Gigis Dolls

& Sherry's Teddy Bears

  • How to Determine the Value of Vintage Dolls in Your Collection

    Doll collections can span a lifetime and then some… indeed, many mothers pass their doll collection down to daughters.How does a person determine the value of dolls in their collection, besides being “priceless?” Porcelain dolls have been around for many years, and some of you might have some in your collection dating back to the turn of the century (late 1800s to early 1900s!) and World War 1. Really old dolls that are...
  • Reasons to Start a Doll Collection

    Starting a doll collection can turn into a lifelong passionate pursuit that brings much joy along the way. One of the major pleasures of collecting dolls is finding ones that you simply can’t stop looking at because, for whatever reason, they just “connect” with you and you feel you must have them. And they can be so exquisitely beautiful, too.Doll collecting is done for a number of reasons. For some people, they love the history...
  • Check Out the Latest Adora Dolls

    Adora dolls are one of the most popular new dolls that have stormed the market. Known for being durable and eco-friendly, Adora dolls are safety tested and use materials that are BPA free, non-toxic, hypoallergenic. And, as their website says, every doll is made with love. They’re also machine washable, which is great news for parents everywhere!There are a few different kinds of dolls available from Adora, including soft dolls in the shape of babies...
  • Caring for Collectibles: Keeping Your Dolls in Great Condition

    Finding new dolls to add to your collection is only one small part of a collector’s passion. It’s also important to take care of your collectibles after you’ve obtained them!If you’re a doll collector, you know that if you leave dolls on your shelf without caring for them regularly, they definitely won’t stay in great shape. Dust and dirt can ruin original packaging boxes or clothing, while humidity or intense sunshine can lead to discoloration...
  • It’s a Boy! American Girl to Release First Male Doll

    There’s big news floating around for fans of the American Girl doll franchise – the company has created a new boy doll, and he’s currently available for purchase!According to the Huffington Post, American Girl is gearing up to bring a large set of new dolls to the market this year, and one of them, notably, is male. This new American Girl doll – or perhaps American Boy – is named Logan Everett, and he lives...
  • Bringing Favorite Shows to Life as Dolls

    Do you watch “American Horror Story”? Fans of season three, called “American Horror Story: Coven,” can now have a piece of AHS memorabilia all their own with dolls from Integrity Toys. Lucky for you, we’re offering each of these unique pop-culture inspired dolls here at Gigi’s.According to Vanity Fair, the collection includes six dolls, and they expect die-hard fans to vie for their own set to bring home. The dolls featured in the collection include...
  • Bisque Dolls: A Classic Style for the Modern Age

    If you’re a fan of classic dolls, there’s a good chance you know of – or have heard of – bisque dolls. These dolls are a Victorian type of figurine, but the materials used to create them dates back to ancient China. Let’s dive into some of the unique history that makes bisque dolls so interesting and long-lasting.Bisque porcelain is an unglazed white ceramic made from clay deposits, says WiseGeek. Since first appearing in products...
  • New Year, New Shows: Doll Shows in 2017

    With the coming new year comes new doll shows to attend! Gigi’s Dolls is excited to get started on the 2017 doll show circuit. Here’s a list of where you can find us from January through April 2017. We hope to see you there!Naperville Doll & Teddy Bear ShowThe Naperville Doll & Teddy Bear Show will take place in Naperville, Illinois on Sunday, Jan. 22. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at...
  • American Girl Introduces New Civil Rights Doll

    American Girl recently announced a new doll, named Melody. Her bio on the American Girl website reads, “Fairness and equality for all people sound like music to my ears. More than ever, I need to lend my support at home, at church, and around my neighborhood. It’ll take courage, but adding my voice to others can really make a difference.”Melody loves music, and she’s a Civil Rights activist growing up in 1960s Detroit. Her story...
  • Find the Perfect Gift for the Holidays

    The holiday season is almost here and you know what that means – you need to find that perfect gift for that special someone. Finding the ideal gift can be daunting and for some on your list, you may not even know where to even start.At Gigi’s Dolls, we can take care of many of the people on your holiday shopping list. If your special someone is into vintage dolls, we have a vast collection...

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