Dolls, stuffed toys, party dresses and accessories are all the rage where little girls birthday gifts are concerned. Want to give her something a little different? Here are 10 ideas to get you started.

10 Birthday Gift Ideas for Girls1. Musical box

Includes: A charming musical box, preferably with a familiar tune, with a little love note tucked away inside
Places to buy from: Departmental stores, Precious Thots, Cards N Such, Etsy
Estimated cost: $40

2. Mannequin

Includes: A fabric-covered dressform mannequin, and assortment of scarves and some old clothes
Places to buy from: Try Gumtree or Carousell for second-hand or direct-from-wholesaler mannequins, Salvation Army and Cotton On for scarves
Estimated cost: $80

3. PYSSLA beads kit

Includes: PYSSLA beads and assorted pegboard shapes
Places to buy from: Ikea, Amazon
Estimated cost: $10

4. Diva stash

Includes: Feather boas, dramatic fake jewellery, a hand-held traditional fan, some nail polish
Places to buy from: Spotlight, Art Friend, Daiso, Mothercare
Estimated cost: $25

5. Skipping rope

Includes: A skipping rope and a list of jumping activities you can do with the rope
Places to buy from: Toys’R’Us, Spotlight
Estimated cost: $10

6. DIY Kids apron

Includes: A plain cotton apron and fabric markers/paints
Places to buy from: Spotlight, Daiso, Muji, Art Friend
Estimated cost: $20

7. Manicure session

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Includes: The offer of a relaxing mani-pedi session in the comfort of home
Places to buy from: Piggy Paint from Origins Jamu, Child-safe nailpolish from Mothercare, Pupsik Studio, Amazon, mani-pedi tools from Watsons, Guardian
Estimated cost: $30

8. Show tickets

Includes: Tickets to the movies or a theatre production
Places to buy from: SISTIC, cinema theatres
Estimated cost: Min $25 for a pair of movie tickets

9. Flower crown kit

Includes: Floral headpiece base/frame, an assortment of artificial flowers, florist tape, some ribbon
Places to buy from: Spotlight, Daiso, Art Friend
Estimated cost: $30

10. Fancy dress

Includes: Costume based on his favourite character (Eg. Elsa, Rapunzel) or theme (Eg. Fairy, Ballerina).
Places to buy from: Spotlight, Toys’R’Us, Mothercare, Amazon (online)
Estimated cost: $50

By Dorothea Chow