Tweens may be the hardest to shop for. There are still ideas off the Kids gift guide that can work for them or there may be items on the gift guide for Teens that would make a perfect gift. They may also enjoy one of these fun ideas.
These ideas are taken from popular gifts I’ve given my tween or three teens.
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My kids all play in a variety of sports and the numbers they wear on their jerseys becomes very important to them. Give your athlete these marquee numbers to set on a shelf in their room or hang on their wall.
The perfect gift for your tween bookworm is a reading light and a headlamp works perfectly. Partner the headlamp with a new book or series!
For Girls: The Puffin in Bloom collection is a beautifully bound set of classic tales: Little Women, Heidi, A Little Princess and Alice in Wonderland. They will look beautiful on her nightstand!For Boys: Tim Green‘s books were one of my son’s favorite reads during his tween years.
A light box is high on my eleven year old’s list this year. She loves quotes and is always writing them down and posting them on her bulletin board. This light box will be a fun way for her to share them!
A pop socket comes in all kinds of styles, designs and colors tweens would love. They would fit perfectly in a stocking or a box under the tree. If your tween has a phone or IPOD these act as a grip or stand for Smartphones and tablets.
We have a portable record player at our house and it is so much fun to find vintage records in antique shops and on line to listen to. This is a way I love to share my “old” music with them. They love to take the Crosley up to their rooms and listen to music. This year I may give them their own to keep there. They come in several fun colors and styles.
My husband and I have different views about how to do homework. I think it’s based on our own styles for how we like to work. He thinks the kids need a desk with a “good light” in their rooms. I love when they are all gathered around the kitchen or reading in the family room. A lap desk would let them have both. They could work or draw from anywhere and have a good writing surface. This desk even comes with a light!
Not every sleepover needs a sleeping bag, but for the ones that do, a cool one like this Kelty is perfect. My eleven year old isn’t really wanting to take her cute little ladybug sleeping bag anymore. (Don’t they grow up too fast!!)
O.K., I know, this seems like a weird suggestion, but my parents gave one of these to one of my sons a few years ago and it was the perfect gift. He is very athletic and can do most anything he tries with ease. This unicycle gave him a challenge and something new and fun to try. And for active kids who seem to have everything already, they may not have one of these!
A few years ago my husband and I were hiking in Sedona, AZ and there were unicycle riders on our mountain trail! They were amazing, so who knows what your tween can do if they try!
One of the biggest transitions for tweens is transforming their bedrooms from their child self to their more
grown up self. They can instantly feel more “teenagery” by adding cool lounge furniture like this saucer chair ready to “hang out” in.
What I remember most about my tween years was loving to listen to music on my stereo in my room. We’ll this super cool bluetooth speaker is my tween’s version of that stereo.
I hope you have found some fun ideas for gifts this holiday for your tween!
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