Gift and Toy Ideas for 6-Year-Old Girls [2023]

Are you looking for the perfect present for a 6 year old girl? Get ideas for toys, games, art projects and accessories that she will love!

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Artistic Gifts For 6 Year Old GirlsDIY Unicorn Potions Craft KitDinosaur Pure Cotton Soft PillowcaseCreativity for Kids Rainbow SandlandMelissa & Doug Fashion Design Art Activity KitKids Washable Dot Markers 10 Shimmer ColorsLearn to Draw... Unicorns, Mermaids & MoreCrayola Light Up Tracing PadActive Gifts For 6 Year Old GirlsMini Micro Basketball Hoop with Foam BallDart Board for Kids with 12 Sticky BallsLight Up Dance MatShooting Game With TargetNinja Line Warrior Obstacle Course For KidsRoleplaying and Pretend Play Gifts For 6 Year Old GirlsGot2Glow Fairy FinderWalkie Talkies for KidsBarbie Dreamtopia Rainbow Magic Mermaid DollBaby Doctor Kit For ChildrenPretend Play Super Spy Stem Science KitBuilding Gifts For 6 Year Old GirlsThames & Kosmos Kids First Robot Pet ShopSmall Cottage, TerracottaLEGO DOTS Pineapple Pencil Holder206 Piece Magnetic Building Stick Block ToyTree House Building SetGames and Puzzles For 6 Year Old GirlsMelissa & Doug Wooden Backgammon & CheckersGuess WhoInvasion of the Cow SnatchersRush Hour Junior Traffic Jam4-In-1 Disney Collection of PuzzlesEducational Gifts For 6 Year Old GirlsLeapFrog Magic Adventures GlobeSubtraction FlashcardsWhiz Kid! Science KitOsmo - Creative Starter Kit for iPadNational Geographic Break Open 10 Premium Geodes ActivityOther Gifts For 6 Year Old GirlsNintendo SwitchKids Audio & Music PlayerRed and Black Piggy Bank SafeMinnie Mouse Kids Watch48 Pieces No Slip Metal Hair Clip BarrettesPink Children Chaise Lounge with Wood FrameUnicorn Wall ArtDisney Princesses Wall ArtLittle Girls 2 Pc Clothing SetLong Sleeve Sweater and JeansSummer Floral OutfitWhat to Look for in Gifts for 6 Year Old Girls

Artistic Gifts For 6 Year Old Girls

DIY Unicorn Potions Craft Kit

The Craft-tastic DIY Unicorn Potions Craft Kit is a cool art and crafts kit made for children 6 – 12 years old. There are actually 3 different unicorn crafting kits available. So if you do not love this one, you could also choose the DIY I Love Unicorns Craft Kit or the Make Your Own Unicorn Friend Craft Kit.

This kit allows children to create 7 pretty potion bottles and 2 necklaces. It includes the magical recipe left by unicorns to make these crafts!

Crafting toys and activities provide physical, emotional, and cognitive benefits to the user. Some of these benefits include problem-solving, attention to detail, the ability to concentrate and focus, coordination, fine motor skins, hand-eye coordination, self-expression, and building confidence.

Dinosaur Pure Cotton Soft Pillowcase

The Dinosaur Pure Cotton Soft Pillowcase is a fun and educational activity that allows children to color their own pillowcases. We are showing it in the dinosaur style – but there are several different selections available. You could also choose a US Map, a World Map, space explored, a dollhouse, butterflies, or the original – which is a blank piece of people for them to design and use their own creativity on.

This is a fun and creative way for them to be involved with their own room decor. They can color the pillowcase with the washable markers provided to add to their room’s uniqueness. It is also washable, which means as long as washable markers are used, this is an activity they can do more than once.

This pillowcase activity will help a child with fine motor skills as well as encouraging creativity and imagination.

Creativity for Kids Rainbow Sandland

The Creativity for Kids Rainbow Sandland is a sand art project for children 6 years and older. This is a one-time project where they will take different colors of sand and layer them into a beautiful design of their choice. It comes with a display, 6 bags of colored sand, a sand funnel, a wooden stick tool to help with design, a mini unicorn, and stickers.

The child will be able to layer the sand while controlling the pour with a funnel. They can use the stick tools to swirl it, even more, helping to create the design that they really love. Once all the sand is in place, the top goes on, and they can place the stickers and finally the unicorn.

This fun project will help them be creative, use focus and determination, utilize fine motor skills, and build confidence by seeing the end results of their hard work and creativity.

Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Art Activity Kit

The Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Art Activity Kit is a classic design and draw creativity toy for children 5 – 10 years old. This fashion activity comes with 9 double-sided mix and match plates. These are textured fashion plates that we allow any artist or designer to mix and match to come up with 100’s of different combinations. Of course, they will also be able to color, draw and design those combinations with different colors combinations and additional styles like stripes, stars, hearts, and polka dots to make even more designs.

This toy will provide a child with hands-on, imaginative play. This will help them with fine motor skills, creative development, imagination, social skills, and cognitive skills. It is a great way to encourage growth while they are having fun.

This set comes with a storage kit, 9 double-sided plates, 4 pencils, and a crayon. It is also easy to travel with, so it would be an excellent activity for the car and wherever the family travels.

Kids Washable Dot Markers 10 Shimmer Colors

The Kids Washable Dot Markers 10 Shimmer Colors is another fun way to let a child express themself creatively. This present comes with 10 shimmer dot markers and an activity book with 50 pages. The colors of the dot markers included are glittery gold, sparkly orange, sky blue, summer green, candy pink, sunny yellow, purple nebula, bubblegum teal, sparkly silver, and cherry red.

These are mess-free dot markers with no leakage. They are perfect for younger children with small hands. This is a toy that will help with hand-eye coordination, creativity, and color recognition.

Learn to Draw… Unicorns, Mermaids & More

The Learn to Draw… Unicorns, Mermaids & More  is aneasy step-by-step drawing guide for children 6 – 8 years old. This is a 48-page book that is 8.5 inches by .15 inches by 11 inches. Each item that it teaches a child to draw has step-by-step instructions and a finished photo to trace for practice.

There are more than 35 pictures of magical creatures that they will learn how to draw with this book. The pages are thick and will support a lot of artist mediums such as crayons and pencils. This is a perfect activity for quiet time or for a child who loves drawing but wishes they knew how to draw more magical things.

Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad

The Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad is an excellent present for budding artists! We are showing this in amber glow, but it is also available in pink, blue, teal, or trolls themed.

This present includes the tracing pad (which has eye-soft technology, so using it will not hurt little eyes), 20 pieces of tracing paper, 12 short colored pencils, and 1 number 2 pencil. This light-up toy has three different modes – off, on, or auto. This is a great art toy for young children. Tracing pre-drawn pictures will give them confidence while learning how to draw different objects. They will also learn how to focus and concentrate, be creative and use fine motor skills.

Active Gifts For 6 Year Old Girls

Mini Micro Basketball Hoop with Foam Ball

TheMini Micro Basketball Hoop with Foam Ball  is an excellent present if you are looking for an easy way to help a child be more active. It is 15 by 10 inches in size.

This is a great present when you are looking to mount a smaller basketball backboard and hoop in the house versus one outdoors. The backboard size is 15 inches by 10 inches, and it comes with a 5-inch foam ball. They will practice their aim or play a game in their room whenever they want, regardless of the weather outside.

Suppose you would instead get something a little bigger. In that case, you could also get the mini original or the mini midnight (glow in the dark) – these are 18 inches by 12 inches and come with a 5-inch rubber ball. If that is still not big enough, you can choose the mini hoop XL, which is 23 inches by 16 inches and comes with a 5.5 inches rubber ball.

Dart Board for Kids with 12 Sticky Balls

The Dart Board for Kids with 12 Sticky Balls is a fun activity for children to use at night or when the weather does not allow them to go out and play. Indoor darts will still let them be active and sporty, regardless of why they are in the house.

This is a 14-inch dartboard with a sticky mount on the back. It can easily be mounted to a wall or on the back of a door. The sticky balls (6 red and 6 blue) make this a game that can be played in pairs or in teams. Of course, the child can enjoy this all by themselves as well.

Light Up Dance Mat

If you are looking for a fun and active present that a 6-year-old girl would love to play indoors, you should consider this Light Up Dance Mat. This dance mat comes with 4 fun gaming modes – all of which a 6-year-old sold enough to play. The modes are as follows:

  • Flash Dance – This allows creativity as the child makes up their own dance. The mat will light up to her footwork, and it can use internal music, or they can connect their own device to dance to their choice of music.
  • Dance Game – The dance game has 5 levels. This is them dancing to the cues of the blinking arrows. They will follow the beat of the music being played.
  • Memory Game – It is memory, or a Simon says of dance patterns. They will need to watch the dance pattern and then dance it back.
  • Dance Game Using Personal Devices – This is a dance game, still with 5 levels of play. Still, instead of using internal music, they will connect a device and use their preferred music.

Shooting Game With Target

An excellent and active indoor/outdoor toy is this Shooting Game With Target. This is a game that is appropriate for children aged 6 and up. It comes with a 2 pack of foam ball air guns, 24 foam balls, and a target. The target is space-themed which makes it more fun and entertaining to shoot at. This is an excellent game for parties or children to play an active, competitive game with others.

Ninja Line Warrior Obstacle Course For Kids

If you are looking for a fun outdoor active toy, you could get this Ninja Line Warrior Obstacle Course For Kids. Most kids would love an obstacle course in their backyard. This is an excellent way for them to be active and competitive, if only with themselves. They will want to keep practicing to get better and better at the obstacle course. This will also build their self-confidence.

It includes swings, ladders, gymnastic swings, and rope. This is such a fun and entertaining gift that they will use for years to come.

Roleplaying and Pretend Play Gifts For 6 Year Old Girls

Got2Glow Fairy Finder

The Got2Glow Fairy Finder is a fun make-believe play type of toy for children between 5 – 10 years of age. They will be able to search for fairies all over their house – including in their bedrooms, the family room, the kitchen, and in the backyard. You never know where a fairy might be hiding!

Although children could search for fairies without a magical jar such as this one – using a magical jar certainly increases the likelihood of finding more fairies.

There are over 100 magical but virtual fairies that they can find. There are more than 30 unique fairies in each jar. Fairies can be bonded with by talking to them, blowing them kisses, feeding them, or spending time with them.

Walkie Talkies for Kids

The Walkie Talkies for Kids is an excellent present for children to play with other kids their age or even their parents. We are showing them in red, but they are also available in black, silver, or camouflage.

Walkie-talkies have always been a fun toy for children to play with, whether just a few feet away or across the house. They provide a creative outlet for make-believe games like being a spy, law enforcement, or some sort of adventure.

This gift comes with 2 walkie-talkies, belt clips, and a user manual. Each walkie-talkie requires 3 AA batteries. The volume is adjustable; there are 22 channels, an LCD Backlight, and a dual watch function. There is a long-range, the sound is clear, they have a comfortable grip, and they are sturdy and durable, which is what you want for a toy that children may drop more than once.

Barbie Dreamtopia Rainbow Magic Mermaid Doll

The Barbie Dreamtopia Rainbow Magic Mermaid Doll with rainbow hair and water activated color change feature is a fabulous choice of a Barbie doll when looking for something fun and unique for a 6-year-old girl.

It is fun and colorful – most little girls love everything rainbow-colored, and this doll does it well. This doll reacts to different water temperatures to create a different look. If she loves the neon and vivid colors shown, this can be accomplished with cold water. Add warm water to the doll, and the rainbow colors are now in pastel colors.

Baby Doctor Kit For Children

If you are buying a gift for a little girl who wants to be a doctor, you should get this Baby Doctor Kit For Children. This set includes a CT machine, a babydoll, stethoscopes, a pair of glasses, a mask, a doctor chair, a computer table, medical records, a thermometer, and a sphygmomanometer.

This is an excellent make-believe or role-playing game for someone who likes medicine or just a child who wants to take care of a sick baby.

Pretend Play Super Spy Stem Science Kit

Another fun toy for children 6 and up is this Pretend Play Super Spy Stem Science Kit. This set includes 13 pieces for children to discover the truth that they are looking for. In this set, you will find 1 black penlight, 1 fingerprint brush, 1 bottle of corn starch, 1 magnifying glass, 1 crime scene tape strip, 1 inkpad, 1 notepad, and 6 peel and stick acetate stickers. It also comes with easy-to-follow directions.

Building Gifts For 6 Year Old Girls

Thames & Kosmos Kids First Robot Pet Shop

The Thames & Kosmos Kids First Robot Pet Shop is a STEM experimental kit for young engineers. Children will be able to build 8 different motorized animals. We are showing the Robot Pet Shop, but you could also choose the Robot Factory or the Robot Safari.

This toy plans a fun, hands-on introduction to mechanical engineering for all children at least 5 years old. It includes a full-colored, 32-page storybook-styled manual to get the kids started. It is designed for children with step-by-step instructions and common questions, and it is fully illustrated.

The motorized pets that this kit makes are an owl, a sloth, a cat, a turtle, a french bulldog, a panda, a rabbit, and a chameleon.

Small Cottage, Terracotta

The Small Cottage, Terracotta is a fun building kit for children 6 and up to learn about building, construction and engineering. This is a unique build and play system that features re-usable bricks. The bricks make it feel authentic for the children like they are building something just like an adult would.

The mortar is a corn-based mortar that makes it safe to use and makes it easy to dissolve, so they can build their cottage again and again.

This is a hands-on STEM toy that promotes creativity, imaginative play, introducing engineering and construction to children in a super fun way.

LEGO DOTS Pineapple Pencil Holder

The LEGO DOTS Pineapple Pencil Holder is a fun DIY kit that uses imagination and creativity to make something that can be used in their room or elsewhere in the house – a pineapple pencil holder. They can keep the final creation for themselves or give it as a gift.

This is a crafting kit designed for children 6 and up, and it comes with 351 pieces for them to create the perfect design.

They can choose to create it, use and use what was made, or like with most lego sets, they can take it apart and start all over. Although it is meant to create a specific thing, there are so many pieces and options – each creation can be unique!

206 Piece Magnetic Building Stick Block Toy

This 206 Piece Magnetic Building Stick Block Toy is for children 6 and up. It will allow children to use their imagination to build different things. It includes 144 magnetic bars, 62 steel balls, and a storage bag.

The steel bars have multiple colors: blue, rosy, light green, red, green, yellow, purple, sky blue, orange, and pink. These balls and bars can make beautiful and intricate shapes and forms; it is a fun activity for children which will help them be creative and use fine motor skills.

Tree House Building Set

This Tree House Building Set comes with a portable storage box that holds 1274 pieces. The lid of this storage box can double as a mini building base. Besides the 1274 pieces and the storage container, you will receive instructions and stickers.

There are many different detailed pieces like stairs, doors, balconies, signs, wheels, and a slide.

This set can be used to build a treehouse, a small garden, a play area, a lounge area, a bath, a swimming pool with a wave slide, a bathroom, and a beverage shop.

Games and Puzzles For 6 Year Old Girls

Melissa & Doug Wooden Backgammon & Checkers

The Melissa & Doug Wooden Backgammon & Checkers is a great two-person board game set to gift to any child who is 6 years and up. This is a nice double-sided board that allows children to play backgammon or checkers. It comes with smooth wooden pieces. The game board strays from the standard colors to use an orange and white color scheme instead. The pieces use a turquoise and lime green color scheme. This is not their parents’ checkers and backgammon set, which is part of the fun.

Guess Who

An excellent game for children 6 and up is Guess Who. Guess Who is a game for 2 players aged 6 and older – children can play together, or this would be a great game to play with a parent and another adult. Guess who is a game where you ask questions to eliminate who you were trying to find on your turn. Questions would describe the person like, is it a girl? Do they have curly hair? Is there hair blonde? When the questions are answered, you can push down the people who do not meet the answer. The winner is the person who guesses the right person.

Invasion of the Cow Snatchers

The  Invasion of the Cow Snatchers is a magnet maze logic puzzle that is intended for children 6 and up. This STEM Toy and Logic game is a 1-player activity that doubles as a game and a puzzle. It comes with 60 different challenges that range from easy to genius, so you do not need to worry that they will solve the game right away and not want to play with it again.

This game comes with the game grid with a transparent cover, 60 challenge cards ranging from easy to genius, 6 magnetic tokens, 9 walls, 1 silo, 5 crop circles, and instructions. The magnetic tokens are 1 ufo, 1 bull, and 4 cows. The 9 walls are 3 barbs, 2 hay bales, 2 crop rows, and 2 fences.

This puzzle will help children develop and refine critical thinking skills and logical reasoning.

Rush Hour Junior Traffic Jam

The Rush Hour Junior Traffic Jam is a great puzzle/game for young children to work on logic skills while solving a 3D puzzle. This game is a Logic game and a STEM toy and it includes 40 different puzzles, so they will be able to play this game over and over again.

They will choose a puzzle card and set up the board to match the photo. Once set up, they will slice the cars and other vehicles back and forth to create a path for the ice cream truck to exit to board. Once the ice cream truck gets out – they win!

This is a gun critical thinking and logic puzzle for young children to play. If they really enjoy this game, you can buy them the standard version of Rush Hour when they get older.

4-In-1 Disney Collection of Puzzles

If you are looking for a good puzzle pack for children, you should get this4-In-1 Disney Collection of Puzzles. These puzzles are for children 5 and up. Each of these puzzles has 500 pieces, so each will take the child a while, making it a good quiet time activity.

The puzzles included in this pack are Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Winnie The Pooh, and Aladdin.

Educational Gifts For 6 Year Old Girls

LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe

The LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe is a great educational toy, especially for children between the ages of 5 and 7.

This globe includes over 600 educational BBC videos and will teach children more than countries and capital cities. Children will also learn about geography, common animals in the area they are viewing, the current used, flags, landmarks, the size of the area, the individual countries and capitols, the continents, and the languages spoken.

This toy will help children become immersed in learning which will help them concentrate and retain some of the information this toy is teaching them. There are more than 5 hours of educational videos and three different interactive games to play and explore.

Subtraction Flashcards

Are you looking for something to do with a child to help with their educations? You should consider Subtraction Flashcards. This set includes 169 flashcards. The flashcards are double-sided (one side with the answer, one side with no answer), and they are hole punched to organize and keep them all in one place.

They have large, easy-to-read fonts, and they are printed on durable cardstock.

Whiz Kid! Science Kit

This is a fun science present for children 5 and up. The Whiz Kid! Science Kit includes 23 different and fun experiments! This science kit consists of a large test tube and a funnel test tube keychain. It also includes a volcano base, storage bags, balloons, citric acid, glow powder, instructions, and more.

Children will do the experiments with the ingredients in the kit and household items such as water, sugar, flour, salt, dish soap, and cola.

Osmo – Creative Starter Kit for iPad

If the child you are shopping for has an iPad or someone in the house does, you can get them Osmo – Creative Starter Kit for iPad. This is a fun activity to do with an iPad. There are various things to do, like drawing for fun, answer questions, or self-guided learning activities.

National Geographic Break Open 10 Premium Geodes Activity

Our final educational toy suggestion is the National Geographic Break Open 10 Premium Geodes Activity. This gift comes with 10 different geodes that are 1 1/4 – 2 1/4 inches in size. It also comes with safety goggles, a magnifying glass, and 3 display stands.

They will also get a full-color learning guide. This is a hands-on experimental kit where the kids break open the geodes to see what they find inside. It is a lot of fun breaking the geodes, and the crystal treasures they find inside are even better.

Other Gifts For 6 Year Old Girls

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch  is the perfect gift for children of all ages (including the adults in the household). A Nintendo Switch can be enjoyed alone or played together as a family or with friends. One of the coolest things about the Switch is how it can be used as a handheld game or on the TV – this is a detail makes this a unique gaming system that can be enjoyed in different ways depending upon the situation.

We are showing the classic Nintendo Switch with the neon blue and red joy-con. This gift set comes with the Nintendo Switch and a 64GB micro card. The Switch has tons of games available for all ages, including some of the favorites, including games featuring Mario and company and other popular franchises like Animal Crossing, Zelda, or Sonic.

Kids Audio & Music Player

The  Kids Audio & Music Player  is a fun gift for children who want to have music players of their own. It comes with 5 minutes of Mickey Mouse stories and 5 Minutes of Sleepy Time Stories.

This is a system that only plays the inserted cards, so the parents can easily control the content their children listen to. You can also buy other sets of cards for the children to use with the player.

Red and Black Piggy Bank Safe

The Red and Black Piggy Bank Safe is afun way for children to store their money and learn the value of saving. We are showing it in red and black, but it is available in many different colors. The other colors you can choose are black and silver, blue and white, gold and brown, pink and silver, pink and white, silver and black, and black and white, featuring a super cute panda.

This piggy bank safe is 5.31 inches by 5.51 inches by 7.28 inches. They can insert their cash through the cash slot on the top. When they want to make a withdrawal, they can type in the code (set at 0000), rotate the knob clockwise, and then open the door and take out whatever cash they want.

Minnie Mouse Kids Watch

If you are shopping for a Minnie Mouse or a Disney fan, you should get this Minnie Mouse Kids Watch. This is an excellent piece of jewelry, as well as a teaching tool. Wearing a watch with minute, hour, and second hands can be a great way to teach a child how to tell time.

Sometimes it takes children a little while to know the difference between the hour hand and the minute hand, but this watch helps by labeling the hands.

It comes with a gift box perfect for gifting.

48 Pieces No Slip Metal Hair Clip Barrettes

If you are looking for a small present to give little girl hair accessories is always a good idea. We like this 48 Pieces No Slip Metal Hair Clip Barrettes set. This is a nice variety of colors and styles that can go with any outfit she will wear.

There are 12 different styles, 2 pairs of each style.

Pink Children Chaise Lounge with Wood Frame

If you are looking for a nice piece of furniture for her room, you could get her this Pink Children Chaise Lounge with Wood Frame. This would be a lovely place for her to lounge, read or even take a nap. The size of this piece of furniture is 18 inches by 32.5 inches by 16.5 inches.

Unicorn Wall Art

Are you looking for something fun and unique to give her? Check out this set of 6 Unicorn Wall Art. Each piece of this set is 8 inches by 10 inches. 6 unframed pictures will make one stunning display in her room.

Disney Princesses Wall Art

If you think Disney Princesses are more her thing than Unicorns, you could instead choose Disney Princesses Wall Art for her room. These 6 pieces of wall art are also 8 inches by 10 inches each, but each piece of wall art is in a more abstract form, which she may find fun or interesting.

The princesses featured here are Snow White, Ariel., Cinderella, Belle, Tiana, and Jasmine.

Little Girls 2 Pc Clothing Set

Clothes are always a fun present for girls of any age. If you are looking for a nice fall outfit, you can get her this cute black and white ensemble. The shirt is a long white shirt with thin black strips which feature a 3D cat head. The pants are black with white cat heads on the knees.

Of course, there are other outfits to choose from as well. There are a total of 20 outfits to choose from. Some of the themes on the other clothes are foxes, flowers, lace, or bows.

Long Sleeve Sweater and Jeans

If you are looking for a nice winter outfit, you can choose this Long Sleeve Sweater and Jeans. This is a super cute outfit with cartoon characters saying, “A tiny piece of loveliness.” This is a unique and fun outfit she may love wearing.

Summer Floral Outfit

Our final choice of a pretty outfit for a 6-year-old girl is this Summer Floral Outfit. The top is a black tank top with a circle of daisies and some super cut bees. Inside the flowers, it says, “Bee kind, Bee sweet.” It comes with a pair of blue jean shorts where the right leg has a black panel with a giant yellow sunflower in it.

This is a bold and pretty outfit that any little girl who loves flowers will adore.

What to Look for in Gifts for 6 Year Old Girls

Shopping for young children can be a lot of fun, but it can also be stressful if you do not know what you are looking for. Little girls at 6-year-olds have so many different things that they can be into. Making their own artwork or doing crafts is a big one at this age. They may also like dolls, puppies, kittens, and other animals.

Of course, being a girl does not mean they do not like active toys, sports themes, building, or other STEM themes in their activities. At 6 years old, they should also have a well-developed personality that includes things they really love and think they do not like to play with. You should certainly use their own personality when choosing the perfect present.

You can also choose toys and activities that they have never been exposed to before, as they are still at an age where learning and new discoveries are meaningful.

Another good idea is to use developmental milestones as a guide to what you are buying. A 6-year-old is entering middle childhood, according to the CDC. Children at this age show their family emotional and social changes such as understanding their place in the world and beginning to think about the future. They are also rapidly developing their thinking and learning skills. You can focus on toys and activities that will promote their continued development.

Most of all, make sure you are shopping for a present you think she will like and use. Do not only buy things you enjoyed as a child or wished you had, think about who you are buying for.