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Top Gifts for Little Girls

What do Little Girls Like?

Little girls are just like big girls. They love to talk among themselves. Standards are set. Expectations are created. Relative values are established. In short, fashion and desirability is often a function of the group and not some unique discovery that little girls find on their own.

Gifts for Little Girls

Gift of Imagination

Gift of Imagination

What do you plan to give little girls this Christmas?

So, what is it this year? What are they chattering and giggling about? What icons in the gift world are achieving the status of "I just have to have it"?

With mega-icon famous gift bearers, St. Nicholas, Santa Claus, Father Christmas and three wise kings, resting after the merriest time of the year, here's your chance to be the best gift bearer raising expectations from little girls you visit.

If you're planning to play 4th Wise "Person" and want to give something special for the little girls you know, here are some of your top options: Dolls, Tablets, Camera for Kids and Diary with Lock. Read on to get more gift ideas for your little girls.


Do your little girls check the Christmas tree?

Do your little girls check the Christmas tree each day for gifts? Do they bug you about Santa? Of course, they do. But remember, Santa or the 4th Wise Person, your little girls are not all made the same.

Each one is unique and so would require some thinking through. I grew up in a family of all girls, five of us, and I tell you we wanted to be different from the others. Take a look at what they're interested in. Not all of them like dolls. Some are intrigued by Science. Others, by fashion. Others are Electronics fan so take note of what they enjoy most.

Little Girls Check the Gifts under the Christmas Tree

Christmas tree

Christmas tree

1. The Gift of Learning

What better gift than learning can you give little girls? Not only is this enjoyable for every little girl in your list but more importantly, this enhances their capacity. Any learning intervention at this young age has definite impact on their intellectual capacity later on. Included in a tablet are so many educational programs that cater to whatever interest your little girl has. So, think of including this in your gift list. If they have already one, upgrade it so they'll enjoy it more.


Little Girls Having Fun Learning

Gift of Learning

Gift of Learning

2. The Gift of Imagination

Stretching their imagination and allowing them to express themselves as they imagine themselves to be is key to the growth of little girls especially at this age. Encourage this and give them resources to have fun and engage their imagination. Expand and challenge it with your gifts. Make your gift part of their growing up process.

3. The Gift of Creativity

In today's world, you are much aware how important creative skills are. So, develop this in your kids by giving them the resources to work with. A camera is very useful as the pictures they take, they can use for scrapbooks and other creative activities. Editing these photos and learning how to take good pictures will serve them well.

Creativity in Action

Gift of Creativity

Gift of Creativity

Little Girls Camera

4. The Gift of Awareness

Awareness is a gift that you can develop early in your little girls. Encourage them to assess their experience so more and more they become mindful of thins around them, how they interact with others and with the world. Connect this with they developing interest to have little secrets. Here's a gift that will be useful: A Diary with a Lock. Since they love to have their own little secrets, the lock ensures them that their secrets are safe.

This will also encourage her to write her thoughts and feelings as each day goes by. The daily self-assessment is a fantastic contributor to learning and awareness of the world around and really ups the giggle ratio at future slumber parties.

Diary with Lock

The Gift of Interaction

Gifts for Little Girls

Gifts for Little Girls

5. The Gift of Social Interaction

It has been established by recent studies that well developed social skills at an early age determine future success for many of us. So, think of developing this in your little girls. Let your gift enable them to care, to talk and to be part of a relationship. Little girls do all these with their dolls.

Not only that but the fact that from experience, we know very well that little girls love dolls. Dolls ranging from rag dolls to fashion dolls and their accessories will surely bring smiles and squeals of happiness. Baby dolls from the popular brands like Baby Alive, Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Dolls to Fisher-Price Hug 'n Giggle Baby to Cabbage Patch Kids will delight them and after the hours of TV, they will match hopes as well.

These dolls come with fashion accessories like clothes, shoes and baby accessories including diapers, feeding bottles, even food packets. They, now even come with chips so little girls can really interact with them, talk to them, ask them questions. Many parents, though, are still wary of this recent doll development because these chips also monitor what questions kids ask so they can input these in their algorithm. A bit worrying for now but in our super connected world, this will become more popular. Perhaps, with better understanding and supervision, this can be a useful doll.

Add more fun by wrapping additional accessories for the baby dolls like stroller, playpen, baby doll carrier and bathtub. The little girls will also be encouraged to take care of their baby doll by rocking her to sleep, changing diapers and preparing her food.

Find a shoe box and add that to the doll pile as a make-it-yourself crib. Little girls with their imagination will make something wonderful out of it.

Fashion dolls for little girls

Fashion dolls are also a great gifts for little girls. Among the best-seller fashion dolls are the Barbie series from Mattel. Barbie and Ken have been a mainstay for decades and have invaded most of the world as hi-demand items. They come in colorful clothes and accessories. Some of these Barbie dolls even have a movie tie-up character like the Disney Princesses.

A great way to accompany your Barbie doll gift is to add play set accessories like Princess' castle, townhouse and vacation house bundles. Another favorite fashion doll among little girls is the Bratz dolls. It also has colorful clothes, costumes and accessories like the masquerade and cosmetic bundles.

Dolls Little Girls Can Play With

What dolls will you choose for little girls this Christmas?

Some kids have very clear preferences even at an early age. Often, they are not what we would choose. How do you pick?

Well, the recent favourite which has sent many little girls in a frenzy is the Frozen dolls. Elsa, the beloved Frozen princess of Arendelle with cryokinetic powers is the top favourite. And of course, the younger sister, Princess Anna. Almost every child i have talked to recently love these two Frozen characters.

Which of these dolls will little girls in your gift list prefer?

There are many choices but you can see what they love from past experience. The recent craze is Frozen and even in this, there are choices. Some prefer Elsa and the others, the sister.

Have a doll made for your little girl

Or make one that your little girl will love. Another top doll idea for your little girl is having a custom-made doll which looks like her. There are crafters who specialize in custom made dolls. Simply send your daughter's picture and a customized doll will be made just for you. They also have accessories for the dolls to complete your gift.

I still like the soft cuddlies for the really little ones. They're the dolls that are remembered long after Barbie has been shelved.

Gifts Little Girls Enjoy Most - Watch these videos

5. Give little girls the gift of time - Have fun together

This is fun for little girls as they can cut out pictures, paste it and you'll be their favourite aunt, sister or whatever. Last summer, a neighbor offered one of the little girls in the cottage time to make a scrapbook together. It was on the royal wedding which just fascinated this little girl. This neighbor had a stack of Hola magazines and presto, they had a fun afternoon.

You can also go with them to the park or the museum depending on their interest. If space fascinates them, bring them to a space museum close to you. There are so many varied opportunities to engage kids and being a part of these will not only make them have fun but you'll be surprised at how much fun you'll also get from these.

© 2011 Mary Norton

Please leave us your comments - We do appreciate hearing your views

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 08, 2019:

Thanks, Patricia. Really hard to say now what they want. Am glad you found one.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 07, 2019:

Many of these are gifts I have given over the years. I no longer buy for young girls in my family but I am pseudo-grandma to two of my friend's grandgirls. One is no longer a 'little' girl having turned 14 she has a whole new set of wishes to receive as gifts. The little one love love loves puzzles and both of them adore it when I make them a blanket. You have shared choices that certainly will bring a smile to lots of faces. Angels once again are headed your way ps

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 22, 2018:

We have special gifts that meant a lot to us. I was given once a typewriter and it changed my life completely.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 21, 2018:

I like your ideas and particularly the last one...the gift of time. Long after many gifts are broken or put aside the time spent together creating memories will hopefully linger and have impact.

When I was a child my favorite gifts were books. Also the camera given to me one year was memorable as it started my love of photography.

Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on January 14, 2014:

Lovely selection. I am always amazed when I see how many different toys are available.

WriterJanis2 on December 17, 2013:

Such cute choices. I love the Disney necklaces.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on November 21, 2013:

These are all awesome gift suggestions for little girls! Of course, I love the idea of giving them a camera :)

Lorna from USA on May 17, 2013:

These are great gift ideas for little girls, I remember few in your selection was given to my little girl before.

squid-pinkchic18 on January 07, 2013:

Great ideas here, you can't go wrong with dolls!

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 02, 2013:

@anonymous: Thanks Tipi for blessing it again.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 02, 2013:

@anonymous: I know how delighted they can be.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 02, 2013:

@TaraWojt: These gifts for little girls are not hard to find.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 02, 2013:

@Gypzeerose: Thank you so much for blessing and promoting gifts for little girls.

Rose Jones on January 01, 2013:

Delightful gifts for little girls! I thought this lens was amazingly rich. Pinned to my gifts board - and also Christmas because we certainly could use it then when we need to give gifts to our little nieces.

Tara Wojtaszek on December 30, 2012:

Lots of great gift ideas for little girls.

anonymous on December 23, 2012:

These are certainly going to delight little girls.

anonymous on December 18, 2012:

I was sure I blessed this last year but am happy to return just to do that.....all that's left are the dancing eyes, smiles and squeals of delight by little girls this Christmas!

mrsclaus411 on December 12, 2012:

Little girls will surely love these.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 02, 2012:

@thebestofme: Thank you for visiting this lens on gifts for little girls.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 02, 2012:

@sukkran trichy: Thank you for the blessing.

thebestofme on December 01, 2012:

Nice lens! Great job

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on December 01, 2012:

great christmas gift collection. i love it.

Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on November 24, 2012:

Happy Christmas to all the little girls out there :)

KonaGirl from New York on November 18, 2012:

Wow! I huge list of gift ideas for little girls. Thanks for so many ideas.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 18, 2012:

@johnsja: You are right because those are the things we like so it is more fun.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 18, 2012:

@miaponzo: Am happy you like them. hank for the blessing. I truly appreciate it.

miaponzo on November 18, 2012:

Great little girl gift ideas heer! Thanks!

johnsja on November 14, 2012:

I enjoy shopping for girls. They are easy!

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 15, 2012:

@KimGiancaterino: Thank you for the visit and the generous comment.

KimGiancaterino on December 08, 2011:

You've put together some nice gift ideas for little girls.

anonymous on December 07, 2011:

How precious with your models adding that 'real little girl' touch, you found the magic world for little girls...and shared it!

Anthony Godinho from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

Lots of great gift ideas for little girls!

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@krakensquid: Certainly.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@LeopoldBlatt: Thank you.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@LeopoldBlatt: Thank you.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@lasertek lm: Thanks for the visit.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@lasertek lm: Thanks for the visit.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@kislanyk: Thank you so much.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@anonymous: I think they are replacing Barbie more and more.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@squid-pinkchic18: You are right. We did not have many choices then.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@verymary: I still remember my own diaries.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@Stacy Birch: Thanks for blessing this lens.

Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2011:

@yourselfempowered: Thank you so much for the blessing.

Odille Rault from Gloucester on December 06, 2011:

Great ideas for gifts for little girls here! I had a diary with a lock when I was a child, and I absolutely loved it! Blessed. :)

Stacy Birch on December 06, 2011:

Cute lens.

Mary from Chicago area on November 30, 2011:

glad to see diaries are still big with girls :)

squid-pinkchic18 on November 30, 2011:

So cute! You could have gotten me any kind of doll when I was little and I would have been so excited :)

anonymous on November 29, 2011:

Would try the Bratz dolls for a change next time! Nice collection of toys here. :)

Marika from Cyprus on November 29, 2011:

Awesome Christmas list, well done!

lasertek lm on November 28, 2011:

Thank you so much for sharing.

LeopoldBlatt on November 28, 2011:

Good choices. Nice selection of dolls for the kids.

krakensquid on November 28, 2011:

A great Christmas lens! Feel free to check out mine if you want :)