Girls become mentally mature earlier than boys their age. When they become tweens, they are in the gray area where they are no longer little girls but also still not a woman – and this makes picking out gifts for 11-year-old girls a difficult task. You have to choose a gift that strikes the balance between trendy and grown-up while still having the element of cuteness in it. To make things easier for you, we have listed the top gift items that developmental experts gave their nod of approval. These gifts will surely make any girl jump for joy – no matter what their interests or personalities are.
Gifts for 11-Year-Old Girls
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 – Flamingo Pink
Nowadays, tween girls are no longer satisfied with just writing down their thoughts in their journals. They also want to express themselves on every page by making creative collages to represent their thoughts for the day. The Fujifilm Instax mini is a must-have in their journal arsenal if they want to personalize their daily documentation, especially when their days are filled with special memories that they want to remember forever. With this camera, they can capture any fleeting moment in an instant and immediately have a photo that they can stick on their journal at the end of the day.
Disney Classics Sneaker 3D Puzzle
Complete a girl’s puzzle collection with a kick with this Ravensburger 3D shoe puzzle. She’ll definitely be the talk of her clique when she gets to finish this one-of-a-kind kit because this is not only challenging to complete but is also worthy enough to be displayed and used as a pencil holder. She’ll go crazy once she sees the classic high-cut shoe design with Mickey Mouse prints all over it. Once she has this in her hands, she’ll not waste any time to start building this up and hear that satisfying click every time she puts the right pieces together.
GO Glam Pattern Pack
Make your girl’s dream slumber party with her friends come true by getting her the GO Glam nail stamper. She and her friends will no longer settle for just watching chick flicks because they will have the time of their lives jazzing up each other’s nails using this kit.
They can choose to pick each other’s colors and patterns that best suit their personality. Getting a girl’s nails done is one of the surefire ways to get her friend to spill the beans when they want to know who’s the boy she’s been crushing on. For sure, they’ll decorate up her nails so pretty it will be too hard for the boy to ignore.
DIY Charm Bracelet Kit
Let your girl express her personality through her style. There’s no other way for her to do this than to wear unique accessories that she designed herself. This Juicy Couture jewelry-making kit will unleash her creative juices while helping her develop real-world skills that she may profit from in the future.
This kit has all the things she needs to create whatever accessory she wants to – beads, charms, links, and others. She’ll be sparkling in style whenever she dresses up and wears these to complete her style. She can even make some for her friends and wear them as pretty friendship bracelets.
Ladies Compact Mirror
Always make your princess shine by making sure that she looks good anytime, anywhere. These pocket mirrors will make sure that her hair is always in its perfect place. Unlike others, this is not made of plastic which has a cutesy design. It’s gold-plated and has a vintage look that makes it feel like it’s owned by one of the Disney princesses. She’ll surely be in awe when she gets hold of one and will not hesitate to bring this with her no matter where she goes. It will be her best weapon no matter what the occasion is – especially if she expects Prince Charming to be walking by.
Arteza Watercolor Paint
All girls need a creative outlet to express that whirlwind of emotions they are feeling while growing up. If she is not the kind to use makeup, these Arteza watercolors will be more than enough to help her channel her emotions into colorful masterpieces on paper. This palette has 12 vibrant colors in pans housed in a tin box.
It’s the perfect set for beginners to start with because these watercolors will blend like a dream and will not become dull-looking when they dry up. They are also easy to use because each pigment will allow a beginner to have enough control over how it spreads on the paper.
My Cinema Lightbox
It’s usual for girls to follow YouTubers that they like and they may even want the same decor that they have in their bedrooms. You may not have to get them all of those but you should not miss giving them the My Cinema Lightbox. This constantly appears in any video’s background because it effectively sets the mood of any setup. Plus, they can choose to place any short phrases on it to express what they are currently feeling. Girls will definitely love you if you get them one of these because this will light up their bedrooms in style just like their favorite YouTuber’s room.
Push Bubble Fidget Toy
Fidget spinners are out because they have to make way for these cute push bubble toys. All kids today go crazy about this fidget sensory toy because they can’t get enough of the popping sound and feel when they push each bubble – just like popping bubble wraps but better. Plus, it came with different cute shapes and designs that tween girls can’t resist. They can choose one that has a bubble tea shape having pastel colors or has the big mac and fries design to show their love for fast food. They can have fun challenging their friends who among them is the fastest to push all the buttons in a game.
Shimmering Lip Balm
The lip balm is probably one of the first makeup items that girls will encounter. Many of them always bring one to school because this not only smells good but it also makes them feel a little grown-up. Take her lip balm game up a notch by allowing her to create her own by using the SmartLab lip balm kit.
This allows her to create up to 20 pieces that she can use herself or give to her friends. She can get creative by selecting the flavors and injecting a little of her personality by adding some sparkles. It’s a great tool for mothers and daughters to bond as well and they’ll have a fun time concocting up their best mixes.
Dare to Dream Board Craft Kit
To make your dream come true, you have to be inspired to keep going every day. For your little go-getter, nothing can remind her more of what she wants in the future than this CRAFTIVITY kit. This is all that she needs to create the perfect dream board that she can hang in her room to push herself to keep moving forward.
Whatever she wants to achieve in the future, she can select any photo or magazine cutouts that she can clip on this board. No matter what she chooses, it will look put together because it is placed on a cute wooden background with personalized embellishments.
Glow in The Dark Throw Blanket
Growing kids need all the sleep that they can get to grow into healthy adults. Ensure that your princess gets enough snoozing every night by making her sleep like she’s in the clouds with this throw blanket. Made of premium quality materials, it boasts extreme softness to the touch – making every sleep comfortable. Plus, your baby girl will love using this when she goes to bed because it has patterns of moons and stars that become luminous whenever she turns off the lights. It will definitely make her feel calm and she’ll be off to dreamland in no time.
Who says robots are only for boys when girls can have them too? Princesses can have their own share of scientific fun wrapped in cute packaging with this Unicornbot Kit. This toy robot for girls will immediately steal their hearts because of its adorable unicorn design.
However, the fun doesn’t stop there because girls can enjoy trying out coding for the first time. With the codes, they can make the horn light up in their chosen color. They can make it move around in circles or respond to the cards placed in front of it. For sure, girls will no longer go back to their usual unicorns once they have a taste of Unicornbot.
Baketivity Kids Baking Set
When you are a beginner, baking can get overwhelming because of the plenty of ingredients you need to prepare before you can start. Make your girls love baking without scaring them off the process by making the experience easy for them. Get them this baking set and they’ll surely make a tasty treat in just one try.
This set already has the necessary ingredients that they need. Everything is already measured and packed individually so they don’t have to do it themselves. Through the instructions, they can recreate the same dessert printed on it without fail and no messes in the kitchen.
Spontuneous – The Song Game
Tone-deaf girls, rejoice! You now have the chance to beat singers in their own game with Spontuneous! This fun music-inspired game needs its players to sing or shout the song whenever they hear a word to win. No matter if you can hold a tune or not, it doesn’t matter because all you have to do is be quick to answer to win in the round. Plus, when the game is already rolling, you’ll have the last laugh because you’ll also hear your singer friends and family out of tune due to excitement. You’ll all have a blast laughing at each other when you play this game.
Lego Vidiyo The Boombox
When a girl dreams of becoming a star, give her a little nudge to start working on her future through this LEGO VIDIYO. This does not only give her hours of fun during playtime but it will also allow her to create and star in her own music video. There’s no need for her to go out and search for her band because when this toy is scanned through an app, the stage will come alive with upbeat songs and special effects. There are four characters she can choose to stand on the stage while she manipulates the background. Each character will unlock different kinds of music and background effects.
The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls
Take the guesswork out of your girl’s hands when she enters puberty by encouraging her to read the puberty book. She won’t need to wrack her brains figuring out why her body changes and why she feels a whirlwind of emotions because this book will let her know all that she’ll go through once she’s in.
When she understands and anticipates these things, she won’t be filled with anxiety anymore. She won’t question herself whether she’s normal or not because every girl will go through the same process. Plus, this gives her hacks that she can use in her daily life – even when she becomes an adult.
STMT DIY Journaling Set
Therapists will always recommend writing down your thoughts whenever you are troubled because it really helps. Make puberty easier for your girl to navigate by helping her express her anxieties through this journaling set. Unlike telling her troubles to her friends or family, this won’t judge her.
She can be true to herself and pour out all of the things she’s been bottling inside – whether they are positive or negative ones. This allows her to process her thoughts and see them objectively. Plus, this set has cute embellishments she can add to her pages to make them look more pretty.
Fjallraven Kanken Mini Classic Backpack
Girls should never sacrifice style in exchange for functionality when they use the Fjallraven backpacks. These can hold their everyday essentials without looking like it’s about to burst. Though they may look small on the outside, these backpacks can surprisingly hold several things in one go due to their spacious interior.
She can use this to go to school or go on an adventure with her friends. She will love bringing this with her because it’s comfortable to wear and won’t snap easily. Plus, it’s the perfect accessory to complete her style because this bag makes any outfit look put together.
Unicorn Children Swivel Task Chair
A true princess needs to have a throne of her own. Make her feel like royalty every time she’s in her bedroom by placing this pretty desk chair in her study area. Her eyes will surely shine like diamonds when she sees this because it is adorned with soft unicorn hair that bursts with cute pastel colors. She’ll also be delighted to see that it has a unicorn horn in the top middle of the back of her chair. Even when she studies for long hours, she won’t feel uncomfortable because this is ergonomically designed to support the back well.
Make Your Own Mini Erasers
Craft materials will always be a go-to when you are out buying gifts for 11-year-old girls. This mini erasers kit allows them to make cute creations that they will be proud to put on display. It comes with kneaded erasers in different colors. They mold them into different shapes that they like to create mini-figures – just like how they do with clay.
If they need a little nudge to get those creative juices flowing, the instructional book will be there to guide them every step of the way. When they get the hang of it, they can start to create designs of their own and produce cute mini masterpieces.
Apple iPod Touch
Mobile phones can already do anything that people can think of. However, there’s still something about music players that mobile phones cannot replace. Let your girl jam to her favorite tunes just like how cool kids in the early 2000’s do through this iPod. It looks similar to an iPhone but with no service provider.
This ensures that she gets to listen to her playlist without any interruptions, especially when she wants to use it to improve her focus. Plus, when she wants a little action during her study breaks, she can also rely on this device to play her favorite games or have fun tinkering with the AR apps.
Reading Pillow Floor Chair
When your daughter likes to play games with her laptop on her bed, you might start worrying about her having backaches in the future. Prevent that from happening by getting her this reading pillow. It’s a sturdy inflatable chair that provides good support to the back similar to gaming chairs. She can place this directly on her bed and sit on it whenever she logs in.
With her back and arms supported well, nothing can stop her from defeating that boss in the dungeon. Even if she plays for hours, she won’t be crouching into a bad posture. She’ll always remain comfortable and won’t need to stand to get a good stretch.
Tamagotchi Pix – Floral
No matter how many pet-raising gaming apps keep popping out today, they can never compare to the original who started it all. Tamagotchi has taken all the 90’s kids’ hearts by storm for a good reason. This little toy simulates having a pet very closely to the real one. You’ll never predict when it becomes hungry or needs to play. Like real pets, you’ll have to take care of it well or you’ll have to wait days to hatch a new pet again. Your girl will be in for a ride and she’ll understand why this is beloved by kids back in the day.
Quility Indoor Therapy Swing
When you are about to go on a long business trip, don’t make your girl feel your long absence. Install this therapy swing in her room and she’ll feel like you’re always there at the end of the day to give her a good snuggle. This swing is made with Lycra that stretches and conforms to the body well.
Whenever she sits or lies inside it, she will feel like a baby cradled by her mother’s arms. It’s the perfect place for her to be when she talks to you at the end of the day through a phone call. She’ll definitely not mind the distance because she won’t feel your absence.
Escape the Room Stargazer’s Manor
Nothing can make girls stop thinking about boys except the ThinkFun game. They will even forget about their mobile phones when they try to play this escape game. The story itself is already gripping enough to make them want to know what’s next as soon as possible. However, to get more out of the story, they need to solve the different puzzles first. They need to escape every room in the Manor to win the game. Every level gets harder. That’s why they need to use their critical thinking skills as they use the hidden clues to deduce what really happened in the story.
WowWee Lucky Fortune Collector’s Case
Never make your girl lose her lucky bracelets again by giving her this WowWee collector’s case. This holds all her precious collections in one place so that they won’t get damaged or be lost in the sea of clothes in her room. There are plenty of compartments inside this case – no matter how big her collection is, this can accommodate them all. It even comes with a bracelet stand that she can use when she wants to display some of her collection on her dresser. Plus, this has five exclusive surprise bracelets in it – some even have color-changing pendants!
Tiny Planetarium: See the Stars!
Nothing beats sleeping under a night sky brightly lit with numerous twinkling stars in Summer. Let your girl enjoy this night view in her bedroom by lighting up this tiny planetarium before she goes to sleep. This device clearly projects the stars in the walls and ceiling. Through the disk, she can flash one of the constellations in her wall.
She can change the constellation by simply turning the disk. If she still finds it hard to sleep at night, she can try identifying each constellation and read about how it came to be. She might even dream about them in her sleep.
Original Cotton Candy Maker
What’s better than eating a fluffy ball of cotton candy? Make it yourself, of course! This little machine will garner the attention of all your unicorn-loving girls. They can’t wait to get their hands on it because they can spin themselves their favorite snack in their favorite color. They can even make one with rainbow colors that are fitting for the queen of unicorns. You don’t need to supervise them during the process because this machine is easy to use. All they have to do is wait for the unit to warm, place the flossing sugar, and start collecting the fluff of cloud when it forms.
Balloon Doggy Tape Dispenser
If you want your girls to help you wrap those gifts for Christmas, you better get them this tape dispenser. They wouldn’t mind helping you with the task because they will enjoy looking at this cute balloon design of the tape cutter. Even when it’s not in use, this can bring smiles to their faces because it’s the perfect decor to brighten up a room.
Every girl will be reminded of fun parties whenever they see them. If you want them to speed up their work, you can play a game to see which among them wraps the most gifts. And as a bonus, whoever the winner is will be the one to bring the dispenser to her room.
Starbucks Color Changing Cup
Dive into swirls of color as the famous siren takes you into the depths of flavorful drinks. This Starbucks tumbler will dazzle the eyes of any girl because this changes its color depending on the temperature of their drink. Its fun vibrant colors along with its takeout cup design make it a must-have accessory for Summer. Paired with sunglasses and a cute flowy outfit, this will make girls look like Superstars who went for a quick trip to Starbucks to have their sweet fix. Plus, it’s BPA-free – it’s safe to use no matter how many times they make drinks in this cup.
Girl Scouts Cookie Oven
When girls are serious about earning that cookie badge, this cookie oven will be her perfect companion to reach her goal. She no longer has to wait for others to give her cookies to sell because she can start making her own. This cookie oven allows her to practice her baking skills before she makes cookies in real ovens.
It has all the accessories she needs to get started – from trays to cookie mix. She can try making her own batter, placing evenly-shaped cookie doughs on the tray, and baking them perfectly. She’ll have fun watching her creations cook into tasty treats through the window in this oven.
Stars are not born overnight – they need rigorous training to make them shine. If your girl’s dream is to become a famous singer someday, now is the perfect time for her to start honing her skills. This karaoke system will be there for her every step of the way. She can sing to her heart’s content in the safe confines of her room without worrying about going out of tune. She can pick out any song that she likes because this can be connected to her mobile phone through Bluetooth. If she has a friend over, they can even practice their duet as this can accommodate two mics at once.
LokiStashed Scrunchie Holder
Let your daughter or niece build a colorful tower of scrunchies in her dresser using this scrunchie holder. You’ll never have to see her searching for a lost scrunchie again because they now have a place of their own. She can conveniently slide it down the holder after every use.
Even if she has a lot of pieces from her collection, this holder can take them all. It can hold up to 30 average-sized scrunchies without toppling over because this has a thick solid base as a support. To make the tower aesthetically pleasing to look at, she can group her collection into colors before placing them in the holder.
Sky Organics Kids Bath Bombs
Make your girl look forward to her bath before bedtime by giving her a colorful experience that she won’t forget. These bath bombs will blast away all the day’s dirt in bursting colors and scents. She will definitely be mesmerized when she throws a ball into a bathtub filled with water because this will release a fun colorful fizz that invigorates the senses. Each bath bomb is made of essential oils that help hydrate and nourish a girl’s skin. This comes in a set and has 6 different enticing scents – she will have a hard time choosing what to use first.
Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker
Grown-ups aren’t the only ones who need to exercise to stay fit – girls around the age of 11 need them, too. Make sure that your girls get enough movement in a day to keep their bodies in shape by making them wear the Fitbit watch for kids. This is not only an accessory that they can wear to add style to their outfits but also an important tool to track their health.
Aside from monitoring her vitals, this will encourage her to move more by making her play games to unlock a level. When they can complete a challenge in a day, this will give them a virtual badge for that task.
Lifelike Plush Sloth
When your girl is overwhelmed with stuff from school and friends, help her slow things down a bit by giving her this stuffed sloth. This cuddly animal will teach her how to take it easy and tackle things one at a time. By nature, sloths move in slow motion but they still manage to do the things needed to without any rush.
Your girl will be comforted knowing this about sloths and she’ll also have something to cuddle with to calm her nerves down when she goes to sleep. She’ll love keeping this close to her because it has true-to-life details, bendable arms, and a soulful expression on its face.
Desire Deluxe Hair Chalk
Make your daughter’s hair light up in bright colors that will make trolls’ hair pale in comparison using this hair chalk. This allows her to enjoy trying out what colors suit her complexion best without committing to it for months. When she’s not satisfied with just one hue, she can just wash it away and start trying another one when her hair is dry. When she wants to go all the way, she can ask her friends to come over and help her achieve rainbow-colored hair – one that will make her look like she is the princess of the land of unicorns.
Stealing Coin Panda Box
Teaching girls how to save money is easier said than done. There are plenty of irresistible cute things sold everywhere that will always entice them to splurge their allowances. Make them break this habit and make them start saving for their future using the assistance of a cute coin thief. They wouldn’t mind sparing their chance to put inside this piggy bank when they see the panda peeking through the opening of the carton box. They may even use all of their allowances in a day just to repeatedly see the panda stealthily swipe the coin into its box with its paw.
Zoku Neat Bento
Surprise your girl by serving her a sumptuous and cute Japanese-inspired lunch using this cute lunch box. This has enough compartments to hold all of the different kinds of food that you want to prepare. Each food item will not mix even when she tosses this inside her bag. Just like in her favorite anime, you can cook sausages cut to look like a squid. Pair it with onigiris with faces and some tasty egg rolls. No matter how you arrange them, they’ll always stay put when opened. She’ll have a beautiful Japanese lunch before her that will make her friends envious.
Dash My Pint Electric Ice Cream Maker
Going easy on sugary food is one of the best decisions you will make for your family to be healthy. However, if you have a daughter who eats ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this may be challenging for her. Worry no more because the Dash ice cream maker is here to save the day. She can make her own ice cream in less than 30 minutes. This allows her to pick the flavor that she wants and include her favorite toppings. She can do all that with less sugar added. Since you can control the ingredients, you can always swap the refined sugar in the recipe with a healthier option, like stevia.
Chef’n PopTop Microwave Popcorn Popper
Save yourself the struggle of cleaning the mess in the microwave after your girls made their popcorn. This popcorn popper will ensure that everything will stay in one place until it is done. Because of its big size, this heat-resistant silicone cup can produce big batches of popcorn in one go. Your girls can create up to 10 cups of popcorn per batch. Plus, they can also enjoy a healthier snack because they no longer need to add oil when they use this cup. When the snack is ready, their hands will be protected from burns when they open the container because of its handy silicone side tabs.
Alex DIY Knot A Quilt Kit
Stories that are set in the medieval ages will always portray commoners sewing their own quilts. For the girl who is inspired to make one for herself like them, get her this Knot A Quilt and she’ll have a taste of what it’s like to make your things. Even if she doesn’t have any sewing skills, she can still make herself a beautiful vibrant quilt because this kit doesn’t need any stitches.
To attach each cloth patch, she just needs to tie a knot to hold them securely. She’ll not have a boring Saturday afternoon this week because she’ll be busy completing this project that she can’t wait to use at bedtime.
Kano Pixel Kit
Semi-Precious Gemstone Dig Kit
Gemstones are priceless for a reason – you have to do a lot of digging just to find one. This gemstone dig kit will simulate the experience of geologists trying out their luck to find a priceless stone. Girls will have the time of their life unearthing the 15 semi-precious stones hidden inside the dig brick.
All of the tools she needs to take them out effectively are provided. She’ll have a digging tool, brush, magnifying glass, and others to make sure that she removes each stone carefully. The learning guide will also enrich the experience because this will help her identify each stone and inform her how they are made in nature.