If you are having difficulty figuring out what to possibly get a tween girl for her birthday, you’ve come to the right place. First thing to understand is that a tween is someone who is between the ages of ten and thirteen. They’ve reached the double digits but haven’t yet entered or passed the teen years. You have to understand what all of this involves. She is just starting to believe that no one in the whole Universe understands her. She feels like she should be classified as a grown up even though there is that little bit of awareness inside her telling her she isn’t a grown up. She starts to realize there are a lot of grown ups out there that don’t know as much as she does. She wants to start doing things without a grown up being around yet she doesn’t want to do it completely alone, so she wants to be watched while being independent and self reliant. So, what can anyone possibly get a person who is so complicated?
I decided the direct approach and asked my daughter, who is twelve, to list the ultimate birthday gifts someone her age would want. Here is what she said: A journal with a cool pen, digital camera, cellphone, magazines galore, clothing shopping spree, and/or a photo album program for the computer. I thought she was being reasonable and she provided enough ideas that vary in price ranges. So, if you are looking for a great gift for that special girl tween in your life here are some links to help you in the shopping process.
For journals there is a great site that offers personalized journals: http://www.journalsunlimited.com/store/products/212775/teen-journal/
Another great site for journals and pens is: http://www.thewritingpenstore.com/journalsandnotebooks.aspx
For cellphones: www.verizon.com
For digital cameras and/or photo album program: http://www.bestbuy.com
For magazines, log on to www.magazines.com or www.amazon.com
If you decide on the clothing shopping spree, it’s a great opportunity to have the time to chat and bond with her.
The one gift my daughter didn’t mention was the gift of someone to honestly listen to what she has to say. Talk to her, listen to her, and truly be there for her.