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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A novel update on a classic. Land of Nods Brownstone dollhouse, $199, has three floors of oh-so-modern styling that includes colorfully painted walls. A companion furniture set, $129, and Brownstone doll family, $19, completes the look, landofnod.com.
Tangled Rapunzel Secret Journal
Disney's Rapunzel is back with magical blonde hair and a mission to save her kingdom with the help of her friends. Girls can use the special key to lock and unlock the journal and use invisible ink to write secret messages and reveal them with the Black Crystals black light. The journal also includes a secret compartment, hair charm, marker, two sticker sheets, a stencil and three sheets of blank paper. Recommended for age 3 and older. $14.99. More information: target.com
Unicone Rainbow Swirl Maker kit
The Unicone Rainbow Swirl Maker is a unicorn-shaped chilled dessert maker that lets kids create a rainbow swirl design in vanilla-flavored mousse treat. The set includes a swirl making machine, mix packets, one bowl, one spoon/spatula, measuring spoons, one sprinkles horn, recipe cards, reusable cone servers and more. Recommended for ages 6 and older. $19.99. More information: toysrus.com.
Beados Teeneez Designer Studio
Beados Teeneez are colored micro beads that magically join together with water. Girls can create all types of jewelry with the Designer Studio for wearing and sharing. $19.99. More information: beadosbeads.com.
Miss Bernard Is A Wild Card Game
Game night just got a lot weirder "Miss Bernard Is a Wild Card," based on the "My Weird School" books. The game is full of sentence combinations, where players compete to score the most points by collecting cards in five categories to finish a funny sentence about one of the teachers. It features math, reading and strategy skills. Recommended for age 6 and older. $19.99. More information: loadedquestions.com.
With Ultra Dash, kids race to match the color of the flashing light on their tagger to the color of their targets. Ultra Dash has three game modes, including beat the clock, target tally, and relay race, which are randomized with each play. Recommended for age 6 and older. $19.99-$24.99. More information: playmonster.com.
Enchantimals Playhouse Panda Set
The Enchantimals Playhouse Panda Set has multiple levels and includes a Prue Panda doll and panda friend Nari figure. The set features a kitchen area, food, bathroom, stairs, nest elevator, a balcony, a branch for panda sitting, and a bedroom with bunk beds. Recommended for ages 4 and older. $39.99. More information: shop.mattel.com.
Airbrush Styling Studio
Little stylists can learn to create looks like a pro. The Airbrush Hair and Makeup Styling Studio includes a cordless airbrush tool, colorful makeup sticks, hair and makeup stencils, gems and eye color stickers. Kids can airbrush colorful highlights and apply hair extensions to the model, or wear them in their own hair. They can then wash off their design to start all over again. $29.99. More information: shop.spinmaster.com.
Kids can make their own Charm Fizz with the L.O.L. Surprise Fizz Factory by mixing ingredients, adding accessories and molding into fizz. It includes the playset, exclusive charms, baking soda, citric acid, two colors, a funnel and a measuring spoon. $39.99. More information: lolsurprise.mgae.com.
Mic Guy Bluetooth speaker
Let your kids sing their hearts out this holiday season with this portable 2 in 1 Bluetooth speaker with microphone. Just charge it to take the Singing Machine karaoke experience anywhere on the go. $29.99. More information: singingmachine.com.
Vampirina Bat-tastic Vampirina & Wolfie
Fans of Disney Junior's "Vampirina" will love playing with the Bat-tastic Vampirina doll, dressed in a spooky dress and necklace and always with her friend, Wolfie. Kids can press the necklace to hear phrases from the show as well as sounds from her light-up bat wings. Recommended for ages three and older. $39.99. More information: justplayproducts.com.
CharMinis Deluxe Jewelry Studio
This mini charm maker uses water-activated fusing materials so girls can create their own charms to wear and share with friends. The charms come in themes like sweet treats (cakes, ice cream cones) and fashion icons (hearts, starts, bows). The Glitterizer globe can add sparkle and gloss to the charms. The charms can be added to bracelets and necklaces, which are included in the kit. $24.99. More information: roseart.com.
Tsum Tsum Story Packs
The Tsum Tsum Story Packs feature Lilo & Stitch's Ohana, The Palace of Agrabah and Through the Rabbit Hole (pictured). Each set comes with an exclusive medium glitter figure, two small figures and a variety of themed accessories. $14.99. More information: jakks.com/tsumtsum.
Disney, Star Wars, Marvel vivofit jr. 2
This fitness band features kids' favorite characters such as Minnie Mouse, BB-8, Captain America and more. It's swim-friendly, customizable, tracks steps, sleep and 60 minutes of daily recommended activity. It also syncs up with a free mobile app. $99.99. More information: garmin.com.
Customize your Truly Me doll from American Girl
For the first time, girls can now customize and design their own Truly Me doll from head to toe along with apparel, using American Girl's new "Create Your Own" online experience. Design options include face molds, skin tones and freckles, eye and hair colors, hair textures, and new cuts and styles. There are also earrings, hearing aids, glasses or sunglasses and braces. The collection includes a personalized keepsake box, a certificate to create a custom doll T-shirt, a six-month subscription to American Girl magazine and free shipping for the doll.$200 at americangirl.com.
Barbie DreamHorse and Doll
Barbie's DreamHorse helps make play come alive. It has sounds, motion and the ability to react to players' touch and voice. The horse can walk, turn, neigh, feed, dance and more. Barbie is also dressed for the equestrian occasion; $99.99. More information: barbie.mattel.com.
Num Noms Nail Polish Maker
Num Noms Nail Polish Maker is the only way to get a manicure this year. The scented mini dishes allow for mixing and matching to create a great smelling polish of different flavors. The set includes glitter, press-on nails, nail stickers and more. $44.99. More information: numnoms.mgae.com.
L.O.L. Surprise Fizz Factory
L.O.L. Surprise Fizz Factory lets kids make surprise creations in the form of fizz balls. Kids have the freedom to even include ingredients from home. The fizz factory includes the playset, exclusive charms, baking soda, citric acid, colors, and a funnel and measuring spoon for the perfect mix; $39.88. More information: lolsurprise.mgae.com.
Dusty the Super Duper Garbage Truck
Real Workin' Buddies Mr. Dusty will help kids to tidy up their play room with three ways to play with small toys -- he eats them up, sweeps them up and dumps them out. $39.95. More information: jakks.com.
DC Super Hero Girls Headquarters on Wheels
The DC Super Hero Girls Headquarters on Wheels features a transforming vehicle with a cockpit seat that swivels, a roof that becomes a second level and a secret net launcher. The set comes with the Batgirl action figure. $34.99. shop.mattel.com.
These multi-piece kits from WowWee feature flexible magnetic strips in bright colors. They can easily bend, zip, connect or stack so kids can create 2-D or 3-D objects. $19.99-$49.99. More information: wowwee.com/magnaflex.
Cabbage Patch Kids Little Sprouts Vet Center Playset
The Cabbage Patch Kids have shrunk - these Little Sprouts, from Wicked Cool Toys, are 120 collectible mini-kids, babies and pets. Little Sprouts figure offerings will be available in four- and eight-pack sets as well as Blind Boxes. All sets include a mix of kids, babies and pets. The Little Sprouts Vet Center playset comes with a grooming station with a bath tub, pet bed, working scale and more. $19.99. More information: wickedcooltoys.com.
Shopkins Cutie Cars
Shopkins Cutie Cars from Moose Toys are inspired by fan-favorite Shopkins characters. Each car includes a removable mini-Shopkin placed inside as the driver. $12.99 for a three-pack. More information: cutiecarsshopkins.com.
Project Mc2 Smart Pixel Purse
Inspired by Netflix's hit show "Project Mc2," this purse features more than 10 pre-programmed animations. Download the free app, connect to your device and program the LED lights. Customize the colors, designs, words, fonts, speed and more; $59.99 at toysrus.com.
Magic Scene Creator
With the Crayola Scene Creator, kids can place the action cards on the screen and watch the cartoon drawings come to life. For example, draw a bird, and wings appear to flap, or draw a car with "spinning" wheels. The set comes with 70 action cards and six Gel FX markers. $19.99. More information: shop.crayola.com.
Shopkins Season 7 Party Game Arcade Playset
Season 7 of Shopkins collectibles from Moose Toys features party themes, such as Surprise Party, PJ Party, Picnic Party, Princess Party, Summer Pool Party, Wedding Party, Disco Party and more. The Party Game Arcade set includes four exclusive Shopkins, two bumper cars that seat both Shopkins and Shoppies, and three plastic balloons to decorate the arcade. $19.99. More information: moosetoys.com.
Dance Code Belle
Kids can bring Belle to life with an interactive story app and simple coding techniques. Choreograph dance sequences for Belle and watch her move, hold the doll's arm to lead her in a dance or press her necklace to watch her dance to the choreographed routines. The doll also features more than 100 phrases and seven different songs; $119.99 at hasbro.com.
Kids can inflate Oonies and watch them grow. They stick together and to windows without glue, water or heat. The set comes with 90 Oonies, 14 Oonie connectors, 42 Deco Bits, 28 Oonie Eyes and other accessories to decorate, as well as six display connectors; $29.99 at moosetoys.com.
Soft'N Slo Squishies Sweet Shop
The latest trend in collectibles, the super squeezable, slow-rising toys come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In the Sweet Shop collection, you'll find slices of cake, cinnamon buns, ice cream cones, s'mores and more; $5.99-$14.99 at softnslosquishies.com.
The motion-activated device plays music and sound effects as kids move and dance. Using Bluetooth technology, download the free app and choose from more than 400 sounds, such as Robot, Karate, Instrumental and Musical. The set comes with two bands; $79.99 at cra-z-artshop.com.
This life-like baby doll comes with interactive accessories, such as a spoon for feeding, play time with Lamby, nap time with a bottle and a pacifier. The boy or girl dolls laugh, blink, purse their lips, chew and more; $99.99 at spinmaster.com.
Rube Goldberg The Acrobat Challenge
Make the acrobat fly through a cannon using STEM-based principles of gravity and spring forces. Kids will build it, test it and complete the challenge until it's just right; $14.99 at spinmaster.com.
Shopkins Shoppies Super Mall
The Shopville Super Mall has room for Shoppies and Shopkins and features an elevator lift for three levels of fun, a food court, fashion boutique, beauty parlor, cinema and more; $79.99 at moosetoys.com.
L.O.L. Surprise! Tots
These collectible toys feature seven layers of surprises -- a secret message, stickers, a baby bottle, shoes, an outfit, an accessory and the L.O.L. Surprise doll. The playset (ball) can be used as a doll stand or bath tub -- feed or bathe the doll with water to reveal another surprise; $9.99 at lolsurprise.mgae.com.
LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition
The new tablet from LeapFrog includes 20 educational games that incorporate spelling, reading, math, coding, science, music and more. It comes with a removable silicone bumper, stylus, LeapSearch Web browser, which allows kids to safely surf the internet, parental controls and more; $119 at leapfrog.com.
Play-Doh Noodle Makin' Mania Set
Kids can create pretend noodle dishes from ramen bowls to ravioli. The set includes a noodle maker, four noodle discs, ravioli book-mold, lasagna cutter, bowl, plate, knife, roller, fork and five cans of Play-Doh. Use the half molds to create macaroni, cheese and other toppings. $14.99. More information: hasbro.com.
Disney's Frozen Sleigh, a Walmart exclusive, lets Anna and Elsa fans ride on their magical sleigh fit for two. Traveling at a maximum speed of 5 mph, it has lights, tunes and a realistic look. $298. More information: walmart.com.
JoJo CD + G Karaoke Machine
Connect the karaoke machine and sing along to teen sensation JoJo Siwa with this Walmart exclusive. JoJo's song lyrics will appear on screen using the included CD and kids can access their music library, which can be streamed wirelessly through Bluetooth from any compatible device; $39.97 at walmart.com.
Barbie Fundamental Chemistry Set
This portable science lab comes with six safe potions and concoctions, tools and other materials for kids to create slime, fizz, crystals and more; $29.95 at thamesandkosmos.com.
3Doodler Start Robotics Pen Set
Kids can follow the step-by-step guide to create two-legged, four-legged and six-legged walking or crawling robots. The 3-D printing pen uses BPA-free plastic; $69.99 at the3doodler.com/store.
Disney Tsum Tsum Tsweet Boutique Display Set
Now kids can collect, stack and display Disney Tsum Tsum figures with the Tsweet Boutique Display. The set includes a gumball machine, working claw game, heart-shaped candy box and a lollipop basket. It comes with four small Color Pop! Tsum Tsum figures. $29.99. More information: toysrus.com.
Will this be the next Rainbow Loom? Digiloom, from WowWee, is an app-controlled weaving machine that lets tweens make custom bracelets, anklets, headbands, bookmarks and more. Using the Digiloom app, drag and drop letters, emojis and icons to create a fashion statement, then weave your creations with the help of the Digiloom machine; $49.99 exclusively at Michaels stores or michaels.com.
Pikmi Pops Surprise! Jumbo Dog
Unwrap surprises with Pikmi Pops, featuring sweet-scented plush animals including a dog, cat and bunny. Each pop comes with one, two or three charms and comes with a surprise message and three dangler strings to attach to your charms; $19.99 at toysrus.com.
Polyester Food Truck
Food Trucks have entered mainstream culture so kids want to pretend they run one, too. The Polyester Food Truck from Pacific Play Tents lets them do just that. Head over to the order window and check out the menu. $119. More information: pacificplaytents.com.
Create a canvas, collage or photo pillow by simply uploading images of your family, your child's artwork and more from your computer, Instagram or Facebook accounts. You can customize the features you'd like to include and each order has the option of a free digital proof. Canvases start at $30, photo pillows $39. More information: canvaspop.com.
Hatchimals, the popular toy from last holiday season, is back and holds a very special surprise that will officially hatch on Hatchimals Day, Friday, Oct. 6; $69.99 at toysrus.com.
You & Me Baby So Sweet
This 16-inch nursery doll features brown eyes and comes with the lilac sleeper. She has a detailed, expressive face, a soft body with vinyl arms, legs and head. This Toys R Us exclusive also comes with a newborn hat; $34.99 at toysrus.com.
The Tumble Tree game from Blue Orange Games is a balancing card-placement game. Players add cards to the ever-growing canopy of the baobob tree, but if the branches get overburdened they will fall. $12.99. More information: store.blueorangegames.com.
Magic Fairy Wand Fairy Princess Fern
This fairy princess talks, teaches magical spells and more. Simply flick your fairy wand for thousands of interactions; encounter unicorns, pixies and Piggle Wiggles and more. It also features two LCD video screens; $59.99 at toysrus.com.
Fingerlings Jungle Gym Playset
This Fingerlings Jungle Gym playset is an Amazon exclusive and comes with "Aimee," a pink monkey with blue hair who loves to interact, hang upside down and climb to the top; $40.50 at amazon.com.
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant
With two play spaces in one, kids will have loads of fun. The Star Diner Restaurant set includes: oven, stovetop and grill, two-shelf fridge, drink dispenser, milkshake mixer, jukebox with spinning dial and coin to drop in slot, and spinning cake plate on pass-through shelf; $199.99 at amazon.com.
Soggy Doggy Board Game
The Soggy Doggy is a shaking doggy-bathing game. Players race around the board washing Soggy Doggy, but watch out -- if he shakes, a player gets a little wet. For ages 4 and older; $18.99 at amazon.com.
FurReal Makers Proto Max
Using the downloadable app, kids can create and code their own custom-designed pet with this Amazon exclusive; $119.99 at amazon.com.
Enchantimals Panda Tree House Playset
The Enchantimals are known for their unique personalities and special friendships. The Enchantimals Panda Tree House Playset includes an exclusive Prue Panda Doll and her friend Nari, outdoor seating and kitchen and bathroom accessories; $39.99 at amazon.com.
Chippies from WowWee are robot puppies that are always ready to play. Three different Chippies are available: light blue, light pink and black. $39.99. More information: wowwee.com/chippies.
Cozmo is a real-life robot that evolves the more you play with it. This robot has a one-of-a-kind personality and shows real life emotions. The robot requires a free app and upgrades, and new games are unlocked over time the more you play; $179.99 at amazon.com.
Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby
Baby Alive Sweet Tears acts like a real baby, showing emotions and lighting up when she doesn't feel well. The baby says 35 plus phrases in English or Spanish and the set includes: doll, outfit, stethoscope, thermometer, bandage, tissue, juice box, brush and instructions. $49.99 at amazon.com.
Techno Gears Bionic Bug Kit
The Techno Gears Bionic Bug Kit from The Learning Journey comes with more than 80 colorful construction pieces, a power motor and more. Build a bug with motorized gears. $19.99. More information: amazon.com.
Seedling Littles Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape Costume Kit
Become a real-life astronaut with the Seedling Littles Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape Costume Kit. The kit includes: a reversible rocket cape, detachable space shuttle, three embroidered patches and two felt flames; $24.95 at amazon.com.
The masterminds behind the Hatchimal, the hottest toy of the 2016 holiday season, came out with smaller, collectible versions of the Hatchimal. These CollEGGtibles from Spin Master come inside small, speckled eggs that need a child''s touch to hatch. Kids rub the egg''s heart, and when it changes from purple to pink, they can gently crack the egg. Inside is a CollEGGtibles. More than 70 Hatchimals are in the season one line, including ultra-rare species. For ages 3 and older, $2.99 for single pack, $4.99 for two-pack and $9.99 for four-pack. More information: spinmaster.com.
Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio
Kids can let their imaginations run wild with the Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio, where their creations come alive in the virtual world using the Play-Doh Touch app; $24.99 at amazon.com.
Toilet Trouble Game
To play the Toilet Trouble Game from Hasbro, players take turns spinning the toilet roll spinner, flushing the handle the allotted number of times and avoiding getting sprayed. The last player to avoid the surprise toilet spray wins. $19.99. More information: hasbrotoyshop.com.