This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mattel Canada. All opinions are 100% mine.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas for your kids. New from Mattel this year, and a hot holiday gift item bound to be on your kids wish list, is The Enchantimals.
The Enchantimals are a group of half-animal girls who share a special bond with their animal best friends – even sharing some of the same unique characteristics. The Enchantimals believe that “Caring is Our Everything” and friendship makes anything possible. It’s a fantastical world that will inspire children with stories of compassion, empathy, friendship, and the bond between best friends.
Felicity Fox™ & Flick™: Felicity is quick, clever and completely curious about anything and everything. Felicity and Flick love to go exploring together, especially to places they have never been to before.
Sage Skunk™ & Caper™: Sage has a mind as quick as her feet and she’s an ace problem solver. When Sage and Caper aren’t working on a new song together, they’re usually planning some elaborately clever prank.
Taylee Turtle™ & Bounder™: Taylee doesn’t move nearly as fast as she speaks, especially when she gets excited. Taylee and Bounder can often be seen racing around on Taylee’s bike mostly because Bounder loves to feel the wind in his shell.
Patter Peacock™ & Flap™: Patter is proud of her fashionable feathers, and she loves to encourage her friends to be proud too. Patter may not have the best singing voice, but when she teams up with Flap their songs are always belted out in perfect harmony.
After familiarising the girls with the Enchantimals through some fun youtube videos, they were so excited to be able to play with the Enchantimals dolls and quickly gravitated to a favourite friend. It wasn’t long before they were engaged in imaginative play with the dolls. Keira was drawn to Sage Skunk and Caper while Ava fell in love with Taylee Turtle, Bounder and their bike. It was wonderful to see them play with the dolls so nicely together, I really felt that they were inspired by the light-hearted and fun spirits of the Enchantimals.
The dolls themselves, while beautifully detailed are also fairly simple and I think work well for younger girls since they do not come with a load of accessories – shoes, headbands and fabric bottoms are removable but the rest of the outfits are molded onto the dolls. The girls can still have fun with dress up play but there is less worry on my part about missing pieces.
They are also quite a bit smaller than traditional dolls which I think also lends them towards the younger crowd.
The girls love having the animal sidekick for each doll, it really makes their imaginative play so much more fun. They also adore the look of the dolls, they were really pleased that the dolls looked so much like their besties. Each doll is quite detailed and vividly painted and outfitted with some of the dolls even featuring fluffy tails.
I can see the Enchantimals being part of the girls adventures for awhile to come. They are seriously fun dolls that kids are sure to enjoy and totally worthy of sitting under the Christmas tree this year!
One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win their own Enchantimals Doll Kit including the dolls featured above. Giveaway ends on December 10th 2017 at 11:59 pm EST and is open to resident of Canada 18+. See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!