If you are looking for gift ideas for a technology-obsessed tween, you are in the right place! Featured today in Theresa’s Reviews annual 2020 Tween’s Virtual World Gift Guide, I’m sharing tween-approved gifts that make virtual endeavors more fun and exciting.
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Give time and tools to create. You can encourage creating with technology with these gifts. Inspire your tween to make more professional-looking videos with gifts that elevate their video-making skills.
Another video-creation gift is lighting, which vastly improves video quality. For a major improvement in your lighting, make sure to buy an umbrella kit. These offer two sources of effective high-wattage lighting for an all-around well-lit look.
A clip-on ring light is a stocking-stuffer that works with computers and cell phones. It adds brightness if your room is dark or if you’re filming at night.
Tweens might be too old for certain toys, but you can look for gifts that combine technology with a playful experience. You’re never too old to play.
If you want to add to your doll collection, one of the most exciting 2020 releases was the Courtney Doll. She is a historical doll from 1986. Courtney’s Bedroom Set comes with fun, tiny accessories, like a miniature retro phone that lights up and rings.
Bunk beds are perfect for doll friends to play on together. If you missed out on the limited edition Nutcracker Sugar Plum Fairy Doll, which shimmers with more than 240 Swarovski® crystals, you could buy Truly Me #86, which has a similar hair color.
Another tech-inspired accessory for tweens who enjoy gaming is the PAC-MAN arcade game. It has a working joystick and buttons, and it plays like the real thing.
Another PAC-MAN-inspired gift is Courtney’s Lunch Set. The tiny food is adorable, and it can inspire DIY food crafts with clay too.
If you’re looking for a more affordable option than buying your tween their own XBox, get this miniature XBox gaming set for their doll. It projects 10 different gaming scenes, and it comes with a cord to plug the speaker into personal devices to play music.
Gifts That Inspire Unplugging Occasionally
Tweens enjoy their screen time, and they can become very skilled at creating with technology. However, sometimes it is nice to get a reminder to unplug.
One gift with a kind message is Wish Beads bracelets. You write a wish, goal, or words of encouragement on a tiny piece of paper.
Tuck the paper inside the bracelet. The bracelet is a reminder to focus on that special idea later.
With virtual school requiring more organizational skills and with special events being canceled, tweens need a reminder to focus on their goals now more than ever. This bracelet can help.
These are some of the top gifts that we personally tried out, or that we have on the way to place under the tree. The holidays may be different this year, but with these technology items, my children can continue to connect with the rest of the world.