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Gift ideas for tweens, pre-teens and teen girls

Teens (and some pre-teen) girls are so hard to buy for! When they get to the point when they feel too old for toys, but they don’t know what else they want, gift buying can be a real challenge. Here are a few ideas for this hard age group.

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A Ukulele: This is a fun, non-intimidating instrument that is a great gift for teens.  I love the idea of a uke because they are small, relatively inexpensive,  there are free online lessons on how to play, and they are fun to sing-a-long to. Here is a link to free online video lessons.

Instax Camera:

I would have been in heaven with one of these as a teen! Think of them as a modern polaroid, with the photos automatically printing from the camera. Pair it with a magnetic board and your teen can have fun printing and hanging up the pictures.

Add a sequin backdrop and a  cute set of photo booth props for when their friends come over!

Another avenue to go down with the Instax is a memory/scrapbooking kit. I love the Project Life kits because they are so simple. You need three things, an album, page protectors, and a kit. The kit includes journaling cards and decorative title cards that you slide right into the pages with your pictures. Voila, a cute custom layout! They have smaller albums that are 6×8 that would be perfect for teens and are a great way for your teen to jot preserve memories. Here is a cute album, the page protectors, and one core kit option. Affordable and so fun!

If your teen has a smartphone, these magnetic phone camera lenses (including macro, wide and fisheye) are really fun to expand their phone picture taking repertoire. We got these last year for our oldest son and he has taken some really great close-up (macro) pictures and enjoys these!

Teens will love changing out the words and symbols in their very own Lightbox.  It’s a great way for them to express themselves (and honestly I would like one too! Ha!).

Another fun gift idea to let them express themselves is a letter board. I love this gray one!

Creative tween or teens will enjoy this The Imaginary World of….Book. By the same author of Wreck This Book, The Imaginary World of…book has the reader create a world of their own through creative writing prompts. It has high ratings and would be great for tween or teen girls. If you have a daughter who loves to write, you can check out this post with other great gift ideas for young writers. 


If your teen is artistic don’t forget my earlier post about brush script lettering and if they are a reader you can’t go wrong with the items in this post about gift ideas for readers! 

I hope this gives you some good ideas for your tween, pre-teen or teenage girl.

Happy Gifting!


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Allison Yrungaray

Friday 3rd of November 2017

I'm ordering Anna a Lightbox! I want one now too - so cute!

The Gifty Girl

Sunday 5th of November 2017

They are so fun Allison! I think Anna will love it!

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