Coming up with gift ideas for 13-year-old girls can be a challenge! They’re moving out of the kid phase and aren’t as interested in toys or stuffed animals. They want to be grown-up, but not everything that’s appropriate for grown women is a good idea for a 13-year-old.
Fortunately, we’ve rounded up a huge list of “Goldilocks” presents for girls just starting their tween years! The gifts are not too old and not too young – they’re just right!
From books that will keep her spellbound (and maybe up past her bedtime) to comfy, cute pajamas to creative gifts like instruments and craft supplies, we have tons of gift ideas for 13-year-old girls!
55 Best Gift Ideas for 13-Year-Old Girls
This list of gifts for 13-year-old girls includes award-winning books, comfy pajamas, and lots of creative projects!
LED Light Strip
LED light strips are a great way to let girls personalize their room without a lot of money or commitment. She can choose from a variety of colors, with six color-changing modes, and she can set a timer, so the lights turn off when it’s time for bed or turn on to wake her up in the morning.
Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Who knows how water bottles got to be trendy, but it’s a healthy trend we can get behind! Hydro flasks make great gifts for 13-year-old girls – they come in a variety of colors so you can pick her favorite and they hold up really well.
Custom Name Necklace
This sweet necklace is a great gift idea for 13-year-old girls! The delicate gold chain and writing go with any outfit, and she’ll feel special having a personalized necklace just for her. It’s a cute piece of jewelry she’s sure to treasure.
5 Piece Nail Polish Set
Nail polish is a fun way for your daughter or niece to experiment with color and beauty products! This set includes five beautiful pastel colors she can try out on her nails. She could even do a different color on each nail for a fun, on-trend look!
Fairy Light Curtain
This curtain of string lights is a beautiful addition to any room! It would also serve as a beautiful backdrop for Instagram pictures or TikTok videos. The lights can be set to different patterns so they can flash, fade, or simply stay on continuously.
320 Pack Gel Pens
If she loves drawing, coloring, journaling, or lettering, these pens make a great gift idea for 13-year-olds! They come as a pack of 320 and include glitter, metallic, pastel, neon, and standard colors so she’ll have a ton of choices.
Yoobao Cute Power Bank
This little mini power bank can charge her phone, earbuds, tablet, and a variety of other electronic items. Also? It’s completely adorable. Choose the strawberry-patterned bank or the mint green bank with a dinosaur on the front. Either way, she’ll be delighted.
Set Of Hair Scrunchies
Yep, scrunchies are popular again! Get her a set of 15 scrunchies in a variety of colors and patterns. She’ll be able to match just about any outfit with this set, and she’ll be on-trend and ready to go. What do you think – are banana clips next?
Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds
She’ll love the freedom of wireless earbuds so she can listen while puttering around the house, or out on a walk, or while crafting. These Beats earbuds give her up to 12 hours of listening time and they have audio sharing so a friend with a pair of Beats can listen to the same thing she is.
Worlds of Wonder Coloring Book
Adult coloring books are great for relieving stress and fostering creativity! She can color when she needs a quick break from homework or when she wants a little downtime. This coloring book features castles, islands, fairytale villages, and other fanciful worlds. It’s a perfect gift for 13-year-olds who still believe in magic.
Personalized Pop Socket
If she has a phone, get her a Pop Socket with her initial on it! Pop Sockets make holding phones or propping them up much easier. She’ll also love the gold glitter initial on her Pop Socket – it makes a fun birthday or Christmas gift for 13-year-old girls!
She can keep up on all the latest YA novels with a Kindle e-reader! This one has an adjustable brightness setting so she can read during the day or at night. It’s also able to be synced with Bluetooth headphones so she can listen to books on Audible as well.
Sunrise Alarm Clock
This alarm clock will wake her gently by mimicking the sunrise. It begins half an hour before she needs to get up and slowly increases in brightness. It also has seven natural sounds like birdsong and the ocean to make waking up more pleasant.
One Step 18-Color Tie-Dye Kit
She can take everything from t-shirts to towels to beige book bags and turn them all into something truly unique with this tie-dye kit! There are enough supplies for six t-shirts in this kit, and the 18 colors mean there’s a huge combination of colors she can try out.
Portable Suitcase Record Player
A record player is a fun gift for 13-year-old girls who love music! This one closes up and is easily portable. It comes in several colors, including a beautiful lavender and a bright pink. This gift would be fun to give with some new or thrift store records for her to play.
Star Night Light
This star night light is a fun gift for a 13-year-old girl to put in her room. It will light up her ceiling at night, and she’ll love all the colors and patterns spreading across her room. It has nine color modes, so she can change things up frequently.
“The Giver” is a dystopian classic that middle schoolers have been reading for several generations now. It’s a page-turner that will capture her from the start. You can get her just this book or the sequels that come after it as well.
Shaggy Back Support Pillow
Treat her to this fluffy pillow she can prop up against while she reads, draws, or uses her laptop. It comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose one that matches her room decor. She’ll love leaning against this pillow or even sleeping on it!
Light Up Colorful Marquee Letter
This light-up letter can be a fun addition to any teen girl’s bedroom! The accompanying remote lets her switch colors from red to green to blue to purple and more. She can also control the light patterns with the remote as well.
Amazon Gift Card
Gift cards make great gifts for 13-year-old girls because they’re at a point where they enjoy a little independence! A gift card gives her the ability to buy what she wants. You can get an Amazon gift card in any amount, and she can peruse the thousands of books, toys, games, clothes, and so much more.
Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket
She’ll love the way this sherpa fleece throw feels, and it will earn a treasured spot on her bed so she can snuggle up each night. This blanket comes in a variety of colors, including a pretty blush pink and an ice blue.
Initial Heart Necklace
This is a sweet, understated necklace that she can wear every day and on special occasions. It comes in silver, yellow gold, and rose gold. Her initial is outlined in cubic zirconia and this is a beautiful gift for a 13-year-old girl!
Bluetooth Speaker With Multi-Colored Lights
A Bluetooth speaker makes a great birthday gift for 13-year-olds! She can listen while doing homework, or puttering around her room, or having a dance party in the kitchen. This one lights up in different colors, and it has active extra bass. The lights will pulse in time with the beat for extra fun.
Hair Chalk for Girls
Hair chalk is a fun way to experiment with hair color without it being permanent. This kit comes with ten temporary hair chalks and each pen has about 80 applications. The hair chalk washes out easily with shampoo.
Small Duffel Bag
A duffel bag is very useful for after-school sports, dance classes, or other after-school activities. This one has a compartment for shoes, swimsuits, toiletries, or other items she wants to keep separate. The bag is also washable and waterproof.
Personalized Floral Cosmetic Bag
This cute little bag comes with her name on it and a small spray of flowers underneath. She can use it for cosmetics, but she could also use it for money, or toiletries, or pens, or other small items.
Stickers are a fun, easy way for her to personalize her stuff! She can stick them on her computer, her phone, her binders, and more. They peel off without leaving residue and they’re reusable.
This bizarre and crazy game is a perfect gift for 13-year-olds who love the quirky and unusual. This is a game about Farmageddon – llamas, goats, rams, and alpacas all star in this barnyard game by the makers of Unstable Unicorns.
Just My Style DIY Lip Gloss Set
Lip gloss is a good option for new teens who aren’t quite ready to wear a full face of makeup. This kit lets her create her own lip gloss! She can choose the flavors and shimmers, and she can make four lip glosses on her own.
Hearts In Bloom Gerbera Daisy
Flowers are such a cheerful present and a great gift for 13-year-old girls! Get her a bright bouquet of Gerbera daisies in a pot with a heart that matches. She’ll love having her own flowers in her room, and she’ll have a plant that should produce more flowers if she takes care of it.
Fujifilm Instax Instant Camera
An instant camera will be a whole lot of fun, especially for someone who’s been raised on selfies! She can take pictures of things she sees, or just goofy pictures with her friends. Choose from a variety of colors, including a pretty blush pink or lavender.
Fender Acoustic Guitar
If you’re looking for gift ideas for 13-year-old girls who love music, an acoustic guitar is a great option! This Fender guitar is a great beginner instrument, and there are plenty of YouTube videos that can teach a complete newbie how to play.
Watercolor Brush Pens
These pens are perfect for a budding artist! There are twenty colors, and the pens are filled with premium watercolor ink. The set also comes with a refillable brush pen. This would be great to pair with some watercolor paper or canvases for her to paint.
Bean Bag Chair
Every kid loves a beanbag chair! This one comes in fun colors like purple and bright red and is stain- and water-resistant. It’s a great addition to her room and a comfy place to sit and read or do homework.
Lip Balm Set
Part of skin care is learning to take care of your lips as well as the rest of your face! This lip balm set will help her protect her lips, and the balms also come in fun flavors like pink grapefruit, mango, and coconut & pear.
LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection
If she loves building and piecing things together, this LEGO set will be right up her alley! This set shows all the major buildings in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and more. This set also builds up her STEM skills like engineering.
Initial Earrings for Girls
These pretty earrings are small and won’t get in the way of active girls. However, they feature sparkly, multicolored gemstones that make them elegant and special. They’re perfect for every day or for special occasions.
Bath Bombs Gift Box
These bath bombs are adorable shapes like cupcakes and donuts! She’ll love the shapes and the scents like rose, lavender, and coconut. Shea butter, cocoa butter, and essential oils will moisturize and cleanse her skin.
Fuzzy Cross Band Slippers
Gift her some adorable, trendy slippers that not only look cute but will be soft and comfy on her feet, too! These cross-band slippers come in a variety of colors and have an anti-skid sole to keep her from slipping.
Pro 31 Inch Skateboard
If she loves bikes, scooters, and anything with wheels, she may love a skateboard as well! This board is good quality maple. The top of the board is anti-slip for safety, and the board has aluminum alloy trucks. If you’re going to get her the board, make life easier on everyone by also purchasing a helmet, pads, and wrist guards.
Bluetooth Speaker Alarm Clock
This quirky clock features a Bluetooth speaker and a color-changing LED lamp. She can use the natural light from the lamp to read or hang out in her room, or she can set the mode so that the light syncs with her music. The lamp also has an alarm clock with a snooze function.
Hapinest DIY Journal Set for Girls
If she enjoys writing, doodling, or otherwise processing her thoughts, this journal set gives her a place to get everything down. The set comes with a 70-page journal, paper clips, a glue stick, stickers, a pen, bookmarks, glitter tape, frames, and more. It even has an instruction sheet to give her ideas for how to use everything.
Harry Potter Scarf
Does she love the Harry Potter series? She can have her own Gryffindor scarf, just like Harry, Ron, and Hermione! The burgundy and yellow striped scarf has the House crest on it. She can wear it on chilly days and even use it as part of a Halloween costume.
Llama Stripe Fuzzy Sherpa Blanket
She’ll love this whimsical llama blanket. It features amusing sketches of llamas wearing sunglasses, saying “No prob-llama” and other funny images. The animals are interspersed with green, pink, and gray patterns that add up to an overall super-cute blanket. It’s backed with a fluffy sherpa material so she’ll be really comfortable snuggling up underneath it.
This is a good eyeshadow palette for her to begin experimenting with makeup. The natural colors mean she can practice without worrying that the results will be overwhelming. There are several shimmery eyeshadows, plus a metallic one and a few darker colors for once she gets the hang of things.
Photo Hanging Clips String Lights
These string lights are interspersed with clips so she can hang pictures of her friends and family. They would make a great decoration for a wall – behind her bed or over her desk. The lights are battery-powered and have eight different lighting patterns.
She’ll have a blast playing this game with friends or family. It’s quirky and moves fast. If someone draws an exploding kitten, “you lose and you are full of loser sad-sauce,” according to the instructions. If you don’t explode – you win.
Cute Llama Ceramic Succulent Planter
This adorable planter is perfect for popping a cactus or small plant in. She’ll love the cute little llama shape! If you choose a succulent or another easy-care plant, she shouldn’t have too much trouble keeping it alive, and it will be a fun addition to her room.
This galaxy-looking lamp has 16 colors and 4 modes, so she can adjust the brightness and mood in her room. The lamp can rest on the accompanying stand, or can hang from the ceiling. In fact, she could decorate with several of them for an even bigger impact.
Nail Art Kit
She can do her own mani-pedis with this kit! It comes with nail polish, glitter, stickers (including gem stickers), and a nail dryer. She can indulge her creative side and will have fabulous nails as a result! This would also be a fun project for a slumber party or evening with her friends.
A hammock chair is an exciting piece of furniture for her room! She can swing and read or relax, and the funky feel of this chair is perfect for teens. She can even pile some throw pillows in it before sitting down to make the chair both comfier and more stylish.
Bluetooth Wireless Karaoke Microphone
She can connect her phone to this microphone and then play songs from Spotify, YouTube, Apple music, or other apps. The microphone will record the songs so she can listen to them later. She can also change her voice with five different effects for even more fun.
The Girl Who Drank The Moon
This book about a witch, a dragon, a swamp creature, and the girl who loved them all is the perfect gift for 13-year-olds who enjoy a good fantasy novel. There’s just enough drama and thrills to keep her hooked, but everything wraps up well in the end without too many scares. This book won the Newberry Medal, which is one of the highest awards for children’s literature.
Jewelry Making Kit
If she’s creative and enjoys making things, this jewelry-making kit is perfect! It comes with charms, beads, crystal gems, and everything she’ll need to make bracelets for herself and her friends. It will spark her creativity, and she can give the finished products away as presents.