Holiday Gift Guide for Middle School Age Kids

Middle school is a tough age to buy for so I’ve created a gift guide of some of the hottest new toys I’ve seen hitting the market this year (and then a few extras thrown in from my 13 year old daugher who is helping me with this!)

Stocking Stuffers for Ages 12-14

FyrFlyz Multicolor Blue LEDs Blue Angel
($9.99 & up)
Put on a light show from the palm of your hand with the nifty FyrFlyz Fire Flies Nytfyr.This compact gadget is simple to use but tough to master whizz it through the air and you’ve got a ready made light display, or try out some of the cool moves you can use to create different shapes and patterns.
The Next Generation 20Q
($18.99)
Think of something, answer my questions and I’ll read your mind in twenty questions or less!
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster Mr. Squiggles – Light Brown (7.98 & up) Features two play modes Nurturing mode: hamster coos and purrs Adventure mode: hamster explores the habitat with intelligent audio and mechanical responses to various habitat stimuli Requires 2 AAA batteries (included)
Squinkies Bubble Pack – Series Four
($16.95)
The world of Squinkies fits in the palm of your hand. These soft and squishy figures are so cute you’ll want to collect them all. The Squinkies come in their very own little bubble container; it’s a surprize inside. Rings and things big and small. Friends and pets collect them all.
Squinkies Marvel ($16.95) New squinkies bubble packs for boys featuring your favorite characters from Marvel Universe. Squinkies are squishy, squashy 1″ collectible figures that come in their very own bubble container. Boys can collect, trade and battle their squinkies. All your favorite marvel characters as squinkies. 100’s of squinkies to collect. Each bubble pack includes 12 different squinkies. Collect them all. Squinkies – the hottest toy around.
Bubble Dooods – Assorted Colors, Sold Individually
($3.19)
Bubble Doods from Little Kids are wacky little bubble toys in no-spill containers. These cool Doods have funky, tactile, multi-colored rubber hair that makes Bubble Doods fabulously funny and fantastically fun. Comes with a bubble wand and 2 ounces of Little Kids Bubble Liquid.

Gifts for Girls Age 12-14

Perplexus Maze Game by PlaSmart, Inc.
($17.85 and up)
The 3-D puzzle maze you can’t put down! It may look like a transparent sphere amusement park for marbles, but this self-contained puzzle ball is a challenging maze for all ages. Flip, twist, and spin the Perplexus, attempting to move a ball along the numbered paths, while you work with and against the forces of gravity.
Bizu Deluxe Pack – Glam
($9.99)
Design perfectly fashionable accessories with this exclusive bead activity, the Bizu Beads 2Pack (Colors/Styles Vary), that magically transforms fashion into friend! Diversify your collection with this seasons most desirable Bizus boasting 24 stylish bracelets that can be modified into animals and then back again.
Disney V.I.P. Dolls
($16.99)
The Disney V.I.P. Fashion Doll collection features favorite characters from the Disney Channel’s most popular television shows and entertainment properties. Each doll is dressed in a detailed, trendy fashion that reflects the unique personality and style of the character. To give girls even more insight into their favorite Disney Channel trendsetters, each doll comes with a Disney V.I.P. card that girls can use to access exclusive online content.
First Act FI906 Voice Rockrz Mic ($24.99) Voice Rockrz is an innovative microphone that magically interacts with included accessories to transform your voice. Tap the accessories to the mic to unlock different voice effects: you’ll hit those soaring high notes with ease, hear your voice echo across the stadium, and transform into a rocking robot as the crowd cheers in amazement!
Webkinz Lil’Kinz Husky
($3.89 & up)
Webkinz pets are lovable plush pets that each come with a unique Secret Code that lets you enter Webkinz World online and play with a virtual version of your pet.
Simon Flash
($22.08 and up)
It’s four SIMON games in one! The WONDER-LINK™ technology lets the cubes know where you shuffle them, when you win and what you scored. The yellow game is SIMON Lights Off: Can you quickly line up the cubes in just the right order to turn off all the lights? The red game is SIMON Shuffle: When the cube colors scramble, can you line them up in their original order? The blue game is SIMON Secret Color: There’s only one order that will show the same color on all four cubes. How fast can you unlock the code? The green game is SIMON Classic: Stop shuffling. Start pressing!
Dixit
($25.63)
The players get artistic cards and have to become the storyteller. The others players have to guess which card the person is using for the story after putting their cards into the story. If a player gets it right they get points and if a players card is chosen the player gets points. It’s complicated at first but very fun when you get the hang of it.
Razor BoGo Pogo Stick
($89.99)
The Razor BoGo Pogo Stick is a new, high-performance innovation for a timeless toy. This pogo stick has the look of a classic pogo, but it uses cutting-edge technology for a better bounce. The patented bow-assist spring adds a boost of power so kids can bounce higher. It is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum with soft foam grips and wide foot pegs. No assembly is required. It holds up to 140 pounds.
Hearts For Hearts Girls – Consuelo from Mexico
($29.99)
Each doll is a girl that wants to make a difference in her life and community. When you buy a Hearts For Hearts Girls doll, a portion of the purchase price is donated to children’s causes in those countries through World Vision, a global humanitarian organization. Quality details such as ethnic jewelry and cultural yet current outfits make these dolls that any girl will treasure. Hearts For Hearts Girls also offers a fun, child-safe website full of stories, games, and activities.

Gifts for Boys Age 12-14

Redakai Starter Pack (Colours and Styles May Vary)
($12.99)
Start your training to become a master Kairu warrior with the Redakai Starter Pack! Face off against any opponent with your arsenal of animated attacks.
HEXBUG Spider: Teal [Micro Robotic Creatures]
($32.99)
Hexbug is a micro-creature toy robot inspired by BEAM technology. Hexbug has a few simple behaviors. Once switched on, Hexbug will move forward with a classic alternating tripod gait. If an obstruction touches either of the antennae, or if it detects a loud sound it will back up to the left and then continue forward.
Schleich Mighty Fighters and Magical Fantasy Creatures(price depends on figurine)Small plastic figurines that are fun to play with or just set up.
Hot Wheels Video Racer Micro Camera Car – Red
($56.99)
Film the world from the perspective of a racecar with the Hot Wheels Video Racer Micro Camera Car. Allowing 30-frames-per-second recording quality and holding up to 12 minutes of video, the Video Racer is the only 1/64 scale Hot Wheels car that doubles as an action camera. Download the free Video Racer editing software to upload your videos and share them with your friends!
Trash Pack ($15.48 or up depending on package) The Trash Pack ‘Trashies’ Trash Bin is a great place to store your entire Trash Pack collection. There are over 100 to collect and swap. Collect as many as you can and try to find the rare glow in the dark trashies.
Jungle Speed ($15.88) In Jungle Speed, you must rely on your keen sense of observation and quick reflexes. It requires a steady hand – which can be hard to maintain during the many fits of maniacal laughter. The Totem sits in the middle of the table, waiting for the player with the fastest reflexes to snatch it up and win the game.
Vapor Atlas 250 ($12.99) This particular gun is very safe for kids but fun at the same time. It has gel rounds instead of Bibi rounds. It can shoot up to 60 ft. and evaporates when it hit the target.
Lazer Stunt Chaser Dragonfire RC Car
($61.99)
Super speed and super stunts combine to make this Laser Stunt Chaser the hottest vehicle around. This Flameout vehicle features a 1: 32 scale, a control range of up to 40 feet, and over 300 mph scale speed. You can make it perform mind-boggling flips and stunts, or watch it chase after the light projected from the remote control with amazing speed, agility and control.
Uncle Milton Fireworks Light Show In My Room
(29.99)Now you can create an incredible fireworks show right in your room! Pump up the fireworks launcher, choose your firework, aim and pull the trigger. Watch as amazing firework light effects burst and expand on your walls! And with the booming sound effects it’s just like a real fireworks show!
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