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From Tutus to Tiaras: A Gift Guide for Little Princesses

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As a mother to two little girls, I am knee deep in tiaras and ball gowns and royal bling. What’s a royal mama to do when she’s tired of the same old cast of characters?


There are many princess theme gift options that don’t involve popular cartoon characters. Personally, I find that toys that don’t feature the current fad cartoon or movie to outlast their flashier, sexier counterparts.


Here are ten gift ideas in a range of prices for the princess fans on your shopping list:


We recently bought this Melissa and Doug Make Your Own Wooden Princess Mirror Kit for one of my daughter’s kindergarten classmates and it was a big hit. It also retails for less than $10.


How about a do-it-yourself spa kit? Even five-year-olds appreciate a good bubble bath, body lotion, and body glitter. Throw in a pair of fun slippers like these for a finishing touch.


You can never go wrong with books, so how about adding some good reads with a royal theme: the original Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson and or A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett? And every little princess needs a book about manners.


I love this dress up suitcase idea. You could use a vintage pink or teal suitcase and fill it with princess dresses, wands, and of course, several tiaras.


Speaking of dress up, a fancy tutu would be very appropriate for twirling.


I am a big fan of Woodkins doll sets because they encourage imagination and creativity and they don’t require batteries. Plus, you can add your own fabric samples for even more outfit possibilities to be created by your budding fashion designer.


Every kid wants a tent, so you might as well go the girly girl route and purchase a castle tent.


Sleepovers for little girls are all the rage, so why not treat her to a princess theme sleeping bag?


My mother and I have had conversations about how it’s difficult to find pretty, feminine nightgowns for little girls. Every princess needs a gown to twirl in and make her feel royal, even if she’s just brushing her teeth. Check out Company Store Kids, Hanna Anderson, CWD Kids for pretty cotton gowns.


Every little princess in training could use a play silver tea set that mimics the real thing.


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