Tweens can be notoriously hard to purchase gifts for, that in-between age where they are very much out of younger age toys but still too young for grown up teenage gifts. You may not feel comfortable buying make up, or even know where to start when it comes to buying computer games, shopping for gifts for tweens really can be a minefield!
To save you time standing in shopping aisles, wondering what gifts for tweens may be acceptable, here are some affordable gift ideas that tweens will love to open on Christmas Day!
Gifts For Tweens…
Whereas I had to wait until I was 16 to have a mobile phone that would only store 10 text messages, children these days are given their parents old phones at a significantly younger age. However taking an iPhone into school will fill most people with dread – have you ever known a child who doesn’t drop things? Especially expensive items! With a full 5″ FWVGA+ screen and 5 megapixel camera, the Alcatel 1 is a fantastic first phone for tweens to prove how responsible they can be. be as social as you wish to be, surf the web, use Google for homework and project research and take as many selfies as you like with the 2 megapixel front facing camera.
This truly is a nifty smartphone that comes at a fraction of the cost of main manufacturer’s but offers equally as many fabulous features. Working on the Android Oreo system, update your phone with relevant apps from Google Play and keep up with the crowd. With various cheap no contract SIM cards available, your tween can be connected as soon as the Alcatel 1 is out of the box. The battery is long lasting, giving reassurance to parents when they need to contact their tween – no more complaints about not having enough battery life left. With 8GB of memory available, there is enough storage for masses of selfies, with the option of increasing memory storage to 32GB. A great all round phone that will appeal to tweens and older generations too! You can purchase the Alcatel 1 from Very for £69.99 (as at 18/10/18) and is available in black or white for the fashion conscious tweens!
Hallmark Itty Bittys
You may have already realised we are huge Itty Bitty fans in our house, the adorable little character soft toys are a fantastic gift idea and if you make your own advent calendar too! The range is ever changing and includes character ranges such as Marvel, DC Comics, Disney and so much more. Finding your favourite character or super hero is very easy! The new official Disney Pixar Incredibles 2 range is superb and I am absolutely loving Edna Mode, she is my favourite character from the films, ever so sassy and so is her Itty Bitty! You’re never too old to receive soft plush toys and Itty Bittys make for really fun and cute gifts for tweens, an alternative to a standard teddy bear. You can purchase Itty Bittys directly from the Hallmark Amazon store.
Having never used Wish before, seeing the shopping platform pop up everywhere made me finally take notice and buy some products. Stationery is always a fantastic buy and makes for great gifts for tweens. In fact, it is what Liv has most asked for this Christmas, so I think she will be happy from the cute selection of stationery I bought from Wish, which miraculously has all arrived! As items tend to ship from China, expect to wait a good few weeks for your items to arrive, sizing can be off every so slightly. However with very cheap prices and discount codes available, it makes stocking up a lot easier! You can download the Wish app on most platforms.
I hope this has given you some inspiration – for more Christmas gift ideas, check out the Christmas Gift Guide section.