Best Gift Ideas for a 13-Year-Old Girl in 2018

Updated on February 3, 2018
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Inspired by his own 13 year old daughter, Paul decided to pass her suggestions on to others. Paul and his daughter live in Florida.

There is no doubt, as far as I am concerned, that it can be extremely difficult to choose the right gift for a young female who is just beginning her teenage years.  My suggestions are based on my personal experiences of buying for my daughter.
There is no doubt, as far as I am concerned, that it can be extremely difficult to choose the right gift for a young female who is just beginning her teenage years. My suggestions are based on my personal experiences of buying for my daughter. | Source

In my personal experience, choosing the best gifts for a 13-year-old girl can be a challenge. You need all the suggestions and help that you can get.

That's why I have put this best-of list together, which is inspired by my own daughter who set me in the right direction.

Of course, the most direct way to get ideas is always to ask her for ideas for things that she wants, but sometimes you want to surprise her, or she is not exactly sure herself.

For a 13-year-old girl, life's priorities tend to revolve around maintaining an active social life and the gadgets that enable them to keep in touch with their friends.

Their appearance and how to improve it also features in a big way. Elements of popular culture, such as movies, TV shows, and especially music, take on a particular importance too.

It goes without saying that most teenage girls also have strong opinions on what is cool and what is not cool, which can sometimes make decisions challenging if you are buying gifts for them.

The list below consists of the main items that have all made very popular gifts and were deemed to be cool by my daughter. They also impressed her friends, which she liked.

I have also added in some suggestions from other parents with teenagers, as not all girls have the same tastes as my daughter.

So here, in no particular order, are my selections for the best gifts for a 13-year-old girl. I hope that you find my list to be useful.

Water Fountain Speakers Dancing LED Lights.  These look and sound awesome (take my word for it) and they can be used anywhere that there is access to power and a USB connection, including a living room, bedroom, kitchen or wherever.
Water Fountain Speakers Dancing LED Lights. These look and sound awesome (take my word for it) and they can be used anywhere that there is access to power and a USB connection, including a living room, bedroom, kitchen or wherever.

Awesome Water Fountain Speakers!

These multi-colored fountain audio speakers look and sound awesome!

Each speaker is a transparent acrylic tube filled with environmentally friendly, non-toxic and zero ignition vegetable oil.

You can use them with an iPod, MP3 player, or a computer. They can be used anywhere there's access to power and a USB connection.

Thanks to multi-colored water jets, the water dances to the beat of the music. There are 6 colored LEDs to provide an amazing visual show!

These speakers are guaranteed to spice up any teenager's bedroom or party!

This Vidal Sassoon straightener works with any type of hair and has 25 different heat settings.  It takes just 30 seconds to heat up to a professional high heat of 395 degrees F (200 degrees C).
This Vidal Sassoon straightener works with any type of hair and has 25 different heat settings. It takes just 30 seconds to heat up to a professional high heat of 395 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Hair Straightener Makes a Girl Look and Feel Great!

Looking your best is a high priority for any self-respecting 13-year-old girl, and a hair straightener can do wonders for your image and appearance. It is also fun to use.

This cool and awesome Remington model can straighten, flip, and curl hair. It is capable of giving out up to 420 degrees of professional-grade heat, plus it has True Grip ceramic plates.

Some More Good Gift Ideas!

  • Scented candle from Yankee Candle.
  • Burt Bee's trial kit with lots of lotions, soaps, scrubs, and lip balm.
  • Gift box from Bath and Body Works.
  • Jewelry from Claire's.
  • Juicy Couture Necklace.
  • Two shirts with bands or teams that she likes!

Jewelry is another gift option that is worth considering. Something from Claire's or maybe a Juicy Couture Necklace could be popular.  Most teen girls appreciate jewelry, especially if it is a style they like.
Jewelry is another gift option that is worth considering. Something from Claire's or maybe a Juicy Couture Necklace could be popular. Most teen girls appreciate jewelry, especially if it is a style they like. | Source
Black lights are a really cool way to liven up a bedroom or party.  They are great for Halloween events too, transforming a room into a haunted house.  All around fun and they make a great talking point too, making a bedroom or party interesting.
Black lights are a really cool way to liven up a bedroom or party. They are great for Halloween events too, transforming a room into a haunted house. All around fun and they make a great talking point too, making a bedroom or party interesting.

No cool 13-year-old’s bedroom would be complete without a black light, which shines ultraviolet light to create an awesome visual effect that will impress all her friends to no end!

These lights can transform the appearance of a bedroom or other space and turn the ordinary into the strange and interesting.

Buy several and you can liven up any party with strange and magical lighting effects, especially if it is themed around science fiction or Halloween.

Even More Good Gift Ideas!

  • iTunes gift card.
  • Tickets for a music concert or other event.
  • Some attractive nail polish items in different colors.
  • Clothing or gift certificate for clothing store, such as Old Navy.
  • Hair chalk (temporary hair dye) in her favorite color.
  • A case, bag, or screen protector for her device, such as a tablet, laptop, notebook, or smartphone.
  • Jewelry - bracelets, bands, hair braider, etc.
  • Pajamas or other nightwear. A girl wants to look and feel good when she sleeps or hangs out in the home.

Modern mini portable speakers can put out a big sound, both in terms of overall volume and bass.  These compact audio devices can be used pretty much anywhere and with most devices that produce an audio output.
Modern mini portable speakers can put out a big sound, both in terms of overall volume and bass. These compact audio devices can be used pretty much anywhere and with most devices that produce an audio output.

Big Sound from a Small Speaker!

Mini Portable Capsule Speakers make excellent gifts! They can be used with laptops, iPods, tablets, MP3 players, basically any device with a standard audio output.

I was so impressed with the one that I bought for my daughter, I went out and bought one for myself afterwards (they come in a wide variety of colors, including black, blue, pink, silver, green, orange, white, purple, and red—my daughter has a bright pink one and I have a purple one!).

Most capsules actually have a really great sound for their size and they recharge via a USB lead, so you can just plug them into a laptop or a PC and you don’t have to worry about buying replacement batteries.

Cool bags are functional, giving a girl a place store all her smaller possessions when she is out and about.  They can also be stylish and express the image that the girl wants to project.
Cool bags are functional, giving a girl a place store all her smaller possessions when she is out and about. They can also be stylish and express the image that the girl wants to project.

A Cool Shoulder Bag

As well as being a great fashion accessory and form of self-expression, a high-quality bag is functional and it can be used for carrying tablets, school books, iPads, pens, cellphones, nail varnish, and other everyday effects, devices, possessions, and accessories.

There are many really cool designs out there.

There's nothing like the smiling face of a happy and contented 13-year-old girl!  Buying the right gift is always a great thing in my experience.  Talk to your friend, or daughter, if you are unsure what to buy.
There's nothing like the smiling face of a happy and contented 13-year-old girl! Buying the right gift is always a great thing in my experience. Talk to your friend, or daughter, if you are unsure what to buy.
SkullCandy earbud headphones are a cool way to listen to music and come in a wide varieties of colors, so you can choose her favorite.  Add a microphone to the mix and she can chat on Skype and webcam too.
SkullCandy earbud headphones are a cool way to listen to music and come in a wide varieties of colors, so you can choose her favorite. Add a microphone to the mix and she can chat on Skype and webcam too.

SkullCandy Earbuds With Microphone in Her Favorite Color!

SkullCandy S2IKDY-003 Ink'd 2.0 Earbud Headphones with Mic are fashionable and functional and come in a range of vibrant colors.

She will love it if you order some earbuds in her favorite color (my daughter wanted purple), which she will be able to use with her MP3 player, iPod, or laptop, as well as use them to chat with friends and family!

Your Opinion!

Which one from the list do you like best?

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        me myself and I 

        4 weeks ago

        Black lights are awesome

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        UNKNOWN 

        8 weeks ago

        I am turning 13 years old soon and I have been looking through websites to find things that I wanted since I have no idea what to ask for. I believe that there are some things you should add to make this more recent and I know that it is 2018 and this is a 2014 website. I think you need to add more tomboy things and some more girly things to make it more even in selection. You could add some things such as for tomboys, like for soccer players you could put soccer balls and for other sports you could have other things. For girly girls (Not really me) You could put makeup and Nails. Definetly jeans and crop tops. Also vanity supplies. Hopefully this was helpful if not then idk

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        kia ora 

        2 months ago

        this is the most basic gift idea website I have been on yet ..... this is the twenty first century and you need to update !!

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        myself 

        2 months ago

        Hello, I am a girl who will be turning thirteen in a few weeks, and honestly, only the water fountain speakers and skull candy earbuds interested me a little. I wouldn't even use the water fountain speakers! If you'd like some constructive criticism, involve some variety. Yes, many girls would like this, but so, SO many people wouldn't. For example, my friends (and somewhat myself) are the art kids who aren't allowed any electronics - I am writing this from my mother's computer, which she allowed me to use to formulate a birthday wish list. My cousin, a month younger than me, is a major nerd and a techie. I am a drama kid and music fan, and got the lead in the school play. Instead of assuming you know, consult some girls and take advice from your commenters. It will help in the long run. Have a good day!!!

        -M

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        12 year old girl 

        3 months ago

        All this stuff is for younger girls. None of this interests me, and I’m turning thirteen in a few weeks. Useless. Either update or add a younger age bracket. Overall, useless list.

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        !# Year old girl 

        3 months ago

        These gift ideas are great! I was writing a wish list and needed inspiration. This post was very helpful and i found interest in almost all of these things.

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        Hayley 

        4 months ago

        My birthday is in 3 days but my party is in 6... i'm about to be 13 and these don't even interest me...

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        Autumn 12 years old 

        4 months ago

        There is nothing that I like on here. So I think you should update this website.

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        bored 13 year old 

        6 months ago

        This is kinda outdated and there isn't much here, most of theses are really obvious.

        (no offense)

        thanks tho?

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        123456789 

        6 months ago

        these are so out of date!! I'm looking for presents for me. My birthday is in 10 days. These are nice but are for way younger kids.

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        gaUFGJAfu 

        7 months ago

        can you make one for 11-12 year old girls

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        Responding to Ari 

        18 months ago

        AriStar, because you're not a teen yet, hunny!

        Bless ya!

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        AriStar 

        2 years ago

        I am 10 turning 11! Some of these are really cool but some aren't really accurate!

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        Mary Norton 

        2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        It is hard to find out what these girls really like. It depends on each one's personality. Your list is interesting.

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        A mother of a 14 yr old 

        2 years ago

        Cool ideas although in my opinion as a mother i would not get some of these for causes of expense and of just the idea that my daughter will probably use them once and forget about it i want her to have something she will hold on to forever but i will still use some of these ideas

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