Maybe it’s just the senile, elderly woman inside of me talking, but I am seriously disturbed at how little girls today would much rather have an iPad waiting under the tree rather than a more traditional gift. I mean, I can’t blame them. iPads ARE pretty awesome, and I secretly wish they had been invented back in 1997, but still, you can’t go wrong with an All-American, no-charger-necessary toy that will never get outdated or require an unlimited data plan.
And what’s more all-American than an American Girl Doll?!
While the historical doll franchise may not be nearly as popular as it was in the late 90′s/early 2K (which is probably because they don’t sell Samantha, Felicity, or any of the matching human outfits anymore), we all had (at least) one of these at some point. Whether you were a super-classy Samantha, a down-home Kirsten, or a spicy, adventurous Josefina, your doll of choice said a LOT more about your 8-year-old self than you thought.
What doll did YOU bring to Show-and-Tell?
When Heidi’s not writing ridiculous articles for CC, she enjoys watching “Lizzie McGuire” reruns, raiding store clearance sections (and ONLY the clearance sections), and pretending her south-of-Boston suburb is the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Follow her rants and adventures on Twitter!