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!
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 sizes 3T, 4, and 6. Girls who prefer a nightgown can get this Uni the Unicorn nightgown in sizes 2 to 10.
Pay tribute to two different kinds of magnificent creatures — unicorns and dinosaurs — with this dress from Bleubell! This 100% cotton play dress features a fun print of rainbows, encouraging words, and of course, the animals themselves. It's soft and comfortable to wear, too. This dress is available in kids' sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6T, and 7T.
She'll kick up her heels in this dress — just the unicorns on it do! This comfortable cotton play dress from Frogwill has long sleeves, a cheerful print of unicorns and rabbits in a field, and contrasting striped pockets. It's the perfect dress for unicorn This dress is available in toddler sizes 3T, 4T, and 5T and kids' sizes 6 Tall and 7 Tall.
Enjoy some Unicorn Dreams with this 36-piece floor puzzle from Crocodile Creek! This gorgeous, vibrant puzzle features a scene of unicorns playing in a field full of flowers and trees, packed with touches that kids will love. The pieces of this deluxe floor puzzle are thick and sturdy, perfect for new puzzlers to get used to handling and fitting together. When assembled, it's 27" long x 20" high, so kids can enjoy every detail.
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.
She'll have a little fun in her pocket with this cute cotton play dress from Fiream that features appliques of both a rainbow and a unicorn! This cheerful short-sleeved dress has a blue background with contrasting red and white striped sleeves and pockets. This dress is available in sizes to fit ages 3 to 9.
Unicorn fans can adorn their feet with this 6-pack of socks from AOXION! These 85% cotton, 15% Spandex high socks feature six different vibrant prints, from elegant rearing unicorns to adorable prancing unicorns to silly unicorns making a rainbow trail. These socks come in one size that fits most kids ages 3 to 12; with their 16" length, younger kids can wear them as knee-highs, while older kids can wear them as over-the-calf socks.
Uni the Unicorn steps out of picture books and into early readers in this first sleepover adventure! Uni's friends Goldie, Pinkie, and Silky have all been to sleepovers before, but no matter what game they suggest, Uni just doesn't seem to be able to do it. By bedtime, Uni is wondering if sleepovers are all they're cracked up to be. Fortunately, the irrepressible Uni figures out just the right way to add to the fun! This Step 2 book from the Step Into Reading early reader series features basic vocabulary and short sentences, perfect to introduce young Uni fans to reading all on their own.
Everybody tells this little girl, "Never let a unicorn scribble!" But that doesn't seem fair — why shouldn't they try? So she gets out her crayons to give it a try... and soon discovers that it's trickier than she thinks. Unicorns weren't really meant to hold crayons, after all! Still, she perseveres, believing that, if she can find a way for her unicorn to try scribbling, something beautiful is going to happen. Kids will giggle at the reveal that the unicorn is a stuffed animal, but love the message that all great art has to start somewhere. This whimsical story is a celebration of creativity and perseverance that will leave kids dreaming of their own artistic unicorn pet!
Fans of Uni the Unicorn know how much she loves stories of little girls — even if her unicorn friends think they're just made up creatures from fairy tales! This 48-piece puzzle from the New York Puzzle Company, with art by Brigette Barrager, is perfect for fans of Uni and anyone else who loves dreaming of the characters from the books they read. This puzzle has a finished size of 18" by 24", with large-scale pieces that are easy for little hands to hold and manipulate. For another puzzle featuring Uni, check out the Uni the Unicorn: Unicorn Frolic 100-Piece Puzzle.
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!
Show off your unicorn love in this cotton play dress from Fiream! This 100% cotton, short-sleeve dress features a unicorn applique design on a navy background, with long sleeves in navy and white stripes. Kids will love the colorful design and the soft cozy fabric! This dress comes in sizes to fit 4-5 years, 5-6 years, 6-7 years, and 7-8 years.
Enjoy the magical, whimsical world of Emily Winfield Martin with this puzzle from the New York Puzzle Company! This 80-piece puzzle has a finished size of 12" by 24", perfect for kids to assemble on a small table. The elegant illustration of two friends riding unicorns though a forest is perfect for fans of Martin's work, or for anyone who wishes they could have their own unicorn steed.
This unicorn kigurumi is so magical, you'll be seeing stars! This cozy kigurumi one-piece costume from Canasour is made of soft flannel, so it's just warm enough for a cool night trick or treating. The button up closure makes it easy to get on and off when she just has to play pretend! Plus, there's even a pocket to store some secret surprises. This kigurumi is available in multiple colors and comes in kids' sizes 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.
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.
Create and recreate fun mythical creatures with this set from Creativity for Kids! Skeletons of a dragon, phoenix, and unicorn provide the base for your creatures, and five bright colors of clay are included. As kid layer the clay onto the skeletons, they'll learn how to work with it and shape it to create exactly the shape they want — without having to worry about physically supporting their designs. The clay doesn't dry out in the air, so you can change up your creations any time!
Enjoy the art of letter writing with this 45-piece set from GirlZone with a colorful unicorn theme! Girls will love all the accessories that have their own special compartments in the beautiful storage box. With the bright papers, colorful envelopes, and fun touches like stampers, tape, and stickers, she can design her letter to be just as unique as the person she's writing to. This set comes with lined paper, heart shaped cards, envelopes, stickers, a pom pom pen, and much more, all tucked in a colorful organizer box that she'll love to display.
Unicorn fans will love this durable, comfortable backpack from Vaschy featuring an all-over unicorn print! This 16.5 by 12 inch backpack offers a laptop sleeve that fit a tablet or a laptop up to 15 inches. Five interior pockets help you organize small items, while the ergonomic padded shoulder straps make it comfortable to carry. There's even a side water bottle pocket to keep you hydrated on the go!
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 whimsical illustrated 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!
A herd of friendly unicorns can join you on your busy year thanks to this backpack from Abshoo! This 16 by 10 inch backpack is available in a variety of different colorful unicorn prints. The large main compartment includes multiple organizer slots and a tech compartment that fits up to a 14 inch laptop. Side and front pockets provide additional storage space, while cushioned straps make it comfortable to wear. It's even water resistant in case you get caught in a rain shower!
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.
10-year-old Kate the Chemist knows that you can fix any problem with some determination and a little scientific know-how. When her best friend, Birdie, gets the lead role in the school musical Dragons vs. Unicorns, organized and clever Kate is the perfect choice for assistant director. But then things start going wrong, and Kate realizes they may have a saboteur on their hands. Can Kate turn her curious mind to detective work and save the day? Written by real-life science hero Dr. Kate Biberdorf, AKA Kate the Chemist, this light-hearted and fun series opener includes a recipe for glittery unicorn-horn glue.
Just like you, this unicorn loves to read! This 500-piece puzzle from Mudpuppy is the perfect choice for both unicorn and book fans. You'll particularly enjoy spotting the clever references to famous titles scattered on the book covers! This colorful and clever unicorn puzzle is 20" square when complete, large enough for more than one person to work on at once,and you'll love that it's made with recycled materials and printed with non-toxic inks.
Headphones are more fun when they turn you into a unicorn! This kit from GoldieBlox lets kids customize their very own set of unicorn headphones using a horn, ears, sequins, beads, and other embellishments. The horn even has a flashing light device that makes it really shine! As kids create their headphones, they can check out the Hack & Facts cards, which teach them about how sound works. Plus, parents will appreciate that these headphones are high quality but include volume limiting technology to protect young ears.
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.
Stay cozy while getting dressed up for Halloween with this cuddly unicorn kigurumi from SP Funworld! Kigurumi combine pajamas and costumes, creating a cozy and warm option for either trick or treating. This white fleece costume with a pink patch on the tummy includes a rainbow mane and a rainbow tail that can be removed easily. It's available in two sizes: one to fit kids' sizes 8 to 10, and one to fit kids' sizes 12 to 14.
Does she love unicorns? She can make two adorable yarn-wrapped unicorns with this set from Craft-Tastic! Step-by-step instructions guide new crafters through putting together the cardboard template, wrapping the yarn, and even adding extra touches with chenille stems, cotton thread, and glitter. When she's done, she'll have a pair of unicorns she can proudly display and say, "I made them myself!" For another fun yarn-wrapping kit, check out the Yarn Giraffes Kit.
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: the four magic guilds no longer trust each other after the disappearance of their beloved unicorns, and terrible wraiths freely roam the land. Scared, the girls return home, but when Sophie disappears, Claire will have to push through her fear 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. The sisters' adventures continue in the sequel, Secret in the Stone and concludes with Fire in the Star.
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.
You'll be the most comfortable unicorn around in this cozy kigurumi from Sazac! Kigurumi are a combination of costume and loungewear; they're perfect for dress-up or for hanging around every day. This 100% polyester fleece kigurumi includes dimensional accents to really capture that unicorn flair. Available in two sizes: regular adults (5 feet tall and up) and adults XL (6 feet tall and up.) Pusheen fans can also get this adorable Pusheenicorn kigurumi inspired by the cuddly cat's unicorn dress-up.