Best Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls
What Are the Best Gifts for a 10 Year Old Girl?
I've often struggled to buy gifts for tween girls in our family, starting from around their 10th birthday. I love making sure I buy gifts people like so I did a lot of research to find the best gifts for 10 year old girls when my cousin turned 10. I talked to her friends and relatives and the girl in question about what she liked and this article tells you what I found.
The best gifts for 10 year old girls will very much depend on what she's interested in. However, to help give you ideas the average 10 year old is starting to grow up. She will probably be interested in decorating her room (her own personal space). She is starting to try out new hairstyles so hair accessories may be a great gift. Gadget girls may appreciate a digital camera, a tablet, a cell phone, a new video game or console. They may be starting to love cooking and appreciate recipe books or gadgets for the kitchen.
Books are another good option of gifts for those who like reading. Many 10 year old girls are also starting to widen their music tastes so may appreciate an I tunes gift card. Also think about TV programs and celebrities who are popular with this age group. One Direction is one of the bands of the moment and there are a wide range of themed One Direction products suitable as gifts for 10 year old girls. There are also lots of great arts and craft kits for 10 year old girls including jewelry making and fashion design.
Read on for specific suggestions of the best gifts for 10 year old girls.
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Cool Gifts for a 10 Year Old Girls' Bedroom
There's lots of cool accessories for a 10 year old girls bedroom that make great gifts. Ideas include wall stickers, posters, lamps (see below for some lamp ideas), bedroom door signs, cushions, mirrors, clocks, wall hooks, cushions and bed linen.
You can also get accessories for a bedroom that reflects their interests. Perhaps they would appreciate a poster of a band they like or some wall art which reflects something they are into? Or maybe they would appreciate a desk on which they can do crafts.
Arts and Crafts
There are lots of great arts and crafts gifts for 10 year old girls. Many girls this age are very crafty and like making items they can wear or display in their rooms. They often like to draw and be creative.
Some gift great ideas include kits to allow you to make your own bracelets and jewelry for family and friends, painting by numbers, make your own lip balm, fashion designing and knitting.
Other top ideas include shrinky dinks sets which you can use to make cool keyrings, jewelry and other items. There are also duct tape kits which are great for personalizing lots of items such as folders, bags and notebooks. It makes me wish I was 10 again - I would have loved these types of kits.
Check out some specific ideas below.
If you think the best gift for the 10 year old girl you know would be a craft kit, you may also want to check out this article on craft kits for girls.
Stuff for a 10 year old girls bedroom
10 year old girls love accessorizing and decorating their room to make it their own. There are lots of ideas to help her accessorise her room. Some ideas include an alarm clock, a music speaker, bean bag chair (like the one featured above), pictures, posters, new bed set, a cool lamp and cushions.
Diaries for 10 year old girls
Encourage a 10 year old girl to write and explore her mind and daily life by getting her a diary/journal. Many 10 year old girls love to write in a diary everyday.
Definitely get one with a lock and key which will stop sneaky brothers and sisters or Moms and Dads reading it. Or check out the journal with a voice activated password below!
Gift ideas similar to diaries include notebooks, memory books, a scrapbook, portfolios or any physical form where you can record your memories, creations and thoughts.
Books on Hair and Beauty
There are lots of great books for 10 year old girls on hair and beauty like the hair book featured below.
Beauty Gifts for 10 year old Girls
There are many great gifts aimed at tweens which allow them to experiment with nails, hair and beauty in a fun girly way.
Nail kits are always a good choice for this age as it's fun to paint your nails in different colors and normally parents don't mind either.
Another good choice are hair accessories such as clips.
One of the best beauty kits I've found is the SpaLaLa Mani and Pedi kit below.
Cameras for 10 Year Olds - Take Instant Photos!
Cameras on are all kinds of gadgets nowadays from ipod touches to cell phones to tablets. But what you don't get on these devices are cameras that take instant photos. That's why the Fujifilm Mini camera below makes such a great gift for 10 year old girls. They get instant photos to share with their family and friends or perhaps use for scrapbooking or journaling or any other hobby they may have.
Popular Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls
Here are some suggestions of some more popular gifts for 10 year old girls.
Girls spend lots of their time at school so stationary, bags and other gadgets and stuff for school are often a good idea.
Electronic handheld games are another good gift idea and are good for entertaining while on the go. Ideas include a Nintendo DSi.
Like girls of any age, many girly girls like to accessorize with jewelry, so a simple pendant or a charm bracelet are often good choices.
Sports Gifts and Outdoor Toys
If you're buying for an outdoor and sporty girl here are some great gift ideas that you can use outside:
Sports Toys - There are lots of great sports toys that 10 year old girl will love. Scooters, frisbees, ripstik caster board, water slides and trampolines are good gifts. Check out some ideas below.
Sports clothes - If a 10 year old girl practices a lot of sport she may appreciate some sports clothes. Ideas include t-shirts and hoodies.
Sports equipment - You could buy some sports equipment for the sport the girl likes to play or do. For example, if they love swimming what about a swimming bag, swimming costume, goggles etc.
Big Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls
If you have some extra money to spend and want to get a 10 year old girl something extra special a technological gift may be the way to go. Consider buying a Nintendo Wii complete with some games or the ultimate gift in many people's eyes (an ipad!).
Singing and dancing video games are often popular with 10 year old girls and their friends so I've suggested a Just Dance 2016.
Games for 10 year olds
There are lots of fun and classic board games that 10 year old girls will love playing with their family, siblings and friends. I've mentioned sleepovers lots of times in this article - but many tween girls like to have their friends over and board games are a fun activity for these occasions too.
Gifts for the Music Lover
Many 10 year old girls who are music lovers will be thrilled to receive an ipod nano or another mp3 player.
You could also buy a 10 year old their favorite music. Music tastes vary a lot but many girls at this age like female artists such as Taylor Swift or teen boy sensations such as One Direction.
Or what about a speaker for their bedroom?
If they like to make music, their first musical instrument is an idea (perhaps a beginner guitar). If they love to sing, they will be thrilled to receive the karaoke system below.
Gifts for the Bookworm
Many 10 year old girls love to read. A Kindle Fire is one of the gifts suggested by a 10 year old girl in the comments section below so would be worth considering for a girl who loves to read. She can have her books in one place but it allows you to have access to the Internet too.
Of course, there are a wide variety of books that would appeal to girls of this age group covering a wide variety of reading levels and tastes, so it would be worth doing some research into what the 10 year old girl you are buying for likes but also check out this article on good books for 10 year olds.
More Birthday Gifts for 10 Year Olds
Still not found what you're looking for? Here is one more top idea.
Best Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls in the UK
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A UK website giving lots of suggestions of the best toys for 10 year old girls
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