Best dollhouse for holiday gift - Reader Q&A
I was wondering if you could recommend a classic dollhouse for my two daughters' Christmas gift? Would love any suggestions you have. Thank you!! -Amy
Ooh, dollhouses! One of our favorite things to look for, now that there are so many to choose from.
If you're into modern, Plan Toys makes several lovely eco-friendly
dollhouses. Our editor Liz's girls adore their modern Plan Toys Chalet
(above). It is made up of two units
that can be repositioned so that your two girls can play simultaneously
without getting in each others way, and the furniture sets
are fairly sturdy and very cute. (Free shipping when you purchase at Kangarooboo
If you want something more traditional but with a huge whoa
-factor, the Large Victorian Dollhouse Kit
is made in the U.S. and comes ready-to-assemble. Based on the comments, it looks like a doable weekend project, and I can't imagine any little girl not going totally bonkers over this 32" tall dream house. (more available here too
Bright and sunshiny, Hape's Bamboo Sunshine Dollhouse
has a real functioning solar panel that helps charge the LED lights. I love the curves of this modern house and check out that adorable spiral staircase!
For a more Waldorf-style house, I love how this four-story Tag Toys Dollhouse
has a garage on the bottom floor for the family minivan (sold separately). Or, uh...the family hybrid electric car? It's made in California which should make shipping this heavy piece a little less costly.Magic Cabin's traditional Dollhouse
has a cute outdoor patio space, and you have the option of buying the house, plus five sets of furniture for one combo price so it's ready to go Christmas mroning.
Finally, if you are in a DIY mood, you must see this gorgeous modern dollhouse
that was renovated from a plain wooden house. The details are incredible!You'll find even more dollhouses in our archives.
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