Really Cool Presents for 12 Year Old Girls 2017
This is a list of really awesome presents for 12 year old girls because I know how hard it can be to shop for them at this age. I’ve got a good idea about what they want because I’ve got a tween daughter myself and I’m the main author for this blog, Best Gifts Top Toys.
Some of the coolest Christmas gift ideas for twelve year old girls are arts and crafts, designing tools, fashionable clothing, cool chapter books, electronics, science sets, outdoor ride-on toys and definitely music accessories! Music is probably top of tween girls list of priorities after her friends.
I always like to start with our very favorite gifts and work my way down the list. I’ve tried to pick out a variety of gift ideas for 12 year old girls that meet every taste and budget.
Top Gift Choices for Twelve Year Old Girls
Starting out with the best gifts we could scour the tween scene for…these are our best picks at the top if you want something awesome and easy! These are totally cool gift ideas I know twelve year old girls are going to love! Each one is cool, fun and totally trendy! Don’t worry, there’s more below too! But these are the ones my daughter thought we really great so we listed them first!
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Mermaid Presents for 12 Year Old Girls
Mermaid gifts like these are so popular for 12 year old girls. These make up brushes are really popular gifts for a 12 year old girl. She would absolutely love to have some leggings like this, don’t you think? Mermaid scales and tails all the way this Christmas!
Unicorn Gifts for 12 Year Old Girls
“Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn.” Unicorns are also a very popular gift idea for a 12 year old girl, these are some of the best ones. I cannot believe how cute some of these unicorn clothes for tween girls are, the tights are especially adorable! The unicorn light would be a great present because it’s the focal point of the room when its on.
Unicorn Leggings – Awesome Presents for 12 Yr Old Girls
Unicorn leggings are really trendy pants for 12 year old girls, these leggings can be worn with just about anything and they’re totally comfortable. My daughter really loves the feel of this extremely soft and stretchy fabric. Get her a pair of pants that she’ll never want to take off – get her unicorn leggings! They’re magically fashionable.
Need a Cool Gift Idea for a Twelve Year Old Girl?
How about a game? The Spontuneous Board Game is my 12 year old daughter’s favorite game to play with us and her friends. NO TALENT NECESSARY, it’s a fun game of singing song lyrics spontaneously when you hear a random word like “cowboy” or “love”
Coming up with songs to random words is a lot of fun, you’d be surprised how many songs you and tween really know!
What’s funny about this game is it haunts you later because you will spontaneously bust out in song to random words hear even when you’re not playing the game. You’ll see what I mean 😉
Learn About Money Gifts for 12 Year Old Girls
What?! Learning about money is really important because its going to effect them their whole lives. If you can get them to understand the value of money how to earn money and save money and budget money – whoa, you’re an awesome parent! The Smart Girls Guide to money is a great book that’s chalked full of tips on how to earn, save and spend your money. The atm or Moonjar is a great way to make saving fun!
The Electronic Claw Machine Makes a Cool Present Idea!
This Electronic Claw Game is a very popular pick for tween girls (and teen girls) because it’s mini replica of the ones they love to play at the restaurants and IT WORKS!
What makes this particular Electronic Claw Game so ridiculously awesome is that it takes real small prizes and candy! There’s a working claw that activates after a coin is put in the slot.
You can use small candies the size of a tootsie roll or small peppermint hard candy. Small prizes work too, like those little plastic toys and such. You’re going to be surprised just how much entertainment and value you get with this Electronic Claw Machine – it’s cool piece of bedroom decor too, everyone that sees it wants to play.
Get Selfies on the Spot with a Polaroid!
Want a cool gift that tween girls absolutely love, love love? This Polaroid Camera is modern with that vintage appeal of the old style cameras. It still prints automatically on the scene but it takes better pictures than the old one used too.
The quality of image you get with this modern Polaroid is spot on – perfect INSTANT for selfies with friends!
Digital cameras cannot print your memory on the spot like this cool camera can and it’s one of my 12 year old daughter’s favorite gifts! The film isn’t pricey and you can find it on Amazon along with the camera (that’s also available in other colors).
Dancing Water Fountain Speakers a Cool Present Idea
My 12 yr old daughter got these dancing water show speakers for her 12th birthday and they were a HUGE hit in our house with everyone (especially the adults). Dancing water show speakers dance to the beat of the music, the fountains spout up colorful water spouts in sync to the music. It’s awesome, even our toddler was mesmerised.
RAD Present Idea for a 12 Yr Old!
This Razor Pocket Scooter is awesome!! It’s THE electric scooter to have if you are a twelve year old girl. It looks like a mini replica of the ones they drive around in European.
The Razor Mod Pod Scooter will ride up to 10 miles on a single charge! It goes up to 15mph which is FAST! It’s electric, takes about 12 hours for a full charge and you can store it indoors!
The vintage inspired look is so cool! Even though the age says 13 & up, read the reviews and you’ll see that it’s perfect for your 12 year old girl!! I mean perfect! The most awesome gift you could possibly buy for outdoors!
Emoji Gift Ideas for 12 Year Old Girls
Tweens and teens and love these emoji emoticon characters and they make the coolest present ideas. I know the emoji sweatshirt and jogger pants might not fit our taste as parents, but twelve-yr-old girls think they are awesome. The stickers are also a great present idea and very inexpensive too (think stocking stuffers). What 12 year old wouldn’t want a top secret diary at this age?
Coolest Emoji Backpack for Tween Girls
My 12 year old daughter LOVES Emoji Emoticons and this backpack is her favorite. These little Emoji characters are very popular, they come on all sorts of cool gifts for tweens.
Every 12 year old girl needs a backpack whether its for school books or sleepovers at her BFF’s house, right? This backpack is has a large zipper pocket for books, clothes and larger items.
There is also a smaller front pocket for carrying pencils, pens, hair brushes and other little items. I like that it has the loop handle on top for carrying or hanging up.
Fashion Design for 12 Year Old Girls
My daughter loves to draw and design her own fashions and these kits are the perfect gift. Each one is inexpensive, yet really entertaining. Not only are these going to keep her busy, but they also develop and refine necessary skills for fashion design. Whether she wants to create clothes, design the inside of homes or dress up pets in modern chic trends – these kits are cool gifts. Totally cheap too!
This Soundproof, Waterproof Shower Speaker is the COOLEST Gift!
My daughter uses her shower speaker every single day.
It’s bluetooth and waterproof – she can take it in the shower and listen to her favorite playlist from her smartphone.
These waterproof, bluetooth speakers are also nice for taking to the pool area, you can keep your phone in your bag (safe & dry) while still listening to the music on it.
It’s an awesome gift, tween and teen girls LOVE IT!
Charm It’s Make Cute Gift Ideas for 12 Year Old Girls
These “Charm It” charms are such a cute birthday gift idea for a twelve year old girl I can remember when I was younger and I had a charm bracelet similar to this one. It was my favorite thing ever and I love collecting the different charms that went on it. You can find these “Charm It” charms on Amazon, Micheal’s and eBay. They’re little trinkets that she will treasure wearing on her wrist.
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A Terrarium Makes a Good Gift Idea for a 12 Year Old Girl!
The Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium is its own little eco system for your twelve year old. They can learn about life cycles in this miniature terrarium.
It’s fascinating how seeds, soil, light and water create life before your very eyes. There are miniature decorations for inside the terrarium so it can be customized into their own little eco-world.
At night, the terrarium glows giving it a mystique about it that is just too cool. For the price, you can’t beat this gift idea for a twelve year old girl.
These Science Kits Make Cool Gifts for 12 Year Old Girls
12 Year Old girls LOVE science kits and these are designed specifically with their age group in mind. Each one of these kits is a combination of science and a cool craft idea. These are geared towards the interests of a 12 year old girl as you can see, what girl wouldn’t love these? The Secret Message Lab Science Kit is our FAVORITE.
Creative Room Pockets Make a Great Gift for 12 Yr Old Girls
This American Girl Crafts Creative Room Pockets Kit is a good gift idea for a twelve year old girl because she can design a cool pocket organizer for her room. I think this is an excellent idea for homework assignments and other reminders.
What’s cool is girls can decorate it to their own style and liking – making it a custom piece of room decor that helps them stay organized. This kit creates four pockets for storing paperwork, pictures, notes and other things. There are 72-pieces for decorating and building this cool awesome piece of bedroom decor.
Drawing Books are Cool Presents for 12 Year Old Girls
These drawing books are inexpensive and very cool gift ideas for 12 year old girls because they inspire their creativity and imagination. Drawing, doodling and designing is something that comes naturally to tween and teen girls. These are some of my favorite drawing books, grab some gel pens and a colored pencils and these make the best presents for a 12 year old girl.
Gel Pens are Good Present Ideas for 12 Year Old Girls
Gel pens are a very cool gift idea and this is one of the best sets because of all the colors that you get with it. My daughter loves to draw, color and design and gel pens are her favorite! Rather than buying an art set with crayons and markers she probably won’t use – I suggest some gel pens instead.
I lean towards buying twelve yr old girls gifts that inspire them to be creative because they have all the time in the world for other distractions. A large set of gel pens like this would be a cool present idea for a tween girl, you might even grab her a couple of coloring books with it.
These Cool Coloring Books are a Good Gift Idea
These coloring books with cool patterns and designs are perfect for twelve year old girls. Coloring is very good creative, busy work for a 12 year old, it keeps their mind active and their hands busy. These coloring books are perfect for those gel pens and coloring pencils with the thin tips on them.
Chapter Books Make Good Christmas Presents!
No seriously, chapter books (in limited quantities) make good Christmas presents for 12 year old girls. Books like these are entertaining to a twelve year old, they come highly rated and reviewed! Just like adults, kids want cool books that they are interested in – sorry Shakespeare.
Best Tablet to Buy a 12 Year Old Girl
Looking for an inexpensive tablet for your tween? Look no further than the Fire 7! This tablet does everything a 12 year old girl needs her tablet to do, from surfing the internet, watching movies, playing popular games, get the best apps and read books.
If you have an Amazon Prime account you get a lot of movies and TV shows is free! There are lots of books to read, games to play, apps to download and social media to upload selfies too! This tablet has it all and the price is so LOW your jaw will drop!
Buy Her a Back to Roots Water Garden!
This little ecosystem is a self cleaning, self feeding fish tank that will give your 12 year old a new appreciation for life science. I love unique gift ideas like this, 12 yr old girls love aquariums and this one is totally cool!
The fish waste feeds the plants growing in the planter above and the plants clean the water in the fish tank below. The Back to Roots Water Garden includes everything you need to get started, even a coupon for a betta fish!
This Karaoke Machine is an Awesome Gift for a 12 Year Old Girl
Tween girls love singing to their favorite songs and all the music they love is available on karaoke for this cool Singing Machine.
What makes this karaoke machine different is that it’s geared towards girls their age with it’s fancy disco lights and cool white color. How awesome is this going to look in their room? It’s smaller in size, not like a big giant bulky machine.
This Singing Machine Disco Light Karaoke setup allows girls to use two microphones at once. She can sing solo or have a duet with her bestest friend (oh and trust me, they will). Prepare yourself parents for the show of a lifetime!
Tween Girls Want Colored Hair!
My 12 year old daughter loves colored hair chalk and extensions because she can add colorful streaks to her hair quickly. I prefer that she would use hair chalk or hair extensions so she doesn’t ruin her hair doing something permanent to it. What hair design would be complete without the Conair Hair Bejeweler right?!
Hoodies Make a Unique Gift Idea for Tween Girls
These Hoodie Buddies make the best gifts for tween girls because they love hoodies and the earbuds and microphone are built in.
Yes, they are machine washable, make sure you take your mp3 player or phone out of the pocket first, but the microphone and earbuds stay attached to the jacket during washing and drying. Cool huh?
The earbuds are built-in to the drawstrings of the hoodie. There are two front pockets which are very nice for keeping hands warm. There is a media pocket in the left side specifically for mp3 players.
Tell Her How Much She’s Loved!
We cannot fill our kids with enough love, especially these days, they have so much more going on socially at this age. 12 is such an impressionable age, adolescence going into teens soon. The more you can encourage them the better and this is one of my favorite sayings on this necklace and keychain. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and LOVED more than you know.”
Falling Hearts Smartphone Cases
Super cute. Super popular. My daughter just said “wow” the second a friend of hers shared it with her on Instagram! It’s shiny and the hearts fall down the back like rain. It’s a very sturdy and protective iPhone case. It’s available other colors too, like red, blue and pink. The most popular is this iridescent heart one pictured.