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Recommended Gifts - Tweens

Rechargeable Game Activity Cube

This Rechargeable Game Activity Cube helps your child wean off the screens with a diverse brain and memory game cube that Includes 9 different games. Encourages independent play, gives your child an activity to do with friends besides screens, and is a terrific bonding activity for you and your child.

Forbidden Island Board Game

Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise, in this fun Forbidden Island cooperative board game that encourages your child to develop strategic thinking and problem solving skills. Great activity when kids come over to play to get everyone off screens.

  • 2010 Mensa Favorite Brainy Games Winner
  • Best for 2 to 4 players.
  • Ages 10 and up
  • Playing time: 30 minutes

Prank Gift Box- Video Game Chores

Get a giggle out of your kids by putting their real present inside of this prank gift box. Try to keep a straight face as you watch your kids open what they believe is a video game of doing chores at the house. Then watch their surprised and delighted face as they realize that they just got pranked and their real present is inside the box. Make this a gift box that keeps getting gifted as your kids ask if they can prank their friends and others with it next!

Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

4-1 wireless microphone, includes being used as a bluetooth speaker, mp3 player, and recorder!  Put on your child's favorite song and enjoy while they perform for you!  Microphone lights up for a fun effect, variety of colors available for boys and girls! 

NinjaLine Intro Kit

Encourage your kids to be physically active while having a great time outside! Develops balance, motor coordination and healthy risk-taking while building confidence. Featuring seven obstacles that can be moved further apart as skills improve, kids will enjoy the challenge of tackling each obstacle.

Table Top Air Hockey

The challenge with preteens is that they stop playing pretend games, and get glued to their screens. When friends come over, they start giggling over youtube videos instead of playing physical games or even board games. But everyone loves air hockey. It's exciting, fun, and cool enough to get preteens of both genders engaged.

That Shakespeare Kid by Michael LoMonico

This book makes reading Shakespeare easy and fun! Serving as an introduction to the language of Shakespeare, this entertaining story appeals to young adults and is a wonderful way to make Shakespeare accessible and interesting. 

Totem: the Feel-Good Game

This conversation card game encourages kids to see themselves from a growth mindset. It's a wonderful way to support healthy self-esteem and strengthen the sibling bond with positive interactions.

Indoor Scooter Board

Work on balance and coordination while having fun with this scooter board for kids! Children will have fun building motor skills inside and out. Safe to use inside on a rainy day or outside on pavement. 

Indoor Swing & Ring Combo

This swing and ring combo generates tons of indoor fun for kids and lets them be physically active anytime or all the time! 

Spark Family Game: The Magic of Storytelling

This is a great imaginative family game that will have everyone talking and laughing together.  Even if you’ve played story games before, this will be a new experience. Simple enough for the little ones to play yet experienced storytellers will find an exciting challenge. INCLUDES: SPARK App with over 16 hours of story music. Plot Cards to help you steer your story. Objects to include in the story. Twists that take the story in an unexpected direction. Goal cards for competitive play. Players: 2-10 or more. Ages: 6+ 

      Tug of War Rope

      Want to get everyone laughing in the outdoors?  Try a family friendly competitive game of Tug of War with this rope!  Safe for big and little hands and sure to bring on the laughter as the losing team tumbles down! 

      Shocktato Party Game

      This is a hilariously funny game of shocking potato.  Taking hot potato to the next level, features 3 modes, including a music only option for small children!  Get your kids laughing as they compete to win, yet anticipate the shock effect and everyone bursts into laughter when the surprising shock arrives!  

      Letters to My Future Self

      Encourage your child to write a letter to their future self, then help them put it into a time capsule, and open it years later!  This is a treasure not just for children but also moms and dads!  Becomes a sentimental treasure for keepsake! 

      Family Walkie-Talkies

      Two way radio, long distance walkie-talkies!  Allows your tween to enjoy the neighboring outdoors without direct supervision but in close contact with you at all times!  They can take with them to the friends house down the street and you can still reach them without needing a cell phone!  Children enjoy using these with peers to play spy games and keep in touch within a 3-5 mile range.  

      Kids Trifold Wallet

      Good money management habits start early as do all things!  This trifold wallet becomes a source of importance for your child as they get the responsibility of managing their own spending allowance.  Set up a system of weekly allowance for "spending", "saving", and "sharing" so your child can learn impulse control, delayed gratification, and problem solving.  Also promotes gratitude by sharing a part of their allowance as a "donation" to a worthy cause in their eyes!  

      Smartivity Music Machine

      This science/engineering kit allows your child to build their very own music tunes!  Easy to assemble, no glue or tools required!  Kids can insert the music sheet to play music or create their own!  

      Portable Cornhole Toss Game Set

      Bring on the tweens to your house for a game of outdoor cornhole!  Includes PVC Framed Cornhole Toss, 8 bean bags, and traveling case.  Encourages socializing in the outdoors for a friendly competition with loved ones! 

      Money Maze Puzzle Box

      Give the gift of money with a twist!  The user has to solve the puzzle in order to get the money out!  Great as a funny surprise for your curious minded child! 

      Cooking Apron

      Give the gift of connection to your preteen this year.  Get them into the kitchen with you, and make it a memorable experience cooking together for the holidays.  Present them with this Personalized Apron as a gift alongside a handmade gift certificate for a bake-off with you!  

      Taco vs. Burrito

      Hilarious card game designed by a 7 year old for kids 7 and up!  Only takes 10-15 mins to play and is optimal for 2-4 players.  Let your child build the most valuable meal to win!  

      Jewelry Making Kit

      Your child will love practicing their creativity by designing and making their own jewelry with this kit. This all-in-one kit Includes all the tools, charms, beads and instructions needed to make jewelry, and is a wonderful way to explore the craft of jewelry-making.

      Mysterium Park Board Game

      This is a family-fun cooperative board game teens and parents will both enjoy playing together. Welcome to Mysterium Park! Its cotton candies, its circus and its dark secrets... The former director disappeared, but the investigation came to nothing. Since that night, weird things have happened at the fair. Psychics are convinced that a ghost haunts this carnival. When you play, the truth will be revealed! In this cooperative game of teamwork and deduction, players work together to solve the mystery. Best with four players, ages 10 and up.

          Forbidden Desert Board Game

          This fun game encourages your child to play as a team and strategize. Gear up for a thrilling adventure to recover a legendary flying machine buried deep in the ruins of an ancient desert city. You'll need to coordinate with your teammates and use every available resource if you hope to survive the scorching heat and relentless sandstorm. Find the flying machine and escape before you all become permanent artifacts of the Forbidden Desert. Great for building problem solving and critical thinking skills!

          • 2 to 5 players
          • Ages 10 and up
          • Playing time: 45 minutes

          Little Paper Planes

          This book is such a fun collection of constructible paper airplanes that your child will enjoy building then flying.

          Empower Poster Craft Kit

          One of the developmental tasks of a Preteen is to come to acknowledge, accept and appreciate who they are as a unique person. This is a lovely creative project to help preteens with that process and give their self-esteem a boost at the same time.

          Make Your Own Music Box

          The Music Box hole punch is a lovely gift for tweens and teens that encourages their creativity while they create their own melody.

          Ooze Tube

          The ooze tube is a great calming tool for all ages of children (and adults too!). 

          Funny Nose Pencil Sharpener

          A fun and functional gift for gradeschoolers up through early teens, this silly sharpener makes a great stocking stuffer!

          Glow In The Dark Wonder Stars

          If you had stars on your ceiling as a child, you'll know how terrific these are. If you didn't, wait until you lie with your child in her dark room looking at her glowing ceiling! Relaxing as kids fall asleep. Even teenagers love them.

          Hand Held Scalp Massager

          This massager is a great way for your tween and teens to unwind and relieve tension.

          No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms: Just Between Us

          This journal is a lovely way for moms and daughters to connect. The prompts cover a large variety of topics and there's a lot of free space to encourage creativity and discussion about whatever topics you find important. 

          Our Last Best Shot

          This is a present for parents of preteens. Our Last Best Shot shares the personal stories of twelve girls and boys from across America and helps provide insight for parents trying to raise well-adjusted children in this difficult age. 

          Mother and Son Letter Book

          This letter book is a wonderful way for mothers and sons to bond. The prompts are interesting and fun and encourage communicate between moms and their sons. 

          Between Dad and Me: A Father and Son Keepsake Journal

          If you're looking for a good way to build your father-son relationship, this journal is a wonderful way to engage both while responding to a variety of interactive prompts.

          Grateful Together: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Their Parents

          This journal is a beautiful way to inspire parents and children to communicate and share their gratitude. 

          Our Sharing Journal: Journal Notebook for Kids and Parents

          Both parents and kids can enjoy this simple and fun journal while connecting with each other.