It’s almost Christmas and I need gift ideas for tween girls! Most of us have at least SOME idea of what we’re getting our loved ones…but some people are just so damn hard to shop for! Especially my tween step daughter!
So, with her by my side to give me her tween expertise, I created this fantastic gift-guide to give us busy broads some direction. The gifts on this list are affordable, and every single one is approved by a real-live tween girl. Any one of these is guaranteed to give you a happy kid on Christmas morning. Enjoy our gift ideas for tween girls!
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This little gem is about as cute as it gets! It’s not only functional, but it’s also fun, and can be a piece of jewelry as much as a timepiece. It’s affordable to boot!
Only $8.48! Get it here.
Save, Share, and Spend Piggy Bank
I LOVE this piggy bank because it teaches your gal that money must be separated and budgeted. It’ll help her see that there are many different reasons for saving money, and get her in the frame of mind to save. What more could you ask for in a gift for under $20?
Only $19.99! Get it here.
This is a fantastic set of gel pens, and, she doesn’t know it yet, but I purchased these for my stepdaughter, Miss P, because colorful pens are one of her favorite things ever. It’s a great set; it has 100 pens AND 100 refills. Gel pens always seem to run out more quickly than other kinds of colored pens, so the refills are genius!
Only $20.98! Get it here.
Poop Emoji Plush Throw Pillow Set
I’m not sure what it is about the poop emoji, but kids and teens seem to love it! This plush pillow set is the perfect trendy item to add to your little lady’s bedroom decor. Plus you get two smaller ones to hook to her purse or backpack.
Only $11.99! Get it here.
Notebooks are always good gifts for tweens, what with school, projects, homewrok, etc. This is a great option because of it’s supremely positive and upbuilding message. It will remind her every time she opens it that she is worth so much, and she can do anything!
Only $6.49! Get it here.
Take the notebook idea a step further and get your gal a locking diary. Tween girls are about to cross the threshold into womanhood, and privacy becomes an essential aspect of their personality. Let her know you support her right to privacy by gifting her a locking diary. She will value knowing that her deepest thoughts are safe and protected.
Only $9.99! Get it here.
Sequin Mini Backpack Purse
The backpack purse trend is in full swing, and I think it’s perfect for young teens. They aren’t quite into carrying full blown purses yet, but they want something that’s cuter than their school backpack. This sparkly mini backpack is snazzy as can be, and solves the transition from backpack to purse.
Only $24.00! Get it here.
Every gal needs a jewelry box. I love this one because it has so many fun compartments, plus the color is so pretty. Miss P loves aqua, as do many young girls her age, so it’s top notch!
Only $25.99! Get it here.
Subscription boxes are just plain fun. Who doesn’t love getting a gift in the mail that is full of fantastic samples and deluxe sized products, all housed in a super adorable little makeup bag? Everyone loves that! Ipsy is one of the original beauty subscription boxes, and it’s still a favorite of mine. Plus, it’s the gift that keeps on giving! You’re lady will look forward to getting her pink bubble mailer every month, just like my little gal and I do!
Only $10/month! Get it here.
Princess Lace Bed Canopy
This gorgeous bed canopy will take your tween’s bedroom from typical to an over-the-top fairyland. She will feel luxurious and royal with her princess bed. Add some twinkling LED lights to it and it’ll make her bedroom feel like a beautiful little fantasy land!
Only $15.99! Get it here.
Mermaid Makeup Brush Set
Like Miss P, your tween girlie is probably just beginning her life-long love affair with makeup. This brush set preserves the girlishness of her age, but she will love using, too. They’re just so damn adorable!
Only $12.99 ! Get them here.
Speaking of mermaids, what Broad didn’t dream of being a mermaid when they were little? I know I did! I wanted to have the beautiful shiny and sparkling tail. I bet your tween wishes the same thing! Now she can really feel like a mermaid while lounging around with this cozy blanket.
Only $21.99! Get it here.
Ombre Hair Chalk Kit
The bright hair color trend is in full swing, and little girls want to jump on that bandwagon just as much as us big girls do. But the damage that bleaching and coloring can do to your tween’s delicate hair isn’t worth it. Enter hair chalk. She can apply it herself, and it washes out easily! So us moms will be happy, too!
Only $9.99! Get it here.
Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror
These mirrors are always great, because they offer really good lighting for makeup application. This will make your little girl feel like a movie star in her dressing room! Be careful though, because you’ll be tempted to steal it!
Only $31.99! Get it here.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Bundle
This camera is SO MUCH FUN! Not only is it super cute, but your tween will get the instant gratification of having a picture in her hand in a matter of seconds. I love this bundle on Amazon because it includes the camera, a case, two packs of film (40 pictures), and 4 AA rechargeable batteries with the charger. How great is it that you won’t have to go buying batteries every week, too?
Only $99.99! Get it here.
Instax Mini Colorful Accessory Set
To make her Instax Mini Camera bundle even BETTER, why not give her an accessory set to decorate her photos? This accessory set includes frames and stickers to decorate the photos, as well as a string with colored clothespins, so she can hang and display her favorite pics. It also includes a cute camera strap!
Only $9.99 ! Get it here.
Unicorn Bath Bombs
Unicorn anything is awesome, and right now, bath bombs are all the rage. These little gems are so colorful and fun, they will make her bubble baths so much better! They also smell like rainbow sherbet, which is apparently exactly the scent of unicorn farts.
Only $19.97! Get it here.
Plush Unicorn Slippers
While we’re talking about unicorns, grab your gal a set of super soft and plush unicorn slippers. They are cozy and cute as can be, and will make her the hit of any pajama party she attends.
Only $19.99! Get it here.
Cat Ear Headphones
Animal ear headphones are everywhere, and I gotta say, they are so effing adorable, I want a pair of my own. These kitty cat ones are well-reviewed, and the price point is excellent!
Only $15.99! Get them here.
Lip Balm Making Kit
I love getting gifts for my stepkids that involve making/creating something. If it’s educational, fun, and your kid ends up with a cool and useful product out of it, it’s perfect in my book. Which is why I love this lip balm kit. You can make it together, or she can make it with her friends, and she will use it! What’s not to love?
Only $14.95! Get it here.
Pizza Bean Bag Chair
Bean bag chairs are just cool. This pizza bean bag chair trumps the rest. It looks so cheesy I want to eat it, and so cozy, I want to nap in it. It’s perfect to add a little bit of uniqueness to your gal’s bedroom decor.
Only $89.86! Get it here.
Cute Portable Power Bank
Power banks are useful, but generally kind of boring to kids. However, this super cute kitty one is sure to please your little lady. It’s fun, colorful, and useful.
Only $22.99! Get it here.
Drawing Art Set
Miss P is really into art right now, as I know so many tween girls are. I happen to be an art lover, and she uses a lot of my supplies in her creations. The thing is, she really wants her own supplies, like most independent little gals out there. Royal and Langnickel makes excellent art sets. This is great for the girl who loves to draw. It includes an easel and all necessary supplies, and everything folds up together so it’s a cinch to tote around.
If she prefers painting over drawing, skip ahead…
Only $49.08! Get it here.
Painting Art Set
For your girl who wants to paint, skip the drawing set and grab her an acrylic set. This has the easel, paints, brushes, and other necessary supplies, and it all folds together, so again, it’s completely portable.
Only $41.15! Get it here.
Teens Cook Cookbook
This is a perfect gift for a picky eater. It includes over 75 recipes, and is written BY teens FOR teens. It’ll help your girl maneuver the complications of the kitchen without setting the house on fire!
Only $14.64 ! Get it here.
Lily’s Mountain by Hannah Moderow
For the ladies that like to read, this adventure story follows Lily, a young lady whose father disappears while climbing Denali (the highest peak in North America). Instead of grieving like everyone else, Lily decides that her father is alive, and sets off to rescue him. This novel just came out in November, and your adventurous girl is sure to love it.
Only $8.74! Get it here.
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Speaking of reading, there is another book that just came out that you’ll want to get for your tween. Nevermoor is the first book in a new series that apparently has a Harry Potter feel to it. The story centers around a young girl who escapes death and is thrust into a magical world of adventure. Your tween is sure to love it!
Only $9.88! Get it here.
This letter board is a fun piece of decor to add to your kid’s room. They can customize the message, and they will love all the symbols that come with.
Only $22.95! Get it here.
Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Who doesn’t want to sing in the shower? The acoustics are just phenomenal. Give your little gal this speaker so she can rock out with Taylor Swift while rinsing and repeating.
Only $19.99! Get it here.
Ocean Wave Light Projector w/ Music
This is a perfect bedside lamp for your tween. It changes to seven different colors, and has a built-in mini speaker so your gal can listen to music or have the sounds of the ocean put her to sleep. Plus it projects water-like artistic, soothing waves of light all over the walls and ceilings.
Only $24.99! Get it here.
There you have it Broads! A fabulous list of ideas for your teenybopper that’s sure to please on Christmas morning. So get out there and get shopping!
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Author: Amber, The OG
I’m the founder of The Bonafide Broad, and a thirty-something broad originally from the Pacific Northwest. I now live in Flagstaff, Arizona, with my guy, Mr. OG. When I’m not busy rescuing kittens from tall trees, carrying babies from burning buildings, and trying to establish world peace, I work for the school district in Flagstaff, and I run this blog.