Best Christmas Gifts for Girls #TMMGG13

This is the debut entry in my 2013 Gift Guide. For more details or information on how to get your product included email me
In the summer I had the amazing opportunity to be part of American Girl’s first ever blogger event. On my first trip to Chicago I toured the store, and got the full American Girl experience. Right now these beautiful dolls are also available in Canada. I can tell you these dolls get full marks for so many reasons. But if you have a girl aged five and up I’d recommend getting one of these high quality dolls for a little girl you love. 

Christmas comes once a year and 365 days in the life of a child can flicker by at light speed. Looking to create magic December 25th? Want to give your daughter or granddaughter a lasting keepsake, companion and friend that inspires them to create, dream and grow? American Girl has everything you need. I personally can’t wait to see how American Girl evolves in Canada in 2014. My daughter received the limited edition Saige earlier this year and she adores her because she is an artist and a horse lover too. Each American girl doll has a unique personality. Saige is one of our favourites, but it was hard narrowing the choices down. Saige is the doll of the year for 2013. She is an activitist, living in New Mexico and she loves to paint. Because she is a special edition doll she is retired at end of 2013. This Christmas My American Girl Doll Saige is my number one choice for tween girls.
Saige Doll & Book
            Price: $110
Saige, the 2013 Girl of the Year, is a spirited and imaginative girl who loves painting and horseback riding at her grandma’s ranch in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In Saige’s story, she turns her passion into persuasion to promote the arts in her community. The Saige doll is 18” tall with light skin, freckles, long auburn-colored hair, and dark turquoise eyes. She has pierced ears with earrings, and wears a Southwestern ring on her right hand. Saige comes in an indigo knit dress with cropped sleeves, geometric embroidery, and a tiered skirt. Includes tall boots with wrap straps and blue cotton underwear, plus the Saige paperback book, written by Jessie Haas. 

Saige’s Accessories
Price: $28
Saige adds splashes of color and style wherever she goes! Her bright canvas purse is perfect for toting art supplies on the go. She loves to mix and match her special jewelry: a pierced earring set with studs and dangles, a turquoise beaded necklace with a golden coin charm, and a red multi-strand bracelet with an adjustable closure.

         Saige’s Painting Set
Price: $48
When Saige is feeling creative, she can bring out this art set. It includes an easel with a tray and cup for holding her supplies—it folds for easy storage when she’s done—plus five faux paint tubes and four brushes that Saige can really hold on to, a painter’s palette for blending the perfect shade, a sketch pad to plan out her paintings, a portfolio to store the finished product, and five of her paintings on real canvas.
         Saige’s Sweater Outfit
Price: $34
When Saige paints in Grandma Mimi’s studio, she gets comfy in this artsy outfit. It includes an open-front sweater with a draped collar and a bold, geometric pattern, a printed tank top for underneath, stretch twill leggings, and faux leather sandals with a fancy fringe to finish off the look
            Saige Book
Price: $6.95 PB
Saige’s new school year isn’t starting out well. She and her best friend, Tessa, seem to be growing apart. And because of funding cuts, Saige won’t have art—her favorite class—at school this year. Her grandma Mimi suggests that she do something about it, such as lead a “save the arts” parade and fund-raiser on Mimi’s horse Picasso. Soon Saige is training Picasso for the parade, which helps take her mind off her troubles at school. Then Mimi is injured in an accident, and Saige waits and worries, wondering what she can do. Can she ride Picasso in the parade and make her grandma proud? Can she still raise money to protect art at school? Saige is determined to try.
            Saige Paints the Sky Book
Price: $6.95 PB
After Mimi moves into rehab to heal a broken leg, Saige misses her grandma terribly. She takes comfort in riding Mimi’s youngest horse, Georgia, and painting in her art studio. But when Saige learns that Mimi may soon sell Georgia, she’s devastated. Why does everything have to change? After making an exciting discovery at the rehab center, Saige hatches a plot to restore her art afternoons with Mimi—and maybe even jump-start the new art program at school. But she still worries about losing Georgia. Can she tap into her creativity and imagination to hang on to the horse she loves?
           Saige Paints the Sky DVD
Price: DVD $14.95
           Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack $21.95
Nine-year-old Saige Copeland is looking forward to the new school year, until she finds out that due to funding cuts, her Albuquerque school won’t have any art classes this year. Add to that, Saige’s best friend Tessa seems to be growing apart from her—and closer to a girl named Dylan. Why does everything have to change? For help, Saige turns to her Grandma Mimi, who rides her beautiful horse Picasso in the Balloon Fiesta parade every year. Mimi encourages Saige to do something to help—rally her friends to raise money for the art classes they love. But just as her ideas begin to take off, her grandma is injured in an accident. Can Saige ride Picasso in the parade and make her grandma proud? And can she still raise money for the arts? Saige will have to face stage fright—and friendship troubles—to find her voice and help save the arts at school. Stars Jane Seymour as Mimi and newcomer Sidney Fulmer as Saige. Running time: 90 minutes.

All Saige’s accessories and all American Girl dolls are avilable here. 


           I was not compensated for this post, but received special perks and samples from American Girl. 

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.