Our 10 best gifts for tween boys and girls in 2020

 

These are seriously the coolest gifts for tween boys and girls from small businesses right now — in fact, you may even have a teen who likes them too. Hey, we want some for ourselves! 

Our 10 Best Gifts for Tweens 9-12 | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

 

 

 

All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion. (We know that's rare.)

There are affiliate links in this guide, which means that some purchases will generate a small commission that helps support our own small woman-owned business, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting us!

All prices accurate at time of publication but subject to change.

Be sure to visit all of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide categories for even more fabulous gift ideas
including 50+ cool gifts for kids and teens, all under $15

 

 

 

Our 10 best gifts for tweens: Just Like Me book subscription for children of color (or any children) | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Just Like Me curated monthly book subscription

Designed for children of color, but fantastic for any children at all. Representation matters.
Alternatively, buy a gift card supporting a favorite indie bookshop like Harriett’s Bookshop in Philadelphia. They could probably use a break from screen time anyway.

$28/mo, Just Like Me
Discounts for pre-paid 3-, 6-, 12- month subscriptions

 

Related: 
The best subscription gifts for kids of all ages this year
8 of the best book subscription boxes for kids of all ages

Our 10 best gifts for tweens: Among Us beanies | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Among Us Beanies

Is your kid obsessed with the hottest game of the year too? These hats aren’t sus at all…

$18, DennyPam Art

Our 10 best gifts for tweens: Jewelry making kit from Saskia | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

DIY choker making kit

A big step up from the plastic stuff. From a cool Brooklyn jewelry maker and mom, who knows kids need a few projects these days.

$25, Saskia (choose from skull, peace sign, or star)

Our 10 best gifts for tweens: Magneto skateboards | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Kids skateboard

You can also find a perfect one from a local skate shop that would love your business right now.

A “sugar wish” to customize their own candy box

We love this small business — and so do our tweens! They now offer cookie and popcorn boxes too.

$19.98-79, Sugar Wish
Save 10% on your first purchase when you subscribe

Our 10 best gifts for tweens from small businesses: Crazy Aarons new holiday Thinking Putty tins | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

Crazy Aaron’s Winter Putty Collection

You put together your own choices, from Rudolph’s Nose to Mintertime. (Ha, Mintertime.)

$10-20/ea, Putty World (or local specialty toy stores)

Our 10 best gifts for tweens: Comic Garage subscription box | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Monthly comic book subscription box

We’ve shared a lot of our favorite subscription gifts for kids recently, and we love options like this, customized to their own tastes and interests. Definitely nice to have something to look forward to each month!

$21.99/mo, Cratejoy

Our 10 best gifts for tweens: Ice Monster Snow Tube | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Ice Monster Snow Tube

Grab those sleighs and snow tubes now, while you can! Trust us on that one.

$25, Fat Brain Toys

Our 10 best gifts for tween boys and girls: Pikachu case for Nintendo Switch and Switch light | Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

Pikachu case for Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite

Managed to find a Switch these days? Good for you! Now be sure they take very good care of it. 

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