A Mighty Girl's top picks of unicorn-themed books, toys, and clothing!
For hundreds of years, there has been a mythical creature that has inspired wonder in generations: unicorns! It's hard to pinpoint why the appeal of unicorns has stood the test of time, but even today, there are plenty of unicorn-loving kids (and adults) in the world. And where there are unicorns, there are often Mighty Girls who dare to dream of mystical lands, believe in magic, and strike out in search of the extraordinary in our day-to-day world!
If you have a unicorn-loving kid in your house, you're no doubt always on the lookout for more stories, toys, and clothes that celebrate her favorite creature — preferably ones that don't fall into the stereotypical passive princess mold. In this blog post, we'll share our favorites that are perfect for exuberant, adventurous unicorn-loving kids of all ages... and for the adults reading this post who find their love of unicorns gets sparked once again. After all, no one ever said that magic and wonder are only for children!
Books, Toys, and Clothing For Unicorn Lovers
Fans of Uni the Unicorn and the sequel Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True will adore this perfect 12.5" plush version from MerryMakers! This plush looks exactly like Uni's pictures in the books, complete with sparkly hooves, glimmering eyes, and magical horn. The embroidered features and durable plush ensure this stuffie is safe for all ages and will hold up to being a cuddly best friend for years.
Fans of Pusheen the cat will love this soft plush featuring their favorite character dressed up as a unicorn! This 13" plush from GUND brings the webcomic character to life, with cheerful colors and a sparkly unicorn horn. This high quality plush is perfect for anyone looking for a cuddly new friend. Older kids may also like this Pusheenicorn pencil case which lets them take her wherever they go!
Lucy adores unicorns, so when she sees an ad for one in the newspaper, she's quick to send in her 25 cents. She passes the time waiting for his arrival by imagining all the things she'll do with her unicorn, and even picks the perfect name: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives... he's not what Lucy imagined. He looks (and smells!) more like a goat than like a unicorn, and his mischievous demeanor isn't anything like the placid, majestic creature she imagined. She even considers sending him away... but realizes that, even if he's not what she dreamed, Sparkle is still the sweetest, most adorable unicorn friend ever. Charming and funny, this story will delight any young reader who's dreamed of her own unicorn.
In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there's no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there's no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true. Uni fans will also love the sequel, Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True, and the Uni the Unicorn Plush.
Fans of the beloved picture book Uni the Unicorn will adore this gift set from Books to Bed! The set includes a copy of the book, plus cozy 100% cotton long-sleeved pajamas that features a Uni the Unicorn print. Together, they make a great gift idea for any fan of Uni... or any little girl that you're sure will become one. This set is available in toddlers sizes 4T, and children's sizes 5, 6, and 8.
Twilight Sparkle is the smartest unicorn in Equestria... but you can't learn everything in the library. When Princess Celestia sends her pupil to live in Ponyville, Twilight doesn't understand what she could discover in such a small place that she couldn't learn back home. But when she meets Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Pinkiepie, she discovers that the magic of friendship might be the most powerful magic of all. This DVD collects the first five episodes of this popular series, and it's sure to be a hit with young fans!
Become a mythical — and cuddly — unicorn with this costume from cosMonsters! This comfortable kigurumi costume is soft enough to wear as pajamas but perfect for any costume day or trick-or-treating trip. The warm flannel, button closure, and secret pocket will make this a favorite. Kids may also want to check out this unicorn kigurumi with a detachable tail for ages 4 to 14 — and for the adults who can't resist, Sazac makes a unicorn kigurumi in sizes to fit all ages.
Meet Sparkles the Unicorn! This unicorn friend from Creativity for Kids is a handmade weighted plush with reversible sequins, perfect for helping kids relax, but the fun doesn't stop there — Sparkles also comes with reusable stickers you can use to customize and recustomize her just the way you want. Whether she's busily decorating Sparkles or needs a quiet moment to give her a cuddle, kids will adore this sparkly pal.
When magical creatures need help, they come to Zoey, and in the sixth book starring this science-minded girl and her pet cat Sassafras, a towering unicorn shakes Zoey's house with its giant footsteps! Her new unicorn friend is hurting, and it's getting worse, so Zoey has to work fast to find a cure, using elements of the scientific method to examine the options. In this case, a little knowledge about bacteria — both good and bad — will help do the trick! Filled with whimsical illustrations, each of the books in the Zoey and Sassafras chapter book series — which are all now available in a wrapped set — combines science, mystery, and magic in a fun mix that make them favorites with early readers.
Learn the art of latch hooking while making a mini unicorn rug with this kit from Kahootz! Use the latch hook tool to loop yarn through the canvas; it's color coded so it's easy to keep track of what colors go where. The box comes with all of the yarn you'll need, pre-cut so it's easy to work with, and an illustrated guide to teach you the ropes. When you're done, you can attach the hanging loops to display it on a wall, or use it as a mini rug!
This unicorn is just waiting for a touch of magic — provided by your imagination! This kit from Creative Roots comes with a polyresin unicorn figurine that's just waiting for you to add the colorful touches it needs. Use the four paints on their own, or blend them to create even more shades. When you're done, you'll have a figure you'll be proud to say you painted yourself.
Learn to sew quickly and easily with this unicorn-themed sewing kit from Sew Simply! Unlike other kits that only offer a few pre-cut felts with a small amount of accessories, this kit teaches kids that learn to sew is as easy as 1, 2, 3: trace, cut, and sew. A wide selection of felt, buttons, embroidery floss, rickrack, and more, plus all the supplies you need to start sewing, are packed in a handy mini suitcase for storage. Kids will love creating unicorn project with this appealing kit.
When Phoebe is skipping rocks across a pond one day, she's shocked when she accidentally hits... a unicorn! To her surprise, this feat earns her one wish, which she uses to require Marigold Heavenly Nostrils to be her friend. Having a unicorn as a friend is just as awesome as Phoebe had hoped, and together they have some hilarious adventures — but their bond also provides a special connection between the previously lonely girl and unicorn that reminds each of them that they are something special. This box set includes the first four graphic novels in the series, Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Unicorn on a Roll, Unicorn vs. Goblins, and Razzle Dazzle Unicorn.
This enchanted unicorn kit has everything you need to create a buildable, codable UnicornBot! The 3D, 360° animated building instructions on the free JIMU app (compatible with devices using iOS 9.0 and up or Android 5.0 and up) will guide you through assembling the 440 parts, including smooth motion servos, a motor, and an RGB light-up horn. Then, you can use the easy-to-learn Blockly coding platform to teach your Unicornbot to move, pick-up objects, recognize colors, and more! It's a fantasy-inspired introduction to the basics of robotics and coding that kids will love.
After 11-year-old Claire and her older sister Sophie move to Windermere Manor, they discover a secret ladder in the fireplace leads to the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in constant turmoil, as the four magic guilds no longer trust each other after the disappearance of their beloved unicorns and with terrible wraiths now freely roaming the land. Scared, the girls return home, but when Sophie disappears, Claire will have to push through her fear if she's going to return to Arden and bring her sister safely home. A magical world where nothing is ruled by pure good or evil and a protagonist who challenges herself to find her own power make this an exciting introduction to the world of Arden.
Kids can create a beautiful string art unicorn with this kit from Craft-tastic! Inside they'll find everything they need to make two designs on 8.5" canvases — plus fun additional components like glitter paper so they can really make the design their own. Using the easy to follow directions, kids push pins into the bases and wrap string to create a unicorn and a heart design. When they're done, they can display their canvases with pride!
It's time to decide which creature is the best once and for all! (Of course, you know the unicorn will win, hands down.) With these 64% cotton, 34% polyester, 2% spandex socks from Sock It To Me, you can show the clash between mythical creature and real-life ocean creature in vibrant color. These socks are available in one size, which fits most women's shoe sizes 5 - 10.
This card game for 2 to 8 players combines two of your favorite things: destruction and unicorns! In Unstable Unicorns, you work to build an army of seven unicorns before your opponent does. Add unicorns to your army or upgrade your stable — or play strategically and use your cards to block a move or downgrade your opponents. This game's hilarious artwork and fast-paced play made it a tremendous Kickstarter success; now you can try it out yourself.
If anyone tells you you're not as important as you think, just ignore them — you know you're a special unicorn! These tongue-in-cheek ankle socks from Blue Q feature a cheeky graphic to go along with your declaration of pride in your uniqueness. These cotton/nylon socks come in one size which fits most women's shoe sizes 5 - 10.
Winging it is easier when you're wearing colorful socks! These 75% cotton, 20% polyester, 5% spandex socks from Sock It To Me feature a pattern of winged unicorns on a purple background. You'll love the bright colors and the fun print will bring a smile to your face. These socks are available in one size, which fits most women's shoe sizes 5 - 10.