Here are some holiday gift ideas for the tween (8 to 12 years old) in your life! Gen X moms will have a 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 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 innocence 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 a new form on Amazon. Plastic Loom and Loops