Holiday shopping is simple for little kids they typically  have a list a mile long – and if not, you can give them a box and they’d be happy with it. Teenagers are equally easy to gift – just write a check and you’re done.  But tweens are notoriously difficult to buy for – probably because they change their minds every five seconds (ugh, hormones!!).  Since many of our CTWM staff has younger kids, I thought I’d give you some perspective into what your 10-12 year old nieces/nephews/cousins might like for the holidays.  And the best thing about them –  NONE of these items requires a plug!

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Slumber Box of Mini Questions – Tweens love sleepovers (moms of tweens, not so much) – this box of thought provoking questions asks fun and engaging questions that get teens talking, not texting!

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Indoor Basketball Hoop – An over the door basketball hoop that helps to improve hand/eye coordination while having fun.  My son (11yo) LOVES this toy…and its sturdy plexiglass construction stands up to jump shots from wanna-be ballers.

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Ogosport – Perfect for a snowy day, kids can play catch indoors without fear of breaking anything.  You’re welcome.

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Perplexus – Trust me, you’re not going to be able to put this down until you solve the puzzle.  I bought this for my step-dad last year and he still hasn’t figured it out (and he’s a PhD).

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Super Spirograph Do you remember Spirograph?!  Anyone who grew up in the ’70’s will feel a tug of nostalgia when they see this creative toy. Improvements have been made (no straight pins needed to hold down the wheels – what were they thinking???) to this classic toy.

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Origami Kit – The ancient art of Japanese paper folding explained.  Kids will have hours of fun folding squares of paper into animal shapes!

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Zombie Slippers Keep toes toasty with these silly slippers.  Guaranteed you’ll have a bunch of kids walking around murmuring, “Brains…brains….”

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Human Organ Lunchbox  Is that a sandwich or a spleen?  The coolest lunchbox in school.

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Indoor Garden Get to the root of good gardening with this see-though garden set.

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Snap Circuits Little engineers will light up when they see this awesome circuit kit.

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