Looking for gifts for 11 year olds that are practical, but will also be appreciated? Check out this list of summer swim suits, winter snow boots, rainy-day umbrellas, and year-round socks and underwear. Everything you find here will be put to good use and appreciated by both parent and child.
The Middle School years can be tough, and a good night’s sleep is crucial. Help your tween achieve optimal sleep with this light-therapy lamp that simulates a gradual sunset and sunrise for gentle rest and waking patterns. It plays five wake-up sounds of your choice, and features an FM radio, clock, and bedside reading lamp.
Got a hard-playing kid whose stinky feet remind you what an athlete they are? Then you need StinkBOSS, a unique, enclosed device that circulates ozone molecules through smelly materials inside and out, and kills up to 99% of harmful bacteria without chemicals. Your nose will thank you.
Whether they are headed to school or sports practice, this Under Armour backpack comes in more than a dozen colors, and features a laptop sleeve (for up to 15” computer), adjustable shoulder straps, a padded back panel for comfort, 2 zip-up main compartments, and a quick-stash front pocket.
Help your child learn about money while they are young with this three-compartment money jar. It features slots for money to save, spend, and share. Teach them to manage their money for things they want now and later, and to do things for others as well. This award-winning money-saving tool measures 5 x 5 inches.
Help your heavy sleeper wake with this stylish twin-bell alarm clock. Its super loud alarm and lack of a snooze button leaves them no choice but to get up. The silent non-ticking hands promote a restful environment, and a backlight lets them check the time even in the dark. Comes in 5 fashion color choices.
Promote good dental health with this electric, rechargeable toothbrush that removes up to twice as much plaque as a manual one. The dynamic fluid action helps clean between teeth and at the gumline. A 2-minute timer helps with the recommended brushing time and “reminder” bristles fade away when the brush head needs replacement.
This tough-as-nails duffle bag is ready to rumble. Wherever your kid may roam – sporting events, camp, sleepovers – this element-battling, water-resistant bag will protect the contents while the zippered and vented pockets help with organization and odor control. Available in more than 2 dozen color choices, you’re sure to find a favorite.
This interactive yoga system helps your child improve flexibility, motor-coordination, physical alignment, and wellbeing. With step-by-step instructions, videos, and an iPad app, yoga becomes a fun game and great workout. Available in 2 lengths depending on height, you can also choose a pink or blue mat color.
Project a relaxing ocean wave across your child’s bedroom ceiling or wall to encourage a restful sleep under a rainbow of glowing undersea colors. This excellent gift for tweens features 12 different LED lights and a 1-hour auto-shutoff. It can also connect to your child’s iPhone to provide accompanying music for the light show.
This two-speed, dual motor, with unique asymmetrical fan and acoustic housing, creates the soothing sound of rushing air commonly known as “white noise.” This sound is created without the disturbance of actual moving air which helps promote relaxation and a restful sleep. You can customize the tone and volume for optimal sound.
This gorgeous journal kit includes a leather, hardbound book with 12 fine liner pens and 12 rolls of Washi tape. Each roll of tape has an impressive 32 feet, plus it lays completely flat for convenience and has an expandable pocket to hold photos and other mementos.
They’ll feel like a superstar in these Adidas “superstar” sneakers. With over two dozen color combinations to choose from, your pre-teen will appreciate the iconic quality and style. They’ll be jumping and running in no time with cool sneaks they’ll love. Leather uppers, rubber sole, and classic three-stripe branding identify this as a quality choice.
“Fresh Monster” is such a cool name for shampoo and conditioner, that your little monster will love getting clean. The goof-proof, locking pump lets kids take charge of their own clean-up. No more tears are guaranteed with this natural and safe formula scented with fruit and botanical extracts.
This realistic miniature of a bank safe will spark your child’s imagination and, hopefully, their savings skills. Featuring a slot for coins and another for bills, which folds them in like an ATM machine, this cool retro vault can be programmed with a secret 4-digit code. Kids will love keeping money and tiny treasures inside.
Kids love keeping diaries, and this colorful journal provides a safe place to express their wishes and dreams. They can doodle, write epic poems, mount photos, and more – the options for self-expression are endless. The glow-in-the-dark artwork and a special lock and key make this a book they will treasure.
Are you looking for stylish gifts for 11 year olds? These cool Bogs rain boots are not your average, clunky version. The sleek design features a unique profile with sporty trim in a variety of colors and patterns. From trendy geometric shapes to festive prints, there is one to suit your child’s taste.
If you have a young girl looking for a trendy one-piece swim suit for summer, check out this option. The adorable pink, ruffled bodice accents the multitude of flowers down the body of the suit. The straps are adjustable so you can get the fit just right, making it perfect for summer.
Girls with long hair know one thing to be true – you can never have enough hair ties. At least this pack of 60 means you will have plenty to choose from for a while. These ouchless, elastic hair ties won’t snag hair and they come in a variety of colors in solids and patterns.
These over-the-ear head phones are compatible with most devices such as cell phones, iPads, and computers, and are perfect for school. The lightweight and adjustable design will give you the perfect fit, so comfortable to wear for an extended period of time. The foldable design also makes them easy to store and carry.
Practical things make great gifts and no one ever has an umbrella when they need one. Check out this ultra-mini stylish umbrella that is small enough to carry in your purse all the time, so you are never caught in the rain! The lightweight design means it weighs less than half a pound.
Looking for a cool umbrella that both boys and girls will love? How about this adorable one designed like a fire breathing dragon? Turn heads wherever you go with this eye-catching rain gear and if you really want to make a splash, you can get matching rain boots, jacket, and other outerwear.
These rain boots are so elegantly designed they work just as well for adults as they do fashionable kids. With the contrasting faux fur trim and colorful accents, you can choose from two color combinations. These are rated to negative 25 degrees Fahrenheit so you know they will keep your toes warm and toasty.
Kids can always use more socks because they disappear one by one and no one really knows what happens to them. Keep your little one stocked up for a while with this 10-pack of no-show socks featuring a cushioned heel and assorted heel and toe colors. Spandex knitted throughout means a great fit.
Does your little one need a great bathing suit for summer? Check out this stylish two-piece featuring a two-tiered ruffle top and high waisted bottoms. There are a variety of color and pattern choices to suit every girl’s taste, and this suit is also comfortable and perfect for lounging at the pool or beach.
Get ready for summer with a great water shoe. This Speedo option has a non-slip rubber sole and a textile upper designed for ultimate support and comfort. These will protect your feet all season long from sharp rocks and hot pavement and they come in a bunch of different color combinations for maximum style.
Boys will love these super-comfortable boxer briefs that feature a cotton mesh, moisture wicking fabric and tag-free comfort. This pack comes in five sporty colors with stylish contrasting trim accents – a super-practical and useful gift which will definitely be appreciated. You can’t go wrong with a practical gift.
Be ready for summer with these cute boys’ swim trunks in a sunshine yellow featuring cool images of sharks. They come with a micro-fiber, quick-dry lining that is comfortable to wear, feature two side pockets for convenience, and have an elasticized waist with an adjustable drawstring cord. Perfect for the beach.
These tile “finders” are great for helping kids keep up with their cell phone. Double tap the button on the tile to make their phone ring even if it is on silent. This set comes with two tiles so you can attach one to something else – like the house keys – and it is waterproof.
Need active gifts for 11 year olds? How about these stylish New Balance running shoes for kids? They feature a rubber sole, absorbent heel, and a combination suede and mesh design. They come in 7 color combinations with contrasting accents including teal, purple, red, dark blue, and more.
Do you have an athletic boy who could use a safe, natural, and chemical-free deodorant that really works? Try this Fresh Kidz boys deodorant designed for young, sensitive skin, and guaranteed to stop smelly boy odors in their tracks. The whole family will thank you for this gift.
This mobile MP3 player speaker supports music from the TF card format. The easy button operation means that you can conveniently control volume, switch modes, change music, or answer calls hands-free with Bluetooth technology. Best of all, it is waterproof, so you can take it anywhere, even the shower!
Active kids will love this Adidas Terrex AX2R lace-up sports shoe. It is made from light-weight material for comfort, provides long-term cushioning, and has maximum-grip traction in all directions. It comes in two color combinations, dark blue/yellow and light blue/coral, and has a reflective logo to enhance visibility outdoors.
These teal and lavender over-the-ear headphones are compatible with cell phones, computers, iPads, and more. They are lightweight and adjustable for comfort and their folding design makes them convenient for travel. Every child needs a cute pair of headphones and these will grow with them as they are a good fit for teens as well.
A good pair of water shoes is a must to protect bare feet from sharp rocks and hot pavement. These high-quality, cute, unisex shoes come in a bunch of adorable styles featuring mermaids, unicorns, lobsters, fish, dinosaurs, and more. Both comfortable and fun, these are a great addition for the pool and beach.
Got a boy who loves turtles? Check out these adorable board-short style swim trunks featuring this cute sea creature. They come in red, blue, navy, and aqua and are the perfect addition to a summer at the beach. They are made from a quick-dry fabric and have both side and cargo pockets for added convenience.
Girls can never have too many hair barrettes so keep her stocked up with this pack of 40 snap clips featuring 20 different designs. From hearts and polka dots to flowers and paisley patterns, you have it all in a variety of pretty colors. These 2” clips won’t slip either!
These microfiber swim trunks with elastic waistband and drawstring cord are perfect for rocking the beach this summer. They come in a variety of styles from solids – red or black – to stripes, and prints featuring sharks, cacti, and camo. Grab a couple pairs so one is already ready to go when the pool is calling.
If you really want to be a hero, give the gift they will love with this 7” Fire tablet. Use this device to ask Alexa for news and weather, or ask random questions. Plus, you can place calls, send text messages, watch millions of movies and TV shows, read eBooks, and a whole lot more.
Looking for incredibly cool gifts for 11 year olds? This Garmin Vivofit Junior comes in two cool pattern options, and the one-piece band stretches right over the hand – no bulky clasps. Your child will love measuring their steps, setting times, monitoring sleep, and more. Plus, it is water resistant and has a one-year battery life.
Your girl will love this Fresh Kidz roll-on deodorant that really works. This all-natural, no chemical, cruelty-free product is designed for young, sensitive skin. Not only does this deodorant provide 24 hour protection, but this hip, trendy line of deodorants is safe, effective, and won’t stain clothes.
Help your kid stay on track with this magnetic, dry-erase Chore and Activity chart designed to look like an old fashioned chalkboard. This chart looks great on the fridge and is good for family notes, appointments, and more. It comes with one free chalk marker, but you will want to order more in different colors.
Give your child the gift of good oral health and a great smile with this electric toothbrush that has over 35,000 strokes per minute! It features three modes of cleaning, including the 2 minute smart timer for dentist-recommended brushing habits. It comes with two replacement heads and 2 AAA batteries for 90 days of care.
Socks are always a needed and appreciated gift. Give your girl this 6-pack of sporty, half-cushion, quarter-length socks. They come in a festive set of colors with contrasting trim-work. From lime green and orange to pink and blue, with some purple thrown in for good measure, your child will love them.
These trackers use Bluetooth technology to find lost objects, pets, or people. Put them on your child’s book bag, phone, or his shoe to keep track of all three of them. It also acts as a selfie shutter and remote recording starter so you can conveniently get all those important pictures and videos.
Check out this tutorial for glamming up some cool pencil cases. Gather paint, glitter, confetti, and Mod Podge to create, unique handy cases that everyone will love. You can create your own stencils or use the downloadable ones provided. This is a great birthday or slumber party activity.
Need a stylish iPad case? How about making your own following these simple directions? Choose a fabric and some stylish Duck Tape and create a custom case that you will love. These would be fun to make for friends and family and is a great rainy day activity for parent and child.
It doesn’t get much easier than a 5 minute, DIY cell phone case using felt, hot glue and a pair of scissors. You can even add pockets to hold money and a lipstick so you have all the essentials in one convenient place. This would be a great birthday or slumber party craft.
Making your own coin-sorting machine that runs on gravity is a cool crafting project as well as a great STEM activity. Geometry, physics, and woodworking skills all take center stage in this clever activity that also makes saving fun! Follow this simple tutorial for all the information you need.
This two-ingredient lip gloss is a fun way to spend an afternoon. It makes a great birthday party activity that also produces a take-home favor. All you do is mix petroleum jelly with a flavored, colored drink mix. Before you know it, you have tiny pots of strawberry, grape, and cherry lip gloss!
These cotton stuffed “element” jar necklaces are a fun craft, art and STEM project that works just as well as a birthday party activity and take-home favor. Check out this tutorial for how to use paint to create earth, sun, moon, and sky necklaces that kids will love.
Did you know that you can make your own stress balls? Follow this tutorial for how to make them easily and inexpensively using simple ingredients like flour and balloons. They are a fun birthday activity and you can send one home as a party favor, too. Kids love these!
This DIY craft requires time and effort but the results are worth it – you will be amazed at what you can create with thin wire and nail polish! Check out this video for how to make these beautiful, delicate flowers that become bobby pin embellishments.
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