The 17 Cool Gifts to Impress Your 11-Year-Old Girl

Your tween girl will adore these picks on holidays or birthdays

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The greatest gifts that 11-year-old girls love are ones that allow them to express themselves and their interests. Whether she is into music, art, cooking, or sports, there are tons of options out there that will have her grinning from ear to ear.

11-year-old girls are tweens, but that doesn’t mean that they’re ready for more mature gifts and content. As you shop for her birthday or Christmas, make sure to follow the age recommendations and safety tips on any gifts that you purchase. It can also help to look for a gift that is educational and will help her learn something new. Or opt for something to decorate her space.

Here, the best gifts for 11-year-old girls.

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Learn a new hobby or master a new instrument with this bundle, perfect for beginners.
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These hair chalk pens are easy to apply and just as easy to wash out with shampoo.
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This cute, snuggly mermaid tail blanket also comes with a convenient drawstring bag.
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This book is full of stories about brave young girls that are sure to inspire anyone.
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This speaker easily connects to bluetooth devices and has multi-colored lights.
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Kids will love this trendy light that can easily sit on a table or be mounted to the wall.
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A fun mic that easily connects to devices for karaoke fun—and it even records music.
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Fun accessories include beeswax, six containers, gift bags, stickers, and more to whip up lip balm.
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These headphones have a super-sleek profile and great battery life.
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This kit has the supplies needed to make two complete charm bracelets.
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Lohanu Ukulele Concert Size Bundle

Lohanu Ukulele Concert Size Bundle

Help your tween master a new hobby with this ukulele starter kit. Whether already musical or not, 11-year-old girls now have everything they need to master the instrument, including video lessons designed for beginners, a leather pick, and a carrying case to bring on the go. She will surely impress her friends with her new skills.

ALEX Toys Spa Hair Chalk Salon

Hair Chalk

Fashionistas will love this gift. The ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon kit lets kids apply colorful streaks to their hair, and the best part is that it simply washes out with shampoo—a bonus parents are sure to love. The kit comes with five different chalk colors: green, pink, blue, purple, and orange, all of which look great with any hair color. There are also beads, a beading tool, and a small comb.

Alex Hair Chalk

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What Testers Say

"The ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon earns points for precision. Unlike hair color sprays and chalk-embedded combs, these hair chalk pens allowed the kids to apply color just where they wanted it. They could even use more than one color on a single lock of hair."—Danielle Centoni, Product Tester

LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket

LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket

Who said there’s no such thing as mermaids? We found the cutest, snuggliest mermaid tail blanket to make any mythical-creature-loving young lady happy. Crocheted from a soft Orlon and cotton blend, these blankets will keep kids warm in cooler temps. These kid-focused blankets are machine-washable, available in two sizes—56 x 28 inches or 71 x 35.5 inches—and come in nine different colors. The blanket is perfect for gift giving and is conveniently packaged in a reusable drawstring bag, and includes a precious silver mermaid necklace.

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

Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20

Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20

Books are the gifts that keep on giving because they can impart so much knowledge. "Teen Trailblazers" is full of stories of 30 young women who changed the world and made a major impact, all before their twentieth birthdays. Your tween is sure to read about familiar women and probably some names and stories they never knew about.

Voch Night Light Bluetooth Speaker

Voch Night Light Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth speakers are functional, but this one is also quite fashionable. The speaker can play up to 12 hours of music on low-level brightness, and with a simple tap, the LED lights change to one of six colors. There’s even a time setting, from 10 minutes to two hours, so the music and lights shut off automatically.

KiBlue Cactus Light

KiBlue Cactus Light

Tweens love decorating their room as a way to show off their style. This cactus lamp is sure to be a hit. It’s super affordable but has so much character and would look great on any table, desk, or dresser. At just under 12 inches, it can also be mounted. The lights are a fun bit of room decor but also act as a night light. 

BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

bluetooth microphone

This microphone will make her musical dreams come true. Sold in 11 different colors, it connects to a phone, tablet, or other devices using Bluetooth or a cable. It can be used not only to amplify but also 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.

SmartLab Toys All-Natural Lip Balm Boutique

Lip Balm Boutique

If she's into creating things, why not gift her a lip balm-making kit that lets her whip up six different concoctions with the included recipe book. She can make various flavors with natural ingredients like olive oil or chocolate chips to create the desired flavor. This has pretty much all she needs (beeswax, six containers, gift bags, stickers, and more) to get started in her own lip balm-making business.

Picun P26 Bluetooth Headphones

Picun P26 Bluetooth Headphones

These stylish Bluetooth headphones have intuitive controls (for example, it's easy to toggle between answer/hang up and pause/play) and a playtime of up to 80 hours in wireless mode, which is helpful for kids who may or may not remember to charge their devices. They come in four colors, including platinum grey and rose gold, and the adjustable headband has a built-in mic, giving it a super-sleek profile.

ALEX Toys DIY Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets

ALEX Toys DIY Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets

Think your tween girl has outgrown craft kits? Not when they offer next-level details like this one, which has the supplies needed to make two complete charm bracelets. Kids first use the brightly colored air-dry clay and molding tool to make beads; then, they customize their creations with gems, glitter, and, of course, charms like guitars and horseshoes.

Frigidaire Portable Retro Mini Fridge

frigidaire mini retro fridge

Who says you need to wait for college to get a fridge in your room? This pint-size, retro-style Frigidaire holds up to six cans of seltzer or four 1-liter bottles—it's also a great place to stash small snacks or beauty products like gel eye masks. This funky mini fridge comes in fun colors like blue, red, and pink and has a quiet motor that makes it ideal for a bedroom.

Tuiyata Cute Animal Slippers

Tuiyata Cute Animal Slippers

Cozy animal slippers aren't just for toddlers. These adorable house shoes have a clean, minimalist design and come in a choice of squirrel or fox motif, as well as several different colors. They're also machine-washable and have quiet, anti-slip soles to minimize the stomping sounds.

Uncommon Goods Create Your Own Comic Book Kit

Uncommon Goods Create Your Own Comic Book Kit

Foster your tween's inner artist with a create-your-own comic book kit. This set comes with formatted pages for 11-year-olds to bring their own story to life. For those looking for inspiration, turn to the included instructions and helpful tips for getting started. The coolest part about this set is once your tween's book is finished, you can use the pre-paid envelope to send it back to Uncommon Goods. The retailer will professionally bind her comic book, complete with an "About the Author" page to display on her bookshelf and keep forever.

LEGO DOTS Creative Picture Frames

LEGO DOTS Creative Picture Frames

It might be out of the norm for your tween to develop pictures. But for those precious photos offering beautiful memories, this LEGO DOTS Creative Picture Frames set is perfect. It’s not just the frames but the DIY aspect as well. Kids can use LEGO tiles to build and stack to create a custom look. This kit comes with 398 pieces to create three unique frames that add a personalized touch to any kids' room.

Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3): Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3

Dork Diaries Series

The New York Times best-selling "Dork Diaries" series has sold millions of copies worldwide. Tween readers follow the main character Nikki Maxwell on all of her middle school adventures as she journals about the trials and tribulations of a first crush, BFF drama, and mean girl entanglements. Nikki journals all her monthly crises in a humorous, touching, entertainingly illustrated format for young readers to enjoy.

This boxed set includes the first three books from the award-winning series: "Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life," "Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl," and "Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star."

What Testers Say

"Each book averages about 300 pages, which might seem like a daunting challenge for young kids, but we found that the drawings (and lots of white space) made those pages go by fast."—Danielle Centoni, Product Tester

Canon IVY CLIQ Instant Camera Printer

Canon IVY CLIQ

Canon has coined its own word for what this sleek little camera does: "shprinck," which stands for "shoot, print, and stick." There's a built-in printer that dispenses small (2 x 3 inch) photos with peel-off backs, which is useful whether she's making a scrapbook or labeling a bunch of storage boxes. The camera also has a selfie mirror to help get the perfect Insta shot, and Canon's compatible Mini Print app lets users control the shutter from a smartphone, as well as customize images with emojis and borders.

Babycakes Cake Pop Maker

Babycakes Cake Pop Maker

Whether your tween loves to cook and bake, or you are looking for a fun activity to do together, this cake pop maker is perfect for a deliciously good time. Eleven-year-old girls will love creating their own delectable cake pops by following the easy instructions and recipe booklet that are included. They can then decorate their treats with sprinkles or icing, perfect for a birthday, holiday, or just any other weeknight.

What to Look for in Gifts for 11-Year-Old Girls

Recommended Age

Eleven-year-old girls, no matter their interests, are social and love to spend time with friends. As their peer group becomes the center of their world, make sure that any gifts you consider are age-appropriate for these tweens. This is especially important for gifts that include online access.

Safety

Follow all recommended safety precautions, such as eye or hearing protection or other protective gear, especially if you're considering gifting an outdoor toy like roller skates. If you’re worried that your 11-year-old girl won’t want to cramp her style, ask her to help pick out the most fashionable helmet, knee pads, or goggles that you can find.

“Give them choices and let them choose how to express themselves,” says teacher and literacy coach Alicia Drozd. This can build up their enthusiasm for everything from safety gear to the gifts themselves.

Educational Value

There are so many great gifts for 11-year-old girls that are fun and educational. Books are especially great for this age, especially those that highlight the achievements of other notable girls and women. You may even inspire her to make her own entry.

Why Trust the Spruce?

This article was written by Julia Fields a lifestyle writer for The Spruce covering all things surrounding toys, gifts, and the holidays since October 2021. Before that, she covered similar topics including toy reviews, product round-ups, expert-focused articles, and more.

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