Are you facing the challenge of finding a gift for a 12 year-old girl? Maybe your daughter's friend, your friend's daughter, your niece or granddaughter is celebrating a birthday, or some other occasion.
Do you have absolutely NO idea what to get them? Do you want to get them something that they will love, but have no idea where to start looking? Then you've come to the right place.
Our goal is to make the gift-giving process just a little bit easier. We've done a ton of research to bring you this great selection of gifts for 12-year-old girls, no matter what her interests are. From science to art to photography, we recommend the following awesome ideas:
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We're pretty confident you'll find the perfect present right here, and even if you don't see something you think she'll love, our list will definitely give you some great ideas. Alternatively, you might find something for her on this awesome list of gifts or in this article on remote control helicopters.
This thing absolutely rocks; we definitely remember using the Spirograph when we were younger, and it was the source of hours of entertainment, not to mention some pretty fab artwork. This “toy” was created in 1965 and yet it doesn’t seem to ever go out of style.
If you have a little artist in your midst, then this set would make a great gift for her. It comes with everything from watercolor sketch pencils and compressed charcoal sticks to soft pastels and a blending stump. This is the real deal, folks, and although it's not the least expensive art set, it is one of the best ones out there. What's more, these great tools come in a study wooden case, so she can take them, and create her masterpieces, just about anywhere.
Give her the complete package by throwing in a sketch pad,
where she can let her creative juices flow.
Does the 12-year-old in your life like to watch Law and Order, CSI and other crime and detective shows? If so, this detective kit could be the perfect option for her—let her solve a forensic mystery story! It also doubles as an intro to biotechnology and chemistry. Oh, and there’s candy involved. Now that's a winner!
This is a great idea for a birthday party activity and
an interesting way to keep a group of girls engaged.
Seriously, who would have guessed that something as uncool as duct tape could be used to make such cool stuff? The sky’s the limit with this party pack—dozens of items can be created, from purses to necklaces (duct tape bling, anyone?). And if you run out of ideas, there are lots of places online to look for inspiration. Banish boredom with this fun gift!
Have her organize a fashion show with her pieces of "wearable" art!
Everyone knows that friendships are very important to 12-year-old girls. So why not help her strengthen her relationships with some fun and funky jewelry? She’ll be whipping these babies up on the spinning loom faster than she can say #squadgoals.
There is definitely a learning curve with this one,
so check out all the videos for ideas and inspiration!
Does your 12-year-old sing in the shower? Does she like to sing along with the radio? Well then she needs one of these amazing singing machines. This karaoke system will provide hours and hours of fun for her and her friends and for the whole family. It’s a party waiting to happen.
While you're at it, pick up a 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo cable,
which will let you connect the machine to a bunch of devices,
like iPhones, iPods and iPads.
That way you can use karaoke songs you find on YouTube for free!
There’s nothing quite like unwrapping a present and finding a brand spanking new Apple product! Give her the gift of taking her music and photos with her on the go with a Nano! She can also download podcasts and listen the radio. It’s the perfect accessory for today’s modern 12-year-old.
Hook her up with an iTunes Gift Card so she can get started amassing her music collection.
Cool aesthetic aside, this amazing piece of tech uses Bluetooth to wirelessly stream Hi-Fi audio from a smartphone or any other device, anywhere you go. Also it’s indestructible. Well, maybe not exactly indestructible, but it is dust-proof, water-resistant and shock-proof.
This is, without a doubt, the cutest camera on the market and it takes the coolest instant pictures! The photos are quality and small, so they fit perfectly into a wallet or a mini photo frame. It comes with a strap, batteries and a close-up lens and, ready for the kicker? It has a built-in selfie mirror!
Is the 12-year-old you know into taking selfies? Hook her up with this amazing selfie stick. This one is super small, battery free, and easy to use. It extends to over 2 feet, has several mounting angles, and can be used with the front or rear camera. It even has a mirror! This little badboy will let her take amazing pictures with all of her friends!
Does she love taking photos with her smartphone?
Treat her to a hip fish-eye lens and
expand her picture-taking horizon.
How about some fresh air, some clear skies and some boomerang throwing? There’s nothing quite like it, and it’s a toy that never goes out of style. This one is hand-crafted, imported from Finland, and promises to provide entertainment for many years. It even comes with a handy instructional booklet.
Watch some videos online for some
tips and tricks before heading outside!
A driver’s permit is still a long ways away, but that doesn’t mean girlfriend can’t be mobile yet. And by mobile, we mean cruising around the neighborhood on one of these vintage-inspired badboys. This is an awesome gift for a 12-year-old girl. Watch her face light up when she sees it!
This drone does it all, from perfect takeoffs and vertical climbs to acrobatic flips in the air, and it offers a unique bird's eye view of its flight thanks to the front-mounted 2 megapixel HD camera. Let her experience the thrill of piloting her own little vehicle through the air. She can take photos and videos and even fly it at night, thanks to the LED lights. It doesn't get much cooler than this.
Why not pick up a drone landing pad too,
so she can perfect her skills?
Does your pre-teen have an itch to redecorate her room? Does she like switching her personal space up? If she's like most, she will probably love the idea of a new bedspread, especially one as incredibly funky as this. Help the 12-year-old in your life keep the peace with this fantastically cool bedspread set, which includes a comforter, a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, two standard pillowcases, two standard shams and a bedskirt.
Make her bedtime experience even better with an
ocean wave projector and music player.
She can even plug it into her iPod and fall asleep
listening to her favorite songs.
My 12-year-old niece absolutely loves to bake, and she's damn good at it. Do you know someone like that? Someone you need a present for, perhaps? Celebrate her penchant for making sweet treats (and maybe she'll bake you something delicious) with a 16-piece cupcake baking and decorating kit. It comes with a frosting decorator, unique decorating tips, silicone cupcake liners, a spoon, a frosting spreader, and a muffin tin.
Why not include a cookbook with baking set?
Betty Crocker's The Big Book of Cupcakes, with 175 recipes,
should keep her busy in the kitchen for a while!
If you're worried about going out on a limb and getting the wrong present, here's an idea she's sure to love—a gift card to her favorite store. Whether she likes jewelry, clothing or make up, she's bound to find something at Claire's, Urban Outfitters or Sephora, and the best part is that she gets to pick it out herself!
Put it in a box, and then in a bigger box,
and then in an even bigger box
so she has no idea what it is!
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Well, we sincerely hope we were able to help you find a gift for the 12-year-old girl in your life! If you have any suggestions, or if you had success with any of our ideas, let us know so we can make this list even bigger and better!
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