Gifts for teens and tweens
Kid-Made Modern Flashy Light Kit
Your craft-loving tween will have a blast adding a personal touch to her room with the DIY hanging lantern from Target's new Kid-Made Modern line ($17.99, target.com), available October 21. Everything she'll need is included to make this a great personalized gift or fancy new decoration.
HMDX Wireless Portable Jam Speakers
Your music-obsessed teen will love rocking out to his favorite tunes with these portable Jam speakers from HMDX ($39.99, amazon.com). In six fun colors, these speakers can wirelessly play music from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
Philosophy Holiday Kisses Lip Shine
The Holiday Kisses Lip Shine box set ($25, philosophy.com) comes with four scents she'll love. In red velvet, frosted cookie, bubbly, and candy cane, these glosses promise to hydrate and soften lips chapped lips while providing a sheer shine.
Turn his iPod gaming experience into arcade-level fun with ThinkGeek's iCade ($99.99, amazon.com). Just connect any device and see game play blown up on the big screen. An old-school joystick and button controls hearken back to the days of Atari games.
e.l.f. 14-Piece Nail Cube
Your teen will never want for nail colors again with the 14-piece Nail Cube from e.l.f. ($10, eyeslipsface.com). With a wide variety of festive and chic shades to choose from, she can try a new hue for every day of the week.
Dakine EQ Bag 23L
With the EQ bag from Dakine ($36, dakine.com) your teen can tote around all of his after-school gear in style. This duffle, as well as the girl’s version, comes with a detachable shoulder strap and is made from 100% recycled fabric.
Twig Bobby Pins
Quirky is in, and your teen will be right on trend with these offbeat Twig Bobby Pins ($21, WoodlandBelle.etsy.com). In gold, bronze, and silver shades, these Etsy accessories will add a touch of whimsy to any ensemble.
Da Vinci's Wood Catapult Kit
Encourage a budding scientist with this kit ($19.99, thinkgeek.com or amazon.com), which comes with everything you need to build a catapult based on Da Vinci’s blueprints. Heads up: Once it’s built, this catapult can launch items over 14 feet!
Mele & Co. Plush Fabric Fashion Jewelry Box
Your teen will adore this colorful jewelry box from Mele & Co. ($19.95, hsn.com), with tons of room to fit all of her rings, bracelets, and necklaces. Complete with a mirror and snap closure to keep anything from falling out, this jewelry box comes in festive red, pink, light blue, and black and is available from HSN.
SRS Labs iWow 3D
Got a budding audiophile on your hands? He'll be majorly impressed by how much SRS Labs' iWow 3D ($60, amazon.com) boosts the audio on his favorite device.