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Tween girls can be a hard age group to shop for. They aren’t into little kid toys, but aren’t yet teenagers. The right gift will vary depending on the maturity level and interest of the tween you are shopping for.
Your tween may love Monster High and think Twlight was so 2012 or be consumed by Peeta versus Gale. When shopping for them, just try to remember what they are currently interested in.
Tween girls also love what their friends have, so here are the top gifts for girls age 10-13.
Gift Ideas for Girls Ages 10-13
iPods are great for music, games, and using the internet. You can even download apps that allow you to text. Many parents will purchase iPods as a way to put off getting their child a cell phone. They can still interact with their friends and text without the monthly bill.
If you know a tween is getting an iPod as gift, you can get them a case.
Chacos, Toms, and boots are all the rage right now. For boots, a ton of stores are offering huge markdowns on Black Friday. Belk will have a lots of name brand boots for $20.
If you are unsure what they would like, be sure to get a gift receipt or just get a gift card.
Advanced craft kits are perfect for this age. Think sewing, room decorations, and accessories. If the tween you are shopping for has a particular interests, it would be great to get them a kit that goes with that interest. You could also get them a kit to spark a new hobby.
Another great idea would be to get them an art kit with nice brushes, paints, etc.
This is a fun game that can get kids up and moving. It is available for Xbox 360, Wii, and PS3. It is made for multiple players so it’s great for parties and sibling bonding.
Scarves are the perfect fashion accessory. They can be worn with almost any outfit and are very in-style. If you are unsure what your tween will like, look for chevron, neutral colors, or an infinity style.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Cents of Style sales to get really cute scarves at great prices.
Watches are another in-style fashion accessory. The Crow Lush Watches are a hot item with Tweens as they are stylish and come in 11 fun colors. The watches have a comfy, soft silicone strap.
Nail polish makes a great gift for girls. They can do their nails and it is also a fun activity to do with friends. Hot brands to look for are Essie and OPI.
iTunes Gift Card
(Look for deals at drug stores and Best Buy)
You cannot go wrong with an iTunes gift card. They can be used to download Apps, games, music, and more. This is perfect if the girl you are shopping for has an iPod or can download music though iTunes.
There are some board games that are perfect for this age group. Apples to Apples or Bananagrams would both be great options. They are coming out of the world of games for kids and into adult games.
This is a great game where you follow the lights to learn dance moves. You can plug in your own MP3 player so it’s easy to monitor what music is being played. It has beginning, intermediate and advanced modes.
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