Christmas Gift guide 2014: gifts for GIRLS
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- Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:40
- Last Updated on 17 November 2014
- Monica Costa
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A recent study commissioned by the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has predicted that Britain’s favourite toy brand for girls is Barbie followed by Hello Kitty and Lego, Peppa Pig, Minnie Mouse, Lego Friends, Disney Princess, Monster High, My Little Pony and Mickey Mouse. Interestingly, 80% of the top ten girls’ toy licenses revolve around a character. Here are trendy gifts for girls London Mums predict will be on top of kids’ Christmas Wishlists.
A VERY FROZEN CHRISTMAS
Frozen Jewellery Box
The perfect present for little ones to store their precious items! This charming jewellery box features favourite Frozen princesses, Anna and Elsa.
Stockist: Disney Store
Frozen Singing Dress by Rubies
Description: Slip into the role of Disney’s Frozen Snow Queen, Elsa, or imagine yourself as Anna on an adventure to find your sister. This spectacular dress comes with a sparkling light-up front panel and even plays music from the film!
Price: RRP £30.00* each
Stockist: Available in all good retailers
BARBIE & ME WORLD’S FIRST EVER COLOUR-CHANGING HANDBAG
Let’s put it this way! In a different world I would wear this colour-changing handbag from Barbie & Me. It is lots of fun for any girl (and their mum) who loves Barbie and wants some of Barbie’s accessories in people’s size to play with. Both Hamleys and Amazon nominated it as one of TOP 10 CHRISTMAS TOYS FOR 2014. The Barbie & Me Colour-Change Glam Bag™ magically changes colour to match any outfit. It is really simple to make it work: girls simply need to hold the bag against any item of clothing they are wearing and press the button to match over 100 different shades. The bag comes with lots of clip-on Barbie accessories, so that it can be personalised to suit any style statement. There is even a mini matching bag for Barbie herself. A perfect accessory for little girls aged 3-7 years. RRP £29.99 – Available from all good UK retailers, including Amazon and Hamleys.
Barbie Ultimate Beach Party House
I wish I had this Barbie beach house (available from Asda) when I was a girl. I remember emptying my wardrobe (to my mum’s despair) and building my Barbie house there. It was so much fun! This Barbie house is the ultimate bargain at Asda. It used to cost £60 and it is now only £30.
It includes a 2+ft house filled with lots of accessories and a Barbie too. It is too good to be true so hurry up if you want to still find one in store!
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums