If you’re looking for some gift ideas for primary school aged girls, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve collected over 20 of the best gifts, ranging from craft supplies to books to toys. So whether your niece is into arts and crafts or loves reading, we have something for her. Happy shopping!
They are no longer little kids, but not yet grown up – so getting the right balance of gifts is quite hard…
So your girls are pretty much grown up – not little kids, but not quite teens. They are too old for toys and too young for brand-name makeup and expensive perfume. And buying gifts for them takes you a lot of time to think!
But worry no more because, we asked our fans and followers of Stay at Home Mum what are the best gifts that you will be buying for your princesses for Christmas this year, and these is what they suggest!
Gift Ideas for Primary School Aged Girls
Shopping for a pre-teen girl can be tricky. They are no longer content with toy cars and dolls, but they are not yet ready for makeup and fashion accessories. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for a special pre-teen in your life, here are a few ideas to get you started.
One popular option is a digital camera. Pre-teens love to document their lives, and a small, easy-to-use digital camera is the perfect way for them to do so. Another idea is an arts and crafts set. Most pre-teens enjoy being creative, and an arts and crafts set will give them the opportunity to explore their artistic side.
If the pre-teen in your life is sporty, consider a new pair of sneakers or a sports-related gift. Whatever you choose, make sure it is something that the pre-teen will enjoy and use.
1. Get Their Ears Pierced
Provided you are happy for them to get it done, and they are old enough to take care of them, getting their ears pierced is a really great gift idea. You can also let them choose the earrings of their choice. The first pair of earrings a girl has should be reasonably good quality to help prevent any infections in the ear. Take your girl to a professional piercer rather than getting them done at the local chemist or hairdresser (although some of these places do have fully trained staff – just check their credentials and certification!)
2. Their Own Pets
If they are mature enough, look into a new pet for them. It gives them a good sense of responsibility!
Great ideas for this age include:
- Goldfish or Fighter Fish only require a small bowl, some water conditioner and food Hermit Crab Seamonkeys Guinea Pig Budgie or Parrot
- Hermit Crab
- Guinea Pig
- Rabbits (if your area allows it)
- Budgie or Parrot
With 7 surprises in 1 package, the Barbie Color Reveal dolls deliver all kinds of delight — kids will love diving into the mermaid series! This surprise Barbie Color Reveal doll makes a great gift for kids 3 to 7 years old, especially fantasy lovers.
Get it here for RRP $24.99!
With 6 surprises in 1 package, the Barbie Color Reveal Chelsea dolls deliver all kinds of delight! The surprise Chelsea Color Reveal dolls are released in different series with fun themes — like the mermaid — and make a great gift for kids 3 to 7 years old.
Get it here for RRP $14.99!
Craft-making kits are perfect for girls of this age. It keeps their hands and minds busy and allows them creative flow. Either grab a kit like this that is all-inclusive, or grab all the bits and pieces from places like Lincraft or Spotlight.
Camera prices have significantly dropped and you can now pick up a good quality camera for under $100! We love these FujiFilm Instax Polaroid Cameras!
7. Board Games
Yes, board games are perfect for this age. But don’t go too baby-ish. Good suggestions include:
However, if you happen to be lucky enough to have an Xbox or Playstation – go for the online versions of the above games. Less pieces to lose and the whole family can still play! You can get games and consoles from EB Games, Big W, and Kmart.
8. Lockable Diary or Journal
This is a great age to provide them with a special diary – just for them. Let them keep their most sacred memories in a beautiful lockable case. This is the type of gift they remember and keep forever!
Our Pick: LOL Surprise! Born To Rock A6 Lockable Notebook Diary
Let her listen to her favorite tunes on the go! Headphones are a great gift for girls when they start listening to music and developing their own musical taste. So you don’t have to listen to that crap, get her some headphones. Prices range from $300 to $1500 and everything in between!
Our pick: This cutie patootie cat ear headphones
These Barbie Color Reveal dolls deliver the ultimate unboxing experience 25 surprises, eight repeat color-change features, two pets, two outfits and a Barbie doll to play out day-to-night transformations over and over again.
Get it here for RRP $49.99
As a kid, I adored Science-based gifts, but there wasn’t much around! Now the world is our oyster! It is easy to buy a good quality microscope that kicks ass, for not a whole lot of cash!
Our Pick: Children’s Microscope Toy Primary and Secondary School Students
Books are a timeless gift – for everyone and anyone. Great books for this age group include:
Hair chalk is nifty as girls can put it in, and it washes straight out. You can pick it up from your local supermarket in the hair aisle.
Tickets to something your little girl wants to go to is a very grown-up option. There are so many options now.
- Water Park
- Theme Parks
Do you want to look your best at your next party? Of course, you do! And that’s where a party makeup kit comes in. This handy little kit has everything you need to create a stunning look that will turn heads. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a party makeup kit today!
16. A Magazine Subscription
Buy her a year’s subscription to a magazine, something that she wouldn’t buy for herself! Our picks for primary school aged girls include:
- IT Girl – A magazine for tweens from age 7 – 13. It provides a safe and trusted environment where girls can express themselves.
- Girlfriend – the ultimate teenage girl’s BFF with advice on boys, friends, fashion and beauty.
- Complete Dog Care digital subscription – for dog owners and dog lovers. It has all your canine questions answered and has information on your dog’s health and nutrition.
- Double Helix – A Science Magazine from CSIRO for kids aged 8 – 14 years.
- Hoofbeats – Australia’s leading educational equestrian magazine focusing on horse ownership and care.
Shoes are always a great idea – but make them cute! Check out these Ciao Saturn Black High-cut shoes. It’ll look gorgeous with lots of outfits.
18. Make Your Own Lip Gloss Kit
Yes, lip gloss is fun – but what if you can make it from scratch! There are loads of different lip gloss kits on the market. Here is just one of them.
Sunglasses are both pretty, fairly inexpensive and practical. Check out your local stores for a pretty pair you think your primary school aged girl might like. I love this pretty floral pair – cute!
20. Room Decorations
Oh, there is so much choice here. New lamps, fairy lights, book-ends, doona covers, clocks… See what she is into and go wild. Even better, get her a voucher and go shopping together so she can choose!
Our Pick: This Castle Night Light
Another good idea for her room! Her own chair or Bean Bag where she can relax, read a book or chat for hours on the phone!
Yoga mats are a fantastic idea for a gift for a young girl. You can pick them up for about $20 from most big shops (Kmart, Big W etc) or even camping stores. They are also handy to have a sleeping bag if you go camping. Some places even do personalized Yoga Mats!
What do you get the school aged girl who has everything? Check out these 20 great gift ideas that will have her excited for Christmas or for their birthdays! From fun clothing to cool technology, she’ll be thrilled with any of these presents. So start shopping now and cross one more item off your list!