21 Best Gifts for 13-Year-Old Girls in 2018

Looking for that perfect gift for a 13 year old girl on your list? Well, look no further.

Parents will marvel at how quickly it happened but at age 13, their daughter is officially a teenager. This stage is interesting for them and also their parents. It can be a difficult age to shop for since some 13 year olds have eschewed most toys but are still too young for more adult options. One thing that most 13-year-old girls have in common at this age is that they want to receive a gift that is cool and also popular among her friends. So, we want to make sure that you know what is hot in today’s market for new teenaged girls.

Whether it is the coolest phone cover or a kit to make friendship bracelets for all of her friends, we want to make sure that you get this gift right.

There is not one single answer to the question: What is the best gift to give a 13-year-old girl? That is why we created this list which includes wishes from others and interests of many. We just want to make sure that your gift is the best gift they receive.

 

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This list was recently updated with a number of new products that reflect the variety of interests of 13-year-old girls. No matter what your daughter or granddaughter is into, you will find something on this list perfect for her. In addition, we reviewed all existing product information to ensure it is accurate and up to date.

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21 Best Gifts for 13-Year-Old Girls

Bit Coding Robot

Bit Coding Robot (White)

Meet the coolest little robot named Bit. It is a pocket-sized robot that was created especially for early STEAM-building exercises. The robot comes fully assembled and ready to go. There are two different ways of using the robot. The code input determines how the robot will operate. Both outputs have the same general result, but one type is input with strokes of a marker and the other input is completed online within the programming editor using drag-and-drop coding. Bit features LED lighting and a protective shell on the outside that has been constructed from strong polycarbonate, and an online activity library that the kids just love. Inside the box with Bit comes an activity packet with STEAM challenges, four markers that have the color code, two different skins and character stickers to customize the robot, and a USB charger. This robot is sure to make any 13-year-old girl’s day a brighter one.

BENEFITS

Using this robot and performing STEAM-related activities will bring out the creative side in your 13-year-old girl. The output of the robot can be completed in many ways, but the possibilities are truly endless. Building their skills while also developing their minds is an easy task with Bit.

Pros

  • Pocket-sized programmable robot named Bit
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Two ways of input–online drag-and-drop coding or marker strokes
  • Features LED lights, stickers and covers to customize its look
  • Enhances STEAM-learning opportunities

Cons

  • Calibrating takes some patience and time
  • On/off button is fragile

What We Like About It- This little robot is great for learning and just having some fun with coding. The markers make it easy to get going as soon as you open it and then progressing to the drag-and-drop coding makes it even more interesting.

HUAN XUN Custom Name Necklace

Gifting a customized necklace is always a nice way to make someone feel special, especially that 13-year-old girl for whom you don’t know what to buy. The necklace is made from stainless steel and has been plated with 18k gold. The nameplate is customized and the font can even be selected as well. Once you have selected the font and the name, the plate is crafted and attached to a 16-inch chain which can be extended by 2 inches. This beautiful necklace is a perfect and memorable gift.

BENEFITS

Customized gifts take gift-giving to a new level. It allows people to give thoughtful gifts that allow the recipient to have a special connection with both the gift and the giver.

Pros

  • Custom name plated necklace
  • Selectable font and style
  • Constructed from 18k gold-plated stainless steel
  • Attached necklace chain is 16 inches with 2-inch extension available
  • Creates a special gift giving moment

Cons

  • Clasp is very small and hard to connect
  • Chain is very thin

What We Like About It- Very nice necklace and a great gift to give to any 13-year-old girl who is hard to buy for.

iPhone 6S Luxury Fashion Protective Hybrid Case by Imikoko

iPhone 6S Luxury Fashion Protective Hybrid Case

Phone covers not only protect a smartphone from the elements, but they have a great way of making them look that much cooler. This “bling” style phone case is an awesome way for any 13-year-old girl to protect and show off their smartphone. It features a 3-in-1 design that protects the phone using a soft silicone layer, a shining color layer, and a protective outer layer. This protects from drops, shocks, and scratching plus is easy to install and remove. The cutouts around the ports make it convenient when the phone needs charged and when connecting headphones. This phone case will not only make the phone look more fashionable, but will protect one of their most valued possessions.

Benefits

This blinged out glittering  phone case offers a wide variety of colors perfect to bring out the creative princess in any young lady. There is a triple reinforced lining for extra assurance of protection. There is a great balance of bling and glitter offering a luxurious and elegant phone case. It  is lightweight allowing to ease your way into the feeling of having a case on your phone. There are spaces to support attachment to multiple multiple devices allowing for maximum use of music and apps.

What We Like about It – The Imikoko is one beautifully designed protective case especially built for the iPhone 6S. Its triple layer of protection simply means your kid will be able to take good care of her device a lot easier.

Pros

  • Enhances the safety of your phone.
  • Has a sheen appearance.
  • Is very light weight.
  • Triple layer protection
  • Has accommodations for various apple ports.

Cons

  • Colors offered are darker or brighter than pictured

Build a Bird House

Introducing preteens to nature is fun with this hands-on build and paint birdhouse kit. The kit includes everything that is needed to build a classic wooden birdhouse and features four colored painted to decorate when completed. The instructions are easy to follow and make creating the birdhouse simple and bring back their love for nature. Once, the birdhouse is completed it can be hung by a branch with the cording that is provided. Parents will love watching their 13-year-old girls imaginations light up as she creates this birdhouse.

Benefits – Hands-on learning is often left to the side now that we are more closely using technology-based exploration with children. Learning using your hands and a few tools is something that we should never leave out of our children’s life. This build and paint birdhouse is a fun creation that will bring the experience of creative exploration to anyone’s home.

What We Like about It – Getting preteens away from their smartphones and doing something with their hands is so important these days. This kit is fun and easy plus allows them to express their creativity when using paints to decorate the exterior.

Pros

  • Set includes wooden panels, nails, hanging cord, hooks, glue, paints, and brush
  • Features easy to follow instructions
  • Birdhouse constructed from pre-cut wooden pieces
  • Boosts creativity through exploration
  • Challenges fine motor skill development

Cons

  • Birdhouse is small in size
  • Painting can become messy, lay down newspaper or cloth

All in One Makeup Kit by SHANY Cosmetics 

All in One Makeup Kit

Your little girl has really grown up to be a stunning young lady. Just a few more years and boys and men will already be swooning at the sight of your princess. One of the essential tasks that young ladies must be able to learn early on is how to put on a makeup. While we don’t really recommend heavy makeup unless you’re playing in a Kabuki style of dramatic play, we don’t see anything wrong with learning how to enhance one’s natural beauty. As such, you can give your thirteen year old girl the SHANY All in one Makeup Kit. The kit was especially designed for professional dancers as well as makeup enthusiasts, although we do believe it should make for a great introductory set for thirteen year olds. It already comes with almost all of the things that any professional makeup artist will ever need, from eye shadow to blushes to powders and lipsticks, and to the different tools and accessories to apply these products. The unique container is designed like the professional makeup kit so your young lady will really have the greatest makeup experience of her life.

Benefits – Promotes creativity, individuality, and a touch of glamour. With a wide variety of colors and pigments there is sure to be a make up combination for everyone. Promotes confidence and fun whether for a day of dress up with her girlfriends or a touch up for a day out with the family. Your teen is sure to exhume a beaming sense of pride as she is able to transform herself into a pop star diva.

What We Like about It – SHANY Cosmetics is highly regarded for making excellent beauty products. This should help dispel any doubts as to the quality of their All in One Makeup Kit.

Pros

  • Loads of color options for blush, eye shadows, and lip color.
  • Compact stylish case.
  • Designed like a real professional kit.
  • Designed for the professional dancer in mind
  • Products not tested on animals

Cons

  • Promotes early use of make up.
  • Makeup easily comes off, would not last all day

iPad Mini MD532LL/A by Apple

Ipad Mini

While it’s true that the MD532LL/A version of the iPad Mini is already quite obsolete if you’re going to compare it with its newest version, the iPad Mini 4 as well as its bigger brother the iPad Air, compared to other tablet brands, the iPad Mini MD532LL/A is still leaps and bounds ahead of everyone else. Why? Well, it’s the smaller brother of the progenitor of all tablets, the iPad. And even if its specs are already dwarfed by other brands, you can bet that it can still deliver the one-two punch with its PowerVR graphics mated to its 2.4 Hz Apple A5 processor. It may only have 5 megapixels on its camera but its iSight and PowerVR technology, you can bet that it still provides stunning images and superb video streaming several hundred notches higher than brands with 13 megapixel systems. Its dual core processor may be dwarfed by octacore devices but its unique system architecture has drawn every ounce of power the A5 can produce to surpass even the best octacores that come out from Chinese manufacturers. And with a name that’s synonymous with quality, who’s to argue that this is the best gift you can give to a 13 year old girl?

Benefits – Will allow for a wider range of useful tools for homework assistance. A multi purpose device allows for music and videos and ample access to a world of research sources. The device also has the ability to download apps making keeping track of the hectic life of a teen easier. There are several apps for storing documents, diet and nutrition assistance, and work out plans that will track progress and help you teen live a healthier and more organized life. The Ipad mini also has many apps for face to face calling for those young women who have loved ones out traveling and exploring the world. Truly a Jack of all trades!!

What We Like about It – There’s really nothing that we don’t like about the MD532LL/A. For its price, we’d say it’s still an incredible piece of Apple technology.

Pros

  • Allows for quick and easy homework research.
  • Play games and stay occupied for hours.
  • Keep in touch with loved ones, excellent pixels for view.
  • Convenient for travel.
  • Protective cases in various colors and styles available for separate purchase.

Cons

  • May promote distractions from homework assignments or chores.
  • Battery takes a long time to charge

Little Live Scruff-A-Luvs

 

Little Live Scruff-A-Luvs – Pink

This little guy needs the help of a 13-year-old girl. It is an abandoned and unloved pet that needs someone to love them and your girl could just be the one. When they receive the pet, it is a ball of matted fur. They have to bath them, love them, and brush them to discover what cuteness is below all that matted fur. Some will receive a puppy, some a kitten, and others a bunny. But the cool thing about this gift is that you don’t know which pet you will get. The more time they spend loving the pet, the cuter it gets. Not only is this a great gift but it is a gift with an altruistic component. For each pet that is purchased, a donation is made to the ASPCA in efforts to help other homeless pets. Each set includes a pet, brush for grooming, a tag with collar and name along with a certificate of adoption. This loving pet will be one of the best gifts your teenage girl receives, particularly if she is an animal-lover.

BENEFITS

Adopting a pet can be one of the most rewarding things a family can do. If you are not able to adopt a “real” pet, this is the next best thing. Profits from each purchase go to the ASPCA to help support animals and prevent the cruelty of animals nationwide.

Pros

  • Unloved and abandoned pet that needs care and love
  • Each pet rescue is a surprise–either a bunny, kitty, or dog
  • Pet comes with unloved and matted fur, bathing and grooming changes the appearance
  • Features one pet, brush, collar and name tag, plus adoption certificate
  • Promotes the support of ASPCA

Cons

  • Brushing and grooming must be completed as guide specifies
  • Hard to get dry once the pet has been washed

What We Like About It- There is something magical about this gift. It gives the gift of life to this pet, the gift of love to your 13-year-old girl, and the gift of a donation to homeless pets that need it most. It is a gift that keeps on giving.

All About Nails 50-Piece Color Nail Lacquer Combo Set by Emori

All About Nails 50-Piece Color Nail Lacquer Combo Set

If you have already given your young lady a makeup kit on her 12th birthday, why not include a nail care kit this year? And for that, we recommend the All About Nails Combo Set. It’s a 50-color set of 0.28 ounces of high quality nail lacquer or nail coloring. Each bottle comes with a superbly designed brush applicator to help your kid take full control of its application. With so many colors, your young lady can create beautiful art forms with her nails although don’t expect to see butterflies, flowers, and very intricate artworks as the brush applicators are usually wide-tipped, not the usual pinpoint tip that you see in nail art brushes. Nevertheless, the artistic possibilities can be endless. What’s certain is that your young lady will be able to improve her overall aesthetics by using colors that matches her mood of the day as well as her getup. The combo set already comes with pads of nail polish remover so you don’t have to buy separately. Unfortunately, you’ll have to buy a separate bag or organizer for the entire combo set as it doesn’t come with a display rack.

Benefits – This nail kit will help inspire creative and unique nail art sure to wow your teen. It offers tons of color choices as well as angle precision brushes for perfect lines and designs. This product also allows girls to learn about color combinations as they tap into their creative side and mix and match different colors and shapes. This gift is perfect for keeping girls occupied with their friends for a sleepover as well as give your teen a chance to have to most envied nails in school.

What We Like about It – The number of colors is mind-boggling. This should give your teenage girl the opportunity to wear a different nail polish every single day for 50 days before cycling again.

Pros

  • Contains loads of color options.
  • Each brush is precision designed for exact control of lines.
  • Promotes creativity.
  • Allows for personal expression.
  • Fun for birthday parties and sleepovers.

Cons

  • May contain harsh chemicals
  • May cause staining to fabric surfaces.

BAB2000 CeramixXtreme Dryer by BaByliss Pro 

BAB2000 CeramixXtreme Dryer

One of the most time-consuming aspects of grooming among ladies is drying the hair. For men, this is not really a problem since their hair is naturally shorter. Regrettably, if your 13 year old girl is planning to become the next Rapunzel, then drying her hair can become a 4-hour ordeal. However, with the BAB2000 CeramixXtreme Dryer, your child no longer has to wait this long as its 6-speed and heat settings can really shave a lot of time off hair drying. The heat is generated by the BAB2000 signature infrared technology which helps ensure even and extra-gentle drying. This translates to more hair volume while retaining the softness and sheen of naturally air-dried hair. Part of the effectiveness of the BAB2000 CeramixXtreme is its narrow barrel design which effectively compresses the air giving it superb pressure for faster and more efficient drying. The barrel is also fitted with micro concentrator nozzle which aids in increasing air compression and improved drying. Cleaning is also easy as the CeramixXtreme comes with a removable filter. It also features a sliding control button instead of the toggle type. It also has a dedicated “cold” button just above the handle for those air drying needs that require cold air, not hot nor warm.

Benefits – This gift allows for speedy drying time which is sure to improve the quality of any teens life during those grooling hours spent getting ready for school. With the ability to dry in half the time there is a guarantee for less bathroom time. The infrared technology allows for gentle drying with minimal damage to hair. Prevents static and keeps hair from frizzing. This hair styling tool provides an inside look to a life of luxurious hair.

What We Like about It – The BAB2000 CeramixXtreme’s unique hair drying technology allows you to cut the time it needs to completely dry your hair in half. So, if you’ve been accustomed to drying your hair for a full hour, you can do it within 30 minutes. 

Pros

  • Drying in half the time.
  • 6  speed and heat settings.
  • Infrared technology allows for extra gentle drying.
  • Has a cool setting.
  • Narrow barrel design.

Cons

  • Could cause serious injury without proper care.
  • Switches are smooth plastic, hard to press

Fashion Angels Project Runway Portfolio

Fashion Angels Project Runway Portfolio

Have a budding fashionista? This Fashion Angels Project Runway Portfolio is a great way for girls who are interested in fashion and style to express themselves and explore their own creative design abilities. Removable stencils make shape and scaled size easy. Kids can choose between dozens of different shirts, skirts, pants, shoes, and accessories to glam up their models. The tools are great for intermediate or advanced artists to expand upon, and perfect for beginners who love putting fashion together but are still new to the world of fine art and sketching. The set includes 40 preprinted sketch pages with fabric swatches and stencils.

Benefits – Kids can creatively interact with patterns, color, and their preferred aesthetic with this kit. It provides pre printed models and stencils so even beginners can whip up some pretty impressive designs.

What We Like about It – It can be frustrating for kids who are just starting out with a skill when their abilities don’t yet match their taste. This sketchpad makes it easy for children to explore and enjoy high quality designs, even if they’re just diving into the world of fashion and illustration.

Pros

  • 40 preprinted sketch pages
  • Hundred of mix-and-match opportunities
  • Includes fabric samples for inspiration
  • Stencils are to-scale for sketch pages and make design easy
  • Bound portfolio for your fashion designer to keep all their work together

Cons

  • Sketch pages are a little flimsy

SHANY Nail Art Set

 Home pedicures and manicures are relaxing and also offer a time to bond with your 13-year-old girl. This set of colored nail polishes features 24 different shades. Four of the shades are pearl, four are neon, eleven are matte finish, and five glitter finishing coats. All of the colors are quick drying and offer a formula that is long-wearing without the use of UV lamps or any special drying tools. Some bonding time and fresh nails is always a good way to spend some time with the preteen in your life.

Benefits – Letting their imagination run free and wild with this set of nail polishes are great for 13-year-old girls. They will love the all the different colors and finishes that allow them to express their creativity right on their finger and toenails. Self-expression is a very important part of becoming a teen developing their sense of independence.

What We Like about It – Spending time with a 13-year-old can sometimes be hard when you are not sure what to do with them. Nail painting is always fun when they have a variety of colors and ways to match outfits or express their current mood. This set is great for that.

Pros

  • Features 24 different nail polishes
  • Includes different shades and finishing polishes
  • Durable and long lasting without UV drying
  • Quick drying top and base coats
  • Great for home manicures and pedicures

Cons

  • Nail polish does have a strong odor
  • Dry up easily if lids are not screwed on super tight

Glide Thru Detangling Brush by Crave Naturals 

Glide Thru Detangling Brush

If you already have the BAB2000 CeramxXtreme Hair Dryer, we recommend getting the Glide Thru DetabglingBursh as well to really make your 13 year old girl’s hair grooming chores more complete. With its sleek and super ergonomic body and handle the Glide Thru should be a very wonderful hair detangling brush to use. Instead of the typical rounded edges of the bristles in other types of hair brush, the Glide Thru features a conical bristle which effectively separates individual hair strands, untangling them if you will. This conical design of the bristles also allow for gentle brushing strokes without necessarily pulling or even yanking on your young lady’s hair. The blunt ends of the conical bristles also help provide a massaging effect. Many of the customer feedbacks we’ve read actually used the Glide Thru not as a hair brush but rather as a head massager. With this particular feature, you can be sure your thirteen year old will feel much more relaxed after using the Glide Thru.

Benefits – This sleek and stylish brush is perfect for a girl with sensitive hair. The unique conical bristles make for minimum tearing and pulling. This brush is also gentle on the wrist as it has an ergonomic handle. This brush is a perfect and luxurious gift for any girl’s comfort. It’s compact size makes it perfect for purses and backpacks so the brush can go anywhere.

What We Like about It – The Unique design of the bristles is exceptionally useful. The ergonomic handling and sleek design is also excellent. 

Pros

  • Sleek style, pretty purple
  • Ergonomic handle
  • It has conical shaped bristles for minimal tearing and pulling.
  • Blunt ends provide a massage type effect.
  • Available in five different colored handles

Cons

  • May take longer to brush through long, thick hair.
  • Bristles are weak and flimsy, making it harder to get through thick hair

Fashion Angels Make-up & Hair Design

Fashion Angels Make-up & Hair Design Sketch Portfolio

Benefits – Teaching children to love their own natural beauty is a difficult and important part of parenting. But make up can also be a fun way for people to express their person style, highlight their favorite attributes, and experiment with color and shading. This portfolio allows budding makeup artists to improve upon their artistic abilities in a fun, mess-free way.

What We Like about It – Any time the book provides a template for children to build off of, it’s a nice touch. This allows kids who are still learning to sketch the human face a pretty, basic model that they can test out various hairstyles and makeup looks on.

Pros

  • 40 pre-sketched pages
  • Sticker sheet
  • Multiple stencil sheets
  • Portfolio with pocket in back for storage
  • Great for beginner/intermediate artists with a passion for makeup design

Cons

  • The face is more stylized than realistic; in the vein of the Bratz dolls aesthetic

Premium Bracelet Making Kit

Arts and Crafts for Girls – Best Birthday Toys/DIY for Kids – Premium Bracelet(Jewelry) Making Kit – Friendship Bracelets Maker/Craft Kits with Loom,Rubber Bands

Give the gift of unlimited bracelets with this bracelet-making kit. This kit includes 24 C-clips to create customized bracelets, one extra-strong hook, an unbreakable loom, and an instruction manual along with more than 600 rubber bands. The rubber bands are latex-free and are brightly colored. With the purchase of the kit, there is also access to a instructional video and PDF collection online. This kit allows fun and colorful bracelets to be designed and created in less than five minutes. It is easy to use and very rewarding for 13- year-old girls. This is a gift that keeps on giving as your daughter/granddaughter/niece can make bracelets for friends, siblings and other family members.

BENEFITS

Making jewelry is a skill that really enhances fine-motor-skill development. Making the bracelets uses the fingers and hands in a repetitive motion along with the tools result in cool works of giftable art.

Pros

  • Kit includes everything needed to make bright and colorful friendship bracelets
  • Easy to learn, comes with instruction manual and access to online videos
  • Included in the set is clips, hook, loom, and over 600 colored latex-free rubber bands
  • Gives the gift of hours of endless fun
  • Enhances fine-motor-skill development

Cons

  • Instructions can be difficult to understand
  • Hard to keep everything organized once the packaging is opened

What We Like About It- Great gift for 13 year olds who love creating items. This set includes everything that needs to start making bracelets as soon as they open the package.

Faux Leather Jewelry Box Organizer by Vlando 

Faux Leather Jewelry Box Organizer

Teenage girls love to keep jewelries, accessories, bling bling, and small mementoes of their adventures with their friends as well as those in school. If your kid has a small collection of jewelry and fashion accessories, you might want to give her the Faux Leather Jewelry Box Organizer. This Vlando product is beautifully designed with two side-opening storage compartments and three small drawers. The upper storage compartment can accommodate additional blings and other small trinkets. It also comes with a staircase-type of ring holder. Underneath the cover is a small mirror that can help provide a more classic feel to its overall design. Measuring more than 10 inches wide and about 7.5 inches deep and 7 inches tall, the Faux Leather Jewelry Box Organizer is one truly superb piece of storage built primarily for the things that are deemed precious by your young teenage lady. With a velvet interior lining plus a premium exterior polyurethane faux leather, you’re guaranteed to have your thirteen year old jumping with joy with her newly-found treasure box.

Benefits – Teaching preteen girls how to be organized can sometimes be hard. When you are able to give them the tools to provide a way to organize their personal items it not only encourages them to organize their items, but it gives them the satisfaction of completing the task as well. This is the perfect box for keeping jewelry organized at home or when traveling.

What We Like about It – The classic and very elegant design, albeit faux leather, of this Vlando product is enough reason to give this as a gift. The functionality of its multiple storage features is also admirable. 

Pros

  • Two sided opening storage for easy access.
  • Luxurious velvet interior
  • Is made of faux leather so it’s animal friendly.
  • Has three small drawers and a staircase type ring holder.
  • Jewelry box can be customized for that personal touch

Cons

  • Not for large collections of  jewelry and prized knick knacks.
  • Not designed for necklaces, causes them to become tangled

Buffalo Games Josephine Wall

Buffalo Games Josephine Wall – Spirit of Flight – Glitter Edition – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Looking for something both fantastic and fantastical? This gorgeous Josephine Wall puzzle will provide a fun, challenging experience for your family. The stunning artwork comes out to 26.75” x 19.75” when it’s finished, and is 1000 pieces total. It includes a bonus poster in the box for reference, so you have a clear idea of what it is you’re trying to create together. It’s made from quality materials in the US, and uses premium recycled cardboard to help sustain the environment’s health, and to avoid excess puzzle dust lying around the house. The company has removed all plastic from their goods and collects and recycle an additional 950 tons of materials annually, so you can feel good about purchasing a product made with thought and care towards the Earth.

Benefits – Puzzles help children with pattern recognition and deductive reasoning. And with so many pieces, and slightly smaller in size, it will also improve their dexterity and still remain a challenge to older kids.

What We Like about It – Josephine Wall does stunning fantasy pieces focusing on art and nature, and Buffalo Games is a highly environmentally conscious company. It makes sense that these two would team up to bring your family such a beautiful and ethical product.

Pros

  • 1000 pieces
  • Poster for reference
  • Finished product is a stunning Josephine Wall piece
  • Promotes deductive reasoning, motor skills, and social bonding
  • Environmentally friendly in its manufacturing

Cons

  • Glitter falls off the puzzle and hides around the house

Klutz Friendship Bracelets Craft Kit

Klutz Friendship Bracelets Craft Kit

Kids love sharing special secrets with their BFF’s. Give them a way to create and play together which results in a crafty piece of jewelry they can wear as a constant reminder of how lucky and loved they truly are. The Klutz Friendship Bracelet Craft Kit allows your child and their friends to make a minimum of twelve bracelets total, but possibly many more depending on the amount of resources they use in each bracelet. It includes ten colored embroidery flosses, beads, and a plastic Klutz clip to tie the ends together while they work. A 58 page instructional manual helps kids learn the basics and some intermediate designs as well with crystal clear instructions.

Benefits – These friendship bracelet patterns will promote increased dexterity and direction following while bringing kids closer to their best friends and giving them something to always remember each other by.

What We Like about It – Friendship bracelets have been a staple in kids’ bonding for who knows how long. This kit is great for beginners to advanced jewelry makers and the projects can be completed alone or with friends.

Pros

  • 10 different colored flosses
  • Beads
  • Clip to hold ends together during work
  • 58 page instructional booklet
  • Makes at least 12 bracelets for closest BFFs
  • 10+ designs to learn and create

Cons

  • Some customers received “Fancy Friendship Bracelets” product instead
  • Harder patterns require some serious detail and patience

Justin Bieber Someday Eau de Parfum Spray by Justin Bieber 

Justin Bieber Someday Eau de Parfum Spray

Despite the star’s frequent brushes with the law, with many in the music industry claiming the fame has clearly taken the better of him, Justin Bieber remains a very popular music artist especially among pre-teenage girls. What with his still boyish charms and really cool voice, it’s not difficult to see why countless young girls still swoon over this Canadian sensation. If your kid is a true Belieber, then you might want to add something to her collection of everything Bieber. You can include the Justin Bieber Someday Eau de Parfum Spray. The perfume has several fruity and floral tones that include a blend of jasmine, mandarin, wild berry, and pears. It is finished with a hint of vanilla musk to give it that signature scent that Bieber is known to fall for. Truly, Someday brings its Beliebers a lot closer to their idol as it is being marketed as a personalized gift from an idol to his fans.

Benefits – We all know that teen girl who just adores Justin Beiber. This gift is a perfect holiday surprise. It is marketed as a personalized gift straight from Justin to his fans guaranteed to bring a smile to any girls face. This scent is fun and refreshing, scent combinations put together from his favorite scents. This perfume is reasonably priced which is always a huge bonus!

What We Like about It – Personally, we’re not really fans of Bieber. But the scent of Someday is truly refreshing and surprisingly flirty, scents that we know kids in their 13th year will really love wearing. 

Pros

  • Fruity and Floral
  • Refreshing Scent
  • Justin Beiber is widely popular amongst 13 year old girls.
  • Marketed as a Personalized Gift to his Fans.
  • Reasonably Priced.

Cons

  • May cause skin irritation.
  • Scent is not strong, wears off easily

SoundLinkColor Bluetooth Speaker by Bose 

SoundLinkColor Bluetooth Speaker

Music is a very important part of life. It’s a great stress buster and also a means of expressing one’s thoughts and feelings. If music is your 13 year old girl’s life, then you need to present her with the SoundLinkColor Bluetooth Speaker. Available in a full spectrum of vibrant colors, there’s surely one model for your kid. Additionally, Bose is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality audio equipment that you can be sure the music listening experience of your child will simply be phenomenal. Clear and crisp sound. Rich, deep bass. It’s like having the stereo sound system of a concert hall packed in one very convenient box. Its full Bluetooth connectivity simply means your kid won’t have to frazzle about not being able to bring her set of cables to connect the SoundLink to any of her music devices, be it a tablet, a smartphone, or any other device that has Bluetooth technology. What’s more is that the Bluetooth pairing can be activated using voice-activated prompts. It’s a truly ingenious way of controlling the entire music experience. The SoundLink is also very compact such that it can fit conveniently in your kid’s bag or even purse. If she’s wearing baggy pants, it can even fit in those oversized pockets. It’s truly a remarkable piece of acoustic engineering.

Benefits – This compact speaker makes travel super easy, perfect for fitting into purses and backpacks allowing for music anywhere. This speaker comes in a variety of colors so you’re guaranteed to find one your girl will love. The Bose name is highly trusted and well known for its quality sound technology. This product contains Bluetooth technology making music on the go from your phone a breeze.

What We Like about It – Bose is a brand that’s trustworthy to deliver superb quality audio products. The SoundLink never fails in this respect. 

Pros

  • Available in Many Colors.
  • High Quality Audio Equipment.
  • Bluetooth for Easy Use on all Other Devices with Bluetooth Technology.
  • Voice Activated Bluetooth Pairing.
  • Compact Size for Easy Travel.

Cons

  • Batteries Can’t be Replaced.
  • Designed for a room, not a large area, the sound is not powerful enough

Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Megan and Jill Carle 

Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat

Girls are quite picky eaters compared to boys. They will only eat what they think they want to eat. As such, Megan and Jill Carle wrote the Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat to help young teens learn the basics of cooking. They don’t have to be the next Master Chef, though. Nonetheless, the Teens Cook provides easy-to-follow guide on how to cook more than 75 recipes that have been included in the book. It’s actually written specifically for teens by, guess what, teens themselves. Consider it as a natural sharing among teenage girls, helping each one out. What’s good about the book is that it’s written in a style that teens can really relate to. It includes some of the basic terms used in the culinary scene including some helpful tips on certain issues like vegan diets and avoiding kitchen disasters.

Benefits – This book is great for promoting a healthy lifestyle for your teen. With recipes made by teens for teens, this book is an easy introduction to the world of culinary arts. It utilizes introductory cooking terms, simple to follow. This book also contains helpful diet tips and healthy vegan lifestyle choices. This book is perfect to inspire quality time spent as a family.

What We Like about It – The mere fact that the writers of the Teens Cook are teenagers themselves, young readers can relate to the content a lot easier. Hopefully, this will help cultivate an inner passion for cooking. 

Pros

  • Easy to Follow Recipes.
  • More than 75 Recipes.
  • Written by Teens for Teens.
  • Contains Helpful Hints for Vegan Diets.
  • Recipes use common and easy to find ingredients

Cons

  • Not Many Meals, Mostly Appetizers.
  • Instructions are wordy and can be hard for first time cooks without assistants

Christmas Soft Mermaid Tail Blanket Sleeping Bag by Hughapy 

Christmas Soft Mermaid Tail Blanket Sleeping Bag

Need a really cozy sleeping bag that doesn’t really look like one? Well, the Christmas Soft Mermaid Tail Blanket Sleeping Bag is one truly unique sleep accessory that is designed like a mermaid’s tail. Now, your young princess can pretend to be Arielle while dozing off. The Soft Mermaid Tail is made of a combination of 20/80 cotton/polyester for excellent softness and comfort. It has an open design so your kid can actually use it as her blanket. Wrap the sides together and it becomes a sleeping bag. The open design allows for freedom of movement of the legs inside the mermaid’s tail so your child will not feel as though she is being wrapped like a burrito.

Benefits – This unique and whimsical gift is a great way to stay warm this winter. With it’s lightweight material and durability it’s perfect for use around the house and out for a summer camping trip. This versatile product doubles as a blanket and sleeping bag. It also has feet holes for convenience and mobility. This is a unique gift that comes in a variety of colors. Side note: they are also available for adults!!

What We Like about It – We really appreciate the unique mermaid’s tail design. Plus, the addition of an open design makes it truly versatile.

Pros

  • Comes in a Variety of Colors.
  • The Materials are Lightweight as well as Durable.
  • Convenient Hole at Bottom to Stay Covered Even in Motion.
  • A whimsical gift to Stay Warm This Winter.
  • Constructed from durable polyester/cotton blend

Cons

  • Slightly Snug Fit.
  • Hole for feet at the bottom is small

Criteria Used to Evaluate The Best Toys for 13-Year-Old-Girls

When children hit a certain age they become very hard to shop for as their hormones are raging, bodies are changing, and their interests are all over the place. They are moody and hard to please and it can be a little intimidating to find them the right gift.

These are hip and trendy, sleek and stylish gifts perfect for girls around 13 years old. Some of these items offer benefits suited to the ever growing world of social media. Some allow for a step back into the past for a more simplistic vibe that requires a bit more creativity. They are all reasonably priced. These fun ideas inspire individuality and creativity perfect to keep teens and their friends occupied for hours. Perfect for sleepovers and birthday parties.

These items offer a wide range of learning and creativity tools as well as fresh and trending ideas guaranteed to keep your teen in the loop. Some items on this list are great for both genders so some items will promote sibling bonding time as well as quality family time.

This list contains cozy gift ideas for the fashionista, supplies for the artist, and tools for the instagram star in your life. Some of these gifts are helpful for sensory work as well as building social skills. Most of the items on this list come in a variety of styles and colors, allowing for a wider range of mix and match options. You will see your princess’ personality come to life as she discovers her confidence as a blossoming woman.

How We Chose the Top Gifts in Our List

Choosing a present for a thirteen year old girls should not really be that frazzling. The key is if you know your 13 year old girl really well, then getting her something that she absolutely adores can definitely bring a smile to her face this Christmas, on her birthday, or even on any other day.

For us however, we had to take a more semi-objective approach in the list that we’ve made. As there are literally thousands of possible gift items for thirteen year old young teenagers, we had to narrow the selection field down to at least several tens. We based this primarily on the ratings score of these products and how well they are received by consumers. This allowed us to reduce the number of products that we had to scrutinize individually.

Each of these products was then evaluated for its developmental appropriateness. While these are not necessarily toys, every single product must have a unique benefit to pre-teenaged girls especially in terms of helping them get through the stage of adolescence and successfully transition into adulthood. We had to correlate the developmental needs of young ladies of this age with the different features of the product. We had to ensure that a product feature can really translate into developmental benefit, otherwise, we scrapped the product off our list.

We also examined the different aspects of the product particularly its overall design, the quality and safety of the materials used, and the quality and sturdiness of its construction, whenever applicable. If the product carries a certain recognition or even an award of some sort because of its design or utility, then we factored this, too. Part of this evaluation is the understanding of the company’s current level of trustworthiness or credibility especially among its customers. We know a well-established and well-respected company will do everything it can to provide only products that are of the highest possible quality and safety, otherwise, they lose their credibility.

Surely, we did have our own personal choices but we knew we had to set that aside so we can come up with a list that’s as objective as possible.

Choosing Gifts for 13 Year Old Girls

Girls aged 13 years old have already completed their transition into the adolescent stage which usually occurs a lot earlier than do boys. In choosing gifts for these girls, it is very important to take note some of the things that are actually expected of them.

Young teenage girls will already show remarkable physical development including the growth and development of the breasts and other secondary sex characteristics. They become naturally more active. Unfortunately, they also tend to have plenty of skin problems because of the sudden surge of hormones coupled with poor hygiene which may be the indirect result of engaging in increased physical activities.

Excellent gifts therefore, are items that can help them be more comfortable about these physical bodily changes as well as help them improve on their physical activities. Gifts that don’t exacerbate their skin problems like acnes are generally acceptable. So if you do decide to give them a makeup kit, be sure that the composition of the product is not really that harsh.

The social development of 13 year old girls are more pronounced than do boys. They are more prone to body image disturbances especially when they have acnes and freckles that they become the butt of jokes in school. Girls are also more concerned about their looks and would desperately need reassurances that they look beautiful. You can give gifts that can enhance their natural beauty. More importantly, however, is your guidance and reassurance for them.

The Bottom Line

This Christmas you can choose from any of the 20 best gifts for 13 year old girls we’ve listed. Actually, you can give any of these at any time of the year. Just remember that your young lady also needs your support and reassurance and not just physical presents.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Q:  How do I find the best gift for my teen?

A: With so many products on the market it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find the perfect gift, especially for a young girl trying to find her way in the world. With a variety of options catering to many interest this list has something for everyone. This list allows exploration into some really colorful worlds such as photography, hair dressing, fashion, and the world of social media.

Q: Do these gifts contain choking hazards for small children?

A: There are some items on this list that contain choking hazards for small children. Most of the kits recommended in this article should be handled with care as they come with small tools, beads, etc.

While these fun additions will allow and inspire a sense of individuality and style to your teens life they may pose a choking hazard to smaller children. If you have smaller children in the house getting into everything there are recommendations on this list, such as clothes/shoes guaranteed to thrill your teen and keep smaller parts away from young children.

Q:What if I am unhappy about my purchase? Do these gifts come with a warranty?

A: All of these items on this list can be purchased through amazon, while amazon itself is not accountable for all returns and refunds they do have a support center that will help walk through the process of getting your money back. Individually, there are companies selling products through amazon which have their own warranties and terms/conditions.

Q: Will this gift help promote creativity? Will they be challenging and promote education building?

A: These gifts offer and promote a wide range of interests and skills. They allow your teen to dip her toes into a world of color exploration. With a wide variety of colorful cosmetic options your teen will have countless options to mix and match colors and designs. There are other gifts that will encourage a healthy lifestyle for the active teen always on the move.

The iPad is a great gift as it can double as, not only as a cool and thoughtful gift, but also a learning aid with all the educational apps available at your fingertips. The iPad allows your teen to stay in touch wherever you are, assuming there’s a Wi-Fi connection.

Q: Are these gifts eco friendly?

A: While it is unavoidable to completely remove every harsh chemical and inorganic substance from all of these products, most of the cosmetic companies on this list offer products that are washable and made from safe non-toxic materials.

Q: Can I use technology with other devices?

A: Yes, most tech related items on this list have Bluetooth technology that allows you to connect and pair to multiple devices so music can be played and moments can be captured and share, anywhere anytime

Q: What are some of the best gifts for 13-year-old girls that like to craft?

A: When buying a gift for a 13-year-old girl that likes to craft it is always a good idea to buy items that feature everything they need one kit. Build your own birdhouses and makeup kits allow them to express themselves in the creative ways they are looking for.

Q: What types of gifts are good for getting my 13-year-old girl to engage and spend bonding time with me?

A: When waiting to buy a gift for a 13-year-old girl that allows you to engage and spend time with them it is suggested that you purchase a gift that they will need ‘help’ with. General hair accessories or a nail polish set is good for spending bonding time together.

Q: How do I purchase the products listed on the Best Toys and Gifts for 13-year-old girls?

A: Each product has a link directly to Amazon below the picture of the item. You can click on this link and it will take you to the product where it can be purchased directly.

Q: How do I pick the perfect gift for my 13-year-old daughter?

A: It can be hard to select a gift for a 13-year-old girl. We suggest always starting with a list of what defines them, their likes and dislikes. Then review our list, take out 5 of the top items that strike you as items that they would love. Lastly, think of their current wants, then select an item from your list that would satisfy your budget with their want.

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