Gift guide: Shopping for little girls

There’s no shortage of cute gift ideas for children out there, that’s for sure. For little girls, be it daughter, goddaughter, niece, granddaughter or friend, there are so many sweet things available, it can be difficult to choose the right gift.

If you’ve made the decision to shop handmade this holiday season, we’d like to congratulate you and make some suggestions for gifts handmade on Long Island that are sure to delight the little girls in your life.

Quilled princess art by JGA Creations

“What is quilling?”, you may ask. Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is the art of rolling, shaping and gluing strips of paper in designs, and JGA Creations is fantastic at it! Framed art includes Ariel, Cinderella, Tinkerbell and Belle, and if you’re shopping early, don’t miss out on custom initial framed art as well. A delightful change from the ordinary (with most under $20), quilled art will make a great addition to your little girl’s decor. See more at or shop at

Hairclip holders by Fia Bella Boutique

Long hair is so lovely to dress up, but where do you store all those clips, bows and baubles? Fia Bella Boutique has the problem solved with this $25 dress-shaped hairclip holder. Hang it on the wall, snap on the hairclips and there you go – everything is neat, and looking too cute! Also check out headband holders as well as all sorts of adorable accessories for babies and little girls at

Glitter adjustable headbands by For My Daughter

Elastic headbands are a comfortable way to add some color to a little girl’s hairstyle, and these glittery adjustable ones are a great choice! At $5 each (and adjustable from newborn to adult size) these make a great stocking stuffer or accompanying gift to clothes or other accessories. Choose from 8 different colors, and check out other great accessories at

Need more ideas? Visit the Knit and Crochet, Jewelry and Children’s Apparel pages!

The Handmade Long Island Gift Guide includes items made by members of the Handmade Long Island directory who have e-commerce websites or online shops. Visit the directory for the full listing, including artisans who can be seen at local craft fairs and events and who offer customized designs. Please note that items included above may sell out or change price at the discretion of the business owner.

If you miss out on your favorite item, please review the rest of the website or shop – you’re sure to find another piece you love just as much!