Festive Gift Guide for Tweens

I have found the ‘tween’ age hard to buy for, especially with my daughter who is nearly 10. There are still some things that she’d be happy to get (think Rainbow High and Barbie), but she’s less into all things sparkly and unicorn themed. It’s good to see her preferences and tastes change and evolve, but sadly, it does mean that she is growing up.

If you’re in a similar position and have a tween girl to buy for this year, I thought I’d lost a few things that I think will work well, and are a little off what you might normally think of. It would be great to hear what you think.

Growing Up Powerful Journal

For girls aged 8-12, I’d recommend any of the Rebel Girls books. However, their latest book is an interactive journal. If you’re looking for your tween to have an empowering way to explore their personality, ideas, and goals, then this journal is really helpful. With some helpful advice, activities, and writing prompts, it can help to encourage:

  • Celebrating superpowers
  • Practicing starting a conversation with anyone
  • Trying out tactics for being a more positive thinker
  • Discover when they’re ready to step outside of their comfort zones and try something new

I think it’s a great way to help with confidence, especially around this tricky time in their life. Priced at under £10, it is a great stocking filler this Christmas. Buy from Amazon: https://amzn.to/47vyGA6

Chatty Feet Socks

If you haven’t heard of Chatty Feet before, then you need these in your life! They are a fab collection of socks that are just a little different, and I’m sure there would be one suited to the tween in your life. There are artists and celebrities to choose from, as well movie stars like the ‘toe-merminator.’

The children’s socks start from £6.50 and the adult socks are £9 (so just depends on their shoe size). They are fun, funky, and support charities.

Copper Fairy Lights from Kikkerland

I these are great because the copper wire that the lights are on, means that you can adjust the lights and wind them around something (such as a Ed frame or mirror) without them moving or losing their shape. These are from Kikkerland, but bought from Waterstones. The lights themselves are flat and small, but still give off a great glow.

Priced at £8.99, they are a great addition to under the tree this year. Just don’t forget the batteries as they are battery powered – at least you don’t need to be near a plug!

Festive Board Games

Is it even Christmas if you don’t have any board games?! We have been trying out these two games, and had a lot of fun!


This is a fun game to play with a group. With a timer, you choose a card, and then have to name as many items of the card, depending what category you have. It is a little frustrating, when you know you know some but you can’t remember them in time! But it will be a good game to play this Christmas.

Tension is currently £13 on Amazon, so grab a bargain: https://amzn.to/47NnAGy

The Christmas Express Game

We have enjoyed playing this so much! There are some twists and turns along the way for this game – it is much more than just a train game and moving the counter pieces along the board. You can stop others moving around and missing turns, so it can be pretty competitive.

The Christmas Express Game is £21 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/46wpQ3Y

Have you go any other suggestions for tween gifts this Christmas? It would be great to hear what you think.

*contains gifted items, but all words and opinions are my own.

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  • I LOVE your off-the-beaten-path ideas, especially the Growing Up Powerful Journal. The focus on empowerment and self-discovery sounds perfect for a tween girl at that geometry dash world. Celebrating inner strength and building positive thinking skills are such valuable gifts to give, and the interactive format will hopefully keep her engaged.