Our top picks of affordable gifts for the birthday Mighty Girls in your life!
If you're raising a Mighty Girl, you might want to share the fun by seeking out girl-empowering gifts for her friends' birthdays! The range of gifts marketed to girls is often extremely limited and highly gendered — so a little variety can encourage the birthday girl to explore new interests that she might not have considered before receiving the gift.
With that in mind, we've pulled together a selection of our favorite girl-empowering birthday gifts that are all under $25 so they fit within birthday-gift budgets. With a wide variety of toys, ranging from science to pretend play to games, there's something here to appeal to every child! And, if your Mighty Girl has a birthday coming up, you can also share this blog post or direct them to our extensive toy collection to encourage friends and family to think a little outside of the toys traditionally marketed to girls when gift shopping.
Mighty Girl Birthday Gifts
This soft, cuddly dinosaur is looking for a good home! This 11" plush from GUND's prehistoric baby plush line features orange scales and blue spots that add colorful appeal. Ugg is made from GUND's high quality plush, and since all of the features are embroidered, this plush is safe even for babies and toddlers. Plus, parents will appreciate that Ugg is machine washable!
Fans of the picture book Uni the Unicorn and the newly released sequel Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True will love this adorable Uni plush from Merrymakers! This 12.5" plush perfectly matches the courageous unicorn from the books, complete with sparkly hooves, glimmering eyes, and magical horn. With high quality plush construction and embroidered features, this plush is safe for even the youngest of Uni's fans.
Blast off into outer space with this fun rocket ship with two astronauts from Green Toys! This rocket has a detachable top capsule and astronauts with molded-on spacesuits, helmets, and dual-tank backpacks. The rocket's door opens into stairs to the main compartment, and the capsule includes clever details like knobs and gauges. Environmentally conscious parents will also love that, like all Green Toys products, it's made from 100% BPA-free post-consumer recycled plastic and packaged in recyclable packaging.
Animals are so much fun for young children — especially when kids can mix and match their parts to create their own imaginary creature! This DUPLO set features 25 pieces that allow you to build five different animals, each with their own distinctive color scheme. Then, get creative and see what you come up with! DUPLO bricks are specially sized for little hands to make them safe and easy to assemble. They're the perfect introduction to the world of building.
Stack lilies, petunias, and daisies to create your own colorful floral arrangement with this inventive building toy from Green Toys! With 44 brightly colored pieces to play with, there are a vast number of combinations to create. Sort by size, color, and shape, or just have fun creating a nice display. Plus, parents will love that all Green Toy products are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.
The Doc is in, so let's get learning with the Talk and Trace Clipboard by VTech and Disney! This electronic clipboard has 4 learning activities and 15 playful melodies. Three detachable stencils pair with letter recognition technology to teach letters, numbers, early writing skills and health topics. Plus, Doc herself chimes in with words of encouragement. For more fun toys featuring the beloved Doc, visit our Doc McStuffins Collection.
Make bowling a little more colorful with these plush, fuzzy monster bowling pins! Each of the six furry, textured pins features a different monster character, and even the ball has a silly face. Because it's all made of soft plush, you don't have to worry if someone's throw goes a little off track. And when bowling time is done, all the pieces fit into a zippered carrying case for easy storage.
Everyone's favorite forgetful — and lovable — fish is now available as this cuddly 17" plush! This plush Dory is made of super soft material in vibrant colors that are true to the movie. With her cheerful smile, she'll remind any fan that all you have to do is "just keep swimming!" For more toys, books, and clothing from this hit movie, visit our Dory Collection.
Celebrate the wonders of our solar system with heirloom-quality wooden blocks — made in the USA from environmentally friendly materials! This set of nine blocks from Uncle Goose features the eight planets, plus bonus dwarf planet Pluto; each block features four debossed sides with the planet's symbol, name, and number of moons, and four printed sides with a planet illustration, diameter, location, and distance from the sun. Made from renewable basswood with non-toxic inks, these are blocks you can feel good about buying.
Now kids as young as 3 can use their very own microscope! This simple, sturdy microscope from Educational Insights has two extra-large eyepieces and a chunky, kid-sized adjustment knob, so it's easy for little hands to use. You can magnify up to 8X with this scope, and also use the push-button LED light to illuminate new details in your discoveries!
Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help! Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezers, and place it into your stump. Be the first to your stump with delicious acorns and you win! You could also spin "pick an acorn," "steal an acorn," or "lose an acorn," so be strategic, little squirrel. It's a perfect first strategy game for young children.
Imagine yourself in so many jobs with this magnetic dress-up doll from Melissa & Doug! Julia is ready to try being an astronaut, firefighter, doctor, superhero, artist, rock star, chef, or police officer. The magnetic pieces easily slide together so preschoolers can quickly dress Julia up — or they can have a little wacky fun by mixing and matching! The set includes a magnetic doll, a wooden stand, and 24 clothing pieces.
Even kids love to use power tools! With the Take Apart Airplane from Battat, kids can assemble and disassemble a colorful plane with a power drill that comes with three different bits. With practice, they'll learn how to optimize their work, practicing their fine motor skills and concentration. It's the ideal toy for any child who dreams of building a real plane someday!
The Quercetti Super Saxoflute has been in a favorite for generations! This 24 piece set features 2 mouthpieces, 2 trumpet ends and twisting tubes. Hook the pieces up any way you like to create an interesting and fun horn. It is made of unbreakable ABS plastic and is compatible with Quercetti Tubation. Let the musical madness begin!
Real science tools are perfectly sized for little hands in this Learning Resources Primary Science Set. The colorful, durable set Includes a beaker, a magnifying glass, a funnel, an eyedropper, a flask, tweezers, goggles, a large 6” test tube and stand, and 2 small test tubes and stand. An activity guide includes lots of experiments that will keep your little scientist busy for hours!
Lottie can't wait to get on the beach and start hunting for fossils! Based on the body of a 9-year-old girl and with accessories that encourage a wide range of interests, Lottie Dolls are perfect companions for adventurous kids. This 7.5" doll comes with a backpack, a trowel, a magnifying glass, a rock hammer, and even four scale-model ammonite fossils!
Moana of Oceania is off on an adventure to save her home of Motonui! With this playset, kids can play out land and sea adventures with the Moana figure, playset base featuring palm trees, volcano, hammock, and more. A turtle friend and, of course, Moana's necklace complete the set. For more product featuring this popular character, visit our Moana Collection.
Budding gardeners will love this garden tote with real garden hand tools, properly sized for a child! The set comes with a trowel, rake, and shovel, all with metal blades and wooden handles, as well as a colorful canvas tote with plenty of extra room for other things she needs. They're perfect for working alongside an adult or for cultivating her own little patch.
The weather may be cold, but that's not going to stop Lottie from doing some stargazing! Lottie Dolls are based on the body of a 9-year-old girl and come with accessories that support a wide range of interests. Stargazer Lottie comes with a space-themed outfit, books about space, and even her own tiny telescope! This 7.5" doll is just the right size to join kids on all their adventures.
Keep her brain busy with this innovative new building toy from Viahart. Brain Flakes discs snap together and apart quickly and easily, and they can be assembled in so many configurations that nothing limits the imagination of young builders! This set comes with 500 discs in a variety of bright, fun colors that are sure to prompt creativity, and includes a reusable jar for easy storage when building time is done.
Learn about dinosaurs and fossils while enjoying sandbox play with this fun kit! In addition to two pounds of polymer sand that "flows" in your hand, this kit includes six dinosaur models, six molds, a sand tray, and a real piece of fossilized dinosaur poop. An included full-color instructional booklet teaches kids plenty of fascinating paleontology facts. Plus, parents will appreciate that the sand is easy to clean up!
Get ready for a wayfinding adventure with this 12" Moana doll that actually sings! Press Moana's seashell necklace to hear an excerpt from "How Far I'll Go", her signature song from the film. This poseable doll comes in a removable outfit that includes a belt, an anklet, an arm cuff, and a headband. It's the perfect choices for the kid on your list who's become Moana's biggest fan! For more toys featuring the spirited Moana, visit our Moana Collection.
Susie Silk Cat is ready for a fun day of camping! She has a cozy sleeping bag and a comfy tent, perfect for a night under the stars. When it's time to eat, she can cook some fish kebabs, corn, and potatoes on the campfire grill, or enjoy refreshing melon slices. And she's got enough plates and cutlery to make sure her friends can enjoy, too! This fun camping playset is great for encouraging pretend play, and coordinates with a wide range of other Calico Critters sets so the world can be as big as your Mighty Girl's imagination.
Have fun building your very own monster puppet with this kit from Melissa and Doug! 30 different plush pieces, including eyes, ears, horns, and more, attach with Velcro for easy assembly — and disassembly when you're ready to make a new friend. The premium fabrics ensure that your monster will hold up to hours of play!
Let the forest spirit Totoro take your Mighty Girl on an incredible journey of her own! Fans will love this 9-inch plush from GUND. The bean-filled bottom keeps it standing upright, while the soft exterior is perfect for cuddling. It's the perfect gift for any fan of Hayao Miyazaki's film My Neighbor Totoro. For more toys and books featuring Totoro and other Miyazaki characters, visit our Studio Ghibli Collection.
This easy-to-play tin whistle in the key of D will get her playing five traditional Celtic tunes in no time! Clarke tin whistles are perfect for beginner players, and this one comes with its own fingering chart and a guide for some common melodies from Wales, Scotland, and Brittany. The whistle comes decorated with a Celtic Knot and is individually gift boxed.
Art fans will be thrilled with this 11" Little Thinkers doll of groundbreaking Mexican painter Frida Kahlo! This soft plush is wearing a replica of traditional Mexican garments, complete with her trademark flowers in her hair. She also comes with a monkey, attached by velcro, that can perch on her shoulder. For books for all ages about this remarkable artist, visit our Frida Kahlo Collection.
Who knew the stomp of a foot could propel a rocket? Kids have loved the air (and foot) powered Stomp Rocket for years; now the Stomp Rocket Jr. lets preschoolers play, too! Set up a simple launch pad and line up one of the included 9" rockets. Its smaller size doesn't mean any less power — these rockets can go as high as 100 feet! If you're buying for ages 8 and up, check out the original Stomp Rocket too.
Your child can have her very own Jiji, Kiki's beloved cat from the film Kiki's Delivery Service, thanks to this high-quality plush! This plush black toy cat measures 8" tall. It's an officially licensed Studio Ghibli product, imported from Japan. Your Kiki fan will love it! For more toys and clothing featuring the beloved Kiki and Jiji, visit our Kiki's Delivery Service Collection.
Blow your mind with this fun science kit from Scientific Explorer! Dynamic, colorful experiments highly a variety of scientific phenomena in an exciting, hands-on way. Make a color-changing volcano, "stack" colors in a test tube to make a sunset, or grow jiggly crystals, among other fascinating projects. Kids as young as 4 can get into science with this kit.
Fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will recognize this scene immediately! At Takodano, Rey first touches Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and begins to get a glimpse of her future. This set of 3.75" action figures includes figures for Rey, Finn, Maz Kanata, and BB-8, as well as accessories. She'll love getting to play out her favorite scenes again and again and taking Rey and her friends on new adventures. For toys, books, and clothing featuring Rey and other characters from The Force Awakens, visit our Rey Collection.
To the rescue! Playmobil's rescue ambulance features lights and sirens just like a real ambulance. The two paramedics are all set to transport their patient safely to the hospital for treatment. The set includes the vehicle, two paramedics and a patient, plus accessories like a stretcher and IV for lots of pretend play. Your future EMT will love getting to play with this set, or adding it to their existing Playmobil collection to make a world of play!
Fans of Rey will love this doll, part of the new Star Wars: Forces of Destiny adventure doll line! These 11", highly posable dolls are perfect for acting out epic adventures on Jakku and beyond. This doll comes dressed in a draped top, shirt, belt with scavenger bag, shoes, arm wraps, bracelet, and backpack — and her companion BB-8! When they face danger, place Rey's lightsaber in the figure's hand and squeeze her legs to see her strike! For more adventure dolls based other women of the Star Wars universe, including Leia Organa, Jyn Erso, and Sabine Wren, visit our Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Collection.
A hand-made card is truly special! With this kit from Made by Hands, you can make a wide variety of cards for all occasions. With 20 blank cards in 7 different colors and over 500 pop-out shapes, you can create invitations, thank you notes, and cards for special occasions. 20 envelopes are included to send your cards out when they're done.
Wonder Woman returns in a new imagining as one of the DC Super Hero Girls! This 12" doll depicts a teenage Wonder Woman just as she appears on the show. Her outfit blends Wonder Woman's iconic colors with modern, action-ready clothing and armor, and kids will love that this doll is poseable and even stands alone. And, superhero fans will also love the DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl doll and Bumblebee doll too! For more Wonder Woman-themed toys, visit our Wonder Woman Collection.
IAmElemental are the first line of original action figures designed to inspire and empower girls! This 6 1/2 inch action figure celebrates Courage, the core power figure representing the combination of the 7 superpower elements from the first series — bravery, energy, honesty, industry, enthusiasm, persistence, and fear. 30 points of articulation and exciting accessories make this action figure perfect for plenty of exciting play. For the complete Elements of Courage set, check out the IAmElemental 7 Action Figure Set.
Science and art can go hand in hand, like they do in this set from Faber and Castell. Paint the growing dish and the toadstool accessories, then plant the seeds and beans and watch what happens as they germinate! Fun accessories, like the fairy and her house, purple gravel, and small gems make this a fun project to put together, and inquisitive little botanists will enjoy watching their fairy garden grow.
From Kidzlabs comes the Crystal Mining kit with 8 genuine little crystals (clear quartz, agate, dolomite, amethyst or rose quartz) embedded in a big hunk of plaster. Us the included digging tool and brush to excavate your treasures, then study them with the magnifier and keep it all safe in the storage pouch. What better gift than real buried treasure!
Who's up for cupcakes? With this 16-piece set from Curious Chef, kids can imagine themselves decorating at a bakery — or bake for real, since these are also suitable as real kitchen tools! The set also includes a sticker sheet and shopping menu. Plus, budding chefs will love the easy clean-up — it's all dishwasher safe. Add Curious Chef's 17-piece Measure and Prep Kit and she'll have everything she needs to cook and bake all sorts of things.
Batgirl is back with the DC Super Hero Girls, and as always, her utility belt is full of useful gadgets! Kids can imagine themselves saving the day with this great belt, which includes a bat symbol buckle that activates sound and light effects, a phone with secret messages in one compartment, and a hidden compartment in one pouch. It will give her plenty of fodder for her super adventures! For more toys featuring this popular DC superhero, visit our Batgirl Collection.
Unleash your inner wizard with this magical science kit! Cast color changing spells, make smoke appear from your fingers, create magical potions, and much more — 11 different activities in all. This awesome kit will teach you the science behind your favorite magic tricks. Who knew science was so magical?
Making your own quilt has never been so easy! Kids can quickly and simply knot the fringed squares together — no cutting or sewing required. The forty-eight 12" squares come in colorful, coordinating patterns so that kids can lay them out however they'd like. The soft, cozy fleece is sure to keep her — or the lucky person she gives it to — warm and snuggly all winter long.
Flip, twist, and spin Perplexus' transparent sphere to move the ball along the numbered path, working with and against gravity. But be careful — move it the wrong way and your ball will go off course, and you'll have to start over! With 100 barriers to pass in order to complete the maze, Perplexus is a can't-put-down challenge.
She can build and paint her own bird house with this easy kit! This set includes everything you need to complete and decorate a sweet bird house. No hardware is necessary to put these pre-cut pieces together, making it a great rainy- or snowy-day activity to brighten up the day. She'll be proud to say, "I made that!"
Be a comic artist like you've always dreamed with this kit from Lulu Jr.! Write and illustrate your own comic on the included sheets, then send them off to Lulu Jr. and they'll print an 18-page comic book that looks just like the real thing! It even includes a professionally typeset title page. You can order additional copies online as well, so you can have your own mini comic run! (Please note: completed books can only ship within the US.)
Learn the basics of sewing as you create some colorful, funny, friendly monsters! This set comes with everything you need to create five monster crafts, including a phone case or wallet. Pre-cut and pre-perforated pieces make it simple for kids to assemble the pieces and build sewing skills. It's a monstrously fun way to start fabric crafting!
Wrap yourself up in making these two yarn colored giraffes from Craft-tastic! This set comes with two cardboard giraffes, one 12.75" tall and one 9.75" tall, and twelve colors of yarn you wrap around the frame to create the perfect combination of color and texture. They're fun for decoration or for using as bracelet holders. Kids will love watching their plain cardboard giraffe come to colorful life as they wrap!
Conduct your own archaeological dig with Smithsonian Diggin' Up Dinosaurs! A plastic T-Rex dinosaur skeleton is buried deep within a sand block, waiting to be unearthed. Use the marsh pick and brush to gently dig them out, then assemble them into a dinosaur skeleton. The set also includes safety goggles and instructions. It's the perfect choice for any dinosaur lover or would-be paleontologist.
Two great games for horse-loving kids in one box! Herd Your Horses includes two game variants, one in which you play wild mustang horses trying to complete your herd, the other in which you play a rancher trying to round up runaways. In-depth information about horse breeds and horse care is included. With 50 cards featuring full-color illustrations of a wide variety of horses, this game will be a hit with any horsey kid.
Speed into action on Rey's Speeder! This 193-piece LEGO set lets fans build this cool landspeeder with everything Rey needs for scouting the surface of a desert planet, including dual stud shooters, opening storage hatch and side-mounted bag, blaster, buzzsaw and electrobinoculars, as well as a detachable sled with space for a minifigure to ride. For more toys and books featuring this popular Star Wars character, visit our Rey Collection.
You can do cool chemistry in your own kitchen with this fun set from Nancy B.'s Science Club and Educational Insights! This non-consumable basic chemistry set teaches chemistry principles in a safe way using common household ingredients. Kids will perform experiments like extinguishing a flame by pouring an invisible gas, making bubbling "lava" in a bottle, and more, and track their results in the included journal. For more kits from this fun line, visit our Nancy B.'s Science Club Collection.
Got a budding filmmaker to buy for? With this kit from Klutz she'll learn how to make stop-motion animated films using everyone's favorite building blocks! This beginner-friendly guide teaches kids the basics of stop-motion, and walks you through making ten "mini-movies" with your phone or tablet. Six included background settings and thirty-six LEGO elements — including mini figures and fun accessories like a pizza, a banana, and more — will get her started; then, she can use what she's learned to create her own masterpiece!
Make cute little clay charms in no time with this set from Klutz! In Make Clay Charms, you'll use the nine included clay colors to make a variety of items, from adorable fruit to tiny sweet treats, then bake them and glaze them so they're ready for display or wearing on a bracelet. A 60 page instructional booklet provides solid instruction on clay basics, as well as inspiration for future projects.
You'll be amazed at what you can create with the help of stencils! This set from Klutz has everything that you need to start learning the basics of stenciling, including stencils in a variety of kid friendly shapes (everything from animals to aliens!) and some abstract stencils you can put together to create your own images. Eight colored inks and eight dabbers are included as well, plus 14 sheets of fun stickers for the perfect finishing touches.
Is there anything more amazing than cracking a seemingly ordinary rock and finding a geode? 12 geodes in this pack are carefully selected by Gem Center USA, with a guarantee that 90% of them will have a proper hollow geode inside. Ranging from marble to golf ball size, your could discover smoky quartz, clear quartz, or even amethyst inside! Instructions for breaking the geodes are included.
You can make these Magic Pennies stack, build, and soar in all sorts of astounding ways — thanks to the power of magnetism! This best-selling toy has been updated in recent years to provide even more activities for kids to explore. As they build, kids can learn about shapes, orientation, planes, symmetry, and more — plus, of course, magnetism. 32 pennies, 2 magnet blocks, and a little imagination can create some amazing things!
Have you got this? Get ready to prove it! In this laugh-out-loud family game, you roll the die to pick a challenge. If you think you can do it, assign a high points total — because if you succeed, those points are yours. But if you fail, you have to cross that number off your scoring sheet...so don't get overconfident. With a range of challenges that will make you bounce, toss, balance, roll, and hop, this game for 2 to 12 players will keep you on your toes!
Help Alex get ready for a night defending her home against hostile mobs! This 208-piece LEGO building set allows you to build a furnace and crafting table, and comes with minifigures for Alex, a pig, a zombie, and, of course, the Iron Golem! Multiple building suggestions are included, or a young Minecraft fan can create her own construction, just like in the game.
Your whole family can have hours of creative fun with the amazing Spirograph Deluxe Set. Simply choose from the gears and wheels, put your paper in place, and create whirling, spiraling, mix and match patterns for a totally awesome image. Use the design guide to try out tried and true designs, or get creative and create cool and colorful graphics of your own.
Let her celebrate everything that makes her special with this empowering poster kit! Kids will layer tissue paper on the 9.75"X 14.75" poster base, then choose words that describe them from a wide selection included in the kit. From brave to silly to adventurous to kind, you can choose the empowering words that describe you. It's a wonderful way to encourage tweens and teens to see their value and power.
Art and math intertwine in this fascinating origami kit that teaches kids how to fold complex shapes out of square pieces of paper! The set includes both a guidebook and an instructional DVD, as well as 120 sheets of durable origami paper to get them started folding. Projects include beautiful, unique shapes like a lightning bolt octahedron, a butterfly ball, and a magic rose cube.
This wood burning kit includes everything needed to begin a new hobby: a hot tool with 4 points, basswood plaques, colored pencils, patterns, transfer paper, and complete instructions. Wood burning is a unique craft that allows the artist to draw with heat on a wood surface, creating interesting, unforgettable etchings. This kit provides an excellent introduction, and after that the only limitation is their imagination!
Additional Recommended Resources
- To view hundreds of girl-empowering toys and games for all ages, visit our entire Toy Collection.
- For a selection of gift ideas that are small and affordably priced, visit our "Small But Mighty" Stocking Stuffer Collection.
- For book gift ideas, check out our blog post The Ultimate Mighty Girl Book Gift Guide: 75 New and Classic Girl-Empowering Titles.