She is at an age where she is just shy of being a teen and edging quietly out of being a child. Fascinated by good luck charms, electronics, collectibles, video games, fitness activities, and her hobbies, there are many great gift choices for a girl age 12.
Preteens have a variety of interests and hobbies. Often active in sports but also enjoying quiet time reading or drawing. She is also usually actively involved in one or more of her favorite hobbies on a regular basis. With a wide range of interests she is definitely fun to shop for.
A twelve year old is often referred to as a tween. In case you are not familiar with the term it is a word used to describe young people who are age 9, 10, 11, or 12. Tween is the latter part of the word between and indicating that these youth are currently in the middle of being a child and a teen.
Video Games, Laptops, Tablets, and Phones? Yes Yes Yes!
Electronics are definitely one of the best gifts you can purchase for kids. They love them and studies show that there are upsides to letting kids delve into these gadgets. Did you know that kids who play video games are better at multi-tasking than kids who don't?
Computers and other electronics one some of the hottest holiday gift picks. Everyone wants something in this category. A phone, video game system, iPod, MP3 player, stereo, high definition television and just so many more exciting gifts fall into the electronic gadget gift giving.
Although by this age some girls will probably already own a phone and game system, if she doesn't then she certainly will appreciate being gifted one.
Most Kids Now Have a Phone by the Time They are Ten
Smart phones and their accessories are a wave that is here to stay. Long distance gift cards, skins, personalized carry cases, and ring tones are all gadget based gifts for cell phone users that seem to just rise up higher in popularity with every passing year.
If you know the electronics that she currently owns then you can also select accessories to go with these items as her gift. There are hundreds of add on choices for most electronic items.
For music gadget gifts the iPod or MP3 Player are ideal. They are still hot this year. Songs can be downloaded from the internet so consider a gift certificate so she can download her favorite music. Amazon.com also offers up a wide range of music available on download. Speaking of Amazon it is important to mention their Kindle. This wireless reading gadget is trendy with all age groups.
The Nintendo DSi XL now with a larger screen size is a personal game system that is the ideal size to play any time anywhere. Small enough to be easily carried with you it is ideal for play on a road trip or with friends.
Fitness Gifts for Kids can be Fun
Kids are a lot more stationary today then they were in our youth days. With school, computers, video games, and television occupying so much of their day there is a much bigger push today to get kids fit.
It will help in your gift selection if you know which sports and fitness activities interest her. It could be basketball, volley ball, yoga, dance, weight lifting, skating, or swimming. A few of the hottest game system gifts in the interactive video game arena are the Nintendo Wii or an Xbox Kinect.
Nintendo Wii is an interactive games system which get the player up and moving. So for young people on your gift list who may need a little extra exercise it may be the gift to go with.
Zumba is the latest dance fitness craze and it is hot with kids, teens, and adults. Learn the latest dance moves while getting fit. You can theme the Wii or Xbox game to her hobbies or interests which will increase her enjoyment of the gift. Kids are definitely more likely to get fit if the activity is one that they are interested in participating in.
Fortunately there are many fun fitness gifts for pre-teen girls that she'll have fun with them all. Play, laughter, and fun are important for youth and these activity gifts bring out all those qualities. They are a great gift choice for a tween girl.
Fashion Accessories are Great Gifts for a Tween Girl
Clothing is a very personal choice so she may not want you to select it for her.
It is best if she is able to choose her own fashions but when it comes to accessories feel free to go wild. The more fashionable accessories she has to choose from the happier she will be.
A watch, backpack, multicolored scarves, funny socks, jewelry, hair accessories, and other stylish add ons are a great gift choice.
Adding a sparkle of feathery color with a clip in hair extension can be fun for an 11 year old girl. It's a quick and easy way to add a highlight into her hair. She and her friends will enjoy experimenting with hair accessory, colors, and styles.
Treat Her and a Friend to a Movie
Treat her and a friend to a movie. She'll love it. Twelve year old girls love to get out and participate in fun activities like going to the mall, swimming, or the movies. 12 year old girls are very attached to their friends so including them into her gift is one of the nicest things that you can do.
Unfortunately young girls don't have a lot of earning power at this age so gathering money to get out and enjoy these events can often be a problem. This is why gifts of entertainment are one of the best gifts that you can give to a 12 year old.
Swim passes, movie tickets, restaurant gift certificates (think McDonalds, a sub shop, or KFC) these are great gifts that will let her get out and play. Be sure to include enough so that she can invite one or two of her friends along as well.
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