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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.
Uncle Milton - Moon in My Room is a projector which projects a rainbow onto the walls/ceiling of a bedroom. It's great to have on at sleepovers or just when you want some extra light at night. Makes a cool gift for 10 year old girls,
10 year old girls who have a creative side will love the Doodle pillow case.
You can draw on the pillowcase with the included pens. When you want to change the design just wash the pillowcase and start again.
You can draw, sketch or doodle. Or why not write a message to you Mom or sibling. Write a poem or even a short story. Or just design a really cool pillow cover.
And if you're feeling really creative there is a duvet cover you can buy to go with it too.
A bean bag chair is a cool accessory to have in any bedroom. Great for friends to sit on when they come around or to relax on a read a book.
Or use it as a comfy seta to watch videos or play games.
The zebra print is cool but you can get beanbags in other colors and designs as well.
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.
The Crayola Virtual Design Pro Fashion Set looks really cool.
You design your clothes with the stencils and pencils included. Download the crayola app and take a picture of your creation. Then the app will bring your creation to life.
Girls will have lots of fun just designing their fashion creations with the stencils included but to make full use of the kit a smartphone or tablet is needed.
Looks like lots of fun.
Spirograph is a classic toy created in 1965 that many people will be able to remember from their own childhoods. I remember the kits and the 10 year old I know may be getting one for Christmas as it will be an excuse for me to have a go too!
You can create stunning designs with this 45 piece deluxe set which includes 19 wheels, 2 rings, 1 rack, spiro-putty, 3 pens, 14 page guide book, design paper and a carry along storage case.
Duct tape kits are also really popular at the moment. You can use them to decorate all kinds of different items - notepads, bags, school folders, bracelets and more.
This kit has 8 rolls of duct tape and the equipment and templates you need to complete 8 different projects including 2 pairs of earrings, a small purse with a strap, a belt, duct-tape stickers, a brooch, and two headbands.
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.
If she likes to listen to music in her bedroom, you could consider a small bluetooth wireless speaker like the panda speaker featured.
It has easy wireless connection to smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth enabled devices. It could be used in her bedroom, moved around the hous or wherever she wants to use it.
It also has a selfie feature that allows you to remotely activate Bluetooth enabled cameras for still shots and videos
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.
This journal records your voice activated password so only the owner can get into the journal.
It will record anybody else's voice who tries to activate the journal so you will know who tried.
It also features a pen with invisible ink and a light which allows you to read your invisible messages
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.
This book has more than 40 hair designs for girls to try.
Another option for a sleepover.
There are also tips and tricks for keeping healthy hair too.
10 year old girls are starting to experiment with different hairstyles and take an interest in their skin and nails so books provide a nice introduction.
Explore amazon and you can find other similar beauty books aimed at tweens. Its worth looking for books on skin care regimes, nail art and other hairstyle books if the 10 year old you know might like these kinds of books.
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.
This is a fun kit for this age group. It's actually a nice kit for Moms and girls to do together. Perfect for a sleepover activity too. Or just treat yourself on your own.
Mix up treats for your hands and feet and practice doing manicures and pedicures.
The set includes pedicure pool, battery operated nail dryer, satin eye mask, pedicure slippers, toe separators, nail file, buffer, 4 bottles of nail polish, 1 bottle of glitter polish, 6 sets of printed press-on nails, stick-on nail art, nail stand, cotton balls and a satin spa bag to hold all of your supplies.
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.
You could also buy a kit for 10 year old girls to design their own jewelry too.
This DIY wear infinity jewelry kit has 31 pieces to so you can design bracelets and necklaces for yourself, family and friends.
The perfect gift for a creative tween girl.
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.
An electric scooter is a cool outdoor gift for a 10 year old.
Enjoy scooting around the neighbourhood, to friend's houses or at the park.
It can reach speeds of up to 12mph so you really can zip around.
Lots of fun!
This bow looks so much fun!
It shoots arrows up to 80 feet. And I bet it won't be just the girls wanting to try it out.
The darts are foam so you don't have to worry about anybody getting hurt.
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.
This Wii game is so much fun.
You have to dance like the person on the screen.
It includes a mix of tracks including some of the top hits of the year. They include “Sorry,” by Justin Bieber, "Into You," by Ariana Grande, "Cheap Thrills," by Sia ft. Sean Paul, "Lean On," by Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MO, "Can't Feel My Face," by The Weeknd.
Great for 10 year old girls and people of all ages too!
If you're looking to buy a tablet as a gift, the Kindle Fire HD is a good choice. It won't break the bank but it will be great for surfing the net, watching videos, listening to music and reading books.
Great for travel and for entertainment when you're away from the house.
The one featured is only $49.
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.
In this game, everyone wears a headband with a card in it which they're not allowed to look at but the other players can see. When it's your turn ask the players a question which they can only answer yes or no to about who or what you are. For example, "Am I a food?" Then you have to guess what's on your card.
The Simon game featured opposite is a classic retro game which adults may remember from their own childhood.
It's a modern twist on the classic game where you had to repeat the pattern of the light and sound combinations, but now touch screen technology adds an extra challenge to the game.
There are 16 challenging levels and it can be played independently or with family and friends.
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.
Many 10 year old girls love to sing so a karaoke machine makes the perfect gift. They are great for sleepovers, to play with friends and to get out at family parties too. Or use it on your own and practice singing.
This karaoke system will connect to your smartphone or tablet so you can so you can make your own playlists to sing along to. It will hold your devices as you sing too.
There's also an instrument input for guitar or keyboard accompaniment
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.
The boogie board is a writing tablet. 10 year old girls can use it for working out homework, doodling, leaving messages, write lists and more. You erase your writing with the touch of a button. Great or replacing scraps of paper. The boogie board is lightweight, and thin (1/8 inch thin) so is easily portable. Can fit in a backpack and used for entertainment in a car or wherever you are on the go!
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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