Not quite a teen yet but not a child either, being 12 is a difficult time. To make it easier for you both, we’ve gathered together some amazing gifts for 12 year old girls so you can show her that you’re there for her. From games consoles to jewelry, there’s bound to be something for your pre-teen in here.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
We take photos every minute of the day using our smart devices, it’s never been easier, but using them stops us printing them out and having physical copies. This Fujifilm Instax is small enough for her to take with her everywhere and get print outs instantly.
Give her something to look after and take pride in with this AquaSprouts Garden. On the top, she’ll be able to grow some amazing plants, herbs and even vegetables while underneath, she can keep some pet fish which fertilize the plants and in turn, the plants clean the water for the fish.
Hidrate Spark Smart Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is an important part of looking after ourselves. This water bottle is the best one for reminding you to drink enough as it glows when you need to drink some more, tracks your daily intake, and also links up to an app so you can keep an eye on your overall health.
Magnetic Putty Unicorn Poop Stress Relief Kit
Being 12 is a stressful time, you’re almost a teenager but you’re not a child anymore, either, and you’re trying to figure out who you’re growing up to be. This Magical Unicorn Stress Relief Kit would be perfect for helping her calm down and not get too worked up.
3D Printing Pen
Introduce her to the wonderful world of 3D printing with this awesome professional printing 3D pen. With an adjustable feed to control speed and flow, this chunky pen uses one degree increments for the perfect temperature, and will allow her to create pictures she can actually hold in her hands.
Happy Hipster Animal Shirts
These adorable happy hipster tees are one of the coziest (and cutest) shirts she’ll ever wear and make the perfect gift for animal lovers.
Perfect for the craze of rock painting as well as personalizing mugs and other projects, these paint pens will bring vibrant color to her work. Non-toxic and odorless, these fine tip pens are permanent and water-resistant, and come with 15 beautiful colors in each pack.
Rechargable Smart LED Candle Light
If she likes the look of candles in her room but you don’t like the risks, these rechargeable candle lights make a brilliant alternative. App controlled so she can be completely hands-free, these candle lights can also be connected to each other so one adjustment will change them all.
CrunchCup Portable Cereal Cup
Do away with soggy cereal for good with the very clever CrunchCup. With two compartments for keeping milk and cereal separate, this cup also eliminates the need for utensils as the contents can be drunk instead of spooned. The milk and cereal don’t even touch until they meet in her mouth!
LED Photo Clip String Lights
Most photos these days tend to stay in a phone’s memory, and even if they’re printed out they get put in an album and forgotten. These string lights come with 20, 30, 40, or 50 LED lights and clips to hold photos in full view, while adding to the room’s cozy atmosphere.
Inspirational Animal Shirts
These inspirational animal shirts will help pick her up when she is down and are guaranteed to put a smile on her face every time she wears them.
My Pint Personal Electric Ice Cream Maker
She can create her own ice cream whenever she likes with this amazing electric ice cream maker. By keeping the lid in the freezer, it will be all ready to make frozen delights in just 30 minutes, and because she’s making it herself, she can add whatever ingredients she likes.
Soft Stretch Ponytail Beanie Hat
This beanie is the perfect gift for 12 year old girls with long hair, because it keeps her head warm without her ponytail getting in the way. Available in a huge range of colors, this polyester hat has a hole for her ponytail whether she wears it high up or lower down.
Magnetic Cell Phone Stand
This clever magnetic phone stand allows hands-free phone use in almost any situation. With one pad stuck to the phone, the other can be placed on any flat surface for instant grip. Supplied with silicone-covered wires, it can also be mounted on any irregular surfaces by bending them to fit.
FOREO LUNA Facial Cleansing Brush
It’s never too early to start looking after her skin, and the Foreo Luna Play Plus makes that easy. Used in conjunction with her favorite gentle cleanser, just twice a day with this pretty pink brush will remove 99.5% of dirt, make-up, dead skin, and oils with just one minute’s use.
Now she can have music wherever she goes with the incredible Sphero Specdrums. This ring can be worn on the finger and can be programed to recognize colors. When each different color is touched with the ring, a different musical note is played. App-enabled, it’s suitable for beginners to experienced musicians.
Divoom Pixoo Pixel Art Frame
Help her create pixel art like she’s never seen before with the Divoom Pixoo Digital Frame. App-enabled, this frame lets users create all sorts of art on their device which will then be transferred onto the illuminated screen. Perfect for games’ rooms, it’s also an alarm, mood light, and music visualizer.
Galaxy art is very in right now, which is why this hoodie will make a great gift for 12 year old girls. Warm and cozy, this hoodie is fleece lined for comfort, and includes two welt pockets at the side for keeping hands snug, and an all-over celestial blue and purple print.
Weirdo 1 Weirdo 2 Best Friends Necklaces
Gifts for friends don’t come much cuter than this, and you get to keep one for yourself! Made from stainless steel, the heart is divided into two pendants which fit together. With one stamped with ‘weirdo #1’ and the other with ‘weirdo #2’, both are supplied with an 18” chain.
JBL Flip Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This wireless JBL waterproof speaker will be invaluable for her and her friends at the park, pool, or the beach, because it’s totally waterproof, even when submerged in water. There are nine colors to choose from, and it can be connected via Bluetooth to two devices, for twice the musical fun.
Affirmators Affirmation Cards
Pre-teens can get embarrassed at the usual self-help talk, but positive affirmations do work. Give her some inspiration with a set of affirmations cards that tell it like it is, without the airy-fairy language. Straight talking and direct, these cards will boost her self-esteem no end.
LED Cherry Blossom Bonsai Tree
Add some oriental charm to her bedroom with an LED bonsai cherry blossom tree. Available in a warm white or color changing option, this beautiful light measures a sweet 18”, and includes 48 LED lights, and bendable branches so it can be molded to her preferred shape.
BoomBand Wearable Waterproof Speaker
She’ll be able to stay connected while going completely hands-free with this Tech-Life BoomBand. Waterproof and wearable, this speaker is worn on the wrist like a watch, and will not only allow her to listen to her music while swimming, running, or riding, but also make and receive calls, too.
Once she’s comfy in bed she won’t want to move, and with the BedShelfie, she won’t have to. Easily fitted to most styles of bed, this bedside shelf – which comes in white or natural – will keep her phone, remote control, glasses, and even a drink safely within easy reach.
Combination Lock Journal
You wouldn’t dream of reading your daughter’s journal, but does she know that? Fitted with a three digit combination lock, this journal comes in six smart colors, and contains 182 lined pages so she can write down her thoughts and feelings, knowing they’re safe and secure.
LuminAID Solar Inflatable Lantern
Just as good for reading in bed as it is for lighting the night when camping, this solar powered lantern is the ultimate in lightweight lamps. Folding flat for easy storage, the LuminAID is waterproof and shatterproof, and will provide up to 24 hours of light on a single charge.
One-Step Tie-Dye Kit
Tie-dyeing is a fun craft, and an excellent way of vamping up boring, white clothes. The downside is, it takes hours to do. This kit will cut the dyeing process from 8 hours to just 2 minutes in the microwave, using the two containers, dyes, and rubber bands included.
Razor DeltaWing Scooter
Part bike, part trike, and part scooter, the amazing Razor DeltaWing is a super cool way to travel. An impressive gift for 12 year old girls who like to get out and about, the Razor can be ridden sitting or standing, and can be used for spinning and drifting, too.
Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit
If she likes to paint her nails different colors, give her a way to have professional salon results every time. Gel polish can last for up to 14 days with no chipping or peeling, and this set comes with 6 colors, tools, and an LED lamp to cure the polish.
Small Spaces Book
Small Spaces is the spine-tingling novel by Katherine Arden that might just keep her up all night. 11 year old Ollie has heard the legend of The Smiling Man, but during a walk home at night she may discover that he’s more than just an urban myth.
Sphero RVR: All-Terrain Programmable Coding Robot
Inside the tank body of Sphero RVR is a robot waiting to show what it can do. Fully customizable, the Sphero RVR comes ready to use and can be programed to drive almost anywhere. Ideal for learning coding and programing, it works with Raspberry Pi, Micro Bit, and other third-party hardware.
Jade Roller for Face
A beautiful addition to her nightstand, this jade roller will help her care for her skin naturally and easily. Used with her favorite moisturizer, the jade roller can be rolled upwards on the face to help absorption of the cream, while helping to tighten skin and smooth the surface.
Bluetooth Beanie Hat
She can give her ears a rest from in-ear buds with this cozy winter beanie. Available in a staggering amount of colors, this Bluetooth hat features in-built speakers that sit over the ears, so she can listen to her music while still being able to hear what’s going on around her.
Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand & Cell Phone Holder
Like it or loathe it, selfies have become a way of life for today’s teens and tweenagers. Help them make the most of their hobby with a selfie ring light and tripod stand. Height-adjustable from 17.5″ to 51″, the ring offers 3 lighting modes and 11 brightness settings.
Beats by Dr Dre Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Perfect for watching videos on the internet or listening to music, this Beats wireless headphones by Dr. Dre would make a great gift for your 12 year old girl. They come in a very stylish rose gold color and they’re bound to go with every outfit she wears.
Rockets of Awesome Kids Clothing Subscription Box
Getting their clothes right can be a challenge, especially when they start getting their own sense of style and mind. Save yourself the headache of picking their outfits yourself and subscribe to this box which contains 8 hand picked items based on your child’s interests.
Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet
If your youngster has a passion for drawing, help her to bring her sketches to life with the Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet. Designed for first-time users, the 4K pressure-sensitive pen and lightweight tablet feel just like sketching with a pen and paper – except drawings and paintings can be edited using 3 downloadable software packages.
Think Fun Gravity Maze
Is there any better way to get your kids learning than with a game? They won’t even realise that they’re improving their STEM skills because they’ll be having too much fun. Board games make great gifts for 12 year old girls, and this Gravity Maze one will make them use their logic and critical thinking.
Sorbus Hammock Chair Macrame Swing
Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, this bohemian-style Macramé Hammock Swing will give your child somewhere to hang out and read or watch movies. It’s easy to set up too, so it can be moved from their bedroom to the backyard depending on where they want to relax.
Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition
Show your daughter the games her parents used to play with the Nintendo Entertainment System. It comes preloaded with the classic games such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and even Donkey Kong. You’ll get serious nostalgia when you pick up the old school controller.
Light Up Unicorn Slippers
Everyone should own a pair of slippers and these Kawaii style ones will be absolutely perfect for any 12 year old. Not only are they in the shape of adorably fluffy unicorns but they have lights in their cheeks which flash through a rainbow of colors.
Tulip One Step Tie-Dye Kit
Tie dye is a great way to breathe new life into old clothes or even sheets. Invite your daughter’s friends over and have a tie dye party; this set of 18 colored tubes will be enough for them all to create a one of a kind piece of clothing which they’ll be proud of.
ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon
These hair chalks can be used to let your daughter experiment with her hair color without it being permanent. They can be applied to dry hair and will work on any hair color or shade. They’re easily washed out with some shampoo so she can start again with a fresh canvas.
Yum! Candy Making Science Kit
What 12 year old girl doesn’t love candy? Now she can make it herself at home with this Yum! Candy Making Science Kit. From gummy worms to crystal rock candy, she can use lab tools and materials to discover sugar science and ‘think like a scientist’.
Aza Boutique Tweed Cat Ears Hooded Cape
This adorable cape is a great alternative to a winter coat and will be perfect when the weather is cool but not cold enough for a huge jacket. There’s even a hood with added cat ears to keep them safe from winds and rain.
Easy Weaving Loom
Weaving is a fun and easy to way to create amazing woollen items such as scarves or even cases for your cellphone or sunglasses. Put multiple looms together and you’ll be able to make bigger creations like throws or blankets for your sofa or bed.
Not Parent Approved Card Game
For tweenagers only, Not Parent Approved is a fun card game in the style of Mad Libs that lets kids get creative by completing the 105 question cards with one of 350 answers – the more hilarious the better! You’ll never have seen them laugh as much.
Activating Origami Set
Origami is an amazing art and it takes incredible patience to learn how to do it. But what if those origami animals could come to life? This kit combines this ancient Japanese art with STEM knowledge and you can animate paper cranes, dragonflies, and even sheep.
Gold Metal Mesh Pineapple LED String Lights
These are a great addition to any pre-teen’s room and if you need gifts for 12 year old girls, room décor is a great idea. They might start taking pride in their room and keeping it clean which means you have to nag them less to get it tidy.
Little Passports Science Expeditions Subscription Box
STEM education is something which is important to our kids these days as it focuses on science, technology, engineering and math, all of which are great career paths to go down. This monthly subscription box contains experiments which will help them develop their STEM skills.
Make It Real Juicy Couture Fruit Obsession Bracelets
Juicy Girls won’t be able to get enough of these awesome Juicy Couture Fruit Obsession bracelets from Make It Real. The kit includes bangles, beads and charms so kids can make 10 cute bracelets for themselves or their friends to stand out from the crowd.
9 Diy Gifts for 12 Year Old Girls
Diy Keychain Chapstick Holder
In the colder months, our lips really suffer and rummaging around in our purses for the Chapstick is a pain. Follow this tutorial and you’ll soon have the perfect sized holder for your lip balm and the best thing of all is that you’ll be able to find it easily because it’s on your keys.
How to Make a Fabric Covered Memo Board
Your 12 year old will suddenly start having a really busy social life but you also want to make sure that she keeps on top of her schoolwork. Sit down and make this DIY fabric memo board with her and she’ll always have somewhere to put her reminders and notes.
Diy Glitter Cup
Glitter solves everything, there’s nothing which can’t be made better with some glitter – this tutorial just proves that as it shows you how to glitter-fy a cup. It’s so easy to do and there’s no reason why you can’t apply the same technique to mugs, vases, or even plates.
Diy Gift in a Jar with Free Printable
If you’re a little bit short on money but you want to give her an awesome birthday gift, take some inspiration from this tutorial. It tells you how to make a cute gift in a jar filled with her favorite items, and there’s even a sweet printable label, too.
Diy Letters Gift
As your daughter approaches her teenage years, it’s a scary time for you both. Keep the relationship between you both as strong as it is now by writing her some letters about what she’s likely to face. She’ll always know that she can come to you with a problem then and she’ll never feel alone.
Diy Boot Socks
Your youngsters can keep warm in style this winter with these DIY boot socks. Check out the tutorial to see how to make these cuffs by reusing old sweaters. You can then get to work customizing them with whatever is in your craft supplies box to create one-of-a-kind accessories for fashion-conscious kids.
Diy Mason Jar Snow Globe
Bring the outdoors indoors during the holidays with these beautiful snow globes. Check out this post to see how to make the globes for less than half the price of the ones you’ve seen in the stores. Plus, it’s a fun project to do with the kids for their bedrooms.
Diy Chalkboard Mug
Create an original gift as a stocking filler for the kids using this chalkboard paint for ceramics. Read the article to see how you can customize a plain mug with the paint, which they can draw on as they’re drinking their hot chocolate (with extra marshmallows, of course).
Diy Faux Flower Monogram
If you’re searching for a unique gift for a tweenage girl this Christmas, look no further than this DIY flower monogram. Grab your glue gun and get sticking to create this beautiful design that she can hang on her bedroom wall. Check out the post to find out how.
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