"Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through these links."
Grown-ups tend to feel like they have to tell the little girls in their life that they can be anything. But here’s the great thing about young girls — they already know that. Celebrate their confidence by giving them a gift that reads, "This is so me!" Showing them that you see them is key.
When shopping for a 10-year-old, don't forget to factor in her interests, hobbies, personality, and maturity level. Not all 10-year-olds are the same, after all. While one girl might love cute things like Squishmallows and cats, another might be more into crafts and art projects. Among this age group, you could have sporty gals who love playing outside or ones who love a time-consuming art project.
Not to worry! We have you covered. Whether the 10-year-old in your life is a bookworm or is super into the Barbie craze, we rounded up 39 gifts sure to get a smile and not an eye roll. As you go through our picks, remember who you're gifting to. And when in doubt, get a gift receipt.
2-in-1 Cute Wireless Cat Ear Headphones
No judgment — if your kid listens to YouTube for Kids a tad too loud, you may need these wireless headphones. They connect to your device by Bluetooth and charge via USB. And the coolest part is, the cat ears light up via LED so parents can tell when it's in use. The only snag? You have to trust that your 10-year-old is not watching something they're not supposed to.
Kids' Custom Pisa Bracelet in Rainbow Enamel
What's more awesome than having your name on a friendship bracelet? Made of gold-plated brass, this Bauble Bar find is meant to fit young wrists, but are designed for chic and stylish little ladies. The 10-year-old will love the different colors of letter accents. Simply personalize this stretchy number with a name, phrase, or place.
Printomatic Instant Camera Bundle
Since the 10-year-old in your life grew up on Instagram and TikTok, this instant camera that prints photos in a flash will surprise and delight. Its wide-angle lens can rival the smartphone, and a flash can be utilized for low-light settings. Choose from several bold camera colors that will appeal to any budding photographer. Buy additional MicroSD cards to save and store photos in digital form.
132-Piece Art Set
It used to be that all your kiddo needed was a handful of crayons to execute their artistic vision. But they're bolder and more ambitious in their vision now. This set comes with oil pastels, color pencils, dual-tip markers, watercolor cakes, paper, a palette, a brush, and more.
Impala Quad Skate
If you're not as cool as the tweens in your life, you may not know that the retro hobby of rollerskating is back. With rollerskating rinks becoming the ultimate hangout, your 10-year-old will need snazzy wheels to wear. These come in several colors, but the rose gold is our favorite for this age group.
Cinema Sign Light Box
Give the 10-year-old a creative opportunity to express herself. This LED light box comes with 400 letters and emojis, plus two markers to make endless signs and phrases for bedrooms, family rooms, and play areas. A remote control also gives 15 color options to set the right vibe.
8-Inch Scented Mystery Plush
In case you didn't know, Squishmallows are still considered rad for this age group. While the 10-year-old may already have one or two... or several, this surprise bag that can have any squishy character inside can be a fun take on this gift. This 8-inch variety also comes with a lovely scent that both kids (and parents) will appreciate.
Taylor-Inspired Bracelets (Pack of 11)
If she's a total Swiftie, she'll love this 11-piece bracelet set. Each showcases a word (and color scheme!) pertaining to one of Taylor Swift's many eras. And the best part is, she doesn't have to make anything from scratch. They come ready to hand out to friends or to keep for herself.
Mythical Creature Magic Bath Fizzies
Make bath time magical and spa-like with these bath bombs holding surprise creatures inside. This set comes with four fizzies in varying sizes and shapes. As each dissolves, a fantasy being will be revealed. By bath's end, you'll discover a unicorn figurine, narwhal squishy, bendy mermaid, or unicorn ring.
18-Piece Kids Water-Based Nail Polish Set
Lean into the Barbie craze. While the 10-year-old in your life may be too cool for a Barbie doll, she'll be into this nail kit that comes with 15 polishes that peel when she wants a color change. A gem wheel is also included, which comes with an assortment of gems. A wooden cuticle stick and nail file are also provided to make her mani look legit.
Classic Lined Glitter Clog
There's no doubt in our minds that the 10-year-old you're shopping for already has Crocs. The footwear continues to be all the rage. But, does she have these fabulous glitter Crocs with the coziest fuzzy lining inside? She'll sink her feet into these clogs and appreciate you.
This Toy of the Year award winner will challenge your 10-year-old girl with a series of increasingly difficult puzzles. Build a tower in such a way that the marble will travel from the start to the designated end-point. Encourages STEM skills, critical thinking, and decreased use of your child whining, “I’m booored.”
Make It Real Pink and Precious Bracelet Kit
Your 10-year-old girl will have a blast expressing their creativity (and enhancing their wardrobe) with this set. Perfect for making gifts or just blinging up their own wrists, the kit comes with supplies to create up to 10 bracelets, which they’ll enjoy wearing just as much as they enjoy making.
3D String Art Lantern
This set has everything your child needs to put together a unique art project. Drape the star-shaped balloon in string coated with special glue. Once it’s dry, pop the balloon and incorporate the twinkling lights: Your 10-year-old girl now has a pretty new decoration piece for her room, and probably had a great time making it!
Watercolor Brush Pens
There are lots of great ways to make art, and this method will likely be new to your 10-year-old girl. With 48 colors, a round tip brush, and a flat tip brush, your child will learn to create beautiful, vibrant watercolor paintings with all kinds of colors.
Disc Initial Letter Necklace
Your 10-year-old girl deserves charms as charming as they are. This lovely minimalist pendant is engraved on both sides in two different styles and comes with a 16-inch chain in either gold or rose gold. We think this is a great group gift for sisters, cousins, friends, flower girls, or any other special group.
Would You Rather... Game Book by Charlie Wright
This book of “would you rather” games is specifically designed for kids and includes silly but thought-provoking questions like, “Would you rather never play video games again or never eat candy again?” or “Would you rather get in trouble with your teacher or accidentally fart in class?” (It’s for kids — obviously, there are fart questions.)
Learn to Sew Kit
Young ladies have been practicing their needlework for centuries … but in the 21st century, they can do it for fun and not for whatever sexist reason they needed to in years past! This set will instruct your 10-year-old girl on seven different projects and comes with reusable tools like a measuring tape, pins, and needles.
Clay Flower Craft
You could buy her flowers, but why not get her this forever bouquet? This fun craft is made of air-dry clay, for a crafty activity that culminates with a beautiful keepsake she’ll treasure.
The instruction book gives tips and tricks for how to make the perfect bouquet of clay flowers, but feel free to get creative for something uniquely her own!
Ultimate Oven Creative Baking Toy
Who among us doesn’t have a fond memory of pulling out a tray of brownies that would be mediocre, except that we made them all by ourselves in this cool little oven? It’s time for the next generation of kids to get that same feeling.
This Is Me Journal by Dawn and Eve Earles
This 1-year journal provides your 10-year-old girl with daily prompts that promote self-exploration, goal planning, positive thinking, imagination, organizational skills, and more. It’s a perfect daily reminder to be creative and thoughtful and remember that they are unique, special, intelligent, and going places!
Nancy Drew Box Set by Carolyn Keene
There are lots of girl detectives out there, but none of them are quite like the OG: Nancy Drew, the Mistress of the Magnifying Glass, the Countess of Clues. This rerelease of the first four books have beautiful, retro-style covers and is perfect for the 10-year-old girl who is keen to crack the case!
Just because she’s a big girl now doesn’t mean she doesn’t need a snuggle-buddy stuffed animal! We love this one because not only is it adorable, but just pop it in the microwave and it heats up and releases an amazing lavender smell.
Perfect for cold days, cuddling up at night, or soothing aches, pains, and cramps.
Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set by Deborah Lerme Goodman
A good book is one you can read again and again, but a great book is one you read again and again and it’s always different. Enter Choose Your Own Adventure books — the stories that change depending on the choices you make as a reader.
This box set is fantasy-themed and includes The Magic of the Unicorn, The Throne of Zeus, The Trumpet of Terror, and Forecast From Stonehenge.
Ukulele Beginner Pack
Ukuleles are so neat! These adorable, small, not-quite-a-guitar-but-kind-of guitars always sound so charming and sweet — and are just perfect for a 10-year-old girl with a musical ear. Various colored strings help make learning easier, and the set comes with a digital tuner, strap, carrying bag, and How To Play songbook.
Bop It! Electronic Game
Perfect for solo play or parties, Bop It! encourages active listening and quick reflexes as you follow a series of commands (“Bop it!” “Twist it!” “Pull it!“) to try to beat your opponent or your own high score. But be careful: Commands come faster and faster as the game moves along!
Bold Made Card Game
Problem: The classic card game “Old Maid” is fun, but super-duper sexist (why are we vilifying the unmarried old lady?!). Solution: Bold Made! The mechanics of the game are mostly the same, except instead of avoiding the “old maid,” players try to get the “bold made” card while collecting matches of feminist visionaries.
Secret Decoder Ring
Sometimes it feels like 10-year-old girls are speaking their own language. Don’t get frustrated: Lean into it with this neat decoder ring! They and their friends (or siblings, or even you) will be able to create their own secret codes, only to be deciphered with this classic childhood tool.
3-in-1 Creator Set
It’s the Lego set that keeps on giving, with everything your 10-year-old will need to make a tiger, a red panda, and a koi fish. All the builds in the set come with their own corresponding accessories, so she’ll have fun building (and rebuilding) again and again.
Guess In 10: States of America Game
With this game, players must ask up to 10 questions to guess which state is on the card. It’s a great way to pass the time and brush up on United States geography. Kids will learn about what states are known for, their characteristics, how they were named, and much more!
Women in Art by Rachel Ignotofsky
Ever notice how most of the great artists you hear about are always men? This book assures your 10-year-old girl that it’s not for lack of talent (or effort). This book highlights 50 female artists — their lives, work, and contributions to the art world.
A Series of Unfortunate Events Boxed Set by Lemony Snickett
The Baudelaire children — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny — thought that their parents dying was the worst thing that could ever happen to them. But their mom and dad’s tragic end was just the beginning of a series of unfortunate events (hey — that’s the title of the series!) that lead them deeper into misery… and mysteries!
Boggle Classic Game
Shake the grid to mix up the lettered cubes. Once the letters are uncovered, it’s a race to see which player will be able to spot connected letters that could form words. But just when you’re starting to feel smart, only words other players don’t see count!
13 Dead End Drive Game
Dear Aunt Agatha has died. Now a gathering of her employees, friends, and one pampered kitty-cat are gathered to find out who will inherit her fortune — and all of whom are working to bump one another off to get it all! Players have to try to ensure that their portrait is hanging over the mantle when the detective arrives.
Children should always be able to talk to their friends and family… unless they’re playing this fast-paced pantomime game that's like kid-friendly charades. Put four cards into the action timer and act it out. Once they guess, grab your card quickly before it disappears into the timer! The team with the most points at the end wins.
Wooden Croquet Set
Ah, croquet — so genteel, so fun. Your 10-year-old girl will enjoy this classic lawn game, whether they're sipping tea in a dainty dress or chugging sports drinks in gym shorts. This set includes six mallets and balls, two stakes, nine metal wickets, and a travel bag, so they can take the fun wherever they go.
Shimmer and Shine Metallic Slime Kit
They may be getting older and more mature, but no one is too old for slime. (It’s just so satisfying!) This set comes with everything your child will need, from glue and activator to mixing pots and holographic glitters, to make shimmering, metallic, ooey-gooey goodness.
Physics Pro Experiment Kit
Perfect for the future physicist who wants to learn more about fluid dynamics, hydraulics, and pneumatics and oscillation … or the 10-year-old girl who has no idea what that means, but would have fun learning! The manual will guide them through 96 pages of cool experiments for hours of fun.
Watercolor Brush Pens
There are lots of great ways to make art, and this method will likely be new to your 10-year-old girl. With 54 watercolor brush pens, a 15-page tutorial pad, and a seven-part video tutorial series available on YouTube, your child will learn to create beautiful, vibrant watercolor paintings with 50 different colors.
Monthly Subscription Box for Girls
Being a tween (yes, your 10-year-old girl counts as a tween these days — we’ll give you a minute to process that) can be hard. This monthly subscription box comes with lots of goodies to inspire confidence, self-esteem, and little ways to let them know that who they are is enough.
94-Piece Wooden Art Set
It used to be that all your kiddo needed was a handful of crayons to execute their artistic vision. But they're bolder and more ambitious in their vision now. This handsome wooden set comes with oil pastels, watercolor powder, color pencils, watercolor paint, brushes, pencils, paper, canvas, a palette, and crayons … because crayons are still cool.
You Might Also Like