Girlology’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

by Nov 30, 2023General, Her Changing Body, Her Moods & Mind

‘Tis the season for shopping guides, and Girlology is back at it with our 2023 gift guide for growing girls! We’ve already seen enough tech and beauty recommendations for teens, and although we have nothing against those, we are focusing on gifts that help their growing bodies and brains. This year, we have 10 categories full of ideas to inspire your gift-giving for your favorite girls (or really anyone on your list!). And remember, there’s always the gift of a Girlology membership. ????


Train her Brain

Legos have grown as much as she has, and for big kids (and adults) you can find Lego sets for everything from flowers to robotic machines to VanGogh paintings.

Similar to leggos but more mechanical, I love this wooden mechanical puzzle that you make into a roller coaster for marbles, or a music box…this is definitely a STEM gift for the whole family!

Jigsaw Puzzles support mindfulness and spatial thinking skills. Plus they’re so fulfilling!

Memory games like Brainbolt 

Board games like Codenames or Ticket to Ride involve strategy, but are simple to learn and are great for tweens to adults. 

And for the budding video creator in your family, look at this Stop Motion animation Kit.


Support her Creativity

Craft kit, like this one that teaches her how to Crochet

Photo printer or sticker printer

Lessons in any artform! Music, dance, drums, theater, pottery, songwriting

Beginner Guitar starter set (for your Swiftie)

Art supplies are my favorite evergreen gift!


Boost her Vitamin N (nature!)

Terrarium kit

Propagation station (buy one or create your own with an assortment of small jars) with cute potting containers and soil

Digital Binoculars with camera adapter

Support National Parks with this coloring book (and maybe add in a trip to a national park for the whole family!)

Alltrails App or a printed trail guide to local hikes

New hiking shoes or fanny pack (they're hot right now!) for storing hiking supplies & snacks

Box of 50 Amazing Animal Facts Postcards


Nurture her Mindfulness

Headspace or Calm app

Singing bowl

Meditation cushion

Aroma therapy diffuser

Adult coloring book 

Glitter jar (you’ll have to make this one – instructions in an old newsletter linked here!) 

Gratitude journal


Encourage Movement

Lessons in a sport she might want to try

Flying Orb Hover Ball 

Light up basketball 

Disc golf set

Portable (and waterproof) speaker she can take on the go

Sports wear

Skates, scooter, skateboard (Dr. Trish says nothing motorized please!)


Connect with Her

Watch a Girlology class together! (discount code for annual membership shared in our IG live!)

Tickets to an event you’ll experience together: music, festival, play, dance performance, horse show, dog show, convention for her hobby

Donate to her favorite charity and give a coupon to volunteer there together.

Games are always a great way to connect. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza is mindless fun & laughter for everyone (plus it only takes about 15 minutes)! 

Trips: weekend getaway, tourist in your own town, stay with a friend and explore their town.

Shared journal – leave notes, questions, or prompts for each other

Certificate for night out once a month and let her pick the activity!


Help her with Hygiene Hacks

Bright Girl Skin care

Electric toothbrush and floss!

Personal hair trimmer

Girlology class on hygiene 

Puberty kit (for younger girls): bras, gentle body cleansers, deodorant/antiperspirant, razors, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, hair ties, lip gloss, water bottle, sunscreen.

Sleep kit – mask, comfy pjs, and a squishy or soft blanket, and white noise machine. For tips on improving her sleep habits go HERE.


Reinforce her Responsibility

A pet?!

Let her plan (or help plan) a trip itinerary from beginning to end

Cook book and money to buy plan, and prepare 1 meal per week

A big white board for all her lists and planning!

Coupons for “life lessons” from friends, neighbors, family members to teach her skills like changing a tire, hanging pictures, cooking, building a fire, using a fire extinguisher, putting gas in a car, reading a map, using a power tool, etc.

Open a checking account with a debit card or a Venmo Teen Account

Birdie personal safety alarm

Mini waffle maker and mini spatula to help her make her own breakfast

Scrunchie with hidden zipper pocket


Enhance her Education

Audible membership

Library card


Gift Card to Independent Book Store (and a copy of our latest book, Youology)

Gift of Girlology! (Discount code is active!)

Tickets to a museum that features something she’s interested in


Personalized Gifts

Customized neon sign – family motto, favorite saying, or her name!

Necklace with her name or birth year

Custom paint by number kit of a favorite photo

Star Chart of her birth date

Personalized coordinates jewelry featuring hometown or another special place

Anything Monogramed towels, bags, purses, shower wrap, you name it!


For the holidays or any occasion, we hope these gift ideas help you support and stay connected with her through all of her growing years! What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments!


Did you know Girlology has grade-by-grade video on demand playlists to support her and you through all things puberty and adolescence. Our doctor-moms cover topics like this and lots others! Learn More HERE. 

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