As part of Miss M's present from us, she received a My Twinn doll that I had won from the Happily Domestic blog. If you are not familiar with My Twinn, it is a doll like an American Girl doll. The biggest difference is that My Twinn is made to look like your child! This "magically" happens after you full out their extensive questionnaire and submit a picture of your special child. What most impressed me about the questionnaire was how detailed it was. It even asked if she had any freckles (how many and where) so that they could replicate. After that is received, their artisans go to work to create a truly one of a kind doll.
Miss M on her b-day with her Twinn.
The doll takes about 4 weeks to be handcrafted and shipped to your home. When I first opened the box, I was a bit amazed. It was almost like looking at Miss M in the future, say when she is 8 or so. I was impressed by the craftsmanship and detail they put into this doll. M has a few freckles on the bridge of her nose and so does her twin! Also, M wears a barrette on the left side of her hair. Her twin was delivered with a ponytail and a bow on her left side as well.
C showing how big the doll is. Almost as big as her!
The only negative thing about this doll is the cost of her clothes. She comes in one outfit (you choose from 3 or 4 options). Of course, after receiving her doll, Miss M wanted more clothes...especially ones for herself that would match her doll. Well, to get an outfit for both the doll and your child, it will cost over 50 bucks! To get just another outfit for the doll will cost you from twenty to thirty dollars. A bit pricey for me for doll clothes.
Overall, if you are looking for an unique gift for that special girl in your life, then you might want to consider My Twinn. As for the doll's clothes, perhaps make your own or find someone who can!