When it comes to shopping for girls of any age (yes, including gifts for teenage girls!), it can be difficult to escape the terms "pretty" and "pink"—and that's tough. Don't get us wrong: We're all for frilly, feminine gifts too! But as with anything, balance is key.
That's why our list of the absolute best gifts for 10-year-old girls includes both the "cute" and the "cool." Whether your 10- to 12-year-old is interested in arts and crafts, science, Disney movies, or the Star Wars franchise, we guarantee there's something here that'll delight, entertain, and educate her—whether it's something small or large. Yes, we're really claiming that just about every girl out there will love these finds, which include unicorn lip balm, moon lamps, and even kid-approved baking gear. A slime kit with color-changing goop will keep her (and you!) entertained for hours, for instance—nearly as much as a "nail stamper"—while a crystal-making kit will encourage her to dive deeper into her love of geology and give you a fun reason to take the whole family to your local natural history museum.
Here's to unique, clever presents that celebrate learning, knowledge, and fun, and a year filled with all three! (Check out our gifts for 10-year-old-boys too—and while you're at it, take a look at our best gifts for men.)
We can't think of a more fun way to code than with a wand in hand. This kit will show her how it's done!
There's a reason so many people are buzzing about The Mind. This no-talking-allowed card game has to be played to be believed.
There are few things more fun than nail art. This kit will let her stamp patterns on any or all of her nails, and contains everything she needs to get started.
What's the purpose of a mermaid tail blanket, you ask? Well, besides being just plain adorable, it's also the perfect excuse to snuggle up with a great new book!
In this cool new upgrade to the game everyone knows and loves, all the banking is done via voice commands! It's a 21st-century twist that any 10-year-old will love.
It's charades meets Kidz Bop! "Mad Moves" is fun for the whole family.
Sparkly bath bombs are always a great gift. These ones happen to be shaped just like natural geodes!
Personalize this fun, affordable necklace, and she'll treasure it for years. You can also select between silver and gold.
These silver and white unicorn slippers are a magical gift for just about any young girl. Made of a soft, plush material, they're as cozy as they are adorable.
She's the perfect age to start reading the Nancy Drew books. Celebrate that fact with this beautiful starter set.
The price tag on this personalized toiletry bag is not to be believed. It'll hold up beautifully during any family trip.
The classic family game gets an upgrade in this new edition! "Pictionary Air" utilizes both bodily movements and technology to capture hilarious drawings. Any 10-year-old will love it.
An instant camera is just the thing to give to any aspiring photographer. Plus, you'll be able to better document and remember your little one's childhood adventures!
Sparkling gold, pink, and purple accents keep the Easy-Bake oven feeling fresh and modern. If you're lucky, she might even let you take a bite of her latest culinary creation!
This creative toy makes getting outside a lot easier and a little more fun. (It's also a nice way for you to get involved with your kids' activities without hurting your back!)
She'll look forward to summertime more than ever with this snazzy helmet. Featuring a pink background and lemon illustrations, it's a fun way to keep your kids active and inspired.
Winner of the Parents' Choice Award, this DIY kit allows your daughter to make more than 35 charms. It comes with nine colors of clay, a charm bracelet, a clay shaping tool, a glaze with brush applicator, jump rings, charm loops, and a drying and display stand.
Talk about a genius technique for getting her excited to stay active! These "pink vanilla" skates will do the trick.
Kids ages 5 and up love their Hatchimals, and it's easy to see why. This nifty toy can be fed, burped, tickled, and snuggled—after it hatches out of that egg before their very eyes, of course!
She may not be ready to take care of a real plant just yet, but that doesn't mean she can't start nurturing her green thumb this year! A felted succulent plant will give her a chance to shine.
How cool is this? With this projector at the ready, your daughter will have no problem learning to trace, illustrate, and design.
Subtitled "dealing with fights, being left out, and the whole popularity thing," this American Girl book is a must-read for any youngster. You can even read it with her in order to talk through the issues that the book brings up.
What's better than a STEM toy? A STEM toy that fosters creativity, of course! This one fits the bill perfectly.
You loved The Baby-Sitters Club as a kid. Why not share that enthusiasm with your girls?
Yes, you can really give your daughter a responsive robotic dog this year! "Zoomer," as he's known, features voice recognition and realistic motion, and is suitable for ages five and up.
With pink and silver "flip sequins," this journal is simply fabulous—and fun to boot. But it's the idea of encouraging your daughter to read that we love most.
Whether she's already read Harry Potter several times through or is just starting out on her journey to get to know "the boy who lived," we can't imagine a more fitting gift for a 10-year-old girl. This set features gorgeous box illustrations and matching book jackets.
Gel pens are as cool as ever! That's good news for you and her.
All the materials needed to perform seven different crystal growth experiments—for less than $20? We're sold.
The Unicorn Rescue Society is a beloved series that any young girl or boy will appreciate. It's an easy way to get your kids more into weekend reading.