A reader asked me for gift ideas for 13 year old girls. I happen to have had a 13-year-old daughter, so here’s what I’m learning are cool gift ideas for 13 year olds. (This is a HARD age to buy gifts for, don’t you think?)
Here’s what’s hot and fun for new teenage girls — from what my daughter tells me and the research I’ve done in stores and online. Happy shopping!
Gifts for 13 Year Old Girls
Wireless, rechargeable headphones that fit inside your backpack or pocket. Perfect gift for 13 year old girls who love their music!
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
This is a great series for teen girls! When Prince Kai asks Cinder, a human with cyborg parts, to fix something for him, she becomes entangled in a plot that puts her life at risk and the entire country’s fate is hanging in the balance. And, it turns out she’s not who she thinks she is. This is an AMAZING can’t-put-it-down series based on fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Red Riding Hood! And, every book is just as good as the previous book.
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
I couldn’t put this book down — it’s got everything: a great plot, excellent writing, and memorable characters. Of course, we aren’t sure our narrator, Mim, is reliable. We’re with her on a journey to help her mom who has been out of touch and has a disease. During her trip, we learn she’s supposed to be taking pills for psychosis and start to wonder what’s real and what’s not. Then we start to suspect that her mom might not have a physical disease…
With online learning, these are a must for almost everyone.
Chunky Soft Stretch Cable Knit Beanie
We have two of these — they’re adorable.
Hidden Figures (Young Readers’ Edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly
Best Pro 16 Colors Eyeshadow Palette
Pigmented waterproof eyeshadow creams in lustrous hues.
Twinkle Star LED Window curtain String Lights
These make a bedroom beautiful and cozy. These look amazing!
Choose from many prints in this soft plush onesie with a drawstring hood and two front pockets, and grippers on soles.
Owala Water Bottle with Straw
13 year old girls love this popular stainless steel water bottle with a built-in straw.
Christmas Light Charger
If you’re going to charge a device, why not make it cool?
My music-obsessed daughter loves her record player. Would your 13 year old girl want one, also?
Buxom Lip Polish
Glossy and perfect.
You Got This Journal
Yaaaas. Be confident when you write in this flexible notebook with 256 lined white pages.
Sofa Chair / Gaming Lounger
What teen wouldn’t love this? A super cute chair that provides great support for reading, meditating, watching TV or playing games.
EOS Lip Balm
My daughter got these for all her friends last year — and they were a big hit!
Moisture Rescue for All Skin Types
This is hands-down the best oil-free, gel-cream face moisturizer for all skin types, formulated with antioxidant Vitamin C and a Fruit Water Antioxidant Complex.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
What a unique and mesmerizing story! In this alternate history, Zombies rise during the Civil War and Negro girls like Jane are either servants or trained as attendants to fight to protect their white families. Unexpectedly, Jane and her friends are kidnapped by the town’s mayor and shipped off to a sinister utopian-like western town where Jane learns the zombies are actually powering the town. Now it’s a quest to survive and stop the evil men who are running the town.
Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette
Iconic, light floral scent.
Pink Donut PopSocket
Teens love these — use to pop, tilt, wrap, prop, collapse, and grip your electronic devices.
Selfie Ring Light
If your daughter takes a million selfies– she probably wants this tool to make her lighting perfect.
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
A mesmerizing, award-winning story about a girl named Petra who is on a spaceship with her family, traveling to a new home after the Earth is destroyed, that is also about humanity, storytelling, and survival. When Petra wakes up, she learns that her parents have been killed, her brother is missing, and all the other humans’ memories have been erased. Since she’s the only person who knows the truth about the past, Petra is determined to foil the sinister Collective’s plan. Había una vez…