Sugar and spice and everything nice -- here are fun gift ideas for the young girls on your list -- from Disney Princesses and Barbie to Monster High figures, Shopkins, tech gadgets and more.
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The Pomsies just got cuter--they're now in miniature size. Bring them anywhere with a heart-shaped clasp that attaches to backpacks. There are 12 to collect including a panda, dog, koala, bat, raccoon and more. Recommended for ages 4 and older; $4.99 at pomsies.com.
Reindeer in Here
Reindeer in Here is a Christmas friend who celebrates the differences in everyone. Santa sends a reindeer in early December to learn about each individual child. Together, they go on adventures while the reindeer writes notes to Santa about the child's wishes. On Christmas Eve, the child places the reindeer under the tree so he can return to the North Pole with Santa. Price: $32.99 at amazon.com.
L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Series Biggie Pets
Use the spy glass in L.O.L. Surprise! Biggie Pets to find codes and reveal more than 15 surprises, including wearable accessories. Four characters to collect: Hop Hop, Dollmation, M.C. Hammy and Neon Kitty (Target exclusive). For ages 6 and older. $39.99 at lolsurprise.mgae.com.
Don’t Step In It Game Unicorn Edition
Spin the spinner and take that many steps while blindfolded across the game mat. Be careful to not step on the unicorn droppings! Whoever avoids the most poop wins. For ages 4 and older. Price: $19.08 at amazon.com.
Pomsies Patches Plush
Pomsies are wearable pom-pom pets. They react when you touch and play with them, with more than 50 different responses such as purring, eating and singing. A brush is included with each Pomsie to give them extra love and care. For ages 3 and older. Price: $14.99 at amazon.com.
Fancy Nancy Interactive Doll
This interactive doll from Jakks Pacific, based on the popular children's book "Fancy Nancy," comes with a light-up butterfly bracelet for kids to wear to hear Nancy say 38 phrases or sing songs. Her bodice lights up in six different colors: Blue, yellow, orange, green, pink and purple. For ages 3 and older. Price: $49.99 at jakks.com.
Lil' Gleemerz by Mattel are interactive friendship toys with light-up tails, glowing eyes, and sounds and phrases. They respond to touch and sound with more than 100 different reactions, such as purring, growling, saying silly phrases, playing games and more. For ages 4 and older. $19.99 at shop.mattel.com.
Fingerlings Baby Dragons
The Fingerlings Baby Dragons by WowWee will make a ruckus on your fingertips with their interactive responses to sound, motion and touch. For ages 5 and older. $14.99 at fingerlings.com.
Creative Cafe Barista Bar
Kids can become baristas at home and create their own coffee-free lattes made with frothed milk and decorated with chocolate and strawberry powders. The Barista Bar works without heat so kids can froth and flavor real or nut/soy milks to create their drinks. It comes with three stencils in hearts and swirl shapes, two shaker bottles, two spoons, four paper cups, strawberry mix, chocolate mix, recipe cards and more. Kids also can flavor the milk using ingredients from home. For ages 6 and older. $29.99 at roseart.com.
Poopsie Surprise Unicorn
Reveal your Poopsie Surprise Unicorn by MGA Entertainment. Then, feed your unicorn and sit her on the glitter potty, and receive a surprise from her--unicorn poop (slime). Transform the slime with Unicorn Magic and Unicorn Sparkle. There are 20 magic surprises included in each Surprise Unicorn and there are four unicorns to collect. For ages 5 and older. Price: $49.99 at poopsie.mgae.com.
Teeny House Dollhouse
The KidKraft Teeny House Dollhouse contains similar features to that of an actual tiny house. At almost two feet tall, its attached wheels and trailer hitch make it easy for on-the-go play. It also includes 13 pieces and accessories. For ages 3 and older. Price: $99.99 at kidkraft.com.
Fizz and Bubble Unicorn Gift Set
The perfect gift for girls who love unicorns. This set comes with a variety of bath bombs, lip scrub and more. Price: $30 at ulta.com.
Project Mc2 Ultimate Makeover Bag
The makeover bag by MGA Entertainment helps a superagent experiment with makeup, which is disguised as art supplies. The lab station, hidden as a backpack, encourages creativity by making your own custom nail polish, lip gloss, crayon makeup and hair mascara. Attach your phone to the included stand and check out your look. For ages 6 and older. $54.99 at projectmc2.mgae.com.
Furreal Ricky, the Trick Lovin' Pup
This playful pup is full of tricks. He can flip his bone, shake his paws and look for food when hungry. Kids can reward Ricky with treats and a pat on the back. He comes with more than 100 sound and motion combinations, with sensors on his cheeks, nose, mouth, paw and back. Accessories include a bone, 18 treats and a treat pouch. For ages 4 and older. $129.99 at hasbrotoyshop.com.
The Scruff-a-Luvs from Moose Toys are a mystery at first. Each comes as a matted ball of fur, showing only its eyes. To reveal your rescue animal (dog, cat or bunny), simply wash it in water, towel dry, blast dry it with a hair dryer, and brush and style its fur. Each plush comes with a collar, name tag, adoption certificate, brush and hair clips. For ages 4 and older. $19.99 at moosetoys.com.
L.O.L. Surprise! Pop-Up Store
The three-in-one carrying case, display and playset features a trendy café, fashion boutique and pizza parlor. The set includes an exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! doll and can fit more than 55 dolls and accessories. For ages 6 and older. $39.99 at lolsurprise.mgae.com.
JoJo Siwa Bath Bomb and Soap Spa Kit
Pamper yourself with the Cool Maker JoJo Siwa Bath Bomb Spa Kit from Spin Master. Mix, press and twist six soaps and four bath bombs. Add scented coloring to make a single or multicolored bath bomb. Slip your JoJo-inspired creation into a bag and wrap with a bow gift tag, or invite friends over for an ultimate spa sleepover and use the bow sleep mask. For ages 6 and older. $19.99 at shop.spinmaster.com.
Collect, build and show off your own magical world with this Disney Doorables playset from Moose Toys. Skate with Elsa, discover a hidden slide or open the secret door to reveal more surprises. The set includes one playset, three exclusive figures, three plug-in pieces and five play pieces. For ages 5 and older. $29.99 at moosetoys.com.
Barbie Ultimate Kitchen
Cook up playtime with Barbie in this Ultimate Kitchen from Mattel. Turn knobs and press buttons to bake bread, cook fries and make a sandwich and salad. Listen for the "ding" so you know when you're done. The set comes with more than 20 pieces for a fully stocked kitchen; a Barbie doll is included. For ages 4 and older. Price: $49.99 at barbie.mattel.com.
Created by Apple, Disney and Pixar designers, the soft Animoodles feature neodymium rare earth magnets, making its body parts fully interchangeable and rotatable. Kids can make their own creatures by combining the different animals, which include a unicorn, orangutan, frog, sloth and lion. For ages 3 and older. $25 at theanimoodles.com.
Kuroba Battle Pack
The Kuroba Battle Pack puts a twist on rock-paper-scissors. Select the battle mode (rock, paper or scissors) on your Kuroba, face it toward its competition and let them battle. The pack includes two transforming creatures, two tradable gems and three extra panels for more play options. For ages 6 and older. Price: $16.99 playmatestoys.com.
Kidi Secrets Selfie Journal
Keep thoughts and dreams safe in Secrets Selfie Journal from VTech. Save photos, write diary entries or record messages. Take photos with friends with the journal's front and rear cameras. Expand with a variety of mini-apps that include music and games as well as photo and video filters. For ages 6 and older. Price: $49.99 vtechkids.com.
Playdate Rapunzel from Jakks Pacific comes with her signature purple dress, shoes, a brush and a tiara. Her head moves and her arms and legs bend as you play. For ages 3 and older. Price: $59.99 at jakks.com.
The Tube Superstar from Zuru makes creating videos easy. The microphone features a QR reader for on-the-go recording and editing, there are special features and sound effects, filters and live call-outs that can be added to any video. For ages 6 and older. Price: $24.99 at tubesuperstar.com. .
Luciana Vega, 2018 Girl of the Year
American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana, is an aspiring astronaut and dreams of being the first person to land on Mars after being awarded a scholarship to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Her purple hair streak shows off her creative side, and her STEM-inspired outfits are approved by real astronauts. For ages 8 and older. Price: $115 at americangirl.com.
Kids can care for a plush puppy Rescue Runt by using the included comb, flea tweezers and towel. They can complete the transformation by removing bandages, perking up their ears and writing a name on their collars. Fur, ears, paws and bandages can be returned to their original state to repeat the rescue process. For ages 3 and older. Price: $19.99 at rescuerunts.com.
MojMoj Claw Machine Playset
The Moj Moj Claw Machine will bring the arcade to your home with its lights, music and arcade sounds. There are two modes of timed play for extra excitement and six mystery packs to win. For ages 6 and older. Price: $49.99 at mojmoj.mgae.com.
Have a sleepover, grill on the patio or host a party in this dream house with three floors, eight rooms, an outdoor area, a working elevator, a rooftop pool and slide, and more than 70 accessories and appliances that play real sounds. For ages 3 and older. Price: $199.99 barbie.mattel.com.
Scribble Scrubbie Pets tub playset
The Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets are figures that can be colored and washed over again. The playset includes four pets, six washable markers and a tub. There are expansion packs (sold separately) with up to 12 pets to collect. For ages 3 and older. Price: $19.99 at shop.crayola.com.
Real Cooking Mini Tarts
Create mini-tart pastries with the Real Cooking Mini Tarts set from Skyrocket. It includes a pastry maker and food ingredients -- just supply the milk and eggs. Mix it up with jam, chocolate marshmallows and more. For ages 6 and older. Price: $19.99 at
Pikmi Pops Pushmi Ups
Simply push up the Pikmi Pops Pushmi Ups from Moose Toys to reveal one of 12 new scented plush characters, a sweet message, dangler string and a collector's guide. For ages 5 and older. Price: $4.99 at moosetoys.com.
Transform the animal into a shiny, gem bracelet with the new collectibles from Spin Master. Simply twist the bracelet again to bring back the pet. There are many types to collect, including a Limited Edition Fuzzy. For ages 4 and older. Price: $5.99 single pack, $14.99 three pack at shop.spinmaster.com.
Calico Critter Town, Grand Department Store
The Grand Department Store is the focal point of the Calico Critters' new series. The design allows kids to alter the layout by repositioning various features such as the terrace, balconies, windows and awnings. Kids can let their critters into the store through the revolving tower doors, then explore different levels using the elevator. The set also comes with a Stella Hopscotch Rabbit figure. For ages 6 and older. Price: $129.95 calicocritters.com.
L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Series Under Wraps Dolls
Eye Spy Under Wraps series includes 15 surprises including a spy glass, a secret message sticker, a surprise code, a bottle, a mystery disguise, shoes, accessories and more. Use the spy glass to find surprise clues and feed or bathe the L.O.L. Surprise doll to discover water surprises. For ages 6 and older. Price: $15.99 at lolsurprise.mgae.com.
Vampirina Rock N' Jam Touring Van
These 8-inch-tall, Walmart-exclusive fashion dolls love to shop online. Each Boxy Girl comes with four packages to unbox surprise items such as shoes, bags, makeup, jewelry and clothes. Each package looks just like a real shipping box with a label. There also are stickers and thank-you notes inside. For ages 6 and older. $14.99 at walmart.com.
Alive Baby Tiger and Lion Cubs
Nurture your WowWee's Alive Baby Tiger or Lion Cub like it's a real animal. They know when they are being cuddled, and respond with facial movements and animal sounds. These are great companions for daytime play or bedtime. For ages 3 and older. $34.97 at wowwee.com. .
These new surprise dolls with unique hairstyles in bright colors are based on the 12 girls from the Hairdorables videos on YouTube. Each doll comes with 11 accessories. There are 36 Hairdorables dolls to collect in Series 1. For ages 3 and older. $12.99 each at hairdorables.com.
Smooshy Mushy Baby
Pop the top of the magic bottle with disappearing milk to find the Smooshy Mushy Baby. The set comes with a bottle, a name tag, a sticker, a birth certificate and more. For ages 5 and older. Price: $14.99 at redwood-ventures.com.
Cool Maker KumiKreator Bracelet Studio
Kids can create friendship bracelets with the Cool Maker KumiKreator Bracelet Studio from Spin Master. Simply spin the colorful spools in the machine to create 10 unique bracelet designs. For ages 8 and older. Price: $29.99 at shop.spinmaster.com.
Go! Go! Smart Wheels Mickey Magical Wonderland
The little drivers can ride the Ferris wheel, slide down the ramp, spin the gears and open the peek-a-boo windows. There are five SmartPoint locations where kids can listen to Mickey Mouse say fun phrases. For ages 1 and older. Price: $49.99 at vtechkids.com.
Really Rad Robots MiBro
Using the remote, kids can play, pull pranks, spy and command the MiBro robot. They can also speak through him or put him in stealth mode. MiBro features many smart phrases and sounds, and comes with a variety of accessories. For ages 4 and older. Price: $39.99 at moosetoys.com.
L.O.L Surprise! House
The L.O.L Surprise! House is the ultimate destination for all your L.O.L Surprise! Dolls. The cool wooden house is three stories high and comes with a working elevator, lights and sounds throughout and more than 85 surprises. Relax in the real pool or go to the spa, and let L.O.L Surprise! Pets have a play date in the sandbox. For ages 3 and older. Price: $189 at walmart.com.
CozyPhones are lightweight, comfortable and washable headphones. They feature thin speakers in the fleece headband for a comfortable fit for most head sizes. Built-in volume control and a cable are included. Styles include a unicorn, fox, frog and panda; $19.99 at cozyphones.com.
JoJo Siwa Singing Doll: "Hold the Drama"
This new JoJo Siwa doll sings "Hold the Drama" and features an oversized pink bow, and poseable arms and legs. She also comes with a microphone and a hairbrush; $19.99 at justplayproducts.com.
Num Noms Snackables Cereal
These collectible cereal Num Noms come hidden inside a spoon that color-changes water into "flavored milk." Note: These are not edible; $8.99 at numnoms.mgae.com.
The popular slow-rising squishy collectibles now come in jumbo size with six new characters. Packed in a blind bag, kids can collect a hamster, panda, unicorn, robot, owl and sloth; $14.99 each at jakks.com.
Cra-Z-Gels Sticker Kit
Customize gel stickers with this kit, which comes with 10 tubes of paint, templates, 50 stickers and more. Kids can stick them on mirrors, lockers, windows, mobile devices and more; $15.99 at cra-z-artshop.com.
Scientific Explorer Veterinary Science
From simulating x-rays and sonograms using red and blue lenses that reveal the insides of animals to closing up wounds and cuts, mix and make gelly ticks, and more, kids can learn what it takes to become a Veterinary physician. The set includes suture skin, plastic curved needle, plastic tweezer scissors, black nylon thread, cat anatomy poster, dog blister mold and much more. For ages 6 and older. Price: $19.99 at alexbrands.com.
Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby
Kids can practice important potty skills with Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby. When the baby is thirsty, fill her bottle with water and let her sip. When she needs to go, sit her on the potty, hold her hands and watch her sing and do a potty dance. Then, wash her hands and put a sticker on her reward chart to show her progress. Additional to the toilet, bottle, and reward chart, the doll comes with an outfit, a soap dispenser, underwear, a comb and says silly phrases. She will only go to the bathroom on the toilet, so there are no messes. For ages 3 and older. Price: $48.82 at babyalive.hasbro.com.
The Incredibles 2 Family 5-Pack Junior Supers Action Figures
This five pack of the Incredible Junior Supers Figures comes with Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. The figures are for use with =Incredibles 2 Junior Hydroliner Playset (sold separately). For ages 3 and older. Prices start at $27 on amazon.com.
Barbie Care Clinic Vehicle
Press the button to sound the siren, and Barbie is to the rescue. Drive to the scene and then open the vehicle to reveal the care clinic, which is a three-room hospital more than two feet long. Check patients in at the pop-up reception desk and ask them to sit at the fold-down chair, where they can gaze at the fish tank or television, or stroll to the gift shop. Take care of patients in the eye exam room and x-ray room. The care clinic comes with more than 20 accessories, such as wearable casts, a stethoscope and crutches. For ages 36 months and older. Price: $52.88 at amazon.com.
Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Vet Play Pet Set
Become a veterinarian and take the included plush dog and cat in for an appointment. The 24-piece set comes with a stethoscope, thermometer, ear scope, cast, "treatments," "ointments" and more. Easily move from check up to check up with the handy tote bag. For ages 36 months and older. Price: $29.99 at amazon.com.
Unwrap, peel and reveal five different themed segments with surprise toys -- from color-changing mermaids to slime and sticky ninjas. There are thousands of combinations of toys. Wave 1 features more than 300 toys in pink and blue capsules; $4.99 at 5surprise.zuru.com.
Kidi Star Karaoke Machine
The Kidi Star Karaoke Machine from VTech has multiple features, including a music magic mode to reduce or remove the main vocal track as well as a voice recording option to play back musical creations. Choose from eight original songs or use the included audio cable to connect personal devices for more song. A disco light with 180-degree color effects and audience sound effects, such as applause and cheering, are included. For ages 5 and older. Price: $49.99 vtechkids.com.
furReal Munchin’ Rex
It's your turn to show off your table manners because this baby dino needs help. He will happily slurp on his bottle, but he will either chow down or spit out his treats. With 35 sound and motion combinations, this dino is unpredictable, but so loveable. For ages 4 and older. Price: $49.99 at amazon.com.
Fingerlings Hugs from WowWee have extra-long arms perfect for hugs and cuddling. Kids can also swing them, pet them and rock them to sleep. Give them a kiss and they'll kiss back. The recording feature allows kids to record their own voices then throw the toy in the air to hear a funny remix of what they said. For ages 5 and older. Price: $29.99 at fingerlings.com.
Lost Kitties Blind Box Multipack
Find all five of the mystery Lost Kitties figures hiding inside the cartoon. The multipack also comes with 10 accessories and five meme stickers, all enveloped in a shaping compound that can be used to create things for the kitties. For ages 5 and older. Price: $19.99 at lostkitties.hasbro.com.
Little Live Pets Rollie My Kissing Puppy
Rollie is always excited to see you. He kisses and cuddles like a real puppy, wags his tail and closes his eyes to sleep. He comes with more than 25 cute sounds and actions and an adoption certificate. For ages 5 and older. Price: $54.99 at littlelivepets.com.
Num Noms Snackables Scented Silly Shakes Activity Maker Playset
The Num Noms Snackables treats look delectable, but be careful not to eat the fun slime. Pick your scents and toppings, swirl them together, and store your creation in the silly shakes cups. Set comes with three collectible stackable cups, one jelly slime, two scents, two types of glitter and one special edition Num Nom. For ages 6 and older. Price: $34.88 at numnoms.mgae.com.
Minnie Mouse Sing & Spin Scooter
Go on a scooter trip with Minnie as she sings to upbeat songs. Simply tap her pink bow and she will start singing a catchy song as you scoot her along with her sweet dog Snowpuff. For ages 3 and older. Price: $39.95 at shopdisney.com.
Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper Ride-On Vehicle
Hit the road for a camping adventure in this Walmart exclusive Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper van. Barbie leads the way with her voice as you drive the car at up to 5 miles per hour. Upon arrival, open the back to reveal a play kitchen with a fold-out grill and sweet snacks inside. The vehicle can drive over hard surfaces and grass, and has a parent-contolled speed option. For ages 3 and older. Price: $398 at walmart.com.
Tiny Toes Dolls
These teeny dolls come to life in the palm of your hand, responding to touch, motion and light. They can blow kisses, play peek-a-boo and burp while moving their heads and arms, and opening and closing their eyes. There are three dolls in the Animal Love assortment to collect: Giggling Gabby (loves pandas), Ticklish Tess (loves unicorns) and Laughing Luna (loves bunnies). For ages 4 and older. Price: $14.99 playmatestoys.com
Color Chemistry Lab Set
Budding chemists can explore color and create science experiments with the Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set. The set includes 50 science activities, materials and supplies for 15 experiments and more. For ages 7 and older. Price: $24.99 at shop.crayola.com.