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Mamanista’s Gift Guide for Girls


Here is a list of our hottest toys and gifts for girls this season! Don’t forget to shop for more great gifts at your local toy store for Small Business Saturday tomorrow, November 24th! Shopping local is good for your town, but it’s also good for you as a consumer. Whether I’m buying toys or new eyeglasses, I seek out small independent retailers in my neighborhood. These small business owners provide excellent customer service like fast repairs for broken glasses or complimentary gift wrap for toys when I’m late to a birthday party. I also trust small business owners to help me find the best toys, beautiful products for my home or other special products that I would never discover in a big box store.

1.Plan Toy Chalet Doll House with Furniture

This adorable doll house is not only amazing and gorgeous, but its eco-friendly!  Our kids play with it for hours. The two units which can be arranged in various ways, it has two movable staircases and it also includes the Modern Furniture Set that furnishes five rooms. The play possibilities are endless. This is an heirloom that your grandkids will play with!

2. Corolle Baby Carriage

You can read a full review of the Corolle Carriage, including video to see for yourself, but basically this is by far the nicest, most well made doll carriage/stroller I’ve seen! This Corolle 2-in-1 Carriage converts from a carriage to a carry bed so baby dolls won’t need to be woken up when the walk is done. Measures 24 x 14 x 18 to accommodate Corolle 14- and 17-inch dolls, folds for easy storage and is very easy to assemble, taking us less than 5 minutes to pop on wheels and add the sunshade.

3. LEGO Friends Collection

Girls are OBSESSED with this collection this year!! Its so adorable! We love how the Friends sets go together so you can make a whole town – and they are interchangeable so you can get really creative. They’re geared towards girls, but not so girly that their brothers won’t play with them!

4. McKenna

While Caroline, the new historical doll is totally lovely (and may be a personal favorite), McKenna will no longer be available come the new year, so snatch her up before she’s gone!

5. Boon Animal Bag Stuffed Animal Storage

Because kids always seem to have too many stuffed animals!

6. Mam MINI Silicone Pacifiers

Pacifiers are one of those things you can never have enough of – and makes a great stocking stuffer. Mam is the best – and they even have personalized pacifiers!!

7. Brave (Three-Disc Collector’s Edition)

The hottest kids movie of the year? And girl power to boot? Yes, please! We loved it!

8. Fisher-Price Hug ‘n Oink Peppa

I wrote before about how much my boys love Peppa Pig on NIck Jr.  Peppa Pig is a lovable, cheeky little pig from the UK, and the charming cartoon follows her family life and daily activities. Peppa arrived in the US last year, quickly becoming a hit with US audiences. And now her toys have arrived at Toys R Us!

9. Taylor Swift: Red

10. VINCI 7-Inch Touchscreen Mobile Learning Tablet

Finally a tablet made especially for kids!! Download apps, play games – and it comes preloaded VINCI Early Learning Apps!

11. Tail Towns Friends Figures

The new Facebook game called Tail Towns Friends by Ganz is taking the gaming world by storm with intriguing story lines, fun interactive goals and a little mystery and suspense built in. And the figurines are darling!

12. Boon Animal Bag Stuffed Animal Storage

Because kids always seem to have too many stuffed animals!

13. Dork Diaries Series

For Tweens, the Dork Diaries Series is very popular! Its funny, sweet and perfect for girls who want to read “big kid books” but may not be quite ready for Twilight!

13. Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit

Remember this? Its a classic for a reason!

14. All Duct Out

Duct Tape crafts are HUGELY popular with elementary-age girls! This will be a hit!




I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of American Express. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate


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