Gift Ideas for 12-Year-Old Girls [2023]

Are you shopping for a 12 year-old girl? Whether you are looking for a birthday present, a Christmas gift or a small present just because – you will find tons of ideas here on gifts she will actually love!

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Bedroom Decor Gifts For 12 Year Old Girls

AquaSprouts Garden

The AquaSprouts Garden is a self-sustaining desktop aquarium aquaponics ecosystem. This garden will fit into a standard 10-gallon aquarium. This is a super cute bedroom decor item for a 12-year old girl. It is unique and fun, something different than all their friends will have.

She can choose to grow whatever she wants in the aquarium. If she wants to use the plants, she could grow herbs or veggies for later use. If she prefers to use this as a decorative piece only, she can just grow pretty, ornamental plants that will add color or style to the rest of her bedroom.

Wireless Charger Station

The Wireless Charger Station is a 4 in 1 certified fast wireless charging station. She will use this to charge multiple devices at once, including smartphones, smartwatches, and AirPods. We are showing this charging station in rose gold, but it is also available in black or grey.

This is an excellent present that is both something super useful and a great room accessory.

Sleeping Cat Lamp with Remote Control

The Sleeping Cat Lamp with Remote Control is the perfect gift for when you are looking for something super cute and fun for a girl’s room. If she is not all about cats, you could choose this in a piggy, puppy, bunny, or a cloud. It will light up when someone claps (which can be both convenient and fun), and it has a remote control. The remote control changes the brightness, the color, and other functions such as on/off or the ability for the colors to flash.

This can be used as a night light or cute lighting for the room. It provides soft light, so it can also be used for ambiance lighting when they just want to relax after a long day at school.

Japanese Zen Garden

The Japanese Zen Garden is a present that will look cute in her room, and it is an excellent destressing activity. We show this gift in a square version, but you can also get a round zen garden. Zen gardens are all about mindfulness, calmness, meditation, and reducing stress. By seeing natural and simple minimalist scenery, it relaxes the mind, body, and soul. To go further into mindedness and stress relief, this zen garden comes with 3 handmade bamboo rakes. Raking the sand and rearranging the garden can be a relaxing activity. Of course, the Zen garden is pretty and attractive, so it will look great on a desk or a dresser.

Starry Moon Lamp

The Starry Moon Lamp  is another fabulous choice for mood lighting for her bedroom. It is available in 4 different sizes – 4.8 inches, 5.98 inches (shown), 7 inches, and 9.6 inches. This is a LED multicolor moonlight. The surface was created with a 3D printing effect of the actual moon’s surface. Different colors can change the mood, ambiance, and feeling of her bedroom.

It has both touch control and remote control options. It is battery-operated, so she will not need to worry about a cord getting in her way. There are a total of 16 different colors and 4 different modes of light. The colors can be constant, fade, flash, or strobe, so she has many options.

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box

The Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box  is a box of ocean-themed scratch pads. This is a fun gift that can be considered artistic as it can be looked at as office or school supplies. This set includes 125 ocean-themed shaped notes and a wooden stylus to scratch messages into the notes. It also has this desktop dispenser – the perfect place to store these scratch notes until needed. The ocean set has 5 different themes: sea star, turtle, shell, fish, and whale.

If you love this idea but are not sure about the theming, you are in luck! This set also comes in 4 other themes. The different themes available are rainbow, friendship, nature, and holiday.

Cherry Blossom Bonsai Light

The Lightshare 16 Inch 36 LED Cherry Blossom Bonsai Light, is agreat present for a pre-teen girl’s room. This is a way to add lighting and style. The look of this light is a little bit more sophisticated, so it can be a great accent piece, especially if she plans to do any redecorate soon.

We are showing this light in warm light, but if she wants something a little more upbeat and fun, it is also available in pink.

Bedside Shelf

The Bedside Shelf  is a great idea, especially in rooms that do not have a lot of space for storage, desks, or shelving. It also allows people to attach a small shelf to their bed, even when there is shelving space in their room, so they can hang out in bed and still have space for important things like tablets, phones, notebooks, pens, pencils, drinks, and snacks.

These are made for flat or platform beds. There are no tools necessary as this is a sliding shelf; it slides right under the mattress. It can hold up to 15 pounds.

Pink Jewelry Box

The Pink Jewelry Box  is a nice jewelry organizer for a 12-year-old girl. We are showing this in pink, but it comes in many different varieties. There are different versions of pink, black, white, or red. It is made of faux leather, and it is 9.84 inches by 7.09 inches by 6.69 inches. This jewelry box has 3 drawers with 6 different compartments. It can store all kinds of jewelry such as rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

DIY Wall Collage

The DIY Wall Collage  is a present that combines wall art, bedroom decor, and an art project all in one. This kit includes 66 let cutouts, 154 cutouts, 769 stickers, 41 quote stickers, and 10 washable markers. It also has double-sided tape, 6 years of string, 90 foam squares, and instructions on using this kit. The collage will measure 5 and a half feet by 3 and a half feet.

With the wide variety of stickers, quotes, and other supplies provided in this kit, every wall mural turns out different. This is a great gift idea for pre-teen and teenage girls. It will allow her to really control what she wants her bedroom to look like and the photos and ideas she wants to see every day.

Clothing For 12 Year Old Girls

Galaxy Pullover Hoodie

The SAYM Galaxy Pullover Hoodies is a greatchoice when you want to buy a piece of clothing that she will love. This is a hoodie that she can wear to school, out with friends, or just having a lazy day at home.

We are showing this hoodie in deep pink nebulae, but it is available in a total of 39 different styles. You will be able to choose the best style and color for her! There is a wide variety of varying galaxy colors and styles. Still, some hoodies have cats, dogs, trees, or other styles like camo or tye-dye.

This fleece comes in sizes from 5-6 to 16. It has a full hood and two side front pockets.

Women’s Graphic Funny T Shirt

The Women’s Graphic Funny T Shirt  is a super cute top for a teen or pre-teen to wear. It says, “Once in a while someone amazing comes along..and here I am.”

This is a cute shirt that can go with any outfit or even be worn as a sleep shirt with a pair of shorts or pajama pants. We are showing it in yellow, but it comes in a variety of colors. You can also choose this shirt in light green, purple, brown, and multiple versions of tye-dye. It is available in sizes small thru 2X large.

Wireless Bluetooth Beanie Hat

The Tenergy Wireless Bluetooth Beanie Hat has detachable stereo speakers and a microphone. It is lined with fleece and has an adorable faux fur pom pom. This is perfect for girls who spend time outside in the colder weather. This would include walking, running, jogging, or playing sports. Why not enjoy some music while she is outside?

We are showing this beanie in black, but it is also available in dark green and grey. This hat is easy to use with a built-in BlueTooth headset. It will allow her to listen to music without being immersed in it. This will allow her to still pay attention to her surroundings when alone, walking, or jogging. She will safely listen to music without worrying that she is missing essential sounds and cues around her.

Cute Cartoon Print Tee and Shorts

The DIDK Cute Cartoon Print Tee and Shorts Pajama Set  is a fun present if you are looking for clothing as a gift. We are showing this super cute avocado set. There are avocados on the shorts and a pair of avocados on the shirt with the words, “I Avo Crush on You.” This set is available in sizes from x-small to xx-large. If you are not a huge fan of avocado humor, there are other fashionable choices.

There is a total of 34 different pajama set choices. Other themes include bananas, butterflies, coffee, dogs, pandas, cows, unicorns, giraffes, cats, flamingos, cactuses, miso, peaches, planets, stars, and tye-dye. With all these choices, you are sure to find the perfect pajama set or two!

Cute Short Sleeve Sleepwear Set

The Cute Short Sleeve Shorts Sleepwear Set is a great present. There are 7 different styles of pajamas for you to choose from. The set we are showing here is a black t-shirt with white lettering that says, “pajamas all day” with a pink face mask. The shorts are grey with black, white, and pink decorations of facemasks, coffee cups, books, pillows, and stars.

Some of the other themes you can choose from are cats, cows, butterflies, hearts, sunflowers, tye-dye, and floral patterns.

Tie Dye Letter Print Crop Top

The Sweaty-Rocks Tie Dye Letter Print Crop Top is a pretty pastel rainbow-colored crop top. This is an adorable shirt that is available in sizes X-small through XX-large. If you are not sure about the overall style, there are a total of 24 designs available.

All of the crop tops say Happy, but there are different colors to choose from. These colors include green, coral pink, hot pink, lilac purple, royal blue, light blue, yellow, pink, blue, camo, and a wide variety of tie-dye variations.

Jewelry and Accessories For 12 Year Old Girls

Best Friend Necklaces

The Best Friend Necklaces  are modern and fun. If you are shopping for a girl who has a bestie, you can always get her BFF necklaces to share. There are multiple different styles and colors. The two most common wordings on these necklaces are weirdo #1, weirdo #2 (shown), or partners in crime.

We are showing this in silver, but it is also available in silver with an additional charm attached (examples are daisies, rainbows). They also come in black with black flower charms, gold with white floral charms, rose gold, rose gold with rose gold flowers, silver and black, or black and rose gold.

Tiny Gold Initial Heart Necklace

The Tiny Gold Initial Heart Necklace is always a good choice of jewelry. This is a perfect present for Christmas or her birthday as by choosing her initial, you show how this present is all about her. This is a 14K Gold-filled handmade heart-shaped choker.

We are showing it in Gold with the letter E. However, it is available in all 26 letters, and you can either get gold or gold with CZ pave around the heart. The CZ version is 14K gold plated with brass micro pave cubic zirconia (CZ), which offers a shiny and sparkling finish. It is pretty, dainty, and delicate – the perfect necklace for her!

Adjustable 12th Birthday Bracelet Bangle

The Adjustable 12th Birthday Bracelet Bangle  is a sweet and pretty gift to give to a 12-year-old on her birthday. This is a pretty but inexpensive gift for a 12-year-old girl. It is perfect when you do not know what to get or when you want to get just one more small present for her.

The bracelet is made of durable stainless steel and alloy. It is nickel-free, lead-free, and hypoallergenic. The bracelet is 2.5 inches in diameter, but it is adjustable, fits on just about any wrist. This present comes with a cute and convenient velvet pouch to make gifting easy.

Pineapple Earrings

These Pineapple Earrings  are a great gift when you are looking for a small, fun, and quirky present! These pineapple earrings are super cute, but they are not dainty. They measure 1.1 inches by .7 inches. So these earrings are a lot of fun, but they are made for someone who looks to stand out in the crowd. If this describes the 12-year-old you are shopping for, this is a superb choice as a present.

These earrings by Holy love come in a Holy love giftbox. HolyLove is an American company located in Wyoming. They offer a money-back or replacement guarantee on this item if you are unhappy.

60 Pack Hair Scrunchies

The 60 Pack Hair Scrunchies is a great gift for girls on the go, in sports, or who just like tying their hair back. This gift set of 60 scrunchies are made of eco-friendly, high-quality satin. They come in all different colors and shades, which will allow the weared to match her hair accessories to her outfit. It comes with a transparent organza gift bag which will make sure she keeps the scrunchies all in one place!

This is perfect for active girls who need to tie their hair back for sports. Now she will always have enough scrunchies to match her team colors or individual outfits (like leotards).

Flower Jelly Lipstick

The 6 Colors Flower Jelly Lipstick are a unique and fashionable lip balm that any girl would love. We are showing them in black, but you can also get these in pale pink.

These are magic temperature color change lip balms with pretty flowers on the inside, making them fun and fashionable. The lip color will be changed based on the temperature, which makes this, unlike any other lip balm she has ever had before. This product is long-lasting, shimmering, and hydrating – what more can you want from such a cute lip balm.

You can buy this as a one-time purchase, or you can subscribe and save to get than delivered in specific intervals. The delivery intervals available with subscribe and save are anywhere from every 2 weeks to every 6 months.

Temporary Hair Chalk

The Temporary Hair Chalk is washable, safe, and comes in bright colors. There are two different sets you can choose from. We are showing it in red which has more red tones with a bit of yellow, blue, and purple. There is a set that is in purple tones, which includes brighter and darker colors. There are no reds in this set, but several pinks and almost a half dozen purple shades and several blue and one green.

Which set you choose would depend on hair color preferences. Hair chalk works best on dry hair. It goes on in minutes without any mess and can easily be washed out.

Games For 12 Year Old Girls

Kids Against Maturity

If you are looking for a fun game for them to play with their friends or even a good choice for family game night, Kids Against Maturity is ideal. This is a card game that is all about super funny answers and just having a good time. If you are familiar with Cards Against Humanity, this game is similar, except it is entirely family-friendly.

Suppose you are getting this for a family game night. In that case, it is a good choice when you want to continue playing games with kids, but you are sick of games made for young children, and the classics just do not interest you or your children.

Dabble Word Game

The Dabble Word Game is a great word game for kids. Anyone over the age of 8 can play it, so they will understand how to play if they can spell. Many people love word games like scrabble, boggle, and upwards- if the girl you are shopping for enjoys these types of games, she will love this one too!.

It is also really simple to play – each play gets 20 tiles, and the object is to be the first person to successfully spell 5 different words with their tiles. 2 – 4 players can play this game. It comes with both English and Spanish tiles and instructions. It can be played solo or as a team game.

Fantastic Gymnastics Vault Challenge

Are you looking for a game that is a little bit different? Not all board games need to be the same; sometimes, the unique ones are the most fun. This could be exactly how she would feel about the Fantastic Gymnastics Vault Challenge. This is a game that can be played alone or with friends.

The Fantastic Gymnastics Vault Challenge is a game where the players try to launch their gymnast in the air and land the perfect vault. The vaulting mat has scores of 25, 50, and 100 based on where she lands. This is a fun and maybe a little bit silly game for children and adults 8 and up.

Monopoly – Unicorns Vs. Llamas

There are many different Monopoly-themed games on the market to choose from. Suppose you are shopping for a Monopoly lover who wants something other than the original game. In that case, you should easily find the perfect version for them. A great idea of a Monopoly game for a 12-year-old girl is Monopoly – Unicorns Vs. Llamas. One of the really cool things about this Monopoly game is it is great for parties as it is designed to be played in teams.

The players will either play on team Unicorn or Team Llama. Instead of buying titles to land as they would in most versions of Monopoly, they will be claiming titles of their friends. Instead of change and community chest cards, this game has Unicorn and Llama cards.

Mall Madness

A classic board game for girls to play is Mall Madness. Mall Madness is an electronic talking shopping spree board game designed for children and adults 9 and up. 2 – 4 players can play this 3D game. Players will choose from 4 different characters to play – Sage, Gwen, Avery, or Dax. They have a shopping list that they must complete, and they will use their ATM card to make their purchases.

The game features realistic sound effects and an announcer over an intercom system to announce surprise sales, clearance items, and more! It is a super fun and easy game to play!

Books For 12 Year Old GirlsI

Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids

The Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids:  300 Difficult Riddles and Brain Teasers Families Will Love Book is a fun and entertaining book to give as a small gift, favor, or stocking stuffer. This book is available on Kindle or as a paperback, and it has 353 pages. This is an educational book that will make her think. It is an excellent present because since it is so big, it will last a while. This is especially true as she will probably only do a few pages at a time.

Mindfulness For Teens 10 Minutes a Day

Mindfulness For Teens 10 Minutes a Day: Exercises to Feel Calm, Stay Focused & Be Your Best Self is an excellent book for preteens and teens. At this age, children are starting to feel more pressure due to changing school responsibilities, greater importance on social standing, and the introduction of peer pressure. Kids need to find a safe and effective way to deal with all their changing emotions and new pressures.

This book is available as a Kindle book, a paperback, or a spiral-bound book. It is 136 pages in length and perfect for middle school and high schoolers to learn how to deal with everything in their lives in a short amount of time.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the teenage version of the NY Times bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This book is available as a Kindle book, Hardcover, Paperback, or a spiral-bound book. It has 288 pages that describe 7 habits that teens should begin to master now. These habits will help them be successful in school as well as in their future lives.

Teenagers face many different life-changing decisions. They must be armed with the correct tools to make the best decisions for them now and preserve a promising and bright future. The suggestions within this book help kids create and maintain friendships, improve their self-image, achieve the goals they set for themselves, resist peer pressure and appreciate their parents.

This book has been endorsed by celebrities such as former 49ers quarterback Steve Young and 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps.

The Baking Cookbook For Teens

The Baking Cookbook For Teens has 75 delicious recipes for teenagers to make. This book is available in a Kindle version, paperback, hardcover, and spiral-bound. Since this is a book made for teens, it does go over many basics before getting to the recipes. It starts with teaching about the basics of baking and different baking techniques and skills. 

The following section is 4 chapters of sweet recipes. These recipes are broken up into the following sections:

  • Breakfast Treats
  • Cookies, Brownies, and Bars
  • Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cakes in a Jar
  • Pies and Tarts

The final section of the book is all about savory recipes. Not all desserts have to be super sweet to be enjoyed. This part of the book is broken up into the following 3 sections:

  • Savory Breads and Snacks
  • Savory Pies, Tarts, and Pizzy
  • Easy Dinners

Finally, there are some valuable guides at the end, including an index, resources, conversion tables, and baking for specific events.

Cursebreaker Box Set

If you are looking for a good fantasy series for them to get into, you should consider theCursebreaker Box Set. This is a set of 3 books with a total of 1376 pages. This is a series that merges a fantasy world with our world. The story is about Prince Rhen, a cursed Kind whose kingdom is falling, and Harper, a girl who lives in Washington, DC, with cerebral palsy. While Harper is out looking for her brother, she sees someone in danger; being the good soul, she runs to help. Somehow, she is sucked into Rehn’s world.

This story is a modern fairy tale retelling that meets a world of love, betrayal, danger, and magic. This box set includes all three hardcover books of this series which are:

  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely
  • A Heart So Fierce and Broken
  • A Vow So Fierce and Deadly.

Truly Devious 3 Book Box Set

The Truly Devious 3 Book Box Set is a must for any mystery lover or fan of who-dun-it fiction. This set includes all three paperback books in this series which are a total of 1232 pages. The story brings together the teenager sleuth Stevie Bell with a cold case from all the way back to 1936. This is the type of series that you just know you are reading an extraordinary book. This world brings together the past and the present so seamlessly. Suppose the girl you are shopping for is interested in past generations or has never read anything close to historical fiction. In that case, she will love the uniqueness of this mystery series.

The three books included in this set are:

  • Truly Devious
  • The Vanishing Stair
  • The Hand on the Wall

Asylum 3 Book Box Set

If the girl you are shopping for is a fan of horror books or just leans towards the weird, sick, or bone-chilling stories – she will love the Asylum 3 Book Box Set. This three-book box set is either available in the Kindle format or as a paperback set. There is a total of 1056 pages.

The three books in this set are:

  • Asylum
  • Sanctum
  • Catacomb

In Asylum, we meet Dan, who is attending a summer program. However, he learns that the dorm he is in used to be a psychiatric hospital. This hospital is filled with many secrets that link his friends and himself to the dark past of this Asylum. The series continues with these friends – Dan, Jordan, and Abbey, embarking on horror-filled mysteries. These books are not for the faint of heart. Besides the quality horror stories found within, they also contain photographs of real asylums.

The Beautiful Creatures Paperback Set

The Beautiful Creatures Paperback Set is a 4 book paperback set of a supernatural story. There are 1696 pages in this set. Beautiful Creatures is a supernatural story wrapped in a romantic love story. It is narrated by Ethan Wate, a boy who has been biding his time just waiting to leave his small southern town of Gatlin. However, he is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl that he has never met. Then Lena Duchannes moves to town, and she is the girl of his dreams, literally.

Ethan is drawn to her and wants to discover what links the two of them together. Lena is from a family of supernaturals who has a century-old curse put upon them. She is struggling not over the curse but the need to conceal her powers. Travel with this pair for an epic love story. The four books in this set are:

  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Beautiful Darkness
  • Beautiful Chaos
  • Beautiful Redemption

Other Gifts For 12 Year Old Girls

Smart Water Bottle

The Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle is a high tech water bottle, which will help kids stay hydrated at all times. It tracks water intake and will glow to remind the owner that they need to drink more water. We are showing this in royal blue, but it is available in a total of 6 colors. The other color choices are berry, black, coral, storm, and scuba.

This BPA-free water bottle has a silicone sleeve that prevents most condensation. The bottle is used with a free hydration tracker app and sensor technology to track your water intake.

Portable Waterproof Wearable Bluetooth Speaker

The Tech Life BoomBand Portable Waterproof Wearable Bluetooth Speaker is a fun present for girls! This wearable tech is available in black (shown) or silver. This is the perfect BlueTooth speaker because they can wear it on their wrist. It is shockproof, waterproof, and sweatproof – it has been specifically designed to withstand rugged environments.

She will be able to wear this while she active, jogging, or just hanging out. Wherever she is, she will have a speaker that can connect to any BlueTooth device.

2020 Apple iPad

The 2020 Apple iPad  is a fabulous present when you are looking for the perfect tablet. We are showing it in gold, but it is also available in silver and space grey. This iPad has a 10.2-inch retina display screen and an A12 Bionic chip with a neural engine. It will support both the Apple keyboard and the Apple pencil. She will be able to listen to music with built-in stereo speakers, take photos with her HD front camera and 8MP back camera, participate in face time, and of course, do all the other things she can do with any other tablet.

Unicorn Mini Fast Charging Power Bank

The Unicorn Mini Fast Charging Power Bank Gift  is a present that clicks all the boxes. Cute – check. Useful – check. Has an adorable unicorn – check, check, check. This adorable unicorn decorates a portable charger. It has an external battery pack with dual USB output for charging items like tablets and smartphones on the go.

Besides being cute and useful for charging different devices, it also has a built-in flashlight. It can be turned on and off by pressing the power button for 2 seconds.

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

The Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones is a great gift for anyone who loves their music or wants to block out the sounds of the rest of the world. We are showing these headphones in satin gold, but they are available in other colors as well. The different color choices are black, red, silver, navy, black and red, red and white, yellow and turquoise, and rose gold.

These are wireless headphones that offer custom comfort for the wearer, all-day playback, and come with the Apple W1 chip technology. This Apple chip allows seamless switching between different Apple devices and high-quality battery life and 5-minute fast charging.

Black Lock Journal

The Black Lock Journal is a great gift for girls this age. This gift will allow her to have a place to write all her thoughts down. However, since it has a numerical combination lock on it, she will feel like she has a safe outlet, not just a random journal or notebook that anyone can pick up and read whenever they want to.

We are showing this in black, but it is also available in other colors such as blue, green, pink, orange, silver, grey, purple, and khaki. This journal is 4 inches by 5.8 inches in size and contains 182 lined pieces of paper.

What to Look for in Gifts for12 Year Old Girls

Are you wondering what to buy a 12-year-old girl? She is in the last year of her pre-teens, commonly referred to as the tween years. These years are when they straddle the likes and wants of children and what is coming for the teen years. She may still like a few games, art projects, and toys. Still, she is probably more interested in clothing, jewelry, accessories, bedroom décor, and electronics at this age.

Although she is not officially a teenager yet, the CDC classifies 12-year-old children as young teens for the milestones they are reaching and the changes in their lives. Children this age have many different social and physical changes. Because they are changing and growing as little humans, it is crucial to consider this when shopping for them.

For instance, a present you gave them a year or 2 ago is probably not something they would ask for today. They are growing up quickly at this point, and the things they want may be different. Consider this when shopping for them. Understand who they are today and not who they were a few months ago or last Christmas or the one before that.

In the first paragraph of what many 12-year-old girls want, we mentioned things like clothing, jewelry, accessories, and bedroom décor items? That is true, but it is also true that it is only what most girls this age want, not all. Think about who she is, not just her age.

Does she love music? Is reading her most significant pastime? Is she artistic? Does she have a bestie or a group of besties she does everything with? Really consider who she is when shopping.

Even if she is getting to the age of loving clothing, jewelry, accessories, and bedroom décor, do you know what her style is? Her style is not necessarily defined by the clothing and jewelry she wears now or by what her bedroom looks like. Her parents probably had a lot to say with all the items she owns, so if you buy these types of things, make sure these are what she wants.

Find out if she needs something specific (hoodies, leggings, hoop earrings, studs, chokers, throw pillows, etc.). She probably has particular things in mind!