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
$36/mo with discounts for longer subscriptions
5 colors in sizes for tweens…and babies, and kids, and teens, and you.
$30, 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
Yes, you can order them for adults, too
Starting at $28 for 3 choices, Sugarfina
Lots of sizes and colors from Tumbl-Trak, a top-rated gym mat company
$71 and up, Amazon
Top-of-the-line entry ukelele made of gorgeous mahogany and a walnut fingerboard.
“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…all that’s missing is James Corden.
Also available as a coffee mug…for hot cocoa.
$24.99, The Trini Gee
The strategy game that makes an awesome gift for a cool tween girl
$19.99 on sale, Amazon
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
$64 and (way way) up, Amazon
Kristen swears by this gift for a tween girl, as endorsed by her own braiding-crazy tween daughter.
If you weren’t aware, yes it’s still around, and yes, our tweens still love it.
$19.99/1-year subscription, MAD Magazine
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