Here are our favorite Christmas gifts for elementary-aged girls (ages 6-12):
Jacquard Tie Dye Kit — Create up to fifteen t-shirts with this sweet kit.
Gift card — Amazon, Target, LEGO store, Michael’s or Joann’s. Kids love being able to buy their own stuff (and they can take advantage of the after-Christmas sales!).
Hair chalk — A fun way to color the hair without all the mess of a real coloring kit. Include some shampoo and conditioner to complete the package.
Maxi Kick Scooter — These are HANDS DOWN the best scooters out there. Just stop looking. Read my review of the Maxi Kick Scooter here.
Nail Art Kit — You can get nail polish, nail stickers, polish remover and pads at your local drug store or the Dollar Tree. Consider putting it in a cute little polka dot cosmetic bag. Or get her a Caboodles cosmetics case and indulge the young girl in all of us.
Highlights magazine — The best part of Highlights magazine is the hidden pictures puzzle. It was the only redeeming part of my trip to the dentist. My 7-year old was given a magazine subscription last year and she has enjoyed it all year long.
High-quality art supplies — We received a great suggestion for these Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils and they are great. Highly-rated, fantastic quality and long lasting.
LEGO Friends — We own some LEGO Friends sets and my girls have had tons of fun rebuilding and playing with them. There are so many sets to choose from and all are great fun so take your pick.
Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit — Remember these when we were kids? I bought this last year for my daughters and they still play with it. Includes 16 pieces: double-sided, textured fashion plates, pencils, crayon, crayon holder and storage case.
Taste of Home Kid-Approved Cookbook: 300+ Family Tested Fun Foods — Master Chef Jr. has inspired the little cook in my 8-year-old. Taste of Home is a reputable cooking magazine that produces some of the most delicious recipes so I’m certain their kid-approved cookbook will be a hit. Consider a bundle gift with a children’s apron set or pick up a set of kids chopsticks.
Craft kits — ALEX® Toys – Do-it-Yourself Wear! All Duct Out — I don’t get the appeal of Duct tape but apparently it’s pretty awesome. American Girl Crafts Owls Sew and Stuff Kit are very popular too. Find these a little cheaper at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon in the Sunday newspaper.
Knitting & Crochet supplies — This holds their attention like the Rainbow Loom bands. Girls love to create and these are two perfect mediums for them to explore. Pick up these inexpensive Aluminum Multi-Coloured Crochet Hooks with The Art of Crochet: 4 Kids. If knitting has more appeal pick up these Knitting Needles for Kids and Kids Knit!: Simple Steps to Nifty Projects book. Yarn is often cheapest at Joann’s or Michaels with a coupon.
Rainbow Loom — This inexpensive loom would be a great starter kit, comes with a highly-rated loom and 600+ assorted bands to make bracelets. Great for girls AND boys if you have crafty kids.
Personalized office supplies — Our faves are return address labels, personalized stationery, and book plates. Vistaprint has great options (choose the cheapest shipping option — they typically ship WAY faster than listed).
Just Between Us: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms — This is a really cool journal where moms and daughters answer questions and pass the book back and forth. Incredibly high ratings.
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