Great Gift Ideas for a 13-Year-Old Girl
In my 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.
I've listed below the main items that were 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
These SoundSOUL water dancing 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 an audio port. Thanks to multi-colored water jets, the water dances to the beat of the music. There are 4 colored LEDs to provide an amazing visual show! These speakers are guaranteed to spice up any teenager's bedroom or party!
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 S9500 hair straghtener can straighten, flip, and curl hair, while causing minimal damage or frizz. It is capable of giving out up to 450 degrees of professional-grade heat and heats up in just 15 seconds.
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!
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.
I'm a particular fan of the TOPLANET blacklights, which give excellent coverage for a party and are durable enough to handle a roomful of partying teenagers. They're also energy efficient and just look really cool when they react with fluorescent colors and materials.
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.
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.
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.
SkullCandy Indy True Wireless Earbuds
SkullCandy Indy True Wireless Earbuds are fashionable and functional. They are relatively durable too, being sweat, water, and dust resistant
She will be able to use with her tablet, smartphone, iPod, or laptop - essentially pretty much any device with Bluetooth technology. The 16 hour battery life is pretty good too.
Which gift idea from this list do you like the best?
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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