With Christmas only a few weeks away, the pressure is on to find that perfect toy for your daughter, granddaughter, niece, or cousin. But figuring out what toys are popular with today’s kids can be tough. On top of that, it can be hard to determine what toy suits her personality. A tomboy is likely to have a very different Christmas wish list from a girl who wants to be a Disney princess. Confused about what toy to buy for that special little girl on your Christmas list? Here are 10 great ideas for your holiday shopping list. Read on to see our top picks for the hottest toys for girls in 2015, which includes Barbie toys, LEGO sets, STEM toys, and much more.
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1. LEGO Disney Arendelle Castle Celebration Building Kit
Frozen is still incredibly popular with little girls all across America. This LEGO building set will appeal to her because of the characters and tie-in to the movie, but parents will appreciate that it teaches kids basic building skills. This is a great gift for girls between the ages of six and 12.
Not sure this is the right LEGO gift for her? There are tons of other LEGO sets for girls to enjoy, from sets inspired by Star Wars and Marvel, to Frozen sets and the girl-focused LEGO Friends collection.
2. Skye Action Pack Pup & Badge
Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol is an incredibly popular show that follows a boy named Ryder, and his seven dog friends: Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, Skye and Everest. The pups and Ryder go on rescue missions, and kids love this show. This Skye Action Pack Pup & Badge toy is a great stocking stuffer, or a nice option for families that need to tighten their belts this holiday season. If you want to see more gift ideas like this, check out our guide to cool toys for girls.
Price: $5.40 (40 percent off MSRP)
3. ‘Star Wars’ Loopin’ Chewie Game
With the new Star Wars movie due out in a matter of weeks, Star Wars toys are super hot right now. This new game from Hasbro has Chewie flying the Millennium Falcon, and trying to take out as many Stormtroopers as possible. This is a fun game for kids aged four and up, and can be played with two or three players.
Price: $18.56 (29 percent off MSRP)
4. Ozobot 1.0
Looking for a toy that gets girls excited about STEM? The Ozobot teaches kids the basics of programming, and builds confidence and logical thinking skills. Ozobot works with a free companion app for iOS or Android devices. Kids can also play with the robots using pen and paper mazes. If you want to give the kid in your life a bright future in the science and technology field, this is an awesome gift. Don’t forget to pick up a pack of washable Ozobot markers, which can be used to control the robot’s movements.
5. ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Remote Controlled Arlo
If the little girl in your life loved The Good Dinosaur, she’ll love having an Arlo of her own. This RC toy walks on her commands, which is pretty cool. If you think she’d prefer a softer toy, check out this plush talking Arlo instead. There’s also a companion book she might enjoy.
Price: $34.34 (14 percent off MSRP)
6. Fisher Price Dancing Tunes Step On Keyboard Toy
Looking for a toy that fosters an interest in music? This step-on toy gets kids of all ages excited about music. It measures about four feet long, and can be used solo or with a friend/sibling. The keyboard has four different modes: record, playback, demo and rhythms. Want to see more great gifts for girls? Shop more Fisher-Price toys here.
Price: $25.16 (37 percent off MSRP)
7. Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game
This fun game is designed for girls three and up. The game can be played with between three and five players. Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party is a winner of 2012 Oppenheim Gold Award, 2012 Play Advances in Language Award, and 2012 Creative Child Game of the Year Award. This game is designed to foster teamwork and creativity. If you want to see more cool games, shop more great titles from Wonder Forge.
Price: $15 (12 percent off MSRP)
8. My Little Pony Cutie Mark Magic Glamour Glow Rarity Figure
This is a great My Little Pony figure for collectors of all ages. This figure has the character’s Cutie Marks, and includes a comb and four barrettes for styling. If Rarity isn’t her favorite, shop more MLP toys here.
Price: $14.69 (33 percent off MSRP)
9. Disney Pet Vet Carrier Playset
Want a toy that encourages a little girl to become a professional? Why not encourage her to be a vet? This fun play set from Disney includes play stethoscope, otoscope, brush, syringe, food bowl and play bottle. Not quite the right toy for her? Shop more Disney toys here.
Price: $17.99 (22 percent off MSRP)
10. Fisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie Volkswagen Beetle Toy Car
Barbie is a classic toy brand, but many little girls would prefer a toy car to another doll. This toy car is a great gift for young girls who love the thrill of the road. The car goes 2.5 mph forward and reverse, so you may want to supervise younger girls while they play. This item’s packaging will indicate what is inside and cannot be hidden when shipped, so you’ll need to make sure the kids aren’t around when the item is delivered. Want more gift ideas? Shop more Barbie toys here.
Need more ideas to get your home decorated for Xmas? Check out our guide to the best inflatable Christmas decorations and get inspired.
Price: $129 (8 percent off MSRP)
Need more help finding great holiday gifts? Visit our Gifts page for thoughtfully curated gift guides, or check out our Toys page for gift ideas for your kids. You should also check out our collection of long-format gift guides: Best Gifts for Women and Best Gifts for Men, and the Heavy Christmas list.
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