With the start of a new school year comes the promise of making new friends. Depending on your child, that may–or may not–come easily. (If you happen to have a daughter, you know exactly what I’m talking about.) Because friendships tend to ebb and flow, kids may not always feel that their BFF of today will hold that same spot tomorrow. Remember when an impromptu tea party with a teddy bear could reverse the effects of a playdate gone bad? If your kid has outgrown her beloved bear, but longs for a new companion, check out Gift’ems. These collectible mini dolls, aimed at girls ages 5-10, are all the rage this season. Packaged in their own gift box, each doll hails from a different city around the world and gives kids a taste of a new culture. Girls can transform the gift box into a backdrop that displays their doll and her country of origin. They can even mix and match their clothing–a nice extra as her collection grows. Gift’ems are sold individually, in 3-packs and in playsets.
In a Nutshell: Collectible cuties are a hot commodity. Move over, Shopkins; here comes the next pint-sized must-have.