Best Gifts for 12-Year-Olds

Tangle Sport Matrix Airless NightBall Soccer Ball

Tangle Sport Matrix Airless NightBall Soccer Ball, $14.41

This is not your basic soccer ball. This Matrix Airless Nightball doesn’t need to be inflated, and comes with awesome LEDs that light up when the ball rolls. Perfect for soccer fiends who don’t want to stop playing just because the sun has gone down.

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The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math

The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math, $12.95

Math lovers rejoice! This awesome book comes with 24 engaging and thought-provoking math problems that will have your little mathlete entertained for hours. The introduction includes useful tips and problem solving hints, and each problem is explained in a clear, easy to follow way with ideas for how to incorporate the lesson into everyday life. 

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Nite Ize BugLit

Nite Ize BugLit, $7.20-$57.63

This would be a great gift for any kid who likes camping. This micro LED flashlight has moveable legs which can bend, twist, and wrap in many useful ways. It comes in a variety of colors, and has a carabiner attachment so you won’t lose it!

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The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science

The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science, $13.95

This fabulous book comes with 50 experiment for daring young scientists. This is not just a gimmicky book, it is filled with thought provoking questions and experiments, and gets kids really thinking about humankind’s greatest scientific milestones.

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, $3.56

A timeless classic that’s great for a tween. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel tells the story of Mary, a lonely orphaned girl sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire where she befriends, Dickon, a local boy, her invalid cousin, Colin, and best of all, a mysterious, abandoned garden.

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Patterned Leggings from H&M

Patterned Leggings, $9.99

Every tween I know owns a thousand pairs of leggings, and this animal printed pair is pretty fabulous. Perfect for every girl, from edgy fashionistas to the soft spoken type, who wants to kick up her wardrobe without saying a word.

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