From Tracie: The Perfect Gifts For Your Tween Girl

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Perfect Gifts For Your Tween Girl

Tracking Pixel Do you remember those years when your tweens and teens were little? They would carefully write out a Christmas list to give to Santa (or mom) with everything they wanted. And while you never were able to come through with the flying unicorn, that list made it pretty easy to get your shopping done. I think one year Katarina asked for books, chapstick, a bookstore gift card, pink sparkle pencils, and a drawing pad. Shopping was easy.

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.

This list has all the gift ideas you need for your tween daughter or granddaughter. Christmas just got a whole lot easier.

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...
HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet
3. Jewelry
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.

5. Books
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
  • Wonder
  • Diary of Anne Frank

6. Headphones
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.
At seven inches, it is big enough to edit spreadsheets on Excel, but still small enough to hold in one hand. There is a back-facing camera, as well as a front-facing camera you can use for video chats.

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.
The HP Stream 7 has also been fine-tuned for fast performance from the second you turn it on, and it comes with premium, free anti-virus software that never expires. But you know what is almost as good? What it doesn't come with. There is no annoying junkware or trialware pre-installed on this tablet, taking up space and slowing things down. Plus it has an Intel quad core processor and an HD IPS display.

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.

53 comments:

  1. I am so not a tween, but I want one of those tablets for myself! But still great list and my niece is a tween and truly helpful to me for her ;)

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    1. Right? I want one, too!

      Glad I could help you find a good gift for your niece.

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  2. I still have no idea what I'm getting my Tween for Christmas! Thankfully she's not asking for any electronics, but she's not asking for much else either...

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    1. It is always tough when they don't give you a list.

      You can never go wrong with that bookstore shopping trip! ;-) Or a gift card for books she can download to her new tablet!

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  3. Wait! This is MY Christmas list! Does that mean I can turn in my membership to being a grown-up now? :)

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    1. Absolutely! We should go ahead and plan a sleepover now. You bring the candy, and I'll bring the pizza.

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  4. My tween is getting a lot of clothes so far. I also just ordered her some scented gel pens, because apparently that's what you get after you get too cool for smelly markers. I love this tablet, though. I bet she would too.

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    1. Um? I want scented gel pens for Christmas!

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  5. I have 2 opposite TWEEN girls... they are like night & day.

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  6. I have a tween boy and a lot of those would be great for him, too! Great ideas.

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  7. These are great ideas! I had no idea what to get for my oldest niece. Now I have some ideas!

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  8. Thank you for this post! My daughter first asked for her two front teeth, then settled on fun looms and a monster high doll. I needed more ideas.

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  9. These are some really great ideas. That is a great deal for a tablet.

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  10. Oh man! I REALLY want one of those tablets! And now I have some ideas of what to get Katarina :) Thanks for sharing this, love!

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  11. My daughter is not quite a tween yet. I think I have another year. I love the idea of gift cards.

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  12. Kiddo is almost 10, wishing she was a tween. She is at that age when she wants older aged things, but can't take care of them. She also wants dolls, and lots of them.

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  13. I don't have a daughter, but many of my friends do. I will pass this along to them.

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  14. Knitting is such fun. If I had a daughter I would teach her to do it. I might end up teaching my son. He's very interested in mommy's pointy sticks. =P

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  15. I agree this will be a great gift for our tween. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I have a tween, and this list is spot on. Except mine wants a sewing machine instead of knitting supplies.

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  17. These are great ideas. I have bought my stepdaughter knitting supplies and she loved it!

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  18. I totally agree with the headphones idea. My teenage daughter cannot seem to have enough pairs around.

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  19. Love these ideas, and I have never thought to give a Theater gift card, and that is now on the list. Brilliant, and of course BOOKS are always on the list, and much to their horror underwear too :)!!!!!

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  20. I have no ideas what I'm getting my 12-year-old for Christmas. She already has everything on this list lol (minus knitting cause she's not really into making things, unlike me).

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  21. What a fun list! I have a tween boy and some of these items would wok for him too!

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  22. That Microsoft table is such a great deal!! and I love the Skype minutes. headphones seem to be a must for teens these days.

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  23. I just saw one of those tablets today! I love how they're small and easy to bring with you!

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  24. Saw this on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. My Tween is not just asking for most of these listed for Christmas, but also for her birthday Christmas Eve. Talk about having to wrap my head around shopping this year. She'll be 10 going on 16...I can't believe it! The Theater or Movie Passes are a great idea that hadn't even crossed my mind. THANKS!

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  26. I laughed at the second tablet being for the mom. hahah Hear! hear! :)

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  27. I need a second tablet for these crazy kids that can't share the first. LOL Great list for tweens!

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  28. I don't have a daughter, but my son has two tablets already. One we bought him for Christmas 2 years ago and the other we had to get him for school. These sound like great ideas for tween/teen girls, though!

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  29. Fantastic ideas. Perfect gift ideas.

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  30. I love the journal idea! Tweens can really get creative in there!

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  31. Great ideas. And sometimes I seriously just want ALL THE THINGS.

    That's probably not cool, right? ;)

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  32. These are great ideas for not only a Tween girl, but for an Adult girl. I would love to have all of these items.

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  33. Love the classic stories you chose for your list!
    Anne of Green Gables has been a favourite of mine for years.
    I got my oldest a gift card to Starbucks.
    I know that will be a gift that she will love!

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  34. Gosh yes, my teenage sister would LOVE that tablet. It looks beautiful and practical.

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  35. My tween would love any of these gifts! Great list.

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  36. This is a great list but I am not going to show my daughter the tablet....

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  37. My son loves the Travels With Gannon & Wyatt books. We received them last year and they were a hit, heck I even loved them!

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  38. Their wish lists just keep getting more expensive. This tablet would be an awesome gift!

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  39. Even though my daughter isn't a tween anymore, she would love this. She has been wanting a tablet!

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  40. That tablet looks so cool! I always love anything from HP!

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  41. My daughter is not even 2 yet, but I'm sure she'll be a tween next week. Or at least it will feel like it. I love the idea of movie tickets!

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  42. My daughter isn't quite a tween, although some days it definitely feels like it ;) I'm sure she would love to have a tablet.

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  43. That tablet is such a great deal! A perfect gift!

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  44. My tweens list looks something like this - right down to the knitting supplies. My son, however, is the one who gets the tablet. I can't wait to give it to him. I DO want one for myself, its so great.

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  45. Great list! Yes they do love electronics, beauty products and anything electronic for sure!

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  46. My teenager would love one of those tablets. My preteen not so much but I know she wants nail polish. She is into doing her nails right now.

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  47. I don't have any tween girls but I do have teen/tween boys and a few of these would be great for them too.

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  48. I dont have a tween yet but this list is great! Our local library has knitting classes- just an idea!

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  49. lol my brothers mason and tyler would love pretty much all of this besides mason doesn't like the knitting one (then again tyler would love lipstick if he gets it)

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