The wish list of a tween looks much different. While books make any list Katarina will ever write, there are these electronic items finding their way in now, and they are...well, let's just say, they aren't quite the same price point as those pink sparkle pencils were. I'm sure your kids are the same.
I have a list of all the perfect gifts to get your tween girl this Christmas. This list is being sponsored by the Microsoft Store, because they have an item that is going to make your shopping just as easy as it was in the pink sparkle pencil years, and I am super excited to share it with you.
The Perfect Gifts For A Tween Girl This Holiday Season
1. Knitting Supplies
Knitting is back in style, and if your tween daughter isn't already doing it, she will be excited to start. Get her a set of needles, some skeins of yarn, and a beginner's pattern book. Don't worry if you can't teach her how to knit. There are lots of free online tutorials that will help, and you and she can learn together.
2. Microsoft HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet
This is the perfect gift for several reasons:
- It is a tablet.
- It is on sale for Black Friday, but you don't have to stand in the freezing cold all night after Thanksgiving to get it, because The Microsoft Store is offering it at it's Black Friday sale price of $99 right now. You can even order it online if you don't feel like leaving the house.
- It is a tablet.
- The HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet comes with Office 365 Personal and 1TB of OneDrive online storage, which is a $69.99 value, all for FREE.
- Have I mentioned it is a tablet? Your tween will sound off with squeals of joy when she unwraps it on Christmas morning.
- And just look how pretty it is...
Almost every tween loves jewelry. From bangley bracelets to necklaces with thin chains and understated pendants, there is the perfect piece of jewelry for everyone. But if you want to take the jewelry present idea up a notch, I suggest a jewelry-making kit. If you aren't sure where to start in the jewelry-crafting world, a few packs of rubber bands for the Rainbow Loom are always a hit.
4. Theater Gift Card or Movie Passes
Tweens love to be dropped off at the mall for an afternoon of window shopping and a movie with friends. This is a perfect gift, because it promises several fun Saturday afternoons to come. And while you are buying movie tickets, get one for yourself, too, so you can have a family movie night before school is back in session.
You know a gift list can't be complete without books. Give your tween a mixture of new and classic books, and you might just expand her reading horizons:
- Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
- The Kingdom Keepers Series
- Anne of Green Gables
- Travels With Gannon & Wyatt
- The Book Thief
- The Chronicles of Narnia Series
- Diary of Anne Frank
Your tween is going to want to listen to music and stream shows on her super fast new HP tablet, so get her some headphones to go with it. It is a gift for her...and you.
7. Blank Journal
I know tweens are all about technology, but there is something special about writing your dreams and thoughts and doodles in a physical notebook. Encourage introspection with a blank journal and a set of pens (maybe even pink sparkles pens for nostalgia purposes).
8. Funky T-Shirts
Do kids still use the word funky? Probably not. But you don't have to tell them the t-shirt is funky, just call it cool, or epic, or whatever word is in style these days. The important thing is that the t-shirt has interesting graphics or a great quote on it. My tween is into t-shirts with book quotes, but no matter what your tween loves, there is a t-shirt out there to go with it.
9. A Second Tablet
Wait. A second tablet? As awesome as they are, your tween doesn't need a second tablet. Don't worry. That second one is for you, because at $99, you should go ahead and buy more than one. Merry Christmas.
In fact, the Microsoft HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet is not just perfect for the tween or teen in your life, it is perfect for everyone.
Remember how I told you the Microsoft HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet comes with a free Office 365 Personal (with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and 1TB of OneDrive online storage? Well, it also comes with 60 monthly Skype world minutes, so you are going to get a lot of use out of that front-facing camera for video chats. My daughter likes to video chat with my mom, who lives on the other side of the country, and a friend who lives in Massachusetts. I'm sure your tween has family or friends she would like to chat with as well.
This great, early Black Friday deal, and the free inclusion of Office, will only be available throughout the holiday season as long as supplies last. Check out all the specs and details of the Microsoft HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet sale now, and get a head start on all those Black Friday shoppers when you pick up one of these tablets for your tween (or for yourself!) before they are sold out.
What are you buying for your tween this holiday season?
*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Microsoft.