Do you have a little girl who is a #littledinosauraficionado? You’re in luck! We’ve scoured the internet and the gift shops of the dinosaur museums and parks we’ve visited to find the perfect goods. So if you are looking for a gift for the dinosaur lover in your life, check out this list of 50+ cool gifts for girls who love dinosaurs.
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The difficulties with finding the perfect gifts for girls who love dinosaurs
For many years, finding cool gifts for girls who love dinosaurs was a nightmare. All too often, any dinosaur toys, clothes, games or other goods feature only boys or were definitely aimed at boys, showed only boys on the packaging or were in typical boy colours. There were barely any dinosaur goods in pink or rainbow or any other colours that girls prefer, let alone something gender-neutral. While H&M and other brands each had more than 10 pieces that were adorned with dinosaurs for boys, there was only one for girls, if you were lucky.
So what were you to do if you had a dino-loving girl? Miss M has only just turned 5 (last week), yet she has long been able to explain the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores, knows the names of more than 100 dinosaurs and her current favourite is a plesiosaur – though “it’s not technically a dinosaur, Mummy” (and she knows why, too).
It seems that this gap in the market is slowly being recognised and there are more dinosaur toys and goods available for girls. Still, the perfect dinosaur gifts for girls can be difficult to find.
To that end, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite books, toys, and other dinosaur gifts for girls of all ages! Many of these are things that Miss M has or things that we have seen when visiting the many dinosaur museums and parks.
Many of these gifts are gender-neutral, so that they also make great for dinosaur gifts for boys.
Without further ado: our list of 50+ cool gifts for girls who love dinosaurs.
I just realised how many dinosaur-themed books Miss M already has! Any of these would make great dinosaur gifts for girls.
Miss M loves this book about this dinosaur who wants to learn to dance and causes problem because of her size. Miss M particularly loves it when I use a French accent for the ballet teacher.
With love the simple rhyme of the stories in this kids book, and the looks on the faces of the dinosaurs is just precious.
We’re using this one to help Miss M learn to read. She loves the tiny little dinosaur (cha cha cha).
This is a delightful story about Pierre, a dinosaur from France who loves cheese. He lives in the bathtub, for now anyway.
Dictionary of Dinosaurs: an illustrated A to Z of every dinosaur ever discovered
While not all dinosaurs are included in this dictionary, we’ve found many in here that we have not found elsewhere. And the pictures are gorgeous.
We have this book in German. Miss M loves picking out a couple of dinosaurs a night to learn about AKA bragging about how much she knows about the dinosaurs.
This one is on our wish list. We’ll get it and put it away for a grey day.
Anything is possible and nothing’s as it seems . . .
Does that not sound like a wonderful premise for a book about dinosaurs? This one is on our wish list, too.
This gorgeous book is one of our current favourites and a recent purchase. It goes through the alphabet, looking at a dinosaur for each letter. Each time, something serious is said about the dinosaur and then a whimsical question is posed. For example, did the velociraptor like to paint her claws?
Miss M loves jewellery; necklaces, earrings and watches make great gifts for girls who love dinosaurs.
This necklace and triceratops pendant is Miss M’s ‘special necklace’ and she loves wearing it and showing everyone the triceratops. Other dinosaurs and finishes are available.
I love this dinosaur fossil necklace, too!
Miss M does not yet have her ears pierced, but I know she would love some of these T-Rex earrings. They make great dinosaur gifts for girls and are great where the gift has to be sent overseas or packed in a suitcase because you are travelling for Christmas.
Currently, one of Miss M’s favourite accessories is a dinosaur mood ring. Takes me back…
We have a tradition in our family of gifting a watch for someone’s fifth birthday. Miss M didn’t get one for her fifth birthday because she already owns this dinosaur watch.
Fortunately, this is one area where there seems to be many more options as far as gifts for girls who love dinosaurs are concerned.
Miss M would love to have some of this wallpaper on the wall of her room. Who knows, one day, if she changes rooms or we significantly change the decor in her room, we might hang some of this on the wall. You can change up the colours too!
The felt faux T-Rex taxidermy head is so cute and would look great on a young girls room. The Triceratops head in metallic pink or teal would be the perfect gifts for girls who love dinosaurs and who are perhaps a little older (though Miss M would love the metallic pink right now).
Dinosaur wall art
With all the wonderful dinosaur jewellery you are gifting, you might need somewhere for your little dinosaur lover to put it. How about this dinosaur jewellery dish?
These dinosaur bookends are great for keeping all the new dinosaur books in order. Can you imagine them with gold brachiosaurus? You could probably even DIY your own.
IKEA has now gotten into the act and has just released a range of dinosaur-themed decor. While much of it is still geared more towards boys, there is some bedding with pink, green, blue and yellow dinosaurs. Miss M loves hers!
If you are looking for something that is a little more unique rather than the big box store solution, you might want like this bedding set.
Dinosaur games and toys
There are so many games and toys that make great dinosaur gifts for girls, but for boys too. Here are some of Miss M’s favourites. Bonus points if your gift is educational, too!
Mudpuppy dinosaur products
We have a number of products by New York-based company, Mudpuppy. Their travel puzzles fit well in carry-on luggage (though we managed to lose a piece, so you might want to put it on the list of things not to pack in your carry-on). They are also great for road trips, as is this fun magnetic design set.
We also have one of their larger glow-in-the-dark puzzles, also a favourite.
Their dinosaur snap set is great: you not only match the images of dinosaurs, but you also match the images of dinosaurs with images of their fossils.
This colouring roll is on our list of things to get for Miss M at some stage – perhaps when we have another long road trip planned.
Dominoes and memory
I’ve seen people use these dinosaur tails for birthday parties. If you’re handy with a sewing machine and have time, they could work well. However, for me, they are a bit expensive for a party favour. However, as a gift, they are great and Miss M loves racing around with hers on – and jumping on the trampoline!
Dino Field guide
As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, Miss M is a big Dino Dana fan. She loves going out in the garden to do dinosaur experiments, just like Dana. To encourage this (because who doesn’t want their child playing voluntarily in the garden?), we’ve started putting together a kit to help her do her dinosaur experiments.
This kit includes:
- A backpack, such as this one for younger girls, or this one for older girls (also doubles as a book bag)
- A magnifying glass
- A torch – Miss M has this one that also projects pictures of dinosaurs onto the wall
- Walkie talkies – so she can let us know when she has spotted a dinosaur that is heading our way or about to each Oma’s flowers
- Some small dinosaurs – a herbivore, a carnivore and an omnivore, such as the ones in this set.
- A sketchbook/notebook and pencil or pen. Miss M has one that is like this unicorn one, without the unicorn, which we got at the Natural History Museum in London.
- A compass: if you get this set, you can get your binoculars, magnifying glass and compass altogether.
- Her camera.
The dinosaur field guide would also be a great dinosaur gift for girls who love dinosaurs and Dino Dana in particular.
We might get Miss M a palaeontologist’s outfit for next Carnival (providing we are able to celebrate it). It is a little difficult to find one that is not a zookeeper outfit or just a safari outfit, but this archaeologist outfit comes close.
This Palaeontologist Barbie actually what Miss M asked for two Christmases ago. She was very specific. And she loves it.
I have lost count of how many dinosaur-themed colouring books Miss M has. They are always a hit.
This dinosaur colouring book has images and facts to share.
Soon we’ll also be moving on to ‘how to draw’ dinosaurs books.
Miss M loves making prehistoric scenes, sticking dinosaur stickers into the backdrops in sticker books such as this one. I can imagine that this one with reusable stickers would be good for road trips.
Slowly, she is moving onto activity books, but still needs someone to help read the instructions.
She is also getting old enough to try painting with stickers – dinosaur style of course!
This next one inspired one of Miss M’s carnival costumes this year, but I have been unable to track one down online. Basically, it is a toy vet set, with animal carrier, stethoscope, syringe, etc., like this set, but with a dinosaur instead of a Dalmatian. If you find one, please let me know!
We are slowly adding to Miss M’s collection of dinosaurs and prefer these anatomically correct dinos from Schleich because they have the common and some not-so-common dinosaurs available, such as the Dracorex. Miss M’s current favourite is Brachiosaurus.
Lego has some too – I love this fossil set!
While they can make a bit of mess, Miss M loves cracking open and chipping away at these dinosaur eggs. They make great non-candy Easter gifts too!
Another fun gift for girls who love dinosaurs – or boys who love dinosaurs – is a dinosaur puppet. Some of them are quite realistic! Miss M loves trying to scare us with hers.
Miscellaneous dinosaur gifts for girls who love dinosaurs
There are numerous dinosaur gifts for girls who love dinosaurs that do not fit into any of the categories above. They still make great gifts!
Are you looking for gifts for girls who love dinosaurs, but also love baking? Why not get a gift that serves both interests? Miss M loves making butter cookies using these dinosaur cookie cutters.
Dinosaur drink bottle, etc.
Mealtimes can be dinosaur-themed, too. Try this dinner set, for example. Admittedly, many such sets are aimed more towards boys.
These Tiptoi pens are very popular in Germany. There are not really toys, but educational tools as kids use them to learn about sounds, shapes, animals, processes, etc, hear stories and answer questions.
At the moment, most things are only available in German, which is great if you are looking for cool dinosaur gifts for girls who love dinosaurs and raising your child to be bilingual with German!
Another great German invention – that is just being rolled out in the UK – is the Tonie box. It is very intuitive and easy for kids to use. It is a great tool for any family who is raising their child to speak German.
Basically, you buy a Tonie box and then buy figures (Tonies) that are simply placed on top to play the music, stories, etc. Some are pre-recorded and some are blank so that you can record whatever you like on them. Miss M has a number of dinosaur-themed “Tonies”, including Heavysaurus and the dinosaur knowledge Tonie.
Amazon Prime Video
Dino Dana is a great role model for little girls who love dinosaurs. She does ‘scientific experiments’ to learn about dinosaurs and learns about life too in her patchwork family. Miss M loves it!
To let your child see Dino Dana regularly, sign up for amazon Prime Video.
Spoilt for choice: 50+ cool dinosaur gifts for girls who love dinosaurs
Times have changed and there are now even more dinosaur gifts for girls who love dinosaurs – we are almost spoilt for choice! There is a broad range of gifts available, as our list shows. And we didn’t even look at the clothing options available!
Does your little dinosaur lover have a birthday or special occasion coming up? Are you looking for the perfect dinosaur gift for girls? Look no further!
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