The Top Christmas Toys for Tweens
You hear a lot about the best gifts for younger kids, but what about tweens? Children between the ages of 9-12 can be hard to figure out, but don't worry, because I've got a list of the top Christmas toys for tweens — boys and girls. It's always best to figure out the biggest toys and hottest sellers ahead of time, that way you can get all your shopping done early before those big ticket items sell out until the end of the year. As you might expect, this year the hottest gifts for tweens run the gamut between toys and more sophisticated gadget. There's a nice mix of both, so let's take a look at what's popular for boys and what's popular for girls – but bear in mind that many of these items are unisex. So your tween may like them regardless of gender.
Top Christmas Toys for Tween Boys
It comes as no surprise that many of the hottest toys for tween-age boys aren't really toys at all, but are instead video games. For my money, I'd check out Amazon coupon codes for many of the items you'll about to see, because you'll be able to save a ton, especially when you consider all of the site's built-in shipping savings. You can get all of the following items at Amazon, in addition to many other stores:
- XBox 360 Bundle with Kinect Sensor;
- XBox Kinect Sensor by itself;
- Transformers Dark Side of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime;
- Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball;
- Animal Planet Air Swimmers;
- LEGO Ninjago Lightning Dragon Battle;
- Razor A Scooter;
- and the Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Starter Set.
Top Christmas Toys for Tween Girls
At the tween age, girls tend to vacillate between wanting toys and more sophisticated items that can actually do something. Still, there are a lot of trending toys that girls just can't resist. Don't get me wrong, many girls are just as into getting video game consoles, but many of the top Christmas gifts for girls this year are still things they can play with. Parents of 12 year olds, it looks like you still have one more year before you have to start focusing solely on iPods, iPads, makeup, and clothes. For example, this year most tween age girls are interested in items like:
- Paper Jamz Pro Mic;
- Monster High Ghoul Spirit Fearleading Dolls (which are adorable);
- Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven;
- Pillow Pet Pillows;
- and the Razor A Scooter.
To get the best deals on the top Christmas toys for tweens this year, check out ToysRUs coupons, hit up Amazon, Kmart, Target, or your other favorite retailers. Ordering online is the best bet, because you won't have to fight for the last item on the shelf and, again, you can get extra savings by using coupon codes and discounts. So what will you be getting your kids?