Best Gifts for a 13 Year Old Girl

Looking for the best gift for a 13 year old girl? Or are you 13 and are looking for some inpsirations or ideas? Browse this list and I hope you’ll find something you will love!

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Best Gifts for a 13 Year Old Girl

Whenever we see my partners 13 year old niece the first thing that comes to my mind is, well how times flies and boy do they grow up fast!

Times certainly have changed since I was that age but one thing did stay the same – we have been way more child like as far as I can remember but we still wanted things that were trendy and cool – as do teen girls now.

I too wanted the coolest phone (but there were 3 to choose from back then), I too wanted trendy clothes (you got one piece and you were awesome) and all the cool new gadgets that were released back then (now all looking prehistoric).

What gifts does a 13 year old girl want?

This question is too tough to give a straight answer. Each one is individual and has her own interests and wishes so your best bet is to either talk to her about what he wants directly or to ask her parents if you wan’t to nail it!

However I did a survey and talked to a few teens about what they think are the best gifts to give the general idea (no guarantees though).

Casual Gifts for a 13 year old girl

Money or Gift Cards

You really can’t go wrong with either of those as they work out well with almost all personality types – tomboys, girly, sporty, music lover, outdoorsy, rocker…

They might be saving up for something and money will help. If they have a favorite store you can get them a gift card for that particular store.

Don’t know what their favorite store is? You can go with a store that has everything – for example you could get them a Amazon Gift card.


Perfume was one of the more asked for things and I think it’s a great idea! There are thousands to choose from and they come in all price ranges so you can get one that she and your wallet will like.

One of the more popular ones is Princess by Vera Wang.Perfume
Vera Wang Princess Perfume

Clothes and Shoes

Who doesn’t love or need clothes? While they make a great gift shopping for clothes can be the trickiest!

Always respect her style choices! Now you may have a “rebel” in your home and would want to get her something you deem “normal” but trust me that won’t go down well.

Also keep in mind that this is a “delicate” age group and as teens are sadly bombarded with (wrong) beauty ideals you can easily hurt her self-esteem with a wrong clothes size.

An easy way out of this is to either get her a gift card for her favorite clothes store or just take her shopping as a gift.

Always respect her style choices!

Gadgets, Electronics and Accessories

These rank high in their wishlist and in the eyes of teens are the most often the best gifts for a 13 year old girl.

Now I personally am not a fan of giving too expensive gifts unless necessary but if you feel your teen needs one, is responsible enough, you can afford it, here are some of the most asked for things

  • iPhones or other phone
  • iPads or other tablets
  • laptop
  • MP3 players
  • speakers
  • headphones

Now as a lot of “kids” already own one of those getting a accessory for them is also a good pick. Like a colorful iPhone case (or one that fits her style)!


Phone Case



Bracelets and necklaces are by far the most popular pick.




Make Up, Beauty and Hair Styling Accessories

Again, keep in tune with her style! If you are getting a gift for someone else’s daughter also keep in mind what her parents allow or don’t allow.

Here are a few ideas to consider:

  • a rocker will usually appreciate an eye-liner or mascara.
  • most (not all) will appreciate a lip gloss or some eye shadow. You will probably make her super happy if you get her a brand she normally can’t afford to buy by herself.
  • if she loves doing her hair and doesn’t yet have one a hair straightener or a curler this will make a great gift! You can also go with a hair styling set.
  • a bath gift basket is a fun choice too – I mean who doesn’t love to pamper themselves.
  • teen skin care products (you remember, it’s the age of dreaded acne – we’ve all been there!)
  • nail polish (the more the merrier).


Nail Polishes

Something for their free time and hobbies

A Good Book or Two

If you have a reader at home a book is always appreciated! There are many great series that 13 year olds will like – if she likes to read that is!

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians
  • Divergent Series
  • The Hunger Games
  • Gallagher Girls

We’ve prepared a list of great books for 13 year olds which you can see here (we’d love to hear about books you have been reading too) Book

Percy Jackson Book Series

Ticket to the Movies

That is one of the rare things that really hasn’t changed much since we were teens – we all wanted to see that movie everyone was talking about!

Experience Gifts

Classes! Let them learn a life skill!

  • if she has shown interest in playing an instrument you can get her music lessons.
  • if she likes to cook why not surprise her with an advanced cooking class.
  • horseback riding, skiing lessons, parachute jump (this one would kill me but just tossing it out there as an idea for the less faint hearted).
  • a trip and a stay (with adult supervision) to another city or even country.
  • art classes

If you know of an activity that she would enjoy with their friends that is a great option too – group classes, workshops.

Digital Camera

It’s all about taking good photos and sharing them with friends these days! What’s great about getting a camera is that it works for almost all “types” of teens.

If she loves taking photos, she’ll love it, if she likes to visit concerts she’ll be able to take great photos, likes nature – she’ll be able to capture it…

There are so many great ones out there and you can get them in all price ranges. This is my personal pick for a starting camera that’s pretty much budget friendly as far as “serious” cameras go.



Video Games for the Gamer Girl

So you’ve got a gamer? A new video game is a must (or a new console the whole family can enjoy – expensive much though). If you don’t know what kind of video games she likes a gift card for a video game store is your best bet.

Some of ideas for a gamer girl:

  • new controllers
  • gift card for the console she is into (or computer games)
  • gaming headphones
  • if she has a favorite character, then merchandise with that character will be welcome too

Sports Gifts for the Sporty Girl

Healthy mind in a healthy body. Being fit is important and if the teen girl in question enjoys sports, a sporty gift to encourage sports even more is more than welcome.

If you are looking a gift for a 13 year old girl who loves sports here are some of the ideas she might appreciate;

  • a new ball
  • sporty clothes
  • ticket to see a game
  • sports memorabilia – a signed ball, card…
  • trainers
  • cool looking water bottle
  • new attire
  • paid class for the sports she is into 
  • sports bag to keep her stuff in

Something for a Artsy for the Creative Girl

Lots of teens are really creative, some like to draw, other like to paint or express themselves through any other form of art.

  •  art supplies
  • art books – how to’s for different techniques

How to Draw Cool Stuff

How to Draw Cool Stuff

Something for Her Room

Keep out! Not an uncommon sign on a teen’s room doors. Their room is their space and a reflection of her personality! 

Here are some of the most asked for room decorating gifts for a 13 year old girl:

  • furniture – bean bag chairs are great
  • new bedding
  • wall art
  • doorbell (got to smile at this one but I think it’s awesome) – it’s also a teen favorite
  • a new lamp
  • storage boxes that call her name (in her style)
  • a cute cushion

Emoji Pillow

How to Draw Cool Stuff

There! Hope you enjoyed this list of gifts for a 13 year old girl and you found something you will be buying or putting in your wishlist!

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63 thoughts on “Best Gifts for a 13 Year Old Girl”

    • This website is awesome
      I am 13 and I and kind of a tomboy and I think this site reflects both sides:Girly and tomboy

  1. I’m thirteen and yet they did not include personalities or characteristics. This is hard for me to get. I’m a lazy tomgirl and yeti do not like excersizing and perfume and makeup.

    • Spray-in hair color, maybe? I, myself am not a tomboy but I have a few tomboy friends. They are either dying to dye their hair or they already have! I’m sure you wouldn’t mind new clothes, especially ones that fit your personality type!

    • I love the website! It is full of adventure, inspiration,
      fun, and is almost like a best friend to me! Lol! Anyways, I would most certainly give this website an easy 5 star rating! So thank you to the owner of this website! You are such a great friend to my family and I! I finally know what to get my precious thirteen year old daughter, Chloe for Christmas! – Tiffany Jackson, Dallas, TX

  2. Im 13 and im not so girly… U need to add a section for sporty girls and for well all the artitics… Because i would want like nothing on this

    • Then don’t complain and go on a different website. There is a sporty section and there is an artistic section.

      • Correct if you have time to take a minute and sit down and type to complain u should be typing for a new website to go to lol I agree I am smarter than you…

  3. im a teen girl and I got a lot of things for my list that might help for the 2015 .
    concert tickets
    Sephora gift card
    starbucks gift card
    long socks
    new uggs
    and a scarf

  4. All of this really depends on the girl, I am 12 and what about intelligent girls, and kind ones, and the ones that want to read more advanced novels, what about the nature girls, the gardeners, what about the mature ones, what about the dreamers, the writers the ones who are not popular, this list seems to focus on the popular personalities, and what if they are a mixture?!

  5. Im 13 and i would like a
    ipad and
    a fit bit
    and new pjs
    and like walky talkies
    A duffle bag so when i go to sleepovers i have a nice big bag
    A i tunes voucher yhea so i hope i have helped for those people who need som ideas ???

      • It’s just a wish list, you’re not guaranteed to get everything, and also please don’t make rude comments. Chloe, even though you posted this two years ago, your list gave me some ideas, and to the creator of this web site you gave me some ideas as well. Thanks!!!

  6. I’m turning thirteen in a couple of days and I have no idea what I want. My mom won’t let me wear makeup and… I just don’t know what I want because I pretty much got everything I asked for at Christmas.

  7. Well i’d go for something like a handbag or…something your mother has given you to give to your gf say a valuable necklace and probably the best date she’d ever experience

  8. Im turning 13 and, this website helped me get ideas on what I want. I wouldn’t say i am that girly but in not tomboy. Some of the things on my list are,
    Blue high-top




    Tank tops
    Skinny jeans

    Room Decorations
    New Desk
    Desk Chair
    Wall Decorations
    Bed Frame
    Desk lamp

    New Running Shoes

    Pink Candle

    Tank top

    Gift cards

    Hiking boots



    Laundry Basket


    Ipod case/ long charger

    Art Canvases/ acrylic paints & brushes


    Contemporary books

    New headphones


    Art supplies

    I hope i helped some people get ideas. Remeber that money and candy will sometimes be a good last minute gift.

    • Yes, I think a 13 year old would love any of THESE 😀😀all these things are super cool and also expensive, so they should be grateful for what they get!😅😅

  9. Totally agree with your genius tips.And the images are so colourful.
    anyway, thank you for your hard work! I have a son and a daughter.Hope it will be working for my sweet daughter.Thanks again!!

  10. I’m turning thirteen in a little while. I needed ideas for a list so I searched it up. All these things i would totally want. and now I have some spectacular ideas on what to get my friends for their thirteenth b-days. This helped me tons. 🙂

  11. Well, i am a tomboy and a little girly and i just sometimes not looking for nail polish, hair stuff, bracelets, and stuff like that. what about the kind of girls that just like going on adventures. and, maybe some people in the future need to make way better stuff for girls. and that does not mean that stuff today is good it is just my opinion.

  12. I’m 13 and I personally found none of these appealing. I’m more into rock music and such. Maybe you should ask your daughter, base the gift off some of their interests. Your daughter likes makeup, get her makeup. Into sports? Get her a new glove or tickets to see one of her favourite teams. Please don’t base what you give her off a website.

  13. I was thinking of a great present you could give a 13 year old;
    Some body scrubs and body lotions + bath bombs
    Nail polish
    Segway Board
    Cute watch
    Spa and massage voucher
    Clothes + shoes
    New handbag or purse
    Body soaps
    Lip glosses
    Face masks

  14. Love this turning 13 in less than 2 weeks and my friends are asking what they should get for me gave me many ideas, love this list but one thing that you should add is a little more si-fi for the Star Wars and Star Trek lovers

  15. i cant belile how many thinks were on there that i want and my mom and dad do not know what to give me so it was good that i found this so they could look and i got grate things

  16. I am a mother of a 13 year old and it seems she has enjoyed most of her presents. For example , room decor, headphones, makeup, adidas sport wear, and a speaker. Those were successful for me an di hope they can also be successful for you guys. And I know that it might seem lazy choosing presents off a website but if you really are stumped there are some great recommendations you can find and they can give you some ideas for example if on a website they give you an option to buy earrings you might ask her how she feels about jewelry and get her a kit or something. But that’s just an example. In the end you definitely DO NOT want to get her a present that ends up sitting in the back of her closet or something she ends finally founding and throwing it away years later. Anyway I hope I was/ can be a great help to you if you are searching for a present for a 13 year old because I know I needed some ideas for my own daughter!

  17. Thanks Linda your help has given me several ideas for my own daughters 13 birthday next weeks thanks because I was truly stumped. 😂

  18. From my point of view these are some good things that us 13 year old teens would like.. but wouldn’t u want look at there personality instead of a website off of the internet? Maybe u should look into that…..

    • Totally agree (it’s even stated in the list)! But sometimes a bit of “internet” help does push people in the right direction. My aunt for example would totally benefit from this list when I was 13 as I was getting gifts appropriate for 8 year olds 😀 (well I got those way past 13).

  19. My birthday is next month, but my mom would never buy me makeup or a camera. I really want one of those things that you put your phone into and it’s like you’re in the movie. Some of this other stuff is pretty cool, but I need some new ideas. Got anything more animal related?

  20. Room decor. Yessss!
    Wall stickers
    A tulle canopy
    Glow in the dark stars
    A beanbag
    Storage organizers
    A mirror.

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