Awesome Gifts for 12-Year-Old Girls
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Awesome Gifts for 12-Year-Old Girls

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Awesome Gifts for 12-Year-Old Girls
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Tween Girl Gifts

No longer kids and not yet teens, 12-year-old girls can be challenging to shop for. But fear not: We've compiled a long list of gifts that will have her glowing as she tears off the wrapping paper. From craft- and outdoors-related presents to creative and gaming-related products and beyond, here are the best gifts for 12-year-old girls in 2022.


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LeadHER Kids Crafts
Kids Crafts

LeadHER Kids Crafts

$30 from Amazon

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Encourage the next generation of strong female leaders by gifting her one of these inspiring kits. Each kit in the collection features educational and crafting material related to a powerful woman in history: Maya Angelou, Greta Thunberg, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. As she decoupages a wooden box, creates a colorful wall hanging, or embroiders a canvas, she'll also answer prompts about how to use her own voice to make an impact in the world.

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Young girl making bead bracelets at home
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Redbox Movie Night Care Package
Amazon

Redbox Movie Night Care Package

$25 from Amazon

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If the 12-year-old girl in your life loves a good movie night, she'll appreciate this gift set, which will make the evening even more fun and tasty with plenty of popcorn and a variety of candy.


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Magneto Boards Kicktail Cruiser Skateboard
Target

Magneto Boards Kicktail Cruiser Skateboard

$90 from Target

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Whether your kiddo likes to cruise to the skate park or just around the neighborhood, this 44-inch bamboo and maple board will let her do so in style.

Journaling Set
Amazon
Spikeball Set
Target

Spikeball Set

$70 from Target

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Get ready for summer fun with this outdoor game set, which comes with balls, the net, and a drawstring bag for neatly packing everything up. The rules combine foursquare with volleyball, and it's guaranteed to keep kids (and adults) away from their phones for at least a little while.

Mini Backpack
Amazon

Mini Backpack

$22 from Amazon

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This adorable faux-leather mini-backpack comes in seven colors and includes a main compartment plus smaller compartments for a phone, power bank, wallet, makeup, and more.

Homall Gaming Chair
Amazon

Homall Gaming Chair

$130 from Amazon

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If your girl is a gamer who also just happens to like girlie-girl colors, this pink and lavender faux leather gaming chair gets great reviews from buyers and features a reclining backrest, adjustable height, and extra cushion.

Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers
Amazon

Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers

$9 from Amazon

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For girls who love to read is this critically acclaimed book about four kids who form a troop of their own and find sisters from other misters in the process. The book has themes of justice and independence, and has been called "an inspiring story about the power of truth, and of true friends.”

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Angie Thomas 2-Book Box Set
Amazon

Angie Thomas 2-Book Box Set

$20 from Amazon

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Angie Thomas's books encourage young women to find their voice and "make some noise" — one of the reasons they're so beloved in this age group. This set includes "The Hate U Give" and "One the Come Up," both critically acclaimed and eye-opening titles. 


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Porseme Essential Oil Diffuser
Amazon

Porseme Essential Oil Diffuser

$40 from Amazon

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We love this essential oil diffuser for its hand-blown glass top and eye-catching firework pattern. It can run for seven hours and has four timing functions.

Personalized Novelty LED Light
Etsy
Star Projector Night Light
Amazon

Star Projector Night Light

$28 from Amazon

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Maybe she's still a little afraid of the dark, and maybe not — either way, she'll adore the way this gadget lights up her room like a star-filled night sky. It comes in a few different colors and can be run on batteries or via a USB charger.

Sheet Mask Set
Amazon

Sheet Mask Set

$12 from Amazon

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She might not be ready for makeup yet, but you can encourage good skincare and promote self-care with this set, which includes 12 Korean face masks in varieties such as soothing aloe, brightening lemon, and moisturizing avocado.

Heart & Initial Pendant Set
Etsy

Heart & Initial Pendant Set

$20 and up from Etsy

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This set will remind her that you love her and she can carry that love with her always. You can customize the initial, the chain length and material, and the message card that comes with the gift.

Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit Game
Target

Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit Game

$19 from Target

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D&D has made a huge comeback during the past year as kids find themselves with ample time on their hands. If you want to get your kiddo on the bandwagon, get her started with this set, which includes everything she'll need to create characters and get started on his dungeon-mastering skills.

Beyond Outdoors EPS Tumbling Blocks
Target

Beyond Outdoors EPS Tumbling Blocks

$80 from Target

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Another gift designed to get kids outside (although it could also be used indoors), this giant Jenga-inspired set includes a carrying case so that it can be packed away when not in use.

Gotrax XR Ultra Electric Scooter
Amazon

Gotrax XR Elite Electric Scooter

$530 from Amazon

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She can cruise the neighborhood in style on this foldable electric scooter, which has a travel range of up to 18.5 miles. It features an LED display that shows current speed, speed modes, and battery life, and includes a headlight.

Comgrow 3D Printer
Amazon

Comgrow 3D Printer

$236 from Amazon

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For creative kids with an interest in computers, design, or engineering, this well-rated 3D printer makes a fun and challenging gift.

Mattel Blokus Family Fun Game
Walmart

Mattel Blokus Game

$20 from Walmart

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This challenging strategy game lets the whole family get involved, or it can be played with just two people. It's easy to learn but tougher to master, owners say, and it'll be a family favorite for some time to come.

Redragon All in 1 PC Gamer Bundle
Amazon

Redragon All in 1 PC Gamer Bundle

$48 from Amazon

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Upgrade her gamer cred with an accessory set that includes a keyboard, headphones, mouse, and mouse pad. The keyboard features seven different RGB light modes and effects and four brightness levels, and the headphones feature a microphone for gaming with friends.

Let's Start Coding Ultimate Coding Kit
Amazon

Let's Start Coding Ultimate Coding Kit

$155 from Amazon

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Whether you've got a future computer programmer on your hands or just want her time online to be a little more productive now and then, this award-winning STEM kit contains everything she'll need to challenge her technical skills. Its software is compatible with multiple operating systems.

I Am Everything Affirmation Card Deck
Uncommon Goods

I Am Everything Affirmation Card Deck

$15 from Uncommon Goods

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Building self esteem is crucial at this age. The I Am Everything Affirmation deck helps reinforce positive thoughts, with cards that sport mantras like "I am strong," "I am passionate," and "I am love," along with short paragraphs emphasizing these statements. 

One-Step Tie-Dye Kit
Amazon

One-Step Tie-Dye Kit

$16 from Amazon

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Tie-dye never seems to go out of style, especially when you can create fashion statements of your own. She'll have a great time planning a tie-dye party with this kit featuring 18 pre-filled bottles and a guide to eight different patterns. 

Kindle
Amazon

Kindle

$100 from Amazon

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If the 12-year-old in your life is a big reader, a Kindle might be a great way to encourage reading, whether she's at home or on the bus. The 2022 release is light, compact, and features a glare-free, paper-like display screen. 

Japanese Zen Garden Kit
Amazon

Japanese Zen Garden Kit

$34 from Amazon

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Bring some tranquility into her life with this zen garden kit, a compact gift that can fit on her desk. Each kit includes a bamboo tray, white sand, lantern tower, bamboo feature wall, 15 to 20 small river pebbles, a sand smoother tool, and other items to help create her own little slice of paradise.

Slackers Ninjaline Intro Kit
Amazon

Slackers Ninjaline Intro Kit

$74 from Amazon

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Anyone can build their own backyard obstacle course with this Ninjaline kit that helps build strength, focus, and confidence. The portable course will allow her to balance on slackline, swing from different handles, and bring out their inner ninja.