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Gift Recommendations for Girls Ages 4 to 6 Years Old by Eden Godsoe

by Eden Godsoe, posted to Gifts

With a son who is now 6 and a daughter turning 4, I am full swing into birthdays for preschoolers through kindergarteners. For boys, there is always the old standby Star Wars LEGOs. Girls are tougher to here is a list for girls turning 4, 5 or 6 years old.

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Small Canvas Logo'ed Tote Bag

One of Chapel's friends had this and it was so cute and practical. My go-to store is Lands' End for these types of things.

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Student Pointers

Our student pointers are ideal for reading big books, highlighting...more

Girls this age love to play teacher with their friends, stuffed animals and dolls. They will love using these pointers as they "teach" their students.

Penny: Little girls love things that let them play school so these are great.

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Classic Children's Books

Start your daughter with some classic books (in hardcover of course) such as Alice in Wonderful, Wizard of Oz, The Brothers Grimm and soforth. I still have my books from when I was young so I am giving them to my children as special presents.

Jessica Goodrich: I love giving my nieces and friends' daughters hard cover classics.

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Pucci Pups

Maltese pup with comb & leash. Hot Pink pet carrier with star on side

My daughter just received one of these for her 6th birthday party and is obsessed. It's a little "made in China" for my liking but she truly adores it.

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Charm Bracelet

For a higher end gift, start a girl off with a real sterling silver charm bracelet and 1 special charm that she can build on. For a less expensive option, check out charm bracelets from The Gap or Charm IT.

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Oppenheim Toy Porfolio Platinum Award 2006! Nominated-Outdoor Toy of...more

Both my son and daughter use their plasma cars constantly. They work indoors or outdoors.

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Modeling Clay

24 sticks of brightly colored modeling clay! These super bright colors...more

This clay from Alex gets rav reviews. A fun project to do with your kids.

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Gift Ideas For Girls Of Age 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Suggested by jex2013

Educational toys are much better than those nonsense toys that you can get from cheap stores. Choose gifts for ages 4 that will let them learn and play at the same time.

Eden Godsoe: Thank you for adding! Is this your Squidoo lens? It's awesome!

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Let Warmers

Punk rocker leg warmers with skull & crossbones! Also available in...more

Each of these are less than $10 so you can get 2-3 for the birthday girl. Love the skull print. My daughter has a Hello Kitty pair she loves.

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Russian Dolls

Set of six nesting dolls in your more traditional matryoshka...more

My daughter (and son when he was younger...but don't tell his friends) go crazy over my Russian Doll collection. They love opening them up and seeing which get really little. You can find them on Amazon or buy more authentic matryoshkas at niche sites.

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Tea Collection Accessories

Buy stylish girls accessories from Tea Collection. The perfect...more

Many girls this age are budding fashionistas. Give them one or more of these great accessories from Tea Collection - peppercorn necklace (so adorable!), scarf (as pictured), headband or head scarf (my daughter would die for this.)

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Sun Art Paper Kit

Tedco 8" X 10" Sun Art Paper Kit - Use the Magic of Solar Energy to...more

My daughter loves doing sun art. And the nice thing is 4 to 6 year olds can do it themselves plus there is no mess.

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Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Kits

My daughter has already done about 5 of these and still wants more. By age 4 the girls can be pretty independent decorating the box, mirror or whatever you get them. I often buy two of these as a gift since they are pretty reasonably priced.

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Mom and daughter can get dressed up and go see a show together followed by ice cream or a special treat.

Jennifer Wright: That is a wonderful gift!

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Toy Tea Set

Teach your daughters to care for Mother Earth with this "green"...more

My daughter got her tea set at age 3 and is actively using it at 4 but I think tea sets are great gifts for 4-5 YOs too. This one is made of recycled and safe plastic: Thank you mom Amy from WorksForMe for the recommendation!

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Hula Hoop

Classic hula hoop - set of 3.

My daughter is crazy about her hula hoop. And they are so cheap you could throw in a skipping rope too.

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LEGO Ultimate Building Set

This jam-packed tub features an extensive assortment of LEGO bricks...more

LEGOs aren't just for boys! My 4 year old daughter only recently got into LEGOs but is now very excited to build like her big brother.

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Personalized Stationary

My daughter loves writing little letters to me, her dad, her grandparents, etc. She is always wanting to dig into my stationary so I'm getting her some of her own. Tiny Prints or Minted have a great selection.

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Calico Critters

The Hopscotch family enjoys a very active lifestyle. Mother Heidi is a...more

These always seem to be a hit with the girls and there are so many sets to choose from.

Larissa: i so want to gift these, I had something similar growing up that came with an acorn hut/carrying case - was my favorite toy.

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Ivy & Bean Series

Meet Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other....more

My daughter cannot get enough of this series. A cute story about an unlikely friendship between two girls. Fun to read with your daughter or something she can read herself by about age 5-6.

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Board Games

My daughter (and son) got really into board games around age 3-4. I need to make a whole other list of the best family games which will certainly include Sorry.

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Monogrammed Bag or Backpack

My daughter loves packing for real or imagined trips. Love the monogrammed bags from Pottery Barn or Lands End.

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Jigsaw Puzzles

Suggested by CatK

My son loves doing puzzles and we've given them to his girl cousins as well as his girl friends. For this age, go with something challenging but not too difficult - maybe 100 pieces.

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Razor Scooter

The product overview says ages 5+ but I think a coordinated 4 year old could easily use a scooter. My daughter would love a pink one with a matching pink helmet.

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Jewelry Box

Little girls need a place to keep all their jewels! My daughter loves putting things in little drawers and compartments - the more, the better.

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Shrinky Dinks

Shrinky Dinks are always a fun present to give girls or boys. The only downside is they do require an adult.

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Transparent Marble Run

4 years & up. Transparent pieces allow children to visually track the...more

Suggested by Mandy Moore

My four year old daughter is crazy about this toy, and secretly I am too. I love the engineering/building aspect of it and it's a great activity for her to work on alone or for us to work on together.

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The Ramona Collection of Books

I remember reading these books as a girl and it seems they are still popular. You can buy the first one or two series for a collection of great reads.

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Secret Safe with Alarm

Features include a coin slot and a catch drawer, combination lock and...more

Every little girl likes the idea of storing secret things away from her siblings or parents. You can get it in different colors if the pink is off putting.

genia: how do i purchase?

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The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas

Filled with original ideas for painting, drawing and collage, this...more

This book is probably best for the upper end of the range (5+) and is filled with great art ideas. I love Usborne - they do a great job with kids books of all kinds.

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Self-Rescuing Princess T-Shirt

Disney Princesses Need Not Apply (unless we're talking about the...more

Suggested by Larissa

Thought you'd appreciate this one!

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Pillow Pets

A Super-Soft Chenille Plush Pillow. So cuddly you'll never want to put...more

I think Pillow Pets belong on gift guides for both boys and girls of a wide range of ages (baby to tween or teen even.) My daughter got this Unicorn (whom she calls Lavender) for her 4th bday and loves it.

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Polly Pocket Playsets

I don't know that I am a fan of Polly Pocket playsets as the little pieces seem to get everywhere, but my daughter and her friends love them.

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American Girl Dolls or Accessories

The dolls are pretty pricey, so probably best coming from Santa or a parent. If it's a niece or child's friend, you can always buy them American Girl clothing or accessories if you know they have a doll.

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American Girl Magazine

Created especially for girls age 8 and up, American Girl is an...more

Suggested by Erin, Chief Mom

Although they recommend this American Girl magazine for girls 8 and up, I think younger girls (even 5-6 year olds) will get a lot out of it.

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Girls can play out the role of computer engineer plus have access to...more

After some prompting by friends with daughters, I had to add Barbie to the list. Girls still love Barbies. And now you can get different themes, like this Computer Engineer Barbie though I think my daughter would prefer Princess or Ballet Barbie.

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Princess Dress-up

My daughter already has a few Disney princess dresses but what little girl doesn't need some more shoes. I love that this pack has 3 different kinds of shoes for dress-up playdates. At only $10 this is a great present.

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Cowboy Boots

Out of nowhere it seemed that all my daughter's friends had cowboy boots, so of course she had to get a of course. I was amazed to find a great selection on Amazon, including these "more authentic" pair.

Eden Godsoe: My daughter is IN LOVE with her shoes. She is wearing them everywhere & they do look dang cute.

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Littlest Pet Shop Packs

A friend just turned me onto Pet Shop toys. These packs are under $20 so great for birthday gifts.

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Parasol / Umbrella

Yet another pink, girly thing for the list but if your daughter is into Fancy Nancy (which many this age are) then a parasol like this one will be a hit.

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Pop! Pop up your Port-A-Bug, put in some friendly insects, and you're...more

We recently went away with another family for the weekend & their kids showed my kids how to safely capture butterflies and lizards. Hours of fun for the whole gang who ranged in age from 3 to 6. Thx Shari from WorksForMe for the rec.

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CD Player

Unique light-hearted design. Compact body for easy portability. Large,...more

My daughter loves her Sony CD player. We gave her some Annie, Wicked & Disney Princess CDs to play and one of her older friends made some other CDs with "real" music.

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Fashion Design Activity Kit

This fashion-plate rubbing set lets design-inclined kids create a...more

Suggested by Larissa

I had one of these as a kid, a Barbie one and it was my favorite toy of all time.

Eden Godsoe: I had Fashion Plates when I was girl & I loved it. I am buying this for my daughter now!

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Hairband Making Kit

A Faber-Castell Creativity For Kids Kit. Decorate 10 satin headbands...more

Suggested by Jessica Goodrich

I gave this to my niece (age 6) and she loved it. Easy enough for children that age to do almost independently or she can invite friends over to make hairbands.

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Digital Camera

Built to survive drop, after drop, after drop. Features easy and child...more

Suggested by Tess

Girls will love this one from Fisher-Price. V-Tech also makes good kids' digital cameras. Most are in the $40 range though some cost more (but not sure they are worth it.)

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BookPig Gift Certificate

A gift certificate from BookPig is a great way to to say 'I love you'...more

Found out about this company from the Co-founder and fellow mom, Charlotte Pigoski. What a great idea - like Netflix for kids books!

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Penbo the Lovable Penguin Toy with Bebe

Penbo is a lovable, interactive penguin that dances, talks, and will...more

Suggested by Seven Millers

It's so cute!

Eden Godsoe: Thx for adding. Let me check this out so I can put on my "official" list. Does your daughter have one or are you involved in the company?

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Larry Chip:

 Another fun idea is the TickleMe Plant Greenhouse.. In it you can grow a real house plant that moves and closes its leaves when you Tickle It!