How to Choose the Best Toys and Gifts for a 10-Year-Old Girl in 2018

How to Choose the Best Toys and Gifts for a 10-Year-Old Girl in 2019

by Adrina Palmer |

At ten-years-old, girls are playing less with toys and getting more creative. They love things like arts and crafts or Legos. Tactile toys are favorites as well, hence the glitter slime craze. We can’t forget technology either- it’s an integral part of a kid’s life these days.

Our list of best gift ideas for 10-year-old is well researched. We have found great activities to help girls learn to explore their personalities and the world around them and focus on new and more complicated skills. Read on to find the best gifts from the exciting land of play and childhood!

Top Ten Toys for 10-Year-Old Girls
Why It Is BestMom Rating
Paracord Charm Bracelet Making SetDIY Project, Group Fun, Endless Possibilities♥♥♥♥
Style Me Up Disney – Famous VS InfamousTeaches Design, Promotes Creativity, Portable♥♥♥♥♥
Toy 3D Pen for Kids – 3D Printing Pen SetNew Technology, Easy to Use, Fun Project♥♥♥♥♥
Education Insights Nancy B’s Science Club MicroscopeSTEM Toy, Exploration, Learning Toy♥♥♥♥♥
Evo App-Connected Coding RobotCoding, Technology, Learning Computers♥♥♥♥♥
Lego Elves Aira & The Song of the Wind DragonConstruction, Imagination Play, Works With Other Sets♥♥♥♥♥
YSD Night Light, Touch Sensor Bedside LampBluetooth, Teaches Time, Night Light♥♥♥♥♥
Quadcopter Mini Drones for KidsOutdoor Play, Girl Design, Learn to Use a Remote♥♥♥♥♥
Exploding Kittens Card GameFun, Goofy, For Cat-Lovers, Group Play♥♥♥♥♥
Desire Deluxe Slow Rising Jambo SquishiesSquishie, Large, Two Pack♥♥♥♥♥

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30 Best Toy and Gift Ideas for a 10-Year-Old Girl

1. Your Décor by Horizon Group USA Color Your Own Water Bottle Kit, Multi-Colored

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Summary

Children’s toys crowd your daughter’s room and they serve no purpose but to entertain and take up space. A lot of space. A useful toy is not only appealing but a money and space saver. Gift your 1o-year-old the Your Décor by Horizon Group USA Color Your Own Water Bottle Kit, Multi-Colored and give her the gift of unique water. Not really, water doesn’t change a whole lot unless you add Kool-aid or something else but the water will be housed in a uniquely decorated water bottle.

These water bottles are great to take to school for refills during the day or to a team activity. Kids seem to want other drinks like soda, juice, and other sugary drinks. This bottle can bring them back to healthier choices like plain water. She may even want a spare!

Up Side 

  • BPA Free
  • Comes with five markers, 20 adhesive gems stones, bottle with design
  • DIY craft
  • Carabiner clip included for easy storage
  • Spot to write goals
  • Fun pattern
  • Promotes drinking water
  • 16 fluid ounces
  • Aluminum

Down Side 

  • Not dishwasher safe
  • The markers are not top quality and can wash off. Try permanent marker instead.

Why You Should Buy

With a spot for goals, this DIY craft encourages creativity, goal-setting, and drinking water all impressive objectives for young girls to follow.

2. Paracord Charm Bracelet Making Set

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Summary

Kids love crafts but older kids want older crafts that do not look all baby-ish. Enter the Paracord Charm Bracelet Making Set. Stylish but grown up with interesting charms and fun to make. Encourages creativity and staying off electronics, it’s every parent’s dream.

The only real problem is the price for the number of supplies but you know you are paying for the instructions and to see if this is the craft your child falls in love with. More supplies can always be purchased later with endless possibilities for uniqueness and new colors.

Even better, when children make their own bracelets they can size them to fit their wrists or their friend’s wrists. With so many girls toys focused on girly toys, this is a great gift for non-pink fans as paracord comes in neutral colors, boy colors, girls colors, and everything in between.

Up Side 

  • Includes paracord, clips, charms, and instructions
  • Enough supplies for 8 bracelets
  • Great for groups
  • DIY craft
  • High Quality

Down Side 

  • Slightly pricey

Why You Should Buy

A simple craft for rainy days or for sleepovers. Entertains and teaches more complex patterns for older girls ready to move past beads.

3. Creativity for Kids It’s My Life Scrapbook Kit

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Summary

The Creativity for Kids It’s My Life Scrapbook Kit is the ultimate beginners kit to help your daughter document her life. The price is fabulous, especially compared to the cost of individual supplies. Figure out if this is an interest before committing to outrageous price tags.

You will have to go a little old school and visit the photos section to print up some 4×6’s but not a problem.  Another opportunity to teach your girl how to print photos, crop, enhance, and other skills that can encourage an interest in photography. The box comes complete with everything needed to create a spectacular tribute to your girl’s childhood.

Up Side 

  • Includes a mini scrapbook, 16 pages, 32 layouts, over 200 stickers, stencils, markers, envelope, glue stick, scissors, and rhinestones.
  • Fun colors and patterns
  • Non- toxic
  • No boundaries – plenty of room for individuality
  • Bonus mini-key scrapbook
  • Encourages imagination
  • Great team activity
  • Girls will love showing off their hard work

Down Side 

  • Only comes with one marker
  • The scrapbook is on the small side

Why You Should Buy

Stimulate originality and reflection with this small scrapbooking kit. Little girls will love remembering all the fun adventures from the year and creating a book about themselves. Also can create an interest in photography.

4. Kahootz Spirograph Design Tin Set

Summary

Give the gift of hours of fun with the Kahootz Spirograph Design Tin Set. Any adult from the 80s or 90s remember the fun of creating fun spirals and designs on the side of our papers, our books covers, or notebooks, now you can give the same gift you begged your parents for to the ten-year-old-girl in your life.

Housed in a sturdy tin, these spiral stencils are great for road trips or plane rides and a great activity to keep kids off the internet. When friends come over, load up on computer paper and let the kids make spirals to use as window decorations or anything their hearts desire. The original spirograph released in 1965 and is still a time-honored and treasured toy children are sure to love.

Up Side 

  • Includes 7 wheels, 1 ring, 1 rack, spiro-putty, 2 pens, guidebook all in a snap in storage tin.
  • Great quality
  • Compact size for travel
  • Easy storage
  • Encourages creativity and design
  • Time-honored toy
  • Great rainy day activity

Down Side 

  • Not full sized, meant for travel. Full kit available here.

Why You Should Buy

Bring a treasured toy from the past to today’s generation and remind the youth in your life how fun life can be without electronics. Play with your girl and help her create inspired spirals.

5. Style Me Up! Disney – Famous VS Infamous

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Summary

Girls dream big and many dream of becoming a famous fashion designer. Help the girl in your life try designing fashion with the Style Me Up! Disney – Famous VS Infamous design book. Focused on princesses and villains she can draw ball gowns and fur coats for the good guys and the bad guys. The kit comes with everything needed to inspire unique clothing and all the accessories too. A great teaching tool too to help girls understand their own fashion sense and growth in drawing skills. Also, a great way to let young girls enjoy character but in a grown-up fashion.

A sketchbook can inspire a love of fashion and lead to your daughter branching out and drawing her own fashions. She may begin to draw people and their clothing. This sketchbook can empower her to find her own style. You may even consider dusting off the sewing machine in case she is interested.

Up Side 

  • Includes 48 sketch pages, 24 silhouettes, 6 sheets of stencils, hairstyles, both princess and villain inspired looks, tons of stickers, colored pencils, and instructions.
  • Great for travel or quiet time
  • Encourages creativity
  • Character inspired
  • Endless imaginative options
  • Empowering girls to pick to follow their dreams
  • Hours of fun away from the TV
  • Great group project

Down Side 

  • Lots of worded pages limiting drawing sheets
  • Pricey

Why You Should Buy

Motivate your daughter, niece, or grandchild to get her creative juices flowing and sketch patterns and dresses. Helps her explore potential careers.

6. Klutz Make Clay Charms Craft Kit

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Summary

The Klutz Make Clay Charms Craft Kit won the Parents Choice Award for best toy and will give your girl hours of entertainment and ingenuity as she creates tiny clay figures. The clay figures can be turned into charms for a bracelet or necklace or used as a mini zoo to decorate her room.

With sixty pages of crystal- clear instructions, girls will be creating adorable frogs or ice cream figurines in no time. Creating tiny figures will help your girl to improve her hand-eye coordination and learning to work past clumsiness with tiny tasks, a skill used in many career fields. The kit does not come with a lot of clay, but the instruction book is invaluable for children interested in creating tiny figures with easy to follow instructions.

Up Side 

  • Includes 9 colors of clay, a shaping tool, custom clay glaze, a charm bracelet, jump rings and loops, a drying and display stand.
  • Includes instructions for beach-theme, animals, popular foods, and desserts
  • With extra jewelry supplies, the clay can be turned into necklaces, earrings, or necklaces
  • Great for gift giving
  • Inspires artistry and ingenuity
  • Helps kids learn to follow instructions
  • Can make up to 15 clay figures, possibly more.
  • Parent-child activity as it requires baking in the oven.
  • Great weekend or rainy day activity

Down Side 

  • Requires wax or scrap paper not included
  • PVC in the clay and can crumble
  • Book smaller than advertised.

Why You Should Buy

This toy helps encourage hand-eye coordination and following instructions on tiny figures a great skill for many children. The possibilities are only limited by your child’s imagination with this gift!

7. Stick N’ Style Blinglets

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Summary

Ten-year-old girls love to make jewelry with friends and style their new accessories for family and friends. The Stick N’ Style Blinglets makes jewelry-making easy and stylish in no time at all with stickers. Time for some bling with over 700 jewel stickers! Crafty girls will rejoice with all the options available.

A great learning toy to teach patterns and lining up stickers for the most aesthetically pleasing designs. Bring over a bunch of your girls friends and let them go wild creating jewelry like a pro. The bracelets are hard plastic for durability. Consider grabbing a couple of these kits for a birthday party for a fun an easy activity for a group.

Up Side 

  • Hard plastic
  • Easy to use stickers
  • Includes 12 bangles and over 700 stickers
  • Bangles sized for children
  • Easy to use
  • Fun group project

Down Side 

  • Tiny sticker papers left over
  • No instructions
  • Stickers need to be more sticky

Why You Should Buy

Buy this for little divas who love a lot of bling but on a budget. Girls will love the easy to use kit and bracelets their size.

8. Toy 3D Pen for Kids -3D Printing Pen Set

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Summary

The future is here and pens can now create magic! Not really, but the plastic creates anything your girl has a steady enough hand to make. Make a tree, bracelet, spell out hard to find names, the options are as numerous as the stars with the 3D Pen for Kids Gifts for Girls Boys Teen – 3D Printing Pen Set. Your girl will love this unique pen that allows her imagination to come to life. A great electronic without a screen and full use of a young imagination.

With this pen, she may find a love for creating and bringing her imagination to life. Many libraries now have sophisticated 3D printers, get her excited by visiting the library and learning all the capabilities of her new toy and this new technology.

Up Side 

  • Comes in 3 colors
  • Affordable refills
  • Cute designed pen and easy to hold
  • Non-toxic filament and BPA free
  • No plastic smell or unhealthy evaporation
  • Low temperature to prevent burning
  • Eco-friendly filament refills made of plant resources
  • Includes the pen, and 10 color filaments, templates, and instructions
  • Hardens quickly
  • Rechargeable – no batteries

Down Side 

  • Requires adult supervision
  • Can clog

Why You Should Buy

The endless opportunities to create are offered with the pen to let kids use their imagination without limitation. A great gift for young girls ready to explore what they are capable of and figure out their passion.

9. Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls

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Summary

Preteen girls offer the world a full array of emotions and experiences ready to be written down to explore her emotional abilities with the Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls. Drawing or doodling and journaling are two expressive mediums girls love to explore as they figure out who they are and where they fit in life. Combining the two gives girls a voice and a passion for writing, drawing, and understanding themselves and the world around them.

The diary comes with prompts to guide girls how to journal and what to write down with spots for writing and drawing. Even spots to collage! Girls will look back fondly on this diary years from now to see old ticket stubs, read about best friends, remember who they were then, and even their favorite foods.

Up Side 

  • Great for drawing and writing
  • Comes with prompts for filing in the journal
  • Encouraged girls to explore themselves
  • Great for travel
  • Fun memories
  • Not overwhelming like thicker books
  • Prevents writer’s block

Down Side 

  • Not spiral bound and does not lay flat at first

Why You Should Buy

Let your girl investigate her world through written word and drawing. A great gift that will give for the rest of her life as she can look back on her tenth year fondly with all her memories written down.

10. Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media

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Summary

Kids love to draw and still have a lot to learn. With the Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media let your girl explore 52 different ways to express herself through art. This paperback book teaches skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, paper crafts, and media crafts to allow her a chance to find a craft that suits her skills and desires best. The book is set up as lessons to prevent information overload and to keep children engaged with the material.

Up Side 

  • 144 pages
  • 52 to craft “adventures”
  • Educational to learn several art mediums
  • Easy to read
  • Teaches how to create a workspace
  • Beautiful pictures

Down Side 

  • Not a lot of new or exciting ideas
  • Supplies not included

Why You Should Buy

This art book is the perfect gift for children interested in art who do not have parents with a wealth of art information. A great book to inspire inspiration.

11. Ultimate Slime Kit

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Summary

Buy budding scientist theUltimate Slime Kit to help them create their own slime! Kids are obsessed with tactile objects like oozing slime. With this kit, not only do they get slime but they get to make slime! Who knew science could be so fun! The ultimate slime kit even includes glow in the dark slime, although, it is probably best to keep slime away from bedrooms and carpets were it can make a mess. The kit includes recipes and experiments for hours of entertainment. Supervision highly recommended for parents who do not want to find slime oozing on clothes, stairs, or pets.

Toys like this slime kit foster a love for science and will help your daughter to be excited about future chemistry classes and all the possibilities chemistry offers. Encourage her to find new recipes online or in a book and create other items like putty or even her own soaps.

Up Side 

  • Includes recipes, supplies, and containers for the slime with lids.
  • Kids can make Fortnite colors, glitter slime, color-changing slime, clear slime or glow-in-the-dark slime
  • Easy to follow guide in full color
  • A small kit for easy storage
  • Learning kit helps teach chemistry

Down Side 

  • Does not come with gloves which may be necessary for kids with sensitive skin
  • Use Elmer’s glue instead of the glue included for better results
  • Messy science kit

Why You Should Buy

Let your girl have the best of both worlds: science and slime. Learning can be fun with a slime kit that teaches a love for chemistry and making items from scratch. A great project for school vacations.

12. Educational Insights Nancy B’s Science Club Microscope and 22-page Activity Journal

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Summary

On the topic of science is the Educational Insights Nancy B’s Science Club Microscope and 22-page Activity Journal ready to get your ten-year-old excited about science and exploring the invisible world. Kids interested in STEM learning will love this hands-on scientific tool. Parents will love that everything a budding scientist needs is included in the box including a journal to for kids to fill with observations.  Parents are not needed as the instructions are easy to follow and the kit encourages self-discovery. Improves children’s power over observation and understanding.

Seeing the world will open up her eyes. Let her explore with a variety of items to view on a closer scale. Sand is amazing up close, as is fabric or even a water from a pond ends up being a unique adventure when on a slide. Encourage her to go outside and search for interesting natural items to view on her microscope.

Up Side 

  • Attractive design and colors
  • STEM learning
  • Includes 30x-400x lighted and adjustable microscope, 26 piece tool, and an activity journal
  • Kids can collect specimens and view on microscopic levels
  • Helps with understanding the necessity for science and the world
  • Lightweight
  • Promotes exploration

Down Side 

  • 3 AAA batteries not included.
  • More toy than a real microscope but will save money for kids with no real interest
  • Hard to focus

Why You Should Buy

Buy this for the future scientist in your life. Cute colors for girl unlike most microscopes in boring black or white. The kit comes with everything for a full taste of being a scientist.

13. Evo App-Connected Coding Robot

Summary

With Evo App-Connected Coding Robot children can become the master of code. At ten, children are old enough for more complex toys like this award-winning coding robot. Evo arrives assembled and ready to roll with apps and two different ways to code. As technology progress so does Evo with an updatable interface. Children will never bore of Evo with endless ways to play creatively.

Coding helps kids to better understand technology and learn more about this world full of computers. Coding can lead to learning computer languages or developing apps, or a whole host of different opportunities. Encourage your child to keep a list of the codes they tried and what they want to try next for future projects.

Up Side 

  • High tech toy, not a high maintenance toy
  • Connects to apps, Bluetooth
  • Has LED lights, optical sensors, sound system, and an online activity library
  • Comes with 1 robot, experience pack, 4 color code markers, an instruction manual, quick start guide, and a USB charger.
  • Features STEAM Challenges
  • Code screen free or with apps
  • Teaches Coding
  • Can connect with friends for more ways to play
  • No batteries

Down Side 

  • Needs to charge frequently
  • Wheels may stop spinning
  • Expensive

Why You Should Buy

Empower children obsessed with computers and want to learn how to code. Evo is a great beginner coding device to decide if this is an avenue would like to pursue.

14. Monilon 160 Pcs Magnet Building Sticks 

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Summary

Monilon 160 Pcs Magnet Building Sticks is a great building set for older kids to build more complex shapes and buildings all for a fantastic price making this STEM toy a great gift. The building sticks come in an assortment of bright colors with magnetic marbles to create tons of designs and patterns.

Kids can work together to create more complicated designs for a great group activity. Because this set is great for ages three and up, it might be a fun set for your daughter to play with younger siblings. Her sophisticated abilities my help younger siblings learn to play smarter and help your daughter learn to be patient with younger children.

Up Side 

  • 120 building sticks and 40 magnetic balls
  • STEM toy great for cognitive learning, hand-eye coordination, and spatial imagination and thinking
  • Fantastic group toy
  • comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Infinite ways to build and play
  • Helps develop creativity
  • Non-toxic, BPA free, no harmful chemical for humans or environment
  • Idea book to encourage children

Down Side 

  • No storage included with lots of pieces

Why You Should Buy

Building toys are a universal toy to help kids learn to build and use their imagination. Older kids, like ten-year-olds, are ready to move past blocks to something more fun and exciting like this magnetic building set.

15. National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything

Summary

Children ask questions all day long to the point of parents ready to lose their mind. Not even logical questions but ridiculous irrelevant questions. Parents, the National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything is the answer to your prays with 1,111 questions and answers to fill your child’s head. That is over a thousand questions you do not have to answer all in one convenient hardcover book and a low price for sanity! Like all National Geographic kids books, this one is filled with gorgeous pictures and loads of facts. Some of the questions addressed are why junk food tastes good, why the galaxy is called the Milky Way, why humans have thumbs, and many more. The book even answers why kids ask why.

The only downside of this otherwise spectacular book is the book teaches evolution, which might be unacceptable for families who believe in creation instead of evolution. Even with the focus on evolution the questions answered could lead to some useful conversations between children and parents.

Up Side 

  • Answers questions about the body, our planet, the universe, technology, history, animals, and pop culture
  • Beautiful pictures
  • Easy fun to read format
  • Full index in the back of the book for easy searching
  • Answer over a thousand questions
  • Great for travel
  • Fun to read with a friend
  • A great learning book with tons of facts to expand young minds

Down Side 

  • Difficult to read for children with lower reading levels
  • Discusses evolution as fact

Why You Should Buy

Inquisitive young minds need a steady flow of information to help their brain grow strong and this book will certainly fill their minds with information about the world around them. You might actually get a few minutes a day without a bombardment of questions!

16. Dork Diaries x 10 title set

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Summary

Young ladies love to write in diaries at the age of ten and with the Dork Diaries x 10 title set they can read books that read like diaries. The books are hilarious showcasing a girl named Nikki who is not popular and shares all of her juicy secrets about her life as a un-cool kid. This hilarious coming-of-age set will help your daughter learn how to journal, doodle, and laugh her way through fifth grade. The pages are broken up with pictures making an enjoyable read even for the not-so-best readers.

Many girls at ten feel awkward in their own body and will find a kindred spirit in this set of books by Rachel Russell. Her novels touch on popularity, first crushes, problems with best friends, and cliques. All of these topics and more will help your child bond with the story and promote a life time of reading.

Up Side 

  • Lots of pictures
  • Diary layout
  • Funny and silly
  • About an underdog who empowers herself
  • The set comes with ten volumes to keep your girl entertained for several days or weeks
  • Similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Down Side 

  • No downsides to kids reading!

Why You Should Buy

Girls will love the cute stories and heroine along with all the pictures. Engaging books they will read over and over again.

17. LEGO 6212146 Elves Aira & The Song of The Wind Dragon

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Summary

The LEGO 6212146 Elves Aira & The Song of The Wind Dragon is the best of two words, building toys and a fantasy world filled with dragons and elves. Ten-year-old girls are moving a little out of the magical realm of their earlier youth but a touch of magic is still acceptable especially when it comes to dragons! This set is geared toward older kids and comes with over 400 pieces to assemble and reassemble for fun learning and imaginative play!

Up Side 

  • 451 pieces
  • Reusable and can work with all other lego sets
  • Pretty colors
  • Comes with 3 elf figurines
  • Fantastic price
  • Set builds a dragon, a music school, a floating island, and a bat airship that shoots
  • Moving parts
  • Fantasy play
  • Great construction set for multiple kids to play with
  • Endless creative options
  • Easy to follow instruction book

Down Side 

  • Hospital bills from stepping on a Lego. It hurts!

Why You Should Buy

Lego’s are a well-established toy bringing joy and learning to children since 1932 and continue to enchant children today with innovative sets geared towards spatial learning.

18. Casio SA76 44 Mini Sized Keys 100 Tones

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Summary

Everyone has heard of Casio and they still offer great keyboards today like the Casio SA76 44 mini Sized Keys 100 Tones. Give the gift of music and help your child improve brain function with this mini keyboard. Although small, this keyboard packs a lot of features into a tiny portable electronic piano with added sounds and rhythms so your child can learn to play fast.

Music is a beginner instrument that can help children learn how to read music and even improve math skills by opening synapses in the brain. Not only is music important brain but can help children in this awkward age with their emotions as they can learn an outlet for feelings and explore creativity. Learning the piano now could lead to an interest in the guitar, or the school band and many other opportunities even computer skills such as mixing music on Garage Band.

Up Side 

  • Easy-to-read LCD display
  • 100 songs and 50 rhythm
  • 44 mini-sized keys and 5 percussion pads
  • Portable
  • Designed for small fingers
  • A great introduction to the piano and many other instrument sounds
  • Easy storage

Down Side 

  • Does not include an adapter
  • Requires 6 AA batteries – not included
  • Not as sturdy as previous Casio keyboards

Why You Should Buy

Music is the universal language and a great method of encouraging brain growth. Learning an instrument is easier the younger a person is, now is the time for your girl to learn to play.

19. YSD Night Light, Touch Sensor Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker, Warm Light and Color Changing Table Lamp

Summary

A nightlight/alarm clock like the YSD Night Light, Touch Sensor Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker might not seem like a learning toy but any device that holds a child s attention and teaches time qualifies as a learning device. While not technically a toy, this alarm clock is the perfect gift to make a 10-year-old girl squeal with delight. This touch lamp changes colors, is Bluetooth capable, and offers a digital display to make learning time a colorful experience and shed some light in the night.

Up Side 

  • 7 different colors and 48 color options
  • Appealing modern design
  • 3 levels of brightness with cool touch sensor design and warm light for night
  • Built-in Bluetooth speaker
  • Can be used for audio books
  • Soft lighting for middle of the night bathroom breaks
  • Large battery capacity  also USB chargeable
  • Portable
  • Nightlight

Down Side 

  • A bit pricey

Why You Should Buy

With the multiple functions, this alarm clock is the perfect gift for kids who want a more sophisticated nightlight and need help learning time. With the built-in speaker, kids can listen to music or books to help them fall asleep.

20. National Geographic – Break Open 10 Geodes

Summary

Girls will love breaking open rocks to find beautiful crystal-like geodes inside. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Break Open 10 Geodes is a fabulous gift for girls who need exposure to the beauty of science and geology. With a sixteen-page full-color learning guide, kids will learn all about the gorgeous gems hidden side rocks. Geodes are the ultimate ugly duckling!

Up Side 

  • 10 Geodes ranging from ping-pong ball size all the way to tennis ball sized.
  • Full-color learning guide full of information about the geodes
  • Satisfaction guaranteed
  • STEM toy
  • Multiple colors and styles
  • Comes with protective eyewear and a magnifying glass

Down Side 

  • Hammer not included
  • Some boxes may end up with all the same color crystals
  • Can be hard to open

Why You Should Buy

Girls love glitz and glitter and these crystals may be a bit of work the surprise of finding out what is inside will inspire girls to do a little strength work.

21. Unicorn Dabbing Shirt

Summary

With both dabbing and unicorns reaching a zenith in popularity, why not mix the two with a Unicorn Dabbing Shirt? Girls will enjoy the humor of a rainbow pony performing their favorite dance move. Even as the dance move falls out of the spotlight, the humor will remain as a fond memory. Buy a size up if you think she would prefer to sleep in this shirt than wear it out in public. Each child is different and may prefer to keep silly shirts for sleep.

Up Side 

  • Available in multiple sizes and colors
  • Solid colors are 100% cotton and Heathers are Cotton/Polyester blend
  • Machine washable and dryable
  • Lightweight and classic fit

Down Side 

  • Runs small
  • If washed wrong the design can wash off.

Why You Should Buy

Little girls need fun and silly gives and this one takes the cake. The perfect shirt for school or lounging in sweats at home.

22. Da Bomb Bath Fizzers ‘Cake’ Bomb Bath Soak, Almond Buttercream 

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Summary

Da Bomb Bath Fizzers ‘Cake’ Bomb Bath Soak, Almond Buttercream are not just fabulous bath bombs but also an inspirational story. Two teenage sisters started Da Bomb company while in school to follow their dreams and provide quality bath bombs with natural ingredients and happy messages for girls and teens. Young ladies will enjoy a luxurious bath on cold nights with fun scents and sprinkles.

Up Side 

  • Made by girls for girls
  • All natural – vegan-friendly and gluten-free
  • No dyes or creepy ingredients like sulfates, sodium lauryl sulfates, phthalates or
  • Heavenly almond buttercream scent with sprinkles
  • Surprise in every bath bomb
  • Handmade

Down Side 

  • May have to clean the tub after use
  • The scent does not last long once dissolved

Why You Should Buy

Luxurious bath products are always a win for women and girls alike. With all natural ingredients, you have nothing to lose!

23. ALEX Glow Sketch Nail Pens

Image of the ALEX Spa Glow Sketch It Nail Pens

Summary

Bring the salon home with ALEX Glow Sketch Nail Pens. Let your girl decorate her nails without bottles of nail polish to spill. A simple concept so even young girls can transform their nails into works of salon art. The pens allow for precision in creating designs on a small space, so these pens are great for spatial thinking. With enough practice, they can impress their friends by drawing hearts, smiley faces, and more complex pictures like bumble bees.

Up Side 

  • 5 colors included – three glow in the dark colors
  • Great price
  • Designed to be easy to hold
  • Each pen works as a brush and precision pen for designs
  • Great for girls night

Down Side 

  • Not a lot of polish available
  • Polish chips easily

Why You Should Buy

Save a trip to the salon and all the expense by bringing this kit home for girls to paint their nails after a few slices of pizza and a movie.

24. Meowtastic Sequin Decorative Throw Pillow Unicorn Rainbow Reversible Sequin Pillow

Summary

Sequin pillows sell themselves with fun texture and ability to change the design and colors. The Meowtastic Sequin Decorative Throw Pillow Unicorn Rainbow Reversible Sequin Pillow is especially unique as one side is soft pastel colors with a unicorn and the other side is a vivid rainbow. Little girls will squeal with delight over their very own “mermaid” pillow to decorate their bed.

Tactile pillows can be a stress reducer. Girls can enjoy writing their names in the sequins or other designs and personalize the pillow to their tastes. With friends over the pillow will become a focal point as girls oh and ah over the bright colors and fun decor.

Up Side 

  • Two fun patterns
  • Sequins
  • Large 16 x 16 inches
  • Multiple patterns and colors available
  • Full of personality
  • Great stress reliever and fidget toy
  • Mystical and fun design
  • Microfiber backing with a velvet feel
  • 100% polyester filling

Down Side 

  • Can flatten out with use like most pillows

Why You Should Buy

Young girls will go nuts over this exciting pillow and the fun it adds to their bedroom. A fantastic gift for girls in love with unicorns.

25. Quadcopter Mini Drones for Kids – “Force1 Monarch Wave” Motion Control Drone

Image of the Mini Drone for Kids and Beginners - Monarch Wave Hand Motion Controlled Drone Quadcopter Flying Toys, LED Butterfly Drones for Girls or Boys (Blue)

Summary

Boys are not the only kids who love flying drones and this helicopter is colorful butterfly drone, girls will spend a whole lot of time outside piloting their own drone.  The Quadcopter Mini Drones for Kids – “Force1 Monarch Wave” Motion Control Drone. Girls will love going outside to help their butterfly use its wings and see how far it can fly. A great toy to encourage outside play and learn to use a remote control.

Up Side 

  • Easy to hold remote
  • Butterfly design in glittery aqua color
  • 360-degree flips
  • 6-axis gyro and auto hover
  • USB charger or batteries
  • Mini size for easy storage
  • Multiple colors available
  • 1 Key Lift
  • Bright LEDs and light-up eyes
  • Includes drone, controller, charger, extra finger grips and propellers, and instructions

Down Side 

  • The lever can be difficult to use

Why You Should Buy

Get your girl outside with a fun new toy that fly! The cute butterfly design appeals to little ladies and is a great group activity.

26. Exploding Kittens Card Game

Image of the Exploding Kittens Card Game

Summary

Just the name of this goofy card game – Exploding Kittens Card Game – will light up the faces of future cat-ladies in training. The game is almost simple, it does not take long to learn. Play a bunch of strange cards but do not get the exploding kitten. Every card has a different function and a different kitten like tacocat. Fun for adults and kids, perfect for a family game night. Can be combined with other decks for more than five players.

Up Side 

  • 2-5 player card game
  • Great for kids
  • Group play
  • Expansion decks available
  • Super funny
  • Great for cat lovers
  • Even the instructions are fun
  • A sense of humor necessary

Down Side 

  • Not strategy based
  • Pricey for a deck of cards
  • Lots of rules

Why You Should Buy

Sometimes goofy gifts are necessary for kids who do not want to take life too seriously. Let kids be kids with a weird cat game that produces a ton of laughter.

27. Floof Modeling Clay

Summary

With Floof Modeling Clay your kids can play with snow year round. Not just snow but easily moldable, soft, and lighter than air. Your girl and siblings will be reaching for their bucket of Floof over and over again.

Up Side 

  • Fun for a group of kids
  • Great for rainy days
  • Enjoyable texture
  • Can mold into any shape and then be reused
  • Safe and non-toxic

Down Side 

  • Can be sticky based on humidity
  • Messy – play in a controlled environment and will be easy to clean. Do not let kids get on their clothing to avoid other messes.

Why You Should Buy

Children love tactile toys, especially messy ones parents hate to clean up. If you control the play area, this kinetic sand-like substance is great fun and easy to clean.

28. Schleich Gabriella Action Figures

Image of the Schleich Gabriella Action Figures

Summary

Ten-year-old girls still love mermaids and other mythical creatures but do not want to appear too young as they want to grow up so fast. The Schleich Gabriella Action Figures is a beautiful and sophisticated toy that can be displayed when not in use. Great for alone play or for other “young” friends who still enjoy imaginative play.

Up Side 

  • Beautifully crafted and high-quality plastic
  • Comes with Gabriella the mermaid and her land horse for when her legs have not magically appeared like they were supposed to.
  • Collectible figurine with lots of detail
  • Mermaid stays on the horse with a magnet
  • Unique toy

Down Side 

  • A bit expensive

Why You Should Buy

Let little girls be kids a little while longer despite their strong desire to grow up. This magical toy will keep them in the magical world of childhood for at least another year.

29. Desire Deluxe Slow Rising Jambo Squishies by Sweet Scented Squishy

Summary

Children love the tactile adventure of squishy colorful toys. Desire Deluxe Slow Rising Jambo Squishies by Sweet Scented Squishies are the equivalent of stress balls for adults but with more color and in this case shaped like food with faces. The squishies come in bags that look like cotton candy and are huge! Multiple designs available.

Up Side 

  • Large size
  • Two in the set
  • Slow rising for full tactile sensation
  • Squish down to a very small size
  • Ice cream and milk carton design

Down Side 

  • Kids lose these quickly and will want more, fast

Why You Should Buy

Buy these for the simple pleasure of squishing and the relaxing sensation your child will get from the tactile thrill.

30. PixieCrush Mermaid Tail Blanket 

Image of the PixieCrush Mermaid Tail Blanket for Teenagers/Adults & Kids Thick, Plush Super Comfy Fleece Snuggle Blanket with Double Stitching, Keep Feet Warm (Small, Shiny Green)

Summary

A girl’s got to stay warm and she might as well do it in style with the PixieCrush Mermaid Tail Blanket. Toys may be slowly fading out of your child’s life but mermaids around into adulthood. This fleece blanket will make your girl feel like a queen of the sea and covered in scaley warmth.

Up Side 

  • Cozy and warm even on the coldest nights
  • Magical and fashionable appearance
  • Durable extra thick fleece
  • 2 sizes available
  • Great for travel and cuddling

Down Side 

  • Wash and dry on gentle to prevent seams falling apart

Why You Should Buy

Buy to keep your kiddo warm and magical. A great gift for girls who love under the sea adventures.

Gifts for Similar Ages

How Gifts and Toys Were Chosen

As children age, they reach for new milestones as they meet old milestones. Kids learn skills and move on to new skills. At ten-years-old, girls are learning how to do more than just the skills taught at school and play is still an important part of the learning process. Here is why:

Physical Milestones

At ten, children are more agile, coordinated, speedy, and balanced. Their bodies prepare for the beginning stages of puberty and the hormones lead them a little farther away from childhood. Kids still need lots of exercise but find childish play babyish and resist many activities that keep them in their youth. Children also want more freedom as they reach double digits. While they may seem more mature at ten, they are still bundles of emotions learning how to be themselves.

Toys should take your girl outside into the sunlight. Encourage bike riding, scootering, and running. She may not want to play on the slide or swings but encourage her to take nature walks and run with friends. Family outings to the beach, the lake, the pool or anywhere that encourages moving muscles is a great family activity. Limit screen time and encourage life outside the house walls. Even if they just walk with friends, they are moving muscles. Some girls will enjoy yoga or you can look into classes like dance, karate, or gymnastics.

Emotional Milestones

Despite to number in their age, young ladies need lots of sleep not just for their physical well-being but for their emotional well-being too. Sleep lets kids function well and rest reduces stress. Most ten-year-olds have their emotions more in check and have learned at least a little patience compared to younger ages. Your kiddo can also handle conflict and negotiate solutions with positive outcomes.

Your daughter’s new milestones including imitating older children, questioning authority (this may be their favorite), a better understand and acceptance of family beliefs and values. Even better she is learning to read other peoples facial and body language. Despite all the positive improvements, kids at this age are now moody as hormones develop and stress from more school work increases.

With the changes in her body and emotions, your preteen girl may feel awkward in her own skin and head. Thankfully, she will begin to feel closer to family members and cause less frequents fights especially with younger brothers or sisters.

Social Milestones

By ten, your daughter is ready for more sophisticated communication with friends and family. She begins to identify with other girls, create secret codes with friends, and enjoys cooperative play and activities. Even their vocabulary and ways of speaking improves and they keep track of the world around them more. Peer pressure is not a common element of your girl’s life too.

Cognitive Milestones

School fills kids brains with fractions, multiplication, reading more complicated books, focusing on logic and abstract thinking, and tackling metaphors and similes. At home, she is practicing sound judgment, interest in pop culture and sports with an increased attention span, and engaging with adults on a higher level. All these new milestones cause girls to focus on their appearance as they understand the world around them.

Summary

The toys featured here were chosen to enhance the milestones ten-year-olds are reaching for. The arts and crafts are more sophisticated and require finer skills and concentration. The learning toys are more complicated and require attention to detail while focusing on intricate topics such as chemistry, grasping time, and building more complicated structures.

The fun toys are geared towards kids who play less with toys like dolls and become more aware of their sense of style and desire to grow up. Tactile objects are favorites for this age and these toys will capture their attention more than Little Pet Shop or LOL dolls. Toys should not limit open boundaries and allow kids to explore and grow their imagination and creativity. Focus on these types of gifts to help girls squeal with delight when they rip off the wrapping paper.

FAQ’s- How to Choose a Gift for a 10-Year-Old Girl

Should I keep my daughter’s dolls and other toys?

Some of the older toys she has lost interest in are just taking up space in her room. If she has a younger sibling, cousin, or a friend pass the toys down to them or even sell them online for a little extra cash to buy newer more mature toys. Dolls and barbies are usually safe to go. Younger girls work on mothering skills and empathy but at ten, girls are focused on appearance, their own personal style than caring for other people. Another method of clearing the clutter is to ask your daughter to pick ten toys she does not play with anymore to donate to a shelter or charity.

Should I get rid of her picture books? 

Go through books as well and clear of the bookshelves to make space for chapter books. Pass picture books down to younger children, charity, or even the library to make space for books with more depth and more sophisticated plots. Keep a few of her favorite picture books.

If she still wants to read with you try reading a classic chapter book together, a chapter a night. Not only is this a great bonding activity but will help to increase her vocabulary and reach for more challenging books. A few great books to start are Anne of Green Gables, Narnia, or The Giver.

Do I need to change my daughter’s decor? 

Your daughter may find some of the decor too childish for her new tastes and add a few pictures and bedding to the pile of items to go. If she was obsessed with pink and woodland creatures in the past, she may be ready for a change to teals and purples or even blues and a focus on mermaids, unicorns, or zebra stripes. You do not need to buy her all new decor at once. Maybe some new curtains and a new comforter.

She is old enough now to help paint her room another color. Ten-year-olds can actively participate in decorating their room. Maybe you can give her a chalkboard wall, or a spot for hanging collages and pictures of friends. Either way, she may want to change things up and get rid of more childish items as she changes themes.

How do I figure out what toys my daughter will still play with?

The easiest way to know is to ask her if she still plays with barbies or other toys. She may not play with dolls but she may suddenly enjoy creating fashion for them. Pay attention to the commercials she pays attention to as well. A lot of kids like to watch other kids play with toys on YouTube and this is another way to find out what interests her now.

Focus on your own intentions with her toys. Do you want to encourage her to try music or science? Read reviews about learning toys for her age group. Try talking to friends with older children and see what their kids were interested in at ten years.

How can I encourage my child to play outside more? 

Any toy can be an outside toy so long as it is cleaned when brought inside but some toys are better suited for outside play like swing sets, scooters, and bikes. A fort or a tent may encourage your child to spend more time outdoors if the sun is hot. Otherwise, try bartering like saying they can have electronics if they spend an hour outside.

Playtime in the backyard is always more fun with friends. Encourage your daughter to invite friends over and have fun in the backyard. Even in the winter kids should spend time outside playing in the snow making forts and snow angels. Find what works for your kid and make outdoor play a requirement.

Wrap Up

Each girl is different but most ten-year-old girls will gravitate to toys on this list. Lean towards learning toys like the Education Insights Nancy B’s Science Club Microscope and the EVO Coding Robot if you are unsure of the girls likes and dislikes.

The two most fun toys on the list are the YSD Night Light, Touch Sensor Bedside Lamp which serves multiple purposes and is even a hit with friends with 7 colors and a Bluetooth speaker, and the Doodle Diary helping girls to explore their emotions and drawing abilities all at the same time. Great options for creative girls who are not quite grown up yet.

Adrina Palmer
Christian and Mom Blogger
Adrina Palmer is a stay-at-home-mom to three wonderful children and a wife to an amazing husband. She has a bachelors degree in Religion from Liberty University and works as a blogger, copywriter, and reviewer. Adrina is a Christian hoping to help other stay-at-home moms find the joy and simplicity as a mother and wife. In her free time she enjoys many crafts, writing, spending time with family, and reading. She would love to hear from you!

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