Everyone knows how tricky it can be to shop for middle schoolers. They’re not little, but they’re not quite teenagers either. This means that your go-to gifts for them might not suffice now. Instead, they want something thoughtful, fun and unique — something that’ll send every other kid on the block buzzing with excitement and awe.
Starting to panic? Fret not; we’ve got you covered. Below, we highlight six awesome holiday gift ideas that impress even the pickiest middle schoolers. From an electric scooter to stylish, year-round clothing, these picks won’t disappoint.
1. The North Face Jackets
You can never go wrong with apparel, especially jackets, from The North Face. These jackets come in a dozen different colors, sizes and types — guaranteed to make any giftee excited. There’s the High Shine Parka for girls, 1996 Retro Nuptse for boys, Mount Chimbo Reversible for both genders and so many other gorgeous picks from The North Face clothing range.
2. Electric Scooter
Tweens can’t stop raving about electric scooters and we think we know why — they require little to no effort to ride them. With a built-in battery and motor, an electric scooter lets your child seamlessly scoot around the neighborhood without having to kick their feet. Besides, from a budget perspective, you can find a very good scooter for no more than $150. What’s not to love?
3. Multi-Surface Paint Pens
Every middle school kid loves a good paint pen, and now they can have multi-surface ones. As the name suggests, these pens can be used on anything — leather, rubber, plastic, glass, porcelain — you name it. So whether your kid is into decorating mugs or attempting cool shapes on T-shirts, there is much fun and creativity to be had in using these pens.
4. Codenames Board Game
Yet another shopper-adored product with hundreds of five-star reviews online, the Codenames board game is perfect for the witty thinker in your life. Enjoyable by both boys and girls, Codenames is all about working in unison and is a great way to communicate the value of teamwork to your soon-to-be-teenager.
5. Bunny House Slippers
You must be living under a rock if you’re yet to hear about the widely beloved bunny slippers. Not only are they adorably cute, but also incredibly cozy and fluffy — exactly what your tween would want for a holiday gift. Oh, and did we mention that they feature anti-slip soles, which means the only thing slipping would be their feet into these snug slippers?
6. Pogo Ball
For the child that’s a certified outdoors-buff, they’ll appreciate this thoughtful surprise. Most pogo balls are completely safe and can take up to 160 lbs. Stimulate your child with this fun and healthy exercise, which will burn calories, improve endurance levels and help sharpen their motor skills.
The Best Time to Level Up Your Gifting Game Is Now
These suggestions will help you pick out holiday gifts for middle schoolers. This is your chance to prove that you can also fit in with the cool kids, so use it well. Happy shopping!
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