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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.

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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.

To see more holiday gift guides, visit newsday.com/giftguides.

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

The Avengers Hero Inventor Kit from littleBits lets kids become their dream superhero. Iron Man guides kids through making a high-tech gauntlet so they can step into training and create their identity. For ages 8 and older. Price: $149.99 at shop.littlebits.com

Cool Maker KumiKreator Bracelet Studio

Kids can create friendship bracelets with the Cool Maker KumiKreator Bracelet Studio from Spin Master. Simply spin the colorful spools in the machine to create 10 unique bracelet designs. For ages 8 and older. Price: $29.99 at  shop.spinmaster.com.

Cozmo Limited Edition

Cozmo is your robot sidekick with a big brain and an even larger personality. Program him using the cosmos app and watch him to do a victory dance, sneeze, play games with his three included cubes and more. You can play games with Cozmo too, and try to beat his robot wits. For ages 8 and older. Price: $179.99 at  amazon.com.


Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K

The Prometheus MXVIII-20K lets you aim and fire at a speed of 100 feet per second. Choose the red or blue team with one of two included flags and take down your opponent while firing 200 rounds at a time. The blaster features a trigger lock, tactical rail and shoulder strap. For ages 14 and older. Price: $199.50 at amazon.com

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Building and Coding Kit

Build your customizable robot friend Vernie, program his behavior and complete fun activities with the included playmat. Vernie can move in all directions while sensing distance, responds to your voice with facial expressions, sees objects and colors and can launch darts from his shoulder-mounted shooter. You can rebuild Vernie to construct the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4), Guitar4000, Frankie the Cat or the AutoBuilder. All are controlled by the free app. For ages 7 and older. Price: $159.95 at amazon.com.

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

Open the box, lay out the pieces and build your wand. Then, connect your wand with your tablet or computer and learn to code through more than 70 creative challenges. Practice spells, make sweets, create creatures and unlock challenges across six locations such as Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. For ages 6 and older. Price: $99.99 at amazon.com.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit

Build Hogwart’'s Great Hall with this super detailed four level building kit, featuring a fireplace, benches, tables, reversible house banners, the sorting hat, the Mirror of Erised and many magical artifacts. The grand staircase tower can be built with a moving spiral staircase, full potions room and treasure room. Ten mini figures of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with a dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and nearly headless Nick are included. For ages 9 and older. Price: $99.99 at amazon.com.

Fingerlings Hugs

Fingerlings Hugs from WowWee have extra-long arms perfect for hugs and cuddling. Kids can also swing them, pet them and rock them to sleep. Give them a kiss and they'll kiss back. The recording feature allows kids to record their own voices then throw the toy in the air to hear a funny remix of what they said. For ages 5 and older. Price: $29.99 at fingerlings.com.

Osmo Genius Kit

The Osmo Genius Kit turns your iPad into a hands-on learning tool. The kit includes five award-winning games that turn core subjects like math and spelling into a fun way to practice visual thinking, problem solving and drawing skills. For ages 5 and older. Price: $99.99 at amazon.com.

L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise!

This L.O.L. Surprise Bigger Surprise is the biggest one yet with more than 60 brand new surprises. Included are Limited Edition LOL Surprise Dolls, Pet and Lil Sister. For ages 5 and older. Price: $89.99 at amazon.com.

Ozobot Bit Coding Robot

Bit is a pocket-sized bot for constructing early STEAM skills. Start by programming screen-free with color markers. Then, advance to OzoBlockly, a drag-and-drop code editor that is used with a computer or tablet. For ages 6 and older. Price: $59.99 at amazon.com.

Fizz and Bubble Unicorn Gift Set

The perfect gift for girls who love unicorns. This set comes with a variety of bath bombs, lip scrub and more. Price: $30 at ulta.com.

Chow Crown Game

Turn snacking into a game with Hasbro's Chow Crown. Choose different foods and add them to the six hanging forks around the crown. Once the spinning crown is on the players head, he or she has to eat as many snacks as possible before the music stops. For ages 8 and older. Price: $19.99 at shop.hasbro.com.

Air Hogs Sueprnova

You have total control of the gravity-defying Air Hogs Sueprnova with just your hands. For ages 8 and older. Price: $39.99 at  spinmaster.com

Hover-1 All Star Hoverboard

Riding up to 7.4 miles per hour and up to three miles per charge, you can go anywhere and everywhere with the Hover-1 All Star Hoverboard, a Walmart exclusive. The two driver motors can be controlled independently or with both feet, and the charger is easy to use with a Safety Shielded battery enclosure and water-resistant qualities. Plus, it comes with LED lights for added fun and style. Price: $148 at Walmart.com.

Lost Kitties Blind Box Multipack

Find all five of the mystery Lost Kitties figures hiding inside the cartoon. The multipack also comes with 10 accessories and five meme stickers, all enveloped in a shaping compound that can be used to create things for the kitties. For ages 5 and older. Price: $19.99 at  lostkitties.hasbro.com.

MojMoj Claw Machine Playset

The Moj Moj Claw Machine will bring the arcade to your home with its lights, music and arcade sounds. There are two modes of timed play for extra excitement and six mystery packs to win. For ages 6 and older. Price: $49.99 at  mojmoj.mgae.com

Drone Force Terra-Sect RC

Navigate the ground, then activate the Drone Force Terra-Sect rolling attack and watch the device coil and ambush its target. The Tera-Sect can roll, flip and slither on all terrain. For ages 8 and older. Price: $29.97 at  walmart.com

Nerf Laser Ops Pro AlphaPoint

Have the ultimate head-to-head laser battles with The Nerf Laser Ops Pro AlphaPoint blaster. The blasters fire a single-shot IR burst with each trigger pull and tallies hits with lights and sounds. See your health and ammo status with the back display and easily reload with the quick-reload button. Use the Nerf Lasers Ops app to customize the blaster, track performance, earn power-ups and more. For ages 8 and older. Price: $44.99 at  nerf.hasbro.com

Pirate Roller Coaster

All aboard this pirate adventure. This Pirate Roller Coaster from Lego will take you twisting around pirate-themed props such as a skull archway, palm tree, sunken galleon and octopus. Get splashed in the shark-themed carts as you plummet down the main drop and get struck by water-firing cannons. For ages 9 and older. Price: $89.99 at  shop.lego.com

Trail Buster RC

Rip through the trails with the Walmart exclusive Trail Buster RC. For ages 8 and older. Price: $49.97 at walmart.com.

Radio Control Polaris General ATV

Blast through the trails with the Polaris General 1000, which sports Polaris style details and a semi-open cockpit. A Walmart exclusive for ages 6 and older. Price: $19.88 at Walmart.com.

Zoom Tubes Car Trax

Zoom up, down and all around this clear tube track with infinite configurations. Create your dream raceway, insert your Zoom Racer and use the remote control to send it around the fun track. For ages 5 and older Price: $29.99 at  buyzoomtubes.com

Spark Ultra Scooter

The Spark Ultra will light up the streets. Featuring the brightest LED wheels of all Razor scooters and a Spark Bar that leaves a trail of sparks when stepped on. The scooter is completed with spark-inspired grip tape and a durable design that allows the scooter to be taken anywhere for years to come. For ages 8 and older. Price: $59.99 at  razor.com

DropMix Music Gaming System

Create your own mixes while collecting and discovering new tracks with the DropMix Music Gaming System. With three ways to play: freestyle,clash and party, compete with friends to see who has the most interesting music mix. $99.99 at amazon.com

Pretty Little Planner

The Too Faced Pretty Little Planner makeup set, only at Ulta, includes a beauty agenda with stickers to make plans for the upcoming year and a palette of 15 matte and shimmer eye shadows, plus a mascara. $42. ulta.com.

Unicorn and rainbows gift set

Magic is in the air this holiday season with the unicorn and rainbows gift set. It includes body lotion, shower gel, fragrance mist and antibacterial gel with a blend of almond flower, white iris and whipped vanilla scents. $20. More information: bathandbodyworks.com.

U Speakers

This Bluetooth speaker can be stationed for group listening, or you can bring it with you on the go for playtime of up to four hours.The mini speaker also has a built-in selfie remote control function to capture memories anywhere. $35-45. More information: justfashionit.com.

Airbrush Styling Studio

Little stylists can learn to create looks like a pro. The Airbrush Hair and Makeup Styling Studio includes a cordless airbrush tool, colorful makeup sticks, hair and makeup stencils, gems and eye color stickers. Kids can airbrush colorful highlights and apply hair extensions to the model, or wear them in their own hair. They can then wash off their design to start all over again. $29.99. More information: shop.spinmaster.com.

Slime board game

The Slime board game includes 14 ounces of slime and accessories to play with it. The set includes pieces for team and individual activities like Slime Ball, Slime-nastics and Slime Hoops. Recommended for ages 5 and older. $14.99. More information: target.com.

Santa's favorites gift set

Santa's favorites gift set includes winter candy apple antibacterial hand gel and body cream, and twisted peppermint antibacterial hand gel and body cream in a festive naughty and nice glitter pouch. $27.50. More information: bathandbodyworks.com

What Do You Meme game

What Do You Meme is a fun addition to any hangout with your meme-loving friends. $29.99. More information: whatdoyoumeme.com.

Game Night in a Can

This all-in-one game night set comes with a mix of 30 creative challenges, games of skill and more. Some games include creating new animal species for Noah's Ark, competitively flying paper airplanes, drawing cat getting into trouble and more. $24.99. More information: amazon.com.

Rubik's Build It, Solve It

Make your own Rubik's Cube and learn how to solve it at the same time with Rubik's Build It, Solve It from Winning Moves Games. $24.95. More information: winning-moves.com.

RECOIL Starter Set

The RECOIL Starter Set, which runs on GPS, tracks up to 16 players based on their locations. The set comes with two blasters, a Wi-Fi game hub, and more. $119. More information: skyrocketon.com.

Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster

The Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster, a Walmart exclusive, will make opponents dart for cover when it blasts out 20 darts in one round. $24.97. More information: walmart.com.

Alex DIY Knot-A Mermaid

Now kids can make their own mermaid tail with Alex Brands Knot-A Mermaid kit, which includes precut glittery fleece and felt shapes, a needle, embroidery floss and easy-to-follow instructions. $30.99. More information: alexbrands.com.

Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike

The Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike travels up to 12 mph perfect for any kid looking for an exciting ride. Push the red button and get ready to glide. For ages 8 and older; $199. More information: huffybikes.com.

New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee

The New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee can travel on all different types of land, and its technology allows for long range; $25. More information: newbright.com.

Pink Christmas dreams gift set

This neon pink pouch is filled with shea body cream, shower gel and fragrance mist with white gardenia, jasmine petals and magnolia blossom scents. The gift set is the perfect gift for anyone dreaming of a pink Christmas this year. $30.50. More information: bathandbodyworks.com

Radio Control DashCam

The Jeep Radio Control DashCam, a Walmart exclusive, allows players to be in full control of the vehicle from the dash cam inside the truck. It has all of the features of an all-wheel drive truck and a VR headset is included. $60. For information: newbright.com.

Halo Mega Construx CTF Arctic Warthog

Build this all-terrain vehicle from Mattel has an arctic camo finish, treaded rubber wheels and rear-mounted turret. The set comes with Spartan micro action figures in Red Team armor. $29.99. More information: shop.mattel.com.

Jurassic World VRSE

A virtual reality system from Skyrocket provides a 360-degree experience that brings to life the "Jurassic World" adventure. The set comes with a VR headset, motion controller with a case and a free downloadable game. For ages 8 and older. Skyrocket also sells a "Batman" version. $59.99 at http://www.vrse-vr.com/

Disc Jock-e from Tucker Toys

The Disc Jock-e from Tucker Toys is a flying disc with Bluetooth streaming for playing at the beach, pool or park. It's water resistant and able to sync any playlist from a phone, tablet or computer. $24.99 at tuckertoys.com

Marblecity: Laser-cut wooden STEM kits,

Marbleocity Dragon Coaster PlayMonster’s Marbleocity, a line of laser-cut wooden STEM kits, lets tweens and teens build skate parks and roller coasters, exposing them to physics concepts and engineering principles. Each set includes a graphic novel designed to communicate STEM concepts. The four different models in the line are made of laser-cut Baltic birch and include the Dragon Coaster (pictured), inspired by the real wooden roller coaster of the same name at Playland in Rye, New York. For 12 and older. $59.99 at playmonster.com

C-me Flying Camera from Hobbico

The C-me Flying Camera from Hobbico Inc. is a micro-folding, flying camera that fits into a pocket -- it's the ultimate selfie stick. C-me requires no piloting experience and lets users instantly share images and full HD videos on social sharing channels with the touch of a button. Available in four colors. For tweens and older. $199 at  cmecamera.com/products  

Hearing Things game use lip reading

The Hearing Things game is all about the challenge of reading lips. Players are divided into two teams. One player places the speech-cancelling headphones over their ears and does their best to guess the phrase on the cards by reading their teammate's lips. Once the player guesses the phrase correctly, the teammate draws another card and keeps going until the timer runs out. The team with the most cards at the end of the game wins. Game includes one set of headphones with built-in sounds and timer, 150 cards, and instructions. For 12 and older. $19.99 at hasbrotoyshop.com

Disney, Star Wars, Marvel vivofit jr. 2

This fitness band features kids' favorite characters such as Minnie Mouse, BB-8, Captain America and more. It's swim-friendly, customizable, tracks steps, sleep and 60 minutes of daily recommended activity. It also syncs up with a free mobile app. $99.99. More information: garmin.com.

Crossword Jigsaw is a puzzle within a puzzle

Older teens who love crossword puzzles may embrace this dual challenge: With the Crossword Jigsaw from Babalu, first solve the enclosed crossword puzzle, then use it as a template to piece together the 550-piece jigsaw puzzle. $16.95 at http://babaluinc.com/product/crossword/

Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally Set

Load the foam car into the clip, pull the trigger and watch it fly. Hasbro's new Nerf set includes one blaster, one high-jump ramp, one long-jump ramp, nine Nerf Nitro foam cars and 12 obstacles. $49.99. More information: nerf.hasbro.com.