Gift Guide for Your Tween Girl

***This post contains affiliate links.  If you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission!****              Santa needs some serious help picking out presents for an 11-12 year old girl.  My daughter especially.  He  likes to balance delivering things she wants and things she might not know she wants, but she totally does.  It’s a tough row to hoe for Santa.  Young ladies at this age are very discerning.  So, Santa, here’s a helping hand.  I used to be a 12 year old girl AND I am the mother of a 12 year old girl, so I think I have a pretty good handle on what they are looking for under the tree this year.  (Or not.  My daughter and I are both sort of, let’s call it, unique.  Just keep that in mind and note that my daughter and I have no Ugg slippers or North Face jackets between us).


Fashion Angels Enterprises Maker Market Modern Embroidery... Ok, up first, something to do.  This appeals not just to twelve year old me, but to current age me, as well.  This is a great gift for your crafter.  It meets my best craft criteria by being both beautiful and useful.

Jessica Simpson Girls' Big Girls' Heavyweight Expedition Coat, Black, 14/16

A cool and warm coat is a must.  I like this one, but I have to say it’s a little sad to not have my daughter in a pink coat.  But, I get it.  She’s 12.  Pink is so 8 years old.nabi Karaoke Fuhu

Fun with the squad! Karaoke!  This one is totally transferable to current age me as well…  Just in case 12 year old daughter doesn’t like it.

XYZprinting da Vinci miniMaker 3D Printer XYZprinting

Every great 12 year old is a little bit geeky.  Did you even know that you could buy a 3D printer for your house? And for your CHILD?  There is nothing you can’t find on Amazon. Qina C. Sterling Silver She Believed She Could So She Did Heart Feather Dangle Charm Adjustable Wire Bangle Bracelet: Jewelry:

This Alex & Ani bracelet is perfect.  A great starter for a collection and the message is so on point for this age group.Frola cosmetics - Pro 134 Colors 6 Layers All-in-One Make...

Ok, here is my controversial gift.  My daughter doesn’t wear makeup and even if she wanted to and we allowed her to, it’s not allowed at her school.  BUT, I do not find anything wrong with doing make overs with your friends during a Friday night sleep over.  I think it’s a cute age to start experimenting with makeup.  Also, pimples happen at 12, so a little cover up is never a bad thing.

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes) by Saba...

My daughter and I and it seems a lot of her friends are big readers. There is even a book club at her small school.  I prefer e-books, but my daughter is a throw back and prefers an actual book.

Petit Lem Big Girls' Love Print Robe, Dog, 14 Petit Lem

When else is a child going to get a new bathrobe if not on Christmas morning?  It’s a great addition to the pile of presents.

Women's In the Loving Memory of Queen Barb Stranger T-shi...:

Is your daughter in a “fandom”?  Not sure?  Ask her or troll her Instagram feed and find out.  My daughter’s current favorite is Stranger Things and she has asked Santa for this specific tshirt.  I hope you are listening Santa!

Ok, up next is a Gift Guide for Your Active Boy.  Tomorrow.  Saturday at the latest!

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