Bamboletta Dolls, a cuddle for everyone #HolidayGiftGuide + #Giveaway

Bamboletta Dolls

Growing up, like most girls, I played with dolls; playing tea party, or pretending I was the mommy or the teacher depending on the day. When I had my daughter, it only seemed natural to buy her various dolls as well, only her pretend scenarios were more about fashion shows or concerts where her dolls would perform. When she was six, we had her brother. And guess what? He plays with dolls too.

Maybe it’s because he has an older sister and dolls and all things pink were all over the place. Maybe he just wanted a buddy to play cars with. Or maybe, he wanted to pretend to be a daddy (he does have a pretty great one). It’s probably all these and more, and to me a toy is a toy and not just for a specific gender. However, all the dolls we had in the house, save for a Ken doll and one of the Jonas brothers, were girls. We thought it would be nice to add a boy doll into the mix. Only, where do I find one? There are an astounding number of companies mass producing little girl dolls, but their male counterparts are much harder to source out unless we wanted an infant doll. But what about a doll maker?  Bamboletta  hand crafts every one of their dolls with many little girls and boys to choose from.

We have been lucky enough to work with Bamboletta in the past, so I knew how much love, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail goes into making each and every new friend unique. The Bamboletta family is made up of 32 moms (and a few dads!) and they feel very strongly about allowing these magnificent sewers to work and stay at home with their families, and we love supporting local mompreneurs. They employ traditional doll-making techniques and use the highest quality natural fabrics to make these lovable Waldorf style dolls. From locally sourced wool for stuffing to the raw yarns that they hand-spin and hand-dye,  their thick 100% cotton fabric from the Netherlands in 5 different skin tones to the adorable frocks and outfits complete with undies and little felt shoes, there is so much to love about Bamboletta dolls.

Bamboletta sketch

Because each doll is made by hand, there will never be two exactly the same; your Bamboletta doll is as unique as your child and sometimes even resembles them! When we contacted them about a doll for my son we were told the perfect one was right there waiting. And they couldn’t have been more spot on! From the brown eyes and curly brown hair (my son had a head full of curls until he was 3), to the green shirt (his fave colour), ‘Alex’ looked quite a bit like Breton. And the quirky little smirk is an expression I often see my little guy wearing.

Alex is a cuddle doll and he came lovingly wrapped in tissue, tied with a bow and had his birth certificate with him too; handy if we chose to travel. He also came with a blusher kit to touch up those rosy cheeks.

Bamboletta BC

With his green sweat shirt, jeans and felt booties he looked ready to play, so of course we had to test him out! We took Alex on a bike ride, through some garden and dirt travels and right down to cuddle time on the couch. He held up amazingly well and has become a close friend of Breton’s.

bamboletta collageAnd, not to worry if he gets dirty, he is easily spot cleaned and sunlight is excellent for disinfecting from bacteria…especially helpful if after your little one has a cold.

Alex in the sun

Bamboletta dolls are available in several styles: Classic, Baby, Sitting, Little Buddy and Cuddle, and are made available for purchase on their website. And, because they are handcrafted and unique, new fresh, fun faces are added every Friday at noon. These cuties don’t hang out long before they find their child, so if you see one that speaks to you snap it up quick!

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Bamboletta Dolls
This year we are overjoyed to partner with the Bamboletta family to offer all of our readers a chance to win their very own Bamboletta cuddle friend! Open to residents of Canada.

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141 Comments


  1. Sitting Friend – Daffodil is one I love.. They are ALL so adorable!

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  2. Hattie! Would have loved adorable Finn but seems that he is sold out. They are all gorgeous!

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  3. Cameron! Love that they dolls comes in boys!

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  4. I have been wanting one of these dolls for so long. Would love to be able to give one to my girl! 🙂

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  5. I love Finn!!! So cute! Would love one of these for my youngest boy!

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  6. Aww,,, Sitting Friend – Marigold is so cute!

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  7. Sitting Friend – Cameron is so cute, my niece would love this one

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  8. they are so adorable I really like Sitting Friend – Sunny

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  9. My favorite is the Sitting Friend Ariel with her red hair.

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  10. I love Hattie. They are all beautiful. I’ve had a Bambo on my list for a long time

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  11. Little Buddy _ Kasey… while I would love a boy doll in our house, with a new baby girl, I can see there being some girl dolls around as well 🙂

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  12. I really love Little Buddy – Kasey

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  13. Cameron is there! Love the boys but they’re all beautiful!

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  14. Love Bamboletta!! Love little Ariel! (But really they are all precious!)

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  15. Love Sitting Friend Ariel 🙂 great post!

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  16. Ariel! My fave Disney princess.

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  17. Isabelle is so beautiful! I love her hair mix 🙂

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  18. So wonderful and exciting ♡♡♡

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  19. I would love to give one to my nephew!

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  20. The Bamboletta story warms my heart & I would LOVE to win Alex so I can give him to my youngest nephew for Christmas.

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  21. I’ve been faithfully watching and waiting for the perfect Cuddle as a gift for my grand daughter. Thanks for offering this fabulous giveaway!

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  22. currently in love with Cameron! would love a doll for my almost two year old guy! he’d be the perfect snuggle buddy. thanks for the chance to win! ❤️

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  23. I love Daffodil and she’s wearing such a perfect little outfit

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  24. Isabelle. She’s beautiful! They all are 🙂

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  25. Daffodil and Hattie remind me of my own little beauty with their dark eyes and fair hair! Stunning!

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  26. Hattie is my favourite available doll. However there was one named Cloudy about a month ago that I seriously regret not buying. They are so unique and beautiful.

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  27. Indigo! My daughter would love her so much!

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  28. Carina and Daffodil are adorable!

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  29. Daffodil is my favorite available doll!! I bet she’ll be heading to someone’s home soon!

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  30. I love Bamboletta! And I love Peony and Wren! So sweet❤️

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  31. I woul like to get my niece the sitting friend dee

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  32. I am so in love with these Bamboletta dolls! Daffodil has my heart 😊

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  33. i love Daffodil – so cute like my niece!

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  34. one of the dolls right now is Topaz!

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  35. I love Ariel, absolutely adorable 🙂

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  36. They’re all beautiful! I love Isabel and Carina.

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  37. Sitting friend – Ariel! Absolutely beautiful and my daughter’s favourite disney character (or it was last year).

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  38. Sunny is one of the available dolls.

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  39. Daffodil is the name of one of the available dolls.

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  40. One of the dolls name is Rosemary. These are so cute and I love they can be cleaned. Thank you for such a fun giveaway 🙂

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  41. Aw, I love Sunny, she is so sweet.

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  42. Colette is a total cutie pie!!! =D

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  43. Right now one of the available dolls is Sunny, who is super cute and I am thrilled to find one with my niece’s name since it is not a very common name. 🙂

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  44. Sunny and daffodil are adorable

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  45. They are all so cute! I would pick Amalie

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  46. Daffodil is one of the available dolls.

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  47. Cuddle Doll Ella reminds me of my grand niece.

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  48. I visited Bamboletta dolls. The Cuddle Doll Eva is available. She is so cute!! Her freckles and red hair won me over!

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  49. Cuddle Doll Eva is one of the dolls available on the site.

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  50. I really like the Sitting Friend – Colette

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  51. Love love love Sitting friend carina !

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  52. Such amazing quality, love these sweet dolls! Skylar reminds me most of my 4 year old. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. These dolls are the cutest I’ve ever seen! Daffodil is one of them.

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  54. Dot is just too cute with her rainbow hair! 🙂

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  55. Cuddle Doll – Skylar is one that is available and one I like 🙂

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  56. Cuddle Doll Merida is so cute!

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  57. Sabrina. she has curly blonde hair like my daughter

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  58. my son would love a Little Buddy 🙂

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  59. Ariel is cute! The giveaway form wasn’t working yesterday on my phone so it’s not available anymore, but Finn was absolutely stunning!!!!

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  60. One of the dolls available is Serena, they’re all so cute!

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    1. Sabrina. I meant Sabrina, lol with the beautiful curly hair. Clearly my mind was elsewhere when I wrote Serena.

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  61. Sabrina. With some boy clothes it would look like my son!

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  62. Brightlee, what a pretty doll!

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  63. Amaryllis – so adorable

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  64. Sitting Doll – Meadow.. these are soo adorable.

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  65. no wonder their clothing line is sold out. wonderful items – I especially like the Classic/Sitting Friend Hand Knit Toque – Turquoise Blue Sunrise

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  66. I really like Finn! These dolls are just adorable – I want one for myself!

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  67. Dawn is one of the dolls! They are cute!

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  68. What a wonderful gift to put under the Christmas tree.

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  69. eeek! They actually have a Candace doll, same spelling yet too

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  70. I would absolutely love to have Jorja! Although they are all so beautiful!

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  71. One’s name is Devyn – How cute and unique!

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