Here are some holiday gift ideas for the tween (8 to 12 years old) in your life! Gen X moms will have special affection for these brands because they were popular during their girlhoods!
Now in its 40th year, Hollie Hobbie has received a makeover. A variety of products are available including the 2009 Holly Hobbie animation DVD. You can also find handmade and vintage Holly Hobbie products on Etsy. I found some precious lockets, rings, plaques, etc.
Colorforms were created in the 1950, but rose to popularity in the mid-to-late 60s and maintained an impressive toy market share through the mid-70s. Then they disappeared. Today, there’s not an ample supply of Colorforms available, but you can still find new and vintage sets on Amazon, eBay and Etsy. My favorite was a Charlie Brown set. I had Barbie coloforms, too! I loved colorforms!
The entire line of this product is still available; however, the company has dropped its 1970s tagline: “Because innocense is sexier than you think.” (Thank goodness.)
You can find plenty of old Judy Blume titles like Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret and Blubber in new form on Amazon.Plastic Loom and Loops
Because no mother can every have too many potholders. Man, I made a ton of these things as a kid. I seriously thought they could make me rich! Not a brand per se, you can find plenty of plastic looms and loops at craft and discount stores.