Christmas Gift Guide Tweens

Christmas Gift Guide | What to buy for tweens (8-12 years) this Christmas

November 5, 2022

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Christmas is rapidly approaching, and before we know it we will all be tucking into the Christmas dinner and wondering what all the fuss was about during the past few weeks. There is no denying that gift buying can be stressful during the festive period, especially when buying for children.

Toddlers and school-age children are often not as challenging as those tweens. The delicate age that is usually around the end of primary school and the begging of secondary before those teenage years hit. They are not quite there yet, and you may find they are in an in-between period in terms of interests and passions. So what sort of gifts are perfect for this tween age range? I have scoured the stores to find some fabulous options for you to consider.

What to buy Tweens this Christmas

You might want something that has a bit of longevity or that will ignite a passion for reading or exploring new subjects. It can often feel like a tough decision to make, but now is not the time to worry. Below are some gift options perfect for tweens. Don’t forget to check out the competition and enter for your chance to win an incredible prize perfect for your tween.

Ben Miller Christmas Box Set

Ben Miller Christmas Box Set 

Buy From: Books2Door

The Night I Met Father Christmas: That all changes when, one Christmas Eve, Jackson meets Father Christmas and hears his incredible story. So begins an enchanting fairy-tale into a magical snowy landscape, where Torvil, a mean-spirited and miserly elf, is about to discover the true meaning of Christmas. This might not have been the story Jackson was expecting but, as Father Christmas tells him, no good story ever is…

The Boy Who Made the World Disappear: Harrison tries his best to be good. He doesn’t steal, he always shares with his sister and he never cheats at board games, but Harrison also has a BIG flaw … He can’t control his temper! So when he’s given a black hole instead of a balloon at a party, Harrison jumps at the chance to get rid of everything that makes him cross. But when it’s not just things he hates that are disappearing into the black hole but things he loves, too, Harrison starts to realise that sometimes you should be careful what you wish for…

The Day I Fell Into a Fairy Tale: Lana loves stories. Especially the ones she and her brother, Harrison, share in their make-believe games. But when Harrison decides he’s too grown-up to play with Lana she finds herself feeling lonely. Until something magical happens…Hidden in the strange new supermarket in town, Lana discovers a portal to a fairy tale world! But these aren’t the happy-ever-after fairy tales that Lana knows, they are darker and more dangerous, and the characters need Lana’s help to defeat an evil witch.

Finish This Book - Keri Smith

Finish This Book – Keri Smith 

Buy From: Amazon

Dear Reader,
One dark and stormy night, I found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park…
I collected and assembled them, trying to solve the mystery of this unexpected discovery, and I am now passing the task on to you.
Your mission is to become the new author of this work. You will continue the research and provide the content. In order to complete the task, you will have to undergo some secret intelligence training, which I have included in this volume. Since no one knows what lies ahead, please proceed with caution, but know…
This book does not exist without you.
Yours truly,
Keri Smith

Geomag Mechanics Challenge Strike

Geomag Mechanics Challenge Strike

Buy From: Coolshop

Learning about the amazing world of magnets and mechanical construction with a super fun game in the Geomag Mechanics Challenge Strike! Build the construction first, and then be ready for hours of fun either alone or in competition with others, where precision, timing and dexterity are the keys to victory. With as many as 185 individual parts, both the construction itself and the subsequent gaming experience are challenging and educational for everyone involved. 

  • 185 individual parts
  • For 1-4 players
  • From 7 years

Kikkerland Invisible Pen & Light

Kikkerland Invisible Pen & Light

Buy From: Stanfords

Invisible ink pen for writing secret messages or passwords and reveal messages with the UV light in the tip. Ideal for passwords, numbers, or secrets.

Kikkerland Skull Money Bank

Kikkerland Skull Money Bank

Buy From: Amazon

The image of the skull has long been associated with death and evil, and so has money. Here we have combined the two in a humorous, sometimes macabre yet totally useful skull coin bank. Made of durable ceramic with a rubber stopper at the base for coin removal, this is the perfect gift for the lover of anatomy and all things a little dark.

  • Scary black skull money bank
  • Rubber stopper to remove coins
  • Made of ceramic
  • It is the perfect gift for the lover of anatomy and all things a little dark

Legends of Akedo Powerstorm

The Legends of Akedo are back for their third series and ready for some Battle Action! Introducing the Legends of Akedo Powerstorm! Amped up with their Elemental Powers from water, earth, fire, light, lightning and shadow the Akedo Warriors are ready to battle up a storm with new Weapons, Fighting Styles and Game Play.

Legends of Akedo Powerstorm Triple Strike Tag Team Arena

Buy From: Smyths, Amazon, Argos

Children build their own Ultimate Akedo Warrior Team and enter the Legends of Akedo Powerstorm Triple Strike Tag Team Arena – this is next-level battling action. The aim is to defeat all three warriors on the opposing team to achieve the Ultimate Split Strike. The Triple Strike Tag Team Arena works with all Akedo Warriors in the range so children can now have their very own Akedo tournament.

This action-packed Arena comes with:

  • Two exclusive warriors
  • Over 40 real battle sound effects
  • A Split Strike button
  • Light up Scoreboard

Legends of Akedo Powerstorm Mega Strike Controller

Buy From: Smyths, Amazon, Argos, Tesco

In addition, the brand-new Akedo Powerstorm series brings endless opportunities to power up the battles and unleash the elements to create a storm with the launch of the Mega Strike Controller with Elemental Punch Action!

First, choose one of four elemental power pieces, water, shadow (wind), earth or fire. Attach the chosen element to the controller, and as they press the trigger to battle, the Power Gauge on the controller will start to build up its power. Once full Power Mode is reached, push the button on top to unleash a Mega Strike to take out the opponent.​ Use the number slide on the Mega Strike Controller to keep score.

  • Power Up your battle and unleash the power of the storm with the Mega Strike Controller with Elemental Punch Action!
  • Choose your Elemental power and attach it to your Element to the Controller.
  • Pull your trigger and build up your power and unleash a massive Mega Strike!
  • The Mega Strike Controller includes an Exclusive Fire Strike Chux Turbo Action Figure, only available in this Pack.
  • Includes 4 Elemental power Pieces!

Legends of Akedo Powerstorm Battle Giants

Buy From: Smyths, Amazon, Tesco, The Entertainer

Get ready for some SUPER SIZED Battle Action with the brand-new Legends of Akedo Powerstorm Battle Giants! There are four new Battle Giant Warrior Action Figures to collect and battle with throughout the Powerstorm Series. Volcrag, Shatterclaw, Tremor Fist Tailwhip and Bucktooth.

A Hothead who’s about to erupt into action with his fists of lava, Volcrag is power-boosted by fire. Tremor Fist Tailwhip is a Dinosaur, born to cause damage and is power-boosted by the earth. A BIG hitter with HUGE teeth, Bucktooth is power-boosted by shadow (wind). Shatterclaw sends chills up the spine of his opponents with his fists of jagged ice and is power-boosted by water.

Miss M Online Classes

Miss M Online Classes

Buy From: Miss M Online Classes

The online business course “Young Entrepreneurs: How To Start A Business As A Child”  introduces children 8+ to a comprehensive marketing program that helps young entrepreneurs discover business ideas and monetize their talents. With core business concepts presented in a kid-friendly way and illustrated with life-based examples, the course offers proper business education for kids that is beyond a lemonade stand.

Available as an individual course and in a bundle with other business courses for kids at 30% off.

Molly Brown Butterfly Necklace 

Molly Brown Monarch Butterfly Silver Necklace

Buy From: Molly Brown

This a stunning keepsake gift for a stylish young woman, ready to spread her wings and fly. Fluttering just above her heart, this exclusive sterling silver butterfly necklace with gracefully folded wings is keepsake jewellery at its finest.

Whether you are gifting her first piece of jewellery, marking a milestone or simply purchasing because she loves butterflies, this necklace is guaranteed to bring a smile to her face. The beautiful Monarch Butterfly Necklace can be paired with a matching bracelet and earrings.

Osmo Coding Starter Kit

Osmo Coding Starter Kit

Buy From: Amazon

Transform your child’s tablet into a hands-on coding adventure. Designed for ages 5–10, the Osmo Coding Starter Kit builds coding skills in progression with 3 hands-on learning games. Watch your child learn to code as they connect colourful blocks of code in the physical world to chart the adventure on their screen.

Use hands-on physical blocks, and coding commands, to control the character Awbie on a fun-filled adventure (Coding Awbie), an introduction to coding. Use coding blocks to learn coding’s creative side while developing an ear for rhythm, melody, and harmony – make your beat come alive, and learn patterns & loops with over 300+ musical sounds (Coding Jam).

Share a composed Jam with family, friends & the Jam community. Solve advanced side-by-side coding puzzles solo or with others, playing at their own level, using teamwork & strategy to unlock new worlds & coding 60+ puzzles (Coding Duo).

TCL 306 Phone 

TCL 306 Phone 

Buy From: TCL

As tweens approach the end of primary school, it might be the right time to think about purchasing their first smartphone in order to keep in contact with you and your family members. The TCL range of phones offers both high-quality but at a competitive price point that won’t break the bank.

  • 5000 MAH Battery – Enjoy fun and do your daily tasks with a 2-day battery¹ made smarter. Intelligent charging mode helps the battery to prolong its lifespan.
  • 6.52″ NXTVision Display – A vast 6.52″HD+ screen uses AI optimization. It intuitively adapts to your watching, reading and gaming scenarios. You will see enriched colours, amplified contrast and superior clarity in real-time.
  • 3GB RAM – The Helio G25 octa-core delivers fluid and reliable performance. A built-in deep optimization ensures all systems are running smoothly for longer without major slowdowns³. 3GB RAM gives enough power to enjoy using the latest Android™ 12.
  • 13MP Triple Camera – Use gestures shot with a 13MP rear camera. The Double Super PDAF sensor now delivers focus accuracy more accessible and faster throughout the day.
  • 32MB Storage – Keep your photos, apps, and videos in ample 32GB storage or expand easily up to 512GB with an external micro SD card.

Uncharted Blu-Ray

Uncharted DVD & Blu-Ray

Buy From: Amazon

In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg go on the dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found”. Based on one of the best-selling video games of all time.

Clever thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is advertised by veteran treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune that Ferdinand Magellan lost 500 years ago. What begins as a great Heist action evolves for the duo into a fast-paced race around the world to reach the treasure of the ruthless Moncada (Antonio Banderas) who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs.

When Nate and Sully can decode all clues and solve one of the oldest puzzles in the world, they have a chance to find a prey worth five billion dollars, and maybe even Nate’s long-lost brother… But only when they learn to work together.

Xbox Pattern Kids Black and Green Bedding Set

Xbox Pattern Kids Black and Green Bedding Set

Buy From: Argos

This officially licensed Xbox duvet set is an essential addition to the bedroom of any fan of the video gaming brand, featuring the classic controller image on a black ground. Includes one single duvet cover and one pillowcase perfect for updating a tweens bedroom as well as indulging in their passions.

Win a Play Osmo Coding Starter Kit for iPad

To inspire your budding tween into a world of coding, we are fortunate enough to have Osmo Coding Starter Kit for iPad to giveaway.

PRIZE: Osmo Coding Starter Kit for iPad

To enter, complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

Play Osmo – Coding Starter Kit for iPad

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