2016 Holiday Barbie™ Doll: Making @Barbie Gifts a Special Holiday Tradition #TheHolidayBarbie

This post was sponsored by Megan Media and Mattel.  The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

Is there any doll more iconic than Barbie? If you’re hunting for the perfect holiday gift for a little girl in your life, then add the 2016 Holiday Barbie™ Doll to your shopping list. I adored Barbie as a girl, and this new 2016 Holiday Barbie™ Doll is fabulous. She comes packaged in a snow globe style box; it’s like the fashion, the style, and the career aspirations that Barbie inspires all wrapped up in one package. So elegant and smart! Now, as a mother myself, I absolutely love seeing my own little girl Kenzie, her little friends, and all my nieces find joy from the same toys I loved as a child.

2016 Holiday Barbie™ Doll in a Snow Globe box

Isn’t this snow globe box simply beyond cute? Gifting this collectible 2016 Holiday Barbie by wrapping it without holiday paper, and instead with a simple ribbon, bow and name tag is the perfect touch and so easy for mom to deliver to her special recipients.

Look how I packaged it up as very early Christmas gift for Kenzie below.


For the little girls that I shop for each holiday season, Barbie is always my go-to holiday gift. The decision is just which one to purchase! One of my favorite sections to browse at the toy store is always the Barbie aisle. Kenzie and I love to “ooh and ahh” at the latest Barbies.

Truly, Barbie is TIMELESS!

Continuing the Barbie Gift Tradition for All Ages

When Kenzie was in the 3-7 year old age range, she loved receiving Barbie gear tied to whatever new Barbie movies had been recently released. Then she’d play games and create imaginative set ups that meshed the Barbie world with her own. Now that she’s 10, she’s more excited about the glamorous dolls as collectibles. Her Grandmother, who has since passed away, used to collect Barbie dolls and save them brand new in box; she had dolls that were 30 years old! So, last year, after her Grandma passed away, I thought it would be a beautiful tradition to gift Kenzie each year with a collectible Barbie doll.  It’s the perfect mother-daughter gift for me to give my sweet girl, and we love that it reminds us of her Grandma.

img_1111.jpg I chose to surprise Kenzie with the aqua color Holiday Barbie to match her bedroom color scheme.



Kenzie loved it! It’s sitting on her nightstand now, since it’s a “hot new” item, but she eventually plans to keep it on display with her other collectibles on the top shelf of her bookcase.

2016 Holiday Barbie™ Doll Details

So here’s the scoop on this year’s extra special collectible 2016 Holiday Barbie™ Doll. This year’s Holiday Barbie collection is named “The Peace, Hope, and Love Collection.” And oh yes, let’s not forget the gifting presentation of each Holiday Barbie 2016 which arrives packaged in a snow globe style box. Super cool!

There are 3 unique colors to choose from and the gowns are GORGEOUS. One of my favorite things about Barbie’s special edition dolls are the stunning. You can always count on Barbie to be a true fashionista and emblem of style.


As you can see, this year’s Holiday Barbie is dressed in a festive, jewel-toned gown embellished with sparkling bodice. Love it! And you’ve got 3 color options for your dress, skin tone, and hair color to choose from.

Making Memories with Barbie

We have SO many memories with Barbie! I love that we’ve found a way to keep the Barbie tradition going in our family. I was going through old photos and videos and found the most ADORABLE videos of Kenzie giving demonstrations of newly released Barbie dolls over the years. And let’s not forget the photos capturing the Barbie party we hosted in 2009!  Kenzie was only 3 1/2 years old!



Ever since Kenzie was age 3, Barbie has played a huge role in playtime in our household, and the movies and stories that go with various Barbie dolls open up a world of imagination for her.


And beyond being a wonderful tradition to start gifting your girls, I absolutely ADORE how it packages up so sweetly as a gift thanks to the whimsical snow globe packaging.



Are your daughters and nieces Barbie fans?????? I’m so impressed with Barbie’s ability to continually innovate and inspire our girls to play out whatever they can imagine! With over 155 careers and counting, Barbie offers so much room for individuality and imagination. There’s no such thing as too wild a dream, too big a hope or too fantastic a wish. What can your daughter be? She Can Be Anything—and to a little girl, that’s everything.

Note: This post was sponsored by Megan Media and Mattel.  The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

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