A T-shirt designed by her favorite band $25. “OMG OMG mom, shut up! A T-shirt designed by The Shins? WHERE did you find this?!?!” Things you should know first: 1. Make sure she actually likes the band or artist you pick. 2. The available bands are more or less “indie rock,” so if you’ve heard her talking about how she likes Lady Gaga and Fergie, don’t go this route.
Recycled record necklace $25. Eco-friendly and totally retro (even a cassette player, wow that’s old!), jewelery made from good old recycled vinyl is pretty awesome. Or pick earrings, bracelets, picture frames or (God forbid) coasters. Yeah, don’t get the coasters. If she doesn’t use them now, she’s not going to change, ok? Just come to grips with it.
Taser C2 ($350). Nothing says “I love you” like a Taser. Did you really think that silly little rape alarm was going to work in a crisis? Beep, beep, beep… what, is her pager going off? This lovely Taser comes in different colors (even pink!) and you can even buy additional sweet little accessories, like a pink Taser holster, practice target, tactical bag and a Taser fleece hoodie. No background check required!
Zeppelin Lounger $225. You might be asking yourself, “isn’t this sex furniture?” And technically you would be right. But come on – would your little girl do anything in this huge comfy thing other than read a book and sip hot chamomile tea? It’s the perfect place for her to do her knitting too, kitty cat by her side.
Grobal Baby Self-Watering Pot $41 (set of three). Poor thing. She’s too busy with her iWebs and fancy telephones to remember to water her plants. But shouldn’t every girl have plants in her apartment? The self-watering pot lets even the most plant-killing girl have lovely foliage.
Bell Premium Roadside Emergency Kit $22. This should be on your daughter’s checklist too. It’s not sexy, chic or fashionable, but it’s one of the usefullest things you could get her. And I can’t even joke about that.
Apocethary Soy Jar Candle $20. Handmade with a 90-hour burn time, you can also choose the perfect scent – anything from Bourbon to Christmas. Come to think of it, get two, Bourbon and Christmas. They go together so well.
LELO Mia $64. What, you don’t think you should give your daughter a vibrator? Oprah does. But how do you possibly choose one? I tried to imagine which vibrator I would give my daughter when she grows up. Something small, discreet, a “starter,” if you will. The Mia looks like a tube of lipstick, and so seemed like the perfect vibrator to give your daughter. But if you give it to her and she’s like “Mom, I already have this one in my collection,” then you might need to go a different route.
iTunes gift card $15-$100. I wouldn’t know what songs to buy for my mom, so would you really know what songs to buy for your daughter? Gift card. iTunes. Boom, done.
Organic jeans $106. Fair trade, organic, ecologically sustainable – it’s not just for coffee anymore. Go planet earth!