Think back to your Christmas stockings when you were a kid. What were some of your favourite things you’ve ever unwrapped? I always loved items that contained more than one thing as I took off the layers of wrapping paper and then packaging. Thanks to a friend of mine, I was introduced to the perfect items to put in my girl’s stockings this holiday season: L.O.L. Surprise!
I was not sure how the girls would react to these, they had never received a surprise toy before so this was a first for them. Really, I should have had no doubt because they do like surprises, playing dress up, and babies or dolls. Everything was getting set to be a win.
What Is An L.O.L. Surprise…
An L.O.L. Surprise is a surprise ball. You do not know what’s inside until you start removing the different layers and opening it. Inside of one of these little 7 layer bundles are all sorts of things to keep your child curious. Including a plastic ball that they can keep the doll in after opening it, a playset with a lounge and bath for the doll, and a doll display.
- Secret Message Stickers: these give a hint as to who may be inside (helpful if you have a checklist and can cross-reference with the names listed)
- Collectible Stickers: when you feed or bathe your baby, you’re in for another surprise and this gives you a bit of an idea as to what
- Bottle Charm: each doll has a bottle unique to it, plus fill it with water to feed your baby
- Shoes: small, but very fashionable you’ll have a better idea of what doll you have thanks to these
- Outfit: these dolls all have some pretty amazing fashionable clothes
- Fashion Accessory: hats, headbands, sunglasses, and more
- L.O.L. Surprise Tot Doll with Water Surprise: the best part of an L.O.L. Surprise, finally unwrapping the doll
The girls both loved unwrapping all the pieces of an L.O.L. Surprise. The highlight though is always when they get to bathe or feed the baby to find out what the surprise is. Will the doll be one that has tears, tinkles, or spits up?
There Are Also Little Sisters And Surprise Charm Fizz
Think of the Little Sisters as the mini version of L.O.L. Surprise dolls. They have fewer layers but are just as much fun. The girls loved that these were true babies in little diapers. They are molded to be standing or sitting. The fun started when they learned that the Little Sisters could be placed in water and change colours. They come with shoes and an accessory to go with their L.O.L. Tot.
Surprise Charm Fizz is exactly as their name says; charms within a bath fizz. With a little help getting the platic off, the girls placed it into the water and watched as it bubbled and changed the colour of the water. In a few minutes, a charm emerged out as the whole thing had dissolved. It contained the perfect little accessory to go with the L.O.L. Tots and Little Sisters. We’ve discovered purses and sports accessories inside the our Surprise Charm Fizz.
Get Ready To Start A Collection
The girls now have a couple of different L.O.L Surprise! dolls. They love their little collection. My kindergartener has one checklist that she keeps track on of who all they have. It’s almost like taking attendance in school because she checks daily that everyone is there.
I never expected the girls to be so excited about each of the L.O.L Surprise item they have opened. Each one has become a precious baby to them. It’s the sweetest thing to see them playing with the Tots and Little Sisters as they make up their own stories and adventures for them. It’s rare we leave the house without one or two in tow.
To me, these feel like an updated version of a paper doll. You have the doll and all her accessories that can be interchanged with the others making for endless possibilities of creative and imaginative play. We now have a little bin that we keep the dolls and all their accessories together in to help prevent the heartbreak of not being able to find a specific dress, hat, or shoe they want for the L.O.L. Tot.
While it’s not even officially winter yet, I already have visions of tons of Summertime activities that I know the girls will love to do that will involve their L.O.L. Surprise! collection. I’m certain that will be a permanent feature at the water table outside. All of these have already become a part of the bathtime routine.
Perfect For A Kids Stocking Stuffer
This holiday season, L.O.L. Surprise! is one of the trending items to get and are disappearing from stores as quickly as they arrive. I’ve seen the prices range from $3.99 to $19.99, with the Surprise Charm Fizz being at the lower range and the newer series of L.O.L Tots being at the higher price end.
After seeing how much they adore these little dolls, I found the perfect L.O.L. Surprise! to put into each of their stockings. I learned that there is a Glitter Series. With the knowledge that both of my girls love anything with sparkle. I’m certain that these L.O.L. Tots will be a great surprise Christmas morning as they open their stocking.
Do your kids have L.O.L Surprise! on their Christmas wish list?
Disclosure: We were provided with L.O.L. Surprise products in order to facilitate this product feature and review.
We had already purchased some on our own and discovered that our girls loved them. All opinions shared are our own.