Buying Christmas gifts for children in this age bracket is extremely difficult (and expensive), so I’m sharing what our daughter Harmony will be receiving this year, plus a list of gifts suitable for kids aged 9+
Yesterday I wrote a post on my almost 3 year old sons gift list ( you can read it here), but I try and follow the same gift guide rule for Miss 10.
Our Daughter is 10 turning 11 in January, and she is somewhat easy to buy for. She still loves her dolls, but also loves technology, and has a love for clothing, fashion and accessories of late. She loves dancing, sport, reading and anything crafty so here are 8 gifts that will be under the tree for her this year.
I think she is still too young for a phone so this was the compromise.
4. Beach bag and new towel
Purchased from Bed bath n table here
Purchased from Peters of Kensington here
I have also bought her gel pens and name labels for school, a few beauty products and a little cross body bag.
Here are my top 20 picks for Tweens and Teens –
1. Instax camera
2. Photography bundle. Camera, pin board or nice frames for their room to add all their snaps too.
3. Gift vouchers
5. Books or a Kindle
6. Ipad or tablet
7. Phone or Ipod (depending on their age)
8. Experience vouchers – Rock climbing, Bowling, Luna Park etc
9. Money to have a shopping trip and they can buy what they like
10. Beach or pool hamper. Add a new towel, beach bag, swimmers etc
11. Movie hamper. You could add movie tickets or a few new release DVD’s, microwave popcorn, a few chocolate bars and snacks.
12. Sporting goods
13. Magazine subscription
14. Tickets to an upcoming sporting event, concert or festival
15. A bedroom make-over or new items to spruce up their cave lol
17. Accessories – Hat, bag, sunglasses etc
19. Beauty products
20. A keepsake or something handmade for their room
I think the best approach if you’re really stuck for gift ideas is to have a chat to the kids and see if there is anything in particular they are interested in.
If they have mentioned they would like a study space or a place to relax, another option is to get your DIY on and create something for them, or you could even do it together. Gift the materials for Christmas, and then during the holidays you can work on assembling and decorating.
You could paint a desk, buy a nice lamp, shelving and stationery etc and create a great study area on a budget.
For girls, a large canopy adorned with fairy lights hanging in one corner of their room would be a lovely place to relax, read a book or more than likely chat on the phone to their friends lol. Add lots of cushions and a nice rug and I’m sure they will love it.
I hope this post has been somewhat helpful and given you a few ideas.