Teen and tween mammas, you’ve got this. Possibly the hardest age bracket to buy for, fear not. We’ve done the legwork, checked Santa’s list twice for those naughty (or nice) and found a sack brimming with ideas for gifts for teens and tweens!
For those of us buying for kids in the tween and teenager zone, strap yourselves in … they sure can be TRICKY to buy for. But we’ve decoded the talk, and listed below all the hot products we think they’ll love come Christmas Day!
From trampolines to fun gadgets and games, skincare to activewear (and everything in between), we’ve got some pretty awesome gift suggestions to pop under the Christmas tree for your teens and tweens this Christmas. Plus, there’s also some super HOT EXCLUSIVE OFFERS too … so let’s go!
14 Terrific Christmas Gifts for Teens and Tweens 2021
Lifespan Kids HyperJump R Spring Trampoline
RRP: From $899
WHERE TO BUY: Lifespan Kids
The HyperJump R’s innovative rectangular shape is a gamechanger for narrow and space-conscious backyards. The long jumping mat and spring design are perfect for wannabe gymnasts and those wanting to master tricks and high jumps, making it the perfect Christmas gift for teens and tweens!
Designed with safety in mind, the HyperJump R has soft foam padding, zipless entry, curved poles and wider pads. Available in two sizes – 10ft x 7ft & 12ft x 8ft, the HyperJump R is a favourite amongst active kids. Plus, the bigger model is brilliant for families of all sizes, even the parents can jump on in for some bouncing fun!
Hunter Leisure Kaleidoscope Craft Kits
RRP: From $8
WHERE TO BUY: Big W
Keen for some DIY crafting fun over the summer holidays? You NEED to get your hands on the fab Kaleidoscope Tie-Dye Kit and Make Your Own Bracelet Kits. Watch your tween’s imagination soar as they flex their artistic muscle!
Make and create a bright, colourful and personalised bracelet for yourself or for your BFF with the Kaleidoscope Make Your Own Pearl and Charm Bracelet set or the ABC Bead Set (packed with beads and amazing value for just $8 a set). And let’s not forget ALL the fun of tie-dye with their Kaleidoscope Tie-Dye Kit which comes with everything you need to give a groovy makeover to your wardrobe. Just don’t forget to wear gloves!
Lava Tribe Girls Activewear
RRP: Priced from $34.95
WHERE TO BUY: Lava Tribe
Lava Tribe Tween and Teen Girls Activewear are the funkiest fit for girls who love to be active, comfortable and supported in everything that they do. From nailing new skills to beating a PB, reaching the finish line or simply expressing a sporty style – Lava Tribe has their back!
Their gorgeous range of crop tops, shorts, leggings and sports tops are designed to make girls feel confident in their active style. With so many gorgeously vibrant and fun prints on offer and built for comfort (and no unnecessary padding!), the Lava Tribe Crop Top is a must-have for every sporty chick. Available in sizes 6-14, we love that waistlines are a little higher and shorts are a touch longer with this activewear. This gives our girls that little bit extra coverage and a whole lot of confidence to be their best!
MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE $10 OFF your first purchase over $89 with the code tribevibes10 at checkout.
Hunter Leisure Crazy Sensations
RRP: Priced from $6
WHERE TO BUY: Kmart, Big W, Myer, Toys ‘R’ Us & Mr Toys Toyworld
If crafting is your kids’ jam, they’re going to LOVE the Crazy Sensations lineup! An awesome, new collectable ASMR range that taps into the sensory trend all the kids are mad for creating. Kids can mix different textures, colours and decorations while creating unique ASMR sounds, right at their fingertips.
Best of all, there’s a pack to suit all budgets – Crazy Sensations is available in single packs, buckets and an ASMR station! Discover endless entertainment in mixing and matching favourite types of compounds, mixing in decorations of all shapes and sizes to create different sensations. Choose from cool slime, sand, foam and more – a whole new world of 100% satisfying sounds and textures await!
BOUNCE Gift of Flight
RRP: Priced from $25
WHERE TO BUY: BOUNCE
Give the Gift of Flight this Christmas with BOUNCE! Give the ultimate Christmas gift this year with the gift of fun, freedom & freestyle flight. Plus add a gift that gives back, so you can feel extra good as you’re flying high. Give a single, triple or five visit pass to BOUNCE and add on a limited edition ombre super sock that gives $2 back to Kids Helpline. It’s the perfect gift idea that kids are guaranteed to love! Purchases can be made online via the BOUNCE website. It’s an awesome active experience that you can’t go wrong with these holidays!
U.Games Trapped Escape Room Games
WHERE TO BUY: Big W
Turn any room at home into an escape room and get busy solving the puzzles! A fantastic game to play with the family or sensational for sleepover entertainment, Trapped Escape Room Games provides 1 to 2 hours of puzzle-solving fun!
Designed by escape room experts, these games are created so everyone plays at once and scores points along the way. There are REAL codes to crack and tests to pass in this interactive family game – just like a real escape room experience – except you’re choosing a room at home and using the materials provided.
Each Trapped Escape Room Game pack has its own theme (The Zoo, Mission to Mars and Flight 972) and difficulty level (easy, medium and hard) and includes play instructions and lots of cool accessories including a code reader, posters, clues, solutions and props. Cool!
DermaGen by Botanical Chemist Liquid Soap and Shampoo and Skin Radiance Lotion Gift Pack
WHERE TO BUY: DermaGen
A natural, PH-neutral soap alternative designed to clean and soothe inflamed, sensitive skin. Perfect for tweens or teens with any spotty issues, broken skin or irritations such as eczema and dermatitis. This liquid soap and shampoo is super gentle on the skin and is proven to inhibit acne-causing bacteria. Use it from the scalp to your toes, it’s sure to be a gamechanger in your teen’s skincare game!
With no hidden nasties in their formulas, DermaGen by Botanical Chemist products are made in Australia, 100% nature-derived and absolutely not tested on animals. If your tween or teen’s skin symptoms do not improve, always seek medical advice. You’ll also find DermaGen by Botanical Chemist stocked in over 500 pharmacies Australia wide – just search the Store Locator to find a local stockist!
MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE AN EXTRA 10% OFF your DermaGen order using the code MC10 at checkout.
Happy Hair Brush Miraculous Haircare Range
RRP: From $19.95
WHERE TO BUY: Happy Hair
Happy hair, happy kids! Happy Hair’s Miraculous haircare range takes the drama out of brushing and keeps hair neater for longer. Made in Australia using only the best ingredients and no nasties, the leave-in repair and detangle spray not only reduces tangles, but it also repairs and protects the hair. It’s SUPER easy to use (just spritz!) and leaves hair fresh and not at all greasy.
Perfect for kids with the thickest of hair, the Miraculous Hair Brush range does the brunt of the brushing work without causing pain to sensitive scalps. That’s all thanks to the comfy, curved, solid (non-flexible) brush head paddle. Use it on wet or dry hair, thin hair, thick hair, curly or matted hair – ALL hair types! Happy Hair* means no more brushing drama, EVER!
MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE 10% OFF storewide (no code required)
The Card Network Teen Gift Card
RRP: From $30
WHERE TO BUY: The Card Network
Give the gift of CHOICE! A Teen Gift Card from The Card Network lets teens and tweens choose their very own gift from THIRTY retailers. Amazing, right? From sneakers to the latest fashion, surf accessories to technology – even load up on Xbox Games, the choice is all theirs! The Teen Gift Card is available in either $30 or $50 denominations, which we’re sure any tween or teen will be pretty chuffed to receive, we’re sure!
Big Life Journal for Teens & Tweens
WHERE TO BUY: Big Life Journal
A brilliant gift for ages 11+, the Big Life Journal is a beautifully designed, science-based journal helping tweens and teens develop a resilient, growth mindset so they can grow into confident, happy adults. The journal helps tweens to discover the power of their brain and mindset, understand that they’re in control of their happiness, turn negative self-talk into positive and empowering, practice setting goals. It also gives them strategies to overcome challenges and setbacks too. A fabulous tool for opening up conversations between kids and parents – we think this is just great!
Instax Mini 11 Oh Snap! Instant Photo Kit
WHERE TO BUY: Harvey Norman
Get ready to be snapped looking cool as a cucumber with the Instax Mini 11 Oh Snap! Instant Photo Kit. The kit contains EVERYTHING your tween or teen needs to capture beautiful, instant photos. The Oh Snap Instant Photo Kit is oh-so-giftable with its Instax mini 11 camera, mini film pack, mini 11 camera case and coordinating photo album. Automatic exposure, dedicated selfie mode and super simple operation make taking photos a breeze. Let the selfies roll on in!
Sunnylife Pool Floats
RRP: Larger floats priced from $34.99
WHERE TO BUY: Sunnylife
It’s cool to be in the pool! Kids who love to hang out poolside or down at the beach will get a kick out of the inflatable pool and beach floats from Sunnylife. Perfect for pool parties or just chillin’ on the water, choose from giant flamingos, luxe pineapple pool rings, a surfboard float or even a Greek eye just to name a cool few. Sunnylife, the perfect gifting range for teens and tweens that are so quirky and fun!
RRP: Priced from $109
WHERE TO BUY: The Oodie
Some crazes stick around for a while and the Oodie is here to stay folks. I know it seems CRAZY to be gifting sherpa-lined, wearable blankets in the heat of the Aussie summer but I’m telling you, the kids – they don’t care. Choose from dozens of designs including Harry Potter themes, Tie-Dye, The Mandalorian, heck – even a Garlic Bread print for laughs. The Oodie IS LIFE, just ask the kids!
RRP: $749.95 (Digital Edition RRP $599.95)
WHERE TO BUY: PlayStation and all leading retailers – The Good Guys, Big W, EB Games
A dream come true for any gamer. Top of many teens’ wishlists will absolutely be the Sony PlayStation®5, amping up the gaming experience to an epic new level. Rewriting the rules for next-generation gaming, Sony PlayStation®5 is designed to bring gamers the most immersive experiences yet, featuring lightning-fast loading with an ultra-high-speed SSD, deeper immersion with support haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D Audio.
Best of all you can easily transfer your existing PS4 games across in most instances so a great way to upgrade without starting all over again! Alternatively, a great alternative for any Playstation lover is the
There you have it, folks, your gifts for teens and tweens SORTED! Something fun, something useful, something practical. What more could they want?
Looking for more Christmas gift ideas? Check out our other gift ideas here:
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- Best Trampolines 2021: 12 Epic Trampolines to Make Kids Jump for Joy!
- Hot Toys for Christmas 2021: 13 Toys Expected to Fly Off the Shelves
* Happy Hair is 100% Australian Owned and Operated. Happy Hair is a registered trademark of Happy Hair Brush Pty Ltd and Miraculous is a trademark of Zagtoon – Method.