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Top Gifts for Tweens

‘Tis the season for tweens to make expansive wish lists. I’ve compiled top gifts for tweens of the 2015 season, and a craft that kids are sure to love! Being a mom to a tween (or almost tween depending on who you ask) I know how hard it is to find gifts and seasonal crafts for this in between age. Not quite little kids, not yet teens, they hover somewhere in-between, but don’t worry, there are plenty of fun gifts and seasonal activities for this age range!

I’ve teamed up with my blogger friends to give you a 12 Days of Christmas Series hosted by EmmaOwl. Be sure to check out the link at the bottom of this post!

Gifts for Tween Girls


The FujiFilm instant camera is on every tween’s wish list this year. With so 8 bright color to choose from, your tween will have a blast taking selfies with their friends that aren’t published online!

This is a bit of a blast to the past gift for artistic tweens. This spirograph set has tons of cool tools and everything fits inside the plastic case for easy organization.

Science and girl power? Yes! Project Mc2 is the latest trend for young girls who aren’t afraid to show off their brains! Smart is cool!

The Kindle Fire, priced less than $50 makes a great gift for the tween age because of its durability, inexpensive price tag, and use to use parental control features.

The hottest songs built into a game where your tween dances to earn points and unlock new songs! Get kids moving, and let the giggles begin!

Tweens love to sing, so why not give them a microphone and their favorite songs to sing to?

Do you have a crafty tween who loves science? This kit lets them make their own lip balm in the most scientific of ways!

The color choices for these Skullcandy headphones are awesome! Best of all, tweens can listen to their music and we don’t have to!

Style. Many tween girls are just figuring out their own style, and it can change weekly. These shades will look cool with any outfit of their choosing.

A great stocking stuffer, Mr. Sketch will bring you back to your childhood as your tween scribbles with the scented markers in many bright colors!

Get building with a cool Elf themed Treetop Hideaway! Great S.T.E.M. toy!

There you have it. Hot gifts for tweens that are colorful, creative and fun! And now, on to the craft!

Holiday Ornament Craft for Tweens


How to make a Holiday Ornament Craft:

  • Wrap wire around pencil to make a spiral about 10″ long. Cut wire at end of spiral.
  • Connect the ends of the wire spiral to make a circle and twist ends together to form the circle. Set the wire spiral circle aside.
  • Tie a bead to the end of a 1 1/2′ length of string, and add beads 3/4 of the length of the string. Tie a knot at the end to secure the beads on the string.
  • Wrap the beaded string loosely around the wire spiral and tie the ends of the strings together to secure on the spiral.


Follow along with our 12 Days if Christmas Holiday Blog Hop!

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out my other holiday gift guides for kids!

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  1. Tween – mmm I have all this trick age to look forward to! Thanks for the great ideas – I especially love the craft idea!

  2. I think I may be a tween girl, since I totally want all of this stuff!

  3. I remember those Mr. Sketch Markers. They smelled so good. Thanks for sharing this gift guide and fun homemade ornament at Made for Kids!

  4. Luckily my little girl is only 5, so I’ve got a few years before I have to buy for a teen or tween, but this list is helpful. Finding gifts for that age is IMPOSSIBLE!

  5. We love the pink Fujifilm camera. My daughter got it last year for Christmas and takes it everywhere. She loves buying all the cute film for it too. Great list!

  6. Angelic Sinova says:

    These are definitely great gift ideas for tween. I have a FujiFilm Mini 8 Instant Film Camera and I LOVE it! It’s so fun taking pictures with it <3

  7. This is an awesome gift guide for tweens, I remember that age and it was never something cheap that I wanted lol but right now I would love the instant film camera

  8. A karioke machine and a camera definitely seems like good tween gifts. Headphones of course to listen to One Direction! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t knock it though because I’m totally a One Direction fan.

  9. These are really great selection of gifts. They can also keep them interested in hobbies like photography, reading or even dancing.

  10. Fun gift guide! I always find it hard to get gifts for teens ๐Ÿ™‚ This is definitely a good round up.

  11. These are great gift ideas! Sometimes, it is tough to find the perfect toy for your loved ones and it is great to read blogs like this.

  12. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are some really cool gift ideas and holiday crafts for tweens. I love the spirograph set because I remember this when I was a kid and the Project Mc2 Lip Balm Set.

  13. I LOVED my spirograph and scented markers when I was that age! It’s amazing how those classic gifts are great year after year!

  14. Awesome gift ideas! Tweens can sometimes be hard to shop for, and I have a few to shop for, so this will really come in handy!

  15. Love this! I need all of the help I can get when it comes to gift ideas for the holiday season!

  16. I’m not a tween but I would love that Instant camera and I remember having that spirograph as a kid. This gift guide has some really great picks, love it!

  17. I don’t have any tweens yet but I wouldn’t mind a FujiFilm Mini 8 Instant Film Camera for myself! lol

  18. I have been watching Spirograph videos on Instagram!! I totally want one again. You know, for my kids ?

    1. Ha! I’m totally lost with this one. Ry got it for Christmas last year and loves it though!

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