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From 'Frozen' to Lego: Popular Themed Gift Ideas for Kids

From cheap to splurge, we've rounded up themed and movie gifts for fans of Minecraft, American Girl Dolls, Minions and more

Published on: November 24, 2014

Themed gifts for all budgets

Do you have a Frozen fan living in your house? Or perhaps you need a gift idea for a Minecraft fanatic, or your favorite Whovian. Check out our round-up of themed gift ideas in a range of prices for Frozen, Minecraft, Dr. Who, My Little Pony, American Girl, Barbie, Lego, How To Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me Minions, and, of course, Big Hero 6.



Under $25: 
Sparkly handmade cape

Your little Elsa will feel like a queen in this sparkly handmade cape from the Gliznglamourgirl shop on Etsy. Custom made to order, you choose from four glittery fabrics. This will be the perfect addition to any girl’s dress-up collection.

$25–50 range:
Frozen Dolls 

Disney Frozen Deluxe Toddler Dolls are sure to delight any Frozen fans ages three and up. Elsa stands at 12 inches and Anna is ten inches tall, a perfect match for toddlers’ little hands.

Around $100: 
Frozen castle

Disney Frozen 2 -in-1 Castle Ice Palace Playset features both Arendale Castle and the ice palace that Queen Elsa created. The set comes with fun furniture and a mini Olaf figure, for kids to imagine themselves in Ana and Elsa’s world. 



Stocking Stuffer:
Minecraft Magnetic Sheets

For your favorite Minecraft enthusiast, how about stuffing that stocking with these Minecraft magnetic sheets? Each sheet contains 80, 1-inch-square blocks for building a world on the refrigerator or any metal surface.

Under $25:
Minecraft Redstone Ore Light

This battery-operated night light is sure to keep the pigmen away! Tap once for a low light, twice for medium and three times for the brightest light.

Giant Minecraft Foam Creeper

At two feet tall, this is a frighteningly detailed, articulated creeper. Made from EVA foam, this guy is an officially licensed Minecraft collectable.

Around $100: 
Creeper Hoodie

This scary creeper hoodie is perfect for a fan of Minecraft. The brightly colored sweatshirt can be worn in the usual way, or you can zip it all the way up the front, creating a mask. Creepy!


American Girl

Stocking Stuffer:
A Light in the Cellar: A Molly Mystery

This Agatha Award-winning mystery is available in paperback for just $6.95. Set during World War II, characters Molly and Emily discover a mystery while volunteering in the war effort. The paperback includes an illustrated section to provide historical context.

Under $25:
Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight  DVD or Blu Ray Set

Learn about Isabelle’s journey into the spotlight in this fun new movie.


Sugar and Spice Baking Set

Dolls like to have fun too! With this Sugar and Spice Baking Set, your American Girl doll can enjoy the tradition of gingerbread house decorating. Includes a gingerbread house, frosting, candy décor along with a hat and apron.

Around $100:

Isabelle Starter Collection

Isabelle is a sweet dancer who has found her own way to shine! This collection includes the Isabelle doll, outfits, dance case, dance outfits, and pink-tipped highlights for her blond hair.


Stocking stuffer:

Lego Friends Emma Keychain Light

What's not to love about Lego? This 2.5-inch Lego Friends figure has light-up legs and is perfect for backpacks. The figure has moveable parts and is available in seven different Friends characters.

Under $25:
Lego Duplo All-in-One Box of Fun

This is the perfect starter set for little Lego lovers! The box includes 65 pieces of larger- than-regular Lego blocks, which are safe for ages 18 months and up.

Lego Calendar

The gift that keeps on giving! This set features two minifigures and labels for every month and day of the year. Rebuild every month for a practical and fun 3-D calendar!

Around $100:
Lego Millennium Falcon

It’s a Star Wars icon, the Millennium Falcon. This Lego set features an opening hull, twin flick missiles and lots of other details. The Falcon also comes with six mini-figures.

Despicable Me Minions

Stocking Stuffer:
Minion Ducktape

The creative possibilities are endless with this Minion Ducktape! Make wallets, purses or decorate notebooks and pencils.

Under $25:
Despicable Me 2 Operation Board Game

Stuart is having a bad day! Help him out by removing parts such as unicorn fluff, nutty noggin and toxic tongue. Play just like the old-fashioned Operation game, by removing parts with tweezers without setting off the buzzer.


Build your own Minion! The set includes extra eyes and mouths, as well as a plunger, welding goggles, and ray gun.

Around $100:

Despicable Me Minion Icon Chair

This iconic chair is the perfect addition to your little Minion’s bedroom decor! Available for in-store pick up at your local Toys R Us, and best of all — no assembly is required!

How to Train Your Dragon

Stocking stuffer:
Night Fury figurine

At 2.4 by 2 inches, this tiny little Night Fury Dragon is perfect for a stocking. He is made to order out of polymer clay from the Etsy shop IssyandSofi. But order fast, because this little guy takes two weeks to arrive!

Under $25:
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Ultimate Battle Collection

It’s the battle of the dragons with these twelve, 3-inch action figures! Recreate battles in the sky with your favorite characters from the movie How to Train your Dragon 2.

How to Train Your Dragon 2: Giant Toothless Battle

IONIX brand sets feature a new type of construction brick that “shape shift” and change. Contains two shape shifting mini figures, one shape shifting titan brick and 239 additional pieces. Build and battle with Mighty Toothless, Drago and Hiccup.

Around $100:
Toothless Plushie

For the ultimate lover of night furies, give them a huge Toothless Plushie. Handmade at the Etsy shop Nightless Lullaby, these dolls come with options including a prosthetic tail. These big dragons are 30 inches from tip to tail and have a wingspan of 36 inches.

Big Hero 6

Stocking Stuffer:
Big Hero 6 Water Bottle

Even heroes need to hydrate! Fight thirst with this 25-ounce stainless steel aqua-can. The handy bottle features the cast of Big Hero 6 and is BPA-free.

Under $25:
Big Hero 6

These brightly colored PJ’s feature Baymax Mech and other characters from the Big Hero 6 movie. Available in sizes 2–10, these would be great to open on Christmas Eve.

Baymax Mech Deluxe Flying Action Figure

Recreate scenes from Big Hero 6 with this fantastic action figure! Baymax Mech measures 11 inches tall with an 18-inch wingspan and features a firing rocket fist, pop up wings and light and sound effects. Includes a Hiro Hamada figure.

Baymax MacBook Pro Sleeve

A great, practical gift for your “big” Big Hero 6 fan, this sleeve is sized for 15-inch MacBooks. It’s even padded, water resistant and made in the USA from sustainable materials.


Stocking Stuffer:
SeaWorld Wildlife Rescuer Doll

What’s the perfect sized toy for a stocking? A Barbie doll of course! The SeaWorld Wildlife Rescuer Doll comes dressed in a wet suit and even has a little sea otter friend — a bargain at under $10 dollars.

Under $25:
Barbie Endless Curls Doll

For girls who like to play with dolls and play with hair, this Barbie comes with curlers, a curling iron, barrettes, hair bands and brush for endless hair style options. The curlers and curling iron are heat-free for safe play.  

Barbie Fashonistas Ultimate Fashion Gift set

This set includes six complete Barbie outfits in which pieces can be mixed and matched. This ultimate package comes with purses and shoes to complete Barbie’s fashionista look.

Around $100:
Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse

Barbie’s dream house is a two-story, six-room house packed full of fun details! Barbie has her own spiral staircase and kitchen stocked with play food. You can even activate the mini TV by placing a Smartphone in a special holder on the house. Life on the beach was never better!


Doctor Who

Stocking Stuffer:
Doctor Who Blind Box Mini Figures

You get what you get, so don’t throw a fit! These four-inch Dr. Who mini figures are “blind” boxed so you could get any one of the ten toys from the TV show. It’s a great stocking stuffer, that is, unless you get a Weeping Angel, especially the one with the I’m-gonna-get-you face!

Under 25:
Doctor Who Tardis Teapot

Choose from blue or a chrome-colored anniversary edition pot for a spot of tea with the Doctor. The teapot holds 25 ounces, but of course, it might be bigger on the inside!

Tardis Sweatshirt

This blue hoodie has the Police Box details embroidered onto the front. But, as the website warns: Check the size chart; it’s not bigger on the inside!

Around $100:
Wibbly-Wobbly Fridgie-Widgie

This Tardis minifridge keeps up to six, 12-ounce cans cold and features cool sound effects when you open the door. Also has a heating element to warm up your fish fingers!

My Little Pony

Stocking Stuffer:
My Little Pony Equestria Girl Headband and Ponytail

Your My Little Pony fan can dress up as Rainbow Dash with this cute headband equipped with pony ears and rainbow hair. Comes with a 12-inch rainbow hair extension.

Under $25:
My Little Pony Necklace

Check out this handmade necklace from the Etsy shop BubbleGumGlam. This “chunky bubblegum” necklace has a Princess Celestia in the center and can be ordered with a matching bracelet. (The necklace isn’t really made of bubblegum — just chunky acrylic beads!)

Princess Twilight Sparkle’s Friendship Rainbow Kingdom Playset

Princess Twilight’s Kingdom has lots of fun features such as keys to unlock surprises and even a slide and swing. Comes with a Neon Rainbow princess Twilight Sparkle Pony, too!

Around $100:
Custom Boutique Rainbow Dash Two-piece Set Ruffled Skirt

Wow! This custom-made Rainbow Dash outfit will make any My Little Pony fan smile! Comes in Girls sizes 2–8, and made by the Etsy shop HotTotsSchoolKids2.


More great gift inspiration  

Gift ideas by age and stage

Fun board games for kids and families

Homemade Christmas gifts kids can make

Experience gift ideas


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