American Girl® Alternatives for Less

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We LOVE American Girl® Dolls in this house. There are more of them than I care to admit. When I was a kid, $60-$120 on a single doll was not an option. To be perfectly honest, spending that much on a doll for the recommended age ranges of 3-8+ makes my eyes very wide. I have cringed when my 7 year old brings her Bitty Baby outside and wants to send her down the slide. A $60 baby doll on the SLIDE?? Oh no no no no.

Here are some cute alternatives to the several varieties of American Girl® Dolls available for price tags that are much more palatable.

Bitty Baby®

Bitty Babies are the infant AG dolls. They are super sweet, but are $60.

Amazon has these JC Toys Berenguer Boutique 15″ Soft Body Baby Doll with Open and Close Eyes for a very reasonable $24.99. There are several options with these that include accessories (pink/blue).

These Corrole dolls are just as sweet and are in the $35-40 price range.


Wellie Wishers®

Wellie Wishers® are adorable 14″ dolls from the AG doll brand. They are a smaller version of the traditional AG dolls with adorable faces and several cute options. They retail for $60.

These “Glitter Girls” are a cute 14″ alternative. For $20, you won’t break the budget.

Another 14″ option is these “Heart4Heart” dolls. Each has a back-story of their life’s passion. These are just under $40. A bit pricey still, but $20 less than the AG option.

American Girl®

There are so many choices available, from the classic BeForever, to TrulyMe, to the new Create your Own, American Girl dolls are beautiful and timeless. At $115+, they are not always in the budget!

Target has a Brand of 18″ dolls called “Our Generation.” There are tons of options + accessories available that rival American Girl’s sweetness at a fraction of the price. Dolls are $25. Click the photo below to go to Target’s site to purchase OG dolls and accessories.


Walmart carries “My Life” dolls and accessories for a very reasonable $28 per doll.


Of course, if your little is dead-set on American Girl® Brand, check them out here. They are beautiful, high-quality doll and fun to customize to look just like your beautiful American girl:


Which dolls are the most popular in your house?