What are the best gifts for 12 year olds in 2017? Find out from the experts – actual twelve year old boys and girls.
What should you get for someone who is 12 years old? They’ll be the first to remind you that they aren’t kids anymore. 12 year olds aren’t grownups, but they are growing faster than you think. At 12, they are almost teenagers so they are likely to have strong interests. Nerf toys and Legos are some of the best toys for 12 year olds. Still, while some children this age are between toys and more grownup gifts, most 12 years are probably “over” toys.
So what are the best gifts for 12 year olds? We were surprised that even some 12 year olds don’t know what they want. For Christmas, even 12 year olds want a big pile of stuff under the tree, but they just don’t want toys. So put that My Little Pony toy back on the shelf.
That means parents and relatives have to get creative when searching for the best gifts. Still, the tween years should be fun. Craft sets, art supplies, books, and sports equipment are easy to fall back on. Below we have chosen over gifts that are cool, trendy, and grownup but still fun enough to let them know you care. With over 500 gifts from the coolest electronics to beauty galore, it’s the ultimate gift guide for 12 year old boys and girls.
There is nothing more 12 year olds like than opening gadgets on Christmas morning or on their birthday. Anything from tablets to laptops are always big winners. If your 12 year old already has a cell phone, any cool accessories like cell phone cases will make a great gift idea.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Have you heard of an instant camera? Back in the old days, there used to be cameras that would give you instant pictures with the click of a button. This retro instant camera from FujiFilm is a throwback to the good old days. Click, it’s instant fun.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Accessory Pack
Did she get a new FujiFilm Instax camera? The FujiFilm Instax Mini is the perfect camera for parties but how do you take it with you? With this accessory pack, you are not only getting a matching camera case but a bunch of other accessories including frames, stickers, filters, and an album. It is the perfect gift to go along with her new camera.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film
The Instax camera is a lot of fun until you run out of film. Nobody wants to buy expensive film. If she already has a camera, she would probably love to stock up on film on her birthday on Christmas. You can get the film with all different types of borders, but our favorite film has rainbow colored borders, which are as sparkly as unicorns.
Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2 Smart Phone Printer
Wouldn’t it be cool if your Smartphone could take instant pictures? With this smartphone printer for iOS and Android devices, you can print selfies from your Smartphone just about anywhere in your house.
Amazon Echo Dot
Shaped like a puck, the Amazon Echo Dot does a lot more than your ordinary Bluetooth Speaker. You can actually speak to it to make it play music, answer questions, and even order pizza. To get its attention, you simply say “Alexa”. It’s the closest thing to science fiction.
All-New Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa
Don’t want to spend a lot on a tablet? Now with the Amazon Fire HD 7, you don’t have to spend a lot to get a powerful tablet. With a quad core processor, Dolby sound, a 5 MP rear camera, Amazon has given the tablet an update while keeping the price point down.
All-New Kindle Paperwhite
Got a bookworm? Get them the Amazon Kindle Paper White. The non reflective screen is so much easier to read than a tablet. Amazon has updated it with a sharper display and a speedier processor, making it the best ereader that money can buy.
GoPro HERO5 Session
Got a little dare devil? With this wearable camera from GoPro, they can capture all their crazy adventures on video for their friends and family to see.
FITFORT Action Camera 4K
Does she love the great outdoors? Everybody would like to have a GoPro camera, but it is ridiculously expensive. If she doesn’t need all of the features and doesn’t care about the brand, this one from FItFort is a great affordable alternative. With a waterproof case, it comes with all the mounts you need to attach it to just about anything from a bicycle to a helmet. It shoots up the 4K, but it records smoother video at 1080P.
ViewSonic PJD5155 SVGA HDMI Projector
Family movie night just got an upgrade. Watching a movie on your phone is great. Watching a movie on a TV is better, but imagine watching a movie under the stars. Now you can create your own drive in theater with this affordable projector from ViewSonic. It can easily be hooked up over HDMI with DVD players, laptops, or even game machines. While it doesn’t have the highest resolution, it is the most affordable way to get a big screen experience in the backyard.
TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV
Does she just need a basic TV for her room? Owning a Smart TV just got a whole lot more affordable. It might not be the flashiest TV, but this TV from TCL has a built in Roku box. You won’t find a better price for a SmartTV in this size. The only problem? She will spend all day binge watching her favorite series on Netflix.
Fitbit Flex 2
Got a fitness guru? Take their fitness to the next level with the Fitbit Flex. Simply wear it on your wrist and this little gadget monitors your physical activity and even your sleeping habits.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Turn your TV into a steaming device with the Amazon Fire Stick. Simply plug it into your TV’s HDMI port and it streams content from Amazon, Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and more.
Anker Selfie Stick
What 12 year old isn’t addicted to selfies? With this Bluetooth Selfie stick you can take the most flattering pics. Nobody has to know you took them. Simply press the button and you’ll turn into an instant photographer.
iHome Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock Radio
What can this attractive alarm clock not do? First off, look at. It looks so beautiful and sleek. The color changing LED light adds a nice ambiance to your room. It does everything from charging your phone to playing the radio and streaming music from Bluetooth devices.
If your 12 year old already has a phone, this is the perfect accessory. Available in several fun designs, it is basically a grip for your phone that makes it easy to take selfies and record videos on apps like Instagram.
Anker Portable Multi-Angle Stand
Does your 12 year old love watching movies, reading, or playing games on her tablet, this adjustable aluminum stand from Anker will come in handy. Not only does it work for just about every Smartphone and tablet, but it can rotate to give you the perfect view. You can even put your device in either portrait or landscape mode. The best part? It has padding so your device won’t accidentally get scratched.
Techkey Jewelry Crystal USB Flash Drive
Regular flash drives just got a whole lot more boring. While it looks like fashion accessory, this is actually a cleverly designed USB drive that comes in multiple sizes from 16 GB to 64 GB. It’s the perfect gift for the girly girl in your life.
SanDisk 16GB Ultra Class SDHC Memory Card
SD cards are the ultimate stocking stuffer. Nowadays SD cards are so cheap and you can never have too many of them. They are pretty much a basic necessity these days because most devices don’t have a lot of internal memory on them. The prices are always going down. You can go with the smallest memory card, but it is better to go with a bigger 32GB memory card because it is only a little bit more.
Anker PowerCore 10000
There is nothing worse than when your cell phone runs out a battery. This Anker portable battery recharger will become your new best friend. It charges your Smartphone up to 2-3 times when you just can’t get to an electrical outlet. The best part? It charges just about any USB powered device.
MOSNOVO White Henna iPhone 7/8 Case
Most cases spoil the beauty of the new iPhone. If you have got a new iPhone, why not show it off? Available in different colors, this transparent case not only protects your phone from dings and scratches, it allows you to see the beauty of your new phone.
OtterBox Defender Case
Don’t let your 12 year old use the iPhone without a case. With 3 layers of protection, there is no other case you would want on the iPhone than the OtterBox Defender. While there are many prettier and less bulky cases, they won’t give you this level of protection.
Jelly Comb 2.4G Slim Wireless Mouse
Wired mice are great, but for basic use wireless mice are so much more comfortable. The best part? You don’t have to worry about a tangled cord. You don’t need anything expensive. We like this one because it comes in a ton of different colored options. With 2 buttons and a scroll wheel, the mouse has just the right amount of clickiness.
Mosiso Hard Case For Macbook
The Macbook is a beautiful computer but it also really expensive. If you have a MacBook, you really have to take care of it and keep it protected. Available in different colors, this Macbook case protects against scrapes and bumps. It simply snaps over your Macbook, adding very little to the thickness. The various cutouts give you access to all the ports and buttons on the laptop.
Anker PowerLine II 6-Foot Lightning Cable
The iPhone is an engineering marvel. It’s amazing that Apple gives you a ridiculously short cable to charge it. It is practically impossible to use your iPhone when you are charging it. This is not good. Luckily, Anker makes a 6 foot long cable so you can finally use your iPhone while it is plugged into the wall.
Amir 3 in 1 Fisheye Lens & Macro Lens
Just about everybody uses their phone to take pictures to share on social media. With this inexpensive lens kit, you can up your game. With 3 different lenses, you can pull of effects usually found on pricier cameras. There’s a fisheye, macro, and super wide angle lens. The super wide angle lens is perfect for getting everyone in a group photo.
Vogek 6-Port USB Charging Station
With ereaders, phones, tablets, and cameras, who doesn’t have a ton of gadgets to charge at the same time? The Octofire hub allows you to charge 6 USB devices at the same time at the optimal speed. No more looking for a free wall outlet all over your house. It finally allows everybody in the family to charge all their devices at the same time using just one wall outlet. All you need are the cables.
Acer Aspire E 15
Just need to get on the Internet, read email, or watch Youtube? Why buy an expensive laptop? Running the Windows 10, this inexpensive laptop has enough power to run even games . The fast processor means that you won’t be stuck moving at a snail’s pace.
Samsung Gear VR
This year everybody wants to try out a new VR head set. Most of the headsets are very expensive. If your 12 year old has one of the newer Samsung phones like the S6 or S7, the Samsung Gear VR is the best way to get in on the fun. You stick the phone inside and when your turn your head, you get to look around inside of a virtual world. Samsung has several hundred apps that are already compatible.
With Apple launching the iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2 is the perfect tablet for 12 year olds. Over the years, Apple has taken the basic iPad and refined and finessed it into a thinner and lighter design.
Apple iPad mini 4
If you’re in the market for a smaller iPad for your 12 year old, the iPad mini 4 fits the bill. You get the responsiveness you expect from a tablet plus they’ll have access to one of the most robust libraries around complete with exciting apps, games and more. The iPad mini is like a modern day computer that offers similar functionality in such a compact size. What’s cool is that you can easily carry it in a bag or purse and take it along wherever your adventures lead you.
The number one gift on your 12 year old’s list is probably a brand new smartphone. The latest iPhone is so much more than a phone. Besides calling, it almost gives you a ton of cool features including an improved camera. Your tween can do everything from playing the latest games and apps to playing music. Now can it keep them out of trouble? There’s probably an app for that.
A brand new Macbook is like an “I Love You Gift Forever.” Apple makes great computers that not only have the latest technology, but are super stylish. Plus, you don’t have to worry too much about gettin annoying viruses.
Gifts For The Video Gamer
Most 12 year old boys love videogames. You can’t go wrong with a new video game or game related stuff. It is one of the best gifts for 12 year old boys but girls love playing video games too.
Nintendo is back with a brand new hybrid console that might be the hottest gift this year. It’s the Nintendo Switch, which is the perfect gift for anybody who loves Nintendo games. What makes it unique? Not only can you play your favorite Nintendo games on the TV, but you can take them with you on the go.
Super NES Classic
Back in the 90s, everybody played the Super NES. Now Nintendo has shrunk the console and released it for today’s market. If you can find it, the Super NES classic brings back the fun of 21 of the best SNES games. The best part? The games are built right in so you no longer have to swap out the cartridges.
Sony PlayStation 4 Slim/Pro
Since it was released, the Playstation 4 has gone on to become the most popular next generation system. Why? It represents an impressive package for video gamers with a better controller, better graphics, and sharing features. Now Sony has made it more affordable to get in on the fun with two versions of the console. The slim version is the entry level version while the pro version is for gamers with a 4K set. Greatness awaits.
If there is one dream gift that every 12 year old wants this year it is probably a new VR headset. You put on the headset and suddenly you are in the middle of the game. The most popular VR headset is the Playstation VR, which works with all the Playstation 4 consoles. The only problem? It’s expensive and requires an add-on camera and motion controllers.
Xbox One S
With several exclusive games that you can’t find anywhere else including Halo, the Xbox One is becoming more and more a more compelling piece of hardware to own. Microsoft announced the Xbox One S, which is a slimmer and more sleek console, sweetening the deal for many gamers.
Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Limited Edition BundleAges 10+
If your 12 year old is a huge Minecraft fan and you want to give them a cool gift they’ll love for their birthday or Christmas, this limited edition Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle is perfect. The exterior finish of the console features Mojang’s blocky art style and a Creeper finish on the controller, which look incredible. This special bundle also comes with a downloadable version of Minecraft along with a Redstone expansion pack. The Xbox One S features hundreds of exclusive titles and supports 4K resolution and HDR.
Xbox One X
You can’t play Xbox One games without a console. Do you have a brand new 4K television? Microsoft has released the most powerful console ever created with the Xbox One X. The console runs all of the Xbox One games in beautiful 4K.The only problem? It is expensive.
New Nintendo 3DS XLAges 7+
With a strong library of software, the Nintendo 3DS is the ultimate portable gaming machine. Nintendo has updated the 3ds with better 3D, additional horsepower, and a second joystick.
New Nintendo 2DS XL
While the Nintendo Switch is the portable system to get this year, Nintendo is giving Nintendo fans another option. With the entry level priced 2DS , now you can play the entire library of 3DS games. The big difference? Instead of playing the games in 3D, you will now play them in 2D.
Gifts For The Video Gamer
Most 12 year old boys love videogames. You can’t go wrong with a new video game or game related stuff. It is one of the best gifts for 12 year old boys but girls love playing video games too.
Call of Duty: WWIIRated M
Pretty much every 12 year old is playing the Call Of Duty games. The latest game takes the battle to outer space. Parents should know that this is an M-Rated violent first person shooter where players use realistic weaponry to kill other humans. The dialogue is filled with swear words.
Destiny 2Rated T
Destiny 2 follows in the same footsteps of the first game. Developer Bungie has added subtle tweaks to the game that make the game more interesting. The futuristic plot is simple: You must defend humanity against an alien invasion. Like most first person shooters, there is a lot of nonstop gunfire used in the many space battles but it is mostly directed at aliens. While there is a single player game, most players are going to want to play online in a team.
Star Wars Battlefront IIRated T
Now you can go to a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars Battlefront 2 puts you in the middle of some of the most iconic locations from the film. In addition to the multiplayer modes, this time around there is a narrative that expands the Star Wars universe. You’ll take part in aerial dogfights and even raid the Death Star. The game is getting mixed reviews, but the developer has made changes addressing the concerns of fans.
PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsRated T
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds became one of the most popular games when it was released on the PC. Now it is coming to the Xbox One. In this first person shooter, players battle with each other in an attempt to be the last person standing. There are several tactics you can take. You can go gun blazing or hide behind cover. Violence is a major part of the game as players kill each other with realistic weaponry. Like most online games with voice chat, the experience can vary depending on who is playing on the other end.
Overwatch – Game of the Year EditionRated T
While your gamer may want to play M-Rated first person shooters, Overwatch is a great compromise. This team based shooter has arisen out of nowhere becoming one of the most popular online multiplayer shooters. While there is violence, most of it is very cartoony and tame compared to other games in this genre. The best part? The game promotes working as a team.
Super Mario OdysseyRated E10+
There is something about Mario games that always seem to capture the joy of playing video games. Super Mario Odyssey gives players the opportunity to run around giant virtual playgrounds. This time around Mario has a new power up. No, he isn’t eating mushrooms this time around. He’s got a magical hat. When he throws it at certain enemies and things, he can possess them. The weirdest thing he can take over? A freaking T.Rex with a mustache on it!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildRated E10+
Thanks to its brilliant open world game design, the latest Zelda game takes the series in a completely new direction. Unlike past Zelda games, players are free to roam anywhere around the world, crafting their own stories and experiences. The best part? There are no artificial barriers in the world. Link can climb everything, It is impossible not to get lost in this world!
Just Dance 2018Rated E10+
If you haven’t heard Bad Liar by Selena Gomez enough, Just Dance 2018 has it along with other hit songs. The whole family will be sweating to over 40 hits from Beyonce to Lady Gaga. The dance floor is yours.
Mario Kart 8 DeluxeRated E
Who doesn’t love playing Mario Kart with friends? With tons of maps to race on and a brand new battle mode, there are plenty of laughs to be found here. It’s a game that is fun to play long after you have cleared all the races. The coolest part? Now that it is on Switch, you can take the best Mario Kart game with you.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleRated E10+
Here is a fun spinoff Mario game that is unlike any other Mario game that came before it. It’s a turn based strategy game that plays out very similar to the game of chess. Even if you have never played a strategy game, the game is really easy to get into. Not only is it set in the Mario Universe, but the story is filled with tons of laughs.
Splatoon 2Rated E10+
With a Saturday morning look, Splatoon 2 is a competitive 3rd person shooter that is played online in teams. Unlike violent first person shooters, this cartoony game has players splatting ink everywhere. The team that covers the most turf at the end of the match wins the round.
Pokemon Ultra SunRated E
Pokemon has becomes a worldwide phenomenon and the fun is just starting. Two new Pokemon games are available on the Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon. While mechanics in both games are the same, the difference is that each game takes place at a different time of the day. With a brand new tropical setting and some fresh changes to the formula, you will battle and collect Pokemon. Can you get them all?
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2Rated E10+
What happens when you take your favorite superheroes and put them in a Lego world? You get Lego Marvel Superheroes 2. Using the same Lego formula in precious games, the game is a blast to play. It’s got great combat, puzzles, and characters. The whole game is brought to life with a strong narrative. You’ll play with Spiderman, Ms. Marvel, and more as you try to stop Kang.
Forza Motorsport 7Rated E
The Xbox is home to the best racing franchise this year with Forza Motorsport 7. If you were lucky enough to get an Xbox One X, this title showcases the power of the new system with stunning 4K and super smooth gameplay. The lighting and weather effects in the game bring new meaning to realism in games. And the racing is as thrilling and exhilarating as it gets. Pair this with a steering wheel and you’ve got one of the best racing sims on the market.
Sonic ManiaRated E
Our favorite hedgehog is back and better than ever. Sonic may have made his debut in the 90s but this classic holds up well today with new levels, bosses, and modes to challenge fans and newcomers alike. Dashing through the stages is as fun as ever. What’s cool is the game allows you to play as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. Will you be able to conquer Dr. Eggman once and for all?!
Metroid: Samus ReturnsRated E10+
Metroid fans have been waiting awhile for a really good Metroid game. Thankfully, that day has come with Metroid: Samus Returns. While it’s a reboot of Metroid II for the Game Boy, we’ll take a great Metroid game any day. The 3D visuals look really snazzy and the game is loaded with secrets and epic boss battles. Do you have what it takes to eliminate the Metroid threat?!
Cuphead is one of those rare gems that comes along only once in a while. This indie developed title is exclusive to the Xbox One family of systems. The game’s graphics look like an animated cartoon with silky smooth animation and the action is fast-paced. It’s best described as a shoot-em-up like Contra. But don’t be fooled by those cute graphics, this game is extremely challenging and super fun. Every time you beat a boss you have a real sense of satisfaction.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane TrilogyRated E10+
Crash Bandicoot makes his big return on PS4. The last time we saw Crash was on the original PlayStation platform. This new remaster is based on the original three games which appeared on the PS. The graphics have been competely remastered for a new generation and it is more challenging that ever with new time trials. 12 year olds who love a challenge will love this game.
Pokkén Tournament DXRated E10+
If your 12 year old loves Pokemon and fighting games, getting Pokken Tournament DX is a no-brainer. This is the definitive version of Pokken with a larger roster and the ability to play at home or on the go on the Switch. There’s no better feeling after winning a match against someone who’s at the same level as you. Our favorite mode is the tournament mode. Makes a great Christmas gift for Pokemon fans.
Uncharted: The Lost LegacyRated T
There is a new spin off in the Uncharted series. With a strong narrative, the game plays out a lot like Indiana Jones. Like the previous games, players use weapons to kill the bad guys. What makes this game special is that the two leads are women of color, who are just as strong and courageous as Nathan Drake. Parents should know that there are a few bad words and a lot of violence, but there is no blood or gore.
Minecraft Super Plus PackRated E10+
Minecraft is one of the most popular games of our time. Now the game is available on just about every console. Like an electronic version of Legos, the game let’s you build stuff in the videogame world.
Resident Evil 7: Gold EditionRated M
Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition is the ultimate edition of the game. This game is intended for mature audiences due to the intensity of violence, strong language, and a mature story. Capcom has redefined what it means to be a survival horror and we absolutely love it! This is soooo scary good and the story will have you hooked right from the beginning. If you have PSVR, this game is best experienced in VR, as it will scare the begeebers out of you!
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete EditionRated T
Many are hailing Horizon Zero Dawn as a strong contender for Game of the Year. While it’s a satisfying game, we don’t think it quite matches the greatness Nintendo achieved with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nevertheless, if you love narrative driven action role playing games, you’ll love this brilliant game.
NBA 2K18Rated E
Considered to be one of the best sports video games around, the latest NBA 2k brings the game of basketball to life like never before. NBA 2k18 lets you live out the entire NBA season with your favorite team. The game has never felt better with better rebounding and shooting.
Madden NFL 18Rated E
The latest installment of Madden is out with more cutting edge features. The highlight? The game offers more precision than ever before. This means playing quarterback and defenders is more epic than before.
FIFA 18Rated E
Thanks to life-like graphics, the game of soccer has never felt more real. Fans of soccer can play as their favorite stars as they attempt to take their team to the finals. EA has even added a story mode. The biggest difference? Each player has unique animations, which brings the players to life like never before.
MLB The Show 17Rated E
With the end of the baseball season, you can now score a great deal on MLB The Show 17. It’s a great playing baseball sim with excellent visuals, batting, pitching and fielding. Challenge yourself to take you team all the way to the World Series and win it all!
Rocket LeagueRated E
Rocket League has appeared on most of the major systems and now it’s finally making its way to the Switch! This holiday you can play the game that has addicted millions. With simple gameplay mechanics and Nintendo themed rocket-powered cars, fans will be really excited to get their hands on this game. The coolest part? Now you can take Rocket League on the go!
Grand Theft Auto VRated M
Grand Theft Auto 5 is filled with crime, violence, strong language, and nudity. While the game is rated M, a lot of parents do let their children play this game. The game lets you do anything so it is possible to stay away from the more mature content such as picking up prostitutes and strip clubs. Still, you can’t skip the main narrative which is filled with a ton of swearing and some sexual content. If you let your 12 year old play this game, it is best to play with him or her.
Video Game Accessories
FPS Freek Vortex Thumbgrips
Available for both the PS4 and Xbox One, these cheap thumb stick covers can give hardcore gamers the edge they need in first person shooters. They simply slip over the thumb sticks and have a raised area, which give you a better grip. While they are fairly inexpensive, they do wonders for your speed, accuracy,maneuverability in games like Call Of Duty.
Razer DeathAdder Elite
A cool gaming mouse is a great gift for the gamer in your life. With an accurate optical sensor, this gaming mouse gives the gamer in your life the accuracy to compete with the toughest competition. The coolest part? There are 16.8 million different color variations that you can make the mouse glow in.
Xbox One Play and Charge Kit
If your Xbox gamer is finding herself always replacing the batteries in her Xbox controller, this charging kit is a must. That way, she doesn’t have to bother buying batteries again.
Xbox One Wireless Controller
So you just got a new Xbox One –you are going to need another controller to play local multiplayer. Microsoft has taken what works with its controller and perfected it. The best part? This wireless controller not only works with the Xbox One, but with Windows 10 machines.
PS4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
Playing video games by yourself is fun but playing with others is even more fun. If your Playstation gamer doesn’t already have 2 controllers, a second dual shock controller is the perfect gift. That way when friends come over, he or she can play multiplayer Playstation games with them.
Xbox One S Controller NFL X Skinit Skin
Have you heard of Skinit? If your 12 year old loves the NFL, these NFL X Skinit Skins are a great way to show his team pride with cool officially licensed NFL designs. They look great and protect your Xbox One or Xbox One S controller.
Megadream Dual USB Charging Charger
Don’t you hate when your gaming controllers are not charged? Available both for the PS4 , this charging dock allows you to keep two controllers charged at all times so you won’t have to worry about any dead controllers.
PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
PlayStation 4 gamers looking for a simple, sleek, and wireless pair of headphones need the PlayStation Gold Stereo Headset. With Simulated 7.1 sound and a built in mic, it’s a great value. Just plug in the usb dongle into the PS4 and you are ready to go.
HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset
Most 12 year old gamers are playing online. Compatible with Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PCs, this affordable and lightweight gaming headset set will take multiplayer gaming sessions to the next level. It’s got a swiveling microphone that mutes when you flip it up. The memory foam earpieces are comfortable and help eliminate surrounding noise in the room, helping to draw you into your games.
WD 2TB Elements External Hard Drive
If you own an Xbox One or PS4, you know that you can fill up the built in hard drive really fast. Luckily, this external 2TB hard drive works perfectly with the Xbox One or PS4, allowing you to store digital games and more.
PlayStation Plus Membership
The simplest gift to get your Playstation gamer is a Playstation Plus subscription, which not only allows them to play multiplayer games like Call Of Duty online but gives them access to a couple of free games every month.
Xbox Live Gold Membership
A subscription to Xbox Live Gold is a no-brainer for the Xbox Gamer in your life. A subscription is a requirement if your 12 year old wants to play online games with friends. It also comes with additional perks like a couple of free games every month. Even if the gamer in your life already has a subscription, a couple of additional months wouldn’t hurt.
PlayStation Store Gift Card
Don’t know what to get the Playstation gamer in your life? Get them an Playstation Gift card. That way they can use the card to purchase whatever they want on the online Playstation Store.
Xbox Gift Card
If you don’t know what game to get your Xbox gamer, just get them an Xbox Gift card. That way they can use the code to purchase whatever they want on the online Xbox Store.
Wonder WomanRated PG-13
Wonder Woman was one of our favorite superhero movies this year. Although not perfect, Gal Gadot delivered a stellar performance as Wonder Woman. It’s great to see a superhero movie with more depth that we’re used to seeing so major props to Patty Jenkins.
Spider-Man: HomecomingRated PG-13
Spider-Man Homecoming is just what Spider-Man fans have been waiting for. We liked how the movie went beyond just the origins and shed some light on Peter Parker’s character. Both Tom Holland and Michael Keaton delivered believable performances in their respective roles. It was a very entertaining movie and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Beauty And The BeastRated PG
Beauty And The Beast was a great adaptation of the animated movie. It’s a movie that many people watched more than once. This movie is packed with plenty of great extras to satisfy and the actors delivered first-rate performances. If you loved the original, you’ll most likely love this live action version, too.
Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film SetRated PG-13
Got a Harry Potter fan? Give them the ultimate gift with this Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection. This UK edition delivers the same story at a better price and value than the US edition. The video and audio quality envelope you in the magic and wonder of Harry Potter. Once they start this fascinating adventure, they’ll want to finish it to the very end!
The Lego Batman MovieRated PG
If you love Batman movies, you’ll likely love The Lego Batman Movie. It’s a fun movie for any age and it’s actually quite funny and entertaining. Who knew that a Batman movie could be funny? Although it’s not as inventive as The Lego Movie, it’s a wonderful movie worth watching for any Batman fan.
Moana is a wonderful Disney movie worth watching. The animation is first-rate and it was very entertaining to watch the story unfold. In fact, most people will want to watch it multiple times thanks to its incredible soundtrack. It’s nice to see Disney break away from the damsel in distress formula.
Descendants 2Rated G
If she loved the first Disney Descendants, she’ll likely love part 2. It music shines bright in this movie. It was a very enjoyable movie with a fun story and great action. Everyone played their roles well. But where’s Audrey? Perfect movie for pre teens that will have her excited.
The Hunger Games: Complete 4 Film CollectionRated PG-13
The Hunger Games is one of the top blockbuster movies with an intriguing story line that captivates from the very beginning. It features a good blend of romance and action and Jennifer Lawrence delivers a stunning performance as Katniss Everdeen. This 6-disc Blu-ray set features all four films in the blockbuster franchise. If you haven’t watched it yet, now’s the best time to find out what you’ve been missing.
Star Wars: The Force AwakensRated PG-13
Star Wars The Force Awakens is one of the top-rated Star Wars movies of all-time. If you somehow managed to miss it, it’s definitely worth watching. Fans will recognize some old faces, and there will be a handful of new characters to draw you in as well. With Blu-ray, the picture quality is pristine in 1080P HD. It’s a great movie to have in your movie collection.
Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryRated PG-13
Rogue One A Star Wars Story is an excellent movie on Blu-ray. Although it was more of a side story, it was surprisingly enjoyable. We loved K-2SO and many of the other characters in the movie. Edwards made some nice references to prior Star Wars movies that fans will instantly recognize. It’s quite remarkable how Edwards was able to create a movie without Luke, Han, or Chewy and still be satisfying for fans, but somehow he managed to do it.
War For The Planet Of The ApesRated PG-13
War For The Planet Of The Apes was our favorite movie in this trilogy of movies. You could say they saved the best for last. If you loved the other Apes movies, there’s a good chance you’ll love this one. We love the flow of the story between the three parts. It’s just so seamless. The story is very engaging and filled with drama and action and plenty of emotion. We also came away impressed with the CGI quality – never have the apes looked and acted so realistically.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Rated PG-13
While the first Guardians blew us away, Guardians Vol 2 didn’t quite blow us away. It’s still a movie that fans will enjoy but honestly it doesn’t surpass the original’s high benchmark. The movie was filled with drama, tragedy, and even comedy, and it was visually stunning. If your 12 year old loves superhero movies, they’ll probably love this one.
Gifts For The Music Lover
12 year olds are just starting to develop their tastes for music. Get your 12 year old into the groove with the coolest headphones and Bluetooth speakers.
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Does your 12 year old play the latest rap tune so loud? Then this pair of wireless headphones from Beats is perfect for keeping both you and your tween happy. Sporting a modern design, this pair of headphones sounds so good that your tween may never want to take them off. The best part? The battery life has been improved.
Skullcandy Uproar Bluetooth Headphones
Cut the cord with these wireless headphones from Skullcandy. Offered in several cute colors, these lightweight headphones feel so comfortable. You might just find yourself “borrowing” them.
iClever BoostCare Kids Headphones
Aren’t those the cutest headphones you’ve ever seen? These wired headphones not only look cute, but they sound great and come in a variety of cool cat colors. What’s the big deal? Other than looking super cute, these headphones limit the volume so you don’t blast your ear drums from listening to your music too loud. And they use a standard 3.5mm headphone jack so it’s compatible with most devices like smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
VicTsing Shower Speaker
Does your 12 year love singing in the shower? With the VicTsing Bluetooth shower speaker even water won’t be able to stop them. With several adorable colors to choose from, it features easy to use controls. You might just want to stay in the bath or shower longer.
My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Look at this! How cute is this? The little adorable animal is more than a cute friend. Fitting in the palm of your hand, it’s actually a little mini Bluetooth speaker that can wirelessly play your music from your phone. With so many cute animals to choose from, you can find the perfect pal.
Anker SoundCore Mini Bluetooth Speaker
About the size of an apple, this small and compact Bluetooth speaker from Anker delivers surprisingly loud sound with great bass and range. With up to 15 hours of battery life, it sounds almost as good as Bluetooth speakers that are much pricier. Available in several different colors, it’s perfect for pairing with the Amazon Echo Dot or any Smartphone.
UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker
It isn’t a party without the BOOM wireless speaker. Sporting a cool cylindrical design, this 360 wireless Bluetooth speaker that connects to your Smartphone keeps the party going all night with bold immersive sound.
Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone
Do you want to start podcasting? Now it couldn’t be easier to record your own podcasts and YouTube videos with high quality audio. Mounting on an adjustable stand, the Snowball iCE simply plugs into the USB port on your PC. It’s totally plug and play. The best part? You don’t even need studio equipment to get professional results.
Kala Learn To Play Ukulele Starter Kit
One of the best instruments to learn is the Ukulele. It’s similar to a guitar but is smaller and has fewer strings, which makes it easier to play than the standard guitar. Kala is making it easy for new players to get started playing the Ukulele with this set designed for beginners. Along with the Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano, it comes with an online tuning app and simple online lessons.
Memorex Sing Stand 3
Can’t stop singing? With the Sing Stand, tweens can invite all their friends over for Karaoke Night. Hook the Sing Stand up to YouTube and the party will go on all night long.
1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Stereo Turntable
What is old has become new again! Record players are now more popular than ever and it has never been easier to get started. With a retro design, this belt driven record player couldn’t be easier to use and will spin records like a champ. With built in speakers, it has everything you need listen to your vinyl collection.
Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano
The Yamaha YPG-235 Portable Grand Piano is an incredible gift for any 12 year old who loves playing the piano or is interested in learning to play. The sound is rich and fills the entire room. It really is quite impressive. The built-in education suite is perfect for beginners who want to learn to play. The nice thing is there are 500 different voices featured on this piano so you can get very creative with sounds. We recommend the bundle with the power supply, so you aren’t going through batteries like crazy.
Pick-a-Palooza DIY Guitar Pick Punch
While it looks like one, this is not a stapler! It punches out guitar picks out of old credit cards, gifts cards, and random pieces of plastic found in the junk mail. Guitar players never have to worry about losing their picks. In just one second, you can just punch another one out.
Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Package
Who wouldn’t want a brand new electric guitar? This pack takes away all the guesswork, giving you everything you need to get started playing right away. Available in 3 different colors, it comes with a Les Paul guitar, amp, tuner, and all the accessories you need. You can even get it bundled with the Rocksmith video game, which teaches beginners how to play.
DropMix Music Gaming SystemAges 16+
DropMix is a cool new music mixing party game where you get to play the role of the DJ, mixing music from all different music genres. It’s actually from Harmonix, the creators of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. This bundle includes the DropMix system and cards, and requires you to download the DropMix app to play. Let’s get this party started!
The Children’s Place Girls’ Long Sleeve Nightgown
What 12 year old girl wouldn’t love a nightgown like this that reads: ‘I woke up like this #Flawless’. It’s cute and a great way to start your day on a positive note. While rockin’ a simple design, it’s very effective at getting the message across and it’s a super fun gift idea for girls!
UBeauty Unicorn Kigurumi Onesie
Who doesn’t love onesies? On Christmas morning nobody wants to get out from under the sheets. These single piece pajamas are not just for bedtime. A warm and cozy onesie is the best way to open up gifts on Christmas morning. If she loves Unicorns, she will think this onesie is the best gift ever.
Alki’i Pajama Bottom Pants
For a 12 year old, a nice pair of pajama bottoms makes an easy go to gift. These adorable jammies are super nice. Made out of 100% polyester fleece, these pajama bottoms are super warm and comfortable. With fun designs from snowmen to mittens, these make great gifts.
Del Rossa Women’s Fleece Pajamas
There is nothing that says Christmas like a cute pair of comfy pajamas. Available in the cutest prints, this lightweight fleece one from Del Rossa is perfect for wearing on Christmas morning while opening up gifts.
Richie House Warm Fleece Bathrobe
The stylish robe from Richie House is the most adorable thing ever. Not only is it made out of warm fleece, it’s got two oversized pockets on the front. With this robe, your 12 year old will be the happiest camper ever on cold nights. You might just want to steal it when she is not looking.
TowelSelections Kids Robes
Made in Turkey of high quality polyester fleece, these bathrobes make a wonderful gift for your loved one. They’re available in a good assortment of colors for both girls and boys. They are nice and fluffy and keep you sooo warm and toasty. Unlike other robes, it doesn’t feel scratchy against your skin.
Joytton Satin Kimono Robe
These satin kimono robes make a super fab gift. They look soooo adorable and come in a variety of cute colors. She’ll look like a beauty queen in these. Choose the perfect one for your 12 year old girl. We’re really lovin’ the quality on these robes.
Noble Mount Fuzzy Socks
OMG! These are the most adorable socks. From superman to princesses, these cute socks are perfect for dressing up your feet during the cold winter months. The only problem? You are not going to want to wear shoes.
Solmate Mismatched Socks
Matching socks are so boring. Offered in so many fun vibrant patterns and color choices, these mismatched socks from Solmate are too adorable. Your feet will never be happier.
K. Bell Sneaker Socks
Are those shoes or socks? Almost everyone will do a double take on these cute and vibrant novelty socks from K. Bell. This set contains six pairs of assorted colors. They look like always in fashion Cons sneakers and are perfect for running around the house and they are machine washable. What girl wouldn’t love these?
Snoozies Slipper Socks
Check out those cuties! Meet the Snoozies – they are adorable and cute animal themed fleece lined slipper socks. They’ll look super cute on her feet and keep them nice and toasty. These are even machine washable. Choose from a nice selection of fun animals.
Happy Feet Animal Slippers
Are your feet happy? Your feet haven’t experienced true happiness until you’ve stepped into Happy Feet. Happy Feet are the most adorable gift on planet Earth. There are more than 50 different animal slippers to choose from. Which ones will make your feet happy?
Cute Emoji Cartoon Slippers
There’s no denying tweens love their emojis so these Emoji Slippers would make a perfect gift for your emoji lovin’ 12 year old. Many tweens love the poo themed one but there are others to choose from as well. When you step into them it feels so velvety soft and comfy. They do a great job of keeping your feet warm and toasty. Don’t be surprised if your 12 year old may never want to take them off!
ACORN Kid’s Acorn Moc Slipper
Designed for indoor and outdoor usage, these ACORN Moc Slippers are great as sleepwear. They’re especially great in the winter when it gets chilly. Your feet will certainly be happy since they keep them nice and toasty. Choose from a variety of styles to fit your needs.
Minnetonka Cassie Slipper
Not all slippers are created equal. The Minnetonka Cassie Slipper proves this. It looks very fashionable and has sheepskin on the inside to keep your feet warm, cozy and comfy. And the quality is very nice!
UGG Kids’ K Cozy II Slipper
If she loves UGG boots, these UGG Kids K Cozy II Slippers are worth checking out. They look great similar to UGG boots and fit perfectly. The sheepskin feels sooo soft and comfy. It feels like you’re walking on cloud nine. Could your feet be any happier?
Gifts For The Fashionista
Clothes are cool. Don’t get clothes from the Gap that you think are cool. Most 12 year olds don’t want parents picking out outfits for them. They want to be there to help choose. Nike and Under Armour clothing, fuzzy and cute pajamas, socks, and skinny jeans are all pretty safe choices.
Stephen Curry Men’s Replica Jersey
Surprise your 12 year old Curry fan with this Replica Jersey from adidas. It looks authentically recreated just like Curry’s jersey with the Golden State on the front and Curry’s name and player number #30 on the reverse side. The best part? Fans can rock this jersey with just about any outfit. Proudly show your team pride.
Under Armour Men’s Storm Caliber Hoodie
Under Armour’s Men’s Storm Caliber Hoodie is an excellent choice for sporty guys. It’s made from lightweight, breathable fleece and it feels so comfy to wear. The Under Armour emblem is embroidered on the front and a hoodie and kangaroo style pockets provide extra comfort when you need it most. Choose from a great selection of stylish colors.
Under Armour Girls’ Fleece Jumbo Logo Hoodie
Looking for sporty apparel for your 12 year old girl? Consider the Under Armour Girls’ Armour Fleece Jumbo Logo Hoodie. These hoodies deliver great performance, comfort, and style in a lightweight design. The material is water resistant so you’ll stay dry even if it’s wet outside.The hoodie and pockets help protect you from the elements.
MissShorthair Plaid Tartan Infinity Scarf
These lightweight vibrant scarves from MissShorthair are chic fashion. Choose from a wide assortment of lovely fashion forward styles to go from ordinary to glam in minutes. They’re super versatile and great for any season.
Jinx Men’s Minecraft Creeper Hoodie
Got a Minecraft fan? Your 12 year old will probably want to live in this Creeper Hoodie from Jinx. The coolest part? When you zip it up, it forms a creeper mask on the hood.
TeeStars Normal People Scare Me Hoodie
Most 12 year old girls live in hoodies. Forget ordinary hoodies. Who wants to be normal? This one says “Normal People Scare Me.” Offered in two beautiful colors, this hoodie makes a comfy and funny gift.
City Threads Girls’ Leggings
These 100% cotton City Threads girls’ leggings are very soft and the quality is super nice. They are made in the US. They fit just right and are comfy to wear with good breathability. They allow for full range of motion and come in a great assortment of fashionable colors.
90 Degree by Reflex Yoga Pants
Leggings are the go to pants for 12 year old girls everywhere. They go with any outfit. Available in just about every color, this is a cute pair of leggings from Reflex.
ToBeInStyle Heathered Joggers
Your wardrobe is not complete without a trendy pair of joggers. Why wear boring sweatpants, when you can wear these much more stylish joggers? Not only are they super comfortable, they work with just about any casual outfit. It doesn’t get any cuter than this.
Vera Bradley Wristlet Wallet
This Vera Bradley Wristlet Wallet is a beautiful, compact wallet that’s well made. You can use it for your smartphone and other accessories you need to take with you. It actually is quite durable and a great alternative to carrying a bulky purse.
Little wearable accessories like purses, wallets, or cute watches make great gifts. 12 year old girls are starting to become women. They need something that they can carry their girly stuff in. Small purses or messenger bags are perfect. You can fill the bag or wallet with little stuff that they like and even money.
KAVU Rope Bag
Made of 100% cotton, this rope bag from Kavu is stylish, practical, and functional. Offered in a variety of styles, the patterns are very lively without being overly bold. Along with the adjustable shoulder strap, there are 5 different pockets to hold everything from a large camera to the essentials.
Vera Bradley Your Turn Smartphone Wristlet
Carrying your phone and essentials has never looked so glamorous. Offered in so many great patterns, this little wristlet from Vera Bradley has four separate compartments for holding your phone, cards, and id. The zippered section is great for holding money.
Vera Bradley Little Cross Body
The Vera Bradley Little Crossbody is the perfect gift for your 12 year old daughter. The designs and colors are so beautiful and lovely and the quality is very nice. It’s a really nice lightweight bag for carrying all your personal belongings. You really can’t go wrong with Vera’s cute bags.
Vera Bradley Mini Hipster Crossbody Bag
With so many fun patterns and designs, the mini hipster from Vera Bradley is so cute. With six interior slots, a place for ID, and a zip pocket, it’s roomy enough for the essentials and a phone. It is the perfect size for tweens.
Harry Potter Hybrid Bag
Got a Harry Potter fan? She’ll go nuts over this officially licensed Harry Potter Hybrid Bag. Although it’s made of faux leather, it looks very nice with great detailing fans will appreciate. It’s like a small wallet for her purse. It can hold a phone and small items. The quality is really nice and it’s soooo cute!
KAVU Sidewinder Bag
Not only does it come in the most beautiful colors, the Kavu Sidewinder Tote is a very versatile messenger purse. With an adjustable rope shoulder strap, it has one main compartment with tons of room inside. The zipper along the sides expands to hold bulkier items. The additional pockets are perfect for keeping things organized. When you wear it across your shoulders, it lies flat against your hip.
Jinx Men’s Minecraft Creeper Face Wallet
Got loot? Keep it safe in this Minecraft wallet. Made of real leather, this Minecraft wallet looks surprisingly grownup. It’s got pockets for ID and even cards. Minecraft fans won’t want to go anywhere without it.
Hynes Eagle Emoji Backpack
Does your 12 year old love Emojis? What better way is there to head to school than with an Emoji backpack? This quirky and brightly patterned backpack has the cutest Emjois on it. Made out a sturdy polyester material, it can hold a surprising amount of stuff and even has a sleeve that can hold a 14 inch laptop or tablet inside.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Backpacks used to be just something you wear on your back. Available in just about every color, this Swedish designed backpack scores big with its simple and stylish design. It’s got a big singular compartment for all your school supplies and zippered pocket on the front. It’s cute for camping, shopping, and school.
URSFUR Faux Fur Ball Keychain
We can’t get enough of anything fluffy. The hottest new accessory are these pom pom key chains that can be attached to your keys or purse. We like that this one is made out of faux fur so no animals were harmed. It can totally add a layer of cuteness to any bag.
Totes Kids Bubble Umbrella
Who knew that an umbrella could be so cute and functional at the same? This bubble umbrella from Totes is perfect for the winter time when you have many stormy and windy days. Because it’s shaped like a bubble that surrounds you, it keeps you completely dry and you can still see through it.
SojoS Cat Eye Sunglasses
Everybody is rocking these cat eye sunglasses which create a flattering look on your face. When you pull your hair back, they help define your whole face. You don’t have to spend a lot to get the look of designer sunglasses. This pair not only has the cat eye shape but comes tinted in a variety of shades like Rose Gold.
Casio “G-Shock” Digital Watch
You can’t go wrong with a G-Shock. This stylish but tough watch from Casio is perfect for even the most active 12 year old boys. Boys will hardly want to take it off.
Timex Marathon Unisex Watch
This Timex Marathon Sports Watch is a great gift for 12 year old boys and girls. The watch comes in a variety of cool color choices and its design keeps it simple. The digital display is easy to read and it’s easy to operate with alarm and stop watch functionality. For the price, you really, can’t go wrong.
Timex Woman’s Weekender Watch
The floral watchband really dresses up this Timex Watch. It’s got large easy to read numbers and indiglo nightlight is helpful for seeing in the dark.
Talking Emoji Backpack Clips
Who isn’t obsessed with Emojis? These plush key chains of your favorite Emjois are not only cute, but actually make hilarious sounds when you squeeze them. The clips allow you to easily attach them to your keys or backpack. Our favorite one is the poop one which makes a fart when you squeeze it.
C.C. Cable Knit Slouchy Beanie
Beanies are pretty much essential during the winter time because they keep you warm, but there are so many other reasons why everybody should have a couple of beanies in their wardrobe. Whether you overslept or are trying to pull off a trendy look, nothing can beat this slouchy beanie. Available in so many cool colors, this beanie has the perfect slouch.
POSESHE Stylish Warm Blanket Scarf
Who wouldn’t want a warm winter scarf? Available in gorgeous colors, this cute, trendy, and warm scarf is perfect for adding a dose of color to any winter outfit. It can be worn many ways. Wear it long or loop it giving it a more sassy look. Its the closest thing to wearing a blanket everywhere.
For The Shoe Lover
Birch Neon Orange Shoe Laces
While your 12 year old make be asking for a new pair of shoes, cool shoe laces are an inexpensive gift that can turn an ordinary pair of shoes into something out of this world. You can get these shoe laces in a bunch of fun beautiful colors, but these brightly colored neon shoelaces are the perfect way to accessories your sneakers.
adidas Originals Kids’ Superstar Sneaker
It’s hard not to go to school and notice that almost every has on a pair of Adidas Superstars. This stylish and simple shoe has been around for years and its popularity has spiked in the last couple of years. With iconic black stripes and timeless silhouette, this shoe goes with just about any outfit from athletic to casual.
adidas Stan Smith J Tennis Shoe
Did you know that Adidas Stan Smiths have been around since the 1960s and are named after a famous tennis player at the time? Now their popularity has exploded. Why? Its simple design and clean profile is timeless even today.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of high top Chucks. After almost 100 years, these shoes are still fashionable. For the first time in forever, the original Chucks are getting an upgrade. With a brand new sock liner, the sneakers are more comfortable than ever before.
Nike Roche One
Ever since it was introduced, the Nike Roche has become super popular. Everybody fell in love with its minimalistic design and breathable fabric. While they are not designed to be running shoes, they are super comfortable when you are just lounging around and want something looks super stylish.
UGG Kids K Classic II Fashion Boot
What 12 year old wouldn’t flip out over a pair of real UGG boots? Available in the cutest colors, these comfortable boots go with everything from skinny jeans to leggings. She may never want to take them off.
Bearpaw Emma Tall Youth Boot
Made with real suede, Bearpaw boots are the perfect alternative to UGG boots. With several colors and sizes to choose from, this faux pair of UGG boots is almost as stylish.
Heelys Launch Skate Shoe
Tween boys and girls love Heelys. They look like ordinary shoes at first glance but hidden underneathnear the heel area is a wheel that allows you to stroll along just about any surface. Choose from a wide assortment of colors and styles. You’re sure to find just the perfect pair of Heelys.
adidas Adissage Sandal
Looking for a sporty pair of slippers for indoor or outdoor use? The adidas Adissage Sandals are durable and well made sporty slippers with the classic adidas logo and styling. A Velcro strap allows you to get a comfortable fit. The nice thing about these slippers is they have a special footbed that massages your feet as you walk.
Salt Water Sandals by Hoy Shoe
These Salt Water Sandals are sooo cute. They’re perfect for any adventure and come in a variety of stylish colors. Girls will love coordinating them with their outfits. They’re classic sandals that have stood the test of time. Comfort and fashion at an affordable price – now that’s hard to pass up.
Twelve is the age when girls are becoming increasingly beauty-conscious. Gifts that make them feel more “grownup” are some of the best gifts for 12 year old girls. Every 12 year old wants makeup but fancy uncolored lip gloss or a bath spa set also makes a great gift if she is not allowed to wear makeup yet.
What 12 year old doesn’t love dressing up her hair? Colorful headbands, hair glitter, clips and pins all make good gift ideas.
The New Braiding Handbook
Who doesn’t love trying out new hair styles every day? Tying your hair back in a pony tail everyday gets boring. This book has 60 different tutorials to create just about every braid possible. If you want to learn how to create different braids, this is the book to check out.
Conair Topsytail All in One Styling
The TopsyTail hair styling set includes everything you need to complete six stylish hairstyles. The best part? This tool is easy to use, feels quite sturdy, and it works on all types of hair – from curly to straight. Girls will love creating these fun ponytails.
Crave Detangling Brush
Who would have thought that a brush could make such a big difference? Nobody wants to brush through tangled hair when they wake up in the morning. Normal brushes can even bring you to tears if you have knots in your hair. This specially designed detangling brush has varying length bristles that pivot as you brush. The result? It can glide through even the most tangled hair.
Wet Brush Pro Detangle Hair Brush
Got tangles? The Wet Brush Pro Detangling Hair Brush is what every girl needs to get rid of those dreaded tangles. What’s great is that this brush may be used on both wet and dry hair. It’s works like magic for straight, curly, and thick hair and even works on extensions and wigs. Are you ready for healthier, more beautiful hair?
Batiste Dry Shampoo, Original
When you’re too busy to wash everyday, Batiste Dry Shampoo comes in real handy. It’s your go-to to leave your hair feeling refreshed. Best of all, it’s a lot quicker than washing your hair and you don’t need any water at all. It’s our favorite dry shampoo and it actually smells great. You get nice body and boost in between washes.
ETUDE HOUSE Cat Ear Etti Hair Band
Looking for a cute gift for your 12 year old? This cat ear shaped beauty tool headband makes a lovely gift. This tool from Etude House is perfect when cleansing her face, showering, or applying makeup. It conveniently keeps her hair out of the way. It’s a super cute gift idea she’ll love!
Kenz Laurenz No Crease Ponytail Holders
With gorgeous prints, this set of 100 soft hair ties is cute and trendy. They do a good job of keeping your hair out of your face without forming creases in your hair.
Mudder Cat Ear Headband Hair
These Car Ear Headbands are sure to make any girl smile from ear to ear. This set includes six assorted colors and styles. The best part? Not only do they look great, but also they are super cute, comfy to wear, and, most importantly, functional. Don’t be surprised if you get a ton of compliments.
Hipsy Adjustable Headbands
These Hipsy Fashion Headbands look cute and hip. The nice thing about these headbands is that they are so versatile. You can wear them in different ways and it works well – holding your hair back – without giving you a headache after prolonged periods of use. What we love most about these headbands is that they are comfortable, adjustable and they stay in place without much hassle.
Turbie Twist Hair Towel
The Turbie Twist is a gift any girl would appreciate. These super absorbent hair towels feature fun cupcake prints and dry your hair fast – which means less blow drying and damage to your beautiful hair. And OMG they actually stay in place without falling out! It’s works like magic. The great thing is that one size fits all and these are machine washable.
Remington Pearl Pro Ceramic Flat Iron
A flat iron with an auto shutoff makes a great gift for a 12 year old girl. This inexpensive one from Remington has ceramic plates with multiple temperature settings. It heats up super fast and straightens hair quickly.
Conair Infiniti Pro Curling Wand
OMG Curls! With an auto shutoff, this ceramic curling iron from Remington will let you create waves like a professional stylist. Getting ready has never been so fun.
Infiniti Pro by Conair
If you’re looking for salon performance from your hair dryer at an affordable price, look no further than the Infinity Pro from Conair. This dryer boasts 1875 watts of power, which dries your hair much faster than a standard hair dryer. The dryer features three heat and two speed modes for customization. There is even a cold breeze for styling gorgeous curls.
REECHO Hair Extensions
Hair extensions are super cool because they can instantly make your hair look longer and fuller. Made out of synthetic fibers, this one from Reecho comes in several base colors so you can find the perfect match for your hair type.
Nail art is great because it is grownup but not too adult.
SHANY Nail Art Set
24 nail polishes! That is a lot of nail polish for a very affordable price. With so many fun colors from neon pink to forest green, you can take your nail art to the next level.
Tweexy Wearable Nail Polish Holder
Do you hate knocking over your nail polish bottle by accident? With this nail polish holder you never have to worry about spilling nail polish all over the place. It allows you to wear your nail polish on your finger so you can do your nails just about anywhere.
Bundle Monster Nail Art Tool Kit Set
Are you a nail art addict? With these tools you will be able to do more creative designs than ever before. The set comes with 20 must have tools with everything from different sized dotters to various brushes. Take your creativity to the next level.
DIY Nail Art
Want to learn nail art from a professional? Written by Catherine Rodgers from the YouTube Channel Totally Cool Nails, this step by step book walks you through 75 of the most fabulous designs. Your nails are an open canvas.
UNT Peel Off Base Coat
Does she love to change her nail colors often? Get her UNT Ready For Takeoff Peelable Base Coat. It works like magic – allowing her to easily remove nail polish by simply peeling it off. It just doesn’t get any easier than this and you won’t be damaging you nails with harmful chemicals.
Bath & Body
Olay ProX Facial Brush
OMG. Zits suck! Say hello to the cleanest and smoothest facial skin ever with this affordable facial brush from Olay. With a deep cleansing brush it will leave your skin feeling smoother and more radiant than ever before. Even your face will thank you.
Burt’s Bees Gift Set
Who doesn’t love soft skinned fingers and toes? Made out of natural ingredients, the Burt Bees Tips and Toes Kit includes products to make your hands, feet, and lips smoother. There’s an almond hand cream, honey and grapeseed hand cream, coconut foot cream, Lemon Butter Cuticle cream, and lip balm.
Baby Lips Lip Balm
Got a lip balm addict? These tinted lip balms from Baby Lip not only smell great, they leave your lips incredibly soft and supple. The tinted color gives lips a subtle amount of color. These are the perfect stocking stuffers.
EOS Lip Balm (Pack of 5)
Sporting very attractive packaging, the EOS Lip Balms come in the cutest egg shaped spheres. This set includes a half dozen flavors including blueberry, strawberry sorbet, pomegranate, summer fruit, sweet mint, and lemon. Not only do they smell and taste great, they leave your lips feeling soft and smooth.
Rejuvelle Bath Bombs Gift Set
These Bath Bombs are literally the bomb! Your 12 year old won’t take a bath without one. With natural ingredients, these bath bombs leave an amazing aroma and fizz, adding a whole new dimension to soaking in the bath. You may never want to leave.
Bath & Body Works Cherry Blossom Blossoming Gift Set
Your little sweet pea with love this spa gift set from Bath and Body works. With a subtle light and fruity sweet raspberry floral scent, it is perfect even for beauty beginners. The set contains a shower gel, body lotion, and mist.
Lush Gift Set
What 12 year old girl wouldn’t love the gift of Lush? Lush has these bathtime gifts nicely wrapped with lovely wrapping complete with a finishing bow and ready to gift. She’ll be transported into a world of pure bliss. Give her a gift that you know she will love.
PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
These travel size hand sanitzers from Purell are perfect for slipping into a bag and sanitizing your hands any time of the day. This winter 8-pack features breathtaking scents like Sweet Plum, Ocean Kiss, and more. Best of all, it’s mild on hands and tough on those pesky germs.
Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer
Everyone could use hand sanitzer, right? This 5-Pack of PocketBac Sanitzers from Bath & Body Works makes a great gift idea for anyone who hates germs. Zap those germs in an instant! Bath & Body offers a great selection and the packages are compact enough to fit in a small bag or purse.
Dove Men+Care Hygiene Kit
Who doesn’t love to smell clean? This fully body kit includes a body wash, shampoo, and antiperspirant. Dove has some great scents for men that are not overly powerful. This one has a clean masculine scent that even 12 year old boys will love.
Vera Wang Princess Perfume
Got a perfume lover? With a light fresh floral scent, the Vera Wang perfume is perfect for sharing with your little princess. It comes in the cutest bottle with a little princess crown as the cap. Every princess is going to want to wear this.
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift Perfume
Who doesn’t love Taylor Swift? Girls will be wonderstruck with this perfume gift set from Taylor Swift. It comes with perfume, body wash, and lotion. With a subtle fragrance and sweet scent, it is perfect for the Swiftie in your life.
For The Makeup Lover
Real Techniques Flawless Base Set
Got a budding makeup artist? With super soft cruelty free bristles, these makeup brushes are essential when applying any creamy products like eye shadows or concelear. Your makeup will instantly look better.
SHANY All In One Harmony Makeup Kit
With several layers of fun, this is the dream makeup set for any 12 year old girl. With such a wide range of colors, there are 98 eye shadows, 6 lip glosses, 3 blushes, and more. All your daughter’s friends are going to want to come over to your house for a makeup date.
SHANY iLookBook Pro Makeup Set
There is nothing more that 12 year old girls want than a makeup set that they can play around with. This cool looking makeup set from Shany is perfect for beginners. There is an assortment of blushes, eye shadows, and lip glosses. Best of all, with its portable size, tweens will love taking it over to a friend’s house.
Coastal Scents Glamour Beauty Collection Gift Set
The Coastal Scents Glamour Beauty Collection is a beautiful beauty gift set for your 12 year old girl. The set contains 20 eye shadows, 5 brushes, and 5 pencil eye liners and it’s a great value for what you get. The brushes are good quality and the eye shadows are pigmented. You get a great palette of bright and colorful colors. It’s a complete package ready to gift for any occasion.
L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow, Nudes
Put your best self forward with this awesome L.A. Girl Nudes Beauty Brick Eyeshadow set. The set contains an amazing palette of a dozen different nude pigments for creating everything from the smokey look to shimmers and mattes. The set comes with a magnetic case with a built-in mirror and eyeshadow applicator.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay makes some of the best neutral palettes. They are known for their amazing pigmentation and creamy blendability. Most of its makeup palettes is pricey, but the Naked Basics palette is a bit more affordable. With 6 neutral colors, this palette is suitable for beginning makeup artists who are looking for their first high end makeup palette.
COVERGIRL Smoothers BB Cream
Every girl needs BB cream in her beauty collection. Covergirl Smoothers BB Cream is lightweight and keeps your skin feeling smooth. It’s easy to blend, doesn’t clog your pores, and makeup looks great on it. Choose from three different shades.
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
No girl wants those ugly dark circles under her eyes. Thanks to the magic of Maybelline Instant Age Rewinder, you can erase the look of dark circles around the eyes. Additionally, puffiness and fine lines are also reduced. It’s our favorite concealer because it’s easy to apply, blends well and works as promised.
Maybelline Chrome Metallic Highlighter
Get the glam look with Maybelline New York Chrome Metallic Highlighter. It delivers fantastic highlighting with just a little bit and it’s very easy to apply. Great beauty gem at a drug store price.
Coty Airspun Face Powder
Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder is perfect for baking your skin. It lasts quite long and has a nice scent to it. You don’t even need to use it all over your face and it gives you a good appearance with a matte finish and is perfect for setting concealer and makeup. And at this price point, you really can’t go wrong.
Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara
Want stunning lashes? Maybelline’s Volum’Express delivers colossal volume. In fact, you get 9x the volume for attractive lashes that WOW. The best part? There’s no clumping and it’s very easy to apply and you instantly get the volume you desire. Maybe she’s born with it or maybe it’s Maybelline.
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
Many girls and women prefer Burt’s Bees Natural Moisturizing Lip Balms. This 4-pack set contains coconut and pear, pink grapefruit, mango, and pomegranate lip balm. It’s the perfect way to moisturize your lips and keep them looking healthy and hydrated. It actually lasts quite long.The best part? Burt’s only uses all-natural ingredients and you’ll save versus buying individually at grocery stores. Say goodbye to chapped, cracking lips and hello to beautiful lips.
SNP Animals Character Printed Mask
This 8-piece set includes fun animal print face masks for your 12 year old daughter. They’re perfect for facial care and look sooo cute. It really adds a dose of fun to your beauty routine and your skin will feel soft, firm, smooth and hydrated after using these masks. You’ll love the refreshing feeling it gives you.
New Home Innovations Metallic Temporary Tattoos
Want to have fun with tats? This set contains more than 150 fun gold and silver metallic tattoos to show off at your next party. What’s cool? They look legit and shiny. Although they aren’t permanent, they last a long time and don’t wash off easily. Best of all, these are safe with non-toxic materials. They’re sure to get a good share of compliments. Girls will absolutely love, love, love this!
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is the tool you need in your beauty tool collection because it is one of the best sponges you can get. They are very soft and blend makeup beautifully. The various shape sides really do come in handy. The flat side is perfect for laying down a large area of coverage while the pointed side is ideal for the nose and eyes. You do need to clean them off after every use but no biggie.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes
Every girl needs these in her makeup drawer. The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are perfect because they get the job done well and don’t have any fragrance to them. Everything comes off easily without a greasy feeling and you feel real clean. They’re also a great value in this 6 pack value set.
Vera Bradley Cosmetic Bag
This Vera Bradley Large Zip Cosmetic Bag looks absolutely fab and the size is just perfect for all your cosmetics. You can store makeup, bottles, brushes, wipes and more. The inside is quite nice and lined with plastic to keep it clean. Choose from a wonderful variety of beautiful designs.
Stori Makeup Palette Organizer
These makeup organizers from Stori are an inexpensive storage solution for your makeup. They look sleek with a clear design and feature several partitions to keep your makeup neatly organized and accessible. It’s sturdy and gets the job done. Can’t recommend these enough!
Decobros 8-inch Vanity Mirror
This 8-inch vanity mirror is perfect for applying makeup and doing your hair. With 7x magnification you can see details up close to get the perfect look. What we really love is that it doesn’t distort your face like other mirrors and it’s well built. The overall design of this mirror looks classy and fits in well with any décor. The price is really hard to beat.
Kedsum 10X LED Lighted Makeup Mirror
This lighted makeup mirror provides natural daylight with LED lighting so you can detail your hair and makeup. 10x magnification allows you to clearly see every detail for personal grooming. The light emitted is bright so you see everything, including things that you may not easily see in a regular mirror.
Inexpensive jewelry or a cute jewelry box that is fashionable makes a good gift.
MyGift Tabletop Jewelry Organizer
Does your 12 year old have jewelry? Let them store their jewelry on this useable piece of art. This adorable jewelry organizer is perfect for hanging earrings, bracelets, and necklaces on. It’s even got a cute little tray for holding little thingamajigs. No more twisted messes of hoops to sort through each morning.
Queenberry Cable Bracelet For Bead Charms
Made out of Sterling Silver, this empty charm bracelet is the next best thing to a real Pandora bracelet. The best part? It fits Pandora charms and other European style charms. You can wear it without charms, but it looks even better when you add charms to it. It comes in several sizes so you can find the perfect bracelet for your 12 year old girl.
Lokai Classic Bracelet
Lokai bracelets are the biggest craze right now. With little beads, they look really simple, but it’s the symbolic message behind them that everybody has fallen in love with. Inside the beads, they have water and mud from the highest and lowest point on the Earth. Inside the white beads, it contains water from Mount Everest. The black bead contains mud from the Black Sea.
Alex and Ani Birthstone Bracelet
Celebrate the month you were born with this birthstone bracelet from Alex and Ani. The silver bracelet comes with your birthstone charm on it. There is no better way to show your uniqueness.
kate spade Initial Pendant
This dainty gold plated necklace from Kate Spade is so cute and can be customized with your 12 year old girl’s initial. It is easy to adjust the length so it can be easily layered with other necklaces. When you flip the pendant over, it says “one in a million.” She is and here is a great way to show her.
Personalized Stackable Name Ring
Rings are cool but a customized ring is even cooler. This one can be personalized with your signature or handwriting, making it even more special. Whatever you send in will be engraved on the ring. Her face will light up when she see it.
UMode Princess Ring
Your 12 year old girl will love this beautiful Princess Fashion Ring. It looks like it’s worth a lot more than it actually costs and she’ll always remember you. The ring features Cubic Zirconia and it’s made of brass. The ring is packaged in a nice gift box ready for gifting. You’re sure to get a ton of compliments.
I Love You To The Moon and Back Pendant
Do you love your 12 year old more than anything else in the world? There is no better way to say I love you than with this gorgeous sterling silver pendant necklace. The words “I love you to the moon and back” are written across the pendant. Your 12 year old will never want to take it off.
925 Sterling Silver Personalized Name Necklace
Who wouldn’t want a cute sparkly ring? A picture can’t capture how beautiful this ring actually is. Made out of sterling silver with a beautiful princess crown, it has a nice shine and sparkle that it will make even a 12 year old girl feel like a little princess. If she loves rings, she won’t be able to stop admiring it.
Custom Monogram Necklace in 925 Sterling Silver
In 925 Sterling Silver, these customizable initial pendants look soooo beautiful and make a lovely gift for girls. You can choose lengths that range from 14 to 22 inches to customize your look. You can also get it in a gold plated or rose gold and sterling silver options. Great birthday or Christmas gift idea.
Birthstone Pendant Necklace
Looking for a gift she’ll love? Consider this beautiful Sterling Silver Birthstone Pendant Necklace. Select the appropriate stone based on her birth month. The stones look absolutely gorgeous. These make a wonderful birthday gift for her and they’re very affordable.
Fairytale Mermaid Pendant Necklace
This mermaid pendant necklace looks soooo lovely with high quality crystals embeded in the mermaid’s tail. You can choose from a variety of available colors. Sure to be a hit with any mermaid lover. Simply charming and beautiful.
Jane Stone Choker 12-Pack
Every 12 year old girl could use these cute and fashionable Jane Stone chokers in her wardrobe. There are a dozen choker necklaces included in this set with a variety of colors perfect for coordinating with all her outfits. It’s a great value for what you get.
Rose Gold Plated Stud Earrings
You won’t believe how amazing these earrings look. They look so expensive and real but they are actually cubic zirconium studs. The earrings sparkle and shine just like white gold diamond studs do. They make great gifts and your 12 year old doesn’t have to know how much you really paid.
Sterling Silver Birthstone Earrings
If her birthday is coming up, these Sterling Silver Birthday Stud Earrings make a gorgeous birthday gift idea. They have a nice sparkle to them. Choose the right stone based on her birthday. There are many to choose from. Pair these beautiful earrings with the Birthstone Pendant Necklace for a complete birthday present.
PAVOI Stud Pearl Earrings
These Sterling Silver Round Stud Pearl Earrings look sooo elegant and exquisite. What’s great is they coordinate well with almost any outfit you choose. You have a choice as to what size you want the pearl earrings to be. What a lovely and beautiful gift for any occasion.
At age 12, tweens love anything cute that they can add to their room to make it an expression of themselves.
LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip
Upgrading the lighting in your room is one of the most popular projects. These bright white lights are energy efficient and may be attached if needed. The lights come on a 16.4 foot flexible PCB strip, and they are relatively easy to install. The results are quite astonishing and make it worth the upgrade. Just don’t forget you’ll need a power adapter.
MagicLight Bluetooth Smart LED Bulb
Looking for something that has the “Wow” factor? This little light bulb from Magic Home allows you to personalize the lighting in your room. Over Bluetooth, simply use the app to choose from a near infinite palette of over 16 million colors. It will magically change the color of the bulb. It’s all done at the tip of your finger.
Umbra Hangit Photo Display
Looking for a fun and creative gift for your 12 year old’s room? This Umbra Hangit Photo Display is a fantastic gift idea to allow them to decorate and put their personal touch on their room. Your pictures hang with clothespin clips and they are easy to change. It’s a super fun way to inspire creativity.
Umbra Trigon Metal Bulletin Board
This Umbra Trigon Metal Bulletin Board looks really sleek and a lot more expensive than it really is. It’s perfect for displaying important messages or photos in your room. The design is very versatile and works well with most décor. Made from metal, it’s quite sturdy and we love the size. We also love that you can use it in portrait or landscape mode. A very impressive gift without breaking the bank!
Quartet Dry Erase Calendar Board
It’s time to get organized and get your priorities straight with this excellent Dry Erase Calendar Board from Quartet. The board is easy to mount and measures 17 W x 23 L inches. It’s a well constructed board that works as intended. You can post things to the cork board portion with push pins. Two magnetic pieces are included for hanging notes. The board fits in well with most decor.
Pusheen the Cat 2018 Calendar
Internet sensation Pusheen the Car is here to make your 2018 merry and bright! Every month in this 2018 calendar features new artwork starring your favorite star – Pusheen the Cat. Also, included as part of this package is one sheet of one dozen Pusheen stickers. You can’t help but smile when seeing this cute chubby cat. And if you’re not into Pusheen the Cat, you can browse thousands of other exciting 2018 calendar choices for tracking your daily activities and events for the coming year.
Pillowfort Circle Shelf
The Circle Shelf is a fun display to add to your room décor. Made of mesh metal and a circular design, it looks quite striking and immediately demands your attention. You can store a variety of things to personalize the look to your liking. Best of all, it already comes pre-assembled so there is no additional assembly required.
Mermaid Reversible Sequin Pillow
Girls are in love with these heart-shaped decorative sequin mermaid pillows. They’re a great way to bring a glamorous look to your room. When you reverse the sequins the color changes so you can great a fun monogram, design, or whatever you feel like. They’re perfect for resting against while on a couch or the bed.
Brentwood 18-Inch Mongolian Faux Fur Pillow
Spruce up your room’s look with these awesome 18-inch Mongolian Faux Fur Pillows that look soooo realistic and cute. Running your fingers through the fur is sensational and the pillow itself is nice and soft. You can feel the great quality. It’s the perfect way to bring a cool sense of fashion to your room. You get the fashion you want for about half the price of the real thing.
WEP Princess Poop Emoji Pillow
Can you guess what this is? It’s a poop emoji poop pillow. It is perfect for decorating your room. Luckily, it doesn’t smell. Who knew poop could be so cute?
YINGGG Kissy Face Emoji Plush Pillow
If your tween loves emojis, these high quality plush pillows are sure to make them smile. There are different emoji character pillows to choose from and each one of them is very expressive. This one represents a kiss. They bring fun, bright colors, and personality to your room and are really comfy to lean against on the couch. Discover the perfect one for you!
The iscream Sugar-riffic Donut Shaped Print Microbead Pillows sure look delicious enough to eat. The donut has frosting and looks like it has been topped with colorful sprinkles, giving it a fun look. One side has pink frosting while the other has chocolate. Mmm … yummy! Beyond how attractive and delicious this pillow looks, it actually is a very comfortable pillow to use with microbeads that are soooo soft. Choose from a great selection of microbead pillows for both boys and girls.
Utopia Twin White Comforter
These quilted comforters from Utopia Bedding are a great way to bring modern comfort to your 12 year old’s bedroom. Choose from twin or queen sizes. They feel sooo amazingly comfy and you will sleep comfortably through the night. For allergy sufferers, this comforter features a hypoallergenic barrier. Dress your bed in style and comfort.
Emoji Pals Bed in a Bag Bedding Set
Is your 12 year old obsessed with all things emojis? Bring the fun of emojis home and spice up their room décor with this awesome Emoji Pals Reversible Bed in a Bag Comforter Set. Included in this set are a twin comforter, sham, flat and fitted sheets, and an emoji themed pillowcase. It instantly transforms your room from boring to exciting.
Chanasya Faux Fur Throw Blanket
A go to gift for a 12 year old is a throw blank especially if it comes in tween colors. Made out of faux fur, this might be the softest throw blanket ever. So silky and plushy soft, it feels like marshmallows. It’s offered in several colors and sizes, so you can find the perfect style for your tween. You might want to even want to get one for yourself.
Chanasya Faux Fur Rug
If she loves the faux fur look, this 2 x 3 feet fake sheepskin area rug is the perfect addition to her room décor. The nice thing about this faux fur is that it can be used on a chair or even as an area rug. It looks very attractive and luxurious. Best of all, since it’s not a real animal product, you don’t pay those crazy prices.
Blankie Tails Shark Blanket
Looking for a fun gift idea? Consider the Blankie Tails Shark Blanket. The shark looks like it’s gobbling your 12 year old alive. It’s way cooler than gifting an ordinary blanket and kids will love how cozy they keep you especially during the chilly winter months. The great thing is they can be used year round and they are machine washable.
LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket
Does she love mermaids? The Mermaid Tail Blanket is one of the hottest selling gifts for girls. These are high quality crocheted blankets that make a great gift idea. Not only do they look fantastic but they keep you warm and cozy and fulfill girls’ fantasies of being a mermaid. Go ahead and snuggle up.
Brentwood Shagalicious Bedrest
Isn’t this the most shagalicious thing you’ve ever seen? Girls will love getting this cool and fashionable bedrest. It’s soft and shaggy and feels ultra comfy to rest up against. It’s perfect for comfortably reading or watching TV while in bed. Choose from hot pink, lime or turquoise colors.
BOHO AND BEACH Bed Canopy
These Boho and Beach Bed Canopies are perfect for your 12 year old girl’s room. They are well made and look very elegant with a fun design and transparent look. It’s perfect for decorating her room while keeping the mosquitos at bay so she can get some nice beauty rest. It’s a lovely and beautiful gift that she’ll love.
Merax Gaming Chair
Merax makes some excellent gaming chairs for your gamer. The chairs are well built with great quality and ergonomics in mind. It features great lumbar support as well as a headrest and awesome styling. The arms can be adjusted up or down. Most importantly, it’s a very comfortable chair. Choose from a variety of cool colors.
South Shore Clear Acrylic Office Chair
Looking for a stylish chair for your 12 year old’s room? This South Shore Clear Acrylic Office Chair is a stylish chair that blends well into any décor and it’s actually surprisingly comfy. It’s made of acrylic and the base has a stylish chome finish. It offers a very minimialistic design without all the bells and whistles but the quality is excellent and it has wheels that easily allow you to maneuver around the room.
Acanva Faux Fur Teardrop Bean Bag Chair
Get ready to chill on this comfy bean bag chair. Who knew furniture could be so cool? The entire family is going to love lounging on this. Don’t worry when the kids go to school, it’s all yours.
Natural Himalayan Hand Carved Salt Lamp
Bring a sense of natural beauty to your room with this Natural Himalayan Hand Carved Salt Lamp from Mineralamp. The size and shape of the salt lamp looks lovely and we love the dimming function. It’s a lovely lamp that makes a unique gift idea. It’s very comforting and relaxing.
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp With USB Charger
This dimmable touch LED Desk Lamp is the perfect way to light your desk area. It has a small footprint and offers the convenience of touch control operation. What you’ll love most about this lamp is that it is not hard on the eyes like other lamps and you can even charge USB devices with the integrated USB port.
The Original My Cinema Lightbox
This My Cinema Lightbox is a cool gift idea to decorate your 12 year old’s room. The box lights up and you can personalize the message with more than one hundred letters, numbers, and characters. The quality is very nice and it’s a very creative gift. You can create inspiring words to live by.
Darice Silver Metal Marquee Letter
Designed for indoor use exclusively, these Darice Silver Metal Marquee Letters make a wonderful gift idea for decorating tweens’ rooms. Different letters are available to choose from and the letters light up with a simple on/off toggle switch. They look really pretty when lit and the quality is great. You can choose to hang them up or stand them on a shelf or desk.
Primitives by Kathy Box Unicorn Sign
Unicorn lovers will fall in love with this super cute unicorn-themed sign. It may be small but it packs a whole lot of cuteness in a small package. It serves as a constant reminder to always be yourself … unless you really are a unicorn. But, wait, can you be a unicorn sometimes?? It’s a fun gift that’s sure to be a hit!
Malden Best Friends Frame
This attractive 4 x 6 Friends Picture Frame is the perfect decoration for your 12 year old’s room. It’s a great way to cherish your favorite moment with your friends. The frame features a metal border with a fancy Friends theme and the quality of the frame is very nice. It’s a lovely and beautiful frame that makes a wonderful gift idea.
Selfie Frame Photo Booth Prop
Looking for a unique gift for your 12 year old’s room? This Social Media Selfie Frame Photo Booth Prop Cutout Poster is a great idea to gift. The selfie frame measures 2 x 3 feet. What’s cool? You can customize the Title and Photo Caption among other deats. It’s a fun way to personalize their room and make it their own. Don’t forget your foam board or cardboard.
Jam Word Arrows
Girls love decorating their rooms with these beautiful Word Arrows. Choose among Home, Love, Friends, Family Word Arrows. These are really well made and look fantastic on the wall. Great for creating a theme for your room.
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Mini-Figure Alarm Clock
What’s the biggest minifigure you have ever seen? This large Darth Vader minifigure stands 8 inches tall. The coolest part? It doubles as a simple alarm clock.
Available in a variety of invigorating scents, Yankee Candle Large Jar Candles make a wonderful gift for any occasion. They burn on average for about 110 or more hours and can set the perfect mood and create a more inviting atmosphere. These premium scented candles only use the finest ingredients to deliver amazing scents you’ll truly love. You really can’t go wrong with Yankee Candles.
Velener Fake Green Grass of Plants
Although these Velener Plastic Fake Green Grass Pot Plants look very realistic, they’re actually not real. They’re perfect for enhancing your room décor and they’re quite affordable. The great thing is you never have to worry about watering these plants and they’ll look fresh year round.
Schylling MLM Girl’s Talk Locker
Want a locker to lock up your stuff? This small metal locker measuring 4 1/2 D x 4 3/4 W x 11 1/4 H is perfect for keeping her valuables safe from siblings or snooping parents. This locker features two shelves, door hooks and a mirror inside for keeping everything neatly organized. This set comes with two keys and it also comes with magnets for sticking things on your locker.
Kings Brand White Finish Wood Frame Floor
Looking for a sturdy standing mirror for your daughter’s room? This is a sweet and stylish floor standing wood frame for your daughter’s room. The neutral colors allow it to fit in nicely with any décor. The frame comes pre-assembled so you just need to unbox it and it provides a quality, distortion free image. Best of all, it doesn’t take up much room at all.
DecoBros Supreme Over The Door 11 Hook Organizer Rack
Trying to figure out how to get more closet space? Consider this Over The Door Organizer Rack. It has an attractive chrome finish with 11 hooks for hanging all sorts of articles of clothing from coats and hats to bags and more. It’s well built and feels quite sturdy. There’s no need to worry because the door will still be able to shut.
ClosetMaid Cubeicals Fabric Drawer
These Cubeicals Fabric Drawers are a fun and easy way to get organized. The Cubeicals measure 11 H x 10 1/4 W x 10 1/4 D inches. You can choose from a variety of colors and designs to best suit your tastes. The quality is great and they are quite sturdy. They fit in well with most décor and keep everything concealed and easily accessible.
This Mesh 3-Tier Shoe Rack is well built and perfect for storing shoes or clothing or just about anything. As many as nine pairs of shoes can be stored on this rack. It measures 26.5W x 19 H x 12 D inches. You can even remove shelves if you want to add boots. A cool feature is if you need multiple racks these can be bridged or stacked for a clean uniform look. Best of all? It’s soooo easy to assemble and makes great use of your space.
SONGMICS Vanity Set with Mirror and Stool
This beautiful crafted vanity set complete with mirror and stool would be a lovely gift for her room. She can get ready in her room and store all her jewelry inside the vanity drawers. In all, this vanity features five drawers for storing makeup, jewelry and other personal belongings. Anyone receiving this couldn’t be any happier!
Post-it Cat Figure Pop-up Note Dispenser
Looking for a fun novelty gift. How about this Post-It Cat Pop-Up Dispenser? This kitty looks super duper cute and it properly dispenses Post-It Notes. It really doesn’t get any cuter than this! Since it has good weight to it – it stays firmly in place so you can dispense until your heart’s content. A fantastic desk accessory!
Honey-Can-Do TBL-06322 Portable Laptop Lap Desk
If she often works with her laptop on her lap this lap desk would be a perfect gift. It gives you ample workspace to work comfortably with enough room to use a mouse for smaller sized laptops. The biggest benefit is that you don’t have to worry about an overheating laptop burning your legs. And it can be easily taken from one area to the next with its lightweight, compact design. Choose from a variety of stylish finishes.
Redo Your Room
What 12 year old doesn’t dream of redoing her room? With this book, there are 50 different ideas on how you can transform your room in a weekend. It is full with colorful photos and easy to follow directions. Now if it could only show them how to clean their room.
For The Adventurer
With all the exciting technology, kids find it difficult to tear themselves away from their electronics. Make backyard play as fun as indoor play with these great outdoor gifts. Every 12 year boy probably wants an air soft gun or paintball gun but these can be dangerous in the wrong hands. One of the best toys for 12 year old boys is Nerf guns. They still love to run around with Nerf guns. Every year they have a new fancier one. Most boys love to play with blasters chasing each other around no matter what they age.
90′ Eagle Series Seated Zipline Kit
Is your 12 year old the adventurous type? If so, they’ll be super excited to try this incredibly fun 90-foot Zipline Kit from Slackers. Riding this is soooo much fun! They are sturdy and well built with tree protection. Transform your backyard into a fun zone.
Slackers Classic Slackline
Are you ready for some outdoor fun? The Slacker Slackline is essentially a 50 foot tightrope that you attach between 2 trees. Walking on it and trying to balance on it is so much fun.
Web Riderz Outdoor Swing N’ SpinAges 3-15
This outdoor swing is the perfect gift that keeps on giving for birthdays, Christmas or any occasion. It’s Web Riderz and this just never gets old. You can ride it over and over. Saying this is fun is a huge understatement. The best part? You can ride it with friends since it supports up to 600 pounds of weight.
Skywalker Trampolines Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline
There is nothing more fun than bouncing up and down. With tons of safety features, this 12 foot trampoline from Skywalker has a great bounce. The coolest part? It has a basketball hoop inside. Your backyard will never seem the same.
Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger 2-PackAges 8+
It’s a game of tag or be tagged? Do you have what it takes to be the laser tag champ? These Nerf Lazer Taggers are super fun to play with friends and family. Lights, sounds, and vibrations bring you into the action like never before. We love how you have to reload these when you run out of ammo. Don’t forget the batteries! Makes a wonderful Christmas or birthday present.
Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10KAges 14+
The Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K is designed for teens 14 and up, however with the necessary safety precautions – wearing Rival Masks and never aiming at the face – 12 year olds can enjoy the intense action and fun of these guns. Let’s be very clear that these are not toys for kids – the Nemesis fires at incredible speeds and delivers a crazy 100 rounds of ammo for an all-out assault in mission battles. Bring everything you’ve got with the Nemesis and dominate the battlefield!
Zing Air Hunterz Z-Curve BowAges 14+
The Z-Curve Bow is a well made and sturdy bow that’s incredibly fun to shoot. Honestly, this is as much fun for adults as it is for kids. We love how it shoots fast and a good distance away. This will definitely get a lot of play time. We just wish you had more arrows to shoot. Now this is badass!
Capture The Flag REDUXAges 12+
If you want to get them outdoors engaging in fun physical activity, give them Capture The Flag REDUX. This is an excellent game best played outdoors. Because the balls, glow in the dark, it is best played when it’s starting to get dark. They’ll love playing with friends and running, hiding, and chasing after one another all in the name of fun. It’s endless fun and the game variations make it very entertaining.
Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV Metal Detector
Who doesn’t love hunting for treasure? This metal detector is perfect gift idea for beginners. While you might stumble across rings or jewelry, you’ll be amazed at all the ordinary stuff you will find in your yard including coins, nails, and old tools. You might not find anything spectacular but what you will find is pure fun.
Olympus Trooper 8×40 DPS 1 Binoculars
Every 12 year old needs a pair of binoculars. These ones from Olympus are super affordable, but are perfect for bird watching, concerts, or sporting events. With a wide angle field of view, you are sure to catch all the action. Bring the action closer to you.
Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knife
Got a young scout? In the right hands, this Victorinox Swiss Army knife makes a great gift. With 33 different elements, it’s like having a toolbox in your pocket. With everything from a screwdriver to wirecutters, you can do just about any job.
MPOWERD Luci 2.0 Inflatable Solar Light
If your 12 year old is heading to the Great Outdoors on a camping or hiking trip, this inflatable Solar Light comes in real handy. What’s cool about this light is that it’s solely powered by the sun’s energy. Even more it’s so compact and can be inflated and flattened, as needed. It’s the light you’ll want to take on every adventure.
Nite Ize BugLit
If your tween goes camping and wants to read, the BugLit will be their favorite companion. What’s cool is you can reposition the arms and legs on this BugLit so that you can properly direct the light. It’s perfect for reading a book in the dark when you don’t have access to lights. It delivers anywhere from 10 to over 20 hours of light on a charge.
Coleman Palmetto Cool Weather Sleeping Bag
These Coleman Sleeping Bags are perfect for camping trips. They are lightweight and well insulated. You will be able to withstand very cold temperatures down to 20 degrees F. It keeps you comfortable on the cheap. What more could you ask for?
Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent
Available in two color options, this 4 Person Sundome Tent is a great value for your next camping adventure. It’s quick and easy to setup and keeps you cool and dry. A queen-sized airbed can fit inside and about two people can comfortably fit inside. Beginners will really appreciate how easy it is to set up.
GoFloats Unicorn Party Tube Inflatable Float
What 12 year old girl wouldn’t love this rainbow unicorn float? It’s perfect for just chillin’ out and relaxing at your next pool party. The Unicorn float measures about 45 W x 36 H inches and it’s rated for 500 pounds. It’s perfect for creating those Instagram-mable moments.
Swimline Giant Pizza Float
It’s pizza time! Make a splash at your next pool party with this awesome inflatable pizza slice float from Swimline. This gigantic pepperoni pizza looks colorful and well designed. They are easy to inflate and come with two beverage holders. You can lounge on them for hours as you soak up the sun. What’s cool? You can even connect other pizza floats together.
By age 12, most tweens have hobbies or play sports. Most guys or girls love basketball, volleyball, and football. A new ball or sports equipment is a good idea.
When you’re out playing sports you sweat and need to stay hydrated to refuel. These Hydro Flasks are top-rated and are well insulated. You can use them for either hot or col fluids. Keep hot drinks warm for about 6 hours and cold drinks ice-cold for a full 24 hours. The great thing is these flasks are BPA and phthalate free so they are safe to drink from. They’re perfect for taking on any outdoor adventure.
S’ip by S’well Water Bottle
Looking for a cute gift for your daughter? These S’ip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottles are a great gift idea. Cold drinks stay cold for a full day, whereas hot drinks stay hot for about half a day. She can stay hydrated wherever her adventures take her. The best part? It doesn’t leak and we love the lovely designs.
Adidas Team Speed Small Duffel
When you need to haul your sports gear around, the Adidas Team Speed Duffel is very useful. Offered in several colors, it sports an adjustable strap, an area to stick in your shoes, and plenty of room inside.
Adidas Squad II Duffel
Designed for girls, the Squad II duffel from Adidas is the perfect sports bag. Offered in several vibrant colors, there are many compartments to organize your stuff. When you zip open the front zippered pocket , it says “girls rule.” With this bag, they do.
adidas Diablo Duffle Small
The Diablo Small Duffle Bag is a nice looking sporty bag that is perfect as a gym bag. It’s quite roomy inside and can actually accommodate a ton of stuff – gym outfits, towel, shoes, water bottle, and more. It’s well made but without any pockets. If you don’t have a ton of stuff, you don’t need a big bulky bag. Choose from a great selection of styles.
Under Armour Girls’ Mini Headbands
These headbands from Under Armour are great for playing sports or working out. They keep your hair out of the way so you can focus on getting the most out of your activity and not have to worry about your hair. The best part? These don’t slip and they don’t cause headaches.
adidas Youth Soccer Tiro 17 Pants
These Tiro 17 Pants are a great choice for performance apparel for boys and girls. They fit comfortably and look nice and sporty. They offer excellent breathability and have two zipper pockets for comfort and storage. They allow for a wide range of unrestricted motion and are ideal for soccer or working out.
Capezio Short Sleeve Leotard
The Capezio Short Sleeve Leotard is very nicely made. It really feels like quality material. It’s comfortable and stretches giving you great mobility and you can even wear undergarments without them riding up. It’s form fitting and looks so pretty in a variety of vibrant colors.
Maidenform Racerback Sports Bra
These Sports Bras are great for girls who love playing sports. They can be layered with other clothing and look very cute in a variety of colors and styles. The quality is very nice and it offers a snug, comfortable fit while remaining discrete. We love how it stays in place.
Speedo Infinity Splice One Piece Swimsuit
Bring a fun sense of style to the pool with these colorful and vibrant one-piece full coverage swimsuits from Speedo. A silicone grip keeps the suit in place and the quality feels great. They fit well and look very cute with a wide assortment of colors and styles to choose from.
Fin Fun Sparkle Mermaid Swimming Tail
Make her mermaid dream come to fruition with the Fin Fun Monofin. This is perfect for swimming in the pool or at the beach. She’ll feel amazing in these sparkly mermaid tails and look just like a real mermaid. You can’t help but smile while wearing this Monofin. Choose from three beautiful colors.
Healthy Model Life Ankle Weights
This ankle weight is perfect for toning and shaping your arms and legs. Choose between 1, 2, 5 or 8 pound weights. What we love most about these weights is they stay securely in place without constant readjusting and they are super comfortable to wear.
TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller
Heal your feet with massage and reflexology. This is a great gift for pampering their feet and keeping them feeling refreshed. We love that you can use this foot massager anywhere. A deep foot massage does real wonders for your feet and makes them very happy!
Wilson NFL Super Grip Official Football
Bring the NFL action to your backyard with this official NFL Football from Wilson. It’s made from composite leather and maintains its shape even with rough and tough play. The grip on this ball is amazing and you can get good spin and trajectory on the ball. The quality is outstanding, it feels fantastic, and performs as expected. It’s a touchdown!
Nerf Sports Aero Howler Football
The Nerf Sports Aero Howler Football makes you feel like you have the arm of an NFL professional. This bad boy can be launched deep … very deep. Its tail helps it go the distance. This is super fun to throw around and it even makes a cool howling sound as it is launched through the air. Go deep!
Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball
If your 12 year old loves soccer, they’ll love this reasonably priced Wilson soccer ball. It’s a rugged and durably constructed ball made of synthetic leather that retains its shape even with rough and tough play. It’s made in the USA and performs just as you would expect on the court.
SKLZ Star-Kick Hands Free Solo Soccer Trainer
Does your future soccer superstar want to build their skills? The SKLZ Star-Kick Soccer Trainer is great for developing you’re your passing and shooting skills. This training system works with size 3, 4, and 5 soccer balls. Why will you love it? There’s no need to chase after the ball everytime you interact with the ball since it’s linked to you. That will save you time so you can spend more time practicing and honing your skills.
Franklin Sports Competition Goal
This competition soccer goal from Franklin is a great inexpensive gift for your 12 year old soccer superstar. They can practice in the backyard or get in some practice shots before the game. The soccer goal is well built and made of heavy duty tubing. The all-weather net means you can keep it outdoors without hauling it in and out of the house. You get your money’s worth with this goal.
Louisville Slugger Solo 617 Baseball Bat
Swing it out of the park with the Louisville Slugger Solo 617 BBCOR Baseball Bat. It’s one of the lighter bats so you can swing faster. It’s very balanced and has great pop. It’s easily one of the best aluminum bats on the market.
EASTON FS50 Softball Bat
With a massive sweet spot, this bat from Easton has a great pop. Made of a thermo composite material, it has a great balance with zero vibration. Everyone needs to swing this bat.
Spikeball is a new game played indoors or out on any surface. The set includes everything you need to play. It’s a 2-on-2 game that is somewhat similar to volleyball. The foldable legs make it different from competitors and they don’t break easily. The folding legs also make it easy to store. If you haven’t played the game yet, find out what you’ve been missing. It’s super addictive!
Spalding NBA Street Basketball
Take your game to the streets with this Spalding NBA Street Basketball. These balls are designed for optimal performance on rough street surfaces. The ball is very durable and feels solid with good bounce and flight performance. The grip is very impressive. You’ll love playing street ball with this ball.
Lifetime Portable Basketball System
The Lifetime 90023 Portable Basketball System offers a versatile design ranging from 8 to 10 feet and a 18-inch Slam-It Rim. Because it has a weather resistant finish you can keep it outdoors. Honestly, it’s not really easy to build, but it can be built in several hours. It’s quite sturdy but sand bags are a great way to ensure it doesn’t tip over. For the price, you really can’t go wrong.
Lifetime Double Shot Arcade Basketball System
The Double Shot is a super fun arcade system that lets hoops fans compete for bragging rights with a quality set. The game supports two players and you can go head to head to see who’s got the best shooting skills. Scoring, buzzers and sound effects help set the fun arcade feeling. The set comes with 6 mini basketballs and it’s a real blast to play. It’s sure to be a hit with bball fans!
Babolat Nadal 26 Junior Tennis Racquet
The Babolat Nadal 26 Junior Tennis Racket is an excellent aluminum racket for those who love playing tennis. It’s branded after the famous tennis superstar Rafael Nadal. This 26-inch racket is suitable for 12 year olds. It weight of the racket feels just right and it performs well on the court. Boys and girls will look forward to playing with this awesome racket.
Tachikara SV-MNC Volley-Lite Volleyball
If your 12 year old loves playing volleyball but hates the sting, try these Tachikara Volley-Lite Volleyballs instead. They’re actually lighter than ordinary balls and you don’t get that nasty pain in your wrists after playing. They’re durably constructed and feel very soft and spongy with good bounce. We can’t recommend these enough.
Tumbl Trak Folding Gymnastics Mat
If your tween is into gymnastics, martial arts, or simply wants to exercise, these Tumbl Trak Folding Mats are perfect. The mats are really high quality with great durability and are more affordable than competitors’ mats. We love that the mats can withstand a real beating. The mats measure 4 x 8 feet and can be easily folded for storing them.
Winmau Blade 4 Bristle Dartboard
Sporting clear and crisp graphics, this professional dartboard from Winmau hits the bulls eye. Made of 50% thinner wire, this dartboard is designed to resist bounce outs.
Spalding Mini Basketball Hoop
When you can’t get outside to play basketball, bring the basketball hoop to your bedroom with the Spalding NBA Mini Hoop. It is designed after a real NBA backboard so it looks just like the real thing. Simply mount it over your doorway and it is sure to score big time.
Razor Hovertrax 2.0
Forget skateboards! This hoverboard might be the coolest ride ever. It’s a self balancing Unicycle, basically a segway without a handle. The 2 wheeled Swagway goes up to 8 mph and one charge lasts 60 minutes. It does take some time to learn to balance on it, but once you get the hang of it is super fun. The whole neighborhood will be talking about it. It’s swag.
Penny Classic Complete Skateboard
Go retro with the Penny Skateboard. Offered in so many rad designs, this is the only skateboard you will ever need. It is even friendly enough for kids just learning to skateboard. With one kick, you be rolling down the street. Even you will wish you were a 12 year old kid again.
Razor Ripstik Caster Board
With the Razor RipStik you don’t have to wait for the snow to have fun. The RipStik lets you carve down the street in real style. The secret? It has a pivoting deck that allows the board to accelerate when you twist back and forth on it.
Razor RazorX Cruiser Electric SkateboardAges 9+
Tweens will love the RazorX Cruiser even if they’ve never ridden an electric skateboard. That’s because there’s not much of a learning curve if you already know how to skate. The skateboard is well designed and cruises along at speeds of 10 MPH. The board screams quality and it’s very responsive and fun to ride. The Cruiser supports riders to 220 pounds.
Razor RipsurfAges 8+
Ready to tear it up on land? The Ripsurf allows you to surf on land with awesome carving and cutting motion which captures the essence of surfing. While going down hills, it picks up serious speed and it feels just like surfing. This badboy is a pure joy to ride. With the Ripsurf surfing on land is now a possibility.
Razor A5 Lux Scooter
Razor is known for their high quality kick scooters. The A5 delivers another great scooter with large wheels perfect for 12 year olds. The large wheels translate into a smoother ride with less pushing required. You’ll love riding the A5 because it rides like a charm – easily gliding over imperfections in the road. It can be folded for storing or carrying it around and supports riders up to 220 pounds.
Merax Finiss 26″ Mountain Bike
The build quality of the Merax Finiss 26-inch Mountain Bike is very good. The larger wheels deliver a great riding experience for 12 year olds at a fantastic value. This actually rides as well as some much higher priced bicycles. The only thing they skimped on was the front shock and the shifting transition is not as smooth as we expect. It’s great for riding on hills and on flat easy trails and the braking system is on point. At this price point, you can’t really go wrong.
Firmstrong Beach Cruiser Bicycle
The Beach Cruiser Bicycle features large 24-inch wheels which are perfect for 12 year old girls. They deliver a smooth ride and the bike looks very attractive with a stylish design and paint job. Girls will love cruisin’ around town on this wonderful bike which can reach thrilling speeds up to 15 MPH. It’s actually quite comfortable with the wide seat. You can choose 1, 3, or 7 speed options, depending on your riding style. The best part? It’s easy to ride and rides like a dream!
Rollerblade Spitfire JR XTG
What’s more fun than rollerblading around in style? With an adjustable design, the Rollerblade Spitfire XT Skates are functional as they are stylish. This is a cool pair of blades. The four wheels on the bottom give you better stability.
Flybar Foam Master Pogo Stick
This isn’t the pogo stick you had when you were a kid. This is a high performance pogo stick from Flybar. Made of chrome, it comes fully assembled and ready to bounce out of the box. Jump for joy!
Monkey Bike Wheel Light M232
Do you own a bike? Then the Monkey Bike Wheel Light is a must have. This bike wheel light creates all kinds of fun patterns on your bike wheel when it rotates around. There are over 40 different patterns to choose from. Not only does it look super cool, it reduces the chance you will be hit by a car.
Snow Sled Saucer Heavy Duty
During the winter, there is nothing cooler than a sled. The only problem? Most sleds are pretty easy to wreck. That is until now. This saucer sled from MH sleds is constructed of out 1/4 inch thick plastic, making it almost impossible to wreck. The thick plastic allows for a smooth ride. Don’t be surprised if you see Santa with one of these.
WALKAROO XTREME Steel Balance Stilts
Want to try something new, exciting, and adventurous? Try these Walkaroo Xtreme Steel Balance Stilts for some real fun. You get a vertical lift of 12 to 17 inches and everything seems a whole lot cooler from up there! You’ll feel like you’re Godzilla stomping on anything and everything in your path. The stilts are strong and well designed for comfort while you are stilt walking. Tweens will have endless fun with these stilts.
Board games are perfect for spending valuable time together with friends and family. 12 year olds might be bored of the classics, but these board games are sure to be hits.
Ticket To RideAges 8-12
An award winning game, Ticket To Ride is all about connecting cities together by building train routes between them. The larger the routes, the more points you are awarded. The catch? Other players are also trying to build their own routes, while at the same time trying to block you.
Exploding KittensAges 7+
How can you make a card game more interesting? Make it about cats! Originally funded on Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens became an overnight success. In Exploding Kittens, players battle each other to avoid the exploding kitten card. Pick it up and you are dead. Can you be the last person standing?
Apples to Apples 15th Appleversary EditionAges 9+
Apples to Apples is game all about crazy combinations. Players take turns being the judge. The judge plays one of the green characteristic cards with a one word characteristic on it like ugly, glamorous, or cheap. Players then have to look at their cards, throwing down the card that they think best matches the characteristic. It’s up to the judge to decide the best combination.
Not Parent Approved Card GameAges 8+
Are your kids begging to play Cards Against Humanity? Not Parent Approved is a lot more appropriate but still has a bit of edginess. The game is played a lot like apples to apples where players are given a hand of 7 cards. Then one player asks a question and players have to answer it with the best card from their hand. The judge then picks the best answer. While nothing close to Cards Against Humanity, the game sometimes pushes the boundaries at times of what is appropriate, but that is part of the fun.
Watch Ya’ Mouth Family EditionAges 8+
This hysterical game from Hasbro has players wearing a mouthpiece that makes it hard to speak. Then players are tasked with saying phrases that their teammates have to guess like “A Ball Named WIlson”. The only problem? Sometimes the words come out all wrong and may be even be inappropriate. Luckily, parents can remove cards if they find them inappropriate.
5 Second RuleAges 10+
Name 3 yellow foods? Time’s up. 5 Seconds is a game filled with random questions. The catch? You have only 5 seconds to spit the answers out.
Pie FaceAges 5+
Who wouldn’t love the game of Pie Face? This is just plain ol’ wacky fun. Players take turns placing their head in the mask and they have to crank the handle hoping it just won’t go splat right on their face! Add some whipped cream to add to the fun and excitement. You can’t help but laugh so hard while playing this game. Sorry, no pies are included here.
Monopoly GamerAges 8+
What happens when you cross Monopoly with the world of Super Mario? You get Monopoly Gamer Edition. The game features characters straight out of Nintendo’s Super Mario – Super Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong. Each character features its own special power move and you’ll be fighting bosses and competing for the highest score. Even Monopoly money has been replaced by coins. Unlike regulalr Monopoly, games aren’t drawn out and last only around 30 minutes or so. It’s a videogame makeover for Monopoly that is refreshingly fun to play.
Uno Emoji Card GameAges 7-15
If your 12 year old loves the classic game of Uno, there’s a high likelihood they’ll also love Uno Emoji. This latest version combines the popular game with emojis. An exclusive rule plus extra wild game cards are included in this version of the popular card game. The wild cards let players create their own rules.The new emoji cards are bright, colorful, and cheerful. It’s the perfect gift for any emoji and Uno lover.
Mattel Blokus GameAges 5-15
Blokus is easily one of our favorite board games. In this strategy-based game that’s very easy to learn, each player takes a turn to strategically place their pieces on the board. The pieces have to join at the edges and you have to think not only about your moves but how you can block you opponent. Whoever places the most color pieces down is the winner of the game once the game is in deadlock where no more moves can be made. It’s a really fun game for all ages.
Sushi Go!Ages 8+
I know your mother probably told you to never play with food but with Sushi Go! that’s the name of the game. In this simple and delicious card game, while the ingredients are being passed around, you want to create amazing sushi dishes to rack up the score. Will you be the ultimate sushi master? Who knew games could be soooo delicious and fun?!
Taboo Board GameAges 13+
Taboo is a classic guessing game where someone has to give clues for others to guess the word or phrase. The catch? It’s considered Taboo if you use any one of the words on the cards. If you happen to use any of these Taboo words, you lose points. Be prepared for loads of laughs and fun.
Reverse CharadesAges 6+
Get everyone involved in the act with Reverse Charades. It’s so much more fun than regular Charades when you add in the exciting and fun twist! This edition of the game features more than 700 words. It’s the perfect game to break out for parties. Get ready for fun like you’ve never had before!
HedBanz GameAges 7-9
Hedbandz is a game of “What am I.” Players stick a cartoon object on their head and have to try to guess what it is by asking “yes or no” questions.
King of Tokyo Ages 8-15
Wouldn’t you love to be Godzilla? In King of Tokyo, everyone gets to be giant monsters that destroy everything that they come across. Depending on what you roll your monster can do different things on the game board. Will you be the last monster left?
Perplexus OriginalAges 6+
In Perplexus, you roll a little marble ball inside a sphere shaped maze. It takes patience because the ball can fall off the track with one wrong move.
D-FantiX Speed Stickerless Magic CubeAges 3+
The Rubik’s Cube is one of the all-time classic puzzles. Now the Rubik’s Cube has been improved for faster rotating performance and it doesn’t lock up. Also, you never have to worry about lost stickers again with the Magic Cube. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves brain-teasing puzzles.
Ravensburger 3D PuzzleAges 8-13
By 12, you’re ready to make the jump from 2D to 3D puzzles requiring more advanced spatial recognition. Ravensburger offers an interesting line of 3D puzzles to whet your appetite. From world-famous landmarks to magical castles and even popular American sneakers, there’s something enticing for everyone. Find the perfect puzzle to entertain and challenge your loved one.
Educational Insights KanoodleAges 7+
Featuring over 100 brain-teasing puzzles, Kanoodle is a compact puzzler to challenge puzzle lovers. Each puzzle gets progressively more challenging than the last. The compact travel size means you can try your hand at these even while travelling. Think you have what it takes to master them all?
Hanayama Brain Teaser PuzzleAges 12-15
These well-crafted Hanayama Cast Puzzles offer a good challenge for 12 year olds. Your challenge should you choose to accept it – is to carefully take this cast metal puzzle apart and then reassemble the object in its original form. You’ll have so much fun trying to put it back together.
At the age of 12, kids are starting to develop talents. If they are into art, these gifts can make their artistic talents shine.
Lulu Jr. My Comic Book Making Kit
How would you like to illustrate your own comic? This comic book kit from Lulu Jr. contains everything you need to make your own comic book. All you need is your superhero powers to illustrate the comic. Mail the kit. In a few weeks, you will get a professionally printed comic book in the mail.
Fashion Angels Project Runway Portfolio
Want to be a fashion designer? This is really cool. With this stencil kit from Project Runway you can create stunning fashions. It has silhouettes of girls on every page. Simply use the provided templates to dress the models with shirts, skirts, pants, bags, and more. The runway is yours.
Spirograph Deluxe Design Set
Spirograph has allowed kids to create fun spiral art for over 50 years. It is super easy to create art with Spirograph. Simply use the gears to mix and match patterns to create an unlimited amount of designs.
Royal & Langnickel Deluxe Sketching Artist Box Set
Got an artist? Every beginning artist needs a deluxe art set from Royal & Langnickel. There are 3 different sets for oil colors, sketching, and watercolor so you can try something different. The sketching set is an awesome starter set for those looking to draw.
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers
Make your artwork pop with this limited edition Sharpie Color Burst set. Two dozen colors from Power Pink and Racey Red to Supersonic Yellow, Jetset Jade, and Brilliant Blue, and more are available at your disposal to create masterful works of art. Ignite their imagination!
Paper Mate Inkjoy Gel Pens
Who wouldn’t love this amazing set of InkJoy Gel Pens? This set contains 14 retractable gel pens to create dazzling drawings. They’re amazing for writing as well and they don’t smear. They are very comfortable to use with the integrated comfort grip.
How to Draw People
Want to learn to draw people? It has never been easier than with this drawing book from Barbara Levy. The book teaches you how to draw by combining simple shapes like circles, ovals, and squares.
Karina Garcia’s DIY SlimeAges 10-14
Want to become a slime master and make your own slime? Join YouTube star Karina Garcia as she demonstrates fifteen slime recipes that are easy to do. The book features colored pictures and complete directions for making these recipes. Some of the top recipes include Liquid Gold Slime, Glow in the Dark Slime, Balloon Slime and more! If your kids love slime, this is the book to get.
Elmer’s Liquid School Glue
Did you know that Elmer’s Liquid School Glue can also be used to make slime? While many people think of glue for their arts and crafts projects, it actually is a key ingredient in making slime. The great thing is it makes wonderful slime that is nice and stretchy with fantastic thickness and it just feels perfect, which is why it is super fun. Now you can make all the slime in the world until your heart’s content!
Crazy Aaron’s Mixed By Me Thinking PuttyAges 8+
If you’re just starting out with slime, this Putty Kit from Crazy Aaron is perfect for beginners. Although you get a little amount of slime, it’s a great starting point before you move onto bigger slime kits. This set allows you to customize the color and look of your slime. The special effects are cool because you can add sparkle, shimmer and even make your putty glow.
Crayola Model Magic
Kids nowadays are using Crayola’s Model Magic to make their own DIY slime. This bucket features two pounds worth of modelling clay and it can be resealed to your clay doesn’t dry out. This clay is non-toxic so it’s safe for tweens to use. It’s so soft and stretchy and feels soooo good to the touch.
Daiso Soft ClayAges 3+
Daiso makes some incredible clay that kids use to make their own slime. This package includes 2.5 ounces of white clay from Japan. The turnaround times are pretty quick. It’s actually easier to knead than Model Magic clay. Kids will enjoy making butter slime recipes with it. The slime turns out very soft and just perfect. It has a bit of a scent to it, but nothing’s gonna stop kids from having a blast with slime!
Elmer’s Liquid Glitter Glue
This Glitter Glue set from Elmer’s includes three assorted colors which are just perfect for making your own homemade slime. We love that this glue is non-toxic and safe for kids to use, that’s why teachers recommend it more than any other brand. Kids will have tremendous fun making glittery slime. It actually comes out really nice with nice consistency and thickness so kids will love this kit.
Elmer’s Galaxy Slime Starter Pack
Slime masters will love this Elmer’s Galaxy Slime Starter Kit. It has all the ingredients necessary to make a special Galaxy Slime Recipe that looks ultra cool! It looks glittery, shiny, and mind-blowingly good in person. Complete instructions are provided for making this recipe. Anyone interested in slime will be soooo excited to try this recipe for themselves because it is otherworldly.
Foam Balls for Slime
Bring some fun and creativity to your slime recipes with these foam balls made just for slime. This package contains a whopping 30,000 foam balls. What can you do with all these foam balls you’re probably wondering. Well, it can be used to add texture to your slime so that it just doesn’t look flat. It adds some curvature to the slime and makes it way more interesting to look at and play with. Best of all, the slime ball’s color doesn’t mix into your slime.
Glotoch Slime Containers (24 Pack)
Where do you plan on storing your slime? This 24 pack of plastic reusable containers is perfect for keeping your slime secured. The nice thing about these storage containers is that they are stackable. These containers are very versatile because not only can they be used for slime but they also can be used for leftovers, fruit, and more.
DIY Craft Kits
Crafty things like do it yourself fashion kits are super fun for girls this age.
Perler Beads 22,000 Count Bead JarAges 5-12
If your 12 year old is into crafty things, they’ll probably love this Perler Beads set featuring 22,000 activity beads. It’s a set that inspires a world of creativity because the creative possibilities with this set are mind-blowing. What we really love is that you’re not only limited to 2D, you can even create amazing three-dimensional designs that really impress. What cool and creative things will you be inspired to make?
Tulip One Step 18-Color Tie-Dye Kit
Add a little color to ordinary t-shirts, socks, or underwear with this great Tie Dye Kit from Tulip. Simply add a little water to the dye and then shake it. The result? Vibrantly colored clothing. It is so fun that you might just want to start a Tie Dye business.
Duck Brand Printed Duct Tape
Who doesn’t love making duct tape fashions? With Duck tape you can cover almost anything. This set of 10 authentic duct tape rolls includes so many fun patterns with everything from skulls to love signs. Simply stick the tape on any object and wrap it around. You can duct tape headbands, gifts, and even your bike.
ALEX Toys DIY Wear Friends 4 Ever JewelryAges 8+
Show your bffs how much you love them by preserving memories of them with this scrapbooking kit from Alex Toys. It contains over 453 pieces including washi tape, sticky gems, scissors, glue, ribbons, and more.
Temporary Henna Tattoos
What’s more fun than temporary body art? This henna tattoo set contains so many fun jewelry designs with everything from peace signs to intricate tribal art. It all looks very realistic but the designs wash out over the course of a week.
ALEX Toys Spa Hair Chalk Party 2 GoAges 8-15
Want to turn your hair into a work of art? Now you can with this Hair Chalk kit from Alex. This set is awesome for parties or slumber parties. Girls will enjoy coloring each other’s hair to make stunning works of art. The best part? Don’t worry because the hair coloring is just temporary and washes away with shampoo and water.
Rainbow Loom 2.0 BandsAges 8m-6
While it’s not as popular as it once was, the Rainbow Loom kit allows kids to create all types of colorful jewelry out of rubber bands using different patterns. Who needs gold when you have rubber bands?
Klutz Shrink & Link Jewelry Craft KitAges 10-15
The Shrink & Link Jewelry Craft Kit allows girls to make beautiful and crafty jewelry. You can make a variety of necklaces and rings that you can actually wear. The cool thing is that you can swap out the pieces for a new look every day and the jewelry is 3D and articulated. It’s a lovely set inspiring creativity.
ALEX Toys Duct Tape PartyAges 7-15
One of the most popular new crafts is using patterned duct tape to wrap objects to create fun fashions on them. This kit lets you and your friends create all types of fashionable duct taped accessories from glasses to bags. Just tear and stick. With 12 rolls of duct tape, the kit has everything you need.
Orb Factory PlushCraft Puppy Love Pillow Kit
Looking for a fun crafty project for your tween? Consider this adorably cute Puppy Love Pillow Kit. It contains all of the parts you need to craft this wonderful work of art. It’s a cool decorative pillow for her room. What we love is that you don’t even need to know how to sew and it’s very easy to put together. It’s a wonderful gift for anyone who loves animals.
DIY Lip Balm Kit
Who needs store bought lip balm when you can make your own? This lip balm kit contains everything you need including beeswax, shea butter, and almond oil. With four awesome flavoring oils, you have so many opportunities to try out new flavors and color combos. Made out of natural ingredients, it leaves lips feels soft and smooth.
Bath Bomb Making Kit
Want to make your own homemade bath bombs? This lovely kit makes a dozen bath bomb cupcakes. It has all the ingredients and supplies you need to make these bath bombs. What we love is that these are 100% therapeutic grade bath bombs, which make them well worth the price of admission. It’s an impressive set and they smell soooo good. She’ll be super excited to get this!
Surebonder Mini Detailed Glue Gun
If she’s interested in arts and crafts projects, this mini glue gun is the perfect tool to make her crafting projects easier. Since the nozzle is smaller you have better control as to the amount of glue used. It’s ideal for precision work. However, it doesn’t work so great on wood, cloth, and some plastics. Overall, it’s a great glue gun that works for most crafting needs and is great for the price.
Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine
Looking for a simple sewing machine for your 12 year old? The Brother XM2701 is easy to use and offers the versatility to handle many different types of sewing projects – from clothing to cushion covers, and more. There are 27 different stitches available on this machine and it runs impressively smoothly. For beginners, the DVD resource is definitely a big help.
ALEX Toys Craft My Sewing Kit
This sewing kit from Alex is a lovely kit that is very satisfying. The set comes with 125 accessories and precut pieces for making four exciting projects. You’ll learn basic stitches and there are online videos on YouTube if you need extra support. It’s a fantastic set for introducing kids to the wonderful world of sewing.
ALEX Toys Knot & Stitch Pillow Kit
Searching for a fun sewing kit? Consider the Knot-A-Pillow kit from Alex. This project allows you to create a cute and lovely 16 x 16 inch embroidered pillow with the word LOVE. The great thing is it comes with everything you need, but we recommend extra stuffing as what they include is not sufficient. You’ll have fun stitching, stuffing, knotting, and beading with this kit.
Gifts For The Book Lover
If your 12 year old is a bookworm, don’t get them something you think is cool. Even read-a-holics have no time to read the 7 Habits For Organized Tweens. Writing journals with sparkly pens are a huge hit with every 12 year old girl.
LuminoLite Rechargeable LED Book Light
Looking for the perfect gift for your bookworm? The LuminoLite is the perfect companion for reading in the dark. You can clip the dual gooseneck lights to your book and it provides soft pleasing light for reading in the dark. The cool thing is you can reposition the goosenecks for the perfect lighting. The LuminoLite delivers 10 hours on a single charge and they can be recharged via the USB cable.
Wreck This Journal
Here’s a fun twist on the idea of a journal. Inside the journal there are all different ways that you can destroy the journal. It has you do really fun things like poke holes in it or spill coffee stains on it. It’s a creative outlet to break the rules a bit.
Just Between Us: Mother & DaughterAges 9-12
Want to get closer to your daughter? This unique journal is for both mothers and daughters to discuss everything from crushes to growing up. The left portion is for moms to fill out and the right side is for daughters.
Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for GirlsAges 8-12
With the fun of art, journaling just got a little more fun. Just writing can be a bit boring. With this journal, every page encourages you to think, draw, and write about all different topics from friends to movies. It is colorful, artsy, and fun.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated EditionAges 8+
Any Harry Potter fan will want to add these beautiful hardcover editions of the Harry Potter books to their collection. They are built to last with the hardcover and these books feature full colored illustrations by Jim Kay. It’s a fantastic gift for long-time Potter fans and newcomers alike. The quality of the book will blow you away.
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)Ages 11-15
This complete seven book collection includes every book in the best-selling Harry Potter series. If your 12 year old is a fan and hasn’t read them yet, these are a must-read for any fan. Stephen King has hailed this as ‘one for the ages’, so it’s not to be missed. The books offer a very entertaining read. They’re sooo good you can’t put them down.
The Maze Runner SeriesAges 12+
The Maze Runner Series from James Dashner is a book those who love adventure and mystery will enjoy. This set contains four paperback editions – The Maze Runner, Scorch Trials, Death Cure, and Kill Order. The book has no shortage of suspenseful moments, excitement, and surprises to entertain.
The Hunger Games TrilogyAges 12+
This paperback boxset of The Hunger Games Trilogy features the complete package with The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. It’s well written by Suzanne Collins with an engaging story and strong female heroine – Katniss Everdine. The writing style pulls you in and never lets go. It’s amazing how she helps you paint of visual picture of the story. It’s even better than the movie.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12: The GetawayAges 8-12
The twelfth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid is called The Getaway. This is one of the best-sellers because Kinney delivers again! It has drama, comedy, and it’s a fun read. The Heffleys think they are getting away from all the holiday madness. But think again! Their trip turns out to be anything but a vacation. If you enjoy this series, you love this new book.
Dork Diaries 12Ages 9-13
Got a big Dork Diaries fan? Although the book is a quick read, it’s a very satisfying book for fans of the series. This is arguably the best one in the series. Your daughter is sure to love it! If she’s a fan, this is a no-brainer purchase.
Descendants 2: Mal’s Spell Book Ages 9-12
Descendants 2: Mal’s Spell Book is a super cute new chapter in the series. What’s cool is that it looks like Mal’s spell book and you can see crossed out stuff. It’s a richly entertaining book and fans will love reading about the new spells. Fans won’t be disappointed!
Pokémon Deluxe Essential HandbookAges 7-10
Think of this as the Holy Bible for Pokemon fans and you’ll know exactly why they’ll love it. This is the ultimate reference for the ultimate Pokemon fan, loaded with caboodles of statistics and facts on over 700 Pokemon characters. The book even features nice pictures to identify to Pokemon. Your Pokemon fan will be soooo excited!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemAges 8+
If your 12 year old book lover loves adventure and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, there’s a good chance they’ll also love this screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It’s just like the movie and offers a quick and fun read. You’re more likely to catch little details than could easily have been missed while watching the movie. It’s a fantastical adventure fans will really enjoy.
Soon to be a major motion picture, Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a beautiful masterpiece. Auggie is born with a facial anomoly and his community struggles to accept him. In stark contrast to the bullying we see in schools, this book gives us a sense of hope. Themes of kindness and friendship prevail. You’ll be rooting for Auggie and be truly inspired and changed by his captivating and heartwarming story.
Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer
Does your 12 year love going to concerts or sports games? Encourage them to save the memories in this Ticket Stub Organizer. Not only can you save the ticket stubs, you can jot down little notes besides them.
The Dangerous Book for Boys
Just about every 12 year old boy has to own the Dangerous Book for Boys. Forget the digital age. Take back Sunday afternoons and learn how to fish, build go carts, identify insects, and even about girls. Not only will your 12 year old love it, his dad, your uncle, and every male in the family will love it.
Kid President’s Guide to Being AwesomeAges 8-12
Need some inspiration to be more awesome? Meet Kid President. He’ll inspire you to celebrate your life and be the best version of you that you can be! He’s got a ton of wonderful ideas to help you become more awesomer than ever! It’s a truly joyous and entertaining read. You’ll be so glad you decided to read it.
Sleepover Party Mad LibsAges 8-12
Your slumber party will be incomplete without this ridiculously fun Madlibs book. Fill in the blanks to create ridiculous stories for endless induced giggles. Forget ________, Madlibs are so much more fun.
5,000 Awesome Facts 3Ages 8-12
Did you know that it takes a gallon and a half of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream? Awesome Facts from National Geographic is bursting with 5000 awesome facts about everything from Harry Potter to underwear.
Minecraft: BlockopediaAges 9+
Just when you think you know everything about Minecraft, a new book comes out. Just like the name implies, Minecraft: Blockopedia is an encyclopedia on every block in the Minecraft Universe. It comes in a uniquely shaped hexagonal book that looks like it is 3d but it is actually completely flat.
Guinness World Records 2018Ages 7-12
Did you know that whales are the largest animal ever even surpassing the dinosaur? In fact, whales can weigh 28 times the weight of a T Rex. In Guinness World Records 2016, you will learn thousands of new world records on everything from Star Wars to sports.
Toys For 12 Year Olds
Your 12 year old might not have toys on their Birthday, Christmas, or Hanukkah list anymore, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t love robots.Remote controlled cars, helicopters, or drones are usually big winners with 12 year old boys. This year everyone wants a drone.
Sphero Star Wars BB-9E DroidAges 8+
This Star Wars BB-9E Drone is the coolest thing in the galaxy. It looks and moves just like the one in the new Star Wars movie. Use your Smartphone to bring the robot to life, rolling and controlling him around. The Force is with you.
Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious EditionAges 8-15
Slot cars just got an incredible tech makeover. With Anki Overdrive, it feels like you are playing a videogame in real life. With the magic of technology, you race physical cars around a track using an app. The ability to drive against a self driving AI is like science fiction suddenly becoming true. The modular track allows you to create multiple tracks to race on. Start those engines by downloading the iOS or Android app.
Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot
Want to uphold the First Order and take on Rebels from your own room? Meet the Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot. It comes with an augmented reality app and responds to your voice commands. It can even recognize up to three people with tailored interactions with its integrated facial recognition tech. You can even have the Stormtrooper patrol your room and notify you of intruders. With a built-in IR sensor, it won’t bump into furniture in your room. Brace yourself for the coolest smart robot!
Star Wars Poe Dameron HelmetAges 8+
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could be an X-Wing Pilot? This highly detailed replica of Poe Dameron’s helmet allows Star Wars fans to make their dreams a reality. It’s amazingly movie-accurate! What’s cool? Not only does this helmet look cool on the outside, but it also features immersive battling sounds and interactions with BB-8 to make it feel like you’re a real Star Wars X-Wing pilot. This is an EPIC gift for any Star Wars fanatic.
Pokemon TCG Sun & Moon Shadows Trainer BoxAges 6+
Got a Pokemon TCG fan? The TCG Sun & Moon Burning Shadows Elite Trainer Box is a real bargain. This set features some awesome pulls – with rares and ultra rares – but there are no guarantees as to how many you’ll get. The set contains booster packs, 45 TCG Energy cards, 65 card sleeves, a collector’s box, and more. You get a ton of stuff for your money so it’s well worth the price.
Syma X5C Explorers QuadcopterAges 14+
How would you like to fly your very own drone? Now you can. The Syma X5 quad helicopter is an inexpensive toy drone that can stream and record live video from a bird’s eye view.
DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter Drone With 1080p HD Video Camera
Forget toy drones. The Phantom 3 is all your need. Looking like something straight out of NASA, this unmanned drone is the real deal. Equipped with a camera, you can capture stunning 1080p HD video. Every 12 year old dreams that they could own one of these. Okay, maybe every adult too.
Rev (2 Cars Included)
Is your tween so over Hot Wheels? REV is a pair of robotic battling cars. You can play against a friend or the self driving AI. The goal? Destroy your opponent before they destroy you by engaging in a virtual laser tag like battle or ramming them.
Harry Potter WandAges 14+
While this Harry Potter Wand does conjur up any spells, it’s still a cool gift for any die-hard Harry Potter fan. The level of detail is unbelievable. It’s like a movie-accurate version measuring about 15-inches long. It is actually a full-scale replica of the one from the motion picture and it comes ready to gift in a handsome box.
Funko POP FigureAges 3+
Many people love collecting Funko POP Collectible Figures. What’s hot right now are these Star Wars The Last Jedi figures. The figures are well-detailed with great color and make excellent display pieces. Collect all your faves!
LEGO Star Wars BB-8 75187Ages 10-16
This BB-8 set is one of the most incredible Lego sets this year. It looks incredibly detailed and very cool. Although it’s not officially an UCS set, it sure seems like one with a highly detailed scale model of BB-8 and a display stand. We love how they were able to make the head wobble around and the incredible attention to detail. This is the perfect set for any Star Wars fan. This would make an EPIC Christmas gift!
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75184Ages 6-14
Looking for a fun gift for your LEGO lover? The new Advent Calendar set for 2017 delivers 24 unique Star Wars themed gifts to discover. Each day you can open another door with a new surprise awaiting to be discovered. The set also comes with 7 minifigs. The Lego Friends Advent Calendar offers a similar experience with 24 surprises. It’s the perfect gift for the holidays!
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75105Ages 9-14
If your 12 year old is a massive LEGO Star Wars fan, they’ll love this Star Wars Millennium Falcon. Constructed of over 1,300 pieces, the Millennium Falcon is incredibly detailed. The model is quite large with great build quality and it looks amazing. Fans will really appreciate all the little details captured by this model. It’s a very fun set to put together!
LEGO Minecraft the Crafting Box 2.0 21135Ages 8+
The Crafting Box 2.0 is one of the best Lego Minecraft sets this year. There are limitless creative possibilities with this incredible set. We love how you can use it with other Minecraft sets. Fans will love building and rebuilding different designs. You can practically make anything you really want. It’s a fantastic set for fueling creativity just like the game.
Gifts For The Scientist
Most 12 year olds love science gifts that involve action, suspense, and invention. Your 12 year old might not have toys on their Birthday, Christmas, or Hanukkah list anymore, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t love robots.
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit
The Raspberry PI 3 is simply one of the best pieces of tech you can get for under 100 dollars. The inexpensive computer is about the size of a credit card but offers so many fun ways to mess around with. The kit includes everything you need to get started quickly. Just pop in the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Piper Computer Kit
Powered by a Raspberry Pi, the Piper computer kit lets kids build their own computer by putting all the components together in a wooden box. The coolest part? After building the computer, your 12 year old has to build actual circuits to complete the Minecraft based missions. Tweens have to build everything from a controller to a proximity sensor.
Kano Computer Kit
Do you want to get started with the Raspberry Pi, but are too intimidated? The Raspberry Pi was created to get young people interested in computers and programming. This computer kit is the easiest way to get started learning about the Raspberry Pi and building your own computer. Unlike other kits, the Kano comes with everything you need including the screen and keyboard. Everything is already installed and it even comes preloaded with Minecraft and the programming language Scratch.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3
Ordinary Legos are great for building stuff that can’t move. With Lego Mindstorms, you can bring your robot creations to life with robots that walk, talk, and think. To get going, download the free app that teaches you how to build all kinds of robots from a claw tank to a scorpion vehicle.
This little gadget allows 12 year olds to turn bananas or play dough into keyboard and mouse button presses. Simply hook up one end of the device into your computer’s USB port and clip the other end onto anything that conducts electricity. The fun part is coming up with novel and creative ways to use it.
Little Bits Star Wars Droid Inventor KitAges 8+
The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit is one of our favorite STEM kits this year. Not only can you build and create your own Star Wars droid and bring him to life, but you can create endless creative inventions. You are really only limited by your imagination. This is the perfect gift for anyone interested in creativity and inventing things.
littleBits Rule Your Room KitAges 8+
Here’s a fun way to get kids into science. This kit comes with little modular Lego-like magnetic pieces that can be stuck together to create all sorts of cool alarms like a launching catapult. The best part? There is no soldering requires as the magnetic components stick together. Finally, there is a way to protect your room against intruders.
Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750Ages 8+
Want to learn about electronics in a fun way? With Snap Circuits, you simply snap together circuits like Legos. No additional tools are needed. All of the pieces are color coded so it is easy to follow along with the instructions to create all sorts of cool stuff like doorbells or alarms.
4M Water Rocket KitAges 14-15
Up, up, and away! Who knew an empty soda bottle could be so fun? This science kit allows your budding astronaut to send a bottle rocket soaring up to 30 feet in the air, using the power of water pressure. A bicycle pump and water is all that is required.
Elenco Snap Circuit ArcadeAges 8-15
What if learning about electronics could be as fun as going to the arcade? With this kit from Snap Circuits, kids can create over 200 fun projects. There are so many neat pieces in the set including a programmable word fan, colored disco ball, and more. There are even little simple preprogrammed games to play. All the pieces can be identified by their color which makes it easy to complete the various projects.
Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder KitAges 10-15
Want to learn to solder? This kit from Elenco teaches you everything you need to know. With little quizzes to guide you along the way, it’s like taking a course on soldering. Along with the manual, you’ll get the solder, soldering iron, and wire cutters.
Bushnell Falcon Binoculars
Who’s ready for exciting exploration adventures? The Bushnell Falcon will make your expeditions that much more fun. Featuring excellent optics and 7x magnification, you’ll enjoy a clear and zoomed in view of the action. Whether gazing at birds, watching a sporting event, or a myriad of other adventures, there’s always something exciting to explore and discover. You can’t go wrong with this outstanding pair of binoculars.
AmScope M500 Monocular Compound Microscope
Forget plastic toy microscopes! Science just got a lot cooler with this all metal microscope from Amscope. With a 10X widefield eyepiece, 4 lenses, and high quality optics, this inexpensive microscope resembles something you would see in a high school lab. You’ll want just stick random things under the microscope to see how different they look.
Prepare for stargazing. Now you can explore what is out there with this cool refractor Telescope from Orion. There is nothing cooler than observing the distant planets of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. It comes with a sturdy aluminum stand.
EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem
Who doesn’t want their own pet? What if there was a pet that you never had to look after? The Ecosphere is unlike any other aquarium. Inside there are little critters including shrimp and algae. The best part? Because it is a closed ecosystem that is in perfect balance, there is very little care required. That means you never have to feed them. With a life span of around 2 to 3 years, it’s the closest thing to a living snow globe.
BOSEbuild Speaker Cube
This simply DIY kit allows anybody to assemble their own Bluetooth Speaker. The kit comes with everything 12 year olds need including the circuit board, speaker components, and templates. The Bosebuild app walks you through the whole process of assembling the speaker along with teaching you about the different components that make up the speaker. There is no soldering or complex assembly, but it is cool to put together a working speaker.
Gund Pusheen Plush with CookieAges 1-5
Pusheen is an online sensation and now you can get your hands on this cutie pie in her full glory. This plush Pusheen figure has got to be one of the cutest things on the planet! She has soooo soft plush fur that it’s hard to resist petting her. Pusheen is caught in the act nibbling her chocolate chip cookie. She makes a great companion and decorative figure in your room.
GUND Pusheenicorn Stuffed Pusheen PlushAges 1-5
If your tween girl loves Pusheen and unicorns, she’ll love Pusheenicorn, an adorably cute plush unicorn. She looks as cute as ever with fashionable colored hair and a multicolored tail and horn. She’s made from high quality plush material and is incredibly soft just begging for a hug from her owner. This magical gift is sure to bring a smile to anyone.
Ty Kiki Grey Cat PlushAges 3-15
What girl could stare into Kiki’s cute oversized eyes and not smile? She is soooo irresistably cute, you just want to hug her and squeeze her all day long. Her fur is so luxuriously soft and she has an adorable ribbon, strutting her incredible sense of style. Bring her home today!
Gifts For The Foodie
For those that love to eat or cooking, these gifts are a recipe for fun.
Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates, 48 Ct.
Got a chocolate lover? Yum . . . hazelnuts covered with smooth creamy chocolate. This beautiful gold gift box contains 48 of the most sinful treats inside. Celebration has arrived!
Hershey’s 5-Pound Candy Bar
What if you could take an ordinary Hershey’s chocolate bar and make it 50 times bigger? You can with this humongous 5 pound Hershey’s chocolate bar. It’s the world’s largest Hershey bar.
World’s Largest Gummy Bear
Meet the World’s Largest Gummy Bear. They are available in a variety of mouth-watering flavors and weigh in at an astounding 5 pounds. To put it in perspective that’s an incredible 50 plus servings. Yeah, these are really super-sized gummies – the perfect treat for any sweet tooth.
Godiva Chocolatier Classic Gold Ballotin Candy
Give the gift of elegance. Discover these little chocolate golden treasures with this exquisite golden gift box, filled with an abundance of delightful Belgian milk, dark, and white chocolates sure to satisfy any palette.
Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles
Make their chocolate dreams come true with Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles. This beautiful gift set features 60 luxurious milk chocolate truffles that will melt your heart away with undeniably good Lindt flavor.
SNICKERS Slice n’ Share Giant Chocolate Candy
Drenched in layers of milk chocolate and packed with peanuts, there’s nothing that satisfies more than a Snickers. This one pound Snickers Slice ‘n Share Giant Chocolate Candy Bar is perfect as a stocking stuffer.
Popcornopolis Gourmet Popcorn 5-Cone Gift Basket
Discover rich, delicious flavors of Popcornopolis Gourmet Popcorn handsomely gift wrapped. Individually wrapped and featuring crowd-pleasing flavors like Caramel Corn, Cheddar Cheese, White Cheddar, Jalapeno Cheddar and Kettle Corn, don’t be surprised if this incredibly mouth-watering, tasty and crunchy popcorn is gone in no time! Make spirits bright this holiday or for any occasion.
David’s Cookies Fresh Baked Cookies
Freshly baked and hand-packed in a gorgeous red David’s Cookies tin with five scrumptuous flavors including chocolate chunk, oatmeal raisin, macadamia white chunk, peanut butter and cherry with white chocolate chip, these mouth-watering treats are ready to gift for any occasion.
Philadelphia Candies Chocolate Covered OREOs
Made with signature Philadelphia Candies milk chocolate with fun decorations and rich texture, who could resist these irresistably delicious OREO Cookies? Customize the look to make any occasion extra special and bright. Savor them down to the very last bite.
Great Northern Candy Gumball Machine
Who doesn’t love gumballs? Now you can have your very own full blown gumball machine. With bright paint, a glass globe, and sturdy legs, it looks like the real thing. It works just like real thing too. Load it up with small treats and put in coins to make it dispense.
Holstein Housewares Cupcake Maker
Eating cupcakes is fun but making them can be difficult. Cupcakes just got a little easier to make. It’s as easy as 1-2-3! This cupcake maker makes 6 delicious golden cupcakes. Pour in the batter. Close the lid and bake. Even 12 year olds can whip out cupcakes like a pro.
You can never have enough of ice cream. Yonanas lets you turn frozen fruit into ice cream. Freeze all different kinds of fruit from bananas to mangos. The best part? It is so much healthier.
Star Wars Darth Vader Ceramic Mug
Darth Vader is one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe. What Star Wars fan wouldn’t go nuts over this epic sculpted ceramic mug of Darth Vader. It’s very well designed and holds more than most would think. Your 12 year old will feel the ‘Force’ every time they drink from this cool mug.
GUND Pusheen 12 oz Mug
Featuring Pusheen with Polka dot print design, this 12 ounce ceramic mug makes a beautiful gift for any Pusheen fan. We love that it doesn’t lose the print even after many washes. Choose from two different print styles. It’s a gift that’s sure to bring a smile to any fan.
Cooluli Mini Fridge
If your 12 year old gets a case of the munchies or needs a refreshing drink they can conveniently grab their favorite food or drinks from this cooler and warmer from Cooluli. About 12 cans can be stored inside and it keeps them refreshingly cold. With a simple flip switch, you can even keep food warm. It’s a mini fridge your 12 year old would love.
Unicorn Snot Glitter Gel for Body and Face
Can you imagine the look on her face when you give her Unicorn Snot? It’s actually a glitter gel that gives you a glamorous look like a model. The look is all glittery and sparkly, and just beautiful. The gel easily washes away and it can be used on your face, body, and hair. After using Unicorn Snot, who wouldn’t love this magical stuff?!
Bag of Unicorn Farts
If your 12 year old girl is obsessed with Unicorns this is a fun gag gift. It’s none other than a Bag of Unicorn Farts. Now who on Earth wouldn’t want that?! Just kidding – it’s actually a bag loaded with fluffy and tasty cotton candy. Who knew unicorn farts could be soooo tasty?
Bag of Trump Hair
Everyone’s obsessed with Trump’s hair – is it real or is it fake? Maybe we’ll never really know the answer but now you can taste it for yourself! This Bag of Trump Hair is a fun gag gift for anyone. Cotton Candy is included inside the bag so it’s perfect for any sweet tooth.
Indoor Snowball Fight
Who wants to have a snowball fight?! SnowTime Anytime lets you play with snow any time of the year. No longer do we have for winter to arrive. Hooray! This is endless fun with friends and family and it never gets old. The best part? It actually looks and feels like realistic snow to make the experience as close to the real thing.
Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Spinner Game
Anyone who loves Jelly Beans will love playing Bean Boozled with friends. It’s a fun little miniature sized game with a spinning wheel. You have to spin the wheel to see what Jelly Bean you get to eat. The catch? Not every Jelly Bean is a good one – there are some that are wild flavors and some may just be downright icky. Can you survive the game of Bean Boozled?
Prank Pack iArm
Looking for a fun way to prank your 12 year old? This iArm Forearm Mount gift box looks like it’s a real product. But upon closer inspection, although the photos look real, it looks so goofy. Check out that picture of the iPad mounted like an Apple Watch. Who on Earth would want to have a gadget that big strapped to their hands? It’s a cool way to infuse fun into gifting.
ICUP DC Comics’ Character Kids Apron
These DC Comics Character Aprons make a cool gift idea for anyone interested in the art of cooking. It’s time to superpower their meals and make cooking fun again! ICUP offers a wide assortment of DC Comics characters, you’re sure to find just the perfect one that your 12 year old loves.
At 12, all the kids this age love money. Cash is always good. You don’t have to give a lot. Even a small amount for them is like winning the lottery. Additionally, a gift card to their favorite store is a good idea. Get creative with these gifts using a puzzle box or wrapping it in a basket to dress it up.
AMC Theatre Gift Card
What 12 year old doesn’t love the movies? You can’t go wrong with a gift certificate to the movies.
Netflix Gift Card
Who doesn’t love Netflix? With a Netflix gift card, you can redeem it for different levels of service – Basic, Standard, or Premium plans. It’s your choice. You can binge watch your favortie shows. The coolest part? You can watch your favorite movies and shows on your TV, laptop, and phone. And if you’re a new customer, the first month is complimentary.
Starbucks Holiday Gift Card
If your 12 year old loves Starbucks, you know they’ll probably love receiving a Starbucks gift card. It’s a great place to socialize and meet up with friends. Mmm, mmm good … you simply can’t go wrong with Starbucks.
Forever 21 Gift Card
What 12 year old doesn’t love Forever 21? It has all the latest cute fashions and prices are super affordable.
Claire’s Gift Card
For tweens, Claires is the go to spot for inexpensive jewelry, accessories, and beauty products.
App Store & iTunes Gift Card
For tweens who own iDevices like iPads and iPhones, an App Store and iTunes gift card would be perfect. The cards are very easy to redeem and can be used for anything on either store. Choose from a massive selection of apps, games, movies, music, and more. You can go on a digital shopping spree until your heart’s content.
GameStop Gift Card
Videogames are really popular with 12 year old boys so you can’t go wrong with a GameStop gift card. This way you don’t have to worry about buying them the wrong game.
Cold Stone Creamery Gift Card
Mmm, mmm … who could resist the rich creamy ice cream from Cold Stone? Their ice cream is freshly made daily and it’s sooo incredibly satisfying. It’s the perfect gift anytime of the year to make an occasion extra special or ‘just because’.
Your Favorite Gifts For 12 Year Olds?
What are fun gifts for 12 year old boys or girls? Let us know in the comments below.