17 Best Gift Ideas for Tween Girls

I love tween girls — they’re so much fun and you never know what’s going to come out of their mouths next! But that unpredictability can make them hard to shop for!

They’re growing out of the kinds of gifts you’ve been giving them the past several years but they aren’t quite ready for the more boring teenage gifts (you know, the “just get me a gift card” phase).

To make sure we get it right, I enlisted the help of my 11-year-old niece! She shared what’s on her wish list (and her friends’ list!) this year.

She even added her thoughts on why some of them are great gifts! Trust me when I saw that a gift from this guide will be a hit with just about any tween girl!

And of course, tween girls and tween boys like lots of the same stuff! So shop this list for the boys in your life too and check out my tween boys gift guide for more ideas for tween girls.

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Best Gifts for Tween Girls

1. Nike Sneakers

I own these Nike Blazers and love them, and I know tweens and teens love them too! I’ve seen enough of them around town on cool teens’ feet!

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2. Weekender Bag

Tweens are starting to have a whole life outside of you, and that sometimes includes sleepovers! Get her the perfect bag to carry all her things — not too grownup and stuffy, but far from what they used as a little kids.

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02/23/2024 06:14 pm GMT

3. Jewelry

Accessorizing is one of the true joys of tween-dom! Help her build her jewelry collection with cute necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Make it even more special by getting her a customized name necklace.

Daisy Chain Choker

Perfect for spring and summer, this daisy chain choker will finish off your look! With gorgeous beads and a delicate chain, this is a no brainer choice for a feminine, floral look!

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4. Chunky Monkey Business game

She can play this at slumber parties with friends or you can play for family game night, and everyone will have a good time. It’s a word game where you have to find the one word that completes two common phrases.

This hilarious card game is fast and silly and makes you use your brain!

Tween girl perspective: “It’s so fun because it is a card game, a thinking game, and a speed game!”

Other board games that are fun for tweens (and the whole family): Kids Against Maturity, What Do You Meme? Family Edition, Apples to Apples, Family Feud Disney Edition, and Unstable Unicorns.

Chunky Monkey Business
$24.98
  • Objective - Connect one word using the beginning and ending word. Can you figure out the blank?
  • 3-8 Player Interactive Party Game
  • Includes - One monkey, 400 cards, and a rules sheet.
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02/23/2024 09:09 am GMT

5. The Wingfeather Saga books

Both my tween nephew and niece have this series on their wish list this holiday season, so you know it’s a good one! It’s so fun to watch your tweens get fully enraptured in reading, and any gift that helps that happen is a winner in my book.

Tween girl perspective: “I really like the, because of their cliff hangers and because of how well the story is written!”

Wingfeather Saga Boxed Set
$35.71
  • 4 novels in hardcover
  • Reading age 8-12
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02/23/2024 06:59 pm GMT

6. Swanket

Kids really know how to get comfy, and this sweatshirt/blanket does the trick!

Tween girl perspective: “I love them because you don’t have to worry about keeping track of a blanket when you are literally wearing one!!!”

Oversized Hoodie Sweatshirt with Kangaroo Pocket
$28.88 ($1.50 / Ounce)
  • Roomy hood
  • Moon shaped pocket
  • Elastic sleeves
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02/24/2024 12:49 am GMT

7. Air Track

If you live somewhere with rough winters, you know indoor activities are crucial to your sanity! This air track mat is great for gymnastics, tumbling, yoga, basically whatever your tween can think of.

Tween girl perspective: “It is super fun because you get a little bounce to do your tricks, but at the same time, you are basically doing it on the ground!”

10ft Air Track Tumbling Mat
$119.99
  • ‎10 x 3.28 x 0.33ft
  • ‎Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Includes electric air pump, durable carry bag and repair kit
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02/23/2024 04:34 pm GMT

8. Iron Flask Water Bottle

Water bottles are a crowd-pleasing but practical gift. Stainless steel water bottles keeps your tween’s water cold and ready to drink.

I bought this for my niece at the start of school and she loves it. Even more, she broke the lid on accident and we discovered that the Iron Flask brand is amazing.

They have a lifetime guarantee on their products. When we contacted them to get a new lid they not only sent one lid but the sent two lids, four straws AND two cleaning tools! We’re customers for life!

IRON °FLASK Sports Water Bottle
  • 18/8 Stainless steel that is 100% BPA free and non-toxic
  • Keeps your drink cold for up to 24 hours, and hot for up to 12 hours
  • Iron Flask comes with 3 different 100% leak proof lids: Patented Straw Lid, Flip Lid, and a Handle Lid
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9. Clothes

Seasonally appropriate clothes are a great gift because they can wear them right away! You can pick out the clothes yourself (which makes sure they’re getting some of the items they actually need) or you could gift a shopping trip with a certain budget so they can get the latest trends they like and perfect size.

Boxy Rib Knit Sweater

Boxy, loose-fit sweater in a soft rib knit. Round neckline, dropped shoulders, and long sleeves.

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10. Winter Hats

Even if you’ve bought them hats before, you know hats get lost and their taste changes. A new beanie that they love means they’ll be cute and fashionable all winter.

Winter Beanie Hats
  • 100% acrylic
  • Highly stretchable and cozy, classic design
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11. Google Home Mini

If you love smart gadgets, your tween probably will too. Give them their own Google Home Mini to help them feel a little more in charge of their lives.

Tween girl perspective: “We use this for an alarm, to listen to music, and all sorts of other things!”

Google Home Mini
Now $39.84
  • Gives you the functionality of Google in your home
  • Ask it questions or tell it to do things to tackle your everyday tasks, enjoy music and entertainment
  • Google Home chalk customizes to you by recognizing your voice
  • Can work on its own or you can have several around the house
  • Colors of this Google Mini chalk: aqua, chalk, charcoal and coral
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12. Walkie Talkies

I don’t think anyone ever outgrows the fun of walkie talkies! It’s like being a spy or an explorer (and it’s a good way to communicate with your tween when they’re playing outside without having to leave the house!).

Tween girl perspective: “I absolutely love them because I can go all the way around the block and still hear my brother!”

Walkie Talkies for Kids
$13.76
  • Small and light-weighted; convenient for kids to hold and carry around
  • Easy to operate while clear audio and decent range accessible
  • VOX for hands-free; children can handle other things while talking over walkie talkies
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02/23/2024 04:02 pm GMT

13. Wrist Watch

The most practical accessory of all. Tweens are the perfect age to start wearing a watch. They can set alarms, keep track of how much time they have left, and just start having a better view of their schedule.

This option comes in a bunch of different colors and would make a great stocking stuffer or birthday gift.

Kids Digital Watch
$8.38
  • Multifunctional Design with Digital Display/LED Backlight/Date/Day/24 Hours/Alarm/Stopwatch
  • Silicone band
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02/24/2024 05:25 am GMT

14. Roller Skates

Bring your girl the joy of roller rink parties or roller skating around the park! There are so many cool roller skates and roller blades in vibrant colors and patterns available, and they’ll be a big hit with any active or whimsical kid.

Roller Skates
$59.99
  • Roller skates can be easily adjusted to 4 different sizes with its size-adjustment button.
  • Reinforced frame, 82A polyurethane wheels & high performance ABEC-7 bearings provide smooth,quiet and safe glides.
  • Built-in toe brakes for safe and reliable stopping power.
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02/23/2024 05:19 am GMT

15. Nintendo Switch

If you want a big wow gift for a tween who enjoys video games, go for a Nintendo Switch game console. You can find packages that include the console plus Mario Kart (or other games).

Video games are fun and can build new skills like persistence and problem solving. (And playing with her is a fun way to connect over something you both can enjoy!)

Nintendo Switch™ Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe Bundle (Full Game Download + 3 Mo. Nintendo Switch Online Membership Included)
$291.00
  • 6.2-inch screen
  • 3 play styles: TV mode, tabletop mode, and handheld mode
  • Connects over Wi-Fi for multiplayer gaming
  • Battery life: 4.5 to 9 hours
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02/24/2024 06:05 am GMT

16. Concert Tickets

There is nothing more magical and memorable in your tween years than going to a concert of some of your favorite artists! Whether it’s something big like a Coldplay concert or a smaller event, your tween will remember it for years to come. Make it a one-on-one date or let her invite her best friends — it’ll be the perfect gift.

If you want her to be able to unwrap something, give her some nice earplugs to protect her hearing for this and all upcoming concerts!

High Fidelity Concert Ear Plugs
$17.99 ($17.99 / Count)

Made of high quality silicone material that provides comfort from prolonged usage.

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02/23/2024 05:53 am GMT

17. Spa Day

Your gift doesn’t have to be just one thing that she unwraps — it can be something you do together or she does with friends! A spa day is the perfect activity (or even a good idea for a birthday party) for tween and teenage girls. Get some press-on nails from Olive and June to give her a perfect manicure, buy or make your own face masks, do a restorative hair mask, and make her a basket of all your top picks of beauty products.

Variety Pack of 7 Sheet Masks
$11.95 ($1.71 / Count)

Each mask focuses on a different skin concern to help boost radiance and support the skin. Contains 7 different sheet masks that add hydration and balance skin

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02/23/2024 08:48 pm GMT

The Ultimate Gift Guide List

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Product Specific Gift Guides for Babies & Toddlers

Special Interest Gift Guides

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