Tweens and early teens can be so tricky to buy for, can’t they? They are just growing out of the toys phase yet they are often too young to really be interested in clothes, sneakers and makeup, which can make this a difficult age to buy for. This is why we are sharing with you a few perfect gift ideas for tweens and early teens today, in the hope that we can help you out.
The gift or reading
You can never go wrong with books. We all know the benefits of reading so we want our children to enjoy reading. The best way for them to enjoy reading is to surround them with books so that they have plenty to choose from and for them to see books as a treat. Hopefully, you have always bought them books up until now anyway, and this is one of those gifts that you will be able to keep on buying them through all ages. Just take the time to check out their current favourite authors, series and genres, and the titles that they have already read. Along with buying them a firm favourite, spend time finding them a completely new tale, something fresh for them to read and enjoy.
Think technology and gadgets
We use our tech all of the time, so the likelihood is that your children have been itching to get their hands on some of it for a while now. If your daughter loves her music and is always dancing around the kitchen, treat her to her own iPod or MP3 player. She will feel so grown up and this is the gift that keeps on giving as you can buy her music for it at every future gifting opportunity. Or maybe your son has had his eye on getting his own cell phone, so check out websites such as https://smarty.co.uk/blog/student-sim for no minimum contract deals and flexibility. If they are moving onto high school, maybe they need their own tablet or laptop? Then there are always games consoles, there are new ones coming out all the time.
The other bonus with all of these gadgets? They don’t take up much room, and we know we are not alone in wanting to cut down on ‘stuff’!
Make it a personal experience
Take a little extra time and go for something more personal. There are thousands of businesses out there offering personalised services now, so think about their favourite things in the world and then consider how you can add a personalised twist to it. You could also create something for them, and you need not be crafty in order to do this. You could put together a keepsake package for them or film a short video with their friends and family. Or perhaps it has been their lifelong dream to have riding lessons, visit Disneyland, have their very own star or see a Broadway show. The possibilities are endless, and at this age, they are likely to appreciate the time spent with you or messages behind any personalised gifts, treasuring them and memories of them always.
What else would you add to these suggestions for tweens and teens?
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