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11 Awesome Gifts Tweens & Teens Will Actually Want – Holiday 2020

Shopping for kiddos of a certain age is just plain hard. It’s almost like overnight they go from being content with stuffies and Matchbox cars to turning up their nose at everything.

It’s easy to fall back on things like gift cards and video games. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, sometimes you want to give something a little more meaningful (and screen-free!).

That’s why we created this gift guide for you! We’ve pulled together a list of gifts that are sure to be a hit with the tween and teen set this holiday season.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Tweens and Teens

Wheel Brightz

BUDGET BUY! | $14.99 | Buy it Now!

bicycle with blue wheel brightz on each wheel

For tweens and teens who love their bikes, there is no better accessory than Wheel Brightz! 20 Micro LEDs create a colorful ring of light that will turn heads and keep your young cyclist visible to motorists.

Each package includes lights for one wheel. Available in blue and rainbow!

My Audio Pet Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$22.99 | Buy It Now!

Imagine someone took the sound of a stadium-sized concert and jammed it into something about the size of a golf ball.

You still with us?

Good. Now take that golf ball-sized something and imagine it’s super adorable.

my audio pets portable bluetooth speakers

Sounds pretty awesome, right?

We’re not done yet! Now imagine that this incredibly cute little speaker with an enormous sound is also a selfie remote, comes with a fun interactive hide-and-seek app, and can be paired with a second speaker for a truly immersive surround sound experience.

We know, we know. It sounds too good to be true.

The thing is, it’s not! The My Audio Pet portable Bluetooth speaker is perfect for tweens and teens who want to take their tunes on the go.

Doinkit Darts

$29.99 | Ages 6+ | Buy It Now!

Just like a classic game of darts, with an absolutely 0% chance of your wall (or you!) being impaled by a stray dart.

doinkit darts dartboard

This twist on a classic uses the power of Neodymium rare earth magnets to make darts that stick no matter how you throw them! We love Doinkit Darts for family game night, but it’s great for tweens and teens who want to chill with a friend or play solo.

Doinkit Darts is one of our bestsellers, so make sure you grab yours ASAP!

Make it extra-special: It’s always a good idea to have extra darts on-hand. Add a dart refill pack (with 6 extra darts) for $14.99. Buy it Now link coming soon!

Lava Lamp in Star Vortex

$28.99 | Ages 8+ | Buy It Now!

Lava Lamps are cool. Always have been, always will be.

The Star Vortex is no different. With star-shaped glitter and phasing green, blue, and purple LED lights that mimic the colors of the galaxy, this Lava Lamp will add a relaxing ambiance to any room.

Glow Battle

GRAMMY’S GOLD STAR! | $49.99 | Ages 8+ | Buy It Now!

A gift that gets everyone off their devices, active, and interacting? Yes, please!

We love the flexibility of Glow Battle – you can play with anywhere from 2-20 people, indoors or outdoors, day or night. 10 different gameplay modes offer countless hours of epic glow-in-the-dark fun, so go ahead and have that extra slice of pie (you’ll definitely burn it off!).


$24.99 | Ages 8+ | Buy It Now!

Wonderful, whimsical Wandini is a bit of a wacky wildcard, but it has worked its way to the top of our wishlist.

We’re running out of “w” words, so let’s cut to the chase. Here are 3 of our favorite things about this beginner LED levi wand!

  1. It’s fully collapsible and quickly assembles and disassembles for magic on-the-go! And there’s no need to worry about batteries – it’s USB chargeable.
  2. It lights up! If you’ve been reading our gift guides you might have gotten the sense that this holiday season we’re crushing on all things “glow”, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Wandini has 8 different light modes including solid and flashing, so performers can dazzle and amaze both day and night.
  3. Instructional videos are available for free on the Fun In Motion Toys app and on their YouTube channel.

LEGO Hogwarts Astronomy Tower

GRAMMY’S GOLD STAR! | $99.99 | Ages 9+ | Buy It Now!

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower

Young Harry Potter fans can visit the greenhouse (be careful – Professor Sprout’s growing mandrakes!), Professor Slughorn’s classroom, the Ravenclaw Dormitory, and the iconic Astronomy Tower in this newly released LEGO set, loosely based on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

This magical set includes 8 minifigures (Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Horace Slughorn, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley, Lavender Brown, and Draco Malfoy) and is sure to inspire hours of imaginative play.

Make it extra-special: You can never have too many characters for creative play! Add a LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure (Series 2). There are 16 different characters to collect, and each bag is a surprise! But It Now link coming soon!

Zivko the Robot

$43.99 | Ages 10+ | Buy it Now link coming soon!

What’s better than building your very own cheerful little yellow robot? Building your very own cheerful little yellow robot with Artificial Intelligence technology!

Zivko the Robot

Future engineers will develop confidence and critical thinking skills while building and training their new friend. Zivko has two learning modes – in follow mode, it follows around anyone who approaches it; in explore mode, Zivko navigates the world around it, learning to avoid obstacles.

It’s almost like getting a puppy! Except you build it… and it’s bright yellow… and it’s got 6 legs…

But hey, it won’t wake you up in the middle of the night asking you to take it outside! That’s a win in our book.

Craft Crush Bracelet Box

BUDGET BUY! | $16.99 | Ages 13+ | Buy It Now link coming soon!

Ann Williams Craft Crush Bracelet Box Kit

This craft kit includes everything teens need to make 8 on-trend bracelets. It’s perfect for updating their jewelry collection or making gifts for friends!


$49.99 | Ages 14+ | Buy It Now!

Nature lovers, aspiring lepidopterists, and board game enthusiasts alike will be delighted by this newest release from award-winning game designer Elizabeth Hargrave.

Join monarch butterflies on their migratory journey across North America and through the seasons. At the end of the fall, the player with the most successful butterfly family wins!

Hands Craft DIY Dollhouse Kits

$30.99 – $40.99 | Ages 14+ | Buy It Now!

We’re obsessed with anything miniature, and these DIY dollhouse kits from Hands Craft US are no exception! They’re part 3D wooden puzzle, part craft kit, and the end product is sure to impress.

simon's coffee shop miniature dollhouse building kit

Choose from four different miniature spaces for your teen to create: Simon’s Coffee Shop (pictured above), Jason’s Kitchen, the Dessert Shop, or Balcony Dreaming. Each kit includes everything needed to build and customize the miniature dollhouse room and furnish it with tiny, detailed accessories.

Your Guide to the Best Gifts for Tweens & Teens

And there you have it! We’ve given you our top 11 picks for the tweens and teens on your list. Hopefully, this gift guide has inspired you to get a jump on your holiday shopping!

Need even more gift recommendations? We love playing personal shopper! Visit one of our stores in Yarmouth, Freeport, or Bath, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.

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805 Route One
Yarmouth, ME 04096


20 Bow Street
Freeport, ME 04032


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Bath, ME 04530

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