Gift Guide: Best Picks for Girls (Specifically, Between Age 2 and 7)

I know what I don't know. As such, you won't find me doling out gift ideas for boys of any age (because I don't have one of my own, totally clueless) or any girl older than my eldest (7), but younger than my 12 year old niece- who I love shopping for, so I have a good handle on what girls that age like.*

But for now, I am sharing what I DO know: gift ideas for girls between 2-7. If anyone on your gifting list falls into that demographic, prepare to screenshot and shop accordingly- because I got this on lock- as the kids say.

(Note: You won't find any of the "buzzy gifts that parents will be fighting for in the toy aisles" here- mostly because I assume you probably know what those are, but also because they tend to be one-hit wonders that kids get bored of quickly...I mean, is your kid still playing with a Furbie on the reg? Didn't think so.)

  1. Throwback Knee High Tube Socks: $8 for a set of 2, these are the ultimate stocking stuffer.
  2. The First Coding Robot For Girls: Ever since seeing this on Shark Tank, I have been totally enamored with not only the founder, but also the concept. (Plus, it is 15% off right now- be sure to check out the site!) I just ordered one for Alexa- and I know she is going to FREAK. 
  3. Pom Pom Stuffed Animal: I only buy stuffed animals that I enjoy looking at- hence, this made the list. So so soft, and does overtime as an impromptu travel pillow thanks to the plush belly that fits perfectly between my 2 year old's head and the side of her carseat.
  4. Care Bears: Dying over the current collaboration with Land of Nod (check it out HERE), and also coveting this super soft Gund Sunshine Bear is everything my '80s wish lists were made of.
  5. Vanity Set: My girls LOVE to play pretend, and I won't mind seeing these beautiful (and well-priced) primping essentials all over the house (since do these things every actually stay contained in a play area? Nope.)
  6. Unicorn Light: The price is right- $16- it is functional (perfect soft light for sleep time) and what girls can say anything but "{DELIGHTED SQUEAL SOUND}" when presented with a Unicorn?
  7. DIY Fashion Cookie Kit: This becomes a perfect playdate activity, and trust me, those cookie cutters will come in handy for those moments when you feel like upping the apple slice style quotient at snack time.
  8. Sewing Machine with Pom Pom Maker: This comes with fabric to do 5 easy-to-sew crafts, but the clincher for me is the pom pom maker attachment since even if she tires of sewing, there is ALWAYS something fun to make with pom poms (for kids and adults alike, to be honest.) Keychains, rugs, emoji characters, even in my case, a wreath! Yup. More to come on that...
  9. STATE Bag Toy Carrier: SO SMART- a stylish way to put the responsibility in your kids' hands- train them to select an edited assortment of toys (only as much as will fit in the case) when heading out for a trip or tagging along to an adult dinner. They will happily carry this bag themselves, and can learn to make sure everything that leaves the house tucked inside makes it back home too. (Or at least, that is my master plan when this gift enters their lives in a couple weeks...)
  10. BONUS GIFT- NOT PICTURED: Peloton owners & SoulCycle/Flywheel mom friends- YOU. ARE. WELCOME. 



*And, since the older I get the more I revert to dressing like a disgruntled teen, I am fairly adept at figuring out gifts for the 13 and up set- so you may catch a few of those along the way. Just a heads up...