14 of the Best Unicorn Gifts That Will Please Any 8-Year-Old
Rainbow hair! Glittery slime! Fairy dust! If you hear these words often from the pre-tween on your list, we think it’s safe to say you’ve got a unicorn lover on your hands. And although you may be sick of all the sparkle, the upside to this trend is that there’s a fresh new batch of unicorn-adorned products out there, so you won’t have to repeat last year’s rainbow bath bomb. Just check out these 14 gifts that kids will think are straight-up magical.
1. Soft Hooded Bathrobe
Since it comes in 17 different patterned designs—ranging from rainbow unicorn to purple celestial unicorn to pink spotted unicorn—there’s gotta be something that suits his or her style.
2. Converse All Star Unicorns High Tops
Your 8-year-old mini-me can show off her love of unicorns while #twinning with you in your white high-top Chuck Taylors. Bonus points for easy-to-clean canvas and rubber sole construction.
3. Pottery Barn Teen Unicorn Critter Bean Bag Chair
Deck out her bedroom nook with a plush faux-fur bean bag chair that’ll make her want to spend time reading and even—*gasp*—doing homework. It’s filled with a mix of resilient high-density foam and (mostly) recycled polystyrene beads to help it hold its shape after hours spent tearing through Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Oh, and let’s not forget that the cover zips off and is machine washable.
4. Silicone Ice Cube Tray
She can serve her playmates magical glasses of iced tea while you steal a few moments of silence.
5. GoldieBlox DIY Light Up Unicorn Pillow Kit
Part STEM learning project, part snuggly room decor, this craft kit comes with everything needed for your little one to make a personalized glowing unicorn pillow. Through the process, they’ll learn how to design, sew and assemble a light circuit, with the end product being an item they’ll proudly show off to their friends.
6. Twee Sidewalk Chalk
Move over, regular ol' sidewalk chalk—these unicorn horns are here and they are fabulous. Included in every box is a cool-colored horn, a warm-colored horn and a gold-and-glitter-coated white horn for drawing enchanting new worlds. They’re also nontoxic and biodegradable.
7. Sunnylife Neon Unicorn Light
Since it’s battery operated, she can move it from her bedside table to the playroom during slumber parties. Ya know…to set the scene.
8. Swarovski Unicorn Charm Bracelet
Look at you, best auntie ever.
9. BigMouth Yard Sprinkler
So he has a giant pool float on his Christmas list, but you’re missing one thing: a pool in your backyard. This six-foot-tall inflatable sprinkler connects to any regular garden hose and is just as much fun.
10. The MET x State “Free Unicorn” Kane Backpack
Designed with the famous unicorn tapestry at The Met Cloisters in mind, this kid-size backpack will let your little one’s creativity soar at school and beyond. It also features Velcro side pockets, adjustable shoulder straps and plenty of interior compartments for supplies.
11. Gift Boutique Set of 2 Unicorn Pillows
Sweet dreams are made of these unicorn-themed travel pillows. Keep one in the car for snoozes on long rides and bring the other one everywhere else—from the living-room couch to the plane ride heading to your winter-break beach vacation.
12. Praymos Unicorn Earrings
The quality of these enchanting earrings far exceeds their price tag. Coated in 18K gold, they won’t tarnish and are safe for sensitive ears. But the real magic is the shade-shifting synthetic opal gems that reflect all of the colors of the rainbow.
13. Meri Meri Enamel Hair Clips
Your niece will love these gold pins that add a layer of delight to any hairstyle she rocks. And if she’s tired of unicorns one day, there are rainbow, shooting star and heart clips too!
14. OMG Metallic Unicorn Queen Gwen Crossbody
There’s no better way for a uni lover to carry around their ID, library card and allowance than this glittery crossbody bag that zips closed so nothing “magically” disappears.