Top 15 American Girl Gifts this Holiday Season That Won’t Break the Bank!

If your looking for great gift ideas for your daughters, nieces, or granddaughters who love American Girl, check out our list. Good news! We’ve got some super great VALUE priced genuine American Girl items on this list too. Whether your budget is only $5 or as high as over $300, we’ve got you covered with gifts your little American Girl fans will adore.

We love to feast our eyes on the American Girl catalog and on our visits to the American Girl Place store in New York City. Everything is too cute and irresistible but obviously also expensive. I sometimes feel like browsing through the catalog can break my virtual bank! Take note of the really creative accessories and excellent American Girl books, craft kits, and stickers to get a big bang for your buck and give your girl a surprise she will love and is easy on your wallet.  Enjoy!

American Girl Crafts Historical Dolls Sticker Pad $5  I’ve given this to Kenzie and her friends on more than one occasion. It’s always a hit! Priced anywhere from $2.99- $5.99.

Caroline’s Color & Craft (American Girls Caroline) $10 - For the new Caroline fans, this coloring and craft book depicts scenes from the story that girls can color along with hands on crafts for girls to pop out of the pages to fold and create. The coloring scenes are rich with material too – for instance a red felt dress for Caroline on the page and your girls can color in the background.

Doll School – For Girls Who Love to Teach  $12 - Santa surprised Kenzie with this last year and she still plays with it 1 year later. She loves it because it includes mini report cards, mini books, spelling tests, a large doll sized “Classroom” alphabet strip, stickers and more.

Caroline’s Play Scenes & Paper Dolls: Decorate rooms and act out scenes from this character’s stories! (American Girls Caroline) $10.36

American Girl McKenna:  Doll of the Year for 2012 $105  This modern gymnast is a limited edition doll only available in 2012. Don’t forget the companion DVD!

Brand new! Historical Doll American Girl Caroline from the War of 1812 $105

Bitty Baby Gingerbread House Puzzle – Only $12 - a cute gingerbread house puzzle toy for your dolls – it even comes with a little gingerbread tree. Complete with faux icing and candy.

Winter Chalet $150 – This would look so fabulous under the tree on Christmas morning! Complete with a chimney, light up fireplace, shutters that open, a faux holly wreath and a bench for your dolls to sit down and relax while drinking their hot chocolate. So cute!

Super & Spice Baking Set $58  - The kids will love this one during the holiday season.

We were able to review it for my Mom Mixer event and Kenzie is begging for this now on her Christmas list. Includes a red velvet apron for your doll with a Santa hat, cake plate, 3 jars of sprinkles, candy cane box,  pretend gingerbread house, bowl of glittery frosting, a pastry bag so girls can pretend to frost their cookies, and more!

Baby’s Diaper Bag Set $36 - A great value item that will get used for YEARS and YEARS. Adorable doll diaper bag includes 3 flannel diapers, a wipes case, a changing pad and a faux bottle for baby. Your girls will use this for all their baby dolls.

I Love Sports Earrings for Dolls $9 - We got Kenzie’s doll’s ears pierced this summer for only $14. Fun stuff! This set includes four sets of pieced studs and two sets of dangles. Cute!

Hanukkah Gift Set $20 - menorah, nine faux candles, 6 coins dreidel, gift box, velour bag and a doll sized bracelet

Julie’s Car Wash Set $350 - This is the biggest ticket item but it’s brand new so worth mentioning as I’m sure girls are excited about it. Includes Julie’s 1974 Volkswagen Beetle in blue. The car actually plays 5 songs from the 70’s, seats 2, has rolling wheels, a working horn and headlights, seatbelts and a permanently lowered canvas top, and of course — an engine that actually RUNS at the push of a button. Comes with all kinds of cute car wash accessories too (buckets, clothes, soap, window washers etc.) .

Caroline Books Box Set $39.95

McKenna DVD

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).


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