Recommended Gifts - Early Teens
Mindfulness Matters: The game that uses mindfulness skills to improve coping in everyday life
This is a fun card game that teaches kids mindfulness strategies to reduce their stress, anger, and worry, and enhance focus and social skills.
Dragon 3D Metal Model Kit
This 3D model kit is a fun way to challenge your teen and allows them to practice focus and fine motor coordination.
Bluetooth Shower Speaker
This bluetooth waterproof shower speaker is a great way for your teen to stream their favorite music even while in the shower!
NinjaLine Intro Kit
Encourage your kids to be physically active while having a great time!
Stackable Lunch Pot
Make packing up school lunch easier and more fun! Simplify the process with this versatile lunch pail, designed with airtight containers and a smart stacking system for keeping food fresh and portable. Its two bins keep servings separate and cleverly pile into a tight, vertical column that saves space--and spills! You can pop either section into the microwave for a hot main dish and just as easily pop it into the dishwasher when you get home from work. Packed with a handy, reusable "spork" and a carrying strap, its thoughtful design is sure to please adults and teenagers alike.
Indoor Swing & Ring Combo
This swing and ring combo generates tons of indoor fun for kids and lets them be physically active anytime or all the time!
Spark Family Game: The Magic of Storytelling
This is a great imaginative family game that will have everyone talking and laughing together.
That Shakespeare Kid by Michael LoMonico
This book makes reading
Shakespeare easy and fun!
Steal This Country: A Handbook for Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything
This is a wonderful book that will engage teens in thinking about historical and current actions of resistance and persistence.
Teen Table Topics
At parties, on the phone, online - teens love to talk with their closest friends. These lively questions will provide thoughtful conversations and lots of laughter with friends.
And for parents, this is a treasure trove of questions to ask your teen to create more connection with fun, casual chats.
My Life in Graphs Journal
This journal is a fabulous way for your teen to engage in self-reflection, even if they are not interested in typical journalling.
Punch Bag / Laundry Bag
This laundry bag also functions as a punching bag which is a great way for your teen to use their dirty laundry while getting a work out!
642 Things to Draw Journal
Whether your child is recently interested in art, or has been sketching for years, they will enjoy this drawing prompt book. The prompts will spark your child's imagination and ensure that they have a creative and enjoyable time drawing.
Jewelry Making Kit
Your child will love practicing their creativity by designing and making their own jewelry with this kit.
Cephalofair Games Gloomhaven: Jaws of The Lion Strategy Boxed Board Game
This is a fun cooperative game that encourages strategical thinking.
DIY Lip Balm Kit
Your teen will love creating their own lip balm with this kit. It's a fun and creative project for them.
Forbidden Desert Board Game
This fun game encourages your child to play as a team and strategize. Great for building problem solving and critical thinking skills!
Forbidden Island Board Game
This is a fun cooperative game that encourages your child to use strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
Funny Nose Pencil Sharpener
A fun and functional gift for gradeschoolers up through early teens, this silly sharpener makes a great stocking stuffer!
Glow In The Dark Wonder Stars
If you had stars on your ceiling as a child, you'll know how terrific these are. If you didn't, wait until you lie with your child in her dark room looking
at her glowing ceiling! Relaxing as kids fall asleep. Even teenagers love them.
Hand Held Scalp Massager
This massager is a great way for your tween and teens to unwind and relieve tension.
Just Between Us: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms
This journal is a lovely way for moms and daughters to connect. The prompts cover a large variety of topics and there's a lot of free space to encourage creativity and discussion about whatever topics you find important.
Little Paper Planes
This book is such a fun collection of constructible paper airplanes that your child will enjoy building then flying.
Make Your Own Music Box
The Music Box hole punch is a lovely gift for tweens and teens that encourages their creativity while they create their own melody.
The ooze tube is a great calming tool for all ages of children (and adults too!).
Your teen will love creating their own guitar picks!
Preteens and Teens love to use their minds, which are exploding with new capacity for conceptual thinking. The Rubik cube is a puzzle that teens love to experiment with, and it expands their problem solving abilities. Terrific stocking stuffer!
This scratch off map is such a fun way for your teen to track their travels!
Mysterium Park Board Game
This is a family-fun cooperative board game teens and parents will both enjoy playing together.
Staying Connected To Your Teenager: How To Keep Them Talking To You And How To Hear What They're Really Saying
This is a book that can help frustrated parents reconnect with their teenagers.
Ticket Stub Diary
This handy journal is just the ticket for preserving and showing off tickets saved from sporting events, museum openings, rock concerts, and more. The roomy sleeves store tickets of all shapes and sizes, and lined margins provide space to (new art enclosed) jot down notes about the events. The acid-free pages will keep memorabilia in tip-top shape for years to come.
Mother and Son Letter Book
This letter book is a wonderful way for mothers and sons to bond. The prompts are interesting and fun and encourage communicate between moms and their sons.
Totem: the Feel-Good Game
This conversation card game that encourages kids to see themselves from a growth
mindset. It's a wonderful way to encourage self-esteem and the sibling bond.
Grateful Together: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Their Parents
This journal is a beautiful way to inspire parents and children to communicate and share their gratitude.
Our Sharing Journal: Journal Notebook for Kids and Parents
Both parents and kids can enjoy this simple and fun journal while connecting with each other.
This sensory swing can be installed indoors or outdoors and gives kids of all ages a safe place to self regulate.