Last Updated on May 18, 2022 by ToyBuzz
We know it can be tough coming up with creative gifts for 13 year old girls. With these gifts, you’ll score major cool points.
At 13, your little girl is finally all grownup and her gift choices will reflect that she is now officially a teenager. Makeup, jewelry, nail polish, and glittery stuff, are things she is going to love.
Most girls at this age love money, but coming up with a gift idea that she loves will surprise her even more. For a girl, becoming thirteen is a big deal so anything with a little sentimental value would be great. To find gift ideas, we decided to make life easier and find out from teens what’s on their wishlist. All of the following presents are things that 13 year old girls said they want or are extremely popular in 2021.
What Should a 13-Year-Old Girl Get for Her Birthday?
Depending on the interests and preferences of the girl, a 13-year-old can be a lot of fun to shop for.Consider jewelry, art supplies, nail polish, some classic Vans sneakers, or a video game. Other options could include a pet if she likes animals, some new music, or a good book.
What Do 13-Year-Olds Like to Do for Fun?
Teenagers generally have a lot of energy, so doing something active outside can be a good choice! Volleyball, hiking, swimming, or biking are all great options.
Teenagers usually enjoy:
- spending time with family and friends,
- eating (even more fun if they get involved in the food prep!),
- doing makeup,
- watching movies,
- and competing in sports.
What Is a Good Present for a 13-Year-Old?
It’s always a good idea to consider the individual’s likes and dislikes before buying her a present.
Generally speaking, though, 13-year-old girls like:
- jewelry (some stud earrings or a bracelet are great options),
- makeup (fake eyelashes are very popular),
- a trip to the mall,
- a new game,
- some music,
- or a book.
How Can I Surprise My Teenage Daughter for Her Birthday?
Some kids love a good surprise for their birthday. Others don’t enjoy surprises at all. So, the first step is to know your teenager. Find out whether a surprise is her idea of fun!
If your teenager does enjoy surprises, enlist her friends to help with planning. Make the gifts and party reflect the interests and personality of your kid. If she likes to be at home, consider hosting. If she would rather go out, book a table at a nice restaurant.
Take the time to plan a birthday that she will always remember!
What Are Good Birthday Gifts for Teenage Girls Who Are Gamers?
If you’ve got a girl gamer, shopping for her birthday can be fun. Think about how she spends her free time: sitting in a chair, looking at a screen, and using her hands.
Maybe she would like a more comfortable and ergonomic chair. Or, consider a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses to guard against eye strain.
Other gift ideas for gamer girls are pretty wireless headsets, a gaming desk, a gaming keyboard, or a large water bottle to remind her to stay hydrated (find one in her favorite color!).
What Are Good Christmas Gifts for Teenage Girls?
As with birthday gifts for teen girls, the best Christmas gift will depend on who she is as an individual. What are her likes and dislikes, and how can you shop to reflect those?
Some great options might include:
- a nail art kit,
- a new phone or tablet,
- stylish sunglasses,
- a pair of headphones,
- a new set of loungewear,
- a skincare set,
- hair tools, and accessories,
- or a nice backpack.
Do You Have A 13 Year Old Girl On Your Gift List?
We love to hear your comments about the gifts for 13 year old girls selected. What gifts are you most excited for? Do you hate all the gift items? Feel free to comment as we are constantly looking for new suggestions. Please leave a comment. Thanks!
I am 13 and I LOVE this. A lot of these got on my Christmas list ( ;
-Jeanna- Me too! I can’t wait until Christmas now! 🙂
Hey I like ur name cz I have the same one❤😉
I love this comment cuz it was in my birthday😌
I know these are great ides I’m turning 13 this year and I’m so excited!
Same!!!!! I cannot wait! But I’m a year younger, so…. but these gift ideas are great!
This was very helpful. My birthday is around Christmas time and this list help me to come up with 2 lists so quickly. My lists are so full now that now I have to take some stuff away!! Thank you for creating this article!
Same here these are totally amazing and it’s cool how they leave no personality trait unexplained
ME TOO this was super helpful!
The same with me!! This really helped me get my family some Christmas and Birthday lists.
your 18 now, do you remember making this comment? lol
A lot of these are really great and good portion of my friends received these themselves. I do believe a larger section should be opened up and listed considering how much of the gifts focused more so on physical appearance rather then mentally challenging items. Or even some simple necessities or furnishing.
Same here xP
I thought these were really good! I’m 13 and would love almost all of these if I got them as a present!
I loved this website for my birthday list I basically have everything on this website on my list
omg that’s the same for me!! I am looking for my b-day presents right now!
Yah I thought most of these were great cause I’m 13 turning 14 soon so I’ve got some new things on my birthday wish list now?
All these things on the list are definitely on my wish list but I don’t think my parents are going to buy me anything that’s too expensive…
These are the exact kind of things I’d want if I was turning 13! Great through list, gifts for every kind of girl! ?
I’m going to be turning 13 next month and many people keep asking me what I want for my birthday and I have no other way to reply than “I can’t thibk of anything right now” or “I don’t care as long as it is from you!” which I am being honest but it’d be nice to have something on the mind. This list included many items that I am considering to mention to my friends and family to drop a hint so I don’t end up with a CareBear (which happened last year ??) Thanks!!
LOL, gg, I read that and was laughin so hard..It made my day.
Haha this is me all the time… I never get something I want
im shopping for my b-day present right now!! 😀
I really think that these websites need to stop suggesting iPhones and makeup and things like that. What 13 year old looks so bad they need makeup. And do we really need a phone now? I understand if someone has to walk home from school or whatever, but parents can think of that. By putting those sorts of things on websites like this one, teens start to think they must need this sort of stuff.
They put things like iPhones and makeup on here because a lot of girls want them. It’s not that the girl is ugly or they have to have a phone. It’s that a lot of girls have fun experimenting with makeup and most kids in this generation have a phone by the age of ten and might want a new one.
10? That’s too young. That’s when you start getting kids phones? I thought it was age 13 or 14 when you started getting them phones!!!
hahahahahahah this is from 2016 I am almost sure this person opinion has changed now cause almost every person in my school has a phone from their parents
What if they just want to put make up for fun they can and if there parents get them a phone it’s none of our concern
um well this was from 2016 but even then, idk one person over the age of 11 who doesnt have a phone, and not all 13 yr olds use make
up, but a lot of them do. ive been using makeup every day since i was 11 soooooo
I believe that the makeup actually looks good. Lots of makeup is cheap and isn’t in good cases. This site give me good quality and price which I truly love. Now I just hope I get this.
Yeah, no. I need makeup because I look ratchet and I have a phone at 13 because I do Cheerleading and I need to text my mother on it.
The duffle bag and pink clothes, Polaroid, go pro, uggs and shower speaker are really awesome.
that was the most 2016 sentence ive ever heard anyone say lmao, but it was 2016
love this i am 13 i have a page of stuff i want so cool
YOU JUST GAVE ME A WHOLE BUNCH OF IDEAS!!!!!!!! I lovveee all of them so much i could ask for all of them for christmas!!!!
I am 13 and already have a lot of the stuff on here. I have a fjal raven kanken bag, go pro, mac book air, wireless beats, iPhone 6s, pandora bracelet, lulu lemon leggings, fitbit, UGGs, GOOD quality makeup, ray-bans, etc, etc. Also i’m completely renovating my room not as a christmas present. This website should lose the cheap drug store makeup and perfume. For Christmas i’m asking for a Cartier love bracelet, Tiffany and co. ring, La Mer products, glossier products, Kylie cosmetics holiday edition, MVMT watch, Moncler and Canada Goose Coats, etc. Also your shoe selection sucks, at least put down super stars, stan smiths, stuart weitzman boots or yeezys. All in all, this website didn’t help me at all; people may think I already have a lot on my list but this is just the beginning.
that is called being rich
omg you are literally such a spoiled rotten snob. get out you rich spoiled brat
Rude much? Get a life, no one wants to hear how spoiled you are!
That’s fine, because I don’t have a tenth of the stuff on this list, and I probably won’t get any, but I am okay with that because I am satisfied and grateful for what I got. Let me tell you, you can go around and brag about everything you have and make it seem as if you are superior and not be humble- but that is on you. At the end of the day, have all the stuff you want and trash talk all you want, it is on you. Being mature, grateful, and having the gift of humbleness is more valuable than being rich. I hope you use your fortune to not gain in life- but to give. Also, to the publisher, spontaneous job on this list, it is evident that you worked very hard, took a lot of time, and put in a lot of thoughtfulness to create such a descriptive list! Thank you!
Hi Jayleen, Thank you so much for your kind words. We read every single comment good and bad and try to improve our lists. Our list is not perfect and not everybody is going to find it useful, but we try to cover many different interests as possible within the limitations of our platform. Happy Holidays!
Wow… spoiled alert
I want something for my birth you know my phone but my mom said if i get a new phone then i cant celebrate my birth day. what should I do? Should i get a new iphone 7 or have a party for my birth day.
Go for the party. 10 years from now you will still have great memories of a fun party with your friends, but that iphone will be completely forgotten.
iphone bc then you can call and text your friends to meet up somewhere to make up for your bday party!!!
This made my list so full so quickly
I am 13 and LOVE this article! So many of these just landed a spot on my Christmas list! Thanks!😘❤️
most of this stuff is on my X-Mas wishlist!!
This actually hits the spot on gift giving! I am turning 13 this April, and I saw that a lot of these items were items that are on my WISHLIST! I love how there are categories separating gift items. I will definitely mark this site as a 10/10!
I am 13 and I would love these.
Some of these are absurd. First, don’t encourage 13 year olds wearing make up, that’s way too young.
Hi Luiza, thanks for the comment and feedback!
No it’s not. Maybe for you, but not for 90% of society.
Hey sorry but I am a thirteen year old and wear makeup quite often it is quite a normal thing nowadays and I think that it is wrong for parents and other people to think that girls “just wear makeup for boys” I personally think that the majority (not all) 13 year olds would really like some nice makeup for their birthday or for Christmas. I know that this is your personal parenting decision but I just wanted to give my point of view.
I would love like mascara for example but I don’t think my mom would approve at all even though I am 13.
ok you obviously have very strict parents because I am 12 and have a lot of makeup and wear it all the time so if you don’t like it then go to a different site
Why do you feel you get to decide that, its not your face. If 13 yr old’s feel more comfortable with makeup, then they should get makeup.
I am thirteen, and I am making my Christmas list right now, half of these went on my list! This was a help to me, and I bet a ton others!
Hi Dylan, thanks for the comment. We are glad you found it helpful. Have a Merry Christmas!
Same this was the best list I found
Hello, i’ve scrolled through and looked at every singe item and at least got 25 ideas to get for myself, very helpful!!
Ngl some of the things on here are super expensive. And it was a little annoying that its american and im british sooooo ya know. Im turning 13 in a few days but I have no idea what to get but this definitely helped me think of a few😎. Tysm
TYSM! Glad it helped.
my birthday was on the 2nd week of quarantine so I did not get to celebrate and my mom and her friend is taking me out and so is my grandma thanxs for the ideas i have so many things on my list now thx!
That’s so awesome. Happy Birthday!
I was looking at the list and it definitely did help but some of the items were also on the other lists so I was finding a lot of the same items. Overall it did help.
I LOVE this list- literally everything I could possibly want was on it
Not many lists are so good!
A lot of this stuff helped me
This is such a great list! Thank you so much!
Thank you for making this list! Even though a lot of this my parents wouldn’t approve, it is really nice to have a “one stop” website that has literally everything girls would want!
Somehow I am still struggling as to what I want, I guess there’s a lot of stuff I want but feel bad or weird asking for it 😐
these were all really good… but tbh some of them are slightly irrelevant
i really want the zen as f*ck book but i don’t think my parents will let me have it lol
I like to read anime and manga a lot. I know this list doesn’t have much on it, but from an adults perspective do you think that it’s okay for kids my age to be watching and reading this kind of stuff? Personally, I think that some of the things I come across would probably make my parents question what I’m watching, but I also don’t know. If you’ve ever watched/read anime/manga, you realize that Japanese culture has no problem creating the ideal story targeted for a teenage audience. And that includes everything. Like normalizing how a boys mind starts drifting towards girls at that age, so they like to sexualize women a lot in anime by giving them large proportions and revealing clothing, and how girls minds start drifting towards boys, so they like to make a lot of them very fit and be topless a lot. Personally I don’t care that they do this, because it doesn’t phase me, but I think that if my mom walked into my room and saw (for example) Momo Yaoyorozu’s hero costume from My Hero Academia without knowing the reasoning behind her revealing clothes, she would most likely tell me to stop watching that show. Although it has never happened, so I’m not sure because at this point my mom doesn’t care if we watch rated R movies with gore and nudity (but that’s live-action stuff). I just want an honest opinion from an adult’s perspective of if you would be okay if your child openly watches and reads that sort of thing. I always get my eye caught on merch, figures, and posters of my favorite anime/manga, but I’m too afraid to ask my mom/dad if I could by any of it.
I loved this it was so helpful.