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Gift ideas for 5 / 6 / 7 year old girls

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ApparentlyImDoingItAllWrong Mon 31-Aug-15 17:33:20

I'm looking for inspiration for Christmas presents for my two girls. They love Lego Friends (not sure can accommodate any more in house), growing out of My Little Pony, still like Playmobil but like Lego have lots already.
They both also have a cheap 7" tablet which they love and a Furby Boom which they think is fab. Any suggestions for Christmas 2015?

GerrardWinstanley Mon 31-Aug-15 18:24:23

My DDs are similar ages. Is it the construction bit of lego they like? I'm thinking of an easy meccano set for my building mad DD2.

or how about a dolls house they could share?

Kidizoom cameras were a big hit for them both a couple of years ago too. They still play with them.

ArcheryAnnie Mon 31-Aug-15 18:42:00

If they like lego, have they any of the lego board games, yet? They are FANTASTIC - not too expensive, the kids have to build the board first (and the boxes are big enough to accomodate the built board), and once they've played the game they are positively enouraged to adapt the game into variations that suit them. And when they get bored of the game they end up with ...a box of lego, not a useless box of half-lost board pieces.

vikjul Tue 01-Sep-15 07:08:32

Definitely Sleeping Queens card game by Gamewright. My dd (soon 7) loves it and has done so since around 5 (it says from 8yo but don't mind that). You could also look at the card game Love Letter, it is also recommended from 8yo I think, but we have introduced it to children from 6 or so and it works well. Children who have played it at our house have asked for a copy of their own afterwards!

Magnatiles - pricey but fantastic joint present! My dc received their first set of 100 4 years ago. We now have around 400 and they are definitely our most used toy (even for ds who is soon 10). Kids of all ages are drawn to them, they build castles, mazes, towers, zoos etc and populate/furnish them with eg playmobil or lego or hexbugs... Wonderful versatile toy! Get the clear ones!

Finally, playsilks! We are not particularly waldorfy or anything, but these have gotten so much playtime! We are currently living overseas for five months, and have brought very few toys, but my dd gets so much mileage out of the playsilks she has brought along. Landscapes (sand, sea, grass...) for playmobil/lego, blankets for building dens, brilliant for dress-up... Like magnatiles, these are pricey but have great play value and longevity. There is something about the airy, floaty feel of them that seems to be very inspiring/attractive... We have a handful of smaller ones and two huge ones (rainbow and night sky).

Sorry for the evangelical tone, but these would be my suggestions!

1122christy Tue 01-Sep-15 08:15:31

My 5yr old has just gotten into Sylvanian families.
She will also be getting little live pet shop turtle, she has the bird already and loves that.
Also inside out playset for Disney infinity.
Thinking il get her an old school tamagotchi too grin
She likes adventure time so have got her some soft toys and jewellery of this.
And Minecraft figures and soft toys.
She's not very girly lol

My 3yr old dd I'm gng to get mini animator dolls from Disney store, they are so lovely. Have most of the princesses. They come in a case with accessories.
She is also getting old versions of polly pocket I'm going to get off eBay. I'm going to get these for both daughters.

vikjul Tue 01-Sep-15 08:36:35

ArcheryAnnie, are there any of the Lego board games that you would recommend above the others?

BrieAndChilli Tue 01-Sep-15 08:42:11

Dd has just turned 7 and she loved

Shopkins
My friend cayla
Our generation dolls
Monster high
Lego friends
Lucy the dog
Build a bear
Anything arts and crafts
Sewing
Minecraft

ApparentlyImDoingItAllWrong Tue 01-Sep-15 09:25:29

Fantastic ideas, thanks so much. Plenty of ideas for me to go and Google,especially whilst lots of shops have clearance toy sales on! Thanks

ArcheryAnnie Tue 01-Sep-15 11:07:08

vikjul my DS is now a bit older, so we've got rid of the smaller ones, but of the three bigger ones he's kept (Harry Potter, Star Wars and Minotaurus), surprisngly he's really attached to the Minotaurus one.

vikjul Tue 01-Sep-15 12:56:37

Thank you archeryannie, will consider the Minotaurus one then!

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