Gifts for tweens and teens
Whether the young girls and boys in your life are into the latest electronics, video games, crafts, jewelry and more, we found great gift ideas for tweens and teens.
The Selfie Game(Credit: Toys R Us)
What does your selfie say about you? You can find out with the Selfie-The Game of Silly Expressions from USAopoly. Simply draw a card, take a selfie and then watch as your friends and family guess your expression. The favorite guess gets a point and the player with the most points at the end wins; $14.99 at toysrus.com.
SO Texting Gloves(Credit: Kohl's)
The SO Texting Gloves makes it easy to text and call friends while keeping your hands warm. Each glove features a different animal with touch design and elastic cuffs. One size fits all; $12 at kohls.com.
Skylanders Trap Team(Credit: Toys R Us)
Portal Masters will seek out and defeat the most wanted villains, pulling them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in new magical traps with the Skylanders Trap Team from Activision Publishing. Kids can also hear the villains inside the Traps, an innovation that truly brings life to toys; ages 6 and older; $74.99 at toysrus.com.
Monster High Gore-geous Ghoul The Anti-Styling Head(Credit: Just Play)
With the Monster High Gore-geous Ghoul The Anti-Styling Head from Just Play, ghouls can create and customize scary cute looks with make-up and creeptastic tattoos. Create countless designs for your gore-geous ghoul then put your ghoul back in the jar to see her glow. The set ncludes 33 fang-tastic accessories and has fun hidden storage for your accessories; ages 8 and older; $29.99 at toysrus.com.
Lego Star Wars Rebels The Ghost(Credit: The Lego Group)
The Lego Star Wars Rebels The Ghost from The Lego Group features two cockpits, a 360-degree rotating gun turret, spring-loaded shooters, detachable escape pods, Holocron and more. It includes four new minifigures with assorted weapons: Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla, Zeb Orrelios and a Stormtrooper; ages 9 and older; $89.99 at shop.lego.com.
It's My Bizz(Credit: Fashion Angels)
Tween girls can become CEOs of their own real business with It's My Bizz from Fashion Angels. Sets include Bead Boutique, Cup-Cakery Bakery, Vintage T-Shirt Shop and Laquer Lounge Nail Spa; ages 9 and older; prices start at $19.99 at fashionangels.com.
EOS Rachel Roy Holiday 3-Pack(Credit: Kohl's)
The eos Rachel Roy Holiday 3-Pack of lip glosses are available in delicious flavors including strawberry kiwi, pink grapefruit and orange blossom; $12 at kohls.com.
ATC GeckoHD(Credit: Oregon Scientific)
Clip the ATC GeckoHD from Oregon Scientific, a wide-view digital camera anywhere on your body and capture dancing at parties, exploring with friends or screaming down a roller coaster. With the waterproof casing, you can capture video at the pool or beach, too; ages 5 and older;$45 at oregonscientific.com.
Sparkle Sequin Slippers(Credit: PB Teen)
These furry slippers up the glam factor with plenty of sequins for some serious shine. The Sparkle Sequin Slippers from PB Teen are lined with cozy ivory Sherpa and feature sparkly sequins and a padded rubber sole. Available in a variety of colors; $35 at pbteen.com.
Just Dance 2015 for Nintendo Wii(Credit: Toys R Us)
Just Dance 2015 for Nintendo Wii features more than 40 hit songs like "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, "Burn" by Ellie Goulding and classic favorites like "Walk This Way" by Run DMC & Aerosmith. In the new Challenger mode, you can dance against friends and family and top-ranked Just Dance players from around the world; ages 10 and older; $34.99 at toysrus.com.
X6 Zoom Rocket(Credit: Zing)
The X6 Zoom Rocket from Zing is an auto-rotating, multilaunching Zoom Rocket featuring six soft-foam rockets that fly 100 feet in the air; ages 8 and older; $24.99 at zingtoyshop.com.
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0(Credit: Disney Interactive)
The latest from Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 edition from Disney Interactive features more than 20 new interactive figures and an enhanced Toy Box so players can customize in-game characters. The starter pack includes the video game, three Marvel Super Heroes Figures (Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow), a Disney Infinity base and more; ages 9 and older; $74.99 at toysrus.com.
Air Hogs RollerCopter(Credit: Spin Master)
Smash, crash and roll with the Air Hogs RollerCopter from Spin Master. This remote-controlled helicopter enables pilots to roll along the ground, up walls and even along the ceiling. The protective cage allows the helicopter to take serious bumps and keep on going; ages 8 and older; $44.99 at toysrus.com.
Fur Beanbag Cell Phone Holder(Credit: PB Teen)
The Fur Beanbag Cell Phone Holder from PB Teen provides a cushy spot for your phone when you’re not chatting. Made of 100 percent polyester; $15 at pbteen.com.
Jenga Throw-n-Go(Credit: Winning Moves)
With the Jenga Throw-n-Go from Winning Moves, players roll the die to determine which block they need to remove, or they can reverse the action and force an opponent to remove one or two blocks; ages 8 and older; $24.95 at barnesandnoble.com.
Thrill Rides: Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set(Credit: K'Nex)
The K'Nex Thrill Rides: Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set uses more than 600 K'NEX pieces to build a roller coaster more than 21/2 feet high. The inverted blaster motor launches the hanging coaster car through 18 feet of track; ages 9 and older; $69.99 at toysrus.com.
Philosophy's Christmas Fruitcake Trio(Credit: qvc.com)
Bring on the holiday cheer with Philosophy's Christmas Fruitcake Trio, with vanilla cake mix shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath, cranberry medley body lotion and candied pecan hot salt body scrub; $33.36 at qvc.com.
Light-Up Empire State Building(Credit: Ravensburger)
Light-Up Empire State Building from Ravensburger is a 216-piece 3-D puzzle with LCD panels featuring a rainbow of colors -- red, orange, yellow, green and purple -- to resemble the world-famous building's changing light show; ages 10 and older; $29 at yo-yo.com.
Furlicious Got Game Chair(Credit: PB Teen)
The Furlicious Got Game Chair from PB Teen is a definite game changer. For use with the Xbox, PlayStation, Game Boy and more, the furry chair is crafted with a solid wood frame and faux fur with polyester fill. It also features a built-in audio system with Bluetooth, four speakers and a subwoofer; $449 at pbteen.com
MiP (short for Mobile Inverted Pendulum) from WowWee is an interactive robot able to navigate its surroundings while controlled by hand movements; ages 8 and up; $99.99 at target.com.
Kids can sketch and paint their nails, and create designs using color-in appliques that they peel, stick, and fill in with precision-tipped pens with the Sketch It Nail Pens Salon from Alex Toys. Each kit also includes nail gems, a nail file and more; ages 9 and older; $21.95 at alextoys.com.
Fuze Bike Bubbler(Credit: Skyrocket Toys)
The FUZE Bike Bubbler from Skyrocket Toys, is a motorized bubblemaker that mounts under bike seat and shoots a stream of bubbles as rider moves; ages 5 and older; $14.99 at walmart.com.
Gyrobot(Credit: Thames & Kosmos)
Gyroscopes are used in smartphones, tablets, video game controllers, airplanes and even space telescopes. Kids can build seven motorized models, including a robot that balances on two linear wheels with the Gyrobot by Thames & Kosmos; ages 8 and older; $44.99 at target.com.
Science X Fueling Future Cars(Credit: Ravensburger)
The Science X Fueling Future Cars from Ravensburger is an automotive engineering kit that comes with all tools to build an electric Mercedes-Benz and steer it through 15 science-based activities; ages 8 and older; $44.99 at amazon.com.
Elektrokidz from WowWee are music-inspired figurines whose hair dances to the beat of the music. Six Elektrokidz come with their own stylized shades and hair movement; ages 6 and older; $14.99 at walmart.com.