I hear it over and over again: “What gift should I buy my tween daughter/granddaughter/friend’s daughter?”
When girls hit the tween years, they seem to become more and more difficult to purchase for. Their requests come with higher price tags and what is popular today may no longer be popular tomorrow.
To help, I’ve compiled a list of top holiday gifts for tween girls this holiday season with varying price points. And, be sure to scroll down for the American Girl Doll “Girl of the Year” Saige giveaway.
1. Interactive Tekno Robotic Puppy
So it may not be exactly the puppy they’ve been asking for but it has a lot less clean up and still provides a lot of fun. The Tekno Robotic Puppy reacts to motion, voice and touch. It lights up , makes noises and comes with a free app that lets those electronic obsessed tweens control it. Check out this online video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0bm02N4FuM. You can pick up Tekno Robotic Puppy at your local BJ’s Wholesale Club for $49.99 (which is much cheaper than I’ve seen it online).
2. Hair Ties
These are not the scrunchies of our day. They are elastic ties made out of soft fabric. You can find them with beads or without. They have become all the rage with my tween daughter and are a great stocking stuffer. Make it a gift set by pairing the hair ties with a brush set and fun colored hair dryer.
3. Pillow Pets Glow Pets
Just when I thought the pillow pet craze was over it’s back with a vengeance and a night light. The Pillow Pets Glow Pets are plush little friends that light up and are perfect for those tweens that are starting to outgrow the night light. BJ’s has the pets available for $24.99.
4. Rainbow Loom
Colored duct tape is so last year! Its all about the Rainbow Loom. The colorful rubber band bracelets are popping up everywhere. I like them because it provides my tween a creative outlet away from a screen. The kits can be purchased online and extra bands can be purchased from many local retailers including Michael’s Craft Store.
5. Furby Boom
Here’s another one making a come back. Furby is re-hatching and this time with all new colors and an app. Tweens can hatch, raise, clean, x-ray, feed, poop (eww!) and much more with the Furby Boom app. Furby’s personality is shaped by playing with him and new Furblings can be hatched on the app.
6. American Girl Dolls
Popular when I was a child, American Girl dolls are still a hit today with new options and a “Girl of the Year”. Since the holidays are a time for splurging, these higher priced dolls often make it on many tween girls’ lists. If the tween girl in your life already has a doll, consider purchasing outfits and accessories. American Girl is running many great promotions throughout the holidays. Be sure to sign up for their e-mail list to receive all of their notifications.
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