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23 Gifts for Girls Who Hate Girly Things

Let’s just start off by saying that anything you can give to a boy you can give to a girl, too—with the exception, of course, of gender specific clothing. But is there any such thing, really? Your non-girly girl can do anything thing she wants. The gifts on this list will help her on her way to a fierce an independent life.

Bluetooth Beanie Hat with Headphones

Bluetooth Beanie Hat with Headphones

Keep her head warm and her ears filled with music with this Bluetooth Beanie Hat. Made from a soft double-knit material, this hat comes fitted with a pair of built-in speakers over the ears so she can listen to her tunes and talk to her friends completely hands- and wire-free.

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Chuck Taylors

Chuck Taylors

Even girls who aren’t girly like to have more than one pair of kick to choose from. This pair of Chucks is more than tough—it’s the classic Converse high top on steroids. Don’t doubt it: they’re tricked out with suede uppers and a reinforced rubber sole that will speak to her soul.

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Xacto Woodcarving Set

Xacto Woodcarving Set

A set of good woodworking tools in the hands of a skilled craftsperson can turn and ordinary project into a work of art. This set of tools will have her carving camfers, dados, and tongue and groove joints in no time. Don’t know that those are? She’ll be happy to teach you.

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Carhartt Women's Jacket

Carhartt Women's Jacket

Your girl doesn’t want a pastel colored poofy jacket from North Face or a parka from The Gap with a fur-lined hood. She wants something she can wear to help Dad out with the car or something she can wear that won’t fall apart when the going gets tough. Carhartt is not just fro men—and this jacket proves it.

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Dino-Lite Handheld Microscope

Dino-Lite Handheld Microscope

Explore the wonders of the microscopic world with this handheld microscope. The budding scientist can magnify the object of her attention up to two hundred times and use the accompanying software to subject it to rigorous scientific scrutiny on the family Mac or PC.

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Bad Girls Throughout History

Bad Girls Throughout History

Girls who don’t want to be sugar and spice and all things nice will take inspiration from the women in ‘Bad Girls Throughout History’. Telling the stories of 100 of the most rebellious and influential females across the world, this book will show her it’s okay to fight for what she believes in.

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Adventure Girls!: Crafts For Kids

Adventure Girls!: Crafts For Kids

If you’re looking for a gift for girls who hate girly things, ‘Adventure Girls’ is the perfect choice. Aimed at ages 6 – 12, this book is packed with things that she can do both indoors and out, which will increase her confidence, encourage her creativity, and let her get hands-on with practical activities.

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Gallery Studio 82-Piece Deluxe Art Set

Gallery Studio 82-Piece Deluxe Art Set

This is the perfect gift for a beginning or experienced artist. It comes in a sturdy wooden case and includes got color pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, paintbrushes, and more. Give her the gift of art, which will help them process all those emotions that plague them day in and day out.

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Canon PowerShot Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot Digital Camera

This beauty from Canon is the 21st century standard in digital photography. It’s tricked out with the best optics for still photos and 1080 p HD video capture. But that’s not what makes it the best. It has an on-board Wi-Fi system that lets you upload images to social networking sites directly from the camera.

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Don't Give Up Your Dreams T Shirt

Don't Give Up Your Dreams T Shirt

We’re always telling our kids to keep striving for what they want to achieve, and this tee is a fun way of getting the message across, while also adding a bit of sass. Available in a range of colors, including tie dye, this tee is fun and funky, and comes in five sizes.

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Dr. Martens Combat Boots

Dr. Martens Combat Boots

Doc Martens boots are cooler than cool. They’re the coolest. They’re blue-collar, they’re fashion forward, they’re comfortable, and they last forever. Your girl can wear these with jeans, skirts, or go full Cindy Lauper and wear them with whatever she can find at the thrift store.

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Craft Your Own Water Bottle

Craft Your Own Water Bottle

She can put her own mark on her water bottle when she has this fun Craft Your Own Water Bottle kit. Using shrink wrap, she will be able to decorate the included bottle up to 18 times, utilizing the heat from a hairdryer to literally shrink the designs onto the side.

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Nuts & Bolts Chess

Nuts & Bolts Chess

Chess has been the purview of men for far too long. From Bobby Fisher to Grand Master Gary Kasparaov, you’d think men are the only ones who play the game. Change all that, and change the game-piece paradigm. Build her this chess set made from common hardware you can find just about anywhere.

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Live Edge Bench

Live Edge Bench

She can put her tools and woodworking skills to use by following this tutorial. The finished piece makes a beautiful addition to a porch or garden. If you take it far enough with sanding and staining, it’s a great bench for an entrance way or kitchen.

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Treehaus Wood Castle Blocks

Treehaus Wood Castle Blocks

She can get an early start on her career in architecture with these 60 + piece of solid wood that form medieval castles, walls, and bridges. When the structure is complete, she can be the knight who storms the castle—not the waiting damsel in distress.

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The Junior Witch's Handbook

The Junior Witch's Handbook

If your girl would rather be a witch than a unicorn, this is the book for her. Introducing the concept of ‘white magic’, using nature, crystals, and the power of words and intention, this beautiful book is divided into three major areas of her life: friendship, family, and personal fulfilment.

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Cool Women: The Thinking Girl's Guide

Cool Women: The Thinking Girl's Guide

Your young hipster can learn about all the cool things women have done throughout history with this one book. From the daring adventures of female spies that helped to win World War II to the record shattering athlete Babe Didrikson, this book will both inspire and entertain.

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Crate Shelves

Crate Shelves

These rustic crate shelves are a breeze to make and look fantastic. Take an old crate, refurbish it with some sanding and staining, and after a couple of hours of work you’ll have a piece that looks like it comes from an expensive furniture store.

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Bear Archery Bow Set

Bear Archery Bow Set

What set Katniss apart was her skill with the bow and arrow. Your girl can learn those same skills for real with her won archery kit. Set up the target in the back yard, string the bow, and she’ll be a hero with the real-world skills to match.

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Carhartt Work Bibs

Carhartt Work Bibs

This full length set of work bibs will give her what she need to really go for it. She can mix it up with the boys on any worksite, anywhere in the world with these. She’ll get instant crew-cred and they’ll last forever.

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Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Green

Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Green

The scientists of the future are going to change the world with new approaches to renewable energy. She can explore the wonders of solar, wind, and geothermal power this versatile kit. Over one-hundred twenty-five projects with put the world at her fingertips.

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Rosie the Riveter Action Figure

Rosie the Riveter Action Figure

Rosie the Riveter was the marketing tool used by US industry to get women involved in the massive industrial effort that won World War II for the Allies. While the men were off shooting and flying, the women were doing the building. Rosie is the original icon of the working woman.

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Moleskine Leather Journal

Moleskine Leather Journal

Girls that hate girly things don’t want a pink “Dear Diary” notebook with frilly bows and a cute little lock. They want something with gravitas. They want a journal that looks like it might have been used by the great writers of days gone by: something like this timeless, leather-bound work of journal art.

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