Being a 12-year-old girl is not as fun as it may sound to us adults. If you go back in time, you may remember that it can get pretty confusing to be at an age when you are no longer a child, but you are not really a teenager yet either.
Buying suitable gifts for 12-year-old girls is not an easy task. This list of various types of ideas for gifts for tweens may help you find the perfect gift for the youngster so that she knows that you are there for her and that you understand the difficult times she may be going through.
Gifts for 12 Year Old Girls
Your little girl probably enjoys taking pictures and sharing them with friends. Why not give her the pleasure to own a cute and easy to use an instant camera which will spit out her photos immediately for her to show off or add to her scrapbook.
These cameras a small enough to carry anywhere and come in amazingly cute colors suitable for 12-year-old girls.
Fingerlings have become increasingly popular for a couple of years, so your 12-year old will probably be happy with a gift like this.
The cute toy responds to sounds, movement, and touch and blinks its eyes, moves its head, and has a multi-colored lighted horn.
This interactive toy will easily become your child’s constant companion.
Your 12-year old will no doubt have loads of fun with these lighting colorful gloves. They have six color options and 7 light options so she can pick the patterns she likes the best to show off to her friends and to play.
If you are not ready to buy your pre-teen a smartphone, you can get her the affordable Fire 7 Tablet. She can use it to watch the movies, shows, and listen to or read the contents you have downloaded for her.
This reasonably priced Alexa compatible tablet has a 7-inch display, dual cameras, and a storage capacity of 16 or 21 GB.
If your tween daughter is crafty, she will definitely love this crafting kit. It comes with shiny and colorful supplies, which are enough for making a thousand different pieces of jewelry for herself, her friends, and for her American Girl doll.
These eight handmade, organic bath bombs come in a pretty gift box, and all have heavenly scents. This is a present which any 12-year old young lady will love.
Plus, they are all-natural, so she won’t get any allergic reactions or skin irritations when using them.
Your little princess will be head over heels with these cute soft Pegasus slippers.
Not only are they so sweet-looking with those large eyes, pink manes, and sparkling silver horns and wings, but they are also plush soft, comfortable, and slip-proof too.
This gigantic slime kit includes everything your tween needs to enjoy herself with friends or alone for hours.
She can use her imagination and creativity to make any kind of slime she wants to with this Ultimate slime kit. Plus, it includes everything she needs to start making slime right away.
Does your 12-year-old get all grumpy when she hasn’t had enough sleep? With this soft and cute sleeping rabbit eye mask she will be sleeping like a baby and will wake up well-rested and much happier.
Made of comfy and safe plush material and with an incredibly sweet design, this blindfold eye cover will become the youngster’s favorite nighttime accessory.
These premium Bluetooth headphones with cat ears will make just about any young girl extremely happy.
They are cordless, can be used as speakers, and are rechargeable. Plus, they have colorful flashing LED lights which are super fun.
The cat ear headphones can be paired to any Bluetooth device and will have your daughter dancing, singing and happily showing them off wherever you go.
An entertaining board game will keep your 12-old away from the screens and displays and will help her exercise and develop her critical thinking and her logic.
With this fun gravity marble race, she will be able to continue to develop these skills for long because it comes with 60 different challenges for beginners to experts.
This is yet another board game that will keep the child away from the computer or phone screen and will help improve her cognitive function.
This card game is a superb choice for family game night. It includes 96 different cards that the players need to draw before the timer runs out.
It is a fun game that will help your daughter become even more creative and to recognize and draw different objects more accurately.
If she can’t get enough of those bunny, cat, elf or other ears, you should definitely buy your 12-year old this incredibly cute tweet cat-eared cape.
It is great for the spring, autumn, and warmer winter days, and your little girl will always have her head safe from rain and wind thanks to the cat-eared hood.
The 5-second rule is a family-friendly game that will have everyone laughing, as your daughter and you try to name three different things in a particular category in just 5 seconds.
It is not only a fun-filled game for a 12-year old, but it will help develop her vocabulary and her fast thinking skills.
Azul is an award-winning board game like no other. Your 12-year-old will love playing it, and so will you.
The bright and colorful tiles and their arrangements on the board will keep you all entertained for long.
Help your daughter feel like a famous interior designer, and work on creating the most beautiful tile walls in the world with the Azul game.
If your tween is into Harry Potter, this trivia game is a superb gift for her and for her friends or family game nights.
She can test her knowledge about the characters and events of the Harry Potter movie series, and if she wins she gets to brag about being the best student at Hogwarts.
This may sound pretty complicated, but the Sphero SPRK+ is actually a very interesting toy suitable for children aged 3 to 14 years. It will help inspire your daughter’s creativity, invention, and curiosity, and will teach her how to program and complete various tasks.
The app it comes with is compatible with Android, Kindle, iOS, and Chrome.
This sweet pink pet is perfect for any tween girl. It changes its moods in a matter of seconds just like hers does. This cute toy is soft and sweet until you choose to squeeze its head, and then it turns absolutely vicious. Your little prankster will have loads of fun tricking friends and other people with this toy.
You may remember that being 12 years old is not such an easy time. You are no longer a child but are not quite a teenager yet. In these stressful times of growing up, your girl will probably appreciate this magnetic unicorn putty stress relief kit.
It includes a unicorn squishy, a magnetic unicorn putty and a unicorn tale card, all packed in a cute drawstring bag.
This cute plush soft Shar-Pei is not just another stuffed toy. It also has a secret code that comes with it. The young girl can both enjoy the fun, as well as learn to be responsible by caring for her pet online, answering questions about it, and having fun with it via the code at Webkinz World.
This easy to use and educational miniature weaving loom will teach the tween girl basic weaving skills. It is a great way to spend time developing her creativity and working on her own projects.
The set includes 165 loops and has instructions that are easy to understand and follow.
Gift a tween girl with this LOL Surprise ball and enjoy her excitement and anticipation as she unwraps her present. She will need to unwrap the shiny pearl balls layer by layer in order to find her new dolls inside. This limited edition is pretty special, so make sure you get it for her soon.
If you wish that your tween spends more time being active outdoors, these cool LED bike wheels will definitely prompt her to go out and show them off to the neighbors and other kids.
They are safe and can be customized to different color options. Plus, they will make the bike and your child more visible by drivers on the road too.
With this strategic game, you will not only have fun with your 12-year-old but will learn to work together and collaborate with one another even better than before.
Unlike most other games, Forbidden Island requires the players to work together rather than one against the other.
These gorgeous and safe LED lantern string lights will make your 12-year old girl’s room look like a magical place.
With a beautiful light like this, your tween may even start cleaning up more and tidying up so she can show off her pretty room to her friends too.
If your preteen girl still doesn’t have a phone, these walkie talkies are a perfect substitute which will allow her to stay in contact with friends or with you when she is out playing.
They have a 4 mile range and come in vibrant color options which any 12-year old will love. Plus, they are drop-proof, safe and very easy to use.
Give your tween this Tulip Tie dye kit, and she will be the happiest girl ever. The set contains 18 brilliant dye colors that are easy to use, and remain vivid and beautiful even after multiple washings.
Your girl and her friends, and why not you can enjoy making your own colorful tees, clothes and other fabrics.
This is a great way to bring back life into an old t-shirt and to allow your daughter to be as creative as possible.
Any 12-year-old girl or boy will enjoy figuring out the circuit maze in this logic game. It uses real electrical circuits which the kids and adults need to place and connect in a certain way so that the current passes through and works.
This award-winning board game will keep the kids and you interested and playing, and it comes in 60 different challenges suitable for beginners and for advanced players.
The young girl will learn to think logically, plan ahead and concentrate thanks to this clever and intriguing game.
If you are buying a birthday present for a 12-year-old girl, this beautiful bangle with charms is definitely among the best gifts you can pick.
It has a beautiful design, and an adjustable width, so it can fit just about any wrist.
The bangle is made of safe stainless steel and alloy and has four gorgeous charms – a special message for the birthday girl, a birthday present, balloons and of course a birthday cake.
The bangle is also available for 10th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 30th, 39th, 40th and 50th birthdays.
If the cat-eared headphones from above are a tad over your budget, or if your 12-year old really wants to stand out from everybody else, then these fun elf earbud headphones could be the perfect gift for her.
They look amazingly cute and are very soft and ergonomic so they won’t hurt your kid’s ears no matter whether she wears them every day.
They have a built-in microphone and work with all kinds of portable music players, smartphones, tablets and laptops.
GraviTrax is an enthralling interactive game with a track system and 122 pieces which your daughter can use to build her own race track. She will need to use her critical and logical thinking because, in order for those marbles to run through the entire track, it needs to be built in accordance with the kinetics, gravity and magnetism physical laws.
So, she will have loads of fun trying out different options and celebrating when the marbles make it from start to finish.
It contains 62 pages of fashion coloring pictures, a set of 24 coloring pencils, 18 super tip markers and a pencil case.
The associated app offers additional challenges and rewards, and it can be downloaded and installed on both Android and iOS devices.
Your girl will love coloring the designs in the colors of her choice, and maybe making up her own first fashion designs too.
This brilliant Why? Book by National Geographic is the perfect gift for any kid aged 8 years old or more.
It is written in a fun way which children and tweens will love and want to read. The book contains answers to a massive 1,111 questions.
It is a great way for children to learn both essential and random stuff. Also, with a book like this, the child will learn something new every day.
It is especially suitable for children who are always asking questions and always curious to find out more about everything.
In case your tween girl doesn’t already own a hoverboard, then the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is possibly the best gift to give her for Christmas or for her birthday.
It is the improved second version of the actual original patented self-balancing hoverboard or Smart Scooter.
It reacts to every movement so your girl will remain safely on top of it no matter what. It is silent and moves smoothly back and forth so she can play with it both indoors or outside.
The Razor Hovertrax can move at a speed of up to 6 mph and has a run time of up to 115 fun-filled minutes.
This game made by the world’s leader in creating logic and brain games will keep the 12-year old entertained and intrigued for a long time.
It will help her work on and develop her logical and visual skills, and with over 60 different progressive puzzles to work on, the tween will become better and better every time.
This is a wonderful game that a young kid can enjoy playing by itself at home or on a road trip.
Does your preteen girl simply love using stickers for every single thing? If such is the case, then this giant collection of over 500 colorful stickers that come with a fun activity book is an excellent idea for a present for her.
She can use the stickers for whatever she wants, or you can even use them as rewards and motivational stickers for her after she performs her chores or does her homework. Either way – she will love these wonderful and fun stickers in all kinds of colors, shapes, and forms.
With this versatile night light and Bluetooth speaker, going to sleep and waking up will become much easier for the 12-year old.
This colorful night light can be used as a highly efficient alarm clock, an mp3 player, a Bluetooth speaker, and a hands-free calling device.
It has a USB flash drive a micro SD card and aux inputs, and 48 different fun and soothing LED lights.
Your girl can talk on the phone while doing something else, or listen to her favorite playlist or audiobook or podcast while enjoying the pretty and adjustable colors of this WamGra nightlight.
The hilarious Apples to Apples comparison card game will keep any tween girl and her friends entertained at all times.
It is also a great family game to get all family members involved and talking.
The goal of the game is for the players to find the best match from their cards to describe the green card picked by the judge.
The results can be pretty hilarious.
The good news is that this game will help develop the child’s vocabulary, its inventiveness, and its overall thinking skills while having fun.
This set of 140 crayons, washable markers and pencils is a superb choice for a gift for a 12-year-old gild with artistic skills and interests.
The set comes with a large briefcase-like inspiration case by Crayola, where the tween can keep all her drawing tools neat and sorted by color and type.
The set includes large paper sheets and everything included in it is non-toxic and safe to use by children aged 5 years old and above.
Although it may seem pretty old school, any young girl or boy will surely enjoy playing one of the 30 games included in the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition.
She will be especially intrigued when you tell her that this is what her parents used to play when then they were her age.
The console and controller look like the originals from 1985, but they are sleeker and lighter.
The game comes with 30 games including Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong and many more.
Even if she doesn’t like it, chances are that her mum and dad will love going back down to memory lane and playing these nostalgic games.
12 is a pretty confusing age for most children, so a gift like the original Magic 8 Ball is a very suitable one for girls this age.
She can use it to get the much-sought answers to her deepest questions and can use the Magic 8 Ball for all kinds of advice.
The ball works by asking it a question, turning it around and waiting for the answer to show up. It can be either “it is certain”, “ask again later” or “don’t count on it”.
This novelty toy will become one of her favorite gadgets, and she and her friends will use it to find the answers to the most intriguing matters and questions girls have at this peculiar pre-teen age.
If the young tween loves nature, birds or exploring, these Binoculars for kids are a great present for her.
They may look like toys, but the BESPIN binoculars have real optics for high-quality magnification and for bird, wildlife or other watching.
They have a wide viewing field and will provide the child with a clear and colorful picture.
They are also comfortable to hold and use, and have shockproof armor which will keep them safe if accidentally dropped. They also come with a sturdy strap for easier portability outdoors.
The bird watching binoculars for children are available in lime green and sky blue colors.
This is one of the funniest games which you can give to a tween. It comes with 143 family-friendly phrase cards and 10 mouthpieces. The players need to say out loud the phrase on their cards but with the mouth guards inserted in their mouths. The others have to try to guess what they are actually saying.
The results are more than hilarious, and the 12-year old can enjoy this excellent party game with her friends and family alike.
The Nintendo Switch is the ultimate game console for any 12-year-old child. It is a versatile game that can be played in HD quality plugged into the TV, as well as a handheld gaming system on the go.
In fact, she or he can simply save the game and continue playing it outside or away from the TV.
It has a battery life of 4.5 to 9 hours, and the tween can enjoy playing any of the multiple Nintendo Switch games available.
The console has a bright neon red and blue Joy-Con and is a perfect gift for girls who enjoy playing video or computer games, as well as for those who go on long travels and commutes.
This classic series about the talented aspiring detective Nancy Drew has been an all-time favorite for young girls for decades now.
You can introduce the 12-year old to the intriguing world of Nancy Drew by gifting her this starter set of books 1 to 5.
The starter set includes The Secret of the Old Clock, The Hidden Staircase, The Bungalow Mystery, The Mystery at Lilac Inn, and The Secret of Shadow Ranch.
These perfectly written series about the strong young female character Nancy Drew will inspire any young girl, and will also help feed her curiosity and challenge her problem-solving skills with these mysteries.
After the kid is done devouring these captivating stories, you yourself can re-read them too, and remember what it was like reading them for the first time when you were young.
The Chromebook is very reasonably priced and can be used for just about anything.
It comes with preinstalled anti-virus and anti-malware protection and is small and light enough so your girl can carry it easily in her backpack with her.
The battery of the device can hold a charge of up to 11 hours, so it is also perfect for long journeys.
It is an excellent gift for young girls and for sleepovers. It will keep them entertained and giggling without any screens and electronic devices involved.
The book is full of fun phrases and fill in the blanks for all kinds of words – verbs, adjectives, nouns and more. Your girl can be as creative or as funny as she wants to be when filling out its 21 pages.
You should also be prepared because you will be hearing the resulting stories many times after that too.
If the youngster has a passion for design sketching or drawing, the Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet can help her bring those sketches to life.
The tablet is designed to be drawn on with a 4K pressure-sensitive pen that is very easy to get used to.
Once the 12-year old is ready with her sketch, she can proceed to edit it and view the results via the three different, easy to use software packages that come with it.
The tablet can be connected to any computer via USB and is designed to be used by both right and left-handed users.
The software included in the package is Corel Painter Essentials 6 for graphic drawings, Corel After Shot for photo editing, and Clip Studio Paint Pro 2 for comic manga creation.
This is a gift that all artists and enthusiasts – young or old will appreciate.
This gorgeous macramé swing will make any tween feel happy and free. It is very comfortable for relaxing, watching TV, or reading.
The hammock chair can be set up indoors or outside and is easy to move around when needed.
It has a capacity of up to 265 lbs. so other family members can enjoy the relaxing swing too.
Plus its bohemian chic style will bring a beautiful accent to any setting and will make the 12-year old girl feel like a real princess.
It is handmade from 100% cotton with added protection for outdoor elements.
The PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB console offers endless entertainment options with its huge hard drive storage. Your 12-year-old can enjoy playing any game of her choice in stunning and immersive HDR quality.
She can also listen to her favorite tunes, watch TV and more.
She can also connect with others and play multiplayer games online.
The choice of games for the PlayStation 4 are endless, and the good news is that with a 1TB hard disk, the youngster will never complain about running out of storage space again.
If you prefer to give the 12-year old girl a classic present, then this Enchantmints Ballerina Musical Jewelry Box could be the best gift to choose.
The beautiful jewelry box will play Swan Lake and have a tiny ballerina twirl around to the music every time the girl opens her box.
Since tween girls start getting interested in jewelry and trinkets at about this age, this classic musical jewelry box is among the best ideas for a gift for a girl aged 12 years.
The box does not require batteries and is made of sturdy wood. It is decorated with other beautiful ballerinas so your girl will proudly display her box of treasures for everyone to see.
It is most probably a gift which the young lady will keep and treasure for years.
If the 12-year old is a book worm, she will be pleasantly surprised by the Kindle Paperwhite.
This version is waterproof so she can read it in the bath, and it comes with a storage capacity of 8 or 32 GB, enough to fit all of her favorite books.
The Kindle has a 300ppi glare-free screen which is easy on the eyes, so the youngster won’t end up straining them from reading story after story and book after book.
It is an excellent gift for 12-year old girls, as it is something they can continue using as they grow up, and start getting interested in more serious literature.
This party game has been designed especially for tweens. It is similar to Mad Libs and will allow the youngsters to complete 105 question cards with any of the 350 available answers.
Needless to say, the word combinations and phrases can get pretty hilarious.
It is highly likely that the 12-year old and her friends will quickly become obsessed with this hilarious and attention-grabbing game.
With this crystal growing kit, your tween will be able to get her first practical lessons in geology.
It comes with everything necessary for her to start growing her own beautiful crystals, as well as detailed instructions that will help her understand the process. The special display domes in the kit will allow her to proudly display the results of her work.
4M offers a wide range of similar educational kits and toys you can choose from, including one allowing the child to build its own clock, create its own planetarium, or learn some practical skills like making its own placemat or crochet.
12 years of age is a great time to start introducing a girl to the world of science and namely of women who have become pioneers in various scientific fields.
The tween will surely be inspired by the interesting stories about the 50 women depicted in this book. All of these ladies have left their mark in the fields of technology, science, mathematics, engineering, and others.
“Women in Science” is a bestseller with beautiful illustrations and a useful scientific glossary that will grab the attention of any young curious girl.
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If you want your 12-year old to spend more time staying active and bust outdoors, this fun Play 22 Laser tag Set is an excellent way to help get her out of the house more.
You can enjoy a fun and safe laser tag as a family, or let her play with her friends.
The set can be used both indoors and outside and is fun to play. It includes 4 laser tag guns and vests, suitable for up to 4 players.
The players will experience realistic vibrations when they shoot or get shot, and at the same time stay safe, because the set of toys has been approved as safe by all existing US regulations.
If the preteen is already into trinkets, jewelry and crafts, this set of 10 DIY bracelets is a superb gift that will keep her busy and happy.
She can experiment with all of the added threads, chains, beads, and charms in the kit, and create 10 unique bracelets that she will love to show off or give to her friends.
It is an ideal present to help the young girl find a hobby she enjoys and improving her crafting skills and imagination.
You and the tween travel a lot, this Scratch off map of the USA is a good idea for a present for her. She will enjoy scratching off the states and cities she has already visited and will love the bursting colors which are revealed underneath.
This will make her even more enthusiastic about traveling, as she reveals more and more cities and states.
Plus, it is an educational gift which will help the 12-year old learn more about the USA, and improve her knowledge in geography too.
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