21 Christmas gifts for tweens in 2020

Tweens are notoriously hard to buy for. They’re in that middle age group – not yet a teenager but no longer a little kid. 

We’ve got all the Christmas gift ideas you need including these 21 Christmas gifts for tweens. The gifts are all age appropriate, across a range of budgets and sure to please!

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1. Sunnylife Kasbah Underwater Camera, $27, Gifts Australia – this little camera screams summer holidays! It comes with a waterproof case and wrist strap to capture loads of underwater fun. It takes negative film so it’s also like a mini history lesson.

2. LEGO DOTS Animal Picture Holders, $29.99, LEGO – we’re totally obsessed with the new LEGO DOTS range and these animal picture holders are so much fun. We love that the DOTS can be used to embellish regular LEGO taking it to a whole new level.

3. NASA Space Rocket Construction Kit, $59.99, Yellow Octopus – STEAM and construction toys are so hot right now and this 458 piece kit is a surefire winner. It’s officially licensed by NASA and very impressive when built.

4. Just Kidding Magazine Subscription, $31.50 for 12 months, isubscribe – for this age group, magazine subscriptions are a really great idea. It’s the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. Just Kidding contains curriculum aligned content along with age appropriate music, sports, entertainment and more. 

5. Rainbow Diamante Necklace, $28, Short Story – this is such a cute little rainbow necklace, the perfect Christmas gift for tweens. It comes in both gold and silver tones with rainbow diamantes.

6. Eeboo Sloth in a Hurry Board Game, $46, Gifts Australia – who doesn’t love sloths?! This is a fast (ironically) action game that’s all about improvisation. It’s suitable for kids 5+ and will get them active, laughing and having fun.

7. Origami Small Boxes, $9.95, Entropy – origami is great for kids of this age. It teaches patience and precision and this gift is a wonderful stocking filler. It includes more than 100 sheets of paper and teaches three different styles of small origami boxes.

8. LEGO Star Wars™ The Child, $119.99, LEGO – this is a brand new buildable model of the totally adorable Baby Yoda. It measures over 19cm high and 21cm wide and includes more than 1000 pieces for hours of entertainment. 

9. Nailmatic Lip Gloss & Nail Polish Pack, $32, Gifts Australia – this little set includes a fruity lip gloss and water-based nail polish made from 97% natural ingredients such as apricot kernel oil and vitamin E.

10. STEMFormer Windup Car & Robot By Smartivity, $30, Gifts Australia – this is a 2-in-1 construction kit suitable for kids 6+ and another of our Christmas gifts for tweens along the STEAM theme. Toys that engage, entertain and educate are always a winner.

11. Kookie Magazine Subscription, from $55.80 for 4 issues, isubscribe – Kookie Magazine features girl-led content and remarkable female role models of all ages. It’s completely ad free and suitable for ages 7-12+.

12. Dazzling Birds Sand & Glitter, $29.95, Entropy – this takes art by numbers to a whole new level! The kit comes with two glitter colours and nine sand colours to bring the gorgeous peacock artwork to life. 

13. The 130-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, $14.99, Booktopia – with 13 new levels to the treehouse, The 130-Storey Treehouse is the latest installment in the popular series. We would have added all of the Treehouse books to our list of Christmas gifts for tweens but this one is a good start!

14. Logiblocs Spy Tech, $44.95, Entropy – if you have a budding spy on your hands they will love this kit. They can build more than 30 kinds of detectors and alarm systems including a talking coin, surprise message box and morse code machine.

15. Game Laser Maze, $69.95, Entropy – logic is the name of the game with the Game Laser Maze. The mission is to activate the laser and light up the rocket through a series of challenging mazes. Suitable for 8+.

16. The WEDO Game Family Edition, $39.95, hardtofind.com.au – The WEDO Game is packed with activities to help you reconnect as a family. The activities get everyone off screens and engaging in quality family time.

17. National Geographic Kids Magazine Subscription, $46 for 6 months, isubscribe – The National Geographic Kids Magazine is packed with information about wildlife, space, geography and the environment with stories and images to engage and inspire young minds. 

18. 60 Dual Brush Pens, Amazon Australia – this is one for the crafty tweens. The set comes with 60 markers in stunning colours, each with a dual tip – a fineliner pen and a flexible brush tip. 

19. National Geographic Glow In The Dark Slime Lab, $25, Gifts Australia – kids love slime and with this kit they can make their own glow in the dark yellow slime. This is more than just slime. The pack also includes lots of information so they can learn along the way.

20. Lilgadgets Connect+ Style Children’s Wired Headphones, $49.95, hardtofind.com.au – these soft touch headphones have a Share Port feature which allows multiple headphones to be connected to a single device – handy if you have more than one tween to keep happy!

21. No Llamas Card Game, $25, Gifts Australia – recommended for ages 6 and up, this is a hilarious game of llama herding. It’s a great travel game and one the whole family will enjoy.

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