My sister and I had American Girl dolls growing up, and I’ll tell you something—with so many fun options, choosing which doll we wanted was no easy task. But now American Girl is offering the chance to create customized dolls, allowing children to choose their doll’s hair color, facial features, outfits and so much more. And I thought we had it rough!
But the chance to create your own doll is exciting, despite how difficult it may be to make all of those tiny, yet very important, decisions. Kids can design a doll that looks just like them, so they can feel like an American Girl doll in real life. Or they can create a doll that’s entirely different from them, but still bound to be their very best friend.
The “Create Your Own Doll” retails for $200, but these toys are never cheap. You’re basically investing in a companion for your little one. Plus, they get the experience of choosing what their doll will look like.
The dolls typically retail around $115 plus the cost of accessories. With this $200 version, you get the doll, an outfit and accessory set, a keepsake box, a “Create Your Own Doll” tee and a six-month subscription to the American Girl Doll magazine. On top of that—free shipping!
Perhaps some of the coolest aspects come in to play when you start customizing your doll’s wardrobe and accessories.
You can choose for your doll to have a hearing aid, glasses or freckles, for example. These unique features make the dolls feel more lifelike, and they celebrate the differences that make people special, which is always a good thing.
This isn’t the first time the company has made a move toward inclusivity. American Girl Doll offers a diabetes kit that you can add to any order so that children with diabetes can have a companion who’s dealing with diabetes, too.
There are also different accessory bundles to choose from, all of which are absolutely adorable. One even includes a mini coffee cup. Too cute.
Let the creative customizing begin! Head on over to the American Girl website to bring a dream doll to life!