Girls Love Dress Up Fun

What little girl doesn’t like to dress-up in her favorite character, whether it be a Disney princess or some other character in the movies or TV.  We’ve found a few really cute dress up sets that we think will thrill the girls looking to emulate their favorite characters.

Disney Dress Up Trunk – Four Outfits

Disney Dress Up Trunk

Disney Dress Up Trunk

The most popular dress-up set that we’re seeing is the Disney Dress Up Trunk with four beautiful character dresses.  This trunk includes a total of 21 separate pieces, and includes outfits for Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.

This set is very affordable, and may be on back-order when you go to order it so keep an eye on those availability dates.  If you would rather be ensured timely delivery there are other options to choose from.

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Disney Frozen Dress Up Trunk

Disney Frozen Dress Up Trunk

Disney Frozen Dress Up Trunk

Disney Frozen still ranks high on the popularity list for young girls everywhere.  The Disney Frozen Dress Up Trunk includes outfits for Anna and Else and has a total of 20 separate pieces, and of course the Frozen-decorated trunk is the centerpiece of this set.  If your child is a fan of Frozen then this may be just the set to warm their hearts.

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Fairytale Dress Up Set

Fairytale Dress Up Set

Fairytale Dress Up Set

Not into Disney, or just looking for something different?  We like this Fairytale Dress Up Set which includes a really cute set of butterfly wings and a tutu.  The purple and blue color theme is wonderful and the simplicity of this set will allow your young girl to explore their imagination. The other accessories include a wand, headband, and halo.

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Melissa and Doug Dress Up

Melissa and Doug - Waitress Dress Up

Melissa and Doug – Waitress Dress Up

Another theme that we are finding to be very popular is Melissa and Doug.  Most of them break from the princess mold that you see mainly driven by Disney. There are a number of different dress up outfits available, and the highly-rated set pictured above is the Melissa & Doug Waitress Outfit.  There are also other sets that we think are interesting:

Melissa & Doug Pediatric Nurse Dress Up Play Set

Melissa & Doug Doctor Dress Up Play Set

Melissa & Doug Ballerina Dress Up Set

Note: These plays sets target traditional female roles, but there are also Melissa & Doug outfits for traditional male roles like firemen and policeman.  This does not mean, of course, that you have to limit your purchase to the gender of your child, e.g. a little girl might love to dress up as a police officer, and a little boy may want to dress up as a nurse.

 

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Fun Playsets for Girls

If you’re struggling to come up with an ideal gift for a little girl in your life why not consider a playset.  There are many such playsets to choose from, and each one is typically focused on a particular brand or character.  So take a look at our list of fun and exciting playsets for girls.

First let me mention that many playsets will have small pieces, so take care to check whether they are appropriate for children over 3 years of age.

My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle

My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle

My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle

This translucent blue My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle by Hasbro can be a great gift for a little girl enamored with those magical ponies.  This highly-rated set has a rotating light-up feature and reflects 3 cutie marks at the press of a heart-shaped button. It also has 2 staircases and areas for play on all sides. There are also 2 closets that have shelves that can spin, and a swing for the Baby Flurry Heart figure. Some of the sixteen accessories include a dress, throne, crystal vanity, cradle, and jewels. And what would any modern toy be without a smartphone app? Just scan the pony’s code to unlock more fun in the My Little Pony Friendship Celebration app.
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Barbie Glam Getaway House

Barbie Glam Getaway House

Barbie Glam Getaway House

The Barbie line of dolls and accessories has a long history of sparking the playful imagination of young girls.  This Barbie Glam Getaway House lets girls pretend that they are de-stressing from their busy life and just chilling at their hidden hideaway. A latch and carrying handle means this getaway home is also the perfect play set to take on a getaway of her own.

The set includes a cute kitchenette, an adorable bedroom and en suite bathroom. Barbie can make a meal at the stove and dine at the counter on one of two included chair stools — so there’s room for a friends and family. Accessories include a teapot, cooking pot and plates. Recommended for ages 3 and older. (Barbie doll not included)

There are a few different options with this set:  Add a convertible, add a pool, or add a Birthday doll.

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Fisher Price My First Dollhouse

Fisher Price My First Dollhouse

Fisher Price My First Dollhouse

The nice thing about the Fisher Price My First Dollhouse is that it is designed for younger kids of 2-5 years old.  All of the features are a little bigger and more easily handled by kids that are developing manual dexterity. Each family member is sized just-right for little hands to hold.  The Dollhouse’s five rooms set the scene for your child to dream up role-play scenarios and imitate everyday life. Includes mom, dad and baby figures.

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Step2 Little Bakers Kitchen

Step2 Little Bakers Kitchen

The Step2 Little Bakers Kitchen is a really cute kitchen set that comes with a ton of accessories.  It has all the features of mommy and daddy’s kitchen, so your child can emulate cooking, cleaning, and other activities. The set has an oven, microwave and refrigerator.  Also a special frying pan and boiling pot with lid activate electronic frying and boiling water sounds in stove’s front burner.  There’s even an attached doll seat for your child’s doll to get involved in the play (doll not included).

This playset is a bit on the bigger side and is something that needs its own space in the home since it cannot be packed away on a regular basis. Recommended for 2-8 years old.

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Shopkins Season 5 Super Shopper Pack

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Shopkins Season 5 Shopper Pack

The Shopkins Season 5 Super Shopper Pack features Musical Miniatures, Sporty Allsorts, Tiny Toys and more. The set includes 26 Shopkins and 6 Back Packs – 32 pieces total. Colors and styles of Shopkins may vary.

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Fun Christmas Toys for Girls

We’ve found some neat and fun toys that we think your little girl would just love.  This includes some of the most popular lines of toys in recent years including FurReal Friends, My Little Pony, and Barbie.  Take a look and see if you can find something your girl would flip over.

FurReal Friends Torch – My Blazin’ Dragon

FurReal Friends Torch

FurReal Friends Torch

We love this addition to the FurReal Friends family.  The FurReal Friends Torch – My Blazin’ Dragon is very interactive and fun to play with.  This pet responds to touch with 50+ sound and motion combinations.  He breathes flame-colored mist, and well as burps, when his “tank” is filled with water.  This set includes the pet, a color-changing treat, water-filling crystal and filter.

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My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle

My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle

Your girl will just adore this translucent My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle.  This castle lights up and features a variety of play areas.  It comes with 16 accessories including a throne, crystal vanity, dress, jewelry as well as other things.  The My Little Pony franchise is alive and well, and this set is a great example of it.

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Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck

Num Noms Lipgloss Truck

The Num Noms Lipgloss Truck includes everything your girl needs to make her very own flavored lip gloss.  She gets to pick her own flavor, adds some sprinkles, and mixes it up to create her lip gloss creation.  It can be a little messy, so this may be better for girls that are a little older.

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LEGO Disney Princess Castle

LEGO Disney Princess Castle

For the girls that like to get hands-on with their toys this LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle is just the thing.  There are 292 pieces in this building set, and it comes with the castle and many other accessories like an icicle tree, sleigh, ice skates, and many others.  It has a lot of great online reviews, and we’re sure the girl (or boy) who receives it will have hours of fun playing with this set.

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Fun New Toys for Girls – Christmas Preview

It may only be June, but that means Christmas is only 6 months away.  What better time to start thinking ahead to what you may want to buy that special girl in your life.  We’re scanning major retail sites to identify new and popular toys in 2016  – and some of these may turn out to be hot sellers this Christmas season.

Finding Dory Toys

Every year brings one or two smash movies from Disney Studios. In 2016 one of the premier Disney movies is Finding Dory – a well-known sequel to the original blockbuster Finding Nemo.

So hear are a couple of Finding Dory toys that we think your girl (or boy) will love.

Finding Dory Playhut

Finding Dory Playhut

This Finding Dory playhut lets your kids get into the action by crawling through or stopping in this little mini-fort.  It can connect to other playhuts, and it collapses for easy storage.

Recommended for ages 3 and up.  Find this item on Amazon.

Finding Dory T-shirts

Finding Dory T-shirts

These Finding Dory t-shirts for younger girls are really cute, and they are made and sold by Disney.  They come in various sizes, and they are really fun to wear.

Fashion Headbands

Fashion Headbands

Fashion Headbands

The Creativity for Kids Fashion Headbands set is a great way to foster a girl’s creative side.  It contains ten (10) base headbands and lots of decoration material to make lots of different fun and fashionable headbands.   It’s especially great for play days when two or more girls are together.

Recommended for ages 3 and up doe to small parts.

Shopkins

We did a review of some Shopkins products last year, and we saw lots of Shopkins merchandise being bought before Christmas.  We expect nothing less this year.

Shopkins is a line of collectible toys where each piece has a face and a name.  There have been “seasons” of toys lines released since 2013 currently consisting of seacons 1-5.

There are many Shopkins toys to choose from – here are just a sampling to get your toes wet:

Shopkins Season 5 Bundle

Shopkins Season 5 Bundle

Shopkins Makeup Spot

Shopkins Makeup Spot

American Girl Fashion Sketch Portfolio

American Girl Fashion Sketch Portfolio

American Girl Fashion Sketch Portfolio

The American Girl BeForever Fashion Sketch Portfolio is for girls that are a little older.  This portfolio allows girls to create fashion for “today” inspired by fashions of the past for the Historical American Girl dolls. Girls can explore different fashion styles of different eras.  The set includes sketch sheets, stencil sheets, sticker sheet, adhesive embellishments and an instructional design guide.

Recommended for ages 8-15.

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