Welcome to Metropolitan Mama’s Christmas Gift Guide for Girls (ages 10-14). Below you will find clothes, shoes, toys, gear, games, and accessories that girls are bound to love for Christmas 2022.
Because we currently have a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old in the house, I have an excellent “pulse” on what girls in this age range are most excited about. The below gift ideas are all items that I know my daughters would be thrilled to find under the tree!
We are pleased to draw your attention to American Girl's best brand collaboration to date! For holidays 2022, American Girl X Janie & Jack are partnering together to bring you premium matching clothing bundles for girl and doll. Available in sizes 5/6 up to 16, girls will love the festive dresses, coats, skirts, and accompanying accessories in classic navy and red. Janie & Jack has long been one of our favorite children's clothing brands so it's a dream to see their clothes being offered for American Girl dolls as well. Take a look: we dare you not to fall in love!
Pictured (left to right): Truly Me™ 18-inch Doll #115 with American Girl® x Janie and Jack Holiday Roses Bundle for 18-inch Dolls, American Girl® x Janie and Jack Plaid Coat & Party Dress Bundle for Girls, and American Girl® x Janie and Jack Holiday Roses Bundle for Girls.
Carter's consistently puts out quality pieces each new season. Our family can always count on Carter's for stylish pieces for babies up through age 14+. When we need jeans, tees, sweaters, or school uniforms, we inevitably end up looking at this time-tested brand (or sister brand OshKosh).
PRO TIP: Although you may think of Carter's and OshKosh as brands for young children, they actually have amazing options for teens too!
Art supplies are one of my go-to gifts to get children! They offer hours of creativity and learning - without the clutter of bulky toys. With our top gift picks for 2022 (see above), your girl can knit her own scarf, learn calligraphy, or try her hand at painting. Faber-Castell offers kits for all of these interests and more.
FAO Schwarz, the famous toy store which originated in New York City, makes the kinds of toys that children's dreams are made of. When children open toys by FAO Schwarz, they are whisked away in their imagination to Santa's Workshop. Prettily packaged and carefully curated, you will find amazing, high-end toys at FAO (for very reasonable prices)!
Cozy, warm, and soft, your tween girl will want to go everywhere in the Victoria Mini slipper boot from Koolaburra by UGG. Although they appear to be only a snuggly slipper, they actually pull double duty as great boots for any adventure due to the grippy, hardsole bottoms.
Artists of any age will appreciate a quality easel to help make sketching and painting easy. A tabletop easel is, perhaps, the most practical option in that it folds flat for easy storage, set-up, and transportation. A french sketchbox easel, on the other hand, offers the promise of painting large-scale pieces almost anywhere. Both easels are available at Michael's - your local craft superstore!
Misty of Chincoteague has inspired many young girls' horse dreams since its initial publication in 1947.
Breyer currently has several Misty-inspired toys and accessories for horse-loving (and book-loving) children.
For a collectible hardcover, shop at Simon & Schuster.
Young girls with crafty inclinations will go crazy over the hands-on sets by PlayMonster. Whether she wants to make bracelets, necklaces, room decor, or hair accessories, PlayMonster has ready-to-go craft and activity kits for every interest.
ZOMI GEMS' adorable handbags and sunglasses are perfectly posh and preppy. The classic designs, in small sizes, are reminiscent of accessories that would have been adored by Audrey Hepburn. Note that this brand's product line leans toward younger girls - ages 3 through 10 or 11.
Creative Kits presents: Hair Braiding. This boxed set includes 50 elastic hair ties, a french-braiding tool, and a 48-page book with step-by-step directions for 17 hair styles.
Combine her love of the outdoors with her love of crafts with Craft-tastic's innovative nature kits. Each thematic box will challenge her to explore the world around her with a hands-on project.
Some of the products in the list below were sent to us to try. Other products are ones that we purchased ourselves or were given by family members and friends. Know that I will always provide both the pros and cons of each featured product. You are welcome to send any follow-up questions to me via twitter (I’m @stephsheaffer).