The BEST Gift Ideas For The Hardest Age To Shop For – TWEENS.

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What age are the kids you are shopping for this year? If you are looking for gifts for kids in the 8-12 years range, you will likely benefit from this gift guide for tweens.  

It’s so easy to buy gifts for little kids. You head down the toy aisle. That’s literally it.

Sure, many little ones have a love for a specific character or toy, but overall, they just love toys and would be happy to open any gift from the toy aisle.

Similarly, it’s actually much easier than you might think to buy gifts for teenagers. There are tons of signs out there for what’s hot for teens, plus, there is every gift card imaginable for stuff that teens like.  

What I did discover though is that it is not so easy to figure out what to buy for tweens.

It’s so easy to buy gifts for little kids. You head down the toy aisle. That’s literally it.  Sure, many little ones have a love for a specific character or toy, but overall, they just love toys and would be happy to open any gift from the toy aisle. It's not as easy to buy gifts for that in between stage - TWEENS. This guide has some awesome ideas. #tweens #tweengiftguides #tweenagers #filterfreeparents #giftideastweens

They are at that age where they likely still enjoy playing with toys, but many of them won’t ask for them. They also don’t necessarily want the same stuff as teenagers.

Lucky for me, I have a 12-year-old son and an 11-year-old niece and I was able to get their input on putting together this gift guide for tweens.

  Hydroflask

Kids of all ages are loving Hydroflasks right now. Hydroflasks are a little on the pricey side, but well worth it if it means your kiddo is going to stay hydrated.

Stickers

Stickers have made a big splash yet again. It’s not just VSCO girls who love stickers either! Lots of kids decorate their hydroflasks with stickers, so a pack of stickers like this one would make an awesome gift for a tween.

Orbeez

My neice has informed me that Orbeez are the favorites of all of the kids in her grade (6th).

Spirograph

The tween years are the perfect time for kids to embrace their artistic abilities. Spirographs are a fun way to do it too! I actually had one of these when I was younger and I loved it.

Sketch Book

If your tween likes to draw, then a sketch book is a must have. Notebooks just won’t cut it.

Colored Gel Pens

Art kits are a must have for tweens and gel pens are a must have for tweens art kits.

Journaling Kit

Journaling is incredibly beneficial to everyone, kids included. That’s why a journaling kit is a great gift for tweens.

Columbia Puffer Vest

Columbia puffer vests are really popular right now, which makes them an awesome gift idea for tweens.

Fire 7 Tablet

Tweens love technology! That’s why a fire tablet is a great choice of gifts for tweens.

Apple iPod Touch

If you want something a little smaller than a tablet, your tween would probably love an Apple iPod Touch.

Salt Lamp

Tweens are growing up and love to feel like they have the ability to decorate their own rooms. Lots of tweens love to decorate their space with salt lamps these days so they make a great gift.

Speech Bubble Lighted Message Board

Your tween will love putting up messages on this LED lighted up board!

Gaming Chair

If your tween likes to play games, they will love having their own comfy gaming chair in the room or gaming space.

Money Soap

Do you struggle to get your tween in the shower? This Money Soap will get them in there! Hidden in each bar of soap could be a $1, $5, $10 or even $50!

Bit Coding Robot (White)

Your tween will have a blast working on their STEAM skills. This bit coding robot will be lots of fun for your tech savvy kids.

Telescope for Kids and Lunar Beginners

The sky is full of inspiration and possibilities. Help your tweens dream big with a telescope.

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

Let your tween build their photography skills with this fun Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera.

Mini 22 Inch Skateboards

This mini skateboard is great for beginners or more experienced riders!

Crocs

Crocs are easy to wear, easy to clean and kids just love them. They make a great gift for tweens. Yes – they are back in style. 

Unisex Classic Checkerboard Vans

Vans are what’s hot in footwear for kids right now and with checkered Vans you can’t go wrong.

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