This post is sponsored by the UPS Store. All opinions are my own.
I can’t even tell you how much I love to give presents at Christmastime. I would much rather take the money my husband would spend on me and spend it purchasing items for the people I love and care about during this season. It thrills me to be able to put a smile on my loved ones’ faces!
Most of our friends and family live locally, but Orin’s sister and her family live on the opposite end of the US. Since they won’t be able to make it into town this Christmas, we wanted to put a little something in the mail for them. My niece and nephew are tweens, and since I don’t have any tweens myself, so I did a bit of research to find out what some of the hot gifts are this year for their age group. If you find yourself shopping for a tween this holiday season, here are 20 great gift ideas for them:
- LEGO sets
- Razor RipStik Ripster
- 7 Wonders
- WowWee Coder MiP Robot Toy
- US Savings Bond
- Razor Electric Scooter
- Craft-Tastic Yard Tree Kit
- Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera
- Movie Tickets
- Multi-color Nail Polish Set
- Makeup Kit
- Nintendo 3DS
- The Claw Game
- American Girl Doll
- Bose Headphones
- Boogie Board
For my niece and nephew, I like to send them a little mad money, but I also like to pick them out a gift. There’s just something extra special about ripping the wrapping paper off a gift on Christmas morning! For my nephew, I picked up a new LEGO set. He loves those! For my niece, she’s really getting into J.K.Rowlings work. I recently received a shipment of items from the new movie Fantastic Beasts, so that seemed like the perfect gift for her.
I wrapped the gifts and headed out to The UPS Store. Did you know that the UPS Store has certified packing experts, trained to fit every gift? Whether it’s oddly shaped, freshly baked, wrapped or unwrapped, they can package it for you! It made my life so much easier just to take the presents into the store and let the nice lady there prepare the package for me. She took the time to measure my gifts to make sure she got a box that was just the right size. She filled even filled in the gaps with packaging peanuts. I feel really good shipping my important packages through The UPS Store. Their Pack & Ship Guarantee ensures that if an item is lost or damaged during transit, the customer will be reimbursed for the item’s value as well as the cost for packing materials, service and shipping! Less than 5 minutes later I was out the door and my package is on it’s way to California! I can’t wait to talk to my niece and nephew on Christmas and hear how they like their gifts!
Are you looking to gift to those in need this holiday season? I was excited to see that The UPS Store is continuing to partner with Toys For Tots for their Literacy Program. While the Toys for Tots Literacy Program maintains the Toys for Tots mission of delivering hope, it extends the organization’s reach and impact in a meaningful way by providing children in need with the gift of a book. Since 2008, the program has delivered millions of books to hundreds of thousands of less fortunate children!
There’s still time to get your gifts shipped this holiday season! You can find the nearest store location at TheUPSStore.com. Keep these shipping dates in mind so that your holiday packages arrive for December 23rd delivery:
- Monday, December 19 via UPS 3 Day Select®
- Wednesday, December 21 via UPS 2nd Day Air®
- Thursday, December 22 via UPS Next Day Air®