I am a mother of two adorable children, a 10 year old tween and a 4 year old boy. #Birthdays and #Christmas are specially hard time for me. Part of it is because is the expense attached, but also because I now have a Darling Daughter that is trapped in “an inbetween” stage. The little boy is very easy at this time… I buy him #Legos, Actions Figures and #HotWheels and he thinks I am the coolest Mom in the universe!
My eldest daughter however is a different story. She has accumulated so much from an upright piano to a microscope! She has an iPad, a laptop, a digital camera and two versions of Silhouette Crafting machines. She collected storage-full of clays, beads and findings… She has a stack of watercolors, acrylics and paintbrushes. You might say she’s old enough for a phone, but I am reserving that for her graduation present…
In all these thinking, I did try to do my motherly duties and went online to hunt for that perfect present. Since I know that she at least likes arts and crafts, I started my search on that area of interest. And here are my findings, not only for Alyssa, but for all the 10 year old tweenies out there!
- Evelight’s Silver Glow in the Dark #Bookmark (starts at $16.92) might be a good choice if your 10 year-old loves books. Mine reads all the time, and because this is handmade I know for sure this will make a great stocking stuffer!
- DYMO Caption Maker in Pink (Currently Unavailable) is truly my favorite pick for Alyssa since she loves letter stickers and scrapbooking. Though it is currently out of stock with #Amazon, I am pretty sure one can get it somewhere. Or another alternative product will also do good…
- 3Doodler Pen with 50 Plastic Strands ($99.00) is a must have for Alyssa! If only I can get it in time for Christmas, it probably would be the best choice. It would have been great having it when we were working on her #Chinese Cultural Presentation.
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant Camera (starts at $59.00) – So I ended up getting this instant camera for Alyssa. It is the #Fuji version of the #Polaroid, and looks very cute with the colors and accessories. It is great specially on the last day of school – taking photos of friends and being able to print it right away. I also got her films for $30.00 and a case for $10.00