Christmas presents for girls aged 12 to 14

01 December 2014

From an animation studio kit to a popcorn maker for movie nights with friends, we've got some ideas for girls aged 12 to 14.

Animation studio kit with web cam

Got an arty grandchild with an interest in animation? This kit contains Animate It! Express software, from the makers of Wallace & Gromit, to teach the basics of stop motion animation. Plus, 103 Ogobild pieces to build real moving vehicles, robots, creatures and sculptures.

The step-by-step guide will help your grandchild to bring them to life with stop motion animation, using the HD Web Cam included. Available from Wicked Uncle for £49.95.

Burn after writing - interactive book

Answer questions about the past, the present and the future. Some of the questions asked are fun, some deep and some just plain random. Allows your grandchild to create a unique picture of herself as she is now.

Available from Wicked Uncle, priced £9.99

Mr Frosty ice lolly maker

Allows you to make fruit lollies, flavoured ice shapes, crushed ice treats and more. Available from Hawkins Bazaar for £20.

Ribbons quick change watch

The quartz watch comes with 11 different pastel-coloured ribbon straps. The straps are made from grosgrain ribbon and are simply tied in a bow. Presented in a circular pink gift box, swap the colourful straps to suit moods or outfits - a perfect gift for the fashion conscious.

Available from Wicked Uncle for £17.95

Style Me Up Friendship Bracelets

Make 15 different styles using the colour instructions.  Comes with a double-sided pattern wheel, cotton thread and hundreds of stylish beads.

Available from Wicked Uncle for £11.50.

Accessorize gift card

Packed with cool, girly bits and pieces, a young lady will always be able to find something to interest her here. From headphones, to friendship bracelets, scarves, bags and more. Plus, there’s a branch on most high streets. From £5 and up from Accessorize.

A good read

If your grandchild is a little bookworm, the Booktrust recommends the following titles for this age group The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne, Watership Down by Richard Adams and Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, to name but three.

Please note. Details and prices were correct when we published this article on December 1. Availability and prices can change, so please check websites carefully before purchasing.
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