Shopping for pre-teen girls can be a difficult task for parents. Their tastes might have changed a lot recently, and they are becoming more like young adults and less like children. This means that toys might be off the chart for now, so you will need to get more creative when it comes to finding gifts they will love. Luckily, we have reviewed over 20 products they are sure to love. You are sure to find the perfect gift for your 11 year old daughter here, no matter what she is interested in.
21 Gift Ideas for 11 Year Old Girls
Below, you will find our picks of 21 gifts for girls who are 11, whether it’s for their birthday, Christmas or another special occasion.
Bike Wheel Lights
These bike spoke lights are ideal for any girl who loves cycling. Not only do they look fab, they are also ideal for increasing visibility at night. This means your daughter can safely cycle in the winter when it gets dark earlier in the day. They come in a choice of colors, such as pink, white and multicolored, so you can choose something to match the color of their bike. The lights can be constantly on or flashing to give even more attention. It doesn’t matter what size of bike your girl has either – these lights fit all sizes from toddler bikes to adults.
Pinwheel Crafts Girls Jewelry DIY Kit
This Pinwheel craft kit is ideal for 11 year olds who are interested in making jewelry. This pendant making kit can be used to make 8 necklaces, so it’s ideal for using at birthday parties if your daughter will be having one. There are 4 different shapes of pendant, and over 200 images included to stick inside them. So, each necklace will be completely unique. The kit also comes with glue and instructions, so the kit is ready to use straight from the box without the need to add anything.
American Girl Ultimate Crafting Super Set
The American Girl Ultimate Crafting Kit is a great gift for girls who love arts and crafts. It has over 1500 pieces, so it is guaranteed to keep girls entertained for hours. The kit can be used to make jewelry, greetings cards and even learn how to crochet. There is a design kit included which is full of ideas to inspire your child and help them create something great. Some of the items included in the kit are: buttons, different shaped beads, earring hooks, elastic cord and twine. The finished items are ideal for giving as gifts – friends and family will love to receive something unique and handmade.
Musical Jewelry Box for Girls
This girls musical jewelry box is a great gift for girls who love horses and enjoy wearing jewelry. The box plays ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ and the horse spins around. There is plenty storage space inside the box, including small drawers on either side which are ideal for keeping small items such as rings or earrings. The main storage compartment is a good size, and there is another drawer on the front of the box. The musical jewelry box is well made and will last for many years – an excellent keepsake for any young horse lover.
DIY Gallery Wall Room Decor Arts and Craft Kit
This gallery wall kit is a fun activity for girls who love painting and drawing. It comes with everything you need to create 10 unique paintings which can be hung together to create a stylish looking gallery wall. The kit includes over 20 artist quality paints as well as the pre-sized paper which fits perfectly inside the frames. Kids can use the kit to paint anything they like, but there are instructions included too. These show a variety of techniques which can be used on the paintings, so kids can try and learn something new. There are also a few stencils included in the kit, ideal if your daughter is not so confident about drawing her own designs.
Not Parent Approved Card Game
The Not Parent Approved game is a fun, hilarious card game which is perfect for the family to enjoy together. The game is somewhat inspired by Cards Against Humanity, but in a more family-friendly version. There are over 450 cards included, and the game takes on a fill-in-the-blank format. The game is ideal for 4 – 10 players, so it’s perfect for a family games night or for using at parties. Kids will have so much fun playing this with game with their friends – they won’t be able to stop laughing!
Ak-Ro-Nym Board Game
This hilarious party game is fun for 4 – 10 players and it involves making up funny acronyms. The game lasts 20 – 30 minutes, so it is ideal for 11 year olds who may not have the attention span for a game which goes on for hours. The game consists of cards which have categories on them such as ‘boy band’ or ‘menu item’, then you have to draw the letter cards. So for example, you might have to come up with the name of a boy band with the acronym THD. To make things even more interesting, there is also a timer so you have to think fast! Kids will have years of fun with this game – teenagers and even adults will enjoy it too!
Crayola Inspiration Art Case
This Crayola art case is another great gift for girls who love to draw. It comes with a beautiful range of brightly colored pens, crayons and pencils as well as some sheets of drawing paper. The case is handy for storing everything after use to ensure nothing gets lost or damaged. The vibrant colors are perfect for all sorts of projects, and the carry case makes drawing on the go a lot easier!
Girls Fitness Watch
This fitness watch is a great choice to help tweens practice their time management as well as track their fitness. The watch comes in a choice of four different colors, and it can be used in either 12 or 24 hour mode. It comes with a pedometer and calorie tracker, so it’s ideal for promoting early fitness habits and preventing obesity. The watch also has an alarm function so kids can set themselves reminders for when they have to go to certain activities.
Fashion Kit designed by You Fashion Studio
The Creative Kids Fashion Studio Kit is a great gift for girls who are interested in fashion design. It comes with real materials which can be used to design and make various miniature pieces of clothing. There are over 50 pieces in the kit, including a mannequin to work on, a sketchbook for ideas, different fabric samples, ribbons and embellishments. To make the clothes, there are no complicated patterns so it’s ideal for girls with little previous sewing experience. This is a great activity for moms and daughters to enjoy together, then once your girl gets more confident in her sewing ability she can make more projects by herself.
MIBOTE Remote Control Robot
The Mibote is a fun remote control robot which is sure to bring hours of fun and laughter! It’s the perfect gift for Christmas, when it can be used to entertain the whole family. The remote control is easy to use – your tween girl will be able to start using it straight away without any training. You can also use gestures to control the movements of the robot, which is great fun! The robot toy can move in all directions, walk, slide and even dance! It is multi-jointed for a great, realistic range of movement. You can pre-program the robot to do a sequence of up to 50 actions – it’s fun to watch him perform all the movements one after the other!
Cake Decorating Supplies
These cake supplies are great for tweens with a passion for baking. There are 44 pieces in the set, including a range of different piping nozzles, scrapers and a turntable. Unlike some baking sets aimed at kids, these are high quality materials aimed at older children and beginner adults. Kids will be so excited to bake some cakes and decorate them! They will love practicing and showing off their skills, and the whole family will enjoy eating the cakes!
Cupcake Soap & Bubbles Science Factory
Soap making kits are great fun for girls – they will be entertained for ages and will have something useful at the end of it. This kit can be used to make soaps shaped like cupcakes and delicious deserts for even more fun! There are over 20 tools and ingredients included, such as glitter and colors to make the soaps one of a kind. The finished soaps would be great for giving to friends and family as unique gifts. You could give a girl this soap making kit as a gift in December then she can make the soaps to give to everyone as gifts for Christmas.
DIY Lip Balm Kit
This lip balm making kit is an excellent birthday present for 11 year olds. It can be used to make up to 15 lip balms, so it is perfect for using at a birthday party. Why not throw your daughter a pamper party for her 11th birthday and give her this fun gift to share with her friends? It comes with all-natural ingredients, and the box can be colored in too. There are four different flavor kits, ranging from tutti fruity to festive, so you can choose your daughters favorite, or choose according to the time of year.
Aifaifa Nail Art Kit
This nail art kit is great for girls who love to have their nails done. It comes with almost 70 pieces including tools, gems and tweezers. There is also a handy storage case to keep all the small parts together and prevent anything from getting lost. The nail art set is ideal for beginners as it comes with full instructions, however the tools are high quality so will be used for many years. No matter how your girl likes to have her nails done, there is sure to be something in this kit that she will love. Girls will have so much fun with their friends doing each others nails at sleepovers!
LEGO Disney Princess Building Kit
This LEGO Disney Princess set is a great gift to keep 11 year olds occupied for a while. It’s great for giving at Christmas when she might be stuck inside due to poor weather. Some 11 year old girls enjoy playing with LEGO, whilst others enjoy building them then leaving them set up just to look at. This Disney LEGO is great for both purposes – it has fun and interactive elements for playing with but it also looks great on a display shelf. There are over 200 pieces in the set, so building it should keep kids busy for a few hours. The set comes with 3 figures – Ariel, Flounder and Ursula.
ALEX Spa Ultimate Hair Accessories Salon
This make your own headbands kit is a great present for girls who love wearing hair accessories and doing crafts. This kit combines the two by allowing girls to design and decorate their very own accessories. A kit like this is the perfect gift for the girl who has everything, she can use it to create something truly unique and one of a kind. There are 4 plain hairbands to decorate, many accessories and embellishments to decorate them with and two hair chalks for giving the hair a temporary color. This is a great Christmas gift to keep tween girls occupied over the school break!
Kitki Three Sticks
The 3 Sticks game is a great STEM game which is fun for the family to play together. It can help kids learn and practice their math skills but in a fun and relaxed way. The game is similar to Scrabble, but using shapes rather than words. There are 3 different lengths of stick, which must be combined with those already on the board to make new shapes. However, players must choose a card to determine which length of stick they can use, and to make the game even more interesting there are also ‘Power Cards’ which can slow the progress of other players. This is an addictive, fun yet educational game sure to be loved by 11 year olds.
Fearless Faith: 100 Devotions for Girls
Fearless Faith is a great book for Christian girls who want to learn more about their religion and understand what God means to them. It is aimed to be used daily, with different activities and verses for each day. The book asks questions and provides spaces for girls to write and reflect on what they have read and learned. Each day only takes around 10 minutes, and it is a great activity for parents and children to enjoy together as part of their daily reflections. The cover art is beautiful too, and is sure to appeal to young girls.
Makeup Case with Makeup
3D Windmill Puzzle
3D puzzles are great gifts for girls who love puzzles and building toys. They are fun and challenging – perfect for keeping kids busy! The puzzle doesn’t require any scissors or glue to piece together, so it is mess free. The puzzle also acts as a music box, with a winder inside so no batteries are required. It should take around 2 hours to build, so it’s ideal for keeping kids busy for a while! Once it is built, it would make an excellent addition to any little girl’s bedroom – they will love proudly displaying it for everyone to see!
How to Find a Great Christmas Gift for 11 Year Old Girls
Your 11 year old might be less interested in Christmas than they were before – they might want to hang out with their friends instead of family. They might also say they want money and gift vouchers rather than gifts, although some parents don’t like giving money as a gift. So, it can be a struggle to find something they would like to receive. Try to think about their interests – perhaps they are becoming interested in makeup and beauty so get them a gift related to this. You could also check what their friends are asking for for Christmas – tween girls love to be just like their friends!
What to Get the Tween Girl who has Everything
Some girls buy everything they want and need with their allowance, which makes finding them a gift somewhat challenging! In this case, you will need to find something really unique and one of a kind. You could try getting them a jewelry or craft kit so they can make something special for themselves. You could also try finding something to help them learn new skills, such as STEM toys or fashion design kits for example. There are loads of great choices, you just have to get creative and think outside the box!
Considerations when Shopping for 11 Year Old Girls
As discussed above, 11 year olds can be difficult to shop for. So, it’s important to carefully consider their likes and dislikes and their interests so you can find something they will really love. If your child is no longer interested in toys, don’t buy them some. If she is interested in makeup, go ahead and get her some. Follow your child’s lead when it comes to choosing gifts. However, remember your 11 year old is not yet a teenager so don’t be tempted to buy something which is aimed at older girls – you don’t want her growing up too fast!