Popular holiday gifts for tween boys
Tween boys are difficult group when it comes to finding the perfect holiday gift, but we've rounded up several holiday gift ideas for this hard-to-shop-for age. From a building game to a brand new skate, we have suggestions.
LEGO Life of George
LEGO gets interactive with the smart technology and brings Life of George ($30) to LEGO-loving tweens. Your tween will enjoy this interactive 12-level building game, which has a single or two player mode, and a creation mode that allows you to design and save your very own creations in a digital photo album. To play, download the free Life of George app at iTunes and purchase the Life of George set -- which includes 144 LEGO bricks, one playmat, a getting started guide and George sticker.
(The Life of George app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad)
Hot Wheels Video Racer Micro Camera Car
The Hot Wheels Video Racer ($55) is the first 1:65 scale track-compatible car with a built-in video camera. The tiny video camera can record up to 12 minutes of footage and includes a LCD screen for instant viewing satisfaction. Also included with the Video Racer is a clip and strap to attach it to virtually anything your tween boy can think of -- bikes, helmets, skateboards and more. Take it a step further by allowing your tween to edit the video footage online with the Hot Wheels Video Racer Software.
Razor Sole Skate
The Sole Skate ($50) is just about the same size of your tween's shoe making it a stealth and quick ride for boys on the go. The three-wheel design gives the Sole Skate some added stability and although it only weighs 2.5 pounds, it can carry up to 220 pounds. The Sole Skate includes an advanced safety feature, which prevent the board from flying too far away from the rider when a small center button is not engaged by the rider's foot
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
Your tween will love this new, interactive and smart video game, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure ($70). The Skylander figurines synch automatically with the game when placed on the included Portal of Power and each character stores its own information and even remembers the levels you have previously explored and what battles you have already won. Play alone, with multiple players and even take your Skylanders to a friend's house to play on any compatible gaming system. The Skylanders game provides tween boys with multiple critical-thinking challenges and hidden mini-games, making it a fun and engaging video game.
Amazon Kindle Touch
Give your tween boy the gift of responsibility this year with his very own Kindle Touch ($99). Encourage reading, easy reading on the go, borrow library books and take the Kindle experience to another level with the new X-ray feature. With X-ray you can learn more about your book's characters, historical figures and interesting phrases. The new and sleek Kindle Touch holds 3,000 books, offers text-to-speech, audiobooks, mp3 support and with built-in Wi-Fi, you can get books in about 60 seconds.
Bowers and Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones
The ultra-cool Bowers and Wilkins C5 in-ear headphones ($170) are the perfect gift for the tween who has everything. These high tech headphones stay in pace with the unique and secure loop design and allows you to lose yourself in your music. Experience headphones like never before with the C5's snug fit, realistic sound and noise isolation. These stylish and practical headphones are made for your tween's iPod Touch or iPad thanks to the Apple-approved MFi cable, which includes its own remote control and microphone.