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10 Gift Ideas for 11 and 12 Year Olds

10 Gift Ideas for 11 and 12 Year Olds

As you are probably aware, I did a whole series of gift idea blogs for certain ages earlier this year. I stopped at age 10 but have since had a request to do one for 11 and 12 year olds. So, here are some toys I’d choose to give to eleven or twelve year olds. As always, I’ve chosen toys ranging in price and I’ve just chosen ten. If you can’t find someone perfect from my suggestions, I’m sure you might find it from my full range of toys for this age group. 

  1. World of Fashion Tie Dye Kit

Tie Dye Kit

This Tie Dye Kit comes with three bottles of dye, elastic bands and instructions so you can tie dye your clothes.

2.  Perudo


Perudo is a great bluffing game for this age group, teenagers and adults.

  1. The Science of Codes and Riddles

The Science of Codes and RIddles for children

This science kit is really well priced for what you get. It has a good mixture of crafts and science to learn how to solve codes and riddles.

  1. DIY Coaster Kits

DIY Mosaic Coaster Kit - Rainbow

Choose between making a Rainbow Coaster or a Boat Coaster and if you can’t choose, make both! These are really simple but effective crafts.

  1. Make your own Scary Monster

Make your own Scary Monster sewing kit for children

This is a fun sewing kit that will appeal to both boys and girls. It’s perfect for beginners.

  1. Don’t Say It Game

Don't Say It, Taboo for children. Family Games

Taboo is still a little difficult for this age group. This is an age-appropriate version where you have to guess what the person is describing but they are limited as they can’t say certain words.

7. Cubissimo

Djeco Cubissimo

This is a puzzle activity where you have to use the wooden shapes to form a puzzle with different starting points each time. If you like this, you’d probably like the flat version – Polyssimo too

  1. First Pottery

First Pottery Galt Toys Ireland

Learn how to make some gorgeous pottery pieces with this craft kit from Galt Toys

  1. Make your own Balloon Animal Kit

Make your own Balloon Animals Kit

Learn the art of Balloon Animals with this starter kit that comes with balloons, a pump, stickers and instructions.

  1. Textile Markers

Textile Markers

This set of textile markers can be used on clothing or any fabrics that you need to upcycle. A great gift for a creative child.


I know people often find it overwhelming to buy gifts for older children and often resort to giving money instead. However, there are lots of fun toys out there which kids this age will really enjoy playing with.


I hope these suggestions have helped you. If not, don’t forget to check out my full range of toys for 11 and 12 year olds.  You might also like to read this gift guide, if you need to buy for someone slightly younger ‘What can you give a 10 year old?’

Xx Suzie

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