Looking for the perfect gift for that preteen on your list? This age is very hard to shop for, but it’s worth the hard work to make a preteen smile, a feat that can seem as unattainable as an Olympic Medal at times. Here are some ideas that will work for both boys and girls.
It has a camera with features that let you turn a simple photo into a unique creation, an animation feature, where you can create simple cartoons, a sound recorder that lets you edit music and voices. All this before you even put in a single game! It can also be connected to the internet, with parental controls to help kids surf the net safely.
There are so many great books for preteens that it is hard to choose the best. Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series is a good choice; whether you start with just book one or the set of 5. The Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage is another good choice. Yet another idea is to get them an age appropriate book on whatever hobby or sport they are currently fascinated with.
Discovery Kids Night Vision Digital Camcorder
This toy is so cool many you may want one for yourself! With infrared night vision technology, and the ability to view the images on the television or computer, this toy makes for hours of fun.
Whether it contains Sea Monkeys, a Grow-a-Frog, or simple crystal growing kit, kids of this age love science kits! (Make sure to get parents approval BEFORE giving the child a frog or the like.) Movie Gift Certificates With all the at home entertainment options, going to the movies has become a rare treat, and kids of this age group enjoy the whole experience. Make sure you provide enough for a parent or friend to go along.
A good old fashioned board game such as Clue, Life, or Chinese Checkers can be a novelty in this electronic age and provide hours of amusement. Most of the chain stores carry the current version, and eBay is a great place to find that childhood favorite of your to pass on to the next generation.
Movie Gift Certificates
With all the at home entertainment options, going to the movies has become a rare treat, and kids of this age group enjoy the whole experience. Make sure you provide enough for a parent or friend to go along.