Top 5 Gifts for Girls Under 12

About the author: Diane Johnson primarily writes about online schooling and anything else that interests her. She enjoys traveling, reading, and sports.

Giving the perfect gift to an elementary school age girl can seem daunting and tricky because of the different styles and preferences of each girl out there. However, it is possible to find gifts that this age group of girls will absolutely love. Here is a list of the top five gifts for elementary-aged girls.

1 Makeup fun

Girls under twelve usually like anything makeup related, since they want to grown up so quickly. Lip gloss is a perfect gift, because it stands as a bridge between the no-makeup years of elementary school and when many girls begin to wear makeup in their early teens. Besides, lip gloss will make any girl feel lovely and girly. Another option for makeup gifts for young girls is nail polish. It’s perfect for at-home makeovers, sleepovers, and feeling grown up.

2 Journals and Diaries

Journals or diaries are a great gift for girls anywhere from 8-12 years old. A journal is fun at this age, so they can have a place to write their secrets and how they feel about their adventures of growing up. Journals provide a spot for a girl that’s all her own. If you give a journal, it’s fun to give fancy markers or pens that she can use to write with.

3 Accessories

Scarves and necklaces are similar to the fingernail polish and lip gloss gifts because they provide that bridge between the little girl years and the teenage years. Scarves or necklaces are the bridge between dress-ups and the fancier, more grown-up, full-on clothes shopping of being a teenage girl. Besides, what elementary school age girl doesn’t love to accessorize every once in a while?

4 Crafts

Any sort of craft kit is a great option for a girl under 12. It’s fun for girls to make things that they could wear, such as a bead kit that can make bracelets or necklaces with. Other fun craft kits include sand art kits or stained glass window kits. Painting kits, such as paint-by-the-numbers, are a great gift option for young girls as well. They provide a creative outlet and results in art that really can make them proud of their diligence in finishing painting in all those little numbers!

5 Coloring Books

Coloring books are always an option for kids, though younger children are more likely to enjoy this gift. Coloring books provide hours of entertainment and are perfect for long waits at doctors’ offices, road trips, rainy days, and spontaneous creative urges. Give coloring books to younger children, as they tend to enjoy coloring more. For an older child, a sketchbook and a set of watercolors might be a better, more mature option and will allow for expanding creativity.

About the author: Diane Johnson primarily writes about online schooling and anything else that interests her. She enjoys traveling, reading, and sports.


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  2. I think any child is difficult to buy presents for! Especially when they have some form of so called disability, for example are deaf. Thankfully, the ideas you have stated here apply to all children. Catering for both sexes and any disabilities is hard, so this article shows you don’t have to go far to find good presents!

  3. Flowers,chocolates and teddy bears also liked by girls

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  5. I have three nieces, and every time I buy them a gift from this site, they go nuts. So that’s what I’m sticking to. LOL!


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