• Lenise Willis

Top 5 Gifts for Little Girls You Need in Your Store

As boutiques are expanding their inventory to fill gaps in their customers’ needs, we scouted out five “awww” worthy gifts for little girls.

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

Moulin tea set

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

Yummy Gummy purses

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

Glitter Ville crowns

Glitterville Studios will make that little princess feel like a queen in this ornate mermaid crown. Glitterville Studios

Lenise WillisLenise Willis | Editor-in-Chief

Lenise Willis is a graduate of the Journalism School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has experience in education reporting, feature writing and content marketing. She enjoys painting, reviewing plays and creating videos and other multimedia. She brings both print and digital skillsets to GDA and is excited to be a part of the gift industry.

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See the July 2017 issue of Gifts & Dec.  In this issue... Fashion forward, Repurpose That, Sumer Inventory for Fall Trends.  Plus: The importance of local fare and fair trade, Are customer still coloring and Tea (Towels) for two: The latest in gourmet gifts. Get details!