Welcome to the 2019 Treasured Girlz Holiday Gift Guide.
In the Treasured community, we love to equip moms and daughters (especially those in the tween age group around ages 9-13). This year, we’ve put together some of our favorite ideas for girls (with a little help from our own daughters). This list is full of creative ideas, hands-on experiences and low-tech gifts that will keep your girl engaged in the new year.
We hope it inspires you to find unique and fun gifts that encourage your daughter’s creativity and her heart!
, Courtney and Annie
ARTS & CRAFTS
Ella got this a couple years ago and it works! Her calligraphy is amazing! She practiced with this and she’s now our go-to lettering expert in the family! You can get her a print from Andrea Howey to inspire her and a set of pens recommended by Andrea.
Pink Picasso Kits are GREAT and Oprah herself agrees. The owner is an Auburn graduate and friend of Courtney’s. Exciting stuff that she was selected as Oprah’s Favorite Things for this year. The kits make a great mother-daughter activity and the canvases and be framed later for her bedroom.
3. Science Kit
For your explorer girl, enjoy this starter kit for science fun! We love more and more girls are diving into the world of STEM and enjoying all the elements of science, engineering and math.
We love these bracelets that are on-trend, but even more fun when you’ve made them yourself! Gather a group of friends or make it a fun mom-daughter day with these bracelets.
5. DIY Macrame
Have a daughter that loves to work with her hands to create something lovely or are you looking for a fun project to work on for a Mommy-Daughter night? This Hoop Macrame Kit could be it!
ENCOURAGEMENT & KINDNESS
We love this idea for girls to practice encouraging their friends AND creativity! Create a card with this fun kit for a birthday, for a bad day or anything in between.
We LOVE all the cards that Cleere puts together over at Cleerely Stated. Grab a pack of these “Bright Notes” and encourage your daughter in her lunchbox or locker. Or, you can challenge her to encourage her friends using these cards.
Encourage your daughter’s character with these virtue cards by Courtney DeFeo. Point out when you see her exhibiting one of these virtues and praise her often. Girls in the tween phase respond very well when they get caught doing the right thing and hear their parents affirming them. Leave one of these virtue cards on their bed with a ‘job well done’ note.
These are such a sweet treat for your girl to take to school or for her room. A simple reminder that she is simply awesome.
Here at Treasured Girlz we’re always making sure our daughters remember that they are Fearfully and Wonderfully made by God! So, what better way for them to keep this encouraging verse front and center than to wear it?!
At 4.5 x 3.5 inches in size, this little book packs a great big punch…full of love! With guided pages, you simply fill in the blanks and voila, a gift that keeps on giving! This “What I Love About Being Your Mom” is a personal favorite, but they offer others too (Why You Make Me Smile, Why You’re So Awesome)!
MEMORIES & NEW EXPERIENCES
Encourage your memory maker to capture the fun! These photos also make an easy way for her to decorate her room. We love that the “old school” cameras encourage them to take pictures of what’s out in the world vs too many selfies. Go exploring. Do a scavenger hunt. With the Instax Camera, in an instant – you have memories captured and printed.
Do you have a little mini baker in the house? Capture that passion with these cute matching aprons. Throw in a fun cookbook or her own spatulas and enjoy that mother-daughter bonding time. She’ll never forget that time with you.
We believe roller skating is a right of passage for every young girl (and Courtney believes skating in the house is the way to learn – lots of places to hold onto). Get them the vintage skates for their next birthday party or outing with friends and they will be ready to go! Don’t forget the knee pads and helmets for the new skaters.
Founder of Treasured Girlz, Courtney DeFeo, has put together a six-session study and journal in collaboration with Parent Cue. The study and journal both cover six topics that all girls struggle with in those preteen years (ages 9-13) including: identity, body, emotions, friendship, technology and faith. To learn more about both, visit TreasuredStudy.com. The journal is available on Amazon as well.
Our go-to expert for raising girls is Sissy Goff with Raising Boys and Girls. She has just released a new book just for girls about anxiety and worrying! Give your daughter the GIFT of helping her become braver, stronger and smarter in the new year with this amazing resource (available December 3).
3. I Am Yours
This little prayer book is packed with wisdom and truth for your girl. It is the last book Wynter Pitts wrote for girls before she went to be with Jesus. Your girls will love every word of I Am Yours, be encouraged in their faith and learn the power of praying.
This is a top pick by our girls. They have read and they love getting wisdom from someone they admire. Her honesty about her fear is refreshing. Sadie encourages the girls in practical ways to trust in Jesus and live fearless.
My 7th grader Eden loves the feminine look of this planner to keep her classwork, due dates, birthdays and memories logged in one place. But, she also likes that there are places to write down her prayer requests and answers to prayer too!
Girls love to color and this Bible is a great way to keep them engaged in God’s word! Another fun idea is to get them a pack of bible highlighters so they can highlight verses that speak to them. If you are not a fan of NIV, we also recommend an ESV journal bible or the NLT as they girls get older and are trying to understand different translations. The Jesus Storybook Bible is all our all-time favorite for little ones.
This magazine is so fun for the girls – targeted right at their age range and comes in the mail! They are offering $10 off a subscription with code “treasured19”. Subscribe here!
3. Prayer Cards
We love all of the products over at Rad Joy – but we thought these prayer cards were perfect for our Treasure Girlz. They are the perfect size for a backpack or desk drawer or any small place they need to tuck God’s word into their life. Use the code “TREASURED” and you will get 15% off until December 20th.
This unique prayer journal was designed to help kids dive into scripture. It includes simple scriptures for kids to write, 179 pages of activities, bible bingo, 4 pages of stickers and more. Our girls will “write the word” while they are having fun with their creativity.
Here’s a fun way to encourage your daughter to take her worries to the Lord. This tin box with paper for 50 prayers can become a wonderful way for your girl to record her requests and her praises too!
BEAUTY, BATH & MORE
Need we say more? Bath bombs. What girl doesn’t love a great bath bomb.
If you have a preteen, you know they are all about the Burt’s Bees. Ella says theses flavors are great.
They might be too little for makeup or maybe they are just starting to get their chapstick collection – but this simple acrylic organizer helps organize anything in their room and bathroom and makes them feel a little more grownup.
It’s never too early to learn about washing your face. This brush could be a fun way to introduce a nightly face routine and pair it with a gentle face soap.
Super stylish with a mission to give a headband to a child with cancer for every one sold, this is a great gift or stocking stuffer for your girl.
HOME, ROOM DECOR & FUN
We are all obsessed with these blankets. The softest! You will all want one!
These are all the rage in Texas – how about in your state? We will report that they do work. They do keep the water super cold and they do survive several falls from the car to the ground.
Spice up your daughter’s room with this fun metal letter! Lights up for extra fun!
As these girls grow, it’s important to start the healthy practice of water. Get her a personalized tumbler to keep around the house and help her start a water challenge with you!
For the athlete in your house, this fun display rack can help keep track of her awards.
We love that our girls want caboodles. We had caboodles! They are great for art, jewelry, makeup – or anything you’d like to keep organized or take on the go. Caboodles for the win in every decade.
What girl doesn’t love the chance to personalize her room with fun sayings and verses? Plus, this lightbox has the ability to change colors! It’s sure to be a hit!
Whether in the backyard or hanging in her room, your daughter will enjoy this cozy swing for relaxing or cuddling up with a favorite book. You’ll love that it’s cute too!
- Pickle Ball Set It’s all the rage these days, for young and old. So your girl just might be interested in playing Pickle Ball with you!
Whether on the soccer field or playing in the backyard, these sport headbands are great additions to your daughter’s active lifestyle!
My daughter has had the best time joining her brothers and friends in fun games with Nerf Bows. This one is fun in appearance and sure to bring some added smiles to your girl this Christmas season.
Turn the inside into a fun soccer field, with a floating soccer ball (and foam bumpers for mom too)! When the weather gets too chilly, this is a great option for burning off all that extra energy!
My kids, the neighborhood kids – pretty much all kids- are loving the versatility of playground balls! Two popular options for play, the infamous game of backyard kickball OR 4 Square.
Either name, same great backyard game! Your girls will love playing with the whole family- it’s a little skill, a little luck, but a whole lot of fun! Just beware the pieces for tossing are wooden.
- Q-BitzA teacher introduced us to this game and we haven’t stopped playing it since! In our house, siblings enjoy racing against each other to create patterns with wooden cubes. But with three game modes, there are lots of possibilities!
2. Sushi Go
This quick card game provides strategic thinking and moves at a fast enough pace to keep everyone engaged!
We’ve been Melissa and Doug fans in our house for years and this might be one of our favorite products from them! Our kids ALL love this game. It’s full of strategy and understanding balance and weight distribution, but also so much fun. You won’t be disappointed with this one!
Building a train route has never been so fun, as you connect North American cities and try to beat your opponents along the way.
Give great clues, give great guesses, all with your favorite Disney characters!
My mom picked up this game in a little gift shop on our summer vacation. My kids have all enjoyed playing it together and since it’s fast-paced, there’s always time to squeeze in another round!
It’s a classic, but a good one! Your girl can play this with family and friends and maybe like in our home, pull it out when the grandparents come for a visit too!
8. Bounce Off
This game is so much fun, combining skill and movement to keep your daughter engaged.
9. Disney Meme
Your daughters will love matching word cards to image cards to create fun memes!
I know, I know- the name sounds a little crazy, but this game is a blast– perfect for the whole family, a girls’ sleepover or a neighborhood get together. Adults and kids can play together and have tons of laughter along the way.