When I had my son 3 years ago, I wanted to give my daughter something special from her new little brother to give her a little boost in feeling special. At the same time, I wanted the gift to be age appropriate and sure to provide some much need entertainment. Now that I’m about to have another little boy, I’m on the hunt again. It’s not easy coming up with gift ideas, so I decided to ask other moms to help me compile a list of great tried-and-true entertaining toys that are sure to make her feel special. Check out what final list by age is after the jump…
Plush Doll For 1 Year Old 1 of 8Let your little girl feel like she has her very own baby to take care of with this super soft and lovable doll.
Get this plush doll from Amazon for $11.88
Purse With Accessories For 2 Year Old 2 of 8Your little girl wants to be just like you, and she can be with her very own purse filled with goodies to keep her occupied.
Get this my first purse from Amazon for $12.70
Felt Play Board For 3 Year Old 3 of 8Let your little girl create her own princess land with this felt board and all the felty princesses she needs.
Get this felt play board from Amazon for $14.99
Magnetic Dress-Up For 3 1/2 Year Old 4 of 8I decided to add 3 1/2 because this was my daughter's favorite toy at that age. She has spent countless hours playing with it.
Get this magnetic dress-up from Amazon for $16.35
Puzzles In A Box For 4 Year Old 5 of 8My daughter has this box of puzzles; it's small and organized with four compartments for each puzzle, and every piece is marked on the back with a shape that correspond to each puzzle, so you know which goes to which. This simple gift has entertained her for hours. All you need.
Get this puzzles in a box set from Amazon for $10.44
Beading Kit For Your 5 Year Old 6 of 8Beading is something that never goes out of style -- I did as a kid, my mom loved it, and now my daughter loves it. This set includes shapes and letters to create names or favorite animals or whatever she loves...and will occupy her for hours.
Get this beading kit from Amazon for $12.80
American Girl Dolls or Our Generation Dolls For You 6 Year Old 7 of 8American Girl Dolls are so much fun, but literally punch a whole in your wallet - just watch as you walk around the store and see your savings drain before your eyes. That's where Our Generation from Target comes in handy. The dolls are a quarter of the price and just as much fun. This is what the baby is buying my daughter this time around. She has one doll already and we are adding another so she can set up tea parties and create all sorts of activities for them.
Get one of these Our Generation dolls from Target for $22.99
Make-Up For Your 7 Year Old 8 of 8You may not approve of make-up for such a young girl, that is until you have a newborn and are desperate to keep her entertained. She will have a blast and create clownish faces (at least that what my kid does). We bought her a package of make-up remover wipes to go along with it, so she is able to clean her own face for a redo.
Get this make-up set from Target for $10.00
You might also like: