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Best Christmas Ever: Dollhouse Edition

To get us all in the holiday spirit, over the next few weeks, we’re going to be sharing some of our favorite holiday gifts with you from either our own childhoods or from our children’s. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you as you shop for holiday gifts for your own kids. I’m stealing the title from my brother, who, when he was little, would say each and every year, “This is the best Christmas ever!”

One of my most treasured gifts as a child was the wooden dollhouse that my dad built for me. I loved playing with that dollhouse for years. I kept my house mainly furnished with Playmobil, particularly their Victorian collection (sadly, no longer in circulation). Oh, I loved that stuff! Nice and durable, it ensures that your kids can actually play with their dollhouse rather than just admire it. And look, they even have Christmas settings!

Playmobil Christmas Room
Playmobil Christmas Room

Little boys and girls alike enjoy playing with dollhouses. Who wouldn’t love pretending with miniature versions of the things in their own home? These days there are plenty of options suitable for both boys and girls. But if your little boy has already moved into the dreaded avoid anything girly stage, a toy garage can offer the same benefits of pretend play. And, hey, your little girl may love it too.  My mom begged her parents for a toy garage when she was little, and she got one.

Dollhouses and Garages

1. The Playmobil 1.2.3. Farm House is perfect for little folks; we bought it for our son when he was 1.5. 2. You can always build your own house or castle with GuideCraft Table Top Building Blocks. 3. Educo Park ‘n’ Go Garage is perfect for vehicle lovers. 4. Maybe your little knight or princess would love their own Melissa and Doug Folding Medieval Castle. 5. Plan Toys Chalet Dollhouse is both modern and gender neutral. 6. Playmobil Suburban House is another Playmobil option for the over three crowd. 7. I love the colors of the Le Toy Van Le Grand Garage.


Did you play with a dollhouse as a kid?

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  1. avatar Beth says:

    What a cute story, Dollhouses. My two-year-old son now plays with a small wooden dollhouse I built with my dad when I was little. I love passing down the memories.

  2. avatar Dollhouses says:

    Over 30 years ago I gave my daughters a dollhouse kit. They all looked at the ‘big package” and tried to guess what it was. The oldest finally said ” it’s a big puzzle”! We had hours of play building it. It has been passed down thru my oldest granddaughter and now down to her younger sisters who are now redecorating. A classic toy that keeps on giving.

  3. avatar Beth says:

    Cristin, I still set out my Christmas Playmobil as holiday decorations! Hehe.

  4. I loved Playmobil! Love this Beth!