I like to think finding special gifts for little girls is my specialty; three favorites for 2008.
Eeboo Paper Doll Set: These wonderful sets inspire creative play and big dreams. Professions include astronomer, explorer and more. Each set includes a carrying case, interchangeable outfits and backdrops. Eeboo's quality can't be beat and this gift is perfect for travel $14.95. Momtrends suggests ages 4 and up.
Corolle Doll: The majority of little girls simply love dolls. I promote gender equality everyday in my house, yet my girls still want to play doll. So I give them the best. MonPremier dolls are available as Calin ($21; right, Calin NaÃ¯ma - 12") and Tidoo($35; left, the doll that floats). They smell delicious and they have lovely little faces (and plenty of race options). Add a few accessories , such as a sling
or stroller to complete this perfect gift. Momtrends suggests ages 18 mos and up.
SFMusicBox.com makes some very special items. A music box is a wonderful place to hide treasures and keepsakes, it provides a little nighttime soothing and will be appreciated long after the batteries run out in a new game. For my girl the Carousel Box ($50) would be a hit. Trendier kids will love the Hannah Montana Jewelry Box. ($14.99). Of course, with the traditional ballerina or Christmas box you can never go wrong. Momtrends suggests ages 3 and up.