, category and occasion etc.
The items we ordered arrived very quickly and in a box with a dog on it. WIN!
We ordered the Watercolour Crayon Set (£8.99) – these I love a lot. So easy to use and really effective but best of all from my point of view no mess at all. They give the same effect as using water colour paints but are much easier to use. You simply add colour to you page/drawings and then go over them with a wet paint brush which blends the colours simply.
Next we chose the Metallic Colouring Pencils (£10.99) – there’s not really much you can say about pencil crayons but these are really nice pretty, unusual colours that are just a bit different. Teen was impressed so that must mean they’re good.
We were undecided between two of the drawing books but went for the Draw People In 15 Minutes (£9.99) – Although I think 15 minutes is a bit ambitious when you’re just starting out the book is really easy to follow and is broken down into sections showing you how to draw the different body parts, how put them together, different poses/positions, how to add clothes. It pretty much covers it all. While she’s not quite got it yet after using if for around 2 weeks there’s a massive improvement in what she’s been drawing. Plus she hasn’t given up on it yet which means she understands the books instructions and knows it’s helping her. – The other book was Draw Dogs in 15 Minutes incase you were wondering.
Overall we were really impressed with the items we were sent and subsequently bought from Qwerkity and will certainly be having a look what they’ve got when her Birthday comes around!
Disclosure: I was given a budget to spend at Qwerkity for the purpose of this post and review. All views and opinions are our own and 100% honest.