So I had alittle hunt around for some gifts that will hopefully satisfy this tricky age without being too grown up. I think the key is a sense of fun without being “babyish”.
I’ve also gone for a group of gifts from independents – it’s a tough old world out there and the big boys can do without the extra exposure! For Tweens I’d say it’s not about one thing but how you can theme gifts together.
I wouldn’t just buy a print for a tween; it definitely needs to be a part of a present . This Dream Big print is fun enough to go into the teenage years and it’s a great positive sentiment for a young person – and it will a lovely reminder to the person that receives it. The simples black and white version is perfect for the tween and will easily fit into that move from a room full of primary colours to a more personal teen room.
Proper Post has some great stationary gifts that you can bundle together to make that little stationary addict very happy. How can any girl tween not like Rainbow Ombre Foil Washi Tape?
From cheap and cheerful to a little more pricey – but long lasting! (My measure of cost per use comes in handy here…. ) This gorgeous Neon Cloud Light by Love Inc is £195 but it lasts for 50,000 hours. So its value for money really? On my cost per use excuse; and you can make your tween do the maths just for fun.., the cost per hour is ( errr…. oh heck… calculator help me!) 39p per hour. So its not that bad when you think of it that way….? It’ll last them for years and as its portable it can travel with them when they head off to college!
Another room idea for a tween is a Garland. Garlands can make a bedroom more “grown up” but still fun. I love the range by Hooray Henry and this Cactus garland is a little more grown up than a string of dinosaurs! It would be great as part of a themed gift, there are so many cool cactus gifts out there.
My tween has got very into making things and kits are perfect, no dashing down to the shop to get the missing bit of kit. I love this cross stitch kit Make Today Amazing by The Make Arcade. If they get really into cross stitch you can pop back to the site when they turn 18 for the Pass the Prosecco kit!
Another great kit is a make your own bobble hat. We love a bobble hat and learning to make your own you’ll have a necessary lifetime skill. This is a simple pattern for a beginner so any tween could tackle it.