What are the best gifts for 12 year olds in 2017? Find out from the experts – actual twelve year old boys and girls.
What should you get for someone who is 12 years old? They’ll be the first to remind you that they aren’t kids anymore. 12 year olds aren’t grownups, but they are growing faster than you think. At 12, they are almost teenagers so they are likely to have strong interests. Nerf toys and Legos are some of the best toys for 12 year olds. Still, while some children this age are between toys and more grownup gifts, most 12 years are probably “over” toys.
So what are the best gifts for 12 year olds? We were surprised that even some 12 year olds don’t know what they want. For Christmas, even 12 year olds want a big pile of stuff under the tree, but they just don’t want toys. So put that My Little Pony toy back on the shelf.
That means parents and relatives have to get creative when searching for the best gifts. Still, the tween years should be fun. Craft sets, art supplies, books, and sports equipment are easy to fall back on. Below we have chosen over gifts that are cool, trendy, and grownup but still fun enough to let them know you care. With over 500 gifts from the coolest electronics to beauty galore, it’s the ultimate gift guide for 12 year old boys and girls.
There is nothing more 12 year olds like than opening gadgets on Christmas morning or on their birthday. Anything from tablets to laptops are always big winners. If your 12 year old already has a cell phone, any cool accessories like cell phone cases will make a great gift idea.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Have you heard of an instant camera? Back in the old days, there used to be cameras that would give you instant pictures with the click of a button. This retro instant camera from FujiFilm is a throwback to the good old days. Click, it’s instant fun.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Accessory Pack
Did she get a new FujiFilm Instax camera? The FujiFilm Instax Mini is the perfect camera for parties but how do you take it with you? With this accessory pack, you are not only getting a matching camera case but a bunch of other accessories including frames, stickers, filters, and an album. It is the perfect gift to go along with her new camera.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film
The Instax camera is a lot of fun until you run out of film. Nobody wants to buy expensive film. If she already has a camera, she would probably love to stock up on film on her birthday on Christmas. You can get the film with all different types of borders, but our favorite film has rainbow colored borders, which are as sparkly as unicorns.
Fujifilm INSTAX SHARE SP-2 Smart Phone Printer
Wouldn’t it be cool if your Smartphone could take instant pictures? With this smartphone printer for iOS and Android devices, you can print selfies from your Smartphone just about anywhere in your house.
Amazon Echo Dot
Shaped like a puck, the Amazon Echo Dot does a lot more than your ordinary Bluetooth Speaker. You can actually speak to it to make it play music, answer questions, and even order pizza. To get its attention, you simply say “Alexa”. It’s the closest thing to science fiction.
All-New Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa
Don’t want to spend a lot on a tablet? Now with the Amazon Fire HD 7, you don’t have to spend a lot to get a powerful tablet. With a quad core processor, Dolby sound, a 5 MP rear camera, Amazon has given the tablet an update while keeping the price point down.
All-New Kindle Paperwhite
Got a bookworm? Get them the Amazon Kindle Paper White. The non reflective screen is so much easier to read than a tablet. Amazon has updated it with a sharper display and a speedier processor, making it the best ereader that money can buy.
GoPro HERO5 Session
Got a little dare devil? With this wearable camera from GoPro, they can capture all their crazy adventures on video for their friends and family to see.
FITFORT Action Camera 4K
Does she love the great outdoors? Everybody would like to have a GoPro camera, but it is ridiculously expensive. If she doesn’t need all of the features and doesn’t care about the brand, this one from FItFort is a great affordable alternative. With a waterproof case, it comes with all the mounts you need to attach it to just about anything from a bicycle to a helmet. It shoots up the 4K, but it records smoother video at 1080P.
ViewSonic PJD5155 SVGA HDMI Projector
Family movie night just got an upgrade. Watching a movie on your phone is great. Watching a movie on a TV is better, but imagine watching a movie under the stars. Now you can create your own drive in theater with this affordable projector from ViewSonic. It can easily be hooked up over HDMI with DVD players, laptops, or even game machines. While it doesn’t have the highest resolution, it is the most affordable way to get a big screen experience in the backyard.
TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV
Does she just need a basic TV for her room? Owning a Smart TV just got a whole lot more affordable. It might not be the flashiest TV, but this TV from TCL has a built in Roku box. You won’t find a better price for a SmartTV in this size. The only problem? She will spend all day binge watching her favorite series on Netflix.
Fitbit Flex 2
Got a fitness guru? Take their fitness to the next level with the Fitbit Flex. Simply wear it on your wrist and this little gadget monitors your physical activity and even your sleeping habits.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Turn your TV into a steaming device with the Amazon Fire Stick. Simply plug it into your TV’s HDMI port and it streams content from Amazon, Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and more.
Anker Selfie Stick
What 12 year old isn’t addicted to selfies? With this Bluetooth Selfie stick you can take the most flattering pics. Nobody has to know you took them. Simply press the button and you’ll turn into an instant photographer.
iHome Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock Radio
What can this attractive alarm clock not do? First off, look at. It looks so beautiful and sleek. The color changing LED light adds a nice ambiance to your room. It does everything from charging your phone to playing the radio and streaming music from Bluetooth devices.
If your 12 year old already has a phone, this is the perfect accessory. Available in several fun designs, it is basically a grip for your phone that makes it easy to take selfies and record videos on apps like Instagram.
Anker Portable Multi-Angle Stand
Does your 12 year old love watching movies, reading, or playing games on her tablet, this adjustable aluminum stand from Anker will come in handy. Not only does it work for just about every Smartphone and tablet, but it can rotate to give you the perfect view. You can even put your device in either portrait or landscape mode. The best part? It has padding so your device won’t accidentally get scratched.
Techkey Jewelry Crystal USB Flash Drive
Regular flash drives just got a whole lot more boring. While it looks like fashion accessory, this is actually a cleverly designed USB drive that comes in multiple sizes from 16 GB to 64 GB. It’s the perfect gift for the girly girl in your life.
SanDisk 16GB Ultra Class SDHC Memory Card
SD cards are the ultimate stocking stuffer. Nowadays SD cards are so cheap and you can never have too many of them. They are pretty much a basic necessity these days because most devices don’t have a lot of internal memory on them. The prices are always going down. You can go with the smallest memory card, but it is better to go with a bigger 32GB memory card because it is only a little bit more.
Anker PowerCore 10000
There is nothing worse than when your cell phone runs out a battery. This Anker portable battery recharger will become your new best friend. It charges your Smartphone up to 2-3 times when you just can’t get to an electrical outlet. The best part? It charges just about any USB powered device.
MOSNOVO White Henna iPhone 7/8 Case
Most cases spoil the beauty of the new iPhone. If you have got a new iPhone, why not show it off? Available in different colors, this transparent case not only protects your phone from dings and scratches, it allows you to see the beauty of your new phone.
OtterBox Defender Case
Don’t let your 12 year old use the iPhone without a case. With 3 layers of protection, there is no other case you would want on the iPhone than the OtterBox Defender. While there are many prettier and less bulky cases, they won’t give you this level of protection.
Jelly Comb 2.4G Slim Wireless Mouse
Wired mice are great, but for basic use wireless mice are so much more comfortable. The best part? You don’t have to worry about a tangled cord. You don’t need anything expensive. We like this one because it comes in a ton of different colored options. With 2 buttons and a scroll wheel, the mouse has just the right amount of clickiness.
Mosiso Hard Case For Macbook
The Macbook is a beautiful computer but it also really expensive. If you have a MacBook, you really have to take care of it and keep it protected. Available in different colors, this Macbook case protects against scrapes and bumps. It simply snaps over your Macbook, adding very little to the thickness. The various cutouts give you access to all the ports and buttons on the laptop.
Anker PowerLine II 6-Foot Lightning Cable
The iPhone is an engineering marvel. It’s amazing that Apple gives you a ridiculously short cable to charge it. It is practically impossible to use your iPhone when you are charging it. This is not good. Luckily, Anker makes a 6 foot long cable so you can finally use your iPhone while it is plugged into the wall.
Amir 3 in 1 Fisheye Lens & Macro Lens
Just about everybody uses their phone to take pictures to share on social media. With this inexpensive lens kit, you can up your game. With 3 different lenses, you can pull of effects usually found on pricier cameras. There’s a fisheye, macro, and super wide angle lens. The super wide angle lens is perfect for getting everyone in a group photo.
Vogek 6-Port USB Charging Station
With ereaders, phones, tablets, and cameras, who doesn’t have a ton of gadgets to charge at the same time? The Octofire hub allows you to charge 6 USB devices at the same time at the optimal speed. No more looking for a free wall outlet all over your house. It finally allows everybody in the family to charge all their devices at the same time using just one wall outlet. All you need are the cables.
Acer Aspire E 15
Just need to get on the Internet, read email, or watch Youtube? Why buy an expensive laptop? Running the Windows 10, this inexpensive laptop has enough power to run even games . The fast processor means that you won’t be stuck moving at a snail’s pace.
Samsung Gear VR
This year everybody wants to try out a new VR head set. Most of the headsets are very expensive. If your 12 year old has one of the newer Samsung phones like the S6 or S7, the Samsung Gear VR is the best way to get in on the fun. You stick the phone inside and when your turn your head, you get to look around inside of a virtual world. Samsung has several hundred apps that are already compatible.
With Apple launching the iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2 is the perfect tablet for 12 year olds. Over the years, Apple has taken the basic iPad and refined and finessed it into a thinner and lighter design.
Apple iPad mini 4
If you’re in the market for a smaller iPad for your 12 year old, the iPad mini 4 fits the bill. You get the responsiveness you expect from a tablet plus they’ll have access to one of the most robust libraries around complete with exciting apps, games and more. The iPad mini is like a modern day computer that offers similar functionality in such a compact size. What’s cool is that you can easily carry it in a bag or purse and take it along wherever your adventures lead you.
The number one gift on your 12 year old’s list is probably a brand new smartphone. The latest iPhone is so much more than a phone. Besides calling, it almost gives you a ton of cool features including an improved camera. Your tween can do everything from playing the latest games and apps to playing music. Now can it keep them out of trouble? There’s probably an app for that.
A brand new Macbook is like an “I Love You Gift Forever.” Apple makes great computers that not only have the latest technology, but are super stylish. Plus, you don’t have to worry too much about gettin annoying viruses.
Gifts For The Video Gamer
Most 12 year old boys love videogames. You can’t go wrong with a new video game or game related stuff. It is one of the best gifts for 12 year old boys but girls love playing video games too.
Nintendo is back with a brand new hybrid console that might be the hottest gift this year. It’s the Nintendo Switch, which is the perfect gift for anybody who loves Nintendo games. What makes it unique? Not only can you play your favorite Nintendo games on the TV, but you can take them with you on the go.
Super NES Classic
Back in the 90s, everybody played the Super NES. Now Nintendo has shrunk the console and released it for today’s market. If you can find it, the Super NES classic brings back the fun of 21 of the best SNES games. The best part? The games are built right in so you no longer have to swap out the cartridges.
Sony PlayStation 4 Slim/Pro
Since it was released, the Playstation 4 has gone on to become the most popular next generation system. Why? It represents an impressive package for video gamers with a better controller, better graphics, and sharing features. Now Sony has made it more affordable to get in on the fun with two versions of the console. The slim version is the entry level version while the pro version is for gamers with a 4K set. Greatness awaits.
If there is one dream gift that every 12 year old wants this year it is probably a new VR headset. You put on the headset and suddenly you are in the middle of the game. The most popular VR headset is the Playstation VR, which works with all the Playstation 4 consoles. The only problem? It’s expensive and requires an add-on camera and motion controllers.
Xbox One S
With several exclusive games that you can’t find anywhere else including Halo, the Xbox One is becoming more and more a more compelling piece of hardware to own. Microsoft announced the Xbox One S, which is a slimmer and more sleek console, sweetening the deal for many gamers.
Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Limited Edition BundleAges 10+
If your 12 year old is a huge Minecraft fan and you want to give them a cool gift they’ll love for their birthday or Christmas, this limited edition Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle is perfect. The exterior finish of the console features Mojang’s blocky art style and a Creeper finish on the controller, which look incredible. This special bundle also comes with a downloadable version of Minecraft along with a Redstone expansion pack. The Xbox One S features hundreds of exclusive titles and supports 4K resolution and HDR.
Xbox One X
You can’t play Xbox One games without a console. Do you have a brand new 4K television? Microsoft has released the most powerful console ever created with the Xbox One X. The console runs all of the Xbox One games in beautiful 4K.The only problem? It is expensive.
New Nintendo 3DS XLAges 7+
With a strong library of software, the Nintendo 3DS is the ultimate portable gaming machine. Nintendo has updated the 3ds with better 3D, additional horsepower, and a second joystick.
New Nintendo 2DS XL
While the Nintendo Switch is the portable system to get this year, Nintendo is giving Nintendo fans another option. With the entry level priced 2DS , now you can play the entire library of 3DS games. The big difference? Instead of playing the games in 3D, you will now play them in 2D.
Gifts For The Video Gamer
Most 12 year old boys love videogames. You can’t go wrong with a new video game or game related stuff. It is one of the best gifts for 12 year old boys but girls love playing video games too.
Call of Duty: WWIIRated M
Pretty much every 12 year old is playing the Call Of Duty games. The latest game takes the battle to outer space. Parents should know that this is an M-Rated violent first person shooter where players use realistic weaponry to kill other humans. The dialogue is filled with swear words.
Destiny 2Rated T
Destiny 2 follows in the same footsteps of the first game. Developer Bungie has added subtle tweaks to the game that make the game more interesting. The futuristic plot is simple: You must defend humanity against an alien invasion. Like most first person shooters, there is a lot of nonstop gunfire used in the many space battles but it is mostly directed at aliens. While there is a single player game, most players are going to want to play online in a team.
Star Wars Battlefront IIRated T
Now you can go to a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars Battlefront 2 puts you in the middle of some of the most iconic locations from the film. In addition to the multiplayer modes, this time around there is a narrative that expands the Star Wars universe. You’ll take part in aerial dogfights and even raid the Death Star. The game is getting mixed reviews, but the developer has made changes addressing the concerns of fans.
PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsRated T
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds became one of the most popular games when it was released on the PC. Now it is coming to the Xbox One. In this first person shooter, players battle with each other in an attempt to be the last person standing. There are several tactics you can take. You can go gun blazing or hide behind cover. Violence is a major part of the game as players kill each other with realistic weaponry. Like most online games with voice chat, the experience can vary depending on who is playing on the other end.
Overwatch – Game of the Year EditionRated T
While your gamer may want to play M-Rated first person shooters, Overwatch is a great compromise. This team based shooter has arisen out of nowhere becoming one of the most popular online multiplayer shooters. While there is violence, most of it is very cartoony and tame compared to other games in this genre. The best part? The game promotes working as a team.
Super Mario OdysseyRated E10+
There is something about Mario games that always seem to capture the joy of playing video games. Super Mario Odyssey gives players the opportunity to run around giant virtual playgrounds. This time around Mario has a new power up. No, he isn’t eating mushrooms this time around. He’s got a magical hat. When he throws it at certain enemies and things, he can possess them. The weirdest thing he can take over? A freaking T.Rex with a mustache on it!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildRated E10+
Thanks to its brilliant open world game design, the latest Zelda game takes the series in a completely new direction. Unlike past Zelda games, players are free to roam anywhere around the world, crafting their own stories and experiences. The best part? There are no artificial barriers in the world. Link can climb everything, It is impossible not to get lost in this world!
Just Dance 2018Rated E10+
If you haven’t heard Bad Liar by Selena Gomez enough, Just Dance 2018 has it along with other hit songs. The whole family will be sweating to over 40 hits from Beyonce to Lady Gaga. The dance floor is yours.
Mario Kart 8 DeluxeRated E
Who doesn’t love playing Mario Kart with friends? With tons of maps to race on and a brand new battle mode, there are plenty of laughs to be found here. It’s a game that is fun to play long after you have cleared all the races. The coolest part? Now that it is on Switch, you can take the best Mario Kart game with you.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleRated E10+
Here is a fun spinoff Mario game that is unlike any other Mario game that came before it. It’s a turn based strategy game that plays out very similar to the game of chess. Even if you have never played a strategy game, the game is really easy to get into. Not only is it set in the Mario Universe, but the story is filled with tons of laughs.
Splatoon 2Rated E10+
With a Saturday morning look, Splatoon 2 is a competitive 3rd person shooter that is played online in teams. Unlike violent first person shooters, this cartoony game has players splatting ink everywhere. The team that covers the most turf at the end of the match wins the round.
Pokemon Ultra SunRated E
Pokemon has becomes a worldwide phenomenon and the fun is just starting. Two new Pokemon games are available on the Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon. While mechanics in both games are the same, the difference is that each game takes place at a different time of the day. With a brand new tropical setting and some fresh changes to the formula, you will battle and collect Pokemon. Can you get them all?
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2Rated E10+
What happens when you take your favorite superheroes and put them in a Lego world? You get Lego Marvel Superheroes 2. Using the same Lego formula in precious games, the game is a blast to play. It’s got great combat, puzzles, and characters. The whole game is brought to life with a strong narrative. You’ll play with Spiderman, Ms. Marvel, and more as you try to stop Kang.
Forza Motorsport 7Rated E
The Xbox is home to the best racing franchise this year with Forza Motorsport 7. If you were lucky enough to get an Xbox One X, this title showcases the power of the new system with stunning 4K and super smooth gameplay. The lighting and weather effects in the game bring new meaning to realism in games. And the racing is as thrilling and exhilarating as it gets. Pair this with a steering wheel and you’ve got one of the best racing sims on the market.
Sonic ManiaRated E
Our favorite hedgehog is back and better than ever. Sonic may have made his debut in the 90s but this classic holds up well today with new levels, bosses, and modes to challenge fans and newcomers alike. Dashing through the stages is as fun as ever. What’s cool is the game allows you to play as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. Will you be able to conquer Dr. Eggman once and for all?!
Metroid: Samus ReturnsRated E10+
Metroid fans have been waiting awhile for a really good Metroid game. Thankfully, that day has come with Metroid: Samus Returns. While it’s a reboot of Metroid II for the Game Boy, we’ll take a great Metroid game any day. The 3D visuals look really snazzy and the game is loaded with secrets and epic boss battles. Do you have what it takes to eliminate the Metroid threat?!
Cuphead is one of those rare gems that comes along only once in a while. This indie developed title is exclusive to the Xbox One family of systems. The game’s graphics look like an animated cartoon with silky smooth animation and the action is fast-paced. It’s best described as a shoot-em-up like Contra. But don’t be fooled by those cute graphics, this game is extremely challenging and super fun. Every time you beat a boss you have a real sense of satisfaction.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane TrilogyRated E10+
Crash Bandicoot makes his big return on PS4. The last time we saw Crash was on the original PlayStation platform. This new remaster is based on the original three games which appeared on the PS. The graphics have been competely remastered for a new generation and it is more challenging that ever with new time trials. 12 year olds who love a challenge will love this game.
Pokkén Tournament DXRated E10+
If your 12 year old loves Pokemon and fighting games, getting Pokken Tournament DX is a no-brainer. This is the definitive version of Pokken with a larger roster and the ability to play at home or on the go on the Switch. There’s no better feeling after winning a match against someone who’s at the same level as you. Our favorite mode is the tournament mode. Makes a great Christmas gift for Pokemon fans.
Uncharted: The Lost LegacyRated T
There is a new spin off in the Uncharted series. With a strong narrative, the game plays out a lot like Indiana Jones. Like the previous games, players use weapons to kill the bad guys. What makes this game special is that the two leads are women of color, who are just as strong and courageous as Nathan Drake. Parents should know that there are a few bad words and a lot of violence, but there is no blood or gore.
Minecraft Super Plus PackRated E10+
Minecraft is one of the most popular games of our time. Now the game is available on just about every console. Like an electronic version of Legos, the game let’s you build stuff in the videogame world.
Resident Evil 7: Gold EditionRated M
Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition is the ultimate edition of the game. This game is intended for mature audiences due to the intensity of violence, strong language, and a mature story. Capcom has redefined what it means to be a survival horror and we absolutely love it! This is soooo scary good and the story will have you hooked right from the beginning. If you have PSVR, this game is best experienced in VR, as it will scare the begeebers out of you!
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete EditionRated T
Many are hailing Horizon Zero Dawn as a strong contender for Game of the Year. While it’s a satisfying game, we don’t think it quite matches the greatness Nintendo achieved with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nevertheless, if you love narrative driven action role playing games, you’ll love this brilliant game.
NBA 2K18Rated E
Considered to be one of the best sports video games around, the latest NBA 2k brings the game of basketball to life like never before. NBA 2k18 lets you live out the entire NBA season with your favorite team. The game has never felt better with better rebounding and shooting.
Madden NFL 18Rated E
The latest installment of Madden is out with more cutting edge features. The highlight? The game offers more precision than ever before. This means playing quarterback and defenders is more epic than before.
FIFA 18Rated E
Thanks to life-like graphics, the game of soccer has never felt more real. Fans of soccer can play as their favorite stars as they attempt to take their team to the finals. EA has even added a story mode. The biggest difference? Each player has unique animations, which brings the players to life like never before.
MLB The Show 17Rated E
With the end of the baseball season, you can now score a great deal on MLB The Show 17. It’s a great playing baseball sim with excellent visuals, batting, pitching and fielding. Challenge yourself to take you team all the way to the World Series and win it all!
Rocket LeagueRated E
Rocket League has appeared on most of the major systems and now it’s finally making its way to the Switch! This holiday you can play the game that has addicted millions. With simple gameplay mechanics and Nintendo themed rocket-powered cars, fans will be really excited to get their hands on this game. The coolest part? Now you can take Rocket League on the go!
Grand Theft Auto VRated M
Grand Theft Auto 5 is filled with crime, violence, strong language, and nudity. While the game is rated M, a lot of parents do let their children play this game. The game lets you do anything so it is possible to stay away from the more mature content such as picking up prostitutes and strip clubs. Still, you can’t skip the main narrative which is filled with a ton of swearing and some sexual content. If you let your 12 year old play this game, it is best to play with him or her.
Video Game Accessories
FPS Freek Vortex Thumbgrips
Available for both the PS4 and Xbox One, these cheap thumb stick covers can give hardcore gamers the edge they need in first person shooters. They simply slip over the thumb sticks and have a raised area, which give you a better grip. While they are fairly inexpensive, they do wonders for your speed, accuracy,maneuverability in games like Call Of Duty.
Razer DeathAdder Elite
A cool gaming mouse is a great gift for the gamer in your life. With an accurate optical sensor, this gaming mouse gives the gamer in your life the accuracy to compete with the toughest competition. The coolest part? There are 16.8 million different color variations that you can make the mouse glow in.
Xbox One Play and Charge Kit
If your Xbox gamer is finding herself always replacing the batteries in her Xbox controller, this charging kit is a must. That way, she doesn’t have to bother buying batteries again.
Xbox One Wireless Controller
So you just got a new Xbox One –you are going to need another controller to play local multiplayer. Microsoft has taken what works with its controller and perfected it. The best part? This wireless controller not only works with the Xbox One, but with Windows 10 machines.
PS4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
Playing video games by yourself is fun but playing with others is even more fun. If your Playstation gamer doesn’t already have 2 controllers, a second dual shock controller is the perfect gift. That way when friends come over, he or she can play multiplayer Playstation games with them.
Xbox One S Controller NFL X Skinit Skin
Have you heard of Skinit? If your 12 year old loves the NFL, these NFL X Skinit Skins are a great way to show his team pride with cool officially licensed NFL designs. They look great and protect your Xbox One or Xbox One S controller.
Megadream Dual USB Charging Charger
Don’t you hate when your gaming controllers are not charged? Available both for the PS4 , this charging dock allows you to keep two controllers charged at all times so you won’t have to worry about any dead controllers.
PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
PlayStation 4 gamers looking for a simple, sleek, and wireless pair of headphones need the PlayStation Gold Stereo Headset. With Simulated 7.1 sound and a built in mic, it’s a great value. Just plug in the usb dongle into the PS4 and you are ready to go.
HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset
Most 12 year old gamers are playing online. Compatible with Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PCs, this affordable and lightweight gaming headset set will take multiplayer gaming sessions to the next level. It’s got a swiveling microphone that mutes when you flip it up. The memory foam earpieces are comfortable and help eliminate surrounding noise in the room, helping to draw you into your games.
WD 2TB Elements External Hard Drive
If you own an Xbox One or PS4, you know that you can fill up the built in hard drive really fast. Luckily, this external 2TB hard drive works perfectly with the Xbox One or PS4, allowing you to store digital games and more.
PlayStation Plus Membership
The simplest gift to get your Playstation gamer is a Playstation Plus subscription, which not only allows them to play multiplayer games like Call Of Duty online but gives them access to a couple of free games every month.
Xbox Live Gold Membership
A subscription to Xbox Live Gold is a no-brainer for the Xbox Gamer in your life. A subscription is a requirement if your 12 year old wants to play online games with friends. It also comes with additional perks like a couple of free games every month. Even if the gamer in your life already has a subscription, a couple of additional months wouldn’t hurt.
PlayStation Store Gift Card
Don’t know what to get the Playstation gamer in your life? Get them an Playstation Gift card. That way they can use the card to purchase whatever they want on the online Playstation Store.
Xbox Gift Card
If you don’t know what game to get your Xbox gamer, just get them an Xbox Gift card. That way they can use the code to purchase whatever they want on the online Xbox Store.
Wonder WomanRated PG-13
Wonder Woman was one of our favorite superhero movies this year. Although not perfect, Gal Gadot delivered a stellar performance as Wonder Woman. It’s great to see a superhero movie with more depth that we’re used to seeing so major props to Patty Jenkins.
Spider-Man: HomecomingRated PG-13
Spider-Man Homecoming is just what Spider-Man fans have been waiting for. We liked how the movie went beyond just the origins and shed some light on Peter Parker’s character. Both Tom Holland and Michael Keaton delivered believable performances in their respective roles. It was a very entertaining movie and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Beauty And The BeastRated PG
Beauty And The Beast was a great adaptation of the animated movie. It’s a movie that many people watched more than once. This movie is packed with plenty of great extras to satisfy and the actors delivered first-rate performances. If you loved the original, you’ll most likely love this live action version, too.
Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film SetRated PG-13
Got a Harry Potter fan? Give them the ultimate gift with this Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection. This UK edition delivers the same story at a better price and value than the US edition. The video and audio quality envelope you in the magic and wonder of Harry Potter. Once they start this fascinating adventure, they’ll want to finish it to the very end!
The Lego Batman MovieRated PG
If you love Batman movies, you’ll likely love The Lego Batman Movie. It’s a fun movie for any age and it’s actually quite funny and entertaining. Who knew that a Batman movie could be funny? Although it’s not as inventive as The Lego Movie, it’s a wonderful movie worth watching for any Batman fan.
Moana is a wonderful Disney movie worth watching. The animation is first-rate and it was very entertaining to watch the story unfold. In fact, most people will want to watch it multiple times thanks to its incredible soundtrack. It’s nice to see Disney break away from the damsel in distress formula.
Descendants 2Rated G
If she loved the first Disney Descendants, she’ll likely love part 2. It music shines bright in this movie. It was a very enjoyable movie with a fun story and great action. Everyone played their roles well. But where’s Audrey? Perfect movie for pre teens that will have her excited.
The Hunger Games: Complete 4 Film CollectionRated PG-13
The Hunger Games is one of the top blockbuster movies with an intriguing story line that captivates from the very beginning. It features a good blend of romance and action and Jennifer Lawrence delivers a stunning performance as Katniss Everdeen. This 6-disc Blu-ray set features all four films in the blockbuster franchise. If you haven’t watched it yet, now’s the best time to find out what you’ve been missing.
Star Wars: The Force AwakensRated PG-13
Star Wars The Force Awakens is one of the top-rated Star Wars movies of all-time. If you somehow managed to miss it, it’s definitely worth watching. Fans will recognize some old faces, and there will be a handful of new characters to draw you in as well. With Blu-ray, the picture quality is pristine in 1080P HD. It’s a great movie to have in your movie collection.
Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryRated PG-13
Rogue One A Star Wars Story is an excellent movie on Blu-ray. Although it was more of a side story, it was surprisingly enjoyable. We loved K-2SO and many of the other characters in the movie. Edwards made some nice references to prior Star Wars movies that fans will instantly recognize. It’s quite remarkable how Edwards was able to create a movie without Luke, Han, or Chewy and still be satisfying for fans, but somehow he managed to do it.
War For The Planet Of The ApesRated PG-13
War For The Planet Of The Apes was our favorite movie in this trilogy of movies. You could say they saved the best for last. If you loved the other Apes movies, there’s a good chance you’ll love this one. We love the flow of the story between the three parts. It’s just so seamless. The story is very engaging and filled with drama and action and plenty of emotion. We also came away impressed with the CGI quality – never have the apes looked and acted so realistically.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Rated PG-13
While the first Guardians blew us away, Guardians Vol 2 didn’t quite blow us away. It’s still a movie that fans will enjoy but honestly it doesn’t surpass the original’s high benchmark. The movie was filled with drama, tragedy, and even comedy, and it was visually stunning. If your 12 year old loves superhero movies, they’ll probably love this one.
Gifts For The Music Lover
12 year olds are just starting to develop their tastes for music. Get your 12 year old into the groove with the coolest headphones and Bluetooth speakers.
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Does your 12 year old play the latest rap tune so loud? Then this pair of wireless headphones from Beats is perfect for keeping both you and your tween happy. Sporting a modern design, this pair of headphones sounds so good that your tween may never want to take them off. The best part? The battery life has been improved.
Skullcandy Uproar Bluetooth Headphones
Cut the cord with these wireless headphones from Skullcandy. Offered in several cute colors, these lightweight headphones feel so comfortable. You might just find yourself “borrowing” them.
iClever BoostCare Kids Headphones
Aren’t those the cutest headphones you’ve ever seen? These wired headphones not only look cute, but they sound great and come in a variety of cool cat colors. What’s the big deal? Other than looking super cute, these headphones limit the volume so you don’t blast your ear drums from listening to your music too loud. And they use a standard 3.5mm headphone jack so it’s compatible with most devices like smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
VicTsing Shower Speaker
Does your 12 year love singing in the shower? With the VicTsing Bluetooth shower speaker even water won’t be able to stop them. With several adorable colors to choose from, it features easy to use controls. You might just want to stay in the bath or shower longer.
My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Look at this! How cute is this? The little adorable animal is more than a cute friend. Fitting in the palm of your hand, it’s actually a little mini Bluetooth speaker that can wirelessly play your music from your phone. With so many cute animals to choose from, you can find the perfect pal.
Anker SoundCore Mini Bluetooth Speaker
About the size of an apple, this small and compact Bluetooth speaker from Anker delivers surprisingly loud sound with great bass and range. With up to 15 hours of battery life, it sounds almost as good as Bluetooth speakers that are much pricier. Available in several different colors, it’s perfect for pairing with the Amazon Echo Dot or any Smartphone.
UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker
It isn’t a party without the BOOM wireless speaker. Sporting a cool cylindrical design, this 360 wireless Bluetooth speaker that connects to your Smartphone keeps the party going all night with bold immersive sound.
Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone
Do you want to start podcasting? Now it couldn’t be easier to record your own podcasts and YouTube videos with high quality audio. Mounting on an adjustable stand, the Snowball iCE simply plugs into the USB port on your PC. It’s totally plug and play. The best part? You don’t even need studio equipment to get professional results.
Kala Learn To Play Ukulele Starter Kit
One of the best instruments to learn is the Ukulele. It’s similar to a guitar but is smaller and has fewer strings, which makes it easier to play than the standard guitar. Kala is making it easy for new players to get started playing the Ukulele with this set designed for beginners. Along with the Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano, it comes with an online tuning app and simple online lessons.
Memorex Sing Stand 3
Can’t stop singing? With the Sing Stand, tweens can invite all their friends over for Karaoke Night. Hook the Sing Stand up to YouTube and the party will go on all night long.
1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Stereo Turntable
What is old has become new again! Record players are now more popular than ever and it has never been easier to get started. With a retro design, this belt driven record player couldn’t be easier to use and will spin records like a champ. With built in speakers, it has everything you need listen to your vinyl collection.
Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano
The Yamaha YPG-235 Portable Grand Piano is an incredible gift for any 12 year old who loves playing the piano or is interested in learning to play. The sound is rich and fills the entire room. It really is quite impressive. The built-in education suite is perfect for beginners who want to learn to play. The nice thing is there are 500 different voices featured on this piano so you can get very creative with sounds. We recommend the bundle with the power supply, so you aren’t going through batteries like crazy.
Pick-a-Palooza DIY Guitar Pick Punch
While it looks like one, this is not a stapler! It punches out guitar picks out of old credit cards, gifts cards, and random pieces of plastic found in the junk mail. Guitar players never have to worry about losing their picks. In just one second, you can just punch another one out.
Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Package
Who wouldn’t want a brand new electric guitar? This pack takes away all the guesswork, giving you everything you need to get started playing right away. Available in 3 different colors, it comes with a Les Paul guitar, amp, tuner, and all the accessories you need. You can even get it bundled with the Rocksmith video game, which teaches beginners how to play.
DropMix Music Gaming SystemAges 16+
DropMix is a cool new music mixing party game where you get to play the role of the DJ, mixing music from all different music genres. It’s actually from Harmonix, the creators of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. This bundle includes the DropMix system and cards, and requires you to download the DropMix app to play. Let’s get this party started!
The Children’s Place Girls’ Long Sleeve Nightgown
What 12 year old girl wouldn’t love a nightgown like this that reads: ‘I woke up like this #Flawless’. It’s cute and a great way to start your day on a positive note. While rockin’ a simple design, it’s very effective at getting the message across and it’s a super fun gift idea for girls!
UBeauty Unicorn Kigurumi Onesie
Who doesn’t love onesies? On Christmas morning nobody wants to get out from under the sheets. These single piece pajamas are not just for bedtime. A warm and cozy onesie is the best way to open up gifts on Christmas morning. If she loves Unicorns, she will think this onesie is the best gift ever.
Alki’i Pajama Bottom Pants
For a 12 year old, a nice pair of pajama bottoms makes an easy go to gift. These adorable jammies are super nice. Made out of 100% polyester fleece, these pajama bottoms are super warm and comfortable. With fun designs from snowmen to mittens, these make great gifts.
Del Rossa Women’s Fleece Pajamas
There is nothing that says Christmas like a cute pair of comfy pajamas. Available in the cutest prints, this lightweight fleece one from Del Rossa is perfect for wearing on Christmas morning while opening up gifts.
Richie House Warm Fleece Bathrobe
The stylish robe from Richie House is the most adorable thing ever. Not only is it made out of warm fleece, it’s got two oversized pockets on the front. With this robe, your 12 year old will be the happiest camper ever on cold nights. You might just want to steal it when she is not looking.
TowelSelections Kids Robes
Made in Turkey of high quality polyester fleece, these bathrobes make a wonderful gift for your loved one. They’re available in a good assortment of colors for both girls and boys. They are nice and fluffy and keep you sooo warm and toasty. Unlike other robes, it doesn’t feel scratchy against your skin.
Joytton Satin Kimono Robe
These satin kimono robes make a super fab gift. They look soooo adorable and come in a variety of cute colors. She’ll look like a beauty queen in these. Choose the perfect one for your 12 year old girl. We’re really lovin’ the quality on these robes.
Noble Mount Fuzzy Socks
OMG! These are the most adorable socks. From superman to princesses, these cute socks are perfect for dressing up your feet during the cold winter months. The only problem? You are not going to want to wear shoes.
Solmate Mismatched Socks
Matching socks are so boring. Offered in so many fun vibrant patterns and color choices, these mismatched socks from Solmate are too adorable. Your feet will never be happier.
K. Bell Sneaker Socks
Are those shoes or socks? Almost everyone will do a double take on these cute and vibrant novelty socks from K. Bell. This set contains six pairs of assorted colors. They look like always in fashion Cons sneakers and are perfect for running around the house and they are machine washable. What girl wouldn’t love these?
Snoozies Slipper Socks
Check out those cuties! Meet the Snoozies – they are adorable and cute animal themed fleece lined slipper socks. They’ll look super cute on her feet and keep them nice and toasty. These are even machine washable. Choose from a nice selection of fun animals.
Happy Feet Animal Slippers
Are your feet happy? Your feet haven’t experienced true happiness until you’ve stepped into Happy Feet. Happy Feet are the most adorable gift on planet Earth. There are more than 50 different animal slippers to choose from. Which ones will make your feet happy?
Cute Emoji Cartoon Slippers
There’s no denying tweens love their emojis so these Emoji Slippers would make a perfect gift for your emoji lovin’ 12 year old. Many tweens love the poo themed one but there are others to choose from as well. When you step into them it feels so velvety soft and comfy. They do a great job of keeping your feet warm and toasty. Don’t be surprised if your 12 year old may never want to take them off!
ACORN Kid’s Acorn Moc Slipper
Designed for indoor and outdoor usage, these ACORN Moc Slippers are great as sleepwear. They’re especially great in the winter when it gets chilly. Your feet will certainly be happy since they keep them nice and toasty. Choose from a variety of styles to fit your needs.
Minnetonka Cassie Slipper
Not all slippers are created equal. The Minnetonka Cassie Slipper proves this. It looks very fashionable and has sheepskin on the inside to keep your feet warm, cozy and comfy. And the quality is very nice!
UGG Kids’ K Cozy II Slipper
If she loves UGG boots, these UGG Kids K Cozy II Slippers are worth checking out. They look great similar to UGG boots and fit perfectly. The sheepskin feels sooo soft and comfy. It feels like you’re walking on cloud nine. Could your feet be any happier?
Gifts For The Fashionista
Clothes are cool. Don’t get clothes from the Gap that you think are cool. Most 12 year olds don’t want parents picking out outfits for them. They want to be there to help choose. Nike and Under Armour clothing, fuzzy and cute pajamas, socks, and skinny jeans are all pretty safe choices.
Stephen Curry Men’s Replica Jersey
Surprise your 12 year old Curry fan with this Replica Jersey from adidas. It looks authentically recreated just like Curry’s jersey with the Golden State on the front and Curry’s name and player number #30 on the reverse side. The best part? Fans can rock this jersey with just about any outfit. Proudly show your team pride.
Under Armour Men’s Storm Caliber Hoodie
Under Armour’s Men’s Storm Caliber Hoodie is an excellent choice for sporty guys. It’s made from lightweight, breathable fleece and it feels so comfy to wear. The Under Armour emblem is embroidered on the front and a hoodie and kangaroo style pockets provide extra comfort when you need it most. Choose from a great selection of stylish colors.
Under Armour Girls’ Fleece Jumbo Logo Hoodie
Looking for sporty apparel for your 12 year old girl? Consider the Under Armour Girls’ Armour Fleece Jumbo Logo Hoodie. These hoodies deliver great performance, comfort, and style in a lightweight design. The material is water resistant so you’ll stay dry even if it’s wet outside.The hoodie and pockets help protect you from the elements.
MissShorthair Plaid Tartan Infinity Scarf
These lightweight vibrant scarves from MissShorthair are chic fashion. Choose from a wide assortment of lovely fashion forward styles to go from ordinary to glam in minutes. They’re super versatile and great for any season.
Jinx Men’s Minecraft Creeper Hoodie
Got a Minecraft fan? Your 12 year old will probably want to live in this Creeper Hoodie from Jinx. The coolest part? When you zip it up, it forms a creeper mask on the hood.
TeeStars Normal People Scare Me Hoodie
Most 12 year old girls live in hoodies. Forget ordinary hoodies. Who wants to be normal? This one says “Normal People Scare Me.” Offered in two beautiful colors, this hoodie makes a comfy and funny gift.
City Threads Girls’ Leggings
These 100% cotton City Threads girls’ leggings are very soft and the quality is super nice. They are made in the US. They fit just right and are comfy to wear with good breathability. They allow for full range of motion and come in a great assortment of fashionable colors.
90 Degree by Reflex Yoga Pants
Leggings are the go to pants for 12 year old girls everywhere. They go with any outfit. Available in just about every color, this is a cute pair of leggings from Reflex.
ToBeInStyle Heathered Joggers
Your wardrobe is not complete without a trendy pair of joggers. Why wear boring sweatpants, when you can wear these much more stylish joggers? Not only are they super comfortable, they work with just about any casual outfit. It doesn’t get any cuter than this.
Vera Bradley Wristlet Wallet
This Vera Bradley Wristlet Wallet is a beautiful, compact wallet that’s well made. You can use it for your smartphone and other accessories you need to take with you. It actually is quite durable and a great alternative to carrying a bulky purse.
Little wearable accessories like purses, wallets, or cute watches make great gifts. 12 year old girls are starting to become women. They need something that they can carry their girly stuff in. Small purses or messenger bags are perfect. You can fill the bag or wallet with little stuff that they like and even money.
KAVU Rope Bag
Made of 100% cotton, this rope bag from Kavu is stylish, practical, and functional. Offered in a variety of styles, the patterns are very lively without being overly bold. Along with the adjustable shoulder strap, there are 5 different pockets to hold everything from a large camera to the essentials.
Vera Bradley Your Turn Smartphone Wristlet
Carrying your phone and essentials has never looked so glamorous. Offered in so many great patterns, this little wristlet from Vera Bradley has four separate compartments for holding your phone, cards, and id. The zippered section is great for holding money.
Vera Bradley Little Cross Body
The Vera Bradley Little Crossbody is the perfect gift for your 12 year old daughter. The designs and colors are so beautiful and lovely and the quality is very nice. It’s a really nice lightweight bag for carrying all your personal belongings. You really can’t go wrong with Vera’s cute bags.
Vera Bradley Mini Hipster Crossbody Bag
With so many fun patterns and designs, the mini hipster from Vera Bradley is so cute. With six interior slots, a place for ID, and a zip pocket, it’s roomy enough for the essentials and a phone. It is the perfect size for tweens.
Harry Potter Hybrid Bag
Got a Harry Potter fan? She’ll go nuts over this officially licensed Harry Potter Hybrid Bag. Although it’s made of faux leather, it looks very nice with great detailing fans will appreciate. It’s like a small wallet for her purse. It can hold a phone and small items. The quality is really nice and it’s soooo cute!
KAVU Sidewinder Bag
Not only does it come in the most beautiful colors, the Kavu Sidewinder Tote is a very versatile messenger purse. With an adjustable rope shoulder strap, it has one main compartment with tons of room inside. The zipper along the sides expands to hold bulkier items. The additional pockets are perfect for keeping things organized. When you wear it across your shoulders, it lies flat against your hip.
Jinx Men’s Minecraft Creeper Face Wallet
Got loot? Keep it safe in this Minecraft wallet. Made of real leather, this Minecraft wallet looks surprisingly grownup. It’s got pockets for ID and even cards. Minecraft fans won’t want to go anywhere without it.
Hynes Eagle Emoji Backpack
Does your 12 year old love Emojis? What better way is there to head to school than with an Emoji backpack? This quirky and brightly patterned backpack has the cutest Emjois on it. Made out a sturdy polyester material, it can hold a surprising amount of stuff and even has a sleeve that can hold a 14 inch laptop or tablet inside.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Backpacks used to be just something you wear on your back. Available in just about every color, this Swedish designed backpack scores big with its simple and stylish design. It’s got a big singular compartment for all your school supplies and zippered pocket on the front. It’s cute for camping, shopping, and school.
URSFUR Faux Fur Ball Keychain
We can’t get enough of anything fluffy. The hottest new accessory are these pom pom key chains that can be attached to your keys or purse. We like that this one is made out of faux fur so no animals were harmed. It can totally add a layer of cuteness to any bag.
Totes Kids Bubble Umbrella
Who knew that an umbrella could be so cute and functional at the same? This bubble umbrella from Totes is perfect for the winter time when you have many stormy and windy days. Because it’s shaped like a bubble that surrounds you, it keeps you completely dry and you can still see through it.
SojoS Cat Eye Sunglasses
Everybody is rocking these cat eye sunglasses which create a flattering look on your face. When you pull your hair back, they help define your whole face. You don’t have to spend a lot to get the look of designer sunglasses. This pair not only has the cat eye shape but comes tinted in a variety of shades like Rose Gold.
Casio “G-Shock” Digital Watch
You can’t go wrong with a G-Shock. This stylish but tough watch from Casio is perfect for even the most active 12 year old boys. Boys will hardly want to take it off.
Timex Marathon Unisex Watch
This Timex Marathon Sports Watch is a great gift for 12 year old boys and girls. The watch comes in a variety of cool color choices and its design keeps it simple. The digital display is easy to read and it’s easy to operate with alarm and stop watch functionality. For the price, you really, can’t go wrong.
Timex Woman’s Weekender Watch
The floral watchband really dresses up this Timex Watch. It’s got large easy to read numbers and indiglo nightlight is helpful for seeing in the dark.
Talking Emoji Backpack Clips
Who isn’t obsessed with Emojis? These plush key chains of your favorite Emjois are not only cute, but actually make hilarious sounds when you squeeze them. The clips allow you to easily attach them to your keys or backpack. Our favorite one is the poop one which makes a fart when you squeeze it.
C.C. Cable Knit Slouchy Beanie
Beanies are pretty much essential during the winter time because they keep you warm, but there are so many other reasons why everybody should have a couple of beanies in their wardrobe. Whether you overslept or are trying to pull off a trendy look, nothing can beat this slouchy beanie. Available in so many cool colors, this beanie has the perfect slouch.
POSESHE Stylish Warm Blanket Scarf
Who wouldn’t want a warm winter scarf? Available in gorgeous colors, this cute, trendy, and warm scarf is perfect for adding a dose of color to any winter outfit. It can be worn many ways. Wear it long or loop it giving it a more sassy look. Its the closest thing to wearing a blanket everywhere.
For The Shoe Lover
Birch Neon Orange Shoe Laces
While your 12 year old make be asking for a new pair of shoes, cool shoe laces are an inexpensive gift that can turn an ordinary pair of shoes into something out of this world. You can get these shoe laces in a bunch of fun beautiful colors, but these brightly colored neon shoelaces are the perfect way to accessories your sneakers.
adidas Originals Kids’ Superstar Sneaker
It’s hard not to go to school and notice that almost every has on a pair of Adidas Superstars. This stylish and simple shoe has been around for years and its popularity has spiked in the last couple of years. With iconic black stripes and timeless silhouette, this shoe goes with just about any outfit from athletic to casual.
adidas Stan Smith J Tennis Shoe
Did you know that Adidas Stan Smiths have been around since the 1960s and are named after a famous tennis player at the time? Now their popularity has exploded. Why? Its simple design and clean profile is timeless even today.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of high top Chucks. After almost 100 years, these shoes are still fashionable. For the first time in forever, the original Chucks are getting an upgrade. With a brand new sock liner, the sneakers are more comfortable than ever before.
Nike Roche One
Ever since it was introduced, the Nike Roche has become super popular. Everybody fell in love with its minimalistic design and breathable fabric. While they are not designed to be running shoes, they are super comfortable when you are just lounging around and want something looks super stylish.
UGG Kids K Classic II Fashion Boot
What 12 year old wouldn’t flip out over a pair of real UGG boots? Available in the cutest colors, these comfortable boots go with everything from skinny jeans to leggings. She may never want to take them off.
Bearpaw Emma Tall Youth Boot
Made with real suede, Bearpaw boots are the perfect alternative to UGG boots. With several colors and sizes to choose from, this faux pair of UGG boots is almost as stylish.
Heelys Launch Skate Shoe
Tween boys and girls love Heelys. They look like ordinary shoes at first glance but hidden underneathnear the heel area is a wheel that allows you to stroll along just about any surface. Choose from a wide assortment of colors and styles. You’re sure to find just the perfect pair of Heelys.
adidas Adissage Sandal
Looking for a sporty pair of slippers for indoor or outdoor use? The adidas Adissage Sandals are durable and well made sporty slippers with the classic adidas logo and styling. A Velcro strap allows you to get a comfortable fit. The nice thing about these slippers is they have a special footbed that massages your feet as you walk.
Salt Water Sandals by Hoy Shoe
These Salt Water Sandals are sooo cute. They’re perfect for any adventure and come in a variety of stylish colors. Girls will love coordinating them with their outfits. They’re classic sandals that have stood the test of time. Comfort and fashion at an affordable price – now that’s hard to pass up.
Twelve is the age when girls are becoming increasingly beauty-conscious. Gifts that make them feel more “grownup” are some of the best gifts for 12 year old girls. Every 12 year old wants makeup but fancy uncolored lip gloss or a bath spa set also makes a great gift if she is not allowed to wear makeup yet.
What 12 year old doesn’t love dressing up her hair? Colorful headbands, hair glitter, clips and pins all make good gift ideas.
The New Braiding Handbook
Who doesn’t love trying out new hair styles every day? Tying your hair back in a pony tail everyday gets boring. This book has 60 different tutorials to create just about every braid possible. If you want to learn how to create different braids, this is the book to check out.
Conair Topsytail All in One Styling
The TopsyTail hair styling set includes everything you need to complete six stylish hairstyles. The best part? This tool is easy to use, feels quite sturdy, and it works on all types of hair – from curly to straight. Girls will love creating these fun ponytails.
Crave Detangling Brush
Who would have thought that a brush could make such a big difference? Nobody wants to brush through tangled hair when they wake up in the morning. Normal brushes can even bring you to tears if you have knots in your hair. This specially designed detangling brush has varying length bristles that pivot as you brush. The result? It can glide through even the most tangled hair.
Wet Brush Pro Detangle Hair Brush
Got tangles? The Wet Brush Pro Detangling Hair Brush is what every girl needs to get rid of those dreaded tangles. What’s great is that this brush may be used on both wet and dry hair. It’s works like magic for straight, curly, and thick hair and even works on extensions and wigs. Are you ready for healthier, more beautiful hair?
Batiste Dry Shampoo, Original
When you’re too busy to wash everyday, Batiste Dry Shampoo comes in real handy. It’s your go-to to leave your hair feeling refreshed. Best of all, it’s a lot quicker than washing your hair and you don’t need any water at all. It’s our favorite dry shampoo and it actually smells great. You get nice body and boost in between washes.
ETUDE HOUSE Cat Ear Etti Hair Band
Looking for a cute gift for your 12 year old? This cat ear shaped beauty tool headband makes a lovely gift. This tool from Etude House is perfect when cleansing her face, showering, or applying makeup. It conveniently keeps her hair out of the way. It’s a super cute gift idea she’ll love!
Kenz Laurenz No Crease Ponytail Holders
With gorgeous prints, this set of 100 soft hair ties is cute and trendy. They do a good job of keeping your hair out of your face without forming creases in your hair.
Mudder Cat Ear Headband Hair
These Car Ear Headbands are sure to make any girl smile from ear to ear. This set includes six assorted colors and styles. The best part? Not only do they look great, but also they are super cute, comfy to wear, and, most importantly, functional. Don’t be surprised if you get a ton of compliments.
Hipsy Adjustable Headbands
These Hipsy Fashion Headbands look cute and hip. The nice thing about these headbands is that they are so versatile. You can wear them in different ways and it works well – holding your hair back – without giving you a headache after prolonged periods of use. What we love most about these headbands is that they are comfortable, adjustable and they stay in place without much hassle.
Turbie Twist Hair Towel
The Turbie Twist is a gift any girl would appreciate. These super absorbent hair towels feature fun cupcake prints and dry your hair fast – which means less blow drying and damage to your beautiful hair. And OMG they actually stay in place without falling out! It’s works like magic. The great thing is that one size fits all and these are machine washable.
Remington Pearl Pro Ceramic Flat Iron
A flat iron with an auto shutoff makes a great gift for a 12 year old girl. This inexpensive one from Remington has ceramic plates with multiple temperature settings. It heats up super fast and straightens hair quickly.
Conair Infiniti Pro Curling Wand
OMG Curls! With an auto shutoff, this ceramic curling iron from Remington will let you create waves like a professional stylist. Getting ready has never been so fun.
Infiniti Pro by Conair
If you’re looking for salon performance from your hair dryer at an affordable price, look no further than the Infinity Pro from Conair. This dryer boasts 1875 watts of power, which dries your hair much faster than a standard hair dryer. The dryer features three heat and two speed modes for customization. There is even a cold breeze for styling gorgeous curls.
REECHO Hair Extensions
Hair extensions are super cool because they can instantly make your hair look longer and fuller. Made out of synthetic fibers, this one from Reecho comes in several base colors so you can find the perfect match for your hair type.
Nail art is great because it is grownup but not too adult.
SHANY Nail Art Set
24 nail polishes! That is a lot of nail polish for a very affordable price. With so many fun colors from neon pink to forest green, you can take your nail art to the next level.
Tweexy Wearable Nail Polish Holder
Do you hate knocking over your nail polish bottle by accident? With this nail polish holder you never have to worry about spilling nail polish all over the place. It allows you to wear your nail polish on your finger so you can do your nails just about anywhere.
Bundle Monster Nail Art Tool Kit Set
Are you a nail art addict? With these tools you will be able to do more creative designs than ever before. The set comes with 20 must have tools with everything from different sized dotters to various brushes. Take your creativity to the next level.
DIY Nail Art
Want to learn nail art from a professional? Written by Catherine Rodgers from the YouTube Channel Totally Cool Nails, this step by step book walks you through 75 of the most fabulous designs. Your nails are an open canvas.
UNT Peel Off Base Coat
Does she love to change her nail colors often? Get her UNT Ready For Takeoff Peelable Base Coat. It works like magic – allowing her to easily remove nail polish by simply peeling it off. It just doesn’t get any easier than this and you won’t be damaging you nails with harmful chemicals.
Bath & Body
Olay ProX Facial Brush
OMG. Zits suck! Say hello to the cleanest and smoothest facial skin ever with this affordable facial brush from Olay. With a deep cleansing brush it will leave your skin feeling smoother and more radiant than ever before. Even your face will thank you.
Burt’s Bees Gift Set
Who doesn’t love soft skinned fingers and toes? Made out of natural ingredients, the Burt Bees Tips and Toes Kit includes products to make your hands, feet, and lips smoother. There’s an almond hand cream, honey and grapeseed hand cream, coconut foot cream, Lemon Butter Cuticle cream, and lip balm.
Baby Lips Lip Balm
Got a lip balm addict? These tinted lip balms from Baby Lip not only smell great, they leave your lips incredibly soft and supple. The tinted color gives lips a subtle amount of color. These are the perfect stocking stuffers.
EOS Lip Balm (Pack of 5)
Sporting very attractive packaging, the EOS Lip Balms come in the cutest egg shaped spheres. This set includes a half dozen flavors including blueberry, strawberry sorbet, pomegranate, summer fruit, sweet mint, and lemon. Not only do they smell and taste great, they leave your lips feeling soft and smooth.
Rejuvelle Bath Bombs Gift Set
These Bath Bombs are literally the bomb! Your 12 year old won’t take a bath without one. With natural ingredients, these bath bombs leave an amazing aroma and fizz, adding a whole new dimension to soaking in the bath. You may never want to leave.
Bath & Body Works Cherry Blossom Blossoming Gift Set
Your little sweet pea with love this spa gift set from Bath and Body works. With a subtle light and fruity sweet raspberry floral scent, it is perfect even for beauty beginners. The set contains a shower gel, body lotion, and mist.
Lush Gift Set
What 12 year old girl wouldn’t love the gift of Lush? Lush has these bathtime gifts nicely wrapped with lovely wrapping complete with a finishing bow and ready to gift. She’ll be transported into a world of pure bliss. Give her a gift that you know she will love.
PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
These travel size hand sanitzers from Purell are perfect for slipping into a bag and sanitizing your hands any time of the day. This winter 8-pack features breathtaking scents like Sweet Plum, Ocean Kiss, and more. Best of all, it’s mild on hands and tough on those pesky germs.
Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer
Everyone could use hand sanitzer, right? This 5-Pack of PocketBac Sanitzers from Bath & Body Works makes a great gift idea for anyone who hates germs. Zap those germs in an instant! Bath & Body offers a great selection and the packages are compact enough to fit in a small bag or purse.
Dove Men+Care Hygiene Kit
Who doesn’t love to smell clean? This fully body kit includes a body wash, shampoo, and antiperspirant. Dove has some great scents for men that are not overly powerful. This one has a clean masculine scent that even 12 year old boys will love.
Vera Wang Princess Perfume
Got a perfume lover? With a light fresh floral scent, the Vera Wang perfume is perfect for sharing with your little princess. It comes in the cutest bottle with a little princess crown as the cap. Every princess is going to want to wear this.
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift Perfume
Who doesn’t love Taylor Swift? Girls will be wonderstruck with this perfume gift set from Taylor Swift. It comes with perfume, body wash, and lotion. With a subtle fragrance and sweet scent, it is perfect for the Swiftie in your life.
For The Makeup Lover
Real Techniques Flawless Base Set
Got a budding makeup artist? With super soft cruelty free bristles, these makeup brushes are essential when applying any creamy products like eye shadows or concelear. Your makeup will instantly look better.
SHANY All In One Harmony Makeup Kit
With several layers of fun, this is the dream makeup set for any 12 year old girl. With such a wide range of colors, there are 98 eye shadows, 6 lip glosses, 3 blushes, and more. All your daughter’s friends are going to want to come over to your house for a makeup date.
SHANY iLookBook Pro Makeup Set
There is nothing more that 12 year old girls want than a makeup set that they can play around with. This cool looking makeup set from Shany is perfect for beginners. There is an assortment of blushes, eye shadows, and lip glosses. Best of all, with its portable size, tweens will love taking it over to a friend’s house.
Coastal Scents Glamour Beauty Collection Gift Set
The Coastal Scents Glamour Beauty Collection is a beautiful beauty gift set for your 12 year old girl. The set contains 20 eye shadows, 5 brushes, and 5 pencil eye liners and it’s a great value for what you get. The brushes are good quality and the eye shadows are pigmented. You get a great palette of bright and colorful colors. It’s a complete package ready to gift for any occasion.
L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow, Nudes
Put your best self forward with this awesome L.A. Girl Nudes Beauty Brick Eyeshadow set. The set contains an amazing palette of a dozen different nude pigments for creating everything from the smokey look to shimmers and mattes. The set comes with a magnetic case with a built-in mirror and eyeshadow applicator.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay makes some of the best neutral palettes. They are known for their amazing pigmentation and creamy blendability. Most of its makeup palettes is pricey, but the Naked Basics palette is a bit more affordable. With 6 neutral colors, this palette is suitable for beginning makeup artists who are looking for their first high end makeup palette.
COVERGIRL Smoothers BB Cream
Every girl needs BB cream in her beauty collection. Covergirl Smoothers BB Cream is lightweight and keeps your skin feeling smooth. It’s easy to blend, doesn’t clog your pores, and makeup looks great on it. Choose from three different shades.
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
No girl wants those ugly dark circles under her eyes. Thanks to the magic of Maybelline Instant Age Rewinder, you can erase the look of dark circles around the eyes. Additionally, puffiness and fine lines are also reduced. It’s our favorite concealer because it’s easy to apply, blends well and works as promised.
Maybelline Chrome Metallic Highlighter
Get the glam look with Maybelline New York Chrome Metallic Highlighter. It delivers fantastic highlighting with just a little bit and it’s very easy to apply. Great beauty gem at a drug store price.
Coty Airspun Face Powder
Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder is perfect for baking your skin. It lasts quite long and has a nice scent to it. You don’t even need to use it all over your face and it gives you a good appearance with a matte finish and is perfect for setting concealer and makeup. And at this price point, you really can’t go wrong.
Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara
Want stunning lashes? Maybelline’s Volum’Express delivers colossal volume. In fact, you get 9x the volume for attractive lashes that WOW. The best part? There’s no clumping and it’s very easy to apply and you instantly get the volume you desire. Maybe she’s born with it or maybe it’s Maybelline.