Best Gifts for Girls: Ages 5-10

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Do you have a young elementary-age girl to buy a gift for? Maybe it’s your own daughter, your niece, or just a friend, we’ve got you covered with some of the year’s most popular toys as well as surest hits! 

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The BEST gift ideas for the Elementary-Aged Girl. Your daughter, niece or friend will LOVE these gifts for sure!

This post is updated each year with the latest and greatest holiday gift ideas for your friends and family! Last updated November 2023.

So, if you know me at all, then you know that I have two precious daughters, so my life is full of pink, baby dolls and Barbies, Squishmallows, American Girl dolls and dress up. Did I mention dolls?

We also are obsessed with play kitchens and real kitchens and baking and all of the girly things you could ever imagine. I hope you find something for the girl you love!

While my girls are getting older, I still have one daughter in this category, and multiple nieces, too. So, I’m well versed in girl-world.

But if your daughter or granddaughter is on the older end of this group, you might want to check out the teen/tween girl gift guide, too. My almost 9-year-old likes a lot of stuff on that list, too, because she is getting older and has an older sister.

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the best gifts for girls 2023

1. Cute Sleeping Bag | 2. Barbie Uno | 3. Barbie Guess Who | 4. Little Mermaid Doll | 5. Karaoke Microphone | 6. Kindle Fire Table (Disney princess version) | 7. Bake & Create Baking Kit | 8. Barbie Vacation House | 9. Taylor Swift Picture Book | 10. LCD Writing Tablet | 11. Scooter | 12. 20 oz. Stanley Cups | 13. ILY Dolls | 14. Personalized Travel Jewelry Case | 15. Roller Skates | 16. Hoverboard with Bluetooth and LED Lights

The Best Gifts for Elementary-Aged Girls

  1. Cute Sleeping Bag – Our favorite way to spend the night in style!
  2. Barbie Uno – Learn some card games, but make it cute!
  3. Barbie Guess Who – Let’s have a fashionable game night!
  4. Little Mermaid Doll – This doll changes from her fins to fairy table dress with the push of a button!
  5. Karaoke Machine – my girls have loved theirs for years! The perfect gift for a girl who likes to perform!
  6. Kindle Fire Tablet – My girls still love their tablets and this one with Disney princesses on the back is so cute!
  7. Bake & Create Baking Set – Spending time together making treats is the best gift you could ever give.
  8. Barbie Vacation House – love this smaller version of a Barbie dream house.
  9. Taylor Swift Picture Book – do you have a Swiftie at your house? Try this for your next bedtime story! She’ll love it!
  10. LCD Writing Tablet – it inspires the girls to keep writing, but in a fun way that is easy to erase and start over.
  11. Scooter – these riding toys are the best and my girls rode them for years!
  12. 20 oz. Stanley Cups – if your girl is too young for a full-sized Stanley, try these mini sizes that fit perfectly in their hands (and in the cup holders)!
  13. ILY Dolls – Both of my girls still love these and they are so much less expensive than their American Girl sisters. 😜
  14. Personalized Travel Jewelry Case – If your girl has a jewelry collection, give her the way to travel in style (and keep them organized).
  15. Roller Skates – What little girl doesn’t love to roller skate around the cul-de-sac or on the sidewalk? Such a great gift for an active little one.
  16. Hoverboard – this sought-after gift is not just any hoverboard… this one has lights and plays music! What’s not to love??
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My previous girls gift guide (below) was several years in the making, so I started fresh this year! But if you want even more gifts that are still great for girls, check these out, too! There are a few duplicates from the other list, but otherwise still great gift ideas for the girls in your life!

the best gifts for girls

1. Baking Apron | 2. Ticket to Ride (First Journey) | 3. Squishmallow | 4. Fluffy Slime Kit | 5. Pajamas | 6. Kindle Fire Tablet | 7. Scooter | 8. Barbie Cutie Reveal | 9. Little Live Pet Scruff-a-Luvs Sew Surprise | 10. Sisters First Book | 11. Sleeping Bag | 12. Jewelry Box | 13. Barbie Dream Camper | 14. Makeup Pouch with Varsity Letters | 15. Kids Echo Dot | 16. Disney ILY Dolls & Accessories

1. Baking Apron – I don’t know about your kiddos, but mine love to spend quality time with me in the kitchen. We have matching aprons that my sister-in-law made for us, but if you don’t have an awesome SIL to make yours, these are the next best thing! Give her the gift of quality time with you (with cute matching aprons)! And for future bakers, this baking set is adorable!

2. Ticket to Ride (First Journey) – Our family loves all of the versions of this game and ours girls love to play this one!

3. Squishmallow – A soft and cuddly Squishmallow is the gift my girls always love!

4. Fluffy Slime Kit – The perfect gift for a girl who loves making slime! Filled with 25 pieces of everything you need to make slime that looks like cute ice cream cones in all of your favorite ice cream colors & scents! My girls would LOVE this!

5. Pajamas – We always get the girls PJ’s at Christmas. First, because they always seem to need some new winter pj’s this time of year. And secondly, we (or really just me 😜) love giving them matching pj’s at Christmas for cute Christmas morning pics! I couldn’t resist these adorable holiday pajamas for the whole family!

6. Kindle Fire Tablet – I have heard over and over and over again that this is THE best tablet for kids. Everyone I know says it’s SO much better than handing their kiddo an iPad. So, guess what my girls got two years ago? 😁 The perks are hands-down the best parental controls out there, the open app platform (you can add and delete apps at your choosing) and the 2-year no-questions-asked replacement policy. We use them all the time!

7. Maxi Kick Scooter – These scooters are the best scooters for kids on the market and worth every penny. I did my research 6 years ago and got one for my then 6-year-old! It’s been ridden almost every day since! The 2 front wheels make it easy to maneuver. It also has technology that uses the child’s body weight to turn it instead of just turning the wheel. This teaches them how to turn a bike as well! Awesome!

We got my youngest daughter the Micro Mini Kick Scooter for Christmas when she was 3, so they ride together! (They rides up and down the halls of the house during the winter and the wheels don’t leave any residue on the floors. I love them for getting a little exercise in the colder months.)

8. Cutie Reveal BarbieIf you have a girl who loves dolls and anything “reveal” or “surprise,” this is a great choice! So even though they know what’s inside, the idea of a Barbie in a costume, is too much to handle! This one comes in four options: elephant, toucan, monkey and lamb.

9. Little Live Pet Scruff-a-Luvs Sew Surprise – An interactive toy that needs washing and the sewing machine reveals the fashion outfit? Girls love this stuff!

10. Books – Reading is always something we want to encourage in our girls. As we are in the midst of learning to read, good books that keep my daughter’s interest are so valuable.

  • Our favorite night time story is Sisters First. If you have more than 1 girl, this book is essential. We’ve read it so many times.
  • We’ve fallen in love with the Magic Treehouse series. These beginner chapter books are great for the emerging reader!
  • We also love the spunky Junie B. Jones books that she can now read on her own.

11. Sleeping Bag – This age is when kiddos start to gain some independence and sleep over at friend’s houses or go to Grandma’s house for the weekend. Send her off in style with an adorable animal sleeping bag with a built-in pillow! Aren’t these darling?!?

12. Jewelry Box – What better way to preserve her budding jewelry collection than with this gorgeous keepsake jewelry box? And if her ears are pierced, add some earrings to make it extra sweet!

13. Barbie Dream Camper – My daughters love to play with Barbies and my youngest has her eyes set on the Dream Camper – even though she has an old one! This one comes with a huge slide into the pool! What’s not to love?!

14. Makeup Pouch with Varsity Letters – this Stoney Clover-inspired bag is such a cute bag for all the little girls to keep their favorite treasures.

15. Kids Echo Dot – When I tell you my girls use this every day, I mean EVERY day! It is their alarm clock, how they listen to music in their rooms and how I talk to them from downstairs. We love these devices and my girls would not want to live without them! I love the kids version because they have parental controls!

16. Disney ILY Dolls & Accessories – If your girl loves all things Disney and dolls, you have to get her one of these ILY dolls. They are so cute and their accessories are adorable, too! My youngest got a doll and accessory pack this year and is so obsessed!

I know that any girl on your list will love these gifts, so purchase with confidence! Happy shopping!

Which gift is your favorite?

If you have a favorite that’s not listed here, let us know in the comments!

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2 Comments

  1. I love these!!! We actually have a few of them for our little guy. Right now he’s loving personalised learning books!

  2. These are great ideas! When it comes to gifts for kids, personalised children’s books come to mind. Personalised books are a fun and easy option for gift giving. You’ll create a unique story with their name, image, and other details, printed and bound like any other book. It’s a fun story and a keepsake they’ll treasure for many years to come.

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