Shopping for the perfect gift for your tween girl can be stressful and confusing, especially if you're not sure exactly what you're looking for. With one foot still in their kid stage, where they love to play with toys and games, and the other foot in their teens, where they're more interested in their own personal style and taste, what's a shopper to do? Whether you're looking for something for that budding artist in your life, trying to find the perfect gift for the sports-obsessed tween or looking to please that 11-year-old who seems to have everything, we've got the best holiday and birthday gift ideas for any interest.
Luckily, the Good Housekeeping Institute uses feedback from real tweens and teens to help inform our readers of the best gifts for 10-year-old girls, gifts for 11-year-old girls, gifts for 12-year-olds, gifts for teens and teen stocking stuffers, so we've kept a finger on the pulse of what's trendy for this hard-to-read group. We tests hundreds of toys annually in order to find the best gifts for kids of every age and release the results in our annual Good Housekeeping Institute Toy Awards. Our lab experts evaluate the most promising ones for factors like safety and quality, and then we bring in real kids to test them all out — all to help you know which ones are actually worth buying for your own kids this holiday season. Our list of the best toys and gifts for 11 year old girls is made up of 2022 Good Housekeeping Best Toy Awards winners, former Toy Award winners, best-sellers and expert and editors' picks.
1Best Fidget Toy for 11-Year-Old GirlsDoodleJamz JellyBoards Sky Castle Read More
2Best DIY Birthday Gift for 11-Year-Old GirlsWall Collage Arts and Crafts Kit Hapinest Read More
3Inexpensive Gift for 11-Year-Old GirlsDIY Squishy Set WATINC Read More
4Perfect for Working from BedDesigner Lap Desk LapGear Read More
5Unique Gift for an 11-Year-Old GirlCake Pop Maker Babycakes Read More
This year, we know that tweens love DIY projects, as well as accessories and home decor. Whatever you choose, these gifts will make 11-year-old girls happy.
For toys, the Good Housekeeping Institute does year-long toy testing to evaluate for safety, durability, and ease of use, then hands the toys over to real kids to make sure they have the all-important fun factor. While non-toy gifts are not evaluated in the Lab, editors still look for gifts put out by trusted brands, gifts with great reviews from purchasers, best-sellers and editors' favorites. The list is then vetted by Good Housekeeping editors, who, after years of curating gift guides and keeping track of trends, tries to match the items with what is popular now and what Good Housekeeping readers and families have loved in the past.
For decades, the Good Housekeeping Institute has provided expert reviews and advice on everything parents and children love, including STEM toys, educational toys, sensory toys, board games and outdoor toys. While not all of the selects on this list have been specifically vetted by our experts, Marisa LaScala, Good Housekeeping's senior parenting and relationships editor, has scoured the internet and spoke with tweens and teens for the other top-picks. Marisa has covered all aspects of the world of parenting, from the postpartum years through the empty nests, since 2015, and she's pitched in with Good Housekeeping's toy coverage since 2018. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter, who are both avid toy collectors.
Looking for more great gifts for kids? Let the experts do all the hard work for you! The Good Housekeeping Institute's Parenting Lab has expert-tested, kid-approved picks for the best toys and gifts for kids of every age, including:
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