35 Unique Gifts Girls Are Guaranteed to Love
From babies to teens and everything in between, we've found the best gifts for all of the girls on your list.
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The season of giving is upon us, and you likely have a long list of people to buy for. Sure, trying to select the perfect gifts for people who are impossible to shop for can be a challenge, and yes, you could keep things simple with an Amazon gift card, but nothing is more fun for kids than opening presents on Christmas morning. (Especially if they’re opening one of the season’s hottest Christmas toys!)
Rather than allow you to wander aimlessly through stores, we took the time to research this year’s top trends and toy roundups to bring you a curated list of the best gifts for the girls in your life. Our list contains some of the best gifts for toddlers, gifts for kids, gifts for tween girls and gifts for teen girls.
You’ll find plenty of cheap Christmas gifts on our list alongside some show stopping gifts. We’ve even got an array of great last-minute Christmas gifts, just in case you find that you’re running out of time.
For a new baby: Cozy Earth Cloud Knit Baby Blanket
Babies outgrow toys and clothes in the blink of an eye, but this soft and dreamy baby blanket, which is made from bamboo viscose, is something that will offer them warmth, comfort and security for years to come—so much so that we wouldn’t be surprised if they took this blankie to college! Next, take a look at these adorable stocking stuffers for toddlers.
For baby’s first Christmas: Quilted Reversible Play Mat
A sack full of loud and colorful toys can be sensory overload for baby. This quilted play mat, which is made from 100% organic cotton, is super soft and perfect for tummy time and play time. It’s easy to roll up making it perfect for home and travel. There are eight soft, muted colors and patterns to choose from, so you’re sure to find a mat that will fit right in with baby’s nursery.
For little adventurers: Triangle Tent and Pink Pillow
Whether they want to climb Mt. Everest, blast off in a rocket ship, camp out under the stars or settle down with a good board book, this large triangle with tent and pink pillow allows little imaginations to run wild. The triangle is made from solid birch wood and is suitable for climbing, and can hold up to 200 pounds. Add the cotton tent and velvet pillow, and this climber becomes a playhouse. We especially love how this aesthetically pleasing tent won’t be a living room eyesore.
For story time snuggles: Pink Unicorn Squishmallow
No gifts for girls list in 2022 is complete without these trendy friends. Whether you’re 4 or 40, you’ll appreciate snuggling with this ultra-soft and delightfully adorable Squishmallow. There are tons of Squishmallow personalities to choose from, which can also make them a great gift for boys.
For bedtime cuddles: Interactive Talking MerCat
If you have a preschooler in your life, there’s a good chance you know all about the hit Netflix show Gabby’s Dollhouse. Now your preschooler can be just like Gabby and take this interactive, talking MerCat on her own fun adventures.
For self-expression : Slumberkins Lynx Board Book and Plush
Foster your little one’s emotional growth with this purposeful book and stuffed animal. This set, which was created by a therapist and special education teacher, teaches your little girl that her voice matters. For more meaningful gifts for girls, here are more gifts that give back.
For girls on the go: Mercedes G-Wagon Push Car
Girls on the go can get around in style with this mini Mercedes. The seat lifts up so they can take their most important toys with them wherever they go. It’s just too cute!
For big imaginations: Got2Glow Fairy Finder
Collect over 30 virtual fairies in this magical fairy finding jar. Once caught, your little ones can bond with their fairies by saying hello, feeding them an array of sweet treats, offering hugs and playing games. There are over 100 fairies in all, so your little ones can trade with their friends. And for even more fairy finding fun, the brand recently released a fairy pet finder and baby fairy finder. All three fairy finders interact with each other, so your little ones will never get bored!
For techsperts: Dash Coding Robot
Girls learn to code with this voice activated coding robot. They’ll have fun making Dash move, dance, make sounds, avoid obstacles and knock down cup towers. Along with the physical robot, you’ll also receive a 12-month subscription to Class Connect; a program that enhances how kids interact with Dash, and the Blockly App that powers it. Class Connect includes coding puzzles, 60 story-based, standards-aligned math activities and a virtual Dash robot kids can program in a rich 3-D environment on screen. Here are even more cool tech gifts for girls to consider.
For future paleontologists: Jurassic World: Dominion Epic Battle Pack Figure Set
Have a dino lover on your hands? She’ll enjoy hours of imaginative play staging battles between three ferocious carnivores! This epic battle pack comes with three moveable dinosaurs, each with its own attack features. The Strike n’ Roar Giganotosaurus has a huge-jawed chomp and a mighty roar with a side to side neck thrash, Thrash ‘N Devour T. Rex has the ability to chomp, roar and thrash, and Sound Slashin’ Therizinosaurus has a side-to-side slashing motion, chomping action, and realistic roar. This set also comes with a Dr. Ellie Sattler action figure and extended digital play using Augmented Reality.
For gamers: My Avastars Fashion Doll
Have you ever felt as though girls were being left out of the gaming world? The WowWee brand created this fashion doll to give gamer girls the representation they deserve. Girls create over 100 looks by mixing and matching clothes, face stickers, clothing decals, tattoos and accessory decals to make their Avastar as unique as they are. With five different dolls to collect, the possibilities are endless! Searching for more unique gifts for girls? Check out these personalized gifts to show how much you care.
For Harry Potter fans: Hedwig Interactive Owl
Wizards and muggles alike will quickly fall in love with this interactive Hedwig, which comes to life with realistic features, movements and sounds. Featuring “intuitive ruffle detection,” Hedwig can distinguish the direction of petting, and will voice her displeasure if she’s pet the wrong way! This toy recognizes voices, responding with happy coos, hoots and gentle nibbles. She also comes with a Hogwarts envelope that she holds in her beak, but only friends with the secret combination of interactions will be able to get Hedwig to release the letter.
For champion fort builders: Big Blanket Co. Original Stretch Blanket
Want to help her build the most epic fort ever? This big blanket measures a grand total of 100 square feet, making it the ultimate addition to any fort and one of the best gifts for girls. And when she’s not using it to build, it’s big enough to fit all of her friends during her next tea party or picnic, or keep the whole clan warm on family movie nights.
For dreamers: American Girl Create Your Own Doll
Create a one-of-a-kind doll that looks just like your favorite little girl with American Girl’s Create Your Own dolls. Choose a starter doll and customize everything from skin tone, face shape and freckles, to haircut and color and eye color. Lastly, choose an outfit, accessories, and extras such as earrings, braces, hearing aids and glasses. A custom doll best friend is definitely one of the best gifts for girls!
For craft lovers: Diamond Art Club Abstract Cat Diamond Painting Kit
Looking for the perfect screen free activity? Crafters of all ages will enjoy creating these dazzling diamond designs. We love this abstract cat design which features an array of vibrant colors, making it one of the best gifts for cat lovers. If your special girl doesn’t care much for cats (perhaps she’s into dogs?), there are plenty of other gorgeous designs available, like landscapes and flowers.
For fashionistas: Adidas UltraBoost 4.0 DNA Primeblue Sneaker
We talked with middle school girls who assured us that a pair of Adidas is an absolute must in a girl’s closet. These stylish sneaks are super lightweight and have a breathable mesh upper that allows for a flexible fit. The structured heel cup offers extra support and a flexible rubber sole for added comfort. In addition to tween and teen girls, these shoes are also a useful gift for runners.
For makeup mavens: Too Faced Christmas Bake Shoppe Collection
Christmas cookies anyone? You can’t eat them, but these limited edition eye and face palettes from Too Faced smell as good as they look. This collection comes with one sugar cookie palette, one gingerbread palette, one chocolate chip cookie palette and one travel size volumizing and lengthening mascara. And yes, the sugar cookie palette smells like sugar cookies, the gingerbread palette smells like gingerbread and the chocolate chip cookie palette smells like, you guessed it, chocolate chip cookies! These palettes are also sure to be a home run as stocking stuffers for teens.
For future CEOs: Girl Power Stack Bracelets
Give her a gift for girls that reminds her every day just how awesome she really is. This set stack bracelets will encourage her to be kind to herself and pass that kindness onto someone else. With three special messages in each set (“Know Your Worth,” “GRL PWR,” and “You Can”), these bracelets encourage spreading love. She can keep one for herself, give the other two to her BFFs and start building her own empowered girl squad.
For retro girls: Candie’s Travel Spray Trio
Flare jeans, chunky sneakers and choker necklaces are back in style, and Candies just released this perfume trio. The ’90s are back and we are loving every second of it! This set comes with three scents including Pink Amber, Pink Apple and Vanilla Amber, all of which can be worn on their own or mixed to create your own unique scent. Talk about a sweet gift for girlfriends!
For artists: Taco Truck puzzle
There are lots of things to love about this 500-piece puzzle: it’s made from 100% recycled materials, eco-friendly ink and features gallery-quality artwork from both emerging and internationally recognized artists. Artists share in the profits and retain ownership of their work. Ten percent of each puzzle goes to a cause or charity that’s close to their hearts.
For homebodies: Knit Throw Blanket
There’s nothing better than curling up by the fire wrapped in a warm, cozy throw blanket. This richly textured blanket measures 50-inches by 70-inches, and is made with 100% organic cotton yarn. This ribbed knit blanket comes in a festive cranberry color, making it the perfect gift for your best friend. All she’ll need is a cup of hot cocoa to help her settle in for a long winter nap.
For glamour girls: Custom Enamel Name Necklace
Even if she has a jewelry box jammed with baubles, this is the everyday necklace she’s been waiting for. This newest iteration of beloved British brand Abbott Lyon’s bestselling custom name necklace has enamel lettering for a fun pop of color that’s still dainty and classy. Sustainability bonus: It’s made from over 60% recycled materials and comes in luxury recyclable packaging.
For bookworms: Kindle Paperwhite
Your favorite bookworm can take her library wherever she goes thanks to this ultra lightweight Kindle Paperwhite. This e-reader holds thousands of titles, has a 6.8-inch, glare-free display and an adjustable warm light that reads just like paper. It also has up to 10 weeks of battery life, 20% faster page turns and is built to withstand accidental immersion in water.
For dessert lovers: Tea Gift Set
No plate of Christmas cookies is complete without a cup of tea. This cookie tea oven gift set comes with four different types of cookie-flavored loose tea wrapped in the most adorable packaging. Gift as a set, or separate and put a mini tea oven in each of your girls’ stockings. For more stocking stuffer ideas, check out these stocking stuffers for women.
For anyone looking to reconnect: Digital Detox Gift Set
Have a teen who’s glued to their phone? This digital detox set helps them practice mindfulness and reconnect with the outside world. This set includes six “mindfulness dice” which encourages her to focus on mental self-care, a tin of non-toxic Pinch Me Therapy Dough designed to create calm and a box of Digital Detox Cards with tips and activities to help her unplug.
For the glam girlie: Chaser Brand Sequin Crewneck
The holiday season calls for sparkles, but it’s also the time of year to cozy up and hang at home. The trendy teen will love this cotton fleece sequin sweater, which combines the best of both worlds. Add it to the list of gifts for girls that’ll get worn and loved all year.
For college students: Cozy Earth Linen Sheet Set
We spend at least a third of our lives in bed, if not more. A good set of sheets helps college students feel more comfortable away from home. For those who are staying home, quality sheets make teens feel comfortable and cozy in their own space. (And while they may not readily admit it, a set of soft, cozy sheets makes a great gift for tween boys.)
For jewelry fans: Pearl Choker
Worn alone or layered with other chains, this delicate necklace with a solitary pearl is an elevated topper for any Instagram-worthy outfit. Made of gold vermeil by beloved women-owned jewelry brand Made By Mary.
For young historians: 23andMe DNA Test
Any girl who is endlessly curious will be excited to delve into her own ancestry with a 23andMe DNA test kit. She’ll learn where her ancestors lived, which will spark her interest in the past, and how she inherited certain traits, which will open her eyes to world of STEM learning. Perfect for the budding archeologist, anthropologist or historian! And if you want to be hit at this year’s Christmas party, this kit makes a great white elephant gift.
For rising starlets: Radio City Rockettes Experience
Looking for gifts for girls that are truly memorable? The Hard Rock Hotel New York is offering something magical that she’ll never forget! The Hard Rock for the Holidays package kicks off with house-made hot chocolate and sugar cookies, followed by a trip up to Top of the Rock for the best views of the city. She’ll finish her special day with a visit to the famous Rockefeller Christmas tree before heading to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This gift is the perfect experience for a mother and daughter, father and daughter or two best friends.
For slumber party hostesses: Pillow Bed Floor Lounger
This stylish, stuffable floor lounger is to sure to elevate her slumber party game. These super soft, machine-washable pillow beds come in two different sizes: queen, which is perfect for toddlers and children, and king, which can comfortably fit older kids, tweens and teens. All you have to do is choose your preferred size, stuff with pillows and place on the floor during her next sleepover.And for the adult hostesses, how about one of these top hostess gifts?
For weekend trips: Carryall Weekender
For luxurious gifts for girls, this chic travel bag in six on-trend colors makes packing for a short vacay instantly more fun—and more organized! This 100% vegan, high-tech, water-resistant neoprene weekender from Dagne Dover has a dust bag for shoes, a leash for keys, a pouch for toiletries, sneaky zipper pockets and a special slot for a water bottle. The removable crossbody strap makes it a perfect hands-free carry-on.
For budding influencers: Ring Light with Tripod
Whether she’s a makeup pro or a dancing queen, this ring light with extendable tripod stand takes her Instagram and TikTok videos to the next level. The spring-loaded phone holder is compatible with almost all smartphones, and the pocket-sized Bluetooth remote allows her to take selfies or group photos easily from a distance up to 30 feet. At this price, you may want to snag one as a Secret Santa gift too!
For expressive teenage girls: Grievance Journal
Give her an outlet for all of her teen angst and daily gripes with this hilarious grievance journal. Rather than post her grievances on social media, this journal provides a safe place to vent her frustration. It has 52 writing prompts that ask things like, “What did you want to say to someone but couldn’t?”, and 52 funny de-motivational quotes, like “She is clothed in anxiety and loungewear,” to help her learn to laugh at her own relentless angst.
For DIY nail artists: Olive and June Nail Art Pens
Take her at-home mani to the next level with this fun nail art pen set. This salon quality, vegan polish set comes with six of the brand’s best loved colors, but in double-sided pen. One side features a fine pen tip that’s perfect for creating dots, flowers, initials and hearts. The other side has a striper brush that’s ideal for getting perfect french tips or fun geometric designs.
How we chose the best gifts for girls
When searching for the best gifts for girls, we took several factors into consideration. We sought out recommendations from teachers, parents, tweens and teens to get a sense of what kids are into these days, and also included some of our own tried and true personal favorites. We then combed through stacks of holiday catalogs and toy roundups to find the best items for all ages at a variety of price points.
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