For teens: The difficult age, made easy

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1. Silver Man series flat-pack

This special pack features incense, Silver Man doll and T-shirt.

Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover Street, London W1, tel: 020 7518 0680,

2. Giant pull keyring by Julie Verhoeven for Mulberry, 150

Sometimes an investment-purchase is the best way to show a teen love.

Tel: 01761 234 230

3. Easyglider, from 399

This fantastic new product is a sort of skateboard attached to a huge wheel with a motor that can hit 20mph.

Tel: 01483 757 722,

4. Stripy cashmere unisex wrist warmers, 25

Can be hidden up school-uniform sleeves to help keep warm on the way to school.

Tel: 0845 659 9944,

5. Moleskin large weekly diary, 8.75

Cover it in stickers or keep it Beatnik black. Has a page of notes each week for homework, boyfriend numbers, etc.

6. Shiny tote bag, 7.99

Girls can never have enough bags, and these tiny totes in cool colours make ideal stocking fillers.

Tel: 020 7307 9671,

7. Beano subscription, 66.04; 'The Arrival', 15.99

Celebrating its 70th birthday next year, Beano still rocks. For edgier teens, Shaun Tan's 'The Arrival' (under diary) offers an astounding visual journey.

Tel: 01382 575 582, Magma, 8 Earlham Street, London WC2, tel: 020 7240 8498

8. Striped flannel pyjamas, 55

As teens seem to spend 90 per cent of the weekends asleep, they might as well be nicely dressed.

T el: 0844 557 0460,

9. Almond intensive face cream, 6.80

Soothing for inflamed cheeks, and perfect for boys and girls on windy mornings.

Tel: 0115 944 8200,

10. Aniseed twists and fizz balls, 16.97 for 1.5kg jar

Classic sustenance for late-night revising.

Mother-of-two Jenny Dyson is the European editor of 'Teen Vogue' and the editor-in-chief of 'Rubbish Magazine', second issue out now (