ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Holidays and Celebrations»
  • Gifts & Gift-Giving»
  • Personalized Gifts

Fabulous Gifts for Tween Girls

Updated on December 9, 2015

Gifts to Make Tween Girls Happy

Shopping is always in the must do list when I am with our two grandchildren, two tween girls. Shopping for gifts with these two tweens for their friends' birthdays gives me a peek at what tweens like, their world and what they go for. Come special occasions, it is not so difficult to find them gifts.

Tweens are at an age when toys no longer make them jump for joy. It is an awkward stage especially for girls as they dream of celebrity status and project runway looks. But behind these dreams, they still look back at adults to give approval for what they choose. Once in a while, they go back and drool over cute dolls.

So, what gifts will make your tweens really happy?

Do you have tween girls in your gift list?

See results

Gifts for Self-Expression

Tweens are pre-adolescent which many say are about 10-12 years old. Many others would argue that they now start earlier, maybe at 8. They are beginning their own self-expression, a necessary point of the developmental process if they are to grow into persons able to decide for themselves and become who they truly are.

At this age, it is mostly exploration for them as they are not sure themselves who they are. They are carving out their own unique personality. This is where we can encourage and enable them. In this role, we can be guides to them and not become critics. Gifts are important to make them know we are on their side and are willing to walk with them as they explore who they really are and what they want to become.

Anything Fashion will fascinate your tween girls

Our tween grand children without fail will always go for the fashion counters and accessories stores. These include not just clothes but make up, nail art and nail polish, and all kinds of accessories and pampering things.

I suppose for them this is a whole new world of interest and so they can't have enough of these. Help them create the style that goes well with their personalities.

Project Runway Design Portfolios Popular to Tweens

Fashion Angels Project Runway Portfolio
Fashion Angels Project Runway Portfolio

This particular portfolio is a boon for those tween Fashionistas in your list. Most tweens love these runway portfolios. They design their own clothes and can spend hours doing this. Why not? You can guide their style early as they express what they prefer in this portfolio.


Tweens are carving our their own personality

At this age, these girls desire to develop their own particular personality, not someone's creation of them. They'll try out things to find out whether these are expressing more of who they are. They will try out the limits to establish their freedom to do this. With some parameters, they will be able to carve out their own personality and start to become who they are. Critics are often unwelcome in their world but if they sense you are an encourager, they will be open to explore their becoming with you.

Last spring, I saw how our tween grand daughters spent hours doing these fashion designs. I searched in so may bookstores in France and Switzerland as we were then and did not find them. I was delighted to see they are available in Amazon. I tell you these will engage the tween girls in your list for hours as they think out what would match and go well together. This is a fun way to develop their own creative sense.

Are your tween girls fashion enthusiasts? Join the poll.

Gifts Tweens Love
Gifts Tweens Love | Source

Are the tween girls in your gift list fashion enthusiasts?

See results

Tweens like to be adults

Most tweens want to be like adults and fashion seems to be the path they choose to express themselves. Specifically, as this is their first try at make-up, they just love experimenting. This gift will allow them to do designs before they put something on their faces.

Beauty Gifts for your Tween Girls

Gifts for Tweens
Gifts for Tweens | Source
SHANY Cosmetics Natural Fusion Eyeshadow Palette (88 Color Eyeshadow Palette) - 2.15 Ounce - Nude
SHANY Cosmetics Natural Fusion Eyeshadow Palette (88 Color Eyeshadow Palette) - 2.15 Ounce - Nude

Our tween grand daughters just love this. They love to try out new looks, the effects of make up on their eyes and they love to dot his to one another. I love to encourage this as it bring out their own style and creativity and given that at this stage this is what interests them, why not give them this gift?


Tweens can't have enough of make-up kits

Tween girls love to have one or more make-up kits. This is not surprising as they like to try out styles to establish the particular one that fits them or the one that makes them look like their dream girl. Some kits don't have just the colour they need so they always love to have a new one.

I was just with one of our tween grand daughters and every make up store in Palermo and Taormina was scrutinized. Purchases were made and tried out afterwards. So, even if we are on the road, they still pursue their make-up affliction.

Creative Kits for Tweens - Great gift ideas for tween girls

Yes, tweens are at the stage when they start to define their own style and they like to make things that make them stand out, ones that are uniquely their own. Get them kits which they can use and put together especially on those sleep over nights when they need to do things together with friends.

Nail Art Salon Set for Tweens

Tween girls try out creative ways to make their nails really stand out. Tweens want to try out the different colours available in nail polish.

They also want to try it out on you so make sure there are colors that you like as well as you can't escape this. They want to try out their new found skills and tools and you're the closest victim if friends are not around.

Believe me there's nothing that can make tween girls preen with pride as their new nail art. This set will give them all they need to make those salon-like nail art and even better depending on how creative and imaginative they are.

Blinglet Gifts for Tweens

Get this stick and style blinglet for your tweens. What pride the tweens in your list would have displaying their finished jewelry. They will wear it with pride as they show the product of their creative imagination and hard work. Encourage them to make their own gifts.

Here's one tweens would love - Hello Kitty Bling Metal Earbud

However, sometimes, tweens though they like making their own jewelry from some beautiful sets, they do pine for some jewelry that they collect. One of these is the Hello Kitty one. They just love this and they keep adding to their collection. Tweens love going around in this creatively designed headphone. Don't wait for Christmas. Give this to them on their birthdays or other special occasions.

Hello Kitty Bling Earbuds - Silver (HKBL1000)
Hello Kitty Bling Earbuds - Silver (HKBL1000)

You can just picture your tween getting into this with gusto as they try this on their dolls and imagine it to be themselves. Get this and just spark their imagination no end.


Mini Speaker for Tweens

Tweens love this and love having one especially in their favourite colours. There are various colours you can choose from of this speaker. They'd love to share this with their friends at their sleep over. Or for their travel.

But who doesn't love listening to music? With this delightful pink speaker, your tweens can listen to their favourite music anytime. Whatever is the tech craze in the adult world, tweens and teens will always have their eyes and ears plugged in.

iHome IM60PNX Rechargeable Mini Speaker - Pink Neon
iHome IM60PNX Rechargeable Mini Speaker - Pink Neon

In translucent pink, tweens will swoon over this speaker.


What do you plan to give the tween girls in your gift list? - Share with us

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Susie. You do the same.

    • colorfulone profile image

      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Mary, any article you write, you do in grand style. Very good suggestions for the tween girls to express their own unique personality styles.

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi FlourishAnyway, that will be a good addition. You know her interest and the gift to please that.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      My daughter is 15 now, but I have nieces in the tween years. I could always count on my mom and female relatives to go for craft, make-up and other feminine favorites. I always add some mystery books and especially science kits that would appeal to her making/building/doing interest.

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Wow! You were very thorough! There are lots of great suggestions for tween girls here!

    • Kailua-KonaGirl profile image

      June Parker 4 years ago from New York

      My granddaughter wants me to get her new art supplies, but the gift cards and jewelry are always welcomed.

    • takkhisa profile image

      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I see some unique gift ideas here for tween girls! That's great :)

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      That's a dream list for many a tweenie! :)

    • Mamabyrd profile image

      Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      It will still be a few years before my girls are tweens but I have two tween nieces that would love anyone of these gifts.

    • Kalafina profile image

      Kalafina 4 years ago

      My godchild is a very energetic tween. This year she is into being a spy. So i got her spygear night goggles, sunglasses where you can see behind you, and one of those spy listening devices, also the book Harriet the Spy. I wish she was into makeup because this lens has such cute ideas! Maybe next year...

    • profile image

      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Very cute and fun tween gift ideas! Blessed!

    • KimGiancaterino profile image

      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Thank you for the tween girls Christmas suggestions. I usually end up buying gift certificates.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Somehow you took me back in time and I can say that when I was 12, my eyes would have lit up for everything you have included here....of course, back in time, most were not available!

    • favored profile image

      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I think you have done a good job at picking out what tween girls might like. Fashion is always a good way to go.

    • LiteraryMind profile image

      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I wish they had these when I was young. I would have loved them.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Some of the kits here would work well for me.