The holiday season is right around the corner and it can be hard to pick a toy for young girls that will surely delight your daughter or niece. If you little girl wrote a letter to Santa, it makes things much easier, but it is a known fact that our children not always make our lives easier.
My daughter is 7 years old already, going on 13, and is very opinionated, as any self-respecting tween tends to be these days. So what can I get her? I did my research and was relieved to see all the Top Toy lists and use them as guidelines. Then I went to (gasp!) an actual store to take a look and see what they really look like. I’m a fan of online shopping but when I’ll be spending a chunk of hard-earned money, my research tends to be more hands-on.
Here are 7 toys that I think will delight any young girl:
Easy Bake Ultimate Oven 1 of 7This is the ultimate nostalgic toy but the new version doesn't use a light bulb anymore. The Easy Bake Ultimate Oven is a classic and is recommend for girls 8 and up. It retails for approximately $44.99 but I recently found it online for $39.99 with free shipping.
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star – Harmony B Sharp 2 of 7The Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star - Harmony B Sharp doll is recommended for ages 4 and up and retails for $59.99. This doll talks, dances and sings five different songs whenever she gets a new hairdo, making play time a blast. Even her included pet cat gets in on the action as a percussion instrument
VTech InnoTab 2 Learning App Tablet – Pink 3 of 7Looking for a touch screen tablet for 4 year olds that helps improve math, reading skills and memory skills and also works as a music player, camcorder, and digital camera? The VTech InnoTab 2 Learning App Tablet is that and more. It also has room for a memory card. It usually retails for $79 but you can find it at a lower price if you search online.
LEGO Friends Emma’s Horse Trailer 4 of 7LEGO Friends Emma's Horse Trailer is exclusive to Target. This LEGO horse trailer set allows children to put mini doll Emma in her horse Robin's saddle to practice jumping. At $24.99 I think it's a great deal compared to other pricier gifts and will provide hours of unplugged entertainment.
Furby 5 of 7Retailing at $54, make no mistake: the 2012 Furby is a technologically advanced version of the much-remembered toy. You can even download apps into your iTouch, iPhone or iPad and "feed" your little critter. It comes in a variety of colors and retailers say it is selling fast. At my local Target, there was only one left last week. Kids love learning "Furbish", as well.
Barbie Photo Fashion Doll 6 of 7If you have a budding fashionista in your house, this is a gift she'll love because this doll is no regular Barbie. TheBarbie Photo Fashion Doll Collection ($39.99) takes pictures, wears dark skinny jeans and looks very trendy. The embedded digital camera lets your child take pictures and turn them into instant fashion by displaying them on Barbie's shirt. The doll includes a USB cable so you can connect to your computer for more photo-editing features. Suggested for ages 6 and up.
Baby Alive Wanna Walk Collection 7 of 7Take advantage of your daughter's maternal instincts with theBaby Alive Wanna Walk Collection . At around $44.99 it is a doll that actually mimics a toddler's first steps.
Do you know a deserving family, school, or charity this holiday season? We’re giving away one grand set of 20 toys from Target, including those mentioned in this post! To nominate, simply comment and tell us why you’ve selected them!
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