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Perfect excuse to say, “go play outside!”
$149.99 on sale, Target
The ultimate cool tween gift of 2017 for sure. They can’t have too many.
$38.99, Mermaid Pillow Co
In boys and girls sizes, you can customize them or let them do it themselves with a gift card. So fun.
$50+, Nike Store Online
Which one goes first? Our vote is Strawberry Iced.
$8.99, Always Fits
Be warned: They will ask to wear them to school.
Use code CPM20 for 20% off!
Like Cards Against Humanity but…for kids. Still our favorite, irreverent family game, and a perfect tween gift for the holidays.
Yes, even when it’s cold outside. Because, sno cones.
$39.99 on sale at Amazon, including flavored syrups
High tech meets “get outside, will you?” These incredible balls connect to your phone to amp up training.
We hope they never outgrow Totoro but when they do, this is some awesome Ghibli merch.
$20+, Hot Topic
Because is anything cooler for a tween gift than Steven Universe? Basically…no.
You can never have enough seriously awesome shoes. Okay so you can if you’re 10. But still.
The first seven books in Kazu Kibuishi’s best-selling series, capturing imaginations of kids about 8-11.
$63.67 on sale, Scholastic
So real, we tried them out and fooled some really worried neighbors.
Cool jewelry doesn’t have to be spendy. It just has to be, you know…cool.
$59, Peggy Li
Use code COOLMOM for free shipping
And some time to sit far, far away from you with headphones on. (Sorry!)
Even if you don’t know Undertale, your cool tween does. They’ll loooooove this.
$20, Lisu Works
The digital series isn’t the newest from POSITIV but it’s still super cool and the price is fantastic.
The only thing cooler than getting a fave Star Wars video game is getting to build their own.
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