Tweens and teens are so hard to shop for, so I took the hard work out of it for you! Here’s a list of some of the hottest gift ideas this 2018 holiday season.
delivers chaotic co-op cooking action that’s fun for all ages, bringing families together as they work to chop, fry and bake through a series of crazy kitchens on a mission to save The Onion Kingdom from a doughy but dangerous army of undead bread called The Unbread. Either working solo or as a team, players must prep orders while overcoming obstacles such as fire, collapsing floors, overbearing waiters and of course, the classic kitchen problem of floating work surfaces. Overcooked! 2 is available digitally for PC for $24.99, at PlayStation®4 and Xbox One retail for $29.99, and Nintendo Switch retail for $38.99. We had a blast playing this!
Unicorn Kisses Personalized Necklace
The Unicorn Kisses Personalized Necklace is magically handmade in the studio of fine silver and accented with 22kt gold and a sparkly Swarovski Crystal of your choice. Sterling silver chain, charm measures approx. 1 inch. Up to 10 characters for personalization. $65.00 They also have a matching bracelet!
For teen who has everything, a succulent box subscription is just the answer. Succulents are trending plants for houseplants as they easily brighten up the space yet require little care and sparing watering. They come in various shape and size, can fit in small space as well as make good centerpieces for the room. This is one of Madison’s favorite picks! She absolutely loved this!
Kano: Pixel Kit
The simple story book guides people of all ages through building Pixel Kit, and then teaches them to code via step-by-step challenges using the Kano online app. The 40+ creative projects guide you through building games, creating artwork, making animations, and using the built-in microphone to code with sound and color. Projects include weather visualization, designing still and animated images, scrolling news headlines, scrolling sports scores and headlines, character building, and more. You can share your creations on Kano World, and then play and remix/hack games created by friends. This is perfect for beginners of all ages to get creative with technology, understand how it works, and not just consume it.
Color Changing Cinema Light Box
The Color Cinema Light box is a unique decorative piece with vintage vibes. The light box is designed to look like those retro cinema and theater signs that would advertise a movie and share a fun message. You can write sweet valentines messages, inspirational or motivational message on the mini lightbox and create a black-and-white film feel to the room! Their lightbox is different because they provide more letters, numbers and emoji starter set than others (240 total) at price of $29.99. They also can fit 10 characters per line while other fit 8 and offer 16 color options. This is powered by battery or the extra long USB cable included.
Creation Crate offers STEM box subscriptions for teens and tweens. They are the only approved tech kit from Stem.org. STEM.org is the longest continually-operating, independent countries, and the only tech kit created using ISTE standards (International Society for Technology in Education).
Each kit gets progressively more challenging. Project examples include building a Mood Lamp, Memory Game and Weather Station.
Girls That Make – ages 12 and up – A wearable electronics curriculum delivered to your door! Each month a different project (bracelets, hats, bags, etc.) teaches girls how to build circuits, program, and sew to create wearable technology. Women hold nearly half of all jobs in the United States, yet only 24% of STEM-related jobs belong to women. About 74% of young girls express interest in STEM ?elds (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and computer science. They’re just not being shown the right role models. That’s where Girls That Make comes in. Boxes are available for one to 12 months, starting at $29.99 per month.
Creation Crate – ages 12 and up – Creation Crate kits provide tech projects that kids (or adults) can do on their own or with someone else — a friend, parent, or grandparent.. Creation Crate is tech education-in-a-box. With Creation Crate, you can learn how to build electronics and how to code without any prior experience. It’s perfect for anyone interested in STEM projects. Boxes are available for one to 12 months, starting at $22.49 per month.
Hidden Hollow Beads
Hidden Hollow Beads makes a line of bangle bracelets that are hugely popular with teen and pre-teen girls. They offer a variety of sayings, initials for personalization, and birthstone bracelets. Their bracelets are adjustable so they will fit any size wrist.
Electric Motors Catalyst STEM Kit
The Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst STEM Kit allows you to build & rebuild endless robotic creations with a single kit! Build doodling robots, power electric model cars, add motors to legos, and more! Build robots with 10 challenge cards, wood, electric motors, & hardware. There are over 50 parts in these kits! This is for 8-12 year olds & teens!
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 & Premiere Elements 2019
Thinking a little outside the box, the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 & Premiere Elements 2019 programs are great fit for those of you who have photographers or art inspired teens at home. My daughter uses these programs at school, so it’s only helpful for her to have access to them at home.
There are so many great products out there for teens. I hope this gift guide gives you some great ideas on what to get your teen this year. What present would the teen in your life like the most?