When looking for the right gift for a girl, think about her favorite activities or hobbies. Find out if she is the athletic type, the artsy type or a combination of both. Does she act like a tomboy or is she extremely feminine. Knowing some of her favorite things will go a long way in helping to choose a gift that will make her smile.
No matter what the age, all girls can have fun with the latest electronic gadgets. A camera will let her preserve memories of all the good times she shares with family and friends. An iPod will let her download tunes, photos and movies to take with her.
If it's in your budget, a laptop computer will help her with her school work and give her hours of fun.
Phones are a good way to keep the girl connected with family and friends. This is a gift that only a parent should give a girl, because of all the technicalities and future charges involved, unless you're also giving a bunch of minutes. Phones come in all styles and colors. You can let her help pick out her favorite or surprise her with something.
Rock Her Room
Stings of twinkling lights, wall decals of her favorite things like butterflies, kittens or flowers will vamp up her room and let her think of you every day. A colorful rug with matching curtains can also help to dress up her favorite place. A new TV or DVD player will also make her room feel more special.
All girls like jewelry, but remember to make it special. A birthstone pendant or ring is a good choice. A piece of jewelry with her initials or name on it will be something she can hold on to forever. If she has pierced ears, look for gold earrings, pearls or hoops. For younger girls make them small and delicate; older girls might like something with a bit of dangle.
Girls of all ages can play Nintendo's Wii or the X-box. If she already has a gaming system, look to buy some accessories or the latest age-appropriate game.
Dress Up & Make Up
Little girls like to play dress up, so think about purchasing feather boas, hats or child-size high heels, available at most toy stores or costume shops. For older girls, make-up kits can let them experiment with eye shadow and lipstick.
Gift of Music
If the girl is into music, you can surprise her with CDs of her favorite artist. If she always wanted to learn an instrument, a guitar or keyboard will rock her world. For the girl who's already playing, buy a gift certificate to her favorite music store for lessons.
For the Book Worm
If your girl likes to read, think about a gift certificate to a local bookstore. Or look into purchasing the latest trilogy by her favorite author. Look online to see if any children's book authors are signing in your area and take her to get her own autographed copy. A diary or personal journal will give her a place to record her secrets.
If your girl is into clothes, think about a new pair of designer jeans, hoodie with built-in headphones or one of the new graphic tees. A new dress with matching shoes or boots will let her express her fashion sense.
Purses and Accessories
Purses, wallets and scarves make a gift the girl can use for a long time. Whether you're looking for a trendy designer brand or something more budget-conscious, a new purse is something girls of all ages appreciate.
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