The 50 Best Gifts for 10-Year-Old Girls of 2022

Our favorite picks from Fujifilm, Hasbro, Ravensburger, PBTeen, UGG, and more

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Best Gifts for 10-Year-Old Girls

The Spruce / Chloe Jeong

Shopping for the perfect gift for a 10-year-old girl means finding something that's tailored to her interests and allows her to express herself creatively.

We researched and tested practical and popular gift ideas for girls, evaluating product quality, educational value, and safety. Crystal L. Bailey, director of the Etiquette Institute of Washington, suggests gifting something that will stand the test of time. "When shopping for close loved ones such as a growing niece or godchild, my personal preference is to give gifts that can be cherished for a lifetime," she says. Based on that advice, our top picks include an educational artful pillowcase from EatSleepDoodle, an adorable polaroid camera from Fujifilm, and an engaging board game from Ravensburger.

Here are the best gifts for the 10-year-old girl in your life.

Squishmallow New 10" Darla The Fawn

Darla The Fawn Squishmallow

Amazon

What child doesn't love squishmallows? They're cuddly, they're cute, they're collectible, and they make for great bedroom decoration! Just in time for the winter holidays, meet Darla the Fawn! Squishmallows have their own personalities and styles and Darla is sure to put a smile on your 10-year-old's face this Christmas.

Price at time of publish: $35

Project MC2 Pretend Play Super Spy Gear STEM Science Kit,

Girls' Spy Kit

Amazon

So maybe older detective work isn't her thing — why not try her hand at being a spy? This spy kit by Project MC2 is more STEM-focused and comes with a black light pen, fingerprint brush, crime scene tape, peel & stick acetate stickers, and more.

Price at time of publish: $17

eatsleepdoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase

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eatsleepdoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase

Courtesy of Amazon

This cotton pillowcase features a map of the world, plus pictures and facts about landmarks and creatures found in various regions, allowing the user to learn about geography through creative activity.  

The color from the ten included fabric markers will wash out in warm water, so your 10-year-old can color the map repeatedly and get creative by adding her own notes and original drawings.

Our tester deemed this most suitable for older kids and tweens because the coloring requires a steady hand. She noted that the double-tip design made it easy to doodle, and the ink washed out easily. She advises caution with the blunt points, as they tended to bleed through to the other side of the pillowcase.

Price at time of publish: $20

Endless Games The Sleepover Party Game

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Sleepover party game

Courtesy of Amazon

If you're looking for the perfect birthday gift for a girl, this sleepover game is a no-brainer. Designed for three or more, each player takes a turn spinning the wheel to get their Act It, Work It, or Party Challenge. They’ll find themselves charged with doing everything from being a human mirror to trying to lick their own elbow (it’s harder than it sounds!). The first one to 10 wins the game, but everyone wins when it comes to the good time being had. It’s all good, clean fun that will elicit giggles galore, according to our tester. The rules are extremely easy to learn for a variety of age ranges for the perfect game for any occasion.

Price at time of publish: $22

LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket

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LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket

Courtesy of Amazon

Let her curl up with her favorite book with this adorable crocheted mermaid tail blanket. Available in eight different colors, it also comes in two sizes so you can customize it to the recipient's height, which our tester loved because even adults can get in on the fun. They also noted the blanket remains lightweight and cool, making it perfect for year-round use. With this purchase, she'll also get a mermaid blanket and a mermaid necklace giving her everything she needs to truly transform into this beloved sea creature.

Price at time of publish: $16

Nintendo Switch Lite

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Nintendo Switch Lite

Walmart

While gaming consoles like Playstation and Xbox might not be for everyone, the Nintendo Switch Lite is the perfect console for your 10-year-old to test their interest in video games. With endless physical and digital games to pick from, your child will be busy for hours of gaming. The best part? The console is portable so they can take the fun anywhere they want to go.

Price at time of publish: $200

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

4.8
Fujifilm Instax

Walmart

Though kids today are used to pretty much everything being digital, there's something so fun and nostalgic about snapping pics on an actual camera that prints photos out. The Fujifilm Instax has all the features to help your little one take their best pics, like easily adjustable brightness and even a selfie mirror. Our tester loved how easy the features were to navigate and how great the pictures turned out in just a matter of minutes. Just don't forget to buy the film pack which is sold separately.

Price at time of publish: $78

Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess

Enola Holmes Book 1

Amazon

Recently adapted into two Netflix films, give your young girl the gift of getting to know Enola Holmes even better with the first book in this expansive series. Who says Sherlock Holmes deserves all the credit? Enola is a 14-year-old girl that's just as good at being a detective as her older brother and she's tired of living in his shadow. Your 10-year-old will love joining her on her journey and, who knows, maybe you'll have a young detective on your hands as well.

Price at time of publish: $8

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 3-Book Gift Set

Rebel Girls Box Set

Amazon

Everyone can do with a bit of inspiration and this box set is full of it! Inspire your 10-year-old with 300 stories about extraordinary women, written in a form suitable for younger minds. The three books in this box set also feature illustrations by over 130 female and nonbinary artists to give your daughter even more inspiration.

Price at time of publish: $72

Tsrarey Sunset Projection Lamp

Sunset projection lamp

Amazon

Sunset lamps were all the rage on TikTok and it's almost guaranteed that you 10-year-old has seen one of them at least once recently. Give them the gift of this gorgeous, ambient lighting piece that's sure to make her the envy of her friends, and make her room an even cooler spot to hang out in.

Price at time of publish: $24

Tricase Cinema Light Box with Letters

Tricase Cinema Light Box

Tricase

Sometimes tweens get a little less chatty during dinnertime or stop telling you about the little details of their day. This light box is a fun way to let your 10-year-old express herself on her own terms. It includes 167 black letters and numbers, plus 185 emoji fragments. The remote control lets her operate the brightness settings from across the room.

Price at time of publish: $41

Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science

4.6
BigBagofScience

Courtesy of Amazon

Budding scientists will go mad for this awesome bag of science that allows them to perform 70 scientific activities. The kits cover three areas of science (physical, earth, and life) and include ultra-cool things like making a rainbow in a tube, creating quicksand, and even setting up a soda geyser. Luckily, all of the instructions are easy to follow, according to our tester. Kids can even work independently and learn as they play. Little scientists will be able to wow friends and family with these cool creations from home.

Price at time of publish: $45

PBTeen Harry Potter™ Great Hall Terrarium

Harry Potter Terrarium

PBTeen

It's never too early for your child to become a plant parent! The terrarium's glass panels and gold-painted framing provides an elegant touch to the future home of your child's succulents and flowering plants. This Harry Potter-themed terrarium is perfect for fans and non-fans alike — and it's a gorgeous piece of decor for a bedroom.

Price at time of publish: $299

Twinkle Star Window Curtain String Lights

Twinkle Star Window Curtain String Lights

Courtesy of Amazon

Does your tween girl want to add some oomph to her bedroom? These gorgeous string lights resemble delicate branches and are designed to be hung vertically for a waterfall effect. You can make the warm-white LED lights wave, twinkle, flash, and more when using the controller with eight mode settings.

Price at time of publish: $20

BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

bluetooth microphone

BONAOK

Whether she's into Billie Eilish or Dear Evan Hansen, this microphone will make her musical dreams come true. Sold in more than 10 different colors, it connects to a phone, tablet, or other device using either Bluetooth or a cable. It can be used not only to amplify but to play and record music as well. The head has multiple filters (they reduce the dreaded feedback noise that's the bane of most kid karaoke parties) and there's an adjustable echo control for fun sound effects.

Price at time of publish: $30.99

This make-your-own candy kit perfectly illustrates what great science teachers have known all along: That kids learn best when the concepts relate to real life. Yes, your tween will enjoy making tasty gelatin gummy creations that look like unicorns and rainbows, but she'll also explore topics like matter, color mixing, and the properties of polymer substances. The kit comes with all the ingredients (including citric acid for sour candies), a mold, and a 16-page manual with ideas for future experiments (melted gummies, anyone?).

Price at time of publish: $10

Discovery Channel Shark Week “Shiver of Sharks” 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

shark week puzzle

Amazon

Who doesn't love shark week? This 1,000-piece puzzle is sure to keep your 10-year-old's mind active and hands busy for a few hours. The collage of various images of sharks will keep your young marine enthusiast engaged as they try to piece together the final image.

Price at time of publish: $18

Cool Maker GO Glam Nail Stamper

Go Glam Nail Salon

Courtesy of Walmart

Want to distract your tween from her tablet? Kick the basic home manicure up a notch with this adorable kit, which is part art project, part beauty treatment, and the perfect sleepover-party activity. Simply paint a nail using the included polish, let it dry, and then stamp on one of the fun patterns (there are several to choose from, like cupcakes and flamingoes). The set comes with enough designs for 125 nails, but refills are also sold separately once you run out. 

Price at time of publish: $54

Ravensburger Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game

Ravensburger Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game

Courtesy of Amazon

Board games are great for kids to play with one another or the whole family can join in for a game night. Hocus Pocus is a class 90s Disney movie and whether your kid has seen the film or not, she'll most likely enjoy this colorful card game. Suitable for ages eight and up, the game takes about 30 minutes and players have to work together to protect the town of Salem.

Price at time of publish: $20

Jetson Rave Extreme Terrain Hoverboard with Cosmic LED Wheels

Hoverboard

Jetson Rave 

This tricked-out hoverboard lets kids mix riding and dancing, thanks to a Bluetooth speaker and compatible app that allows them to play their own music, change the colors of the see-through wheels, and adjust the speed (newbies should start on beginner mode). All-terrain tires help you glide over bumps and sidewalk cracks, and an anti-slip mat is included so you can practice at home without worrying about wiping out.

Price at time of publish: $178

PBTeen Ombre 17 oz Water Bottle

Ombre Water Bottle

PBTeen

Two reasons to get her this gorgeous, brightly colored water bottle: If she loves it, she's less likely to lose it, and if it does go missing, it will be easy to spot in the lost-and-found pile. This stainless steel workhouse holds 17 ounces of liquid (a hydrated tween is a less cranky tween!) and can be tossed in the dishwasher.

Price at time of publish: $20

ALEX Toys DIY Wear Friends 4 Ever Jewelry

ALEX Toys DIY Wear Friends 4 Ever Jewelry

Courtesy of Walmart

This jewelry-making kit comes with all of the materials she needs to make friendship bracelets for her and her BFFs with ease. Included in the kit is a friendship wheel, which is a specially designed tool that shows exactly where to place the string to get the desired designs. Four color-coded looms help make eight patterns (two on each loom) including hearts, stripes, diamonds, and flowers. They’re reusable too, so she can make them over and over again.

Price at time of publish: $20

Circle Society Classic Adjustable Indoor and Outdoor Roller Skates

Circle-Society-Skates

Courtesy of Walmart

You probably laced up your roller skates as a child and now your kid can enjoy that same classic pass time. But these skates from Circle Society are way more stylish than the options from years past. The cotton candy-colored laces have a winged accessory that can be removed and parents will love the fact the skates are adjustable to accommodate growing feet. Also, the super smooth wheels make the skates appropriate for skating indoors or outdoors.

Price at time of publish: $48

UGG Kids Fluff Yeah Slide

Ugg Kids Fluff Yeah Slide

Courtesy of Zappos

Truth: Good slippers are like hugs for your feet. She'll love these Uggs' plush sheepskin body and trendy logo straps. You'll appreciate how well-constructed they are, thanks to a solid rubber sole that's sturdy enough to wear outside the house.

Price at time of publish: $75

Creativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift Set

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Creativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift Set

Courtesy of Amazon

You’d be hard-pressed to find a girl who doesn’t crave a day at the spa. This deluxe spa kit gives her all of that pampering right at home. The 30-piece set includes everything she needs to primp and unwind, from an oh-so-relaxing inflatable pedicure pool in which to soak her toes and a battery-operated nail dryer (no smudges!) to four bottles of kid-friendly nail polish and sticker nail art. There are also toe separators, cotton balls, and a satin eye mask. She’ll have a blast setting up her own swanky salon.

It’s great to share with friends, as there are plenty of supplies, and it will definitely be on the list for any sleepover. Spa party ideas are even included in the set. If you’re lucky, she might even use it to give the person who gave her this great gift a little mani/pedi too.

Price at time of publish: $23

AILIHEN C8 Foldable Headphones

AILIHEN C8 Foldable Headphones

Courtesy of Amazon

Headphones for a 10-year-old girl need to sound great, look good, and be durable. The Ailihen C8 Foldable Headphones are a popular choice.

These headphones come in a rainbow of colors, but the candy pink or totally teal varieties are sure to catch any girl’s attention. Aside from the fun colors, the Ailihen C8 headphones include functional features, such as a microphone and volume control buttons—something not always present on headphones for kids.

Most people find the headphones to be comfortable, with the adjustable sizing able to fit most heads. Adding to the durability of these headphones is the fact that they are foldable—meaning they can stash them in a backpack or overnight bag and they’re less likely to be broken. One other plus that people liked was the flexible fiber cord instead of a traditional plastic-coated cord. For a young music-lover or avid audiobook reader, choose the Ailihen C8 Foldable Headphones. 

Price at time of publish: $26

ThinkFun Hacker Cybersecurity Coding Game

ThinkFun Hacker Cybersecurity Coding Game

Amazon

Introduce the 10-year-old girl in your life to the world of STEM with this coding board game by ThinkFun, a leader in brain and logic games. Hacker is a coding board game that comes with 120 challenges of increasing difficulty, from beginner to expert, and is one of the best gifts you can buy for kids who like smart games and a challenge.

Price at time of publish: $30

The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

The Care and Keeping of You 2

Amazon

For most young girls, 10 years old is the beginning of a lot of major life changes. Some of these changes are challenging and difficult to talk about when your child doesn't have the words to express how they feel - that's where The Care and Keeping of You 2 comes in! Since book 1 was published in 1998, this American Girl book has helped generations navigate this challenging time in their lives.

Price at time of publish: $9

Luna Star Naturals Klee Kids Natural Mineral Makeup Rainbow Fairy Kit

Luna Star Naturals Klee Kids Natural Mineral Makeup Rainbow Fairy

Courtesy of Amazon

Is your 10-year-old interested in makeup? Take comfort in indulging their creative side with this natural mineral makeup kit by Luna Star Naturals. The Rainbow Fairy kit contains the Rainbow Dazzle eyeshadow, Sunshine Sparkles blush, Raspberry Sugar lip shimmer, and Pink Lemonade lip shimmer. It's a great way to keep them out of your makeup bags while also making pretend play safe and fun.

Price at time of publish: $20

Bedsure Wearable Blanket Hoodie

girl in blanket hoodie

Amazon

Speaking of getting cuddly and cozy - why not gift your 10-year-old a wearable blanket hoodie? Perfect for indoor and outdoor use, this wearable blanket hoodie comes in 4 sizes to find the right fit for your young one. This blanket hoodie will keep them cozy for many cold days to come.

Price at time of publish: $37

Babycakes Multi-Treat Baker

babycakes multi-treat maker

Amazon

Remember the joy of Easy Bake ovens? Give your 10-year-old that same joy with Babycakes' Multi-Treat Baker! A great way to help your child feel like they're contributing to family meals, this multi-treat baker features 3 interchangeable non-stick baking plates that are able to make 7 cupcakes, 7 donuts, or 12 cake pops!

Price at time of publish: $43

An oldie but goodie, Razor has been a part of children's lives for 20 years. Useful, fun, and portable, the Razor A5 LUX Kick Scooter would be a great gift for your active 10-year-old. Designed with bigger kids and adults who want to join their children in mind, this scooter is sure to last for a few years and provide hours of outdoor play.

Price at time of publish: $74

Himalayan Glow Natural Pink Salt Lamp

Himalayan Glow Natural Pink Salt Lamp

Amazon

Self-care starts at home, so why not transform your 10-year-old's bedroom into a luxurious spa escape with this Himalayan salt lamp? The lamp's warm glow will create a soothing and tranquil environment in any room. The dimmer control switch also helps adjust the brightness level of the salt lamp to suit your mood.

Price at time of publish: $14

Louliou Fluorescent Bubble fidget toy

Louliou Fluorescent Bubble fidget toy

Amazon

Fidget toys are all the rage! Stay on trend with this simple gift. Fidget toys are child friendly, great for all ages, and provide an outlet for stress relief.

Price at time of publish: $20

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Box Set

Amazon

Got a little reader in your life? Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series that has captivated the hearts of many since its release. If you find that your child is quickly pulled in by the world of young demigods, worry not, Rick Riordan has plenty of other series written in this world.

Price at time of publish: $19

PBTeen Elle Lacquer Earring Holder

Gold jewelry stand

PBTeen

Treat your 10-year-old to a chic organizer for all her earrings! The Elle Earring Holder holds studs, hoops, and dangling earrings on three racks that keep your favorite ear accessories on display. The wood and gold finish accents are sure to add some flair to your little girl's space.

Price at time of publish: $99

ESRICH Acrylic Paint Set

Acrylic paint set

Amazon

Finding hobbies your child might be into involves a lot of trial and error. You can't go wrong with a paint set, though, as it is a hobby that never gets old regardless of how often you may walk away and come back to it. This set features 12 brushes, 24 acrylic paint colors, a palette, an easel, 3 canvases, and everything else your 10-year-old needs to start painting.

Price at time of publish: $30

PBTeen Harry Potter™ Golden Snitch™ Clock

Golden Snitch Clock

PBTeen

This Golden Snitch clock is yet another gorgeous Harry Potter-themed decor piece from Pottery Barn Teen. The clock is a great way to make your 10-year-old feel all grown up with its high-gloss gold finish and its analog face.

Price at time of publish: $39

Make It Real Juicy Couture DIY Charm Bracelet Kit in Crystal Sunshine

Make It Real Juicy Couture Bracelets

Courtesy of Amazon

This set comes with everything you need for your 10-year-old to create stunning Juicy Couture bracelets such as 6 Swarovski Crystals Charms, 223 colorful beads, 20 jump rings, and more. Spark your child's crafty side with this gift that she can share with friends and family.

Price at time of publish: $20

Vlando Princess Style Jewelry Box

Jewelry Box Purse

Amazon

Another stunning option for your 10-year-old to store her jewelry in! This princess Style Jewelry Box by Vlando comes together to form a cute, purse-like carrying case for taking her jewelry on the go. With several compartments for holding earrings, rings, necklaces, and other pieces of jewelry, this is a perfect all-in-one case.

Price at time of publish: $41

American Girl Makena Doll & Book

Makena Doll and Book

American Girl

Makena Williams is a 13-year-old from Washington, D.C., and is one of the latest dolls in American Girl's "World By Us" line. Makena is a young fashionist who uses her fashion to address injustice after experiencing racial injustice in her neighborhood. Inspiring generations, American Girl dolls are a staple in any young girl's bedroom. Whether it be for play or collection, the Makena Williams doll is a perfect conversation starter for you and your 10-year-old.

Price at time of publish: $115

PBTeen Emily & Meritt Crown Tray

Crown Tray

PBTeen

This crown tray is perfect for storing jewelry and beauty products, or for keeping as decor. The golden finish and mirrored base bring an elegant, regal feel to any room that this crown tray is in. Your 10-year-old may be the very special princess in your life, so why not make her feel like one with this gorgeous gift?

Price at time of publish: $69

PB Teen LED Heart Tabletop Light

Heart-shaped LED lamp

Pottery Barn Teen

Light up her room with this adorable heart-shaped LED table light from Potter Barn Teen. Your young tween will feel all grown up with such a cute piece of decor in her room.

Price at time of publish: $69

Singing Machine SML385UW Bluetooth Karaoke System with LED Disco Lights

4.7
Singing Machine SML385UW Bluetooth karaoke machine

Amazon

We're all about encouraging our young ones to have hobbies and this karaoke machine is a great way to do that while spending quality time together. Settle down for a karaoke night in with your favorite 10-year-old and sing your hearts out together!

Price at time of publish: $68

Crayola Tie Dye Color Chemistry Set for Kids

Tie-Dye Chemistry set

Amazon

Crayola brings STEAM-filled fun to your home with this kit that utilizes household items to create fun science experiments. This set includes riveting science experiments such as Drip Drop Tie Dye, Neon Crayon Erupting Volcano, Kaleidoscope Creator, and more!

Price at time of publish: $25

Pixobitz Studio with 500 Water Fuse Beads

Pixobitz bead set

Amazon

Your 10-year-old will be able to create their very own 2D and 3D pixel art with this studio kit. No heat is required, just use water to stick the square beads together to make a variety of crafts like keychains and photo clips as well as a variety of little characters of their own imagination — the possibilities are endless with this 500-bead kit. Feel like your little one is lacking inspiration? No problem, the set also comes with a guide that conveniently provides instructions for different kinds of crafts.

Price at time of publish: $21

Aofmee Bath Bombs Gift Set

Bath Bomb Set

Amazon

Treat her with the tools to make a little luxury spa day at home. This bath bomb set comes with bath bombs in absolutely adorable shapes like cupcakes. This 6 bath bomb set is both cruelty-free and vegan-friendly and reviewers say they love how good they smell and how soft their skin is after use.

Price at time of publish: $15

Uncommon Goods Puzzle Odyssey Maze Adventure

Puzzle Odyssey Book

Uncommon Goods

Think they're still into Greek mythology? Why not give this puzzle book a try? After a decade of fighting in the Trojan Wars, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, is finally heading home when a prophecy foretells that his voyage home won't be as easy as he hoped — your 10-year-old will help guide Odysseus through this periling journey by solving pages of puzzles and brain teasers.

Price at time of publish: $20

COLORLIFE Electric Jellyfish Tank Table Lamp with Color Changing Light

Multicolored jellyfish lamps

Amazon

Lifelike jellyfish float in this remote-controlled LED lamp. This jellyfish aquarium features the option to add two jellyfish and two fish so your child can observe the realistic sea life in an ambiance that they can control. This gift indulges the little marine lover in your child with a piece of decor that's both educational and entertaining.

Price at time of publish: $30

Uncommon Goods Spot The Hidden Clues Sherlock Holmes Puzzle

Sherlock Holmes puzzle

Uncommon Goods

Speaking of Enola and Sherlock, why not put your little one's detective skills to the test with this Sherlock Holmes puzzle set from Uncommon Goods? This 1,000-piece puzzle features notable locations like 221B Baker Street as well as clues from Sherlock's most famous cases. The puzzle also comes with a foldout poster that highlights facts from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories.

Price at time of publish: $20

What to Look For in Gifts For 10-Year-Old Girls

Recommended Age

Girls at this age are solidly in their tween years, but this doesn’t mean that they’re ready for everything—even if they may feel differently. Check the recommended age on any gifts that you consider and think about your child’s maturity. Some girls may be ready for more independence while others can benefit from some additional adult supervision. When you’re not sure, you can always play with her for a time until you are both comfortable.

Ten-year-old girls enjoy a range of activities and games at a more complex level, like making pottery, improving their skills at a talent or sport, or tackling more advanced science projects.

"With educational gifts and games, it’s important to provide a gift that is at or just above their educational or activity level," Bailey says. "It can be terribly disappointing to receive a game or activity that they are not able to enjoy."

Safety

Make sure that you consider any safety precautions of your gift. You may need to include additional gear, like a helmet, knee pads, or eye protection. Because 10-year-old girls can have strong preferences for these things, it is also a good idea to ask her to help pick out the gear that is comfortable and looks stylish.

Educational Value

A gift for a 10-year-old girl that teaches her a new skill is one that will keep on giving. Whether she wants to learn more about a particular interest or develop an entirely new hobby, an educational gift may just spark a new passion in your 10-year-old’s life. Bailey recalls her favorite gifts shifting her outlook on life: "I think back on the special gifts that I received as a child and how they impacted my outlook on life. That is something we cannot begin to place a price on," she shares.

Creativity

Gifts for the creative 10-year-old girl don’t need to be limited to arts and crafts. While these are popular choices for this age group, anything that allows her to express herself is a solid choice. Think about her interests and ways for her to show her individual personality, whether it’s through creating a science experiment or a bold fashion statement.

Often creative gifts are based on trends and what's currently popular. Bailey challenges consumers to shop outside of these fleeting trends to gift something sentimental that can be enjoyed for years. "This sometimes means that I won’t have the most popular gift or something the child immediately wants to play with, but maybe it’s an engraved jewelry box that will hold significance later in life," she says.

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This article was written and researched by Julie Evans, a writer and editor whose work covers topics including health and wellness, parenting, and technology. Her writing has appeared on USA Today, Realtor.com, Brit + Co, and CafeMom, among others. She has nearly 20 years of experience.

Expert advice was provided by Crystal L. Bailey, director of the Etiquette Institute of Washington.

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