Holiday Gifts for Tweens
When it comes to shopping, the tweens might just be the most challenging group on your list. What's cool? Who is cool? Certainly not Santa. Well, unless the man in the big red suit shows up with some incredible surprises.
So it’s hard to know just what to get this unpredictable and demanding group of boys and girls. They’re dreaming of cell phones and worrying about tests and hanging with their friends. They’re trying out for after-school activities and fighting breakouts. Times are tough so there's extra pressure on gift-giving. We’ve collected some of our favorite products from around the web that you can easily click, order, and put under the tree for them this year. Don’t worry, we also have ideas for everyone else on your list—check out our gift guides here.
BUY IT: $45; uncommongoods.com
The weather outside might be frightful, but they can still play this backyard classic indoors.
Dainty Gold Bracelet
BUY IT: $32; baublebar.com
She will start accessorizing early. Make it a dainty gold piece.
World's Softest Gallery Mini Crew Socks
BUY IT: $12.49; worldssoftest.com
A stylish layerine piece made just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee.
DIY Succulent Garden
BUY IT: $44.99; etsy.com
Budding gardeners on your list? Give them a starter kit with this build-your-own succulent garden.
Game of Phones
BUY IT: $20; uncommongoods.com
Turn their iPhone addictions into real-life entertainment with this goofy game.
Awkward Moment Card Game
BUY IT: $19; uncommongoods.com
Awkward? Not so much. Add a few (necessary) laughs with thhis comical card game.
Kate Spade iPhone Case
BUY IT: $50; nordstrom.com
This playful iPhone case is cute and functional.
BUY It: $32; amazon.com
This ingenious smartphone projector requires no batteries--all you need is a fully charged phone and a bowl of popcorn.
Rookie Yearbook Four
BUY IT: $21.88; amazon.com
Help her celebrate all the “beauty, pain, and awkwardness of being a teenager” with Rookie Yearbook Four, a compilation of the website’s best stuff.
BUY IT: From $42; toms.com
Precious meets philanthropic with a pair of TOMS, which provides a pair of shoes to a child in need.
BUY IT: $23.99; amazon.com
Mistakes happen. A waterproof speaker just seems like a handy precautionary step (and quite a steal at this price!) for the kid on your list.
Lightweight Colorful Headphones
Buy it: $19.98; amazon.com
Let her tune out the world in style.
Splendid Spa Nail Dryer
BUY IT: $25; pbteen.com
Friday night calls for slumber parties with her girlfriends. Give the gang permission to glam-it-up up with this mini nail spa set.
BUY IT: $53; amazon.com
You may have seen this invention on Shark Tank but you've probably also noticed its popularity at tailgates, on the beach, and around camping grounds.
BUY IT: From $29.99; gap.com
Middle school is tough; sometimes a little encouragement goes a long way. Especially when it comes in the form of a cute sweatshirt. Gap has plenty.