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38 Best Gifts for 11-Year-Old Girls According to Tweens and Experts

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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.

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.

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1
Best Fidget Toy for 11-Year-Old Girls
Sky Castle
DoodleJamz JellyBoards
Sky Castle
2
Best DIY Birthday Gift for 11-Year-Old Girls
Hapinest
Wall Collage Arts and Crafts Kit
Hapinest
3
Inexpensive Gift for 11-Year-Old Girls
WATINC
DIY Squishy Set
WATINC
4
Perfect for Working from Bed
LapGear
Designer Lap Desk
LapGear
5
Unique Gift for an 11-Year-Old Girl
Babycakes
Cake Pop Maker
Babycakes
6
Creative Gift for 11-Year-Old Girls
STMT
DIY Journaling Set
STMT
7
Best Glam Gift for 11-Year-Old Girls
Cool Maker
GO Glam Nail Stamper Deluxe Salon
Cool Maker
Now 10% off
8
For Future Fashion Designers
Fashion Angels
Fashion Design Light-Up Sketch Pad
Fashion Angels
9
Help Create a Cozy Corner
Big Joe
Smartmax Bean Bag Chair
Big Joe
10
For Personalizing Your Space
Isaac Jacobs
Neon Light
Isaac Jacobs
11
2022 Good Housekeeping Toy Award Winner
LEGO
Friends Emma Art School
LEGO
12
Best Book
Rockridge Press
The Challenging Riddle Book for Kids
Rockridge Press
Now 18% off
13
Unique Gift for 11-Year-Old Girls
Choose Friendship
My Friendship Bracelet Maker
Choose Friendship
14
For Crystal Lovers
HearthSong
Crystal Growing Hedgehog
HearthSong
15
Personalized Gift for 11-Year-Old Girls
CentimeGift
Cursive Name Necklace
CentimeGift
Now 15% off
16
2022 Good Housekeeping Toy Award Winner
Discovery Mindblown
Kids Jellyfish Aquarium Lamp
Discovery Mindblown
17
Cute and Cozy
C.C.
BeanieTail Ponytail Beanie
C.C
18
Best for Sleepover Parties
Butterfly Craze
Pillow Bed Floor Lounger Cover
Butterfly Craze
19
Great for Brightening Up a Space
LECLSTAR
Photo Clip String Lights
LECLSTAR
Now 45% off
20
Unusual Gift for 11-Year-Old Girls
Fujifilm
Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Fujifilm
21
Unique Room Decor
LOGROTATE
Moon Lamp
LOGROTATE
Now 30% off
22
For the Fashion Obsessed
LCFUN
Mini Faux Leather Backpack
LCFUN
23
Popular on TikTok
NEWCOSPLAY
Faux Fur Throw Blanket
NEWCOSPLAY
Now 27% off
24
Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award Winner
Cool Maker
Stitch ‘N Style Fashion Studio
Cool Maker
25
Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award Winner
Jazwares
Big Fat Yarn Deluxe Plush
Jazwares
26
Imaginative Toy for 11-Year Old Girls
Odd Dot
Create Your Own Secret Language
Odd Dot
27
Best Tech Gift for 11-Year-Old Girls
MRCOOL
Bedside Lamp With Bluetooth Speaker
MRCOOL
28
Great for Music Lovers
Singing Machine
Karaoke System With LED Disco Lights
Singing Machine
Now 10% off
29
For the Fish Out of Water
LAGHCAT
Mermaid Tail Blanket
LAGHCAT
Now 32% off
30
Best for 'Harry Potter' Fans
LEGO Harry Potter™
Hedwig™
Lego
31
Cool Coding Program for 11-Year-Old Girls
Kano
Harry Potter Wand Coding Kit
Kano
32
Spice up Your Room
My Cinema Lightbox
The Original LED Marquee Lightbox
My Cinema Lightbox
Now 18% off
33
Fun Board Game for Tweens
Thames & Kosmos
Exit The Game: The House of Riddles
Thames & Kosmos
34
For Active Kids
GlowCity
Light-Up LED Soccer Ball
GlowCity
35
Custom Jewelry
AquarianThoughts
Delicate Gemstone Necklace
Etsy/AquarianThoughts
36
Personalized Gift for Tweens
OldWaysFussNFeathers
Flower Monogram Journal
OldWaysFussNFeathers
37
Creative Building Toy
LEGO
Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Back-to-School Project Box
LEGO
38
Stylish Travel Mug
EffiesPaper
Superstar Travel Mug
EffiesPaper
Now 25% off
How we choose the best toys and gifts
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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.

Why trust Good Housekeeping?
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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.

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