From a weighted basketball to infinite jewelry and games that will get them outside, these gifts for tweens will get a thumbs up from your hard-to-please older kid
Finding the perfect gift is tricky, especially for the tweens and teens on your list, because, let’s face it, they’re not easily impressed. Getting it right with this age group requires some serious legwork, but it’s so worth it! That’s why we’ve pulled together gifts for tweens that we know they’ll love—from the coolest decor for their rooms to games to keep them happily entertained; each one is a total vibe. Have younger kids at home? Check our gift guides for preschoolers and grade school kids, and don’t forget the stocking stuffers!
XBox Mobile Game Controller
Hook your iPhone up to this handheld controller for a better gaming experience on the go.
National Geographic Hobby Pottery Wheel Kit
Developed by professional potters, this potting wheel will get your tween making pottery on day 1.
Powerhandz Weighted Basketball
This weighted ball helps you strengthen your wrists, fingers, and upper body to improve your skills on the court.
Stanley Quencher H2.0 Tumbler
All the rage, this tumbler comes in loads of fun colors to choose from.
STMT Infinity Jewelry Kit
Create 10 forever bracelets with no welding needed. Comes with infinity hooks and charms for a sleek look.
Dear Rebel: 125+ Women Share Their Best Advice for the Girls of Today
Through letters, poems, essays, self-portraits, and more, the authors tackle topics like overcoming obstacles, discovering your passion, and dreaming big.
Jordan 1 Mid
We love that this is still the hot shoe for tweens and teens. It comes in great colors to match any vibe!
HP Sprocket Studio Plus Photo Printer
It's all the rage to print out old-style photos these days and this Wifi-enabled printer makes it easy.
Posca Paint Pens
We love gifting these markers as they have a wide variety of colors and come with reversible tips in two widths.
Spring & Gege Classic Hoodie
Teens can never have too many hoodies, trust us.
Paris Hilton Mini Refrigerator and Personal Beauty Fridge
Keep cosmetics and drinks cool, or keep towels and cosmetic wax warm with this adorable pink mini fridge. It also includes a mirrored door with light, so you have everything you need in one cute little package. "That's hot."
Funko Pop! Naruto
Anime fans will love this Funko Pop! character to display on their bookshelves.
Meta Quest 5 VR Headset
Immerse yourself in a VR world with this headset that's fun for teens and parents alike.
Memory Locket Set
Keep a special photo or treasure close to your hear in this fun geometric locket.
SkateXS Beginner Starboard Skateboard
With loads of colors and styles to choose from, this beginner skateboard is just what they need to get started.
Jump from Paper Backpack
This pop culture backpack will have them walking to school in style.
Tomato Table Lamp
This kitschy table lamp is so fun to display in your tween's room.
Half Magic Light Trap Duochrome Highlighter
Looking to add a little shimmer and glow this holiday season? Try this highlighter from Half Magic that's easily applied with fingertips.
Society 6 Wall Tapestry
This tapestry comes in many different sizes and will brighten any bedroom.
Learn to Draw Manga Basics for Kids
In this fun, instructional graphic novel, follow the creative journey of aspiring manga artist Lemon-chan to learn how to draw the fundamentals of the manga style.
Glossier Lip Gloss
This fun gloss comes in two shades (plus clear) and is a fun addition to any stocking.
'What Happened to Rachel Riley?' by Claire Swinarski
In this indie bestseller, an eighth grader uses social media posts, passed notes, and other clues to find out why a formerly popular girl is now the pariah of her new school.
LectroFan Micro Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker
We love how this tiny speaker both masks noise and doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. Buy two for stereo sound.
Puma Palermo Sneakers
These classic sneakers are all the rage and come in many colors, perfect for all the teens on your list.
Minecoins Gift Card
Buy skins, textures, and worlds with this Minecraft gift card.
Eyes Open: 23 Photography Projects for Curious Kids
This book of photography projects will inspire your little photographer to get out there and work on their skills.
Chloe Sequins Beanie
Staying warm never looked so good. Can you beat sequins? Nope.
Gudetama Talking Egg
Add this adorable talking figurine to your teen's desk this holiday season.
Holy Stone GPS Drone
This fun drone is programmed to remember its "home" and return there when it loses power or is summoned.
Yoglad Japanese Style Chaise Lounge Sofa
This swivel floor chair is as perfect for gaming as it is for cozying up with a good book.
Choose between poppy and cactus themes (or get both!) of these candles that smell as nice as they look.
GoSports Slammo Game Set
This fun game will bring your crew together for some good old-fashioned competition at home, the beach, or the park.
Bunny Buns Squishy Dumplings
These cute squishies are both steamed buns and tiny bunnies and we know your tween is going to love them.
Spotify Premium 6-month Subscription
Gift the gift of ad-free music to your music lover this holiday season.
Tristan Strong Series by Kwame Mbalia
Author Kwame Mbalia brings this middle-grade book series to life with vibrant characters and historical references your kids will love.
BIC BodyMark Temporary Tattoo Markers
These skin-safe markers are fun for kids who can't stop doodling on their bodies.
Harry Potter™ Potions Book Velvet Jewelry Box
Your Harry Potter fan can keep all their treasure in this hidden box that looks like a book.
Crate and Barrell Backlit Dartboard
Your teen will love adding this dartboard to their wall. It also makes a great addition to a game room or garage.
Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium Poster
You'll love this compilation of scenes showing off the origin stories for various Marvel characters.
Hydroflask Wide Mouth Bottle
While you might not think a water bottle is that exciting of a gift, teens and tweens are obsessed with this Hydroflask, especially when they can deck it out with loads of stickers.
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