Eleven is such an odd age for a girl. It’s the beginning of the preteen phase, where your little girl is not quite a teen yet, but may start to see changes in her body and her mental outlook on life. Her tastes may change, she may become more independent, and buying a gift for a girl that age is hard, even if you feel like you know what she likes.
Luckily, we have a guide to make the process a whole lot easier. Here are some gifts you may consider for your girl.
Money Or A Gift Card
Let’s get this one right out of the way. Some parents may feel like a gift card or money is a cop-out. They may want to give their little girl a more personalized gift. However, many girls at 11 are starting to feel more independent and they may want to buy their own gifts. For example, your girl may want to go shopping, or buy something online.
Money can help with both of these things. You can take her shopping or let her pick out something online with an Amazon or another online store gift card. This allows your little girl to be much more independent and feel special.
A Laptop Or Other Device
Your girl is starting to grow older, and thus she deserves to have a little bit of privacy. A laptop can help her do her school work and be more independent, and so can a phone. At 11, many girls may start to sleep over at their friends or travel on their own, and your phone allows you to stay in touch.
Now, obviously, you still need to make sure your girl is not talking to some suspicious stranger online, but having a bit more independence can be good for her.
A gift centered around fashion may be good for your little girl. At 11, she may start to become more mindful of her appearance and want a gift that allows her to look her best. Buying some makeup for her to practice with isn’t a bad idea. You can also by kid-friendly kits to make herself more fashionable. One example is the ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon. This allows your girl to decorate her hair with chalk and easily wash it out. No mess, no fuss, no bull. Your girl will love that one and so will you.
Then there is a nail styling kit. One example is the Klutz Nail Style Studio Book Kit. This kit is anything but klutzy. It allows your girl to create some killer nails that she will love. This beauty kit should be checked out if you want a cool kit for your little girl.
Some girls may want to read more books about characters that relate to them. For example, they may pick up a book such as the Dork Diaries, which is perfect for tween girls who are going through changes. It’s award-winning, and anything that encourages a kid to read more is a win in our book.
Your girl may start to become more interested in photography as she gets older. If her interest goes beyond taking a selfie, you may want to consider an affordable DSLR to make the process a whole lot easier. She can learn how to take some killer pics with it that you will love. Alternatively, your girl may be interested in instant films like the Fujifilm or the Polaroid. This is a retro style camera that kids love and so will you, as it’ll bring back memories of when all cameras were physical. There are also underwater video cameras to try out as well.
Your little girl may be interested in sciencey stuff, and if this is the case, you should definitely buy gifts that allow her to look at this interest further and see if it’s ideal for her. Gifts such as the Cozmo can help her decide if she likes it. This is a robot that has many different options in personality and quirks, and you can program them into the robot. It’s a great way to teach your little girl companionship and how she can take her science skills for the best.
At 11, your girl needs some sleep, and there are plenty of blankets your girl can get that make bedtime so much more fun. For example, there is the LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket. This cool little blanket is shaped like a mermaid tail and is completely machine washable. It keeps your little girl warm and is great for a sleepover.
At 11, your little girl may start to become interested in more music, and if that’s the case, there are plenty of musical gifts she can try in order to get the most out of her enjoyment of the craft. Examples include the Brookstone Wireless Cat Ear Headphones Bluetooth Headset. Not only are these headphones cute, but they do have great sound quality.
Buying your girl a device she can listen to music on is good too. If you bought her a smartphone, you’re all set with that. But if you want to buy her an MP3 player as well, that would be a good gift.
Asking Isn’t A Bad Thing
With your daughter, you may feel like it’s a bit of a cop-out to ask her what gifts she likes, but honestly, talking to your daughter and learning more about what she likes and what she is going through isn’t a bad thing. She is always changing her mind at this age, and what you think she liked a year ago she may not like now. So go up to your little girl and ask her what she likes. You’ll won’t regret it and it can make buying gifts much less of a hassle.
Eleven is an odd age for any kid, after all.
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