I've said it before and I'll say it again — the gift-giving season doesn't start for me until I figure out what to get at the American Girl holiday 2017 sale. OK, so I don't always plan to "get" something (especially since my daughter is only 3 and because an almost 30-year-old woman buying herself her own Bitty Baby doll and accessories is frowned upon), but I do love the brand, the sales, and everything about browsing through an American Girl store.
No seriously — I daydreamed about these dolls for years, and that was back in the '90s when there was only five historical dolls. Now, the brand is enormous and there are everything from WellieWishers to Bitty Babies to Girls of the Year. Oh, and there's a ton of sales.
There are also some major benefits to shopping the holiday sale at American Girl. (You know, besides the gifts.) Turns out, for every $50 you spend, you can save on some select items: a blue rhinestone studded dress for 18" dolls ($14), a WellieWishers merry stocking for girls ($11), and a purple daisy blanket for Bitty Baby ($7). Extra bonus? All of those items ship for free.
Speaking of free shipping, you'll also get to enjoy that perk on items from WellieWisher's World (the doll that's perfect for kids between Bitty Babies and big 18" dolls) with no minimum purchase required. And, if you order by Dec. 20, American Girl guarantees that your packages will arrive by Christmas or shipping is free.
I mean — c'mon. What more did you need to know? If you're overwhelmed by all of the goodies, I get it. So here's just a sampling of what you can snag at the 2017 American Girl holiday sale: