If you have ever shopped for a tween, you have probably faced the frustration and confusion of not knowing exactly what to buy. A tween isn’t a child anymore (as they tell you all the time), but they also aren’t yet mature enough for teenage clothing. Choosing tween clothes is hard – if you err on the childish side, your tween may refuse to wear such babyish clothes; and if you err on the more mature side, it may not be appropriate for such a young girl and could attract unwanted attention.
You might worry about whether or not you are choosing ‘trendy’ tween clothes. No one wants their gifts to be unwanted and unworn or to be dubbed ‘uncool’. An easy solution is to get a gift certificate, though they don’t make the most exciting presents. A very fun option is to use one of the clothing companies that are now offering full customisation of the clothes that they offer. Creative girls will love to play fashion designer and make their own clothes with their own personal touch. They do take a few weeks to then be made and delivered, so this choice is great if you don’t need the clothes right away.
A huge trend in tween clothing is clothes by or with pictures of current tween idols. If you know what your tweens favourite Disney show is, rest assured you can probably get a t-shirt or a dress with a picture of those characters on it. If your tween loves Justin Bieber, there are more shirts, t-shirts, dresses, hats and swimsuits celebrating Bieber than you can imagine. For huge fans, there is no better gift than celebrity endorsed clothes. Just make sure they don’t already have the item you want to give to them!