37 Perfect Gift Ideas for Girls (2021)

Have an elementary age or tween girl in your life that you need a gift for? Whether it’s Christmas or birthday or just because, we’ve scoured stores, as well as the bedrooms (and minds!) of my nieces and friends’ daughters to curate the best gift ideas for girls possible.

Today we’re sharing all of the most on trend, unique gifts for girls that any little lady, no matter her interests, will love.

This list was created by talking to actual elementary-aged and tween girls in my life. They shared some of their favorite items they own as well as things on their wishlist.

Girls can be a picky bunch so I’m sharing a bit more info about each product to help you figure out what’s the best gift to get for your girls!

And as a note, many of the items below are also included in my gift guide for boys. These aren’t gender specific, just ideas I’ve heard from girls in my life!

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37 Best Gift Ideas for Girls

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37 gifts for girls

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1. Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera, Fujifilm // 2. Binoculars // 3. Cosmo Glitter Clear Bumper Case, Amazon // 4. Yoga Mat // 5. Nail Polish, Olive and June // 6. Apron // 7. Tie-Dye Kit Party, Amazon // 8. Botany Experimental Greenhouse Science Kit // 9. Chain Link Letter Necklace, Anthropologie // 10. Lap Desk // 11. 36 Color Pens, Amazon // 12. Alarm Clock and Wireless Charger // 13. Beautiful Day Perfume, Bath and Body Works // 14. Giant Coloring Page, Etsy // 15. A Thousand Wishes Body Lotion, Bath and Body Works // 16. PlasmaCar // 17. Apple AirPods, Apple // 18. Airpods Case, Amazon // 19. Real Littles Locker, Target // 20. Hoverboard, SISIGAD // 21. VTech Kidizoom Creator Cam // 22. Hair Chalk, Amazon // 23. Rainbow High Doll, Amazon // 24. Lightbox, Northpoint Store // 25. Cra-z-Loom Super Loom, Amazon // 26. Leotards, Amazon // 27. Pop It Unicorn, Amazon // 28. Razor Scooter // 29. Matching Girl and Doll Robes // 30. LEGO Friends Friendship Bus // 31. Present Pets // 32. Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit , Baketivity // 33. Squishmallow // 34. DIY Personalized Accessories Kit // 35. Polly Pocket Pollyville Mighty School Playset, Target // 36. Jenga // 37. Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

1. For the Creative Girl: Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera 

This is a fantastic camera for any girl starting to show an interest in photography or just capturing memories, especially with the selfie mirror. Be sure to gift extra film too, because this camera is sure to be an immediate hit.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera

  • Automatically selects the optimal shutter speed in any environment
  • Features a built-in macro mode and selfie mirror
  • Customize your camera with the two included shutter button accessories – a jewel button and a glow button

2. For the Adventurer: Binoculars

Every adventurer needs some binoculars! These kid-sized functioning binoculars come in a ton of colors and make every outing a little more fascinating.

Kids Binoculars

Kids Binoculars

  • 13 color options
  • Soft rubber-surrounded eyepieces
  • 8 times magnification
  • Shockproof

3. For the One Whose Phone Is Life: Cosmo Glitter Clear Bumper Case

This phone case has pink and gray marbling that your teen daughter will love! Bonus for you? She will love this case so much she will probably take better care of her phone.

Cosmo Glitter Clear Bumper Case

Cosmo Glitter Clear Bumper Case

  • Full-body case with 360 degree protection
  • Front cover includes a touch-sensitive built-in screen protector to prevent damage
  • Cushioned corners provide drop protection
  • Fingerprint-resistant coating with a stylish glitter layer
  • Designed specifically for iPhone 8 Plus & 7 Plus. Not compatible with standard iPhone 7/8

4. For the Flexible One: Yoga Mat

Yoga is great for kids of all ages. It helps them get out energy, builds muscles and calms their minds. Get them their own mat so you can do yoga together!

Yoga Mat

Yoga Mat

  • 24″ x 60″
  • 13 pattern options
  • Non-slip texture
  • Non-toxic and 6P free

5. For the Always Polished One: Nail Polish

It is so disappointing to get cute nail polish as a gift, put it on, and realize it is cheap and instantly chips off or clumps up. Your daughter will love this Olive and June nail polish! Her nails will look great, she can get creative with the colors and – best of all – no nail polish frustration.

P.S. Use the code JenB20 for 20% off any system!

Olive and June nail polish in a variety of colors

Nail Polish

  • Mani-perfecting clean up brush 
  • Acetone-free polish remover pot
  • Straight-edge nail clipper 
  • Dual-grit nail file
  • Salon-quality nail buffer 
  • Patented bottle handle, the Poppy
  • Super glossy top coat
  • Award-winning cuticle serum
  • Plus 7-free Polish of your choice

6. For the Aspiring Chef: Apron

Kids love helping in the kitchen, and with a brand-new apron, they’ll be ready to tackle even the messiest recipes (which is basically every recipe with kids, right?). This apron comes in 2 sizes and has an adjustable neck strap so you can make sure their clothes are covered.

Kid's patterned apron

Kid’s Apron

  • Five pattern options
  • Adjustable neck and tie waist
  • Size small: 15″x19″; size large: 19″x23″
  • Machine washable

7. For the Trendy Type: Tie-Dye Kit Party

A quick walk through the stores or browsing online and you know that tie dye is in. Any girl will love creating her own tie-dyed t-shirts, sweatshirts and more with this tie dye kit. She will be able to customize the colors and designs to exactly what she wants – how cool is that?

Tie-Dye party kit

Tie-Dye Kit Party

  • Includes a reusable plastic storage bin stocked with enough tie-dye supplies to create up to 36 projects
  • Features 18 easy-squeeze bottles of highly-concentrated nontoxic dye
  • Just add water to activate
  • Includes step-by-step technique guide featuring over eight tie-dye looks to choose from
  • Dyes are safe to machine wash. Colors stay bright and bold through repeated washings

8. For the Scientist: Botany Experimental Greenhouse Science Kit

Start her green thumb early! This science kit teaches kids about seeds and plants and lets them experiment with tiny greenhouses. She can grow three different types of plants and teach you what she’s learned!

Botany Experimental Greenhouse Science Kit

Botany Experimental Greenhouse Science Kit

  • 30 experiments
  • Grow cress, zinnias, and beans
  • 14.6″ x 11.5″ x 3.1″
  • 48-page illustrated guidebook

9. For the Sophisticated Girl: Chain Link Letter Necklace

This is a gift that your daughter will love for years to come. A necklace with her initial on it is both meaningful and trendy. Any girl will love to wear this necklace with causal t-shirts or paired with a dressy outfit.

This one is so beautiful you could get matching mama/daughter necklaces!

Chain Link Letter necklace

Chain Link Letter Necklace

  • Gold-plated metal
  • Toggle closure

10. For the One Who Works Best When Comfortable: Lap Desk

You’ve got to get comfortable when doing homework, and after sitting up at a desk all day at school, sitting at a desk at home just isn’t going to do the trick! Give her the option to sit wherever she wants with a lap desk.

If your kid likes drawing, add a sketchpad and nice drawing supplies to sweeten the package!

Llama lap desk

Lap Desk

  • 14″x11.3″
  • Fabric is 100% cotton with reinforced stitching
  • Durable handle
  • Animal design with pop-out felt details

11. For the Writer or Artist: 36 Color Pens

Your gals love to journal or draw? This 36-piece set of pens is for her.

Set of 36 coloring pens

36 Color Pens

  • Wide variety of 36 eye-catching coloring pens at your hand
  • Quick drying, no bleed ink
  • Super fine, metal tipped
  • Non-toxic, water-based, acid-free, no smudges, dry safe, minimal bleed through

12. For the Techie: Alarm Clock and Wireless Charger

If you’re looking for one gift to make a big difference in your daughter’s bedroom, this is it. It’s an alarm clock/Bluetooth speaker/radio/wireless charger/USB charger all wrapped in one.

Alarm clock and wireless charger

Alarm Clock and Wireless Charger

  • Dimmable LED display
  • Dual alarm functionality
  • Built-in QI charging pad and USB port
  • 5 color options

13. For the Beauty Queen: Bath & Body Works Beautiful Day Perfume

Girls love to wear perfume, so introduce your girl to the wonderful world of scents with this refreshing fragrance from Bath and Body Works. She will love to spritz this on her skin and you will love that you aren’t spending a fortune on expensive perfume.

Bath & Body Works Beautiful Day Perfume

Bath & Body Works Beautiful Day Perfume

  • A carefully crafted bottle with a sophisticated pump
  • Blend of daisies, pink peonies, sun-kissed apples and sparkling cassis
  • Spritz over skin for an all-day fragrance

14. For the Colorful One: Giant Coloring Page

Perfect for alone time or family gatherings, this 10-foot coloring sheet occupies people of all ages! Spread it on a table or floor or tape it to the wall, and it’s an activity that’ll last a week or more.

Giant coloring page banner

Giant Coloring Page

  • 30″ x 120″
  • Hand-drawn illustrations
  • High-quality paper that won’t rip
  • Good for whatever art supplies you want to use

15. For the Beauty Girl: Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes Body Lotion

Both my nieces have this lotion, and they have opposite personalities so chances are the little ladies in your life will like this scent too!

Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes Body Lotion

Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes Body Lotion

  • A festive blend of sparkling champagne, crystal peonies and almond creme
  • Key notes of pink prosecco, sparkling quince, crystal peonies, gilded amber, amaretto creme

16. For the Easy Rider: PlasmaCar

No batteries and easy enough for preschoolers to scoot around on? A total winner in my book. Bonus: It holds up to 220 pounds so even adults can give it a try.

PlasmaCar

PlasmaCar

  • No batteries, gears or pedals
  • Max weight: 220 lbs
  • Ages 3+
  • Can reach speeds up to 6 mph

17. For the Musical Maven: Apple AirPods 

This is a gift for the older girl on your list! Teens will love to be gifted with these AirPods to listen to their favorite music or for FaceTiming with their friends.

Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods 

  • Automatically on, automatically connected
  • Easy setup with all your Apple devices
  • Quick access to Siri
  • New Apple H1 headphone chip delivers faster wireless connection to your devices

18. For the Careful Chick: Airpods Case

Have a girl that takes good care of her stuff? (Lucky you.) Encourage that even more by getting her an AirPods case. Not only will this help protect the pods, but the carabiner will help her keep track of it by being able to clip the case inside her purse or backpack.

AirPods Case

Airpods Case

  • Made of safe food grade silicone
  • Provides impact resistance and anti-scratch against daily wear and tear
  • Stains and dirt can be easily wiped and cleaned
  • Supports wireless charging without interruptions
  • Transforms your ear pods from AirPods holder to a keychain accessories kit

19. For the Tiny Decorator: Real Littles Locker

Girls will spend hours customizing this mini locker with the 15 surprises included and then in imaginative play with their dolls. It’s the perfect place to keep all their little treasures!

Real Littles Locker

Real Littles Locker

  • 11″ x 4.45″ x 4.88″
  • Ages 6+
  • Includes mini duffel bag and 15 surprises
  • Working locker

20. For the Mover and Shaker: Hoverboard

This is a great gift for a late elementary-age girl! A hoverboard provides fun year round as it can be used both indoors and outdoors. The battery on this particular model lasts for hours, so you will be able to go for 2+ mile walks (or, um, rides!) no problem.

Hoverboard

Hoverboard

  • Front LED lights with LED lights on wheels
  • 6.5″ rubber wheels for smooth ride
  • Self-balancing control system easy for beginners
  • Maximum weight: 260 lbs

21. For the Wannabe YouTuber: VTech Kidizoom Creator Cam

What kid these days doesn’t want to be a YouTube star? Get them started with this Creator Cam — it’s got special effects, more than 20 animated backgrounds and on-screen editing tools.

VTech Kidizoom Creator Cam

VTech Kidizoom Creator Cam

  • HD video camera with built-in microphone
  • Green screen fabric included
  • Tabletop tripod/selfie stick
  • Ages 5-10

22. For the Hair Girl: Hair Chalk

Temporary hair color is a winning gift for any girl! My elementary-age niece and middle school-age niece both love having fun colors in their hair, and the fact that these wash out gives them endless chances to try different colors.

10 hair color markers and girl with rainbow hair

Hair Chalk

  • Includes 10 different hair color markers
  • Temporary hair color
  • Can also be used as face painting crayons
  • Easy to apply and to remove
  • Non-toxic, non-allergenic and water soluble
  • Provides up to 80 applications per each hair chalk pen

23. For the Future Stylist: Rainbow High Doll

Rainbow High dolls are one of this year’s most popular fashion dolls. This one has extra-long hair that you can color with the included gels and creams — or color your own!

Rainbow High Doll

Rainbow High Doll

  • Fully articulated fashion doll
  • 4 hair color creams, glitter hair gel, ombre hair chalk, hairbrush, 5 hairpins
  • Includes doll stand
  • Ages 5+

24. For the Home Decor Diva: Lightbox

This light box is a fun addition to a bedroom for any girl, from mid elementary on up.

Lightbox

Lightbox

  • Light box with letters and number titles
  • 109 letters, numbers and symbols
  • Light up your world with fun quotes
  • Fully customizable light box

25. For the Crafter: Cra-z-Loom Super Loom

Here’s the ultimate boredom buster for a crafty kid! With this huge loom, you can make a lot more than bracelets — make cell phone cases, spell out words, and use your imagination to come up with new creations!

Cra-z-Loom Super Loom

Cra-z-Loom Super Loom

  • Ages 8+
  • 6-row loom
  • Comes with 2200 bands and 40 clips
  • Includes chevron rubber band loom

26. For the Gymnast: Leotards

Leotards are a great gift for a gymnast or dancer, or a girl who might dream of being one someday. Your daughter doesn’t have to be enrolled in formal lessons to enjoy dancing and cartwheeling around in a leotard! This is a great gift for early to mid elementary age girls.

Blue sparkly leotard

Leotards

  • Pull on closure
  • Fabric is quick dry, breathable, and anti-pilling
  • A metallic pattern, u-neck collar with rhinestones, open back detail
  • Four-way stretch to move with your body

27. For the Fidget Fiend: Pop It Unicorn

The cutest popper toy you ever did see! Pop-its are everywhere this year, and no kid can seem to get enough! This unicorn one will occupy kids of all ages.

Pop It Unicorn

Pop It Unicorn

  • Oversized toy
  • Ages 3-10
  • Easy to clean
  • Comes in other shapes too!

28. For the Girl Who Likes To Go Fast: Razor Scooter

Scooters are a fantastic gift for any elementary-age child. They encourage exercise and motor skills, which is good for you and good for them. Razor scooters are great quality and will last for years.

Razor Scooter

Razor Scooter

  • Includes rear fender brake and folding mechanism designs
  • This razor scooter has adjustable handlebars to fit young riders of all sizes
  • Folding mechanism for easier storage and transportation

29. For the American Girl: Matching Girl and Doll Robes

If your girl loves her American Girl or Our Generation doll (or even just a favorite stuffed animal!), get them matching robes. It doesn’t matter if she’s 2 or 14, they’ve got her size!

Girl in unicorn robe with doll with matching robe

Matching Girl and Doll Robes

  • 12 options for pattern/design
  • 100% polyester
  • Tie closure
  • Hood

30. For the Creative Type: LEGO Friends Friendship Bus 

Legos are such a fantastic gift for any age girl who loves to build and create. Legos are categorized by age so you can find one that fits the exact ages of your child. The lego themes are truly endless: choose a Lego Friends set for younger elementary age girls and complex Disney or Star Wars sets for older girls.

LEGO Friends Friendship Bus

LEGO Friends Friendship Bus 

  • 778 pieces for hours of creative play
  • Toy bus comes with LEGO Friends Stephanie, Mia and Olivia mini dolls
  • Includes lots of mini-doll accessories

31. For the One Who Has to Pet Every Dog: Present Pets

This interactive dog checks all the boxes for a great present: adorable puppy dog eyes, can play games, and even unboxes itself! Plus it’s a surprise which of the two poodle fairy pups you’ll get!

Present Pets purple puppy

Present Pets

  • 2 “bark-back” games
  • Licks, wags tail and shuffles paws
  • Comes out of box when you pull the gift tag
  • 6 AAA batteries, included

32. For the Baking Girl: Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit – Bug Cupcakes

These all-in-one Baketivity kits are a great gift for your little helper in the kitchen. This kit includes everything you need – recipe, ingredients, etc. – and a bonus fun learning activity to complete while the cupcakes are baking! This is geared towards later elementary age kids who are learning the basics of baking.

Kids Baking activity kit

Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit – Bug Cupcakes

  • Includes clear recipes, pre-measured ingredients
  • Has two activities to do while cupcakes bake
  • Makes eight cupcakes

33. For the Snuggler: Squishmallow

Whether this is her first Squishmallow or she’s got a big collection, every girl will love snuggling this stuffed animal. Part pillow, part stuffed animal, all cuddles.

Squishmallow pink unicorn

Squishmallow

  • 12″ x “11” x 10″
  • Marshmallow-like texture made of polyester fabric
  • Washable and dryable

34. For the Young Designer: DIY Personalized Accessories Kit

This kit is perfect for older elementary and middle school kids who are starting to learn how to make their own jewelry and hair clips. Kits like these are such a great tool to give your kids the basics they need for an activity. If you find they like accessory making, take a trip to the craft store to stock up on more specific supplies!

Personalized accessories kit

DIY Personalized Accessories Kit

  • Includes charms, beads, clips, thread, closures and pliers
  • Alphabet-centric jewelry
  • Colorful cords and metallic beads
  • Great introduction to jewelry making

35. For the One Who Likes Mini Things: Polly Pocket Pollyville Mighty School Playset

Polly Pocket is even better now than when you were a kid! This giant (in Polly Pocket terms) school playset offers lots of opportunities for pretend play.

Polly Pocket Pollyville Mighty School Playset

Polly Pocket Pollyville Mighty School Playset

  • 2 dolls
  • 7 play spaces
  • 12 micro accessories
  • 5.12″ x 9.05″ x 3.54″

36. For the Gamer: Jenga

Jenga is a classic family game for a reason: it’s fun for everyone! Your daughter will enjoy playing this game with her friends and you will love having a fun family game night.

Jenga

Jenga

  • Includes 54 Jenga hardwood blocks, stacking sleeve with instructions
  • Simple, solid, and timeless

37. For the Future Singer: Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

Got a superstar on your gift list? This wireless microphone is a perfect gift for any elementary (or older) age girl who memorizes all the lyrics to her favorite Frozen or Taylor Swift songs.

Karaoke microphone

Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

  • Can be used as a microphone, speaker or recorder
  • Light that correlates to the music: higher volume, brighter light
  • Easily connected with Android, iPhone, etc.

And there you go! I hope this gift guide for girls helps you discover a gift or two for any little lady on your list.

Don’t forget to check out all of my other gift guides, like gifts for her (think MIL, sister, wife), him (husband, brother, dad), fair trade, toddlers and more here!

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About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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