We Are Westridge

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Girls

Not sure what the girl in your life wants this holiday season? We put together our annual gift guide for our community to use as a starting point for great gifts for girls ages 10 and up.

For the young environmentalist:

  • Looking for accessories that are good for the planet? Try a recycled fabric bandana from Whimsy + Row or a zero-waste hair scrunchie from Miakoda.
  • Check out this eco-friendly backpack from Rewilder, 100% made with materials sourced from factory end rolls trashed during airbag and seatbelt production!
  • For the girl who’s gotten her whole family to go zero-waste, gift this eco-friendly phone case from Pela. Made from compostable-yet-hardy materials, these cute cases are available for both iPhone and Android devices and is plastic-free!
  • Any environmentally-conscious girl will love Girlfriend Collective’s leggings, sports bras, and jackets, all made out of recycled water bottles and discarded fishing nets.

For the future rocket scientist:

  • What better way to learn coding than with a Frozen 2-themed coding kit? She’ll go on an epic journey of discovery while learning about loops, logic, and variables. Or, if she’s more of a Star Wars fan, try a The Force Awakens-themed kit. (Available for Windows, Mac & iPad, and Amazon Fire Tablets.)
  • This MIT-designed Makey Makey invention kit will have your STEM-obsessed daughter turning everyday objects like bananas into touchpads, coding her own Scratch game, building sensors out of foil and pennies, and more!
  • Is that the sound of galloping in the living room? Must be a Unicornbot! From UBTECH robotics, this buildable, codable robot is made even cooler by the simple fact that it’s shaped like a unicorn.
  • Imagine world where Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency; that’s exactly what happens in The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford (recommended for ages 9-12), and we know your young scientist will love it! For older teens, Sandya Manon’s bestseller When Dimple Met Rishi stars an Indian-American girl who attends a summer program for coding and web development, and ends up meeting someone unexpected.

For the budding artist:

Additional Resources. Need more ideas? Try our gift guide from last year or the 2019 Mighty Girl Gift Guide!

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, lower school on Wednesday December, 4, 2019


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