Are you already thinking about Christmas? If you’re already building a budget and searching for trendy gifts you’ve come to the right place. Getting your Christmas gift ideas arranged early means you’ll have better control of your money, you have more time to find well-thought-out gifts and you won’t end up panic-buying on Christmas Eve!
If you have a tween girl in your life – usually aged between 9-12 – you’re probably going to need as much time as possible to find the right gift for them. The period between childhood and those tricky teenage years is often difficult. They may still enjoy their dolls and their playsets, but they’re also moving towards tech and the latest trends. If your tween is a little older, they may have started to show an interest in makeup and skincare.
To give you some guidance, I’ve gathered some trendy gift ideas that your tween will love and if your tween is turning 12 soon check out these toys suitable for 12-year-old girls.
An instant camera
If you’re old enough to remember instant cameras they probably remind you of blurred, low-quality pictures that your parents would stick to the fridge. However, fast forward to 2020 and you’ll find that technology has moved on a little. Whether your tween has a smartphone or not, this is a great way to get them away from screens and capturing those amazing moments without the need to upload to social media.
They can instantly print selfies and candid shots in a gorgeous retro style that will be the envy of all their friends. They can decorate their room with pics, create a scrapbook or their very own photo albums.
Adorable graphic tees
If you’ve got your own growing tween, we know you don’t exactly have all the time in the world to flip through fashion mags and browse the internet to figure out which tees are best. Finding nice clothes for your tween can be tricky, especially when it comes to everyday essentials like t-shirts. While it’s essential to find tees that will wash well and hold up after many inevitable spills and stains, it’s also vital for them to be fashionable—something that your girl looks and feels great wearing. Get these cute cat-themed shirts to help show out your girl’s happy and cheerful personality. It is definitely pretty and can be worn daily. Check out Threadheads for their huge selection of designs for funny, cute, and cool t-shirts. On top of the awesome, unique prints, Threadhead shirts are made from ethically sourced cotton while the designs are printed using water-based pigments that are OEKO-TEX certified and CPSIA compliant for the best quality.
A new backpack
They may already have a bag for school, but what about something for the weekend, when they’re out with friends, or accompanying you to the shops (as long as you don’t embarrass them of course). A cute mini-backpack is ideal for carrying all their essentials without the need for a bulky handbag. Find one that’s big enough to carry their phone, purse, hairbrush, lip balm, even their favorite collectables and they’ll love this super cute but super practical gift.
Is your tween developing their own style? Why not give their style a bit of a boost with some added pieces of bling? Earrings, chokers, bracelets, even stackable rings will make them look trendy, cool, cute or whatever they want to be. Don’t worry, you don’t have to head to the jewellers to spoil them with something overly expensive. Thankfully, you can pick up some cute jewellery pieces online or on the high street without the hefty price tag. Alternatively, gift them the opportunity to get their ears pierced.
And finally, pampering gifts
Kids certainly have things a little easier than we do, however, kids these days are under a lot of pressure and stress. So, it’s important for them to find time to relax, unwind and look after their mental health. Choosing gifts with relaxation and pampering in mind could help your tween achieve this. Think bath bombs and pamper gifts.
A gorgeously, fluffy bathrobe or onesie, weighted blankets, bath bombs and bath sets, slippers and even a plush bean bag or floor lounger will help them relax and even help keep those sudden mood swings at bay.