Gift Guide 2015: For Tweens and Teens

The season's best gifts for teens and tween kids.


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For Tweens: Whale of Warmth

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Keeping hands cozy has never been trendier.


Striped Whale Mittens, vineyardvines.com, $49.50




 


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For Tweens: Need for Speed

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Race cars go high-tech!


Anki Overdrive Starter Kit, anki.com, $150






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For Tweens: Long Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Take your favorite Star Wars characters on all-new adventures, built on top of the existing Disney Infinity universe.


Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Starter Pack, bestbuy.com, $65


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For Tweens: Hogwarts Forever

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Relive the magic of Harry Potter, or introduce somebody to its charms, with this gorgeously illustrated edition of the first book.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, bookstores nationwide, $40


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For Tweens: A Gift with Heart

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A cute way to tote the little essentials, and 50% of purchase price will go to support St. Jude Children's Hospital.


St. Jude Metallic Hearts Leather Zipper Case, westelm.com, $19


This product is a gift that gives back and supports a great cause.


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For Tweens: Perfect PJs

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There will be no cries of "Boo-hoo!" from your Who at the sight of these darling PJs.


Grinch Flannel Pajamas, pbteen.com, $69


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For Tweens: Charmed Life

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Choose from a variety of sweet animals, like a sloth or the Velveteen Rabbit.


Chroma Totem Necklaces, leanimale.com, $34 each


Enter “familycircle” at checkout for free shipping through 12/31/15.






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For Tweens: Candy Maker

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Make your own candy? Yes, please!


Nostalgia Electrics Giant Gummy Candy Maker, jcpenney.com, $43


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For Tweens: Dream Big

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The soft tee features an inspiration message inside designed to encourage wearers to embrace their one-of-a-kind selves.


"Imagine" Girl's Short Sleeve Tee, mbymindinmotion.com, $24.


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For Tweens: Doggie Day Dreams

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Of all the pillows in the world, this one is the Charlie Brown–iest.


Peanuts “Life Is Better with a Dog” Pillow Cover, pbteen.com, $39.50





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For Tweens: Game On

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Now they can take their Minecraft worlds with them and play wherever they go, on any computer.


Gameband + Minecraft, gamestop.com, $80





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For Tweens: Sweet Surprise

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Choose from dozens of ring designs plus a matching macaron case for a fun stocking stuffer.


Macaron case and ring, winkydesigns.com, $15






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For Tweens: Lego-Mania

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Perfect for brick fans who need extra inspiration for their next project.


DK LEGO Awesome Ideas by Daniel Lipkowitz, amazon.com, $25.
 


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For Tweens: Jam Session

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Creative kids can build their own synthesizers and experiment with sound using this cool, STEM-minded set.


DIY Synth Kit, techwillsaveus.com, $40


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For Teens: Bright Idea

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Show a little love!


Marquee LED Sign, CVS/pharmacy stores, $20






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For Teens: Magic Touch

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No more cold fingers when texting. These touchscreen gloves come in a set of three, so it's no sweat if one goes missing.


Trio of Touchscreen Gloves, verloopknits.com, $38


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For Teens: Sparkle Toes

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Comfort for the glitterati in your household.


Sparkle Sequin Slippers, pbteen.com, $35


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For Teens: Zip Up

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This cruelty-free jacket is the perfect pick for the conscientious fashionista.


Vespa Vegan Leather Jacket, hervelvetvase.com, $70






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For Teens: Snap Happy

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Your teen will have instant fun capturing life's everyday moments.


Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera, bestbuy.com, $100


 


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For Teens: Cool Coco

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Hot chocolate has never been so fetch. Pop culture buffs will LOVE this collector's tin in honor of Mean Girls' 10th anniversary. But one question: Is hot chocolate a carb?


"You Go Glen Coco" Pink Hot Chocolate Mix, dylanscandybar.com, $12


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For Teens: Rock On

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Perform classic tunes in front of a live simulated audience in the newest version of the game.


Guitar Hero Live, bestbuy.com, $100


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For Teens: Perfect Pouch

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Made of vegan leather, these bags are super roomy and easy to handle.


Charlie Grab Bag purse, voodoovixen.com, $50


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For Teens: Hot Lips

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Your makeup-loving teen will thank you over and over again for this set with plenty of colors that are just right for the holidays.


Art. Love. Color. Lips Kit, smashbox.com, $20


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For Teens: Retro View

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A classic toy gets a modern-day update.


View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack, Target, $30


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For Teens: Flower Power

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Funky patterned headphones make any listening session that much better.


Floral headphones, theankit.com, $30.