31 Gifts For Tween Girls That They’ll Actually Want

By Candice Elliott | Updated: November 12, 2023

    It’s both easy and hard to choose tween-girl gifts. It’s easy because marketers love tween girls, so tons of products are aimed at them. It is challenging because there are tons of products aimed at them! But, separating the wheat from the chaff is difficult when looking for gift ideas. So we did it for you! Our gift guide has the best gifts for tween girls.

  1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
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    The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Film Camera produces credit-card-sized photos instantly. It’s the Polaroid of the 21st Century! This camera comes with 40 film sheets, an accessories kit, a custom case, assorted frames, a photo album, 60 colorful sticker frames, and more. This will be on many a tween’s Christmas wish list. 

  3. Color Changing Cinema Light Box With Letters
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    How fun! It’s like a modern-day Light Bright! This lightbox changes colors and comes with 244 letters, numbers, and emojis, and the remote control can be used to change the colors; there are 16 colors to choose from.

  5. Book Making Kit
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    Maybe you have a budding author! This is the perfect gift for them. The kit allows kids to write, illustrate, and publish their 20-page book! There is a postage-paid envelope that the completed manuscript can be sent in, and it will come back professionally printed in a few weeks!  

  7. Hair Straightener 
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    This best-selling brush straightener comb adopts an ionic coating on the heating surface to keep hair shiny and healthy. During the styling process, millions will be released with the heat and form a protective layer for hair, effectively reducing the hair’s thermal hurt. In addition, the extra ionic can deeply repair damaged hair and split ends, helping you create frizz-free straight hair.

  9. Caboodle Retro Case
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    All the 90’s girls, holla! The Caboodle cases we all loved have become trendy again! Caboodles are makeup cases, but they can be used for other things like school supplies, art supplies, or whatever tween girls need to store! 

  11. Mini Animals Sewing Kit
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    Are you looking for a unique gift for a crafty girl? This fun sewing kit has everything kids need to make 14 adorable stuffed animals, including all the necessary materials and detailed instructions. The animal patterns include a fox, alpaca, bunny, sloth, and more! It is a great rainy-day project for teen girls. 

  13. Harry Potter Encouragement Cuff
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    It’s not easy being a preteen, so give them a little encouragement with this cuff. Engraved with the Dumbledore quote, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” it will lift the spirits of any Harry Potter fan. 

  15. Countertop Ice Cream Maker
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    The Cuisinart automatic frozen yogurt ice cream & sorbet maker allows you to enjoy the finest homemade frozen treats – at home! The fully automatic Cuisinart frozen yogurt – ice cream & sorbet maker lets you make your favorites in 20 minutes or less, with no fuss and no mess. Add ingredients to the bowl, press on, and the machine does the rest! One of the best gifts for tween girls!

  17. Vinyl Stickers
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    These waterproof vinyl stickers have those VSCO girl vibes. You don’t know what that is, but tween girls do! Fifty stickers can be reused. They’re a fun way to decorate things like laptops, phones, headphones, and hydro flasks and make a fun stocking stuffer. 

  19. Bean Bag Chair


    This bean bag chair is perfect for cuddling up to read, do homework, or watch a movie with your BFF! The chair comes filled but can be refilled when the filling compresses over time. The chair measures 33 x 30 x 20 inches and comes in several colors. 

  21. Tie Dye Kit
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    Those are awesome if tie-dye makes you think of psychedelic chic and summer camp projects. But there’s also more to the colorful craft that keeps returning as a DIY-style must-have. So whether you’ve never dipped into the trend or want to take your textile arts to the next level, this well-stocked kit gives you all the necessary tools. Transform the included 100% cotton squares into colorful bandanas, hair accessories, reusable gift wraps, and more.

  23. Cactus Neon Light
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    This fun cactus neon lamp makes a fun nightlight or accent lamp for a desk or nightstand. The light runs on three AA batteries (not included) and measures 11.4″ x 3.93″. Makes super cute room decor for tween girls and tween boys.

  25. Jewelry Box


    This jewelry box makes it easy to keep things organized. It has two drawers, ring slots, and a necklace carousel that helps keep necklaces visible without getting tangled. This is a gift that she’ll use for many years to come. 

  27. PowerLocus Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones
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    These headphones deliver excellent sound quality and noise reduction. They’re compatible with an Apple iPhone X, 8 Plus, Samsung S9, iPad, iPod, Huawei, Nexus, and Amazon Fire Tablet. The headphones are wireless and wired. They’ll last for 15 hours on a charge and then can be switched to wired mode.

  29. Sequin Back Pack
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    This fun bag is full of sparkle! The sequins can be “ruffled” to give the bag a different look. Leather drawstrings will keep the bag securely closed. Fill it with her favorite candies, sweet-smelling lip gloss, and nail polish for a cute birthday gift.

  31. Selfie Ring Light
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    Have an upcoming TikTok star in your hands? That makes this selfie ring light an excellent gift for tweens doing distance learning. The light can be clipped onto an iPhone or Android smartphone and is rechargeable.

  33. Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad
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    This is an excellent tool for budding artists. The tablet is backlit, making it much easier to see and follow the lines of the images they’re tracing. The kit includes everything needed, including blank sheets, tracing sheets, and pencils. 

  35. Cooking Class Global Feast
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    One of the best gifts you can give a kid is to instill a love of cooking, and this fun cookbook will help you do it. The book features recipes and kids worldwide sharing their food culture and history. In addition, the recipes feature step-by-step photographs that make it easy for kids to learn new dishes. And gets Mom and dad a night out of the kitchen! 

  37. Rosebud Salve Lip Balm Trio
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    These retro lip balms are the perfect gift for girls, teens, 12-year-olds, or any girl! They have just a hint of color and are moisturizing and soothing, making them great as lip balm, highlighter, brow tamer, cuticle cream, minor scrapes, and more! This set has three tins, and each container holds .8 ounces. 

  39. Lego Architecture Skyline Collection
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    This Lego set is a great gift for a budding architect. The collection includes iconic French buildings and structures from the Parisian skyline. Containing 600 pieces, it’s a great collectible toy. 

  41. 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 made from all-natural ingredients—a great gift for teenage girls.

  43. Tie-Dye Velvet Scrunchies
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    Seriously, everything old is new again, including tie-dye and hair scrunchies! This gift combines two retro trends in one. There are six scrunchies in a set, and they’re made of soft, velvet material. 

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

  47. Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
  48. This wireless microphone is a portable karaoke party! It can be synced with any Bluetooth-enabled device to sing with Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, and other music streaming sites. It beats the hairbrush I used to use as a kid! 

  49. DIY Bracelet Craft Kit
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    This DIY jewelry-making kit includes two bracelets, three necklaces, and plenty of beads and charms to decorate them. She can make beautiful jewelry for herself or gifts. This gift is a fun activity for sleepovers! 

  51. Hooded Unicorn Bathrobe
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    This cozy robe is a great gift for tweens who still love unicorns. Made of polyester fleece, it’s machine washable. The robes run a bit small, so order one size larger to ensure a comfy fit. 

  53. Decorate Your Own Water Bottle Set
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    This is an excellent gift! Remember when we used to bedazzle our jeans? This is the modern version of that for a water bottle. The set includes a 17-ounce stainless steel, a pink water bottle, seven sheets of rhinestone stickers, and hundreds of glitter gems for customizing the bottle.


  55. Ticket To Ride Board Game
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    If you know a tween girl who longs to move to the big city, this is a fun party game for her. Players race around 1960s New York City to visit the most iconic tourist attractions in the town and punch their destination tickets at each one. 

  57. Mad Mickey Disney T-Shirt
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    Haha! Not all Disney fans are the sweet, princess kind! Some of them are the annoyed Mickey kind! This T-shirt is for them! It comes in charcoal (pictured) and heather gray, and sizes run from Small to 2X in women’s sizing. 

  59. How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding
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    Do you have a budding STEM star on your hand? Help her with this book with step-by-step instructions to teach basic coding concepts like Loops, Variables, and Selection. The book goes beyond the basics and teaches kids enough to be able to create their websites! 

    What are the best gifts for tween girls?

    Navigating the world of tween girls can be a fun and exciting challenge, especially when finding the perfect gift. At this vibrant age, where interests are as varied as their changing personalities, gifts that cater to creativity, self-expression, and exploration are often big hits. Consider trendy tech gadgets, like instant cameras or stylish headphones that blend fun with functionality.

    DIY kits can provide hours of engaging and educational entertainment, whether for crafting, science experiments, or beauty. And don’t overlook the power of personalized accessories, which can add a special touch to their evolving sense of style and identity.