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Gifts for a 13 Year Old Girl

Updated on March 16, 2015
13 Year Old Girl With Birthday Presents
13 Year Old Girl With Birthday Presents | Source

Ideas For Gifts For 13 Year Old Girls

Trying to find the perfect gift for a 13 year old girl can be difficult because there are so many options. They are in a state of flux, sometimes very mature, and the next childlike.

This is a time for them to grow and explore their interests. So while it can be difficult to chose just one, there are lots of options.

To find the best gift for a thirteen year old girl, you just need ask them about what they love to do. Then just chose something that can help them to pursue it.

Letting someone do they thing the love the most is the best present you can give to anyone. So let's explore the best gift ideas for the 13 year old girl in your life.

Gift Cards

If you do not know the girl you are buying for very well gift cards can be a great idea. However be careful when choosing a gift card. you don't want to pick a card for a store that they would never shop in.

There are a couple of safe bets when it comes to gift cards for teenagers - Movies and Amazon.

Going to the movies is still one of the most popular activities for teenagers.

Amazon is a good choice because they will have unlimited options when it comes to choosing what to buy for themselves. $50 Gift Card in a Snowflake Tin (Happy Holidays Card Design) $50 Gift Card in a Snowflake Tin (Happy Holidays Card Design)

You can get this style of gift cards ranging in value from $50 to $1000. There are also gift cards delivered by email available they range in value from 15 cents to $2000.


Beauty Products

This is a time when they are growing up and exploring cosmetics. So perfume samplers, nail polish kits, and make up kits are good choices.

This gives them a chance to find the color, style, or fragrance that will work for them. This was one of my nieces favorite gifts as her and her friends could try to give each other makeovers.

SHANY Carry All Trunk Professional Makeup Kit - Eyeshadow,Pedicure,manicure With Black Trim Clear Case
SHANY Carry All Trunk Professional Makeup Kit - Eyeshadow,Pedicure,manicure With Black Trim Clear Case

This makeup kit is great for a 13 year old girl as it gives her a little of every type of makeup. The set includes eye shadows, blush, powders, nail polish, pencils, sharpener, mirror, brushes, pedicure and manicure accessories, fashion Lip-glosses, and trendy & hot lipstick colors. The case is also included with the set.


The Music Lover

Music is a huge part of any teenagers world. Some just want to listen to their favorite bands and singers. Others want to emulate their favorite musicians by playing an instrument or some even create their own music.

Girl With Guitar Photo
Girl With Guitar Photo | Source

The Guitar Player

My nieces best friend doesn't just want to listen to music she wants to play it. So on her 13th birthday she asked for an electric guitar.

She was so thrilled when she actually got it. She has been getting lessons and is now starting to be able to play songs by her favorite band the Beatles.

The Beatles may seem like an odd choice for a 13 year old girl, she does like more current artists as well, but that is who she likes the most.

Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Pack (Ebony)
Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Pack (Ebony)

This is a great set for the girl who wants to start playing the guitar. It has everything she needs to get started.

Included in the package: a genuine Les Paul Special-II LTD guitar, a 10-watt Electra guitar amp, a gig bag, a clip-on headstock chromatic tuner, a guitar strap, medium picks.

There is also information for downloading beginner guitar lessons to your computer from emedia. This will help to give her some basic lessons to get started.


My niece isn't really all that interested in learning to play an instrument, but she does love listening to music. So for her a MP3 player was what she wanted.

They are perfect for teenagers as they are always on the go and they are light and portable. While MP3 players come with headphones they do not tend to last very long with teenagers.

My niece can go through at least a couple of cheap sets of headphones a year. So a good set of headphones can be a good gift idea to get for them as they get older. it will compliment the MP3 player you got them this year.

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

The SanDisk Sansa Clip 8gb MP3 player is a good choice. It has enough memory to store around 2000 songs. Plus it has a clip which makes it easy to carry around. It also makes for a good choice for using to listen to music when you are working out.


Books For The 13 Year Old Girl Who Loves to Read

My niece loves reading books. Some of her favorites are the Hunger Games series and the Divergent Series. You have probably heard of the Hunger Games since it has already a few of its books become blockbuster movies.

Divergent is already beloved by many teenage girls and it has only grown exponentially since the first movie in the series was released in March of 2014. Interest is expected to gear up again with the release of the second one in March of 2015.

The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

.An amazing tale of girl who volunteers to take the place of her sister for the Hunger Games. A yearly competition where the combatants are all teenagers who are forced to compete until only one survives. When she shows acts of compassion in a barbaric competition and finds a way to beat the system, the nation begins to see hope.

Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant
Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant

The people have been divided into factions, each representing different facets of human behavior. You are expected to fit into just one. It is believed that if everyone sticks to their roles than peace will be held in this society. However there are some in this society who fit into more than one category and they are know as Divergent. These people are seen as a threat and are being hunted. Are they truly a threat to society or just to those who want to rule the society?



Thirteen year old girls like to be fashionable. However buying clothes for them is a landmine. Will it fit or would they even wear it?

A great way to help them is with hair products. A flat iron can help them with making their hair look great.

Hair Chalk lets them experiment with colors without making it permanent. This way if they don't like how it looks (or Mom doesn't approve) they can just wash it out.


It is hard to imagine a teenager these days without the latest technological device. A lap top can help them with their education and for keeping in contact with friends. Kindle is a great portable device that is much more than just an e-reader. A camera is great for taking photos with your friends.

Fire HD 6 Tablet, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black (Previous Generation - 4th)
Fire HD 6 Tablet, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black (Previous Generation - 4th)

The Kindle is a great choice for a teenager. It is a great tablet, that doesn't have a huge price tag.


Sports & Fitness

Sports and fitness are very important to a teenage girl. A popular choice is a gift related to the sport that they love. It can be equipment that they need to participate or even clothing articles that show they support a team.

For fitness Zumba has become very popular because it is more like dancing. They love to get together to learn all the dance moves. You can get Zumba as a video game or on a DVD if you don't know which console they own.

Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set
Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set

If you are not sure which console they have you can get them the Zumba DVD set instead.


Zumba Videos

What Do You Think Is the Best Gift For 13 Year Old Girl?

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    • queenofduvetcover profile image


      5 years ago

      I have a thirteen year old and she will definitely love these gifts. Shes really into nail art, sports and hair. Parents can also get girls this age stuff for their room. New bedding, curtains, etc. =)

    • buttercake profile image


      6 years ago

      I have a niece who will be entering middle school soon and her birthday is just around the corner! So I know this would work for 11-14 I will be using this advice. :)


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