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5 Products Your Tween Will Love

From spreading a positive message to learning a new skill or just looking cool, here are five brands that Gen Zers (and their parents) can get behind.

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Foster inner strength with the Strong Self(ie) box. The quarterly subscription box for tween and teen girls is full of trendy products to empower health, smarts, fun, and beauty, with positive messages, kindness cards, and tips for parents. Choose from two boxes: Bloom for ages eight to 12 or Burst for ages 13 to 17. $60 per box.

Locker Board
Locker Board skateboards fit inside a backpack or locker.

Invented by 13-year-old Carson Kropfl, Locker Board skateboards are a must-have for any aspiring skater. Made out of recycled skateboard decks, these gnarly boards feature graffiti-style art and are compact enough to fit in a backpack or locker, making it easy to get from school to the skate park. Bonus: Parents feel good about this purchase because $1 from every Locker Board sold is donated to Ocean Unite for ocean conservation. $98-$128, available at Amazon and lockerboard.net.

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Colorado-based SugarSky is a style staple for active, trendsetting girls. Designed and hand sewn in Grand Junction, SugarSky’s products come in a variety of fun patterns. Made from 79 percent recycled water bottles, with a 35+ UV rating, their selection of headbands, bandanas, scrunchies, yoga pants, and swimsuits are earth- and health-conscious. Bonus: They’re so cute that Mom will want some of her own. Prices range from $12-$70.

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Learn to code with fun wearable kits, like this sparkly bracelet.

For the tween who loves to make, try a subscription to Creation Crate. Each box includes a different tech project each month, to teach kids how to build electronics and code. Their sister brand, Girls That Make, offers wearable technology projects, too. For ages 12 and up (or younger with adult supervision). Subscriptions range from $22-$40 per month.

In today’s environment of negative comments and bullying, help your child spread a positive message with Be a Good Person clothing. The Denver-based brand’s message is simple, and comes printed on a variety of styles for youth and adults—from T-shirts and sweatshirts to hats and leggings. Check out their storefront in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood or shop online. Prices range from $22-$66.

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