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Gifts for tweens ages 9–12

Don't get stumped when it comes to great holiday gifts for tweens! We found fail-proof presents from button kits to a Bluetooth speaker
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Photograph: Laura GallantDream Journal Jot down the coolest (or creepiest) dreams in this pretty dream journal. $14.95, at Posman Books
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Photograph: Laura GallantSukie Button Factory Tweens can personalize fabric-covered pins wiht this DIY kit. $18.95, at Posman Books
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Photograph: Laura GallantLil' Monkey Dryer Tweens will love drying their nails with this cute monkey figurine. $13, at
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Photograph: Laura GallantJambanz Sync and slap on this Bluetooth wristband speaker for music on the go. $29.50, at
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Photograph: Courtesy LomographyFisheye Baby 110 Camera Budding shutterbugs can snap distorted shots using this funky fish-eye cam. $55,
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Photograph: Laura GallantAir Hogs Roller Copter This flyer can whiz through the air or roll on the ceiling and walls. $40, at
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliMini Hornit This bike bell, horn and light makes 25 sound effects your kids will love (all while keeping 'em safe). $30, at
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliSelfies Photo Album Keep hard copies of fleeing digital pics in this sweet and silly photo book. $30 at E.A.T. Gifts
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliPongo Table Tennis Expect epic ping-pong tournaments with the kids and their pals. $50, at E.A.T. Gifts
By Allie Early |

Once the kids hit the pre-teen threshold, finding just the right gift can be tricky. Simple playthings won't cut it anymore, so we scoured the toy stores in Chicago for presents with a certain cool factor. These gadgets, kits and other gifts for tweens might even inspire some activity away from their iPads!

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