It's never too early to be thinking about Christmas, in fact, the sooner you start planning what to buy the less stressed you will feel as the festive period approaches again. Last year Frozen, Barbie and Minion toys remained ever so popular and our experts believe that the toys on every girls 2017 Christmas list will be dominated by one of their favourite films or TV programs. We have complied a list of the top 10 2017 Christmas toys your girl will be very happy to receive, go ahead and spoil her, she is your little Princess afterall.
We have complied a brief list of the top 2017 Christmas toys your girl will be very happy to receive, and will continue to add more to our collections soon. Happy Christmas gift shopping!
Barbie Collector Mad Men Betty Draper Doll
Hollywood TV actress January Jones gets immortalized in Barbie form with the BFC exclusive, BFMC edition, Betty Draper doll. For those of you who find that name familiar, it is. This doll recreates Jones’ role as Betty Draper, the wife of Mad Men’s protagonist, Don Draper. The character herself is quite multifaceted. Throughout the span of the series, Betty has faced a number of challenges from her husband’s affair, to the issues of the ad agencies, to her own personal issues and somewhat scandalous decisions (like wanting an abortion or sleeping with another man).
This doll is definitely made as a collectible and not as a toy. So while it makes for an excellent gift (it is pretty rare and hard to find after all), you will need to pick a good recipient for it. Obviously, older teens and young adults who are fans of the show will appreciate this more than younger girls who have no idea what Mad Men is about.
As a doll however, Betty has pretty much times style and class. Her iconic retro-style coifed hair and elegant morning dress not only speaks of an era long past, but also displays a sense of fashion that has never truly gone out of style. Even by modern standards, Betty Draper looks sharp and sophisticated –a style that most women would want.
Her party dress comes is embellished with a floral design (in print) and she also has a small cluth, a choker, and a pair of heeled shoes for accessories. Collectors will be pleased to know that the clutch itself holds several smaller items, such as a compact, lipstick, and a comb.
Barbie Malibu House
If you are looking for a gift for a young girl who likes Barbie dolls, one big worry is that you might end up buying a doll that she already has (despite the fact that there are a lot of Barbie types out there), or that you get a type she does not like at all. Of course, that should not stop you from wanting to buy a Barbie doll related item to make them happy for Christmas –you just need to think bigger, like with this Barbie Malibu House.
Pretty smart right; instead of agonizing over what doll to buy, why not give her a house for her existing dolls instead? At first glance, this Malibu house will make you wonder what kind of terrible real estate deal has Barbie needing to build a residence on such a small plot of land (the house is tall, but also narrow). But a closer look will reveal that this set opens up to showcase a fabulous 2-story playhouse. The house has 5 different rooms, a spiral staircase, a main entryway, and several accessories.
On the lower floor, there is a kitchen with a small fridge, a cooking range, a sink and some pots, plates, utensils, and other accessories. The entryway has a small chandelier above it. Under the stairs is a small lounge with seating. On the second floor are the three other rooms. The bedroom comes with a two poster bed and a single picture frame. The study has a half-egg seat, a low book case, and a large framed picture. Lastly, the bathroom comes with a toilet and a vanity.
Barbie Collector Mad Men Complete 4 Doll Set
Featuring four of Mad Men’s most iconic characters, this Barbie Fan Club exclusive set is not only a great collection of dolls, but also a must have for any fans of the AMC TV series. The four dolls included are Don Draper, Betty Draper, Joan Holloway, and Roger Sterling. They are among the central character of the show and are big fan favorites.
Looks wise, the likenesses of John Ham (Don), January Jones (Betty), Christina Hendricks (Joan), and John Slatterly (Roger) are recreated in amazing detail. Since the dolls are all part of the special Fashion Model Collection, all of them are made of silkstone -making each model feel hefty and have a uniquely smooth skin texture. So yes, there are not your ordinary Barbie dolls.
The outfits they wear are quite close to the looks they have for the TV show, suits and ties for the gentlemen, a party dress for Betty, and a smart office suit for Joan. If you are a big fan of the show, it does not take more than a glance to quickly recognize each of the characters (they even got the right kind of gray for Slatterly’s hair).
The best part of this collection is that since Mad Men is a period show set in the 1960’s, their sense of fashion is not only classy, but also goes well with Barbie’s look. The coifed hair, the cut of the dresses, and that ever-polished charm is pretty much the main appeal of Barbie ever since. If you are getting this whole set as a gift, then it is best to find a girl who truly, deeply, loves the show.
Barbie Doll Formal Gown
If you are looking for a doll that will work well as a gift for a girl of any age, then you cannot go wrong with the more timelessly classic appeal of the BFMC edition, Barbie Formal Gown. This doll looks amazing and elegant, but not too high-fashion for younger girls. Her gown would look great for many kinds of play sessions and the Barbie itself look very sophisticated with her unique hairstyle and facial design.
Her pale pink gown is cut in a mermaid silhouette and it is detailed with beadwork and sequins. She also has a pair of gloves, a tulle stole (those large pieces of sheer cloth that drapes around the arms and goes behind the back), and a pair of heeled shoes. Like all the other BFMC releases, the special silkstone material has been used for the body and head of the doll –giving it not only a very unique feel, but also a consistency that feels both elegant and luxurious (making this doll great as both a toy for younger girls or as a collectible for older recipients).