13 Gift Ideas for a 13-Year-Old Girl

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Gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl

If it's that time of the year—Christmas, Hanukkah, birthday—or if you're just looking for something special for the teen in your life, we've got the perfect list of gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl. 

Your gift-giving experience is about to get a whole lot easier, thanks to our recommendations. Whether she's into cooking, photography, music or beauty, we've got something for everyone. 

We've also compiled lists for 12-year-old girls and 13-year-old boys, so check out those articles for even more ideas and inspiration.

If you're in a hurry, you might find it easier to consult the table below for some quick recommendations. ​

Quick look: Gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl​

Gift idea

For the girl
who
loves to

What we love
about it

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Candy-Parlor
Swatch Watch

gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

wear fashionable accessories

It's cool, modern, comfortable and scratch-resistant

Canon Powershot ELPH-170 IS

gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl

take pictures

It's easy to use, also shoots high-def video, has a 20.0 megapixel sensor

Princess by
Vera Wang

gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl

wear perfume

It's an Amazon bestseller, it's soft and subtle—perfect for a young girl

bkr Glass Water Bottle

Gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl

carry stylish accessories

It's stylish and funky, popular with celebrities, anti-contamination design,
dishwasher safe

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

read

It encourages reading, is easy to use, convenient, she can take it anywhere 

Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker II

Gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl

listen to music 

It's ater-resistant, rugged, easy to pair, 8 hours
of play time

Letter Lights

gift ideas for 13-year-old girl

decorate her room

They're fun and funky, she can add her own personal touch to her space

Varies

Nail Style Studio Book Kit

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

paint her nails

Comes with 250 stick-on stencils, instructional book, tools, and practice polish

Boho Pink Feather Bedding Set

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

decorate her room

It's comfortable, durable, soft, and fashionable

Samsung Galaxy 7-Inch Tablet

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

read or play games

It's lightweight, slim, easy to use, perfect for reading or playing games, also has educational content

Gift Cards

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

shop

Can be bought for tons of different stores, she can pick out exactly what she wants

Varies

Electric Giant Gummy Candy Maker

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

make candy or bake

Simple to use, super fun, BPA free, she can make all kinds of gummy candy

Puro Sound Labs Premium Headphones
for Kids

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

listen to music or play games 

Protects kid's ears but delivers premium sound, has volume limits, 18-hour battery life

If you want the nitty gritty details—the pros and cons and the fine print—on all of these ideas, keep reading!.

A Candy-Parlor Swatch

A Swatch is more than a watch—it's a slice of cool. The Swiss watchmaker has been making these fabulous creations since 1983, and every design is unique and has a ton of personality. This is a great option for any 13-year-old girl, who not only will never be late again, but she'll also be pretty darn fashionable.  ​

gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

What we love:

  • ​It's scratch-resistant and very colorful
  • The silicone band is very comfortable

What we don't love:

  • Doesn't come with a warranty
  • The ticking sound is described as "too loud" for some people

Canon Powershot ELPH-170 IS

This little camera is just that: little. We love its compact design, not to mention its stylishness and easy of use. As for the features, with this Canon camera, taking high-quality photos is totally effortless. It's got a 12X optical zoom and image shake reduction technology, and it uses artificial intelligence to determine the appropriate exposure in more than 2 dozen types of situations. This is one of the best gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl, and it's just what your budding photographer needs. 

gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl

What we love:

  • ​It also lets you shoot high-definition video
  • It automatically picks the optimal shooting settings
  • Has a 20.0 megapixel sensor

What we don't love:

  • ​When shooting in full automatic mode, the digital zoom function can't be turned off
  • You cannot force the flash on, the 2 flash options are AUTO and OFF

Princess by Vera Wang

This is the perfect fragrance for young women. It's fruity and floral with notes of mandarin, golden apricot, vanilla, water lily and apple. It has a light scent, which makes it perfect for a young teen, and it comes in a beautiful bottle to boot.  

gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl

What we love:

  • ​It's very sweet and it's not overpowering

What we don't love:

  • ​Smell is very subjective, so it's hard to tell if someone will like a specific scent

bkr Glass Water Bottle

Does the 13-year-old in your life enjoy running, yoga, tennis, or any other sport? If so, then she definitely needs a bkr—the coolest little water bottle in town. These fashionable dishwasher-safe water bottles are all the rage, and are not only popular among celebrities, they've also been featured in everything from Vogue and ELLE to Forbes. Give her something cool that makes her want to stay hydrated. 

Gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl

What we love:

  • ​They're available in tons of different colors
  • The bottle is glass, so water doesn't have a plastic or metal taste
  • Modern, stylish and adorable

What we don't love:

  • ​They're glass, so they will break if they fall from more than 3 feet
  • Not entirely leak-proof
  • Small opening for ice cubes

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

If your girl likes to read, help her take her books on the go with a Kindle. It's lightweight, it holds thousands of books at a time, it's got a built-in light for reading, ​and one battery charge lasts for weeks. From the high resolution display to the sharp text, any 13-year-old would love to have one of the coolest e-readers around. ​

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

What we love:

  • ​You can share books with the rest of the family
  • It's the perfect size and it's lightweight

What we don't love:

  • ​Text speech option it not available, so she won't be able to listen to any books
  • Sorting options could be improved

Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker II

​There's nothing quite like the gift of taking your music with you. This super lightweight and compact speaker will connect to any of her devices via Bluetooth. The rechargeable battery provides 8 hours of non-stop music, the speaker's made of durable materials, and it's small enough to fit in her backpack. It's stylish and fun, and you know when you buy Bose you're buying quality. 

Gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl

What we love:

  • ​It comes it a range of awesome colors
  • It can connect to two devices via Bluetooth at the same time
  • Small but powerful

What we don't love:

  • ​Some have experienced problems with battery loss over time
  • Some say the speaker could be smaller

Letter Lights

Many 13-year-olds are especially interested in their bedroom decor. Give her something cool to jazz up her personal space, like these industrial or wooden letter lights. They make the perfect addition to any teen's room. Many have timers and are cordless, and they can be hung on the wall or placed on top of a dresser or bookshelf. 

gift ideas for 13-year-old girl
gift ideas for 13-year-old girl

What we love:

  • They ​are completely unique and no two are the same
  • Good quality

What we don't love:

  • ​Some require batteries

Nail Style Studio Book Kit

Are you shopping for a little beauty guru? If so, this is the perfect present. She'll be able to create more than 2 dozen of her own designs using the stencils and tools and 6 different colors of nail polish. It even comes with a lengthy manual with step-by-step instructions, so she'll be an expert in no time. 

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

What we love:

  • Comes with bright, vivid colors and is tons of fun​
  • Great bang for your buck

What we don't love:

  • ​The nail polish is actually "practice polish" and doesn't last very long (although you can use other longer-lasting nail polishes with the tools in this kit)

Boho Pink Feather Bedding Set

Like the letter lights above, this is another great option for sprucing up any 13-year-old girl's bedroom. The boho feather pattern is super cool, and she's going to love the clever mix of colors and patterns. This 100% cotton set comes with a duvet cover, a bed sheet and 2 pillowcases, and is made from high-quality no-fade fabric.

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

What we love:

  • ​The materials have a very nice feel
  • Previous buyers say it looks exactly like the photo
  • Machine washable

What we don't love:

  • It's only available for a queen size bed​
  • Comes with a duvet cover, but not a duvet or quilt

Samsung Galaxy 7-Inch Tablet

This is the perfect starter tablet for a teen, and at this point she probably already knows how to use it better than you do! It's got 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage, and built-in wifi. It's easy to use and lightweight, and Samsung offers a ton of educational content that can be added. This is one of our favorite gift ideas for a 13-year-old girl.

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

What we love:

  • Perfect for kids​
  • Great size and very versatile
  • Perfect price point

What we don't love:

  • ​Other tablets have better screen resolution
  • Not ideal for streaming videos

Gift Cards

Though probably not the most personal present, gift card​s are great because she can pick out exactly what she wants. Find out her favorite stores and let her go crazy. Most shops have their own gift cards, and teen girls generally like places like Express, Abercrombie & Fitch, Starbucks, DSW, and GAP, among others. 

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls
Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

What we love:

  • She can pick out exactly what she wants
  • You don't have to worry about getting the right size

What we don't love:

  • ​May seem a bit impersonal

Electric Giant Gummy Candy Maker

​Coolest present ever. Who wouldn't love a gummy candy maker? The machine comes equipped to make everything from fish and bears to worms. It's simple to use and even easier to disassemble and clean, and it's BPA-free. Your budding chef can use the recommended recipes or even come up with her own healthy ideas. 

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

What we love:

  • Easy to use and the possibilities are endless​
  • Excellent quality product

What we don't love:

  • Pouring can by tricky 
  • Takes a while to heat up

Puro Sound Labs Premium Headphones for Kids

Every lady needs to be able to listen to her favorite music with a cool pair of headphones, and these fit the bill perfectly. They're comfortable and stylish, and they come with healthy ears hearing protection incorporated—which makes them perfect for a young girl. With an 18-hour battery life, a noise-canceling feature and a lightweight construction, watch as these quickly become her go-to accessory.

Gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

What we love:

  • They're wireless up to a range of 30 feet​
  • They come with a money-back guarantee
  • These are considered among the safest headphones for kids on the market
  • Excellent customer service

What we don't love:

  • They take a rather long time to charge​
  • Only 2 different colors available

If you asked yourself "What do 13-year-old girls like?" at the beginning of this article, we trust you have more than a few great ideas now. 

We hope you picked something on the list! If you have any other ideas, don't hesitate to share them in the comments below. Happy shopping!​

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