Christmas is coming! I’m sure we’re not the only ones excited, your little ones will probably already be compiling their list to Santa as we speak. Being prepared for the magical day with time to spare is something we all aspire to do each year, anything to avoid the last-minute Christmas shopping rush, please.
Get yourself ahead of it all this year and save yourself the inevitable stress a week before December the 25th. For the little princess in your life, we’ve found some of the best toys they’ll be thrilled to open come Christmas morning. Whether they’re into crafts or an avid little reader, there’s something in our gift guide for every kind of girl and every budget.
If you’re working from their Christmas list and searching for a few small extras for their stocking or a little pre-Christmas treat, we’ve also got some adorable Christmas-themed soft toys. The perfect small companions for the festive season.
From online retailers like Amazon, John Lewis and Selfridges you’ll even be able to shop with next-day delivery. Plus, gift-wrapping services, anything to make the preparation as smooth-sailing as possible.
The best Christmas toys for girls
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1. Disney Animated Classics Princess Book Set
Immerse a little reader in the world of Disney with this animated classic princess book set. Relive the magic with these enchanting retellings of animated classics Mulan, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, accompanied by paintings, sketches and concept art from the original Disney Studio artists.
2. Little Dutch Baby Doll Rosa
The sweetest new addition to her family or collection of dolls is little baby Rosa. This cute doll set includes a carry basket, bonnet, blanket, bottle and dummy and Rosa herself of course.
3. Le Toy Van Ice Cream & Treats Trolley
Roll Up Roll Up its time for ice cream! A classic barrow style ice-cream trolley with striped fabric canopy. Features a sliding door to the frozen compartment illustrated with classic ice-cream flavours to stimulate imaginative play.
4. Magic Mixies
Children can now perform real magic and create their own magical pet with brand new, Magic Mixies from Moose Toys. The Magic Mixies Cauldron comes with all the magical ingredients needed to make a cute furry friend! Children can find the spell from the Spell Book, then add magical ingredients such as a Glitter star, Crystal Gem, and Magic Feather to the potion one step at a time to help bring their friendly creature to life. With over 50 sounds and reactions, Magic Mixies react to touch and respond to the wand. Plus, the more Magic Mixies are nurtured and cared for, the stronger their energy levels become.
**Real Mum tester Sarah and her two sons George, seven, and Oliver, five, said:** "On the first attempt Mixie surprised us and appeared early and we were a little disappointed that they had not been able to add all of the parts to the potion. But the following day we tried again and successfully completed all of the parts before Mixie appeared.
The more attention you give Magic Mixie, by stroking her head the gem lights up and it responds by making noises. You can tap Mixie gem with the wand three times and then tell it your wish. If the gem turns green the wish is granted or if it turns red the wish is denied. Both Oliver and George would give it 10/10 and definitely love it as a Christmas present. Pixie Mixie has not left Oliver’s side, much to George’s disgust! Mixie has come out to lunch, shopping and slept in Oliver’s bed!"
5. Personalised Wooden Tool Box Toy
Build their imaginations with this personalised toy tool box. Crafted from wood and painted in pretty pastel shades, this tool box is filled with everything they need to make their DIY dreams come true.
6. LEGO Disney Princess Frozen Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace
The perfect gift for fans of the Disney film Frozen, this LEGO set features the gorgeous Ice palace filled with amazing features like a revolving staircase and equipped kitchen.
7. Ravensburger Puzzles Peppa Pig 4 in Box
From the bestselling puzzle brand worldwide comes this amazing four in a box puzzle set, decked out with Peppa Pig and all her friends – a great gift for puzzle lovers!
8. Banwood Trike
Get them peddling their way in to fun adventures, with the vintage style Trike by Banwood. Sturdy on three wheels, kids from two years can practice their balancing and motor skills, with a little basket on the front for their toys to join them as they whizz around.
9. Pull-Along Jingles
Returning safely from pulling Santa’s sleigh, Jingles Reindeer is ready for some festive fun and cuddles with little ones. Come bedtime, remove the collar, lead, and wheels, and he becomes a cuddly friend ready for a bedtime story.
10. The Velveteen Rabbit Book By Margery Williams
An age-old classic children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit is a must-have first read for little boys and girls. Definitely a gift that will be treasured on their bookshelf for many years.
11. Antwerp Children's sea green piano
This mini piano will have any tot ready for their first live concert in no time! The ideal gift for little music lovers, bonus it will look amazing in their room too.
12. Disney Store Stitch Giant Soft Toy
One giant Stitch soft toy, yes please! Wonderfully soft, and perfect for hugs, the huge soft toy features embroidered details and a fluffy tuft of hair, anyone would love waking up to this on Christmas morning.
13. KID MADE MODERN Over The Rainbow Craft Kit
Trying to find the perfect gift for avid mini artist or crafter? This set is sure to bring a smile to their face this Christmas. Filled to the brim with pom poms, paper tubes, assorted beads, glitter sheets and so much more, they’ll want to get stuck in right away.
14. JELLYCAT Amuseable Yule Log soft toy
This adorable yule log makes the perfect Christmas morning companion for any tiny tot. Super soft, this Christmas soft toy is too adorable to say no to.
15. Le Toy Van Bluebird Cottage Doll's House
Complete with a 37-piece furniture and accessories set, your little one will have everything they need to play house, including furniture for the bedroom, kitchen and dining room, and even a little pot plant for that extra special touch.
16. Tidlo High Tea Shape Matching Cake Stand
Encourage fun and learning at the same time with this High Tea Shape Matching Cake Stand. Fifteen wooden cakes that look good enough to eat each fit their own numbered space, encouraging counting and problem solving skills.
17. Travis Designs Mulberry Fairy Children's Costume
Magically transform your little one into a fairy with this pretty dressing-up costume. This costume perfects the look of a beautiful fairy and adds a spring to their small steps!
18. John Lewis & Partners Waitrose Cash Register
Carefully designed to look like the real thing, this Waitrose cash register will get the kids feeling like real grown-ups. Plus, it’s a great learning tool for numbers and communication, let their imagination run wild in the world of pretend play at Waitrose!
19. Personalised Woodland Shape Sorter
Crafted from 100 per cent cherry wood, we love the modern twist on this traditional shape sorter toy. Little ones can grab and sort smooth shapes and cute animals, developing their sensory, motor and coordination skills. You can even personalise the shape sorter toy.