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30+ Gorgeous Gifts for 12-Year-Old Girls

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Are you stuck at what to gift your 12-year-old girl? Gifting this age is an uphill task, BUT not impossible. Though it is a difficult age, it is possible to bring a smile to their faces and ensure it doesn’t fade for a while: as it will surely fade given their short span.

At 12, your girl is not quite a teenager yet, and yet no longer a child. Should we call it difficult? One thing stands, she needs your attention even more now than she did a year ago. Her body is maturing into “womanhood,” and support is one thing she can not fall short of.

Preteen girls have an advanced maturity when it comes to personal tastes and interests. For most, the appeal of “toys” In most of them, the appeal of toys will slowly be fading; save for complex ones that require them to engage their all, STEM toys will still do.

For sure, we all want to break the ice in our homes(it can get dead quiet) and keep on seeing the priceless smile on our girl’s shining faces. We have compiled a list of toys that will be remarkable gifts for 12-year-old girls.

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Bed Shelfie

Your baby girl sometimes gets those lazy days when she wants to coil in bed and be on her own. This bed shelf is a great practical tween gift idea as it will ensure all that she needs is at arm’s length as she chills in bed.

This bedside caddy easily attaches to bed frames and has a built-in cup holder, a watch charging stand, three slots for devices, and two slots for charging cables.

Deluxe Artist Painting Set

Any budding artist will utterly adore this artist set for mature children.

Containing over 130 essential art supplies for tweens, there are plenty of advanced tools for them to develop their skills, from a proper easel to artist-grade brushes, premium sketch pads, and a mixture of acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints.

Crunch Cup Portable Cereal Cup

With this portable cereal cup, stylish and trendy will be your tween’s middle name, and they will love it!

This perfect companion comprises two cups, one for the cereal and the other for the milk, bidding soggy cereals bye-bye. And do not worry; it will not break even when your tween drops it. Indeed a superb present for a girl.

Boomband Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The waterproof wearable speaker is a must-have accessory for your music-loving tween. It will enable her to stay connected while going completely hands-free.

This Tech-life Boomband is worn on the wrist like a watch and will allow her to listen to her music while swimming, riding, or running and receive and make calls. It is an unusual gift for a sporty 12-year-old girl.

Affirmators Affirmation Cards

Is your tween the shy type that feels embarrassed about talking to herself? This Affirmation cards will help her in reducing the awkwardness she feels.

These positive affirmation cards that are straight-talking and direct will help boost her self-esteem limitlessly. Preteens do indeed need self-help, and this will be the best gift for your almost-teenage girl.

Rechargeable Smart LED Candlelight

Your tween has always fancied the idea of sleeping under the candlelight, but your fear of her burning down the whole house has hindered it. Make her dream come true with this LED candlelight which is a great girl gift idea.

It is rechargeable candlelight that is remote-controlled. And she can control all her candle flames of the exact sizes simultaneously as they are connected.

Beats Wireless On-Ear Headphones

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This Beats Wireless headphone by Dr.Dre is one of the incredible gifts for girls aged twelve. You will bear witness that if your gal doesn’t love listening to music, she sure does watch movies or both.

These headphones come in a rose gold color to die for and feature the Apple W1 chip and class 1 wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

Weirdo 1 Weirdo 2 Best Friends Necklaces

You thought you knew all about BFFs? That was until your tween got to be 12 years. She has taken friendship bond to the next level. Why not gift your tween with her friend with one gift that speaks volumes?

This 20″ chain is stainless and is a necklace set with two separate necklaces with a heart divided into two pendants that fit together. This friendship necklace is a perfect gift idea for a 12-year-old.

Galaxy Hoodie

Galaxy print is the new craze right now, making this hoodie an excellent present for 12-year-old girls.

On days your tween wants to feel cute and cozy, this hoodie with its two-welt pockets will offer her all the comfort and warmth she needs. It is an eye-catching hoodie that will make her stand out.

Unicorn Lock Journal

You wouldn’t dream of reading your daughter’s journal, but then again, you wouldn’t mind reading it, and she knows it. Ensure she feels safe and secure in her world and note down her little secrets, imaginations, and dreams in this unicorn journal that has a lock and key.

This journal is sure to keep all the other nosey and snoopy family members (you included) at bay. This journal comprises six color push pens and both lined and blank pages for optimum self-expression. It’s an incredible birthday gift for a 12-year-old who values her thoughts and her privacy!

Craft-tastic – DIY Wall Collage

Your 12-year-old girl will love personalizing her wall space with this Craft-tastic DIY collage kit. With 65 colorful cards and stickers included in this inspiring quotes kit, your tween can arrange it in her own creative way. It comes with paint-safe tape for attaching to her wall for a brilliant piece of inspiring décor.

You can find more great tween crafting kit ideas here.

Sphero Bolt

Do you think your tween has outgrown toys? Wait till you gift her with this Sphero bolt. Sphero is a fun way to get her involved in coding and planning while completing hands-on activities. It is a programmable ball designed to inspire your tween’s creativity and curiosity.

Sphero will allow your tween to create her games on her screen, write javascript and teach her to navigate through mazes and around obstacles. It is an educational bolt that allows her to watch her commands and creations come to life. It’s one of the best games for a 12-year-old.

Small Spaces Book

A reader or not, this classic creepy, charming storybook is sure to keep her awake the whole night. 11-year-old Ollie discovers a chilling ghost story about a girl named Beth and a peculiar deal with the “smiling man.” But during her walk home after her school bus breaks, she might discover that he’s more than just an urban myth.

This deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure by Katherine Arden is a perfect gift book for a 12-year-old girl.

Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit

With it, your gal can comfortably make her nails in different colors giving her professional salon results. This starter kit comes with six pieces of color gel polish, a top coat base gel set, a nail LED lamp, and nail art tools.

And what’s more, the LED gel polish only takes 30-60 seconds to dry and is a 21-day wear without chipping.

Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet

Are you looking for a perfect Christmas gift for a 12-year-old girl who has a passion for drawing? This drawing tablet might be a suitable gadget for her.

Designed with a pressure-sensitive pen that is comfortable, sturdy, and accurate, your tweens drawing will feel like a pen on paper. It is a lightweight tablet that allows your tween’s drawings and paintings to be edited using three downloadable software packages.

Unicorn Sparkle Luxury Bath Set

Unicorn Sparkle Bath Set is the perfect tween jewelry gift wrapped up in bath bombs! These bath bombs will make bath times fun and relaxing for your tween, all the while moisturizing her skin thanks to the shea butter in them. It is a two-in-one gift that will ensure you save a buckle or two.

LED Marquee Lightbox

Is your tween finding it difficult to communicate? Get her this appropriate 12-year-old girl gift. With the Marquee Lightbox, your tween can write whatever message they want to reflect their moods accurately.

For instance, when they do not wish their sibs to come into their room, they have to hang it on their bedroom door, and the message will be loud and clear for all. This Light comes with 100 letters that are tucked away conveniently in the back of the Marquee box.

Alex Hair Chalk Salon

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What better screams 12 years old than these 12 bright colors and glittery metallics? This hair color and the accessory set will let your tween experiment with her hair color without being permanent.

They work on any hair color or shade and can be applied to dry hair. The best part is that the chalk is washable with some specific shampoos (you need to buy them separately), making the fun and beauty endless.

One Step Tie Dye Kit

Tie-Dye can be all fun and everything till your tween realizes they have to wait for eight hours for the revamped result to show. This kit will make the crafting fun and quick, as it only takes two minutes for the desired effect to show.

While the fabric must be thoroughly damp before microwaving in containers, it does not need to be presoaked in soda ash before dyeing. This kit includes 14 colors and detailed instructions, and it is only for use with 100% cotton fabrics.

Makeup kit

Whoever said that makeup is for the young lady should meet this tween new age. They have perfected the art of makeup so well that you will not identify them in those pretty selfies they love. A makeup kit will be one of the best gifts for a 12-year-old girl.

This makeup set includes two lipsticks, eyeshadow, three blush, one foundation brush, one eye shadow stick, one lip brush, one eyebrow brush, one face powder, and a cosmetic case; to ensure everything is organized after missy is through with pampering herself.

 Pineapple Decorative LED String Light

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Which tween would not love to add some oomph in her bedroom? These waterproof pineapple decorative string lights will be the perfect 12-year-old birthday present for her.

This string light will indeed enhance the ambiance of her room as it has eight mode lights that are remotely controlled. These lights could easily be bent and shaped for her creativity.

Hidrate Spark Smart Water Bottle

Water is life; therefore, staying hydrated is important to ensure you stay healthy. The same applies to our tweens, who need it more as they are always moving.

This water bottle is the best as it has a sensor technology that glows to remind her to take some more. It tracks your tween’s daily intake and links up to an app.

Bluetooth Beanie Hat

A cool tech gift your tween is sure to squeal about as it will keep her warm and her hairstyle intact and allow her to listen to her favorite music. This music beanie hat is available in various colors and enables your tween to wear her ponytail in whichever way she finds comfortable.

3D Printing Pen

The 3D pen will for sure introduce your tween to the wonderful world of 3D printing and STEM toys. It sparks creativity and imagination; therefore, it stands as one of the best gifts for your 12-year-old girl as she can hold the created pictures. It has an adjustable feed that allows your tween to control the pen’s speed and flow, with temperature control of one-degree increments for better precision.

It also has a 3doodler App that helps her get badges for completed projects that she can share on social media. This fantastic gift comes packed with 15 different colors of 3Doodler create plastic refills, a printing pen, and a comprehensive activity guidebook.

LED Cherry Blossom Bonsai Tree

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Do 12-year-old girls ever get tired of spicing up their room? With mine, the more, the merrier. Your tween can use the Bonsai Tree to add some oriental charm to her bedroom. Your tween will love this gift tree that has 16 colors and 11 dynamic color modes.

It is a 17″ tall tree with a timer function and memory to mean it will automatically turn on and off at the same time every night. The perfect room light for the tween you know isn’t quite ready to ditch the night light.

Hair Accessories

Well, every tween knows that her hair is her crown and how she wears it is essential. This kit is the perfect gift as it will allow her to look gorgeous and trendy while maintaining a high fashion taste. This pack includes 306 hair ties, eight-piece different color scrunchies, ten-piece hairpins, and ten-piece hair clips.

Selfie Ring Light With Tripod Stand And Cell Phone Holder

Love it or loathe it, technology isn’t going anywhere. It has made selfies a way of life for our tweens, and whether you buy her a phone or not, she’ll still post her pics, thanks to her BFF. So support her make cute memories through her hobby with a gift of a selfie ring light with a tripod stand.

It is height adjustable, with the ring offering three lighting modes and 11 brightness settings with a Bluetooth remote that allows for selfies or group photos from a distance of up to 30 feet.

Cute Portable Charger

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Your tween will be excited to have a portable charger that will ensure her electronics are powered up. It is a perfect gift idea and compact enough that it will fit into her purse. The gift includes one power bank, one USB cable, and one manual.

My Pint Personal Electric Ice Cream Maker

At 12 years old, your tween is a roller coaster of emotions. An electric Ice Cream Maker will be a great gift idea as it will help her make her own soothing “med” through her mood swings. It allows her to make her fav customized dessert in less than 30 minutes.

STEM Robot Toys

The STEM robot toy is one of the best toys for a 12-year-old girl. It will grow your tween’s love for science kits and STEM classes. It improves your tween creativity and imagination as they build with the 190 easy-build pieces, parts, and accessories, and it has levels of complexity.

Mini Backpack

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Carrying around tiny everything is the new fad with tweens, and this backpack will be the perfect gift. This bag will allow them to stash their everyday essentials with hands-free convenience. It can also be their daily bag, as they only have to wipe it with a damp cloth.

Crystal Jelly Lip Balms

Crystal Jelly Lip Balm is a gift that your tween will adore. It is a beautiful color-changing lip balm unique to the wearer, as the color depends on everyone’s unique ph. It is more lipgloss, and each tube has a natural dried flower and gold flecks inside.

Menstrual Bracelet

Uncommon Goods Menstural Bracelet

A wonderful and unique gift for your 12-year-old girl new to menstruation. Each bead represents a day in the monthly cycle, helping your tween girl become mindful of her physical, emotional, and creative ebbs and flows during the month.

Tween girls are a task to shop for, and picking the right gift for them might be harder than ever before, thanks to trends that shift at lightning speed and the influence of social media. We have combed and consulted for any standout gifts that will appeal to a 12-year-old.

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