Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls

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Gifts for tween girls can be tricky as kids transition to a new stage in life. Discover the perfect gift for 10-year old girls with this best list of games, books, toys, and art kits.

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Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls

Barbie Color Reveal

2 dolls, 3 pets, and 36 slumber party accessories! Reveal the dolls’ and pets’ looks with warm water.

Mermaid Potions

Mix up mermaid options with the included supplies and put them in potion bottles or necklaces.

Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls
Scientific Explorer Crime Catchers Science Kit
Solve fun mysteries using science experiments that have kids thinking like a real scientist would!

My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker

How cute is this tiny (2″ high) animal speaker? Connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device! (Pick from lots of animals including unicorn, pug, beaver, and dragon.)

Abandon All Artichokes

ages 10+
From our friends at Gamewright, this new veggie power game’s goal is to ditch all the artichoke cards (to the compost) in favor of other vegetables.

gifts for 10 year old girls
Squishmallows (Cat)
Trust me when I say Squishmallows are THE SOFTEST, CUDDLIEST plush toys we’ve ever owned. And we own like a million. My kids LOVE these and want all of them. 🙂 I’m highly, highly, highly recommending these amazing plush animals. My tween and teen love these!

Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls
Lego Pop-Up Party Bus
This colorful LEGO party bus is a perfect gift for any kid – its foldout speakers, opening rooftop, and light up brick make it an extra exciting set for children to play with!

Mystic Market

Hone your strategy and math skills and learn basic economics, all in a fun card game for 2 to 4 players. You’ll buy and sell magical potion-making ingredients to make sets then make the potions and trade them to earn points! Plus, aren’t the potion vials fantastic?

Luciana American Girl

Luciana is a STEM girl chosen to go to Space Camp!

Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls
Switch Lite
This handheld version of the Nintendo Switch is the perfect gift when it comes to price and size for any kid looking for an awesome game console!

Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls
All-Natural Lip Balm Boutique
Use STEM learning to create makeup! This fun kit uses chemistry and different molds to blend all-natural ingredients into amazing, unique lip balms!

The Graveyard Book BEST BOOKS FOR 10 YEAR OLDS
The Graveyard Book
 by Neil Gaiman
This book is so excellent, I’d say it’s a modern children’s book classic. Bod lives in the graveyard with an assortment of ghosts and other cemetery creatures who raise him after Bod’s parents are killed when Bod was a baby.  Bod’s main guardian is Silas who cares for him, feeds him, and teaches him about the human world. The ending is bittersweet (my daughter yelled at me for making her read a sad story) but perfect. Despite the scary-sounding title, the scariest part is in the first chapter when Bod’s parents get murdered and I suspect most 5th graders can handle that part.

Hi Lo Flip 

Easy to learn and fun to play with the entire family– this is a numbers card game with visual discrimination and probability elements.

The Best Arts & Crafts Toys and Gifts for Kids
Make Your Own Trading Card Kit
Kids can create their own custom trading cards with this imaginative kit that comes with blank cards, pens, foil sleeves, and a sticker sheet!

National Geographic Astrophysicist Barbie and other Barbie Scientists
Barbie photojournalist doll is dressed for the field wearing brown pants, tan boots and a top detailed with a vest, insignia and pocket for a realistic touch.

XBox One S

Get the latest in disc-free gaming with digital games. This bundle includes Xbox plus Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnight.

Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit
Crystal Growing Experimental Kit
Put those science skills to use by growing these amazing, eye-catching crystals that come with their own display cases!

A Place to Hang the Moon
by Kate Albus
An absolutely wonderful, heartwarming historical fiction story with close-knit siblings who stick together and eventually find their forever home. Evacuated from London during WWII these siblings need to find a new home. Unfortunately, their placements are horrid. It’s only the library and the kind librarian who help them survive the bullying and hunger. Unfortunately, the librarian is deemed “unsuitable” to be their foster mother since her missing husband is German. When things go from bad to worse in their latest home, can the children fight for a home with the librarian no matter what the town thinks?

The Best Arts & Crafts Toys and Gifts for Kids
Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad
This pad comes with over 100 images that kids can trace by putting their blank sheets over the awesome light up pad and drawing away!

LOL Surprise Glamper
ages 6+
55+ surprises including 1 LOL surprise doll, 10+ hangout areas including bunk beds, light up pool and slide, fashion runway, BBQ patio and D.J. booth. The front detaches to become a separate car with working horn and headlights!

LEGO Friends Rescue Mission Boat
Build this a rescue cruiser boat with a crane, removable deck, and speedboat launcher. You’ll also get Olivia, Andrea, Mia, a whale, a treasure chest, and robot.

Measuring Up
by Lily LaMotte, illustrated by Ann Xu
A beautiful story of food, a close-knit, multigenerational family, finding your place in a new culture and country, and staying proud of your heritage…Cici moves to the U.S. from Tawain and wants her A’má to come, too. She hopes to win the grand prize in a cooking contest and use the money to buy her A’má a plane ticket. Cici wants to cook American food like her cooking contest partner…She learns from Julia Child but in the end, Cici returns to her Tawainese roots to win the contest.

Aquarellum Dolphins Magic Canvas
These unique picture cards create beautiful illustrations as they are being painted with help from areas of embossing that repel paint, making it easy for children to have fun painting these magic canvas!

Rock Pets – FOX

This rock pet line from Alex Toys is a creative craft and decorative feature for your child’s bedroom.

gifts for 10 year old girls
Nintendo Labo
Get five different DIY toy and game projects like making a music simulator, a fishing game, or motorbike. This kit is meant to accompany Nintendo Switch. This kit makes technology hands-on & is very highly rated for 2018.

Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game
We LOVE this cool STEM skills game that encourages your 10-year olds to think logically while creating something awesome — a roller coaster! Full review here.

Descendants Fashion Design Sketchbook

Do your kids love the Descendants? If so, they’ll love this creative drawing kit to design outfits for their favorite characters.

good books for 10 year old girls
Belly Up
by Stuart Gibbs
Was the FunJungle’s hippo murdered? Teddy and Summer think so. Mystery, adventure, and humor will keep your readers on the edge of their seats in this unique story with quirky characters perfect for 10-year-old readers.

Sphero BOLT Robot
This is the latest Sphero app-enabled robot. Isn’t it the coolest looking one yet? Learn to code through hands-on activities to program infrared, compass, light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and motor encoders. Drive BOLT and play games. 2+ hours of battery.

Klutz Sew Your Own Unicorn Cake Pillow

Cuteness alert! Learn to sew a soft decorative pillow using techniques like whip stitching, basting, and gathering. With plush faux fur, metallic gold lame, iridescent pom-poms, and pre-cut felt pieces, you’ll have tons of options to decorate your cake. Add a rainbow mane, a flower crown, rock Star fringe, wings or adorable Meringue dollops.

Brick x Brick by Adam Ward
I highly recommend this engaging book for any LEGO-loving kid! Adam Ward of YouTube fame writes with so much personality and pizazz. Not only does this book show you cool, step-by-step builds, but it’s also filled with facts, tips, history, stories, & more.

Fashion Angels Mini Clay Tiny Food Kit

Do you have a crafter who loves making small things? (I do!) With this kit, you’ll get the air-dry clay and directions to make pancakes, cake, candy, donuts, and cupcakes.

Roblox Celebrity Collection Salon
Build your own Roblox character with four figures with interchangeable parts plus lots of accessories.

Gravitrax Starter Set
It’s an educational marble run like you’ve never before seen! Kids design race tracks to use gravity, magnetism, and kinetics to propel the ball to the finish. 100+ pieces
Best gifts for 10 Year Old girls
by Raina Telgemeier
Raina shares her growing-up stories with humor and amazing art in these three popular books. My 10-year-old daughter read Sisters four times the first week she owned it – they’re excellent books and quite addictive. Boxed set here.

Hydro Flask 

As you might know, these are the hottest water bottles for kids these days. And you don’t have to be a VSCO girl to love these either.

Create Your Own Bead Pets
ages 6+
Kids will love making all sorts of beaded animals with this awesome set that comes with cool accessories, including key rings and lanyard clips!

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids: Literacy, Arts, & Crafts
Kid Made Modern Studio in a Box

We regularly by the Kid Made Modern art supplies just like you’ll find in this incredible kit that is filled with paints, brushes, pencils, markers, four canvas boards, and two quality paper pads. I love that this kit gives kids supplies to allow them open-ended imaginative creation, don’t you?


Aquabeads Box of Fun Safari
Kids can make all different kinds of animals and plants from the safari with this unique aquabeads craft – the possibilities are endless!

LEGO Friends Rescue Mission Boat
Build this a rescue cruiser boat with a crane, removable deck, and speedboat launcher. You’ll also get Olivia, Andrea, Mia, a whale, a treasure chest, and a robot.

Gumball Machine Maker

Build a gumball machine that’s part marble run, part roller coaster, part pinball machine! 
gift ideas for 10 year olds
All Four Stars
 by Tara Dairman
Food-enthusiast Gladys is suffering in a house of microwaving parents. Gladys not only appreciates quality food, she loves to cook, and wants to be a food critic. (She already has lots of practice writing her daily notes about her parents horrid creations.) When a mix-up in a writing contest has the editors of a paper thinking she’s an adult, can she actually write a published newspaper review without letting anyone know she’s only 10-years-old? We LOVE this series!

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is still a super popular gift for kids — it’s fun, compact, and portable gaming system that kids absolutely love.

 good gifts for 10 year olds
Sew Mini Treats

This beautiful book will show you step by step how to sew 18 food plushies. The kit includes the materials: felt, needles, floss, stuffing, patterns, and felt eyes & cheeks.

Tenzi Game

ages 7+
Tenzi is a SUPER FUN yet simple dice game that works for almost all ages (except the ages 0 – 3) which is why it’s one of our top recommendations (aka. the BEST) family night game. Be the first player to get all ten of your dice to show the same number. Full review here.

LEGO Friends Olivia’s Mission Vehicle

Build a cool truck for rescue missions and you’ll get a rooftop control center, secret compartment, computer, 5 mini-dolls, and more!

The Best Arts & Crafts Toys and Gifts for Kids 2020
Easy-To-Do Crochet Kit
This great beginner’s gift teaches any child the basics of crocheting and allows them to create awesome things like handbags, placemats, belts, etc.!

Beagle or Bagel?
The subtitle is “the game of delicious optical illusions” and at first glance, you might be like my kids think it’s easy peasy. BUT… when you’re going fast and trying to win by quickly counting which image has the highest number (beagles or bagels), it’s harder than you think! Tons of fun and would make a great gift.

Alexa Dot
The Alexa Dot was our successful compromise with our daughter who still wanted to listen to her music in her room but wasn’t allowed to have screen time in her bedroom. Now it’s become a favorite way to play music for both our girls. It’s voice-controlled and you can use it as an alarm, speaker, timer, and more.

LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid’s Hut
ages 8+
Who doesn’t love Buckbeak the Hippogriff? You’ll get Buckbeak plus Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Executioner, and the Minister of Magic and a really cool hut kit!

Want an intelligent robot dinosaur that responds to you? Whether it’s with your hands, his Trackball, or with an app, MiPosaur is smart enough to take on your every command- and mischievous enough not to! Train, tame and game with multiple game modes within the Trackball and free app, available on iOS or Android devices.

Crayola Creations Art History Fashion Set

Design a collection of beautiful fashion inspired by famous artists. You’ll get 5 removable stencil pages with 100+ fashions and accessory shapes to help create your designs. Includes 4 instructional pages, great for those just learning or for someone who wants to improve their drawing techniques. My kids love these!

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Modeling Clay with 3 Basic Shapes by Bernadette Cuxart
Excellent photographic directions make creating cute clay animals a cinch! See my full review here. This was a big hit with my daughter.

good gifts 10 year old girls
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Narrated by one gorilla named Ivan, this story will immediately grab your heart — it’s sad but keep reading, it’s an amazing story – and I don’t usually like animal stories. Making it even more compelling, it’s a true story! Ivan is kept in a cage in a run-down mall for 27 years without seeing another gorilla, only the stray dog, Bob, who sleeps with him, Stella the Elephant, and Ruby, a newly purchased baby elephant. Before she dies, Stella begs Ivan to find Ruby a home with other elephants – and Ivan agrees, but it won’t be easy.

Klutz Shrink & Link Jewelry Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids Gifts for 10-Year Old Girls
Klutz Shrink & Link Jewelry 
We love making anything shrink — now my daughter can’t wait to try shrink-plastic jewelry.

word a round gifts for 10 year old girls

WordARound is a super fun word game for kids. The cards have three rings, black, red, and blue, with words written around each ring. To play, start by looking at the black ring. See if you can spot the word in all the letters the fastest!

Squeeze and watch as the toys slowly go from squished to full size. Kids love the tactile fun of these.

LED 6 Color Bluetooth Speaker 
Play your music on this super cool light-up speaker.

gifts for 10 year old girls
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The best-selling children’s book of all time, this is a MUST READ for so many reasons: the brilliant storytelling, a complex and entertaining plot, relatable characters, rich language, essential life lessons about friendship and bravery, and more. (See all my reasons for reading Harry Potter.) Harry Potter gets kids excited about reading; it’s compelling and amazing. I can’t say enough good things about it!!

gifts for 10 year old girls
LEGO Friends Heartlake City Resort
This beachside hotel, with a roof terrace, water park, slides, monorail, water scooter and windsurf playset includes 1017 pieces and 4 LEGO Friends mini-dolls: Stephanie, Andrea, Olivia, and Mason plus a dolphin figure! Build a moving monorail to explore the resort, slides, a water park, and tons of fun accessories. My kids love the LEGO Friends sets.

gifts for 10 year old girls
KLUTZ LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit
This 80 page book will help you learn stop motion animation and regular movies. Set the stage with any of the six included background settings and thirty-six LEGO elements including a pizza, banana, baseball cap, six mini-figure heads, and more!

Best Books for 10 year old girls
Chronicles of Narnia
 by C. S. Lewis
These are wonderful, timeless fantasy adventures about good versus evil and characters you can love.

gifts for 10 year old girls
Harry Potter boxed set of books!
This remains one of my daughter’s most cherished gifts. Get the hardback versions of the Harry Potter series in a beautiful chest.

Bubble Talk gifts for 10 year old boys

Each player chooses the funniest caption from his or her cards. The judge picks the winner – and that winner keeps the funny card. Take turns being the judge. HILARIOUS!

TOMOLOO Hoverboard with LED Lights
This self-balancing electric scooter is a HOT gift right now! This highly-rated model offers 5 LED lights with Bluetooth music and unique tires.

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker
My kids LOVE their portable mini-speakers and so will yours. Something about kids — they need their music, right? This Bose provides amazingly high-quality sound in a waterproof, silicone exterior. Charge up to give yourself 8 hours of play time on the go. (It’s compatible with Google Now and Siri.)

Creative Cosmetics Lab
Mix personalized soaps, bath bombs, salt scrubs, and more. A 32-page guide shows the science, history and step-by-step directions. Safe chemicals and substances, jars and stickers included.

LEGO Creator Skate House
Build a cool skate house with skateboard, scooter, skate ramp, monkey bars, and a climbing wall. The best part of this kit — you can make three different buildings!! It can also be a Games Arcade with game room machines and a toy Skate Park.

Trivial Pursuit Harry Potter Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls
Trivial Pursuit World of Harry Potter 

600 questions based on the Harry Potter movies. First player to answer 12 questions correctly wins the game. Our only complaint is that we seemed to go through the cards fast and would like more cards.

gifts for 10 year old girls
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
This series is amazing! Basically there are really still Greek gods and sometimes they have kids with humans and those kids are half-bloods with unique powers. Unfortunately for these kids, monsters are out to kill them and they are the only ones who can save the world from war between the gods and in a later book, between the Titans and the gods. Boxed set here.

gifts for 10 year old girls
Tear Up This Book!
by Keri Smith
A very popular American Girl book for fun, creativity, and crafts. My kids love this book.

STEM gifts for 10 year old girls
Happy Atoms

SCIENCE (Chemistry)
Build molecules using the 50 atom set, then scan on your device to identify the molecules.
Swipe your hand and watch the sequins change colors in this beautiful, new journal. Pair with rainbow gel pens.

What I Read Book Journal
What I Read Book Journal

Gifts for 12 Year Old Girls
Yummy Scented Glitter Gel Pens 

My kids LOVE to write with these yummy smelling and sparkely colorful set of 12 pens. These last forever, too!

Shrinky Dinks Deluxe
Shrink Fun Deluxe
10 sheets of Shrink film plus charm bracelets, beads, greeting cards, gift tags, hair clips and more!

Blokus game review - educational games for kids

This is my personal favorite family strategy game — mostly because I love trying to beat my kids. They love this game, too — and let me win sometimes. Isn’t that nice?

Slackers Slackline gifts for 10 year old girls
Slackers Slackline
The slackline stretches between two trees like a tightrope but is stretchy and bouncy. You can ratchet the line so it fits the distance. We also use the guided teaching line above so the kids can hold on when they lose their balance.

gifts for 10 year old girls
Watercolor Crush 
I know the cover looks like paint by numbers but don’t worry — it isn’t. This actually is a helpful, 54 page book about basic watercolor skills which comes with paints and 18 pages of watercolor paper.

LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid’s Hut
Who doesn’t love Buckbeak the Hippogriff? You’ll get Buckbeak plus Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Executioner, and the Minister of Magic and a really cool hut kit!

the best gifts for 10 year old girls

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  1. Thanks for these great ideas! I hit a blank wall when trying to decide what to buy my 10 year old daughter, and you’ve provided with some terrific ideas.

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