I do not have a little girl of my own, but I do have a niece and she's turning 8 this year (holy heck, how did that happen?). I'm thinking this might be the year to give her something a little nicer than hair clips and crayons. Perhaps some pearls that are still kid friendly? I really like these new, limited edition necklaces by Bloesem Wears, handmade by Irene Hoofs (details on the creative process and the materials used can be found here), whom you probably already know from her amazing blog. These necklaces are not only kid friendly but they're adult friendly too which might make the actual giving part a little more difficult.
Check out the full selection here.