15 terrific gift ideas for tweens

Those tough to shop for tweens have become our favorite category over the years.  That’s because we’ve managed to somehow pick out products that never include a roll of the eyes!

Put your selfie-loving tween in their best light with the Lumee Duo Case. This brilliant front-lit smartphone case was invented by a professional photographer. It lights up a user's face, making them 'picture perfect' with the push of a button.
$70 | https://amzn.to/2ELwdJ1

Add a splash of sparkle to your tween's room with this super-soft cutie. Stuff each section, tie it up and then customize it with sequin details to create your very own plush balloon animal. Collect them all to complete your custom space.
$15 | https://www.target.com/p/laurdiy-balloon-unicorn-craft-kit/-/A-53492630

Dress up that hair tie hanging around your tween's wrist with the Busy Girl Hair Tie Bangle Bracelet. It keeps hair ties conveniently close in a stylish and sophisticated way. The mother and daughter team behind the idea is dedicated to providing trendy and functional accessories for everyday wear.
$18 | https://amzn.to/2CCudQD

It's a secret weapon for your multi-tasking tween. Inspired by the love for sparkly things, these Casemate Straps are where fashion meets function. Use it for a better grip while taking selfies or a more comfortable hold while texting. The straps also free up your hand to hold your coffee, keys, or books.
$10 | https://amzn.to/2CAMlum

This has the coziness of your softest blanket with the fit of your favorite hoodie. The Comfy keeps you warm and cozy at home, camping, at a sporting event or anywhere you want to stay snuggly warm. It’s the original blanket sweatshirt that won't slip, slide off or drag on the floor.
$45 | https://amzn.to/2EF6qlB

There are endless lipsticks on the market essentially doing the same thing. But check out Blush & Whimsy Color Changing Lipstick. It adjusts to your body’s unique temperature and pH, giving you a color distinctly your own. And feel good about your good looks. The real beauty of this lipstick is the company employs people with Down syndrome, ALS, disabled veterans and the elderly.
$22 | https://blushwhimsy.com/collections/magical-color-changing-lipstick-1

Teens drinking coffee trend continues and now yours can be their own barista. Create custom lattes & froth your own foam with the Creative Café Barista. The barista bar includes a battery-powered, heat-free whisk… plus stencils and sprinkle shakers to create custom latte art.
$20 | https://amzn.to/2EKIRrL

Tween girls will love crafting and then lounging in their own magical unicorn hooded blanket. Learn how to knot and sew this cozy fleece accessory with the Make It Real kit's pre-cut materials.
$25 | https://amzn.to/2qbVFx3

Spin Blast is the amazing new way to DIY with splattering paints and a self-spinning platform. The Spin Blast Fashion Studio lets you create spin art, enhance it with paint splatters and then stamp it on clothes to create unique fashions. Customize t-shirts, hats, shoes, accessories, backpacks, notebooks and even pillowcases.

Help your tween see the latest Snapchat or 'house party' call even outdoors. My Flip Shade helps increase visibility on your iPhone by blocking the glare from the sun. Plus, it can be turned into a stand to watch your favorite FOX shows.
$10 | https://amzn.to/2D1qa1d

Your teen just needs one board with countless options to blast through the neighborhood, stick tricks or grab some air. Check out the MorfBoard for year-round fun anywhere and anytime.  It's lock and release technology transforms your deck from skateboard to scooter in seconds.
$100 | https://amzn.to/2yxVukB

Offer your tween a creative way to express them self with My Cinema Light Box. Inspired by retro cinema signs, it's the perfect addition to their desk or table. Simply slide in letters to make your message with changing colors to set the right vibe.
$27 | https://mycinemalightbox.com/products/mini-lightbox-color-changing

Unleash your kid's creative superpowers by supercharging their bike. The Light Racer Kit allows kids to build their own bike lights that flash as they ride. It’s perfect for a weekend project.
$30 | https://amzn.to/2O5vH8a

Let your tween sketch or journal on the unique look and feel of blueprint paper. The Blu Notebook pages are blue in color with a light blue grid. It's spiral bound, lays flat and pages have a smooth, velvet feel.
$21 | https://amzn.to/2qbX1rD

Learn about the human body on a human body with the Virtuali-Tee. It's an augmented reality t-shirt bringing the science of anatomy to life. Use the app to turn the shirt into a 3D learning experience. You can explore the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems in fully immersive 360 videos.  It even works in selfie-mode.
$30 | https://amzn.to/2D329XU

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