Christmas Gift Ideas for Tween Girls
Tween girls can be a lot of fun to shop for! There are so many pretty and fun things that capture their interest. At this age, they also love to buy gifts for their friends. I’ve included a bunch of ideas that are inexpensive and she can give as gifts, too! I’ve also included some bigger ticket items that your tween girl will covet and could be her “big gift” this year. Read on for some fantastic gift ideas for tween girls!
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Tween Girl Fashion
I’m going to start with accessories since they are like the icing on the cake! They aren’t (usually) too expensive and also make great stocking stuffers or gifts for her friends.
Chokers are really popular with tween girls and come in several different styles. This paperclip style is popular now (she wants the 16″ length):
And so are hearts:
These hearts come in different colors:
This one combines the heart with the paperclip chain:
While a couple of years ago teens were obsessed with puka shells, that has now shifted to a more delicate version. Pearls are popular, as well as seed beeds that still have that shell vibe.
This one has pearls linked on a chain:
This one has freshwater pearls:
This set with brightly colored seed beads is cute and comes in a few different variations:
And here’s a very pretty dainty version with colored beads:
This set of bracelets is a crazy good deal – it would be a great choice for a tween gifting to her friends. Lots of pretty choices!
Chunky gold hoops are one of the big trends in earrings for teens and tweens. These gold hoops are pretty and inexpensive:
Earrings are one gift that would be appropriate for a splurge. I learned pretty young that I can only wear real gold earrings. If I wear anything else, my ears get infected. I can’t even do the hypoallergenic or surgical steal ones. So you might want to consider buying your teen or tween some real gold earrings as a special gift this year. These ones are beautiful simple hoops:
These dainty twisted hoops are small and would be perfect as a special gift for a tween girl:
Scrunchies have been back for a few years now. When I was a tween we used them to hold our ponytails. Girls nowadays like to wear them on their wrists or use them in their hair to make a messy bun. Here are some pretty sets:
And for some reason, jumbo scrunchies are now a thing! Just in case your retro style wasn’t obvious enough, it can now be glaring. I don’t get it, but the teens seem to like it. 😉
Mini barrettes are also really popular with tween girls right now. They would also be a great choice for stocking stuffers! These matte colors are cool:
And these gem and pearl barrettes would be a nice choice:
Claw clips are also back in style (I think we called them butterfly clips when I was a teen). Here are some of the new styles of claw clips:
Here are some more color and size choices:
Every year I write an article about current tween and teen style. Click here to read this year’s article.
If your daughter is in the 9-11 age range, Justice is the place to shop! When my daughter was that age she adored their styles.
For the 12-18 crowd, Brandy Melville is the place to shop. A warning though: Brandy Melville clothes are all one-size-fits-all. Which means most of their items are a size small. So if your tween is tiny, that’s fine. But if not, it may be a challenge to find what fits. AND they have a restrictive return policy. So if you have a Brandy Melville store in your area (click this link to check), get your tween a gift card for Christmas so she can shop there in person and try things on.
To be honest, I much prefer Hurley or Tilly’s. They have more sizes available and so are less likely to end up causing eating disorders. I don’t like Brandy Melville’s message, I’m only telling you about it because they are popular.
If you want to get her some similar styles that aren’t one size fits all, here are some more ideas with the same vibe:
Another good brand to check out for t-shirts is Junk Food.
A cozy, basic zipped-up hoodie is a necessity for tweens and teens. This hoodie comes in a wide variety of colors:
Shirt jackets are also a common wish for tween girls this year. This shirt comes in a ton of colors. According to reviews, they run big. But I think most girls like them to be oversized:
If she’s into Stranger Things, here is a Stranger Things t-shirt for her:
Or this t-shirt with Max on it, the favorite character of many girls:
More Tween Girl Style Necessities
Every tween girl thinks she needs a Hydroflask. We got one for our daughter for Christmas last year.
She also needs stickers to put on it! Here’s an example of what’s available on Etsy:
Another super popular craving of tween girls is the Kanken mini-backpack:
Tween Girl Room Decor
Help her make her bed into a cozy nest with fuzzy blankets and comfy pillows!
Tween girls love cute stuff hanging on their walls!
Fairy lights are a huge trend with tween girls! This set of fairy lights is battery operated so can be put anywhere in her room. My daughter has hers up along the crown molding and it looks beautiful! They also come with a remote, and have a timer setting so she can set them to come on in the evening and automatically switch off during the night.
How about something that would look good on her desk or a shelf?
Light boxes are all the rage with tween girls. If yours doesn’t have one yet, a light box would make a great gift!
Another similar choice is to get a message board like this one:
Tech Gifts for Tween Girls
Gadgets are on everyone’s list nowadays, and tween girls have tech gadgets they want, too!
An iPad is on my daughter’s list – she wants one like this (this image is a mini, which is probably the right choice for most tweens)
and then she wants an Apple pencil to go with it, so she can use it for drawing. If your tween is artistic, it would make a great gift:
Air pods are also highly desired by most tween girls:
Another great gift for tween girls is a bluetooth speaker that she can connect to her phone:
Activity and Craft Sets
If your daughter would be interested in journals, craft sets, and other such activities, I have a comprehensive list of ideas in my article Calming Activities for Tweens and Teens. Check it out for lots of ideas!
And for more about tween trends, read VSCO girl tween fashion or Current trends for tweens.
I hope you’ve loved my gift suggestions! Please pin and share! If you have more ideas for me, let me know in the comments below.
Click here to go to my Etsy Collection of Gifts for Tween Girls.
Shopping for someone a bit older? Click here to go to my Etsy Collection of Gifts for Teen Girls.
Have a teen or tween in your life that loves Harry Potter? Check out my article with more than 70 Gifts for Harry Potter Fans!
nice things i wrote most of them down on my Christmas list
Hi. I am a 13 year old girl. I think you greatly captured whats trending today but can you make a list for girls who aren’t into trends? I don’t really like what most girls my age enjoy and I think parents would benefit from having options and if they know their kid isn’t into trends. Great list tho!
You’re absolutely right! Not everyone likes the same things. I will try to do another list in the future.