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On our blog we cover various different topics related to parenting and toys. From ways you can empower your child to tips regarding toy safety and a guide for parents of children with Autism. We also advocate for allowing girls to explore beyond the typical gender roles and letting their interests and imagination flurish no matter if it’s playing firefighter, wanting a set of G.I. Joes or wanting to play with Barbie Dolls!

We are aiming to get people (and companies) to rethink what it means to be girly one gift idea at a time. We are working to rewrite our gift guides to offer more than just the stereo typical girl toys because we know that boys gifts can be great gifts for girls too!

#62MillionGirls | Awesome Toys & Gifts to Educate Millions of Girls

PigtailPals is excited to carry on the legacy of helping the #62milliongirls in this world who are denied a fair chance at an education. In the future we plan...

Pigtails Pals Completes Acquisition of doodleBuckets

Pigtail pals today announced the strategic merger with doodleBuckets, a website with a long standing history in the toy and gifts space. The operating manager of pigtailpals.com had this to...

The History of Motocross: An MX Series – 1924-2000s

*This 9 Part MX History Series has been republished with the permission of the original author Ed Youngblood. We want to thank Ed for his continued passion and support...

Building a Support Network to Deal with Autism

Learning how to manage your child’s autism diagnosis is no small task. The signs and symptoms of Autism present themselves differently in everyone so there is no one solution...

How to Share an Autism Diagnosis with Extended Family

Sharing an autism diagnosis with extended family members can be difficult for most parents. You’ve just gone through the emotional process of getting your child evaluated and diagnosed with...

How to Handle Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis

According to the CDC, one in 88 children are diagnosed with autism in the U.S. As a parent, that certainly doesn’t make your child’s diagnosis any easier to swallow. It’s...

Autism Test: How to Get Your Child Evaluated for Autism

Many people are familiar with some of the common signs of autism. But receiving a diagnosis for your child is a whole new hurdle to overcome. Unfortunately, there’s no...

How to Recognize the Early Signs & Symptoms of Autism

“Could my child have autism?”. It's a common question more and more parents are asking themselves these days and one you should consider if your intuition tells you something...

Does Birth Order Affect a Child’s Personality Traits?

The vast majority of studies have shown us that birth order affects both our children’s personalities and character traits regardless of whether they're a boy or girl. There have...

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Gift Idea Guides

8 Best Valentines Day Gifts for Boys in 2021

Are you trying to gather ideas for boy valentines gifts this year? If so, you're in the right place because here we've researched, reviewed and answered your pressing question...

9 Best Valentines Day Gifts for Daughters

If you're interested in searching for valentines gifts for daughters this year, you'll want to check out our review below. We've included some awesome stuff that you can give...

8 Best Valentines Day Gifts for Kids

Finding valentines day gifts for children can be tricky because you want to find the right balance between avoiding going over the top while also showing your child that...

17 Best Easter Gift Ideas for Girls in 2021

Trying to think of exciting gifts to put inside of an Easter basket for girls can be a challenge. There are so many different possibilities available that it can...

19 Best Easter Gift Ideas for Boys in 2021

Creating an Easter gift basket for boys can be tricky as there are so many different toys and activities that you could include. If you were struggling to think...

38 Best Toys & Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys in 2021

Finding the best gift ideas for 10 year old boys is something that many parents, grandparents and family friends have a tough time with. This is largely due to...

32 Best Gift Ideas for Teenage Boys in 2021

We know how tough it can be trying to find presents for teens due to the many different interests they have so if you're struggling to find gifts for...

33 Best Toys & Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls in 2021

Parents often run into trouble when they’re trying to find presents for 8 year old girls. With so many toys available that it can feel incredibly overwhelming. So that's...

18 Best Newborn Baby Girl Gift Basket Ideas 2021

Searching for newborn baby girl gift baskets can be tricky since there are different options that have various benefits and features. If you've been struggling to try to find...

32 Best Gift Ideas for 14 Year Old Boys in 2021

If you’re having a tough time finding the best Christmas gift ideas for 14 year old boys, you’ll be glad to hear that you’re in the right place. We’ve...

33 Best Gift Ideas for 16 Year Old Girls in 2021

Are you having a tough time finding cool gifts for 16 year old teenage girls? If so, you'll be interested in taking a look through our detailed review below. We've...

28 Best Gifts for 19 Year Old Girls in 2021

Finding gifts ideas for 19 year old girls can be a pretty daunting task. There's so many options available that people often become confused when it comes to narrowing...

30 Best Gifts for 20 Year Old Girls in 2021

Finding good gift ideas for 20 year old females can be a daunting task. There are an overwhelming amount of choices available which can quickly become confusing when trying...

28 Best Gifts for 19 Year Old Girls in 2021

Finding gifts ideas for 19 year old girls can be a pretty daunting task. There's so many options available that people often become confused when it comes to narrowing...

30 Best Gifts for 20 Year Old Girls in 2021

Finding good gift ideas for 20 year old females can be a daunting task. There are an overwhelming amount of choices available which can quickly become confusing when trying...

11 Best Baby Boy Diaper Cakes for 2021

If you're looking for the best baby boy diaper cakes that are currently available, you'll be glad to hear that you're in the right place.  We've researched what the top...

29 Best Stocking Stuffers for Teen Boys in 2021

Finding stocking stuffers for teen boys can be difficult because they often have different interests. Even trickier is you'll have to find options that they'll like that can also...

25 Best Stocking Stuffers for Boys

Are you looking for ideas on stocking stuffers that you can get your son this Christmas? If so, you're in the right place because we've researched and reviewed what...

8 Best Personalized Gifts for Kids This Christmas

If you're struggling to find a more memorable Christmas gift for your child this year, it could be an awesome idea to consider something that's more personalized! Personalized presents...

24 Best Toddler Boy Toys & Gift Ideas

There are many things to consider when it comes to getting toddler boy toys and gifts whether it be for Christmas, a birthday or just because you think they've...

20 Best Toddler Girl Toys: Buyers Guide for 2021

Finding baby girl toys for toddlers can be incredibly daunting and difficult since there are so many different options available. If you're feeling stuck on which kind of toy...

36 Best Gifts for 13 Year Old Girls in 2021

Finding the best gift ideas for 13 year old girls can be tricky because there are so many different choices available. Not to mention, discovering a teenage girl's interest...

28 Best Gifts for 19 Year Old Girls in 2021

Finding gifts ideas for 19 year old girls can be a pretty daunting task. There's so many options available that people often become confused when it comes to narrowing...

30 Best Gifts for 20 Year Old Girls in 2021

Finding good gift ideas for 20 year old females can be a daunting task. There are an overwhelming amount of choices available which can quickly become confusing when trying...

28 Best 21st Birthday Gifts for Her in 2021

If you've been searching for 21st birthday gifts for her, you will have come across an incredibly wide variety of options. At this age girls are heading into adulthood...

34 Best Gifts for Tween Boys in 2021

If you're interested in discovering what the best tween boy gifts are and what they have to offer, you'll want to check out our review below. We've researched what...

15 Cheap Toys & Gifts for Kids Under $10

Not all gifts for kids need to be expensive. Often times small inexpensive gifts are given for Christmas gift exchanges between children. Other times grandparents or older siblings who...

15 Best Gifts & Toys for Autistic Kids & Toddlers

Children with Autism have a more difficult time navigating the world around them than children who do not have this condition. These children develop at a different rate and...

Best Christmas & Birthday Gifts for Teenage Girls

Teenage girls like anyone else are individuals, with individual interests and hobbies, however the one thing all teenage girls have in common is that they enjoy looking their best...

10 Best Christmas Gifts & Toys for 8 Year Olds

By the age of 8 most kids are beginning to enjoy both being active and board games that are competitive in nature, tend to like to collect things such...

10 Best Educational Toys for 10 Year Olds

Most parents are always looking for ways to help their child do well in school. Finding educational toys that are fun and encourage an excitement for learning is one...

10 Best Educational Gifts & Toys for 9 Year Olds

While almost all toys have some educational value to children those toys that are considered educational toys are ones that are specifically designed to help a child develop a...