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Here at the Pigtail Pals blog we cover all sorts of advice for parents from issues with sexism to ideas to help you empower your child no matter their age to parenting tips regarding toy safety, developmental disabilities, an entire section on Autism and even advocating for gender neutrality rather than forcing ‘boys to be boys’ and ‘girls to be girls’.

We are aiming to get people (and companies) to rethink what it means to be girly one gift idea at a time, this includes slowly rewriting our guides to take out the stereo typical girl toys and a greater understanding that boys gifts can be great gifts for girls too! These toy companies and society in general really need to stand up and stop making every thing for girls pink princess themed. Our girls deserve better and they shouldn’t be limited and thrown into a box. And to the same time our boys need to stop being told that they have to act a certain way to in order to be a ‘boy’ or ‘male’ or ‘manly’.

Of course there’s nothing wrong with girly type of stuff if your daughter actually prefers it but too often we force little girls into ‘girly’ things when they actually prefer the cool ride on toy their brother got.

If interested in finding the best toys and gifts for your kiddo you can either scroll down to see our latest reviews or head back to the Pigtail Pals homepage where they are all listed there!

We are here to help so if there’s anything you would like us to cover feel free to reach out via our contact page.

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...

How To Buy Safe & Age Appropriate Toys for Children

Toy safety is an oft overlooked issue with a lot parents these days assuming that if a toy is for sale it must be safe... and is certainly certified...

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...

Sharing an Autism Diagnosis with Friends & Acquaintances

When it comes to sharing an autism diagnosis with family members, the biggest question is usually how and when. For most people, it’s a given that their family needs...

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...

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Gift Idea Guides

17 Best Easter Gift Ideas for Girls in 2020

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 2020

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18 Best Prefilled Easter Baskets for Boys & Girls in 2020

Premade Easter baskets for kids tend to involve numerous items which can make it difficult when it comes to deciding on one at Easter. You'll be glad to hear...

38 Best Toys & Gifts for 1 Year Old Baby Girls 2020

Are you struggling to decide on what the best toys for 1 year old girls are? If so, you’ll be relieved to know that we’ve researched the top options...

42 Best Toys & Gifts for 1 Year Old Boys in 2020

If you're having a tough time finding the best gift ideas for 1 year old boys you're not alone. It can be a difficult task for parents and family...

28 Best Toys & Gifts for 2 Year Old Boys for 2020

Are you trying to find of the best gift ideas for 2 year old boys? If so we know that it can be pretty challenging but the good news...

33 Best Toys & Gifts for 3 Year Old Boys in 2020

Are you struggling to find the best gift ideas for 3 year old boys? If so, you’re in the right place with our shopping guide and it will definitely...

30 Best Toys & Gifts for 4 Year Old Boys in 2020

Finding the top gift ideas for 4 year old boys is tough with so many different options available. We know from experience that making sure that you get it...

31 Best Toys & Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys in 2020

Finding the right gift for a 5 year old boy can be tough. They’re at the age where they’re constantly trying out new things and it can be hard...

35 Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 6 Year Old Boys in 2020

Are you searching for different types of gifts for 6 year old boys but not having any luck? If so, we understand how stressful it can be! So, that’s...

31 Best Toys & Gifts for 7 Year Old Boys in 2020

If you're trying to find the best gift ideas for your 7 year old boy, we know it can be quite a difficult challenge. Boys this age are often...

32 Best Toys & Gifts for 8 Year Old Boys in 2020

There are so many different kinds of gift ideas for 8 year old boys available that it can be tough trying to find the best ones. If you’re feeling...

30 Best Toys & Gifts for 9 Year Old Boys in 2020

Are you having a hard time trying to find what the best toys for 9 year old boys are? If so, you’re not alone. Trying to purchase stuff for...

33 Best Toys & Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys in 2020

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 Toys & Gifts for 11 Year Old Boys in 2020

Finding the best gift ideas for 11 year old boys can be tricky. At this age your boy is quickly developing and his interests can change from day to...

32 Best Toys & Gifts for 12 Year Old Boys in 2020

Are you on the hunt but struggling to find good gift ideas for 12 year old boys? If so you can relax knowing that we’ve created a guide containing...

32 Best Gift Ideas for Teenage Boys in 2020

fWe 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...

31 Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 2 Year Old Girls 2020

Are you searching online for the best gift for 2 year old girls? If so we truly understand how frustrating and time consuming that can be, which is why...

35 Best Toys & Gifts for 3 Year Old Girls for 2020

Are you interested in learning more about the best gift ideas for 3 year old girls? If so, you're in the right place! We've researched and reviewed the top...

33 Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 4 Year Old Girls 2020

Finding the best gifts for 4 year old girls doesn’t have to be a hard challenge? Instead, you can simply have a read of this review to learn more...

30 Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 6 Year Old Girls 2020

Are you having a hard time finding the best gifts for 6 year old girls? If so, you’ll be glad to hear that you’re in the right place. In...

29 Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 7 Year Old Girls 2020

Finding the best gifts for 7 year old girls is a task that many parents struggle with. At this age, your child is likely trying out a range of...

31 Best Toys & Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls in 2020

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...

29 Best Toys & Gifts for 9 Year Old Girls in 2020

Are you on the hunt for the best gift ideas for 9 year old girls? If so, you’ll be very interested to take a look at our detailed guide,...

32 Best Toys & Gifts for 10 Year Old Girls in 2020

Are you having a tough time tracking down the best gift ideas for 10 year old girls? If so, you’ll be glad to hear that you’re in the right...

18 Best Newborn Baby Girl Gift Basket Ideas for 2020

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...

29 Best Toys & Gifts for 5 Year Old Girls in 2020

If you're on the hunt for the best gifts for 5 year old girls then you've come to the right place. The holidays are a blessed time of love,...

15 Best Baby Boy Gift Baskets for 2020

Are you having a hard time trying to find the best baby boy gift baskets? There are quite a few options available and it can be tricky knowing what...

31 Best Toys & Gifts for 11 Year Old Girls in 2020

Are you having a hard time finding the best gift ideas for 11 year old girls? If so, you’ll be glad to know that you’re in the right place....

30 Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 12 Year Old Girls 2020

Are you trying to find the best gifts for 12 year old girls? If so, we understand that you may have been having a hard time. There are so...

31 Best Gift Ideas for 14 Year Old Boys in 2020

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...

32 Best Gifts for 16 Year Old Boys in 2020

fIf you're having a hard time trying to find cool gifts for 16 year old boys, you'll be glad to hear that you're in the right place. We know...

31 Best Gift Ideas for 16 Year Old Girls in 2020

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...

31 Best Gift Ideas for 14 Year Old Girls in 2020

Are you on the search for the best birthday or Christmas gifts for 14 year old teenage girls? If so, we understand how tricky it can be so that's...

37 Best Birthday Gift Ideas for 18 Year Old Boys 2020

Finding the best gifts for an 18 year old boy doesn't have to be such a stressful process. Our goal is to make it super simple for you to...

35 Best Gifts for 18 Year Old Girls for 2020

Are you struggling to find the awesome gift ideas for your 18 year old girl? If so, we understand how hard it can be finding the right stuff that...

11 Best Baby Boy Diaper Cakes for 2020

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...

21 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...

33 Best Gifts for 13 Year Old Girls in 2020

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...

31 Best Gifts for 13 Year Old Boys in 2020

Are you struggling to find the best gift ideas for 13 year old boys? If so you're not alone! Parents know how tricky it can be to find presents...

30 Best Gift Ideas for 15 Year Old Girls in 2020

Teen girls have a wide range of interests that can make finding them a gift very difficult. One day the like something and they next they've outgrown it and...

38 Best Gifts for 15 Year Old Boys in 2020

If you're having a hard time finding the best gift ideas for 15 year old boys and wondering what to get your son for his birthday or Christmas then...

34 Best Gifts for 17 Year Old Boys in 2020

Are you struggling to find gift ideas for 17 year old boys? If so, you'll be very pleased to find that you're in the right place as we're here...

32 Best Gift Ideas for 17 Year Old Girls in 2020

Are you experiencing difficulty in finding good gifts for 17 year old girls? We understand how tough it can be trying to find presents for a teenage girl. Their...

26 Best Gifts for 19 Year Old Boys in 2020

Are you a parent or friend on the hunt for gift ideas for a 19 year old boy? If so, we know it can be difficult and time consuming...

26 Best Gifts for 19 Year Old Girls in 2020

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...

29 Best Gifts for 20 Year Old Girls in 2020

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25 Best Gifts for 20 Year Old Boys in 2020

Are you on the hunt for something for your sons birthday or Christmas but feeling indecisive about what gift ideas are best for your 20 year old? If so,...

24 Best 21st Birthday Gifts for Her in 2020

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...

29 Best Gifts for 21 Year Old Males in 2020

Are you having a tough time trying to pick the best gifts for your 21 year old son? We know how hard than can be, especially for guys this...

26 Best Stocking Stuffers for Teen Boys in 2020

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25 Best Stocking Stuffers for Teen Girls in 2020

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21 Best Stocking Stuffers for Boys

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46 Best Gifts for Tween Girls in 2020

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34 Best Gifts for Tween Boys in 2020

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...

10 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...

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 Boys in 2020

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...

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...
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