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9 Best Lockdown Gifts For 12 Year Olds

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Lockdown Gifts For 12 Year Olds. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids by M Prefontaine

This product was recommended by Robert Johnson from Sawinery

It could be books about difficult riddles, logical puzzles or trick questions. This book would exercise and improve your kids’ thinking abilities. It is also a creative way to keep them productive during this lockdown and at the same time it is a fun way to learn.

The Daydream Space

This product was recommended by Kassandra Marsh from Lakazdi

An undated non-structured bullet journal style book to help spark creativity and bring joy and happiness to someone’s life. It lasts for a full year. There are many random activities throughout, some trackers and lists are included. Intended to be used as part of someone’s daily wellness ritual to encourage better mental health by slowing down, breathing and being in touch with inner creativity. A fun book that is away from the screen.

Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

This product was recommended by Omair Khan from Physicians Thrive

WALMART’S HARRY POTTER INVISIBILITY CLOAK serves to let fans reenact moments from the titular film and novel series through its own app which allows the wearer to appear invisible through the app bundled with the cloak. It’s a perfect gift for young fans.

Nintendo Switch

This product was recommended by Omair Khan from Physicians Thrive

THE NINTENDO SWITCH is a gaming console that switches between being a home console and a hand-held system. This allows players to play games on the system while being as comfortable as they need. With a large variety of games in a multitude of different genres; this would certainly brighten anyone’s day this holiday season.

ifymei Paint by Numbers for Kids

This product was recommended by Renee Alexis from Draw Paint Color

A Paint by Numbers kit is a perfect lockdown gift for 12-year-olds. Art is a great hobby to get into and this easy painting kit will be a great bonding activity for kids and adults alike when they’re stuck at home.

TREAD BANDS TreadBands All Terrain Tieback Non Slip Headband

This product was recommended by Semray Onal from MB and Associates PR

Their life-changing headbands are the perfect gift for 12 year olds to express themselves and spice up their summer fits. Especially for those hot summer days. They are the ONLY patented non-slip headbands currently on the market and are inspired by the design of tires, so the unique grip tread keeps the band tightly in place and protects your hair from breaking. The headband is made from a moisture-wicking polyester/spandex blend that keeps the sweat and hair away from the face and leaves the hair grease-free. It’s the upgrade everyone child deserves for their summer activities!


This product was recommended by Jaime Goodrich from SUNForGood

This deck of cards was created by kids for kids who need some help dealing with their anxiety, worries and fears, and are great for kids experiencing feelings of isolation, uncertainty, and loss that are associated with prolonged lockdowns. They will learn tips and tricks for staying calm and positive through strategies using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, positive psychology, and random acts of kindness.

Self-Care Box

This product was recommended by Sara Leo from The Brooklyn Vibe

The pandemic is still ongoing, and being on lockdown has really emphasized the importance of taking care of yourself and your family. This pampering self-care box is the perfect way to tell your 12 year-old that it’s never too early to learn proper self-care! Complete with a bar of artisanal soap, lavender-scented bath salts, an organic candle with real flowers, and a personalized gift message – this self-care box has all the ingredients to be the perfect teachable moment for your 12-year-old on how to maintain good mental health!

Kindle Kids Edition

This product was recommended by Lorie Anderson from MomInformed

This is a great time for kids to find a love for books. With the Kindle Kids Edition, they can enjoy literature in the format most familiar to them — the screen. And it doesn’t have a web browser or social media, so you don’t have to worry about them straying from their book onto the internet. This device is purely for reading books!

Written by James Jackson


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