11 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!

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You can shop this guide in two ways: for a quick glance at the gift ideas, check out the products in the table below; or scroll down for descriptions of each idea!

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Best Gifts for Tween Girls

1. Jewelry

Accessorizing is one of the true joys of tween-dom! Help her build her jewelry collection with cute necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings.

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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2. 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.

It’s 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!”

Chunky Monkey Business
$26.99
  • 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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12/03/2022 06:35 am GMT

3. 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
$41.00
  • 4 novels in hardcover
  • Reading age 8-12
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12/03/2022 11:55 am GMT

4. 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
$49.99
  • Roomy hood
  • Moon shaped pocket
  • Elastic sleeves
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12/02/2022 10:55 am GMT

5. 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
$199.99
  • ‎10 x 3.28 x 0.33ft
  • ‎Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Includes electric air pump, durable carry bag and repair kit
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12/03/2022 09:30 am GMT

6. Iron Flask Water Bottle

Water bottles are a crowd-pleasing but practical gift. This stainless steel bottle 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
$30.86
  • 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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12/03/2022 06:05 am GMT

7. Long Sleeve Shirts

Seasonally appropriate clothes are a great gift because they can wear them right away!

Girls Long-Sleeve Curved Hem Icon Tee

Easy-fitting long-sleeve tee in our core jersey fabric and medium length, that hits right at the hips, with an all-over tie-dye wash effect, embroidered icon detail at left chest, curved hem and crew neckline. Imported.

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8. 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
$17.99
  • 100% acrylic
  • Highly stretchable and cozy, classic design
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12/02/2022 06:15 pm GMT

9. 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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10. 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
$34.99
  • 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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12/03/2022 08:55 am GMT

11. 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.

Kids Digital Watch
$22.99
  • Multifunctional Design with Digital Display/LED Backlight/Date/Day/24 Hours/Alarm/Stopwatch
  • Silicone band
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12/02/2022 02:35 pm GMT

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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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