We all know that choosing the perfect present for the ‘tweenagers’ in your life can be tough, trying to strike that perfect balance between not too babyish but not too adult.
We have rounded up 10 of our favourite Christmas gifts for tweens who love the outdoors.
1 – Den Kit Co’s Fire on a Plate (£19.50)
Ignite a lifelong passion for outdoor adventure with our Fire on a Plate Kit – designed to safely teach the vital skill of fire-lighting.
Containing the fire on an enamel plate avoids scorching the earth underneath it, as well as restricting its size – though in no way diminishing the fun. The fire-steel and kapok tinder balls have been chosen for maximum success in young hands, increasing the unbeatable feeling of accomplishment for the fire-starter as they master this lifelong skill.
2 – Me Time Therapy’s Lip balm and body Butter kit (£20)
If you spend a lot of time outdoors in the winter you will need to take care of your skin.
We love a good craft kit at Flo & Fawn and this one is lots of creative fun as you learn how to make your own Lip Balms and Body Butters with 100% natural, vegan ingredients. It includes step by step instructions, links to video tutorials and reusable bottles and tins.
We were kindly gifted this in the summer and are still using the lip balms now!
3 – My First Swiss Army Knife (from £22)
A pen knife is the ultimate versatile tool for so many outdoor activities.
Victorinox, the makers of the iconic Swiss Army Knife, has created a range of pocket knives for kids for safely sawing wood or opening cans.
With 9 functions including a blade with a rounded tip, a chain and a lanyard these are sure to be a hit.
4 – The Original Chilly’s Bottle (from £20)
Any outdoor adventurer needs suitable sustenance!
We love our Chilly’s bottles all year round as they keep drinks at the perfect temperature, whether it be ice cold water in the summer or warming hot chocolate for winter adventures.
While there are many copies on the market we really rate The Original Chilly’s Bottle for its never-let-you-down performance and with so many different designs there is sure to be one to appeal to everyone.
5 – KOKOH Chocolate (from £3)
Continuing with the theme of sustenance for your outdoor adventures, we always like to have a slab of this delicious chocolate with us when we set out!
Kokoh is an award-winning, British crafted, luxury chocolates made using the finest ingredients.
Made from high quality, fairly traded ingredients there really is a bar to suit every taste.
Our favourite is the Himalayan Pink Salt, that is the perfect pick me up when the top of that hill seems very far away. A great little gift to slip into a stocking.
6 – Adopt a Hedgehog with Surrey Wildlife Trust (£25)
Hedgehogs are declining as fast as the tiger!
Adopt a hedgehog with the Surrey Wildlife Trust and help them to protect our prickly friends.
The pack includes a cute cuddly hedgehog, an adoption certificate and a fact sheet of fun hedgehog facts.
The money raised will help the trust restore habitats for hedgehogs and other wildlife species on our reserves as well as working to raise awareness about urban wildlife in local communities
7 – Nite Ize Buglit LED Micro Flashlight Black (£12.99)
This fully poseable tough micro flashlight is perfect for outdoor adventures, camping and reading under the covers!
The BugLit “body” is actually the powerful INOVA Microlight – a tough micro flashlight encased in durable polycarbonate plastic housing, with four functions (high power, low power, strobe, and signal).
This bright white LED has an effective range of up to 50 feet, and one-mile visibility.
Next, the securely attached “legs” are two flexible, fully mouldable 6″ Nite Ize Gear Ties, which can be bent, wrapped, or twisted in many configurations, to sit, stand, store, or shine the flashlight. Wrap the legs around the body for compact storage and transport.
And, finally, its lightweight plastic S-Biner clip allows you to attach, hang, or store the BugLit for convenient access on zippers or keys.
8 – Field Studies Council Identification Guides (from £3.30)
These best selling guides are stunningly illustrated, packed with facts and splash-proof making them perfect for heading outdoors.
With over 80 different titles to introduce all aspects of nature, from Bees to Woodland Plants they make identifying the nature all around us fun and easy. You can buy individual guides for £3.30 each or they do fantastic bundles such as this garden safari pack.
9 – Turtle Doves fingerless gloves (£26)
Nestled in the heart of Shropshire the Turtle Doves team specialises in turning pre-loved cashmere jumpers into practical and gorgeously soft new accessories.
Our whole family loves the fingerless gloves as they really do keep your hands warm whilst allowing you to still use your fingers.
10 – WildSTEM Gift Subscription (from £36)
Perfect for tweens with a passion for nature and science, WildSTEM boxes will inspire children to learn about the natural world and experience it in new ways, learning key STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through imaginative and engaging activities.
WildSTEM boxes provide a month of seasonal nature-based challenges from acorn catapults to wildflower cakes, which can be recorded in their handmade Nature Journal. All designed by qualified teachers and tested by real children.
With plenty of independent activities as well as fun for the whole family to enjoy. Full, easy to follow instructions are included for each activity as well as key parts and ingredients so you’re never left searching the shops for that vital piece.
Receive 8 different activities each month all beautifully packaged in a handy box that fits through the letterbox so they never miss a delivery.
3, 6 and 12-month options are available. You will receive a festive gift certificate to download for your lucky recipient and their subscription will automatically start from January 2021.