Thursday, December 6, 2018

2018 Best Gift Ideas for Creative Tween & Young Teen Girls

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Best gift ideas for creative tweens & teens

Have you been racking your brain trying to find tween gift ideas?

Your daughter, friend or niece is the creative type. She sews, doodles, makes friendship bracelets, knits, crochets, adores washi tape and glitter - or maybe she just aspires to those things. 

If you know a creative girl in her tweens or early teens, she will love all of these gift ideas!

Whether you need a crafty birthday gift idea or something to put under the Christmas tree, all of these creative gift ideas will have her making and creating instead of getting sucked into screen time.

Whatever her favorite crafting medium is, here are the best gift ideas that every crafty teen or tween is sure to love!

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Best Creative Gifts for Tweens and Young Teens 

I love mermaids craft kit
Does your favorite tween love mermaids? Get her this hands on craft kit that gives her the instructions and supplies she needs to make six mermaid themed projects.



Mermaid coloring book
Craft kits are great but there aren't quite as portable as a coloring book. Pair the mermaid craft kit (above) with this mermaid coloring book and she'll be able to stay busy no matter where she is. 

Need Christmas gift ideas for girls that love mermaids? These creative gifts for tween and young teen girls will help them make awesome mermaid DIY projects, mermaid crafts and coloring like a boss! #creativegreenchristmas #creativegreenliving #tweens #youngteens #tweengifts #teengifts #christmasgiftideas #giftguide #mermaids #mermaidcrafts
Buy everything pictured here! 


Klutz make your own bath bomb kit
Klutz makes some of my very favorite activity kits. The instructions are always well written and they provide you with all the supplies you need to pull off your first projects.

Let her learn how to make her own fizzy bath bombs in fun shapes and colors that she can use herself or give away as gifts.


Hot glue hacks and crafts - 50 fun and creative decor, fashion, gift and holiday projects to make with your glue gun
Has your tween or teen discovered hot glue yet? There are all kinds of magical things that you can make with hot glue that you have never even dreamed of!

My friends Carolina Moore and Angie Holder have put together an amazing collection of hot glue gun crafts that will blow your mind. 

Need Christmas gift ideas for the girl obsessed with glue? These creative gifts for tween and young teen girls will help them make awesome DIY projects, hot glue crafts, gifts and more! Perfect for tweens and teens who love being crafty. #creativegreenchristmas #creativegreenliving #tweens #youngteens #tweengifts #teengifts #christmasgiftideas #giftguide #hotglue
Buy everything pictured here! 
• A kid friendly hot glue gun with safety features to help prevent burns
• a softcover copy of Hot Glue Hacks and Crafts


Washi Tape Crafts - 110 Ways to Decorate Just about Anything
Washi Tape Crafts 
by Amy Anderson
Not only does this book give you great step-by-step tutorials for how to make more than 100 projects, but the book comes with 10 rolls of washi tape! 

It's easily $15 worth of washi tape - making the book an incredible value. The projects range in difficulty from beginner to more advanced making it easy to find a project perfect for everyone.

We R Memory Keepers washi tape dispenser
(comes with 16 rolls of tape!)
This is an incrediblevalue - 16 rolls of washi tape - PLUS an awesome spinning dispenser.

I know that as a mom, I am always thrilled when my kids get a gift that comes with its own organizational system! 

For a larger gift, pair this with Amy's book and your tween will be in washi crafting heaven!




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Buy everything pictured here! 
• a paperback copy of Washi Tape Crafts by Amy Anderson

DIY T-Shirt Crafts - From braided bracelets to floor pillows, 50 unexpected ways to recycled your old t-shirts by Adrianne Surian

DIY T-Shirt Crafts by Adrianne Surian
Adrianne sets out to prove that making something stylish doesn't have to take forever or require expensive supplies. Using the humble t-shirt as her canvas, she teaches you how to make 50 different projects that you can make with supplies you already have on hand.



Brother Sewing Machine - 2018 Women's Choice Award - 9 out of 10 customers recommended sewing machine

If your child wants to learn to sew, buy a real machine - not a rinky dink "mender" or machine that only does one stitch. Those machines often break and won't give you a good sewing experience. 

While you can easily spend hundreds of dollars on a sewing machine, this basic version will do everything a beginner could possibly want to do for a much lower price point.

It does 49 different types of stitches and has an automatic threading feature to make it easy to use.



Need Christmas gift ideas for the girl obsessed with learning how to sew? These creative gifts for tween and young teen girls will help them make awesome DIY projects, learn how to sew, upcycle t-shirts, make DIY gifts and more! Perfect for tweens and teens who love being crafty and want to learn to sew. #creativegreenchristmas #creativegreenliving #tweens #youngteens #tweengifts #teengifts #christmasgiftideas #giftguide #sewing #beginningsewing #easysewing
Buy everything pictured here! 
• a paperback copy of DIY T-Shirt Crafts by Adrianne Surian
• Singer scissors set (keep her out of yours!)



Scratch and Grain baking all natural sugar cookie kit
If baking isn't something your family does a lot, making cookies can turn into an expensive endeavor. The recipe might only call for 1 teaspoon of an ingredient - but you really need to buy a whole box in order to do that!

Forty dollars later you can make a recipe for 4 dozen cookies - which is way more than most people know what to do with! 

The Scratch and Grain kits use organic ingredients and come with all the ingredients except butter and eggs. Everything is pre-measured for you - which makes it easy for the beginning baker. 

It's kind of like Easy Bake Oven - but for big kids.


Unicorn print apron, chef hat, oven mitt for kids, tweens and teens
Help protect her and her clothes in the kitchen with this whimsical unicorn print apron, chef's hat and oven mitt set. 

The apron has a large pocket on the front for holding tools and towels as needed. The hat will help keep her hair out of the way and make her feel extra official all at the same time!


Need Christmas gift ideas for the girl obsessed with learning how to bake? These creative gifts for tween and young teen girls will help them bake cookies, make organic cupcakes and more! Perfect for tweens and teens who love being creative and want to learn to bake. #creativegreenchristmas #creativegreenliving #tweens #youngteens #tweengifts #teengifts #christmasgiftideas #giftguide #baking #giftsforbakers #preteengiftideas #creativegiftideas
Buy everything pictured here! 

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LOOKING FOR MORE GREAT GIFT IDEAS?

Creative Green Living has Christmas and holiday gift guides for everyone in your life! Check out these popular gift guides to get more ideas for who you are shopping for:

Gift ideas that the adult and teenage women in your life will love. They really want this stuff and will actually use it!

Make to make a DIY gift but want to be sure they will really enjoy it? This is the guide for you!

If you want to learn how to make bath bombs to use at home or give as gifts, get 15 different bath bomb recipes in this post.



Carissa Bonham, author, owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living

About the Author:

Carissa is a green lifestyle advocate and mom of two active boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and delicious! She is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018). Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe on Facebook.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the feature - this is an awesome gift guide. Love all of it! xo

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