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Santa Claus is coming to town…and he’s not the only one with a list to check! With Christmas just mere days away, it’s time to review our lists and see which gifts for loved ones are still outstanding. If you’ve yet to cross off presents for the young girls, tweens and teens in your life, then don’t stress. We’ve compiled 50 gifts for girls to make your last-minute holiday shopping easier.
From DIY kits to slime, books and bags, we’ve rounded up plenty of options for girls who like art, music, writing, reading, playing make-believe and more. Get ready to sleigh the remainder of your shopping with our picks for girls below:
1. J.Crew Twist headband, $12.50 at J.Crew
The hair accessory is a mixture of wool, alpaca and stretch, and is described as “supersoft.” If a teen in your life is a fan of wearing headbands, then why not gift them a winter essential one!
2. Slime Kit, $32.45 at Walmart
Sorry in advance for the mess, parents and guardians! But this awesome DIY slime kit comes with a whopping 18 different colored slimes, as well as cutting and shaping utensils, plastic straws, 12 vials of colored glitter, two bags of sugar paper, three bags of beads and six bags of foam balls, plus glow in the dark powder!
3. Large Longchamp Le Pliage Tote, $145 at Nordstrom
Is your teen looking for a new bag? Then, look no further than Longchamp’s Large Le Pliage Tote. The nylon bag comes in a variety of colors and best of all, the spacious tote folds flat and snaps for storage…This is one gift you might even want to keep for yourself!
4. Fujifilm Instax Mini 7+ Camera, $49.99 at Walmart
The Instax Mini 7+ instant camera is a fun alternative to snapping photos on phones. The compact camera is available in five colors: lavender, light blue, light pink, seafoam green and coral.
5. Hair Elastic Bangles, $11.50 at Etsy
Say goodbye to losing hair ties! This unique and stylish gift doubles as a bracelet AND holds a hair tie “inside a unique engineered channel.” The bracelets are made from high-quality steel and come in rose gold and silver.
6. Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven Toy, $149.99 at Walmart
Bake someone happy this holiday season with the Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven. The oven allows kids to bake savory and sweet treats. While food mixes are sold separately, the oven does come with a baking pan and pan tool.
7. Portable Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone, $16.99 at Walmart
The Mockins Rose Gold Portable Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone is easier to store than your average karaoke machine. The wireless mic is compatible with both IOS and Android devices, and can also be used as a voice recorder or portable Bluetooth speaker.
8. Create Your Own Reel Viewer
This is a custom gift that they’ll likely treasure for years! From photos of them to special moments, create a reel of seven images that can be popped into the viewer. Additional reel redemption codes can be purchased if you have too many memories that won’t fit on one reel!
9. Apple AirPods Pro, $179 at Walmart
Snag a pair of AirPods Pro on sale at Walmart…your teens will thank you! The AirPods feature active noise cancellation and come with three different sized silicone tips for “a customizable fit.”
10. Unicorn Plush Toy Pillow, Starts at $25 (Depending on Height) at Etsy
If you’re going to give a pillow, make it a magical, unicorn one. This plush pillow will make an adorable addition to your child’s room. The unicorn can be purchased in white, pink or green, and is available in three different sizes.
11. Hopscotch Play Mat, $50 at Anthropologie
No driveway, or too cold to play outside on the sidewalk? No problem. Bring hopscotch indoors with this mat that features the chalk design. The playmat also comes with three beanbags.
12. Debossed Daisy Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player
Whether they want to listen to Red (Taylor’s Version) 4LP or perhaps an old vinyl of one of their relatives, this daisy-embossed faux leather record player “comes complete with everything you need for the ultimate vinyl experience.”
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13. FAO Schwarz Piano Dance Mat, $54.99 at Nordstrom
Let them show off their fancy footwork while making music with this giant dance mat piano like the one from the 1988 movie Big. Kids can play along to ten songs. The piano, which has 24 keys, also has recording abilities.
14. Amazon Kindle Kids Edition, $99.99 at Walmart
The Amazon Kindle Kids Edition is solely for reading, making the eBook reader a great gift for young bookworms! Parents and guardians can set educational goals and manage content with parental controls.
15. Razor Scooter, $29.92 at Walmart
Rather than rocking, they’ll be riding around the Christmas tree on this razor scooter. The scooter is designed with a folding mechanism that makes it easy to carry, transport and store away.
16. Madam Baseball Cap, $12 at Nordstrom
Does your little one dream of being president? Let them make everyone aware of their goals with this “Madam President” baseball cap. The fuzzy hat comes in one size that fits ages 8-14.
17. MYNT3D Super 3D Pen
Kids and teens will be able to bring their doodles and sketches to life with the MYNT3D Super 3D Pen. The kit comes with a stylus, three colors of ABS plastic and a 100-240V AC 50/60Hz adapter. According to the product description, the “stepless speed slider lets you regulate flow for optimal control of material while you’re drawing.”
18. Roxanne Assoulin’s Kindness is Magic Bracelets, $45 at Net-a-Porter
An accessory with a positive message! Remind your tweens and teens that “kindness is magic” with the colorful beaded bracelets.
19. Nintendo Switch Lite (Coral), $429.41 at Walmart
Gamers can play games on the go with the Nintendo Switch Lite. The device, featuring built-in controllers, a D-pad and parental controls, comes with extra warranty protection.
20. Initial Mini Pendant, $44 at Kate Spade
Give them a special necklace this holiday season. Select a mini pendant featuring their initials on a chain from Kate Spade.
21. AirPods Silicone Case, $17.99 at Etsy 
This silicone case is a fun option for storing their Airpods. The cute design is available for both Apple Airpods and Airpods Pro.
22. DIY Organic Bath Bomb Kit, $25 at Uncommon Goods
Teens who love DIY projects and bath bombs are sure to be a fan of this organic kit. They’ll be able to make 16 bath bombs from all-natural ingredients such as rose petals, lavender and chamomile.
23. Capelli New York x Disney Princesses Soccer Ball, $20 at Nordstrom
Princesses can be sporty! Give your little Princess a soccer star to kick around featuring Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, and more Disney Princesses.
24. Create a One of a Kind* American Girl Doll, $200 at
Customize a doll at American Girl to look like your little girl. Shoppers can pick the doll’s face shape, eyes, haircut, hairstyle, hair color, and clothing.
25. Bitty Baby Doll, $60 at American Girl
Or if they’re a bit too young for an American Girl doll, then a Bitty Baby is another doll option! The baby doll has eyes that open and close, and arrives wearing a long-sleeved bodysuit, footed pants and a white fabric diaper.
26. At Home Pottery DIY Kit, $58 at Uncommon Goods
No need to attend a pottery class to make colorful bowls or plates. Get creative at home with a DIY kit. Two pounds of air-dry clay, tools, paints, and glaze are included in the kit.
27. Peppa Pig Headphones, $14.97 at Nordstrom Rack
Peppa Pig fans can listen to their music or watch movies with these headphones designed with “kid-friendly volume limiting technology.”
28. Nancy Drew Diaries 90th Anniversary Collection, $69.99 at Barnes & Noble
Mystery-loving tweens and teens can tear through the first ten books of the Nancy Drew Diaries with this boxed set. The collection includes Curse of the Arctic, Star Strangers on a Train, Mystery of the Midnight Rider, Once Upon a Thriller, Sabotage at Willow Woods, Secret at Mystic Lake, The Phantom of Nantucket, The Magician’s Secret, The Clue at Black Creek Farm and A Script for Danger.
29. Miss Gwen Butterfly Glitter Crown Duffle, $58 at Nordstrom 
Kids will sparkle on the go (whether to a friend’s house or after-school activity) with this princess unicorn duffle bag.
30. 3-in-1 Tabletop LED Art Easel, $79.99 at Bloomingdale’s
Little ones can enjoy a chalkboard, dry erase board and paper all in one easel! The battery-powered FAO Schwarz easel has a collapsible design so it can be set up on a tabletop. The 15-piece set comes with one double-sided easel, one tray, one roll of paper, six markers, five pieces of chalk,  and one chalk eraser.
31. IlluStory – Create Your Own Book, $29.95 at Barnes & Noble
IlluStory turns kids into published authors! It is a complete kit for children (and aspiring novelists) to write, illustrate and publish their own hardcover book.
32. Starburst Pop-Up Tent, $79 at Nordstrom
This starburst tent is a magical space for your little one to play or camp. The pop-up tent can be used indoors or outdoors.
33. Ring Light, $14.97 at Nordstrom Rack
Shopping for a teen/tween who loves TikTok or vlogging? Then you might want to add this to your shopping cart. The Halo Flex Duo has a USB powered ring light with two flexible arms and a phone holder, so they can be hands-free while recording videos.
34. Disney Princess Pink Tea Set, $59 at Pottery Barn Kids
Tea time with Disney Princesses! Different characters are featured on the four teacups of the miniature set, which also includes one case, four saucers, one creamer, one sugar pot, one tray and one lidded teapot.
35. Pink Multi Dot Anywhere Beanbag, $145 at Pottery Barn Kids
The Pottery Barn Kids Pink Multi Dot Anywhere Beanbag is a colorful chair for kids to read or daydream from. The beanbag, which can be personalized, has a machine-washable slipcover made from 100 percent cotton twill, while the inserts are filled with up to fifty percent recycled polystyrene.
36. Fairy Jar Kit, $24.95 at Etsy 
This Pinwheel Crafts kit allows individuals to make their own glowing fairy lantern at home with fairy silhouettes, fairy glitter, decorative flowers, and more!
37. Madeline Play Vanity, $299 at Pottery Barn Kids
Kids can play dress-up and make themselves up with the Pottery Barn Kids’ Madeleine Play Vanity. The vanity has a beveled three-panel mirror and cubbies.
38. Be You Personalized Notebook, $18 at Minted
Personalize an 80-page journal that encourages individuals to be brave, bold and themselves! Notebooks come with either blank, lined or graph paper.
39. Minnie Mouse Deluxe Art Kit, $29.99 at Shop Disney 
Have a little Monet or van Gogh at home? Your budding artist can whip up masterpieces with the Minnie Mouse Deluxe Art Kit. Inside the case are 18 watercolor markers, 24 watercolor paints, 16 wax crayons, 18 oil pastels, 16 color pencils, two pencils, a ruler, stencil, eraser, sharpener, tape dispenser, paint palette, eight paint tubes, two paintbrushes and a notebook.
40. Inspired 5-in-1 Real Ultimate Manicure Metallic Nail Polish Spa, $34.97 at Walmart
Enjoy a manicure at home with the ultimate nail spa kit. Metallic and glitter nail polishes, scented soaking salts, soft hand lotion, a nail dryer, and hand massager are among the goodies included in the all-in-one nail studio.
41. Medium Jewelry Box (Personalizable), $59.50 at Pottery Barn Kids
The Abigail Jewelry Box will be a new place for them to store their jewelry or treasures. The medium box, with an ornate lock, contains a turning ballerina and plays music from Swan Lake.
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42. Tamagotchi Pix, $39.99 at Best Buy
A virtual pet for Christmas! Tamagotchi Pix is described as “the next generation of the interactive virtual pet.” The device has a camera feature that allows the owner and Tamagotchi character “to be together in one photo as well as expand overall play.”
43. Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle, $18 at Uncommon Goods
Now talk about a gift that inspires! This 1,000-piece puzzle is a collage of “24 of history’s most empowering, game-changing women,” including Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
44. Laptop Case, (Prices Range Depending on Type of Laptop) at Etsy 
The felt case is a stylish way to carry tablets or laptops at school or while out and about. The handmade design, which can be monogrammed, comes in different colors and sizes depending on the type of device owned.
45. YOUniverse Ultimate Chemistry Lab, $21.97 at Walmart
The Ultimate Chemistry Lab is a kit for STEM learning that includes 15 science experiments. Young scientists will be able to create a lava lamp in a test tube with the kit, plus make a rainbow in water and oil, and more.
46. Bonjour Madeline Plushie & Book 2-Piece Set, $58 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Say bonjour to your new pal Madeleine! The hardcover of Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic book Madeleine comes with a plush Madeline doll.
47. LCD Writing Tablet, $16.98 at Walmart
Children can doodle on the drawing tablet using the stylus pen. The 12-inch board is made of high-quality plastic material that is said to be waterproof and drop-proof… better the tablet than your phone!
48. STMT Journaling Set, $24.95 at Barnes & Noble
For those who like to journal, this set allows them to jot their thoughts and dreams down on pages that can be personalized.
49. Personalized Name Children’s Night Light, (Starts at $29.98  Depending on Light Color) at Etsy
Bring light to a child’s room with a night light engraved with their name. Per the description, “the light of the lamp is soft to create a cozy atmosphere that helps with relaxations.”
50. Kate Spade New York Sunshine Dot Slim Crossbody, $68.60 at Saks Fifth Avenue 
iPhone-owning teens can carry their iPhone Pro Max phones in style with this Kate Spade crossbody. The bag, with adjustable straps, also features two exterior card slots.
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