Best Gifts for 13-Year-Old Girls: Christmas and Birthday Present Ideas


What are the best gifts to buy 13-year-old girls?

A 13th birthday is a stepping stone in a girl's life from childhood to adulthood. For this reason, it may be confusing to decide what are the best gifts for young teens who are still children but are also maturing and outgrowing girly toys. They are starting to experiment with their appearance (hair, clothes, and make-up), enjoy listening to music, and are learning about what bands appeal to their tastes. They are yearning for some independence and may be struggling with peer pressure and getting along with teachers and parents.

Some cool gifts for 13-year-old girls include gift cards to their favorite clothing, accessory, and music stores. This gives them the independence to make their own decisions about what they'd like to buy. Clothes, earings, bracelets, bags, purses, and other accessories also make great gifts. If you are close, take her out shopping and ask her to give you a few pointers.

Books, music, DVDs, hair straighteners, manicure sets, ipods and accessories all make great presents. Below, you'll find lots of suggestions.

Read on for advice on the best gifts for 13-year-old girls.

Books for 13-Year-Old Girls

33 Things Every Girl Should Know: Stories, Songs, poems, and Smart Talk by 33 Extraordinary Women
33 Things Every Girl Should Know: Stories, Songs, poems, and Smart Talk by 33 Extraordinary Women

There are lots of great books aimed at teenage girls to help develop life skills, self-confidence, and help them deal with difficult situations life throws them. Growing up is often hard and it can be tough to make and keep friends at school, deal with social cliques, get along with parents, cope with peer pressure, and act confidently and independently. There are many books designed to help them acquire all these skills.

One of my favorites is "33 Things Every Girl Should Know." It includes inspiring stories from thirty-three role models who give teenagers advice about the challenges of growing up. It focuses on improving self-esteem and self-respect. Not only a great read for 13-year-old girls, older girls and women can learn something, too!


For more book ideas (fiction and non fiction), check out this article on books for 13-year-olds.

Stuff and Accessories For Her Room

13-year-old girls want to make their room their own and will appreciate lamps, clocks, cushions, bed covers, wall stickers, posters, pictures, and other accessories to make her room look good.

See below for some specific ideas.

A Cushion

Brentwood Originals Poodle Bedrest, Lilac
Brentwood Originals Poodle Bedrest, Lilac

How many of us use our tablets, look on our laptop, read a book, listen to music, or watch TV while lying in bed? This is why this cushion makes such a practical gift. It offers support back and head support while she's chilling out in bed. It's easy to lift and move wherever you want it and is really comfortable, too.

Another idea is a lap desk or laptop cushion to help her read her device (laptop or tablet).


Beanbag Chair for Her Room

Big Joe Roma Chair, Zebra
Big Joe Roma Chair, Zebra

A beanbag chair is another awesome idea for a 13-year-old's room. They're useful to have around for relaxing, reading, playing computer games, watching TV or videos, and just having a place to sit when friends come over.

The beanbag chair featured comes in different designs and colors. The other great thing about it is that it's easy to move from room to room so she could also use it anywhere.


Manicure / Pedicure Sets or Nail Polish

13-year-old girls love to look good and having their nails look nice is a big part of this. Manicure / pedicure sets and nail polish make great gifts, especially when parents are not too keen on their daughters wearing makeup.

Another great gift for this age is taking them to get a manicure/pedicure with a professional. You could take her to get her nails done as a birthday treat.

SHANY Nail Art Set (24 Famous Colors Nail Art Polish, Nail Art Decoration)
SHANY Nail Art Set (24 Famous Colors Nail Art Polish, Nail Art Decoration)

I love this set with its array of vibrant colors for experimenting with nail painting.

The 24 piece nail art set which includes 4 pearl shades, 4 neon shades, 11 matte shades and 5 glitter shades.

The nail varnishes are quick drying but long lasting and come with a fine nail brush.


Hair Gift Ideas for 13-Year-Old Girls

13-year-old girls love to experiment with hairstyles. They like trying out new styles and sometimes colors! Good gifts for this age group are hair straighteners, curling tongs, or a hair dryer. Give them some tools to experiment with!

A hair brush set is another practical gift that she can enjoy.

Other options include an appointment to have her hair cut at a top hair salon. I remember I had my hair restyled as a gift for my 13th birthday. Girls don't change!

Hair Chalk | Metallic Glitter Temporary Hair Color - Edge Chalkers - Lasts up to 3 Days, No Mess, Built in Sealant, 80 Applications Per Stick, Works on All Hair Colors-6 COUNT.
Hair Chalk | Metallic Glitter Temporary Hair Color - Edge Chalkers - Lasts up to 3 Days, No Mess, Built in Sealant, 80 Applications Per Stick, Works on All Hair Colors-6 COUNT.

Another idea is hair chalk. She can use the chalk to temporarily change the color of strands of her hair (the color lasts up to three days). Lots of fun to try out and experiment!

Hair Straightening Brush New Generation Faster Heating - Best for Hair styling- 3 in 1 Professional Hair Straightener Brush - Ceramic Electric LCD Digital LED Display - Anti-Static, Anti-Scald -Pink
Hair Straightening Brush New Generation Faster Heating - Best for Hair styling- 3 in 1 Professional Hair Straightener Brush - Ceramic Electric LCD Digital LED Display - Anti-Static, Anti-Scald -Pink

This is a cool brush hair straightener which is perfect for teens who want to try out straight hair styles. The brush action reduces the risk of dry damaged hair unlike traditional hair straighteners.

It heats up very quickly in 60 seconds.

Just brush through the hair to straighten it. For the best results divide the hair into smaller sections.


Beauty Gift Ideas for 13-Year-Old Girls

13 is also an age where many girls start to experiment with makeup. There are lots of nice neutral shades to experiment with; some good pieces to start with are light lip glosses, neutral eyeshadows, and mascara. Make sure the girl you're buying for is allowed to wear makeup before purchasing!

There are some lovely lip gloss and nail varnish sets available which make perfect presents.

Also, 13 is a good time to learn about the basics of a good skincare regimen. Buying her some light moisturizers and cleansers can help her learn a good routine. There are some great books to teach about this, too.

Boogie Board Writing Tablet

Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet,Pink (PT01085PNKA0002)
Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet,Pink (PT01085PNKA0002)

13 year old girls will find lots of uses for a boogie board!

It's a writing tablet which is extremely light, thin (1/8 inch) and portable so you can take it with you. It's great for replacing all those scraps of paper. Use the boogie board for doodling, leaving messages, working out homework, writing lists and lots more. You erase your writings with the touch of a button.

As it's so lightweight you can put it in your bag and take it with you to class or to friend's houses or you could use it for doodling when your while your sitting on the school bus or in the car.


Music Gifts and Accessories for 13-Year-Old Girls

If she likes music, there are lots of music gift ideas to consider. They include:

  • Speakers for her room
  • MP3 player
  • Accessories for her iPod or mp3
  • Concert tickets to see her favorite band
  • Music voucher (a gift card for her to purchase songs)
  • Posters or a concert DVD of her favorite band
  • Travel speakers

Color Changing Speaker

iHome iBT29BC Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock FM Radio with USB Charging and Speakerphone
iHome iBT29BC Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock FM Radio with USB Charging and Speakerphone

This is a great little speaker to have in a teen bedroom.

It will stream music wirelessly via bluetooth from devices including smart phones and tablets. Or you can connect it to an audio device via the 3.5mm aux in jack.

What's really fun is that the display changes color at the touch of a button.

Other features the speaker has include:

Wake and sleep to Bluetooth audio, FM radio or built in tone, dual Alarms, 6 FM radio presets.

A built-in mic and speakerphone that offer the convenience of hands-free conversations.

A built-in USB charging port that'll keep your device fully charged even while you use it


Karaoke Machine

Many teen girls love to sing and if she does, a great gift is a karaoke machine. They are also great for sleepovers and when friends come over as well as family get-togethers.

Memorex MKS-SS2 SingStand 2 Home Karaoke System
Memorex MKS-SS2 SingStand 2 Home Karaoke System

The singstand 2 is an awesome karaoke system.

Connect the singstand to an mp3 player, smartphone or a tablet and she can sing along to custom playlists which include her favorite songs.

The singstand offers a stereo speaker and a microphone making it perfect for karaoke sessions with friends and family or for a solo session.

It can also be connected to an instrument such as a guitar or keyboard too.


Cookbooks for 13-Year-Olds

Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat
Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat

There are some great cookbooks for teens that make fantastic gifts.

One of my top choices is "Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat" because it's written by two teens for teens.

It includes recipes for breakfasts, snacks, dinner for one, family meals, and desserts.


Gaming Gifts

Many 13-year-old girls like to play video games, and if she likes games, there are some cool game accessories you can get her, including a gaming chair (the bean bag chair above also makes a comfortable spot to play games on) and gaming headphones.

Tablet for 13-Year-Old Girls

Another great gift for a 13-year-old girl would be a tablet.

Of course, there are lots of different tabs you can go for. An iPad mini is a good choice if you want her to have the ability to take photos and videos, it is also a good option for playing games.

Other tablets to consider are the Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy. For a great budget option check out the Amazon Kindle Fire featured below.

Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black
Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black

A Kindle Fire is a good budget choice as it at $49.99 so it won't break the bank but she can use it to surf the net, check e-mail, engage in social media, read books, watch videos, use different apps, listen to music, and lots more.

It also features front facing and rear facing cameras.


Clothing and Accessories

There are lots of nice accessories, clothing, and nightwear that a 13-year-old girl will love.

  • Ideas include pajamas, fuzzy slippers, fuzzy socks, scarves, hats, bags, or a backpack for school.
  • A onesie is a cool gift. They are so comfy for lounging around at home and keeping her warm in the winter. They're great for sleepovers and are just fun to wear. There are lots of novelty onesies around; I love the costume onesies. You can get all kinds of novelty designs including giraffes, dinosaurs, owls, dragons, sharks, and unicorns, among others. These make cute Halloween costumes, too... and then she can sleep in it afterwards, as well!
  • Or what about a wallet, purse, or new case or cover for her cell phone?

Vera Bradley Campus Backpack, Katalina Pink, One Size
Vera Bradley Campus Backpack, Katalina Pink, One Size

Vera Bradley backpacks are very fashionable with teen girls at school. The bags bold prints are sought after and the bags are well made and designed too. The main compartment in the backpack features The main compartment features two slip pockets, two pen slips and an ID window - all the necessities are organized and secure.The back zippered pocket has another two open slip pockets and two pen slips, and a third zippered pocket lays on the exterior. Side pockets are large enough for water bottles and the back panel and straps are padded for comfort. The bag features both a top handle and dual adjustable shoulder straps.

You can also machine wash the backpack too.


Jewelry for 13-Year-Old Girls

You can find lots of lovely jewelry that's suitable for this age group.

One idea is to get her a piece of jewelry with her birthstone in it, a bracelet, pendant, or some birthstone charms.

Consider simple pendants such as hearts. Some girls would like animal pendants such as dolphins. Other ideas include a pendant with her name on it or with the first initial of her name.

Another idea is a floating locket necklace. You can choose charms to go in the locket and change the charms to go with different outfits. You can collect charms to add and interchange. Or you could add pictures of loved ones in the locket.

Inspirational jewelry - there are some beautiful pendants and bracelets engraved with inspirational messages and other messages such as "I love you to the moon and back". These can make lovely gifts.

Check out a jewelry gift idea below. Or why not give her a trinket box or a jewelry tree? You can get some really unusual types of keepsake boxes that have dragons and other animals in their designs.

Mood Pendant Necklace - Heart
Mood Pendant Necklace - Heart

I love this mood pendant. It changes color according to your mood so is fun to wear, too.


Sterling Silver "Love Life Be Brave" Cuff Bracelet

Sterling Silver "Love Life Be Brave" Cuff Bracelet, 6"
Sterling Silver "Love Life Be Brave" Cuff Bracelet, 6"

This is a lovely gift for a teen girl. It's a sterling silver cuff bracelet which is engraved with many inspirational messages which include "Dream Big" and "Love Life Be Brave". It's perfect for everyday wear and when wearing it she has access to uplifting messages all day.


Gifts for the Creative Girl

Many 13-year-old girls like being creative—making, designing, or drawing.

  • Ideas for her include fashion sketchpads or other fashion design kits. The sketchpads have pre-drawn figures, which means that a budding fashion designer can concentrate on the designs she wants to create rather than wasting time drawing figures.
  • Get her an art kit that includes stencils, fancy pens and inks, rubber stamps, and lots of pencils and other equipment.
  • There are also lots of jewelry-making kits for this age group.

Doodle Cotton Pillowcase to Personalize and Decorate, with wash-out fabric markers included
Doodle Cotton Pillowcase to Personalize and Decorate, with wash-out fabric markers included

Another cool idea for the creative girl is the Doodle by Stich pillowcase.

The set comes with washable fabric markers so she can sketch, draw, scribble, write a message, draft a letter, make a storyboard, or write a poem on the pillowcase. When washed, the pen washes out and then she can do another design.

There are also duvet covers.



There are lots of lamps that make great gifts for 13-year-old girls. Teen girls love to accessorize their rooms with light, so lava lamps and other funky options make nice presents.

At this age, things are starting to get more serious at school. There is more homework, so a desk lamp is the perfect gift to help her study.

Other ideas include disco ball lights or lights in the shapes of hearts or butterflies, or a sphere color-changing lamp.

A Watch for a 13-Year-Old Girl

Another cool and practical idea is a watch.

Casio Women's LRW200H-7BVCF Watch
Casio Women's LRW200H-7BVCF Watch

This Casio watch is a nice choice for 13-year-old girls.

It's water resistant up to 330 feet so it's fine for swimming with (and also should be fine for the bath and shower). There's no worries if she forgets to take it off before washing. It's a nice color and great for casual wear— it should go with most outfits. The bright colors on the white background make it easy to read. It also features a date window. It's inexpensive so it doesn't matter too much if it gets lost or broken (not that you'd want that to happen!). It also comes with a one year warranty.


Sports Gifts for 13-Year-Old Girls

There are a lot of 13-year-olds that don't like jewelry and all the girly stuff mentioned above. A sporty girl may appreciate sportswear such as hoodies and T-shirts that are fairly easy to buy if you know her size. Keep the receipt just in case you need to change it.

If she is a sports fan, maybe buy tickets to see her favorite team or to see a sporting event.

Other ideas include equipment for a sport they like to play, a sports bag, a fitness DVD, a yoga set, a stainless steel water bottle, a stopwatch, a skateboard, or a frisbee.

Electronic Gift Ideas for 13-Year-Old Girls

Of course, many young teens would like the latest electronic or tech gadgets.

You already read about a tablet, so here are a few more ideas:

  • laptops / netbooks / Chromebooks (most teen girls wouldn't say no to an iPad if you're splashing the cash)
  • speakers for her bedroom
  • a Kindle: this is a must for book lovers of this age
  • a cell phone
  • a games console
  • a digital camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera (Pink)
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera (Pink)

One really cool and fun idea is this instant camera. There are many devices that take photos nowadays, including phones and tablets, but what they don't do is provide instant printouts of photos. The Fujifilm mini Instax 8 does just that. The photos are credit card-sized and therefore make great print-outs to put in a wallet, use for scrapbooking or journaling, or for sharing with friends and family. The camera is light and portable so it can easily be taken anywhere. They are great cameras for taking memories of special occasions, for use with friends and parties, vacations, and more.


More Cool Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

Still need more ideas? Here are some straight from the feedback I have received from 13-year-old girls.

  • Pajamas
  • Movie bundle: popcorn, candy, etc. for a movie night
  • More books, including The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and Pretty Little Liars (although many 13-year-olds who commented didn't want books at all)
  • Pandora bracelets
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Headphones
  • Video games
  • Concert tickets
  • Money! (Who doesn't want more money?)

I hope you've enjoyed reading the article and if you haven't found the perfect present, I hope it's got you thinking about some good ideas.

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Also please feel free to add a comment about what you think of the gifts suggested. I use your feedback to update the article with new and better gift ideas. Thank you!

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Comments 120 comments

Lily 7 weeks ago

I am almost 13 and it is almost Christmas and I do not know what to get for presents so I came to this site for ideas.

BFF Help 8 months ago

my bf is turning 13 soon. This was ok. Kinda same old same old. Any DIY or cool original ideas out there?

(Books work though. I'd like them...she wouldn't)

jjjjjcc 10 months ago

this is not bad but needs an upsate

Joy 13 months ago

Hi I'm 13.

I mostly agree with the article. Sum 13 year old girls don't know what they want. It's kind of a awkward stage in life. I'm really into music. This year I got a karaoke machine, a microphone, a keyboard, and music sheets for Christmas. I love to sing. Also I love to read. Sum girls DONT like to read though. I love "Diary of a teenage superhero."

Thank you.

An Almost 13 Year Old 14 months ago

Hi, I am only 12, but I am turning 13 in March. I am just looking at random articles and trying to figure out what I want for Christmas. I know you have heard this a lot, but I wouldn't really like make- up or stuff like that. It just seems like I am too young. Anyone else feel that way? If you are going to buy any 12 or 13 year old clothes, I would be sure you know her style. But, most of the time if you are a Grandma or a Dad, you think you do, but you REALLY don't. The best bet for you is to buy a giftcard to a store that she likes, money for anything, OR a shopping trip worth about $50. (Depends on what you want to spend.) I am not what you would call a normal tween though. I LOVE getting books for my birthday, and LOVE running, so I don't really know if this goes for all of us. Overall this article helped. THANKS!!!!

:) 14 months ago

This is also helpful for Christmas ideas

But I think you should add a few more ideas


Sarah 14 months ago

hi um what if there are no bands availablethat she wants to see? NO!!!!!!!!

Kyra 14 months ago

I am Turing 13 in about a month and I just wanted to let you know that if your wanted the orbez lamp thing it does not distribute light that much only at the bottom where the light is.mI got this two years ago so Mabey the light just faded or something but I hope this helped jutst a tiny bit

A 13 Year Old 15 months ago

I'm a 13 year old girl and I agree with a lot of things this article states. I understand a lot of commenters have said this but I think every girl is different with their own opinion. A lot of girls would like reading, and a lot of girls would not like make up. It all depends on them. I think you included a bunch of good main things 13 year old's like but maybe you could write more of a variety, or more specific. I do think a lot of girls would like some of things so moms: Just ask them. Look at articles if you want, then ask them their opinion. Thanks I think this helped people.

random girl 15 months ago

This does not explain me in any way, I'm 13 already and don't like make up , jewelry nailpolish or new room stuff :-P

Nicole Schwaegerl 15 months ago

Hi my name is Nicole Schwaegerl my mom calls me Nico

This list was awesome it did help a lot I got two things from the list light moisturizers and hair chalk

My birthday is coming up in 5 days and my mom wanted a birthday list from me

So thanks

Lisa loves this 16 months ago

I am thirteen years old and am allowed 100 Euro worth of things for Christmas. I absolutely love this post and I will be recommending this to my frI ends because for the most part, you could buy a lot of these things for under 100 Euro. ❤ it

Rebecca 18 months ago

Hi my birthday is coming up and going to be 13 in 9 days. I didn't know what I want and this has great ideas. Nice list! Thank you! I think I want a boogie board.

Aaliyah 18 months ago

Hi , My best friend birthday is coming up and she is turning 13 years old and she said she wanted a touch screen phone (Any kind ), but i don't have enough to buy it for her, since in Trinidad phones are so expensive, so i was thinking to buy her a perfume set, best friend necklace, $100 shopping card, Birthday card , cake and since her birthday is in a school day i will buy her lunch. I really don't know what to get her .Can someone please help me ?

Katie 18 months ago

Also, thanks for the help. My birthday is in 3 weeks and I didn't know what to ask for. Now I do. Maybe add the pet thing tho.

Katie 18 months ago

I'm 13 soon and I would never want a book. I'm sorry. But no. I would like an iPad Air 2 or a MacBook Air though. Or makeup. But not pajamas either. I do like gift cards to hollister, aero, dsw, etc., etc. Also, I would like one direction concert tickets when they come to a stadium near me this August/September. I am smart but I don't want necessarily smart gifts. I like things all other girls like too. Like techy devices or stuff... hopefully this helps some people. But I may be different than other teens, I feel like we all want similar things. One person suggested a target gift card. I'm sorry.... whenever I get one I give it to my mom and she gives me the money. Which is another idea. I like money too. Then I can save up for something I want. Like a laptop or iPad or something. And this is a really long comment but as I go I think of more stuff. Sorry. No one will even read this whole thing I bet. Sorry about that. But I'm writing it anyway. I also like animals. If your teen likes puppies or hamsters or fish maybe get them one, if you think they can take care of it (though they should be able to) and if you are willing. I just got a puppy not for my birthday but I could see that being a great gift. And maybe let them pick it out. Like if you are getting a gerbil, bring them to the store on their birthday and let them pick one out. But give them the supplies I.e. cage, food, hay, water bottle, wheel and stuff. That way they have stuff to open. I have enough pets, like 4 gerbils, a dog, and a parakeet but it would really be a great gift to give your son/daughter a pet It would make their day , as long as they love pets. LOL. Anyway, I'm quitting before I think of anything else. Hope this helps.

Meghan 19 months ago

This helped SO much. Thank you! I turn 13 in like 3 days and i am adding almost all of these things to my birthday list. (I don't really like jewelry and make-up but besides that this was AWESOME)

Thanks again.

anonymous 20 months ago

this was cool biut not what i was looking for. I was looking for diys for gifts

Anonymous 20 months ago

This website was helped a lot! Thank you since my bithday is in 6 days and I need to make a birthday list!!! :)

Julia 20 months ago

This list totally sucked i hated all of them and i rlly need help i don't know what i want on my b day it was a great dissapointment and its rlly frustrating

Chloé 20 months ago

Hi. I'm turning 13 this month and ur ideas did help a bit but I am lucky to already have some of those things so can u give me more ideas. Thanks this sight did help a lot though ☺

Marissa 21 months ago

I don't know what to get for my birthday so I found this awesome sight it help a lot

Bianca;) 21 months ago

love all of these ideas!! im turning 13 this year and all of these ideas are great, but all of my friends and I love organizing things and re-decorating our rooms. maybe organizing gifts would be the great way to go. also most 13 year old girls love celebs, so maybe some posters to hang on their walls would be a good idea.

annoymous 22 months ago

the charm necklace is GREAT my friends daughter has one its from the company ORIGAMI OWL, its beautiful and on every special occasion she gets a different charm

Desi 23 months ago

I don't know if I am just really manly, but all these gifts are way too girly. The books were good, just not the other stuff. You need to add like a gun or a knife or a game such as Halo, Battlefield, Call Of Duty, Mortal Kombat, the good stuff. I abhor nail polish, zebra stripes, or cheetah print, I like camouflage and I also abhor pink and purple. I'm obsessed with the military and books on all the wars . Gah, I really do not fit in this world..

a 13 year old 2 years ago

You should add something like celebrity items

GRACE 2 years ago

I am 13, and first of all, books are fabulous Barnes and Nobles gift cards are the Next, some of this stuff was really good, only problem is I have most of the electronic stuff and need something else for Christmas. If you could add more mature stuff that isn't hair chalk and makeup, that would be great thanks, considering I'm not allowed to wear a lot. So ya, add more to it, thanks :).

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Gordon Fisher 2 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Going with a pedicure set for my thirteen year old sister. This is a fun and informative article! Thanks!

Tara H 2 years ago

Hi Madeline C!!!!

Madeline C 2 years ago

Thank you so much it helped me very much with my Christmas list!!! (i am 13 and want almost all of this stuff)

Juliana Walsh 2 years ago

I'm the best......... Wait what?

sarah 2 years ago

people keep asking me what I wanted for Christmas so here I am. I am 13 I don't even know what i am into

this site helped a lot thanx

Niamh 2 years ago

Thanks this really helped my bday is in 4 days and we r going shopping in 2 days so now i have an idea of what i want ;)

Kayla 2 years ago

Lots of people said books are bad but me and most of my friends all LOVE reading... like we LOVE the percy jackson and heroes of olympus series' i was on here looking for christmas list ideas and it helped a bit

Trinity 2 years ago

I'm 12 turning 13 and I thought everything she said was true and I love the article!

neelaksha 2 years ago

the book part is completely right. i mean i love percy jackson and i have the whole collection at home.the orbeez lamp is cute too but since i have it ,it wont be that great.;-):D:P:B

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mangifter 2 years ago

Girls are tough because they're so different. I'm never quite sure what my daughter is into, but your hub helped.

savannah 2 years ago

I'm 13 and my birthday is coming up and I can tell you what most 13-14 would like for presents..

Books- a lot of girls are trying to read more because of all the new movies coming out. I would try getting them books like The Hunger Games, The Fault In Our Stars, Divergent, Harry Potter, and so on.

Giftcards or money- some people (including me)are really picky about what they want and giving them giftcards or money is allowing them to pick out there own presents and express themselves in what they like.

Bedroom Accessories- girls like to make their room them selves and decorate them according to how they like. and its always fun to make you bedroom yours.

Art Supplies- everyone likes to be creative and sketch your own drawings or characters with your imagination.

Jewelry- everyone likes to dress up a little. especially when your at the age when you want to be you. And you can add your own style to what you wear.

Merchandise- Everyone has something they love, if its t.v. shows like Doctor Who or The Walking Dead or books and series or celebrities, everyone always want some merchandise they can treasure.

Electronics- phones, laptops, ipods, etc. are things everyone wants no matter the age.

And those are some of the things that most 13-14 year olds like. Not everyone will like these things its just a matter of opinion because everyone's different. but I hope I could help!

cameron 3 years ago

This website is no h

elp at all

Cameron 3 years ago

My bffs birthday is in a few days, thanks for the ideas!

:) 3 years ago

The article have a little more on NON girly things! And just because a girl is not considered "girly" does not mean that she is a tomboy, or loves sports or something. I mean I do, but there are tons of 13/14 year old girls I know that wouldn't be caught dead wearing makeup, but at the same time aren't interested in sports. The article should maybe have a little more variety.

MOO wannabe 3 years ago

I agree with MOO! Maybe not everyone, but lots of girls love books!

And I think the article was right to include them, because it should reflect every girls interests.

MOO 4 years ago

Umm... Can I just say that books ARE a good idea! (ahem) I love to read!

Charlotte 4 years ago

This Has Given Me Some Great Ideas For My Birthday. I Would Recommend The Film Mean Girls Which Is One Of My Favourite Films

Adriana 4 years ago

I'm 13 and these are pretty good ideas. The only problem I found was I am picky with books. I hate not being able to choose my own books.

Nush 4 years ago

I'm almost 13 and a bookworm. Okay, the books mentioned near the bottom were all pretty good. The cheesy teenage girly titles are books I wouldn't be caught dead with. They are filled with cliches and are quite uninteresting.

rachel 5 years ago

im 13 and i think one of the most funnest outdoor game is the ripstik

#1 5 years ago

This website is great cos I'm looking for a present for a girl in my form I kind of like so for me this was completely awsome.

Smella xox 5 years ago

Im turning 13 in less than a month and NEED a wishlist but this site didn't help me at all because i already have all this stuff and I HATE books I would suggest something like tickets to a concert or money! every teenage girl wants MONEY!!! (lots of it aswell) good luck finding a present!!! xox

Ellie 5 years ago

ya that's good cause im almost 13 and i needed a wishlist.... xD

Stacey 5 years ago

I got a go kart for my b-day

georgia 5 years ago

wow thanx this have given me a lot of ideas of what i want

Darcy 5 years ago

Im turnin 13 next month but i was startin to plan a party. Great ideas!

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shell bell 5 years ago

who cares bout objects im 13 and btw our minds change all the time just give us lots nd lots nd lots of money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so we can go to our fav stores and shops

Sarah:) 5 years ago

I am turning 13 and this seems like stuff I would like. I am a grade ahead of what most people are (two for some people) and I don't want anything that will make me seem immature.. ^I am not preppy, preppy people annoy me, but I like about all of these ideas.. I am still not exactly sure what I want, but I will keep thinking. This is my year I get a less expensive party(I am going to have a house party) and a more expensive gift:) so I have to think outside of the box and try to find things I KNOW I want. Thanks for your help!

Costas 5 years ago

Thank you so much! This was really helpful!

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catherinenbrooks 5 years ago from Santa Rosa, CA

COOLLLLL..I really like this......

Jenni 5 years ago

I'm a goth so some of this stuff doesn't apply to me. It's mostly for "preppy" girls. I think you need to broaden your horizons a little bit there. Other than that, it's okay. I'll keep looking for a site that will help me with my wishlist.

Bob 5 years ago

A dictionary. If the above posts are any indication, the literacy level of a 13 year old is appalling.

sarah 5 years ago

BOOKS!!! no books stick with manicures and stuff

pb 5 years ago

hello my name is pb

13year old 5 years ago

im 13 and would like to say you have no idea what you are talking about...Like honestly books? parents are ridiculously stupid sometimes.. we may seem appreciative but we are dying inside... its like opening socks on christmas... We outgrew little toys a LONG time ago... as a 13 year old i will tell you what i would want... jewelery, cool for ardene or claires or icing... all we need as in that stuff no need to go to excpensive jewler stores. ipods WOULD be nice as a gift cellphones (Understandable if she already has one and you don't wanna pay more for it) cell phone accessories like covers, cases, cellphone charms, etc.books? nawww maybe magazines.... tiger beat and like that... can never go wrong with gift cards...claires ardene any clothing store with named brands and cd stores. i would not want nail polish im not girly like that but yeah some might want nail polish and makeup...

Claire 5 years ago

Thank you so much!! my birthday is coming up and i didn't no what to wish for! thanks!!

mitul  5 years ago

i think you should give her choice what she wants i have a gift card program on my website what you can do is you can choose your gift card from whatever your budget is and then you can give her gift and she will have to go on the website and just punch the gift card number and it will show her what she can buy its really nice.. i have sold so many of them and buyers are very happy :) and it is also freee shipping just email me for more information

chloe  5 years ago

my birthday is thursday 24th march ,, next thursday :D i like these ideas part from books part i do like readin but idk .. woudnt want books for my 13TH!! you might laugh but i don't care ,, i love justin bieber & Taylor Laugtner & Jedward ,, GHDs 2 xx and i want some of the 4boys stuff ;) xx

Grace 5 years ago

i do not like Justin Bieber but i do know a lot of people who do like him so that would not be a bad idea for the list. I personally think he flips his hair to much and sings like a girl but apparently teenage girls find that to be attractive... I like the idea of a laptop even though it is not on this list. i have a lot of the things on the list already and i am 13 so this list is good obviously. I think you should also add the Pretty Little Liars books because i love them and i love the show as well. also i like the pandora bracelets so you could add those too. The camera is a really good idea because i take tons of pics of me and my besties and have a special photo album for them. overall a very good list that was helpful to me.

jessica 5 years ago

great ideas i really agree with justin beiber and laptops u should rlly add them to the list :D

Emily 5 years ago

Omg thanks soo much all the stuff on here was great, u should add laptops,cuz like all my friends have laptops (cuz common there gr8) and i have most off the other stuff but its great otherwise

p.s im turning 13 in 3 days!!!

5 years ago

im gonna turn 13 wnted a dress den shes lyk wen ya gonna where it how do i know!so im stuck on wat i shd buy lyk im tryin 2 find the cheapest option

Siobhan 5 years ago

I am turning 13 and my mom asked me wat i want i have no idea. HELP!!!!!!!

Janelle 5 years ago

Honestly, some girls like these things from at least 11 yrs. old. I know I did. Maybe- just a suggestion- giftcard to trendy stores like Aeropostale or Claires

divya 5 years ago

what i m buy for my13 yers old friend in gift

Irl/uk kiiiid 5 years ago

I'm a tomboy but this is definitely be my friends style. They're so vain tbey won't even go to the mailbox without straightening their hair and doing their make-up! You should do birthday gifts for tomboys because it's my birthday soon and i'm soooooo stuck but i'm thinkin about saving for and i-pad (ask my family for money instead of gifts) and getting a soccer jersey!

hayley. 6 years ago

Your wrong. Not everyone wants the same things. Noone likes books except about 1/3 people. and everyone keeps there hair good from 11+ unless there not in public. why not just take them shopping 13 is old enough not to believe in santa so just take them shopping let them choose or just give them money.

Samantha 6 years ago

This is very helpful, but Each girl is different. They like different music, and if you are a bookworm (like me) then you would have a certain style of books. I enjoy hunger games and Harry potter and magyk. Some people like older books, etc... So there should be more examples.

Becca 6 years ago

i think this website is really useful, its given me loads of ideas what i could give to my friends

lexi 6 years ago

but what about the athletic chickas??? these are good, but i'm not into fashion that much but other than that, its good

Bonnie 6 years ago

I don't think there are a lot of teen girls who don't like Justin Bieber. Theres 2 girls in my class at school who are totally obsessed with him so yeah, you should probably add him to your already awesome list. I'm 13 and I'm on here looking for xmas prezzies and this really helped!

Hailey Luvs Ya 6 years ago

I'm 13 and trying to get ideas for a Christmas list, and this page like described like everything I'm into without it being too girlie. Great Job!!

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Arielle00 6 years ago

I really like this.

McKayla 6 years ago

Crazykhan? 13 yr olds r way for old for Barbie!

paula 6 years ago

i agree with Mary i also recommend the mysterious benedict society series for books and im also trying to make a christmas wishlist

Lovely 6 years ago

I wish I have a good mother or godmother to give that gift like that accessories{cellphone,ipod,digital camera,DVDs,manicure sets and of course dresses,bags and shoes}

sarah 6 years ago

these are amazing ideas. i'm 13 and that's all i want.


Amber 6 years ago

my friends bday is is 5 days, and she is turning 13. i need oringinal ideas for a present for her!!! PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ashlee 6 years ago

OMG THANKS SOOOO MUCH. this website helped a lot but one of my fav things i got was a jumping castle well i borrowed one. It was awsome get one for you kids!!

Soph 6 years ago

I think some girls would like something a little bit more interesting like me i want a shortboard with chunky wheels for my birthday. btw a shortboard is a skateboard. It may be expensive but that's a ll i want. Wait i also want a Ellen esk ( its a ride on)

Jamie 6 years ago

Some of this ideas seem great but some don't, like 13 going on 30 CD? what's that about?

Sophie 6 years ago

This seems OK but I would add things like book vouchers or itunes cards.

Jade 6 years ago

Pretty good list :) i have the camera - pink one- SO freaking awesome although its a bit bigger then i'd like :P

Kristie-Emylia Orcharde 6 years ago

This list was okay. I am 13 in 2 days and i like the iPod bit;)

add more stuff to it please

Katie 6 years ago

I am 13 and this is exactly what I wanted,but I already have.....

Krisa 6 years ago

I am a 13 year old girl lokking for presents for mu b-day. does not seem like a lot of things i like! It is okay though

Fatima 6 years ago

its realy cool and helpful to know what i want

jen 6 years ago

THANKS!!!! i am turning 13 in almost 2 weeks and i needed ideas. This is like almost everything that i want, but just couldn't think of. Thanks so much!

meagan 6 years ago

i love these ideas ill be 12 in a few months i've been wanting a new flat iron 4 sooooo long the one i have doesn't work very well and its always so humid but i also love the reading part 2 KELLY reading is cool and im not a nerd lots of people read ur missin out

Adrianna 6 years ago

Yeah im 13 too...I actually got some of this stuff for my 13th birthday! really cool..nice ideas:)

Emma 6 years ago

this website is really good. Maybe my Mom looked at it because yesterday was my b-day and i got quite a lot of the things on here and i love them all

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Maggie Elaine 6 years ago

You are right on target with the 13 year olds. My granddaughter is a year or so behind this age, but she already loves the Twilight Series, both the books and movies. It seems that as teens get older, it is harder to know what to get them for birthdays and special occasions. Your article was very informative.

Kyrie 6 years ago

Oops lol the post above it isn't supposed to be the 19th, the 29th. lol!

Kyrie 6 years ago

Thanks so much! I'm turning 13 on the 19th of July, so I needed ideas for what I wanted for my birthday!

bridget 6 years ago

this is pretty good. im 13 turing 14 in two months but my friend is turning 13 and this helped but its not her style but it gave me rly good ideas

Gabbie 6 years ago

That's good

I'm a 13 year old and that sounds pretty good

just one thing...

Add JUSTIN BIEBER to it haha

marty 6 years ago

hey i think this is lie such an awesome webpage. im turning 13 in 5 days and this helped a lot. only ithink u shud like add carrie underwood 2 it.

Mary 6 years ago

I'm turning 13 in less than a month. I'd say the list is pretty good, but you should add the Hunger Games to the book list :)

Jennifer 6 years ago

Well, my cuz will be 13 on July 26th and this helped a lot! She loves Lady Gaga so, i will just get her that and I am going ton give her like 5 bucks.:):p:D

maddy 6 years ago

My b-day is in 1 month and i need ideas

but NEW ideas

maddy 6 years ago

My b-day is in 1 month and i need ideas

but NEW ideas

abcd 6 years ago

im 13 and i really liked the books part

my mom didn't

looking for nice books, so i got tthis website

hjvgh 6 years ago

like the list luv 2 read i aint a nerd Kelly

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sdjasj 6 years ago

heyy.. this is good ! i was reading this list and it sounds so right on. way to go !! keep up the good work. books are cool you need to keep ur opions to ur self KELLY thanks..:)

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crazykhan 6 years ago from Lahore

i think Barbie

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Paul Peterson 6 years ago

She can ride go kart. (if she'd like to)

This is what I bought for my son.

Ellie 6 years ago

Thanks, this really helped me decide what to get my mate for her birthday. And I like reading (if the book is decent, im quite picky) so the book thing was a good idea for people who like reading.

p.s I'm not a nerd :p

Kelly 6 years ago

i'm 13 and it sounds pretty good. Except for the books part. Like, why would you want to read on your birthday? Eww! It depends what the girl is into...

charlotte 6 years ago

Thanks so much, its really help full!I am turning 13 in 4 months and I NEED ideas, it really,really did help

Emma 7 years ago

Yea, I'm 13 and that sounds right. (I'm on this page looking for ideas for a christmas wishlist)

Morgan 7 years ago

these ideas are very useful..appreciate it

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