Gift Guide for Tween Girls

1. Tee  // 2. Slippers // 3.Colored Pen Set  & Interactive Journal // 4. Hoop Set // 
5. Scent Diffuser // 6. Jellyfish Lamp // 7. Makeup set // 8. Black leggings  // 9. Gold chains  // 
10. Questioners Books // 11. Headwraps // 12. Mini brands // 13. Sweater  // 14. Yeti  //
 15. Echo clock  // 16. Bento box  // 17. Jeans  // 18. Combat boots // 19. Beginner Volleyball 

All of these are products Layla already owns and recommends OR is being given this year (either by us or grandparents). Here's my unsponsored take on each. (Affiliate links in effect).

1. Tee: Hopping on the trend of short, boxy and repping a band that came out when her grandparents were in their prime.
2. Slippers: I don't know. I never would have thought these would be on her list but I asked her for some things she really wanted and this came up. I do, however, love this style.

3.Colored Pen Set  & Interactive Journal: these have been my favorite pens to write with since college and the set of 30 with the roll up case (which you should obviously arrange in rainbow order) pack a huge punch on value and ease of toting around. We got her this journal last year (it give prompts to help them write. draw, or create on every page) and she loves it.

4. Hoop Set: Does it look like something you wore in the 90's and then donated? Then its in style now apparently. I understand nothing and have reached the age where if I dont love the look of it, that means its probably cool. I am not passing the vibe check.

5. Scent Diffuser: Okay teen boys get all the glory for being weird smelling, but girls represent too. Layla (and her pet guineas) moved into her own room this year and this will be appreciated by everyone who visits (to be fair its the rodents that smell and its because she's lazy about cleaning her cage).

6. Jellyfish Lamp: She got this for her birthday and its super useful for calming down her frenetic brain for bedtime. I actually kind of want one for my desk too. (Pro tip: you need to open it up and fill it and soak the jellies in soap before they'll full be ready to bob right so plan for that if you want full va-va-voom on gifting morning)

7. Makeup set: Because she wants to be 20 but also 6. This age is weird. 

8. Black leggings: Pretty much uniform for women from age 3-90. Layla really prefers the active dry-fit kind. (these are great quality and <$20)

9. Gold chains: All the cool kids are doing it. And the Professional baseball players. Win-win!

10. Questioners Books: For kids that love the Iggy Peck/Ada Twist etc. series of picture books for littler ones, there's now a set of chapter books from the same author and they're just as highly reviewed.

11. Headwraps: I mean they're $1 each. Cute and boho and soft. Splitting the set in half and each girl gets 5 in her stocking! Major bonus for them being nice solid colors and not a 20-pack of insane patterns.

12. Mini brands: This is the one that I'm buying partially for myself too. These teensy versions of real products get my mini-loving heart a-pumping. The dollhouse is about to be so stocked.

13. Sweater: one of the only fashion items on her list that I would wear the grown-up version of. 

14. Yeti: This one is another item I'd have never come up with but she put on her own list. Kind of fancy style for an 11 year old, and I'm 100% she won't lose it.

15. Echo clock: Layla recent got very into knowing what time it is at all...times. I have a theory that she doesn't like or possibly CANNOT tell time on the analog clocks but she SAYS there's only one unbroken clock at school.  She got a digital watch for her birthday and loves it. She also kidnapped our bathroom Alexa so this combines her two passions or clocks and bots into one gift--and liberates our assistant back to us.

16. Bento box:  Another one from her birthday list. She LOVES this thing and actually packs her lunch thoughtfully now that she has it. Now her leftovers can rot in style over weekends and holidays.

17. Jeans: Loose fitting and gently distressed, just like my figure. 

18. Combat boots: I actually love the look of these Doc-alikes. And the price point is about 70% better too.

19. Beginner Volleyball: This is the correct weight of ball for leagues up to 13U, so this is what we practice with at home. Fun color combos and Layla named hers Vanessa. She is also getting this trainer leash to help with arm swing without chasing the ball down or beating against my house at all hours.

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