Christmas gifts for girls: 18 great buys (boys will love too)

Whether it's your sister, daughter or best friend, our pick of Christmas gifts for girls should save you some legwork. Spoiler: they're not all pink...

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It's December.... you're on the Christmas home straight so now it's definitely time to start thinking about gift giving. 

If you're looking for Christmas gifts that will inspire and entertain the kids in your life (especially girls), you're sure to find something that suits in our pick of the year's best gifts. From outdoor activities to music, art, learning and everything in between there's inspiration for all interests (and all gift givers' budgets). Happy shopping! 

Find more festive goodies on our dedicated Christmas page.

1. A funky and friendly flamingo (his name is Courdy Roy)

pink flamingo called courdy roy by jellycat

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A new addition to the popular Jellycat brand, Courdy Roy is a fun and funky friend with soft textures and a waggly tail that little girls will love. 

Pick up Courdy Roy (or any of the Jellycat range) at John Lewis. 

2. Choose books that will inspire

coco chanel book by little people big dreams published by lincoln children's books

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Author Isabel Sanchez Vegara sought to create a selection of books that combined creativity with learning, in turn establishing a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. The result was her gorgeous Little People, Big Dreams series – a must read if you're keen to ensure that this Christmas gift inspires. 

Find a selection of titles – Coco Chanel to Maya Angelou, Ella Fitzgerald to Frida Kahlo – on Amazon. PS. There are more Christmas gifts for book lovers in our buyer's guide.

3. A balance bike to get them on the go 

balance bike in green and cream colour by bobby rabbit

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Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for all children and the Banwood First Go! Balance Bike, available at Bobby Rabbit, provides the opportunity for a significant head start. 

Encouraging the practice of balance required for bike riding, this starter bike will ease the transition more effectively than stabilisers.

4. A cute (and very aesthetic) teepee

teepee in white colour from bobby rabbit

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Children's gifts that complement the aesthetic of your home can be challenging to find. Enter this gorgeous Ivory Teepee Tent from Bobby Rabbit.

Classically cute, this gift will slot perfectly into the corner of a bedroom, playroom or living room. Pair with comfy cushions and bundles of blankets for the ideal reading corner.

5. A child-sized kitchen

kids kitchen john lewis

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Children learn best by copying those around them. If you think that encouraging confidence in the kitchen is essential, this John Lewis & Partners Wooden Mini Kitchen could be a great starting point.

If your kitchen is large enough, positioning this miniature wooden set in a corner is a great option that allows the kids to 'cook' alongside you. Future Bake Off/MasterChef winner in the making...

6. Adorable lighting to help make a room their own 

Snowball fairy lights

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Cute additions to a child's bedroom are increasingly important in making it feel their own as they grow up. Fairy lights are a popular option that help make a space feel cosy and a bit more grown up.

We love these Snowball LED Fairy Lights from Hurn & Hurn.

7. The best scooter

scooter from john lewis

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Expected to be a popular Christmas gift option this year, we don't doubt that this Maxi Micro Deluxe Scooter will be appearing on many Christmas lists. 

If your aim is to be more loved than Father Christmas, this is the gift for you. Available at John Lewis in seven colour combinations. 

8. A cute and customisable pillowcase

colour in pillowcase from not on the highstreet

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Combining learning with creativity, this World Map Pillowcase from Not On The High Street allows children to colour to their heart's content. Wash-out fabric pens mean children can have fun without parents needing to worry about mess. 

9. An adorable pull along, crochet elephant 

grey pull along elephant by scandiborn

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Pull along toys are perfect for kiddies who have just (or are just about to) master the art of walking. We love the Scandi feel of this Sebra Crochet Pull Along Elephant from Scandiborn. 

10. Their first guitar...

white guitar for children by scandiborn

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Has your child expressed an interest in music? Nurture it with the Kids Concept Guitar from Scandiborn. Small, affordable and beautifully made, it can be tuned like a full sized guitar and provides a great starting point for exploring musical interest and talent.

11. A door for fairies 

tiny door for fairies from not on the highstreet

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Growing in popularity throughout the UK, fairy doors are a fun gift idea that children can't seem to get enough of. Pair with a story about the fairy living in your home or garden (we love the idea of propping this tiny door against a tree) to ignite the magic of childhood. 

Find the Magic Fairy Door complete with ladder, mat and shoes at Not On The High Street.

12. Sparkly hair grips 

shiny star shaped hair grips from not on the highstreet

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These Star Glitter Hairclips from Not On The High Street are a lovely stocking filler that many children will treasure. 

The perfect addition to a party outfit, it's little additions like this that can make children feel a bit special and grown up.

13. A customisable rocking mammoth (enough said)

customisable rocking mammoth from not on the highstreet

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A contemporary take on the traditional rocking horse, this Personalised Rocking Mammoth from Not On The High Street is a favourite of ours this year.

With a sturdy wooden base for a smooth ride, this rocker is guaranteed to become a playtime friend and is made all the more special with the option for personalisation. 

14. A pair of gorgeous crocheted animal gloves

crocheted animal character mittens

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We can't get enough of these crocheted animal character mittens; the perfect addition to every little one's winter wardrobe, and available from Not On The High Street. 

Available in Fox, Wolf, Polar Bear, Brown Bear, Badger and Rabbit form, there are options that all girls (and boys) will love. The best bit? These gorgeous mittens come attached to a handy piece of yarn, meaning there's less chance of them going missing.

15. A superhero cape for girls (and boys) with active imaginations

dressing up superwoman cape from not on the highstreet

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For many little girls (and boys) dressing-up costumes are a guaranteed success, as they allow and encourage youngsters to make the most of their vivid imaginations. 

We love this Superhero Mask and Cape Set from Not On The Highstreet, which has the option for personalisation. 

16. A cool introduction to coding and robotics

cozmo the robot from john lewis and partners

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A real life Robot, Cozmo makes the perfect companion for children with a creative mind and interest in learning. In addition to playing games and responding to commands and other interactions – learning more the more frequent the interactions – Cozmo provides the perfect gateway for children learning to code. 

Pick up the Anki Cozmo Robot at Amazon 

17. It wouldn't be Christmas without Stick Man

stickman teddy from john lewis and partners

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The soft toy incarnation of the latest character from Julia Donaldson (best know for The Gruffalo) we couldn't love this Stick Man Plush Soft Toy any more. 

Pair with a copy of the book (if they don't already have it).

18. Their first (kid friendly) tablet 

kids kindle fire 7 from amazon

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If you're shopping for their first tablet, it doesn't get much more kid friendly (and affordable) than the Fire 7 Kid's Edition Tablet, which comes with built in parental controls and free access (for the first year) to 5,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, Audible audiobooks and educational content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, and many more. 

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