If a girl's laughter is what you want to hear on Christmas, look to some of the funniest Christmas gifts available. Rather than getting something boring and practical like some plain socks or yet another baby doll, choose a creative option to make her laugh. These gifts are not only funny, but are also functional so she will be able to continue smiling and laughing as she uses it during the coming year. Choose the gift that best fits her personality and your budget.
If you want to see a girl's eyes get huge when she opens her present, give her a giant piece of candy. The funniest part is watching her try to eat it because it looks like she isn't making any progress at all. Some ideas, all of which are available at specialty candy stores and websites, include a giant jawbreaker, huge gummy bear or a huge molded chocolate. Think about her favorite types of candy or sweet treats to pick something that would appeal most to her.
Girls can get away with wearing all sorts of adorable and amusing hats. Shop for them at her favorite clothing stores or at specialty online retailers that sell girls' hats. Some of the best hats are ones that are designed to look like animals. For example, get her a hat with a pair of floppy puppy ears and a spotted design to make her look like a little puppy. Frog hats are funny as well because their eyes stick up off the top and their legs act as the ear flaps to keep her ears warm.
If you got something the girl really wants, like a new camera, a cell phone or a grown-up makeup kit, start out by having her unwrap a joke version of that gift. For example, you could give her a really old cell phone that would never fit into her pocket, and just as she is starting to look disappointed, pull out the one you really got and offer to trade. If you wanted to give her some nice makeup, start with a tiny kit for little girls that just has a little bottle of pale pink nail polish and a lip gloss.
Boys aren't the only ones who like to pull pranks on other people. If the girl you're shopping for enjoys setting up some mischief, give her some tools to help make her pranks more elaborate. For example, you could give her fake ketchup and mustard bottles that shoot out strings so it looks like she's squirting condiments on people. You can also play the prank on her first and then give her the tools so she can play it on others. One idea for this is to get joke candy canes that look like regular peppermint ones but actually taste like bacon.
If your daughter loves laughing while watching TV or movies, get her a funny movie or a season of a comedy television show. Consider her age when picking the movie or show because the humor in many movies can be inappropriate for younger girls. Stick to funny animated movies for elementary school girls or opt for a classic holiday film, such as Home Alone or Elf.