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Gift Ideas for Girls

Princess LOVED making her wish list this year. There were a few times she had to be reined in, like when she made the list of over 50 LEGO sets she just couldn't live without, but other than that, she seems super excited about the holiday gift giving season.

This is huge progress for Princess, as gift giving season is a trigger for her in so many ways.  Princess loves to give, but she's not a fan of receiving.  Knowing her list was going to turn into gift ideas for girls everywhere made the process so much more fun for her.

If you have a girl on our holiday list this season between the ages of eight and twelve, Princess has you covered. She is so diverse when it comes to likes and interests.

Gift Ideas for Girls

There are six different sections to Princess' wish list aka a gift guide for girls.

1. Dolls
2. Embroidery
4. Bracelet Making
5. Book Series
6. Movies

Gift Ideas for Girls

Gift Ideas for Girls: Dolls

Ever since her younger sister fell in love with Barbie, Princess has been very intrigued by dolls of that nature.

When I showed her the new Creatable World dolls, she was over the moon excited, in that they were all she wanted in a doll and more.  Here are just a few reasons she loves them so much.

  • They come with lots of accessories. 
  • They can be boys or girls.
  • They come in several different ethnicities and skin color.
When it comes to imagination, the sky is the limit with these dolls.  Princess earned enough money to purchase one of these dolls (one not listed on her wish list) a few months ago.  She has not put it down.

The Creatable World dolls are smaller than Barbie dolls.  For that reason she wants a male and a female Barbie doll. Of course not just any will do.  Lol.  She was quite specific about her preferences, which I love.

Creatable World Deluxe Character Kit Customizable Doll, Blonde Curly Hair

Creatable World Deluxe Character Kit Customizable Doll, Black Straight Hair

Creatable World Deluxe Character Kit Customizable Doll, Black Braided Hair

Creatable World Deluxe Character Kit Customizable Doll, Copper Straight Hair (Purchased)

Barbie Collector Holiday Doll 2015, Brunette (Purchased)

Barbie Ken Fashionistas Doll Classic Cool Doll

Gift Ideas for Girls: Embroidery
In October I introduced a Halloween themed embroidery and button sewing activity in our Montessori classroom.  Princess was instantly drawn to it and couldn't get enough of it.  She LOVED the process of creating, especially when she could design the pattern herself.  Needless to say she wants to do more of these types of activities and asked for supplies.

I love that she's showing an interest in these types of activities as it's always a benefit to keep her hands and mind busy.  Princess has already picked out a place in her room to store all of these fun items.

Embroidery: A Step-by-Step Guide to More than 200 Stitches (Purchased)

Similane Aida Cloth 14 Count Cross Stitch Fabric, White 12x18-Inch

Peirich Embroidery Floss Cross Stitch Threads,110 Colors Friendship Bracelets Floss with Organizer Storage Box Embroidery Thread Bracelet String Embroidery Kit 43 Pcs Cross Stitch Tools

Similane 12 Pieces 4 Inch Embroidery Hoops Bamboo Circle Cross Stitch Hoop Ring for Embroidery and Cross Stitch

890 PCS Crafts Assorted Buttons Mixed Color Resin Round Craft for Kid's Button Painting

Pink Container Storage Boxes 2 Pack

Gift Ideas for Girls: LEGO
Princess has always loved LEGO.  She loves creating, taking things apart, and rebuilding them.  I kid you not she keeps every set of directions in her room for when she needs them.  Princess is so meticulous.  LEGO building and rebuilding feeds the precise and orderly side to her brain while at the same time inviting imagination and role play.

Princess loves LEGO friends above any other kind of LEGO, but like I mentioned earlier I had her narrow down her choices from 50+ to six.  You really can't go wrong with LEGO.  The sets on this list are brand new ones this year that she doesn't have.

LEGO Friends Turtles Rescue Mission #41376 (Purchased)

LEGO Friends Stephanie’s Gymnastics Show #41762

LEGO Friends Mia's Horse Trailer #41371

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Supermarket #41362

LEGO Friends 4+ Mia’s Foal Stable #41361

LEGO Friends Emma’s Art Studio #41365 (Purchased)

Gift Ideas for Girls: Bracelet Making

Princess has had a love hate relationship with jewelry.  She loves to wear jewelry, but is also rough with it to the point that many jewelry pieces break.

This year she's been very specific in that she wants more jewelry. I've been clear with my concerns.  We discussed the issue and decided that the very best way to provide her with opportunities to have more jewelry and help me with my concerns, is for her to make her own jewelry!

I LOVE this idea in that it will keep her hands and brain busy, enhance creativity, and if something breaks, she has the means to fix it.

Once again, she has already cleared out a space in her room to store supplies, the organized child that she is.  Lol.

Alex DIY Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets Kids Art and Craft Activity

17000 Pcs 24 Colors Pony Glass Seed Beads,3mm Pony Beads for DIY Bracelets,Necklaces, Key Chains

PP OPOUNT Bracelet Making Beads Kit with 50 Embroidery Floss, 1930 Pieces Alphabet Letter Beads and Braiding Disc for Friendship Bracelets, Jewelry Making

Friendship Bracelets 101: Fun to Make, Wear, and Share! (Purchased)

Choose Friendship My Friendship Bracelet Maker Kit

Gift Ideas for Girls: Books

Princess LOVES to read.  It's rare not to find a book in her hand. Our biggest dilemmas are that she's a speed reader and her reading capacity is far above her grade level.  Finding enough age appropriate stories for her can be incredibly difficult.  You will find no single book selections on her list.

Thankfully Princess has a big brother with the same problem.  He's happily introduced her to some new material like Percy Jackson.  Another benefit is that Princess loves to reread her favorite books over and over again.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (Purchased)

The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Paperback Collection

Emily Windsnap: Six Swishy Tails of Land and Sea

Gift Ideas for Girls: Movies

Princess is at the point in her movie selections where she's not quite ready for all of the PG-13 craze, but is growing out of little kids movies.  I LOVE her movie wish list this year.  There were so many great movies that came out for preteens this year that aren't PG-13.

LEGO Movie 2, The Second Part Blu-ray (Purchased)

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse Blu-ray

Bumblebee Blue-ray (Purchased)

How to Train Your Dragon 3 Blue-ray (Purchased)

Aladdin Blue-ray

Mary Poppins Returns Blue-ray

I can't wait to start shopping for Princess, with all of the fantastic ideas she came up with. Hopefully this wish list helps you with girls on your wish list this year too!

Gift Ideas for Girls

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