10 Best Princess Toys in 2018

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There are so many Disney toys out there, it’s hard to decide what to get for your little one! You may even be buying princess toys for your child or someone else’s child. Should you buy a Belle or a Cinderella? A Tiana or an Ariel? In our guide, we’ve organized everything, giving you the recommended age range, the names of the Disney princesses found in each product, and the price ranges.

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Through our research into toy companies (LEGO, Hasbro and Wonder Forge to name a few) and our examination of hundreds of customer reviews, we made a list of the 10 hottest princess-themed toys. We’ve got a little of everything in our list of princess gift ideas. Take a look at the princess dolls, games, jewelry, palaces, and other fun princess sets below.

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  • Dress up as 4 different princesses
  • Clothes fit sizes 4 to 6x
  • Many accessories
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  • 11 Disney Princesses
  • Movie-inspired dresses
  • Lots of accessories
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  • Customizable necklaces
  • 150 beads
  • 5 rubber princess pendants with 5 chains

We’ve got a little of everything in our list of princess gift ideas. Take a look at the princess dolls, games, jewelry, palaces, and other fun princess sets below.

View the Best Princess Toys, Below.

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1. Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk

Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk

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This dress-up set has 4 Disney princess outfits with plenty of accessories for a child to wear. Kids love trying out Disney princess fashion, and this is an easy way to keep them entertained for hours.

Recommended Age

Since the tops and skirts fit children sizes 4-6x, the Disney princess gowns can be worn by 2-year-olds (with some adjustment) and by kids as old as 4, even 5 years old in some cases. The Disney princess clothes also come with small accessories that are choking hazards for kids under three, so keep them from little kids.

Princesses

This is a dress-up toy that allows little kids to be Aurora, Belle, Snow White, or Cinderella.

Value

This Disney princess set is at the mid-price range and comes with four tops but three skirts, because of the yellow skirt doubles as Snow White’s and Belle’s skirt. Keep that in mind, since four kids wouldn’t be able to dress up all at once. There are 21 pieces, including 3 bracelets, 3 rings, a necklace, a choker, a Disney princess crown, 3 headbands, and a sticker sheet.

The clothing isn’t machine washable, so careful of stains. The trunk is 12” high, 5” wide, and x 8” deep. It is made of cardboard. However, the whole set is remarkably cheaper than the individual Disney princess gowns you might find at the store.

Why We Like It
  • Dress up as 4 different princesses
  • Clothes fit sizes 4 to 6x
  • Many accessories
Recommended Age
3 years and up
Dimensions
12 x 8 x 5 Inches
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2. Hasbro Shimmering Dreams Collection Doll

Hasbro Shimmering Dreams Collection Doll

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There are 11 princesses in this beautiful set, and they all wear intricately patterned dresses inspired by the movies.

Recommended Age

Because of the tiny accessories, this toy is a choking hazard for kids under three. If you want to take the small parts away beforehand, most little girls would love having the dolls to play with.

Princesses

The dolls are Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Tiana, Mulan, Merida, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Snow White, and Aurora.

Value

The dolls come together in a large box, and they’re each about 10 inches tall. They’re movable at the hips, shoulders, and neck, so the elbows and knees can’t bend as a Barbie doll would. With the 11 outfits, there are 11 pairs of shoes, 2 pairs of earrings, and 10 other accessories.

Not all of the princesses’ faces completely match the Disney princess images from the movies, and all of their dresses are “inspired by” the movies. All in all, it’s a set in the higher price range, but it’s to be expected if you want all the princesses together.

Why We Like It
  • 11 Disney Princesses
  • Movie-inspired dresses
  • Lots of accessories
Recommended Age
3 years and up
Dimensions
46.4 x 13.5 x 3 Inches
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3. Disney Princess Activity Necklace Set

Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set

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This set comes with 5 necklace chains, a ton of beads, and 5 rubber princess pendants. It makes for a fun do-it-yourself project.

Recommended Age

The set has many small beads. Therefore, it is a choking hazard for kids under three years old. By the time a child is four or five years old, they should have the dexterity to slide the beads onto the chains. The necklace closure at the back is easy for small kids to clasp and unclasp. In the end, the manufacturer recommends this set for kids three to ten years old.

Princesses

The rubber princess pendants are shaped like cute versions of Snow White, Ariel, Cinderella, Tiana, and Belle.

Value

This low-priced toy has 150 beads, 5 chains, and 5 princess pendants that allow for endless combinations and creations. It’s a great kit for creativity and self-expression. All the parts can be stored in the plastic carrying case. Some parents worry that the necklace closure comes undone too easily, though this may be by design to help small children open and close the necklace.

Why We Like It
  • Customizable necklaces
  • 150 beads
  • 5 rubber princess pendants with 5 chains
  • Easy to open necklace clasp
Recommended Age
3 years and up
Dimensions
2 x 8.2 x 9.7 Inches
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4. Wonder Forge Disney Cupcake Party Games

Wonder Forge Enchanted Cupcake Party Games

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This game’s objective is to have players team up and compete to build princess-themed cupcakes. There are 10 cupcakes with 4 parts each.

Recommended Age

All the pieces are quite small and are considered a choking hazard for kids under three. This toy really hits the sweet spot for kids around four and five years old.

Princesses

The cupcakes are inspired by Tiana, Aurora, Snow White, Ariel, Mulan, Belle, Rapunzel, Pocahontas, Jasmine, and Cinderella.

Value

This game comes at a low price range. It’s great for teamwork, but it can also be a relaxed solo activity. Children can improve their dexterity by building random cupcakes since all the pieces are interchangeable. There are several “recipe cards” that show how to make each princess cupcake. Along with these are 10 game tiles, a sand timer, and game instructions. The cupcakes themselves are pretty small.

Why We Like It
  • 10 princess-inspired cupcakes to build
  • Mix and match cupcake parts
  • Fun game for teamwork and dexterity
Recommended Age
3 years and up
Dimensions
3 x 10.5 x 10.5 Inches
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5. LEGO Frozen Anna & Elsa’s Playground 10736

LEGO Frozen Anna & Elsa's Playground 10736

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This is a set that lets kids build a two-story ice castle from the movie Frozen.

Recommended Age

Kids four to seven years old will have fun with this LEGO Juniors set. Some pieces are a choking hazard for kids under three years old.

Princesses

The main characters of Frozen, Anna and Elsa, are figures included in this set.

Value

There are 94 pieces in this set (compatible with other LEGO sets). Besides Anna and Elsa, there’s a polar bear cub, and the buildable ice castle (with two levels, a catapult, a rotating fountain, a chest, and a slide). The castle is about 7 inches tall, 7 inches wide, and 5 inches deep. It’s a fairly inexpensive introduction to LEGOs and a great value if your children love Frozen.

Why We Like It
  • Large “Juniors” LEGO bricks
  • Anna and Elsa figurines
  • Two-story ice castle
  • Lots of accessories
Recommended Age
4 years and up
Dimensions
10.3 x 7.5 x 2.4 Inches
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6. Disney Princess Belle Toddler Doll

Disney Princess Belle Toddler Doll

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This is a simple yet elegant Princess Belle doll for toddlers. She wears a tiara and a royal gown in yellow and pink.

Recommended Age

Doll s are great princess toys for toddlers, and these are made for kids three and up. The little pairs of shoes are a choking hazard for kids under three years old.

Princesses

Though this one is Belle, the other princess toddler dolls available are Jasmine, Aurora, Rapunzel, Ariel, Cinderella, Tiana, Merida, and Snow White.

Value

With the Belle doll, her gown has a pretty and glittery pattern, making her Disney princess babies will love. The dress also features pink silhouettes of the Beast’s castle, roses, and Belle smelling a rose. The doll is about inches in height. In the series of dolls, they all have Disney princess crowns, gowns, and shoes.

Why We Like It
  • 14 inches tall
  • Beautiful glittered gown
  • Tiara and shoes
Recommended Age
3 years and up
Dimensions
4.8 x 7 x 15 Inches
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7. Townley Girl Disney Peel-Off Nail Polish

Townley Girl Disney Peel-Off Nail Polish

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This no-mess set of princess-themed nail polishes is made for little kids. Whether you’re helping a child paint their nails or letting them do it by themselves, it’s a lot less risky than actual nail polish.

Recommended Age

The nail polish is safe for kids three and older. It’s less lasting (and less staining) than grown-up nail polish. The polish can be peeled off, so there’s no need for any dangerous nail polish remover.

Princesses

Each bottle of polish features a Disney princess on the cap, with the bottle portion forming the bottom of her dress. Princesses include Snow White, Jasmine, Aurora, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle, and Tiana. A few princesses have two or even three bottles of polish dedicated to them, while other princesses have only one bottle.

Value

You can get these 15 bottles for a very low price. It’s 15 colors, though the 3 yellow polishes look almost identical. By design, the polish dries quickly and comes off very easily when compared to adult nail polish. The formula for the polish is water-based, so it doesn’t cause stains as a regular polish would.

Why We Like It
  • Temporary nail polish
  • Easy cleanup
  • Quick drying
  • No nail polish remover needed
Recommended Age
3 years and up
Dimensions
1.5 x 11.5 x 11.5 Inches
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8. LEGO Sleeping Beauty’s Fairytale Castle 41152

LEGO Sleeping Beauty's Fairytale Castle 41152

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This is another LEGO castle set, this time featuring characters and scenes from Sleeping Beauty.

Recommended Age

This LEGO set is very simple in design and is meant for kids six to twelve years old. There are some tiny parts that are a choking hazard for kids under three.

Princesses

This toy castle by LEGO has Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and Maleficent figures.

Value

The castle is about 11 inches tall, 4 inches wide, and 2 inches deep. There’s also Maleficent’s home (4 inches tall, 2 inches wide, and 2 inches deep). Along with the Aurora and Maleficent figures, there’s a good fairy, a bunny, and many other accessories (including a wand, crown, spindle, food, and more).

The set is mid-priced with tons of cool features to keep a young child occupied for a long time. It can be combined with similar LEGO Disney toys.

Why We Like It
  • Aurora and Maleficent figures
  • Castle and Maleficent’s lair
  • Tons of accessories
Recommended Age
6 years and up
Dimensions
11.1 x 10.3 x 3 Inches
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9. Disney Princess Pop-Up Palace

Disney Princess Pop-Up Palace

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The Pop-Up Palace is a Disney princess house with rooms tailored for 4 Disney princesses!

Recommended Age

The Disney Princess Pop-Up Palace has several small accessories that are a choking hazard for children under three. It’s recommended for kids three to five years old, but there are many kids past five who would get a lot of use out of it.

Princesses

This is an elaborate dollhouse with a kitchen for Aurora, a foyer for Cinderella, a bathroom for Ariel, and a dining room for Belle, and also a lounge. It does not come with the dolls!

Value

The accessories include a stove, chairs, a bathtub, and more (13 accessories in all). The second floor of the palace can be extended open with a handle. The whole castle can be folded shut and carried around. 4 of the 5 rooms are themed after Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Aurora, but the dolls are sold separately. All in all, the palace comes at a mid-range price.

Why We Like It
  • 4 princess-themed rooms
  • 13 accessories
  • Palace with extendable second floor
  • Palace folds up for easy storage and travel
Recommended Age
3 years and up
Dimensions
4.5 x 19 x 15 Inches
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10. LEGO Duplo Belle´S Tea Party 10877

LEGO Duplo Belle´S Tea Party 10877

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This Belle set is the best gift for little girls who want to have a fun tea party.

Recommended Age

If you want to buy baby princess toys, DUPLO toys are made for children between two and five years old. The pieces are large, making this toy the only non-choking hazard on our list.

Princesses

This set has Belle, along with Mrs. Potts, Chip, and Cogsworth from Beauty and the Best.

Value

The set has a low price while also giving a child plenty of things to roleplay with. The 4 figures (Belle, Mrs. Potts, Chip, and Cogsworth) will have children acting out lots of adventures. Extra accessories include a fireplace, table, and chairs.

Why We Like It
  • Big pieces don’t present choking hazards
  • Belle, Mrs. Potts, Chip, and Cogsworth figures
Recommended Age
2 years and up
Dimensions
10.3 x 7.5 x 2.4 Inches
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Princess Toys Buyer’s Guide

You’ve seen how we broke down the ten toys above into categories, so now we’ll go into a little more detail on each of them. How old can a child be until they stop enjoying a certain toy? And how old should they be to begin? Which Disney princesses are featured in these sets? And how much are you paying for these toys? Will the child get a lot of entertainment out of them for the price you paid? All these questions will be answered below.

Recommended Age

It may seem obvious, but sometimes it’s hard to tell if a toy is too childish, or too complicated for a certain age group. For example, the Disney Princess Activity Necklace Set was created to be simple for tiny hands, but you wouldn’t give it to a child as young as two years old. For one thing, there are too many tiny parts that could be a hazard. Secondly, little kids don’t have the fine motor skills to string together the beads that come with this set.

The manufacturer recommends the toy for kids three to ten years old, but honestly many ten-year-olds could write the toy off as too immature. Are you not sure if a child is “too old” for that doll? For clues, you can take a look at the other toys they play with. Some ten-year-olds are still comforted by simple dolls like the Disney Princess Toddler Dolls. Others are building huge towers with LEGOs, so a set of standard LEGOs with a princess theme would be great.

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If you want to find a baby Disney princess toys, LEGO DUPLO has great Disney toys for toddlers, and their LEGO Juniors line is slightly more complex. All three have some cool Disney princess sets. In the toy reviews above, we’ve always noted what parts of the toys, if any, are choking hazards for young children. Often, the pairs of shoes on the dolls are the smallest pieces, ditto the jewelry that come with some sets.

In some instances, all of the pieces are a hazard. Certain LEGO sets and toys like the Wonder Forge Disney Cupcake Party Game are made up of lots of little pieces that should be kept far away from kids under three.

Princesses

The official Disney princesses list is always growing. Currently, we have Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Jasmine (Aladdin), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Pocahontas, and Mulan, with recent additions Tiana (The Princess and the Frog), Rapunzel (Tangled), and Merida (Brave). Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Moana, and other characters may become official Disney princesses soon. It’s hard to keep them all straight, but a young Disney fan will correct you if you’re wrong!

If it’s convenient, you can ask the future gift recipient about their favorite Disney movies. It could give you some insight into their favorite characters. (If you’re a proud parent who’s been forced to watch Frozen 1,000 times already, ignore all this.) And if you can’t decide which princess they love most, there are a great deal of sets that have several princesses featured. The Wonder Forge Disney Cupcake Party technically has no princesses, but the point is that the buildable plastic cupcakes represent them in some way.

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The Townley Girl Disney Peel-Off Nail Polish Set has most of the princesses, with some princesses repeated a couple of times. The only set with all of them is the Hasbro Shimmering Dreams Collection that has eleven princess Disney dolls in one big box. If you only want to buy a select few dolls, the makers of the Disney Princess Belle Toddler Doll have also made several other Disney princess dolls.

Value

Last but not least comes the question of value. We sorted the Disney princess merchandise we’ve talked about into low, mid, and high price ranges. The low price range features little princess toys inexpensive enough that if you buy one you might even want to buy a second or more. The mid-price Disney princess gifts may be satisfying enough that it could be the only present you have to buy, though it won’t hurt your wallet too much if you want to buy another. Last comes the high-priced toys.

For example, the Hasbro Shimmering Dreams Collection Doll is a pretty exceptional—and pricey—gift. A child won’t get bored of eleven dolls in a hurry. And the Disney Princess Pop-Up Palace is technically a mid-priced gift, though you might want to buy a few dolls since they’re sold separately! In the value section on each review, we’ve listed the accessories that come with the toy.

Sometimes it’s little pieces of furniture, or plastic foods, or little castles. Other times, it’s jewelry for your child or classic Disney crowns for the dolls. We did this so you’d get a better idea of what you’re investing in.

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Conclusion

Does the child you’re buying for already have a lot of Disney princess dolls? Maybe they’d be overjoyed by something a little different, like the princess nail polish or make-your-own necklace sets we reviewed above. For kids with enough dexterity and patience, there are plenty of princess LEGO toys that can be a fun challenge. Above all, it’s imperative that you know the gift recipient’s favorite Disney princesses. If you’re not this child’s parent or guardian, ask around about their favorite Disney movies.

Give or take, there are about a dozen princesses Disney includes in the franchise. If the child in question has more than one favorite, there are sets like the Hasbro Shimmering Dreams Collection Doll that have every princess you can imagine.  Likewise, the Wonder Forge Disney Cupcake Party Game and the Townley Girl Disney Peel-Off Nail Polish each have several princesses to choose from.

When all is said and done, a pretty princess doll is more than just a toy to a little kid. It can serve as a role model or can be used to express creativity and imagination. Whatever toy you choose, we hope the recipient can have a magical experience!

Expert Tip

LEGO DUPLO sets contain large bricks that help kids up to three years old learn about colors, numbers, and shapes. However, LEGO Juniors toys are for kids up to age seven, followed by the standard LEGO toys for everyone else.

Did you Know

The only Disney Princess with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star is Snow White.