American Girl

American Girl Holiday Gift Guide 2016 #Giveaway

American Girl Merry Magenta Outfit for Dolls and Girls

If there is one thing that Little S loves more than her American Girl dolls, it is dressing the same as her American Girl dolls. This is why we were so excited when we got a look at the American Girl Holiday Gift Guide for 2016. It featured many cute matching holiday outfits for girls and their dolls, but our favourite was the Merry Magenta Dress for Girls and Dolls.

OUR MERRY MAGENTA OUTFIT REVIEW

Check out our YouTube video review and browse through some of the American Girl Holiday Gift Guide items. You’ll also get the first look at an awesome giveaway American Girl is offering one City Mom reader:

AMERICAN GIRL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016

American Girl Holiday Gift Guide 2016

As you probably saw in the video, there are lots of awesome gift ideas in the American Girl Holiday Gift Guide for every child on your list. Some of our faves include the Girl of the Year, Lea Clark (who will only be available until Dec. 31, 2016) the cute collection of Stocking Stuffers,  Melody, the newest BeForever Doll and her pretty Christmas outfit and if we can only choose one more, the Holiday Penguin PJs for dolls and girls.

What is your favourite item?

GIVEAWAY TIME

Enter to Win 4 American Girl Books

We are so excited to offer one City Mom reader an exciting and educational giveaway to put under the tree for someone special this year.

One City Mom reader will win four great American Girl books with a total value of $70 USD. Open to Canadian and US residents. Runs until Nov.21, 2016. Use giveaway widget below to enter and to read full contest rules.

You could win these great titles:

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Lea Clark: American Girl’s Girl of the Year 2016

Girl of the Year Lea Clark

For many people, today (Dec. 31) marks the end of the year, a celebration and a bright outlook for the new year ahead. While I share that same view, this day also marks an end to the waiting; an end to the speculation and an end to the anticipation.

For tomorrow, January 1, 2016, marks the day that we get to meet the American Girl Doll of the Year for 2016. I’m so excited to share an early introduction to Lea Clark with you today.

GETTING TO KNOW LEA CLARKLea Clark Girl of the Year

As we say goodbye to Grace Thomas and her wonderful world of Parisian-inspired adventures, we look forward to getting to know Lea Clarkand her brand new and exciting world. With each Girl of the Year, comes a wonderful adventure, new exploration and loads of fun learning about a new part of the world with valuable lessons for young girls.

ABOUT LEA

Lea Clark, a 10 year-old photographer with a love for animals, discovers a wide world of possibilities when she embarks on a faraway adventure to Brazil. Lea has long wavy hair and warm hazel eyes, plus several tropical-inspired outfits, accessories, and toys that reflect her Brazilian travels—including Lea’s Rainforest House with over 30 pieces!

LEA’S STORY

Lea Clark Rainforest House

Lea’s story will unfold with the 2016 Girl of the Year books written by award-winning author, Lisa Yee. Lea will go on a family trip to Brazil to visit her older brother, Zac, who is studying the Amazon rainforest. Lea is excited to capture everything she sees with her camera.

Soon Lea makes some incredible discoveries, but she also faces unexpected challenges, including a fear of the ocean, tension with Zac, and finding a baby sloth that has been gravely injured. With the help of her family, her new Brazilian friend, Camila, and her late grandmother’s guiding inspiration, Lea finds the inner strength and confidence to live her new adventures to the fullest.

Check out her books, Lea Dives In, Lea Leads the Way, and Lea and Camila to follow along with her story. Stay tuned for Lea’s movie that will come out later in the year.

GIVING BACK WITH LEA

Lea Clark Pets

Like all American Girl dolls, there is a strong and positive message for your girls via Lea. To show girls that, together, they can make a difference in helping protect animals and their habitats, American Girl has created Wild at Art, a year-long fund-raising campaign in support of World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Starting January 1, American Girl is encouraging girls to use their artistic abilities to host an art sale and donate the proceeds to WWF. To launch the campaign, American Girl has made a $50,000 donation to WWF. How awesome right?!

In addition, from January 1 through December 31, 2016, for every purchase of one of the three plush animals in Lea’s collection—the margay, sea turtle, or sloth—American Girl will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $100,000) to WWF.

I really love this message and I’m so excited for Little S to learn of it because she too, has a passion for protecting and helping animals. I think Little S will really identify with Lea and I look forward to her learning more about South American culture through Lea’s adventures in Brazil.

INTERACT WITH LEA

Lea Clark Pajamas

You can start joining in on all the Lea fun starting tomorrow, Jan. 1, 2016 by visiting americangirl.com/girloftheyear. You and the special young lady in your life will be able to download Lea’s app ($) read book excerpts, see movie-related content, play games and quizzes, find fun wallpapers and e-cards and much more.

GET LEA

Girl of the Year 2016

Here in Canada we have three ways of welcoming Lea into our lives. You can visit americangirl.ca, visit an Indigo store to order from the kiosk or visit one of six Indigo, American Girl locations.

To learn even more about Lea and the Girl of the Year line, go to Facebook at facebook.com/americangirl, Twitter at twitter.com/american_girl, Pinterest at pinterest.com/agofficial, and American Girl’s Instagram page at instagram.com/americangirlbrand. To request an American Girl catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005.

STAY TUNED!

Stay tuned to City Mom to check out Little S’ reaction when I surprise her with a Lea doll of her own. Check out the video here. We will also share more information about Lea and her adventures.

Happy New Year & Happy Girl-of-the-Year Day!

City Mom

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