It can be tough to pick out the perfect gift for your daughter. But when it comes from both her mom and dad, it’s extra special.
Here are some ideas to get gifts for daughter
1. Musical instrument
Musical gifts are always a great choice because it supplies an opportunity for your daughter to learn about something she probably wouldn’t have any other way. Instruments are especially good because they aren’t limited to one type of music, and the kind of music your child discovers may be totally new to you! You can get her an instrument she already likes or try out something new together (i.e., drums).
2. Art supplies
If you know your kid is artistic, getting art supplies as a gift will let them express their creativity and help them discover which medium they like best paint? pencils? markers? You can even get super specific by looking up what types of art they’re into (sculpting? painting? etc.).
3. Craft supplies
If your daughter is the crafty type, get them some materials of whatever it is they like to do (weaving? knitting? scrapbooking?). Consider signing her up for a class to learn a new skill she wouldn’t otherwise have access to!
4. Duct tape wallet
Duct tape wallets are a great gift that will let your kid learn an important life skill: how to make something useful out of a little bit of everything you have lying around the house. Plus, you can fit all sorts of personalization into this DIY project from glitter duct tape, to custom monograms , to family photos . Try making a few together so she can have one for every occasion.
5. A day out
This could be anything from a trip to an amusement park, to a visit to a new city or country, to a day spent learning how to do something your daughter is interested in (like cooking or carpentry). It’s the perfect way to show her that you’re just as invested in her interests as she is.
6. Tickets to see her favorite band
If your daughter is into music, tickets to see her favorite band play live will probably blow her away. Be sure to check the tour dates and pick a show that’s not too far ahead, so she’ll have time to save up and prepare.
7. Customizable planner
Planning and organizing is a huge part of life, and your kid will need to get in the habit of it sooner or later. A customizable planner will help her stay on top of upcoming tests, homework assignments , important events, and everything else that’s going on at school. And you can get really personalized with this gift add stickers, drawings, photos , etc., to make the gift extra special.
8. Subscription boxes
If you know your daughter loves subscription boxes (or if she’s just starting to see what all the fuss is about), give her a gift certificate so she can enroll in her favorite box service and start getting them every month! Be sure to include any preferences: indie / non-toy / surprise , etc.
9. Framed photo collage
A framed photo collage is the perfect gift for a kid who’s into photography or art (or both!). You can pick out photos from your family album, scan them in if you don’t have them printed already, and get them professionally printed to make a super personal gift that your daughter will love showing off to all her friends and admirers.
10. DIY project kit
DIY gifts are always popular because they let kids learn valuable life skills like patience, diligence, and how to follow directions while also creating something totally unique! A DIY project kit will help her create something she’ll actually use later on in life (i.e., jewelry organizer, backpack , pencil holder).
11. Concert tickets
If your daughter loves live music, concert tickets will definitely be a big hit! Try going with them or enlisting one of their friends as a date for the night either way they’re sure to have a great time!
12. A family photo shoot
Even though your kid is growing up fast, it’s still important to document everything that happens (and all the milestones) before she becomes an adult and moves away. Make sure you get her input on poses , outfits, etc., but otherwise just capture what comes naturally during the session! You can even make prints or digital copies afterwards to turn into albums or wall art for around the house.
13. 9-volt battery operated toy
If your daughter is into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), a 9-volt battery operated toy will be perfect for her! These gadgets and gizmos are usually pretty expensive, but with a gift certificate to her favorite store she can pick out the one that’s best for her interests. Plus, it’ll give her something to use on all those long rainy days when she’s stuck inside.
14. A day at the spa
This is definitely a luxurious gift, but if you have the means it’ll definitely make your daughter feel special. A day at the spa can include anything from a mani/pedi to a massage , to a full day of beauty treatments. Just make sure you book well in advance, since spots fill up quickly.
15. Custom jewelry
If your daughter is into fashion and accessories, custom jewelry will be a perfect gift for her. You can work with a professional jeweler to create something totally unique and one-of-a-kind, or even let her do it herself with a kit from the store. She’ll love wearing her new piece of jewelry and showing it off to all her friends!
16. A basket of her favorite snacks
Kids love snacks, and they especially love getting a big ol’ basket full of their favorite ones! Fill it up with goodies like chips, candy, cookies, and anything else she loves to eat. This is a great gift for any occasion, and she can snack on it all year long.
17. Custom clothes
If your daughter is into fashion, custom clothes will be a huge hit! You can work with a professional tailor to create something totally unique and one-of-a-kind, or even let her do it herself with a kit from the store. She’ll love wearing her new piece of clothing and showing it off to all her friends!
18. A day at an amusement park
This is definitely a fun gift for kids who love excitement and adventure! A day at an amusement park can include anything from a few rides to all-day access to the best attractions . Just make sure you book well in advance, since spots fill up quickly.
19. A gift card to her favorite store
Kids love getting gift cards, especially if it’s to their favorite store! This way they can pick out whatever they want, and they’ll know that you really know them well. It’s a great gift for any occasion, and she can use it all year long.
20. A donation in her name
If you want to give your daughter a gift that keeps on giving, why not make a donation in her name? There are tons of charities and causes that could use your help, so find one that’s important to her and make a contribution. She’ll be thrilled to know that she’s helped make a difference in the world, and she can feel good about herself all year long.
21. A pet
Kids love pets, and if you have the means to take care of one it’ll be a perfect present for your daughter! Register at your local pet shelter so she can pick out her favorite animal, or let her do it herself with a kit from the store. She’ll love playing with her new furry friend and showing him off to all her friends.
22. Make-up essentials
If your daughter is into fashion and beauty, make-up essentials will be an excellent gift for her. Even if she doesn’t wear makeup yet, this will come in handy when she’s ready for a little bit of glamour! You can work with a professional makeup artist to create something totally unique and one-of-a-kind, or even let her do it herself with a kit from the store. She’ll love trying out new looks and seeing how pretty she can look.
23. A ride in a hot air balloon
This is definitely one of those once in a lifetime experiences that she’ll never forget! Give your daughter a little taste of romance and science by taking her up in the sky for a ride in a hot air balloon. You can book this as a special family outing or just give her the tickets so she can go with all her friends! Just make sure you book well in advance, since spots fill up quickly.
24. Their favorite toy from when they were younger
If your daughter has moved on to bigger and better things, give her a blast from the past with one of her old toys! You never know – she might still enjoy playing with it (and you’ll get an extra-special flashback of watching her play with it for hours). It’s a great gift for any occasion, and this way she can relive some nostalgic moments.
25. A night at the theater
This is definitely one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that your daughter will always remember! Give her a taste of romance, drama, comedy, music… basically all of life’s best pleasures by taking her to see her favorite play or musical show . Just make sure you book well in advance, since spots fill up quickly.
In conclusion, parents should take time to enjoy life with their daughter, share in her interests, and encourage her dreams. Gifts are a great way to show your daughter how much you care, but they are not the only way.