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11 BEST GIFTS FOR 11-YEAR-OLD GIRLS CURATED BY A MUM IN THE KNOW (2024)

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If you are looking for the ideal gift to give an 11-year-old girl on her birthday or for Christmas, I have put together a list of ideas based on things that are currently popular with 11-year-olds and my experience as a mum of finding the perfect gifts for 11-year-old girls.

At 11, girls are slap bang in the middle of their tween years. They are standing with one foot firmly in their childhood and the other inching towards adolescence. I remember my daughter turning 11, as being the first time I had to really work hard to come up with gift ideas for her. She absolutely wasn’t interested in toys anymore, but she wasn’t ready for more grown-up gifts.

I thought I’d make it easy for anyone searching for what to get an 11-year-old for her birthday by listing all the gifts that my daughter loved receiving for her 11th birthday and Christmas and adding in a few that I bought for friends and family as they turned 11.

Related: What to get a 12-year-old for her birthday

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All the best gift ideas for 11-year-old girls

11 IDEAL GIFT IDEAS FOR 11-YEAR-OLD-GIRLS

Browse through this big list of the best things to get an 11-year-old for her birthday, and you are bound to find the perfect gift for your soon-to-be-11-year-old.

  1. Barry M Watermelon Lip Scrub
    $15.53 $12.01

    11-year-old girls love lip care. They're not quite ready for make-up (or should that be, their parents aren't ready to allow them to wear it!), but lip scrubs and lip balms always go down well, especially fruity-flavoured ones.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Sephora
    02/28/2024 03:06 pm GMT
  2. The Girls' Guide to Growing Up
    £7.99 £7.35

    A lot of things are starting to change once girls get to 11, so this little book is a great way to help them understand those changes and feel comfortable in their own skin.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Waterstones
    02/28/2024 05:30 pm GMT
  3. SCRIB3D P1 3D Printing Pen
    $29.99

    This 3D pen set is a best-seller on Amazon. It includes a 3D pen, 3 Starter Colours of filament, a stencil book, a project guide and a charger. 3D doodling is a great way for kids to flex their STEM skills without needing to go near a screen.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/25/2024 10:35 pm GMT
  4. Psychic Sisters Zodiac Crystal Collection - Libra
    £10 (at time of publication)

    My daughter and her pals got really into crystals when they were 11. I've bought several sets from Psychic Sisters.

    The crystals are of lovely quality and packaged beautifully. The zodiac sets come, as you would expect, with a different set for each star sign.

    Buy from ASOS Buy from Psychic Sisters
  5. Spots & Stripes - Skin Goals Gentle Cleansing Lotion for Girls
    $33.38 ($0.17 / Fl Oz)

    Good skincare starts with cleansing, and it's about this age that tweens start to notice how their skin looks. They might even have the odd spot, so a gentle cleanser in cute packaging is a great gift idea.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Spots & Stripes
    02/28/2024 05:00 pm GMT
  6. LEGO Marvel I am Groot

    Groot seems to have won the hearts of many a tween girl, so this Lego Marvel buildable Groot is bound to be well received. It's for ages 10+, so it's the right skill level for an 11-year-old.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Lego
  7. Little Book of Earrings

    I have bought the Little Book of Earrings for my daughter and several of her friends over the last couple of years. Lots of girls get their ears pierced around the age of 11, so this is a super practical gift.

    Buy from Amazon
  8. I Heart Revolution Tasty Peach Lip Oil Peachy Keen

    Lip oil is the new lip balm! Fruity flavours are always winners and Revolution is a brand that tweens and teens love.

    Buy from Amazon Buy from Revolution
  9. Super Fluffy Slippers
    £32 (at time of publication)

    These super cute fluffy slippers come in a personalised slipper bag, perfect for taking on sleepovers!

    Buy from Notonthehighstreet.com
  10. Abstract Painting Kit

    This painting kit has everything budding tween artists need to get started creating abstract art. There are even some tutorials from abstract artists on the Sculpd site. Art supplies are guaranteed to be a big hit with creative tweens.

    Buy from Sculpt
  11. Smart Games – IQ Puzzler Pro
    $11.99

    My daughter has the IQ Puzzler Pro. It's great to have around as a boredom buster that doesn't involve any screens. It's incredibly engaging, and I have to say, I have been known to go down a rabbit hole playing it too.

    Buy from Amazon
    02/29/2024 01:21 am GMT

TIPS FOR BUYING GIFTS FOR 11-YEAR-OLD GIRLS

1. PRICE

Stick to a budget for gift-buying and try not to be swayed by hints for expensive gifts. Tweens can be fickle, so if you plan on buying an expensive item, make sure it isn’t just a passing fad.

2. RESEARCH

Take time to research expensive gifts before you buy them. You want to ensure you go for the best version of the product. Google is super useful, or ask friends and family for recommendations.

Related: Great gift ideas for 13-year-old girls

3. BRANDS ARE IMPORTANT

Like it or not, brands start to matter when kids reach their tween years. There is no point in buying a brand your child won’t wear or be seen with.

If you can’t afford the brand they want, speak to them about it and buy a completely different item instead.

Or challenge them to save up and buy it themselves to help them understand the value of money.

4. LOVE DOESN’T COST A THING

Always be realistic about what you can afford to spend on gifts for your child. Love is the thing that kids need more than anything. It doesn’t need to be gift-wrapped.