Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 12-Year-Old Girls 2020

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The last year before becoming officially a teenager, age 12 is an age of being in-between. As children inch closer to being teenagers physical, social, emotional and cognitive change begins to happen slowly. 12-year-old girls in particular have moments of acting like children, and moments of real maturity and turning into little adults.

This period of change can make buying gifts a little difficult as you may be unsure whether to go with something fun and child-like or something that will appeal to their new-found maturity. We’ve put together a collection of suggestions that ticks both boxes below.

Top 30 Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 12-Year-Old Girls 2020

1. Instax Mini 90 NEO Classic

Instax Mini 90 NEO Classic

Why we like it: A camera offering instant print outs for plenty of creative fun and selfies!

At 12 years old most girls love experimenting with photography, taking pictures of nature, landscapes, themselves and their friends. They tend to love capturing moments and preserving memories and this in turn boosts creativity and allows for some artistic expression and experimentation with photography skills.

The Instax Mini 90 NEO Classic is a camera that produces prints instantly and is available in a range of colours so there’s sure to be one that fits the personality of the girl you are buying for. It has a built-in flash and comes with a selfie mirror and close up lens which is ideal for a 12-year-old girl.

Pros
  • Promotes creativity
  • Available in a range of colours
  • Produces instant prints
  • Built-in flash
  • Selfie mirror and close up lenses included
Cons
  • Requires batteries
  • Requires film

2. Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Why we like it: Popular gaming device that is portable and designed to be used on the go as well as supporting output to TV.

The Nintendo Switch offers a range of gaming capabilities; the handheld device offers portability and great battery life, whilst the output to TV mode offers the ability to play on a larger screen with a wider range of games.

For many 12-year-olds this will be perfect, offering the ability to play on the go as well as at home. We often think of playing video games as a simple leisure pursuit but they offer plenty of learning benefits too. Alongside increasing skills associated with technology, playing video games can increase physical dexterity in the thumb and fingers, improve hand-eye coordination and reaction times and develop critical thinking skills.

Pros
  • 3-7 hours battery life
  • Portable
  • Popular gaming device
  • Increases technology skills
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
Cons
  • One of the more expensive gaming consoles

3. JBL Flip 5

JBL Flip 5

Why we like it: A robust and portable speaker to enjoy personal music choices.

12-year-old girls have often developed their own taste in music and enjoy listening to their own favourite bands or artists. A Bluetooth speaker is the ideal way to allow her to play her own music and develop a sense of independence.

The JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is waterproof, portable and durable enough to be used by a 12-year-old. Using a wireless connection to connect to a compatible device and play music, audiobooks or podcasts, this speaker would make a great gift for a girl with her own taste in music, or  enjoyment of listening to books, stories and discussions.

Pros
  • Waterproof
  • Portable
  • Wireless connections
  • Encourages interest in music
  • Promotes independence
Cons
  • Requires charging

4. Lego Architecture Paris Model

Lego Architecture Paris Model Building Set

Why we like it: Encourage an interest in architecture and construction skills with a replica of Paris.

Architecture is a fantastic interest to encourage and this Lego set is the ideal way to do this with a 12-year-old girl. Building with Lego is an interest that often persists throughout childhood and sometimes into adulthood too so Lego have designed plenty of challenging kits to accommodate this.

Whilst many people stop buying Lego for girls as they get older, building with Lego has a whole host of benefits and the Lego Architecture Paris Model Building Set is a very complex build with 694 pieces. It requires plenty of concentration and perseverance as well as great construction skills in order to complete!

Pros
  • Highly detailed
  • Improves construction skills
  • 694 pieces- complex build
  • Compatible with other Lego sets
Cons
  • Requires careful storage

5. Fjällräven Kånken Mini

Fjällräven Kånken Mini Backpack

Why we like it: A smaller backpack from a popular brand, ideal for a 12-year-old to carry themselves.

Children need backpacks for a whole range of things; school, extra-curricular activities, playdates and days out. Even at age 12, some of the backpacks on the market are still far too big, swamping them or even causing tension and injury to the shoulders and back.

The Fjällräven Kånken Mini Backpack is a smaller sized backpack, so ideal for 12-year-old girls, which still has plenty of storage space and comes in a range of colours so you can choose one that suits the 12-year-old girl you’re buying for.

Pros
  • Available in a range of colours
  • Zipped pockets for extra storage
  • 2 handles and shoulder straps
  • Adjustable sizing
  • Lightweight, durable fabric
Cons
  • More expensive brand

6. Anker Soundcore Life P2 True Wireless Earbuds

Anker Soundcore Life P2 True Wireless Earbuds

Why we like it: Wireless earbuds offering great sound, long playtime and a fast charge at a reasonable price tag.

Wireless earbuds are changing the way that people listen to music on the go, removing the need for restrictive wires they offer a new level of freedom and as technology improves the cost of these is being driven down. The Anker Soundcore Life P2 True Wireless Earbuds represent a very affordable option.

However, affordable does not mean ineffective! In fact, these earbuds have many high-end features such as extreme durability and 40 hours of playtime. They are also waterproof so ideal for sports or walking in the rain. These are ideal for a 12-year-old girl who enjoys listening to her own music or takes part in lots of sport.

Pros
  • Reasonably priced
  • 40-hour playtime
  • Fast charge
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to wirelessly pair with devices
Cons
  • Small and easy to lose

7. Casio LRW-200H Women’s Watch

Casio LRW-200H Women's Watch

Why we like it: With a classic timeless design and range of features, this watch makes an ideal gift.

As 12-year-old girls become more mature they often begin to take an interest in fashion and style. Buying a watch as a gift is not only practical, as it is a useful product, but can also cater to this growing interest in fashion and developing a personal style.

The Casio LRW-200H Women’s watch is 100 meters water resistant and made with a durable and flexible wrist strap, so it can certainly stand up to an active lifestyle without the worry of breakages. At the same time, it has a classic timeless design that means it will last for many years. This watch is ideal for 12-year-olds as it has a range of useful features without being too complicated.

Pros
  • Glow in the dark features
  • Day and date display
  • Durable and flexible wrist strap
  • 100 m water resistant
  • Classic, timeless design
Cons
  • Specialized batteries required

8. Ray-Ban Junior Wayfarer

Ray-Ban Junior Wayfarer

Why we like it: Stylish and practical gift with a protective case to keep sunglasses safe.

For a style-conscious 12-year-old a nice pair of sunglasses would make a luxurious and practical gift. Instead of toys which may or may not be used a pair of sunglasses is practical and will certainly be used on vacation or throughout the summer.

The Ray-Ban Junior Wayfarer sunglasses are available in a range of colours so that you can choose a pair that will suit the 12-year-old girl you’re buying a gift for. Ray-Ban is a stylish and well-known fashion brand but also has a good level of UV protection to keep eyes protected from the sun’s rays and come with a protective case so that they can be kept safe when on the go.

Pros
  • Stylish sunglasses brand
  • Comes with protective case
  • Available in a range of colours
  • UV protection
Cons
  • More expensive brand of sunglasses

9. Dyson Hair Dryer

Dyson Hair Dryer

Why we like it: Ideal for a girl growing in independence, this hairdryer has intelligent heat control to keep hair in great condition.

Dyson is a brand that is well known for being at the cutting edge of technology and providing powerful household electricals. This hairdryer is no exception to that reputation and makes the ideal gift for a 12-year-old girl who’s quickly growing up and gaining more and more independence.

The Dyson hairdryer has a super powerful motor with three speed settings to make hair drying quick and easy. The hairdryer features intelligent heat control which helps prevent damage to hair and keeps it in great condition. Promoting independent self-care will help a 12-year-old girl to feel more grown-up, and the magnetic attachments allow her to create and experiment with a range of styles.

Pros
  • 3 speed settings
  • Powerful motor
  • Intelligent heat control
  • Magnetic attachments
  • Promotes independent self-care
Cons
  • Expensive item

10. Nail Style Studio

Nail Style Studio

Why we like it: Create 25 beautiful nail designs with full instructions and all the tools you need.

Most 12-year-old girls enjoy experimenting with fashion and style and beauty treatments like having their nails painted. In fact, many use their nails as a means of self-expression, enjoying different colours of polish, glitter and increasingly complex designs.

Nail Style Studio has full instructions and all the tools and products needed to create up to 25 designs as well as giving a 12-year-old girl the opportunity to create her own designs. The polish included can be simply peeled off making it ideal for 12-year-olds as it can be removed quickly, without harsh chemicals, ready for school.

Pros
  • 25 designs
  • Full instructions
  • Complete set of tools and products
  • Peel-off polish
Cons
  • Can get messy!

11. Crayola Fashion Superstar

Crayola Fashion Superstar

Why we like it: Encourage a budding fashion designer with this set by Crayola.

At 12-years-old many girls are interested in fashion and style but some take this interest further and are interested in designing clothes and putting together outfits. This is definitely something to encourage and the Crayola Fashion Superstar set is the ideal gift to do this with.

The set improves drawing and design skills and lets girls unleash their creativity but is also compatible with a free app so involves the use of technology too. This emulates the computer-aided design and manufacturing that is prevalent in the fashion and design industry and maintains girls’ interest.

Pros
  • Encourages an interest in fashion
  • Promotes creativity
  • Improves drawing and design skills
  • Free app
Cons
  • App requires compatible device

12. Makeup Dressing Table with Lights

Makeup Dressing Table with Lights

Why we like it: Add some Hollywood glamour to a 12-year-old’s bedroom.

As 12-year-olds become more independent they may begin to spend more time in their bedrooms and become more interested in making their room into a personal sanctuary with their own sense of style. This is an important part of maturing and developing personality and self-expression and should be encouraged for the most part.

For a style-conscious 12-year-old girl this Makeup Dressing Table with Lights would be ideal it features fully adjustable lighting to make applying make-up or styling hair much easier with smart touch control to adjust it simply. The high-quality LED bulbs should last a long time and the 360-degree rotation allows for adjustable angles for the best view. This is a gift that is both useful and stylish and is likely to form a part of the bedroom décor.

Pros
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Smart touch control
  • High-quality LED bulbs
  • 360-degree rotation
  • Perfect for the bedroom
Cons
  • Made of glass; breakable

13. Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer

Why we like it: Print pictures instantly from any smartphone.

Around about 12-years-old a girl may be given her first smartphone so that she can contact friends and family and enjoy all of the features and opportunities that smartphones have to offer. One of the popular features is the ability to use the camera to capture a whole host of memories. However, at age 12 most parents would feel that photo-sharing apps are out of the question, the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer gives a solution to the issue of what to do with all the photos!

This Smartphone printer is available in three different colours and offers an app with 25 design templates so that photographs can be customized and printed directly from any smartphone. The printer is high speed so that prints are almost instant. This is a great gift to encourage creativity and scrapbooking, as well as ideal to give as a cool accessory for their first smartphone.

Pros
  • Available in 3 different colours
  • Instant mini prints direct from smartphones
  • High-speed printing
  • 25 design templates
  • Encourages creativity
Cons
  • Requires compatible device
  • Requires Instax film for printing

14. Intex Beanless Bag Chair

Intex Beanless Bag Chair

Why we like it: The perfect addition to a bedroom or kid’s lounge and a comfy place to sit.

As 12-year-old girls start to take control over their own space and care more about the interior design and décor of their bedroom, they may want to invite friends over to spend time in this space. If seating is short the Intex Beanless Bag Chair is an ideal addition to her space. Without the need for bean filling (and the mess that goes along with this!) this chair is easy to inflate for guests and deflates to be stored away.

This chair is ideal for the bedroom or a kids ‘den’ playroom or lounge room and can be purchased in three different colours to suit the space it’s being put in. With waterproof flocked material the seat is both comfortable and practical. This would make a great gift for a 12-year-old who enjoys spending time in their own space, alone or with friends.

Pros
  • Available in 3 different colours
  • Waterproof flock material
  • Inflatable, no bean filling
  • Deflates for easy storage
  • Ideal for bedroom or kids lounge room
Cons
  • Needs inflating

15. Pandora Bracelet Shimmering Minnie Portrait

Pandora Bracelet Shimmering Minnie Portrait

Why we like it: A real modern classic the Pandora charm bracelet can be personalized with a huge number of charms, this Disney option is a great starter.

Pandora bracelets have become a modern classic; an updated charm bracelet with specially designed bead charms a pandora bracelet is a gift that can be added to over time. The Pandora Bracelet Shimmering Minnie Portrait uses a popular Disney character Minnie Mouse as the starter charm.

The bracelet is made of 925 sterling silver and is available in different sizes for maximum comfort. This kind of charm bracelet makes a really special gift for a 12-year-old girl and will stay with her for many years to come, becoming incredibly meaningful as different charms are added on special occasions.

Pros
  • 925 Sterling silver
  • Timeless classic design
  • Can be added to with other charms
  • Available in different sizes
  • Popular Disney character
Cons
  • Cheaper charm bracelets available

16. Vlando Jewellery Box

Vlando Jewellery Box

Why we like it: Keep her jewellery and special treasures safe with a travel jewellery box.

By 12-years-old many girls have amassed a collection of jewellery that they have been gifted and often need somewhere to keep it. The Vlando Jewellery Box is ideal for 12-year-olds as it has a simple, easy to open compact design with several different compartments. The roll design is unique, neat and functional.

This storage solution could be gifted alongside some jewellery or by itself and is ideal for travelling or using for overnight stays and sleepovers too. If the 12-year-old you’re buying for has a collection of jewellery that she needs to keep safe and tidy then the Vlando Jewellery Box makes a good, practical gift.

Pros
  • Simple compact design
  • Easy to travel with
  • Easy zip fastening
  • Special compartments
Cons
  • Stand-alone product, cannot add compartments

17. Hasbro Speak Out Kids vs Parents Game

Hasbro Speak Out Kids vs Parents Game

Why we like it: Share time and laughter as a family with this guess the phrase game.

Playing games together is a great way to encourage older children to continue to spend time with their family and keep communication channels open and relationships close. As girls head towards the teenage years they often become much more independent and finding ways to spend time with the family can become more complicated but playing games is a lovely way to have fun together.

The Hasbro Speak Out Kids vs Parents Game is specially designed to be played as a family and has equipment for both kids and adults. In this game, players wear a mouthpiece that stretches their lips and makes it difficult to talk normally as they attempt to read a card aloud for their teammates to guess what they are saying. This makes a fun, silly addition to a family games night and a great gift for a 12-year-old girl who enjoys playing games with others.

Pros
  • Various sized mouthpieces
  • Cards for kids and parents
  • Improves vocabulary
  • Increases social skills
  • Encourages family time
Cons
  • Requires other players

18. Nike Women’s Gym Club Sports Bag

Nike Women's Gym Club Sports Bag

Why we like it: Encourage sports with this practical sports bag from a popular brand.

As 12-year-old girls become more independent they often begin to fill their time with extra-curricular activities, sports, and friends and begin lugging sports kits and spare clothes around with them. A nice, gym bag can be a great practical present to encourage this growing independence and an interest in sports.

The Nike Women’s Gym Club Sports Bag is made with durable, water-repellent fabric and is available in a range of colours to suit different tastes. From popular sports brand Nike it also features zipped compartments to keep kit organized and makes a great gift for a busy 12-year-old girl.

Pros
  • Practical gift
  • Popular sports brand
  • Encourages participation in sports
  • Available in a range of colours
  • Durable, water-repellant fabric
Cons
  • More expensive than other brands

19. Stomp Rocket Duelling Kit

Stomp Rocket Duelling Kit

Why we like it: Compete to see which rocket can fly the fastest or the highest with this great outdoor toy.

What’s not to love about stomp power rockets that you can use to compete with? The Stomp Rocket Duelling Kit includes 2 rockets that are launched by stomping on their bases as hard as you can; not only is this great fun but it means that they don’t require batteries either. 12-year-olds will love the physical element to this and build their understanding of cause, effect and physics as they go along.

The rockets can fly up to 60 meters so are definitely an outdoor only gift, but the Stomp Rocket Duelling set is ideal for playing with a friend or sibling and competing to see which rockets fly the fastest or the highest. A great gift to appeal to the fun-loving nature of a 12-year-old girl.

Pros
  • Encourages outdoor play
  • No batteries required
  • Duel set, can be played with a friend or sibling
  • Rockets can fly up to 60 m
  • Improves understanding of physics
Cons
  • Cannot be used indoors

20. Anker Wireless Charger

Anker Wireless Charger

Why we like it: A useful gift which charges a range of devices.

Phones, cameras and tablets are becoming par for the course with 12-year-old girls and with those come plenty of plugs, chargers and cables which often break, get tangled or go missing. The Anker Wireless Charger offers a practical solution for compatible devices, as devices can be charged simply by being placed on top of the pad.

To suit different tastes and room décor the Anker Wireless Charger is available in a range of colours and has an LED display to let you know when devices are finished charging up. This charger is up to 10% faster than comparable models and has the useful feature of being able to charge through cases too so there is no need to remove devices from their protective casing

Pros
  • Available in a range of colours
  • LED display
  • Can charge through cases
  • 10% faster than comparable chargers
Cons
  • Requires device compatibility

21. Lego Ideas Ship in Bottle Construction

Lego Ideas Ship in Bottle Construction

Why we like it: A Lego version of a classic ship in a bottle modelling set.

A ship in a bottle is a classic modelling set design, representing challenge, skill and perseverance. This Lego version of the classic ship in a bottle set offers all of this alongside the opportunity to improve Lego construction skills, concentration and dexterity.

The Lego Ideas Ship in Bottle Construction set includes full instructions which will allow a 12-year-old girl to master the skill of following instructions and seeing projects through. The sense of pride one feels in finishing a project is encouraged with this set which includes a special display stand so that the finished project can take pride of place in her bedroom!

Pros
  • Improves construction skills
  • Encourages concentration and perseverance
  • Display stand included
  • Full instructions given
Cons
  • Lots of small parts; careful storage required

22. Soft Unicorn Hooded Bathrobe

Soft Unicorn Hooded Bathrobe

Why we like it: A soft, cosy bathrobe with a popular unicorn design, ideal for snuggling up in at sleepovers.

Sleepovers and cosy nights-in are an important part of a 12-year-old girl’s life as she develops her own taste in TV and movies and begins to socialize with friends more independently. Setting aside time to relax also becomes increasingly important as her time is in more demand with school, homework and extra-curricular activities.

The Soft Unicorn Hooded Bathrobe makes an ideal gift for a 12-year-old girl who loves to relax around the house and have movie nights. Made with soft materials the bathrobe is super cosy and the popular unicorn design will delight most 12-year-old girls.

Pros
  • Available in a range of colours
  • Soft materials
  • Popular unicorn design
  • Ideal for sleepovers
Cons
  • Synthetic material; 100% polyester

23. Ravensburger Escape Puzzle Space Observatory (759 Pieces)

Ravensburger Escape Puzzle Space Observatory

Why we like it: An escape room experience in puzzle form.

If you’re looking for an unusual gift to encourage a whole host of skills then the Ravensburger Escape Puzzle Space Observatory might make the ideal gift for a 12-year-old girl. With 759 pieces this puzzle is suitably challenging for a 12-year-old and is also a high-quality product.

The puzzle is not only a jigsaw but also offers a host of escape room style challenges within the picture itself. This promotes problem-solving skills and critical thinking as well as encouraging perseverance. The Ravensburger Escape Puzzle Space Observatory is also ideal for completing with others as a social activity.

Pros
  • 759 pieces; suitably challenging for a 12-year-old
  • Improves spatial awareness
  • Encourages perseverance
  • Social activity; can be done with others
  • Promotes problem-solving skills
Cons
  • Lots of pieces; requires careful storage

24. Adidas Fest Bag Tref Shoulder

Adidas Fest Bag Tref Shoulder

Why we like it: Handy shoulder bag from a popular sports brand ideal for a range of activities.

Ideal for a 12-year-old girl growing in independence and taking part in a range of activities the Adidas Fest Bag Tref Shoulder makes an ideal useful gift. With a removable shoulder strap and zipped pockets, this bag is extremely practical and robust.

Coming from popular sports brand, Adidas, this bag will be well-received by sporty or brand-conscious 12-year-olds. Perfect for storing a phone and purse whilst at school, on outings with friends and out shopping the Adidas Fest Bag Tref Shoulder encourages 12-year-olds to take responsibility for their own belongings.

Pros
  • Removable shoulder strap
  • Zipped pockets
  • Popular sports brand
  • Encourages independence
Cons
  • Very small bag

25. Ralph Lauren Perfume

Ralph Lauren Perfume

Why we like it: A light, fresh scent from a popular brand ideal for younger girls.

As girls get older, they tend to develop more quickly than boys and you may find that a 12-year-old girl is starting to take an interest in hair, beauty and style. Ralph Lauren is a popular sports and luxury casualwear brand that tends to be popular with this age group. This Ralph Lauren perfume is an Eau de Toilette so it gives a lighter fragrance that may be more suited to younger girls.

With a light, clean scent and easy to use spray bottle this perfume is ideal for 12-year-old girls who are starting to take an interest in beauty and will help to encourage self-care and independence, as well as making a lovely “grown-up” gift option.

Pros
  • Eau de Toilette for lighter fragrance
  • Easy to use spray bottle
  • Popular brand
  • Light, clean scent
  • Encourages self-care
Cons
  • Needs to be used sensibly

26. Hasbro Gaming Trivial Pursuit: Family Edition

Hasbro Gaming Trivial Pursuit: Family Edition

Why we like it: Encourage family time with this special family edition of the classic trivial pursuit game.

Spending time as a family has many benefits for 12-year-olds, as it gives them a productive and fun way to spend time with their parents, continuing to keep relationships strong and communication channels open ahead of the more turbulent teenage years. It is also the ideal opportunity to practice a range of social skills like turn-taking, following rules, winning and losing gracefully and working together as a team.

The Hasbro Gaming Trivial Pursuit: Family Edition is, as the name suggests, specially made for families with separate adult and children’s cards to keep gameplay fairer. The board has also been redesigned for quicker play so that everyone’s interest is maintained. This game would make a great gift for a 12-year-old girl and her family!

Pros
  • Encourages spending time as a family
  • Improves social skills
  • Family edition; separate kids and adults cards
  • Redesigned board for quicker play
Cons
  • Requires other players

27. Lena String Art Craft Set

Lena String Art Craft Set

Why we like it: Encourage creative work and concentration with this string craft set.

Many 12-year-olds are still interested in arts and crafts but have often done most of the traditional craft sets, the Lena String Art Craft Set offers something a little bit different whilst still providing all the instructions and equipment needed.

Using specialized pins and boards so that hammers and nails aren’t necessary the Lena String Art Craft Set allows a 12-year-old to produce wonderful string art pictures, improving dexterity, concentration and perseverance. This is an ideal project for a 12-year-old to work at independently and produces beautiful results.

Pros
  • Improves dexterity
  • Encourages creative work
  • Promotes concentration and perseverance
  • No hammer or nails needed
  • Includes everything needed
Cons
  • Set includes pins; care required

28. Garmin Vivofit Jr 2

Garmin Vivofit Jr 2

Why we like it: Encourage healthy habits with a robust activity tracker designed for kids.

Maturing 12-year-old girls like to emulate adults in their lives and as more and more adults wear smartwatches or fitness trackers this may be something that the 12-year-old girl you are buying a gift for is interested in too.

The Garmin Vivofit Jr 2 is specially designed for children and young teens so it is made with robust materials and comes with a parent-controlled app. As well as tracking activity, and therefore encouraging physical activity and fitness it also includes a chore tracker to encourage responsibilities around the house. Perfect as she heads towards the teenage years!

Pros
  • Encourages physical activity and exercise
  • Robust design
  • Includes a chore tracker
  • Parent-controlled app
  • Encourages responsibility
Cons
  • Parent requires compatible device

29. Ultra Dry Adventure Premium Waterproof Bag

Ultra Dry Adventure Premium Waterproof Bag

Why we like it: A practical gift for an adventure-loving 12-year-old girl.

Another idea for a practical gift, the Ultra Dry Adventure Premium Waterproof Bag is ideal for girls interested in water or adventure sports, or who spend plenty of time around the pool or at the beach. This bag is ideal for keeping valuables or equipment dry whilst taking part in a range of activities.

Available in a range of colours, and 100% waterproof, the Ultra Dry Adventure Premium Waterproof Bag also comes with a special waterproof phone case which will give double protection to a smartphone. If you’re looking for a useful gift for a girl who enjoys adventurous sports then this perfect!

Pros
  • Available in a range of colours
  • 100% waterproof
  • Ideal for water sports
  • Includes waterproof phone case
  • Shoulder straps included
Cons
  • Smaller sizes cannot be worn on back

30. 3D House Jigsaw Puzzle Model Kit

3D House Jigsaw Puzzle Model Kit

Why we like it: Encourage a new hobby with this 3D puzzle kit.

Having a range of different hobbies is important as children grow and develop as different hobbies allow them to hone different skillsets and become well-rounded people. Crafting is a great hobby to encourage as it can be done at home, independently and in all weathers, the skills developed such as dexterity and perseverance are also useful in other areas of life.

This 3D House Jigsaw Puzzle Model Kit includes all the instructions and materials needed to put together a model house. This house can be used as a jigsaw puzzle to be constructed and deconstructed time and time again, or as a craft project giving a unique decorative item as the outcome.

Pros
  • Improves construction skills
  • Encourages perseverance
  • Teaches following instructions
  • Unique decorative item
Cons
  • Glue not included

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Final words

As the 12-year-old girl you’re buying for heads towards the teenage years you’re likely to catch a glimpse of those teenage emotions, which are no joke! These emotions are often intense and contradictory with teenagers loving their parents and family one minute and wanting complete independence the next, wanting to play and be goofy one week and being incredibly serious and mature the next.

12-year-olds are often a mass of contradictions, but these gift ideas have been put together to appeal to both the fun-loving side of 12-year-olds and the rapidly maturing, serious side too. We hope that as you look through the various options here the perfect gift for the 12-year-old girl you’re buying for jumps out at you!