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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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Blume

Packaged in a flower pot, kids can add
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Packaged in a flower pot, kids can add a few drops of water to the "seeds" and the blume doll will start to grow. Each doll has a unique, over-the-top hairstyle, and comes with different outfits, handbags, mini friends and sticker books. There are 22 to collect in the first collection. For ages 5 and older; $9.99; blumedolls.com.

DIY Light Up Unicorn Pillow

Kids can make a glow-in-the-dark pillow that uses
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Kids can make a glow-in-the-dark pillow that uses LED lights fired up by a personally-made circuit. The set also comes stickers and tassels for a more customized look. For ages 8 and older; $24.99; goldieblox.com.

Owleez Interactive Pet

Kids can teach this interactive pet to fly
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Kids can teach this interactive pet to fly indoors. The more kids practice the more comfortable Owleez will get. Simply place it in the included nest and watch as it spreads its wings and flies. Owleez also responds to touch and movement, and it loves to dance, sing and be tickled. It features more than 100 interactive sounds and movements, and can show its mood by changing its eye color. The pet comes built-in USB cord in the nest, so kids can continue to play while it charges. For ages 6 and older; $49.99; spinmaster.com.

L.O.L. Surprise! OMG Fashion Doll

This stylish doll comes with 20 surprises waiting
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This stylish doll comes with 20 surprises waiting to be unboxed. Each fashion doll is packaged in a box that transforms into a closet and dressing room, and includes shoes, accessories, shoexbox, hatbox, doll stand and a hairbrush. For ages 6 and older; $26.99;  lolsurprise.mgae.com.

Just My Style Scrunchie Maker

These retro-styled hair accessories made a comeback this
Credit: Horizon Group USA

These retro-styled hair accessories made a comeback this year, and with this set, kids can make scrunchies at home. It includes the tools, fabrics, sequins, gemstones, cords and glue. For ages 6 and older; $12.97; horizongroupusa.com.

Pixie Belles

These collectible critters show their moods with their
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These collectible critters show their moods with their color-changing horns. They spin, dance and react to motion, sound and touch with tails that can also be used as hair accessories, bracelets or as a keychain. For ages 5 and older; $14.99; pixiebelles.wowwee.com.

Pomsies Lumies

By placing the interactive unicorn pom-pom pet on
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By placing the interactive unicorn pom-pom pet on an object, it magically absorbs the color and shines. Nurture the Lumies through color-matching play, coordinate your outfits and play games such as Memory and Whack-A-Mole. Change it to Music Mode, and the Lumie will play beats and melodies pulled out of everyday objects through color. Choose from three different colors. For ages 3 and older; $19.99; pomsies.com.

World of Nanables

Each collectible house comes with two Nanable figures
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Each collectible house comes with two Nanable figures and a viewer to peek inside their figure's life. Scan them into the free app for an augmented reality experience. Kids can create their own world with the two collections, which include Cupcake Place, Dusted Donut Diner, Gumdrop Gazebo, Lolli-Pop Stars Dance Studio, Make It Rain-bow Arcade, Twinkle Twinkle Inn, Sparkle Day Spa and more. There are 12 houses to collect in all. For ages 6 and older; $5.99; jazwares.com.

Lucky Fortune

Each collectible bracelet comes in a plastic fortune
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Each collectible bracelet comes in a plastic fortune cookie that kids can split open to reveal their new piece of jewelry, and a fortune with an inspiring message. There are 100 bracelets to collect and each comes with a special charm, such as pizza, a four-leaf clover, a starfish and more. For ages 6 and older; $3.99 for a single pack, $11.99 for a 4-pack take-out box;  luckyfortune.wowwee.com.

JoJo Siwa Singing Doll

Along with poseable arms and legs, this JoJo
Credit: Just Play

Along with poseable arms and legs, this JoJo Siwa dolls features her signature oversized bow and sings one of her popular songs, "Boomerang." It also comes with a pink microphone and a hairbrush. For ages 6 and older; $19.99; justplayproducts.com.

Blinger Diamond Collection

The Blinger kit helps make everything sparkle. It
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The Blinger kit helps make everything sparkle. It comes with high-quality rhinestones that can stick to clothes, hair, paper and much more. The rhinestones vary in size, color and shape to spice up any outfit and create one-of-a-kind looks. The set comes with 75 gems. For ages 6 and older; $19.99; wickedcooltoys.com.

Unbox Me Girls

The new eight-inch Boxy Girl features articulated arms,
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The new eight-inch Boxy Girl features articulated arms, legs, hips, wrists and heads. There are 36 dolls to collect, which come with a variety of shoes, hair, makeup and clothes. For ages 6 and older; $9.99; boxygirls.com.

Poopsie Rainbow Surprise Slime Kit

Mix makeup into this slime to create a
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Mix makeup into this slime to create a rainbow of colors. The kit includes 35 surprises, slime powders, lipstick colors, eyeshadows, lip glosses and more. The slime can be stored in the cloud compartments on the outside of the bag. For ages 6 and older; $69.99; poopsie.mgae.com.

Tic Tac Toy XOXO Friends

Based on YouTube's Tic Tac Toy, these collectible
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Based on YouTube's Tic Tac Toy, these collectible friends come with wings and silly accessories that can be swapped with other XOXO figures. Kids can follow the numbers on the boxes to find eight hidden surprises. There are 12 to collect. For ages 3 and older; $3.99 each; walmart.com and target.com.

Pinata Fiesta

Just like a traditional piñata, kids can pull
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Just like a traditional piñata, kids can pull the three different strings to open the different compartments, which are filled with surprises. There are 12 different designs to choose from, such as Pony, Cupcake, Unicorn, Taco, Rainbow, donut, Birthday Cake and more. Each plastic piñata is re-usable and includes three party-themed charms, like Tropical or Movie Night, a bracelet or ring, stickers and loose confetti. For ages 4 and older; $7.99; jakks.com.

L.O.L. Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper

Kids can unbox more than 55 suprises in
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Kids can unbox more than 55 suprises in this two-in-one Glamper. It opens up to reveal more than 10 hangout areas, including a light-up pool, a fashion runway and a BBQ patio. The Glamper also features a detachable car with a DJ booth and an exclusive L.O.L doll. For ages 6 and older; $99.99; lolsurprise.mgae.com.

Foodie Surprise

Open the mystery food car to reveal all
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Open the mystery food car to reveal all the supplies needed to create cute treats as well as collectible characters. Using the surprise ingredients, mixing trays, spoons and more, kids can make their own edible candy. Food cart themes include sushi, pizza, ice cream and more. For ages 6 and older; $9.99; redwood-ventures.com.

Rizmo

Cuddle, sing and play with Rizmo as he
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Cuddle, sing and play with Rizmo as he grows and evolves. He listens, remembers, plays games, makes music and even sings back the songs kids sing. There are seven different modes of play. For ages 4 and older; $59.99; tomy.com.

5 Surprise Mini Brands Series 2

As kids unwrap these capsules they'll find five
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As kids unwrap these capsules they'll find five surprise mini collectibles, such as mini Spam, Mentos, Dove, Skippy and more than 70 other brands. Kids may also find mini shopping accessories like a shopping trolley, shelves and shopping basket. For ages 4 and older; $5.99; zuru.com.

Unicorn-Shaped Headphones

These trendy headphones feature unicorn ears and a
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These trendy headphones feature unicorn ears and a horn, glitter earpiece with padding, gold wires and more; $24; iscream-shop.com.

Vendees

Each dispenser includes six surprises that are revealed
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Each dispenser includes six surprises that are revealed through interactive packaging. Pull on tabs and open compartments to discover stickers, scrunchies, erasers and keychains. It also comes with fun activities, such as ceramic figure painting and customizable lip balms. For ages 6 and older; $19.99; horizongroupusa.com.

Cool Maker GO GLAM Nail Stamper

With this at home nail salon set, kids
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With this at home nail salon set, kids can creatively decorate their nails in a few easy steps. Included in the kit are five press on nail patterns (unicorns, cupcakes, flamingos and more), two non-toxic GO GLAM nail polish base coats and one shiny top coat. Simply pop a pattern into the machine, insert finger into the machine's stamper and then press the button on top to stamp on the pattern. For ages 8 and older; $24.99; spinmaster.com.

Capsule Chix Ultimix Pack

Kids can build their own unique android doll
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Kids can build their own unique android doll by mixing different clothing and accessories. Customize the four exclusive dolls with different hair, faces, tops, bottoms, shoes and more. This kit comes with 20 surprise capsules with more than 60 pieces. For ages 6 and older; $49.99; moosetoys.com.  

Cry Babies Magic Tears

Open the bottle-shaped house to reveal a mini
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Open the bottle-shaped house to reveal a mini doll, dressed in animal onesies with eight accessories like a sippy bottle, a bow, pacifier, chair, blanket and more. Kids can decorate the house with the included stickers. Fill the doll with water, squeeze its tummy and it will cry real tears. There are 12 characters to collect. For ages 3 and older; $9.99; magictears.toys.

Pop Pop Hair Surprise

​​​​​​This three-in-one unboxing toy comes with a Pop
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​​​​​​This three-in-one unboxing toy comes with a Pop Brush that really brushes hair and features a handle that twists off to become a spray bottle. Pop open the roller to find a Pop Hair Pet, a collectible character with extra-long hair. Pop Hair Pets double as pencil toppers. The set also comes with a rubber band that kids can add the Pop Hair Pets into their own hair. There are more than 25 to collect. For ages 6 and older; $9.99; mgae.com.

Rowan’s Earring Club

Rowan, a tween lifestyle brand, launched monthly earring
Credit: Rowan

Rowan, a tween lifestyle brand, launched monthly earring subscription boxes. The box includes hypoallergenic earrings, an earring stand, earring pouch, collectible cards and other items based on themes that change monthly. For ages 7 and older; boxes priced by earring metal: $19.95/month (sterling silver), $21.95/month (gold vermeil) and $87.95/month (14K gold); heyrowan.com.

Barbie Fashionista with Wheelchair Assortment

In collaboration with UCLA Mattel Children's hospital, the Barbie
Credit: Mattel

In collaboration with UCLA Mattel Children's hospital, the Barbie Fashionistas line features a Made-to-Move doll with a wheelchair that is modeled after a real, rigid frame one. The wheelchair accessory is also made to fit other Made-to-Move doll's with different body types. A ramp is also included. For ages 3 and older; $19.99; barbie.mattel.com.

Lego Friends Rescue Mission Boat

Use the Lego rescue cruiser to head on
Credit: Lego

Use the Lego rescue cruiser to head on a fun sea adventure. The 908-piece set includes a swiveling crane, removable deck, a speedboat launcher, three figures, a robot, a whale and more. For ages 7 and older, $89.99; lego.com.

Barbie Malibu House

This two-story dollhouse can open more than 2-feet
Credit: Mattel

This two-story dollhouse can open more than 2-feet wide and features a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, bathroom and outdoor patio. Some of the rooms can be flipped to create something new, for example, swing open the bathroom vanity to reveal the shower and flip down the bedroom ceiling to transform it into a bunk bed. The playset comes with more than 25 accessories like a sofa, coffee table, food, bathroom items and more. Dolls are sold separately. For ages 3 and older; $99.99; barbie.mattel.com.

Scruff-A-Luv: My Real Rescue

The 'Real Rescue' Scruff-A-Luv reacts to how you
Credit: Moose Toys

The 'Real Rescue' Scruff-A-Luv reacts to how you care for it, and it will respond with a pulse, whimpering, eating, shivering and other things an actual rescued pet might do. It features more than 30 sounds, and there's a mystery animal (dog or cat) in each box. The set includes one pet, collar with an ID tag, bottle, comb and adoption certificate. For ages two and older; $39.97; moosetoys.com.

Our Generation Movie Theater with Electronics

Our Generation dolls can enjoy the new Target
Credit: Our Generation

Our Generation dolls can enjoy the new Target exclusive Our Generation Movie Theater with Electronics. The 124-piece set comes with concession play food, such as popcorn, nachos, hot dogs and more. It also comes with play money, movie tickets, movie posters, a sign to change the movie titles and more. For ages 18 months and older; $149.99; target.com.

#SNAPSTAR Pop Royalty: Echo’s Debut on the Pink Carpet

This Target exclusive 10-piece set comes with mix
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This Target exclusive 10-piece set comes with mix and match accessories that snap on the doll, a pink carpet, TV camera, microphone, spotlight and more. The doll's hair is removable and kids can create digital makeovers using the free #SNAPSTAR Studio app. For ages 5 and older; $24.99; target.com.

Hackin’ Packin’ Alpaca

This game challenges players to stack as many
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This game challenges players to stack as many pieces on the alpaca's back before the timer runs out - and if it does, players will get sprayed in the face with water. The set includes  the alpaca and 16 pieces for stacking. For ages 5 and older; $19.99; shop.mattel.com.

Fluffy Cloudz

This new colorful slime is stretchy and comes
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This new colorful slime is stretchy and comes in fruit-flavored scents, like Berry Blast, Cococraze, Grape Squeeze, Melon Mania, Peach Paradise and Piney Party. Each jar comes with a surprise charm. For ages 4 and older; $9.99; wecooltoys.com.

Hatchimals Wow

The biggest Hatchimals surprise yet, this re-hatchable egg
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The biggest Hatchimals surprise yet, this re-hatchable egg features a part unicorn, part llama called Llalacorn. It expresses emotions through its movement, with a neck that can grwo up to 32-inches tall or shrink down on its own. Llalacorn wakes up in one of 10 surprise moods each time the egg is hatched. Once it's out of the egg, kids can feed it, tickle it, play games and more. It features more than 250 sounds and reactions. For ages 5 and older; $79.99; spinmaster.com.

National Geographic Mega Slime & Putty Lab

Kids can play and learn about slime and
Credit: National Geographic

Kids can play and learn about slime and putty with this National Geographic playset. The set includes magnetic putty, glow-in-the-dark putty, color-changing putty, bouncing putty, fluffy slime and liquid slime. For ages 8 and older; $29.95; shop.nationalgeographic.com.

Home Alone Board Game

Inspired by the popular Christmas movie "Home Alone,"
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Inspired by the popular Christmas movie "Home Alone," kids can now pretend to be Kevin and help fight off the Christmas burgulars or team up as the Wet Bandits to try to steal the holiday goods. For ages 8 and older; 19.95; biggcreative.com

Polly Pocket Pollyville Mega Mall

This doll set features six floors and more
Credit: Mattel

This doll set features six floors and more than 20 accessories. The mall includes a fashion runway, a movie theater, a skateboard ramp, a spinning elevator, a parking garage and more, with a few more hidden surprises. For ages 4 and older; $39.99; shop.mattel.com.

Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty Action Power Paws

Based on the Nickelodeon's series "Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn
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Based on the Nickelodeon's series "Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty," these over-sized plush paws are motion activated and feature light-up claws and sound effects. For ages 3 and older; $24.99;  rainbowbutterflyunicornkitty.funrise.com.

Juno The Baby Elephant

Juno is a toy baby elephant loaded with
Credit: Spin Master

Juno is a toy baby elephant loaded with more than 150 movements and sounds. Kids can teach her tricks with accessories, feed her a peanut or give her a mouse to love. She has a trunk that responds to touch and a personality that will grow. For ages 5 and older; $99; spinmaster.com.

Build-A-Bear Workshop: Stuffing Station Value Box

Kids can stuff their own bears at home,
Credit: Build-A-Bear

Kids can stuff their own bears at home, add their hearts, just like in the Build-a-Bear store. This Walmart exclusive also comes with birth certificates and shirts, for the full experience. For ages 3 and older; $25; walmart.com.

Bianca City Dollhouse

With its slim design, this four story dollhouse
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With its slim design, this four story dollhouse expands vertically making it easy to store. Kids will find a boutique, café, gym and pet salon. The set comes with 25 accessories with interactive features including working string lights, a movable staircase, a gliding elevator and a mini frame to display pictures. For ages 3 and older; $164.99; kidkraft.com.

Shimmer Stars

Kids can add sparkle to the Shimmer Stars
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Kids can add sparkle to the Shimmer Stars plush using the Shimmerizer, a tool that stores more than 200 Glimmer Shimmers in a variety of shapes and colors. Simply place a Glitter Shimmer on the star, use the tool to pick it up, and with a press of a button, the patch of fur has added sparkle. The plush also comes with a Twinsie Headband, assorted fashion and hair accessories. For ages 4 and older; $19.99;  shimmer-stars.com.

L.O.L. Surprise! Furniture

Four different styles of furniture may be revealed
Credit: MGA Entertainment

Four different styles of furniture may be revealed in this new playset. Kids can unbox 10 surprises and each set includes a re-released Series One or Series Two character. The box folds out to create a play scene and comes in a bedroom, a salon, a boutique or a cozy coupe. For ages 6 and older; $14.99; lolsurprise.mgae.com.

Candylocks

Shaped like a cotton candy cone, kids can
Credit: Spin Master/Daniel Kintz

Shaped like a cotton candy cone, kids can unwrap to reveal a doll. She has sweet-smelling hair in scents like vanilla cupcake and multicolored hair that makes it easy to create braids, twists, buns and ponytails. She also comes with mystery accessories. There are 15 dolls to collect. For ages 5 and older; $9.99; spinmaster.com.   

Coding Critters

Coding Critters are interactive pets that introduce preschoolers
Credit: Learning Resources

Coding Critters are interactive pets that introduce preschoolers to coding and other STEM skills using fun playsets, storybook adventures and more. Each set includes a 20-page storybook with coding challenges, two interactive modes, a house, a slide, a tennis ball launcher and more. Press Ranger's nose to activate play mode, where kids can feed, pet adn take care of their robot pet. For ages 4 and older; $39.99; learningresources.com.

Grimglings

Grimlings may be cute, but they also have
Credit: WowWee

Grimlings may be cute, but they also have a dark side that shows when their heads spin around, their eyes turn red and their teeth stick out. The characters will still respond to your voice and touch. For ages 5 and older; $14.99; wowwee.com.

Thinking Putty Puzzle

Crazy Aaron's popular Thinking Putty is already a
Credit: ThinkFun

Crazy Aaron's popular Thinking Putty is already a fun toy, but this puzzle lets children use it to think even harder, with 60 logic challenges that run from beginner-to-expert level. The set comes with six different Thinking Putty colors, including a ThinkFun exclusive. For ages 8 and older; $29.99; thinkfun.com.

RockIt Twist Game

This portable gaming system features 360 degrees of
Credit: LeapFrog

This portable gaming system features 360 degrees of buttons, spinners, sliders and switches for a fun play experience. The preloaded games teach literacy, problem solving, science, math and more. Kids can also grow and take care of virtual pets. For ages 4 and older; $59.99; leapfrog.com.

Artie 3000

Using a Mac, PC or tablet, kids can
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Using a Mac, PC or tablet, kids can tell this coding robot what to draw. They'll learn basic programming, geometry, math and more. The WiFi-enabled robot comes with four washable colored markers and different modes of play, such as games, art for coloring, freeform coding and more. For ages 7 and older; $69.99; educationalinsights.com.

Jixelz

Kids can turn tiny pixel jigsaw puzzle pieces
Credit: Fat Brain Toys

Kids can turn tiny pixel jigsaw puzzle pieces into unique designs with this creative set. Using the 700 or the 1,500-piece sets, kids can build a cat and a dog, a mermaid and a unicorn, sea creatures and more. The Jixels easily fit and stay together. For ages 6 and older; $9.95-$16.95; fatbraintoys.com.

Osmo - Little Genius Starter Kit

Transform an iPad into a fun interactive learning
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Transform an iPad into a fun interactive learning tool. The starter kit includes an iPad base, silicone play mat, 19 cardboard costume pieces, 38 silicone sticks and rings, a storage container and four game apps (ABCs, Costume Party, Stories and Squiggle Magic.) The game encourages creativity with letters, drawing and problem solving. For ages 3 and older; $79; playosmo.com.

GameRox

With this five-step collectible stones game, kids roll,
Credit: MGA Entertainment

With this five-step collectible stones game, kids roll, toss and scope stones until someone wins. The goal for each step is to toss one stone in the air and then scoop up a set number of stones before the stone falls back down. There are more than 150 stones to collect. For ages 8 and older; $9.99;  gamerox.mgae.com

Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

Kids can use the included Wow! Stuff app
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Kids can use the included Wow! Stuff app to recreate scenes from the Harry Potter movies with this Walmart exclusive toy. Simply cover friends, family or objects with the cloak, take a photo or video through the app to see the different creations. It comes with an with exclusive gift box package. For ages 6 and older; $59.99; walmart.com.

Furreal Plum, The Curious Panda Bear Cub

This Amazon exclusive plush panda bear cub comes
Credit: Amazon.com

This Amazon exclusive plush panda bear cub comes with more than 100 sound and motion combinations. At bedtime the bear can be switched to nighttime mode where it will make sleepy sounds and play soft music. The bear also comes with a bottle and comb. For ages 4 and older; $99.99; amazon.com.

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