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Best Barbie Gifts for Girls

Updated on January 15, 2014

Best gifts for girls who like to play with Barbie dolls

Looking for some Birthday or Christmas gift ideas for a Girl who likes Barbie? Little girls will be happy to get a doll and accessories as a Christmas or a Birthday Gift, and older girls who have accumulated a collection of dolls can always use an accessory organizer, a doll house, or new doll outfits. Special edition Dolls (like Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen) might even make it to Tween and Teen Girls wish lists. Here you will find the Best Barbie Gifts for Girls: dolls, play sets and accessories, music players and musical instruments, room decor, ride-on toys, and more. Like our gift guide? Please give it a thumbs up and leave us a comment :)

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Barbie Facts

Barbie was first introduced by Mattel, Inc. on March 9th,1959. That year 300,000 dolls were sold at $3 per doll. Her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. She has had over 40 pets, has owned a variety of vehicles, and has had several different careers. Although she is sometimes criticized for unrealistic body measurements, the doll continues to be one of America's most popular toys and makes it to just about every girl's toy collection. It is common for a preschool aged girl to own five or more Barbies, with 12 being an average number of dolls owned by girls ages 3 to 6. Mattel's new Photo Fashion Doll featured below will make a great gift for a girl who likes to play with Barbie.

Top Barbie Gift 2013 for Girls - ages 6 and up

Barbie Photo Fashion Doll
Barbie Photo Fashion Doll

It's a Barbie Doll and it's a Real Working Camera for "taking photos from Barbie dolls point-of-view". You can choose to display your favorite image on Barbie's shirt or show them all in a slideshow. The camera has an internal rechargeable battery and can store 100+ photos that can be transferred to a computer via USB cord. Click on the link above to learn more about the toy and to read customer reviews.


More Barbie facts

Barbie is from Willows, Wisconsin and went to Willows High School (made-up names).

Her first outfit - black and white striped swimsuit

Barbie has 3 sisters: Chelsea, Skipper, and Stacie.

Barbie's first pet - horse Dancer.

Barbie's first boyfriend, Ken, was introduced in 1961 and was named after Mattel founders' son.

Ken and Barbie broke up in 2004 and then announced their reunion in 2011.

Totally Hair Barbie, released in 1992, was the best-selling Barbie doll ever, with over 10 million dolls sold worldwide.

Barbie has her own signature color - 219C - bright pink.

Popular dolls for girls ages 3 and up

Behind every Barbie, there is a dream, a story, an inspiration, a reflection of what's popular and in style. Mattel often makes movie character dolls who "appear" in popular movies like "Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale," "The Princess and the Popstar" and "The Diamond Castle."

Special Edition Dolls - for Older Girls and Barbie collectors

Special edition Barbies and Collector edition Dolls do appreciate in value, just be sure to save the original box for a better return on your investment.

3-Story Dream TownHouse

Barbie 3-story Dream TownHouse Tour

Play sets for girls

Dollhouses are great for encouraging creative play and imagination. Not only will little girls have a great time playing with their dolls, but they will also improve their cognitive skills through play. Mattel makes great playhouses and play sets. Also, you may want to consider the Kidkraft Wooden Modern Dream Glitter Dollhouse featured here - it is made for Barbie sized dolls, but it is not manufactured by Mattel.

Fashionista Ultimate Closet

Barbie Fashionista Ultimate Closet
Barbie Fashionista Ultimate Closet

Fashionista Ultimate Closet is one of the Best Barbie Gifts you can give this year! The closet is perfect for organizing Barbie clothes and accessories and comes with three fashions, four pairs of shoes, four accessories, hangers, and girl-sized ring. For girls ages 4 and up. Be sure to read the great customer reviews by clicking on the link above.

Barbie Life in The Dreamhouse Fashion Vending Machine
Barbie Life in The Dreamhouse Fashion Vending Machine

This vending machine is perfect for organizing shoes and accessories. Keep Barbie's accessories behind plastic doors until she is ready to wear them. Crank the wheel to rotate and help Barbie select jewelry, purse, or shoes for the occasion. Then slide the lever and catch the accessory. Please note that this is not an electronic but a manual vending machine.


Top Barbie gift for Girls 2013

Doll clothing, shoes, and accessories

Barbie can always use new outfits, and girls enjoy dressing up their dolls in stylish fashions for different occasions and putting on fashion shows.

Ride-on Barbie gift

Power Wheels Barbie Jammin Jeep Wrangler(Discontinued by manufacturer)
Power Wheels Barbie Jammin Jeep Wrangler(Discontinued by manufacturer)

Power Wheels Barbie Jeep is one of the best gifts you can give to a little girl for hours of riding fun on a long-lasting Rechargeable battery. Must-have for any girl who enjoys spending time outdoors and likes ride-on Toys!


Barbie Gift Ideas - for girls ages 5, 6, and 7 years old

What do you get for a girl who loves Barbies but already has a few too many Barbie dolls and outfits & accessories? A Barbie lunch bag, thermos, or a backpack will make a great gift for kindergartner, 1st or 2nd grader. The girls will be excited to show off these colorful functional gifts to friends at school. A Barbie guitar or a Barbie room decor item will also be appreciated.

Barbie Gifts on Ebay - Toys R Us Ebay store

Random Barbie gifts at Toys R Us on Ebay

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Barbie Ornaments on Ebay

Barbie Ornaments make great keepsake gifts for girls. This Holiday season give a gift that will be passed on from Moms to daughters and adored for many years to come.

Did you play with Barbies when you were little? Does your daughter play with Barbies? How many Barbies do you have at your house?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      I sure did play with Barbie as a little girl and had so much fun doing so. Pinning this.

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      cutethings 5 years ago

      Yes, I loved to play with Barbies. And today there are so many beautiful Barbie dolls, I wish I was little again.

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      askformore lm 5 years ago

      Thank you for great Barbie gift ideas!

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      loveanime22 5 years ago

      great barbie selection

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My Nikki lived in the land of Barbie and I would often join her there to change outfits, restyle Barbies hair and just chat together....time well spent! I didn't have Barbie growing up but would play with her at friend's houses...would have been very good to start collecting back when she first came out! Now Barbie seems to do everything possible in life and has endless accessories for hours and hours of fun!

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      momsfunny 5 years ago

      when i was a kid, i've always wanted the barbie set for living room/ dining room etc. nice barbie collections!