LittleMissMatched sent us products for review, but opinions are all our own.
Tween girls can be so tough to buy gifts for. They’re at an age when they still like things that are childlike but they want to be seen and treated as older. Take my ten year old. One minute she’s using a variety of silly voices while playing Barbies with her sister and the next minute she’s shrieking that she doesn’t want to go to the movies because Moana is for babies (she loved it, by the way. She just would never admit it to you).
It is nearly impossible to purchase solid gifts for such fickle creatures.
But, once in a while, you stumble upon something that balances delicately in the sweet spot between little kid and big girl. The cool personalized stationery from my last post is a great example. Another sure hit? LittleMissMatched‘s Colorize Collection. The collection, which includes different sock designs and a headphone set, allows girls to customize them by coloring in the designs themselves. My girls are big fans of LittleMissMatched to begin with, but having the ability to customize their socks took their love to a whole new level.
LittleMissMatched sent each of the girls their own set (Samantha got the Amazing Mazes Colorize Knee High Socks and Ellie got the London Colorize Ankle Socks). Each set comes with three mismatched socks (which, if you’re unfamiliar with the company, is the LittleMissMatched way) and one to two fabric markers. I also broke out our Kid Made Modern fabric markers to give them a few extra color options (keep in mind that this can result in major color clashing, but I gave up control on that sort of thing along time ago).
The girls spent a lazy, rainy morning in their pajamas working on their socks—and they’re pretty proud of the end results.
Once the kids are done, you just iron them to set the color and they’re ready to go!