If you find shopping for your tween girl a challenge, then we are here to help. Keeping your tweens engaged in something other than electronics can be a challenge. We have lots of fun gift ideas that your tween girls will love from crafts, to sewing, to reading. You won’t want to miss our unique list of gift ideas.
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1. Merge Cube
It’s hard to explain how cool this small, affordable augmented reality cube really is and these are going to be a hot item this year for gift-giving. Your tweens will love holding holograms in their hand with this Merge Cube. Your tween will just need an IOS or Android phone or tablet to make this cool cube work. It’s the first object of its kind, and it’s fundamentally changing the way people interact with technology. Now your tween can hold a galaxy in the palm of their hand, examine fossils and ancient artifacts like a real archaeologist, watch as a volcano erupts before their eyes, and play games in ways never possible before! There are even more features with this cube if your tween has a VR Headset with an action button. Merge created compatible VR Headsets or you can buy another brand of VR Headset with action buttons of your choice.
Your tweens will love this playable art. This fun art piece comes with a weighted stand and acts as a room decor item while not in play, but your tweens can pick it up and twist it whenever their heart desires. It is magical eye candy. With a quick twist, Lollipopter magically transforms from a “swirl” to a “burst” and back again in one amazingly elegant motion. To transform it, simply spin the handle and watch the magic unfold. To change it back, just spin it the other way. It is intuitive, relaxing, fun…and addictive! The design of this simply beautiful structure is derived from natural plant forms, and utilizes mathematical concepts such as the Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio.
Tween girls go crazy over bath and body products and they will love receiving this DIY Bath Bomb Kit. It contains everything your tween will need to make 12 cupcake bath bombs. It includes all natural ingredients, plus an easy recipe and instructions. Younger tweens might need a little bit of help with this kit and older tweens should be able to follow the easy directions on their own. This kit would make a great mother/daughter bonding activity.
4. Simon Optix
The classic Simon memory game takes on a modern twist with the all-new Simon Optix. Put on the headset and get ready to follow the lights, repeat the pattern, and master the levels. Simon Optix senses your moves with touch-free technology and the most immersive experience yet! Players can choose to play solo and beat their high score or switch to sync mode, and compete head to head with friends (must purchase an additional headset). Switch from solo mode to sync mode on the headset to start the same gameplay sequence and challenge opponents.
Your tweens can channel their inner-circus with these super cool Flybar Maverick Walking Stilts For Kids. These neat stilts are ergonomically designed to make learning how to stilt walk easy. Your tweens will be up and walking in no time. These affordable stilts are easily adjustable to achieve the best possible fit to accommodate your growing child. The Flybar Maverick Stilts have extra wide footrests for maximum stability and comfort. The Maverick Stilts offer wider rubber tips that will make for a more stable stilting experience and can be used indoors and out.
This oversized, Made in the USA, Sofa Sack Giant 6 ft Bean Bag Seat will be a hit with your tween. She can read, hang out or catch her favorite TV show in this comfy seat. The cover is made of durable, double-stiched fabric and it is actually filled with expanding foam (not beans), which makes it super comfy and it won’t deflate like cheaper brands. The Sofa Sack ships compressed in a box and it takes about 3 days to fully-expand to it’s intended size. The Sofa Sack comes in many sizes and colors to fit in with any room decor.
What kid doesn’t like glow-in-the-dark slime? This incredible DIY Slime Making Kit comes complete with everything you need to make 4 different types of slime! This kit contains two 4 ounce bottles of Elmer’s School Glue, 4 air-tight containers, 4 colors of fluorescent neon paint, 3 types of glitter, Glow in the Dark Pigment Powder, styrofoam craft beads, 4 stir sticks, and 4 spoons. It also includes two different types of slime activator to experiment with. Simply use the baking soda w/ saline solution activator or the Tide Free and Gentle laundry detergent activator. Each option provides kid and eco-friendly alternatives to Borax Powder or Liquid Starch. Our collection of supplies were compiled by parents and teachers, with the help and guidance of many children. Now your kids can make their own gooey Glow in the Dark Slime, similar to Nickelodeon Slime and Ghostbuster Slime. Create stretchy foam slime, comparable to Floam or Playfoam as well as glittery galaxy mud or putty. Finally, put your scientific skills to work to invent your own kind of slime. Don’t forget the extra Elmer’s Glue so the fun can continue!
Tweens that love Disney will have a blast building this colorful Disney Castle 3D Castle from Ravensburger. Ravensburger is known to make quality puzzles and this is a neat activity for older kids. A 3D object made of puzzle pieces – how is that possible? It’s simple: the puzzle pieces are made of sturdy plastic and fit together perfectly thanks to Ravensburger’s proprietary Easy-Click technology. No glue is needed to keep them together. In addition, they developed a technology to print right on the puzzle pieces rather than glueing paper onto the plastic. Detailed, step-by-step instructions and pieces which are numbered on the back side ensures frustration-free puzzle building fun. Experience the fascination of watching a sturdy object of puzzle pieces rise up without using any support frame or glue.
New York Times Best-Selling author Chris Colfer wrote these adventurous books that tweens love! You can get your kids one or the entire, captivating The Land of Stories series. The stories in these books are full of suspense and are fast-paced, which is perfect for tweens. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
My kids have this cool Schylling Electronic Safe and it comes in handy. This safe is perfect for your tween to safeguard their treasures, whether it is gum or money, this safe will protect it all. Just punch in the combination on the electronic key pad to open. Watch the flashing lights and hear the sounds. It’s big enough to hold all your valuables safe and secure but small enough to not take up too much space on a shelf at just 8 x 6 x 5.5 inches.
Sporty tween girls will love these fun Penny Skateboards in Fresh Prints. Penny takes their classic skateboard and gives your girls prints and colors that they will love. The Penny complete skateboard is a throw back design referencing skate boarding’s beginnings in the 1970’s. It’s classic design and construction is a retro replication of where the skateboard came from. The small design makes this board a perfect cruiser to get you any where you need to go. Whether it is going to check the surf, or kicking to school the Penny complete will get you where you want to go in style. This complete board features soft wheels perfect for sucking up all those sidewalk cracks and giving you that smooth ride you want.
Wow, this iHome Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock FM Radio with USB Charging and Speakerphone couldn’t be cooler! This multifunctional and visually appealing alarm clock that not only streams audio and calls, but also features a color-changing cabinet for a range of delightful effects. Plus it has a built-in mic and speakerphone that offer the convenience of hands-free conversations and it is equipped with Bluetooth technology and an aux-in port to play music wirelessly, yet also supports a wired audio connection. Your teen can change the color of the alarm to five eye-catching hues, depending on her mood. What a cool gift idea for teen girls!
Did you know that Bill Gates, cofounder of Microsoft, wrote his first computer program—a tic-tac-toe game—at age 13? Coding Games in Scratch shows how kids can start coding their own games, too, using Scratch, a popular free programming language. With Coding Games in Scratch, kids can build single and multiplayer platform games, create puzzles and memory games, race through mazes, add animation, and more. All they need is a desktop or laptop with Adobe 10.2 or later, and an internet connection to download Scratch 2.0. If your tweens are interested in learning to code, this book is great for ages 8-13.
3D printing became very popular over the last year or so and what a cool way for your tween to explore art. The 3Doodler Create 3D Pen allows you to build 3D objects from the ground up; build any and everything you can imagine with ultimate ease and precision. You can create 3 dimensional shapes, create your own logos, TV figures, superheroes and more! You will have full control over your designs. With temperature adjustment buttons and speed controller, your tween can create with ease.
Break out the sleeping bags and leave the lights on. It’s a sleepover party and The Sleepover Party Game will keep your group busy if they are staying up late! This fun game is geared towards younger tweens and will provide hours of sleepover fun. Spin the Spinner and attempt to complete one of over 200 act it, work it, or party challenges.What a fun and affordable gift idea for tween girls.
Harry Potter will always be popular and my kids have read and re-read all of the books. Your tween girls will love this Harry Potter Quote T-Shirt. I love adorable, officially-licensed Harry Potter shirt. You can also find this cute tee in Junior’s sizing.
Sized to fit kids, the Coleman Girls 45 Degree Sleeping Bag gives kids bling with reflective logos and cool graphics, all while keeping them warm for a good night’s sleep. What, you’re supposed to sleep at a sleepover? It comes with a convenient storage stuff sack.
If your tween has accumulated quite a few pairs of earrings, you will want to check out this affordable, 4-Tier Rotating Earring Holder Organizer Stand. It comes in black, white or bronze and holds up to 92 pairs of earrings. It rotates 360 degrees so your tween can easily choose her earrings for the day!
Skip those toy sewing machines for your tweens and get this affordable, highly-rated, Brother Project Runway Computerized Sewing Machine. We bought this machine for my daughter for her birthday and she loves it. It gets excellent reviews and it is very affordable. Brother makes good quality machines and this is perfect for your tween to try her beginner projects.
Your tweens will love this neat Thames & Kosmos Crystal Growing Kit. If they are interested in science, they will love learning about the structure and geometry of crystals. Your girls can grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit.They can also mix different dyes to color their crystals for a unique look. This kit would be a really cool gift idea for tween girls.
Your teens will fall in love with these Wreck This Journal Books. These wildly popular and highly-reviewed books will encourage them to jot down their thoughts in a way they never expected. Tweens, teens and adults love with this interactive journal and they won’t have a fear of making a mistake.
22. Klutz Tiny Stitches and Klutz Beaded Bands Kits
If your tweens love to craft, you will want to check out this brand new Klutz Tiny Stitches kit. Petite embroidery projects you can wear or display! Your tween girls will love to create miniature stitch designs in minutes with scaled-down tools and easy-to-follow instructions. Comes with custom, reusable, itty-bitty hoop frames so you can show off all of your embroidered beauties.
Your tweens might also love this Klutz Beaded Bands kit. Make gorgeous beaded bracelets that can be worn stylishly wrapped or stacked on your wrist. These pretty, polished bands look professional, but with our instructions and exclusive loom, you’ll be showing off your jewelry-making skills in no time.
These adorable Ugg Darrah II boots will be at the top of your tween daughter’s list. These are very popular at the middle school. UGG updates its iconic everyday boot with a sweet knit shaft to wear cuffed or not, a superior suede that repels moisture and protects against stains, and a sized-for-kids sole that’s shaped for barefoot-like comfort. If your girls wear a 6 or 7 in Women’s sizing, some of the larger kids sizes of these boots are the equivalent and you can take advantage of the lower pricing of the girls boots.
24. Baking Kit – The Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cupcakes, Wilton Cupcake Wrappers and Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus
Create your own high-quality baking kit for your tween. If she loves to bake cupcakes and practice her decorating, she will love a nice kit that you have put together. The Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cupcakes has 175 different cupcake recipes that are easy and fun to prepare, including rootbeer cupcakes, double chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, cookies and cream cupcakes and more. Add some fun printed Wilton Cupcake Wrappers and a Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus, which is easy to use for beginners. Your tweens who love to bake will love to open this baking kit.
Lego fans will get a real kick out of this super cool Lego set geared for girls. Push the LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster around the track, sit a mini-doll in the front carriage to activate the light brick, and activate the cool functions as you go! Turn the Ferris wheel with its swinging gondolas, then push the car to the top of the drop tower and release to watch it go spinning round. This set is full of detailed functions and accessories for a day at the iconic Amusement Park.
American Girl magazine is an appropriate, entertaining, and informative magazine for girls over eight years old. A great alternative to more traditional teen magazines, each issue of American Girl magazine includes craft ideas, puzzles, contests, advice, games, and other fun activities and articles. If you have daughters or granddaughters, American Girl magazine is a great preteen magazine that they can turn to for fun party ideas like back-to-school sleepovers or crafting ideas they can use to decorate their rooms in unique and colorful ways. Many parents like the fact that the magazine doesn’t put too much focus on boys, makeup, and other more subjects to which girls are often overexposed.
If your tween girls love to sleepover friends’ houses or if your family takes some short weekend trips, this Vooray Trepic Weekender Duffel Bag is a great bag to have. It’s classic and spacious design makes it an ideal weekender travel duffle. Its water-resistant polyester exterior and reinforced nylon interior to protect clothing from the elements, and its zip-enclosed side shoe pocket allows her to separate soiled clothing or shoes from the rest of the bag’s contents. The Trepic also includes two zip-enclosed interior pockets and a front exterior zip pocket. This adorable bag includes a Vooray nylon laundry bag and a padded shoulder strap. They also come in cute, trendy prints that your tween will love.
If you have a sporty tween, they will love this neat Umbra Pongo Portable Table Tennis Set. Keep your tweens busy on the weekends with a positive activity. They can take this super-cool portable table tennis set and make their own game with a regular table! This set includes an adjustable net with weighted posts, two paddles, two balls and drawstring storage pouch, to take it on-the-go.
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