The Girly Girl’s Gift Guide

The Girly Girl’s Gift Guide

Y’all. I’m so proud of myself this year because I’ve actually started Christmas shopping early! I’m usually a post-Thanksgiving shopper but since time is something I don’t have enough of these days, I decided that little-by-little over a longer period of time is the way to go. That said, I thought I would share some of the gifts my girls are getting for Christmas this year. For reference, A is four years old and E is two, and while they both appreciate all kinds of toys, they are super girly at heart (and I love it).

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This post is sponsored and also contains affiliate links. I received some of the items below in exchange for a review and I may receive additional compensation if you make purchases using some of the links below. As always, though, all opinions are my own.

Antebies Dolls 

There’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of Antebies so I’m beyond thrilled to introduce you to them! Antebies is a Turkish company whose handcrafted dolls, named Hope and Joy (sold separately), are made with the finest organic materials. They are loveable, huggable, and machine washable (can I get an amen?!)! Each handmade doll comes with an adorable carrying bag that your little girl can wear like a backpack. Antebies has partnered with rural women with the mission to empower and give them hope for a better life. Sweet E loves dolls and when I saw these, I knew she needed to have one.When it arrived in the mail I was blown away by the perfect packaging and high quality. I can’t wait for her to open it on Christmas morning; I just know that she is going to hug and kiss it (we call her “Sweet” E for a reason). I seriously love everything about this company, their story, and their dolls. I love E’s new Hope doll and I know she will, too. You can purchase Antebies dolls on Amazon or at these local retailers.

Minnie Mouse Tique Sweet Surprises Kitchen

Not only does Sweet E love dolls, she’s also pretty obsessed with Minnie Mouse so I feel like she just has to have this adorable kitchen to go in her bedroom! We haven’t purchased this one for her yet but once I read the product description (below), it got added high to the the list! Here’s the description from the Target website:

“Little chefs will be pleasantly surprised to hear special Minnie phrases while they discover the kitchen’s many features, such as an oven with a fabulously fancy cake that actually rises as it “bakes,” a stove with burners that light up with sound effects, a sink and faucet that “drips” water, and even a fridge with an ice dispenser that really works! Minnie’s Sweet Surprises Kitchen has an oven door that opens and closes, real fabric curtains and oven mitt, clicking knobs, as well as over 20 kitchen play accessories and food, including cupcakes, cookies and a cookie jar, cups, pancake, frying pan, spatula and more!”

Barbie® Dream House

Word cannot describe how happy I am that A has developed a love for Barbie dolls. Barbie used to be my jam and I’m so thrilled to share that with her now! That said, at nearly 32 years old, I’m still bitter that I never had a Barbie Dream House. So naturally, my little girl has to have one (so I can play with it, obviously). This thing is huge and loaded and I cannot wait to play with it! I can’t possibly tell you all the cool features here to check it out and see how awesome it is for yourself!

Barbie® Glam Convertible!

How could you possible have the Barbie Dream House without the Barbie Glam Convertible? That’s easy, you can’t. I’m pretty sure the reason the Dream House comes with a garage is to sucker parents like me into buying the car. Well played, Mattel. Well played. Guys, it even comes with a coffee cup! Get in loser, we’re going shopping.

Melissa & Doug® Shape, Model and Mold Play Set

This gift will be used by both of my daughters. A has always loved modeling dough and E is starting to get into it, too. I love the old-school vibe and the high-quality and sturdiness of Melissa & Doug’s wooden toys so I knew I needed to choose this for them. I can see lots of time spent at our kitchen table with this!

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench

This one is for littler kids so it’s definitely for Sweet E. I love it because it doesn’t make noise and will keep E entertained. The product description (below) is what sold it for me. I love toys that are fun and educational! I know my little one will love it.

“The pegs on the bench go up and down, playing peekaboo on this solid wood pounding activity. Non-removable pegs take turns showing their smiles while your toddler has fun naming the colors and enjoys practicing fine motor skills. A sturdy mallet is included.”

Little Cosmetics Pretend Make-UpLittle Cosmetics

Both of my girls are going to absolutely love this make-up by Little Cosmetics! They both love hanging out in the bathroom with me when I do my make-up every day and so I know they will love this. I got a set for each of them and it will make the best stocking stuffers! The make-up seriously looks and feels real and comes with an adorable carrying case. This set is way cooler than anything I had as a kid!


So there you have it, a glimpse into what will be under our tree this year. Do you have kids my girls’ ages? If so, what are you getting them?

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  1. Lindsey
    November 21, 2016 / 11:21 pm

    such cute gifts!!

    • November 22, 2016 / 12:00 am

      Thanks! I hope my girls love them!

  2. November 15, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    These are great ideas! We have the Minnie Mouse kitchen and Blaire LOVES it! It was randomly on sale at Walmart for $25 after Christmas last year, which made it a serious steal!

    xo Trista |

    • November 15, 2016 / 9:59 pm

      Whaaaaat?! That’s a total steal! Score!

  3. November 15, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Great picks – my daughter would love ALL of these. She’s such a girly girl.

    • November 15, 2016 / 5:02 pm

      It’s so fun shopping for girls, isn’t it?

  4. November 15, 2016 / 9:33 am

    OMG! Love this post! All the girl toys look so fun!! Looking forward to buying girl stuff once I have a baby girl in the future. 🙂

    • November 15, 2016 / 12:10 pm

      Girls are so fun to shop for!

    • November 15, 2016 / 12:10 pm

      I think so, too! I love it!

  5. November 15, 2016 / 7:04 am

    That Barbie dream house and convertible are making my 6 year old self so jealous! I LOVED everything Barbie back in the day, and those sound amazing. I know your girls are going to love them.

    • November 15, 2016 / 12:11 pm

      I hope they do! I can’t wait to play with it!

  6. November 14, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    These gifts are absolutely perfect!
    I amd definitely going to get that pretend makeup for my niece.

    • November 15, 2016 / 12:45 am

      She will love it! Thanks!

  7. November 14, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    My daughters are 2.5 years old and 9 months old. I think the Barbie dream house would be amazing to have!! Like you, I never had one… so I’d love to live vicariously through them 😉

    • November 14, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      I might set it up in my room instead of hers! LOL

  8. 21flavorsofsplendor
    November 14, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    I will definitely have to look into the Barbie Dream House for my girls this year. My almost 5 years olds are really into babies right now. So I’m getting them high chairs, carriers, and diaper bags for their babies.

    • November 14, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      Aw that sounds so fun!

  9. November 14, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    These are all perfect for little girls! My little one is asking for that Barbie Dream House!

    • November 14, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you! You totally need to get it for her! 🙂

  10. November 14, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    These are great ideas! My toddler loves Minnie and would love that kitchen! Too bad all my shopping is done! LOL!

    • November 14, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Oh, I’m sure you can find room for one more gift! Props to you for being done, btw!

    • November 14, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks for reading! I hope you get her one of them!

  11. November 14, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    my girlie girl would LOVE that makeup set.

    • November 14, 2016 / 6:47 pm

      Yes they would! It’s awesome!

  12. November 14, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    Loving these ideas!! That kitchen is so cute!

    • November 14, 2016 / 5:27 pm

      Thanks! I can’t wait to get it!

  13. November 14, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    these are great suggestions and def one i need to pin for later so i know what ill be getting my toddler 😉 ha she’d love all of it!

  14. November 14, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    GREAT suggestions. My almost three year old would die over all of these! She is SUCH a girl! Lol 🙂

    • November 14, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Isn’t it so fun when they’re that way?

  15. Britney Crosson
    November 14, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    Great stuff! My daughter would love all of it!

  16. November 14, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Thank you for this great gift guide!! I live with a total girly girl and your suggestions are spot on. Thank you for helping me make some new selections for the holidays.

    • November 14, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks, Tammy! I’m so glad!

  17. November 14, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    I LOVE the Antibes dolls.

    • November 14, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      Me, too! They’re so cute! I love the rag-doll feel of them!

  18. Melissa
    November 14, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    Great ideas! These make me wish I had a little girl. Luckily some of them could be purchased for little boys too!

  19. November 14, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Loved this list. My sweet 2.5 year old girl will be getting her first barbie this Christmas and I cannot wait! Every summer vacation my mom would help my sister and I set up “Barbie Village” in the playroom, where we constructed every single piece of barbie equipment we had. It was amazing! I can only hope I can recreate some of the awesome memories my mother created for me.

    • November 14, 2016 / 11:12 am

      What a sweet memory!! Thanks for sharing!

  20. November 14, 2016 / 10:48 am

    I have two very girly girls who would love any of these! Santa never brought me that Barbie dream house though 🙁

    • November 14, 2016 / 10:54 am

      Me neither, girl! This is our time!! LOL

  21. November 14, 2016 / 10:13 am

    I wish I had a daughter!!!!!!!!!! 😛 So cute!

    • November 14, 2016 / 10:14 am

      Come hang out with mine!!

  22. bitesofflavor
    November 14, 2016 / 10:10 am

    This list is perfect! I have two nieces that are super girly and I need some ideas for them. Thank you for sharing!

    • November 14, 2016 / 10:14 am

      Thanks for reading! I hope you found some ideas you want to explore!

  23. November 14, 2016 / 9:15 am

    I am putting those Little Cosmetics on my list. My toddler would go crazy for that make up. Great list and thanks for sharing!

    • November 14, 2016 / 9:25 am

      Thanks, Kim! Your little one will love it for sure!

  24. caseyp1110
    November 14, 2016 / 8:01 am

    I have a girly girl too and she would love all these items 🙂 Way to go on the early shopping…I need to get on it! Your girls are going to love these gifts!

    • November 14, 2016 / 9:25 am

      Thank you! I sure hope so!

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