Disclosure: For the purposes of review, we received a doll and outfit with shoes from Springfield Dolls. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.
Welcome to the newest addition to the 2013 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide – Springfield Dolls! Jodi and I are making lists and checking them twice, so keep stopping by to see our latest finds!
Welcome to Black Friday! Did you start your shopping early on Thursday or did you hit the ground running early this morning? Either way, I hope you got some wonderful deals and have a special tip: Springfield Dolls has a great Black Friday-Cyber Monday holiday deal for you! Hope you’ll check it out!
If you have a young girl in your home or hang out with one on a regular basis, then you know how much they love dolls. Small ones, big ones, tall ones, short ones, with hair or not, interchangeable outfits and more…a doll collection can never be too big, at least according to the two little ladies living at Home on Deranged.
When I received the opportunity to review the 18-inch Springfield Dolls collection, a budget conscious alternative to the popular American Dolls series, I was ecstatic. Turns out, little girls love little dolls that look like they do. In fact, they will take them everywhere, push them around in miniature strollers and put them to bed covered in blankets. Is that just at our house?
We received the Emma doll, since both our girls have varying shades of brown hair. All dolls have sparkling lifelike eyes that open and close, and silky long-rooted hair that can be styled and brushed. Each of the Springfield Dolls has a unique personality and story.
The minute that little Emma came out of the box, I knew she was going to be a hit. Her long, flowing hair was so different from any other doll in the house, she already had top spot on the list. Unfortunately for her, she occasionally gets dragged around by her hair, but she hasn’t complained yet!
Annie immediately fell in love with the outfit the Springfield Dolls company supplied us: the Purple Casual Dress. The skirt has a net overlay that makes it great for twirling around, and it has a pearl necklace print on the bodice. We have a winner! Our girls love necklaces, as their ginormous Mardi Gras bead collection can attest. Coupled with the matching purple shoes the company sent, and Emma now has pride of place in our home.
The 18-inch doll is a wonder for me, too, because it’s easy to find when the girls start seeking her. It’s the small things in a house with toddler girls. The doll is incredibly soft, not like the hard vinyl ones we’re used to, and she’s very flexible, so the crazy positions that kids can find for their toys never causes irreparable harm.
Even though I would never claim to be a doll expert, I feel confident in saying this is one of the best we have. She’s a great sleeping partner because you don’t get poked in the ribs when you accidentally roll over on her, she’s easy going about being shoved into a kid-sized purse, and she can change clothes faster than the best fashionista.
Springfield Dolls are a division of Fibre-Craft, who is celebrating 60 years of making children’s leisure products. They stress the importance of imagination and creative play, and the five dolls in the line sell for just $21.99 – making them one of the best gift values on the market today. The outfits sell for just $6 up to $11, making them a great value as well.
And…in case you are wondering, all their outfits will fit any 18-inch dolls on the market today. Little girls can also become an SF Style Club member to receive a free membership bracelet and card. You can even let your little girl share pictures of her doll in the online style gallery!
Where to Buy
The Springfield Doll collection, outfits, accessories and furniture can be purchased directly on their website and can be found at these fine retailers, including AC Moore, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michael’s, and MARDEL Christian & Education.
As a special treat for our readers and their Holiday Gift needs, Springfield Dolls Collection is sponsoring a giveaway for winner’s choice of any one of the Dolls Collection! Winner will also receive a special outfit and shoes chosen by Springfield Dolls Collection. Enter below.