Christmas gift guide for girls

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Glitter, cute and fluffy. The key criteria for any gift to please my lovely little five year old lady.

Luckily, I love nothing more than shopping for pretty things, so we're a match made in heaven :)

This year I think my little princess has really come into her own, in terms of knowing what she does and doesn't like to do/play with. In other words, she can be a bossy little monkey when she wants to be! But, growing up with an older brother, she's often been swayed by what he likes. She can name each and every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, has watched hours upon hours of Mario Bros gameplay and has an impressive line of Lego creations on the shelf in her bedroom.

This year she's developed her love for all things creative. She will spend hours making badges, painting, colouring, writing and illustrating mini books and would happily live in cloud of glitter and pompoms given half a chance. Despite owning a Nintendo DS and having access to her brother's Wii U and the family iPad etc, she much prefers the good, old-fashioned creative activities and I really want to encourage this. 

These picks are super girly and cute, with a few thrown in to encourage her arty side.

clockwise from top left: Miss Francis tutu pettiskirt | Tildo easel (The Toy Centre) | Orange fox lip balm (David and Goliath | Noodoll Ricestorm

My little lady will turn six just before Christmas and I think she'll feel like the belle of the ball at her party in this Miss Francis smokey silver tutu pettiskirt. I love the colour - it could be worn with so many things. Just beautiful.

As much as I love encouraging her love of all things arty, my kitchen table is ALWAYS covered in paper, pens, stickers... you name it. Hopefully this Tildo height adjustable easel, from The Toy Centre, will help to contain the clutter a little bit. As well as helping her to feel like a 'real artist'.

Ok, so the adorable Noodoll Ricestorm might be a little bit more for me... but I know my daughter will love him too. How could anyone not love this little guy!?

My little lady seems to be growing faster than the other two beanies put together at the moment and is growing out of her clothes wallet-weepingly fast. So she could definitely do with a few new dresses and outfits to see her into the new year. These are just a couple of the gorgeous items I have my eye on for her wardrobe.

clockwise from top left: Ava and Luc bunny print dress | Galt Fashion Designer set (Mulberry Bush) | Maxomorra strawberry print long sleeve tshirt (Barnyard Kids) | KitSound mini buddy owl speaker (Amazon)
If you saw my Christmas gift guide for babies, you'll know that we're huge fans of Ava and Luc bright prints, so I've got my eye on this gorgeous bunny print, A-line dress. It would be perfect for layering in the colder months, with long sleeve tees, tights and boots and (as long as she doesn't grow out of it in five minutes!) it'll be great for spring and summer too.

The Maxomorra strawberry print top is equally bold, bright and unique. Perfect for standing out in the crowd this winter.

We're huge books worms in this house and I couldn't not include the latest offering from Julia Donaldson, as its right up my daughter's street! 

Sugarlump and the Unicorn (Amazon)
Glitter... check. Cute... check. Fluffy... check. 

Hopefully this will help anyone buying for a little girl this Christmas. I'd love to hear your suggestions too :)

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