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Dragonfly Gifts for Tweens and Pre-teens

Updated on February 5, 2015

Cool Dragonfly Gifts for Creativity and Fun

Dragonflies are simply the coolest insects. As a biologist, I always wanted to study them. They are superb little flying machines.

Here on this page, you will find some of the most popular, top-rated dragonfly gifts for youngsters aged from 8 to 13 years. Finding a cool birthday gift for a pre-teen or tween can be hard-work and expensive, so you'll be relieved to see that these gifts are reasonably priced!

So, if your pre-teen or tween is interested in nature and wildlife, you can see dragonfly kites, jewelry and puzzles, as well as gifts just for fun.

For the poetry lovers amongst us, I have included the poem The Dragon-fly by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Enjoy!

The photo shows a George Peters Dragonfly Kite in flight.

Dragonflies are creatures of the wind and the water. They are small, light and agile, with wings sensitive to the slightest of breezes. For some fresh air fun, choose a kite modeled on one of these gentle fliers.

The real beauty of these dragonfly kites is in their insect-like flight, with stable hovering flight and wings that flutter. Don't be deceived though - they are tough, made of ripstop nylon, reinforced with fiberglass spars.

Dragonfly Carved Wood Intarsia Puzzle Box

Handmade by Vietnamese artisans, these wooden puzzle boxes make unique, thoughtful gifts. The sliding key piece unlocks the box, allowing the lid to be removed to reveal a secret inner compartment perfect for small treasures and bug jewelry. The box is approximately 5.5 x 4.5 x 2 inches

Dragonfly Handmade Carved Wood Intarsia Puzzle Box
Dragonfly Handmade Carved Wood Intarsia Puzzle Box

Every box is unique, with variations in the wood colors

 

Dragonfly Puzzle Box Close-Up

Dragonfly Puzzles for Pre-teens - Suitable for ages 8 to 13 years

There is quite a variety of dragonfly toys and gifts for this age group, ranging from crafts, through collectibles, to puzzles and games. I have always enjoyed puzzles, and now there is a lot of research showing that keeping the brain active is an important way to protect against mental decline.

Low levels of life-long mental stimulation relate to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s later on in life. So, what better way to protect your youngsters than to inspire an interest in "brain exercise".

Party at the Pond Shaped 850pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Lori Schory
Party at the Pond Shaped 850pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Lori Schory

This dragonfly shaped jigsaw puzzle features a scene of dragonflies at a pond. It has 850 pieces of eco-friendly recycled board, printed with soy-based ink.

 

This incredible photo of a resting dragonfly was cropped from an image released into the public domain by Neelix

Dragonfly Resting

More Cool Dragonfly Gifts

If, like me, you enjoy making or constructing things, these cool dragonfly gifts will appeal.

Nanoblock IST-006"Oniyanma , Golden-ringed dragonfly " by KAWADA
Nanoblock IST-006"Oniyanma , Golden-ringed dragonfly " by KAWADA

With the micro-sized nanoblock building block system, its possible to make amazing and detailed models on a tiny scale. This nanoblock dragonfly set is suitable for youngsters aged 12 and up - it's challenging and lots of fun.

 

Today I saw the dragon-fly

Come from the wells where he did lie.

An inner impulse rent the veil

Of his old husk: from head to tail

Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.

He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;

Thro' crofts and pastures wet with dew

— Alfred Lord Tennyson
DRY The Dragonfly - Tynies Miniature Glass Figurine
DRY The Dragonfly - Tynies Miniature Glass Figurine

For ages 8 and up, this tiny dragonfly is part of the series of glass animals by Tynies, which glisten in the light. They are a super gift for party favors and collectibles.

 

Do You Like These Dragonfly Gifts? - Have I missed a really cool gift suitable for a tween or pre-teen?

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      yes I do like these, very different, and creative

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      savateuse 4 years ago

      @Noveliaa: Thanks for your visit and your nice comment!