This mommy tries, to find her daughter a gift! Non girly gifts for teenage girls

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When my daughter was born I imagined all the fun we would have, doing hair, makeup and even shopping. However after the age of eight my little princess turned into a tomboy and the idea of makeup, clothes and anything girly went out the window. I love the person my daughter is becoming but during the holiday season and her birthday I can be clueless on what to get her. It wasn’t until this year that I realized I have this child figured out. If you have a non girly-girl on you list this year than this guide will help you out.

History Buff Gifts
When my daughter was 10 years old she asked Santa for Civil war history artifacts. Santa of course got her a shadow box with civil war memorabilia. Megs freaked out it was like the most amazing gift she had ever gotten. This is a great opportunity to learn about what your child is passionate about. Here are some questions that might help you determine what part of History your kids love.
1.What is your favorite period of History?
2. If you had a time machine where would you go?
3. What is it about history that you like?

Here are some gifts that your history buff may like:

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World by Ann Shen
I love this book because it shows young girls how they can change the world, that thinking outside of the box is the best thing they can do.

Liberty Kids
Liberty Kids is a cartoon from PBS. This series is what got my child into history, it is well written and the storylines are super educational.

Timeline Challenge

This looks like such a fun game! This is the product description from the game : “What came first, the invention of the toothbrush or the bicycle? What year did the French Revolution start? Plunge into history with Timeline Challenge. Your knowledge of past events and the moments that shaped our world will come in handy in this board game based in the award-winning Timeline series. Face off in a number of different trials and challenges as the clock ticks down. Outthink your opponents on your own or join forces with other players for team action. The unique Historical Boards allow you to secretly lock in your answers and there are a variety of ways to cash in points. Remember, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”

Well behaved woman rarely make history shirt. I gotta sneak some clothing in somehow .

Dig and Cobblestone Magazine
These magazines have been on my list for years now! Dig is an Archeology magazine for kids and Cobblestone is all about American history.


Harry Potter Fan
My daughter LOVES Harry Potter. Megs first read the book in third grade after a teacher told her she couldn’t because it was to hard for her. What the teacher unknowingly did was open up the world of reading to my daughter. Not only did Megs prove that teacher wrong, she soared past reading levels she and was soon advance. So how could I not include Harry Potter?

The whole book series

Harry Potter Clue
This is a family favorite! It is an twist on the traditional clue. Just like in the movie the stair cases move and the game changes. Your Harry Potter fan would LOVE this game!

The set of Harry Potter Movies

Qudditch World Cup Tshirt

A Nuffler from Fantastic Beast and Where to find them

Coco Mugs

Girls who love technology
We live in a digital age, and now more than ever young woman are getting into video games and technology!

Girls who code: Learn to code and change the world. By Reshma Saujani

littlebits Starwars Droid Inventor Kit
This is the droid your looking for! How fun would it be to build a droid! I would have loved this as a kid.

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit – Build a Wand. Learn To Code. Make Magic.
If it has Harry Potter in the name you know it is on our Radar!

I code like a girl try to keep up

Women in Science Puzzle: Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle & Poster

Music Gifts
If your child loves music here are some fun gifts to help inspire!

A cool guitar picture frame

Music coco mug

YouTang Wooden Music Box Musical Piano, DIY Make Yr Own Song Include a Punch and 3 Music Papers, 1 Has Musical Note and 2 Are Blank and You Can Create Your Own Song!
Okay so I really want this how it looks like so much fun!

A Day without Music Tshirt

Secret Lives of Great Composers: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World’s Musical Masters by Elizabeth Lunday
This book sounds fascinating!

Sports Gifts
So maybe your young lady loves sports, here are some fun gifts for her.

Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky

Garmin Forerunner 235, GPS Running Watch, Black/Gray
I love my Garmin watch it helps me reach so many of my goals!

Be Kind Shirt

With these gifts your non girly-girls will be wondering where your got such cool gifts! Did I miss any category? What non girly things are your young woman in?

23 thoughts on “This mommy tries, to find her daughter a gift! Non girly gifts for teenage girls

  1. Love this list!

    I have a lot of difficult people to shop for on my list, and quite a few of these gifts would work! I especially love the “I code like a girl” t-shirt! I can’t wait until my daughter is a little bit older so I can put a bunch of this stuff under the tree 😉

  2. This was so me as teen! One thing I would add to the list are sneakers. So many birthdays and holidays I got boots and heels only to end the night begging for “normal shoes”. Other than that the list is perfect and i wish my mom could’ve read it years ago haha.

  3. What a fun list! I would have loved many of these ideas as a teen. I have two boys now which is so much fun but I do dream about someday having a daughter to share my favorite British period dramas with when she’s a teenager :D.

  4. Wow, what an awesome roundup of gift ideas! My daughter isn’t especially girly so she would really appreciate most of these gifts. I especially love the Harry Potter items. 🙂

  5. This is such a great round up! I don’t have kids myself, but growing up, I definitely wasn’t a girly girl, so this list I can relate to!

  6. These are definitely unique ideas for gifts. I think that each parent knows their child and what their passions are. Everything related to that would be an awesome gift to them.

  7. Wow momma! These are such unique gift ideas I think I will use this for one of my step sisters! She’s at this age and I love these gift ideas! I like how they’re not too girly!

  8. Nice list! I would have been happy with several of these items when I was a young girl. Dig magazine and the Bad Girls book would have particularly interesting. One of my fave gifts, when I was a kid, was from my Grandmother and was a subscription to wildlife cards that would come monthly in the mail. Thanks for these great non-girly gift ideas.

  9. I have two daughters so I can relate to your struggles. One of my daughters was and still is very girly girl. But the other would have appreciated many gifts you listed above. It’s so important to understand your kids and buy what they would enjoy, not what you want them to enjoy

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