Are you on a budget this Christmas or do you need some fresh ideas to fill a Tween stocking? You’ve come to the right place!
We don’t want to spend a ton of money on these cheap and cheerful gifts, especially if they already have some big-ticket gift items, but we know how much those little extras can add a smile to their face
Here, we will share all our favorite small-buy Christmas Gifts for tweens (that’s your 9 to 12-year-old pre-teen kids) that won’t break the bank but will make for a pleasant surprise from Santa when they open their stocking on Christmas morning.
15 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Tweens
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The hit tween toy of the 2020s, fidgets come in loads of different designs. You can get them discounted if they’re all bundled together, or small individual fidgets like pea-poppers make great stocking stuffer ideas for tweens.
Another member of the fidget family of stress relievers, the puzzle ball, is the perfect problem solver, keeping fingers and minds busy for hours on end.
This cute little scratch art kit from the master of kids toys Melissa & Doug will be the perfect stocking stuffer for a tween. There are five themes to choose from or mix and match a few, each with 125 post-it-sized notes and a wooden stylus.
Spirograph in a tin is the perfect tween travel toy to take anywhere. The tin includes one large outer wheel, six cogwheels, 10 design sheets, and three markers.
Perfect for your budding artists, this how-to-draw book is suitably aimed at the tween crowd, focusing on Cute Creatures, Fairytale Fun, Under the Sea, Outer Space, and Tasty Treats, a lovely change from a straightforward coloring book.
A creative tween will absolutely love this jewelry-making set, with an incredible 5800 pieces to keep their hands busy this festive season! Perfect for ages 6+, this set comes with 24 colors, crystal strong and all the tools they need for making some nifty wearable masterpiece at a bargain price.
Get set to be blown away by some brilliant facts. The team at National Geographic has done it again with this paperback quiz book ideally targeted at the 7 to 11-year-old group. Mind-bending facts and challenging trivia that will be sure to keep you all on your toes!
The perfect pocket-sized game to test and challenge your tweens logic and problem-solving skills. Everyone in the family will want to have a go with 2D and 3D challenges with increasing levels of difficulty.
Ok, it might not quite fit into their stocking, but a pretty impressive pressie for under $10 don’t you think? Beach, park, or even the backyard kids never outgrow the fun of flying a kite.
Edible science experiments? Yup, this paperback guide is ideal for your kids who love STEM and want to explore the topic in all new ways; clear the kitchen for this one!
Perfect for those slumber parties at friends or even further from home. A nice toiletry bag can be packed with little miniatures from the supermarket to make a cute and practical stocking stuffer gift for a pre-teen.
This seriously cool kids’ water bottle is the perfect way to motivate your tween to get drinking more throughout the day. Available in a huge variety of fun colors, the BPA-free plastic bottles can hold 32 oz to keep them fueled through the day.
This value set of 36 gel pens will keep your tween busy in their artistic endeavors or even their school work! A huge range of colors in glitter, metallic neon, and pastel shades to suit any project.
Freshen up your tween’s smartphone with a new PopSocket! Fun, interchangeable personality pieces, they’re a practical gift too, allowing your tween to hold their phone one-handed securely or to prop their phone up.
The perfect tween organizer set, you’ll get 2000 sticky notes to keep you going throughout the year in a neat little case for your desk.
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This is just a taster of our tween gift ideas under $10, perfect for stocking stuffers or when you need that ‘little something.’ For our full range of tween gift guides, make sure you check out:
- Advent Calendars for Tweens in 2023
- Best Stocking Stuffers For Tween Boys
- Best Stocking Stuffers For Tween Girls
- Best gifts for tween gamers