I usually give you some general gift guides, but as we head into a new year I wanted to do a post on a very specific type of recipient: the little princess in your life. If you have a daughter or niece that loves all things girly, then peruse this awesome list and make the Elsa-loving gal in your life beam from ear to ear no matter the occasion.
A Dress-Up Trunk
What little one doesn’t love to dress up? Playing dress up is a great way to help your kids enhance their imaginations, encourage teamwork and cooperation, and improve their social skills. Talk to family members that may have had former little princesses in their ranks, and see if they would be willing to donate any old dress up clothing to your cause. Find a pretty trunk—even a large plastic bin will do, as it’s what’s inside that counts—and fill it with clothing fit for a princess. You can also DIY things to put in her trunk, including make-it-yourself tutus or princess hats.
For the Literary Princess
If your little girl is one who loves to read any and all princess books, consider finding her a collection of all of the best princess stories for her perusal. Any little girl obsessed with the lives of royals will be a fan of fairytales, so grab her The Golden Book of Fairytales for hours of reading fun. Filled with famous princesses including Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, there’s also some other familiar characters and creatures that will make reading before bed her favorite time of the day.
Jewelry Fit for a Queen
Getting little ones expensive jewelry is just a bad idea, as it can be hard for little fingers to hang onto small pieces. Imitation jewelry is the way to go, and if you’re looking for something like clip-on earrings or fun bracelets for your little princess, Emitations has a huge selection to pick from. The sparkle will light up her eyes and be the perfect complement to her new dress up trunk.
A Fantastical Trip
If you’d like to include all the kids in a Christmas gift your little princess will go gaga over, consider investing in a trip to Disneyland or Disneyworld. It’s a splurge for sure, but I promise you, the memories made there will last you for years to come. Don’t tell the kids what you’re doing, especially if one of these resorts is within driving distance. Pack them up, tell them you’re going on a vacation, and be sure to film their reactions when you pull into the Disneyland parking lot. It’s sure to make for a surprise that they will always remember.
What’s a princess without a crown? Give your little one a touch of elegance and make her feel like the richest gal in the land with a beautiful tiara. Tiaras can be found at an array of price points and in a huge variety of stores. Whether you grab a $5 headpiece from a pharmacy store or spend a little bit more on this cute option from Etsy, she’s going to feel like a million bucks either way—good luck convincing her to take it off once she puts it on her head.
Get her a castle tent so she can live out her princess fantasies in a bed made for royalty. Something as cute as this serves as the perfect bedroom décor in itself, and your house will become the favorite for sleepovers when her friends get a look at the castle in her room.
A Dream Castle
If your little one loves her princess dolls and Barbies, she’ll need a castle to house them all. You can grab a premade one for a pretty good price on Amazon, or if you’re feeling really crafty, consider building her a princess castle she’ll love showing off. You can go a step further and create her a castle in the backyard.
It need not be expensive, simply use a large cardboard box and spend an afternoon painting the façade of a castle—her imagination will do the rest once she’s playing inside.