Everyone wants to spoil their little princess during the holidays, but she doesn’t really need that $50 dress-up set, right? Well, it’s a little hard to say no when she’s begging for it. Have no fear; we’ve compiled a list of 10 fabulous Christmas gifts for girls ages 2-4 that all cost under $25, yet are totally tantrum and rejection proof. Read on for presents good enough to come from Santa himself.
For just $15.79, your little girl can pretend to be her favorite Disney princess throwing a party. She is able to make and serve beautiful “cupcakes” in a variety of colors and styles. Parents will love how this set encourages creativity, role-play, and practicing good manners.
Every kid loves hide and seek; here’s a chance to play with a fun Disney Princess twist. Girls can crawl in and out of the “hide about” using the child-sized tunnels. At $14.97, this toy is an affordable way to have hours of imaginative fun. Don’t fret about it adding more mess to an already crazy playroom—the set twists and folds to a smaller size for easy cleanup and storage.
“Let it go, let it goooo…” Recognize that tune? It’s hard not to if you have a little girl in your life. This $14.66 set will inevitably her favorite toy to include in her sing-a-longs. The set includes Princess Elsa, wearing her signature sparkly blue gown and tiara, along with her beloved snowman companion, Olaf.
Does your daughter or niece need even more frozen in her life? For just $24.94, you can get this adorable “pillow pet,” modeled after Olaf from Frozen. This toy will quickly become a bedtime must have. Your little girl will love cuddling up with the soft chenille while she drifts off to princess-y dreams.
Play-Doh is a popular choice for a reason—kids can create anything their hearts desire in all kinds of colors, with a variety of tools. Little girls will especially love this $14.76 Disney princess set. She can make gowns for Cinderella and Aurora, make Rapunzel hair grow from the top of a tower, and create sparkly new wings for her very royal palace. Is she less of a princess type? No worries: it’s Play-Doh! She can make anything.
Bedtime is the worst time of day for a lot of kids, but with this $22.88 bedding set, evening tears and tantrums will be no more. Little girls will be excited to get into bed and cuddle up with favorite characters like Ariel, Sebastian, and Flounder. Parents will appreciate that the bedding is machine washable and dryable.
Is your daughter over modern Disney characters like Ariel and Elsa? Introduce her to the classic that started it all: Minnie Mouse! She’ll love how this $18.79 doll is, at 18 inches, nearly as big as her. Before long, she’ll want to emulate the classic pink and white polka dot outfits. No matter what, she’s sure to have hours of imaginative play with the Minnie doll.
Girls want to be just like their moms. With this toy purse, they can not only role-play, but learn motor skills and numbers. For only $14.95, you’ll receive a cell phone with real number buttons, a key ring, plastic lipstick, a “debit card,” a real mirror, and, of course, a soft purple purse complete with a pink flower design.
LeapFrog is the ultimate company for toys that encourage learning and fun. We had to include one of their more affordable options: this $16.24 picnic basket. The playset includes fourteen “food” and utensil items, encouraging a world of great make-believe play for your favorite little girl. Her mom and dad will adore how she’s learning shapes, colors, and good manners at the same time.
It’s just about universal: little girls love to throw tea parties. So, you’ll definitely be the parent, aunt, or uncle of the year with this $16.49 tea set. She can throw the party of her dreams while also listening to songs, phrases, and sounds. Incredibly, this toy grows as she grows—it has three levels of play that mom and dad can change as baby grows up. You can’t turn down this educational and fun toy, our number one pick for an affordable preschool age girl gift.