Shopping for a pre-teen this holiday season? Word to the wise: Don’t be daunted by the seeming impossibility of choosing something they'll actually enjoy. After all, while tweens between 9 and 12 years old are notoriously hard to shop for, they do have a lot of interests, ranging from science to art to scrolling TikTok for hours. Speaking of TikTok, it's where we first spotted the viral platform mini UGGs ($160) and the exclusive GUTS by Olivia Rodrigo vinyl ($30) which garnered 5.5 million views on one fan’s reaction video alone.
Bottom line: We've listened to parents, reviewers and tweens themselves and compiled a list of the 51 best gifts for tweens to help you win Christmas, birthdays and any other gift-giving occasion. We’re talking decor, things for school, clothes—like this cozy Abercrombie & Fitch sweatshirt (
$60; $45)—and so, so much more.