The Best Gifts For Tweens
Not little kids, but not quite teens, tweens can be a difficult group to please when it comes to holiday shopping. But with our list of gifts, you”re sure to get a smile from the biggest kids (but don”t call them that!) in your life. From gifts for music and book fans to minifashionistas, these presents are perfect for your middle schooler who can”t wait to grow up but still can”t resist a cool toy or two.
Pottery Barn”s faux fur animal speakers ($79) are an adorable way for kids to crank up the volume on their audio device.
Not all pop-up books are for little kids. Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy ($35) will delight little Jedis of all ages.
Anthropologie”s kid”s classics box set ($140) not only looks beautiful with its soft rainbow of colors and whimsical illustrations, but the books inside will provide hours of enjoyment to your bookworm. The set includes Black Beauty, Peter Pan, The Call of the Wild, The Wind in the Willows, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Secret Garden, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Anne of Green Gables.
The year”s most popular video game comes to life thanks to these building blocks ($33).
BaubleBar”s classic script monogram ($145) is a gift she”ll love now and forever!
Even mature tweens will be delighted by Ridley”s Magic Kit ($19), which comes with five tricks, including the thumb tip trick, some secret taper cards, a magic rope trio, miracle dice, and multiplying balls.
She probably doesn”t need a purse, but she definitely thinks she does! So deck her out in Tory Burch”s iPhone wallet wristlet ($165) — it will stash her phone and a few key essentials.
This karaoke machine ($175, originally $219) has Bluetooth connectivity so tweens can sing their hearts out to their favorite tunes at parties or just at home on a school night.
Help them pick up a new hobby this holiday season with an easy-to-follow knitting kit ($64, $51 without needles).
The 1970s memorization game gets a modern makeover ($15) that kids of all ages will love.
Available in sizes for kids and women, depending on how big her feet are, Ugg”s Bailey Bow boots ($205) are prettied up with matching bows. Available in a range of colors, including pink, purple, light blue, navy, and black.
Is her pesky little brother always trying to keep her awake? Then PB Teen”s Sweet Dreams eye mask ($20) is a must for her stocking. As cute as it is functional, the mask is available in three designs.
Part toy, part physics lesson, this snap-together set ($20) is a great gift for a tween who doesn”t mind an educational gift.
Your son can amp up his lair with a superhero-inspied decal ($24-$62).
Make your girl feel like Marie Curie with a science kit ($15) that produces some sweet beauty products.
If your tween is always attached to a set of earphones, why not make them supercool? PB Teen”s Tune-In headphones ($39, originally $49) come in six graphic prints, all of which offer professional sound.
Before you invest in the electric guitar your tween is begging for, why not let him try his hand at this make-your-own ukelele kit ($40). The DIY kit includes an unfinished pre-assembled body, guitar neck, and strings. Once you”ve put your four-string guitar together, you can customize it with paint or other decorations.
If your tween is making their way through the wizarding world of Harry Potter, then they”ll love this series-inspired art ($50-$175 for six) to hang in their room.
Formula X”s Paint the Town kit ($55) contains 22 mini nail polishes, including six new and exclusive shades.
You probably can”t build a basketball court in your backyard, but this mini hoop ($40) will still score big-time!