Best Gifts for 12 Year Old Girls
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.
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
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.
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.
A really fun gift idea is the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera. This camera instantly prints out credit card sized photos which are great for putting in your wallet, putting in a scrapbook or journal, using for other craft ideas or showing family or friends. The camera is light and portable so you can easily take it anywhere. Great for keeping instant memories of sleepovers, days out with friends, special occasions or just taking photos for fun.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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