I was just at Target and I’m amazed how many doll items were in the store for the holiday’s.  Not only was the doll aisle hopping but I noticed 18″ doll toys in the girl’s clothing section.  They seemed to be strategically placed there as gift ideas for under the tree!  It’s fun to see many 18″ doll lines both online and in stores expanding and offering such wonderful dolls, clothing, accessories and furniture.

I live in a small town and the only retailer that sells 18″ dolls is Walmart.  I noticed that their line has a lot more to offer for the holidays as well.  A popular way to package 18″ dolls in both Target and now Walmart are gift sets.   This cute gift set caught my eye a few weeks ago at Walmart.

Imagine my surprise when my brother showed me the same doll set just a few days ago and said he had picked it up for my daughter for Christmas.  Such a cute and thoughtful gift from an uncle!  Before this little doll takes her place under the tree I decided to get a close up look at her and share details of this set available for the holidays.

 

THE BASICS ON My Life As Doll of 2014 Holiday Baker 18″ Doll:

Manufacturer My Life As
Size 18″
Body details Soft body, vinyl breastplate and limbs
Face My Life As
Eyes Blue sleep eyes
Hair Rooted blond hair in 2 braids
Can share clothes with American Girl, Springfield, Maplelea, Sophias, Madame Alexander Favorite Friends and most others that are for 18? soft body dolls
Average price $19 for doll, $25 for gift set with doll, baking accessories and girl size apron
Where to buy Walmart
Recommended for ages 5 & up

The gift set includes an 18″ doll, doll size baking accessories, and a matching apron for girls.

The doll size bakery items include a mixing bowl, cookie sheet, spatula, rubber spatula, and three recipe cards.

The doll comes with a cute holiday apron, hat and oven mitt.  Let’s take a closer look.

The hat fit’s well and has a cute design.

It has velcro in the back to adjust the fit and elastic that slips under her braids to keep the hat from falling off as easily.

I love the ruffle detail on the apron.

The quilted pattern on the oven mitt is another nice detail.

The doll comes dressed in an outfit that perfectly matches her apron set.

Here is the doll without her apron set.

The shirt and pants are both pretty fitted and barely meet each other at the waistline.

The doll is tight when you try to bend her.  It takes a little maneuvering to move her into a seating position.  We will see if her joints loosen up over time.

She has rooted hair and 2 tight braids.

Her feet are positioned close and almost rub against each other.

The doll has a vinyl breastplate and the rest of the abdomen is soft.  The legs and arms are a squeezable vinyl and not the hard vinyl that is common in other 18″ dolls.

I think she has a sweet face and lovely bright eyes!  She is sure to delight my daughter and get lots of love.

This little doll better get back in her box!  It was fun taking a peek at the doll and accessories and we will be getting to know her better after Christmas!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!