As boutiques are expanding their inventory to fill gaps in their customers’ needs, we scouted out five “awww” worthy gifts for little girls.
July 28, 2017,
According to the retailers at Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ Dallas roundtable (sponsored by Michele Design Works), many store owners are expanding their inventory to fill gaps left by the closing of nearby specialty stores, such as those selling toys or tween products. And since GDA is right there with the trend—enveloping its former Playthings brand into the new product category of Kids’ Corner within the GDA print magazine—we had our eyes peeled for the most unique toys and kids’ items spotted at LA Mart. It just so happens that the ones that caught our eyes at the LA Mart Gift and Home Show, July 20-24, were aimed at little princesses.
Playing International House
Forget playing house with a regular doll house. This adorable set, Mio by Manhattan Toy Company, takes playing house abroad. Though the wooden set resembles a traditional western home and has a variety of looks for its dolls, its clean, simplistic feel and patterns remind us of a Japanese home. Manhattan Toy Company. 800.541.1345.
Daddy’s Little Princess
During the day, that little girl captures everyone’s hearts—she’s the family’s little princess, after all. So why should bedtime be any different? Snurk.
Taking Tea Time Up a Notch
This tiny tea set will make her feel like she’s enjoying tea on the coast of France. Pair it with some French pastries for a true European twist on a classic toy. Moulin Roty.
Fashion Forward Dress-Up
These Yummy Gummy purses by American Jewel were called “the Pandora bracelet for little girls” at the Mart. The charms are interchangeable (and collectible). American Jewel. 844.539.3533.
Playing Ornate Pretend
Glitterville Studios will make that little princess feel like a queen in this ornate mermaid crown. Glitterville Studios.