Yay, it's Free Shipping time again at American Girl! Use the code FREESHIP11 to get free shipping on your purchase of $100 or more at the American Girl online store, until November 22. It's usually $13.95 to ship purchases of $100-$125 (and shipping costs go up as your purchase totals increase), so that's at least $14 savings to put back into your pocket (or use to get more stuff from American Girl!).
Can't figure out what to get your little American Girl? Check out their online Gift Guide, or see my suggestions on my American Girl Gift Guide post. And here are a few more options to consider:
Get something for her doll that matches her own interests
The Pea is making good progress with her flute lessons, and I think this cute doll's flute set would inspire her even more. American Girl also sells a guitar, cello, violin, and piano set. If your daughter isn't into music, don't worry: American Girl has doll outfits for almost any hobby girls love: skating, gymnastics, tennis, ballet, cheerleading, horse riding, skateboarding, yoga, soccer, basketball, skiing and more. There are even little baking sets for the dolls of future Martha Stewarts, and school backpack sets for the dolls of young bookworms!
Celebrate 25 years of American Girl
Can you believe American Girl is on their 25th anniversary? That means a whole generation of girls has grown up with them! To celebrate the occasion, American Girl has released 25th Birthday Collectible editions of all their historical dolls, including the dolls that have been retired, like Samantha and Felicity. Unlike the regular mini dolls, these mini dolls are all dressed in their holiday outfits -- and they're only available until December 31, or until supplies last. This is a great gift idea for an older girl who grew up with American Girls.
Give your child's holidays a tropical flair
Speaking of limited edition, don't forget that the Girl of the Year for 2011, Kanani, is only available until December 31 as well. She's got a fabulous collection of clothing and accessories (The Pea is wild for Kanani's Aloha Outfit and Shave Ice Stand) that will also go away when the year ends. I really liked having Kanani as the Girl of the Year because I did feel that this line was lacking some ethnic diversity, and Kanani, like many Hawaiians, is just a beautiful melting pot of colors and cultures, and girls could learn so much from her.
Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.