Finding the perfect gift for a 11 year old girl can be quite challenging. Gifts for girls in the tweens (10, 11, 12, 13 years old) have moved away from the typical toys of childhood and are at the in-between area of childhood and young adulthood. Here are a few suggestions for gift ideas for our young ladies:

Craft Kits – Many 11 and 12 year old girls (and even 13 years+) enjoy arts and crafts. They are developmentally able to do easy to medium level craft projects, and they enjoy the freedom of expressing themselves through creative arts. Whether your girl likes scrapbooking, pottery, jewelry making or even just drawing, there are fantastic kits available that really make fabulous gifts.

Bath and Body Products – As these girls blossom into young ladies, hygiene and personal care are of utmost importance. Pamper them with spa products and watch them glow!

Jewelry – Cute, quirky, fun jewelry is always great for girls this age. Rings, bracelets and watches of all styles are awesome choices for tween girls!

Stuffed Animals or Character Collections – Do they love Pusheen or Animal Jam? Buy their favorites to add to their collections!

Books and Games – Books are a great escape for girls and provide intellectual stimulation. Games are great gifts for girls to play when hanging with their friends.

Don’t forget to consider STEM products for your tween! What is STEM? STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Girls need encouragement in these fields of study as they often have misconceptions that these are fields exclusively for males. Help encourage your girls to build their skills in STEM by providing plenty of fun, engaging activities in this field. Scratch coding is a fun way for girls to get involved in computer programming and the latest gadgets in robotics allow girls to interact with their robots and even have chances to build and program robots. Rock collecting is a fun hobby for girls too, as they learn about geology.

Physical exercise is always a challenge for kids these days. With the ever increasing trend toward computers and television, it’s hard for girls to get the exercise they need on a daily basis. When buying gifts for tween girls, consider scooters, bikes, roller blades and trampolines for fun physical development.

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