Sophie and Bella are crazy about their American Girl Dolls! Sophie has the original Samantha and Isabelle, while Bella has Kirsten, Isabelle and she got the Bitty Twins for her birthday. It’s safe to say that all things American Girl doll are topping both girls’ Christmas lists this year.
Of course, while American Girl Doll items are nice – they are also very expensive, which can make it hard to pick and choose which items to splurge on. Since I love to look for great bargains, I’ve found some items that will make your girl happy AND keep your budget on track.
Looking for the horses, stable or riding gear? Try the Our Generation Trail Riding from Target:
Or this cute stable set from Toys R Us:
Looking for vet or pet care ideas? Check out the Journey Girls Pet Care set from Toys R Us:
Need a trip to the hospital? This Journey Girls Wheelchair set is perfect:
How about their own doll house? I wish we had the room for this one from Dollie & Me:
Planning a camping trip? We have both the Outdoor Adventure Set and the Our Generation Camping Sets:
If the price tag on Mary Ellen’s diner is too steep, check out this affordable one from Target:
Do your girls like to match with their dolls? Dollie & Me has fantastic sets for both your big girl and her doll, and the prices are really reasonable!
Every doll needs a scooter right? With this cute one from Toys R Us it won’t break the bank:
If a bike is more your style, then you can’t go wrong with this one:
And if a jeep is what you are looking for, then this might be perfect for you:
My girls LOVE playing hair salon and this one from Toys R Us on their wish list:
What I’ve found after 2 years of owning the American Girl Dolls and trying to get used to the sticker shock that comes with anything marked American Girl, is that the quality of the AG dolls in unmatched. They are sturdy, the hair is the best out of any 18 inch doll, you can pierce their ears, and if you do have a mishap they happily take care of the doll. In my opinion, if you are going to take the plunge into an 18 inch doll, buy an American Girl Doll.
All the accessories, however I think can come from a variety of sources. We have a few items from the American Girl brand, but most of the girls’ collection is from Journey Girls, Our Generation or hand made. Most of the items found in the American Girl catalog can be found elsewhere, either at Target, Wal Mart, Toys R Us or Amazon and usually for quite a bit less. You are not getting the same quality that AG provides, but admittedly I would rather spend money on the actual doll and then save a bit on the accessories!