When it comes gift shopping for girls, the item you choose can label you as a hero or a zero. But it doesn’t have to be a hair raising experience. With a little forethought, you can prove your worth with little strain on your time or budget. If you’re confused or completely blindsided on where to start, consider the following 6 inexpensive gift ideas for 10 year old girls.
Jenga has been a household staple for decades for one main reason: it’s fun for the entire family, or anyone else involved. The sturdy flip on the classic house of cards game involves taking turns pulling out wood blocks.
The last player who removes her block without causing the stack to tumble is enthusiastically hailed as the champion. The fact that this is a reasonably priced gift for any budget makes it a real winner.
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Kit
Put aside the stereotypical beliefs for a moment that all girls are enthralled by dress up play and dolls. While almost every 10 year old girl has her ultra feminine moment, most of the time she’s a bright, curious adventurer seeking to discover hidden treasure or embark on new and unique experiences.
This award winning kit allows her to build over 100 projects to keep her brain sharp and focus high. And at a price you can afford, it’s a good deal for all involved. This specific kit includes over 30 pieces, as opposed to the 60+ kit which allows her to explore 300 different projects. If your budget offers more wiggle room, the 750 piece Extreme Discovery Kit encourages the exploration of up to 750 unique projects.
Elenco Snap Circuits Lights Physics Kit
In that same vein, if she’s into technical items, the Snap Circuits Lights Physics Kit may be her perfect fit.
Included is a musical organ which can be controlled by her MP3 player, voice or touch. Various exciting projects allow her to see her music visually as the beats and rhythms of her favorite tunes create stunning light displays. The 55 piece kit offers 175 challenges to keep her and her friends busy as you enjoy the glee and giggles that fill your home.
Spirograph Design Tin Set
Almost every playful parent or grandparent is at least familiar with Spirograph, even if they’ve never played with it themselves. And now, this redesigned model of the 1965 original is ready and waiting for your favorite 10 year old girl. Watch her creativity soar as she and her closest friends turn indoor play into magical expression. It’s an easy way to appease her inner artist or simply wake it up. For the price point, it’s a definite must as a special gift.
GGI INTERNATIONAL Chinese Sky Fly Fire Lanterns
Let her imagination soar as high as this multi-color, 20 piece fire lantern set. Whether they’re used to make her birthday a memorable one, included in backyard fireworks displays, or you just allow her and her friends to release them during summer slumber parties and camping trips, these can provide memories that last a lifetime.
Included lantern options of white, red, pink, yellow, green, blue, purple and orange pretty much guarantee her favorite color will be covered. The 10-12 minute show will be one she’ll want to see again and again, so be sure to stock up on these for every special celebration where she’s the star.
White Mountain Puzzles Candy Wrappers 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
You’re a good parent. You instill responsibility in your child, make sure she’s well fed, does her homework, stays active. She’s a good girl who knows her boundaries and does not fill up on junk food. But that doesn’t mean she can’t pretend otherwise. This American made 1000 piece puzzle is fun and challenging enough to keep her engaged during inside play. And the nostalgic and mouth watering images will make the entire family want to be involved…if she let’s them.
Remember, the gift is about her, but it doesn’t have to be a major struggle on your end. Consider her interests, the gift’s educational offering, its growth potential as she ages, and the ability of inclusion. Chances are, she won’t want to play alone…at least not all the time. Any of the above gifts cover all of the concerns and more while allowing your bank account the freedom you need to continue living debt-free.