What is a good gift for a 13-year girl? That’s a tough one! Well, we all know that 13-year-olds are notoriously hard to please. New teenagers are often sensitive, moody, and confused (ah, I miss those days!). Plus, they tend to follow the trends and as nowadays trends seem to change on a daily basis, it’s really difficult to keep up with the average teenage girl’s interests and seemingly impossible to find the perfect gift for a 13-year-old girl.
Luckily, my niece and her friends are young teens, therefore I am highly trained in identifying the best gifts for 13-year-old girls. To make all of our lives a lot easier, I have created a list of the best gift ideas for 13-year-old girls. I ran the list by my niece and her friends and it turned out the gifts are ‘wicked’.
The best present for a 13-year-old girl
It seems only yesterday that the perfect gift for your teenage girl seemed to be a Barbie doll or a stuffed toy. Today she is no longer a little girl but a young teen with different interests, priorities, and needs. And believe me–one of her main needs is to stay in touch with her family when she’s in school and her friends when she’s at home. As such, it might be time to buy her a teenage-appropriate smartphone. It will allow her to call and text her loved ones, Google stuff for school, play games, listen to her favourite tunes, and watch cool videos online. As such a smartphone may be the very best gift for girls age 13.
A great gift for 13-year-old girls in the UK
Nietzsche said that without music, life would be a mistake. I think it might be true, especially if you ask your average teenager. Teenage years are all about music, therefore headphones would make a great birthday gift for a 13-year-old girl as well as a lovely Christmas gift for a 13-year-old girl. Not only will they allow her to listen to her favourite songs, but they will also give her some privacy, which is probably exactly what she wants.
Yet another awesome 13th birthday idea
Are you wondering what is the best gift for a 13-year-old girl? To find the answer, the first thing you should do is to figure out what she is interested in. And the average 13-year-old girl is interested in beauty. Taking selfies may thus be one of her favourite things to do. It is a way to help her find her identity and boost her self-esteem. However, it’s vital that the photos turn out great. To make sure of that and to help her build her confidence, you can buy her a selfie light phone case.
A great gift for a 13-year-old girl who is into movies
When I was 13 years old I got my own TV set and I considered it the best gift ever. However, nowadays, kids don’t need TVs. They have smartphones, which allow them to watch music videos and movies. Unfortunately, smartphones have small screens. But a simple way to make the ‘screen’ way bigger is to connect the phone with a small portable projector that will convert your 13-year-old girl’s room into her private home cinema.
The gift with the best entertainment
A 13-year-old is not a little girl anymore, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t like Disney movies! In our household, we all love Disney – from toddlers to 90-year-olds. Therefore, a yearly Disney Plus subscription would surely also make a great gift for a 13-year-old girl. It would give her plenty of entertainment, fun, as well as valuable lessons. Disney Plus offers streaming access to countless movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and more.
A useful birthday gift for a 13-year-old girl
What should I get a 13-year-old for her birthday? Considering that she has just joined ‘the teenage club’ and she probably has many questions, worries, and strange thoughts about her changing body and enhanced emotions, she would surely benefit from a bestselling book about this new confusing chapter of her life. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul may be the answer to your question.
If she is going through some particularly challenging things, you can also opt for Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff or perhaps you wish to select another similar book for teenagers, such as A Survival Book for Teenage Girls.
A wonderful gift for the girl who loves plants
If your beloved 13-year-old loves plants or if you wish to teach her about the responsibility of taking care of another living being, she can start off slowly–with a cute terrarium garden. It will give her a chore, room decor, a friend, and a lesson.
A great gift for the artistic girl
Young girls tend to be very artistic. I was one of those girls and now my niece is too. But the difference between me and her is that girls nowadays have many more amazing kits and gadgets that allow them to take their art to another level. A DIY string art, for example, allows them to create their own wonderful room decor! As such, it would make a cute gift for a 13-year-old girl.
A beautiful gift for a 13-year-old daughter
Are you searching for a great 13th birthday gift idea for your daughter? Well, how about a personalised bracelet? Depending on her own personal style, you can choose the one she would like best and engrave it with her name, a date, or a special word. This way she will think of you whenever she looks down on it. If you add a heart or the words ‘I love you’, it would make a particularly sentimental gift for your 13-year-old daughter.
You can opt for a cute liberty bracelet with a star or a wrap bracelet with a tiny heart. To nourish her artsy side, you can also give her a jewellery making kit, which will allow her to create her own bracelet.
A gift that will make her feel beautiful
Most teenage girls struggle with insecurity. They want to be pretty and even though kindness and a smile are what truly makes us beautiful, teenage girls try everything to feel attractive, including fancy clothes and makeup. If your 13-year-old is into beauty, you can buy her first eyeshade palette. It will help her feel pretty and therefore she will love it!
A nice gift for the fashion girl
All teenage girls eventually become interested in fashion. While buying them clothes may be too risky, a cute purse, bag, or backpack, on the other hand, would make a nice gift for a 13-year-old girl. Still, you have to know her style to choose a purse that she will actually like.
A thoughtful present for a 13-year-old girl
Do you know what 13-year-old girls truly need? To feel loved, safe, and a bit of encouragement through this turbulent time. As such, it might be a wonderful idea to get her a personalised chalkboard mug, which will allow you to write her a new encouraging message on her mug every day. Receiving a bit of care and motivation every morning will help her set the right tone for the day.
A gift for 13-year-old girls that will help her grow
Still not sure what to buy a 13-year-old girl? You can never go wrong with buying her a journal. 13 is the age when she will need it the most, as a journal will help her process her emotions, organise her thoughts, and cope with this crazy thing called life. A diary is a useful tool, a true friend, and certainly one of the best gifts for 13-year-old girls.
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