Parenting

16 Empowering Gifts For Girls That Aren't Pink Or Sparkly

Letters to Santa are already en route to the North Pole, filled with requests for the top toys of 2014. No doubt that Elsa and Barbie will be in high demand, but many kids are hoping for something that isn't a pink, sparkly, blonde-haired doll.

Thankfully, those popular toys are not the only options. We looked to A Mighty Girl, a site whose mission is to raise "smart, confident, and courageous girls," for inspiration in finding toys that encourage creativity and support kids as they acquire new skills.

After all, Toys R Us and other big box stores are moving away from the "pink aisle" and the "blue aisle," so it's probably time for Santa to head in that direction, too.

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Crazy Forts
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GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine
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Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science
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Briarpatch WordGirl Colossal Gazette Card Game
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Bill and Betty Bricks
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Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy Game
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Dinosaur Finger Printing Art Set
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Frida Kahlo Coloring Book
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'Strong' T-Shirt
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Introduction to Origami Kit
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Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
Get Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone.
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Doc McStuffins Doll Set
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Amelia Earhart Educational Doll and Biography
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Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
Get Brave Girl by Michelle Markel.
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Future President T-Shirt
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Eeboo Poet and Astronomer Paper Dolls
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