Since she first arrived on the scene decades ago, Barbie picked up millions of fans around the world. Though called a fashion doll during her early years, she later took on a number of different careers and showed little girls they could grow up to do anything. From being an astronaut to running for president, Barbie really did it all. Barbie is now just as popular with adults as she is with kids. Adults love collecting the dolls and seeing what Mattel comes out with each year. The top 10 Barbie gift ideas for 2017 include fun gifts for both kids and grown ups.
1. Fashion Angels Barbie Sticker Stylist
Kids who dream of growing up and becoming fashion designers will love this Fashion Angels Barbie Sticker Stylist, which lets them create all the fashions they can dream up. This set offers a fun twist on classic paper dolls. It comes with an album that has several models inside, including Barbie and some of her friends. Kids get 700 stickers in different colors and materials that mimic clothing and accessories, including shoes, purses and even jewelry, for dressing those dolls.
2. Barbie Dolls Of The World France
Barbie spent years traveling all around the world, which inspired Mattel to create a Dolls of the World line that includes this Barbie Dolls of the World France doll. As part of its Pink Label Collection, this is better suited for adults who want to keep the doll boxed and on the shelf, though kids will love tearing open the box and playing with the doll inside. Barbie comes dressed and ready to dance the night away in an authentic French dress with matching accessories.
3. Barbie My Favorite Barbie: The Original Teenage Fashion Model Barbie Doll
This Barbie, My Favorite Barbie: The Original Teenage Fashion Model Barbie Doll, comes dressed in the same striped bathing suit that the first Barbie doll ever sold wore. She also comes with a second outfit that is an exact replica of the original Solo in the Spotlight doll. Mattel designed this set to honor the doll’s 50th anniversary. After a day of frolicking on the beach, Barbie can slip into a pair of kicky black heels, long black gloves and a black dress for a night out.
4. Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid Doll
Kids will love taking baths with this Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid Doll, which actually changes colors when exposed to water. This doll features classic Barbie blonde hair with streaks of pink running through her tresses, and she comes dressed as a mermaid, complete with her own colorful tail. A hidden button on her neck activates a light show that comes from her tale. Kids can hook her to their tub or pool to let friends see that amazing show too.
5. Barbie Baby Doctor Playset
Let kids know that they can grow up and do anything they want like become a doctor with the Barbie Baby Doctor Playset. This set comes with a Barbie doll, which comes dressed in scrubs and nonslip shoes. She even has her own pink stethoscope and matching clipboard. The included crib set comes with two infant patients and all the accessories that Barbie needs to take care of those kids, including bottles, blankets, a mobile and even a tiny lotion bottle.
6. Barbie Fairytale Dress Up Gift Set
Barbie goes from just another doll to a beautiful fairy in this Barbie DHC39 Fairytale Dress Up Gift Set. Kids get all the accessories necessary for turning Barbie into a fairy, a mermaid or a princess. She comes dressed in an adorable pink outfit that includes a long white skirt with candy decorations across the fabric. As the outfits, which make up to 18 different looks, come on and off with ease, this set is suitable for those ages three and up.
7. Barbie Glam Convertible Doll Vehicle
Barbie can now hop in and take off for the ride of her life with this Glam Conclusions Doll Vehicle, which not only fits Barbie but also fits dolls of similar sizes. The hot pink color on the car gets a dose of glam from the addition of some funky sparkles. Realistic touches like a rear-view mirror and seatbelts for both Barbie and friend add to the fun.
8. Barbie Gymnastic Coach Dolls & Playset
With this Barbie Gymnastic Coach Dolls & Playset, kids can let Barbie meet her Olympic goals or coach the next generation of superstars. Her leotard, shorts and jacket look just like those worn by real coaches, and the doll also comes with a whistle that helps her keep her students in line. Kids will also get real gym equipment in just the right size for using with Mattel dolls.
9. Barbie Dreamhouse
Give your kids’ Barbie dolls a new place to put their heads with this Barbie Dreamhouse, which comes loaded with everything their dolls might need. It features a garage on one side and three levels with different rooms on each level, including a bedroom, living room, bathroom and even pet play area. The kitchen comes with miniature food, and the house even has an elevator that fits all Barbie dolls.
10. Barbie Pop-Up Camper Vehicle
Once your kids see this Barbie Pop-Up Camper Vehicle, they may not want to keep Barbie at home in her dream house. This camper has a pop-up design that included a lounge area and a dining area with a table and chairs as well as a slide that helps dolls get from the top of the camper to the ground. They also get kitchen accessories, a bed and a replica campfire.