35 Best Gifts For 12 Year Old Girls 2020

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. Board Game

At 12 years, your little girl is absorbing so much information from her surroundings. She may become a little interested in board games. Usually, a board game allows her to test her knowledge as well as get to learn new facts. The game comes with different cards that are sure to provide longer hours of play for your kid.


2. Camera

Kids nowadays love taking pictures for every occasion. Rather than have her use a phone, why not get her a 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. Choose one that 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 Message Frame

A neon message frame is the perfect board for her to leave some colorful messages. Choose a board that has a plastic frame and a centered glass on which she can write whatever she wants. Also, make sure that 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. Bluetooth Karaoke System

You might have heard her sing along to some of her favorite tunes. Why don’t you get her a karaoke machine and let her be the star that she really is? A 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. Choose one that also has 54 LED disco lights that let her add the funk to any party.


5. Bangle Bracelet

If you are looking for a birthday gift, why not consider this lovely adjustable bangle? Choose a bracelet that 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. Also, make sure that the bangle does not fade easily, and because it is adjustable, she can have it for a long time. There are also ones that comes in a velvet pouch making it a great birthday present. She will treasure this for a long time, if not forever.


6. 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 a chalk set, she can get to have her hair colored, but only temporarily. Choose a set that 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 a good 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. LED Bike Wheel Lights

Does your 12-year old daughter have a bike? Then a cool LED lights can be an awesome gift for her. Choose lights that are available in a variety of colors so you can mix and match colors if you want. With LED lights, your daughter will be able to gain visibility from all sides. Wheel lights 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. Computer Coding

If the 12-year old is a nerdy girl who loves all things computers, then look no further for the perfect gift. A 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. Hanging Photos

Along with the instant camera above, a hanging photo display is a great gift for a 12-year old who just loves photography. With that, she gets to display all the amazing photos that she takes when she is up and about. Choose a photo display that 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. Vanity Mirror

Soon enough, the 12-year old girl is going to want to wear some makeup, even if not too much of it. A vanity mirror allows her to do that perfectly and will be a great addition to her room. Choose a mirror that comes with 16 LED lights that illuminate her face perfectly as she works on it. Usually, it has a front sensor to turn the lights on and off as well as adjust their brightness. Using the mirror will be easy as it rotates to 180 degrees giving her a comfortable viewing angle of herself.


11. Cute Slippers Light Up

Your twelve your old daughter will surely love this uniquely designed slippers. Choose a slipper that is not only cute but also has LED lights located in the cheeks of the slippers. Usually, the switch is hidden under the zipper so your daughter can easily turn the switch on and off. Slippers are not only comfortable it’s also very cute.


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 a gift. A DIY lip balm kit allows her to make her own homemade and organic lip balm. Choose a kit that 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. Aquarium Garden

A 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 a 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. Choose an aquarium that 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. Tablet

Your 12-year-old will surely love to have a tablet. She can do almost everything in the tablet, from reading or watching shows and movies. Also, she can download and install different games so she can do something fun and entertain at times. To ensure that everything in the tablet, there’s a parental control that you can access easily. 


15. Face and Body Paint Kit

Choose a kit that comes with 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. Usually, 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. Give her a kit that is especially perfect for any sleepovers with her friends.


16. String Lights

String lights are very common in decorating girls’ rooms. However, your 12-year old will love string lights as they are a combination of 25 LED lights. Choose lights that light up in three different colors; green, red and blue and flash up in three different patterns. Because most of them 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. Nail Book Kit

Girls love painting their nails a 12-year-olds will surely love a nail book kit. There are 25 beautiful designs to choose, and your girl can even create her own designs if she wants to. Choose a kit that includes a 60-page guide, where she can improve her skills on nail painting. Get her a good nail book kit to enhance her creativity, and that is also easy to remove so you don’t have to worry about anything at all. 


18. Card Board Game

A card board game will surely help your twelve year old girl to enjoy with you and the entire family. Choose a board game where the difficulty range from easy to the most difficult one. Your daughter can play with the entire family or bring this game during sleepovers with friends. 


19. Leather Bag Set

Your twelve year old teenage girl will surely fall in love with a leather bag set. A set comes with a backpack, purse, shoulder bag, and a crossbody bag. Choose a design that has a feminine touch and has the perfect design for her everyday look. She will surely be complimented by family and friends due to the design of the bag. 

One of the best things about a bag set is that it comes with a backpack which she can use for school. The crossbody bag is for casual events. No matter what event your daughter is going, she will surely be able to use one of these bags. 


20. Educational Science Books

Whether she realizes or not, there are a couple of great women in history who made a mark in the world of science. A book would be the greatest way to empower her and let her know that she can pursue science if she so wishes. Choose a book that follows the story of major women scientists. It should be heavily illustrated to keep her interest and contains amazing information on these women. For any lover of science, this book is a gem.


21. 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 the numbers game. Choose a game that 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. Multi Color Beads Kit

If your 12-year-old is crafty and she loves beads, then a craft kit is certainly going to make her happy. The package comes with a convenient storage tray with bright colors of beads. Choose a kit that also includes reusable ironing paper, tweezers as well as pegging boards for all her unique designs. With a kit like this, 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. School Backpack

A school backpack is perfect for your twelve year old daughter. She can use this not only for school but as well even when traveling. Choose a bag that can fit a laptop of up to a 15 inches. One of the best things about a good school backpack is that it has a double zipper closure, so she can put some of her school things and even an umbrella and a water bottle. Make sure to choose a bag with extra pockets as your daughter will surely be able to enjoy using the bag whether at school or when traveling. 


24. Disco Ball Lights

If you are looking for a unique electronic gift for your baby girl, then a 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. Choose a ball that 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. Usually, the lights alternate between 3 colors and will automatically change depending on the rhythm and volume of the music.


25. 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. Guide Books for Teens

Your twelve year old daughter is becoming a teen in just a short period of time so making sure that she’s going to know what to expect during this phase. A guide book will help your daughter to develop herself in both significant and small ways. She can also enjoy answering some of the fun quizzes if there are any in this book so she can get to know herself more. 


27. Doodle Your Own Mug

Giving your daughter a mug and doodle pen set that allows you to create unique doodle designs on the mug. With a gift like this, your 12-year old will have so much fun doodling different things on the mug and then taking her favorite beverage from it. Choose a mug wherein when she is done doodling, all she has to do is let it dry, and it is then ready for use. The best thing about a doodle your own mug is the fact that the ink looks perfect. She can doodle on this mug a couple of times and make it seem like she is using a different mug each time.


28. Wireless 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 a wireless headphones as a gift, she will have hours and hours of music. Choose earphones that are quite classy and allow her to listen o her favorite playlists wirelessly.


29. Watch

One of the things that a 12-year-old girl gets conscious of is her physical appearance. She will start wearing accessories that will suit her outfit. One of the best gifts to give her is a watch. Choose a watch that has a slip-thru-strap, while the face with black dial, and a polished silver case. She can also see the time, even in the dark since there are watch that lights up in the dark.


30. Leather Diary With Lock

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. Choose one with a combination lock making it even harder for anyone to open, and with a particular diary has a leather cover. This makes it very durable, and she can keep it for quite a while. By getting her a diary, 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. Cookbook

Your twelve year old will surely develop her cooking skill at an early age with the a cookbook. Choose one where the book’s goal is to help all aspiring kids to know the tools and the recipes that they need to be able to cook something for the entire family. Usually, the book is packed with different amazing recipes. Some also have advice, tips, and techniques on cooking that your twelve year old daughter will love. 


32. Doodle Bag

A doodle bag 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. Choose a kit where the doodle pens are available in a variety of colors. Usually, 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. Hairdryer

At twelve years old, your niece, daughter, or granddaughter is getting more conscious about her physical appearance, especially her hair. Getting her a hair dryer will make caring for her crowning glory way easier and faster. Choose a kit that comes with a user manual, be sure to guide her on how to properly use the dryer for the best results. Usually, a good 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 whether for her birthday or for Christmas.

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