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Fun Gifts For Bug-loving Tweens and Teenagers

Updated on February 3, 2015

Colorful and Interesting Bug & Insect Gifts

Are you a bug fan? Or perhaps looking for a birthday gift for one? We have been out and about in the shops and on the web searching for the best bug gifts for pre-teens and teenagers. Whether you are looking for beautiful butterfly gifts or puzzles, dramatic dragonfly kites, lovely ladybug jewelry, or buzzin bee gifts, here you will find the most popular and top-rated gifts for each age group. Lastly, if we've missed any really cool gifts, we'd love to have your feedback in the comment section below!

The photo shows the Sunsout Wings of Color Jigsaw Puzzle, image courtesy of Amazon.

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.

— Carl Sagan

Yellow Gold Gemstone Diamond Dragonfly Pendant Necklace

This beautiful and whimsical dragonfly pendant necklace is part of the Amazon Curated Collection, which ships from and is sold by Amazon. It has an Amethyst and Mystic Topaz wings, with a diamond body, which is stunning.

Yellow Gold, Gemstone, and Diamond Dragonfly Pendant Necklace, 18"
Yellow Gold, Gemstone, and Diamond Dragonfly Pendant Necklace, 18"

10k yellow gold, with 1.48 carats of gems : Mystic-Topaz, Amethyst, Diamond. Comes with an 18 inches Rope Chain

Petite Enamel Red Enamel Ladybug Stud earrings Gold Plated Brass 10mm
Petite Enamel Red Enamel Ladybug Stud earrings Gold Plated Brass 10mm

These ladybug stud earrings are gold-plated,with black and red enamel accents. They are lightweight, sitting comfortably on the ear. They look great with any outfit and other ladybug jewelry.


Insect - Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Book

Part of the superb series of Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness books, Insect is packed with fantastic bug photographs, drawings, and diagrams. The text is very readable, informative and lively. Technical words are explained clearly and in context, making it much easier for a child to follow. In all a great book for any insect-loving youngster.

Insect (DK Eyewitness Books)
Insect (DK Eyewitness Books)

I love the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness series, beautifully designed, colorful images and comprehensive information.


Bug Copters

Bug copters are very cool. If they might interest your tween or teenager, there are some points to bear in mind. Remote control distance is crucial to the fun and safety of flying a copter. A remote control distance of 100 to 150 meters will give enough flying scope for excitement and exercise, without making the copter to easy to lose! Avoid flying to close to buildings or roads, as it's not a good idea to annoy householders or distract drivers. Flying in an open area such as a park or sports field is ideal. Also look for a copter with a reasonable flying time, of at least 5 minutes.

One of the best around is Haktoys Dragonfly Bee, which is a mini helicopter with gyroscope. It has a 3 channel radio control, and can move forward / backward / up / down / left / right. Excellent flier outdoors or indoors, with a smooth hovering performance.

The W L Toys also make a Ladybird/Beetle Micro Quad helicopter which has high stability during hovering and flight. It can fly both indoors and outdoors, and has led lights for flying in the dark. It can move up / down / forward / back, and it can bank and yaw.

Haktoys HAK377 RC Dragonyfly Mini 3 Channel Helicopter, Gyroscope, Rechargeable, Ready to Fly, and with LED Lights
Haktoys HAK377 RC Dragonyfly Mini 3 Channel Helicopter, Gyroscope, Rechargeable, Ready to Fly, and with LED Lights

14.5 Inches long and ready to fly, with a full radio control system set included. Flight range: 100 feet. Flight time: approx. 7-10 minutes.


Bug Kites

The ideal butterfly kite is colorful and manoeuvrable. My preference is for a handmade kite that flies easily.

George Peter's Dragonfly kite flies and hovers beautifully. With its fluttering wings, it is almost insect-like in the air.

The Ruby HQ make a Butterfly kite which is brightly colored and flies easily, providing hours of kite flying for any enthusiast.

Into The Wind George Peters' Dragonfly Kite - Tropic
Into The Wind George Peters' Dragonfly Kite - Tropic

Made of ripstop nylon, reinforced with fiberglass spars. Recommended for 5 to 15 mph winds, with a Dacron line. Folds into a 13" x 45" case for easy transport.


Bug Puzzles

Sunsout Wings of Color Jigsaw Puzzle is one of a series of butterfly shaped jigsaw puzzles. The design includes several different species of butterfly.

The Save the Bees puzzle has artwork by Lori Schory. It is made of recycled board, with eco friendly, soy-based inks. All very appropriate for this important theme.

SunsOut Wings of Color - Shaped Butterfly Puzzle - 1000 pc Jigsaw Puzzle
SunsOut Wings of Color - Shaped Butterfly Puzzle - 1000 pc Jigsaw Puzzle

1000 piece butterfly shaped puzzle, by Gregs and Co. Completed puzzle is 24 inches x 35 inches.

Save the Bees 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Lori Schory
Save the Bees 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Lori Schory

1000 piece jigsaw, design includes colorful flowers, birds, butterflies, honeybees and bumblebees. Measures 20 inches x 27 inches.


We hope you like the insect-themed gifts we've spot-lighted on this page - Please let us know if we've missed something really cool, thanks!

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    • SusannaDuffy profile image

      Susanna Duffy 

      4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Forget the Teens, I'd like a couple of pieces of bug jewellery myself!


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