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Best Gifts for Tween Girls in 6th Grade

My daughter turned 12 this year. It’s amazing how much can change in just one year. Last year I put together a gift guide for 5th grade girls and while a lot of those gift ideas still hit the mark for her, she’s got a whole new set of interests now that she’s in the 6th grade. Check out these gifts for tween girls that she and her friends help me put together.

Gifts for tween girls you can give for any holiday or birthday

Gifts for Tween Girls


You might be under the impression that socks are like the worst gift ever. But times have changed. Kids now view socks like they are just as important as shirts. So, fun socks are always safe a gift.

 Women's Pizza Lover Crew Socks, White, Shoe Size 5-11 Sock It To Me Women’s Knee High Funky Socks Animals (Gone Fishing) Jane Stone Color Silver Dinosaur Vintage Necklace Short Statement (Fn1415-Silver) Ever Moda Dinosaur Makeup Bag


Accessories like wallets, scarves, and jewelry are all great gift ideas for tween girls too. Even better if they have cats, unicorns, sloths, or Pikachu on them. Oh, and I predict dinosaurs are going to be really in for a while too.

 Shagwear Women's Large Zipper Wallet Adventure Stories Purple ZaH Pair of 925 Silver Earring Cartoon Animal Jewerly Gift Earring for Women, Men, Kids, Black Cat Julie's Jewelry S925 Sterling Silver Cat Earrings Hollow Out Cat Stud Earrings Vivian & Vincent Soft Light Cartoon Bow Tie Cat Sheer Infinity Scarf (Turquoise)



These are the most-wanted video games on my tween girl’s list. We have Terraria on other systems but she wants it for the PS4. So, the most important thing to do when buying for a tween, is to find out what gaming systems they have and then buy the games accordingly. I love these three because they have a lot of educational components and encourage creativity.

 Terraria - PlayStation 4 Minecraft - PlayStation 4 Minecraft: Story Mode- The Complete Adventure - PlayStation 4


Let’s not forget about actual games we can play with people in real life too. The era of games in boxes is not over! In fact, it’s evolving. Have you seen or heard of Speak Out! yet? It’s freaking hilarious. Check out our videos from this post about birthday party games for teens and tweens.

 Speak Out Game (with 10 Mouthpieces) The Big Book of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids: A 3-in-1 Collection Not Parent Approved: A Hilarious Card Game for Kids, Tweens, Families and Mischief Makers


Or how about books to read together?! When was the last time you did that with your friends? Chesney and her friends love to read funny jokes to each other so this book is a perfect gift idea to round out all that time spent on devices.

Gifts ideas for tween girls


Speaking of books, here are a couple Chesney recommended. She’s read them and really enjoyed them. The American Chillers series is one of her all time favorites.

 The House of the Scorpion Mississippi Megalodon (American Chillers, #25)



Like socks, if they’re the right style for the tween girl you have in mind, shirts/clothes in general can be a much-loved gift. At this age, opening a present containing clothing is getting more and more exciting. This is where you should really know the girl or get the advice of someone that does before making any final decisions to purchase. But Ches and her friends chose these…

 Pugtato shirt Snorlax i'll do it tomorrow T-Shirt Rainbow Narwhal T-Shirt


Fun Stuff

One of the best and most talked about gifts Ches has received is a subscription box of yummy snacks and movie tickets. The gift of a girl’s night out is always awesome. She loves to go to a movie with a friend and yes, I let them sneak snacks in to save money. Does anyone really NOT?

 Fandango $50 Gift Card Love with Food subscription box


We’ve tried several subscription boxes for snacks and this one is the best and most customizable. Don’t forget the movie tickets!

Whatever you decide to buy for tween girls, make sure you send a gift receipt when possible and ask those closest to them for advice if you’re unsure. This is the beginning of the age of expression and it’s really fun to see their personalities shine.

What gifts for tween girls do you have in mind to buy?

Maryann D.

Sunday 11th of December 2016

I bought my niece some pretty cool looking headbands and some nice notebooks.

Karen Glatt

Friday 9th of December 2016

I even love so many of these items! The cat earrings and scarf! What a great Holiday gift idea. I would love to get that for my niece. She loves her cat and this would be a great gift to give her.

Dana Rodriguez

Friday 9th of December 2016

These are all great ideas. I would love those socks myself!

Sarah L

Thursday 8th of December 2016

I like fun socks for everyone. Good ideas here for girls.

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