Once upon a time, all doll dress up games were aimed at young girls. Until recently when manufacturers suddenly cottoned on to the fact that they are not the only ones who enjoy playing with these types of toys. Magnetic style sets are a real step up from the traditional and old-fashioned paper variety. My daughter and I still really love to cut out fun characters to play with but since they end up getting torn from just a little play, we looked out for some more permanent solutions instead.
The sets that you can buy now are so much more inventive with kids being able to put their choices of outfits onto characters that they really love from ordinary girl and boy designs (just like them) to more cartoon and fantasy characters as well as grown-ups in a variety of different occupations. We love the mini metal travel tins which are ideal to occupy a child while traveling or dining out - and we take ours everywhere. You can get some really nice wooden sets too both for travel and using at home.