Christmas Gift Guide Tweens

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

November 5, 2021

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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 hard 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.


Build Your Own Mini Builds

Build Your Own Mini Builds

Build Your Own Mini Builds are a new set of four exciting eco-friendly kits that children will have great fun building with their grownups. Designed by award-winning Build Your Own, the Mini Builds are made from 100% sustainable cardboard and paper, and once assembled, deliver maximum fun!

Promoting less tech and more family time, the Mini Builds are designed for children aged 8+ but are ideal as a family activity, where quality time can be fun and educational. Collaborative team activities help to develop essential skills which children can use in class, with friends and later in life. These innovative plastic-free kits come with everything you need inside the box.


Dodpelephant RAYRC Stunt Car

Dodoelephant RAYRC Stunt Car Series

This double-sided Stunt car is equipped with 3 Heads parts for replacement, each has a unique colour. Play it with your kids at night to enjoy a cool lights show.

Compared with others, the lights and 3 heads parts add more fun elements to this RC stunt car. Kids will not easy to get bored with it. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift or birthday gift for your little one, this is your best choice. Put your work on hold, and play with your children, enjoy family time.


Neon Effect Message Frame

Neon Effect Message Frame

Leave notes, doodles or be wildly artistic on this cool LED light-up message board. The 23cm square frame is made from plastic and features a central glass panel for writing your messages. Use the bright, vibrant neon pens to create your messages, choose from pink, green and orange.

The frame can be hung on the wall or stands free on any flat surface. Turn the frame on and watch as your message illuminates with a bright neon effect glow. Simply wipe clean using a dry cloth and start all over again. Be inspired!


Matt Haig Christmas Collection

Matt Haig Christmas Series 3 Books Collection Set

A festive trio of Christmas books from Matt Haig

  • The Girl Who Saved Christmas – It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper”s workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her.
  • A Boy Called Christmas – You are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away.
  • Father Christmas and Me – It isn”t always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day – even in July – and when you fail all your toy-making tests.

Roald Dahl George's Marvellous Experiment Kit

Roald Dahl George’s Marvellous Experiment Kit

In this amazing science kit, there are loads of safe, fun-filled experiments, inspired by Roald Dahl’s terrific tale.

Use safe household ingredients to see how chocolate can make George grow, create bubbling, firecracker potions, make a chicken shrink, Grandma launch in the air like a rocket and loads more.

  • Includes 15 amazing experiments
  • Make loads of bubby, stretchy, gooey potions
  • Make Grandma fly like a rocket, a chicken shrink…and loads more

Helix Oxford Fountain Pen

Helix Oxford Fountain Pen

Perfect for school use this Helix Oxford Fountain pen is comfortable to hold and boasts a premium steel tip for excellent writing control.


MyFirst Sketch Book

myFirst Sketch book

Be eco-friendly with this amazing gadget. Let your child draw out incredibly without using a single piece of paper and without any mess. With built-in memory, you can now save your child’s every single masterpiece. This Sketch Book delivers a seamless experience to transfer your child’s work to your preferred devices by pairing it with myFirst Sketch book app.

Feel proud and share your child’s work with the world! With built-in memory, it can now save your child’s every single masterpiece and watch live on your phone as they draw and write.


Sussed Card Game Action Blue

Sussed Card Game – Action Blue

Discover what other players have to say about meeting their ancestors, joining Hollywood, flying jet packs, protecting the Arctic, hosting talk shows – and much, much more.

  • Challenge your family & friends to see who knows who best
  • How wrong can you be?! Win Sussed Points!
  • The multi-award winning, travel-sized, social health improving card game
  • Video-call friendly | Over 200 conversation starter questions, Over 650 answers, 36 ABC and Joker cards | 2 – 8 Players
  • Suitable for ages 10+

Sussed Card Game - Emotional Intelligence

Sussed Card Game – Emotional Intelligence

Discover what other players have to say about finding courage in unlikely places, getting locked in a bookshop, being a worry warrior – and much, much more.

  • Challenge your family & friends to see who knows who best
  • How wrong can you be?! Win Sussed Points!
  • The multi-award winning, travel-sized, social health improving card game
  • Video-call friendly | 220 conversation starter questions, 660 answers, 150 scoresheets | 2 – 10 Players
  • Suitable for ages 10+

Geomag Mechanics Loops And Turns Construction Set

Geomag Mechanics Loops and Turns 130 Piece Construction Set

Mechanics Gravity Magnetic Track harnesses the invisible forces of magnetism and gravity through original and surprising means. The spheres inside the circuit are set in motion by an innovative magnetic cannon that uses the force of attraction of the accelerating magnet. Gravity is the innovative evolution of the Geomag Mechanics line.

Mechanics Gravity is a STEM product that can truly stimulate curiosity and inspire to learn more about science.


Tweens - Halocline Swim Accessories

Halocline Swim Accessories

The tween years are when schools typically start their learn to swim programmes. So why not be ahead of the game and prepared with some new Halocline swimming accessories added underneath the Christmas tree this year.

  • Swim Googles
  • Swim Cap

Vetman and his Bionic Animal Clan

Vetman and his Bionic Animal Clan

Join Vetman, Imogen, Findlay and a whole cast of incredible bionic animals as they save animal companions everywhere from the evil plans of The Man With No Name – just in time for Christmas! An amazing animal adventure for readers aged 7-11 from Noel Fitzpatrick, Channel 4’s SUPERVET.

This is the perfect Christmas escapade for animal and adventure lovers everywhere, in a bright, fun hardback package ideal for gifting. It is Noel Fitzpatrick’s first book for younger readers, following his Sunday Times Bestselling memoirs Listening to the Animals: Becoming the Supervet and How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet. Black-and-white illustrations bring the story to life.


Win a Neon Effect Message Board

To inspire your budding tween artist or simply a cool way to share messages, we are lucky enough to have a Neon Effect Message Board to giveaway.

PRIZE: Neon Effect Message Board

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