At 12 years old, I loved writing in my secret diary, taking photos of my friends and exploring hobby after hobby. 12-year-olds today may have expanded their horizons somewhat. Still, I’m pleased to note that the things they love have not changed so drastically. At heart, they are still kids exploring the world and themselves, trying on new hobbies and identities to see what fits.
Between the ages of 10 and 13, kids are moving out of childhood and entering the somewhat chaotic phase of early adolescence. Tweens at this age are trying to figure out who they are and can seem to shift from interest to interest in a matter of weeks. As such, buying gifts for them can be a challenge!
However, some things usually stay constant for longer than that – for example, kids who have always been sporty or artistic are probably still into those things. You can always ask if you’re unsure of her current interests!
There are gifts here for the budding scientist, aspiring writer, avid gamer and those who still love nothing more than running around outdoors. One thing is sure – if you want your gift to be the show’s star, pick something from this list!