We’ve rounded up the best gifts for teens and tweens this Christmas, with a huge assist from Amazon.sg (PSSST! You can take $10 off your order!)
Ahhh, how we long for the days when our little ones were happy with a simple toy! Getting your hands on the hottest toy of the season may not always be simple, but younger kids are generally a whole lot more transparent with what they want for Christmas compared to finding gifts for teens and tweens.
But not to worry, mama! We’ve teamed up with the pros at Amazon.sg (they launched in Singapore just in time for the holidays, in case you hadn’t heard!) to recommend 10 awesome Christmas gifts for teens and tweens, from the hottest YA book series to cool electronics and items for self-care.
Swipe through the gallery above to check out our guide to the best gifts for teens and tweens!
With convenient, fast and FREE local delivery (with no minimum spend!), Amazon.sg is a no-brainer when it comes to Christmas shopping, especially since they’re offering free 2-3 day local delivery with no minimum spend on eligible orders for a limited time during the holidays. And of course, Amazon Prime members can enjoy free 2-hour delivery with Prime Now and free one-day delivery with Amazon.sg in Singapore, not to mention free shipping from the U.S. on Amazon International orders over $60.
More Reasons to Do Holiday Gifting with Amazon.sg
- Their Top 100 Toys list covers kids from 1 to 92, including fave brands like LEGO, Melissa & Doug, NERF, Hot Wheels and Playmobil. You’ll even find exclusive toys available only on Amazon.sg, along with deals on toys & games throughout the holiday season.
- Amazon.sg offers a gift wrap option so you can save yourself the hassle and have presents sent directly to loved ones (we LOVE doing this for relatives in the U.S.!).
- Get crafty with cardboard: Looking for a fun way to keep little hands occupied this holiday season? Click here to make a wearable polar bear, butterfly fairy, penguin or other costumes with Amazon boxes and a few household items (see all the cardboard cuteness above!)
- Prime Early Access: Prime members receive 24-hour early access to deals throughout the holiday season. Check out their Black Friday page for ongoing deals (with much more to come in the next few weeks!).
- Get $10 off! ALL customers will enjoy a one-time $10 promotional credit when they purchase $40 or more on Amazon.sg throughout the holiday season.
So what are you waiting for, mama? Visit www.amazon.sg/christmas or download the Amazon Shopping app, and make sure to join Prime today for just S$2.99 a month and enjoy a 30-day free trial for new members!
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That’s right, we are officially old enough that film cameras qualify as retro. Printed photos will never go out of style, though, and this cool pocket-sized camera has been updated for the Insta-generation with a 1:1 square format, three color filters, and the all-important self-timer for when you’ve just gotta take a selfie. The Instax also has a flash and auto exposure control, and is available in six different colors (we’re partial to Blush Gold, pictured above).
We’ve written before about how cuckoo our kids are for the award-winning LEGO Boost; this popular book gives new life to the awesome coding and robotics toys with 95 creative ways to build different robots. Each model includes a parts lists, minimal text, screenshots of programs, and photos to help kids re-create the projects without step-by-step instructions. Along the way, they’ll build robots that can walk, crawl, shoot, grab objects, and even draw using a pen! We love that each model also encourages further imagination by covering basic mechanical principles so kids can take things a step further by coming up with their own creations.
Every now and then, we’ll gaze wistfully at the teens hanging out at our condo pool and envy them for having the ability to have pool parties with their friends every weekend of the year. If you can trust your teen not to blast their music too, too loud (some of us neighbors have sleeping children, after all!), we think this splash-proof speaker would make for a pretty awesome poolside accessory. It can wirelessly connect to up to three smartphones or tablets, and has a built-in rechargeable battery with up to 15 hours of playtime. And it’s waterproof enough that you can even clean it with running tap water (just don’t submerge it)!
From the time they’re babies, kiddos in Singapore learn the importance of staying hydrated, so why not reward your trusty teen with one of these oh-so cool water bottles that are all the rage in the U.S. (and only shipped and sold from Amazon here in Singapore)? S’well bottles stand out from the pack due to their triple-walled construction, which can keep beverages cold for a full 24 hours (or hot for 12). They’re also condensation free, and are made from premium grade, BPA-free stainless steel. We’re of course partial to the Sassy Pink “Geode Rose” pictured above, but they actually come in a huge range of colors and patterns to suit your teen or tween’s style (also pictured: Black Marble).
So we apologize in advance if this gift idea leads to your teen throwing on their headphones to tune out their parents, but at least they’ll look really cool while doing it? As ever, Beats and Apple have created cutting edge Apple W1 technology with the Solo3 Wireless headphones, bringing seamless setup and easy switching between Apple devices, along with amazing battery life (40 hours!) and 5-minute Fast Fuel charging. And with comfort-cushion ear cups to buffer outside noise for truly immersive sound, these headphones are perfect whether dozing on the morning bus ride or keeping distractions down during homework time. We love the range of cool colors, too!
Perfect for tweens or hardcore Potterhead teens, this beautiful box set includes every book in J.K. Rowling’s classic Harry Potter collection, and features the beautiful original cover illustrations by Mary Grandpré.
We’re not sure there’s ever the truly right time to get your child their first phone, but it is inevitable that they’ll get one sooner or later, and they’re gonna have to keep it charged. Powerbanks are a good backup option when they can’t find a plug. For iPhones and other Apple products, the mophie Wireless Charge Pad (above, left) gets great reviews from Mac World and has been created in collaboration with Apple. For other types of mobile phones and tablets, we love the look (and price!) of the Xiaomi Mi Powerbank (above, right).
Find mophie Wireless Charge Pad on Amazon.sg for $27.62 (reg. $79.78!)
Like we said, it’s never too early to start teaching your kiddos about the importance of self care. We love these festive bath bombs that will delight anyone who’s a fan of all-time classic Christmas ballet The Nutcracker. They also make for a fab stocking stuffer.
Designed especially for kids ages 6 and up, the Nintendo Switch is a family-friendly hybrid game console that can be…switched between hand-held or a stationary game system settings (the Lite is perfectly designed for handheld play). Here on Team Sassy, our Managing Director Emilie reports that her 10-year-old daughter loves playing the game Just Dance with her friends (we’ve played it too, and it’s a blast with even younger kids as well).
If your kiddo spends lots of time on an iPad (whether taking notes or getting creative with various drawing apps), an electronic stylus is a must. The Adonit Pixel Pro stylus is rated as a top alternative to the pricier Apple Pencil. It also has a super long battery life and can charge at the same time as the iPad.