5 Best Christmas Gifts for Tween Girls
Are you still frantically doing your Christmas shopping? We thought we’d help with some ideas for that special tween girl in your life. These are our favorites based on experience and Dot Girl customer suggestions.
I gave this magazine to my 9 year old niece last year for Christmas and she liked it so much, her mother is renewing her subscription for this year. New Moon Girls is entirely advertisement free. Articles are written for girls by girls for ages 8+. There is also an online community that is safe and monitored. Article titles in the recent magazine include Body Language: Picture Yourself Perfect, Throw an Art Show, and Painful Beauty: What’s the Modern Foot Binding?
The inventor behind the charms spoke at a business conference I attended this past summer and she passed out free samples. What a great product! Magnets on the bracelets are interchangeable leaving no end to your daughter’s creativity. She can even start her own Mogo Charms club and trade with friends. There are different themed magnet sets – everything from animals to peace symbols. Other products include purses and sunglasses, all with interchangeable magnets.
Does your daughter love clothes? Would she like to do her own designing and then have the clothes made just for her? Then FashionPlaytes.com is the place for her. The site allows girls to design and wear their own dresses, hoodies, jackets, t-shirts, and more. There is even an option for customized jewelry. Girls pick out the style and color, and then add their own flair. It’s like playing with paper dolls but your daughter gets to have fun creating her own outfits.
A favorite of my daughter when she was growing up (and my sons) and now my niece is reading their old copies. The series – for readers 7+ – follows a family of 4 orphaned siblings who make a home in a boxcar. Their grandfather does figure into the story also. The children solve mysteries and overcome obstacles in their path by working together. There are over 130 titles, so something for every reader. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the series which means many special editions are available.
This is not a single toy or gift, but a website that offers products for girls that counter the princess culture that seems to have taken over girl books, movies and toys over the last few years. Products for infants to teens are included, with many book and movie recommendations. It really is a site where you can find the perfect gift to match your daughter’s interest and your values.