16-year-olds are at a developmental stage where they can bring both an overwhelming sense of pride and a whole heap of stress and frustration to their friends and family. Whilst it’s not easy to deal with a teenager’s rudeness, laziness or grumpiness, these are often short-lived and developmental milestones! So, try to roll with it and focus on the joy that 16-year olds can bring too as they grow up, become their own person, hone in on their interests and accomplish all manner of things. 16-year-old girls may be more mature than boys of a similar age, and able to interact with and form friendship relationships with adults in their lives.
At age 17 a girl is right on the precipice of adulthood and whilst many 17-year-old girls are excited about their future, others are actually pretty scared about entering the adult world and all that entails. This is an age where friends and family can be quiet, steadying influences whilst the world seems all in flux.
At age nine, buying gifts for young girls gets a bit more challenging as they are a bit too old to be considered a child, but a bit too young to be a teenager. In order to make your gift-giving a little bit easier, I’ve rounded up 30 gifts my kids either own and love or are asking for in 2021.
In many ways 9-year-olds still need the support, comfort and structure that they had from their families as children but they are also becoming much more independent and able to carry out a wide range of activities without so much adult support. When you are buying a gift for a 9-year-old this new-found independence means that an even wider range of options are available as they are able to have a go at more complex tasks. This list has been put together to support you in choosing a gift for a 9-year-old girl with plenty of varied ideas.
By age 11 girls are swiftly moving away from childhood and towards the tumultuous teenage years, and you may already be seeing that struggle for independence, so with their new desire for maturity it can be difficult to know what to buy for an 11-year-old girl.
This is an age where girls are beginning to want to be part of the adult world, and no longer want gifts which are obviously toys, though their playful side and desire for fun often remains. This all makes gift buying pretty tricky! So, we’ve put together a list of gifts that should appeal to both the playful side and the newfound maturity of 11-year-old girls.
Thirteen; the first official year of the dreaded teens! As a child turns 13, they begin a mental shift in their self-perception; no longer do they see themselves as a child but instead, they begin to adopt that “teenager” label. A 13-year-old girl is likely to feel much more independent during this time and will certainly want to have their opinion heard and exercise increasing amounts of control over their body, their environment and their need for privacy.
In some ways, this makes buying a gift easier as they express quite clear interests and you can purchase something that fits in with these. Many 13-year-old girls still desire affirmation from adults and care about what grown-ups think of them so choosing a gift that reflects a 13-year-old’s interests and abilities as well as opening up new skills is a great way of showing your approval. We’ve put together a list of 30 gifts that will appeal to 13-year-old girls so you can find that perfect gift for her.
The teenage years can be tricky, but between 15- and 18-years old teenagers are busy gaining the skills they need to become responsible adults so this is a crucial time and it’s important to continue to build strong relationships throughout these years. Most 15-year-old girls have developed a strong sense of independence and confidence in their own opinions and some may even have a bit of a rebellious nature, but this is all a part of growing up and usually nothing to worry about.
Understanding a teen’s development can help to build those strong relationships they need in order to mature and can also help you to select an appropriate gift for them! We’ve brought together a selection of gifts to help you choose a gift that will suit a 15-year-old girl.
Age 14 is an important age and stage of development for many girls; many 14-year-olds start becoming more responsible and adult-like, whilst others may begin to rebel and get mixed up with the wrong crowd. Both are normal, but it’s an important time for adults in a child’s life to ensure they’re encouraging healthy development. Even though many 14-year-old girls appear to want to argue with adults about everything, and seem to be very independent, deep down they crave the stability that adults offer to their lives and are very appreciative of gifts given by important adults in their lives.
We’ve put together a list of gift suggestions for 14-year-old girls which should suit a wide range of interests and personalities.
7-years-old is a fantastic age; most 7-year-old girls are very excited about new knowledge and curious about the world. Normally at this age, girls are natural scientists, asking all sorts of questions about how things happen and why things work. By now, most children are well established in school and feel confident in their role and learning, wanting to talk to others about what they have done and what they know.
If you’re looking to buy a gift for a 7-year-old girl you may be overwhelmed by her vast interests and unsure what to buy, so this list provides a range of ideas to help you pick something out that will suit her interests and contribute to her development.
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.
Being 10 is a time of change and transition; children of this age are beginning to welcome the approach of adolescence and are firmly in the ‘tween’ age bracket. Self-identity and self-esteem become much more important around this age as children develop more of a sense of who they are and how they fit into the world. For some children this age there will be a transition from one school to another, for others, they will begin to experience different social settings in clubs and extra-curricular activities. Social interaction is increasingly important at this stage and children will become more skilled socially; being more able to navigate conflict, control their emotions and negotiate solutions with peers.
If you’re searching for a gift for a 10-year-old girl, this list may help you to find something special. We’ve put together a range of options, catering to different interests and skills.