Most tweens are busy learning about independence and responsibility while still enjoying the carefree lifestyle of a child, so their preferences and interests may change consistently as they grow into their teenage years. This can make it difficult to come up with exciting gifts they'll appreciate when a special event or holiday comes around. If your tween is on the artistic side, the following fun gift ideas may be right up their alley:
Dancing is a great form of exercise, provides an outlet for emotions, and is always fun to practice. Consider gifting your tween with a year's worth of dance lessons so that they can express their artistic nature. Choose a different type of dance for each quarter of the year so your tween has a chance to experience four different styles and decide which they like the best. Include a new dance outfit for each type of dance they'll be practicing with their gift. You can find a free certificate template online, print it and fill it out, and present it to your tween with the outfits.
Summer Acting Camp
If your artistic tween has a flair for acting, why not gift them with a summer of fun at an acting camp? They will learn lots of skills they can use in their everyday life while exploring the possibilities of embarking on an acting career in high school, college, and beyond. If your tween is apprehensive about leaving home for a long period of time, consider going the day-camp route instead. You can make evenings between camp sessions fun by hosting movie nights, slumber parties, and craft parties for them and their friends.
A Trip to New York
New York is an excellent place for an artistic tween to spend time because of all the plays, Broadway shows, museums, fairs, and art exhibits that are scattered throughout the city. Surprising your tween with a trip to the Big Apple is sure to put a smile on their face and provide them with memories that will last a lifetime. Spend the week before your trip planning an itinerary with your tween. It's a good idea to put together a list of options so you can maintain full control over the trip while giving your tween some say-so about how the trip plays out.
These gift ideas are sure to be a hit on their own, but there is no reason why you can't mix and match them to create an ultimate gift pack that your tween will be appreciative of for many years to come.