The 39 Best Gifts for 10-Year-Old Girls of 2022

From karaoke machines to scrunchie sets, gift tweens something they'll love

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Ten-year-olds 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.Whether it's her birthday or Christmas, there are plenty of gifts to help promote developmental milestones or for just plain fun.

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. We carefully considered any age recommendations, design, ease of use, value, and toy safety when reviewing products.

Here are the best gifts for 10-year-old girls.

BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

bluetooth microphone

BONAOK

Whether it's Billie Eilish or Dear Evan Hansen, this microphone will make musical dreams come true. Sold in more than 10 different colors, it connects to a phone, tablet, or other device using either Bluetooth or a cable. It can be used not only to amplify but to play and record music as well. The head has multiple filters (they reduce the dreaded feedback noise that's the bane of most kid karaoke parties) and there's an adjustable echo control for fun sound effects.

Price at time of publication: $50

Rainbow Loom The Original

rainbow-loom
Courtesy of Amazon.

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.

Price at time of publication: $14

Ban.do Get It Together Scrunchie Set

Bando Get It Together Scrunchie Set

Courtesy of Bando

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.

Price at time of publication: $17

Squishmallow Ultrasoft Plush Toy

Otter Squishmellow

Courtesy of Amazon

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.

Price at time of publication: $20

SmartLab Toys Squishy Human Body

SmartLab Squishy Human Body

Courtesy of Office Depot

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.

Price at time of publication: $25

Ubisoft Just Dance 2022 - Nintendo Switch

Just Dance 2022 - Nintendo Switch

Courtesy of Amazon

Bust a move with the whole family to dozens of chart-topping songs, like "Levitating" by Dua Lipa. 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.

Price at time of publication: $30

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

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Fujifilm Instax

Walmart

Though kids today are used to pretty much everything being digital, there's something so fun and nostalgic about snapping pics on an actual camera that prints photos out. The Fujifilm Instax has all the features to help your 10-year-old take their best pics, like easily adjustable brightness and even a selfie mirror. Just don't forget to buy the film pack which is sold separately.

Price at time of publication: $100

Exploding Kittens Card Game, Party Pack Edition

Exploding Kittens Card Game, Party Pack Edition

Amazon

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. 

Price at time of publication: $30

The Happy Mail Place Custom 10th Birthday Girl Shirt

10th Birthday Girl Shirt

 Courtesy of Etsy

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.

Price at time of publication: $19

LilGadgets Untangled PRO Kids Premium Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

LilGadgets Untangled PRO Kids Premium Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publication: $50

UGG Kids Fluff Yeah Slide

Ugg Kids Fluff Yeah Slide

Courtesy of Zappos

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. 

Price at time of publication: $75

Twinkle Star Window Curtain String Lights

Twinkle Star Window Curtain String Lights

Courtesy of Amazon

Does your tween want to add some oomph to their bedroom? These gorgeous string lights resemble delicate branches and are designed to be hung vertically for a waterfall effect. You can make the warm-white LED lights wave, twinkle, flash, and more when using the controller with eight mode settings.

Price at time of publication: $30

Singing Machine SML385BTBK Bluetooth Karaoke System

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Singing Machine SML385BTBK Bluetooth Karaoke System

Courtesy of Amazon

The Singing Machine Karaoke Machine earns a top spot on our list because it includes everything needed for your 7 year old to get their jam on. 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.

Price at time of publication: $75

Hey Clay Animals, Modeling Air-Dry Clay

Hey Clay Animals

 Courtesy of Amazon

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.

Price at time of publication: $20

Flybar Master Pogo Stick

Flybar Master Pogo Stick

Courtesy of Walmart 

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.

Price at time of publication: $75

eatsleepdoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase

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eatsleepdoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase

Courtesy of Amazon

This cotton pillowcase features a map of the world, plus pictures and facts about landmarks and creatures found in various regions, allowing the user to learn about geography through creative activity. The color from the ten included fabric markers will wash out in warm water, so your 10-year-old can color the map repeatedly and get creative by adding personal notes and original drawings.

Our tester deemed this most suitable for older kids and tweens because the coloring requires a steady hand. She noted that the double-tip design made it easy to doodle, and the ink washed out easily. She advises caution with the blunt points, as they tended to bleed through to the other side of the pillowcase.

Price at time of publication: $20

Meketec 22-Inch Mini Cruiser Retro Skateboard

Meketec 22-Inch Mini Cruiser Retro Skateboard

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publication: $35

ThinkFun Hacker Cybersecurity Coding Game

ThinkFun Hacker Cybersecurity Coding Game

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publication: $30

Black Sparrow Handmade Personalized Necklace with Birthstone

Personalized Necklace with Birthstone

 Courtesy of Etsy

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.

Price at time of publication: $23

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

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

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publication: $35

HearthSong 40-Inch Mega Mat Rectangular Platform Swing

HearthSong Mega Mat Rectangular Outdoor Tree Swing

Amazon 

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.

Price at time of publication: $85

Stomp Rocket The Original X-Treme Rocket Launcher

Stomp Rocket The Original X-Treme Rocket Launcher

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publication: $20

Tricase Cinema Light Box with Letters

Tricase Cinema Light Box

Tricase

Sometimes tweens get a little less chatty during dinnertime or stop telling you about the little details of their day. This light box is a fun way to let your 10-year-old express herself on her own terms. It includes 167 black letters and numbers, plus 185 emoji fragments. The remote control lets kids operate the brightness settings from across the room.

Price at time of publication: $29

Endless Games The Sleepover Party Game

4.8
Sleepover party game

Courtesy of Amazon

If you're looking for the perfect birthday gift, this sleepover game is a no-brainer. Designed for three or more, each player takes a turn spinning the wheel to get their Act It, Work It, or Party Challenge. They’ll find themselves charged with doing everything from being a human mirror to trying to lick their own elbow (it’s harder than it sounds!). The first one to 10 wins the game, but everyone wins when it comes to the good time being had. It’s all good, clean fun that will elicit giggles galore, according to our tester. The rules are extremely easy to learn for a variety of age ranges for the perfect game for any occasion.

Price at time of publication: $37

What Our Testers Say

"Don’t be turned off by the game’s simplicity. Trust us; it’s incredibly entertaining to watch and play. The girls at our sleepover were amused from the first spin, and things only got sillier from there."—Angelica Leicht, Product Tester

LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket

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LAGHCAT Mermaid Tail Blanket

Courtesy of Amazon

Kids will love curling up with their favorite book in this adorable crocheted mermaid tail blanket. Available in eight different colors, it also comes in two sizes so you can customize it to the recipient's height, which our tester loved because even adults can get in on the fun. With this purchase, kids will also get a mermaid blanket and a mermaid necklace giving her everything she needs to truly transform into this beloved sea creature.

Price at time of publication: $19

What Our Testers Say

"One of the things we really liked about this blanket was the design. It’s made of acrylic fibers that are crocheted in a wave pattern, so it truly incorporates the sea theme down to the last detail."—Angelica Leicht, Product Tester

Jetson Rave Extreme Terrain Hoverboard with Cosmic LED Wheels

Hoverboard

Jetson Rave 

This tricked-out hoverboard lets kids mix riding and dancing, thanks to a Bluetooth speaker and compatible app that allows them to play their own music, change the colors of the see-through wheels, and adjust the speed (newbies should start on beginner mode). All-terrain tires help you glide over bumps and sidewalk cracks, and an anti-slip mat is included so you can practice at home without worrying about wiping out.

Price at time of publication: $198

Creativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift Set

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Creativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift Set

Courtesy of Amazon

The 30-piece set includes everything to primp and unwind, like an oh-so-relaxing inflatable pedicure pool and a battery-operated nail dryer (no smudges!) to four bottles of kid-friendly nail polish and sticker nail art. There are also toe separators, cotton balls, and a satin eye mask. Kids will have a blast setting up her own swanky salon.

Price at time of publication: $30

Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science

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BigBagofScience

Courtesy of Amazon

Budding scientists will go mad for this awesome bag of science that allows them to perform 70 scientific activities. The kits cover three areas of science (physical, earth, and life) and include ultra-cool things like making a rainbow in a tube to creating quicksand, and even setting up a soda geyser. Kids can even work independently and learn as they play. Little scientists will be able to wow friends and family with these cool creations from home.

Price at time of publication: $50

What Our Testers Say

"The instructions are written clearly so our 10-year-old and her friends were able to work independently, and the scientific explanations are perfect for the age group—not too simple, but not too complicated."—Kelly Hodgkins, Product Tester

Hasbro Connect 4 Shots: Space Jam A New Legacy Edition Game

Hasbro Gaming Space Jam Connect 4 Shots

Hasbro Gaming

Fun for boys and girls, this classic two-player game has some added features inspired by the animated movie, "Space Jam: A New Legacy." In this version, players shoot mini basketballs simultaneously, trying to get them in the grid while also lining four balls of the same color in the same row. It's a fun activity that a wide range of ages can enjoy.

Price at time of publication: $22

PBTeen Ombre 17 oz Water Bottle

Ombre Water Bottle

PBTeen

This stainless steel workhouse holds 17 ounces of liquid (a hydrated tween is a less cranky tween!) and can be tossed in the dishwasher. Plus, thanks to its gorgeous, bright colors, it'll be easy to spot in the lost-and-found pile.

Price at time of publication: $32

This make-your-own candy kit perfectly illustrates what great science teachers have known all along: That kids learn best when the concepts relate to real life. Enjoy making tasty gelatin gummy creations that look like unicorns and rainbows, and also explore topics like matter, color mixing, and the properties of polymer substances. The kit comes with all the ingredients (including citric acid for sour candies), a mold, and a 16-page manual with ideas for future experiments (melted gummies, anyone?).

Price at time of publication: $20

Cool Maker GO Glam Nail Stamper

Go Glam Nail Salon

Courtesy of Walmart

Want to distract your tween from screen time? Kick the basic home manicure up a notch with this adorable kit, which is part art project, part beauty treatment, and the perfect sleepover-party activity. Simply paint a nail using the included polish, let it dry, and then stamp on one of the fun patterns (there are several to choose from, like cupcakes and flamingoes). The set comes with enough designs for 125 nails, but refills are also sold separately once you run out. 

Price at time of publication: $55

Ravensburger Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game

Ravensburger Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game

Courtesy of Amazon

Board games are great for kids to play with one another or the whole family can join in for a game night. Hocus Pocus is a class 90s Disney movie and whether your kid has seen the film or not, they will most likely enjoy this colorful card game. Suitable for ages eight and up, the game takes about 30 minutes and players have to work together to protect the town of Salem.

Price at time of publication: $22

AILIHEN C8 Foldable Headphones

AILIHEN C8 Foldable Headphones

Courtesy of Amazon

These headphones come in a rainbow of colors, but the candy pink or totally teal varieties are sure to catch any girl’s attention. Aside from the fun colors, the Ailihen C8 headphones include functional features, such as a microphone and volume control buttons—something not always present on headphones for kids.

Price at time of publication: $26

ALEX Toys DIY Wear Friends 4 Ever Jewelry

ALEX Toys DIY Wear Friends 4 Ever Jewelry

Courtesy of Walmart

This jewelry making kit comes with all of the materials she needs to make friendship bracelets for her and her BFFs with ease. Included in the kit is a friendship wheel, which is a specially designed tool that shows exactly where to place the string to get the desired designs. Four color-coded looms help make eight patterns (two on each loom) including hearts, stripes, diamonds, and flowers. They’re reusable too, so they can be made over and over again.

Price at time of publication: $28

Circle Society Classic Adjustable Indoor and Outdoor Roller Skates

Circle-Society-Skates

Courtesy of Walmart

You probably laced up your roller skates as a child and now your kid can enjoy that same classic pass time. But these skates from Circle Society are way more stylish than the options from years past. The cotton candy-colored laces have a winged accessory that can be removed and parents will love the fact the skates are adjustable to accommodate growing feet. Also, the super smooth wheels make the skates appropriate for skating indoors or outdoors.

Price at time of publication: $48

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

 Courtesy of Amazon

This is not your typical Lego set. It comes with the pieces and the instructions to build ten moving machines that create chain reactions. They swing, they spin, and they lift. What's even more neat about this kit is Lego worked with children to develop the machines and the instructions.

Price at time of publication: $22

Made By Me Ultimate Bead Pets

Made By Me Ultimate Bead Pets

Amazon

Encourage your child's creativity with this complete set to make their own bead animals. Using colored pony beads, they can make cats, dogs, bunnies, frogs and many more animals. They can use the included keychain rings to attach the animals to their backpacks or gift them to friends. These are great for a rainy day activity or for your little one to create with friends.

Price at time of publication: $22

If you or a caregiver has a smartwatch or fitness tracker, chances are good your tween has gadget envy. This smartwatch from Fitbit is designed specifically for kids and can help them feel more grown up. Plus, it even helps track their sleep with bedtime reminders. Kids can also set challenges with other friends or family members who have Fitbits.

Price at time of publication: $80

How We Selected the Best Gifts for 10-year-old Girls

We chose the best gifts for 10-year-old girls by researching reviews from customers and competitors, and studying the features of more than 50 products on the market. We considered design, size, features, ease of use, age recommendations, and value when deciding our picks. We also studied the latest trends in products while considering the various needs of kids and tweens.

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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