Top Five Must Have 2016 Gifts for Girls

Have a birthday party coming up for a niece, daughter, or a friend’s child? Planning the perfect celebration takes a lot of work, but whether it’s a party for everyone in the third grade or only for family, the perfect gift is like the icing on the cake for an amazing get-together. Here are some of the hottest gifts for girls on the market right now.

1. Kid’s Smartwatch

An apple never falls far from its tree. As parents have become enamored with adult versions of smartwatches, their kids have followed in their footsteps. These devices come not only with the standard time and calendar functions, but they also take and store photos and videos and have Internet capability. Some can even be used as telephones for making calls and sending text messages. More expensive models also have the capability to track locations, ensuring parents always know where their child is.

2. Girl Scout Cookie Oven

Did you know that as early as 1917, Girl Scouts were selling cookies? For decades, each member baked her own sugar cookies and sold them for 25 or 30 cents per dozen. This concept is being reborn with a new cookie oven. Members do not sell their baked goods, but they do get to enjoy remaking their favorite recipes in an easy-to-use, safe oven. The small oven preheats in just five minutes and even features a window where anxious chefs can view their masterpieces coming to life.

3. Bow and Arrow Sets

Archery sets are experiencing a revival in popularity. To find the perfect set, you need to know if the child is right- or left-handed and which eye is dominant. To determine which eye is dominant, have them stand about ten feet away from a wall and point at a spot or object on the wall. While still pointing, have them close one eye at a time. If their finger is still on the spot, then the open eye is dominant. Most sets are sold with exact age ranges indicated on the labels. Real arrows can be purchased, but some first timers may benefit from the added safety of soft tipped arrows.

4. Youth Tablets

If you’re willing to spend the money, these devices are worth the investment. They continue to be very hot gifts for girls with their versatility, ease of use, and portability. The newest generation comes with bright and clear displays as well as an abundance of learning tools and games that both daughters and their parents will appreciate. With extensive parental controls, Wi-Fi connectivity, and access to the most popular movies and programs out there today, it is no wonder that these tablets are in high demand.

5. Building Blocks

Certain iconic toy manufacturers are producing more female figures for building block sets. These toys unleash imagination and creativity, and now young girls can do so with female space scientists, astronauts, race car drivers, pit crew members, deep-sea submarine navigators, soccer stars, and so many other exciting figurines. There are even educationally themed collections that feature scientists like Marie Curie and archeologists like Mary Anning.

The perfect present is something that will strengthen your relationship. No matter which gift you decide to purchase, make sure you spend time playing with it together. These gifts for girls could end up becoming the foundation for a long, happy friendship.