30+ Gifts for Tween Girls
Raising tweens is a challenge! I have two in my house and it can get very dramatic at times. I think I would go back to the toddler years if I could to avoid it sometimes, but its really about changing how you interact with and treat your child that leads to a better relationship and allows the fun times to easily happen. One big challenge of the tween years is finding gifts that your child will enjoy and use. If you are like me, you hate to spend money on something and then just watch it sit on a shelf or the floor. My daughter just turned 10 and I am already stressing over what to get her this holiday season. Here are some ideas I have come up with from talking to her and to some of my friends that have more experience with the tween girl scene.
Gifts for Tween Girls
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Headphones – Most tweens probably already have some sort of music player. My daughter uses her iPad because, in our family, we don’t allow smart phones until they are 13 years old. At some point, we all get tired of listing to their music all the time, so they need headphones for our peace of mind too! Of course they want Beats, but my daughter has these instead and loves them. With the price, I don’t have to worry about her breaking or losing them!
Water Speakers – We got these for my daughter last year and she loves them! When she has friends over, it is always a party in her room.
Earrings – What girl doesn’t love jewelry! No need to spend a ton of money when they will probably lose them. My daughter would rather have 10 pairs of cheap earrings than one pair of expensive. She has to use Clip Ons because she reacts to all metals. Check out these cute ones!
Waterproof Digital Camera – My daughter loves to take pictures. She can’t snap selfies and pics of friends on a phone, because once again, we don’t do smart phones until the age of 13, so I am going to get her this camera this year. I like that it is waterproof and she can easily transfer her pictures to the computer. Another alternative is the Polaroid Snap that produces instant pictures. (And they think this is cool new technology!)
Books about their bodies – There are so many good books that help explain what tween girls are going through. You can read them together, or they can read them on their own. Sometimes girls don’t feel comfortable asking questions so book like these can help!
Of course, it isn’t always about useful and practical with these tween girls. Sometimes they just have to have the cute or popular items that everyone is asking for. Here are a few gifts that fall in the just for fun category.
American Girls Dolls and Accessories – My daughter is obsessed with getting these dolls and although they do fit into the sit on the shelf category at my house, they really are great quality dolls. The doll of the year this year, is Gabriela. She is beautiful! They even have a boy doll now! Logan is a must have for all collectors.
Fingerlings Baby Monkeys – This one isn’t practical or useful at all, but I have heard rumors that it may end up being this year’s equivalent to the Hatchimal so I feel compelled to include it. I admit that I have already ordered two! They are adorable and and look like something my daughter and other tweens will just have to have.
Bath Bombs – These are great for girls of all ages! So much fun!
Tsum Tsums – I’m sure my tween isn’t the only one out there that loves these cute little characters. They are sold by themselves or in sets and it is hard not to get duplicates, but its ok if you do because the girls love to trade them! They even come in plush versions which is always a hit at my house.
Beanie Boos – Speaking of plush above, these little creatures with the big eyes seem to multiply at my house. They are great for giving as birthday gifts, especially for the younger tweens. There are so many out there to choose from and you can buy them practically everywhere.
Bean Bag- This is such a fun item for girls to have in their rooms to make them more comfy.
Little Refrigerator– I just bought this for Christmas and have it hidden.
Microphone and Stand– We have this exact one and all my kids play with it.
iPod Shuffle– This is the perfect gift for a music lover. It doesn’t cost a lot and you can control what they are putting on it.
Chicken Foot– My boys love playing this with their Grandma.
I hope you have gotten some practical and useful ideas from this list and hopefully a few fun ones too!
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