Holiday Gift Ideas for Girls!
Big Time Rush: Backstage Pass (Nintendo DS) offers on-the-go fun, featuring songs that include fan favorites such as “Til I Forget About You,” “Boyfriend,” and “Stuck.” Players follow along to the beat of the selected tracks, using the touch screen to tap, hold, drag and scribble on cue to earn maximum points. Fans can watch music-style videos to see behind-the-scenes views of the band in action from on stage to the tour bus and more. Now in its third season, Big Time Rush – which follows four best friends from Minnesota who trade in their hockey sticks for music superstardom in Los Angeles – averages 3.6 million total viewers. The launch of the hit series on Nickelodeon drew 6.8 million viewers, making it the most watched live-action series premiere in the network’s history. Big Time Rush: Backstage Pass can be purchased on Amazon for an ARP of $29.99.
If you are looking for the perfect gift that will last the entire year, check out Green Kid Crafts! Each Discovery Box comes with three unique project kits designed to boost creativity,build confidence and engage kids with nature. For $19.50 per month (includes shipping) you will have your own box delivered to your door each month! The projects inside include everything you need to make three adorable crafts! Kids will love cutting, coloring, and creating their own art projects. Click here to learn more about Green Kid Crafts or to start a subscription!
Wintertime can be COLD so the traditional gift of slippers is still a fun present to place under the tree. Now, though, you can give fun, interactive slippers that react to every step your child takes! Stompeez are adorable slippers that react each time your child walks, steps, jumps, or stomps! Stompeez is now under new management and their animated character slippers are stepping up production efforts this year to be sure they are able to meet the holiday demand. You will be able to find Stompeez Slippers directly through www.stompeezclub.com. You can get $5.00 off your order by entering the promotion code: SLIPPER (expires 12/31/12) during checkout.
Mega Bloks had a new line of toys made especially for the princess in your life! The new Lil’ Princess Magic Carriage would make a great gift for any little girl on your list! My daughters fell in love with Blossom and her colorful carriage! When they’re ready for a picnic in the Secret Forest, Blossom uses her Lil’ Princess powers to open the carriage’s petals and create a pretty gazebo for all of her princess friends. This colorful, buildable playset comes with Princess Blossom, her pony Rose, and sparkling pieces that encourage imaginative play. This and other Lil’ Princess items can be purchased on Amazon. The Magic Carriage retails for $19.99.
Peppa is a lovable, little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places and making new friends, but her absolute favorite thing to do is jumping up and down in “Muddy Puddles”. Enjoy 10 fun-filled “peppasodes” on the brand new Peppa DVD Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles and Other Stories ($14.98). After watching this adorable DVD be sure to check out the new Fisher-Price Hug ‘n Oink Peppa Pig Talking Plush ($19.99)! Peppa is a soft and cuddly 12″ plush; press her belly to hear a selection of oinks, giggles, phrases and songs. For added fun, you can overlay oinks and giggles while a song is playing! Both products can be purchased on Amazon!
Lucky Puppy carries adorable onesies, hoodies, and tees for dog-lovers of all ages! They are also proud to donate a percentage of sales to The Grey Muzzle Organization. If you are looking for comfortable, stylish clothing for anyone who loves dogs, Lucky Puppy products would make a great gift! Lucky Puppy has even caught the eye of celebrities like Sandra Bullock, Tori Spelling, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ashlee Simpson. Their kiddos have all been pictured wearing Lucky Puppy gear! If you are looking for something other than clothing, there are also dog bandanas and silver dog bone necklaces. Their tees start at $26 and are built to last! My daughter and I each have a Lucky Puppy shirt and we love them! Lucky Puppy clothing is definitely “Nothing But Cute.”
Dora’s Royal Rescue is available now on DVD! Lady Knight Dora is joined by the legendary Don Quixote in the brand-new DVD, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue. The DVD includes a double-length, never-before-aired episode, “Dora’s Royal Rescue,” which features the voices of Andy Garcia as Don Quixote and Placido Domingo as Malambruno. Also included, is the new-to-DVD episode, “Dora’s Knighthood Adventure.” In addition, for a limited time only, kids can enjoy a free Dora coloring and activity book. Join Lady Knight Dora in a double-length adventure, as she and her faithful squire Bootsembark on a noble quest to help Rocinante the Horse save his knight, Don Quixote, who has been locked in Story Castle by the mean Malambruno! They must dance past a giant spider and overcome windmills to rescue Don Quixote. My girls LOVED this new DVD and ended up thinking the giant spider was really cute! You can purchase this DVD on Amazon for $14.98. It is 69 min long.
Scholastic Books offers a range of great books for all ages with titles perfect for bedtime stories, early readers, and older readers, too. Zoe Gets Ready is one example of the great books available from Scholastic Books. This adorable book follows Zoe as she tries to decide on the perfect outfit for the day and is a cute and charming read that is easy to relate to. Giving the gift of books encourages learning and imagination while giving a safe outlet for entertainment. You can find Zoe Gets Ready and many other great titles available from Scholastic Books online at Scholastic.com or through your child’s school book club. Scholastic also offers ebooks available through their Storia platform which works on Windows PC’s, Android tablet or iPad. If your family prefers digital content, Storia is perfect for you! You will love the ease of taking digital ebooks on the go with you and the built-in learning activities! Storia comes with 5 FREE ebooks!
Headbands of Hope is a fantastic organization that is focused on helping children with cancer. Each time a headband is purchased, Headbands of Hope sends a headband to a girl with cancer, and for the sale of each headband $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research. See the adorable, fun styles of headbands here! Each headband retails for less than $20! By purchasing, you can help a child with cancer and get a cute headband! My daughter LOVES her green Headbands for Hope headband!
Funbites are a neat food cutting tool that works on kid-friendly foods including cheese, pancakes, fruit, sandwiches, and more! It creates bite-sized pieces that make mealtime fun! Funbites are made in the US and are BPA free! I loved how the design of the Funbites makes it super easy to cut through food as you can actually rock the food cutter! Then, after you have cut the food, the Funbites includes a punch-out insert that makes removing all the cut bites simple! Funbites retail for $12.99 each or you can get a set of two for $22. You can score Free Shipping through the holidays with the coupon code: FunHolidays. For more information, visit: http://www.funbites.com/
Poppy Drop earrings are simple and fun to use and last up to a week! Our earrings are tiny, temporary tattoos fit perfectly for little ears. When you order a collection, you will receive a sheet of earrings. Simply select the ones wish to wear, cut out a square around each individual earring, remove clear protective sheet and lay facedown on earlobe. Using our applicator (or a wet cloth), moisten back of earring sheet with water until transferred onto skin. Once transferred, simply slide off the paper sheet and let dry. They are easily applied anywhere on the skin, nails and even baby dolls! When you are ready for a new pair just swipe the skin with a little baby oil or rubbing alcohol to remove. Each set of 12 retails for $7.95. They can be purchased on the Poppy Drops website. No piercing. No Pain. Just Fun!
Leap into fun with Angelina Ballerina and her friends! The mouselings showcase creativity and imagination as they captivate audiences with magical performances and sparkling celebrations all year long! This 3-DVD set includes Nutcracker Sweet, Ballerina Princess, and Shining Star Trophy. Each DVD is about one hour long. My girls love Angelina and enjoy dancing and singing along with each DVD! This Holiday Collection would be perfect for any little girl! The Celebrate with Angelina Ballerina 3-DVD set retails for $19.98 and can be purchased on Amazon, Target, or your other favorite retailer!
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Disclosure: Product samples were received by members of A Mom’s Take review team for inclusion in this gift guide. No other compensation was received. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.