Tweens are at a complicated age where they could still be considered ‘kids’ but aren’t quite fully fledged teenagers yet. Therefore, this makes finding the ideal gift for a tween incredibly difficult.
It has a lot to do with personal taste and you’re probably best doing some adequate research to find out more about their likes and interests in order to choose a gift that you know they will love. But don’t worry, we’ve done all this hard work for you (you can thank us later) and have come up with six great gift ideas, perfect for tweens.
Every tween needs a watch, it’s an essential part of life these days and while you might argue they will just use their mobile phone, a watch is a handy accessory to have – mainly because it has no chance of ever falling out of your pocket and into the toilet or onto the ground only to return with a smashed display screen.
Take a look at online store Tic Watches, who offer a huge range of timepieces for all ages. A watch is the kind of gift the receiver will get a lot of use out of and it won’t end up at the back of the cupboard a few weeks later.
Tablets are growing immensely popular, with thousands of people choosing to access the Internet via a handheld mobile device instead of a desktop each day. A tablet is compact, which makes it easy to take around with you and its versatility is one of the things that make it so popular amongst tweens.
You can’t beat a bicycle as a gift for a tween. It allows them to get active and get their adrenaline pumping through their veins. The great thing about having a bike is the fact that you can take it anywhere. According to the NHS, Cycling is the third most popular recreational activity in the UK with an estimated 3.1 million people riding bicycles each month.
- Board Game
If you’re trying to hold on to their childhood for as long as possible, consider picking up some board games as a way of turning back the time to when the family could play together and enjoy an evening of fun.
Tweens these days still enjoy a good old fashioned game night and you have tons of options to choose from, such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Pictionary, Battleship and chess. This is a great way to quietly encourage some more quality family time with your tweens, whilst getting them away from Instagram or the Playstation for a while too!
If your tween has shown a lot of interest in something such as a sport or hobby of some kind, it may be a great idea to give them a few lessons in that same field. A lot of kids are going to self-defence classes on a weekly basis such as karate, jujitsu and other forms of martial arts to develop important skills.
According to Net Mums, ‘Martial arts aren’t just about physical prowess – the sport is also about training the mind and spirit so children learn skills they can take into other areas of their life.’ Hone their creativity and encourage them to pursue their passions. If they enjoy music and want to start piano lessons, a gift offering these lessons will be of much more value to them than you perhaps realise.
Tweens tend to go out without a wallet or purse to hold their pocket money in, which means it can be incredibly easy to misplace or even lose, especially if your tween is active and keeps their change in their pocket. Pick them up a nice wallet or purse to ensure their pennies are kept safe and sound.
Tweens aren’t as terrifying to buy for as you might have thought and you can’t go wrong with one of the suggestions featured above!