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Best Gifts for 12 Year Old Girls

Updated on February 28, 2017

What are the Best Gift Ideas for 12 Year Old Girls?

There are lots of great gifts for 12 year old girls although sometimes when its been a long time since you were 12 it can be difficult to know what she would like.

12 year old girls are growing up fast in the 21st century and are starting to think about how to look cool at school and with their friends. Therefore some good gift ideas include bags for school, hair accessories and gadgets as she may like experimenting with friends, manicure and pedicure sets, nail varnish, perfume and jewellery. If you're not sure than you can't go wrong with a gift voucher for her favorite shop.

In 2015, many 21st century girls are interested in electronic gifts and gadgets. Tablets, digital cameras, mp3 players, games consoles and video games are all ideas to consider. There are also lots of accessories for devices she may already own such as cases, covers and speakers.

Good old fashioned gifts may also be appreciated such as books or music. There are also some fantastic craft kits for the creative girl.

Read on for lots of ideas of the best gifts for 12 year old girls.

Accessories and Décor for 12 Year Old Girl's Bedroom

A bedroom is a 12 year old girls sanctuary and they will love accessories to decorate it. Ideas include lamps, door beads, digital photo frames, pictures, posters, wall canvas, cushions, clocks and candles.

Cool lamps such as lava lamps have always been popular with the tween and teen age group. There are also study lamps where you can dock and charge your ipod and listen to music. Or what about an alarm clock with a radio to help you get out of bed in the morning.

Bean bag chairs are another top gift. You can use them to curl up with a book or your tablet. Or they make another extra seat in a bedroom for when friend's come around.

Hair Accessories for 12 Year Old Girls

12 year old girls love experimenting with their hair and different styles so some of the best gift ideas include hair straighteners, hair dryers and curling tongs.

Headbands and hair bands are also popular.

Another idea is hair chalk. Use hair chalk to change strands of your hair to different colors.

She may also appreciate having her hair done at a hair salon in a new style.

Conair Quick Gems Hair Jeweler
Conair Quick Gems Hair Jeweler

The Conair quick gems hair jeweler is cool. Use it to put gems in your hair!

It works automatically and is easy to use. The gem cartridge rotates automatically. The jeweler attaches gems to hair in seconds. It includes 24 reusable jewels in 2 sizes and 4 shapes. The cartridge holds up to 18 jewels


Bags and Backpacks

12 year old girls like to look cool at school and a nice backpack or bag for school would make an appreciated gift. Or why not just get a nice bag for when they're out and about with family and friends.

Vera Bradley is quite a popular make of bags and backpacks for this age group.

If you're not sure exactly what style she would like why not get a gift voucher or keep the receipt.

Books for 12 Year Old Girls

Many 12 year old girls like reading and would appreciate a book for a present. Obviously like adults what 12 year old girls like to read varies greatly and it may be worth asking the girls or their parents what they like to read. Non fiction and informational books are often good choices. Again if in doubt, a voucher is a good idea.

Another suggestion for girls who love to read is an amazon kindle. She can keep all her books in one place. The battery life can last for weeks. She can read her book outside in bright sunlight if she wants to. Some versions of the Kindle also have a light so she can read her book once the lights have been turned off too.

Check out an idea below:

Book Gift Idea

33 Things Every Girl Should Know: Stories, Songs, poems, and Smart Talk by 33 Extraordinary Women
33 Things Every Girl Should Know: Stories, Songs, poems, and Smart Talk by 33 Extraordinary Women

Thirty-three extraordinary women who lend their diverse voices to this outstanding collection of stories, songs, poems, comics, and essays that will give every adolescent girl reason to feel hopeful about making the transition from girlhood to womanhood.

The women include Natalie Merchant, Sigourney Weaver, Tabitha Soren, Wendy Wasserstein, Rebecca Lobo, Lauren Hutton, Anita Roddick and Lynda Barry.



12 year old girls like to look good. Its difficult to buy them clothes that they like without going shopping together but what about some accessories.

Some ideas include a new purse, wallet or watch.

The choice of accessories may depend on the season. The best winter accessories can include fuzzy socks, scarves, pajamas and gloves.

In the warmer weather she may appreciate a summer tote, sunglasses, a headband to keep the hair of her face, flip flops, a sun hat or sunglasses.


Casio Sports 3-Hand Analog White Dial Women's Watch #LRW200H-4BV
Casio Sports 3-Hand Analog White Dial Women's Watch #LRW200H-4BV

Another idea is an everyday watch.

The watch opposite is a great casual watch.

It's also water resistant to 330 feet (100 M) so no worries if you forget to take it off for swimming or in the bath.


Digital Camera for 12 Year Old Girls

Many 12 year old girls will appreciate a digital camera to take and share photos of family and friends.

Beauty Gifts

Buying beauty gifts for 12 year old girls is often about experimentation and learning skin care and make up skills.

Nail polish is always a hit with this age, as they can experiment with different colors and making their hands and nails look good without parents getting concerned. Manicure and pedicure sets are another good choice. Or why not take them to get their nails done professionally?

Mositurizers, cleansers for skin, body bath and spa kits are often make good gifts. There are also quite a few books aimed at teaching 12 year old girls the basic skills about doing the hair, maintaining their skin care routine and experimenting with different looks.

Hobby Gifts for 12 Year Old Girls

Think about the hobbies that the 12 year old girl you know likes and ask yourself what could you get them that they would love for their hobby. Maybe she's into sport, learning and playing music, singing, cooking or love following their favorite pop star or TV show. Think about annuals, books and equipment they may like for their hobby.

Ideas include:

For the cook, cookbooks, cupcake kits, aprons etc.

For the sport lover - Balls, sports clothing, a sports bag.

For the girl who loves to sing - a karaoke machine, singing lessons

For the music lover - a new instrument, music lessons, tickets to see their favorite pop star or band.

For the gamer - if she likes playing video game there are lots of video gaming accessories. Some ideas include a gaming chair, a gaming keyboard or mouse, a new games console, new video games or a gaming voucher.

Memorex MKS-SS2 SingStand 2 Home Karaoke System
Memorex MKS-SS2 SingStand 2 Home Karaoke System

Many 12 year old girls love to sing and perhaps will enjoy doing so with their friends and in front of family too. If they love singing they will love this karoke system. You connect it to your mp3 player or tablet and then create a customized play list to sing along to.

You can also connect an instrument.

It comes with one microphone but you can connect another microphone for duets too.

Great for family nights and parties, sleepovers, when friends come over or just for practising singing on your own.



If they enjoy listening to music speaker for a 12 year old girls bedroom is a good idea.

There are all kinds of speaker you can get including portable bluetooth speakers like the ones featured below. Or why not get a speaker attached to an alarm clock docking station so she can play her music in her room, have an alarm clock and charge her phone on one device.

Bluetooth speakers can wirelessly stream music from her cell phone or mp3 player to the speaker. These could be used in her room but they are also small and portable so she can take them around the house or to a friend's house.

Jewelry for 12 Year Old Girls

There are lots of nice pieces of jewelry that this age group will love. Ideas include bracelets, simple pendants, good luck charms, charm bracelets, rings and other simple jewelry.

Girls love simple pendants such as hearts or animals.

Another popular piece of jewelry with young girls at the moment are lockets. There are locket pendants that come with charms. You place the charms you want in the locket pendant to create your own look. Of course, you can also take the charms out of the locket and wear it with a picture instead.

You could also buy a jewelry tree or a trinket box. There are some great trinket boxes available. There are animal and dragon trinket boxes which are unusual. There are many other trinket boxes available featuring different colors and designs. Search around so you can find something the 12 year old girl you know will like.

Tapp Collections trade; Mood Pendant Necklace - Heart
Tapp Collections trade; Mood Pendant Necklace - Heart

I love the heart mood pendant opposite which changes color with your mood. A nice fun piece of jewelry for pre teens.


Video Games for 12 Year Old Girls

Many 12 year old girls have a games console and one really popular game with this age group is Just Dance, Just Dance 2016 features songs by artists including Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Meghan Trainor, Once Direction, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez Jason Derulo and many more.

You have to copy the dance moves from the person on the screen and move to the music.

Great for for friends and all the family too.

Gifts for the Creative Girl

Many 12 year old girls enjoy making and creating and there are some great jewelry and craft gifts which are perfect for this age group.

Loom bands are still currently a really popular craze with kids. You make bracelets with rubber bands and can do simple designs or more complicated ones.

There are lots of other creative kit ideas. Here are some ides:

Fashion design sets - they tend to come with stencils, pencils and other equipment to design your own fashion creations. When you have completed your design some even feature an app you can download which will bring your creations to life on a tablet. The Crayola Virtual Design Pro-Fashion Set is one to try out.

Duct tape kit - a really fun and creative idea. Decorate folders, jewelry and other items with duct tape in these kits and come up with some really funky designs. Some kits come with their own items to decorate such as earrings or a purse. Or you can duct tape your own items such as headbands or belts.

As well as jewelry making, there are scrapbooking kits, paint by number, sewing, crochet, knitting and paper crafts.

Check out a couple below and for even more ideas check out this article on craft kits for girls

Doodle Pillow Case

Doodle Pillowcase, Color Your Own Pillow Case, Coloring Pillowcase with Washable Fabric Markers
Doodle Pillowcase, Color Your Own Pillow Case, Coloring Pillowcase with Washable Fabric Markers

I think this is such a neat idea for a crafty girl.

You can draw designs, write messages or just doodle on the pillow case with the enclosed pens. When you wash the covers the drawings are erased and you have a fresh cover to write on again.


Writing Tablet

Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet,Pink (PT01085PNKA0002)
Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet,Pink (PT01085PNKA0002)

The boogie board makes a cool gift for preteen girls. It is a writing tablet which is ultra thin and portable so it's easy to take wherever you want. It's easy to fit in a backpack or school bag.

Use it to do working out for homework or doodle when you're bored or perhaps need a distraction while traveling. Leave messages for your Mom, Dad or other family members. Write lists. Take it to school to write notes in class. Play games without the need for paper. Use it for fashion designing. As soon as you've finished with what you've written, press the button and erase it. Then you have a clean slate to start again.


Gifts for the Sporty Girl

There are lots of gifts for sporty 12 year old girls. Ideas include equipment for the sports they love and enjoy playing, their first sports watch with timers and alarms, sports bags or new sports clothes or shoes.

Here are some more ideas:

An electric scooter or a kick scooter.


A new bike

Many girls are into soccer, so a soccer kit, new soccer boots or a new ball. There are also soccer trainer kits you can buy. One is the SKLZ Star Kick Solo Soccer Trainer. It consists of a stretchable neoprene sheath that fits around a soccer ball and an ankle wrap connected by a rubber cord. She can then practice shooting, passing, receiving, juggling, ball control and throw-ins. It's a great trainer aid for developing soccer players.

An activity trackers so she can track the number of steps she's done every day.

The ripstik castor board is a type of skateboard which is a cross between a skateboard and a snowboard. It's great exercise, lots of fun and it comes in lots of different colors.

If you have an active girl who might like to have a go at something new what about an archery kit. With the popularity of books like The Hunger Games, archery has made a come back.

This are some great starter archery sets which have everything you need to get started.
Look for one with 2 arrows, finger rollers, adjustable pin sight and a carrying case.
Easy to get started with straight away and great fun for kids.

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      Josalyn 15 months ago

      I'm turning 12 and i have absolutely no idea of what i want not one website have given me any ideas.

      :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

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      Nicole 17 months ago

      I am 12 and most of the stuff here I wouldnt like to get but that's only my opinion

      What I got for Christmas was a Hollister hoodie and skinny leggings,Abercrombie and fitch hoodie and bag pack, adidas superstars,loads of make up,an iPhone 5s,river Island jeans and jacket, money and a lot of gift vouchers, earrings and necklaces (and other jewellery) emoji pillows

      I hope u got a few ideas here and if ur girl is fussy just get her a gift voucher for Hollister Abercrombie River Island New look Forever21(my favourite shops) or even an iTunes voucher

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      Merp 18 months ago

      I don't like any of this stuff at all no offense,sorry.

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      her old mamma 2 years ago

      ok so my daughter is sporty she hates like all the stuff you put up i know she does shes not stupid and so i was wondering if you could put up sport stuff

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      meh 3 years ago

      Seriously! You know absolutely nothing about 12 year old girls!

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      okali 3 years ago

      you know im turning 12 and I don't really want jewelry and all for my birthday what I would like more is an Iphone 5s gold cover.

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      Aud 3 years ago

      Lol this is so accurit and im 12 parents buy this stuff

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      NO.jimmy.protested 3 years ago

      Who wrote this a 12 year old?!?! This is so accurate... lol

      Source: I'm 12

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      Soph 3 years ago

      Whatever you do, don't buy us gift cards! If you want to give us money, give it in cash. Gift cards limit you to specific shops and have a time limit. I have had so many gift cards that have been a waste of money because they 'expire'. Also you can't put gift card money in the bank!! So instead of gift cards give us MONEY, then we can go to whatever shops we like and we can keep it for as long as we want, we can also put it in the bank to build up and earn more money (I think it's called 'interest'?)


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      defne 3 years ago

      ben nedense 12 yaşındayım ama monster high fan ıyım.Yaşayan en tuhaf kız olmalıyım ben

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      sara 3 years ago

      I am 12years old it fell's sooooo cool

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      persongirl 3 years ago

      I totally agree with most of this. My b-day is in like 10 days and i had no idea what i wanted. I want to start wearing makeup i think mom might get some mascara for me. really want an ipod touch seems like every one has one. i saw a 6 year old with one playing on it and i want one a lot. every thing on this list is about right. thx 4 the b-day ideas. :-D

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      Kiana 3 years ago

      Ok I'm 11 and I'm not 12 but my friend is but we talk about what we want all the time we want MAKE UP but some parents won't let them have makeup and at least lip glosss will do and NEVER buy a girl clothes for a gift cause u don't know what we like I'm more of a fancy trendy but then again loose and flowing type so girls are extra picky like me so don't do that!!!!:()Plus girls love jewelry but make sure u know what kind they like!!!!!!;)

      Also if your gonna get us something creative get something simple or at least not really challenging cause I don't like duct tape but I'm real crafty!!! So we need something we will do instead of you wasting your money!!

      And yes of course we are getting to were we want to start cooking and a book is great for teaching us but I'd rathr have my mom by my side teaching me to cook but that's my opinion but some people aren't good cooks so always trying harder is good :) ;)!!!!

      Also this is my last comment hair girls love their hair but if u get us a ting for our heir or something don't get something we can't use cause some moms don't like jewels in their daughters hair so get head bands hair bands simple things!!!!!!!!!!:) other then that I love every thing!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Hannah 4 years ago

      I'm 12 and these sound pretty good to me

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      Emily 4 years ago

      I'm turning twelve, and none of these really appeal to me

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      Ada 5 years ago

      I already have all of these:( any other good ideas??? Btw I'm turning 12 this year

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      Madison 5 years ago

      I'm 12 and this is lost of the thing I needed or wanted

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      Lora 6 years ago

      All that is. True cause am 12 years old just entered.cause my mom is looking for gifts always on this site so I wanted to know what she could bring for ????????me ????

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      awsomeness 6 years ago

      girls only want clothes if they like them make shere u take them with u if u get them clothes.

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      awsomeness 6 years ago

      girls only want clothes if they like them make shere u take them with u if u get them clothes.

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      Taybieb! 6 years ago

      I'm turning 12 in a couple o weeks, and I have pretty much everything on the list!! But if you don't, a new mobile phone sounds good, or some makeup but depends on what type of girl you are. I agree with all of the comments above about being treated a lot more mature than we used to be:))) but this list is perfect, coming from an almost 12 year old!!!!! :)))

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      Shay 6 years ago

      I'm turning twelve in one month. I went through the make up and jewelry stage when I was about eight.

      For my birthday I'm hoping for much more mature things.

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      Carolyn 6 years ago

      I'm 12 and I'm not that interested in in jewelry and make up stuff (other than nail polish). My parents say I can't get a phone until I'm 16. I think it's stupid because 50% of my friends have phones. i really like the idea of the Ipod Touch!!!!!!

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      docrox 6 years ago

      i am 12 years old and most of these things are true another thing that most mom get there daughter is a mother daughter journal that talks about puberty and others stuff. some girls might feel confused or embarrassed but it is very important to have a good relationship with your mom. if you do not have a mom, talk to your dad about seeing a therapist and talk to her about these can also talk to your reproductive heath teacher. trust me i know it is kind of weird talking about these things with your dad but he will help. but parents need to remember that we maybe be confused about things and they might go too fast. make sure you tell them to SLOW DOWN! you need to know these things! i know what some of you people are saying, how would you know, you are my age too! i have had tons of experiences with talking to my mom and i have learned over the years. other good ideas is a bucket full of candy along with the journal. PARENTS: DO NOT MAKE YOUR KIDS TALK ABOUT THINGS THEY DO NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT YET! they will come to you or just keep asking them once and a while.


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      emma746 6 years ago

      im a 12 year old and i would just like to say, as 12 year olds we want to be treated like mature teens because that's what we are becoming.

      some of my relatives keep wasting their money because they keep buying me doll clothes and accessories and no 12 year olds play with dolls! so just keep in mind that we are not little kids anymore and we want to be mature.

      One of the best presents i ever got was a begginer's make up kit, perfume and a purse!

      We are very picky about clothes so don't even bother because most likely we won't want to hurt your feelings so we wont ask for the receipt and the piece of clothing will just sit in our drawers and we will never wear it.

      HOWEVER! we love gift cards!! (to GOOD stores!)

      some stores that are very popular with kids our age and my favorites are: abercrombie(kids), aeropostale, and delia's.

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      karetas10 6 years ago

      im turning 12 next month and have no idea what 2 ask my mom to get me! She keeps asking but i cant give her an answer cause i don't know what! :(

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      Adl9363 6 years ago

      What about Tom's shoes? Do 12 yr old like those? If not what kind of shoes?

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      Puddin' cake 6 years ago

      To b honest I hate the color pink.I would say this stuff sould b in green,or blue,pink is for littler kids.I agree they need a 12 yearold for some pointers.I would say the only thing a 12 year old would use is the wii and the hair supplies.

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      Rand 6 years ago

      Im turning 12 in 2 days, and I wanted to sya rthat you should definitly not buy clothes, and I don't like make up except 4 nail polish. I have every color, and I still don't know what to get for my b-day

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      Alex 6 years ago

      Im 12 and that's all true i would want everthing on that list!!

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      Wow 6 years ago

      I'm a 12 year old girl and this seems like such bullshit to me.

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      Melanie 6 years ago

      its my bff;s bday soon and i just have no idea of what 2 get her!!she loves music and dancing. she likes pets too but shes not allowed any! plzzzzzzzzz help meeeee!!

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      selena 6 years ago

      im turning 12 in august and i got all this stuff

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      MiZz PuRfEcT 6 years ago

      IF your really want a 12 years old girls opinion i like shoes (mostly converse or DC's),purses (from hollister or aero),make up, and electronics!!!!but NEVER buy CLOTHS girls are so picky (just like me)and sometimes they don't want to tell you because they don't want to hurt your feelings or make you mad.I agree with what most of the people said we do like to be treated more maturely and not like little kids anymore because we are getting older and we are almost teens!!!

      Hope i helped.

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      Purplebieleber 6 years ago

      Some of this stuff is a little 2 Girly. Oh, and don't 4get iPads!!

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      vic 6 years ago

      hey, i'm turning 12...............!!!!!!!!!!!!! FREEDOM!!!!! these stuff r the best gifts for 12 year old gals............

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      12 year old me hasnt got these 7 years ago

      omg!!!!! I haven't got 1 of these.all the girls i know have got phones and ipods except for me!!!! I should show my mum this but she still won't get me this!!!! This is totally true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      12 year old me hasnt got these 7 years ago

      omg!!!!! I haven't got 1 of these.all the girls i know have got phones and ipods except for me!!!! I should show my mum this but she still won't get me this!!!! This is totally true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Really 7 years ago

      A 12 year old wearing make up?

      A worried Dad

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      Bridgette Y. 7 years ago

      I am 12 and don't like beauty things and bags and stuff.Just sayin'.

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      Jenna A. 7 years ago

      ummmmmmmmmmm.............. shoes. converses.

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      crazygirl 7 years ago

      Make up like mascara or lip gloss some eye shadow but not to or not ur daughter tells u she wants make up...never go with clothes, build a bears, or dolls

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      freaky.12.year.old 7 years ago

      don't get don't know what we`ll like. i would prefer more adult books like p.s i love you, where rainbows end, jane eyre, call of the wild, black beughty, what katy did, etc. that kind of stuff but not everyone likes reading(unfortunately).also unless she`s a known girly girl NOTHING PINK, DISNEY CHANNEL,HANNAH MONTANNA, BARBIE OR BRATZ!!!!! Also i know a lot of 12 year olds will disagree but, yes,we do tend to want to act `grown up`. In fact, we have no choice since if we act childish we get ridiculed and if we act grown up we get ridiculed but most of us prefer to get ridiculed for acting grown up. Get her makeup(if she`s into it),shoes(i recommend boots or converse) or silly string(EVERYONE loves some silly string, EVERYONE). From this 12 yr old writing this. :P

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      Victoria  7 years ago

      Okay hey my sister is 12 and she HATES BEARS. Do not get build a bears they are a waste of money. Sure one or 2 is alright but don't go buying a whole wardrobe of clothes its a waste.

      I suggest mini purses ( Don't get big ones really no neeed and you will look stupid.)

      Acceries,jewelery,some makeup ( don't go overboard )

      Electronics ( iPods,laptop,cameras

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      Bella Dancun 7 years ago

      I love getting suprises! there the best! but i don't agree, that all twelve year olds want laptops, phones, nitenodos and stuff like that! im twelve and sometimes its fun to get clothes jewlery and sometimes movies and books! we don't always want electromics!!!!!!! lol :)

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      12 yrs young 7 years ago

      its my bff birthday in a few days and have no clue wat to get her cas were sooo differeent all me other mates are just giving money(which is fine)but i wanna make it special cas shes moving to australia soon.....she loves pink and girly stuff lyk dat but she also loves football and also shes v. fussy bout this sort of stuff!! Does anyone have any ideas??

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      anan 7 years ago


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      twinz 7 years ago

      if some one is sporty ask them who is their fav hockey player and then get them a hockey shirt(doesn't have to be the expensive ones). if more girly she will be happy with a gift card and/or lip gloss (there is cool soda flavoued ones). if gamer get her sims 2 it is epic. i'm telling you sims2 is way better then sims3.if you don't know what to get her get her like a club penguin membership or webkinz. since she probely out grew that (it's ok if she didn't)then get her a ciniplex combo coupon. if none of those are soutable and you don't want to give her money then good luck because i don't think there is anything out there

      from 2 twins

      p.s don't get her clothes it might not fit.don't get her a book cause trust me from seeing ppl get books that not the first thing they would want even if they say so.

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      12 year old girl 7 years ago

      well, I like the i pod touch, cute clothes(like t-shirts- OR classy thing, money, and some advise

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      Mayo 7 years ago

      that what I want but my mom don't want it...... crap I will cry for it

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      Dido223 7 years ago

      I'm 11 turning twevle and am more of a gamer, put GTA4, Sims 3 and Drawn to life(For DSI) PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and NO clothes! Oh and never call us pre-teens "Tweens"

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      Me12yroldgirl 7 years ago

      Hi im turning 12 and all those ideas r awsome:) Anyway, as a LOT of ppls said it depends wat she is likes. Also another coment that ppls said a lot is that we r very picky about clothes! A good idea is to get a subscription to her favourite magazine. But first ask her wat her favourite magazine is, so u don't mess up! She will love u for that!

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      somebody 7 years ago

      ipod touches are awesome

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      Mistyrose 7 years ago

      Hi Im turning 11 soon and think that the list above is amazing however my mate dd isn't really into that sort of thing and is more of a tomboy so personally I think mabye they have gone for the girly side which is great for some but not for others

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      luvme 7 years ago

      im turning 12 on jan. 28 and i totally agree!!!! excceepppttt....the books we 12 year olds hate reading 24/7 like u ppl say. i luv american eagle and gift cards are the greatest inventions other than iphones:);)



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      u dont need to know 7 years ago

      im 12 and i hate the color pink some girls hate pink and everybody think they do i love blue and harry potter items and movies and wii games and nitendo things other then that i can skip all that stuff

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      ineedhelp 7 years ago

      Okay, so I have a 12 yeor old gf and im looking for something good to buy her for christmas but Idon't wnt to go over about 15 or 20 $

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      Kim 7 years ago


      Well, I don't know what your price limit is or what your friend likes, but trust your instincts. Maybe she likes jewelry, so a pretty Tiffany style bracelet would be cool. If she's into makeup she might like something from MAC or Sephora because they have super awesome stuff. Does she like to do her hair? Maybe you could get her a flat iron or curling iron, but don't get them at target or some place. Go to a Sally's beauty supply and you can find a professional quality one for around 20 or $30, they last forever. Good luck:))

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      rh3rh3 7 years ago

      hey there u guys (: well u c now i am 12 too nd i reely have no clu wat to get my bfflf berina. shes reely popular nd loves shopping nd boys. she has a bf who is anthony nd i hav no clu wat to get her any01 hav any ideas ?? pplz reply thxx luv rh3rhe ((:

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      Tia 7 years ago

      Im Turning 12 Dec.11 and this is very true! My mom doesn't Let me wear makeup.=( But Besides tht list gets a thumbs up !!! =) xD

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      immacutie 7 years ago

      I am 12 and I wear makeup? And I looooooove getting clothes. Gifts cards are okay but I feel like they didn't put any effort into buying me stuff!

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      6yt,uyftyurft75rt76r 7 years ago

      im 11 and i think lots of these things are true...sadly im not allowed a cellphone...very disapointed.:'(

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      KK 7 years ago

      i am 12 years old and here to say some of that is true but im adding more to it ok so my parents wont let me get these awsome convers they say there not good shoes.

      and the only makeup im alowed to were is maskera and lipgloss. and it is relly hard to try and tell my parents idont like the stuff they are getting me i kinda need some edvice on how

      please HELP!!!!!

      love KK

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      rihamah 7 years ago

      Great ideas, also for most 12 year olds I know they are huge fans of the Harry Potter movie and with the new movie released I think any Harry Potter related item would be a great gift for his fans. I have written a hub about the best Harry Potter Fan gifts

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      Converselover 7 years ago

      Pretty good ideas...but Juicy things..jeggings.. AND A MUST is ABERCROMBIE stuff. I'm 11 so i know.

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      momoffour 7 years ago

      I agree with everything on that list----my daughters (soon to be 10 & 12) have all of those items....just trying to see what else I could get them...the issue is that their birthdays are in January right after Christmas....uuugh! Lol

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      dude_ette_12_year_old_girl 7 years ago

      12 year old girls like us would LOVE make-up!!! but our parents won't let us until we're like, 13 or 14 years old!:( but jewelery or lotions or just colorless lip gloss is fine. DON'T give us clothes, we are VERY picky!!!!!

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      Libby 7 years ago

      hey guys its me and im turning 12!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH...... freedom (jk only a teen) anywAYS i already have a phone,ipod,straightner,hair dryer,camera!!! my mommy doesn't let me wear make up:( and all i want to wear ia mascara! but im scared to ask her! so yea a good thing to get for a 12 year girly gir is the stuff that i have listed up there:)


      good searching and shopping:)

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      shelbz216 7 years ago

      I luv "Island of the Blue Dolphins"!!! It's one of my fav books!!!!!! and that lamp is soooo cool and it works, unlike the ones on other sites.

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      Another12yearoldgirl 7 years ago

      This is correct for most 12 year old girls! Most parent's think they will already know what their daughters will want but in truth you might want to talk to them, if they say I don't know this list is your best bet, if they are pretty girly. If they are not girly then that's really tough of a girly girl like me. With the Holidays coming up soon it would be best to talk to them and look around. Maybe take them to "look around" or "window shop" at a mall or shopping center and if they say they want something, there you go.

      I know this is out of some price ranges but last year I got a macbook laptop and a vera bradley case and a little cover that snaps on. I loved it but as I said it may be out of range in the price department, but even a P.C. or any less expensive laptop is a great idea. They also have those cards that you can spend anywhere that you put an amount on and then you could drop them off at the mall with their friends and they can get their own presents! I hope I helped and happy holidays!

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      11yearoldgirl:) 7 years ago

      everything that u said was true but also im picky with clothes and my mother doesn't buy me clothes without me and it gets hard to tell ur family that u don't like the clothes they bought beacause u don't want to hurt their feelings. some girls want to grow up and be more independent and mature. but others want to stay little and try not to dissapoint their parents by growing up (im still undecided ... more likely on the growing up side) i personally would prefer make up because i don't hav any and i would like to expirement. also i would want my own hair straightener because my mother does my hair almost everyday and it gets annoying . and all my other friends straighten their hair by themselves which makes me feel left out. i also like the idea of posters and lamps and stuff like that. also THE FUZZY SOCKS I LOVED.... and ive had a phone since i was 9 and a half and i want a new one so a new phone isn't a bad idea either. also girls like us like to be in style, and to fit in, but sometimes its intimidating to do what everyone else is doing and to be a follower. sometimes girls like us hav to do wut we are comfortbale with and be a leader....

      i hope my advice helped u understand wut its like for ur daughter and wut girls like us like..... well i guess u know ur daughter more than i do but im just trying to help outt......... :)

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      cutegifts 7 years ago

      how about a cute jacket,cute small purse, skinny jeans, sunglass, or a cute bag from hollister. but any item 9that's age appropret) would be ok

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      purplelover11 7 years ago

      OMG gurliegurl181 everything u said is soooooooo true im 11 turning 12 in march but anyways in want to totally be mature(but my mom wont even let me were make up its suxs)

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      tp 7 years ago

      I turned 12 last year and got some great presents,All the ideas above are good and I wish I had some of them but I recommend toys too like build a bears, girls love build a bears cause you get to dress them up. another thing we love is money, it is one of the best presents a kid can get cause you get to buy whatever you want! Most kids hate to get things like jewlery and make up so I would avoid that if I were you. The best presesnt I ever got were a bunny and quinea pig so if you are interested pets would be the coolest present ever!

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      ilovepeyton 7 years ago

      @gurliegurl181 THAT REALLY HELPED! thank you! it helped me alot! i was going to buy clothes for my daughter but, i think it might be better to buy a gift card. i can never know what se will or wont like. :) thank you!!

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      gurliegurl181 7 years ago

      OMG! im 12, and i like this stuff! i want it all! :)

      but i think i should add a few things, from a 12 yr. old point of veiw. :)

      DO NOT BUY CLOTHES!!! girls my age are very picky about clothes. including me. :) give them a gift card to their favorite store like Hollister or Aeropostale. (my favorites) but sometimes, they might not like the clothes, and not want to tell you they want to return it, and then they wont wear it, so you just wasted your money. :) happens to me all the time, so i tell my family not to buy me clothes. :)

      also, we like technology. like a cell phone, mp3 or ipod, a camera, or a laptop. this can get expensive, i know, but those are things most 12 yr. old girls really like.

      and last, we are still turning to teens, so we like that kind of stuff for teens. we are starting to find ourself, and really starting to act like mature girls. i know, i might sound stupid, but its true. and we want to be treated like mature people, so anything that shows your daughter your trust her, get that. :)

      so i hope this helped. :) coming from a 12 year old. :) but, of course, you know your daughter better than i do, so be creative. you'll find something.

      and if your wondering why im even on this website, its because im looking for ideas to put on my christmas list that i may have forgotten about. :) and i found a lot! so i hope i helped you as much as you helped me.


      HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! (of whatever holiday your using this as)

      BYE!! :)

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      Lila 7 years ago

      Omg i am almost twelve next month and i want everything there!!

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      N1c0L3!! 7 years ago

      i am 12 and this is true!!

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      mo 7 years ago

      That's all the books you have?


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