This Empowering Gifts for Tween Girls post includes affiliate links and some products were gifted to me. As always, all opinions are my own.
My older daughter is now nine years old, and it’s been so beautiful to watch her grow. I feel like this is the age where her personality is starting to shape. I listen to her as she makes decisions and watch as her interests evolve. I try my best to let her be her and to guide her into discovering what HER best self is, so I always let her lead. It’s important to me though, that she feels empowered; she’s still questioning why women aren’t in certain fields or even checks me when I use the term he instead of she. So this year, I wanted to her have gifts that would help her to grow in self-confidence, and I’m sure you want to do the same for your girls too, so here is my guide of empowering gifts for tween girls.
American Girl Smart Girl Guide Kits
My daughter has been obsessed with American Girl since she was four years old. I have to admit we’ve spoiled her, and she now has a collection of dolls. This year, I wanted to give her a gift that encompasses her love for American Girl, but it is perfect for her interests. She loves the American Girl books, so I knew she would be a fan of the American Girl Smart Girl Guide Kits. The kits are for girls age 8+ and are built around one of the Smart Girl Guide Books.
There are six different kits; Smart Girl Guide Kits: Worry, Smart Girl Guide Kit: Liking Herself, Smart Girl Guide Kit: Sports and Fitness, Smart Girl Guide Kit: Cooking, Smart Girl Guide Kit: Digital World and Smart Girl Guide Kit: Friendship Troubles. Each kit includes an adorable mini-doll, and when you order the kit, you can select a doll of your preference.
This is a really great wellness gift for young girls and a great way to start teaching them about self-care. American Girl was nice enough to send us two kits and I selected the Smart Girl Guide Kit: Liking Herself and Smart Girl Guide Kit: Sports and Fitness for my daughter.
Since she plays basketball and is in the middle of her first tournament, I thought that the Smart Girl Guide Kit: Sports and Fitness would be perfect for her. The book has excellent tips on everything from how to prepare for games, nutrition, stretching, team spirit to how to navigate the stress of game days. Besides the book, the box came with an American Girl water bottle, backpack, inspirational bracelets, and the mini-doll.
The Smart Girl Guide to Liking Herself Kit includes the Liking Herself book, of course, the most adorable smile journal, a “You Are Loved” heart bracelet, an iridescent pen, and a mini-doll.
We can’t be with the tween girls in our lives every minute of the day to whisper encouraging messages, so I love the idea of motivational necklaces they can wear to keep our voice close to them. I remember my grandmother buying me a necklace that said I love you when I was nine and how much good that made me feel. I found some great options on Amazon for our girls.
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that I’m a big fan of affirmations. I say affirmations with my kids every morning and encourage them to do power poses. I’m happy to gift my daughter affirmation cards this year so she can find ones that speak to her and her interests. Louis Hay is known for her amazing affirmations, so I thought her cards, although they’re not specifically for kids, would be perfect.
We’re huge fans of the Rebel Girl books and podcast! I’ve shared reviews of both books one and two before, so I’m glad to gift my daughter the third addition, the I am a Rebel Girl Journal. All three will be a great gift set if your daughter doesn’t have these incredibly inspiring books yet.
I hope this guide was helpful for you to find empowering gifts for tween girls in your life.