With their new depth of knowledge and understanding they expect and deserve more independence and respect.  

This group thinks they are all grown up … and they’ll need your support for at least another 10 years! They also need help finding their voice and stating their opinions.  Help them with this development with lots of time to think and plan on their own.  Ask questions that require in-depth thinking rather than just the facts. They’re exploring their own sense of style and personality. They may “try” a few before they find the right one. Give them support and permission to explore who they are.

Tweens are becoming world-wide thinkers and will be interested in exploring conversations about the future. Stories from the past will help to solidify family values and traditions. You may notice their speech contains more slang and that their tone can be argumentative. Lead by example!

Great Gift Ideas for Tweens:

  • Ukulele
  • Spinballs Poi Set
  • Spikeball
  • Glitter Journal & Pen Set
  • TEAM3 Cooperative Game
  • Pandemic Cooperative Board Game
  • Concept Quiz Board Game
  • Buddha Board Relaxing Water Painting
  • Codenames Social Word Game

Our collection of the top gifts for tweens includes the latest hot toys for 11 and 12 year olds, as well as fun and different gift ideas.

Purchasing toys for 11 and 12 year olds doesn't have to be a harrowing experience. The interests of tweens stretch from both child to teen and it can be difficult to strike a balance between the two. To help you, we've compiled a collection of the best gifts for tweens. Our collection includes toys that appeal to the childhood side of being a tween, and cool items to appeal to the upcoming teen years.

These presents are perfect for your pre-teen. There are so many new and awesome toy releases this year, from STEM sets to games for tweens. If you have an 11 or 12 year old child on your shopping list, these new toys are perfect for including in the gifts you may wrap up for them for many occasions this year.

Scroll through for the top toys and games for tweens.

Puzzle-lopedia $9.95
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All About Me Empower Flower $19.99
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Jungle Jumble Thinking Putty $10.00
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Flower Finds Thinking Putty $10.00
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Luminous Lion & Serengeti Sidekicks Creatto $9.99
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All About Me Quiz Bracelets $14.99
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The Hill We Climb $15.99
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Wilderness 500 Piece Puzzle - Large Format $19.99
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Cruisin' 500 Piece Puzzle - Large Format $19.99
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Princess Pony Thinking Putty $10.00
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Monstrosity Thinking Putty $10.00
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Rainbow Thinking Putty $10.00
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Woodland Camo Thinking Putty $10.00
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Loopy Looper $6.99
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Swig Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler - 22oz $34.99
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You Glow Girl
Matte Coral
Hawaiian Punch
Shimmer Mermazing
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Oh My Glitter Jumbo Erasers $3.99
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