You know how there’s that one catalog that gets carried around all the way through the holiday season? The Target toy book lasted a week, then was replaced with an American Girl catalog – but I wanted Olivia to have something a little more close to home so I ordered her a Maplelea Girls catalog – and it’s been stashed in a backpack and brought along to school, had every single item circled and shown to Grandma over facetime to let her know which doll was her favorite and highlight all of the accessories that she wanted.
Maplelea Girls are Canadian dolls, for Canadian girls. 18″ tall, gorgeous and crafted to become heirloom dolls, the quality means you might want until girls are old enough to care for their doll, but I think it’s also a good way to introduce caring for a very special toy.
Specially designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12, Olivia’s been coveting a special doll for months and months, and since looking wistfully through the catalog choosing accessories, and has her heart set on Leonie.
But it she old enough? At five, it’s a doll that’s going to be higher in price than other dolls that we’ve purchased, but giving girls their first doll can be a great way to teach them to care for something very special, to teach them to take care of her. With the high quality design, it makes it a little easier to gift something so special into small hands, and I know that she’s going to be a very important part of the pretend play for years to come.
The packaging helps her to learn to care for the special doll. The box that Leonie is packaged in, is a high quality, lovely design, that you can use to store the extra accessories and clothing within, like the Pirouettes and Plies collection.
Tip: If you’re shopping for accessories for the holiday season, the Pirouettes and Plies one of my top choices for girls. There are nine pieces in the collection, including a bun maker for the perfect ballerina hairstyle.
Maplelea Girls ($99) are heirloom quality, 18″ tall dolls with exquisite features. There are six dolls available from the collection, and if you’re shopping online, you can order now to get it shipped in time to put under the Christmas tree.