15 Trending Tween Girl Gifts on Every “Must-Have” List (Nearly All Under $40 & Arrive by Christmas!)

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Shop our 2023 gifts for tween girls!

kids hand holding a SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Box

We know…tweens are hard to shop for.

We sourced 15 tween girl gifts she’s sure to love! So you don’t need to know the latest trends to impress her this year thanks to our ideas!


Here are our top Gifts for Tween Girls Gift Guide:

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1. Even tween girls are falling for the Lululemon belt bag trend.

lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L Fleece shown on counter

Lululemon Belt Bag$39 SHIPPED (regularly $58) 

*Order by 12/20 for Christmas Eve delivery.

My very own tween girlie has one of these Lululemon belt bags on her Christmas wish list this year. Considering the idea came from seeing many of her girlfriends with the same one I know this will be a popular choice for many tween girls on your list. Word on the street is that the fuzzy ones are extra fancy and all the rage. 😉 Lucky for you you can grab a dark brown one on final sale for just $39.


2. Crocs are back in style and tweens want all of them and the charms to go with them too.

Crocs Lined Clogs in several colors with Jibbitz

Crocs – $25.44+

*Select colors arrive by Christmas.

It may seem unbelievable, but Crocs are back in style, and if you’ve paid attention to what tweens are wearing on their feet, it’s these. 🙌🏼 There’s really no substitute when it comes to Crocs and you can get select colors for under $30! Or grab a pair of cozy lined Crocs for winter.

Don’t forget to gift some Crocs charms with their new pair of Crocs. There are numerous charms available to show off their unique personality and the best part about them is that they can be interchanged endlessly. You can get anything from make-up-obsessed packs to sports packs and more!

Bookmark our Crocs deals page to get the hottest sales all year round!


3. A journal is a way to stay organized and develop positive daily habits.

hey girl journal sitting on granite countertop

It’s never too early to start them on a path toward developing positive affirmations, gratitude, and mindfulness. This empowering journal is all of that and more! We love that each page is unique so they’ll never tire of completing pages while they’re filling their self-love cup. Pair it with a fun set of gel pens and you have a wonderful and thoughtful gift!


4. Grab this top-trending fidget toy they’ll never get bored of. 

kids hands holding a SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Box

These fidget cubes have been a top-trending item on Amazon and have over 41,000 5-star reviews so we know your tween will love them. And they’re perfect for tween boys too! This award-winning sensory box features 36 rare earth magnets for an innovative design that allows it to transform into over 70 shapes! 😱


5. Tinsel extensions are a fun way for tween girls to give their hair a fun look without salon treatment. 

Close up of girl with blonde hair and glitter tinsile

Hair tinsel makes such a great gift idea for tween girls. Plus, it’s a fun, quick, and affordable way for them to elevate their hairstyle on their own. My girl personally owns this set from Amazon, which comes in numerous colors and stays in her hair securely all day. I love that it’s a clip, so it comes out easily, and can be worn for any occasion!


6. A caboodle is a great place to store her tiny treasures. 

Pink and red candy themed caboodles sitting on countertop

If you have a tween or teenager starting to enjoy makeup, this would make the perfect gift! Plus, if she loves candy, these candy-themed caboodle cases have storage for all of your makeup and a mirror for application. Plus, they each include a 13-piece candy-themed cosmetic set!

Not into candy? Check out these cosmetic cases on Amazon!


7. Tween girls who consider themselves a Swiftie need this vinyl or the CD version to add to their collection.

Close-up of Taylor Swift, 1989 vinyl record

Our tween girl gifts lineup wouldn’t be complete without some Taylor Swift memorabilia! Any Swiftie loves having tangible items to reminisce about their favorite music ever so the new Taylor Swift 1989 album is a total must-have. You can scoop it up in a CD for under $15 or if you’re tween is an old soul, make sure to grab the exclusive vinyl record at Target.


8. A Spotify membership is a must-have for any tween.

Spotify app on phone laying on laptop

Speaking of music, every tween or teen swears that Spotify is a daily must-have. So, if the tween girl you’re shopping for, doesn’t have access to a Spotify membership yet this is the perfect gift idea! You can gift a one-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription to Spotify so they can stream their favorite music whenever they want.

Lucky for you you can score discounted Spotify gift cards at Sam’s Club. Just note that their gift cards cannot be redeemed for Spotify Family or Student plans so if that’s what you need head over to Amazon to shop more Spotify gift card options.


9. Squishmallows are a hot item for tween girls no matter the age.

child holding a strawberry pancake squishmallow

These adorable, and super squishy Squishmallows are not just popular with little kids, but well into the teen years too. So make sure not to skip your tween girls for this gift idea! We especially love the Target-exclusive strawberry pancake stack, because it is irresistibly cute! Plus, it’s just just under $15 so it’s a great budget-friendly gift idea too.


10. A gel polish kit will keep her and her friends occupied for hours.

Hand inside LED lamp for gel nails

Your older tween girls who are into doing their own nails will love a gel manicure kit! Our Hip sidekick and nail guru, Emily personally loves this gel lamp you can buy on Amazon. Pair it with some pretty gel polishes and she’ll have a gift that will keep her and her friends occupied for hours! Psst… Don’t forget to grab a base coat & top coat gel polish set too!


11. They’ll be impressed that you even know about REAL LITTLES when you gift this set. 

girl sitting at table opening hot pink locker

Yes, this gift idea is really real! This REAL LITTLES set comes with a Disney-themed mini locker and lock and a mini backpack that acts as a keychain but is just big enough to store some accessories too.  🙌🏼  We know your tween will love it because it’s the 2nd most gifted item on Amazon in office storage lockers! 🤩


12. This bracelet-making kit is at the top of my tween’s gift list and has been a popular gift I’ve given 3 times over.

Bracelet Making Kit

After gifting this exact bracelet-making kit to three of my daughter’s friends, this bracelet-making kit made it to the top of her Christmas list this year. Not only is it something that she’s wishing for but it was such a hit with her friends, so I know any tween girl you’re shopping for will love it! This kit is a great price no matter what your budget is and these specific clay beads are extremely popular with tweens right now.


13. Give your tween a unique place to store all their stuffies with this bean bag chair.  

girl sitting on pink star bean bag chair in front of window

This is a gift that will make tweens AND parents happy since it encourages toy clean-up. 🤣 On a serious note, these storage bean bag chairs are such a hit with kids and they’re functional too! Judging by the 9,000+ 5-star reviews, we expect them to be able to store all of their stuffies and then some!


14. Stanley tumblers are the only stylish tumblers tween girls are thinking about.

stanley quencher tumbler confetti print

The new Stanley tumblers at Target come in eye-popping colors and patterns, but regardless of the one you choose, they are sure to be a well-received gift by any tween girl. Target even offers Stanley 2-packs where you can score them for just $25 each!

These festive Stanley straw covers for under $6 will be the perfect stocking stuffer too!

hand holding a white ozark trail tumbler in car cup holder

If you’re looking for an even more budget-friendly option, we love the Simple Modern Tumblers, which you can find at Walmart or Amazon, or the Ozark Trail Tumblers which look just like Stanleys and start under $15! 🤩


15. Don’t forget to give the gift of quality time.

mom and daughter posing with matching navy floral dresses

An experience gift – Potentially FREE!

Kids crave quality time more than they realize and the years are fleeting, so be sure to carve out some quality time for your tween girl this holiday season. Some of the very best gifts are experiences money can’t buy and just hanging out with your tween can be meaningful, free, and fun! We’re huge fans of experiences over gifts and when it comes to tweens we strongly encourage one on one time especially if they often share time with siblings.

You could also buy her experience and a pottery class together, skiing, dinner at her favorite restaurant, and much more! Search your local area on Groupon for fun things to save on!


Grab last-minute holiday gifts in time for everyone on your list now!

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