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Perfect for the tween going into the teen years, these sweet ideas are sure to please!
We don’t know about you, but 13 year old girls are as eclectic as ever these days – ranging from athletic to musical to Broadway bound to animal lovers to mathematicians – and sparkling nail polish or makeup kits just aren’t what they’re looking for. Our girls aren’t shallow!
We scoured the web looking for gifts as diverse as our girls are and proudly present them to you.
13 for 13: A Gift Guide for 13 Year Old Girls
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1. Custom Violin Hightops
These custom violin hightops from Groove Bags and Custom Kicks are pretty much the best thing we’ve seen all day. This site has everything for the musically inclined, not to mention silliness like corgi mermaids.
Oh, and if she’s more into flats, try this flower & violin pattern.
2. Gel Polish Pedi Kit
This starter kit from Modelones has everything she needs for pretty gel shellac nails. With everything included (that’s six mini bottles of colors), it will cost less than taking the two of you for pedis.
3. Vintage Floral Fabric Journals
These floral, fabric journals can be ordered either blank, for sketching her heart out, or lined, for journaling her heart out. Vintage, yet modern. From Batoriii’s shop on Etsy, where you’ll find dozens of fun and whimsical notebook patterns.
4. Personalized Makeup Bag
These personalized makeup bags are the best way when she’s just starting out with cosmetics. Stuff it full or let her add her own goodies. From MoonWake Design Co.
5. Epic Art Set
This 126 piece art set from Studio 71 would color any budding artist happy. It’s like arts and crafts for the young at heart.
6. YA Books Subscription Box
OwlCrate is a subscription book box that sends a high quality Young Adult fiction book, plus lots of matching items and swag, and even a handwritten letter from the author, EVERY MONTH. It may be the coolest thing ever for your 13-year-old bookworm.
7. Cute Yet Adult-ish Backpack
Because there comes a day when she needs to retire the My Little Pony backpack, this one from BLUBOON is the perfect replacement. Not too boring, not too juvenile, just smart and chic and just the right size.
8. Rose Floral Phone Grip Case
This beautiful iphone case from Joy Merryman is functional, not just pretty:
Hold your phone and your coffee in the same hand with ease. Selfies without slipping. Rotate the ring to make a stand and watch movies, hands free. A coordinating rose gold ring grip and floral rose phone case make a pretty and practical pair. The ring folds a full 180° open and rotates 360° around the center mirror. The ring will arrive unattached and in the same gift box as the case.
Plenty more styles and designs are available here.
9. Sarcastic Socks
Even the most practical girl loves a good sock (or tights) collection, am I right? Nowadays socks like these come in every type of sarcasic flavor you could ever imagine. Need Bob Ross socks? Got em. Fancy a pair of Rosie the Riveter socks? Not a problem. From bookish to artistic to funny to pop culture, we dare you to narrow it down to only one pair.
Bonus: When you give your 13-year old girl the gift of socks that say “Hi, I don’t care, thanks” you might get her to think about just who is putting on who…
10. Traveler Notebook & Sketchbook
This travel journal is a great way to encourage your curious girl to go exploring. With a sturdy three-ring binder insert, 6 card slots, and a zipper pouch, all bound in leather, this will inspire any traveler at heart.
11. Vlogging Camcorder
Whether she’s a budding Sofia Coppola or a mini Youtube star, this camcorder is too much fun to play with. Whether she’s a wannabe vlogger, a performer who needs to record audition pieces, or an anchorwoman in the making, she’ll get a lot of life (and fun) out of this.
12. Math Leggings
Math girls rule, and these mathmatic leggings are just the ticket for showing off her study skills.
13. Slouchy Beanie
These beanies come in so many colors and are so affordable, you may want to get one for yourself too.
Girls rule, and any of these clever gifts are sure to help them shine. Now, how to pick just one … ?