Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Day 23
A lot of parents struggle with how to instill a sense of compassion and philanthropy in their kids, and I am no exception. Of course you can lead by example, but there is something to be said for being able to provide age-appropriate examples as well. This is why I’m excited about six new dolls from Hearts 4 Hearts Girls that are designed to show young girls how rewarding it can be to give to others and contribute to society, all while encouraging imaginative play.
Choose from 6 different dolls that each represent a real girl who has positively impacted their society – from Belarus to Mexico. They all have their own amazing story to provide inspiration to your children while encouraging them to take action in their own communities. Each doll comes with a storybook for young girls to read to learn more about the people and places of the world and how truly anyone can make a difference
The Hearts for Hearts Girls tagline is “changing the World, one heart at a time,” and these dolls help drive that point home, showing how sometimes it's a very small action that becomes a catalyst for change. It’s a great message to teach even the youngest citizens that they, too, can promote change and better their world.
Aside from their inspiring stories and their important message, the 14” Hearts 4 Hearts Girls dolls are also truly beautiful. They are extremely detailed and come with all sorts of accessories to add to the playtime fun. The really great thing is that they are amazingly priced but still look, feel, and seem like high-end specialty dolls.
We got to check out Consuelo up close and saw how beautifully packaged she was and how stunning she is in person. With realistic and life-like features that make her one of the most gorgeous dolls I have ever seen, it’s really no wonder that our team of reviewers fell hard for this Mexican cutie.
It’s been a long time since I’ve played with dolls, but back in my day I had an extensive doll collection and can honestly say that Consuelo is something special. As are all the Hearts for Hearts Girls, she is absolutely beautiful as well as being unlike anything else on the market. We’ve all seen multi-cultural dolls that are little more than just the same doll with different skin tones, so I was incredibly excited to see that every H4HG doll is truly unique and varied, as well as authentic to their culture.
They each come with awesomely detailed accessories and include a special H4HG friendship bracelet just for your child. Even their clothing is adorable and intricately designed, showing off the personality and individuality of each girl as well as the current trends from each country they call home. From jewelry to headbands, and even a henna tattoo on the hand of Nahji from India, the accessories go a long way in making the dolls seem like real little girls, which will make each doll feel like a good friend.
I love that the Hearts for Hearts Girls are more than just exquisite dolls, they also come with a great message for young girls. I firmly believe that play time is a great opportunity for learning and what better way to inspire young girls than a set of beautiful dolls?
Even better is that simply by purchasing a Hearts 4 Hearts Girls doll, a portion of your purchase will go towards World Vision, a humanitarian organization that helps children in nearly 100 countries worldwide. Young girls will not only get a beautifully detailed doll to cherish, they will also have the satisfaction of knowing that their purchase played a part in changing our world for the better, which just might be that first step they take in truly making a difference.
Even though the line is brand new this year, the dolls have already won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award and Dr. Toy 10 Best Socially Responsible Toys and 100 Best Products. For more information on the dolls, visit hearts4heartsgirls.com. The interactive website also includes activities for your child as well as details for each doll. My daughter absolutely loves the videos and music on the site and sings "changing the world" so sweetly that it just makes me melt. Any doll that can make social change fun and exciting is sure to be a hit with parents, but Hearts for Hearts Girls has all the ingredients
Price: $24.99 MSRP, age 6 and up due to small parts. While Hearts for Hearts Girls from Playmates Toys will only be sold in store at a select list of Chicago-area Target and Toys R Us stores this holiday season, you can also buy them at www.target.com and www.tru.com, too!
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On January 7th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US Addresses only.
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A big thank you to Hearts4Hearts Girls who provided the sample for review as well as a giveaway to our fabulous readers. All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.