Gift Guide: Tween Girls (Ages 10-13)
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These gifts for tween girls are aimed at roughly the ages of 10 to 13 years old, the stage of maturing kid and not yet teen. From books to games to cute accessories and more, we hope these tween girl gifts will help your gal feel loved.
Raddish Cooking Club Subscription
My kiddo was gifted this last year and LOVED it! I think it is such a great gift for this age. A membership includes a monthly cooking (or baking) kit that is mailed directly to the recipient.
The instructions were clear and the recipes were delicious. I especially love how they teach basic cooking skills and about different cooking utensils. Highly recommend!
1000 Piece Puzzle
I love the colors in this puzzle! It’s a beautiful and challenging puzzle that tween girls are sure to love. This one is on my list this year!
Clay Beads Set
This year, many of the tween and young teen girls I know spent hours working on making clay bead necklaces and bracelets. They enjoyed personalizing their creations with letters and charms that come in a set like this one.
Game: Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
A fun, fast-paced, and interactive card game that tweens play just about anywhere. It’s been the favorite around our neighborhood for the last year. The whole family will enjoy this one (although your kids will likely beat you every time).
More Tween Girl-Approved Games:
Neck Reading Light
The perfect book light for reading in any position. Rechargeable, three different levels of brightness, and adjustable for ergo-dynamic use. Plus, it’s cute!
When in doubt, buy your gal a super-fuzzy blanket! This one comes in several colors and sizes and is large enough to completely wrap up in. Great for being cozy while studying or on a movie night. Reviewers rave about how it survives the drier without shedding!
As a smaller gift or stocking stuffer, tweens like these throwback clips for easy do’s and their great grip.
Color Changing Lightbulb with Remote
My 9-year-old got this for her birthday this year and it’s been a huge hit. The light bulb works anywhere a standard lightbulb does and the user can change the colors with the use of the remote. I bought a few of these to give as birthday gifts as well!
Gel Pens Set
How much fun could your tween have using this giant set of colorful gel pens? Whether it’s writing letters to friends or sketching in one of these journals, she will get her use out of them. I love these blank journals, so she can decorate the front covers.
String Art Kit
This set comes with two foam canvases and patterns, but she can also create her own. A great project to get your tween off the screen and encourage creativity and imagination. This set includes their newest patterns, but here is another kit my daughter liked.
American Girl Baking Cookbook
After several years, this is hands-down still my daughter’s favorite cookbook. She has several in the American Girl series and they are all top-notch, from the photography to the recipes to the layout. As someone who has published two cookbooks, I have high standards and this cookbook definitely meets them!
Beautiful Word Coloring Bible
This is a beautiful and interactive Bible to start a little lady off with. Gift this with a nice set of colored pencils like Prismacolor, too.
You can find more age-appropriate Bibles from this list of Children’s Bibles or this list of Tween and Teen Bibles.
Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans
What a perfect stocking stuffer for the Harry Potter lovers in your family!
Gold Initials Necklace
This dainty gold necklace can be personalized with her initial. Great stocking stuffer or smaller gift.
Bonus Idea: Put this necklace inside the Explosion Butterfly Gift for a super exciting moment when she unwraps it.
Light Strings for Bedroom
My daughter thinks these are super cool and turns them on every night while reading before bed. This set comes with an ON/OFF switch, getting rid of unplugging to turn the lights off. 200 mini LED bulbs and 66Ft in length, great for decorating, and creating a warm, gentle, ambient glow in the room.
Hooded Plush Fleece Robe
What girl doesn’t love to feel like she’s at a spa? These come in different sizes and colors including holiday patterns!
Here are a few more great book series ideas for Tween girls. I’ve listed them from younger to older age-appropriateness.
- American Girl series – Love the focus on different kinds of girls from different backgrounds, different times in history, and with different interests. The stories are virtue focused with positive messages. So many to choose from, so find out her favorite AG characters and start there.
- Little House series – My daughter pored over these this year.
- Harry Potter series – The best!
- Chronicles of Narnia series – The BEST best!
- Anne of Green Gables series – Read this with your daughter. So fun.
- Wonder series – So well-written, funny, creates empathy for those who look different than us, family-focused, friend-focused.
- Percy Jackson series – My boy and girl tweens tore through these Greek mythology adventures!
$25 – $50
Woobles Crochet Kits
Planning to get one of these for my little lady this year. It’s a learn-to-crochet kit for beginners. You pick a kit, get everything you need for the project, and learn by following your kit’s step-by-step video tutorials.
Custom Phone Case
When I showed my 11 year old this gift idea, she went nuts. Girls will love having a customized phone case of their furry friend (dog or cat)!
This “tough” case is made with impact-resistant outer shell and a rubber inner liner for extra protection against accidental drops. 26 colors and phone models supported.
Charlie Thorne Book Collection
With a strong girl main character and plenty of action and adventure, tween girls will tear through this page-turning series. Well-written, engaging, and clever, my 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son are obsessed with these three books (and their author).
Strong Selfie Subscription Box
When I used to get my FabFitFun Boxes, my daughter would always plead for a box of her own. Well, I’ve found one perfect for tweens! The Strong Selfie Subscription Box will be a huge hit. Brighten your girl’s life each month with a beautiful, age-appropriate gift. Every box includes 3-4 lifestyle products each month.
My tween is obsessed with this game, but it’s really great for all ages. Instead of using numbers to solve Sudoku puzzles, Colorku uses brightly colored wooden balls. The solid wood game board includes 81 balls in 9 different colors, 104 puzzle cards, a solutions booklet, a color conversion card, and a storage tray. There are 5 levels of difficulty.
Yes, this is a thing. A huge thing for this age. There are so many variations of the plushie overstuffed animal pillow, but our Minecraft-loving tweens chose this Axolotyl as their favorite (if you have a Minecraft player, trust us on this!). I linked to a wide variety of options below, though.
This is not just any water bottle. No, no, this is THE most popular water bottle right now in our middle school. Your tween is sure to love it. And, hey, I’m all for getting my kid to drink more water. 🙂 Check out the various designs, colors and sizes.
Oversized Sherpa Wearable Blanket
Don’t ask why. Just know that this is a thing that tween girls love. You can thank us later. 🙂
$50 – $100
With so many different levels to choose from, the Lego Friends sets are still super popular with many girls in this age range.
Echo Dot with Clock
My (Polly’s) kids LOVE their echo dots. They use it for music and audiobooks primarily. The Echo Dots also have games on them that the kids have fun with. What I learned after I bought them is that they can also be used as kind of a walkie talky. From my phone, I can drop into their room, make announcements, block certain songs, set time limits, and turn on the explicit filter. Now truth be told, they still find songs that you may not approve of but all you have to say is, “Alexa, never play that song again.” I love these!
Crossbody Sling Pack
My 13-year-old daughter owns one of these rope sling bags and uses it all the time! She takes it to sports practices, friends’ houses, church, and on road trips. It’s big enough to pack books, snacks, an iPad, clothes, and such, but still small, manageable, and CUTE. There are SO many fun colors and patterns to choose from in the Kavu line. My daughter and her friends liked this pattern the best (we looked through ALL of them).
Instax Mini Instant Camera
She will have hours of fun taking instant pics with her friends! This updated version comes in loads of bright colors and also includes a selfie mirror. Buy extra film so you can print right away.
A friend of ours had this in his backyard and kids of all ages used and loved it. Set it up and take it down fairly easily. Great for exercise, getting outside, and full family fun.
Fitbit Versa 2
This smartwatch is almost identical to the Apple Watch, with a much more moderate price tag. Great for fitness, alarms, music, and controlling smart devices, it’s also waterproof. Your tween will love the cool factor!
Bonus Idea: Put this watch inside the Explosion Butterfly Gift for a super exciting moment when she unwraps it.
I’m pretty sure this is the year we are going to pull the trigger and get one of these for a kiddo. I plan to get this one based on the Amazon reviews. They are all the rage with the tweens in our neighborhood and don’t seem to go too dangerously fast.
Good News of Great Joy
A simple, weekly Advent devotional that’s intended to help your family focus on the story of Jesus’ birth.
The discussion questions and wide range of fun activities are designed for children ages 2-11.
Each weekly activity focuses on a different aspect of the Christmas story.
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