These Are the Best Gifts for 10-Year-Old Girls

Our top choice is the Eatsleepdoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase

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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. Our top pick is the EatSleepDoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase because it sparks creativity, is age-appropriate, and was a hit with testers.

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

eatsleepdoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase

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eatsleepdoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase

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This cotton pillowcase features a map of the world and 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 she can color the map repeatedly and get creative by adding her own notes and original drawings, knowing that it's always a work in progress.  

The design is jam-packed, making it difficult to see the boundaries of the smaller and more intricate images. Our tester deemed this most suitable for older kids and tweens because the coloring requires a steady hand. (Though who doesn't love to color outside the lines now and then?) Older kids will also be more eager to learn more about the facts on the map, leading to independent learning. 

Eatsleepdoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase

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What Testers Say

"Each marker is double-tipped, providing a thin point and a blunt point. We found that it was easy to doodle with these markers, and the ink washed out easily. However, kids should be careful with the blunt points, as they tended to bleed through to the other side of the pillowcase."—Kelly Hodgkins, Product Tester

Endless Games The Sleepover Party Game

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Sleepover party game

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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.

What Testers Say

"Don’t be turned off by the game’s simplicity. Trust us; it’s incredibly entertaining to watch and play. The girls at our sleepover were amused from the first spin, and things only got sillier from there."—Angelica Leicht, Product Tester

LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket

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LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket

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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. 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.

LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket

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What Testers Say

"One of the things we really liked about this blanket was the design. It’s made of acrylic fibers that are crocheted in a wave pattern, so it truly incorporates the sea theme down to the last detail."—Angelica Leicht, Product Tester

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

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Fujifilm Instax

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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. The pictures are then developed within a matter of minutes. Just don't forget to buy the film pack which is sold separately.

Tricase Cinema Light Box with Letters

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.

Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science

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BigBagofScience

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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 to creating quicksand, and even setting up a soda geyser. Little scientists will be able to wow friends and family with these cool creations from home.

Be Amazing! Toys Big Bag of Science

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What Testers Say

"The instructions are written clearly so our 10-year-old and her friends were able to work independently, and the scientific explanations are perfect for the age group—not too simple, but not too complicated."—Kelly Hodgkins, Product Tester

Hasbro Connect 4 Shots: Space Jam A New Legacy Edition Game

Fun for boys and girls, this classic two-player game has some added features inspired by the animated movie, "Space Jam: A New Legacy." In this version, players shoot mini basketballs simultaneously, trying to get them in the grid while also lining four balls of the same color in the same row. It's a fun activity that a wide range of ages can enjoy.

Forever 21 Plush Avocado Throw Pillow

Forever 21 Avocado Plush Pillow

Forever 21

Made of 100% polyester, this avocado pillow is super soft and easy to clean. Its cheerful eyes and bright smile are embroidered on, ready to brighten up the mood of any room. This pillow is just one of Forever 21's new HOME collection.

Twinkle Star Window Curtain String Lights

Twinkle Star Window Curtain String Lights

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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.

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.

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?).

Cool Maker GO Glam Nail Stamper

Go Glam Nail Salon

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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. 

Ravensburger Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game

Ravensburger Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game

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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.

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.

PBTeen Pink & Purple Marble Bottle

Water Bottle

Pottery Barn Teen 

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.

ALEX Toys DIY Wear Friends 4 Ever Jewelry

ALEX Toys DIY Wear Friends 4 Ever Jewelry

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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.

Circle Society Classic Adjustable Indoor and Outdoor Roller Skates

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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.

UGG Kids Fluff Yeah Slide

Ugg Kids Fluff Yeah Slide

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

DawnbJewelry Girl's Charm Name Bracelet

Girl's Charm Bracelet

Etsy

Seasoned parents know that a charm bracelet is a gift for girls that keeps on giving since you can always add tokens as experiences and interests change. This classic-looking bangle is handmade in Brooklyn, and there are three different sizes to choose from, as well as dozens of charms like music notes, sailboats, flowers, and more.

Best Spa Day: Creativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift Set

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Creativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift Set

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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.

Creativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift Set

Best Headphones: AILIHEN C8 Foldable Headphones

AILIHEN C8 Foldable Headphones

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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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