Best Gift Ideas for 11 Year Old Girls
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Duct Tape Arts and Crafts Kits (DUCK TAPE):
Whether you call it duck tape or duct tape, one of the most popular new arts and craft genres is creating masterpieces out of the many new duct tape colors and pattern options available on the market today. If you’re looking for a quick, original, and relatively inexpensive gift idea. Pick up a few roles of bright and colorful duct tape at your local home improvement or arts and crafts store and bundle them up with one of the many books available on creating artwork and fashion accessories out of duct tape. As an alternative to buying a book, there are many great websites and blogs dedicated to duct tape art with great how to instructions for various projects (making dresses, purses, wallets, etc.). You can simply print out a project or two off the website and include that in your gift basket.
Inexpensive Gifts Under $15:
Liberty Bottle Works ***Water Bottle*** ($12-17):
The perfect gift for the active (or soon to be) teenager! I had never heard of Liberty Bottle Works Water Bottle until my buddy’s band had a bunch custom printed to sell at their shows (check the Pete Kilpatrick Band if you get a chance). Naturally, I bought one after hearing a funny story about the band and one of the sales reps of the company. Without a doubt, these bottles are the most durable, unique and well engineered water bottles I have ever had the pleasure of drinking from. Forget the lame old Nalgene and Sigg bottles that have been tainted by “BPA” issues. Liberty Bottlework bottles are “Made in the USA” and come in a variety of different colors, designs and sizes. You can even have them customized printed like my buddy’s band did to promote your own organization!
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty ($10):
Never heard of Thinking Putty? Neither had we until we saw a vendor selling this stuff at our local mall. This stuff seems to defy the laws of physics. It acts as both a solid and a liquid. It can bounce like a rubber ball, stretch like taffy, or smash like ceramic if you hit it on the sidewalk. It also changes color when it comes in contact with warm hands. This stuff is crazy and will certainly be a hit for the boy or girl on your shopping list!
Money Soap ($10-$60):This is probably one of the most clever gifts I’ve seen in a long time! Not only does it encourage kids to wash their hands and take baths more frequently, it also makes a great gift! You can order Money Soap in $1, $5, $10, $20, and even $50 denominations. Soap is scented with a pleasant “pear/green apple” smell. This gift will serve as a great “gag” gift for older kids and adults too!
Gift Ideas Between $15 and $25:
iTunes Gift Certificates
iTunes Gift Certificates are a versatile and inexpensive gift to give the 17-18 year old boy on your shopping list. Cards typically come in $10, $15, $25, and $50 denominations. There is also a “3-pack” of $10 cards you can buy to split if there is more than one teenager on your shopping list (you could also keep one for yourself!). You can buy iTunes gift cards at Target, Wal-Mart, and most major supermarkets (usually at the checkout counter areas).
“Grow” Your Own Rock Candy (And Make Other Tasty Treats) $19:
Who knew science could taste so good? With this kit, you’ll whip up cupcakes, cookies, candy, and more all in the name of science! Learn what makes cakes rise, candy crystallize, and more real chemistry happen in the kitchen. Tasty Science is packed with ingredients, recipes, activity cards, a test tube laboratory, and lots more to explore the science of taste.
Live Butterfly Garden ($16):
We first bought one of these Life Butterfly Garden kits for our children about 4 years ago and our kids absolutely love it! You really do get to watch the butterflies grow, and hatch! Our kids love watching the beautiful butterflies “hatch” and come to life. The kit is reusable and when they’re not filled with butterflies, our kids enjoy reusing the net to keep other critters like lightening bugs, lady bugs, grasshoppers and any other little critters they find around the house. This is probably the best $16 we’ve spent on a gift.
Zentangle Arts and Crafts Gift Basket:
The Zentangle craze is upon us! If your looking for gift ideas for a creative boy or girl on your shopping list who loves art, you should really look in to the various Zentangle arts and crafts products available on the market. Simply put, Zentangle is an artform that formalizes the the “doodling” that children (and adults) love to do anyway. By using structured shapes and containers on a piece of paper, zentanglers are have the freedom to fill in the shapes and containers with any shapes, patterns or design of their choosing. You can arrange the containers and block shapes into various objects, or you can just keep stringing them together and see where your imagination takes you! You can put together and inexpensive gift basket, or you can go all out and put together a high end zentangle package with the latest books, pencils, pens and stencils.
Great Gifts Between $25 and $50:
An Authentic L.L. Bean Backpack ($39):
In New England (and especially in my home state Maine), receiving your own L.L. Bean back pack (with your initials stitched in the front pocket) is a right of passage for children entering junior high and high school. It is not uncommon for these backpacks to stay with the kid through out his or her college years as well. Best of all, L.L. Bean backpacks come with an unconditional 100% money back guarantee. If the child on your shopping list wears the backpack out, they can simply send it back and get a new one!
Manicure or Pedicure Gift Certificates:
Girls love being pampered and a relaxing pedicure or manicure can be the perfect indulgence! Consider a gift certificate to a local beauty salon or spa in the girl’s local area. Pedicure and/or manicures typically cost between $25 and $35 each and make a great gift for the teenage girl on your shopping list!
Cool Gifts Between $50 and $100:
CHEM C1000 Chemistry Kit ($74):
This is a great introductory chemistry set for the inquisitive young man on your shopping list! Conduct real science experiments with an easy to follow full-color 40 page manual. With hands-on laboratory experiments for beginners, the “scientist” will build a strong foundation in chemistry through exposure to electrochemical reactions, acids and bases, indicators and chromatography. Although we normally recommend shopping online through Amazon, we have found this product for $50 at Target and Toys-R-Us (Amazon doesn’t always have the best prices).
An Authentic L.L. Bean Sleeping Bag ($59)
Yes I’m from Maine, and yes my in-laws work at LL Bean headquarters in Freeport, ME, but that doesn’t stop me from making an unbiased recommendation of an L.L. Bean sleeping bag as a great gift for an active boy or girl! I literally grew up in one of these bags! Whether crashing on friend’s living room floor during a slumber party, or camping at a remote campsite, a good quality sleeping bag (especially one from L.L. Beans) will stand the test of time and keep the boy or girl in your life warm and cozy no matter where they end up sleeping! If you’re not lucky enough to live by an L.L. Bean retail or factory store, you can shop for L.L. Bean sleeping bags online.
Awesome Gifts Over $100:
iPod Touch from Apple, 4th Generation ($214):
Chances are good the teenager on your shopping list already has an iPod or similar music listening device. So why take the chance and buy a new 4th generation iPod Touch as a gift? In addition to a virtually limitless number of down-loadable applications and games, the real game change for the new iPod Touch is the built in cameras. iPod Touch captures video with two built-in cameras. It shoots amazing HD 720p video from the back camera. And with its advanced backside illumination sensor, it captures beautiful footage even in low-light settings. All while the built-in microphone records conversations, music, or any audio at the same time. And on the front of the iPod touch, the built-in camera is perfect for making FaceTime calls and shooting self-portraits. It’s surprising how much fun can fit into something so small.
Fender Starcaster Acoustic Guitar Starter Package ($125)
Although it may seem intimidating, learning to play basic song structures on the acoustic guitar is achievable by almost anyone. This Starcaster® by Fender® Pack delivers a great-sounding dreadnought acoustic guitar and all the essential accessories a starting player needs! Accessories include strings, picks, a strap, a tuner, a gig bag and an instructional DVD. This is very similar to the package I learned to play on! You can find a similar package at most local music stores in your area.
Portable DVD Player for the Car ($115):
Unless the kid’s parents went all out and bought an expensive luxury vehicle with a built-in DVD player and multiple screens, chances are the child (or children) on your shopping list will appreciate this DVD system from Phillips Electronics. Dual screens make this a win-win for the recipient’s brothers or sisters too. Factory DVD systems can cost over $2000 on some makes of vehicles.
Sporting Event or Concert Tickets:
Another excellent gift idea for teenage boys and girls is to purchase tickets to see their favorite sports team or music group. Of course it wouldn’t be fun to go alone so make sure you purchase at least two tickets so the recipient can bring a friend (or maybe even you)! Finding out what her favorite sports team or music group is shouldn’t be too difficult. Even if the game or concert is sold out, you should easily be able to find tickets from online ticket brokers like StubHub and AceTicket.
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