Bamboletta Dolls #HolidayGiftGuide

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I vividly remember growing up and being attached to a certain doll, it was a big box doll that my mom had painstakingly lined up for when they were at the height of their popularity, I still have a photo of her undressing the doll to show my grandparents the trademark stamp on the bottom. That doll was my best friend through scary times, hard times and times where I just needed something to hold and hug. She’s long gone now, likely donated when I was a teenager and hopefully being enjoyed by another little girl…

As soon as I found out I was having a girl visions of dollhouses, dress up and tea parties danced through my head. I imagined listening to a little voice chatter pretend back and forth and build a friendship with her companions.

Sadly, we never did find a doll that struck as close to Alivia’s heart as mine did when I was her age… that is, until Bamboletta Dolls shipped a beautiful, hand-made doll to us last week.

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I let Alivia help me with the unboxing of our new friend, every detail is thought out down to the packaging, your doll arrives beautifully wrapped in tissue paper and cellophane, tied with a neat yarn bow. I knew a doll was coming, but when Brooke asked us which doll we would like, all I specified was blonde hair and green/blue eyes to match Alivia, I wanted this to be a surprise for both her and I.

Surprised is an understatement, when Alivia pulled the bow to unwrap our new cuddle friend Lacy, she immediately asked to hold her.

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She still hasn’t let go.

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When we create a Bamboletta Doll we do so with full awareness of what a special companion each doll will be in a childโ€™s life. Theyโ€™re friends, trusted confidants and faithful travelers alongside a childโ€™s imagination and heart.

Bamboletta Dolls are hand-made in Cobble Hill, British Columbia; with a team of 51 amazing artisans creating these dolls it’s easy to see why they become a member of the family so quickly. Every aspect of a doll you adopt is handmade fromย head to toe. Every detail is crafted knowing that your child will love, learn and use their imagination with every doll that leaves their studio.

They offer a variety of different dolls for adoption, including Classic, Sitting, Folk, Cuddle, Little Buddies and baby dolls, as well as a slew of different doll frocks. We received a cuddle doll, at 13″, with flexible arms and legs, she is the perfect size for cuddles and tea parties. Every doll you receive comes with a unique birth certificate, care instructions and a blush kit for touching up those rosy cheeks!

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Bamboletta strives to stay true to their roots of traditional doll making techniques and uses as many natural and locally sourced material as possible, from local wool to stuff the dolls and raw yarns to hand-dye and hand-spin. Check out the love that goes into each individual doll by watching the video below, it is incredible and makes us really appreciate how special Lacy is!

We were immediately impressed with the quality of Lacy, she’s sturdy yet still feels like you can hug and squeeze her over and over again without losing any fluff, I had a good laugh when I went to undress the doll for some photos to discover that the dolls all come with little undies. Cutest detail ever! Alivia had a great giggle at Lacy’s “bee-bo”.

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There is nothing quite like supporting a company that employs local moms, giving them a chance to stay home with their families while providing a beautiful hand-crafted item for your children, these dolls are built to last and if you happen to run into a hiccup, Bamboletta has a dolly doctor on staff to help!

You won’t find a Bamboletta Doll on a big box store shelf, over 10 hours goes into painstakingly creating these dolls from scratch, every detail is thought-out and crafted to create the highest quality doll before they are made available for adoption every Friday at 12pm PDT. It is first come first serve, never second guess yourself if you see one that jumps out at you, due to the way these dolls are created, there will never be 2 dolls that are alike, each doll is unique. You can even snag one of the more rare boys, I found out that the girl-boy ratio is caused by a special technique used to create the boy’s hair.

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Bamboletta Dolls are an investment, but the love and time that goes into creating each special new companion is worth it. The hours I spent loving my doll growing up were priceless and I definitely feel that Lacy is worth the same if she keeps my daughter laughing, chatting and imagining. It has been over a week since Lacy came into our home, she travels with us and is always the first thing we look for at bedtime. She’s settled in!

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Photo Credit: Bambolleta Ltd.

 

 

 


(Disclaimer: We were provided with a complimentary product in exchange for our review, all opinions within are our own, your experience may vary)

 

79 Comments


  1. What a cute gift, to a cute little girl. I am sure she will have tons of fun, playing with it, I (at the old age of 56) Still have my 2 dolleys, Wanda who was the same size as me and Brenda whom had bendable arms. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh wow, that is incredible! ๐Ÿ™‚ I so wish I had held onto mine.. ๐Ÿ™

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  2. These dolls are so sweet!

    I’ve been in a boys world for the last 16 yrs….legos, tranformers, hotwheels….now I’ve got a little girl, and she’s just started showing an interest in dolls.

    And I too had THE doll with the signature on the bum. MY grandmother worked at a department store and stalked the shelves for it lol.

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  3. i love this! these dolls are so sweet. hopefully i can make them appear under our christmas tree this year!

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  4. This is too cute! I love how the doll is sturdy. I also love how the company seems to be quite supportive of moms and even has a dolly doctor! Too cool!

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  5. that is a fantastic idea. so many great, original items out there it doesn’t make sense to buy the plastic shelf stuff.

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  6. These look like a very special doll for a very special kid!

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  7. awe those dolls are too cute! my daughter would love one

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  8. A doll can be a special thing that we always keep. I would love this doll for my niece. So special.

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  9. I remember the bond I had with my doll and it stays with you for life. such an amazing doll

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  10. These dolls are sweet. I still have my Toni doll, complete with her Toni permanent solution.

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  11. These are super cute! I know my neices would love to have one of these.

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  12. Thanks for letting us know I have a little one who would love these
    & like supporting quality business

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  13. aren’t they absolutely amazing? I wish I had talent like that!

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    1. I know right!? It’s a running joke in my house that we have to pay someone to sew a button back on.. not my area of expertise at all! lol

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  14. What a cute little dolly!! If I have a daughter I will be getting her one for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. I just love this doll but i had a boy soo not interested lol

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  16. These dolls are very sweet. Too bad the boys are so rare.

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  17. What a lovely doll! My daughter would love it!

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  18. What a cute little doll, my nieces would love this!

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  19. not sure who is cuter the doll are your daughter

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  20. my daughter loves these dolls

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  21. Very cute doll. So wishing I had a little girl lol

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  22. The Bamboletta dolls are absolutely adorable. I have a little niece that this would be perfect for.

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  23. wow what a cute doll , , i love it would make a great gift for the girls in your life .. thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. These are so cute if I had little girls I would so buy these

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  25. these are cute my nieces would love them!

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  26. Those dolls are adorable, my niece would love one!

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  27. Very Cute! Elyse would love these!

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  28. these dolls look so cute my grand daughter would love one

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  29. I have to give them as a gift, they are so adorable!

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  30. What a cute doll, a nice size too. My daughter would love one.

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  31. is this ever cute, my granddaughters would like this

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  32. My little granddaughter carries four to five dolls around at any give time.She would love this cute Bamboletta dolly!!

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  33. This is a cute doll. My niece would like it

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  34. I love the hair style on these dolls. Looks like shes rocking out dreads… kinda cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  35. sort of reminds me of the cabbage patch dolls

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  36. I love these dolls! Will check them out on Instagram

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  37. Don’t know who’s cuter… your little doll or the bamboletta

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  38. Awww, that is so sweet and precious, Lacy is so adorable and cute and my granddaughter would love a special doll too, I’m going to have to check this out!!

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  39. These dolls look awesome. My daughter’s favourite is one I sewed.

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  40. Those dolls look very well made. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  41. I love the doll with the blue/green hair – I’d like to get one of them for my youngest.

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  42. I love the picture of all the Bamboletta dolls sitting on the window sill, how adorable!!

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  43. These dolls are so awesome ! My neice has one and I am so jelly! My daughter would love these!

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  44. I feel like my daughter would definitely love one of these dolls! So beautiful

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  45. I really liked watching the ‘How We Are Made’ video. Makes them even that more special, and love the fact that each one would be just a little different.

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  46. Bamboletta Dolls are made with a LOT of love.

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  47. They are so cut my granddaughter would love one.

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  48. what a cute little doll!

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  49. They look soo soft! Love the hair too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  50. My wife is addicted to these dolls!

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  51. Im going to check these out! Soo cute!

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  52. I love that these lovely dolls are made in Cobble Hill, BC – I grew up near there! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  53. Great gift idea I would have loved these as a little girl!

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  54. My daughter STILL loves these dolls!

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  55. Looks like my cabbage patch dolls lol

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  56. They really are the most amazing dolls. I would love to get one for my daughter.

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  57. wow, I totally forgot but I used to make handmade dolls and doll clothes for them, and give them away. These are cute and handmade dolls take time and lots of painstaking care to make, well worth it!

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