The 20 Best Gifts for 10-Year-Old Girls

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Ten-year-old girls are entering their tween years, a time of increased maturity and independence as well as time for fun and creativity to bloom. Lots of cognitive development happens at this age, as does an increased interest in spending time with peers and fitting in.

If you're shopping for a gift for a special 10-year-old girl in your life, you may want to head to a different aisle than you did last year. At this age, avoid little kid gifts, and opt for trendier games that kids can play with friends and family, or gifts that allow a girl to express her creativity.

Here, our picks for the best gifts for 10-year-old girls.

Our Top Picks
This highly rated karaoke machine includes both a CD player and Bluetooth connectivity, perfect for tween slumber parties.
Using the Rainbow Loom simultaneously improves motor skills and creates a variety of bracelets, rings, or action figures.
They measure approximately four inches and are designed with a poly-twil material that features three different designs.
They're budget-friendly, machine washable, and come in different sizes, like 12-inches or 14-inches.
Tweens will get a head start on learning anatomy with the Squishy Human Body, perfect for ages 8 and up.
The whole family can bust a move together to dozens of chart-topping songs, like "Rain on Me" by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.
A cat version of Russian Roulette, Exploding Kittens is set with 56 cards and sure to take up any weekend or evening.
Celebrate a special birthday girl with a sweet customizable birthday t-shirt.
These Bluetooth headphones are sure to make any 10-year-old girl happy as they are compatible with nearly all Bluetooth devices.
Your tween will feel like they’re walking on clouds in UGG Kids’ slides—possible risks include not wanting to take these off.
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The party has arrived! This highly rated karaoke machine includes both a CD player and Bluetooth connectivity. With over 50 disco lights and a powerful speaker, it's sure to be a hit at the next friend sleepover. It includes one microphone and has a jack for a second, should duets be on your playlist.

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Rainbow Loom The Original

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An award-winning toy for good reason, a rainbow loom allows kids to explore their creativity and make jewelry and more for themselves, friends, and family. A perfect starter kit that’s safe for kids 8 and up, this includes more than 600 bands, clasps, a loom, and more.

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Bando Get It Together Scrunchie Set

Bando Get It Together Scrunchie Set

Scrunchies have made a big comeback and it's easy to see why. These scrunchies are unique, stylish, and come in a set of three. They measure approximately four inches and are designed with a poly-twil material that features three different designs.

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Squishmallow Ultrasoft Plush Toy

Squishmallow Disney Tramp Plush Toy

Soft, adorable, and squeezable, Squishmallows became famous thanks to TikTok and now there are more than 1,000 Squishmallows to choose from! From burritos to unicorns and more, children will have no problem picking out new friends. They're budget-friendly, machine washable, and come in different sizes, like 12-inch or 14-inch.

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SmartLab Toys Squishy Human Body

SmartLab Squishy Human Body

Perfect for budding scientists, this squishy human body has 21 removable parts. The included tweezers and forceps allow kids to remove each part and then put the body back together. Best for ages 8 and up, the accompanying STEM anatomy and biology book guides kids through the body.

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Just Dance 2021 - Nintendo Switch

Just Dance 2021 Nintendo Switch

The whole family can bust a move together to dozens of chart-topping songs, like "Rain on Me" by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. The game includes one month free of the Just Dance subscription streaming service, which includes more than 600 songs, co-op playing, and much more.

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Exploding Kittens Card Game, Party Pack Edition

Exploding Kittens Card Game, Party Pack Edition

A fun, goofy, and fast-moving game with exploding kittens and other goofy creatures. A cat version of Russian Roulette, Exploding Kittens is set with 56 cards and sure to take up any weekend or evening. Great for two to five players, the game is easy for kids ages 7 years old and up to learn quickly. 

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The Happy Mail Place Custom 10th Birthday Girl Shirt

10th Birthday Girl Shirt

Celebrate a special girl with a sweet customizable t-shirt—it'll make her next birthday party all the more memorable . Choose from a variety of colors and sizes to get a perfect fit.

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LilGadgets Untangled PRO Kids Premium Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

LilGadgets Untangled PRO Kids Premium Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

These wireless Bluetooth headphones are sure to make any 10-year-old girl happy as they are compatible with nearly all Bluetooth devices. Whether they use their tablet, phone, or another device, the headphones have a battery life of up to 12 hours and are designed with a mesh material for premium comfort.

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Pamper young feet with these ultra-fluffy, comfortable, and easy-to-wear Ugg slides. They’re stylish and secure thanks to an elastic back strap. Choose from nine colors for a fluff-tastic look. 

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Hey Clay Animals, Modeling Air-Dry Clay

Hey Clay Animals

A light, flexible, and nontoxic modeling clay that’s safe for kids 5 years old and up, the set has 18 cans of modeling clay in various colors. What makes Hey Clay special is access to a kid-friendly interactive app with step-by-step instructions to make six animals.

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Flybar Master Pogo Stick

Flybar Master Pogo Stick

Active girls will love testing their balance skills with this pogo stick that’s made just for kids 9 and up. The stable, nonslip foot pegs are perfect for tricks while the wider tip provides stability and safety.

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Meketec 22-Inch Mini Cruiser Retro Skateboard

Meketec 22-Inch Mini Cruiser Retro Skateboard

Kids can cruise in style with this 22.5-inch long and 6-inch wide skateboard that comes in more than a dozen color options. The skateboard weighs less than four pounds, and is perfect for the park or just playing at home. The wheels are designed to be smooth for a clean ride, and the maximum weight limit is 200 pounds.

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ThinkFun Hacker Cybersecurity Coding Game

ThinkFun Hacker Cybersecurity Coding Game

Develop her critical thinking skills by playing challenges that use reasoning and planning skills. Learn about programming principles through the more than 20-piece game that's easy to learn thanks to clear instructions.

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Black Sparrow Handmade Personalized Necklace with Birthstone

Personalized Necklace with Birthstone

Girls celebrating their first double-digit birthday will love this personalized necklace with a name charm and birthstone-themed crystal. Choose from three different necklace lengths for the perfect fit.

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Luna Star Naturals Klee Kids 7 Piece Makeup Kit with Bamboo Brush

Luna Star Naturals Klee Kids 7 Piece Makeup Kit with Bamboo Brush

For girls that want to explore the world of makeup, feel good about this all-natural mineral makeup kit. The set includes seven pieces—like water-based peel-off natural nail polish and organic lip shimmer—and is safe for kids 3-years-old and up.

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Because of Zoe Hair Bow Collection

Because of Zoe Hair Bow Collection

Older girls may enjoy doing their own hairstyles. This four-pack from a Black-owned business includes a variety of clips and or headbands for your stylish girl.

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HearthSong 40-Inch Mega Mat Rectangular Platform Swing

HearthSong Mega Mat Rectangular Outdoor Tree Swing

Float above the ground on this spacious platform swing that’ll give your swing set a renewed interest. The large platform is big enough for a few kids and can safely hold up to 250 pounds. It hangs easily from a tree branch or swing set, although hardware is not included.

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Stomp Rocket The Original X-Treme Rocket Launcher

Stomp Rocket The Original X-Treme Rocket Launcher

Totally kid-powered, these high flying rockets are the ultimate in stomp rocket performance. This set is safe for kids 9 and up, so get ready for some high-soaring outdoor action.

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Zomi Gems Gummy Bear Necklace

Zomi Gems Gummy Bear Necklace

Lightweight, stylish, and adjustable, girls will adore this purple gummy bear necklace with any outfit of their choice. Wear it to school, church, or just for fun, this necklace was designed by a mom who was inspired by her two daughters, Zoe and Milla.

What to Look for in Gifts for 10-year-old Girls

Collaboration

Tween girls are developing their social skills and love working together with their friends. The peer group is slowly gaining importance as their place in it becomes a larger part of their self-identity. Whether it's a jewelry-making kit that they can enjoy with their besties or a fun and competitive game they can play with a group, gifts that can be enjoyed in a social setting are a great bet.

Creativity

Ten-year-old girls are often drawn to creative pursuits as they become developmentally capable of both the fine motor skills and executive functioning skills needed to make their ideas come to life. They will likely enjoy projects that involve building, weaving, or otherwise working on an end product that takes time and persistence to complete. That's why more advanced Lego sets, embroidery kits, or weaving kits make great gifts for tweens.

Self-Confidence

As 10-year-old girls mature, they may become more interested in fitting in and it is important for the adults in their lives to help boost their self-confidence at this time. There are many gifts that can help do this.

Cute and colorful hair accessories or purses that make these freshly minted tweens feel mature are one option. You can also promote self-confidence by capitalizing on their deepening cognitive abilities. Games or activities that challenge them intellectually help these girls feel capable and strong.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year-old daughter. She keeps a secret space in her basement closet for last-minute gifts. Outdoor toys and art kits are her go-to gifts since they have a wide appeal. Her kids are super active and love any toy that can be played with outside. They are currently setting new pogo stick records every day!

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