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Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Mighty Girls

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If you're still on the lookout for the perfect gift for a Mighty Girl in your life, we've pulled together many of our favorite toys from our holiday gift series -- all of which are still available in time for Christmas! Like our annual Girl Empowerment Holiday Gift Guide, the toys featured in this post reflect the diverse range of girls' interests, including science toys, arts & crafts, building toys, dolls, active play toys, and games. We've also included recommendations for both children and teens and organized the selection from youngest to oldest to make it simple to find toys at just the right age. Regardless of what ends up under your tree this year, A Mighty Girl wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Please note that all the toys featured in this post were verified to be available for delivery via Amazon Prime in time for Christmas as of 12/21. Prime shipping allows for 2-day shipping the US and Canada and 1-day shipping in the UK. Relevant links for ordering via Amazon Prime are included below each toy description. Toy availability does change continually so we recommend verifying delivery dates before ordering.

For more girl-empowering toys of all varieties, check out our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide and our 2015 Gift Guide Blog Series.

Baby M.D. Layette Set

Baby M.D. Layette Set

Brand: Baby Aspen
Recommended Age: 0 - 6m

Dream big for your baby with this adorable layette set from Baby Aspen! This 100% cotton layette set includes a soft green sleeper with a printed stethoscope and embroidered pen in the pocket, as well as a "surgical" cap and "hospital" booties. It all comes packed in a perfect gift box, so it's the perfect first gift for the baby you know is going places!

Green Toys Shape Sorter

Green Toys Shape Sorter

Manufacturer: Green Toys
Recommended Age: 6 months - 3

Put an eco-friendly spin on the classic shape sorter toy with this version from Green Toys! The eight colorful and lightweight shapes are easy to handle, with no rough or sharp edges, and the box has a unique design that allows it to be used closed or opened flat on the floor. Parents will love that it's made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic -- and it's even dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

Children's World Map

Children's World Map

Manufacturer: eeBoo
Recommended Age: 0 - 12

This beautiful jumbo laminated map from eeBoo is great for teaching kids their place in the world! Vivid colors and side illustrations of additional details about our world, like cloud formations, the wonders of the world, and even our place in the solar system, allow you to expand your discussion from geography to other sciences.

Eric Carle Stacking / Nesting Blocks

Eric Carle Stacking / Nesting Blocks

Manufacturer: Kids Prefered
Recommended Age: 1 - 4

Little fans of Eric Carle will love playing with these stacking and nesting paperboard blocks that feature artwork from all their favorite books! Each block has a unique character, number, color, letter, and shape, and since they're open at the bottom kids can either stack them into a tower or nest them inside one another -- which also makes storing them a breeze.

Green Toys Recycling Truck

Green Toys Recycling Truck

Manufacturer: Green Toys
Recommended Age: 1 - 5

Sort bottles, cans, and paper or just have a blast. Your little one will learn recycling basics while playing with this super cool recycling truck that has a movable recycling bed and open/shut rear door. The awesome design has no metal axles. And follow up on the environmental message: all Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable.

Mega Bloks First Builders Bag

Mega Bloks First Builders Bag

Manufacturer: Mega Bloks
Recommended Age: 1 - 5

80 oversized interlocking blocks provide the perfect introduction to the fun of brick building! Bright primary colors make these blocks appealing, and they easily slip together and apart so that toddlers don't get frustrated as they build. Plus, for fill-and-spill fun, the set comes in a sturdy reusable BPA- and PVC-free plastic bag.

DUPLO Creative Animals

DUPLO Creative Animals

Manufacturer: LEGO
Recommended Age: 18 months - 5

The colorful animals in this set will provide hours of creative play! Each animal has its own distinctive color and pattern, which makes it easy for kids to assemble the animals in the set. Then, mix and match the pieces to create some wacky animal friends! And if vehicles are more her thing than animals, make sure you check out the DUPLO Creative Cars Set.

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Periodic Table Building Blocks

Periodic Table Building Blocks

Manufacturer: Uncle Goose
Recommended Age: 2 and up

Most wooden blocks feature the A, B, Cs — but why not Au, Be, and Cu? This beautiful set of solid-wood blocks from Uncle Goose features all the elements of the periodic table, complete with symbol, name, and atomic number These ethically-made and eco-friendly blocks would be a hit with an adult chemistry fan, too!

Wonder Woman Caped Children's T-Shirt

Wonder Woman Caped Children's T-Shirt

Recommended Age: 2 - 5

Save the day in this terrific T-shirt with detachable cape! Inspired by Wonder Woman's iconic costume, this shirt is sure to make her feel like a superhero. It's great for everyday wear or as a dress-up piece. The durable, high-quality material ensures that she can have plenty of adventures!

Green Toys Tea Set

Green Toys Tea Set

Manufacturer: Green Toys
Recommended Age: 2 - 10

Invite friends to a make-believe tea party and brew up an imaginary pot of tea with Green Toy's tea set. This 17 piece set includes tea pot with lid, sugar and cream bowls, 4 cups and saucers and 4 teaspoons. Mom and Dad will love that all Green Toys products are made in the USA with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. It's tea time!

Primary Science Set

Primary Science Set

Manufacturer: Learning Resources
Recommended Age: 3 - 6

Get the youngest scientists hands on with this set of real science tools perfectly sized for little hands! The set includes lab staples like a beaker, a flask, a large test tube with a stand, and a magnifying glass. It even comes with a set of goggles so you can teach lab safety from the beginning! Ten double-sided activity cards complete the set, ensuring that you can spark an interest in science from a young age.

Magformers

Magformers

Manufacturer: Magformers
Recommended Age: 3 and up

Building can get more intriguing with the addition of magnets, which allow you to create complex 3D shapes with ease. These plastic shapes with enclosed magnets on the edges allow you to build flat shapes or three-dimensional structures. Because the magnets always attract, they’re never frustrating for kids to use, and they’ll be intrigued at how they can “stick” the components together. This is a great base kit to begin your collection, and includes a selection of triangles, squares, and pentagons for diverse building potential; for even more options, the Magformers 144-piece set includes rectangles, hexagons, and other shapes.

Moonjar Classic Moneybox: Save, Spend, Share

Moonjar Classic Moneybox: Save, Spend, Share

Manufacturer: Moonjar
Recommended Age: 3 and up

Even little kids can learn basic money skills with the Moonjar Moneybox! Moonjar moneyboxes are divided into three separate compartments: Spend, Save, and Share. This division is a great way to teach children about the benefits of saving money for a special purpose versus spending it immediately. It also provides an easy way to make charitable giving a part of your child's life.

Standard Unit Blocks

Standard Unit Blocks

Manufacturer: Melissa & Doug
Recommended Age: 3 - 8

Simple shapes provide plenty of fodder for the information with classic standard unit blocks! This set of 60 hardwood blocks includes planes, columns, arches, and more, all of which fit into the included crate. Because blocks are all based on multiples or fractions of the standard unit, kids start to learn concepts about parts and wholes as they build their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination — but all they know is that these blocks make it really fun to build a tower, city, bridge, and more!

Take Apart Airplane

Take Apart Airplane

Manufacturer: Battat
Recommended Age: 3 - 6

Budding mechanics might prefer to build a plane! Battat’s Take Apart Airplane comes with 21 vehicle parts and a power “screwdriver” with three different bits. Kids will love getting to build a real toy and pulling it apart so they can do it all over again! As they learn the process, they’ll also develop their ability to plan out an efficient building process — just like a real mechanic does. Kids who like this set can also get Battat's Take Apart Crane.

Gigantic Step and Play Piano

Gigantic Step and Play Piano

Manufacturer: Alex
Recommended Age: 3 and up

Get your feet moving, not to the music, but making music! This giant vinyl keyboard features 8 instrument sounds and 4 different play modes. You can even records your tunes and play them back! And if the adults in the family just can't resist testing it out, don't worry; it can hold up to some grown-ups playing around too.

DC Superhero Trio: Batgirl, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman Costume Set

DC Superhero Trio: Batgirl, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman Costume Set

Manufacturer: Rubies
Recommended Age: 3 - 8

What hero is coming to the rescue today? You decide! With so many options, and so many of your own super strengths, it may be hard to make a choice. The options are yours when you have the DC Superhero Trio Batgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman Costume Set. No matter which she chooses, she'll save the day!

The Original Flying Turtle Scooter

The Original Flying Turtle Scooter

Manufacturer: The Mason Corporation
Recommended Age: 3 - 12

The fast, fun, kid-powered scooter! The Flying Turtle is perfect for indoor or outdoor play. Kids move the scooter by swinging the handlebars side to side. Since kids are low to the ground on this scooter, you don't have to worry if they take a tumble! It's sure to provide hours of active play.

Kidizoom Camera

Kidizoom Camera

Manufacturer: V Tech
Recommended Age: 3 - 8

Budding photographers will love this sturdy 1.3 megapixel camera that takes both stills and video! The camera includes a 4X zoom and wacky photo effects, and you can also connect it to a computer to download their shots. Store over 800 pictures on the camera itself, or expand the storage capacity with a standard microSD card. It's a fun way to get your child into the art of photography.

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box

Manufacturer: LEGO
Recommended Age: 4 and up

Is there anything more inspiring that a big batch of LEGO bricks in a variety of bright colors and unique shapes? This set provides 484 pieces, including bricks in 35 different colors, eyes, wheels, and windows, to encourage open-ended creative play. Most of the pieces are small, making them suitable for small models or for making LEGO mosaic patterns. For even more building opportunities, check out the Large Creative Brick Box which includes 790 pieces.

My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

Manufacturer: Scientific Explorer
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

Show off some flashy science with this fun and accessible kit! With this set, both adults and kids can learn about solutions, acids and bases, and more — and how you can use them to create truly impressive results. From a color-changing volcano to growing jiggly crystals, these experiments will truly blow your mind. The detailed instructions ensure that you don't need an extensive background in science to make the experiment work or to understand why they do.

Balance Boat: Endangered Animals

Balance Boat: Endangered Animals

Manufacturer: Begin Again
Recommended Age: 4 - 8

This is a pretend play set and a challenging game all in one! To play the game, kids will need to stack the brightly colored endangered animal figures on top of the rocking boat. Get it right or the whole thing sinks! The figures, made from eco-friendly rubberwood and finished with non-toxic stains, also make fun figures for pretend play adventures.

Playmobil Mountain Rescue Truck

Playmobil Mountain Rescue Truck

Manufacturer: Playmobil
Recommended Age: 4 - 10

Imagine yourself on a daring rescue with this set from Playmobil! This rescue truck set comes with 2 figures (one female/one male), a search dog, and all the climbing and extraction accessories they need to help a hiker in trouble. Playmobil toys have been favorites for decades, and this set showcases the best reasons why: quality figures in interesting scenarios, with non-gendered occupations so kids can imagine themselves as anything!

Quadrilla Cyclone Marble Railway

Quadrilla Cyclone Marble Railway

Manufacturer: Hape
Recommended Age: 4 and up

Quadrilla marble run sets are among the best available, and this is the biggest set yet! The Cyclone includes 98 building pieces, including two spiraling funnels and ten accelerators, plus plenty of marbles to run down your enormous track. You can use this set alone or combine it with more Quadrilla sets for even more gigantic marble races. Since it's made of Forest Stewardship Council certified wood, you'll also know that it was sustainably built — and that it's tough enough to be in the family for generations.

Lego Community Minifigures Set

Lego Community Minifigures Set

Manufacturer: LEGO Education
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

This 256-piece LEGO set includes enough pieces to build 22 minifigures in a variety of community roles and female characters are well-represented across a variety of professions, including a computer programmer, doctor, and firefighter. This set offers an affordable way to quickly build a sizable minifigure collection -- all while adding more gender diversity to your Lego collection!

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Geography Puzzle: Six-In-One Box Set

Geography Puzzle: Six-In-One Box Set

Manufacturer: GeoToys
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

From GeoToys, a leading manufacturer of games and puzzles that make geography fun, comes this set of six GeoPuzzles! In GeoPuzzles, the pieces are cut along national boundaries, instead of using an interlocking cut, encouraging kids to learn the names and placements of countries from around the world. This box set includes GeoPuzzles for the World, USA and Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. You can also get the World GeoPuzzle separately.

Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game

Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game

Manufacturer: LearningHerb.com
Recommended Age: 4 and up

Learn about edible and medicinal plants in this unique cooperative board game! Players have to connect the icon on the challenge cards with icons on the plant card to move forward on the board — edible plants for hunger, medicinal plants for ailments like sore muscles and fever. Make your way up the mountain to the huckleberry patch and back to Grandma's before time runs out! This beautifully illustrated and educational game, with its "chutes and ladders" play style, is a fun way for kids to learn about the plants around us.

Slackline

Slackline

Manufacturer: Trailblaze
Recommended Age: 5 and up

Turn any environment into a playground with this kit designed specifically for beginners of any age. Easy set-up and custom-designed material with rubber coating for easy learning. Help line with arm position trainer included to place above slackline and aid in learning the proper form.

POP! Vinyl Rey (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

POP! Vinyl Rey (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Manufacturer: Funko
Recommended Age: 4 and up

Just in time for the release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Rey appears as a POP! Vinyl. This resilient survivor has been hardened by a lifetime of struggles on the desert world of Jakku, but her life is about to change forever... This 3 3/4" figure stands on a Star Wars pedestal, perfect for an addition to your Star Wars collection. Fans of Rey can find her in LEGO form in the Rey's Speeder set for ages 7 - 12.

Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden

Wee Enchanted Fairy Garden

Manufacturer: Faber & Castell
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Combine science and art with this charming little garden kit from Faber and Castell. After you paint your planter, fill it with soil, and add decorations like a fairy house and little gems, plant the mixture of wheatgrass seeds and beans and watch your garden grow! Kids will be fascinated as they guess which plants will grow first and observe the differences between the two kinds of plants. Plus, they'll be proud to say the little garden on the windowsill is theirs — no fairy magic required!

Create Your Own: 3 Bitty Books

Create Your Own: 3 Bitty Books

Manufacturer: Faber and Castell
Recommended Age: 5 - 9

Kids love books that are sized to their hands — but they'll love them even more when they get to be the author! This set includes three 4 by 5 inch bitty books, each with 12 double-sided pages, that kids can write in with the included markers and decorate with stickers. As a bonus, the set includes a book holder they can decorate to store their books. It's the perfect way to let kids experience the excitement of being an author.

My First Sewing Kit

My First Sewing Kit

Manufacturer: Alex
Recommended Age: 6 - 12

In addition to being a useful skill, sewing is a craft with tremendous potential! This kit from Alex Toys will get kids started right away with pre-cut pattern pieces for plenty of fun projects. Kids will work with embroidery floss, learn to attach notions like buttons and rick-rack, as well as learning sewing basics like pinning and using a thimble. It's a great way to get an eager little crafter started.

Rosie the Riveter Action Figure

Rosie the Riveter Action Figure

Manufacturer: Flat River Group
Recommended Age: 6 and up

The icon of feminist empowerment gets a suitably impressive action figure! This 5 1/4" articulated figure is modeled after the Rosie of the inspirational World War II poster and comes in an illustrated window box. Fans of Rosie can find more products featuring her in our Rosie the Riveter Collection.

Rory's Story Cubes Complete Set

Rory's Story Cubes Complete Set

Manufacturer: Gamewright
Recommended Age: 6 and up

This is a story generator that fits in your pocket! Roll the cubes and use the images to come up with your own story — you use it in a group taking turns or alone to get your creative juices flowing. This complete set includes the original Rory's Story Cubes, as well as the Actions set which depicts verbs and the Voyages set which features images of travel and adventure. Each box is small enough to slip into a pocket (or a stocking.) They're a great way to build storytelling and verbal skills. If you're looking for a classroom or a large group, check out Rory's Story Cubes MAX which features jumbo cubes.

Compose Yourself Music Card Game

Compose Yourself Music Card Game

Manufacturer: ThinkFun
Recommended Age: 6 and up

If you've ever dreamed of writing your own music but didn't know where to start, this game is for you! Designed by Philip Sheppard, a world-famous composer and cellist, these transparent cards can be mixed, matched, flipped, and moved. Then, register online to hear your composition played back by a full orchestra. As Sheppard says, "We all talk about playing music, but it's even more fun to play with music!"

Minecraft Alex Action Figure

Minecraft Alex Action Figure

Manufacturer: Jazwares
Recommended Age: 6 and up

Female fans of the hit video game Minecraft were thrilled when Mojang recognized that girls play games too and added Alex, a female avatar, to the game. Now, you can get this action figure of Alex to join in offline play! This durable, articulated figure is 2.75" tall and comes with a wooden sword, a bow, and a Slime mob to battle. Fans of Alex will also find her in the LEGO Minecraft: The Nether Fortress set for age 8 and up.

Professional Rock Tumbler

Professional Rock Tumbler

Manufacturer: National Geographic
Recommended Age: 8 and up

Make the gems and minerals you find even more beautiful with this excellent rock tumbler from National Geographic! Suitable for both beginners and advanced hobbyists, this tumbler has an automatic timer so you don't over-tumble your stones, a speed control for either faster times or better polishing results, and a tough motor that will last through years of work. A pound of assorted gemstones are included to get you started, but it won't be long before you're polishing your own finds.

DNA Experiment Kit

DNA Experiment Kit

Manufacturer: Sciencewiz
Recommended Age: 7 and up

You can dive into the world of DNA with this set from ScienceWiz! 18 activities teach kids all the key basics about DNA and genetics: everything from assembling a DNA puzzle to extracting DNA from fruit! You'll even get to sample your own DNA and use it to make forgery-proof DNA ink. To take the lesson further, check out the ScienceWiz website for animations and additional explanations.

Gravity Maze

Gravity Maze

Manufacturer: ThinkFun
Recommended Age: 8 and up

Put your logic and spatial skills to the test as you try to get the marble from the top of a tower to the target! The colorful, translucent towers in this game can be arranged in a wide variety of ways, but only one will get the ball where it belongs. 60 challenges slowly increase in difficulty to give you hours of puzzling fun as you run the maze in your mind.

Rush Hour Shift

Rush Hour Shift

Manufacturer: ThinkFun
Recommended Age: 8 and up

The best-selling and award-winning solitaire game Rush Hour gets a new, two-player twist with this brand new game. In Rush Hour Shift, each player is trying to get their car across traffic. So with each turn, you're faced with a question: do you advance your own car or try to block your opponent? The shifting traffic grid adds a new dimension to gameplay! Younger kids can get in on the single-player fun with Rush Hour Jr. which is suitable for ages 6 to 9.

Snap Circuits: Alternative Energy

Snap Circuits: Alternative Energy

Manufacturer: Elenco Electronics Inc
Recommended Age: 8 and up

One of the great challenges of this century will be developing alternative energy sources, and this kit teaches kids about some of the most common ones! Using the guide for this kit, kids will learn about solar power, hydroelectric power, windmills, geothermal energy, and more. Then, they'll learn how batteries can store that power to be used in the future. Use this kit alone, or combine it with other Snap Circuits kits to power your own projects!

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You Explore It: Squishy Human Body

You Explore It: Squishy Human Body

Manufacturer: Smart Lab
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

Enter the world of the human body — with a little gross factor for some extra appeal! This 12" figure from SmartLab has removable squishy organs, as well as representation of the skeletal, vascular, and muscular systems. In the accompanying guide, research physician Lucille Kayes explains how the organs work together to digest food and provide energy and oxygen to the body. It's a unique way to examine the complex workings of the human body.

Colorku

Colorku

Manufacturer: Mad Cave Bird Games LLC.
Recommended Age: 8 and up

The popular logic game Sudoku gets a colorful version with this wood board game! Instead of using numbers to fill the grid, you'll use brightly colored wooden balls in 9 different colors. 104 puzzles in 5 levels of difficulty will work your reasoning skills. Then, when you're done playing, everything stores in the wooden storage tray. This game not only provides hours of fun, but it's also a beautiful piece for display.

Duo Scope Microscope

Duo Scope Microscope

Manufacturer: C & A Scientific
Recommended Age: 9 and up

This flexible microscope offers easy use for a variety of different samples! It has 40X, 100X, and 400X magnification options, and the dual lights allow you to observe both prepared slides and solid objects with ease. The set includes over 50 accessories, including materials to make your own slides, and a detailed instruction manual.

Geometric Origami

Geometric Origami

Recommended Age: 9 and up

Art and math combine in innovative ways with this set! Instead of folding paper to create animals, flowers, and so on, kids will learn folds that allow them to create remarkably complex geometric shapes. A paper crane may be impressive — but so is a compass rose or a lightning bolt octahedron. The set comes with both a manual and a DVD, so kids can see the folds happen in real time. 120 pieces of origami paper are included, but plan on getting more for your eager folder.

LEGO Mindstorms EV3

LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Manufacturer: LEGO
Recommended Age: 10 and up

Combine the versatility of LEGO with the fun and excitement of robotics with the Mindstorms set! You'll create a variety of different robots using the LEGO bricks, then connect the EV3 processor brick with a remote control to direct manually, or with your device to program with an intuitive, icon-based language. Instruction are included for the There's a huge online community of Mindstorms fans excited to share their ideas — and see yours!

LEGO Ideas: Birds

LEGO Ideas: Birds

Manufacturer: LEGO
Recommended Age: 12 and up

Build and display models of three well-loved birds — out of LEGO! This set was designed by gardener and bird enthusiast Thomas Poulsom and selected by the LEGO Ideas community. Each bird represents a different continent: the robin for Europe, the blue jay for North America, and the hummingbird from South America. The detailed models come with presentation stands featuring their scientific names, as well as booklets providing more information about each species. It's sure to delight building fans and birdwatchers alike.

Rosie the Riveter Crew Socks

Rosie the Riveter Crew Socks

Recommended Age: 13 and up

She'll know that "She Can Do It!" when wearing these socks featuring the iconic Rosie the Riveter. These 70% cotton, 27% nylon, 3% lycra socks are one size fits most women's shoe sizes. The same print is also available on a dark background on these Rosie crew socks, also for age 13 and up.

Wonder Woman Caped Knee Socks

Wonder Woman Caped Knee Socks

Brand: DC Comics
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Knee socks can be fun for teens and adults, too — especially when they feature powerful superheroes and have their very own capes! These caped knee socks are a fun way for your fan to show off her favorite comic book character. One size fits most. You can also get a set of caped Batgirl knee socks and caped Supergirl knee socks, also for age 13 and up.

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