Popular Gifts For 11 Year Old Girls
What to Buy an 11 Year Old Girl?
Are you looking for awesome gift ideas for 11 year old girls? This article gives fun suggestions of birthday and Christmas gifts and other popular stuff for 11 year old girls.
Obviously 11 year old girls are not all the same and the best gift for an 11 year old will depend on her likes and interests. Is she sporty? Does she like arts and crafts? Does she read? Is she a video games girl? Is she an outdoors or indoors type?
Most 11 year old girls grow up quickly nowadays and will have outgrown many toys and dolls. This article covers several groups of gifts including:
- Electronic gifts, such as an ipad, mp3 player, digital camera and laptop,
- Arts and crafts sets
- Beauty, Jewelry and Accessories
- Gifts for the tomboy, sporty and outdoor girl
- Entertainment (books, DVDs and video games)
- Bedroom Accessories and Décor
Read on for top gifts for 11 year old girls below.
There are lots of great electronic gifts that 11 year old girls will love.
- Tablet : Girls can surf the net, play games and read e-mails.
- A cell phone
- Google chromebook
- Games console (Xbox 360 with Kinect or a Wi are good choices)
- Nintendo DSi
- MP3 player
- Smart TV for her room
- A media streaming player such as Apple TV
- A smart watch
A cool and slightly less expensive idea is a writing tablet like the boogie board opposite. It's a thin, lightweight and really portable gadget which she can write and draw on and is easy to take anywhere. She can use it to doodle, draw, leave notes for Mom, Dad or siblings or use to do working outs for homework. Use it in the car, for long car journeys to keep her entertained, use it as a study aid at home or for entertainment when at friends and family's houses. No need to have lots of pieces of paper lying around again!
Digital Camera for 11 Year Old Girl
Many 11 year old girls would love a digital camera to take pictures of family, friends, to make scrapbooks or keep a record of whatever she's doing.
A inexpensive digital point and shoot camera would work well, so she can take some high quality pictures without having to worry too much if the camera gets lost or broken.
Or consider an instant camera like the Fujifilm Instax below.
Fujifilm Instax Camera
A terrific idea of a camera is the fujifilm instax mini 8 instant film camera featured. It's a really lightweight, portable camera which will print out credit sized photos of her pictures instantly. It's great for instant memories of special occasions and events. Also great for scrapbooking projects and for having little photos for a wallet as well as having fun with friends. Easy to use too.
Decor and Accessories for Bedrooms
A bedroom can be a girl's sanctuary so decor and accessories for her bedroom can make winning gifts. Think pillows, cushions, lamps, digital photo frames, bean bags, alarm clocks, docking stations for their cellphone, and posters.
Another idea is a bean bag chair. This makes a useful extra seat for when friend's come round. Or use it when playing games, listening to music, reading and relaxing. They are available in different colors to suit different room decor.
There are lots of cool lamps for 11 year old girls bedroom. Ideas include lava lamps, the Orbeez lamp featured below and lamps which project images such as rainbows across walls and ceilings.
I really like the Orbeez lamp, It's a good gift idea because it's a lamp and a craft activity in one. She can design her own mood lamp with the 1,500 Orbeez that come in 3 different colors. And once finished keep it in her room. The lamp features color changing LEDs.
Beauty, Jewelry and Accessories
A gift that will allow an 11 year old girl to experiment with their appearance may be appreciated.
Nail varnish often is a good choice as you can experiment with different colors without making parents worried about using make up and products. There area also nail art kits which are fun.
Or what about a simple hairdryer and hair brush for everyday use. Some girls may like curling or flat irons to experiment with different hairstyles too.
Hair chalk is another fab idea. You literally use chalk to put colour on your hair. It can give fantastic results but the color is just temporary and will wash out after a few days. Great fun for kids to do together.
Many 11 year old girls will appreciate a simple pendant or a charm bracelet. Another idea is a mood pendant necklace or bracelet. These contains stones which change color according to the mood she is in.
If she has a few pieces of jewelry what about a jewelry box or jewelry tree where she can store them.
Bags or a purse are another top choice. Bags are used for school, sleepovers or days out with family and friends. A purse can be great to store her essentials when she goes out with friends.
There are also some great first books for learning about hair care and skin care aimed at this age group.
Accessories including scarves, funny socks, hats, gloves and sunglasses also make great gifts.
This is a really lovely pendant to give to a 11 year old daughter, niece or grandaughter.
It's a sterling silver two piece moon pendant engraved with the message "I love you...to the moon and back"
Stationery, Drawing and Art Supplies
11 year old girls spend a lot of time at school so nice stationery is often appreciated. A nice pen or pencil case for school, funny shaped erasers or nice writing paper.
Some girls love drawing and art supplies. Ideas include inks, pastels or nice coloring pencils to do homework or to take to school.
Scrapbooking is another idea which is popular with girls this age. Organize your photos and more with a scrapbook set.
This makes a perfect gift for girls who are creative, like to doodle and draw or like to document their lives. The journal offers lots of ideas of how to fill it. There is a page where you can review movies you've seen and stick ticket stubs, a page dedicated to a best friend and a page for adding ideas that inspire you (colors, illustrations, photos, words etc). It encourages you to use different materials and methods to create (crayons, gel pens, collage, photographs, stickers, outlining and more). A wonderful book to prompt and inspire creativity.
There are lots of entertainment gift ideas.
Board games - there are some great board games for this age to play with family and friends. Ideas include Twister, Monopoly, strategy games like the Settlers of Catan, Bounce Off and fun party games like 5 second rule - Just Spit It Out.
Days out - tickets to concert, theatre shows and days out at a fun museum or even a shopping spree will keep her entertained and happy.
Music Gifts - is she loves listening to music, a bluetooth speaker where she can stream her music from a cellphone or tablet to a speaker is a great gift for her bedroom. For those who like to make music an instrument such as a guitar and guitar lessons will be a winner. If she likes to sing, check out the karaoke game below.
Gifts for 11 Year Old Girls Who Like to Sing
Many preteens like singing and especially like singing with their friends.
A really good gift ideas for preteens who like to sing is a home karaoke system. The Memorex sing stand karaoke system featured will connect to a phone or a tablet so you can customize your own playlists. There is also an input for a keyboard or guitar accompaniment.
A great activity for parties, sleepovers, with family and friends. Good for family nights too.
If the 11 year old you know is an avid reader it is worth checking out this article on books for 11 year olds for lots of suggestions of the best books for this age group.
Arts and Crafts Gifts
There are some great arts and crafts kits that many 11 year old girls will enjoy.
- Jewelry making sets such as bracelet making. Loom bands bracelets have been very popular in the last few years.
- Make your own lip balms or a nail art set.
- Fashion design kits are excellent gifts for those that like drawing and fashion. Some kits allow you to design an outfit and bring it to life using an app on a phone or tablet.
- A budding painter or artist may also enjoy a painting by numbers set.
- Duct tape sets are fun. Use them to create lots of items out of duct tape. Ideas include earrings, headbands, bracelets, belts, purses and more.
- If they like drawing some high quality art sets and paper are another idea
Gifts for the Tomboy
Not all 11 year olds are girly girls. Many like the traditional pursuits of more active toys, games and gadgets. If she's a tomboy, more active or an outdoors type or sporty - check out some ideas:
An teenage / adult lego set - there are some fantastic lego sets aimed at older kids, teens and adults. Once built they can be displayed in her room. Ideas include models of the Whitehouse and Big Ben from the lego architecture collection.
A remote control helicopter - popular with 11 year old boys, so tomboys should love it too.
A skateboard and gear
Camping and outdoor gear for hiking
Clothes that aren't girly - 11 year old girls like clothes and tomboys may do too if you buy the right sort. Think converse sneakers, hoodies and sports t shirts.
Archery set - there are archery sets aimed at younger kids age 11 but also check out the nerf bow below.
Nerf guns / Nerf blasters are such a cool toys. Some can fire foam dart up to 75 feet. You can use it for fun, for target practice or to start archery. You don't have to worry about anybody getting hurt because the darts are soft. It won't just be 11 year old girls queuing up to have a go, parents, brothers, sisters and friends will want to have a try too.
Electric scooter - the electric scooter is a fun toy to play with outside and is good for a girl who likes a bit of speed and adventure. One to check is the E100 razor scooter. It comes in different colors. It goes up to 10 mph and there's up to 40 minutes of use per charge. The weight limit is 120 pounds. If you want a more powerful scooter also look at the E200 and E300 Razor models which can go faster.
Sporty and Outdoor Gifts
Getting the best sports gifts for 11 year old girls will often depend on what sports she enjoys and plays but here are some good ideas:
- Sportswear - T-shirts, hoodies and other sportswear
- Sports Equipment - Equipment they use for their chosen sport. Many girls this age play soccer so soccer boots, a soccer ball and soccer kits are some ideas.
- Fun sports toys - Scooters, skateboard, ice skates, ripstik caster board, frisbee, a basketball hoop (you can get one for indoors and one for outdoors).
- Sports watch (see one below)
Another gift idea for a more sporty girl is their first sports watch.
The Timex watch featured opposite has an Indiglo nightlight, 24 hour chronograph, stopwatch, daily alarm and date display. It's great for just telling the time, timing anything you want to do and waking yourself up in the morning.
Girls who are sport may want to time their activities (running, walking, skipping)
It is also water resistant to 165 feet.
More Gift Ideas
Still not found what you're looking for. Here are some more ideas:
11 small presents individually wrapped. If you're not sure exactly what to get her, why not get 11 small gifts. They could be hair accessories, chocolates, stationery, nail varnish, socks, a book or whatever you like. This is fun for young girls to open and even if they don't like all of the gifts, they should like one or two.
Pamper day out - you could take her to a salon to have her hair styled, to have a beauty treatment, manicure or on a spa day.
Shopping Trip - take her shopping and spoil her with a gift of her choice.
A cinema trip - you could take her and some friends to the cinema. Or give her some cinema vouchers so she will be ready to see the movie of her choice when it's released and maybe take her friends to see it with her.
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