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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.