When the tween girl in your life turns 12, she may find herself at the starting gate to being an official teenager (yikes). So do you buy her gifts for tween girls or gifts that full-fledged teenage girls will love?
Don’t lose hours searching around for the perfect gift idea. We’ve got all the best gifts for 12-year-old girls, whether she’s into tech, beauty, games, or beautiful keepsakes. They’re all here, and she’ll love each and every one.
60 Top Gift Ideas for 12-Year-Old Girls
Capture her imagination with these creative gifts for 12-year-old girls below.
Infinity Love Pendant Necklace
When a deserving tween girl you know is turning 12, you can bring some sparkle into her life with this infinity love pendant necklace. The pretty heart-shaped pendant personalized with her birthstone is complemented by an infinity curve made of crystals. The pendant is a thoughtful way to celebrate her last year of tween living before a teenager exists in her place.
Watercolor Brush Pens Set
The creative 12-year-old girl in your life will continue to bloom artistically when she uses this set of unique watercolor brush pens. The set of 20 watercolor pens contains colorful and impressive watercolors that are kept neatly in the refillable pens. She can color, blend, and layer her most beautiful watercolor art pieces you’ve seen a while with this wonderful way to encourage a tween’s creativity.
Disposable Hair Chalk Set
Get your 12-year-old girl some colorfully creative hair with this fun set of disposable hair chalk brushes. The set comes with ten different vibrant colors that she can easily brush through her hair in different places and even combine colors for her own special look. The color comes out easily, so she can keep her artistic hair projects safely left for the weekends or special events.
Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds
Birthday gifts for 12-year-old girls, like Powerbeats wireless earbuds, really hit the mark when it comes to impressing a tween girl. The earbuds have a sporty design, up to nine hours of playtime, and include a charging case and built-in microphone. They might not help her get off her phone, but she’ll hear everything crystal clear, from her BFF to her favorite tunes.
Smart LED Strip Lights
The 12-year-old girl in your house who needs to spruce up her private space with fun light decor will love these smart LED strip lights. The light strip is over 16 feet long with 150 light beads in red, green, and yellow. The lights not only respond to voice control but also blink in sync with any music that is paired with them. She’ll have her own dance party before you know it.
Fujifilm Mini 9 Instant Camera
Give some retro photo love to your favorite 12-year-old girl with a Fujifilm mini instant camera. The camera comes in a kit that includes 12 accessories, from color filters and frames to clips, stickers, and more. She’ll get a kick out of the tactile process of shooting on instant film and enjoy holding the cute photos she creates with her friends on actual paper. Who knew old-school could be this much fun?
Initial Butterfly Necklace
This classic piece of jewelry will have your 12-year-old girl’s heart at hello. The butterfly pendant is super-dainty and will sit at a choker length around her neck. The 14 karat gold chain is adjustable and presents the butterfly beautifully. The little butterfly is personalized with her first initial, which could have it become a favorite part of her jewelry collection.
Geode Magnetic Fidget Sphere
Give the 12-year-old girl you know something to think about and keep her hands busy at the same time with a magnetic fidget desktop toy. The set of 12 pentagons can interchange and stack up according to their inner magnets. She can build different shapes herself or shake the pieces so they align themselves, which will keep her brain happy. This cool magnetic activity will allow her to relax after a long day of schoolwork.
3D Galaxy Moon Lamp
Bring the reflections of a starry sky on an illuminated moon to the room of your favorite 12-year-old girl. This 3D galaxy moon lamp sits on a wooden base and lights up in a multitude of colors, light modes, and levels of brightness. She can set her moon to whatever shade and level she wants and enjoy the mood of her private bedroom retreat even more.
Unicorn Love Notebook
When 12-year-old girls are deep into their tween years, they want and need their own personal diary or journal like almost nothing else. Give her this cute unicorn love notebook that celebrates her 12th birthday and her love of unicorns. The notebook has over 100 pages for her to record her daily life, worries, dreams, and anything else, either unicorn or non-unicorn related.
Unicorn Gift Set
Give the 12-year-old girl who loves unicorns a set of cute unicorn stuff all in one place. The unicorn with flower headdress design on both the satchel and the makeup bag is beautiful to look at, plus the handmade quality of the unicorn pendant and bracelet will become a cherished part of her jewelry collection. She can use all the adorable accessories on a daily basis.
12th Birthday Shirt
Say “Happy Birthday” to the coolest 12-year-old girl you know with this fun and trendy 12th birthday t-shirt. The comfy cotton tee is lightweight and features a “Twelve And Fabulous” design on the front. She will enjoy pointing out her new age to her friends and anyone she comes into contact with while looking cool as ever.
Accordion Sculptural Lamp
This super unique sculptural lamp actually accordions into shapes that any 12-year-old girl will be sure to love. The LED illuminated lamp can be shaped into a half-dome or a full round sculpture that will get her pals talking and keep their interest for some time. She will appreciate this cool addition to her bedroom that she can shape to her will while adding soft light to the place.
Beanie Hat Scarf Set
Your favorite 12-year-old girl will love the warmth and cute factor you bring into the season when you give her a beanie hat and scarf set combo. The knitted fleece-lined winter hat has an adorable pom pom at the top, while the hat itself connects to a matching scarf that will keep her neck just as warm whenever she’s out and about this winter.
Paracord Bracelet Kit
Get the 12-year-old girl in your life busy working on creative projects now with a paracord bracelet kit. This all-inclusive DIY kit includes different colors of paracord, along with many accessories like claps, charms, and glue that she can use to create adorable bracelets that are personal to her and her friends. The kit makes a great party gift as well, so the group of gals can get crafty as soon as the cake is gone.
Bluetooth Banana Phone
Give the 12-year-old joker you know, the coolest gag phone headset you can that looks like a banana. She can use the realistic-looking banana just like she would any Bluetooth headset that is connected to her cell phone. The battery will keep on going while she calls everyone in her contact list on this hilariously cute banana accessory.
Letter Initial Earrings
On her 12th birthday, give your favorite tween girl a pair of eye-catching earrings that feature her first initial. The personalized earrings have a delicate design and appropriately display her initial letter in shimmering clear stones. She can wear these every day and they will match any outfit she could dream up in her creative tween head.
12th Birthday Makeup Bag
This snazzy makeup set does its best to wish the tween girl in your life a happy 12th birthday. The makeup bag is a great way for her to organize her personal items and displays the cute message “The Princess Is 12,” while inside, she will find a gold-plated makeup mirror with a birthday theme that she can also use as a personal accessory when needed throughout the day.
Girl Talk Game
Get the fun going at your 12-year-old girl’s next slumber party with this retro version of the popular Girl Talk game. The updated edition is just as much fun and has a spinner that prompts the 2-10 players to tell secrets and gain points by using truth…or dare to win the game. She will love this addition to her activity collection and won’t be able to last long before scheduling her next slumber party.
Give something special that will last to the 12-year-old girl in your life with this 12th birthday bracelet. The beaded bracelet is crafted from attractive stones that bring courage and good luck to the wearer. At the center of the stretch bracelet is a small heart pendant with a number 12 to make this a very special birthday.
Mini Spa Gift Set
Help any 12-year-old girl relax about her oncoming teen years with a mini spa gift set. This spa kit includes a therapeutic bath bomb that is perfect for tween and teen skin, a delicately-scented travel soap, and a moisture-loving lip balm. Toys for 12-year-old girls tend to revolve around activities that they love, so this one will definitely win big.
Nail Style Kit
Give all the top nail style creations to your favorite 12-year-old girl while encouraging her creative side at the same time. This DIY kit takes six different nail polishes, a design tool, and various stencils that she can use to fashion unique nail art for fun. The kit comes with a book of how-tos and ideas for her to get started designing the coolest nails around.
Girl Power Guide
Inspire 12-year-old girls everywhere with a practical and motivating guide to girl power. They can help gain self-confidence while enjoying invigorating exercises and useful tips that will stay with them long after this combination book and workbook is complete. The different tools and goals will serve them well in their soon-to-be-teen development. The lessons girls learn here will help form the women they will someday become.
Stackable Ring Sets
Why give the 12-year-old girl in your life one ring when you can give her 15-19 cool bohemian-style rings to mix and match or wear all at the same time? The set includes various dainty symbols like a compass, arrow, moon, sun, and more. She will love the extra amount of cool rings that she can wear anywhere on her fingers including her knuckles. She’ll be the girl with the most ring bling in no time.
Harry Potter Charm Bracelet
This wow-worthy charm bracelet features the best reproduction of Harry Potter-themed charms this side of Hogwarts. The unique bracelet features eight charms on a link chain, four of which are different colored Harry Potter themed crests. Any superfan will love the look of this piece of jewelry and proudly enjoy wearing it everywhere she goes.
Preteen Chicken Soup Book
This preteen version of the famous Chicken Soup For The Soul book series is ideal for the changes, new challenges, and headspace that your favorite 12-year-old girl finds herself in. The book has stories that share subjects like dating, family, identity, and more in the most heartwarming way possible. This book will become one reason she is super inspired to soon become a full-fledged teenager.
DIY Journaling Set
Not just a typical journal for 12-year-old girls to fill, this DIY journaling set has everything that a tween could want in a journal and more. The kit includes a 70 pages that she can write, draw, or accessorize on with the stickers, glitter, frames, bookmarks and more that come with this kit. In addition to writing or drawing, she can stick photos or mementos in the pages as well to truly create a personalized journal experience.
Infinity Love Bracelet
This gorgeous piece of jewelry is the perfect way to show a 12-year-old girl that your love for her is boundless. At the center of the metal bracelet sits a graceful infinity symbol that has been adorned with tiny roses. The small intricate details surrounding the symbol only make the bracelet that much more special to wear.
Angry Cat Paint-By-Number Kit
A paint-by-numbers kit is a great way to celebrate the creative side of the 12-year-old girl in your life. She will be pumped up to paint this subject, which happens to be an angry cat in a ton of different vivid colors. Angry cat understands the moods of a tween girl. When she’s done painting him, angry cat might just turn into happy cat just in time to be hung on the wall.
Personalized Ballet Print
When the 12-year-old ballet dancer you know needs a special something for her bedroom wall, you can surprise her with this personalized ballet art print. The attractive design of ballet slippers can be personalized, along with her name which will be displayed beneath. Gift ideas for 12-year-old girls that are the most personal to them can prove the most special gifts around.
Funny Sneaker Socks
This fun set of five novelty socks will appeal to the cool, cheeky side of 12-year-old girls. The ankle socks look like always cool Converse sneakers (aka Chuck Taylors). The comfortable, lightweight socks come in different color combination varieties. Whatever her color scheme that day, she’ll love having these cool shoes in sock form on her feet any day.
Frida Kahlo Puzzle
This puzzle featuring famous groundbreaking artist Frida Kahlo will inspire your 12-year-old girl to work out every corner and connect every piece until she’s put together the 1000-piece puzzle. A great activity to do with family or friends, the puzzle will challenge her and the Day of the Dead themed painting that comes alive will delight her once it’s finished.
Mother/Daughter Activity Journal
This unique activity journal is tailor-made for tween daughters and their moms to grow closer within its pages. The journal has loads of cool prompts and activities that ask questions which mothers and daughters might never have thought to ask each other. 12-year-old girls will love connecting with their moms in this way and have a great time (not to mention their mom will enjoy it too).
Hooded Denim Jacket
Denim jackets never go out of style for tweens, and this one will impress the 12-year-old girl you know as soon as she puts it on. A cool Christmas gift, the jacket has a built-in fleece hoodie that will keep her head warm when daytime activities turn into nighttime ones or on those days when seasons seem to change in an instant. She’ll love the way she looks now and for years to come.
Alcohol Markers Set
This artsiest of gifts for 12-year-old girls will leave its mark as soon as she opens up the package. The set of 36 markers in every subtle tone of gray will allow her to sketch and add detail to her drawings like never before. The markers will take the activity of a charcoal drawing and elevate it to another realm of awesome art that your tween has seamlessly created.
Facial Sheet Mask Pack
The next time a 12-year-old girl you know wants to have a spa party with her friends, you can give her this kit of face masks that will turn any party into soothing fun for all. The set of 12 masks works to improve tween and teen acne and dryness with ingredients like shea butter, green tea, and peppermint. The whole party will have a group glow thanks to this cute, invigorating gift.
Teen Talk In A Jar
Teen Talk is a set of playing cards that contain different questions that will get the 12-year-old girl in your life talking from the word go. Along the way, the cards will reveal answers about her thoughts that you may not have even been aware of. The set is a wonderful way to connect with the tween girl you care about the most while having a great time chatting away.
Sisters Heart Necklace Set
When you want to show your 12-year-old sister how much she means to you, get her (and yourself) this sweet necklace set. The two-piece heart pendants come on two separate chains and can be worn by two sisters wherever they may go every day. One is for the “Big Sis,” and the other is for the “Little Sis.” She’ll love how close she feels to you anytime she looks at her sister-appreciating necklace.
Ice Skating Long Sleeve Shirt
Get your favorite 12-year-old girl this long sleeve shirt for her next ice-skating themed birthday party. The shirt features a cute pair of pink and white ice skates, along with the phrase “Birthday Girl.” The warm shirt is ideal for the ice skating rink or wherever she wants to advertise her love of ice skating to the world.
LED Marquee Letter Light
Bring some LED goodness into her sacred space at home with a marquee letter light that features any initial you want to use. 12-year-old girls will love the multiple color changes that are available to keep any mood going, whether the sign is used in conjunction with other letters for her 12th birthday party or as a bedside companion to brighten up study time.
Wishbeads Intention Necklaces
Long before the 12-year-old girl you know makes a wish for her birthday, you can give her the best wishing necklace that will also keep her wish close to her. The unique design of these stone bead necklaces each have a pendant in which she can write down her best intention or dearest wish and roll it up. She can then place the scroll into the pendant and keep her wish ready to be fulfilled.
Coloring Book For Tweens
Get your 12-year-old fashionista ready for the big time with a cool coloring book made for tweens. This book of more than 50 stylish designs will keep her coloring her way to high fashion, improve her coloring skills, and focus on the relaxing process of coloring. The book is a great stocking stuffer and makes a worthwhile way to fill an afternoon at home.
LED Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This intricately designed LED Bluetooth speaker is the perfect way for any 12-year-old girl to have a cool-looking portable speaker to take with her to friend events, parties, and any outing. Compatible with iPhone, Android, or laptops, the speaker is equipped with different color themes, including one ideal to go to sleep at night after the party’s over.
Tropical Terrarium Kit
This beautiful piece of room decor begins as a tropical terrarium DIY kit for tweens. 12-year-old girls will love the creative, organic process of putting together a terrarium themselves. The tropical kit includes everything she’ll need to plant polka-dot plant seeds, as well as succulent and flamingo and pineapple accents. The unique shape of the terrarium will stand out when hung up in her bedroom.
Don’t waste a moment the next time your favorite12-year-old girl needs a practical gift that aligns with her soon-to-be-teen personality. Instead, get her this awesome, durable hoodie that is both comfortable and cool-looking while she’s still a tween. The hoodie features the ultimate adolescent message: “Normal People Scare Me.” The sarcastic girl in your life will appreciate the effort (and the hoodie!).
Solar System Bracelet
This quirky solar system bracelet will catch the eye of any 12-year-old girl and look even better on her wrist. The cool design is made up of the eight planets that revolve around the sun. Each planet is made from various stones like Lapis Lazuli, Tiger Eye, and Red Agate. The piece will stand out from others and she’ll love the look and feel of the solar system keeping her company every day.
DIY Fortune Cookie Kit
12-year-old girls will love the fun DIY project of making their very own handcrafted fortune cookies with this awesome fortune cookie kit. She and her besties will have all they need to whip up four batches of 12 delectable fortune cookies each. The kit comes with tons of unique fortunes, in addition to an edible ink pen, with which they can draw their own special message on each cookie for the lucky receiver to enjoy.
Cat Fingerless Mittens Set
This set of two pairs of fingerless cat claw mittens will make the 12-year-old girl you know smile. She can enjoy the adorable, funky qualities of the mittens while staying warm and having her fingers free to check her phone for messages or any other cat-approved activities. The mittens work just as well for a cat costume as they do for a day at school during winter.
Nightmare Before Christmas Bathrobe
When she’s 12-year-old, she’ll appreciate the offbeat quality of having a bathrobe that features The Nightmare Before Christmas on it. She’ll also need such a comfy item to make time after the bath or shower warm and cozy. The bathrobe is also great for mornings in bed, slumber parties, or just hanging out at home and watching a Disney film. Why get dressed at all when she’s got this kind of comfort and cool style?
Disney Descendents T-Shirt Leggings Set
This versatile two-piece outfit that features Disney’s Descendents girls will inspire your favorite 12-year-old girl to get fierce like her girly idols. The leggings with a stretchy waist and two-toned tunic top will look great when she’s lining up to see the next Disney film or just watching one at home with her friends and family.
Rainbow Scratch-Off Notes Set
Give your 12-year-old girl something to get creative with this season when you give her a rainbow scratch-off notes set. The artistic fun will begin immediately when she discovers the secret holographic layer hidden in the otherwise blank note papers. The stylus pens can unlock the magic while she can fill up the pages with any design, message, or drawing she can dream up, in rainbow colors of course.
Inspirational Trio Gift Set
Surprise the 12-year-old girl in your life with this trio gift set of meaningful and inspirational items. The set contains a handsome leather diary with high-quality paper that will be the ideal place for her to write down anything she has in mind. Also included are two bracelets…one cosmic in style and one containing a thoughtful message that will encourage any tween girl to keep at everything she believes in.
This super-cute cat purse is the perfect accessory for the 12-year-old girl you know. The brightly colored purse is just big enough for all the things she carries: cell phone, wallet, keys, etc. The subtle cat whiskers on the front make sense when you see the little cat ears that pop up above the top of the purse. The crossbody bag will accompany her like her favorite kitty companion in style.
DIY Wall Collage Kit
When your 12-year-old girl wants to decorate her bedroom wall to match her personality, she’ll enjoy having this DIY wall collage kit to help her get there. The packed kit has loads of stickers, string, fun quotes, markers, and more. She can create her own stylish wall structure, add to it, and change it as she matures. It may even be ready just in time for her to become an official teenager.
Teen Skin Gift Set
Help the self-confidence of your favorite 12-year-old girl in her tween years with a gift set full of skincare that was specifically designed for her age group. The gift set has acne-fighting primer serum, a sheer hydrating blush, and a bandana-style headband that she can wear in her hair when she’s using these great ingredients to have herself a tween spa day at home.
12th Birthday Charm Bracelet
Celebrate her 12th birthday and show her all the charms you know she’s got with a thoughtful birthday-themed charm bracelet. This adjustable bracelet has a “Follow Your Dreams” message for her, along with a collection of five charms that include a moon, a flower, a heart, a butterfly, and a number 12 to prove that she’s made it to this all-important year.
Tween Gift Box
You can never go wrong with the tween girl you care about most when you give her a full-on gift box of goodies that was designed with 12-year-old girls in mind. This fun and festive gift box has everything from cute jewelry and sleek accessories to spa products and fuzzy keychains. She’ll love the eclectic feel of the gift and know how much you understand her in an instant.
When you get a colorful and unique bag for your tween girl made from push-pop sensory material, you’re giving her a cool accessory for school and her life with friends, as well as a practical way to relieve the stresses that being a 12-year-old girl brings. The bag will ease boredom and help with nervous energy when it comes up. Plus, it looks really cute with any outfit.
Unstable Unicorns Card Game
This award-winning unicorn card game will feel as if the 12-year-old girl you know has stepped inside a video game in the guise of a family fun night. The object is to create an army of unicorns and (safely) wreak havoc across the land. A lot of dastardly fun, this game won’t leave anyone bored or distracted. They (and you) may not be able to leave unicorn land once you’re inside.
Women In Art Book
This book about women in art is the call-to-action that 12-year-old girls need to believe in themselves. The book tells the lesser-known stories of 50 female artists and delves into their lives, art, and the mark they left (or are leaving now) on the art world. She will love reading these inspiring stories and will be left with the feeling that she can exist among greats with any creativity she decides to pursue.