All the fun girly Christmas gift ideas from this mom of daughters! Toys for pretend play, group games, building, arts and crafts and more.
Updated 11/2019 – my original ideas and links are at the end of the post.
I try and get my shopping done as easly as possible for my two little daughters (like I talk about in my post about how to enjoy the holidays more). They love girly things, especially tiny dolls. I thought it might be nice to make a list of some of things they love, to give you some ideas for the little girls in your life! You can also check out my gift ideas for little boys here, and my list of gender neutral gifts here.
Gift Ideas for Little Girls
My girls love girly things! Here are some of their favorite toys (and toys they wish they had! lol) You can click on the image or "read more" to go to the item listing on Amazon. I've separated the toys by type: pretend play, arts and crafts, Barbies, tiny dolls, Wellie Wishers, building toys, LOL Surprise dolls and group games.
Encourage their little imaginations with these fun, open ended toys. Dress-ups, tea sets, play makeup and more!
My toddler loves DUPLO blocks, and she is usually building houses or “birthday cakes” so this set will be perfect for her! Update 11/2019 This has been a well loved toy!!
2. ALEX® Toys – Early Learning String A Treat -Little Hands 1486S Similar Item
This one is for the toddler too, she loves to do anything that requires fine motor skills (like peeling crayons!), so this one will be great. I especially like this set because it has a wooden dowel on one end for easy threading, and bead on the end is permanent to hold them all on. And they’re so cute! This brand has other styles too.
3. Mini Lalaloopsy Tales 3 inch Mini-Dolls – 8-Pack (No longer available)
Oh my, Lalaloopsy dolls are probably in the top 3 most played with toys at our house. I really like this set of fairy tale characters. I tried to buy it last year, but couldn’t find it for under $80, so I’m buying it early this year while the price is low.
4. Disney Princess Magic Clip Little Kingdom 7 pack Doll Set (No longer available)
These mini-princesses are the number one played with toy at our house. We have the older versions, with the rubber dresses, but this year I’m getting them the Magic-clip ones. The manufacturers finally wised up and made the dresses easy for little hands to put on. No more begging mom every 2 minutes to change Belle’s dress!
5. Barbie Mariposa and The Fairy Princess Doll (No longer available) Similar item
This Barbie is gorgeous, and a butterfly. What else is there to say?!?
6. Disney’s Tangled Fairytale Friend Rapunzel Doll (No longer available)
I’ll be honest, these are cheaper/easier to buy at Costco, but I think they’re going to be a huge hit this year. I’ve seen Rapunzel, Cinderella and Ariel, and they’re 3 ft tall! Every little girl’s dream to have a princess their size to play with!
7. Barbie Sisters Cruise Ship (No longer available)
This was the one gift my 5 year old requested last year (after I had already bought her other gifts), and she still is asking for it. It has great reviews, and it folds up pretty small, which is a big bonus.
My 5 year old has finally succumbed to the American Girl catalog, and asked for her own doll that looks like her this year. We almost bought her a Kit doll, but decided to wait one more year, and test out the waters with an Our Generation doll. Target has lots of hair/eye color combinations to choose from, and most of them are only $20, and the outfits start at $13. MUCH more economical, but still pretty similar to American Girl.
We don’t need another set of little people/animals for the girls to play with, but if we did, I would totally start buying them Calico Critters. Oh my, they are so sweet and innocent. I used to beg for these when I was younger.
10. Melissa & Doug Sweet Treat Tower (No longer available)
My girls got this for Christmas last year, and it gets played with ALL THE TIME. The “frosting” velcros on so they can switch around the toppings. A must have for tea parties!
11. Fisher Price Loving FamilyTM Grand Dollhouse Super Set (Caucasian Family) Newer version here
We debated back and forth between this dollhouse and a larger-scale wooden one. We decided on this one, considering my daughter’s fondness for mini-dolls. It gets played with a lot, and I like that it folds up and still fits in her closet.
This list feels a little bit sexist when compared with the boys? It's all about pretty things, playing house, and baking? The boys list is all about being active, building, and learning. Why not build little girls minds too? Check out http://www.goldieblox.com/ for products geared toward girls 4-9 that are all about being a female inventor and creative thinker while still being fun. Barbies have their place and can be great for the imagination too but - please a little more diversity in your lists!
Friday 6th of December 2013
Great list! My daughter (4,5 y.o.) already have the biggest part of it! J Now I'm trying to search for some alternatives, like handmade dolls by US artists. Similar to those that stated in this article http://blog.inselly.co/top-christmas-gift-ideas/ (first photo) She also loves Tilda style dolls that are for sale in some shops on Etsy. And even my pretty grown up friends enjoy such gifts! J
Monday 2nd of December 2013
Wow!!!amazing collection for kids.Merry Christmas!!!JingleBells Jinglebells
OMG! My daughter would LOVE the Duplo Cakes. I can't believe I didn't think of them. Earlier, I was going to buy her a membership to an online educational game (it's between a few nick games and http://www.jumpstart.com ) but I'm sure she will love and appreciate this a lot more. I can't even express how happy I am to have found this post. You are amazing, Kylie! Thank you!