These are GREAT Christmas gift ideas for little girls!!
We give our girls three gifts at Christmas. This is something we started when our oldest–now 5 1/2–was an infant.
And let me assure you: They do not lack for anything!
We do not limit the gifts our extended family give to our girls (we feel that is their business, you know?), so they still end up getting a lot of gifts at Christmas.
But in our immediate family, we want the focus to be more on giving–and on celebrating Christ’s birth. As I explained in my post “Keeping Gift Giving Simple,” we give our girls:
1. Something they want.
2. Something they need.
3. Something to nourish spiritual growth.
These are the gifts we are giving our girls this year:
images from Dollie and Me and Target
Something They Want: Dollies
A few months ago our oldest started talking about wanting an American Girl doll. My first thought was: “Ack!! Those dolls are expensive–and so not in our budget!!”
We then discovered Dollie and Me. This is a much more affordable brand of dolls that look very similar to the American Girl dolls.
Around this same time, I actually received an email from the company asking me if I would like to review one! I told them I would only do it if I could review two because my 3-year-old wants everything her big sister has!
So we didn’t even have to buy this present for the girls–and it was something they had been wanting! Our oldest will get a redheaded doll with blue eyes, and our second will get a redheaded doll with brown eyes. (They look just like them!)
We’re giving our 1-year-old a Little Mommy doll we also got at Target.
images from Amazon.com and Mighty Nest
Something They Need: Sheets & Sippy Cups
These aren’t just any sheets–these are princess sheets! Our big girls are in dire need of new ones for their bunk beds, and a few months back my husband found some nice ones marked down at Home Goods.
The baby is getting a new stainless steel cup.
images from Christianbook.com
Something to Nourish Spiritual Growth: Bibles with Bible Holders & a Noah’s Ark Shape Sorter
We have several children’s Bibles that we read together as a family, but both of our older girls have started asking for Bibles they can take to church.
Our oldest also started mentioning she wanted a “purple butterfly bag” to carry her Bible in! We do not know exactly what she was envisioning in her head, but we ordered a butterfly bag for her and a ladybug for our second from this Etsy shop.
We had a hard time coming up with a spiritual gift for our 1-year-old–since it seems her sisters already have everything she could ever possibly want or need! We ended up deciding on this Melissa and Dough Noah’s Ark shape sorter!
Stocking Stuffers: An Assortment of Smaller Things
Even though we just give three main gifts (which still seems like a lot to me!), we still fill the girls’ stockings with smaller items.
This year, their stockings are filled with the likes of character bandaids (does anyone else’s kids LOVE them?!), organic suckers and hair bows.
What are you getting your kids for Christmas this year?