Over 80 Gift Ideas for Tweens

This year has been a struggle for me when it comes to shopping for my oldest daughter. She’s hit those tween years and is in that weird in between stage where she’s not exactly a little kids anymore but she’s also not a teenager yet. She’s becoming more conscience of the things that her friends are wearing and what they are doing and wants to be just like them, but she also wants to play with dolls and toys. So trying to find the right balance has been kind of hard.

Needless to say, I’ve been doing a lot of research over the last few weeks trying to find the perfect gifts for kids in her age bracket. I figure that I am not the only one struggling with the tween gift giving, and I wanted to help you out a bit by letting you in on some of the great gift ideas I’ve come up with for kids between 10-13 years old.

Gift Ideas for Tweens

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  • art supplies- Art supplies always make great gifts for kids of all ages. Pens, colored pencils, paintbrushes, paints, art kits, construction paper, sketch pads are all fantastic creative gifts they will love



  • camera
  • iPod
  • headphones
  • skates
  • skateboard
  • makeup- For kids interested in getting into makeup there are a ton of options out there. Lip gloss, mascara, blush can all be fun ways to introduce kids to makeup
  • shoes/ boots- Tweens are started to get more interested in their appearance and may have an actual opinion on they type of shoes they are wearing now. So brand name sneakers, new boots, sandals can all make a great gift for them.


  • clothes
  • vanity
  • makeup mirror
  • bath products- bath bombs, oils, scrubs
  • jewelry- Beaded bracelets, chokers, necklaces, watches, leather bracelets,
  • phone case
  • journals- This is a hard age for kids in general so having a blank journal to keep their thoughts in can be a good thing. You can also start a journal for you and your child to share so they can ask questions or tell you things they may not be able to say in person.Just_between_us
  • Gaming systems
  • Video Games
  • Makeup brushes
  • water bottles/ hydro flasks- Hydro flasks are all the rage right now, and for good reason, it’s actually a really good water bottle. That being said, any brand of a really nice water bottle for your tween to take to school or when they are out and about would be a fun gift.


  • Nail products
  • Bags- A new backpacks or a cool purse to finish out the year
  • blankets
  • Collectors dolls- tweens may seem like they are getting too old for toys but collectors items like American Girl dolls, China dolls, and action figures are always fun gifts for any age to receive.
  • Decorations for the room- What kid doesn’t love to decorate their room? Wall decor, fairy lights, bedding, pillows, salt lamps, LED photostring lights, Marquee signs… there are a ton of options for your tween to help them make their room feel a little more mature and allow them to customize their space a little more.

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  • Tablet- My oldest has been asking for a new tablet for months now, ever since her old one broke. I personally love the kindle fire. It works great and allows them to do pretty much everything they want to do on a tablet without having to spend an arm and a leg on something that has the potential to break.


  • 3Doodler Create+ 3D printing pen
  • Books
  • Tea Sets
  • Karaoke Machine


  • Hammock Chairs
  • Boogie Board- No I’m not talking about that foam board that you take to the beach… although those are fun too. I’m actually talking about an erasable writing tablet that can be used for taking notes or drawing on.


  • Games
  • Razor Scooter
  • Pajamas and slippers with a robe
  • Jewelry box
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  • Beanbag Chair
  • Bluetooth Speakers
  • telescope
  • gift cards- Tweens are starting to hit that age where gift cards are actually a welcome gift. This way they can go out and get exactly what they want. It can be a generic visa gift card or a store specific one for places like game stores, Starbucks, or even iTunes.
  • experiences- If you can’t figure out a physical gift, experience gifts can be really fun as well. Check out my guide to experience gifts for help trying to plan the perfect experience gift.
  • Squishies


  • Tamagotchi- Every kid still needs some toys and Tamagotchis are a fun tech toy the kids can take with them. I used to love these little things when I was younger and my daughter has been asking for one for a while as well. tamagotchi


I hope this list helps you to pick out the perfect gift for your tween. Make sure to hit that follow button for more Christmas and Family ideas and check out the links below for more gift giving ideas.

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