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To simplify the struggle that is shopping for tweens, we've rounded up a list with everything you need to make an 11-year-old smile. From an electric powered scooter to a new way to play Pictionary, these picks won't disappoint!
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- Bestselling gifts for 11-year-olds
- Best toys for 11-year-olds
- Best games for 11-year-olds
- Best tech gifts for 11-year-olds
- Best clothing and jewelry gifts for 11-year-olds
- Best unique gifts for 11-year-olds
Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!
Bestselling gifts for 11-year-olds
Host your very own karaoke jam with this Bluetooth-enabled portable microphone.
This faux fur chair is easy to inflate and perfect to sit in when studying or playing video games.
3. Echo Dot
The new Echo Dot with LED clock display is here — and the possibilities are endless. Your kids can ask for the weather, play music or set an alarm clock to get up for school!
Unboxing is hot this year! Unwrap each capsule to find a sassy member of the Unicorn Squad.
This electric-powered scooter amps up their ride, hitting speeds of up to 10 mph for up to 25 minutes of continuous ride time.
Best toys for 11-year-olds
Kids love a surprise! Here's a chance to hatch and train their very own baby dragon Toothless from "How to Train Your Dragon." Feed Toothless, teach him how to fly and watch him come to life with movements and interactive sounds!
This cool Lego set is based on the action game, "Overwatch."
This glossy crimson red Huffy BMX bike gets your kids outside in the fresh air and will have them doing tricks in no time!
This hoverboard is super fun with an LED light show and it can reach speeds up to 9 mph!
This scooter is easy to use with its non-slip resin deck and best of all? It’s foldable! Recommended up to 200 pounds.
Best games for 11-year-olds
Pictionary came out with a take on the popular game — but this time they can draw in the air! Have fun taking turns drawing the clues while your teammates guess the images.
One-up your opponent in this exciting word-stacking game.
Help Doc and Marty repair the space-time continuum before the paradoxes unravel the very fabric of the universe in this board game from the iconic movie, Back to the Future!
Explore all the classic rooms of the ghost-infested manor from the famed attraction at Disney World in Orlando. Go on a quest of the festivities-filled ballroom to the attic and out to the graveyard and beyond in search of spirits.
Pick your favorite Hero, rescue your friends and win battles to defeat Thanos!
Here’s a reinvented version of the Rubik’s Cube only this one is interactive! This Rubik’s cube is an app-enabled cube puzzle game that connects to your phone or tablet through Bluetooth and allows you to learn how to solve the Rubik’s, play mini-games and battle with other cubers around the world.
Best tech gifts for 11-year-olds
Wireless Galaxy buds are great for listening to music and talking on the phone.
2. Sphero Edu
The Sphero is way more than just a robot. Paired with the Sphero app, your child can learn how to program it to perform different activities like having a dance party.
These headphones can last all day with up to 40 hours of battery life. They can control their music and activate Siri — all without touching their phone!
Enjoy your favorite tunes, tv shows and conversations with the Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones. These headphones also have active noise cancellation which is perfect to use when remote learning. The headphones also intuitively shut off when folded.
Best clothing and jewelry gifts for 11-year-olds
This clothing subscription box takes the guesswork out of buying for your tween. Each box contains three or four items, creating a fully coordinated outfit right down to the shoes! Sign up for a monthly subscription and get a new outfit each month. The first box is just $39, while subsequent boxes are $60 and ship every two months.
They'll have fun wearing their favorite emojis as rings!
These suede and sheepskin slippers can be worn inside or outside year-round.
Add a little chalk and they can customize their own T-shirt. From writing their favorite phrases to drawing a picture, the sky's the limit!
This beaded stretch bracelet has the perfect mantra for your 11-year-old who is fierce and boldly and ready conquering the world!
This Vegan Pouch is perfect for small items that get lost easily. Available in four colors.
This hip pack let’s your child keep their phone handy and safe while in the halls at school or on a bike ride.
This Swarovski bracelet has three crystals; blue, soft purple, and clear hues. They sparkle on a shimmering chain and fasten with an adjustable sliding closure.
Freedom Moses sandals are an update on your classic, summer friendly style with its brightly colored, tie-dye design.
Best unique gifts for 11-year-olds
This cool tumbler by the very popular Hydro Flask brand keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours or hot for up to six hours.
Now you can have your very own “Baby Yoda” but his real name is “The Child” and he stands almost 4 inches tall. A perfect gift for a Star Wars fan.
Casio’s next generation of Casio tone keyboards are ultra-compact and features 400 tones and 75 rhythms. It comes in black, white or red. There’s also a handle so you can take it wherever you go!
Now your kid can train like a real Ninja Warrior and build his very own obstacle course. This Ninja kit comes with an intro kit and includes seven hanging attachments.
Are you up for the Ultimate Fake Food Challenge? Mold and shape the key compounds to create fake foods with your hands or sculpting tools! There are 24 surprises and challenges to take on in this game.
For the kid who loves trains or lives far away, this is gift will spread the festive cheer and joy! This wooden train is filled with sweet and savory snacks.
Still looking for the perfect gift? Be sure to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to shop for everyone on your list, including:
- 52 gifts the teenager in your life will actually like
- 17 best health and fitness gifts for women and men in 2020
- Gifts for every woman you know
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- 41 helpful tech items that'll make the perfect gift
- 24 thoughtful gifts that will make your girlfriend swoon
This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 8, 2018.