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Best Gifts for a 13-Year-Old Girl 2017

Updated on December 10, 2017
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Inspired by his own 13 year old daughter, Paul decided to pass her suggestions on to others. Paul and his daughter live in Florida.

There can be no doubts, as far as I am concerned, that it can be extremely difficult to choose the right gift for a young female who is just beginning her teenage years.  My suggestions are based on my personal experiences of buying for my daughter.
There can be no doubts, as far as I am concerned, that it can be extremely difficult to choose the right gift for a young female who is just beginning her teenage years. My suggestions are based on my personal experiences of buying for my daughter. | Source

In my personal experience, choosing the best gifts for a 13-year-old girl can be a challenge. You need all the suggestions and help that you can get.

That's why I have put this best of list together, which is inspired by my own daughter who set me in the right direction.

Of course, the most direct way to find out ideas is always to ask her for ideas for things that she wants, but sometimes you want to surprise her, or she is not exactly sure herself.

For a 13-year-old girl, life's priorities tend to revolve around maintaining an active social life and the gadgets that enable them to keep in touch with their friends.

Their appearance and how to improve it also features in a big way. Elements of popular culture, such as movies, TV shows and especially, music take on a particular importance too.

It goes without saying that most teenage girls also have strong opinions on what is cool and what is not cool, which can sometimes make decisions challenging if you are buying gifts for them.

The list below consists in the main of items that have all made very popular gifts and were deemed by my own daughter (and a few of her friends) to be cool. They also impressed her friends, which she liked.

I have also added in some suggestions from other parents with teenagers, as not all girls have the same tastes as my own.

So here, in no particular order are my selections for the best gifts for a 13-year-old girl, I hope that you find my list to be useful.

Water Fountain Speakers Dancing LED Lights.  These look and sound awesome (take my word for it) and they can be used anywhere that there is access to power and a USB connection, including a living room, bedroom, kitchen or wherever.
Water Fountain Speakers Dancing LED Lights. These look and sound awesome (take my word for it) and they can be used anywhere that there is access to power and a USB connection, including a living room, bedroom, kitchen or wherever.

Awesome Water Fountain Speakers!

These multi-colored fountain audio speakers look and sound awesome!

Each speaker is a transparent acrylic tube filled with environmentally friendly, non-toxic and zero ignition vegetable oil.

You can use them with an iPod, MP3 player, or a computer. They can be used anywhere there's access to power and a USB connection.

Thanks to multi-colored water jets, the water dances to the beat of the music. There are 6 colored LEDs to provide an amazing visual show!

These speakers are guaranteed to spice up any teenagers bedroom or party!

This Vidal Sassoon straightener works with any type of hair and has 25 different heat settings.  It takes just 30 seconds to heat up to a professional high heat of 395 degrees F (200 degrees C).
This Vidal Sassoon straightener works with any type of hair and has 25 different heat settings. It takes just 30 seconds to heat up to a professional high heat of 395 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Hair Straightener Makes a Girl Look and Feel Great!

Looking your best is a high priority for any self-respecting 13-year-old girl and a hair straightener can do wonders for your image and appearance. It is also fun to use.

This cool and awesome Remington model can straighten, flip, and curl hair. It is capable of giving out up to 420 degrees of professional-grade heat, plus it has True Grip ceramic plates.

Some More Good Gift Ideas!

  • Scented candle from Yankee Candle.
  • Burt Bee's trial kit with lots of lotions, soaps, scrubs, and lip balm.
  • Gift box from Bath and Body Works.
  • Jewelry from Claire's.
  • Juicy Couture Necklace.
  • Two shirts with bands or teams that she likes!

Jewelry is another gift option that is worth considering. Something from Claire's or maybe a Juicy Couture Necklace could be popular.  Most teen girls appreciate jewelry, especially if it is a style they like.
Jewelry is another gift option that is worth considering. Something from Claire's or maybe a Juicy Couture Necklace could be popular. Most teen girls appreciate jewelry, especially if it is a style they like. | Source
Black lights are a really cool way to liven up a bedroom or party.  They are great for Halloween events too, transforming a room into a haunted house.  All round fun and they make a great talking point too, making a bedroom or party interesting.
Black lights are a really cool way to liven up a bedroom or party. They are great for Halloween events too, transforming a room into a haunted house. All round fun and they make a great talking point too, making a bedroom or party interesting.

No cool 13-year-old’s bedroom would be complete without a Blacklight, which shines ultra violet light to create an awesome visual effect that will impress all her friends no end!

These lights can transform the appearance of a bedroom or other space and turn the ordinary into the strange and interesting.

Buy several and you can liven up any party with strange and magical lighting effects, especially if it is themed around science fiction or halloween.

Even More Good Gift Ideas!

  • iTunes gift card.
  • Tickets for a music concert or other event.
  • Some attractive nail polish items in different colors.
  • Clothing or gift certificate for clothing store, such as Old Navy.
  • Hair chalk (temporary hair dye) in her favorite color.
  • A case, bag, or screen protector for her device, such as a tablet, laptop, notebook, or smartphone.
  • Jewelry - bracelets, bands, hair braider, etc.
  • Pajamas or other nightwear. A girl wants to look and feel good when she sleeps or hangs out in the home.

Modern mini portable speakers can put out a big sound, both in terms of overall volume and bass.  These compact audio devices can be used pretty much anywhere and with most devices that produce an audio output.
Modern mini portable speakers can put out a big sound, both in terms of overall volume and bass. These compact audio devices can be used pretty much anywhere and with most devices that produce an audio output.

Big Sound From a Small Speaker!

Mini Portable Capsule Speakers make excellent gifts! They can be used with laptops, ipods, tablets, mp3 players, basically any device with a standard audio output.

I was so impressed with the one that I bought for my daughter, I went out and bought one for myself afterwards (they come in a wide variety of colors, including black, blue, pink, silver, green, orange, white, purple, and red - my daughter has a bright pink one and I have a purple one!).

Most capsules actually have a really great sound for their size and they recharge via a usb lead, so you can just plug them into a laptop or a PC and you don’t have to worry about buying replacement batteries.

Cool bags are functional, giving a girl a place store all her smaller possessions when she is out and about.  They can also be stylish and express the image that the girl wants to project.
Cool bags are functional, giving a girl a place store all her smaller possessions when she is out and about. They can also be stylish and express the image that the girl wants to project.

A Cool Shoulder Bag

As well as being a great fashion accessory and form of self-expression, a high quality bag is functional and it can be used for carrying tablets, school books, ipads, pens, cellphones, nail varnish, and other everyday effects, devices, possessions, and accessories.

There are many really cool designs out there.

There's nothing like the smiling face of a happy and contented 13-year-old girl!  Buying the right gift is always a great thing in my experience.  Talk to your friend, or daughter, if you are unsure what to buy.
There's nothing like the smiling face of a happy and contented 13-year-old girl! Buying the right gift is always a great thing in my experience. Talk to your friend, or daughter, if you are unsure what to buy.
Skullcandy earbud headphones are a cool way to listen to music and come in a wide varieties of colors, so you can choose her favorite.  Add a microphone to the mix and she can chat on Skype and webcam too.
Skullcandy earbud headphones are a cool way to listen to music and come in a wide varieties of colors, so you can choose her favorite. Add a microphone to the mix and she can chat on Skype and webcam too.

Skullcandy Earbuds With Microphone in Her Favorite Color!

Skullcandy S2IKDY-003 Ink'd 2.0 Earbud Headphones with Mic are fashionable and functional and come in a range of vibrant colors.

She will love it if you order some earbuds in her favorite color (my daughter wanted purple), which she will be able to use with her mp3 player, ipod, or laptop, as well as use them to chat with friends and family!

Your Opinion!

Which one from the list do you like best?

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      Patcho 9 days ago

      In the background for one of the speaker was a skateboard. A great present for a 13 year old can actually be a skateboard. Penny Skateboards are cool. Get an original Penny not a knock off because it won't be cool! http://www.pennyskateboards.com/au/ Some of the carve, or long boards are also awesome. For indoor time like when its snowing The Annoyatron (don't be put off by its name) can actually be a great gift too. Girls can build pranks and clever little projects and learn a bit about coding. Nothing too hard. Highly recommended. https://edukits.co/product/the-amazing-annoyatron/

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      Responding to Ari 7 months ago

      AriStar, because you're not a teen yet, hunny!

      Bless ya!

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      AriStar 17 months ago

      I am 10 turning 11! Some of these are really cool but some aren't really accurate!

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      Mary Norton 24 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      It is hard to find out what these girls really like. It depends on each one's personality. Your list is interesting.

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      A mother of a 14 yr old 2 years ago

      Cool ideas although in my opinion as a mother i would not get some of these for causes of expense and of just the idea that my daughter will probably use them once and forget about it i want her to have something she will hold on to forever but i will still use some of these ideas