Best Gift Ideas for a 13-Year-Old Girl of 2021

With so many trends emerging left and right, it can be hard to keep up with what our teens are interested in these days. Luckily, we have researched and analyzed the top gifts in the 2021 market for your special Gen-Z girl.

Each gift featured on this list was carefully curated with every 13-year-old girl personality type in mind. Whether your girl loves embracing her artsy side, interested in fashion, photography, or loves exploring the outdoors… we are confident you will find the perfect present here!

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2021's Best Gifts For A 13-Year-Old GirlLED Photo Clip String LightsKeep Calm Official Teenager, TeeWreck This JournalKids Against Maturity: Card GameApple AirPods With Charging CaseTeen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls Who Changed the World Before They Were 20Mini Leather Bowknot BackpackEFYTAL 13 Bead Sterling Silver NecklaceAisuo 5-in-1 Bedside Bluetooth Speaker Night LightLetters to My Future Self - JournalFujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera BundleVera Wang Princess By Vera Wang, Eau De Toilette (1.7 Fl Oz)14K Gold Dipped Bead BraceletEarBuddyz Ultra Ear Hooks and CoversLEVOIT Kana Himalayan Salt LampUltimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2Gift Republic 100 Movie Bucket List PosterStainless Steel Expandable Wire BangleSoundPEATS True Wireless Earbuds 5.0AfterShokz Titanium Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones14k Gold Personalized Name NecklaceDIY Organic Lip Balm KitRay-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses, 47 mmThe Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, BookBoho Braided 2-in-1 Anklet BraceletLED Multi-Color Strip Lights13th Birthday Tiara & SashAprilis Bath Bomb Gift SetPrincess Style Jewelry BoxTulip Tie Dye KitClip-On Ring LightADIDAS Women's Cloudfoam Running ShoeJane Iredale, Pure & Simple Makeup KitHolographic iPhone Case, iPhone XRHow We Selected The Best GiftsCognitive MilestonesPhysical MilestonesSocial & Emotional MilestonesFAQs About Gifts For A 13-Year-Old GirlWhat should I get a 13 year old for her birthday?Best meaningful/sentimental gift for 13-year-old girl?What to do if I buy a gift for a thirteen year old girl and she doesn't like it?Best party theme ideas for teenage girl turning 13-years-old?What is a budget-friendly gift for 13-year-old girl?Gifts for Similar AgesFinal Wrap Up

2021’s Best Gifts For A 13-Year-Old Girl

LED Photo Clip String Lights

Image of the Magnolian Led Photo Clip Remote String Lights, Magnoloran 20 LEDs Battery Operated Fairy String Lights with 8 Modes Choice, 7.2 Feet, Warm White

Elevate your 13-year-old girl’s bedroom decor with these LED Photo Clip String Lights. These string lights are all the rage these days and create a cozy feel. Product comes with a wireless remote to light up the mood with the touch of a button! Clips are attached to the strand so your 13-year-old girl can personalize her room decor with pictures, art, or whatever she pleases. If your girl loves photography, this gift is the perfect way to show your support for her interests. Watch her eyes light up as she showcases her work with these trendy lights.

These LED string lights feature eight different modes, so your 13-year-old girl can change the vibe as she pleases. This product comes in multiple length options that range between 7.2 feet to 33 feet. These high-quality string lights are surefire hit your special girl will love.

Keep Calm Official Teenager, Tee

Image of the Keep Calm Birthday Official Teenager T-Shirt 13th Funny Girl

Your special girl is finally the big 1-3 and now she has a shirt to showcase it! The Keep Calm Official Teenager T-Shirt will be sure to add an extra touch of excitement to her day.

This plush tee comes in five different colors. Choose her favorite hue from baby blue, green, lemon, red, or pink. Gift your 13-year-old girl something she can associate her blissful birthday memories each time she wears this fun tee!

Wreck This Journal

Wreck This Journal: Now in Color

If your 13-year-old girl loves to channel her creative side, Wreck This Journal is the gift for her. This unique journal allows your teen to express her thoughts and ideas with a twist! Each page has a prompt to paint the page, write whatever is on her mind, scratch the page to make words and illustrations come to life, and more!

While journaling is a great outlet – especially for teens – it can be boring. This journal medium will ensure your teen never gets bored. It is important for parental figures to encourage their teen to find some sort of outlet, especially if they are experiencing issues with normal communication. Wreck This Journal is teenage girl approved. It has been recognized by popular publishing forums, including Time Magazine themselves! Get your special girl something she will actually put to use with this unique gift!

Kids Against Maturity: Card Game

Image of the Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Families, Super Fun Hilarious for Family Party Game Night

The Kids Against Maturity: Card Game is the perfect addition to your 13 year-old girl’s arsenal of games. This card game is ideal for family game nights, sleepovers with friends, or just to add some fun to the day! Even though your 13-year-old is officially a teenager, this game will allow her silly inner child to shine through. Kids Against Maturity is modeled after its adult predecessor “Cards Against Humanity”. This parent-approved and kid-friendly card game will keep its players entertained for hours – laughs are guaranteed!

Parenting in general is not an easy task. Parents of teens may stumble upon new barriers in communication with their child during the adolescent years; this is completely normal. Your 13-year-old girl is developing her sense of self and embracing her maturity along with the responsibilities that come with it. During these teenage years, some children would rather spend time with friends than with their parents. This card game creates the bonding opportunity for friends AND family to get the whole crowd embracing their inner jokester.

Apple AirPods With Charging Case

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

Does your 13-year-old girl love listening to music? Keep her listening in the trendiest way possible with her very own Apple AirPods with Charging Case. These sleek, wireless headphones are all the rage. They are compact, rechargeable, and ergonomically friendly to the ears. They also offer wireless charging! AirPods are the perfect way to listen to all of her favorite music, podcasts, and more.

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

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

As humans we are influenced by those around us: our family, our friends, and our role models. Encourage your 13-year-old girl to aspire for greatness, regardless of her age, with this best-seller. Jennifer Calvert’s Teen Trailblazers: 30 Fearless Girls  book features 30 fearless and dynamic young women. These girls made their name known by pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes showcasing true “Girl Power!”

Turning thirteen marks the official introduction to the teenage years. As your 13-year-old girl is developing her own thoughts and perspectives, it is important for adult figures in her life to educate through understanding and promote empowerment. Jennifer Calvert’s book features well-known heroines like Pocahontas and Joan of Arc, alongside other influential young women your 13-year-old girl has never heard of but are equally as impactful.

Through an engaging narrative and vivid illustrations, this gift will inspire your thirteen year old to be fearless, strong, and capable of whatever comes here way. She may even find a new role model!

Mini Leather Bowknot Backpack

Image of the Girls Bowknot Cute Leather Backpack Mini Backpack Purse for Women

If your 13-year-old girl is always on the go, give her something to secure all of her favorite items and necessities with the Mini Leather Bowknot Backpack. This sleek and chic backpack will be sure to compliment any outfit – black is such a versatile color that goes with everything. This stylish backpack will be a closet staple for your trendy teen.

This mini leather backpack is perfect for shopping trips, sleepovers with friends, or for daily use. Product item features high quality PU leather and gold metal detail. It has adjustable straps, multiple pockets, and a secret phone pocket to keep your teen’s valuables safe. Single-strap, over-the-shoulder bags can be annoying to carry. This leather backpack will ensure your teen’s items are secure for whatever activities the day has in store!

EFYTAL 13 Bead Sterling Silver Necklace

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Simple, dainty necklaces are all the rage these days. They can be layered over other jewelry pieces and are gracing the necks of all the teen TikTok stars. The EFYTAL 13 Bead Sterling Silver Necklace is a meaningful gift to commemorate your 13-year-old girl’s special day. The necklace features thirteen dazzling gems, each one signifying a new year of life and memories.

Upon unwrapping this sentimental gift, your 13-year-old will not want to take it off! No need to worry about the metal tarnishing or irritating sensitive skin. This jewelry piece is made with high-quality sterling silver that is just as durable as it is dainty. This hand-crafted necklace is small, simple, and elegant. The iridescent gems will compliment any outfit and any occasion!

It is also important to note that product purchase comes with a manufacturer’s warranty. EFYTAL will replace and repair the piece, so this beautiful keepsake can be worn time and time again.

Aisuo 5-in-1 Bedside Bluetooth Speaker Night Light

Image of the Aisuo Night Light - 5 in 1 Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker, 12/24H Digital Calendar Alarm Clock, Touch Control & 4000mAh Battery, Support TF and SD Card, Music Player, Room Decor.

The Aisuo 5-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker Night Light looks like your average bedside lamp, but is so much more than that. This 5-in-1 device also functions as a bluetooth speaker, MP3 player, digital alarm clock, and night light. It is the perfect addition to any 13-year-old’s nightstand. Speakers are a teenage staple item. This product is perfect for listening to her favorite artists, audiobooks, and more. It also features a built-in speaker and microphone to answer calls as she pleases.

LED light features 48 different color options, including the option for the colors to change with the music. Brightness is adjustable to accommodate to your teenage girl’s preferences. The academic year is approaching and school is almost back in session. Whether your 13-year-old girl is back in school or learning from home, the digital calendar clock will ensure she is on-time and stays on a healthy schedule throughout the day.

Letters to My Future Self – Journal

Image of the Letters to My Future Self: My Life Story So Far Journal - Scrapbook. Write Now. Paste Photos. - Memory Book Childhood, Present, Future - Law of Attraction Planner - Inspirational Quotes Included

Looking back through old pictures and memorabilia from our childhood brings those memories back to life. Give your new 13-year-old girl a vector to capture her current thoughts and ideas; ultimately, something to loving look back on in the future. The Letters to My Future Self – Journal also doubles as a scrapbook. The layout features allocated sections to stick pictures, making the scrapbooking process easier than ever.

She will be engrossed for hours, journaling her memories and ideas. Stickers, inspirational quotes, and prompts are provided throughout. This is the perfect universal gift any 13-year-old girl will be sure to love.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera Bundle

FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera + Fujifilm Instax Mini Film (40 Sheets) Bundle with Deals Number One Accessories Including Carrying Case, Color Filters, Photo Album + More (Ice Blue)

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera Bundle is everything your aspiring photographer needs to practice her craft – or even to simply take cool pictures. Instant film is all the rage right now. If your 13-year-old girl loves photography or is interested in it, this is the gift for her!

This set is complete with instant film, 40 sheets of photography paper, travel case, clips, stickers, a selfie lens, and more! Watch as she allows her creativity to shine through while documenting precious moments.

Vera Wang Princess By Vera Wang, Eau De Toilette (1.7 Fl Oz)

Image of the Vera Wang Princess By Vera Wang For Women. Eau De Toilette Spray 1.7 Fl Oz

Delight her senses with a perfume fit for a princess. The Vera Wang Princess By Vera Wang  is sweet and spirited, just like the 13-year-old girl in your life. This fragrance features delicate notes of vanilla and is the perfect introductory scent if your teenager is new to perfume. Now she can smell as sweet as she is with this special gift she will be sure to use time and time again!

14K Gold Dipped Bead Bracelet

Image of the Lucky Feather Gifts for 13 Year Old Girl; 13th Birthday Bracelet with 13 Dainty 14K Gold Dipped Beads on Adjustable Cord; Bat Mitzvah Gift

The 14K Gold Dipped Bead Bracelet is the perfect addition to your 13-year-old girl’s wrist. This stylish bracelet features thirteen beads, one for each year of life. She will forever remember that this dainty piece was gifted to her by you on the celebration of her big 1-3!

This bracelet is gold-dipped and set on an adjustable strand for reliable closure and snug fit. Style is designed in Los Angeles, California and compliments any outfit. It is perfect for layering with other bracelets or to be worn on its own. Every time she wears this beautiful piece, it will be sure to remind her of you!

EarBuddyz Ultra Ear Hooks and Covers

Image of the EarBuddyz Ultra Ear Hooks and Covers Compatible with Apple AirPods 1 & AirPods 2 or EarPods Featuring Bass Enhancement Technology (Medium, Black)

Does your 13-year-old girl love music, but already has a pair of Apple AirPods. Well the only thing she is missing is her very own pair of EarBuddyz Ultra Ear Hooks and Covers to truly amplify her listening experience. These mini earbud covers are compatible with Apple AirPods AND EarPods, for a snug fit that enhances bass.

Over time, earbuds can get uncomfortable, but that should not stop your 13-year-old girl from listening to all of today’s hits! These EarBuddyz are the perfect accessory for your music-loving girl. You may even want a pair for yourself!

LEVOIT Kana Himalayan Salt Lamp

LEVOIT Kana Himalayan Salt Lamp, Pink Rock Large Crystal Natural Himilian Gift Night Light (ETL Certified) Touch Dimmer, 2 Extra Bulbs, Rubber Wood Base

Give your 13-year-old girl the gift of relaxation with her very own LEVOIT Kana Himalayan Salt Lamp. This lamp is the perfect addition to her bedroom, adding a sense of zen and tranquility. Himalayan salt lamps are renowned for their air purifying properties. This product is pure and natural. Each lamp is unique in shape – just like the special 13-year-old girl in your life.

Himalayan Salt Lamp is handcrafted and comes with its very own wooden rubber base. Product includes two extra bulbs to ensure her ambience stays zen for hours on end. Brightness is adjustable to accommodate to any mood. This is a gift she will love now and for years to come!

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2

Image of the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 - Radical Red

If your 13-year-old girl loves playing music, she will be ecstatic to unwrap her very own Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 portable speaker. This bluetooth speaker device will be her go-to method to blast her favorite tunes wherever and whenever!

This portable speaker is perfect for all of her outdoor adventures or to stream music with her friends. The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 is a great companion for days at the pool, hiking trips, or walks around the block. This unique speaker features an “outdoor boost” button to instantly increase sound and clarity when used outside. It is waterproof, dust-proof, and is buoyant – so yes, it floats! No need to worry about a speaker with short battery life. The WONDERBOOM 2 has up to 13 hours of high-quality sound, your new 13-year-old girl is sure to enjoy!

Gift Republic 100 Movie Bucket List Poster

Image of the Gift Republic (GR630004) Bucket List Poster 100 Movies

Everyone needs a good bucket list. If your teen is a film fanatic, the Gift Republic 100 Movie Bucket List Poster is the gift for her. This scratch-off poster features 100 of Hollywood’s most acclaimed films. This poster also doubles as unique room decor and will look great gracing the walls of your 13-year-old girl. Watch her eyes light up with excitement as this poster comes to life with every movie on this bucket list.

This list of 100 movies features Hollywood favorites, old and new, parents may even use this as an opportunity to spend time with their 13-year-old girl. Since the ongoing impact of the 2021 COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of families are spending more time at home. Not sure what to watch next? This poster will be sure to spark some ideas. There is nothing quite like a relaxing movie night at home!

Stainless Steel Expandable Wire Bangle

Image of the Miss Pink Stainless Steel Expandable Wire Bangle 13th Birthday Gifts Bracelet Live Laugh Love Jewelry for 13 Year Old

This Stainless Steel Expandable Wire Bangle is made for your 13-year-old girl, literally! This stylish, stainless steel bangle features four fun charms to commemorate your girl’s official induction to the teenage years.

This bangle is expandable for a comfy fit for all wrist sizes. It is perfect for layering with other jewelry or it can be worn alone to add a little extra glam to her everyday look. Bangle bracelet is made from high-quality, eco-friendly zinc alloy. No need to worry about the metal tarnishing as it is nickel and lead safe.

SoundPEATS True Wireless Earbuds 5.0

Image of the SoundPEATS True Wireless Earbuds 5.0 Bluetooth Headphones in-Ear Stereo Wireless Earphones with Microphone Binaural Calls, One-Step Pairing, Total 35 Hours, Upgraded TrueFree Plus

Wireless earbuds all the rage these days. No one wants to mess with tangled cords when it comes to streaming their favorite music – especially your teen! The SoundPEATS True Wireless Earbuds 5.0  are a budget-friendly alternative to the Apple AirPods that are over five times the price!

These wireless earphones feature up to 35 hours of streaming. Built-in microphone means your 13-year-old girl can talk and video chat with her friends as she pleases! The SoundPEATS True Wireless earbuds come in two colors: black or white. Their ergonomic design is friendly on the ears for extended periods of wear – your teen will never want to take them off!

AfterShokz Titanium Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones

AfterShokz Titanium Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones with Brilliant Reflective Strips, Ocean Blue, AS600OB-BR

If your 13-year-old girl loves music and staying active the AfterShokz Titanium Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones is the gift for her! These innovative bone conduction headphones feature an open-ear design that penetrates the music through the cheekbone to enhance the listening experience. At the same time, the wireless feature keeps the listener aware of their surroundings. These sporty headphones are perfect for long runs, hikes, the possibilities are endless!

Reflective strips ensure the listener can be seen by others. These wireless headphones are sweat-proof, dust-proof, and work to repel moisture. You can even wear them in the rain. One single charge allows for six hours of continuous music. Encourage your 13-year-old girl to stay active with the help of her favorite tunes with this awesome gift!

14k Gold Personalized Name Necklace

Personalized Name Necklace 14k Gold Dainty Small Size Pendant Charm. (16)

Give your 13-year-old girl a gift she will truly remember with her very own 14k Gold Personalized Name Necklace. Personalized gifts add an extra sense of sentiment because this gift was specifically chosen, just for her! This beautiful and dainty piece can be worn alone or layered with her other favorite necklaces for a trendy look. She will never want to take this stunning piece off!

This personalized necklace is made with 14k gold. Necklace length ranges between 14 inches and 20 inches, so it can be worn shorter or longer! Make your 13-year-old girl feel as special as she is with this commemorative gift.

DIY Organic Lip Balm Kit

DIY Lip Balm Kit, Filling Tray Included! - (73-Piece Set) Make Homemade, Natural and Organic Balms | Includes Tubes, Beeswax Pouch, Essential Oils, Labels, Stir Sticks & More

The DIY Organic Lip Balm Kit is the ultimate quarantine activity your 13-year-old girl will be sure to love! Watch as she creates lip balms galore for her and her friends. It is the perfect activity for sleepovers or just because!

This 73-piece set includes tubes, beeswax, essential oils, containers, and more! She will have everything she needs to mix and match all of her favorite scents of lip balm to keep her lips moisturized. This kit is the ONLY all natural lip balm kit in the national market. Parents can be rest assured that their daughter is only using the best, organic, high-quality ingredients. Teach your 13-year-old girl the importance of self-care in a fun customizable way with this lip balm kit!

Ray-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses, 47 mm

Ray-Ban RB3447N Round Flat Lenses Metal Sunglasses, Shiny Gold/Lilac Flash, 47 mm

Summer may almost be over, but the sun is still out and about! Keep the rays out of your 13-year-old girl’s eyes with these Ray-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses, 47 mm. The shape of these sunglasses are universally flattering for all face shapes. Pick from three different reflective lens colors: copper, lilac, or silver for a trendy twist on your basic black shades. She will feel like the coolest teen on the block with these sunglasses.

Ray-Ban is known for producing high-quality, durable sunglasses for decades. This product is made in Italy with only the best materials. Ray-Ban is a brand name our parents and grandparents trust. UV protection ensures your teens eyes are being cared for as she goes about her day in the most stylish way possible. This gift is something she will be able to use for years to come. Ray-Ban’s manufacturers’ warranty provides their consumers with free repairs for life, guaranteed.

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

Who doesn’t love a good meal? Ignite your 13-year-old girl’s passion for cooking with The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs!  This easy-to-follow cookbook has recipes galore for all of your teens favorite recipes, and maybe even some she has yet to try. All recipes have been approved by kids and adults, alike. Cookbooks are the perfect activity for bonding with your teen, with the added bonus of eating the delicious result!

During the teenage years, it is important to encourage your 13-year-old girl to try new things and venture out of her comfort zone. This cookbook features a myriad of recipes from all types of cuisines. Step-by-step pictures show your teen how to properly mince garlic, zest fruit, and plate like a pro. Who knows, you could be living with a future Michelin-Star chef!

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Book

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Your teen is officially entering a new stage in their life full of transitions. Ensure she is prepared for whatever teenage life throws at her with the best-selling novel, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Author Sean Covey received great praise for his adult best-seller “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, changing the lives of many for the better. Now your 13-year-old girl can have a head start on how to achieve her goals, dreams, and ambitions in life.

This acclaimed novel graces the bookshelves of over 3 million teens worldwide, not counting the digital versions. Gift your 13-year-old girl with something that will help her develop a strong work ethic and healthy relationships with others. This book is specifically aimed at teens and the everyday issues they may face, including those associated with the digital age. Sean Covey’s “7 Habits of Effective Teens” is a book your 13-year-old girl will refer to time and time again. Furthermore, she will think of you every time she opens the book!

Boho Braided 2-in-1 Anklet Bracelet

Long tiantian String Ankle Bracelets for Women Cute Ocean Wave Beach Mountain Compass Bracelet for Teen Girls Summer Jewelry

These Boho Braided 2-in-1 Anklet Bracelets scream adventure from the mountains to the coast! If the special 13-year-old girl in your life loves to accessorize, these hand-braided pieces can be worn as an anklet OR a bracelet. This jewelry piece adds a laid-back sense of style to any outfit. They are perfect for layering and are waterproof for whatever adventures she has in store.

Each braided anklet/bracelet features a metal charm to represent a different meaning. If your 13-year-old teen emits rays of sunshine, the Sunflower Bracelet is for her! All pieces are adjustable and coated with a wax protectant. They are waterproof and durable for wherever adventure takes her next!

LED Multi-Color Strip Lights

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These LED Multi-Color Strip Lights are all over the popular social media app, TikTok. If you do not know what TikTok is, ask your 13-year-old girl – she will definitely know! If she does not already own these colorful LED strip lights, this is the perfect gift to elevate the look and feel of her bedroom decor.

These LED strip lights feature over 32 feet of vibrant color combinations. They are remote controlled with over 30 different color combinations to complement whatever mood your 13-year-old girl is feeling that day. LED light strip is cut-able and link-able to line the ceilings of her bedroom walls with ease. These lights will have her beaming with glee when she opens this special gift!

13th Birthday Tiara & Sash

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What girl doesn’t want to be a princess – especially on her 13th birthday!? This 13th Birthday Tiara & Sash will be sure to compliment any outfit for a day she will be sure to remember. Your new teen will love receiving birthday compliments left and right.

When her special day is over, she will be able to keep her tiara and sash to look back on the amazing memories made.

Aprilis Bath Bomb Gift Set

Aprilis Bath Bombs Gift Set, Organic & Natural Essential Oil Bath Bombs for Dry Skin Moisturizing, Handmade Fizzy Spa Bath Set, Perfect Christmas/Birthday Gift for Women and Kids, Pack of 8

Just because your 13-year-old is officially a teenager, doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy a some relaxing bath time! The Aprilis Bath Bomb Gift Set will elevate any average bath to make your teenage girl feel like she is at the spa. There is nothing quite as relaxing as a bath before bed. Watch her stress melt away as she watches these fizzy bath bombs turn her clear water into a colorful abyss!

This bath bomb set is made with organic and natural essential oils. They are vegan and cruelty-free, so you can feel good about your purchase. These luxurious bath bombs will be sure to leave your teen’s skin feeling soft and supple. The gift set includes eight bath bombs for multiple evenings filled with relaxation.

Princess Style Jewelry Box

Vlando Princess Style Medium Size Jewelry Box, Fabulous Girls gifts (Blue)

If the special 13-year-old girl in your life loves to accessorize, this Princess Style Jewelry Box is the ultimate gift for her. As your fashionista begins to build her jewelry collection, this fabulous jewelry box is the perfect storage unit for all of her favorite pieces. Watch her face lights up as she finally has a place to store her accessories with compartments for rings, bracelets, earrings, and more!

This plush jewelry box has a leather exterior and plush velvet lining to protect her precious jewelry. It comes in four different colors: blue, pink, lavender, and red. Pick her favorite color to match her vibrant personality and watch her eyes light up as she unwraps this beautiful gift!

Tulip Tie Dye Kit

Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit Party Supplies, 18 Bottles Tie Dye, Rainbow

One of the biggest clothing trends of 2021 is… you guessed it… TIE DYE. With so many people cooped up in their homes due to global stay-at-home orders, many people are transforming their wardrobe with the help of tie dye. The Tulip Die Dye Kit contains everything your 13-year-old girl needs to elevate her wardrobe with a spectrum of colors. Watch as your teen lets her creativity flow, as she transforms plain white hoodies, shirts, and more.

This tie-dye kit is the perfect activity to complete at a sleepover with friends, or fun for the whole family. Set contains 18 bottles of tie-dye, just add water to activate. This is a one-step process, making tie-dyeing easier than ever. Add some color to her days with this hit gift!

Clip-On Ring Light

Auxiwa Clip on Selfie Ring Light [Rechargeable Battery] with 36 LED for Smart Phone Camera Round Shape, White

If your 13-year-old girl is a fan of TikTok, we have the perfect gift idea for you. Improve the quality of her posts with her very own Clip-On Ring Light. This phone and computer friendly ring light will ensure she has the best lighting possible, whenever and wherever!

This ring light features 3 adjustable light modes. If your 13-year-old girl is faced with having to complete classes online due to the ongoing pandemic, this ring light can also be used for her studies as she records presentations and more!

ADIDAS Women’s Cloudfoam Running Shoe

adidas Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, Black/Grey/Black, 9.5 Medium US

Every girl needs a good pair of shoes… running shoes that is! If your 13-year-old loves to get outdoors and staying active, this ADIDAS Women’s Cloudfoam Running Shoe will have her feeling like she is walking on air. These sneakers are stylish and will ensure she is performing her best. They can be dressed up or down, and may even become her new favorite pair of shoes!

ADIDAS is known for their high quality products. These shoes are made with durable material to ensure your teen’s foot arch is being supported sufficiently. Choose from over +25 (!!!) different color combinations to best compliment her style and personality. These shoes will definitely be worn time and time again, not to mention what a great price!

Jane Iredale, Pure & Simple Makeup Kit

jane iredale Pure & Simple Makeup Kit, Medium

Thirteen is about that age where your little girl is transitioning from her play makeup to real makeup. The Jane Iredale, Pure & Simple Makeup Kit is the perfect introductory makeup collection for your 13-year-old girl. This makeup kit comes with a pressed powder, blush, eyeshadow, lip and cheek tint, and brushes to help your girl achieve an effortlessly elegant look.

Parents can use this opportunity to teach their 13-year-old girl how to appropriately apply makeup for their age. These basic makeup staples will have your teenage girl feeling her best for special events. Even though she will look dazzling with makeup on, it is also important to remind her that she shines from the inside out, with or without makeup!

Holographic iPhone Case, iPhone XR

FELONY CASE iPhone XR Case Aura Holographic - 360° Shock-Absorbing Protective Stylish Holographic Case for iPhone XR (Aura Holographic Case)

Unsure what to get your 13-year-old girl? This Holographic Phone Case, iPhone XR is a universal favorite. This sleek and stylish case will keep her most-prized possession (her phone – duh!) safe from whatever adventures the day has in store. Holographic design is super cute and you will not have to worry about picking the wrong color – I call that a win, win!

If a holograph case is not really your 13-year-old girl’s vibe, choose from 9 other hip designs. Options include: black polished marble, holographic opal, neon green, and more! Choose from an array of unique graphics your 13-year-old girl will be sure to love!

How We Selected The Best Gifts

Selecting the perfect gift for a teenage girl can be daunting. Finding something she will actually like that is meaningful and age-appropriate is not an easy task. A major part of the gift-selection process is to know your recipient. Your special teen is going through many transitions in life. Your 13-year-old girl is developing her own opinions, interests, and is starting to think about her purpose in life. This is a time of exponential maturity and your gift should be reflective of that.

Viewing the adult world from the eyes of a 13-year-old girl is exciting. In a few years she will be able to drive and the general freedom associated with adulthood is exhilarating. Parents and guardians may begin to see a shift in their teens behavior. She may prefer spending time with friends over family. Hormonal changes may induce (the dreaded) fluctuations in attitude, but all of this is completely normal!

For parents and adult figures in a 13-year-old girl’s life, it is important to try and relate to your teen as much as possible. Think back to when you were a teenager… What were you like? This article from WebMd outlines how to best interact with your 13-year-old girl as she goes through these developmental changes. It is important to showcase support for your 13-year-old, especially for girls.

Encourage her to try new things, whether that is playing a new instrument, trying out for a sports team, or sparking an interest in a hobby like photography. This list of best gifts has been curated with all of this in mind. We are confident you will find something on your 13-year-old girl’s wishlist here!

Cognitive Milestones

By the age of thirteen, a majority of the average human female brain is developed. This means that your 13-year-old girl is able to comprehend complex information and practice critical thinking skills. This brain development can be illustrated through how she develops opinions and articulates her thoughts.

It is important to encourage and challenge this type of critical thinking. Increase your 13-year-old’s awareness of the world around her through reading. If she is intrigued by a specific topic, idea, or person, encourage her to learn more. Her brain is capable of digesting a lot more than you think!

Keeping that in mind, a major portion of your 13-year-old girl’s brain is still under construction – the pre-frontal cortex. This area of the brain is found directly behind the forehead and functions in decision-making. UC Berkley, California, published a study on the adolescent brain, specifically the impact of the developing pre-frontal cortex on common “teenage behavior”.

If you are beginning to notice mood swings, rash behavior, or even a little attitude this is normal. While your 13-year-old is going through these changes it is important to stay as level-headed as possible and try to make them feel as supported as possible.

Physical Milestones

Alongside, hormonal and emotional changes, your 13-year-old girl may also be experiencing physical changes characteristic of puberty. She may feel more self-conscious of her body and how others view her. Her body is starting to take the shape of a woman and it is important to encourage her to appreciate the curves! Answering any questions she may have, listening to her concerns, and ultimately, showcasing your understanding and support, is crucial in promoting your teen’s healthy body image.

Social & Emotional Milestones

The teenage brain is buzzing with hormones left and right. Hormones are one of the three methods our brain uses to communicate with our body. But because hormones surge during teenage development, mood swings are almost inevitable. Encourage communication with your teen and ask her questions about her day. If she is not in the mood to talk, you’ll probably know it. Respect her space and need for privacy when it is warranted.

Spending time with friends and “fitting-in” has never seemed so important to your teen until now. It is normal for your 13-year-old girl to opt out of family time to hang out with her friends. Given this newfound freedom, parental figures should be clear with boundaries and provide guidance as needed. After all, we were all teenagers once! Acknowledge her desire to be social. If your girl is shy, that is okay too! Praise her for getting out of her comfort zone and reaching out to new friends. Your support will mean everything.

FAQs About Gifts For A 13-Year-Old Girl

What should I get a 13 year old for her birthday?

Buying gifts for this age range can be difficult. It is the beginning of their teenage years, so she is no longer a child – and definitely does not want to be treated like one. However, 13-years-old is still a young age where some gifts can be a little “too” mature.

A great place to start is to see what she is passionate about. Is she interested in a specific hobby, or even looking to pick up a new one? If your 13-year-old girl has a creative side, buy her an easel or professional paints – no children’s paint kits. This will give her a sense of independence and maturity she is yearning for to practice her craft. This is applicable to any other interests or hobbies. Gifting your special 13-year-old girl something that will inspire them to exercise their interests will be appreciated more than you know!

Best meaningful/sentimental gift for 13-year-old girl?

Looking to tap into your 13-year-old girl’s emotions with something she will remember forever? You have come to just the place! Give her something to look back on years after her special day with a family heirloom or something significant that represents her thirteen years on this earth.

Our list features a variety of unique jewelry pieces with the theme of “thirteen”! If your 13-year-old is not a fan of jewelry, opt for something to compliment what she does love. Don’t forget the hand-written note!

What to do if I buy a gift for a thirteen year old girl and she doesn’t like it?

The best way to avoid this issue in the gift-giving process is to do a little background research on what your teen is interested in. Ask her parents, siblings, or any other close family members about her hobbies, favorite colors, favorite sports teams, or what she likes to do in her free time. If you are up for it, ask the birthday girl herself! Asking questions like these will ensure that you are not gifting her with something she already has.

If you have purchased a gift you think she will like, but are not one-hundred percent confident, make sure your ask for a gift receipt. Asking for a gift receipt will allow her to exchange the item for something she has her eye on. Although it can be disappointing when someone returns a gift, at least she is not leaving the item untouched!

Best party theme ideas for teenage girl turning 13-years-old?

Themed parties are so fun and add a touch of pizzazz to any event. Putting on a costume and watching everyone get creative sets the festive mood. The sky is the limit when it comes to party theme ideas.

A few hits include:

  • Neon Night – Hello flashing lights and bright colors!
  • Spa Day – What girl doesn’t love to be pampered.
  • Beach Day Bash – Perfect theme for summer birthdays.
  • Candyland – Lollipops and candy canes galore! Talk about a sugar high!
  • Mystical Creatures – Two words: unicorns and glitter!

Hopefully, these examples have sparked some ideas. If you are still brainstorming, think about doing a theme associated with her favorite movie or television series. Whatever you come up with is going to be a hit as long as the birthday girl is happy!

What is a budget-friendly gift for 13-year-old girl?

Looking for a gift for a special 13-year-old girl in your life, but not trying to break the bank? You have come to the right place. Our hand-selected list of best gifts accommodates to all price ranges.

If you are searching for something that can be used year after year, small jewelry keepsakes are a great option. If your teenage girl is passionate about a certain interest or hobby, gift them something to compliment their craft. If you have an aspiring pro soccer player on your hands, a soccer ball, or any accessory to supplement her passion will be greatly appreciated. You can never go wrong fueling her interests!

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Final Wrap Up

We hope this list has sparked some gift ideas for the special 13-year-old girl in your life. The “perfect” gift is relative to the receiver. Don’t be afraid to ask her about what she wants for her birthday. Ask her family and friends what she is interested in, buy her something to compliment those interests. At the end of the day, she will appreciate the amount of thoughtfulness and effort you put into the process. After all, it’s the thought that counts!

Whatever present makes the final cut, do not forget the gift receipt – just in case!

Nicole Vega

MBA student, beach enthusiast, passionate writer, and yogi working on her forearm handstand. Recipient of a poetry and prose award in the 6th grade. She is an avid traveler, working on visiting her 47th country - in due time. Nicole currently resides in Kansas City, MO, the heart of the USA.