Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a tween boy? Look no further! Noah, age 10, suggested these great gift ideas.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney, is the brilliantly funny diary about a middle child with a spoiled little brother a bullying older brother. Noah says, “You feel like you are the kid this book is about.”
The third book in the print series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, comes out on January 13, 2009, but Noah strongly recommends starting with the first book if your tween has not read it yet.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is available for $12.95 at Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Melissa & Doug Thumb Tricks Ungloved Magic Tricks
Melissa & Doug Thumb Tricks Ungloved, for $39.99, is available at Melissa & Doug. This kit offers over 35 magic tricks and accessories for the budding magician in your tween boy.
Other Magician’s Apprentice sets by Melissa & Doug include Magician’s Apprentice Card Tricks Unshuffled, Magician’s Apprentice Coin Tricks Unrolled, and Magician’s Apprentice Rope Tricks Untangled
Movie Theater Gift Card
Noah likes to go to the movies and often goes with his aunt or uncle. A movie gift card is a great Valentine’s Day gift idea because it allows him to pay for his own ticket.
One type of movie gift certificate is called Fandango Bucks. Fandango Bucks can be sent by email or regular mail and are accepted at many theaters (check the Fandango Bucks website for details).
“Stratego is a board game that is a combination of chess and battleship,” says Noah, who enjoys playing Stratego when he visits his friend, another tween.
Stratego is available at HasbroToyShop.com for $15.99.
Cauldron of Candy
If your tween boy is a Harry Potter fan, you can’t go wrong with a cauldron that is chock-full of sweet treats. Treats include a Chocolate Frog, a package of Jelly Slugs, Droobles Blowing Gum, 3 packs of Pop Rocks, 2 packs of HP Blood Pops, a box of Bertie Botts beans, and a Gummi Candy Pet Rat.
The Cauldron of Candy is available at Alivan`s Master Wandmakers for $22.95.
The Gift of Time
No matter what gift you buy for your tween boy this Valentine’s Day, remember that sometimes it is the gifts that do not cost money, that mean the most. He may like the new board game you got, but he will love that you want to play the board game with him.
Take your tween out for a special Valentine’s Day lunch at his favorite restaurant or go to the park, weather permitting, and have a picnic. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you spend the time together having fun.