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Here They Are! The Best Christmas Gifts for Tweens and Teens

by Hilary Braaksma


Here They Are! The Best Christmas Gifts for Tweens and Teens
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Sure, they’re at that tricky age, but picking out gifts for tweens and teens doesn’t have to be a headache-inducing holiday task. Whether they’re into style, science, tech or food, we found the perfect holiday presents to suit everyone’s interests. From a pullover sweater to a cool camera to the ever-essential iPad, check out this list of great Christmas gift ideas for teens and tweens!

Gifts for Tweens Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter Zip

Gifts for Tweens Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter Zip

Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter Zip
Your not-quite-teenager is probably always on the go. Keep them warm and stylish with this quality quarter-zip pullover, which is one of our favorite Christmas gifts for girls! (Find the boys’ style here.) ($80; nordstrom.com)

Gifts for Tweens Discovery Kids Extreme Chemistry Kit

Gifts for Tweens Discovery Kids Extreme Chemistry Kit

Discovery Kids Extreme Chemistry Kit
Keep your tween engaged in learning with this fun chemistry kit. The Discovery Kids Extreme Chemistry Kit comes with everything your budding scientist needs to conduct over 40 entertaining and educational experiments. ($20; michaels.com)

Gifts for Tweens iPad

Gifts for Tweens iPad

iPad
A tablet is a great gift for teens and tweens alike. Keep them connected to friends and family and make research assignments a breeze with the durable, portable iPad. This version has a 9.7-inch display and comes with 32gb storage. ($329; apple.com)

Gifts for Tweens Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

Gifts for Tweens Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
Your tiny tween is actually a budding adolescent, and helping them learn the basics of adulting in entertaining ways can be challenging. This cookbook introduces them to some necessary life skills, helps cultivate creativity and makes them feel like a grown-up without overwhelming them. ($20; amazon.com)

Gifts for Tweens Instax Mini

Gifts for Tweens Instax Mini

Instax Mini
Some gifts for tween girls and boys can make memories that last a lifetime—literally. The Fujifilm Instax Mini takes photos that have a retro, nostalgic feel and dispense 4.6-by-2.7-inch prints instantly. Pair this with some packs of film stuffed in their stocking and you’ll be a holiday hero. ($69; amazon.com)

Gifts for Tweens Amazon Echo Dot

Gifts for Tweens Amazon Echo Dot

Echo Dot
The Amazon Echo is one of the top Christmas gifts for tweens, and for good reason—this voice-activated electronic pairs with Bluetooth devices like their phone or tablet to play music, podcasts, check the weather, set alarms and more. ($50; amazon.com)

Gifts for Tweens Candy Club Subscription

Gifts for Tweens Candy Club Subscription

Candy Club Subscription
This subscription box combines two thing tweens love — candy and mail! Surprise them with a candy subscription that delivers three specially selected containers of high-quality candy every month, plus an added “candy splash” — extra pieces of a customer favorite sprinkled in the box each time. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving! ($30 a month; candyclub.com)

Gifts for Tweens Urbanears Bluetooth Headphones

Gifts for Tweens Urbanears Bluetooth Headphones

Urbanears Bluetooth Headphones
Gift your tween these Bluetooth headphones from Urbanears for wireless entertainment. These are perfect for busy kids because they’re collapsible for carrying in backpacks, have machine washable parts to freshen them up occasionally, there are no cords to get tangled or ripped, and they’re available in several colors options. ($64; amazon.com)

Gifts for Tweens Jetson V8 Sport All-Terrain Hoverboard

Gifts for Tweens Jetson V8 Sport All-Terrain Hoverboard

Jetson V8 Sport All-Terrain Hoverboard
Hoverboards are the dream Christmas gift for tweens right now, no matter how silly they may seem to parents. They’re not the gravity-defying hoverboards from Back to the Future 2, but they do require balance and practice to operate. This version comes with Bluetooth connectivity, light-up wheels, and all-terrain tires that make for a smoother ride. ($200; walmart.com)

Gifts for Tweens Let’s Start Coding Base Kit

Gifts for Tweens Let’s Start Coding Base Kit

Let’s Start Coding Base Kit
This fun kit helps your tween advance their STEM skills and do some hands-on learning through basic coding lessons. The all-in-one package requires no extra purchases and comes with free software that operates on Windows, Mac and Chromebook. ($65; amazon.com)

Gifts for Tweens Wood Letterboard

Gifts for Tweens Wood Letterboard

Wood Letterboard
You might notice your tween taking a sudden interest in bedroom decor — though we can’t promise they’ve gotten around to cleaning it up yet. Gift them this fun and functional wood letter board for them to craft their own bedroom decor. The 14.5-by-14.5-inch board comes with 180 plastic letters and symbols to spell out favorite book quotes, song lyrics or silly messages. ($20; target.com)

Gifts for Tweens 3D Pen

Gifts for Tweens 3D Pen

3D Pen
The 3Doodler pen is an award-winning 3D pen for kids that lets them celebrate their creativity safely. It melts the non-toxic plastic filament for 3D drawing without being hot to the touch. Your kids can use their 3D pen to make jewelry, toys, signs and more. This starter pack comes with a pen, 48 pieces of plastic filament in various colors and a book with 10 activity guides. ($50; walmart.com)

Gifts for Tweens Neon Letter Sign

Gifts for Tweens Neon Letter Sign

Neon Letter Sign
We know your tween is too old for a night light, but they would surely appreciate a trendy monogram neon letter sign. Buy their first initial, spell out their name or a fun word and let them light up their personal space. ($15; amazon.com)

Gifts for Tweens DIY Terrarium

Gifts for Tweens DIY Terrarium

DIY Terrarium
Got a mini gardener on your hands or just a tween who loves trying the latest hobby trends? This DIY terrarium kit is the perfect gift. The kit includes an 8-inch glass jar terrarium with lid, soil mix, moss and a bag of hydrostones. ($17; etsy.com)

Gifts for Tweens Finish This Book

Gifts for Tweens Finish This Book

Finish This Book
This fill-in-the-blanks journal is a great Christmas gift for your creative tween or teen. The book comes with activities that help foster creativity and teach your kids problem-solving skills while helping them cultivate a sense of identity. Go ahead and grab one for yourself, too—adults and kids alike love these unique journals! ($16; amazon.com)

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Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter Zip

Price:$80.00

Your not-quite-teenager is probably always on the go. Keep them warm and stylish with this quality quarter-zip pullover, which is one of our favorite Christmas gifts for girls! (Find the boys’ style here.)