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.
This Tie Dye Kit comes with three bottles of dye, elastic bands and instructions so you can tie dye your clothes.
Perudo is a great bluffing game for this age group, teenagers and adults.
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.
This is a fun sewing kit that will appeal to both boys and girls. It’s perfect for beginners.
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.
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
Learn how to make some gorgeous pottery pieces with this craft kit from Galt Toys
Learn the art of Balloon Animals with this starter kit that comes with balloons, a pump, stickers and instructions.
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?’