Finding the perfect holiday gift can be maddening — is this the color they’d want? Is it something they already have? Is it so last year? — but really, once you have a sense of a person’s taste, it’s not impossible. This season, we’ll be talking to members of various tribes to find out exactly what to get that serious cook, or golf dad, or picky teen girl in your life. Think of it as a window into their brain trust — or, at least, a very helpful starting point. Today, seven tweens (that very tricky time when a girl’s between 9 and 12) on the “flip stuff” and charcoal pencils they want for the holidays.
“There is this fad at my school called ‘flip’ stuff. Flip things are sequins that can be pushed up and down. The sequins have different colors on each side. For Christmas, I would like three flip shirts, a flip headband, a flip pencil case, and a flip notebook. I love this fad!” — Lily Star Colbert-Bock, age 9
“I’d really like a pair of JSlides and a T-shirt from Chaser.” — Jenna Zucker, age 11
“Lush bath bombs are also on my wish list this year. They are super fun to use and they smell amazing. I love these products because there are so many different varieties in lots of colors and scents to try.” — Ella M., age 10
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