Gift guide for Teens from

Gift guide for Teens from (you know you could use the help getting ready for the holidays)

I like to shop, bargain shop if the truth be told, anyone can just shop, but shopping with the clear purpose of getting great stuff and saving money – well, that’s how I have to shop – it’s part of my imprint now and no small source of pride, and while I am able to thank you if you like an article of my clothing, more than likely I will include the story of the deal I got on it. I’m working on just saying ‘thank you’. I’ll let you know how that’s going.

When I attended a event this fall and learned a bit about this local company (and their free shipping and return policy), the more I learned, the more I liked them. So when Style Expert Courtney Barry at offered some suggestions for a teen gift guide, I was happy to test drive it past my in-house team of very discerning teens (my nieces and daughters). 

Here’s a look at what Courtney came up with and is teen approved:

Every sporty girls needs a pair of flashy kicks that they can rock both in the classroom and on the field. Brands like New Balance and Asics offer sneakers that will give your teen the best of both worlds in terms of style and performance, while Marmot, Patagonia and Prana offer some great active-wear clothing options that your teen will be sure to love:

Sporty? Can’t go wrong with some cute sneakers, some leggings and an athletic top.



Is your teen a bit more glamorous?

For your fashionista, stick to colorful prints and metallics this holiday season. A great pair of leopard flats can add a touch of glam to any outfit, while a bright and flashy metallic bag or jacket can bring the perfect amount of shine to a dreary snow day.



If your teen has an edgier style, try a darker combat boot, an army green jacket or a great black leather bag. These options are great for casual days in, but can also be dressed up for a night out on the weekend.


For your timeless teen, chic simplicity should be key! Consider a beautiful pair of ballet flats or a cozy neutral sweater this holiday season to give them a classic look that will never go out of style.


So far, my in-house team panel has voted yes Sporty, Classic and Glamorous with a smattering from the Edgy category. has terrific sales and private sales events. I got a Patagonia jacket for 40% off the regular price. Now that’s how I like to shop!

Find them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

The Events Page (it’s free to join and you hear about the private sales).

Disclosure: I was given a gift card to to facilitate this post. #sponsored

Although no one would call Capability Mom the most stylish…

amalia bag at capability mom…stop your snort laughing, peeps!  I do love to shop and love beautiful things. I just don’t always put them together on myself but I can.  Really, I can. Please do not call Stacey and Clinton. I am fine.
amalia website bag - capability mom

A really good family friend (and mompreneur, Penelope Thal-Nir, has a new business venture and it is so cool…it is a designer clothing site from Israel (okay, my friend does know how to dress).  Go to her site Amalia and check out the gorgeous stuff. I have seen some of it here – her mom and sisters are styling around in it, too – great bags like this one and this absolutely gorgeous one at the top of this page. The price points are really nice and affordable (okay, the leather bag is expensive but  beautifully made and classic). Seriously sweet shoes like these…amalia shoes capability mom

Here are some of the Designers:     Go ahead – click on the names – I have put in the links for you.

Sarah Braun

Ido Recanati

Alef Alef



Anya Fleet

Shani Bar


Yotam Friedman

…and this great shirt dress and day dress. I do so need day dresses. Why? If I lunch it is at a sandwich shop…because I am a woman of a certain age – almost a certain age – ahem – and I think I should have a few. Just in case. These are perfect.  There is a really cool side bar feature that lets you search the site by color and price. Very clever…love it.

amalia shirt dress at capability momday dress amalia capability momHere is Penelope’s facebook page for Amalia.

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