UPDATED WITH OUR WINNER! Congratulations Molly! Please check your inbox.

Ever since I introduced Maru to you in late November (more photos of her here, here and here), you all have been asking if I could do a giveaway for one! I am so happy to say, that YES, we get to do a Maru giveaway!!

Maru would like one of you to be her Valentine! She is modeling her sweet as can be Fancy Shorts outfit today while she starts making Valentine’s for her friends.

Maru is part of the Maru & Friends line of high quality 20″ play dolls  from Maritza Gutierrez with faces sculpted by master artist, Dianna Effner. The dolls are sold online and in the Maru store in the Aventura Mall in Miami, Florida. The main character, Maru, is an 8-year old Latina girl who moves to the United States with her family in search of a better life. Her stories revolve around her friends Jamie, Tanya, Raven and Savannah.

For our giveaway, one of our lucky readers will get to choose Maru or one of her friends to be her own!!


One Maru & Friends 20″ doll of the winner’s choice (valued at $110)


  • Mandatory entry – visit Maru & Friends website and take a look around, get to know the different dolls and their stories then leave a comment below letting us know which doll from the collection you would choose if you won and why.
  • Get bonus entries by letting your friends know about our giveaway. Get one extra entry for each of the following, but come back and leave a second comment telling us where you shared it:
    • Post about it on your own blog, in a forum, tweet about it or share it with your friends on Facebook.
    • Like us on Facebook (we are DollDiaries and Maru and Friends) – feel free to leave us a note on Facebook saying hello and don’t be shy about sharing it on your page.
    • Follow DollDiaries on Pinterest (and feel free to pin the images from this post while you are at it ;-) ).
    • Follow @DollDiaries and @maruandfriends on Instagram – be sure to let us know you are entering the giveaway so we can follow you back.


  • Leave your comment(s) no later than midnight February 13, 2013.
  • Make sure your email address is right. We only use it to contact the winner and we will NEVER share it or publish it.
  • You must be 13 or older to enter. If you are under 13, just ask your parent, grandparent, favorite aunt or uncle to enter for you!
  • Due to the size of the prize, this giveaway is open to US addresses only.
  • We will be using the “And the winner is” plugin to select one (1) winner at random.