Being 12 is not easy for both the parents and the daughters. A 12-year-old girl is going through a lot of changes in her body and may feel overwhelmed. It is important to make her feel loved every once in a while with a thoughtful gift.
However, getting a cool gift for her is also a challenge. She is not quite a teenager, and she doesn’t want to be considered a kid anymore, so what do you get her? Have no idea? Here are 35 suggestions for the best gifts for 12 year old girl;
Top Gift Ideas & Toys For 12 Year Old Girls
1. The Logo Board Game
At 12 years, your little girl is absorbing so much information from her surroundings. She may become a little interested in the logos for particular products. This Logo board game allows her to test her knowledge as well as get to learn new facts about consumer logos. The game comes with over 400 cards that are sure to provide longer hours of play for your kid.
2. FujiFilm Instax Mii 9 Instant Camera
Kids nowadays love taking pictures for every occasion. Rather than have her use a phone, why not get her this camera that lets her capture memories in an old-fashioned way? This camera is small and light so she can bring it with her wherever she goes. It is also instant, and she can get to see the wonderful photos she captures in a few seconds. 12-year old girls who particularly love photography.
3. Neon Effects Message Frame- Lights Up
This little frame is the perfect board for her to leave some colorful messages. The board has a plastic frame and a centered glass on which she can write whatever she wants. The board comes with neon pens of three different colors: green, orange and pink. She can use any of these pens to write on the board, and when she turns on the frame, the message on the board illuminates. This can be a great decoration piece for her room.
4. Singing Machine Bluetooth Karaoke System
You might have heard her sing along to some of her favorite tunes. Why don’t you get her this karaoke machine and let her be the star that she really is? This karaoke system connects to Bluetooth enabled devices, and she can connect to listen to her favorite playlists. Whether she is singing in her room, or bringing it out for a party, she is sure going to have so much fun with this gift. It also has 54 LED disco lights that let her add the funk to any party.
5. Adjustable Bracelet Bangle With Birthday Cake
If you are looking for a birthday gift, why not consider this lovely adjustable bangle? The bracelet is made of high-quality alloy and stainless steel. Not only does this make it more durable, but it also makes it safe for any skin type. The bangle does not fade easily, and because it is adjustable, she can have it for a long time. It comes in a velvet pouch making it a great birthday present. She will treasure this for a long time, if not forever.
6. Alex Spa Deluxe Hair Chalk Salon
12-year old girls love looking good and will constantly be obsessed with how their hair looks. One common trend is having colored hair or hair with highlights. However, she may be too young for permanent coloring.
With this chalk set, she can get to have her hair colored, but only temporarily. The set comes with 12 different colors, some glitters, and 30 beads. The color is easy to apply and even easier to get off. All she needs to do is wash it off with some shampoo. With this set, she can have so much fun with her friends. They could try out different colors and then use the glitters and beads to decorate their hair.
7. Activ Life LED Bike Wheel Lights
Does your 12-year old daughter have a bike? Then this cool LED lights can be an awesome gift for her. These lights are available in a variety of colors so you can mix and match colors if you want.
With these LED lights, your daughter will be able to gain visibility from all sides. They are especially helpful is she is going to ride at night and will help keep her safe. The lights come in boxes, and each box is enough to fit one wheel for most bike sizes. They are quite easy to install, and you can have her bike standing out in a couple of minutes. For even more attention, she can switch from ‘on’ to ”’flashing’ mode when riding.
8. How to Code: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Coding
If the 12-year old is a nerdy girl who loves all things computers, then look no further for the perfect gift. This coding book will have her locked away in her room for hours. With this book, she gets to learn all the concepts of basic coding. She could even get around to building her own website by the time she is done. She gets to learn how to develop her own games and even make interactive web pages.
9. Umbra Hangit Photo Display
Along with the instant camera above, this 6photo display is a great gift for a 12-year old who just loves photography. With this, she gets to display all the amazing photos that she takes when she is up and about. This photo display is mint colored and blends in any modern bedroom. She can use this as a unique way to display her photos rather than use picture frames. She can also hang her illustrations and drawings if she has any, giving her room a unique feel.
10. Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror
Soon enough, the 12-year old girl is going to want to wear some makeup, even if not too much of it. This vanity mirror allows her to do that perfectly and will be a great addition to her room. The mirror comes with 16 LED lights that illuminate her face perfectly as she works on it. It has a front sensor to turn the lights on and off as well as adjust their brightness. Using this mirror will be easy as it rotates to 180 degrees giving her a comfortable viewing angle of herself.
11. Mermaid tail Blanket For All Seasons
There’s no doubt that she suddenly spends so much time indoors. She may be watching a movie, reading a book or simply hanging out with her friends. This hand crocheted blanket makes it easy for her to snuggle and keep cozy.
The blanket is warm and soft making it perfect for use during all seasons. It has an easy to use design, and all she has to do is slip inside and snuggle, It is also long enough for adults to use. Whether she is on the couch, going camping or even for sleepovers, this blanket certainly makes the best companion.
12. DIY Lip Balm Kit
Well, what good is a vanity mirror without some actual makeup? And what better makeup than something she made herself? Your 12-year old girl will absolutely fall in love with this gift. This DIY lip balm kit allows her to make her own homemade and organic lip balm. The kit includes several scents such as peppermint, rose, and lavender. It also comes with some essential oils, moisturizing butter and tubes to put the lip balm. You also receive custom labels so she can name and organize them.
13. AquaSprouts Garden
This self-sustaining aquarium and aquaponics kit is a great way for any 12-year old to learn some responsibility and keep busy at the same time. With this kit, she can grow a variety of plants, herbs, and even vegetables. She can even keep some fish in it and have to take care of them by feeding them and ensuring the water remains clean. This aquarium can also serve as a decorative item, and she can keep it in her room. She may even decide to just grow some decorative plants in it.
14. Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet
If you have no problem indulging yourself in the gift, this may be a good option for you. However, if the 12-year-old is not your daughter, you may want to consult her parents first. This Kids Edition tablet makes it a good choice for their first tablet. It comes with a 10” screen, high definition display and is wrapped in a kid-proof case. There are thousands of books and shows that your girl can choose from to keep herself busy.
This tablet is great for long trips in the car and some private time in the house. It also comes with parental controls that let you limit screen time and filter age-appropriate content. You also get manage web browsing and even set educational goals.
15. Glow in the Dark- Face and Body Paint Kit
This kit comes with 6 different colors that are neon in normal light but glow in the dark when charged with the UV torch that is included in the package. The paints are easy to apply with the brush and sponge provided and dry off quickly. Although they last long, getting them off is easy with some soap and water. There are over 100 designs that she can try out with her friends. This kit is especially perfect for any sleepovers with her friends.
16. Gumball Glow String Lights
String lights are very common in decorating girls’ rooms. However, your 12-year old will love this string lights as they are a combination of 25 LED lights. The lights light up in three different colors; green, red and blue and flash up in three different patterns. Because they are battery powered, they can be hung at just about any point. She can even carry them on a camping trip and hang them in her tent.
17. Klutz Nail Style Studio Book Kit
If your little girl princess loves painting her nails, she is going to enjoy this nail style book kit from Klutz.
With 25 amazing designs to choose from, this kit lets your girl come up with nail designs that she loves for herself. The kit comes with 6 peel on polish that allows her to practice her nail art. It also includes a 60-page instructional guide with which your girl can learn and perfect her craft. The nail style book kit is a favorite for young girls who love painting their nails. The polish is also quite easy to remove so she can easily remove a design that she does not like.
18. Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Set
For 12-year old girls who love reading, the Percy Jackson series is a great choice for them. The book has a magical and mystical theme that is bound to fascinate any 12-year old girl. With this set, she can follow Percy Jackson on all his adventures. Alternatively, you may get her the Harry Potter series. If she loves all things magic and mythical creatures, these two series will deepen her love for reading, and she will want to have some magic herself.
19. New Design Cat Purse
When she is going somewhere fancy, she will need something to carry all her things in. This cat purse is perfect and is exactly what she needs. If she especially loves cats, she will be thrilled by this purse. The purse comes in 3 different colors. It has a zipper compartment inside for all her valuables as well as another one at the back. If she does not like cats, you can choose from a variety of other animals.
20. Women in Science: 50 Pioneer Women Who Changed the World
Whether she realizes or not, there are a couple of great women in history who made a mark in the world of science. This book would be the greatest way to empower her and let her know that she can pursue science if she so wishes. The book follows the story of major women scientists. It is heavily illustrated to keep her interest and contains amazing information on these women. For any lover of science, this book is a gem.
21. Osmo Numbers Game
At twelve years old, math can start to get a little challenging, and some kids will start becoming repulsive to the subject. A cool way to ensure that they love the subject is by using this numbers game. The game features various activity-based number games. The games can be played through an app and flashcards. These make the game interactive and a fun way for her to master her multiplication tables and equations.
22. Kedudes Multi Color Perler Beads Kit
If your 12-year-old is crafty and she loves beads, then this craft kit is certainly going to make her happy. The package comes with a convenient storage tray with 16 bright colors of beads. It also includes reusable ironing paper, tweezers as well as pegging boards for all her unique designs.
With this kit, your 12-year-old daughter can create any unique design that she wants. Once she is done, an adult can fuse the beads using an iron. She can then turn it into a magnet, a keychain, an ornament, or just about any souvenir she would like to.
23. Olde Book Backpack
If your 12-year old girl loves reading, then she can tell so to the entire world with this backpack. Well, it may not be the entire world but simply the kids at school and her friends. This backpack is extremely cool. It is shaped like an old book with a lock and is large enough for her to hold in all her books. The bag is made of strong and durable materials, and she will have this for sometime before it wears out. She will probably outgrow it before that happens.
24. Pink Mini Disco Ball Lights
If you are looking for a unique electronic gift for your baby girl, then this may do the trick for you. The mini disco ball is perfect for any occasion be it a birthday party, a Christmas gathering, a sleepover with friends or even just a simple cool night all by herself in her room. The ball is battery powered and will light up an area of up to 16 ft for around 5 hours when charged. It is very simple to use and is portable. The lights alternate between 3 colors and will automatically change depending on the rhythm and volume of the music.
25. Custom Body Art Glitter Tattoo Kit
Has she been nagging you about tattoos? Well, if she has, I’m pretty sure that your answer was a resounding no. With this kit, you can let her get a glittery tattoo that is just temporary. The kit comes with an applicator and stencil designs. With this, she gets to have her creativity enhanced as she comes up with cool and unique designs for the tattoos. This makes a great activity for parties and sleepovers. She and her friends can take turns drawing tattoos on each other.
26. The Girls’ Guide To Growing Up
Your tween is growing up, and she will soon start asking questions (that is if she hasn’t already). It is normal for her to be curious about some things and most especially about her body. Of course, they will likely be taught these things in school, and she is better off learning from you. However, she may be a bit embarrassed to approach you. With this book, you can equip her with the most important information without making her feel embarrassed.
27. Doodle Your Own Mug- Again and Again
This comes as a mug and doodle pen set that allows you to create unique doodle designs on the mug. With this gift, your 12-year old will have so much fun doodling different things on the mug and then taking her favorite beverage from it. Once she is done doodling, all she has to do is let it dry, and it is then ready for use.
The best thing about this mug is the fact that the ink looks perfect. However, with some warm water and soap, the ink easily comes off allowing her to doodle again and again. She can doodle on this mug a couple of times and make it seem like she is using a different mug each time.
28. Beats by Dre Wireless On-Ear Headphones
By now, she has probably already developed her taste in music. She may even spend so much time listening to her music that it seems like she doesn’t care for anything else. With this gift, she will have hours and hours of music. These earphones are quite classy and allow her to listen o her favorite playlists wirelessly. It comes in 6 colors so you can choose what suits her best.
29. Timex Weekender Watch
As she becomes more conscious of her physical appearance, she will also start using jewelry. Rather than just getting her beautiful jewelry, you should consider also buying her useful pieces like this Timex watch. It comes with a chic, cool design. It has a slip-thru-strap, a polished silver case, and a white face that has a black dial. The watch comes with Indiglo lighting which makes it easy for the user to see the time even in dark and dim conditions.
30. Leather Diary With Lock A5 Size
Most 12-year-old girls will love a diary or a journal. At this age, one of the things they value most is their privacy. A diary with a lock will, therefore, be very much appreciated. This one has a combination lock making it even harder for anyone to open it.
This particular diary has a leather cover. This makes it very durable, and she can keep it for quite a while. By getting her this, you will encourage her to document the things that happen in her life. She can even use it as a travel journal and write about all the places she visits. Who knows, she may just be a budding writer, and this will be a great way to kickstart it.
31. Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cookbook
This cookbook is an excellent opportunity to give your daughter the chance to master her culinary skills. They are better off starting while young, and this book provides a great place to start. With this book, your daughter can learn and master making some simple dishes. It is certainly bound to pique her interest in cooking. The book contains 65 easy recipes that she can follow. It is also filled with illustrated photos that make it all the more interesting.
32. Doodle Designer Accessory Bag
This kit comes with 10 wash-out fabric pens that she can use to doodle on her own bags. She can get creative and use whatever designs she wants on all her bags. Thee doodle pens are available in a variety of colors. The kit also includes a bag that she can doodle on time and time. All she has to do is wash the bag and get creative again. She can even use the pens to doodle in her diaries and notebooks since they do not bleed in most types of paper.
33. Gift Cards
If you have no idea what to get her, the best way to play safe is to get her a gift card. You could find out her favorite store and get her a gift card from there. If she loves music, why not get her an iTunes gift card? Gift cards are completely safe as she can choose to get whatever she wants without you worrying whether or not you picked a good gift.
34. Movie Tickets
12-year old girls love to hang out with their friends. Is there a hot new movie? Get her a couple of tickets for her and her friends. While at it, you may want to add her some money for some snacks and drinks afterward. Although it is not a personal gift, it is something that she will surely appreciate.
35. BaByliss Pro BAB2000 CeramixXtreme Dryer
At twelve years old, your niece, daughter, or granddaughter is getting more conscious about her physical appearance, especially her hair. Getting her this hair dryer will make caring for her crowning glory way easier and faster. However, while the kit comes with a user manual, be sure to guide her on how to properly use the dryer for the best results. The dryer comes with infrared technology for faster yet still gentle drying, six heat and speed settings, a sliding control button, and narrow barrel design.
12-year old girls can be quite difficult to gift. Sometimes, it may be hard to know what they like as they are also discovering that themselves. We hope that this list gives you a great idea of what to get your 12-year-old daughter, niece, or granddaughter as a gift. Whether she is nerdy, sporty, a gamer, or a diva, you are sure to find a suitable gift for her.