40+ Amazing Gift Ideas for Little Girls

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Gifts for Little Girls – Arts and Crafts

Lego Girls


All my children love Legos. Rachel wants girl themed Lego kits like these. This would keep her occupied while her brothers are creating their own Lego towns.

make your own board books

Craft Kits

My daughters would do crafts all day long.

I love pre-packaged craft kits. It saves me the work of making sure I have everything together.

Alex Crafts are some of my favorites – I even see some things that would be easy to put along with a beach or ocean homeschool theme.

kiwi crate great gift for preschool boys

We had loads of fun with our Kiwi Crate a few weeks ago, so I’m planning on making our subscription part of Rachel’s present.

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fairy coloring pad

Art Supplies

Want some open ended play?

We have these art supplies in our stash and love them.

We use these stamp sets and these Melissa & Doug coloring pencils are our favorite. The M&D triangular crayons are a big hit around here, too!

Take an Art Class

If you’d rather not have the mess in your house, look for a local paint your own studio in your town. I’m planning on signing Rachel up for  some classes and would LOVE to have a gift certificate to Uptown Art.

cedarmont kids


My kids love to belt out some songs, so I’m putting some kids music under the tree. We love these Cedarmont Kids CDs.

And, believe it or not, Rachel is a huge Michael Jackson fan, thanks to her daddy!


Girly Accessories

Part of the fun of having girls are the clothes and accessories.

How about some bows or funky tights? These are great stocking stuffers!


Be sure and check with Mom before you buy clothes. Some may have specific needs or sizing requests.

Rachel’s favorites include Gymboree and Tea Collection.

girls robe

Robes and Pajamas

Rachel loves her fuzzy robe that she received as a Christmas gift a few years ago.

gymboree sleepwear gifts for little girls

New pajamas are always a treat here, too.

spa science

Lotions and Soaps

Rachel is a girly girl, and loves smelly lotions and soaps.

I discovered this make your own kit — it’s a craft session plus science all wrapped up together! With Spa Science, a little girl can make her very own bath fizzies and lotion!

Beading Kits

Rachel loves to wear some of my necklaces and bracelets, especially beaded ones.

This beading kit would be a perfect way for her to create her own masterpieces to wear or give to friends.

Gifts for Little Girls – Get Them Active

We’re an outdoor family, so it’s only natural for us to have sports related items on our list.

Schwinn 12-Inch Balance Bike, PinkHuffy Bicycle Company Girls So Sweet Bike, Pink, 12Huffy Bicycle Company Number 21975 Disney Princess Bike, Purple to Pink Fade, 16-InchSchwinn Girls' Codex HelmetRazor Child Elbow and Knee Pad Set, PinkRazor A Kick Scooter (Pink)Razor Ripstik Ripster Brights - Teal and PinkRawlings Player Series T-Ball Pattern, Pink, Right Hand Throw, 9-InchAdidas socceradidas Performance Ghost Replique Shin Guard, Solar Green/Black/Shock Pink, Mediumsoccer socksSaxon Childs Equileather Zip Paddock 4 BrownTroxel Legacy Schooling Helmet Small Pink AntiquusTuffRider Whimsical 3 Pack Kids SocksTumbleWear Girl's Simone Jewels Leotard (Child:6-7, Black)Danskin Girls' Big Girls' Gymnastics Sparkle Leotard, Twinkle Pink, Medium

Ideas for gifts for your girls who are active —- or to encourage activity

A New Bicycle

Rachel learned to ride her bike without training wheels when she was 5, thanks to the balance bikes that we love.

She’s almost ready for a bigger bike. This would be sure to delight any little gal.

bike helmet

Bike Helmet

I’m an ER nurse, so I’m a stickler for bike helmets. Rachel loves to keep up with her brothers, so she already has a scooter. A skateboard is on her wish list, too.

girls ball glove

Tee Ball or Softball Gear

Rachel’s also interested in tee ball and soft ball, so a glove would be on her list of must haves.

girls soccer cleats

Soccer Supplies

If your daughter is ready for soccer, she’s going to need some girly soccer cleats and socks for spring.

Equestrian Equipment

Rachel is a girl who loves horses. We’ve invested in this passion for over 5 years now, so her closet is full of riding pants and gear.

children's riding helmet

The equestrian center that we attend has loaner helmets, but a riding helmet is a great gift. You may see new riding boots on her list, too.

Gymnastics/Dance Wear

We’re signing Maeve up for some tumbling classes for her Christmas present

girls leotard

She’ll be getting new leotards for class.

Memories and Experiences

Want to give a year round gift? Check out the zoos, museums, aquariums or science centers in the area. We’ve been members of our local zoo for years.

If your children are involved in sports or music, ask for gift certificates for lessons.

little pet shop

18. Little Pet Shop Toys

Rachel is in love with these cute toys — now I just need an idea on how to organize them.


She’s still a fan of her puzzles, too.

puzzle gift for girls

I’m planning on surprising her this year with a personalized puzzle , just for her.

barbie pet


We have LOADS of Barbies around here, left over from her big sister Abigail. If your daughter loves Barbie and animals, this set is perfect!

Big Belly Bank

Rachel loves her big belly piggy bank — her older sister had one too.

big belly bank

I found ours at a craft fair, but you’re able to order them online, too!

kids bank - great gift idea!

If you want something smaller, I think these personalized banks are adorable!


Looking for some girl movies to put under the tree?


I know that Grandma has already picked up Brave for Rachel. I can’t wait to watch it again.


Even though we have loads of books in our home, we’re always adding more. We’re reading the Little House on the Prairie series in our house, and Rachel has already requested that we save them to pass on to her children.

little house on the prairie

So sweet!

We shared our favorite chapter books for girls to help give you more ideas.

Hats and Gloves

In a house with lots of children, we have a hard time keeping up with our cold weather gear.

girls hats and gloves

We always buy hats and gloves each season for stocking stuffers.

Sonic Toothbrush

Speaking of stocking stuffers, my kids often find new toothbrushes and toothpaste in their stockings.
sonic toothbrush
This year, I’m contemplating upgrading to sonic toothbrushes. (I have one for myself and I LOVE it!)

Doll Babies

Little girls love their doll babies!

baby alive

Here’s one of Rachel’s requests.


I love games that teach while having fun. Check out these options!

story cubes
Even thought Rachel is a master storyteller, I love these story cubes for igniting your child’s imagination. Bonus tip? Video your child telling their story.

Sleeping Queens
Sleeping Queens is loads of fun too – teaching math concepts and strategy!


Is your sweet girl ready for some grown up jewelry?

Lisa Leonard necklace
You could give a young lady this beautiful hand crafted piece from Lisa Leonard.

Gifts for Little Girls – Tech Ideas

My disclaimer …

We use electronics in our house, but I set a limit on them. We use them as a reward for chores, schoolwork, or a treat

Nintendo Wii U 32GB Mario Kart 8 (Pre-Installed) Deluxe SetNintendo Wii U Pro Controller - BlackNew Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U - Wii UYoshi's Woolly World -  Wii UApple iPad Air MD785LL/B 9.7-Inch 16GB Wi-Fi Tablet (Black with Space Gray)iPad Air 2 Case,iPad 6 Case,AceguarderNew Design[Waterproof][Shockproof][Scratchproof][Drop resistance]Super Protection Cover Case iPad Air 2(iPad 6)(2015) (pink camo-pink)Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7SanDisk 32 GB micro SD Memory Card for Fire Tablets and All-New Fire TV

Rachel received a Nintendo DS as a birthday gift a few years ago, and did a better job keeping up with it than I expected.

Nintendo DS pink
She has fun, and we’re just careful to keep up with the tiny games. A case is essential to keep up with the games and accessories.

Nintendo Wii

After we’re done with school lessons and want to unwind, we can play the Wii. (We bought this as a family gift a few years ago.)

We’re planning on upgrading this year to a Wii U console.

disney princess wii
We own some girls only games like Dora and this Disney Princess one.

You may want to add an extra Wii controller to the list.

ipod touch
Rachel and the boys have been using my iPod touch for a number of years. If I thought she was mature enough to handle getting ONE gift under the tree, I’d consider getting her one of her own.

It’s an expensive gift, but can be used with multiple children, and there are no little parts to lose. We use it with the children as a music player, watching movies, and playing fun and educational games.

If you’re gifting an iPod, a child proofcase is vital.


Yes, I know it’s pricey, but an iPad could be well worth the splurge for a family gift if your budget can swing it.


Our iPad was a gift for me, but everyone in the house uses it. I simply set the timer on the stove and they have to take turns.

speck case
I have an Otterbox case on my iPad, but my kids would love to see this crazy thing instead.

Another cheaper alternative is Kindle Fire. We use this in our homeschool, too.

Fun Speakers

Another hit in our house? An external speaker for our electronic devices.

panda speaker for kids
This way, everyone can hear the movie or audio story. (Tip – if you get a highly rated Bluetooth speaker like mine, you can still use your iPad while the kids listen to Audible. Until they lose the speaker in your messy house.)

Inspect the Insects

I’ve been a bit of a slacker when it comes to science in my homeschool classroom. I tend to focus more on math and reading. This spring and summer, I plan to spend some time catching up on science.

butterfly garden

I’ve had my eye on this buttefly garden for a long time, and this would make a wonderful science project gift. There’s also a ladybug land and a scary praying mantis habitat.

Travel Lite Brite

Want a new twist on an old classic?

lite brite
I love this travel Lite Brite. It brings back memories from my own childhood, and as a mother, I love it that it has a storage drawer to store the pegs.

Spiral Art

Another blast from the past? Remember the old Spirographs when we were kids? I checked the latest version on Amazon, but the reviews weren’t that great.

spiral art from klutz
I turned to a trusted company, Klutz, and found this Spiral Art kit. Awesome! (yes, I will play with it myself.)

Bedroom Makeover

Does your sweet baby girl need an upgrade from the toddler bed? How about a new bed or new bedding as a gift?

We recently had a custom bunk bed made for the girls, so we’ll be on the hunt for some pretty bedding.

girls bedding
I know a few mom friends who have made over their childrens’ rooms as a birthday or Christmas present.

Dress Up Box

We have a huge collection of dress up costumes in our home, both for boys and girls.

disney princess dress up box
You could buy a trunk like this one, or collect your own for gifting.

Kiss the Cook

Rachel mentioned wanting an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas.

My brilliant husband, not wanting to eat half baked cupcakes, said, “I’d rather that we just teach you how to cook, using real stuff.”

Well said, Daddy. Check out these amazing sets from Curious Chef. The foundation kit has everything you need to get your tiny chef started in the kitchen!

What other great ideas do you have for little girls’ gifts? Leave your ideas in the comments and I’ll add them to the list!

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  1. More great ideas! Many of these work for boys too – I know mine love to cook and do crafts!

  2. Karen Medlin says

    Wowzer, great suggestions!

  3. Keri @ growinginhisglory says

    I jotted down some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Top 10 Tuesday.


  4. Love the list. I TOTALLY want that spiral art gift, it reminds of SpiroGraph that I had when I was a kid. I LOVED that.
    We have the butterfly garden and the kids love it so I definitely recommend that.
    The Melissa and Doug coloring pages are great! We love them.
    I WISH i could get her an iPod Touch or iPad, they are on her list but…not in the budget. Thanks for the list though. I love the spa science too. Think I have some fun ideas now. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Victoria @ Denschool says

    Great list, there are so many listed that I plan on getting my girls. New hair blooms, jewelry, art supplies, and Barbies… shhhh don’t tell 🙂

  6. Karri Reiser says

    Wonderful list. It certainly covered all possibilities. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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