The Top 10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Tweens

 Best All-Around

Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit

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  • Quick and easy setup
  • Includes Skull and Ground Shock robotic supercars
  • Optional expansion tracks and supercars
 Best for Outside

Razor A Kick Scooter

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  • Built-in shock absorption system
  • Stops quickly thanks to the rear fender brake
  • 6 month warranty
 Best for Learning

Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

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  • Optional frustration-free packaging
  • Choose from over 100 exciting projects
  • Includes working electrical circuits

5 Best Gifts for Tweens

  • Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit

    Best All-Around

  • Razor A Kick Scooter

    Best for Outside

  • Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

    Best for Learning

  • Bounce-Off Game

    Safety.com’s Top Pick

  • Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

    Safety.com’s Top Pick

Big kids often come with big ticket requests, but that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank to fulfill all their Christmas wishes. There are several great gift ideas available at all price points that are sure to impress those in the 9-13 crowd. In no particular order, here are 10 of the best Christmas gift ideas for the tween set.

Best Tween Christmas Gift Ideas

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1. Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit

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This modern day racetrack kit allows you to battle and race the supercars of the future on a selection of eight epic track setups via your mobile device. Set up challenges with friends or go head-to-head with AI-controlled racers. Easily customize speed, weapons, and defenses to win the battle.

Stand-out features include

  • Quick and easy setup
  • Includes Skull and Ground Shock robotic supercars
  • Optional expansion tracks and supercars
Best for Outside

2. Razor A Kick Scooter

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With a sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum construction, this kick-style scooter folds for easy transport and weighs just 6 pounds. Choose from one of several colors to suit your child’s personality.

Stand-out features include

  • Built-in shock absorption system
  • Stops quickly thanks to the rear fender brake
  • 6 month warranty
Best for Learning

3. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

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This electronic discovery kit teaches kids STEM concepts while still being fun and practical. It has won multiple awards including the National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products, and Dr. Toy Best Educational Products.

Stand-out features include

  • Optional frustration-free packaging
  • Choose from over 100 exciting projects
  • Includes working electrical circuits

4. Bounce-Off Game

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A game tweens and the whole family will enjoy, it pits players against one another to see who can recreate the pattern on the challenge card the fastest by bouncing balls into the grid.

Stand-out features include

  • Ideal for 2-4 players
  • 9 challenge cards included
  • 16 balls and game grid included

5. Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

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Let your little artist flex his or her creative muscles with the rebooted Spirograph Deluxe set. Your budding Picasso can spend hours creating beautiful and elegant designs quickly and easily.

Stand-out features include

  • Storage case with built-in work surface included
  • Includes 45 pieces
  • Design guide included

6. Spalding NBA Street Basketball

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Keep the kids active and outdoors with their very own basketball. Shooting hoops can help develop motor skills and critical thinking, and is a great way for parents to spend time with their kids as well.

Stand-out features include

  • Available in choice of sizes
  • Ultra-durable outer rubber
  • Wide channels for increased grip

7. Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy [Blu-ray]

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic film and create a new generation of Marty McFly fans with this special Blu-ray trilogy pack featuring all three Back to the Future films.

Stand-out features include

  • Available in multiple formats
  • Includes deleted scenes
  • Q&As, commentary and more included

8. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

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Introduce your child to the wonderful world of science with this kit that includes 20 pieces that let little scientists explore and learn about science basics such as chemical reactions and how to correctly use science tools.

Stand-out features include

  • Helps teach STEM concepts
  • Chemicals and supplies included
  • Complete 11 different experiments

9. Candy Craft Chocolate Pen

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Let your children unleash their inner baker with this kit that lets them draw and mold their very own colorful chocolatey treats.

Stand-out features include

  • Food made in the USA
  • Includes ½ pound of chocolate
  • Choose from multiple colors

10. LEGO Minecraft 21119 the Dungeon Building Kit

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Let your little Minecraft lover build the perfect dungeon to keep their prisoners secure with this all-in-one kit. It comes complete with Steve’s pickaxe and 219 assorted LEGO pieces to build the ultimate prison.

Stand-out features include

  • Spawner rotates
  • Rebuild into more creations
  • Can be combined with other Minecraft biomes

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