Looking for just the right gift for your granddaughter? We researched hundreds of ideas and narrowed them down to 15 top picks for every age range. We start with gifts for younger girls and work our way up to pre-teen gift ideas.
Jump to the appropriate age of your granddaughter:
For baby girls
This journal is a wonderful way to chronicle your granddaughter’s growth and the fun times you have together. As she grows up, she’ll enjoy hearing stories about her and grandma.
This plush mat is perfect for tummy time, with its foam padding and ample room to roam. An ideal gift for those with hardwood or tile floors. Give your granddaughter a fun space as she’s learning to crawl.
Your granddaughter is going to be up and about it no time. Customers noted that it gave their little ones a new found sense of freedom, whilst the ease of mind that they’re safe in the walker. It features 9 activities which is removable and 3 height adjustments, so it’s perfect for growing with your little one.
Bath time – some kids love it, others get easily distracted, much like mine. This bath set is a great way to entertain your grandchild while in the bath. Some parents noted that it was a great for babies from a young as 4 months to toddler. Really easy to grab and hold onto.
This adorable terry cloth elephant towel is super soft on sensitive baby skin. It will make for the cutest photos of your granddaughter.
From first glance, this toy would seem to suit an older child. But many of the customers recounted buying this toy for babies as young as 6 months, and they were fascinated by the textures and shapes. A fun stacking/knocking down toy to play with your little one, as they grow into learning to stack them themselves.
This might be a gift for parents, as much as it’s a gift for our baby – a toy holder. Why keep picking up the toys your little one repeatedly throws away, when there’s device that will hold them for us? It has a suction cap on the bottom, which customers say the trick is to use a baby wipe to wet and then stick it to a tray or table etc. Attach toys or even sippy cup and voila!
This small rattle is great for keeping the attention of your little one, whilst offering something safe to chew on. It’s small enough to fit in a nappy bag, and easy for baby to hold. Customers wrote that months after purchase, their baby is still amused by this toy.
Your granddaughter might have already started teething by now, or maybe they’re going to start soon. These cute teething rings are easy to hold, have various different textures, they’re freezer safe and can be sterilized.
Let’s just take a moment to admire this beautiful toy. Ok, now we’ve done that, lets move on. This toy has a lot going on to keep the interest of your little one. Customers all raved that whilst it is smaller than they initially expected, they’re babies of various ages loved it.
Whether she has already started solids, or not this feeder is so handy! You can fill it with frozen breastmilk or fruit and veges and then pop it in the freezer. Has 3 different sizes, a twist up function to push the food up, as well as being BPA and latex free.
These gorgeous shoes are soft and comfortable. Coming in various cute colors, sizes, and two different sole options – one soft and one with a flexible rubber sole. A very cute addition to your loved ones outfit!
My baby personally loves these balls. The combination of lights, color and noise grabs her attention. She can spend at least a good hour playing with just this toy. They’re great for encouraging your little one to crawl.
These walkers that have the activity center play front are great for your little one who is now sitting up. The wheels have a break on them, to keep it from sliding away. When it is time to start helping your little one to walk, this will be the perfect partner. My favourite part is the ‘frustration free packaging’ and my little ones curious face as she’s figuring out the buttons, slides and music.
I feel like this is a real summer essential, especially if you have a pool or frequent one often. Parents commented that they felt their little one was safer than being in their arms, where it’s easier to slip out – and if at first their too small to sit in the seat, parents in the reviews have come up with great solutions! Comes with a removable sun canopy, very quick and easy to blow up.
This swimsuit is super cute for the summer, with little ruffles on the butt- like the brand name would suggest. More importantly, it’s UPF 50+ this is incredibly important when considering purchasing a swimsuit for anyone these day. Paired with UPF 50+ wide brimmed hat, and sunscreen and you’ll be ready for the summer months.
For 2 to 3 year old girls
For 4 to 5 year old girls
For 5 to 7 year old girls
This magical jewelry box is sure to make her go “wow!” Designed by an artist in Maryland, it includes a necklace with the inspiring phrase “she believe she could, so she did.” You can’t go wrong with this special box.
Make her feel special in this adorable unicorn hooded bathrobe. Comfortably plush, she’ll feel cozy and warm. Comes in many different styles so you’re sure to find the right fit for your granddaughter.
This fun kit includes 20 different window art options. Fill in the spaces with color, let it set, and enjoy lovely window decorations that will brighten up the home. Get her creative juices flowing and inspire a love of art.
Turn her bedroom into a magical night sky with this fun rotating projector. Whether used as a nightlight or just decoration, you’ll inspire a curiosity about the great beyond. Great for story time with grandma!
Spark her unquenchable curiosity about the natural world with a hand-held digital microscope. It’s unique egg-shaped design is perfect for little hands, and can be positioned at any angle to allow 54X magnification of objects. Plug it directly into your computer (Mac or PC) and let your granddaughter explore the joys of scientific observation.
Project a rainbow across her bedroom ceiling and walls with this stunning rainbow light projector. The magic of a rainbow will leap to life across her walls with the help of multi colored LED lights. It’s the perfect nightlight for your little one, and is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
Be your child’s professional face painter with the help of sponges and stencils. This set is sure to delight your granddaughter, with so many options for fun face doodles that is also safe for her sensitive skin. The colors are bright and easy to use with excellent coverage. Extra bonus: you’ll gain access to their website that shares step-by step instructions to have you painting like a pro. This will sure to be a hit at birthday parties and other special occasions.
Have your granddaughter get creative with a bead set to help her design and string together her own necklaces and bracelets. The set includes 220 beads and 8 cords that are nestled in an easy to pack wooden tray. Teach her pattern creation with strings she can use again and again! A great gift to pack up and travel with, or to occupy your little one on a rainy day.
Let her imagination run wild in the Play-Doh Kitchen! “Bake” food in the oven that “dings” when done, make pretend foods like muffins, pizzas, and cakes and let her go as crazy as she wants designing unique food combinations. The kitchen contains all the materials a pair of young hands needs while crafting their creations, including: cutters, a roller, knife, fork, spoon, plate and 6 cans of Play-Doh ready for moulding.
Give the gift of nature and teach her about animal life cycles with a caterpillar habitat that allows her to watch caterpillars transform into butterflies. The set comes with 5 baby caterpillars, a 12 inch tall habitat, deluxe chrysalis station and a butterfly feeding kit, plus instructions on caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly care. The best part: the set is completely reuseable, with the option to send away for more caterpillars the following year to watch the process unfold again!
This incredible Art Set has everything she needs to bring her creativity to life. This colorful includes 64 crayons, 20 colored pencils, 40 washable markers, and 15 sheets of paper. All these tools are packaged in a high quality art case that allows her to take it on the go.
She’ll be so excited to show off her Printed Backpack to her friends at school! Available in a variety of cute colors and prints, this high quality accessory includes 4 compartments, 2 mesh side pockets, and even a protected place for a laptop or tablet. Adjustable straps also ensure this backpack is the perfect size for her to carry.
This set of Scratch Art Notes features a rainbow of colors hiding beneath a matte black coating. Comprised of 125 notes, this provides a fun and exciting way to practice her writing and fine motor skills. An included desktop holder and wooden stylus gives her all she needs to start making dazzling works of art.
Telling time is fun and easy when you have a Waterproof Watch to practice on. The flexible band is small enough for child size wrists and features colorful shapes she’ll love to look at. The high quality, waterproof design ensures it is also durable enough to withstand the playground.
This Magic Sequin Pillowcase is as fun to touch as it is to look at. The glistening, sparkling sequins magically change color with every touch, allowing for endless hours of fun. Add a 16” square pillow and she will have a fun piece of decor that will give her room tons of personality.
Nurture your granddaughter’s interest in science by giving her this incredible Butterfly Terrarium. This gift set gives her everything she needs to grow her own plants, including potting mix, seeds, and more. There are also sparkling stickers and butterfly wings that allow her to decorate her terrarium to perfection.
For 8 to 10 year old girls
However far you live apart, this necklace will keep your granddaughter thinking of you wherever she may go. Knowing that you love her and care about her will help give her confidence as she grows.
If she loves making videos, give her this waterproof Adventure Camera so she can record all of her activities. This delightful little camera captures high resolution photos and videos with easy to use controls. An attachment allows you to mount it on a bike helmet so that she can record her stunts just like a pro.
Give your grandaughter her first cookbook with a hardcover copy of American Girl Baking, containing recipes for cookies, cupcakes and more. Each of the 40+ recipes are easy to read and follow and are the perfect introduction to the simple pleasures of home baking. This book allows you to have an excuse for quality time together as your little girl learns about following recipes and oven safety – plus you’ll be encouraging her to share delicious treats with loved ones and friends.
Show her she she’s doctor material with a Barbie Baby Doctor Doll Playset. Have her play doctor with a Barbie that’s ready to take care of business with her own exam table and accessories that allow her to care for patients and two adorable babies. The office set included does double duty as a care station and storage space. Part of the Barbie Careers collection, this doll is designed to teach your little girl she can be whoever she wants when she grows up.
Her outdoor adventures will be even more fun with these pink Camouflage Walkie Talkies. These walkie talkies are designed for small hands and feature crisp sound quality. With a range of 2 miles, her and her siblings of friends will be endlessly entertained by this cool way to communicate.
Nurture her love of science by giving her this exciting Crystal Growing Kit. She’ll learn all about biology and crystal formation as she grows 5 colorful gemstones. Then, an LED display will beautifully illuminate them and allow her to show off her creations.
Let her show off her incredible friendships by giving her this DIY Friendship Bracelet Kit. It comes complete with colorful twine, rope, and embroidery floss to craft the perfect bracelet or hair wrap, while the charms, beads, and feathers let her become a true fashion designer. An included instruction book will keep her crafting for hours.
Encourage her DIY spirit with a DIY slime kit that contains everything she needs to occupy herself for hours on end! The kit includes everything from slime containers to different slime colors and textures for an infinite amount of slime recipes including clear, foam ball and glitter slime varieties. The materials are all safe, eco-friendly, and washable. A perfect distraction for play dates, rainy days or birthday parties.
For hours of coloring fun, gift your granddaughter with a machine washable pillowcase doodle kit. Each pillowcase comes with 10 double-sided washable markers she can use to color in an elaborate prehistoric scene full of all her favorite dinosaurs. The pillowcase is measures 75X50 cm and is made from 100% Turkish cotton. Simply give it a wash, and she’s ready to start again. A perfect activity for camping, road tripping, and sleepovers.
Introduce your granddaughter to scrapbooking with this 100 page journal. The inclusion of stickers, stencils, stamps, Tapeffiti and a light-up pen give her lots of options to make every page her own! The set is a perfect introduction to the world of journaling allowing young girls to jot down their thoughts, adding their own flourishes of emoji stickers and stamps.
This Floral Reading Lamp makes the perfect desk accessory. The charming base doubles as a pen holder, while the fun, flexible body allows you to perfectly adjust its position. The dimmable LED bulbs promise not to shine too brightly, making it easy to read a favorite book even after “lights out.”
Give her Jelly Belly’s world famous Bean Boozled Spinner Wheel Game, an activity that lets her and her friends try their luck at spinning the wheel for a chance at the most delicious – or the most weird and wild – flavors Jelly Belly has to offer. She’ll never know what she’s going to get! The set comes with a spinning wheel and 20 Jelly Belly flavors (10 delicious and 10 strange).
If your little girl would prefer to be a mermaid, this cozy Mermaid Tail Blanket will grant her wish. Ombre rainbow colors brighten the exterior while the plush, luxurious fabric makes it extra cozy. Ideal for kids under 5 feet tall, this exciting blanket will let her wildest dreams come true.
For 11 to 13 year old girls
Gift ideas to avoid:
What should you avoid giving a 2-4 year old girl? We recommend avoiding talking dolls. While fun for a while, they can become annoying in a few short days. Parents often regret buying them.
What should you avoid giving a 5 to 7 year old girl? Girls between 6 and 8 grow quickly, so we suggest avoiding higher priced clothes if you want a lasting gift. But a low-cost summer dress could be appropriate.
What should you avoid giving a 8 to 10 year old girl? We recommend staying away from makeup and clothing. Let her discover her own preferences in these areas as she matures.
What should you avoid giving a 11 to 13 year old girl? Almost a teenager, be sensitive to things she’s in the process of out-growing such as princess gear and Barbie dolls. Additionally, girls this age like to pick out their own school clothes. Don’t embarrass her with something she’ll never wear.
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