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While the prospect of buying the perfect Christmas gift when shopping for a little girl can be daunting, an in-depth analysis of good Christmas gift ideas for girls reveals that the best presents you could get them actually break down into several broad categories:
- Anything that encourages creativity, be it designing their own accessories, playing around with building sets or getting familiar with painting, is a good idea.
- Anything that encourages thoughts on the future. Not every girl is going to want to be a homemaker when she grows up and some are starved for information on subjects like computers, nature or the sciences.
- Anything that allows them to emulate their mom or their big sisters, if they have any. This includes clothes and various cosmetology practice kits that have been marketed to little girls for decades.
While this introduction has covered general ideas for shopping for a girl, the list beneath it is loaded with more specific Christmas gift ideas for girls. By the time you finish this article, your problem should evolve from having no idea what to get her to having too many ideas for a girl’s Christmas present.
LEGO Friends Set
While the “LEGO” brand has been around for decades, this company, known for its building blocks that inspire the imaginations of all ages, has produced a girl-focused product line in “LEGO Friends.” This line feature more human-shaped “minifigures” and gives girls all the pieces to build their own dream houses.
- Both girls and boys will love building LEGO Friends Mia's Tree House set where they can experience...
- This creative treehouse playset includes 351 pieces. Mia’s Tree House features Mia and Daniel...
- Features a folding ladder, a cool skateboard for the mini-dolls to ride and wild animal figures to...
This gift suggestion goes back to the idea of gifting something that will encourage future interests. Whether your particular girl has an interest in chemistry, archaeology, biology or any of the other sciences on the planet, it is likely that at least one beginner’s kit dedicated to the subject exists.
- EXCITING WAY TO LEARN: Inspiring young children to learn has never been more fun with this Playz...
- LOADED WITH VALUE: Over 26+ Experiments, 41+ Tools & Ingredients, and 36 Page Activity & Lab Guide
- EASY TO USE: The fact-filled colorful lab guide is full of pictures and information giving kids...
Gifting a scrapbook can encourage the girl to add some style to her collections of fond memories. Sure, kids are used to taking photos and storing them digitally on sites like Instagam, but a scrapbook is a physical treasure trove of memories that is not dependent upon an internet connection.
- The ultimate scrapbook: use over 800 accessories to bring your memories to life
- Self expression: express yourself as you create themed pages filled with your most cherished...
- Hands on project: cut out shapes and use colorful embellishments, stickers, gemstones and more to...
Twistz Bandz or Loom Bands
This is a simple art kit that uses twisty material or other fabrics in order to make accessories bearing your girl’s personal aesthetic. Like many of the other creativity-channeling items on this list, this sort of item becomes a great hit as an activity during a sleepover or other get-together.
- EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE SUPER FUN BRACELETS AND MORE : This Rainbow Loom Kit with loom and hook...
- BOOST YOUR CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION WITH WEAVING LOOM SETS: Create wonderful items and enjoy...
- RUBBER BANDS LOOM TURN BORED TIME TO EASY FUN FOR ALL AGES: Rubber band bracelet making kit keeps...
Friendship Bracelet Set
The only thing better than buying friendship bracelets is making them yourself. This sort of present is perfect for both ends of socialization: the social butterflies can easily add another friend to their clique and the awkward girls can use them as a pretense for making new friends.
- Make at least 12 bracelets for your closest friends
- Comes with 10 skeins of embroidery floss, beads, plastic Klutz clip
- Includes a 58 page instructional book with Klutz certified crystal-clear instructions
Flip Chair or Bean Bag
While this item is more practical than some items on this gift list, it can still give your girl some sense of style for her room. Both of these items are available in a variety of colors and can double as something to sleep on other than the girl’s bed.
- STUFFED ANIMAL STORAGE SOLUTION - This is a sweet home for an huge amount of stuffed animals your...
- GENEROUS SIZE - It is extra large at 38" and can hold up to 100 various size stuffed animals. We...
- PREMIUM COTTON FABRIC - Our stuffed animal storage bag is made of strong, soft and comfortable...
Barbies & Accessories
Unless you are searching for gifts to buy an unrepentant or comfortable tomboy, you can rarely go wrong with getting a girl a “Barbie” doll or accessories for her collection of Barbie. Notably, you can now find dolls of different skin tones if buying gifts for a child of color.
- Let young imaginations be the doctor with Barbie dolls and medical play sets!
- Barbie baby doctor doll is ready to see patients with an exam table, accessories to care for...
- Her office set does double duty with a care station that features two tubs, a moving mobile and...
Needlepoint or Sewing Kit
This particular gift offers the ability to to improve one’s hand-eye coordination, dexterity and, of course, to be creative. This sort of gift can teach needlework, which can come in handy if something goes wrong with the girl’s clothes or if she gets interested in “cosplaying” as an animated character.
- 12 count interlock canvas printed in Full color
- Acrylic yarn
- Needle and fully illustrated instructions with color chart
Jewelry Making Set
This is a toy box of beauty that is filled with all manner of threads, beads, trinkets and other baubles. While it can certainly be fulfilling for the girl to craft her own personal pieces of jewerly, it can also be used in order to socialize with friends and family.
- INCLUDE ALL YOU NEED – Paxcoo jewelry making supplies kit includes 3 jewelry pliers, 2 rolls of...
- SUPERIOR BEADING PLIERS - The jewelry repair tool has 3 necessary jewelry pliers: round nose plier,...
- VARIOUS TYPES OF JEWELRY MAKING ACCESSORIES – Totally 845 pieces different styles of jewelry...
Kid’s Cookbook and Gear
If you know a girl with an active interest in cooking and baking, why stand in her way when you can get them the texts and equipment she longs to use. while kids’ cooking gear is easy to understand, children’s cookbooks usually focus on simple recipes that involve minimal risk.
- Hardcover Book
- America's Test Kitchen Kids (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
While the name seems vague, this gift is basically anything that allows the girl to learn more about nature. This can be as simple as a butterfly net or a window-mounted birdhouse (so people can see what the birds do inside of the birdhouse) to something like a rock collection.
- Super Safety: soft rubber surrounded eyepieces are included for eye protection so children don't...
- Advanced design: non-slip Scratch, the grip has been ergonomically patented designed to fit the...
- Shock proof: durable binoculars that can withstand drops and falls on floors due to rubber coating...
Fashion Designer Kit
This particular gift item allows the girl to pretend she is designing attire for Fashion Week, playing around with tops, bottoms, shoes and hair styles. This item is perfect for the aesthetically-minded girls you may know and some of what it does mirrors the design sketches of actual clothing designers.
- Kahootz-Fashion plates deluxe kit
- Included pencils and built-in textures on the back of the fashion plates allow your artist to easily...
- Includes: 15 fashion plates, 20 sheets of paper, 8 colored pencils, 2 rubbing crayons, crayon...
Gifting this sort of item to a girl shows that you want them to have a bit more freedom, getting around far faster than she could on foot while using something that could easily be accessorized to reflect her developing sense of style. That it encourages exercise is also good.
- Original kick scooter made of sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum
- Patented t-tube and deck design folds conveniently for transport
- 98 mm inline-style urethane wheels with ABEC 5 bearings
Sleeping Game & Sleepover Game
This covers just about any activity that might be useful for sleepover activities. This can include things like like Mad Libs, a Ouija board, DVD board games or even books of ghost stories. Even a mirror could be gifted in case the girl feels like playing something like Bloody Mary.
- ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY! Perform hilarious scenarios and acts. FOR KIDS 5+.
- ANNOUNCE YOUR ACT AND THEN PERFORM! Go Solo, With Partner, or For Everyone.
- ALL PLAYERS EARN AWARDS like "Silliest Performance" or "Bravest Performance."
This particular gift idea covers any device that helps the girl express her creativity with a particular piece of kit. Spirograph, Etch-a-sketch, moldable sand, plaster of Paris; what constitutes an art kit is truly exhaustive. Find out what she likes to create or design and know a relevant kit exists.
- Includes 1 Crayola Inspiration Art Case Coloring Set with 64 crayons, 20 short colored pencils, 40...
- With a place for everything, this crayon and marker organizer helps keep art supplies for kids and...
- Large paper sheets give kids more room to create
If you happen to know a little diva or fashion forward lady, chances are high that she has a lot of trinkets to put on her neck, fingers and ears. A jewelry box is an aesthetically pleasing item that serves the practical purpose of storing all of her unworn jewelry.
- VLANDO Pandora is a medium sized jewelry boxed designed to store your favorite accessories.
- SPECIFICATIONS: L 8.3 x W 5.9 x H 3.9 inches.
- MATERIALS: Made from durable synthetic leather and a velvet lining, the Pandora has a unique style,...
Easy Bake Oven
Much like Barbie dolls and LEGO sets, this is another staple childhood gift. Teach the girl you are shopping for some cookery skills, where the reward is perfectly edible food. Not only does this teach kitchen basics, but can also encourage them to consider selling their food to other people.
- 2-Piece modular design for unique layouts
- Doors on dishwasher, oven, refrigerator and freezer open and close
- Realistic stove burners
Dress Up Clothes
Everyone wants to feel fancy from time to time, children just seem to have more opportunities to act on that interest than the adults. This sort of gift allows the girl to dress like whatever role she feels like filling that day, be it princess, doctor, ninja, unicorn or whatever.
- Dressing up has never been so enchanting! With four different Disney Princess outfits to choose...
- This Amazon exclusive 21 piece deluxe dress up trunk includes four classic Disney Princess...
- Includes: 4 tops and 3 skirts with matching royal accessories; accessories include 3 bracelets, 3...
Nail Polish Gift Set
This sort of item is a way of introducing girls to the world of makeup, accessorizing that does not require wearing anything extra. These sorts of kits come with a variety of colors for her to paint her nails in while also providing extras like glitter and girly little decals.
- SAFE FOR CHILDREN 3 AND UP: Our non-toxic, water-based and bubble gum scented formula makes our...
- EASY TO APPLY: Our nail polish formula dries quickly, so your little one can get to playing without...
- POLISH REMOVER NOT NEEDED: Simply peel off dried polish to remove it from nails. No need to expose...
This line of collectibles expands more than 10 waves. Each of the little characters comes in a variety of special treatments, like being showered with glitter, being made of squishy plastic or even made of see-through plastic. If you know your girl has some, she will certainly welcome some more.
- Help your princesses prepare for the party of The year At The royal Palace, with 2 levels of fun!
- Chose the perfect outfit from the spinning wardrobe, pop it on, and check it Out in front of the...
- Flip down the mirror to create a glittering party space and get the royal party started!
There are countless series of books for girls and young children on the market. Whether you want to introduce them to “Harry Potter” or give them a collection of childhood classics like “Alice in Wonderland” or the “Arthur” books, a book set is a thoughtful gift encouraging literacy and imagination.
- Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories
- J. K. Rowling (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
Pet Play Set
This covers any sort of set piece or background for playing with little animal figurines, usually coming with a handful of the relevant figurines in its packaging. This type of present allows the girl to have a zoo for her animals or even a school for teaching them about humans.
- Two ready-to-decorate, solid resin pet figurines
- Includes 6 pots of paint and paintbrush
- Ideal party activity or favor
Journaling, the act of recording one’s thoughts and actions on a daily basis within the pages of a physical object, is a great way of instilling mindfulness, strengthening memory and serving as a quick reference to past successes. The fact that some journals come with physical locks is also appealing.
- CHILDREN’S JOURNAL: A blank journal book perfect for introducing your child to daily journaling
- PLUSH COVER: Your little girl will love the soft fuzzy cover and its large faux fur unicorn patch
- CREATIVE WRITING: The majestic unicorn on the front will surely get your kid's imagination going
Purse and Wallet Set
While a purse is fine for carrying all of the necessities of daily activities for anyone, a wallet is just as vital when it comes to carrying money and all manner of identification cards. To that end, kill two birds with one stone by gifting a matching wallet/purse combo.
- SIZE. 4.9''x3.5''(12.5X9cm). It's small enough to fit into bag and pocket ,it's also large enough...
- MATERIAL: canvas
- Zip with Keyring : Zipper is convenient for opening and closing, and the key chain is also a cute...
DIY Headbands & Accessories
If you are buying presents for a girl who loves to flaunt her hair, you might consider getting her a hairband, barrette or some other form of accessory for around the hair. Take these thoughts a step further by gifting a set that encourages the girl to make her own.
- [ GREAT GIFT FOR LITTLE GIRL ]: Our kit is designed with your little one in mind. It makes an...
- [ ENTERTAINING GROUP ACTIVITY/DO TOGETHER CRAFTS ]: You’ll be amazed at how our DIY craft kit...
- [ MAKE IT, WEAR IT, SHOW IT ]: Big fashion in a small box! The fantastic variety of colors are so...
Ice Cream Maker
Ice cream and snow cone machines have been featured in Christmas “wish books” for decades and for good reason. Most kids usually love these sorts of cool treats and having the power to make their own ice cream at any time can be a very satisfying present for any child.
- New mixing paddle makes frozen desserts in 20 minutes or less
- Large capacity makes up to 1-1/2-quarts
- Double insulated freezer bowl eliminates the need for ice
The only thing better than gifting “PlayDoh” is including some sort of playset intended for use with the molding clay. Even these days, it is possible to encounter barber shop/salon kits where the child can playfully extrude hair styles into little dolls or to create mock-ups of fast food.
- Over 30 Play-Doh tools provide lots of open-ended creative fun
- Squeeze fun shapes with the classic fun factory Tool
- Create animals and other shapes with over 25 cutters
Arguably the most traditional girl’s gift on this list, a doll house is a classic girl’s gift for a reason. When paired with dolls that suit the scale of the house, a girl is well-equipped to play pretend with scenarios taken from her fanciful mind or from what she overhears.
- 34 furniture pieces and accessories, including a grandfather clock, a cute little kitten and more
- 8 rooms of open space to decorate. Dimensions: 52 x 14 x 53.62 inches
- Elevator glides back and forth between the second floor and the third floor
Art Easel and Supplies
This is a bit more traditional art kit, allowing the girl to show her creativity with paint. Maybe you know a girl with an interest in certain aesthetics you recognize as art movements like pointillism, impressionism or even abstract artwork; giving her the proper equipment may be the perfect gift.
- KIDS WOODEN STANDING ART EASEL: This art easel provides a creative, screen free play option for...
- HELPS BUILD FINE MOTOR SKILLS: The dry erase board and chalkboard are perfect for building kids fine...
- EASY TO ASSEMBLE: This easel features a sturdy wooden frame, is easy to assemble, folds flat for...
This is another storied gift that has been amazing DIY jewelers since the 1970’s. Give a girl these and you are introducing her to a world that blends basic science with aesthetics, heating up her custom designs into durable patterns that are perfectly suitable as fixtures in earrings and necklaces.
- 28 piece set
- Color, bake and shrink undersea friends
- Make mermaids, a dolphin, a turtle and more
Pretend School Set
Teaching is one of the first professions that girls become familiar with after doctors and what their parents do. If you happen to know a girl who idolizes one of her teachers to the point of wanting to become a teacher, this may just be the perfect present for her.
My 1st Sewing Machine
Much like the needlepoint and sewing kit from earlier in this gift guide, a beginner’s sewing machine makes an excellent gift for any girl with even the most remote interest in making or repairing clothes. Just imagine the joy this girl will experience upon learning she can make doll clothes.
- 27 UNIQUE BUILT-IN STITCHES: The XM2701 includes 27 built-in decorative, blind hem, zigzag, and...
- AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER AND DROP-IN TOP BOBBIN: This sewing machine includes an automatic needle...
- INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: The XM2701 comes with 6 sewing feet, instructional DVD and manual
Hair Styling Doll
Appeal to the inner cosmetologist in your little girl by getting her a styling doll. This bust features enough workable hair that she can easily play around with different styles and maybe even discover something she wants to have done with her own hair. Some dolls double as makeup tutors.
- The Disney Princess Belle styling head holds endless hair play possibilities; Belle features...
- Disney Princess Belle styling head comes with long brown hair and 13 styling accessories
- Set includes: 1 hair brush, 3 character hair clips including Mrs. Potts, chip and Cogs worth, 2...
Board games are experiencing a bit of a renaissance in recent years and for good reason. Board games can teach children counting, symbols, cooperation, language skills, patterns and all sorts of other things. Getting a board game for a girl doubles as a gift for her family and her friends.
- MONOPOLY GAME: DISNEY FROZEN 2 EDITION: Fans of Disney's Frozen 2 can enjoy playing this edition of...
- FEATURES AN ICY TWIST: When players land on a Snowflake space or draw a certain Chance card, they...
- FAMILY CHEST AND ROYAL DECREE CARDS: The Monopoly game: Disney Frozen 2 Edition includes Royal...
Puppet Stage & Puppets
If you know a little performer, this might be just the sort of present to win them over, especially if you know she lacks the sort of equipment for performances. Just imagine the bliss she will feel from having everything needed for plays to show her friends, family and classmates.
- This puppet theater goes up in a jiffy. An adjustable top rod fits standard doorways and additional...
- A whimsical castle scene sets the stage for creative play. Time to grab your puppets (sold...
- Red Polka dot curtains tie back to highlight the show. Pop a character out the porthole window above...
Digital Camera & Photography Book
Gift the growing shutterbug in your life a proper piece of kit to capture the images she knows are out there in the world. The photography book is a suggestion for girls looking for ways to improve their skills, either because they are just starting or because they need it.
- Take real digital photographs with the durable Kidizoom Camera Pix by VTech; real 2.0 mega pixels...
- The kid-friendly Kidizoom Camera Pix includes all the tools that budding photographers want in a...
- Selfie mode detects your face and automatically takes the perfect picture; four built-in games add...