15 Tween Girl Gifts to Make Holiday Shopping Easy (Nearly All Under $50!)

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We know…tweens are hard to shop for.

We sourced 15 tween girl gifts she’s sure to love! So you don’t need to know the latest trends to impress her this year thanks to our ideas!

Be sure to check out our Christmas Shopping Challenge – it has a gift guide for everyone on your list this year! 🎁🤩

Here are our top Gifts for Tween Girls Gift Guide:

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1. Even tween girls are falling for the Lululemon belt bag trend.

lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L Fleece shown on counter

Lululemon Belt Bag$39 (regularly $58) 

My very own tween girlie has one of these Lululemon belt bags on her Christmas wish list this year. Considering the idea came from seeing many of her girlfriends with the same one I know this will be a popular choice for many tween girls on your list. Word on the street is that the fuzzy ones are extra fancy and all the rage. 😉 Lucky for you you can grab a dark brown one on final sale for just $39.

Hip Tip: Tween girls basically like anything lululemon-related, so be sure to check out their “We Made Too Much Sale” to score lots of great deals or see what Lululemon lookalikes our team loves from Amazon!

2. Crocs are back in style and tweens want all of them and the charms to go with them too.

Blue crocs shoes with croc clips on top sitting on wood floor

Crocs – $33.83+

It may seem unbelievable, but Crocs are back in style, and if you’ve paid attention to what tweens are wearing on their feet, it’s these. 🙌🏼 There’s really no substitute when it comes to Crocs and you can get select colors for under $35!

Don’t forget to gift some Crocs charms with their new pair of Crocs. There are numerous charms available to show off their unique personality and the best part about them is that they can be interchanged endlessly. You can get anything from make-up obsessed packs to sports packs and more!

Bookmark our Crocs deals page to get the hottest sales all year round!

3. A journal is a way to stay organized and develop positive daily habits.

Gratitude finder journal sitting on the table in front of lit Christmas tree

Gratitude Journal – $19.97 (regularly $21.97) 

Each gratitude journal features 52 weeks of gratitude prompts, colorful layouts, fun quotes, and a few pages of stickers so you can personalize it even more. It has a perpetual style layout, so tweens can journal daily before school or bedtime. There are also spots to acknowledge experiences or people that impacted you positively, words of the week spots for simple joys, and a Random Acts of Kindness section to plan out RAOK for others…the positive impact this journal will have is priceless!

Bookmark our Gratitude Journal deals page to know when you can get it on sale for even less!

Hip Tip:  We also heard tween girls love having their own homework journal. If you’re tween girl doesn’t have one already through school grab any of the affordable homework journals off Amazon now!

4. Any tween girl will love this Fujifilm camera to take pictures of all her favorite things. 

A fuji instax mini 12 camera with film displayed in packaging

Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Instant Print Camera w/ Film & Accessories $89.98 (regularly $109) – 2 color options!
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Tween girls will love this gift idea whether her hobby is to snap photos of beautiful flowers or simply to capture memories when hanging out with her girls. Even better, QVC currently has an incredible price on a bundle that’s super giftable and includes a pack of film, a photo album, a photo magnet, and an idea booklet! 🤩

5. Tinsel extensions are a fun way for tween girls to give their hair a fun look without salon treatment. 

Close up of girl with blonde hair and glitter tinsile

Hair tinsel makes such a great gift idea for tween girls. Plus, it’s a fun, quick, and affordable way for them to elevate their hairstyle on their own. My girl personally owns this set from Amazon, which comes in numerous colors and stays in her hair securely all day. I love that it’s a clip, so it comes out easily, and can be worn for any occasion!

6. A caboodle is a great place to store her tiny treasures. 

Pink and red candy themed caboodles sitting on countertop

If you have a tween or teenager starting to enjoy makeup, this would make the perfect gift! Plus, if she loves candy, these candy themed caboodle cases have storage for all of your makeup and a mirror for application. Plus, they each include a 13-piece candy-themed cosmetic set!

Not into candy? Check out these cosmetic cases on Amazon!

7. Tween girls who consider themselves a Swiftie need this vinyl or the CD version to add to their collection.

Close-up of Taylor Swift, 1989 vinyl record

Our tween girl gifts lineup wouldn’t be complete without some Taylor Swift memorabilia! Any Swiftie loves having tangible items to reminisce about their favorite music ever so the new Taylor Swift 1989 album is a total must-have. You can scoop it up in a CD for under $15 or if you’re tween is an old soul, make sure to grab the exclusive vinyl record at Target.

8. A Spotify membership is a must-have for any tween.

Spotify app on phone laying on laptop

Spotify Premium Membership – $28.98 ($30 value) 

Speaking of music, every tween or teen swears that Spotify is a daily must-have. So, if the tween girl you’re shopping for, doesn’t have access to a Spotify membership yet this is the perfect gift idea! You can gift a one month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 month subscription to Spotify so they can stream their favorite music whenever they want.

Lucky for you you can score discounted Spotify gift cards at Sam’s Club. Just note that their gift cards cannot be redeemed for Spotify Family or Student plans so if that’s what you’re needing head over to Amazon to shop more Spotify gift card options.

9. Squishmallows are a hot item for tween girls no matter the age.

squishmallows on floor of bedroom

These adorable, and super squishy Squishmallows are not just popular with little kids, but well into the teen years too. So make sure not to skip your tween girls for this gift idea! We especially love the special edition gingerbread latte, because it could look like their favorite Starbucks holiday drink. Plus, it’s just $11.99 so it’s a great budget-friendly gift idea too.

Hip Tip: Speaking of holiday drinks, check out the Starbucks holiday menu since it launches on November 2nd!

10. A gel polish kit will keep her and her friends occupied for hours.

Hand inside LED lamp for gel nails

LED Nail Lamp for Gel Nails$39.99 (regularly $62.99)

Your older tween girls who are into doing their own nails will love a gel manicure kit! Our Hip sidekick and nail guru, Emily personally loves this gel lamp you can buy on Amazon. Pair it with some pretty gel polishes and she’ll have a gift that will keep her and her friends occupied for hours! Psst… Don’t forget to grab a base coat & top coat gel polish set too!

11. They’ll be impressed that you even know about REAL LITTLES when you gift this set. 

pink Real Littles purse on white countertop with accessories

Yes, this gift idea is really real! These adorable, mini backpacks act as keychains but are just big enough to store some accessories too. My tween girl specifically chose this REAL LITTLES because it comes with two bags (a pink and a silver one) so she was able to gift one to her friend and keep the other set for herself. Essentially you can get, two REAL LITTLES micro backpacks for just $13.50 when you buy the set. 🙌🏼

12. This bracelet-making kit is at the top of my tween’s gift list and has been a popular gift I’ve given 3 times over.

Bracelet Making Kit

Clay Beads Bracelet Making Kit$9.49 (regularly $19.99)

After gifting this exact bracelet-making kit to three of my daughter’s friends, this bracelet-making kit made it to the top of her Christmas list this year. Not only is it something that she’s wishing for but it was such a hit with her friends, so I know any tween girl you’re shopping for will love it! This kit is a great price no matter what your budget is and these specific clay beads are extremely popular with tweens right now.

13. Grab a L’ange hair dryer brush to help her get ready faster. 

lange hair dryer brush in black box on wood table

If you have a tween girl at home, you likely know just how quickly your hair products go missing. We love this L’ange hair tool because it has a dual function of blow drying and brushing at the same time. That means your tween girl will *hopefully* spend less time in the bathroom and is a beauty tool that will make her feel so grown. 😉 even better if you buy it closer to the holidays or gift it to her beforehand, they have a 60-day money-back guarantee.

Read more about the L’ange hair dryer brush on our full product review.

On a side note, our Hip2Save team loves L’ange and you really can’t go wrong buying any of their hair tools on sale.

Hip Tip: Our Hip sidekick, Lina, shared why her and her teenage daughter love these curved brushes more than the popular Wet brushes!

14. Stanley tumblers are the only stylish tumblers tween girls are thinking about.

stanley quencher tumbler confetti print

Stanley Tumbler – $45

The new Stanley tumblers at target come in eye-popping colors and patterns, but regardless of the one you choose, they are sure to be a well-received gift by any tween girl. Target even offers Stanley 2-packs where you can score them for just $25 each!

If you’re looking for an even more budget-friendly option, we love the Simple Modern tumblers, which you can find at Walmart or Amazon.

15. Don’t forget to give the gift of quality time.

mom and daughter posing with matching navy floral dresses

An experience gift – Potentially FREE!

Kids crave quality time more than they realize and the years are fleeting, so be sure to carve out some quality time for your tween girl this holiday season. Some of the very best gifts are experiences money can’t buy and just hanging out with your tween can be meaningful, free, and fun! We’re huge fans of experiences over gifts and when it comes to tweens we strongly encourage one on one time especially if they often share time with siblings.

You could also buy her experience and a pottery class together, skiing, dinner at her favorite restaurant, and much more! Search your local area on Groupon for fun things to save on!

Shop all of our holiday gift guides to check off your whole list now!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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