What do little girls want? Little girls want to be big girls! They want to dress like them, smell like them and act like them! As a mother of an 11-year-old girl, I can truly say that I would love to preserve her youth and energy and hold on to it as long as I could…. yet I know this is quickly slipping away from me.
Christmas is always a great time for them since they can ask for things that they want and not necessarily need. Here are my ideas on what to get the tween girl (age 10-13) that has everything.
The hot trend continues but is now also catching on with the younger age groups. I bought one for my husband two years ago and he really does love it. He challenges himself to get his daily steps in and always likes to check his heart rate. Now this trend is trickling to the younger generation. They want to be able to track their physical activity so they can achieve their fitness goals every day. It helps them become active and they will walk more!! These young girls do not need the most expensive Fitbit as there is a wide range of them available at different price points. The best part is they come in different colours. After all fashion always has to make sense!
More and more girls want to look sporty at this age. Tween girls often have their hair in pony tails, wear running shoes and are always in hoodies. Girls want to be comfortable (who doesn’t?) yet still want to rock the athletic look. Their favourite athletic brands? Nike, Under Armour, Adidas and the Canadian tween sensation Triple Flip.
Most of the girls this age have an iPod and/or an iPad (or dare I say, an iPhone) of their own. They love listening to music and when they have friends over, they want a real speaker. The best solution like the Bose Wireless Speaker . The sound is great, it is compact and they look nice! There are different colour options as well.
Roll on Perfume
Following the trend of looking like a big girl, this group of girls also want to “smell” nice or smell like a big girl, but can’t spend money on a fancy bottle of perfume. My favourite thing for girls this age is roll on perfume. Many stores sell it, like this one from American Eagle. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are not spraying the whole bottle on themselves! They simply roll the perfume on their necks and they’re done. Get them more than one so they can experiment and feel empowered to pick their favourite scent. They will love it!
Alex and Ani
Alex and Ani bracelets make great gifts for any age. There are so many to choose from – there are initials, zodiac signs, birthstone jewels, inspirational charms and much more. Every charm bracelet has a meaning. Each bracelet comes with a description of the charm’s meaning with 3 powerful words that sums it up. They are all about positive energy! If you have more than one, even better, as the trend is to wear multiple at once. Best of all, the price point is fantastic.
I wish all of you that have girls in this age group lots of luck and choice when buying them the perfect Christmas gift. Never lose sight of their real age, they are and always will be your baby. Hold on tightly to them as long as you can!
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About Julie Iacobucci
Julia Iacobucci is a stay at home mother with 3 kids. Her days are filled by her kids’ busy schedules and activities. Sitting down for coffee with friends gives her an opportunity to be free from hectic daily life. Her past experience includes retail buying and developing marketing campaigns. She was also a promotions and events co-ordinator for a major retailer.