29 Gifts For 11 Year Old Girls That’ll Make Them Feel Special

By Candice Elliott | Updated: May 10, 2023

    Tween girls are notoriously hard to shop for. One minute they will share their dreams with you, and the next will be one-word answers, so trying to find out what they like or want is no easy task. They know what’s cool and trendy and are not afraid to judge you if you are not.

    Jump straight to the gifts

    What kind of things are 11-year-old girls into?

    But even though they are no longer a little girl, they aren’t quite teenagers yet. Girls, this age can be a puzzle you can’t unravel. It’s a delicate balance between choosing something not too “babyish” but not too grownup. The interests of 11-year-old girls can vary greatly, but some common themes often appeal to girls around this age.

    Many enjoy arts and crafts activities like painting, drawing, or making friendship bracelets. They might also be into music, whether listening to their favorite artists, singing, or learning to play an instrument. Books and movies that cater to their age groups, like Harry Potter or other popular series, are also often hit.

    Some 11-year-olds may also be interested in science, technology, or sports, depending on their preferences. Ultimately, it’s essential to understand the unique interests and hobbies of the specific girl you have in mind.

    What are the best gifts for 11-year-old girls?

    Stop stressing, and let us help you find the perfect gifts for an eleven-year-old girl’s birthday, Christmas, or a fun surprise. You’re sure to find something they’ll love and be on their excellent list. Our gift guide has perfect gifts for 11-year-old girls that will make them feel special.

  1. Fujifilm Instax Mini
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    Physical selfies! This best-seller instant camera is similar to a Polaroid camera for those who remember them. The Fujifilm Instax Mini has a lens that can focus as close as two feet away and a built-in flash for great pictures even in low-light conditions. In addition, the viewfinder offers an integrated target spot for image composition, and the exposure counter shows how many photos remain in the film pack. 

  3. Pod Swing Chair
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    This chair will be a hit with an 11-year-old girl, an 8-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, and any kid! The chair can be used inside or outside, making a cozy, swinging cocoon, a perfect spot to curl up with a book. The swing can be mounted from a ceiling beam or a tree branch and can hold up to 176 pounds. 

  5. Crystal Jelly Lip Balm
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    These are the coolest lip balms ever! The balms contain gold flakes and a tiny dried flower inside. These are “mood” lip balms. They change colors and look different on each wearer. The different colors are very subtle, though, with varying shades of light pink and sheer. They are also very moisturizing. 

  7. Deluxe Arts and Crafts Set
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    Remember how excited you were to get a brand-new box of 64 Crayola Crayons? Imagine getting this as a Christmas gift! Foster her inner Frieda Kahlo with this deluxe art set. The set contains 82 pieces, including an easel, colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, paint brushes, sketch pads, and more. The best toys will keep them busy for hours, and these gifts certainly will. Great for the little lady who loves to doodle.

  9. Journaling Set
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    Keeping a diary never seems to fall out of favor with tweens and teenage girls. This is complete journaling set with a notebook with an undated planner, lined and unlined paper, a stationery set, stickers, gel pens, and an eraser. 

  11. Slime Kit and Putty Lab
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    This is like Play-Doh for older kids! This kit from National Geographic includes eight different types of slime and putty; magnetic, fluffy, glow-in-the-dark, liquid, color-changing, snotty, bouncing, and one DIY glow-in-the-dark slime lab. The set includes lots of neat facts about the different properties of each component. It’s educational, fun, and a little bit gross! 

  13. Bath Bombs
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    These bath bombs are a cool gift because, unlike more traditional bombs, they come in fun shapes! In addition, the bombs are made from natural ingredients like shea butter and essential oils. The scents include sweet orange, rose, coconut, lavender, eucalyptus, ocean, grapefruit, lemon, and strawberry. 

  15. Karaoke Microphone
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    Karaoke sleepover! This wireless microphone is a karaoke party anywhere an 11-year-old girl ventures! The microphone can be synched with any Bluetooth-enabled device to sing along with the tunes on Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, or any other music streaming service. This microphone makes a great birthday gift. 

  17. Floor Lounger
  18. Kids love sitting or playing on the floor. Even we grownups – or kids at heart – like to lay around on the floor from time to time! These floor loungers are practical to set up in your living room, shared space, or entertainment area. Perfect for naptime, sleepovers, slumber parties, reading, playing board games, or watching TV. This stuffable lounger cover makes a cozy floor lounging seat/recliner for kids, teen girls, or adults. The queen size can be a spare bed for toddlers or small children.

  19. Mini Backpack
  20. This cute little backpack purse will make her feel like a grownup! It has lots of adjustable pocket straps so it can grow with her. The inside is big enough to hold all she needs to bring with her, from sunglasses to lipglossā€”the perfect gift for girls who are into fashion.

  21. Flamingo Neon Night Light
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    This retro neon light is a unique gift that a tween girl will love. The flamingo light is made of flexible silicon LED neon strip lights, not the glass tubes like old-school neon lights, and is powered by 3 AA batteries (not included) or a USB cable. 

  23. Fashion Design Sketch Portfolio
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    If your artist has an eye for fashion, she’ll love this gift. The portfolio includes 40 sketch sheets pre-printed with the model’s silhouettes to help beginners get the hang of drawing fashion designs, four stencils, and more than 100 stickers to help them accessorize and customize their sketches. 

  25. Marble Run Stem Toy
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    STEM toys encourage girls to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math; they’re fun for the whole family! This game has 60 challenges meant to develop critical skills as she plays her way through challenges that build spatial reasoning and planning skills. 

  27. Necklace
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    Girls love jewelry, and this rose-gold plated necklace stainless steel with a 16-inch chain, is the perfect size for an 11-year-old girl. The bar can be engraved with any letter you choose. This necklace is a lovely choice for her first “grownup” piece of jewelry. 

  29. Fire HD 10 Tablet
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    At 11, she may be a little young for an expensive laptop computer, so a tablet makes a nice compromise. The tablet is Alexa-enabled; it can be used to play music, watch movies, TV shows, and videos, read books, play games, and more. The tablet is full HD, 32 GB, comes with a charger, and holds a charge for up to ten hours. 

  31. Hair Chalk 
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    Those middle school and pre-teen years are a fun time to experiment with different hairstyles, but they are a little young for the commitment of hair dye. These hair chalks are a great, non-committal way to change hair colors on a whim. There are ten colors, three light-up hair extensions, and a DIY glitter hair gel. All of the components are washable and non-toxic. 

  33. LED Lights for Bikes
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    These LED lights are a fun way to keep her safe and make her bike stand out! The lights attach to bike tires and are waterproof. Each box contains enough lights for one tire. The lights fit toddler bikes up to 29-inch adult bikes, so make a great gift for a 7-year-old, 8-year-old, 9-year-old, 10-year-old, or anyone on your gift list who rides a motorcycle! And they require no tools or gadgets to install. 

  35. Wearable Bluetooth Speaker
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    This speaker is an excellent gift for a pre-teen with an active lifestyle. The speaker is waterproof, so it’s great for the beach, the pool, boating, hiking, running, and biking. This speaker provides twice the smartphone volume, offers hands-free calling, up to 10 hours of playtime, and easily connects to any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. 

  37. Crystal Water Bottle
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    This water bottle elevates the act of staying hydrated! The glass bottle is made from Borosilicate Glass, so it’s sturdy, with an all-natural bamboo cap, bottom, and actual amethyst crystals. The neoprene sleeve protects the bottle and can keep the contents hot or cold, so it’s great for hot and cold drinks. The bottle holds 15 ounces. 

  39. Hoodie 
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    Meow! This cute hoodie features a snoozing kitty cat, and the hood has little cat ears. The hood has a drawstring, and the hoodie has a kangaroo pouch pocket. The hoodie is available in black and grey and several sizes. 

  41. Card Game
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    This family game will be an excellent activity for game night. The cards are a series of questions designed to help kids learn the vital art of making conversation. It’s also a perfect way for parents, family members, and kids to get to know each other better. 

  43. Washi Tape
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    Washi tape is really neat if you’ve never seen it. It’s papery, and while it adheres, it doesn’t leave a residue. It’s thin and translucent and beautiful and fun! The tape can be used to decorate journals, notebooks, laptops, backpacks, and more. This set contains 20 rolls; each is 15mm wide and four meters long. 

  45. Pony Tail Beanie
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    The struggle is real between being warm and having fabulous hair. This beanie is the perfect gift for an 11-year-old girl who rocks that high ponytail! The hat is made of 100% acrylic, is stretchy, and fits kids aged from two to thirteen. The hat is available in several colors. 

  47. LED Light-Up Gloves
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    Staying warm can be fun with these light-up gloves! The gloves are made of cotton, and the batteries are replaceable. There are a variety of colors and light modes to choose from, and the controls are inside the gloves. These will make outdoor ice skating at night even more fun! 

  49. Tea Drops
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    I love giving Tea Drops as gifts; they’re so beautiful and unique. Most people have never seen them! They are little morsels of loose-leaf herbal teas, lightly sweetened and in cute little shapes. Pour boiling water over the drops, stir, let it steep, and enjoy! There is no caffeine, so they’re safe for tweens. Tea dregs can be drunk and contain lots of healthy antioxidants. This set includes 25 drops in five flavors. 

  51. Woodland Animals Craft Kit
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    The best gift ideas can introduce her to a lifelong hobby. This cute sewing craft kit can encourage her to take an interest in sewing. The kit includes everything needed to craft 12 adorable little plush animals, including pre-cut shapes, thread, safe, plastic sewing needles, and easy-to-follow instructions. 

  53. Harry Potter Complete Set
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    The best gift for 11-year-old girls is a Hogwarts acceptance letter, but the next best thing is the complete set of Harry Potter books; take a bit of the sting of rejection away! This set contains all seven beloved books that will introduce her to a magical world. But, of course, it’s a great gift for 11-year-old boys too! 

  55. Magnetic Dartboard
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    All of the fun of playing darts with no risk of someone losing an eye! The dartboard is reversible, so there are two games on one board, including 16 darts. The game can be played inside or outside. The board is more strongly magnetized than many similar products, so the darts don’t slide off. 

  57. Square Root T-Shirt
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    This t-shirt is a great gift for an 11-year-old girl who is a little math prodigy! It will help her find her fellow prodigies. The t-shirt is available in several sizes and colors.