Perfect Tween Gift Idea

It’s that time of year, where parents, grandparents, and (amazing) aunts are all hunting for elusive perfect gift for the tween or teen who has everything.   Wouldn’t it be amazing if you found a gift they will love?  One that is affordable and could even help in an emergency?  It would be the perfect tween gift!

This Emoji emergency charger is the perfect tween giftMy suggestion for the perfect tween gift is a portable cell phone charger?  It’s like carrying a spare battery, but much easier.  These devices are commonly called Power Banks and hold enough energy to charge a cell phone from dead to full anywhere, without plugging into an outlet.

These devices are easy to use, just simply charge the portable charger, and don’t forget it at home. Phones often run out of battery when we need them most, so simply pull out your portable charger and plug it into the phone. You’ll be able to use the phone right away to make that emergency call, or finish that important chat.  Don’t forget to top off the portable changer next time your home, so it’s ready for the next time.

The best part is the variety available.  One looks like a slice of pizza, others resemble popular game characters or symbols.  The options available make it easy to choose one your tween/teen will love and that makes it more likely they will carry it with them.  One of my favorites is the piggy bank.

This Captain America Power Bank is the Perfect Tween GiftWith prices ranging from $20 to $50, besides the style the most important thing to look for is capacity.  I would recommend at least 2600mAH.  That is about the capacity of most smart phone batteries, and would offer a full change.  Some units are bigger and can fully charge tablets as well, look for those to be at least 5000mAH.  Keep in mind anything under 1000mAH is likely older and not going to offer much emergency power.

With Christmas on the way, in many places that means cold weather and snow.  This great gift will make them happy, keep them connected and could make the difference between calling for help or walking alone.

If you know a family with tweens, be sure to share this perfect tween gift idea so more kids can have fun and stay safe this holiday season.


About the Author:

Melanie Rhora is a certified abuse prevention trainer, cyber security expert, mom and founder of Cyber Smart Canada Inc. She gets what it is like to parent in a digital world. The fantastic thing is with her security background, she has transformed this knowledge into power for you as a parent to keep our kids safe. She's on a serious mission to help communities Get Cyber SMART and help families create a balanced approach to online safety. It is really possible, and you don’t have to live without technology to make it happen.


  1. Jul's December 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    What a perfect gift! One even siblings can give to each other. I’ve known about these portable phone charges, but not these designs which will surely appeal to teens! You just made my holiday shopping easier, thanks 🙂

  2. Pam December 6, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    These are so cute! I am far from tween and I want one! Such a great idea. I definitely have a few people who will enjoy these!

  3. Angela Sargeant December 7, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Fabulous gift idea! I’ve bought these before for my teens but I’ve never seen cute ones like you’ve shown. I’ll be sharing this with some friends who are struggling for ideas.

  4. Kari Raymer Bishop December 11, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Thank you for this advice! I went out and bought them for both of our teens! The ones we got can be solar charges as well, so I can feel better about those camping adventures! Thanks for such a good suggestion.

  5. April December 11, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Melanie, this is a PERFECT idea!! I really enjoyed your tips about how much capacity to get…these are the details that are over my head and are likely to result in my getting something that isn’t of much value. Thanks so much!!

  6. Melanie December 12, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I’m so glad I could help April.

  7. Melanie December 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

    They will love them. I saw the solar chargers but haven’t tested them yet. I’d love to hear how well they work for you.

  8. Melanie December 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Thanks for sharing Angela.

  9. Melanie December 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I know, I haven’t decided which one to keep and which ones to give to my nieces! I better decide soon. Thanks for reading Pam.

  10. Melanie December 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Glad I could help Jul’s! Enjoy the last of your Christmas shopping. 🙂

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