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Posted on December 5, 2011 by Christine Crosby in 

Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Teens and Tweens!

When a teen’s sweet tooth calls, they listen! The Babycakes mini-cupcake maker is the perfect gift for a teen who loves to bake, or just loves sweets! Choose from the Mini Cupcake maker, Cake Pop Maker, or even Mini Doughnut maker! It easy, safe, and requires little clean up. Teens can bake 12 mini cakes in just minutes, then add sticks and get creative with the icing and decorations. $29

The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Catching Fire’, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, ‘Mockingjay’, are now available in a beautiful boxset edition – a perfect gift for your teen! Forget about Twilight and Harry Potter. Stunning, gripping, and powerful, ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy is sure to be their new favorite! $31

Teens will love this video game rocker! They can play their favorite video games, read and watch movies in comfort, while lounging in this cool video rocker chair. Available in all black or with a red, silver or blue mesh racing stripe!

For the young lady who’s always applying lip gloss or experimenting with new eye shadow colors, get her the Complete Color Collection from ULTA. It’s a 73-piece collection, with a wide variety of shades to create a multitude of looks for any occasion. Collection includes: 42 eye shadows, 18 lip colors, 4 cheek colors, 2 full-size lipsticks, 2 mini lip glosses, 2 eye liner pencils, bronzer, pressed powder, applicators and train case. It’s everything she’ll ever need! $19.99

Get your teen a Nintendo 3DS and you’ll be the coolest grandparent in town. It’s not your standard Nintendo DS; this handheld system includes two screens, top and bottom, with 3D visuals that bring characters and objects to life! No 3D glasses necessary. It even has a built-in motion sensor, gyro sensor and camera. $169.9

Give the gift of comfort and style with the Victoria’s Secret Pink Crewneck & Boxer Gift Set! Teens love Pink, and they will love this pajama set! It comes in different colors and patterns, or you can the set with yoga pants and a tank-top, or thermal PJs – all sets guarenteed to please a picky teen! $49.50

It’s hard to buy teens jewelry, with their ever-changing sense of style, but it is easy to please with a pretty and practical jewelry stand! There are jewelry boxes, stands, and even jewelry racks that hang on the wall. But this Spinning Ribbon jewelry stand from Urban Outfitters is the fairest of them all! It’s unique, pretty, practical, and a great price! $19


Winter hats aren’t just for keeping warm anymore – they are super trendy! These Peruvian Fur Hats ($19.99), or any faux fur trimmed hat, are a teen must-have this winter. Give your grandson this warm and fuzzy winter essiental that will protect him from the cold season ahead in style! Another big hat trend? Animal-inspired headwear like a leopard hat! $34.99


Other gift ideas:

iTunes gift card

Stocking full of beauty/bath products

Subscription to a Magazine (Teen, Seventeen, etc.)

iPhone/iPad cases and accessories

Video Games

Baseball cap/Sportswear


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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