Our criteria for preteen presents: useful, totally tween-centric gifts that totally rock. It's a tall order, but we think these affordable items fit the bill!
Think your preteen is too old for a nightlight? Not one as space-age cool as this! Besides, after a sleepover screening of Saw XVIII, she just might need a little bit of nighttime comfort (even if she'd never admit it).
Throw a little retro fun into his stocking and you might just encourage Mr. Manners to start shaking hands with the grown-ups!
Bring the ice cream truck into the bathroom with these adorable soapsicles. Pick your kid's favorite color or flavor.
Give your future cartoonist the tools to make his doodles come to life. Includes how-to tips for drawing funky characters like rockets, robots and skateboarders.
Let your kid create her own cartoony nail salon with the Kitty. She'll love the kitschy decals and bright pink polish. You'll love that she's not growing up too fast (or using up all of your good polish!).
This four-pair sock set featuring Master Yoda and post-Anakin Darth Vader might just help solve the trick of the missing socks that your own Jedi has been pulling on you.
This little black-and-white guy makes file sharing between home and school computers a flash!
Trying to predict the future with floating triangles inside an oversized plastic ball never gets old. Just make sure your preteen's not using it for multiple-choice school assignments!
These psychedelic stalactites will add arty design to any kid's room. Plus it's like a science project that they don't get graded on!
What mood will your tween be in today? Who knows! But this color-changing lipgloss will try to keep up, even if you can't!