Whether you're shopping for your daughter or simply looking for a token gift for a niece or family friend, the ever-expanding market of clothes, gadgets and toys can seem overwhelming. We've picked our top gift ideas for girls of different age ranges, tastes and to suit a variety of budgets.
If you've just welcomed a new addition to the family and are looking for the perfect token gift to celebrate their first Christmas, then a soft toy or cot accessory makes an ideal present. Babies will enjoy textures, colours and patterns, so the more the better.
Blossom Farm Spiral Wraparound, £14.00 at Early Learning Centre.
Get Them Moving
Want something a little bigger? Why not invest in a bouncer or rocker? It’s a great way to allow little ones to release their energy in a secure environment, giving both parent and child a bit more independence. It will mean hours of fun for baby, and a rare free pair of hands for you.
Fisher-Price Rainforest Sunny Days Jumperoo, £69.99 at BabiesRUs
If you’re shopping for a little girl who loves to express her creativity then you can't go wrong with stationery or arts and craft items. Encourage them to get crafty, make their own post-Christmas thank you cards and some beautiful masterpieces for your fridge door.
Frozen Sister Queens Super Stationary Set, £10 at Claire's Accessories
Out and About
If your little princess is looking for her first set of wheels (thankfully at this age they are the less costly variety) then a bike could be just the thing. Whether they are just learning or nearing the no-stabilisers stage, bikes are a great way to get your little girls active and out in the fresh air. A family bike ride is a great Christmas holiday activity- but don't forget your helmets and protective knee pads.
Apollo Cherry Lane Kids Bike, £179.99 at Halfords
Budding Beauty Regime
Avoid having your make-up bag raided by treating troublesome teens to their very own collection. We know there’s a good chance they might already own more products than you, however we guarantee they’ll never admit to having too much. Varied colour palettes are a great way to let them experiment without spending a fortune.
Seventeen 'Easy on the Eye' Palette, £7.99 at Boots
Sense of Style
Even though you may have waved goodbye to the days of selecting your daughter’s outfit for the day, they’ll love you for choosing a stylish number they can sport on Christmas Day. If you don't want to take the gamble, then remember you can always gift them a One4all Gift Card and let them choose something for themselves.
High-Neck Sequin Dress, £60 at Topshop
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