Scratching your head about what to get the older kids on your holiday gift list? Check out the tween and teen gift guide! These tried and true items will bring smiles to the faces of both the kids receiving the gifts and their parents.
Kids will love the colors and the longer battery life. Plus, parents will love no longer hearing “My phone died” when you were unable to reach them. This phone case does double duty – protecting the phone and acting as a battery. I can attest that my daughter’s Mophie has taken some hard hits and held up well. And it was a life saver this morning when she said “My battery is almost dead.”
You know how some gifts are much bigger hits than you anticipated? That happened last year with these stocking stuffers. I thought they were fun, but they were played with pretty much all winter and made random appearances throughout the year. These are fun for any age. There area lot of different animals, from unicorns to sharks to to pigs in Hawaiian shirts to holiday options like snowmen, reindeer, and more, so options to match each person’s interests.
12 Days of Beauty Faves
My daughter’s fact lit up when she saw this at Target. It could be great to give as a gift as is and see if the recipient can do one door per day during the 12 Days of Christmas. Another option: all these items are stocking stuffer size. You could be done with just one purchase if you have someone who loves beauty and bath products.
Experiences create memories that last longer than most things and let’s face it, the time your kiddo is under the same roof is dwindling. Think about what your tween or teen loves and give a coupon good for a day, or more, out. Get ideas and specifics on experiences as gifts here.
Hint: If you can, schedule the outing for over the holiday break. School pressures aren’t so time consuming and it’s a bit easier to relax together.
My teen loves Alex & Ani bracelets, and I love that they have empowering messaging behind them. They’re a great way to reflect what’s important to your tween or teen, be it a favorite baseball team (Go Cubs!), memorable trip from this year, cause near and dear to their heart, or favorite animal (elephant for my girl).
These are not cheap, but some models were more affordable than I had realized. Make your tween or teen the documentarian of the family gatherings and have them put together movies of the fun. It’s also great for capturing their adventures, be it sledding, skiing or surfing somewhere warm.
Duffel Bag – for gym, dance, practice, yoga, travel anything
Teenagers are notoriously hard on their bags, and famously forgetful when it comes to leaving nasty items inside of them. Getting a fresh one is a gift to both of you, really. However, even if a new one isn’t needed for those activities, it may be good to have a clean one on hand for travel, including college visits. These cute Vera Bradley options are popular among my daughter’s friends.
I would want this even if didn’t have the fun Yoda quote on the front because I love products that make science fun. Add in keeping kids busy over break, and it’s a win for everyone.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has a pretty significant following of tween and teen fans, and the music he collaborated on for Moana is pretty great. It also includes some empowering messages great for tweens and teens.
For a few other fun Star Wars and Disney gift suggestions, check out fun ideas from my friend and Disney aficionado, Sherry Boswell, here.
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