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25 Christmas gift ideas for tween girls they’ll really love (2023 edition)

25 Christmas gift ideas for tween girls they’ll really love (2023 edition)

This massive list of Christmas gift ideas for tween girls joins our list for teen boys, tween boys and teen girls. So check those out for more thoughtful gifts that might also suit your tweenie.

In this list, I’ve included gifts that suit girly tween girls and less girly tween girls. Very important, as I happen to have one of each myself. This can be an especially tricky age to buy for, as some tween girls are quite sophisticated, whereas others are still happily playing with dolls and softies.

One thing I know for sure, when it come to gift ideas for tween girls, you can’t go wrong with a book. This is the age where it seems kids are most likely to identify as a “reader” – they are proud of their reading capabilities and enjoy books, but haven’t yet decided that they’d rather do something else. Try buying a ‘next step’ book that will challenge your tween girl with a story she can really sink her teeth into.

Enjoy sifting through all my gift ideas for tween girls and let me know what you end up getting for your girl!

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25 Christmas gift ideas for tween girls

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1. Bocce set – $29.99

Gift ideas for tween girls

In European countries, bocce is a popular game for life. For under 10 bucks, it’s about time we found out why!

Get it at BCF.

2. Name necklace – $52.40

Gifts for tween girls ideas - name necklace

Name necklaces are back – not that they ever really went away. This is a sweet version for a tween girl and quality enough to take care of and keep forever.

Get it at Etsy.

3. Pool inflatable – from $49.99

Gifts for tween girls ideas - pool inflatables

These just look so fun. Way to rev up summer by the pool! Buy one or all three.

Get them at BCF.

4. Fancy a game? – $17.67

Gifts for tweens - chinese checkers

A classic game you’ve probably forgotten how to play. It’s incredibly addictive – the precursor to screens, back in the day!

Get it at Dick Smith.

5. A bloody good book – $23.75

Book 3 in the Stella Montgomery series by Judith Rossell is brilliant! This is my 13-year-old daughter’s favourite book series EVER. The first book is Withering-by-Sea, the second is Wormwood Mire, and book three is Wakestone Hall. Highly recommended for girls 8+.

Get it at Booktopia. 

Book gift ideas here too: 16+ books both boys and girls like

6. Skipping along – $5

Gifts for tween girls ideas - skipping rope

It may surprise everyone to know, but skipping is back. My teen girls are right into it right now. Trust Kmart to come to the party with this cute rope that’s cheap as chips. You can also get one from Prada for $2,110… I wish I was kidding.

Get it at Kmart.

7. Game on – $59

Gifts for tween girls ideas - gamer headset

An entry-level gamer headset that should keep your tween happy. I mean, it lights up and everything!

Get them at Dick Smith.

8. Fingerprinting kit – $24.95

Gifts for tween girls ideas - fingerprinting kit

One for budding sleuths (and all tweens have a tendency to be nosy and hopefully problem-solvey). You can actually use this kit to pull a pretty good fingerprint. Fans of Brooklyn 99 will be here for this.

Get it from Switched On Kids.

9. A bloody good book – $14.95

My sister AL Tait’s amazing Ateban Cipher series is a great read for any tween girl. It’s a mystery with cool girl characters who your girl will want to be immediately. For which I should issue a warning: the girls live in a tree in the forest…

Get it at Booktopia.

10. Label it all – $59.99

Gifts for tween girls ideas - label maker

Quick! Tween girls looooove to label things. Before she outgrows this remarkable organisational phase (give it a year), get her to label everything in your home. 

Get it from Dick Smith.

11. We live in hope – $29.99

Gifts for tween girls ideas - hanger for jewellery or hair ties

Use this jewellery hanger as a cute attempt to stop hair elastics from ending up all over the house. Until you need one, of course. In which case there are none to be found anywhere, forever.

Get it at Dick Smith.

12. Vlogging tripod – $14

I’m sorry, I know. We don’t want to encourage the tik toking, vlogging crazy kiddos. But this is what they want and if we can’t give them that at Christmas, when can we?

Get it from Gifts Australia.

13. Projector set – $199

projector set

Yep, it’s super pricey, but movie nights are GO! Works for you as well!

Get it at BCF.

14. Hanging out – from $39.99

Gifts for tween girls ideas - hammock

My daughter is desperate for a hammock like this, so on the list it goes. You can get it for $79.99 or $39.99 club price (it’s free to join).

Get it from BCF.

15. iPad mini – $269

Gifts for tween girls ideas - iPad mini

I can’t live without my iPad mini. It’s the perfect size for holding to read, draw (with my Apple pencil) and pop into your bag. It’s an extravagant pressie for a tween, but one they will have for years (mine is five years old and still going strong). If you buy a refurbished, earlier version like this 4, it’s actually pretty reasonable.

Buy it at Dick Smith.

16. Sing song – $55

Gifts for tween girls ideas - Let's Sing

If she haven’t got it already, get her a copy of this gem. It’s such a lot of fun and it will get a lot of use. The link is good for PS5, but search around the site for Xbox, Nintendo etc versions.

Get it from Dick Smith.

17. A creative book – $24.90

We own all the Kerri Smith books and this one is one of her best. It encourages kids (and adults) to look beyond their immediate environment and imagine possibilities instead. Great for growing curious brains.

Get it at Booktopia.

Find more books to encourage creativity here.

18. Sumo costume – $89

Gifts for tweens: Sumo costume

Should we get this for ourselves…?

Get it at Gifts Australia.

19. Smart touch – $55

Gifts for tweens: touch lamp

This would be such a cool thing for a tweenie bedroom. A touch-control bedside lamp that changes colours AND has tunes sounds ace!

Get it at Gifts Australia.

20. Push scooter – $107.34


This is a mean machine that looks a treat. A long-distance folding scooter that will take your tween across town to visit friends or pick up some milk from the store. It’s fully adjustable, so if they take care of it, they can ride or die for life. There’s an escooter here for, ahem, considerably more money.

Get it at Dick Smith.

21. Slides

They’re not going away anytime soon. I’m sorry.

Get them at Platypus Shoes.

22. Bombs away – $45

Gifts for tween girls ideas - DIY bath bombs

I love it when a gift is a game, a luxury product and an education all in one. I’d like to think that this gift is non-gender specific. I don’t know when girls claimed ownership of a soothing bath, but I do know that boys should try one.

Get it at Dick Smith.

23. Friends Puzzle – $17.99

Friends puzzle

Vale Matthew Perry. Such a sad year, but it’s put Friends onto the radar of a new generation. Tween girls everywhere are being oh-so-retro with catchphrases like “Could I be any more like my mother 20 years ago?” Watch it on Netflix. 

Get it from Dick Smith.

24. Yoga pretzels – $31.95

A colourful set of cards that teaches the basics of yoga in bite-sized amounts. A good way to get some stretches in yourself, just quietly…

Get it at Booktopia.

25. Light ’em up – $25

String of lights for Christmas

I actually just put an order in for this me! Pretty sure any tween would love one too…

Get it at Gifts Australia.

Who’s on your list for these Christmas gift ideas for tween girls?

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