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Christmas 2023: 7 Brilliant Gift Ideas for Tweens and Teens

If you’ve got a tween or teen on your Christmas shopping list this year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve made it extra easy to ensure a smile (maybe even a hug!) on Christmas morning with our 2023 Christmas gift ideas for tweens and teens.

Whether you’re shopping for your own tween or teen or buying for a relative or friend, here are our top picks for Christmas 2023 featuring skincare, tech, board games and more.

2023 Christmas Gift Ideas for Tweens and Teens 

Vee Organics – Tween & Teen Skincare

RRP: $67
WHERE TO BUY: Vee Organics

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Skincare is an excellent option for hard-to-shop-for teens and tweens. Vee Organics takes tween skincare to the next level with a routine of cleansers, exfoliants, moisturisers and face oils. The popular Vee Organics Three Step Bundle includes Breezy Cleaning Milk, Silky Skin Exfoliant and Dreamy Lush Moisturiser.

This gentle and effective 3-step routine is perfect for young skin that is starting to experience dryness, blackheads or early signs of pimples. Natural and organic, Vee Organic’s skincare range is a skincare routine they will love to do every day.

Vee Organic only uses ingredients that are not only suitable and safe for young skin but that are 100% natural and most are certified organic. Their goal is to ensure all teens have confidence in their skin and establish good skincare habits from an early age. Check out their Gift Box Builder where you can spend as little or as much as you want and buy for those hard-to-shop-for tweens and teens.

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Ticket to Ride Europe

RRP: $49
Where to Buy: Kmart 

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Give your tween the gift of screen-free fun with Ticket to Ride Europe. This game is rated as one of the best modern board games for families, including tweens and teens who will enjoy playing with friends as well as family members. This is the second installment of Ticket to Ride and is proven to be equally as awesome as the classic version from 2004.

This beautifully designed board game takes players on an exciting train adventure across Europe as players compete to build trains, ferries and stations. The aim of the game is to complete your destination cards and score as many points as you can, but beware, there’ll be plenty of twists and turns to stop you along the way.

This game is not only entertaining but also educational and requires a good amount of strategic thinking, which is perfect for tweens! It’s easy to learn, too, and every time you play, the game will play out completely differently. And for under $50, you really can’t go wrong with this unique Christmas gift for teens that they will enjoy for years and years to come.

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The TEEN Gift Card

RRP: $30- $250
Where to Buy: Card.Gift

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Shopping for teens can be a challenge, but this gift card takes the guesswork out of just that. With over 45 top-notch brands to choose from, the TEEN Gift Card will allow them to curate their own gifting experience. From stylish sneakers to the latest fashion trends and cutting-edge technology, the options are limitless.

What we love about the TEEN Gift Card is that it includes more brands than any other teen card on the market with featured brands such as JB Hi-Fi, Nike, Glassons, JD Sports, Cotton On and many more. It also includes brands that other gift cards don’t offer such as Hype, Princess Polly, rebel, The Oodie and Dr Martens.

Card.Gift makes the process hassle-free for you and adds a personal touch by allowing you to include a written or video message tailored to your recipient. With the flexibility to use the card at selected online retailers and in-store, it has never been easier for your teen to stay up to date with the latest trends.

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Konec Mobile’s OPPO A38 on a 90-Day or 365-Day Mobile Plan

RRP:  $319 (OPPO A38 + Konec 90 Day Plan) Get it for $189 – get $130 off the OPPO A38!
Where to Buy: Konec Mobile 

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We’re going to take a wild guess here and say that a phone is probably one of the most popular Christmas gift ideas for tweens and teens this year. Konec Mobile is the perfect place to start your search for not only a high-quality and durable phone but also a mobile phone plan on a great network to keep your teen connected.

The newly launched OPPO A38 is a gem of a phone with some very impressive features at an affordable price. Generally, you would expect to pay around $260 for the OPPO A38, but at Konec Mobile, when you pair it with a Konec 90-day or Konec 365-day Prepaid SIM, you get the OPPO A38 for just $129!

These phones are brand new (not refurbished) and come unlocked (although you do get a SIM with your purchase!). The OPPO A38 has SUPERVOOC technology, which provides fast charging of your battery, an awesome 50MP AI main camera and 4GB + Up to 4GB extended RAM.

Konec Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator that uses the Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network, a trusted Australian network. All Konec Mobile plans are prepaid with no lock-in contracts. To get the $130 savings, pair it with either the Konec $60 90 Day Plan (with 50GB of data with 90-day expiry) or Konec $259 365 Day Plan (with 259GB of data with 365-day expiry) – your choice! It’s the perfect plan for the school term, or for a full year!

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Sam & Jo Skincare The Ultimate Kit

RRP: $90
WHERE TO BUY: Sam & Jo

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Sam & Jo’s Ultimate Skincare Kit contains everything they need to care for their hormonal teenage skin. The Ultimate Skincare Kit is available in both a teen girl and teen boy package, and contains Sam & Jo’s core skincare products – cleanser, moisturiser and spot remover, along with their SPF50 Anti-Acne Sunscreen.

Designed just for teens, Sam & Jo Skincare is created with all-natural ingredients selected to fight the issues that affect teenage skin: acne, pimples, blackheads and congestion.

Their products are made with all-natural ingredients, including liquorice root, emu apple extracts, pineapple enzymes and white willow bark.  Plus, they also smell awesome as they are naturally scented with pomegranate and coconut.  Most importantly, none of Sam & Jo’s products contain parabens, sulphates, phthalates, petrochemicals or any artificial and synthetic ingredients.

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Frank Green Essentials Gift Set  

RRP: $99.95
Where to Buy: Frank Green and stockists (see online for list) 

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Ask any tween or teen what kind of water bottle they would like and you’ll most likely hear the word Frank! Frank Green is a teen icon, known for their amazingly durable water bottles in funky colours with personalised options and plenty of styles.

Frank Green gift sets are ready-to-gift and include a premium box with a gift box sleeve plus two of Frank’s most iconic products. The $99 Gift Set includes both a large reusable water bottle and a reusable cup, both made of ceramic. Pick and choose your colour schemes – you can choose different coloured lids for every bottle and cup and customise your water bottles to feature straw lids, flip lids and more. 

There are several other Frank Green gift sets available, including coffee sets, tea sets and the Essentials Gift Set in Gradient which is sure to be pretty popular! They even have doggy sets for our fur babies!  Frank Green is an Aussie company that prides itself on being kinder on the planet, with free shipping over $100, too!

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Personalised AirPods Case  

RRP: $36.90
Where to Buy: Beysis 

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Keep track of their AirPods and give them something pretty and personalised to add to their bedside table. Beysis has designed a slick AirPods wireless headphones case that not only protects your AirPods (Generation 1 and 2) from knocks and scratches but also adds a splash of colour to one of their favourite tech accessories.

Lightweight and durable, these personalised AirPod cases feature a 2mm hard PC shell with a matte surface, so you don’t need to worry about it slipping out of your hands. With an exposed charging point and slim-line profile, both standard and wireless charging is a breeze. Choose your tween’s favourite colour from 8 stylish options and make it personal by adding their name, initials or custom text to your AirPods case cover.

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More great Christmas gift ideas for tweens and teens

Teens and tweens can be tricky to shop for, so here’s a few other ideas we love!  Room decor is a great for kids this age, including posters, LED lights or desk lamps, medal and trophy holders and hanging greenery or dream catchers.

More winning Christmas gift ideas for tweens and teens are often into stationery as well as makeup, skincare and bath products. Sports-related Christmas gifts are also great for active tweens and teens such as a soccer ball, goals or footy jerseys, as are pool toys and beach items.

Tech-wise, any gamer will like a gaming chair or an extra remote control. You also can’t go wrong with something warm and fussy (like an Oodie) as well a pair of Crocs or PJs from Peter Alexander – all big names for tweens this year!

Check off everyone on your Christmas list this year with Mum Central’s Christmas gift guides 2023. We’ve collated our top Christmas gifts for every age and stage, from infants to adults, as well as budget-friendly gift guides, all coming very soon!

2023 Mum Central Christmas Gift Guides

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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