Are you scared by the sheer choice available when choosing a gift for a ten year old girl? We understand – there are now so many toys, books, kits, pieces of tech, games etc out there on the market that it can be difficult just to know what to choose. There’s been some great innovation in the world of children’s gifts, but sometimes the classics are unbeatable and can offer so much in terms of educational value. For younger ladies, try these great gift ideas of 7-year-old girls.
The main thing to consider is the interests of the child you are buying for. Remember, some girls have either hit puberty by the age of ten or are quite close to it, so it is likely her tastes will have changed or will change soon. You could always ask the parents if you are stuck, and you could also consider looking at some of the tried and tested products available out there. Customer reviews are your friend!
We consulted experts, bloggers and reviews to bring you this list of the top ten gifts for ten year old girls. We will also take a look at some of the most important factors you should consider before you go ahead and purchase the perfect gift. For younger girls, see our review on the top gifts for 6 year old girls.
View the Top 10 Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls, Below.
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
- Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet
- Women in Science Book
- Razor A5 Lux Scooter
- Darice 131-Piece Premium Art Set
- American Girl Ultimate Crafting Kit
- Endless Games The Sleepover Party Game
- SmartLab Toys All-Natural Lip Balm Boutique
- Creativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift Set
- LEGO Friends Stephanie’s House
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
- Great creative gift
- Appropriate for all ages
- Good functionality
Is the girl you’re buying for a budding photographer? Help her unleash her creative side with this retro style instant camera. This camera works like an old Polaroid - simply snap the photo and it will print instantly. This means she can very quickly see the results of her photography and there are no additional costs associated with getting photos developed - although the replacement film will be required.
It is Amazon’s Choice for Polaroid cameras, making it a great option for all age groups and ensuring the camera will be age appropriate even through her teenage years. You can buy it in a variety of colors to suit her personality. It does require AA batteries and film, however, you can opt to buy a bundle pack that will include this plus some accessories.
As far as cameras go, it is quite inexpensive and a great mid-range gift suitable for all relations. There are also some great functions on the camera. It has a selfie mirror on the front for lining up the perfect shot when taking a selfie.
It also has a close up lens attachment for taking photos of smaller objects like flowers, pets, and insects. The camera helps you adjust the aperture with an indicator light giving the perfect shot every time.
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet
- Designed with kids in mind
- Two year unlimited warranty
- Child-safety features built in
For a child curious about modern technology, this is a great child friendly version of a tablet that gives them the ability to play games, read books and use apps. This set comes with a sturdy protective case and 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. The case is designed to fit perfectly into children’s hands and is lightweight so it does not make the device heavier than it already needs to be. It will protect against most drops and spills.
It is only suggested up to 12 years old, so they may need to upgrade to a regular model after this point. The two year warranty, however, ensures that this product will last until then. Even if the child breaks it herself, Amazon are happy to send out a replacement. The Amazon FreeTime subscription gives access to 15,000 books, movies, TV shows, apps, and games.
After one year it will require a monthly subscription charge, however, this is not necessary for the tablet to work. The web browser included with the tablet automatically comes with child-safety features that pre-approve thousands of website.
If a website is not approved but is still safe, parents can simply add it with one click. Curfews and screen time limits can also be set by parents giving them full control over how much time the user spends online.
Women in Science Book
- Inspirational and empowering
- Well written and illustrated
- Durable quality
There’s currently a large gender gap in STEM fields, and this book aims to tackle this by empowering girls to learn about great women who were pioneers in the field of science. From Marie Curie to Katherine Johnston - the African American physicist who was a core in making sure the moon landing mission was successful. This book is beautifully written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.
She specializes in taking dense information and making it more accessible to children through quirky drawings and easy to read the text. Her work aims to empower young women and increase scientific understanding across the world. Another book - Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played To Win - can also be bought alongside this book.
It is very well priced for a gift for any relation - especially a friend of the family or distant relative. The customer reviews praise the great physical quality of the book and claim it is very durable. It is ideal for a 10 year old reading level, however parents may want to help out for the first time reading just to make sure the scientific terms are understood.
Razor A5 Lux Scooter
- Sturdy design
- All-American brand
- Portable and storable
For sportier kids, a scooter is always a great option. This is a little higher in the budget but should be a good gift for close family members. It is a very sturdy scooter with aircraft-grade aluminum and an anodized finish on the kickstand. It is built for taller kids, so should be perfect for most children 10 and older - but do make sure to double check it is suitable if you know the girl you are buying for is quite short.
The handlebars are adjustable to account for height, so it should also last for a few years after you first give the gift. It is easy to store and transport thanks to special easy fold technology. The rear brake is patented and has been rigorously tested for a safety giving you the best confidence in the item. We suggest buying the safety accessories with this scooter and gifting them together - a safety approved helmet, kneepads and elbow pads.
Razor is based in Southern California and designs all of their products around the stereotypical American childhood. They take safety very seriously and fun is just as important to them. This is an excellent gift for children who love the outdoors and is great for keeping them active.
Darice 131-Piece Premium Art Set
- Great budget option
- Great for exploring creativity
- Easy travel and storage case
This is another great gift for creative girls and is also a wonderful budget gift if you have a spending limit. For the low cost, you get a bumper set of art supplies that will keep the kid entertained for a very long time. The set includes 36 markers, 24 crayons, 24 color pencils, 24 oil pastels, 12 watercolor cakes, a palette, a paintbrush, a regular pencil, a sharpener, a stapler, an eraser, a ruler, some glue and one pair of scissors.
This is all contained within an easy to carry wooden case. The range of art products available in this set will give her the freedom to choose how she wants to express her creativity. If you have the budget for it we suggest also including a drawing or sketching pad with the set. The wooden case is sturdy and means it is easy to travel with. If she loves it, she can even take it on family trips.
Some reviews have expressed issues with the quality of the art products - especially the marker pens - however as it is a budget gift most reviews are happy with the quality they got. If she is already very serious about art maybe consider another gift, but if you are getting this for a creative child who is just exploring drawing and painting this can be a good first set for them to experiment with.
American Girl Ultimate Crafting Kit
- Good for creative imaginations
- Quality items included
- Good range of different craft items
This crafting kit is also a great basic gift for creative kids if you are on a limited budget. It comes with everything she will need to make jewelry and other crafts either for herself, her friends and family or for her toys. This set truly encourages imagination and is a brilliant creative outlet that allows the kid to enjoy the product of their creations. It comes with bottles, beads, pins, strings, an instructional guide and a tonne of other accessories that will keep the kid entertained for hours.
This can get quite messy so we suggest discussing it over with the parents, but with adequate supervision, this really is a great kit. The manufacturer recommends giving this gift with a doll for her to decorate, but it does work well as a standalone gift. Customer reviews are very pleased with the scope of the set and are very happy with how much is included.
The contents are good quality and if made well the creations can last for quite a long time. Though not suitable for use near small children, this gift is perfect for 10 year old girls looking to create their own crafts.
Endless Games The Sleepover Party Game
- Great for sociable kids
- Good variety for multiple plays
- Great price
Sleepover’s are still a very popular activity for children and this game will help enrich the sleepover experience with their friends. This game comes with 200 cards suggesting different activities, stunts and performances to keep kids entertained for hours during a slumber party. It is suggested for kids 8 years and up, so perfect for a 10 year old girl who often has sleepovers. This is a fantastic toy to upgrade her sleepover routine.
The number of cards available mean this is great for even the largest of guest counts - as long as there are three people or more. The spinning wheel completes the game aspect to the activity cards and is a great alternative to spin the bottle if they are all getting bored of the more traditional sleepover games.
It’s very reasonably priced and is a great budget option for a distant family member or family friend to gift. Suggested activities include becoming a human mirror, singing and dancing, acting out scenes and making silly noises. There’s a great variety included.
SmartLab Toys All-Natural Lip Balm Boutique
- Amazon’s Choice for girls’ gifts
- Great for teaching about chemistry
- Inspires creativity
This toy has been awarded Amazon’s Choice for 11 year old girl gifts, but we see no reason why it can’t also be enjoyed by 10 year old girls. This kit allows the user to create her own lip balms using natural ingredients. Safe for ages 8 and up, this kit is designed to encourage STEM skills whilst being used - particularly skills in chemistry. The lip balms made can then be used by the child and her friends and family and the all natural ingredients ensure that these are perfectly safe for use.
The kit includes: 6 lip balm containers, 1 lip balm mold, 1 lotion bar mold, 1 gift tag sticker sheet, 6 gift tags, 42.2 grams of beeswax (necessary for creating the lip balms) and an instructional pamphlet that not only teaches the user how to make the lip balms but also educates on the science that makes everything works.
It also has instructions on how to create lotion bars and lip scrubs, and the child can give these out as gifts if she so wishes. SmartLab is focused on creating toys that teach children about science through play, and this kit is a fantastic example of that. The beeswax is organic and non-GMO. Reviews suggest you buy some scents to go with the kit.
Creativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift Set
- Specially designed for kids
- Good for use alone or with friends
- Can help relax the child
This is another great beauty related gift set that allows the user to create her own spa day. All of the items are specially designed for use by kids and to mimic a day at the spa. It includes a pedicure pool, nail dryer, eye mask, slippers with toe separators for a pedicure, four bottles of kid friendly nail polish, a bottle of glitter polish, a nail file, a buffer, some press on nails, cotton balls and a classy spa bag made out of satin.
The kit will allow the user to create her own manicure and pedicure party using all of the items and have a little bit of relaxation either by herself or with friends and family. All of the nail polishes are water based and toxin free to ensure they are fully safe for use around children. Batteries are required for the nail dryer so we suggest including these with the gift.
There are full instructions to teach her how to use all of the equipment and how to have a successful pamper day. It is very reasonably priced and a great gift for any relation. It also comes in portable packaging meaning it can be carried with the child if she is travelling and wants to take it.
LEGO Friends Stephanie’s House
- LEGO are a trusted brand
- Good for imaginative play
- Wide range of parts
LEGO isn’t just for boys! LEGO is a great gift for children to help them develop their early STEM skills - particularly engineering. If the girl you are buying for likes playing with dolls or other forms of imaginative play, this is a great gift to further enrich that nature. The kit comes with all the parts necessary and instructions to build the front of a doll-style house with multiple rooms and even a spiral staircase.
The parts can also, of course, be reused in however the child’s imagination sees fit and small LEGO characters (Stephanie, her parents and her pet rabbit) are included so she can use them to interact in the LEGO world she has built. There are also tonnes of accessory parts to help decorate the house including cooking supplies, furniture and a rabbit hutch.
Stephanie is also given a backstory which can help ignite the kid’s imagination from which she can create her own scenarios. This toy will likely not last past 12 years old due to the age limit, but it is very reasonably priced and is great for developing her imagination and engineering skills.
There have been huge developments not just in the innovation of toys for girls but also in the social acceptability of gifts that you can give to girls over the past few decades. This is great as it opens up a wider range of toys, but it can make choosing more difficult as now there are even more factors to consider. Here are some of the main points you need to think about.
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The Child’s Interests and Background
It goes without saying that you should give her a gift that she will actually like. You need to consider what her interests are – if she’s an active child she will love the scooter on this list, if not she might prefer the technology or creativity based toys. By the age of ten, most kids have a firmer idea of their own interests, but they can still be changeable with the right nudge.
Check with the parents to know any toys that will just not go down well at all and if there are any interests they want her to be more involved in. Speaking to the parents will also give you a clearer idea of her cultural and religious background which can also influence which toys are best to buy. Most of the toys on this list are suitable for all backgrounds, but it is always worth double checking.
Your Relationship with Her
This will influence your budget for the gift more than anything. In general, if you are giving to a family friend or distant family member then you should stick to under $50 otherwise it might look a bit like you are trying to show up other close family members. If you are close family you can go over this, but again you should make effort not to outdo the parents unless they tell you it is fine.
Your relationship with the child will also give you an idea of how personalized the gift has to be. Generic gifts like art kits and books are great if you do not see her all that often and the very fact you put effort into finding a good quality gift will be appreciated as it is. If you’re a close family member, however, you should try to think of something a little more personal to the recipient.
Educational and Development Value
This is very important. Kids learn through play, and finding a toy with good educational or development value will not only go down well with the kid but also the parents. LEGO sets and other building or making kits can help build early STEM skills, giving her a solid understanding of the basics of science and engineering and how it relates to the modern world.
The gifts can also teach sociability and develop her interaction skills if they have a team playing component. Imaginative play toys help foster creativity and again allow her to work through her social skills privately or with friends, and of course outdoor and sports toys are great for physical development and team skills.
This will differ from child to child. Keep in mind that many girls are either starting or are close to starting, puberty by the age of ten and this can drastically alter what kind of gifts they would appreciate. Generally, the gift should be for the 8-12 year age range. Any younger and it will likely not be appreciated.
General gifts such as art kits and cameras are also a safe option in this regard as they will likely be appreciated by the ten year old recipient as well as continue to be used throughout her childhood and teens.
There’s an excellent range of toys out there for ten year old girls, and with a little bit of research finding the perfect gift can be easy. All you need to do is consider the girl’s interests and what the gift can offer her, and you can always ask the parents for help with this if you are really stuck – but keep in mind they will also be busy. If you are truly stuck, pick something general like a creativity kit, camera or book.
These will likely be received well and you do not run the risk of getting something specific that the recipient actually has no interest in at all. The changing roles in society have opened up the space for acceptable gifts for 10 year old girls, so take advantage of this and find something special that will not only keep her entertained but also help her to develop further.
If you are really struggling, ask the parents for advice. Often they will already know about toys the kid wants but they are not getting themselves. They can also give advice on what toys she already has and what she enjoys playing with the most. Read more about gift giving.