Recently, someone told me that I am the mother of tweens. What say you? No way, my kids are 8 and almost 10! And then it dawned on me…I am the mother of tweens.
Tweens are those ages that are no longer little kids, and not quite teenagers yet. It’s almost as if this term was invented to describe my kids! You know what I mean…only want to wear what they want, only want to hear what they want, only want WHATEVER they want. The kicker? They THINK they’re cool! UGH!
Enter the holidays, and I’m at a total loss…what are some great gifts for those pesky tweens?
My kids are pretty explicit with their wants. The only problem is, what they want is sometimes not appropriate for their age. If you’re stuck looking for gifts for tweens, here are some ideas that are still “cool” enough to make you look good!
Great Gifts for Tweens:
Sony Playstation 4 (PS4)
A gaming system is the meca! The ultimate in gifts for any tween (and apparently my husband too)! The PS4 is so clear, it will blow your mind! The games seem so life-like, you’ll think you’re watching TV. You honestly can’t go wrong with this gift. But, I’m not gonna lie, it’s a tad pricey. Look to spend anywhere from $400+.
Madden NFL 15
The Madden NFL games have been around for years! Madden NFL 15 allows players to transform into their rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense, built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera angles make defense more exciting and fun than ever. Fans can call plays with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine built from millions of online games played by the Madden NFL community. Add in all-new NFL Films inspired presentation and it’s not just football, it’s Madden Season. AKA…it’s really cool! (This game is available for PS3, PS4, XBox 360, and XBox One.)
NBA Live 15
NBA LIVE 15 arrives with the most photo-realistic visuals in franchise history and 500+ core gameplay improvements delivering a truly fluid, fun and authentic basketball gaming experience. Reimagined visuals drop you courtside alongside the biggest stars. See the intensity on a player’s face as he nails a game-winner, or the frustration of a heart-wrenching loss. With all new real-time physics in the paint every drive, post move and collision can be the highlight of the night. Add into the mix best-in-class online game modes and LIVE’s Synergy Sports partnership and you’ll never miss a beat during the NBA season with new content updated daily, all season long. (This game is only available for PS4 and XBox One.)
Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Superheroes Edition
This is an action-adventure video game that uses collectible figurines that are synchronized with the game, allowing for characters to interact and go on adventures. You have the freedom to explore, take adventures, and create your own worlds with your favorite Marvel and Disney characters. Play through all new adventures in the Marvel Play Sets, or test the limits of your imagination in the Toy Box. Some characters are sold separately.
Sports Fan Clothing
This is an absolute no brainer! What team does your tween like? Get them anything and everything with that team on it…they can honestly never have too much!
Don’t know what they are? Look it up. They are baseball hats that have a flat brim. Don’t know why they love them so much, but they do. This goes along with sports fan clothing…get them their favorite teams.
Do I really need to explain this? Get them a football, a basketball, cleats, a lacrosse stick, a new bat….this list could go on and on and on. Tweens (and really the male species in general) can never have too many items to play sports with.
Do you have a tween in your life? What do you plan on giving them this holiday season?
*Disclaimer: Although I was paid for posting about some of these items, all opinions of gifts come from my very pesky tweens!*