ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Games, Toys, and Hobbies»
  • Toys for Kids

Best Christmas Gifts for 9 and 10 year old girls

Updated on January 15, 2014

Best Christmas Gifts for 9 and 10 year old girls

Tween girls are not always easy to buy gifts for. Many 9 and 10 year old girls have outgrown Barbies and are more into decorating their room, playing on IPhones, sketching clothing designs, and exchanging beauty tips with girlfriends. If you need help picking out the perfect Christmas gift for 9 or 10 year old girl, you are at the right place. I have plenty of unique gift ideas for tweens who like crafts, jewelry, science, baking, slumber parties, sports, music, technology, board games, and more. Truth is that not every idea featured here is a good fit for every nine and ten year old. Some like gadgets and music but have no interest in crafts, others can't get enough of jewelry making, creating, and playing board games. That's why this article is broken down into sections - recommendations for girls with different interests.

Photo Credit: Gift for Girls who like to Bake

Disclosure: Please know that if you make a purchase using a link on this page, I may earn a commission and I am very thankful for your support of this page. Thank you! the fine print

Gift ideas for creative girls - Who like crafts

Craft projects inspire girls to think creatively and express their individuality through crafts. I highly recommend the "Project Runway Tapefitti Fashion Design Challenge." 9 and 10 year old girls will have so much fun making up their own fashions using the materials provided in the kit. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and a 9 or a 10 year old girl can work on fashion designs independently.

Project Runway Tapeffiti Fashion Design Challenge
Project Runway Tapeffiti Fashion Design Challenge

The finished fashions will fit around 12" fashion dolls (Barbie-like dolls). The kit includes enough materials to make 15+ outfits. Perfect gift for creative and crafty girls who are into fashion and design.

 

Best Gifts for 9 and 10 year old girls - Who like to Cook

Not sure if an "Easy Bake Oven" is a good gift for a nine to ten year old girl? Most likely, she is more interested in real kitchen gadgets and the real oven.

Smart Planet MCM-1 Mini Cupcake Maker
Smart Planet MCM-1 Mini Cupcake Maker

This Cupcake maker is not a toy. However, with parental supervision, this cupcake maker is great gift for girls who are learning to cook. Fun for Slumber parties too - girls can make and decorate their own cupcakes. Use Regular store-bought Cake Mix - so no expensive mixes to buy, when compared to toy ovens. Pour batter directly onto the cupcake maker plates or use mini cupcake liners (sold separately).

 

Gifts for girls who like science

For kids who like to mine crystals, conduct fun experiments, and are interested in science, consider my gift ideas below. If you do decide to choose a microscope or a telescope as a gift, I really recommend the higher quality ones. Some of the toy microscopes and telescopes for kids are a real junk and a waste of money.

Klutz Books for Tween Girls

I love Klutz books for several reasons. First of all, each Klutz book teaches a new skill - how to make charms out of clay, how to make friendship bracelets or your own greeting cards, how to make cool face paint designs, how to design fashions, etc. Second, it provides all the necessary materials, step by step instructions, and lots of illustrations. Each book is a unique, and helps girls develop creative thinking. Klutz books are very affordable and make great Christmas and Birthday gifts.

Best Gifts for girls who like board games

"Scrambled States", "5 Second Rule", "Charades", "Sketch it", "Spot it", "Forbidden Island", and "Ticket to Ride" are popular board and table games for kids ages 9 and 10. Tweens are usually into games that require a little strategy, a little guessing, plenty of mystery and quick reaction and, of course, loads of fun.

Great Tech Gift Idea for girls ages 9 and up

Kindle Fire HDX 7", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 3rd)
Kindle Fire HDX 7", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 3rd)

If your 9 or 10 year old girl has been asking for an Ipad, but $500+ for a Christmas gift is not in your budget, this new Best Selling HD Tablet with Wi-Fi may be just the right gift. Touchscreen, big library of apps, books, and games, 16 GB internal storage, and so much more! Be Sure to Choose Kindle Fire HD WITHOUT the special offers - the extra $15 Spent will be well worth it!!! Also, be sure to purchase a wall charger - sold separately. You may also want to check out this article Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD for kids to learn more about what Kindle FIRE has to offer.

 

Popular Gifts for 9 and 10 year old Girls - Who love music

If your girl likes to sing, she will love the SingStand Home Karaoke System from Memorex. It works with iPod or any MP3 device with a headphone jack, has 2 four-watt speakers built into the base, and comes equipped with dual microphone inputs for duet performances. A+++ gift for a tween girl. And the latest edition of "Just Dance" is out with a great collection of new songs rated 10+.

Great Gift idea for Tween Girls

Barnett Outdoors Lil Banshee Jr. Compound Youth Archery Set
Barnett Outdoors Lil Banshee Jr. Compound Youth Archery Set

Archery is really big these days. We can probably give credit to "Hunger Games" for making archery so popular. And although many tween girls probably have not seen the movie (a little too much violence for their age group), the archery fever has been spreading, with more girls taking interest in the sport. The bow featured here is a great starter compound bow. Powerful, affordable, and comes in 3 different colors, including pink.

 

Jewelry and Accessories for Tween girls

Looking for a gift for a tween fashionista or a girl who likes to accessorize? She will appreciate a pair of earrings, a necklace, or a stylish watch. Jewelry organizer is another gift worth considering.

Best books for tween girls

I highly recommend books in American Girl Library series, like the one featured here: "Hair Styling Tips for girls." The books in the series are age appropriate, easy to read, and answer a lot of questions 9 and 10 year old girls may have.

"Girls" Magazine is also a good gift for girls ages 9 and 10. It's a magazine created by girls for girls. Quizzes, embarrassing moments, contests, fashion, and much more - perfect magazine for tween girls. Great reviews from Moms too :) Perfect magazine for the age group and a fun gift that will last all year long.

Most Wanted and Popular Christmas 2013 Gifts - for 9 and 10 year old girls

IPods, iPads, and Kindle Fire are at the top of 9 & 10 year old wish lists this year. Tweens do like electronics that combine games/ apps, camera, and mp3 player all in one device. Not only can they play games, take pictures, and listen to music, but they can also chat with friends using text messaging apps and Skype.

If you are prefer to give Educational gifts, a subscription to Little Passport is an excellent gift choice. For 9 and 10 year olds, I recommend the USA Subscription (monthly and cancel any time, 3-months, 6-months, or 12-months). In the 1st month mailing, the child receives everything in the picture above: An introductory letter, USA Field Guide, USA Scratch Book, USA Wall Map, Disposable Camera & Photo Scavenger Hunt. And in the subsequent months, she will receive a package (1 per month) that will include an activity-packed travel journal, stickers, postcards, pop-out models and access to more information and games/activities online - each month mailing has educational information about 2 states.

Best Gifts for 9 and 10 year old girls - Please do let us know you stopped by :)

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Kiah 23 months ago

      These arent for my child

    • profile image

      Payton 2 years ago

      I like almost all of these gift

    • profile image

      kcr rocks 2 years ago

      I really like all of these presents but I can not pick just one

    • profile image

      Ultimatedivemaster 3 years ago

      Just what I needed. Thank you...

    • profile image

      thatelfguy 3 years ago

      My younger daughter is 18, and she asked for the Smart Planet MCM-1 Mini Cupcake Maker! =-) ...always a kid at heart ;-)

    • chrisilouwho profile image

      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      I really like how you've divided the list into different personalities and hobbies.

    • klbhokie profile image

      klbhokie 3 years ago

      You have nice variety of gifts selected. Great lens!

    • yania227 profile image

      yania227 3 years ago

      Great ideas!

    • marktplaatsshop profile image

      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      A very nice lens, a great selection for 9 and 10 year old girls, thanks for sharing

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      good

    • mcajaclyn profile image

      mcajaclyn 4 years ago

      You right on the money i have a 9 year old and she would like a lot of the stuff you have on here and she actually has some of the stuff already. Great lens

    • Klinetka profile image

      Klinetka 4 years ago

      Nice lens, I always need new ideas

    • tok2gman profile image

      tok2gman 4 years ago

      Nice lens. Great choices.

    • WineReviewKing profile image

      WineReviewKing 4 years ago

      Amazing collection!

    • Erin Mellor profile image

      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      Great list, plenty of things to do and create.

    • youknowwhy profile image

      youknowwhy 4 years ago

      Awesome lens!!

    • profile image

      mistaben 4 years ago

      Great gift Ideas for Girls Ages 9 to 10. I love the Boogie Board 8.5 Inch, it is a great communication tool.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      My daughter is only going on 7, but it is interesting to see what things I will be considering to buy for her soon!

    • nick-gondoras profile image

      nick-gondoras 4 years ago

      Funny my 8 year old was hanging out with me this weekend and she was wearign those sketchers...

    • WordChipper profile image

      WordChipper 4 years ago

      My girls are 11 and 9. Some great ideas here! Thank you

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      AWESOME

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      I bought some and my friend loved it!

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanx

    • maryseena profile image

      maryseena 4 years ago

      Great lens on suitable gift ideas for 9-10 year old girls. My daughter will love to take her pick from these. Only, I should be able to afford it!

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very interestering lens and it's also informative as well.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks!

    • profile image

      DecoratingMom411 4 years ago

      Those are great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing those various selections!

    • katiecolette profile image
      Author

      katiecolette 4 years ago

      @jenny-archer-9: Completely agree!

    • profile image

      jenny-archer-9 4 years ago

      trouble with 9-10 it's in-betweeny..too old for this and too young for that.

    • Food101 profile image

      Food101 4 years ago

      very detailed , complete and informative lens. Thoroughly liked it. Thanks

    • pandav lm profile image

      pandav lm 4 years ago

      I like the mini film camera by fujifilm. It's kinda cool.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the very informative lens.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      i love this place or website to be specite

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kalafina: Little passport

      Your niece sounds a lot like my daughters. Little passports might interest her. She will look forward to getting something in the mail and most importantly learn something about the country/state (which ever subscription you choose). I am excited to purchase one for my girls. Good Luck!

    • latishaalford profile image

      latishaalford 4 years ago

      Helpful information

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      love this website!!!

    • MostInteresting profile image

      MostInteresting 4 years ago

      My daughter's only 6, but she's getting into more and more girly stuff. For me, this is a good preview of what to expect.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kalafina: I actually just got my God-daughters a 'skip-it' they loved it as did all of the adults that remembered and wanted to try it out to see if they could still do it.

    • jstalker lm profile image

      jstalker lm 4 years ago

      Great lens!

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      omg acctully makes me want to get a kid tablet.this website rocks

    • top10things profile image

      top10things 5 years ago

      The magazine subscription is always overlooked. I would go for this.

    • etrendw profile image

      etrendw 5 years ago

      my son love new gadgets and daughter loves craft. looking for different gifts then usual . Great lens

    • katiecolette profile image
      Author

      katiecolette 5 years ago

      @Kalafina: The Boogie Board Paperless LCD Writing Tablet featured here would make a great gift for her, if she doesn't have one yet. In a way it is something technological, yet it does require the use of imagination. You might just see her doodle more frequently :) I will be adding new items to this lens in a few weeks, so do check back! Thank you!

    • Badbreathguy profile image

      Badbreathguy 5 years ago

      Books, eBooks and accessories for the Kindle and Blackberry are high on my shopping list this year.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Kalafina: How about a digital photo frame for her room - nice to sit with you or parents and decide what photos she want to put on it. Followed up by a small digital camera for Christmas ( or vice versa)

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: u cannot do it!!!!!

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Kalafina: I would probably just get her the iPod !

    • Kalafina profile image

      Kalafina 5 years ago

      The only problem is...what do you get the girl who has everything? For Christmas last year, I bought my godchild the entire series of her favorite books (all 19 of them). She loved it...except now she got a kindle. I've bought her cute coats because she wears a uniform to school. And unlike her godmother, she really doesn't require at least 7. Her mother is an art teacher so she doesn't need art supplies. She's also not a kid who stays put long enough for most of your toy suggestions. I give about 10 minutes before the excitement ends.

      I know she wants an ipod touch but that is because "everyone else has one." I refuse to get her something technological because 1)kids should use their imagination and not sit in front of their video games 2) I would use that on my parents, get the item and use it a few times before forgetting about it.

      Sorry for the long long explanation :) I'm starting my search early so let me know if you come across anything new! Thank you.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      looking for ideas and thank you, you have provided me with plenty

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      You should add to your list TagTailz - my daughters and nieces love them. They are neat accessories you wear to tie up you shirt, with cool charms to choose from and beads. They are available online.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      You should add to your list TagTailz - my daughters and nieces love them. They are neat accessories you wear to tie up you shirt, with cool charms to choose from and beads. They are available online.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is some awesome stuff

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      helpful

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      SUPER COOL

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cool gifts

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      can u give a little more gifts

    • profile image

      mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

      Great gift ideas.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Any ideas on what to give for the poor kids of our neighborhood. Thanks for the thought

    • CameronPoe profile image

      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      Tablets are the way to go. Ipad if you can swing it.

    • sudokunut profile image

      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I'm a few years from having to think about this but those sure look like some great ideas. I think I'd go with a Kindle Fire right now if I had to make a choice.

    • profile image

      JoshK47 5 years ago

      9 and 10 year old girls? *I* wouldn't mind a cupcake factory thingy like that! Great lens. :)

    • sukkran trichy profile image

      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      great collection of gift items. nice selection and well presented lens.

    • kathysart profile image

      kathysart 5 years ago

      Little girls are so fun to buy for, thanks for the tips. THUMBS UP

    • profile image

      elenidona 5 years ago

      I can see my girls smiling.

      Congratulations

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      I can see some very happy 9 and 19 year old girls smiling as they open any of the gifts in your selection....gotta bless those smiles!

    • Frugal Bride profile image

      Frugal Bride 5 years ago

      Great ideas! Just picked up a cupcake maker for my 11 year old sister. Thanks!

    • emmaklarkins profile image

      emmaklarkins 5 years ago

      Love the mini-cupcake maker! I think that "real" cooking tools are better than the toy ones...

    • davenjilli lm profile image

      davenjilli lm 5 years ago

      Love the justin beber link..and the cupcake makers what a great idea!

    • profile image

      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      You're not kidding, tweens are tough to buy for. I think the camera is the way to go this year, that should do the trick. Thanks for the idea.

    • krakensquid profile image

      krakensquid 5 years ago

      Great gift lens! Feel free to check out mine if you want :)

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      great ideas, already have the griddle and camera, enjoyed what your lens is doing, thank you.

    • profile image

      ladykida 5 years ago

      My niece is gonna just love her Smart Planet!

    • katiecolette profile image
      Author

      katiecolette 5 years ago

      @elyria: Thanks for sharing, Elyria :)

    • elyria profile image

      elyria 5 years ago

      I recently learned that the most exciting gift of all is Amazon gift card. While attending a birthday party for friend's 10 year old daughter I got to observe it first hand how she jumped up and down for half an hour while squeezing the gift card in her hands. So funny!