What Tweens Want in Their Christmas Goody Bags

A fun tween holiday party demands a fun goody bag

Make sure every party guest leaves with a Christmas goody bag.
Christmas goody bags can make a holiday party extra fun. Julia Freeman-Woolpert, freeimages.com

If your tween wants to throw a Christmas party, or if you're in charge of a school party, a scout party or a team party, you may have to stuff a few dozen Christmas goody bags for your tween party goers. The holiday season is the perfect time to offer tweens something a little different. When purchasing items for holiday goody bags, use the season as your inspiration. And remember, discount and dollar stores are great places to find inexpensive items that are festive and ideal for the preteen crowd.

Christmas Goody Bags: A Few Good Ideas for Your Tween's Holiday Party


  • A personalized ornament
  • Traditional stocking stuffer items such as lip gloss, note pads, mini-toys, rubber balls, etc.
  • A few home-made Christmas cookies wrapped in colorful plastic wrap and tied with a ribbon
  • Christmas-themed pens, pencils and erasers
  • A candy cane
  • Small ornament craft kit
  • One-size fits all gloves
  • Holiday-themed tattoos
  • A small Christmas pin or tie-tack
  • Home-made hot chocolate mix or home-made hot spiced cider mix
  • Ingredients for Christmas cookies or candy that they can make at home
  • Mini soaps, hand sanitizers, body scrub, or hand soap
  • A mini flashlight
  • A mini puzzle
  • Noisemakers they can use on New Year's Eve
  • A mini magnifying glass or binoculars
  • A package of mechanical pencils
  • A wallet
  • Decorations for their school locker
  • A personalized luggage tag
  • A mini calendar
  • A mini hairbrush, comb and mirror set
  • A small picture frame
  • A personalized key chain
  • A personalized memo pad
  • Glow in the dark stickers for their room or locker
  • A gift card for a favorite treat
  • A holiday themed coin purse
  • A pair of headphones
  • A mini jewelry making kit 
  • Lots of holiday stickers
  • Holiday playing cards
  • A book of Life-Savers
  • Holiday ear muffs
  • A Yo-Yo in holiday colors
  • A set of Glow Sticks in holiday colors
  • A mini manicure set
  • Mini toys, such as a mini Frisbee, Slinkee, or small containers of modeling clay or small boxes of crayons, or mini art sets
  • A package of reindeer food
  • A CD of festive holiday music that you and your tween download and burn together
  • A small Christmas decoration for a tween's room or bathroom, such as a small Christmas tree
  • A pair of holiday-themed socks
  • A package of wrapped Christmas crackers
  • A small, flameless candle in holiday colors
  • A mini-Nutcracker
  • Additional ideas for Christmas goody bags: a holiday-themed mug filled with candy; a Christmas cookie cutter; a small holiday-themed snow globe; mini containers of Play-Doh in green or red; a holiday-themed magnet; and a few jingle bells.

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