Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Little Doll Shopping Advice

By Rick Cisneros

The Christmas season is fast approaching, and what better gift to get for a loved one than a doll. But, what kind should you get? And, after deciding the type of doll, what material should it be made of? We'll take a look at the options and give you information to make an informed decision.

The first step in deciding the best doll for your needs is to consider the age of the person you're shopping for. If they are adult, they will most likely not want it to play with, but rather, sit on a shelf to look at. Unless that is, they want one that can be carried like a real baby. If not, they will not necessarily need it to be made of a material that is durable. Also it doesn't have to feel soft in the hands either.

Unless your doll is intended for an adult, I highly recommend getting one made of vinyl. Vinyl dolls are very nice to touch and hold. In fact, these days, the vinyls is much softer and pleasant than even the vinyls dolls of our childhood. These dolls are also unbreakable. Contrast this with porcelain or artist resin. These dolls are not only less pleasant to touch and carry around, they are more likely to break, especially the porcelain dolls.

There are two types of vinyl dolls that are the most popular with young girls. They are 18 inch, young girl dolls and realistic looking baby dolls. The 18 inch dolls that are most popular are American Girl dolls. They are very good, but very pricey. There are though, some knock off brands that are also very nice. You may want to consider Journey Girl dolls. Either way, these dolls are easy to find additional clothing.

If you don't want an 18 inch doll, you might want to consider one of the realistic dolls called newborn dolls. Why are they called that, you ask? You won't ask once you see one. These dolls are incredibly true to life. In fact, many people think that they are real until they look closely. Young girls love to have them because they look just like moms.

Now, if a child's doll is not what you're looking for, you could consider a collector's doll. Since these are not for playing, these can be made of porcelain or resin. Keep in mid, some collectors dolls are also made of porcelain. So, if you wanted a doll that could do double duty, that might be for you.

I truly hope this article helps you decide on a gift for Christmas. Dolls are great for a number of reasons. They can be a great item to entertain a child for a long time, but they can also be a great item to display on a shelf or curio cabinet. They also make great heirlooms to pass on to the next generation.

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