6 Steps to Shopping for Gifts for 10-Year-Olds
Instead of wracking your brain, give their brain a puzzle to sort out
From 3-D puzzles to word games, 10-year-olds love to figure out a rad puzzle all by themselves. Go ahead, try to stump your tween.
Think on ways to let your 10-year-old run free
It's tricky to shop gifts for 10-year-olds at the toy store. But the most simple games for the great outdoors excites any age. Find a supersized kite, gift your tween his own wheels (like a scooter), or give camping gear and plan a weekend to set up tent under the moonlight.
Hone in on a hobby
Consider which classes your tween takes for fun - ballet, basketball, art, dance, you name it. Then look for accessories to match the hobby, like a rainbow basketball or oil pastels for the budding artist. Or if your kiddo geeks out on science, there are many all-in-one-kits that make perfect gifts for 10-year-olds.
Let your 10-year-old march to her own beat
Personalized accessories, from a monogrammed bag to school supplies, make easy gifts for 10-year-olds who love to show off their name.
Give a safe space for expressing her thoughts
Journaling is a rite of passage for tweens. Rather than social media permanence, give your tween a journaling kit for jotting down all those thoughts and dreams - or even work through a first crush.
When in doubt, go go gadgets
At the age of 10, these small humans may know more about coding than you do. So it's no surprise that gadgets make great gifts for 10-year-olds. You could choose a gadget that invites adventure (like a waterproof action camera) or feels practical - like a rad watch for the tween who doesn't yet have a cell phone.