Tween girls are in a unique spot; they're older kids, but they're not yet teenagers. This unique time calls for creative gift ideas, but what are the best gifts for 10 year old girls? Luckily, CNET has perfect toys, games and gifts to make shopping for this special age group easy. 10-year-old girls often still love gift ideas like American Girl dolls and books and Lego sets and kits. But they also like to create DIY room decor, sing karaoke and learn coding. If the 10-year-old girl in your life is getting into makeup, we have a perfect nail kit and a shimmery lip gloss to recommend. If your kids (or a niece or cousin) would rather get down and dirty, there's a great crystal geodes kit on our list. But any one of the best gifts for 10 year old girls is sure to be a perfect toy or game, easy!
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A perfect gift kit for your kids to enjoy with their besties, the Lucky Fortune BFF series is a blind-bag toy for bigger kids. Included in each kit are two toy fortune cookies. Crack the kit open to find matching bracelets and fortunes. There are 50 different sets of bracelets, including a real gold-dipped XO heart charm bracelet kit. Can your kids collect them all? It won't be easy. Create a game out of it!
Berets are cool this winter, making them one of the best gift ideas; show the 10-year-old girls in your life that you know what the kids like! This black beret from Target's Art Class line is bedazzled with stars to give kids the perfect amount of sparkle and light.
Creative kids who are fans of YouTube star Lauren Riihimaki will love a new LaurDIY kit based on Riihimaki's creative crafting. The crystal chandelier kit includes materials for kids to create, decorate and display eight iridescent "crystals" that reflect light in a perfect bedroom accent. It's like a game, and two gifts in one -- a fun activity and art kit and cool child's bedroom decor!
Kids can create perfect, easy glam manicures with this trendy DIY toy kit from the Cool Maker line. Just paint nails with the colorful kid-safe nail polish and then stamp designs with the machine. Five different awesome patterns (including unicorns, cupcakes, flamingos) are included in the great gift kit to customize creative kids' nails.
Fact: Unicorns are beloved by kids. We particularly love this collectible one for its jeweled rhinestone rump (the next best thing to a mermaid tail) and glittery, rainbow mane and we wouldn't be surprised if your kids want to collect everything from German toy company Schleich's fantasy series, Bayala. This mare looks like it came straight from a picture book or video game, measures nearly 5 inches tall, and also serves to create great unicorn-themed decor.
Kids of all ages love breaking open geodes -- rocks filled with sparkly minerals. Three large, natural geodes are included in this kit from Discovery. Kids can crack them open (with the included hammer in the kit) and discover what crystalline treasures are hidden inside. Best for ages 8 and up, this science kit is more interactive than a book and makes a perfect STEM gift kit (and science experiment) for kids.
A fun twist on the classic family game, Pictionary Air lets kids create their clues in the air, and then the image appears onscreen through the game app. It's not as easy as drawing in a book, but that's the fun of this awesome party game. You can even cast the image onto your TV. This great gift is so cool and creative, kids may even join family game night.
Roller skates are in again with kids! Circle Society makes the coolest skate styles, and they've got two new kids' pairs from YouTube pop star JoJo Siwa, including this neon dream. We love that these skates can adjust from sizes 12 to 3, making them a great gift that'll last kids for years, if they're game. Just push a button to adjust the sizing, it's easy!
The ultimate set of awesome toys for kids who love to create with the Lego Friends collection, the Heartlake City Amusement Pier kit is more than a game -- it's an easy source of endless entertainment for kids (and adults, too, let's be honest). Create a pirate ship ride, games, ticket kiosk, a snack stand and more with this kit (instruction book included). Let your imagination soar, and then the five included mini-doll figures can hit the bright light of the fair and create memories!
The coolest coding toy is Sphero's Bolt, an app-enabled robot ball. Kids link the robot to the Sphero Edu app to play games and learn to create code. It's the perfect gift -- it's fun to play with, it's a robot, and it's also educational.
Beloved doll company American Girl is now offering a very special present: a custom gift box kit with a book. For the gift trunk option (starting at $238), choose a doll (with optional ear piercing) and two play packs, and you'll also get the book, a visit to the doll hospital and personalized letter, all packaged in a storage trunk, plus a $10 certificate and free shipping. These dolls make for one perfect gift kit!
Originally published earlier this month.