Gifts for Young Girls that Aren't 'Girly'

Gifts for Young Girls that Aren't 'Girly'

So many gifts for young girls are pink, sparkly, or have something to do with princesses. While there’s nothing wrong with this, you’ll understand the struggle of finding something your little one will like if she’s not interested in any of the above. Equally, if your child isn’t interested in typical boys' toys like cars and footballs, it can leave you feeling stumped. Luckily, there are lots of toys out there that girls can enjoy that aren’t necessarily all about tea parties. Here are a few ideas:

Cuddly toys

The universal appeal of cuddly toys doesn’t go away in time, making them the perfect gift for a little girl who isn’t all that interested in dolls. No matter what animal your child is interested in, you’ll be able to find a cuddly toy to match their tastes. These days it’s not all bears and bunnies; you can even find more exotic toys like octopi, lizards, and platypuses. Whether you choose to buy an extra large cuddly animal or a few smaller ones, your child is bound to take comfort in them for years to come.

Jigsaw puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles come in all shapes and sizes, meaning there’s bound to be one your child will love. Choose a puzzle with your child’s favorite cartoon as the picture, or even just a fun pattern you think they’ll enjoy. The beauty of jigsaw puzzles is the whole family can join in, making it a great way for siblings and parents to bond.

Science kits

Depending on your child’s age, a science kit could be just what they need to awaken their curiosity. You’ll be able to find chemistry sets and microscopes designed specifically for little fingers, though they might require a bit of supervision. Encouraging girls to find a love for science early is key, so pay attention to what they’re most interested in. If they’re a budding botanist, maybe plant some seeds together, or treat your archaeologist in the making to some fossils and a book of dinosaurs.

Craft supplies

Every little girl should have the opportunity to get creative. Buying your child some craft supplies like markers, glue, glitter, and colored paper can keep them happy for weeks. While you might have to think of some activities to do with these supplies, kids love to get stuck in with finger painting and paper folding. Remember to buy a protective sheet for your table and floor too, otherwise, you might have a bigger mess than you imagined on your hands.


If your child has an interest in music, buying a recorder is the perfect way to get them started on their musical instrument journey. Suitable for even younger children, a recorder is fairly easy to get to grips with and won’t require too many lessons to play a simple tune. While you might regret this purchase when listening to your child practice, it’ll all be worth it when you see the smile on their face.

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