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Gifts for teens they're sure to appreciate

Buying for millennials can be a minefield, by Katie Wright

What with their emojis, Snapchat and phones glued to their palms, the youth of today can seem like a whole other species sometimes, can't they?

One thing's for sure, they're a hell of a lot more style-conscious than previous generations were at the same age, so when it comes to buying a Christmas present for a teenager, if you don't know exactly what they want, you're risking a major fashion faux-pas.

So, to help you navigate the millennial minefield, we've rounded up the clothes, accessories and jewellery fashion-obsessed teens won't immediately want to exchange for something else. These are the gifts that will get you in their good books.

For the wannabe Kardashian

If their favourite pastime is keeping up with the Kardashian clan, or more specifically Kendall and Kylie Jenner (the 20-something half sisters of Kim and co), your teen will want clothes that look like they've been plucked straight out of a Los Angeles paparazzi shot.

That means 'mom' jeans (loose and ripped), sweatshirts in any colour as long as it's beige, and boots that were made for catwalking.

Pretty Little Thing Taupe Ruffle Frill Crop Sweater, £18.

Miss Selfridge Mom Mid Blue Authentic Rip Jeans, £36.

Ellesse Tape Waist Pants, £35, JD Sports

Topshop Hibiscus Ankle Boots, £85.

For the handbag hoarder

Fashion trends come and go in the blink of an eye, and right now boxy bags are taking a back seat as circular styles come to the fore.

Inspired by the Chloe catwalk, round and half-moon handbags are where it's at - score extra points for bright hues and bold prints.

Cath Kidston Leopard Flower Round Cross Body Bag, £30 (from £40).

V by Very Half Moon Statement Tassle Wristlet Bag, £35.

Faith Orange Croc-effect

Circle Cross Body Bag, £29, Debenhams.

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