Gift Guide: For Little Girls

Oh look a gift guide, yes you have probably seen quite a few of them now but you can always be inspired for more Christmas shopping. So are you an online shopper? Or do you like the hustle and bustle of heading into town for a Christmas shop. I'm a bit of both, and now that lady is at school I have the perfect opportunity to miss the rush and shop in peace with a hot chocolate half way through. And this year we have tried our best to not overspend and scouted around to find the best deals and of course I wanted to share a couple of gift ideas with you for little girls aged between three and five. The year seems to be flying by and it's actually crazy to think that we are getting prepared for our fourth Christmas with our beautiful little girl. Christmas as a parent is amazing and as each year passes by they get better. Now as you know Mimi is super girly! She adores princesses, fairies, and unicorns and so I have compiled a gift for a little girl in the hope to inspire you. 

Now I must say there's nothing quite like seeing your child play with toys that are as popular today as they were during your own childhood. Sylvanian Families were always something that I asked for on birthdays and were always first on my letters to Father Christmas. These little woodland creatures would keep both my sister and I occupied for hours allowing our imaginations to run wild. And now for one reason or another my daughter has been really getting into role play, and she will play for hours. When we asked her what she would like from Father Christmas the only gift she asked for was a Sylvanian Families House, and so we have got her the Beechwood Hall. We cannot wait to see her face Christmas morning. However, we couldn't just get her the house we needed a couple families. We were kindly gifted these very adorable Marshmallow Mouse Family, and I will be the first to admit that they are a pretty cute family. This particular collectible family is a four piece set. Meet Bernard the Marshmallow Mouse, Bianca the Marshmallow Mouse mother, Christopher the Marshmallow Mouse boy & Katherine the Marshmallow Mouse girl.

My daughter loves rabbits and Peter Rabbit is kind of a big thing in our house. You may remember my daughter's bedroom updates, where our daughter had pretty much outgrown most of her furniture and asked for Peter Rabbit theme throughout her bedroom. It wasn't long after that we were able to venture into the magical of Beatrix Potter and her many tales about rabbits, a naughty squirrel and puddle ducks. So it comes to no surprise that The Peter Rabbit Little Guide to Life made it's way into our gift guide. An added special touch is the personalisation. You can personalise with any name, which is on the front cover and throughout the book, and can even include a personalised message on the inside cover. As you know, my girl is super girly and since her birthday she has really got into making her own bracelets, wearing her dress up shoes and loves holding handbags. So a cute gift idea for her would be her very own tote bag, and keeping with the Peter Rabbit obsession we decided to get her this cute pink flopsy tote bag from The Peter Rabbit Official Store. Made with PVC coated cotton, each tote bag is waterproof, rugged and wipe clean. Small handles make it easy for little people to carry. Each of the bags has an image image of the Flopsy bunnies on the front and a repeat pattern on the back. I know that she is going to love it. If they love rabbit why not try and get them a cute little Miffy back pack, I don't know what it is but my daughter loves to take a back pack everywhere. It's pretty convenient for her as she can grab a snack when she wants. I am sure you'll remember this white rabbit from your own childhood. Miffy is a small female rabbit in a series of picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. The first Miffy book was produced in 1955, and almost 30 others have followed so you won't be short of an adventure or two with Miffy. The Miffy Backpack is the perfect size for us right now and we’ll also be using it for school It's a cute design and I love the colours. One to add to your list.

Fingerlings have to be one of the cutest little interactive toysI have seen so far. These kind of remind of those interactice furbys you could get in the 90s. I have to tell you I would spend hours trying to figure out what they were trying to say. Fast forward a few years into parenthood and now my daughter wants in on the latest obsession with these exciting interactive Fingerlings. The Fingerlings make lots of different sounds. They have cute blinking eyes and like hanging on your finger or swinging by their curly tail. You can rock them to sleep and blow them kisses. They are so cute and I know that my daughter will love them when she tries to interact with them. However seeing as she’s completely obsessed with unicorns it only felt right that we got her a couple of unicorn fingerlings. And oh my these are sooo much cooler than the monkeys. We have the Gigi who is a white unicorn with beautiful rainbow mane and Gemma who is pink with raindow mane and tail. These both are pretty cute and will keep my daughter occupied for hours as she chats away to them about their big imaginary adventures. 

My daughter thinks she is Rapunzel, which is why it's taking me a long time to encourage to cut her hair. However we did manage to cut off at least an inch. Something that our daughter has been asking for is a new Rapunzel doll, what princess loving little girl wouldn't want the chance of a new doll. Rapunzel is ready for shimmering adventures with your little princess! Royal Shimmer Rapunzel dazzles in a dress featuring signature colours and images from her story and a special watercolour design! My little dreamer will love playing out magical moments from Disney's Tangled, as well as imagining her own fairy tale with Rapunzel. Last year we got our daughter her first BABY Born doll and she really loves to push her around in her pram and likes to go on the odd adventures in the car. However I have been informed by said unicorn obsessed little lady that her baby is in fact obsessed with unicorns too and needs a unicorn onesie apparently! Cue this fabulous unicorn themed outfit and accessory set. BABY Born can snuggle up in the cosy unicorn onesie with wings. The set also includes bodysuit, T-Shirt, multi-coloured tutu, eye mask, slippers, unicorn shawl, bottle and wearable charms. 

Who doesn't love a good game at Christmas? As a child nothing would make me happier than waking up Christmas morning to opening all the gifts around the tree to discover a brand new game. We had quite the collection at my grandparents house and I have so many fond memories sitting up the table with a glass of Cherryade, laughing and giggling with them both. Games are such a great way to bring out your competitive side while having fun with family and friends, it's also a good way to break the ice and encourage guest to mingle with one another. Now that my daughter is beginning to enjoy games a little more we thought that perhaps it's time for Pindaloo! Pindaloo is the new toy craze to help improve your hand-eye coordination while having some fun! Perfect for anyone from kids to adults as it's so easy to understand and super addictive once you land your first loop. Join in the endless fun and start learning some tricks. Pindaloo is available in red, blue and yellow and less than £10, such a great prices for hours of fun. 

Children absolutely love getting messy don't they? I'm pretty sure that I'm not alone in saying that messy play is not my favourite way to keep my child occupied.We made a sort of revelation recently, stick paints! They are seriously the best invention and every single parent needs to get their hands on some. Little Brian Paint Sticks are amazing. They are a fun, clean, simple and very convenient way to paint, and I know that pretty much every parent will want a stash in their home. Why am I late to the paint stick party? Little Brian Paint Sticks have fast become the latest must have toy for any art or craft fan, all the fun without the mess! This set comes in a pack of 6 or larger packs or 12 ranging from blue, green, pink, red and silver. The sticks are much larger than the mini sticks and my daughter held these quite well, but preferred the mini sticks. I love how bright these sticks are and you can see a slight shimmer before putting the pen to paper. These are fun for both adults and children. The packaging is different to the mini sticks and my daughter was able to pick up the colour of the pen she wanted rather than taking the lids off to take a look. 

In my opinion the best way to encourage language development is to read for at least 20 minutes every day and talk about things you do throughout the day. Bed time story is my favourite time of the day with her, we will sit together and go through the story and pick out certain parts and talk about them. We already have the The Julia Donaldson Story Collection, However, seeing as we adore Julia Donaldson we decided to get the Audio collection. These will be perfect for long journeys and for keeping children entertained whatever the weather, among those delivering the soothing, rhyming stories are Imelda Staunton, Alexander Armstrong and even Julia Donaldson herself! The CD included in this collection are What the Ladybird Heard, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, The Troll, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo's Song, The Gruffalo's Child and The Gruffalo.

So what do you think our of our gift guide for little girls? Is there something that you would add into the list? What's your favourite? 

Some of the products featured have been sent to me for review, but as always my words are my own.