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Fashionable holiday gift ideas for tweens

Kori Ellis is an editor and writer based in San Antonio, TX, where she lives with her husband and four children. At SheKnows, she writes about parenting, fashion, beauty and other lifestyle topics. Additionally, Kori has been published i...

Tween style

Oftentimes, it can be difficult to shop for tweens. They aren't little kids anymore, but they aren't quite teenagers yet. Tweens are generally starting to get into fashion, so consider a stylish gift this holiday season.

Animal hat

Tiger hat

Animal hats and caps are all the rage right now. From panda bear flap hats to sock monkey knit caps, you have plenty to choose from for your tween. We love the line of animal hats from Muk Luks (Target, $15). These hats are cozy and fun, keeping the head and ears warm on those chilly winter mornings.

Bold peacoat

Pink peacoat

The classic peacoat gets a modern upgrade this season in bold colors from hot pink to sunny yellow. Peacoats are a great gift idea because they never go out of style. The Cherokee girls pea coat is a fabulous choice for a fashionable tween (Target, $32). It features classic styling and bold fabric, plus it's machine washable, too.

Sequin dress

Sequin dress

For special holiday events, your tween will love dressing up in sequins. The Cherokee sleeveless sequin dress comes in your choice of black or silver (Target, $25). It features a sash with a bow at the waist and a beautifully ruffled skirt. If she wants a little less glitz, try a sequin skirt with a fitted turtleneck and tights.

Striped sweater

Striped sweater

For tween boys, you can't go wrong with a simple sweater. Boys can wear a striped sweater with everything from jeans to cords to dress trousers. Look for sweaters in unique color combinations, like the Cherokee long-sleeve sweater in brown with vibrant turquoise-blue stripes (Target, $14). Plaid shirts are also a favorite among tween boys (Target, $13).

Animal prints

Leopard boots

Let your tween take a walk on the wild side with zebra-striped totes, leopard-print dresses, and animal-patterned clothes and accessories. You can find just about anything in animal prints these days, including jewelry and shoes. These Xhilaration Chelsea boots are a bargain (Target, $10).

Casual boots

Casual boots

As boys get a little older, they don't want to wear sneakers all the time. Give him a pair of casual boots that he can wear with jeans but also use to be a little dressier. The Cherokee Gilmore boot may be just what you are looking for (Target, $25). It features a black or gray faux-suede upper and lace-up styling.

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