Work it! Outta the box prezzies under $25
If…she’s on a sport’s team
Grab her something to cuddle with while she’s on the bus. Hit the toy store and look for something that speaks to her personality…and is big enough and squashy enough to double as a pillow.
Ugly Doll Uglycorn, $20, barnesandnoble.com
If…she’s a swimmer
On-The-Go Facial Towelettes, $3, yestocarrots.com
Maybelline Great Lash waterproof mascara in very black, $6, drugstore.comJewel collection (5 hair ties), $11, emi-jay.com
If…she’s a dancer
Don’t grab her another pair of leg warmers. Instead, get a little creative. Snag a few different versions of The Nutcracker ballet and have your own Nutcracker marathon—complete with voting cards for your top pick. Know who her favorite ballerina or hip-hop choreographer is? See if she’s taped any special performances or how-to videos. Her copy of Center Stage is scratched and skipping? Upgrade her fave dance flick to Blu-ray.
The Hard Nut (2007), $20, amazon.com
If…she’s a runner
Spend some time pulling together the ultimate eclectic playlist for her to load on to her iPod. Download onto a CD that she can toss on her comp, or grab an iTunes or Amazon gift card and include the tracks in a cute card.
iTunes gift card, store.apple.com
If…she loves cheering on her favorite team
Scrap the typical licensed jersey or foam finger idea and go with something a little more interesting (and far more unusual). We’re digging vintage team calendars. Whether you’re a fan or not, the artwork is amazing, and it’ll stick around long after the season is over.
Michigan Wolverines Vintage 2013 Football Program Calendar, $20, footballfanatics.com
If…her New Year’s resolution is to get fit in 2013