Great Gifts for Tweens on FamilyCircle.com

In today’s installment of Toy Insider and Family Circle magazine’s “25 Days of Toys,” Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo and Family Circle Social Media Editor Sugey Palomares share three toys that make great gifts for tweens. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


ARCADE1UP (ARCADE1UP)

  • Arcade1Up game cabinets look, feel and play just like the classic arcade games you remember.
  • These 3:4 scale Arcade Cabinets let you play seated or standing (Gaming Stool and/or Riser add-on available).
  • The classic upright cabinet design has authentic arcade controls and gameplay, such as joysticks, trackballs, buttons, and sounds.
  • The 17-inch screen features multiplayer controls and no quarters are required for play.
  • Ages: 7+
  • MSRP: $299
  • Available: Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, FYE

KIIPIX (TOMY)

  • KiiPix is an affordable instant film printer that lets you take your favorite smartphone photos and turn them into hard-copy keepsakes.
  • KiiPix requires no special app or battery.
  • Place your smartphone on the instant film printer and print your favorite photos right from your phone.
  • KiiPix lets you create vintage-inspired printed photos to share special moments with family and friends or to frame and display.
  • Available in three colors: pink, blue, or black.
  • Film is sold separately.
  • Ages: 13+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Paper Source, Scheels, TOMY.com

VOICE ORIGINALS: WHEN IN ROME (SENSIBLE OBJECT)

  • Voice Originals: When in Rome is a travel trivia board game that connects to Alexa for a voice-enhanced gaming experience.
  • To play, set up the board and open the When In Rome Alexa Skill on your smart speaker or app, divide into two teams, and the game begins.
  • Alexa teaches you how to play, keeps score, and immerses you in the world of the game.
  • With When In Rome, Alexa will fly you around the world to the 20 different cities on the map, where you’ll be introduced to real recorded locals who ask questions about the city’s music, culture, food, customs, landmarks, and more.
  • Alexa also keeps score and remembers what questions you’ve been asked and is always ready to throw a new one at you!
  • Requires Amazon Alexa device, sold separately.
  • Age:  13+
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Available: Amazon

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