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Best Toys and Gifts for 13-Year-Old Girls

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13-year-old girls: They’re at the age where playtime can mean something between playing challenging board games and experimenting with makeup. And that’s why they’re so hard to shop for sometimes!

But don’t worry: we’ve got you covered on the gift-giving front. The Good Housekeeping Institute tests cool toys each year that are both parent- and kid-approved, so you can rest assured knowing your hard-to-buy-for teen will be thrilled with these picks. And if your 13-year-old girl isn’t much into games anymore, below you’ll find personalized gifts and best-sellers from our teen gift guides.

Be sure to check out Good Housekeeping‘s other gift guides for everyone else on your holiday shopping lists. Here are the best toys and gifts for 13-year-old girls in 2019:

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1

STICK-ON CARDHOLDER

Marble Cell Phone Cardholder

Cardly amazon.com

$6.99

These chic, marble-printed cardholders will stretch to fit up to four cards plus some cash and keep everything safely tucked away behind her phone. They’re also great for the 13-year-old who constantly forgets to carry around her house keys.

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2

CUSTOMIZED PICK

Personalized Velvet Journal Notebook

ThreeTwo1 etsy.com

$19.49

This is the age where she’s likely to be more in tune with her thoughts and dreams. A velvet journal with her name on it provides the perfect safe space for her to capture everything going on in her head.

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3

BEST-SELLING TEEN GIFT

The Original LED Marquee Lightbox

My Cinema Lightbox amazon.com

$29.99

Light-up marquee boxes dominated our gift guides for tweens — there’s just something about being able to display cute, light-up messages. Pack in six AA batteries or use the included USB cable to power it up.

4

DIY SQUISHIES

Designable Squishies

WATINC amazon.com

$8.99

5

PERSONALIZED NECKLACE

Cursive Name Necklace

CentimeGift etsy.com

$37.60

Here’s a jewelry piece that will never go out of style. You can choose to have the chain run as long as 24 inches or as short as 14 inches for a choker-fitting style.

6

TRENDY HAIR ACCESSORIES

Velvet Hair Scrunchies

SEVEN STYLE amazon.com

$8.99

7

GHI PICK

The Mind Card Game

Pandasaurus Games amazon.com

$12.99

$7.98 (39% off)

This is a board game that encourage true teamwork and cooperative play, because the number one rule is “No talking!” If successful, she’ll be amazed at how well she worked with her teammates. 

8

SELF-CARE GIFT

Bath Bombs Gift Set

Aprilis amazon.com

$15.99

It’s a smart idea to instill the importance of practicing wellness at a young age, so she always knows to help herself before helping others — plus, teens love bath bombs! Each included bath bomb is infused with a special essential oil that provides aromatherapy benefits.

9

TWEEN-FRIENDLY CAMERA

Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Fujifilm urbanoutfitters.com

$59.00

In this digital age, kids find physical polaroids cool, and they love watching the colors slowly develop. Don’t forget to pack colorful film in her Christmas stocking so she can start snapping right away.

10

CUSTOM WORD PRINT

Watercolor Name Art

Designsbyritz etsy.com

$8.00

11

MINI BACKPACK

Santiago Backpack

adidas Originals amazon.com

$31.81

She doesn’t need much when she’s going out with friends or heading to dance class, so this little bag is the perfect size to fit her everyday essentials.

12

IF SHE LOVES MOVIES

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

uncommon goods uncommongoods.com

$15.00

For the movie lover, this interactive poster board lets her scratch off iconic films she must watch, like E.T. and The Lion King.

13

COLORFUL HAIR CLIPS

Snap Barrette Hair Set

habibee amazon.com

$8.99

In case you didn’t get the memo, tweens are obsessed with hair clips (again). This assortment comes with 100 pieces in assorted prints and colors.

14

CUTE LOUNGEWEAR

Hooded Bathrobe

Doctor Unicorn amazon.com

$20.99

The unicorn fad might just be here to stay! If you’re not sure about her size, reviewers recommend to size up. Galaxy and rainbow versions are also available. 

15

CUSTOM MESSAGE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Birthday Necklace

BeWished etsy.com

$31.90

It comes wrapped with a heartfelt message about entering her teenage years, but you can personalize the message with her name and your own words for a small fee. Choose from sterling silver, rose gold, and gold fill.

16

GAMING CONSOLE

Switch Console

Nintendo amazon.com

$299.00

This handheld device is a gaming must-have. It can be taken apart for two-player mode so she can play against her best friend. The battery life can last up to nine hours, depending on what game she’s playing.

17

TRAVEL-SIZED MAKEUP PALETTE

Venus Palette

Lime Crime urbanoutfitters.com

$38.00

If she spends her time watching YouTube tutorials, she might be starting to experiment with real makeup. This mini eyeshadow palette features eight neutral shades that complement any skin tone

18

SMART LAMP

Color-changing Lamp Speaker

MRCOOL amazon.com

$27.99

With a simple touch, this lamp changes color, plays music, and helps her sleep. She can even bring it with her on camping trips since it runs for up to 120 hours.

19

AIRPODS REPLACEMENT

Bluetooth Beanie

FULLLIGHT TECH amazon.com

$25.91

$19.91 (23% off)

Wireless headphones can easily fall and get lost or stolen, but this beanie ensures that never happens. It connects to her phone over Bluetooth and keeps her ears warm in the winter.

20

COMFY SNEAKERS

Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe

adidas amazon.com

$70.00

$48.83 (30% off)

Reviewers love how soft and airy these sneakers feel —one user says, “It feels like I’m walking on clouds!” They’re great for walking around school runs or taking a run.

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