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15 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Pre-Teen Girls

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Christmas stockings can be great fun! Snag some of these stocking stuffer ideas for pre-teen girls to make your Christmas morning a little more magical.

15 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Pre-Teen Girls

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Perhaps I’m biased. But, ever since I was a child, stockings are one of my favorite Christmas morning surprises.

Growing up, my mom was the master of stocking stuffers. She always picked out little affordable items that we, kids, loved and would use for the next 3-6 months.

As a parent now, I chase that high every for my own children and family members.

Stocking stuffers are a great option for gift giving when you aren’t totally sure what to get someone. And who is more wishy-washy than pre-teen girls?

For nieces and family friends, stockings are an affordable alternative to larger gift buying. And the thought that goes into a stocking is priceless.

Below are 15 stocking stuffer ideas for pre-teen girls.

Stocking Stuffers for Pre-Teen Girls

15 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Pre-Teen Girls

1). Phone Case: This won’t apply if the child doesn’t have a phone. But let’s face it, most kids at 11-12 years old have phones now. You can get cute and cheap phone cases at Walmart and Target.

Check out these sparkle phone cases on Amazon.

2). Cute Pencils: Pencils are useful and typically always needed by pre-teen and teenage children, as they lose them frequently. These scented mechanical pencils are cute and affordable.

3). Face Masks: Selfcare items are a major plus in my book. Face masks make your pre-teen feel more mature and it gives them something to do for themselves. They are quite inexpensive and can be found at just about any retailer. For a fun twist, check out this glitter peel-off mask.

4). Bath Bombs: Who doesn’t love to take a bath in colorful water that smells heavenly? Check out places like Claire’s for these items. They often run 10 for $10 clearance items and have lots of fun bath bombs and other goodies. Or, get one of these gift sets with dessert shaped bath bombs.

5). Body Spray & Lotion: On the same spectrum as the bath bombs and face masks, you can’t really go wrong with body spray and lotion. You can get mini bottles from Bath & Body Works for under $5.

6). Fuzzy Socks: Let your pre-teen slide into a cozy pair of fuzzy socks on Christmas morning. Perfect for weekends and movie nights in the future.

7). Something Sweet & Something Savory: I personally don’t think a stocking is complete without some treats. Add your child’s favorite candy bar and their favorite savory snack like jerky, nuts, chips, etc.

8). Eyeshadow Palette: This one may be a bit controversial in some families. But, if you’re okay with lettering your pre-teen girl play with makeup on the weekends, there are some fun eyeshadow palettes for cheap on Amazon. This one by UCANBE is a dupe for the Huda Nude Palette for 1/5 of the price.

9). Mad Libs: These are always fun for family and friends. Give your child the gift of memories and laughter with a mini Mad Libs booklet.

10). VSCO Girl Friendship Bracelets: I’m not going to pretend to know why these are in hot demand. But like the spaghetti style bracelets we had as pre-teens, these are hot. You can get get a big pack of 18 on Amazon for around $12 if you have a couple of pre-teens at home.

11). Detangling Brush: Nothing seems as miserable for a child than brushing their hair. It can feel like all hell is going to break loose when you ask them to do brush their hair. Give your girl a detangling brush to make the process a little less stressful for everyone.

12). Gift Card: Your pre-teen may be too young to drive themselves to the nearest fast food joint. But, you can give them a gift card for music, games they play on their phone, console gaming cards, or even a store they like to shop at.

13). Croc Charms: Is your kid rocking the croc craze? Rather than spending $6 per Jibbitz, check out these value packs of croc charms on amazon. You can get so many!

14). Pocket Journal: Journals are handy in all situations. Need to take down some quick notes? Or, maybe need to write about your day or feelings? Boom, pocket journal. Check out these cute pattern pocket journals.

15). Metallic Gel Pens: Metallic gel pens are fun at any age. And if you’re considering the pocket journal above, these are a great addition to the small gift.

Keep In Mind

For one, you don’t need all of the items above. Stockings should be fun and also fairly inexpensive. So, don’t feel pressured to put $100 worth of items in your child’s stocking.

Instead, you can fill excess space with candy or items from the Dollar Tree.

And if you are still struggling to find stocking stuffer ideas for your pre-teen girl, keep these guidelines in mind:

  • Something they can make
  • Something they can read
  • Something they can wear
  • Something sweet
  • Something they need
  • Something they can use at school
  • Something they can have fun with on the weekends

If you’re currently doing all of your Christmas shopping, as I do at the last minute, make sure you are signed up for Amazon Prime. For one, you can get some amazing deals on Amazon. For two, they have everything. And finally, they ensure your gifts get to you on time.

If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can get a free 30-Day Trial Here. Cancel after you order your Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers if you don’t want to keep it.


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