30 cool gift ideas for tween girls 9-12, all tween girl approved
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The super popular half-pack is now available in a hot new out-of-the-blue navy color.
Each box contains a new release hardcover, along with 3-5 fun items around the theme of the book
5 colors in sizes for tweens…and babies, and kids, and teens, and you.
$25+, By Keeks with Love
With a magic-obsessed tween girl in our ranks, she has the Thames & Kosmos magic kits at the top of her list.
However long you think they’ll want to stay, add a few hours. Trust us.
Shown here: Spins Hudson; prices vary at locations near you
Lots of sizes and colors from Tumbl-Trak, a top-rated gym mat company
$152 and up, Amazon
Top-of-the-line entry ukelele made of gorgeous mahogany and a walnut fingerboard.
$71.99, Kala Brand
“A diverse galaxy of heroes and villains, renegades and rogues, caretakers and, sometimes, unscrupulous scum.”
$19.46 Amazon, or your local indie bookseller
Bluetooth wireless speaker, voice and sound effects, and LED lights? SOLD.
$39.99, Amazon; smaller one available for $24.99
If your kids liked the movie, they’ll love this collaborative board game for up to 4 players.
$17.89 on sale, Target
Also see our picks for 7 great new board games for the family that take 30 minutes or less
Great gift for future astronomers and current star-gazers, at a nice price
$77.99, Best Buy
Kristen swears by this gift for a tween girl, as endorsed by her own braiding-crazy tween daughter.
Our tweens absolutely love this kit which lets them build a Brickhead who looks just like them.
$23.99, Barnes & Noble
If you weren’t aware, yes it’s still around, and yes, our tweens still love it.
$19.99/1-year subscription, MAD Magazine
From Tech will Save us, it’s a craft, a STEM project, and a set of cool accessories when she’s done.
Oh, and did we mention it glows in the dark?
$20, Uncommon Goods