30 Really Cool Gifts Any 13-Year-Old Girl Will Love
Thirteen; the first official year of the dreaded teens! As a child turns 13, they begin a mental shift in their self-perception; no longer do they see themselves as a child but instead, they begin to adopt that “teenager” label. A 13-year-old girl is likely to feel much more independent during this time and will certainly want to have their opinion heard and exercise increasing amounts of control over their body, their environment and their need for privacy.
In some ways, this makes buying a gift easier as they express quite clear interests and you can purchase something that fits in with these. Many 13-year-old girls still desire affirmation from adults and care about what grown-ups think of them so choosing a gift that reflects a 13-year-old’s interests and abilities as well as opening up new skills is a great way of showing your approval. We’ve put together a list of 30 gifts that will appeal to 13-year-old girls so you can find that perfect gift for her.
Taking selfies seems to be a favorite pastime of many 13-year-old girls and is something that they like to do both independently and with friends. In an age of digital photos, it’s actually quite rare that we get photos printed so this gift will have a real novelty factor!
The Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera is available in a range of colors and, like the polaroid cameras of old, offers instant print outs. With its slim, compact design and zero-ink technology this polaroid camera has been completely updated for the modern age and will encourage creativity and photography skills in a 13-year-old girl.
Virtual reality is the next up and coming technology phenomenon and this gift would let a 13-year-old girl get ahead of the curve with this trend. The Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset provides a stand-alone virtual reality set which does not require any other device.
With state-of-the-art graphics, and the ability to play games in virtual reality this would be a very well-received gift. On a practical note, it also comes with a storage case so that it can be easily and safely transported.
An award-winning digital drawing tablet, the Wacom Pro Pen Tablet would make an ideal gift for an artistic 13-year-old girl. It can be used with a variety of compatible devices with its Bluetooth connectivity and is ideal for producing digital graphic designs.
This is a gift that will really promote creativity, allowing for careful and precise drawing with the maximum precision pen, whilst also improving technology skills. With graphic design skills in serious demand, this is an interest well worth encouraging and investing in.
Compatible with most modern smartphones, the BlitzWolf Bluetooth Selfie Stick makes an ideal gift for a 13-year-old girl as most girls this age love using their smartphone camera to capture memories by taking lots and lots of photos! The selfie stick gives an extended reach to capture more of the scenery whilst taking a selfie.
This stick comes with a tripod stand and remote control to make it even easier to create great shots and is extra portable with a really compact fold so it’s perfect for parties or travel. This is a gift that is bound to please a 13-year-old girl and get a lot of use.
An inflatable lounge daybed is perfect for creating a relaxing space anywhere, whether that’s in the bedroom, garden, park or whilst on a camping trip. An area to relax, get comfy and read is ideal for 13-year-old girls and makes a great practical and useful gift.
The Intex Ultra Daybed Lounge Mattress has a unique circular design with plenty of space for two people to relax. It is made with extra durable and waterproof material so it can be used in all sorts of environments. The material on the top is a soft, flocked material making it smooth and comfortable to relax on, and the integrated cupholders are perfectly placed for storing beverages whilst relaxing.
The Vlando Faux Leather Jewellery Box makes a great practical gift for a 13-year-old girl who may be beginning to collect more quality pieces of jewelry. It is available in three different colors so you can choose the one that fits her personality, style or room décor best.
The jewelry box is compact but made with durable synthetic leather so it is ideal for traveling with, able to be packed and stand up to the rigors of travel. With different storage compartments for different types of jewelry this is a gift that will also help a 13-year-old to take responsibility for her own possessions and organize her belongings.
Lego is a popular toy throughout childhood and it has many benefits; improving the ability to follow instructions, constructions skills and dexterity. An interest in Lego is something that is good to encourage throughout childhood into the teenage years and even through into adulthood and Lego have created sets to reflect this larger age range.
The Lego Architecture London Skyline Model has 468 pieces so represents a challenging build for a 13-year-old girl but as well as improve dexterity and construction skill it helps to encourage an interest in architecture, featuring replicas of famous features of the London skyline such as Big Ben, the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column, Tower Bridge and the London Eye
Perfume can make a lovely gift for a 13-year-old girl as it helps her to feel more grown-up and mature and is a great self-care gift. The Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum is a fresh floral scent that is light enough to be suitable for a teenage girl.
Coming from popular, high-end brand Gucci and available in a range of sizes this perfume would be well-received by most 13-year-old girls who are often starting to take an interest in branding and fashion labels.
A PopSocket makes a really useful, practical little gift for a 13-year-old girl. Many teenage girls are glued to their smartphones, and a PopSocket is a great accessory for these smartphones and a range of other devices. PopSockets attach to the back of devices and can be used to hold them securely or stand them up.
PopSockets come in a range of designs so you can pick on to suit her sense of style and they have even become quite a fashion item as well as being repositionable. PopSockets are really useful to 13-year-old girls but can also offer peace of mind to parents who worry about dropped phones and shattered screens as they help to prevent accidents and slips.
From a popular brand, the Fjällräven pocket bag, is sure to be a hit with a style-conscious 13-year-old. Sometimes you may be unsure about what to buy for a 13-year-old girl so if you’re not 100% sure of her interests it can be a good idea to buy a practical gift that she can get some use out of; this is an ideal practical gift to buy, which she will get a lot of use out of. The bag is very practical, versatile and ideal for traveling.
Made with a durable fabric, the Fjällräven Pocket bag is made to last and comes in a neutral, black color to suit a variety of styles and occasions and coordinate well with a range of outfits
Around age 13, girls may become much more interested in expressing themselves and their interests and music is one way that they may enjoy doing this. The Anker Soundcore 2 is a portable speaker that uses Bluetooth connectivity to connect with compatible devices and play music.
It has a great battery life with up to 24 hours of playtime and is ideal for using indoors or outside which makes it ideal for taking along to the park, or on vacation as well as using around the home. The Anker Soundcore 2 is great value for money and is designed to give an intense bass sound with no distortion at higher volumes.
12. Manicure Cushion
At age 13 many girls are interested in pampering, beauty and self-care and enjoy painting their nails or giving friends and family manicures. This Manicure Cushion is a practical gift that promotes self-care and a gift that caters to a girl’s interest too.
With two pockets for storing polish, the Manicure Cushion helps to protect furniture and clothing against spills and smudges whilst also being a comfortable place to rest hands whilst having nails painted. The manicure cushion is made with a wipe-clean material.
Jigsaws are a popular pastime in childhood that can be developed and maintained into adulthood and throughout life. However, as a 13-year-old girl gets older she will need jigsaws that present more challenges and have something a bit novel about them. The Ravensburger Eiffel Tower 3D Jigsaw Puzzle is perfect as it is both challenging and novel.
With 216 pieces that are arranged in numerical order to create the 17 inch high model, this activity will improve construction skills and dexterity. The finished model really does represent the Eiffel Tower as well as making a great addition to a 13-year-old girl’s bedroom décor.
13-year-old girls love taking ownership of their space and creating a relaxing environment that also shows something of their personality in their bedrooms is often something they take a great time and care over. This is something that should be encouraged, with all the stresses and turbulence of the teenage years, having a safe place to retreat to is invaluable.
The Funtime Glitter Light is perfect for girls’ bedrooms and can run on battery or with a USB cable so it’s super practical. The lamp makes a great sensory relaxation item too, with a color changing mode and lots of sparkle and reflection from the moving glitter. This would make a lovely gift for a teenage girl interested in personalizing her bedroom décor.
A wallet makes a great gift for a wide range of ages, but at 13 it’s likely that a girl may just be beginning to have her own money from pocket money or a part-time job and might get a bank card for the first time too. With this in mind, a nice wallet to keep everything safe and organized would make a brilliant present for a 13-year-old girl.
The Tommy Hilfiger Waller is available in black and navy, and being from a popular brand, will make a gift that is as stylish as it is useful. It is made with real leather so looks extremely smart and will also be functional and durable. With card storage and a zipped pocket for coins, this wallet has plenty of space to keep everything organized.
By 13-years-old many girls are extremely interested in their physical environment and may take great pride in the decoration of their bedroom or space. The Plant Terrarium kit allows a 13-year-old to layer different decorative materials, arrange plants and create their very own terrarium, which is essentially an indoor garden. This can be used as a decorative piece in their bedroom or around the house and also increases their scientific understanding and experience of nature, growth and life cycles.
The Bright-Light Terrarium kit encourages observation too and taking responsibility for the maintenance of plants. This would be a great gift for a 13-year-old who loves nature, gardening or making their bedroom beautiful.
Another Lego set made for older children or adults the Lego Creator Expert Winter village has over 900 pieces that need to be carefully put together in order to create a beautiful, snowy winter scene. Not only does this require careful reading and following of the instructions but it also encourages concentration and perseverance which are skills that will translate into other areas of life.
The Lego Creator Expert Winter village would make a lovely gift around Christmas time, playing into the festive spirit and fitting in with the season. It includes five mini-figures to allow for imaginative play and can also be used alongside any other Lego bricks or sets, meaning that it can be expanded as the user pleases.
A sleeping bag is a really useful item for teenagers to have as they start to become more independent and spend nights away from home at sleepovers, school trips or even camping with the family. The Besteam Ultra-Light Sleeping Bag is a really practical present for a 13-year-old that will get plenty of use.
It is available in a range of different colors, so you can choose a sleeping bag in a color which suits her personality and taste. The Besteam Ultra-light Sleeping bag is compact, folding up into a small, easily portable roll and is ultra-light too. It is waterproof, and two can be zipped together to create a double sleeping bag which is a really convenient feature and saves buying separate double bags for when they are needed. This sleeping bag is suitable for spring, summer or autumn camping or using indoors year-round.
Teenage skin has its own big reputation, but it doesn’t need to! Suitable for all skin types the Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Cleansing Device makes the ideal gift for a 13-year-old girl to help get a great cleansing routine embedded before the teenage years really kick off.
This cleansing device is gentle on skin whilst also being extremely efficient, helping to get products into the skin to do their job more effectively. The device itself is waterproof so there are no safety worries about using it in the bathroom or even in the shower! It’s available in two colors and is very simple to operate.
For a beauty conscious 13-year-old girl practical, useful self-care gifts are great! The RenFox Microfiber Hair Towel Wrap is a product that she may not have heard of before or thought to have asked for but it is incredibly useful! This hair wrap is great for putting on out of the shower and helps to absorb water from the hair, speeding up drying time.
With a faster hair-drying time, less damage is done to the hair through heat damage with a hairdryer and precious minutes are saved on busy mornings too. The hair wraps come in a pack of two so one can be used while the other is still drying.
Relaxation becomes more and more important as the stresses of the teenage years build; worries about school, friendships, family and self-esteem can make these years difficult for girls but this also presents the opportunity to learn coping techniques and how to relax and unwind. Self-care is a great way to alleviate some of the pressures faced by 13-year-old girls so a gift to support this is likely to be well received.
The La Bellefee Bath Bombs and Scented Candles set is made with 100% natural, organic ingredients so it is kind to the earth as well as to skin. The bath bombs and candle scents have been carefully paired so as not to overwhelm the sense but instead create a relaxing spa-like experience. The bath bombs leave no staining on bathtubs making clean-up really easy too.
Building and constructing using our hands is good for everyone, especially in an age of screens and digital technology. 13-year-old girls are growing in skill and independence and a model kit might just be an ideal project for them to undertake independently.
The Hand Cranked Marble Run Wooden Model Kit allows the user to build a working roller coaster model and is a fantastic way for a 13-year-old girl to begin a new hobby, improve her construction skills and have a go at completing a project independently. The finished product makes a great display model, which allows a 13-year-old to take pride in and show off her handiwork.
Perfect for pairing with a polaroid camera, or photo printer gift, these LED photo fairy lights combine two great products into one. Fairy lights are ideal for creating relaxing, cozy ambiance in a bedroom or kids lounge room and this set also allows photos or artwork to be clipped into place for display at the same time.
The LED Photo Fairy Lights are 16 feet long and have space to display up to 40 photos. Displaying photos of friends and family is likely to appeal to 13-year-old girls as they take more ownership over and interest in their physical environment.
Another self-care gift, this luxury beauty set is perfect for encouraging relaxation and relieving stress. It contains four different products, carefully chosen to complement one another. The Rituals the Ritual of Sakura Gift Set contains body scrub, shower gel, body cream and handwash all with a cherry blossom scent.
This set comes conveniently gift packaged in a beautiful display box, making it ideal for gifting. As well as a fresh, relaxing scent the products feature positive affirmations and quotes to ponder on printed on the packaging.
25. Burger Socks Box
A lovely way to give a practical and useful gift; the Burger Socks Box is a unique and beautiful present, combining the practicality of socks with the artistry and fun of being presented as a burger! With high-quality colorful socks presented in a tray to look just like burgers, this is sure to delight a 13-year-old girl.
This gift is perfect if you’re not too sure of a girl’s interests and want to buy her something practical that she will get some use out of but don’t want it to seem too boring for her when she opens the gift. Coming from a family-run business the Burger Socks Box makes a great gifting option for both teens and adults.
The Jam Hang Up Shower Bluetooth Speaker lets you listen to music and receive calls from the comfort of the shower! With crystal clear sound and wireless connectivity to a range of devices, it’s a unique gift for a 13-year-old girl who loves listening to music wherever she is!
Listening to music in the shower is a great way to relax and unwind so this is a gift that can help to ease anxiety and teenage stress and it has a stick-pad so it can be conveniently placed and removed both in the bathroom and elsewhere. It’s highly portable, so ideal for a range of different uses.
The Scratch Off World Map Poster makes a beautiful gift for a teenage girl. This set includes a map of the world, and a more in-depth map of Europe made with special scratch-off coatings. The idea is that the user can scratch off the coating of the countries they have been to, creating a very visual record of their travels.
This is a gift that could last a lifetime, being used to keep a record of and inspire traveling and trips throughout life. The posters are visually beautiful too, making a great addition to most décor styles. The set includes customizable stickers so a 13-year-old girl can really personalize the posters to suit her own travel aspirations and experiences.
Drones are having a huge surge in popularity and as technology advances, they are also becoming much more affordable. This Long Flight Time Drone with Camera makes a great gift for a 13-year-old girl and will help to encourage her interest in, and skill with, new technology.
The set includes 2 batteries giving the drone a flight time of up to 40 minutes and has a ‘headless mode’ making it much easier to control, so it may be the perfect starter drone for a teenage girl. The drone includes a 720p HD camera to capture film and photos as the drone flies, offering a new perspective on the environment.
A soft, snuggly dressing gown makes a lovely gift for a 13-year-old girl if you are unsure of her precise interests. Not only is it a practical gift which she is likely to get plenty of use from, but it also feels like a bit of a luxury too. This Soft Fleece Dressing Gown is available in a range of different colors so it’s easy to choose one that suits the personality and style of the girl you’re buying a gift for.
This dressing gown is available in different sizes so you can select one that will suit the physical build of the girl you’re buying for ensuring a good, comfortable fit. Made with soft materials, this snuggly gown is ideal for relaxing around the house.
Taking care of plants is an important skill to learn not only in and of itself but also because of the other skills that it encompasses like scheduling, taking responsibility and organization. The AvoSeedo Grow Your Own Avocado Tree kit does exactly what it says; allows you to grow your own little avocado tree using an avocado stone from a store-bought avocado.
The kit provides full instructions and is easy to use. It’s a great first step in growing plants because it requires fairly minimal effort so it’s a perfect introduction to taking care of plants. It is made using completely safe non-toxic plastic and durable materials.
With age 13 marking the beginning of the teenage years you may feel a little overwhelmed and unsure about buying a gift for a girl as she enters this new phase in life and becomes more mature and independent but it is important to remember that children don’t morph into different people overnight and many of the elements of her personality will remain.
13-year-old girls still care a lot about what adults, who are important to them, think and so gifts that build on or develop a new interest will likely be welcomed as some kind of affirmation or direction. The gifts listed here will appeal to a range of interests and personalities and represent the opportunity to develop existing skills, and learn ones. We hope that you find something suitable for the 13-year-old girl you have in mind!