So, what Christmas gifts for tweens are you in search of this year? (You have no idea either, huh?) No worries. We’re here to help!
This fun-loving, uber-cool – yet sometimes really tough to buy for – age group is tricky. It would be easy to blow your budget on technology like new phones and tablets, but what if you’re looking for something more creative and personal? Following are some of our favorite Christmas gifts for tweens. We hope this helps bring a smile to their faces on Christmas morning!
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Relax, breathe and repeat. Getting completely comfy during those cool winter days has never been easier, thanks to Moon Pod. This better-than-a-bean bag Moon Pod chair contains high-density beads that give you an almost-floating feeling, while the dual shell membrane provides a soft, yet supportive, structure that reacts to different body shapes and sizes for enhanced comfort.
Spending too much time staring at screens over winter break? Kick back and take a break on a Moon Pod chair. Its flexible nature helps relieve back and neck strain, and its lightweight and convenient size enable you to carry it anywhere, anytime.
Best of all, the Moon Pod’s unique shape and structure allow you to sit, recline, or lay down. (You won’t get that from a boring beanbag chair!) So put on your cozy pants, pop on your favorite tunes, and snuggle up with a good book or some friends and Moon Pod this season.
The McLaren McS03 Scooter makes a terrific gift for tweens and teens. The aluminum scooter, which is built for up to 220 pounds, boasts an adjustable T-bar with a three-position telescoping tube for comfort and control.
Tweens and teens can enjoy stable rides over bumpy trails because of the McLaren McS03ís amazing front suspension with ABEC-7 carbon speeding bearings. The high-performance PU Casting McLaren Senna wheels are inspired by their famed counterparts on McLaren cars. Lightweight aluminum brakes on the back wheel allow the rider to slow down the scooter.
The scooter folds up so it can be easily transported or stored on a shelf. The McLaren McS03 Scooter is designed and built for fun. Santa will be proud to put this sleek scooter under the tree for all the big kids on his Nice List.
With the Casio CT-S200, homeschooling on the road has never been easier. Perfect for anyone, including full-time RV families, the Casio CT-S200 is compact with 61 full-sized keys. Pop in some AA batteries and you’re all set! Complete with 400 tones and 77 rhythms, the Casio CT-S200 will take music lessons to the next level. Whether you’re on the road or looking for something fun to do with your family, Casio has you covered!
If there’s anything that grabs your tween’s attention, it’s their phone! Whether it’s for work or play, their phone is front and center in their lives, which means… it needs protecting and it needs to look good! Casely understands the importance of keeping your tween’s and teen’s phone safe while providing a variety of styles that match their changing moods!
Ah, yes, for the unicorn-love-filled tween in your life with a free spirit, the Free Spirit Phone Case would make one of the best Christmas gifts for tweens who fit the part. This rainbow butterfly printed case is wild, fun, beautiful, and ready to protect your phone from all those accidental drops. The slip-resistant grip and shock-absorbing air pockets keep her phone secure while she takes on the day.
For the sulky, moody type who are a bit quirky, the Van Gogh Skull of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette Case depicts a painting Van Gogh did in 1886 of a skeleton smoking. This hauntingly beautiful piece of art is printed onto a shockproof, military-grade protective case. The double layer of this case allows for extra security and a built-in MagSafe compatible magnet.
Though you may be searching for those perfect Christmas gifts for tweens, the simplicity, yet elegance of the perfect case can bring your look together for mom or dad, too. The Caramel Delight Case is a beautiful, soft swirl of color printed onto a strong, secure case. The dual-layered case protects your phone from any accidental drops or falls, absorbing the fall and protecting your device. Along with protecting your phone from falls, the built-in MagSafe protects your phone from harmful magnets near your phone.
When your tween is constantly on the go, an outlet for charging isn’t always available and the last thing a parent needs would be to have their child’s phone go dead. This is when on the go charging is a necessity in their busy, crazy day-to-day lives. Get from home to practice and to a friend’s house with ease, and with power! The Beautiful Blue Marble iPhone Case is compatible with seven generations of iPhones. Not only is this case portable, easy to put on and slip off, but it is also stylish, and able to charge wirelessly. Even though you now have a portable charger, your iPhone is still headphone jack compatible.
All your phone case needs and designs are ready for wrapping with Casely – the perfect Christmas gift for tweens with bold personalities!
JuJuBe takes the cake when it comes to designing the most creative Disney-themed bags and accessories. The Midi Plus Backpack in Sensational Snacks is a vibrant, busy (in a good way) backpack with multiple pockets, a changing pad, and stain resistant material. Designed by longtime Disney illustrator, Jeff Shelly, his bright and colorful art brings deliciousness to life with your favorite Disney characters enjoying a smorgasbord of tasty treats including shakes, hot dogs, and even Mickey shaped caramel apples.
The Sensational Snacks Collection also feautres a variety of other backpacks, diaper bags, and small carrying cases. Additional features include lightweight straps, elasticized bottle pockets, machine washable fabric, and adorable Mickey Mouse shaped metal hardware.
Fasten your seatbelts, music lovers, because Loog has everything you need to make their hearts sing this holiday season! All you need to do is add one of these Loog Pro VI Acoustic Bundles to your shopping cart.
Grab a compact, basswood guitar with steel strings, and let your tweens enjoy a wholesome guitar-playing experience. Offering the utmost clarity, this real playable guitar provides great value at an attractive price. Make it merry with the bright red version, or pick up one of five other awesome color choices instead. Be sure to add the bundle that comes with Guitar + Strap + Wall Hanger, for the ultimate in convenient playing and storage. Multiple sizes and styles are availanle for that just-right fit.
Once those guitar strings become well-used, worn, or broken, replace them with Loog’s Pro VI Acoustic Guitar Strings. These steel guitar strings come in a pack of six and create excellent frequency and tone. Designed to last, let quality musical instruments from Loog be your go-to when you’re looking for Christmas gifts for tweens and guitar fans during the giving season.
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Are you ready for some football? QB54 is a unique football game built into two camp chairs with built-in goal posts. Score points when you make touchdowns, interceptions, completions, and even kick extra points. The first team to 54 wins.
QB54 can be played by all ages. It’s great for tailgating, the beach, the park, the yard, and Superbowl parties – wherever outdoor fun is happening. The game comes with two camp chairs that support weight up to 275 pounds, two field goal posts, an inflatable rubber football, and a carry bag. The chairs come in black, green, red, or blue, or you can get the QB54 with your favorite NCAA football logo.
QB54 was created by brothers, Michael and Frank Silva. The two invented the game when they were nine and 12 years old using two old garbage cans to hold, “The QB Thanksgiving Classic.” The brothers continued to play their game for the next 30 years. In 2016, they decided to make the game a business and changed the garbage cans to functional chairs with goalposts and cup holders.
Looking for great Christmas gifts for tweens or creative people or photographers in your life? We think they’ll love diving between dimensions with this special Gongkan Edition experimental Lomo’Instant Camera and Lenses, from Lomography.
Find your inner artist with three shooting modes that allow you to switch between automatic and manual settings to capture experimental instants on Fujifilm Instax Mini Film. Furthermore, you can craft exceptional images using the Wide-angle, Portrait, and Close-up Lenses and drench your snaps in crazy colors using the included Colored Gel Filters. Create an instant masterpiece and take full creative control with the inspirational special edition Lomo’Instant Camera Gongkan Edition.
Speaking from experience, even after we think we’ve bought everything on our list, we often still ask, “did I forget something?” In our case, we often forget to stock up on awesome stocking stuffers that will not only be enjoyed but provide some sort of educational value. Well, not this year!
Fidget Toys Plus is the ingenious brand created by an amazing mom of two, Faith Bench (a.k.a. Mrs. Bench, on social media). When she began allowing students to use fidgets in her classroom, she garnered attention for her open and unique teaching style, garnering top educator awards along the way (and even mentioned in front of Congress!). These affordable toys aka fidgets are great as stocking stuffers for the holidays or to keep in your home treasure box for a job well done during the school year!
Our kids particularly like “Poppers.” Also called “simple dimples” or “Pop-Its,” these simple fidgets seem to be all the rage in schools across the country (move over fidget spinners). Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, we particularly like these: Solar System Dimple, T-Rex Popper, Dinosaur Popper, French Fries Popper, Caterpillar Dimple, Bear Dimple, Chewable Dimple Necklace, and Popper blocks (set of 20) that can also be used as a simple building tool. There are a lot of other options, so just pick a few that you think your kid might like and go for it.
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Another fidget favorite is the “stress ball.” Stress balls have been around forever, and they are still solid choices in the fidget world. We particularly like the Color Changing Stress Ball and the Stretchy Dough Ball. They’re like playing with slime or sand but in a self-contained ball. No mess – destress.
Similarly related are Stretchy Noodles. These safe and non-toxic stretch fidget noodle toys are made of soft and elastic material, non-toxic, skin-friendly, and are great for relieving pressure. We find that they are highly effective at distracting your attention so that your anxiety can be relieved. They don’t take up much space and can be slightly less distracting than poppers if taken into the classroom.
Finally, slime or putty. Kids love it, parents tolerate it. But, in the spirit of Christmas, we say why not! Fidget Toys Plus has a couple that are really great, so if your kid is into putty and slime, check out Blue Glitter Putty or the Limited Edition Fidget Toys Plus Slime.
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For the artsy, craft-lovers in your life, we have the perfect Christmas gifts for tweens to really show them you care … Unicorn SPiT! (Yes, you read that correctly!)
Part paint, part gel, part stain, and part glaze – with a hint of magic too, probably – the Unicorn SPiT Collection is a creative’s dream come true. Use it on art, glassware, wood, clothing, and more. Your only limit is your imagination!
Available in an entire rainbow of colors, Unicorn SPiT produces a gorgeous three-dimensional effect that will boost the “wow factor” of any item you apply it to. And good news, it’s non-toxic, not harsh, and is even jasmine-scented, so you can feel good about your tweens and teens using it.
Need a little inspiration to get started? Pick up a copy of The Official Unicorn SPiT® User’s Handbook. It contains nearly 300 pages of project ideas, usage instructions, tips and tricks, and color blending formulas. Just wait until you see all of the cool creations the kiddos whip up with this Unicorn SPiT Collection over winter break!
Fidgets have been all the rage lately, and trust us, they’re not going anywhere anytime soon! They’re getting bigger, better, and even more colorful and creative. Give last year’s stocking stuffers a major upgrade and surprise them this year with high-end fidget Christmas gifts for tweens from CMY Cubes.
The Original Cube is a beautiful cube with cyan, magenta, and yellow sides. When the colors overlap, that’s when the real magic happens. Twist and turn this amazing toy to create endless rainbows right in the palm of your hand. You or your gift recipient will get lost in its changing kaleidoscope of colors, especially when you add a little movement and sunshine. Everyone’s holidays will be a little brighter this year with CMY Cubes!
These cool Performance Hats are hiding a secret – a patented magnetic back closure that allows a ponytail or braid to comfortably slide right out. Best of all, the magnet keeps the hat completely closed when not in use, so there are multiple ways to rock it.
Whether she’s hitting the pavement for her morning run, heading out for a frantic last-minute holiday shopping trip, or just having a bad hair day, your gift recipient will be accessorized in style this season with Performance Hats from Top Knot! (Special bonus for Daily Mom readers: Enter the code, DAILYMOM10, at checkout for 10% off site-wide!)
The Memento Keepsake Journal takes up less space than a shoebox and is easier than keeping a scrapbook. It is designed for those who want to easily collect keepsakes of their memories. The Memento Keepsake Journal provides pockets to tuck notes, children’s artwork, ticket stubs, travel brochures, etc. Every page gives you space to add notes, photos, stickers, or whatever.
You can use this journal to record family memories, school days, travel souvenirs, or day-to-day life. The Memento Keepsake Journal has 12 pockets and 12 entry pages. It is uncoated, acid-free 300g paper. Looking back at happy times is a way to keep memories alive and increase happiness in present moments. The Memento Keepsake Journal is a terrific way to record memories of today for tomorrow.
The Don’t Break the Chain Habit Tracker helps you set and track goals so you can be happier, healthier, more productive, and creative. The tracker is based on Gretchen Rubin’s “21 Strategies for Habit Change.” Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project. The 112-page tracker comes with a satin ribbon bookmark, and two sticker sheets so you can award yourself a gold star when reaching a milestone. The Don’t Break the Chain Habit Tracker helps you build and maintain daily habits. It’s so encouraging to reward yourself for a job well done.
The Happiness Stickers bring you motivation from your water bottle, laptop, notebook, or equipment. Stickers let you upgrade and personalize your belongings. The Happiness Stickers quote Gretchen Rubin and the logo from her hit podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Onward & Upward. The days are long but the years are short.
Great Christmas gifts for tweens heading back to school after the holiday break are new planners to get them back on track and help with their time management. The planners from Class Tracker are geared towards specific school ages such as Middle School, High School, and College. The College Edition Planner transforms you from a procrastinator to a high-performer by reminding you of key deadlines, prioritizing daily tasks, and organizing school, work, and activities.
Added accessories like Planner Stickers and the Page Marker enhance your planning and make scheduling fun. For additional planning, inspiration, and progression, the Goal Tracking Notebooks will give you that extra push you need to make other activities successful. The Goal Tracking Notebooks include budget, habits, workouts, sleep, and passions.
Escape Notice Games allows the lover of mysteries, puzzles, or escape rooms in your life to engage in Revolutionary War espionage as a member of the famous Culper Spy Ring. Spies of Liberty is a 60-minute escape room in a box that has players racing to solve an exciting interactive mystery by finding hidden clues and completing intriguing puzzles. Locked document bags act as hidden doors that move players through the game. The mystery lover in your life will get to discover historic Revolutionary War spy tools including puzzles, ciphers, maps, newspapers, and surprising inventions used by patriot spies on land and at sea.
Giving a personalized gift from KicksbySammy during the holiday season is thoughtful and makes for a significant gift that will be remembered for years.
KicksBySammy is an online custom accessories company that caters to an array of ages and genders. Their focus is to provide Sammy’s hand-drawn artwork on a variety of customizable products. It’s a one-stop shop for customers to customize their dream products for everyday life, including towels, pillows, blankets, pouches, and much more. Each item is made to order and printed on demand. The hand-drawn designs of Samantha Handler, the company’s founder, and artist are featured on beautiful custom accessories. In addition, a portion of each order is donated to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research in honor of Sammy’s grandmother, Karen Magidson.
One of their unique products is a beautiful, customizable Girlie Girl Lip Towel that can be embellished with a loved one’s name. This colorful, premium, eye-catching towel is made-to-order, machine washable, and makes perfect Christmas gifts for tweens. So go ahead and add that extra personalized touch with a one-of-a-kind product from KicksbySammy.
Shhh, want to hear a secret? Electric razors make great Christmas gifts for tweens! That’s right, as these beauty trend-obsessed minis are finding their own personal styles and glow-up routines, RoseSkinCo delivers exactly what they’re looking for. The 4D Shaver will give them a nice, close, nick-free first shave and beyond.
With five dynamic heads that rotate, the 4D Shaver safely removes hair from every angle. An ergonomic handle provides a comfy grip and total control, too. Get great Christmas gifts for tweens from RoseSkinCo, and they’ll enjoy super-smooth skin underneath those leggings and cozy pants this winter!
The Noted By Post-it Premium Gift Box Set includes 10 exciting Post-it® Note varieties – two Round Notes pads (one pink, one teal), two Square Notes pads (one coral, one blue), one set of three Tab Notes (mint, light blue, and green), one longer List Note (light blue), one Habit Tracker pad (peach), and one Top Three Notes pad (pink). All 790 sheets come in a brightly colored magnetic close box with geometric designs.
Of course, all the Post-it Note pads come with a unique adhesive designed for use on paper or in planners. The Noted By Post-it Premium Gift Box Set makes great Christmas gifts for tweens who enjoy journaling or setting goals. It’s great for Office Secret Santa Parties and self-care so you can be better organized. Post-it has several holiday gift sets this year to make the gift of organization simple.
The Family Conversation Cards will make your holiday family get-togethers, as well as regular Tuesday night family dinners, more interesting. Put the devices away and enjoy some quality face-to-face time. After all, these make great Christmas gifts for tweens.
The 4-by-6-inch cards, designed by Hello Lucky, feature conversation starters and get-to-know-you questions. The 100 card question cards include: “If you had an eighth day every week, what would you do with it? If you could time travel to any period in history which would it be? Would you ever want to run for office? Why or why not? The cards come in a canvas pouch for easy storage.
For the holidays, fold the heavy cardstock paper cards in half and mark them with names to use as place cards, then during dinner let each guest read their Conversation Cards. It’s a great way to get family and friends of all ages talking together. At checkout, Boon Market lets you choose the cause that matters most to you to make a donation. The company, which partners with a variety of eco-friendly companies to create the marketplace, became Climate Neutral certified in 2021.
The Unstable Unicorns game lets you build a unicorn army, and then betray your friends. If you have not played Unstable Unicorns, you must add it to your family game night rotation. The fast-paced game is hilarious and unpredictable with a variety of unicorn cards that keep the game fresh. The game takes a bit of luck and a bit of skill to gather up your mighty unicorns. Unstable Unicorns was one of Kickstarter’s Top 100 most backed projects of all time. It won the 2019 People’s Choice Award for Toy of the Year 2019. The game is for two to eight players age 8 and older and is one of our favorite Christmas gifts for tweens.
Parents of tweens and teens know playing with Nerf guns never goes out of style so this Christmas gift your tween or teen an all-new Nerf gun they will love! From epic battles in the backyard to inside sneak attacks, the new Nerf Elite 2.0 Flipshots is the way to go this season. This blaster feature 32 barrels, 16 facing forward and 16 facing backwards so your tween can flip and fire on the go! The back to back barrels are connected making it quick and easy to roate and fire. Included are 32 Official Nerf Elite 2.0 foam darts and allows your tween to pull the trigger halfway to fire one dart or pull it all the way back to fire two!
Arts and crafts aren’t only for kids…this Christmas give the gift of creativity, art, and design with Diamond Art Club. Choose from a wide variety of prints, patterns and pictures; simply apply the colorful resin rhinestones to the canvas paintings for a gorgeous mosaic artwork that sparkles and shines. This art form not only leaves you with decor worthy designs, but also offers a calming and peaceful artform where you can color and create hassle-free.
Holiday gifts can always be educational and this year NumWorks is the graphing calculator that makes math easy! The NumWorks graphing calculator is designed with a sleek and clean appearance housing a fast and powerful core with today’s technological advances in mind. Ideal for students and professors alike, the open-source calculator makes learning and advancing one’s math skills easier than ever. Specifically designed for high schoolers, the Numworks graphing calculator features a micro USB port, can last more than 20 hours in use, and is approved for use on college entrance exams and more.
There is something about writing with chalk that is nostalgic, reminding us of school days. However, the mess that chalk makes can be frustrating and some prefer smoother lines. Liquid chalk markers, give you the look of chalk, without the mess and the fluid letters you are looking for. From welcome signs, dinner menus to the first day of school boards, these liquid chalk markers will help you create what you want without the mess!
Whether your tween is into music, photography, journaling, escape games, or just lounging in their room chatting with friends, with this handy guide full of unique ideas, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. Here’s hoping your Christmas gifts for tweens shopping is a little easier this year!
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