Our top present ideas for tween girls who have ‘grown out’ of childrens’ gifts

These days, shopping for tween girls feels like a more challenging task than ever before. By this age, they've usually let you know that they have surpassed the age of Barbie dolls and cuddly teddies, and want to be treated more like an adult.

However, they’re still not quite at an age yet for ‘grown-up’ presents, such as house plants and harsh skincare products. So, what gifts are appropriate for tweens? Well, we have a few answers for you!

We have devised a comprehensive list of present ideas, all of which are suitable for tweens. These gifts still provide an element of fun and creativity that all children want, but also have a layer of sophistication that will make tweens feel more grown-up.

So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down below for some incredible options:

DIY jewellery maker

DIY friendship bracelets are all the rage at the moment (mainly thanks to Taylor Swift fans trading them at her Eras Tour shows), so we guarantee your tween will appreciate a kit to create their own! Whether they choose to make bracelets for a specific event, or to create them regularly as a new hobby, your tween will gain hours of crafting fun with these handy little kits.

Uniqlo bag

Uniqlo bags have been blowing up on TikTok in recent years, so it’s likely that your tween will have already heard of them. If you’re looking for an affordable but practical present, these handy bags are genius! Not only do they look casually stylish, they are also best known for being able to fit in a mind-blowing amount of items.

Bluetooth shower speaker

There’s nothing more that tweens love doing than blasting their music, especially when they’re taking their time in the shower! With a handy shower speaker, they will be able to sing along to their tunes with ease. Just hook the speaker up to your preferred device via Bluetooth, and you’re good to go.

LED light


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If you’re on the hunt for a gift that your tween can use as bedroom decor, then look no further than LED lights! These give the perfect balance of a childhood and mature gift, as they bring a pop of colour into the room, whilst also giving it a sense of sophistication. Plus, you can get really creative with the light you can choose to purchase - from inspirational quotes and personalised names, to cloud and animal shapes, there are lots to choose from.

Star spot patches


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It’s no secret that skincare products have become a craze amongst young teens recently. While some ranges are clearly targeted towards tween skin, many of the most popular products on TikTok are just too harsh for kids to be using. However, if your tween is still desperate to get involved in the skincare hype, these star patches are the perfect way to compromise. Created with the hope of combatting spots, tweens can ease their acne worries by placing these star-shaped stickers on their face. Not only are they useful for targeting pimples, but they are also super fashionable!

Bath bombs


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The bath bomb hype from a few years ago might have died down slightly, but they are still a brilliant gift idea for tweens who love all things skincare! After a busy and stressful day at school, your tween might appreciate having a delightful bath bomb to pop in the water, allowing them the chill-out time that they desperately need. With so many colours and scent variations available nowadays, there’s plenty to choose from!

Nail polish kit


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These days, most influencers always have a flawless set of acrylic nails to complete each look. However, not only do regular manis cost a hefty price, but they can also cause damage to your real nails. To steer your tween clear from begging for frequent nail appointments, why not bring the beauty salon to them? One great gift idea is to kit them out with a nail kit - including a base coat, top coat, nail files and a selection of stunning polishes. All of their friends will be immediately jealous!

Fujifilm INSTAX mini 12 camera

Lastly, if you’re on the market for a slightly pricier gift, we guarantee that your tween will be thrilled to receive the INSTAX mini 12 camera. Not only are they an adorable decoration on any bedroom shelf, but this compact machine will allow your tween to make (and then immediately print) memories to last forever. The process of watching the images being printed is a novelty that will never get old!