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27 Really Cool Gifts Any 12 Year Old Girl Will Love

Updated on July 20, 2021 Updated on Jul 20, 2021
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    Certain ages are hard to shop for, and 12 is certainly one of them. It’s tough to choose gifts for tween-aged girls. They’re no longer considered a little kid, but they’re not yet a teen either. We’ve made it easy with 27 gifts for 12-year-old girls that they will love.

  1. 3D Printing Pen
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    The best gifts for 12-year-old girls or anyone are those that spark creativity and imagination. It’s even better if it’s also a super cool gift. This 3D printing pen ticks all of those perfect gift boxes! This pen is a great introduction to 3D printing. The adjustable feed allows her to control the pen’s speed and flow, and the temperature control is in one-degree increments for better precision. This set includes three colors of ABS plastic filament, an A/C adapter, and the touch pen. This gadget is a great way to introduce a tween to STEM toys. 

  3. Rainbow Scratch Art Pad
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    This fun notepad contains 125 pages of rainbow mini notes. The bright colors are hidden under a matte, black coating. Kids use the wooden stylus to scratch a note or design into the black layer to reveal the colors underneath. 

  5. Wireless Earbuds
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    These earbuds have Smart Touch Control, so several functions like play/pause, taking a call, and adjusting the volume can be done without touching the phone. They use Bluetooth technology and are waterproof up to 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes, so they’re great for sports and activities. They will last up to six hours from a single charge and up to 30 hours with the charging case. 

  7. Crystal Jelly Lip Balms
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    These color-changing lip balms are such a unique gift! They’re beautiful; each tube has a real dried flower and gold flecks inside, they’re moisturizing, and they’re unique to each wearer because the color depends on everyone’s unique Ph. The colors are various shades of light pink, so not too much for even 10-year-old girls if their parents aren’t ready for heavy lipstick colors. These are more of a lip gloss. 

  9. Bath Bombs Gift Box
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    Lots of bath bombs look the same, round. That’s boring! These bath bombs come in fun shapes like cupcakes, donuts, and cubes. The set includes seven-bath bombs that are made from high-quality, all-natural ingredients. The scents include rose, orange, lavender, ylang-ylang, mint, coconut, and freesia.

  11. Instax Mini Instant Camera
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    This instant camera is as close as boys and girls these days will even come to a Polaroid. And the Instax Mini is similar to a Polaroid, so what’s old is new again! The camera takes and prints wallet-sized photos. It is equipped with a macro lens and selfie mirror and includes 20  film sheets. 

  13. LED Photo Clip String Lights
  14. If the Instax Mini is her Christmas gift, these string lights are the perfect stocking stuffer! The wire is 10.5 feet in length and holds 20 clear photo clips. Each clip contains an LED light that gives a warm, white glow to the mini-photos attached. The LED lights run on 3 AAA batteries that are not included. 

  15. Women In Science
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    This illustrated book tells the stories of women who made huge contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math, the STEMs, from the ancient world to our current one. The book features women she has certainly heard of and many she may be unfamiliar with, the giants whose shoulders she’s standing on today. 

  17. Wearable Bluetooth Speaker
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    This speaker is a great gift for a pre-teen that has 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 play-time, and easily connects to any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. 

  19. Loaki Bracelet
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    A Loaki bracelet is more than just a piece of pretty jewelry. The white and black beads contain elements from the highest and lowest points on earth. The white bead contains water from Mount Everest as a reminder to stay humble. The black bead contains mud from The Dead Sea as a reminder to stay hopeful. The small is six inches around and will fit most 12-year-old girls and women with thin wrists. 

  21. Zen Desk Garden
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    Everyone could use more Zen in their lives and this garden provides it! The garden comes with 13 pieces including stones, sand, rakes, moss, and more. Let the garden be her little oasis when things are stressful. 

  23. Crystal Growing Hedgehog Kit
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    This fun kit includes everything she needs for growing crystal hedgehogs! You get four hedgehogs, four colors of crystal growing powder, four seed rocks, four containers, four stir sticks, and detailed instructions for growing the crystal hedgehog spines in 72 hours.

  25. Hair Chalk
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    This kit includes ten rainbow hair chalk pens, glitter hair gel, and light-up hair extensions. The components are non-toxic and washable.  A great gift for Halloween or a birthday slumber party! 

  27. What Do You Meme? Family Edition Board Game
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    Everyone loves a good meme, so this is a fun way for the whole family to spend some time together. Players compete to create the funniest means by using one of the caption cards they’ve been dealt to caption the photo card in each round. The card game is made for those aged 8 and older and is best played with three or more players. 

  29. Water Bottle Craft Kit
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    This is a cool gift! Remember when we used to bedazzle our jeans? This is the modern version of that for a water bottle. The set includes 17-ounce stainless steel, a pink water bottle, seven sheets of rhinestone stickers, and hundreds of glitter gems for a customized DIY bottle.

  31. Pastel Tie Dye T-Shirt
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    Tie-dye never really goes out of style, but it does sometimes get an update. This tie-dye t-shirt is in soft pastel colors, not the harsh psychedelic colors of the 60s and the eyelashes are a trendy touch. The t-shirt is 97% polyester and 3% spandex, so it has a bit of stretch and is available in several sizes. 

  33. Corgi Slippers
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    Corgis are one of the cutest breeds of dogs, and Corgis slippers are the cutest breed of footwear! The slippers are super soft and cuddly, just like the real thing! They are one size fits most and measure 10.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches. 

  35. Mandala Coloring Book
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    If you’re looking for tween girls’ gift ideas, a coloring book might not come to mind, but this is an adult coloring book. This coloring book features 50 high-quality Mandalas, intricate repetitive designs. Coloring Mandalas can help relax the tension and relieve stress. 

  37. Colored Pencils
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    She will need something to color those Mandalas with, so these colored pencils are a perfect companion gift to the coloring book above. The set of 50 pencils includes a sharpener, and the colors are named on each pencil. The pencils are pre-sharpened and made from non-rain forest harvested wood. 

  39. Gold Washi Tape
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    Washi tape is a Japanese tape similar to masking tape but much more beautiful and without the sticky residue left behind when removed from a surface. The tape can be used to decorate wrapping paper, cell phones, computers, walls, and more. This set contains six rolls of tape, and each roll is 16.5 feet long. 

  41. Harry Potter Box Set
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    Many 11-year-old boys and girls were disappointed when they didn’t receive their Hogwarts’ letters, but at least they can read about the magic with this Harry Potter complete set. This collection contains paperback copies of the entire series, books 1-7. Give her this as a birthday gift to make up for not getting that letter last year! 

  43. Scooter
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    This Razor scooter is a fun way to get around. The extra-large wheels provide a smooth, stable ride, the height is adjustable, and it can hold up to 220 pounds. 

  45. Remote Control Night Light
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    What could be a cuter night light than a glow-in-the-dark kitty? This cute light has three levels of brightness and 16 colors to choose from. She is made of soft, BPA-free silicone so she can be hugged and squished and will pop right back into shape. The light has a remote control and runs on a USB rechargeable, built-in battery. 

  47. Cherry Blossom Bonsai LED Light Tree
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    This beautiful tree can be used as a night light or to provide a bit of ambiance when studying or reading. It’s 16 inches tall and has 36 LED pink cherry blossom lights. The timer can be set to turn off after six or 18 hours, and it runs on 4 AA batteries or the included adaptor. 

  49. Gamer T-Shirt
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    Nintendo? Playstation? Xbox? They might all seem the same to you, but if she’s a gamer, she has her favorite. Gaming is a serious hobby. This t-shirt will tell people she’s a die-hard gamer. The shirt is 100% cotton, available in several colors and sizes. 

  51. Galaxy Hoodie
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    Galaxy print is kind of what tie-dye was to the Hippies to Generation Z, ubiquitous and trendy. It’s on everything from notebooks to brownies. Everyone needs a good hoodie, so a galaxy print is a natural choice! The lining is fleece for extra warmth, and the outer shell is an 80/20 polyester cotton blend.

  53. Amazon Gift Card
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    Sometimes you comb through ten gift guides and still don’t see the perfect gift, or maybe you need a gift for a 12-year-old girl you don’t know particularly well. Amazon gift card to the rescue! You can buy gift cards starting at pre-set dollar amounts or choose your own.