2023 Gift Guide—Empowering Gifts for Girls Age 11
These are some of our favorite gift ideas are for 11-year old girls! We dug through the hottest new toys and books, as well as some old favorites, so you won't have to.
Below are our recommendations for gifts that encourage girls to grow up to be strong and successful. For girls age 11, we focused on toys and books that feature strong female role models and/or characters that reinforce a healthy body image, inspire confidence, and/or encourage
STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.
This fun set from Snap Circuits makes it easy for girls to build simple games using circuits. Even the adults that tried this one loved it.
This is the perfect gift for budding geologists! "This rock tumbler kit makes it fun and easy to turn rough rocks into beautifully polished gemstones, thanks to its simple operation and durable design."
If you're wondering if this gift is a little bit odd, it is! This weird but amazing set allows girls to learn about the human body and how it works. "Take a fascinating tour of the human body as you remove 21 realistic vital organs, bones, and muscles using the included forceps and tweezers; then rebuild the model from the toes to skullcap."
Oh, boy. We love rocks, but these are more than rocks. They're actual geodes! "Break open these rocks to reveal amazing crystals inside!"
This kit is soooo amazing! These aren't your basic Lego blocks. This set takes Lego to the next level. If you've seen Lego Masters on TV you know what we mean. Girls can "build 8 physics-driven kinetic creatures using LEGO Technic bricks and papercraft." And of course it includes step-by-step instructions.
If you think robotics might be her thing, check out this incredible robot kit. "In the process of building and playing, kids can not only cultivate their patience and concentration, but also develop hand-on ability, creativity, logic and programming thinking."
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"A body-positive guide to help girls ages 8 to 12 navigate the changes of puberty and grow into women."
"Explore the story of Amelia Earhart, as she embarks on her second and final journey around the globe. A story of determination, heart, and courage, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves into the daring grit of the aviation pioneer -- brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that fly off the page."