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5 reasons why we love WellieWishers!

Posted on: by Kate
Disclosure: Sponsored. Thank you to Mattel for providing a doll for us and for our winner!

American Girl Doll is on many holiday wish lists.  My oldest asked for an American Girl Doll for years before Santa actually delivered.  Now that our littlest has been playing with American Girl for years with her sister, she has asked for her own. She fell in love with the WellieWishers display at the American Girl Doll Store in Los Angeles and has been wishing for one ever since. Today I am excited to share our last giveaway of the year!  We are giving away a WellieWishers doll (of the winner’s choice!) to one lucky Highlights Along the Way subscriber!

I am so excited to put Willa under the tree this year for our daughter (don’t spoil the surprise if you see her!). WellieWishers are a fairly new addition to the line of dolls and stories from American Girl.  Their costumes, imaginative stories, and little rain boots are so cute!  I can’t wait to see my little one play with her hair and dress her in a fun wintery outfit! Below are a couple reasons why we love WellieWishers…..

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  • WellieWishers encourage friendship. We love that WellieWishers encourages building strong relationships.  Each character has a distinctly different personality.  Growing as friends and being kind is a great message.
  • WellieWishers have a show and books that are perfectly tailored to younger children.  Our daughter loves the show!  WellieWisher books are very cute and a little lower reading level than traditional American Girl Doll books.  Our 2nd grader has had a very hard time learning to read, but these books have been a great encouragement to grow this skill.
  • WellieWishers are a much lower price point. Let’s face it, American Girl brand is amazing quality, but also pricey.  WellieWishers are just as beautiful with lots of fun accessories, books, and adorable outfits; at about half the cost.  Our littlest is only 7 and we think this is a great option to see if she can care for a ‘fancy’ doll.
  • WellieWishers are a diverse group of girls.  I love that this little group of friends represent several different races. As a mother through trans-racial adoption, this is especially important to me.  My littlest has brown eyes, black hair, and brown skin; I didn’t realize that choices that look like her are quite limited in many doll lines.  All that said, she wanted her first WellieWishers doll to be Willa because “She looks like my cousin and I want to hug her even if she isn’t at my house.”.  Go figure, maybe she will add an Ashlyn doll to her collection in the future.
  • WellieWishers can play ‘little sister’ to American Girl Dolls.  When we visited the American Girl Doll store in Los Angeles, we saw that many of the WellieWishers were dressed up as mini versions of American Girl Dolls. My littlest squealed “This is the big sister and this is the baby sister, like how we have a big and little sister!”

Who wouldn’t love to win a WellieWishers Doll for their little one?  I am so excited that Mattel has been kind enough to offer a doll for us to give away. One lucky Highlights Along the Way subscriber will have the WellieWishers doll of their choice mailed straight to their home just in time for the holidays! As with most of our giveaways, you must be a verified subscriber to Highlights Along the Way. Simply subscribe and leave us a comment letting us know which WellieWisher would be your first choice.  That’s it! We also have several ways that you can earn more entries by engaging with us on social, but being a subscriber is the only requirement. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is valid only within the United States.  The winner’s WellieWishers will be mailed directly from American Girl Doll and cannot be mailed to PO Boxes, only a physical address. This is a QUICK giveaway! Make sure you are getting our emails already, it would be sad if the winner never gets their email!

We are doing this entry old school since Rafflecopter is being a pain. Enter for your chance to win by leaving a comment below (comments often need to be approved so don’t panic if you don’t see your entry right away).

Rules – MUST be a subscriber (we will check =) )

Entry 1 – Leave a comment stating which WellieWishers Doll you would choose

Bonus Entry 2 – Leave a relevant comment on any of our Instagram posts.  You can get another entry for each comment on an additional Instagram photo (leave 20 if you want!) – For each additional entry you must leave another comment here with the link to the Instagram post you commented on and your Insta handle. Bonus entries are just a bonus and not necessary, but a great way to get bonus points!

WellieWishers giveaway is now closed. Winner has been emailed. CLAIRE H – hurry and email us back!!


Giveaway starts NOW and will end on 12/11/2018 at noon Pacific Standard time (Changed because midnight could have been the day before or after and people complained so we made it noon and gave folks a few more hours to enter =) ). Winner will be chosen and notified by or before 12/12/2018. Winner will be contacted via email. Winner’s name will also be visible in the entry form (First name and last initial). Only the winner will be contacted. Winner MUST respond within 48 hours of winner announcement and provide a mailing address. If the winner does not respond within that time frame, the prize is forfeited and a new winner must be chosen. While we have never had a problem with a giveaway before, Highlights Along The Way cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged prizes.

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Comments: 163 Responses
  1. Shawna wilt says:

    I love the wellie wishers. They are so cute. I think I’d take willa

  2. Heather says:

    My youngest would love the Camille Wellie Wisher doll! She has blonde hair like her and she wears her favorite color- blue! What a fun giveaway!!!

  3. Heather Payne says:

    Both of my girls have already requested Willa

  4. Heather P says:

    Both of my girls have already requested Willa

  5. Matt H says:

    Ashlyn is the latest obsession in our house

  6. Kathy says:

    My daughter would love Camille. we don’t have a lot of extra money and id love to get her this for Christmas!

  7. Katrina Wooley says:

    My daughter likes Willa best. She said it’s because Willa is really nice, pretty, has a pet bunny, and loves the outdoors. 🙂

  8. Melanie M says:

    My daughter would LOVE Will! Those ears tho… ✨

  9. Lisa says:

    Willa is super adorable! She would be my pick.

  10. Beth says:

    Willa would be my pick!

  11. Naomi says:

    We would be grateful to have any one of the 5 wellie wishers. They are all so beautiful!

  12. Amber Wright says:

    My daughter looks like Willa! So cute!

  13. Vicki Montez says:

    I would love to take any of the Wellie Wishers to my Grand Daughter in New Zealand when I visit her in Jan. As a special MyMy Surprise ❣️❣️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❣️❣️

  14. Joyce says:

    Camille is beautiful and I love that name but I think I would choose Emerson for my littles…So hard to choose just one – they are all beautiful!

  15. Renee Roth says:

    My granddaughter would like Willa.

  16. Carey says:

    I think my daughter would love Camille but honestly she would be happy just to have one. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Merry Christmas!

  17. Danielle Williams says:

    Kendall would be my choice! My daughter wants a doll that is her color as she puts it <3

  18. Marlana Alvear says:

    I live the Kendall doll! So adorable my niece would love this for Christmas. Thank you for the giveaway

  19. shelly dixon says:

    I would choose Ashlyn for my daughter

  20. Megan says:

    My daughter loves wellie wishers! She’d love any of them, but Camille is on her list currently.

  21. Candice says:

    My daughter would love Kendall!

  22. cara says:

    I would say Willa but my daughter would love any of the dolls.♥️

  23. Tracy says:

    Probably Willa, for my red headed niece!

  24. Rhonda Grisham says:

    I would choose Camille for my granddaughter Kinsley! She is so cute and I just know she would love her!

  25. Alison Parden Bates says:

    My daughters are too old for dolls so it’s time to get my grandchildren their first AG dolls. They love Willa!

  26. Catherine says:

    We would love Willa! My daughter always is going crazy over her at stores!

  27. Rachel says:

    We haven’t watched this yet, but will have to give it a try. My daughter has curly ringlets just like Willa.

  28. Brenda S says:

    Thanks so much for the chance! We would love an Emerson, there are so few dolls like her out there that I know my daughter would love her.

  29. Lea Ladehoff says:

    We would love a willa wellie wisher to gift to a deserving little girl this Christmas!!

  30. Nicole Orr says:

    My daughter would LOVE Ashlyn, so that she could style her hair. She only recently discovered Wellie Wishers and doesn’t have any….yet. Surprising her with a Willa for Christmas!

  31. Stefanie says:

    Willia is my favorite! My daughter likes to point out that she matches me in coloring.

  32. Vicki Montez says:

    My Grandaughter in New Zealand would be so surprised if I bring any of the Wellie Wisher dolls to her with me in January ❤️❤️❤️❣️

  33. I think my daughter would love Camille but really any of them because she’s obsessed with rain boots. Love these dolls!

  34. Ursula Meier says:

    My daughter loves Wellie Wisher Dolls and basically anything AG. She would love a Camille doll. Thank you

  35. Cara F says:

    My youngest daughter got a Willie Wishers doll last year for Christmas, but I can’t remember which one. She and her sister would love any of them. They’ve had so much fun playing with their AG dolls.

  36. Melanie says:

    My youngest would love Emerson. Thank you for the opportunity!

  37. Rio says:

    Subscriber! I think I’d choose Willa!

  38. Andie says:

    We would choose the blonde haired blue eye wellie!

  39. Christina W. says:

    My daughter would love Emerson! She’s so cute!

  40. Jenny Quimby says:

    I love the camille doll for my niece. She would love it!

  41. Kari banigo says:

    My girls love these dolls!

  42. Sharon says:

    Tenny, allow they are all so cute and a young girl would enjoy any of them.

  43. Heather says:

    I love Emerson, and my daughter would love her “Star” talent, because my daughter is so much like that!!

  44. Tina says:

    My daughter would love Willa!

  45. Rachel says:

    I don’t know much about them, but I know my daughter would love any of them.

  46. Jamie says:

    My daughters would love Willa!!

  47. Amber says:

    My daughter would love Camille. We are just getting into the American Girl collection and after reading you posts I love what this collection represents!

  48. Angela says:

    Thank you for another chance to win an American Girl Doll! I think my daughter would pick Kendall but they are all so cute. Merry Christmas!

  49. Angela says:

    Thank you for another chance to win an American Girl Doll! I think my daughter would pick Kendall! Merry Christmas!

  50. Lisa Marie Wong says:

    Willa is so cute!

  51. HDK says:

    My daughter has been asking for Wills too!

  52. Angela says:

    Thank you for another chance to win an American Girl Doll! I think my daughter would pick Kendall!

  53. Debbie Erickson says:

    I would pick Ashlyn! She is so cute and looks just like my granddaughter.

  54. Jamie Fleminf says:

    I would love to win The Emerson Doll for my niece. She would love this! She looks just like her.

  55. Melanie says:

    My daughter would love any (and all) of them. But the Willa’s rainboots are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

  56. Bunny McElliott says:

    Camille would be the 1st choice. My grandaughter looks like her.

  57. Yunnie A says:

    Would love Emerson. My daughter has read a few of the books already and love them.

  58. Meagan says:

    My little one would love the Camille Wellie Wisher! We are alll about AG in this house!

  59. Becky gregory says:

    I would love Willa! Her boots are too cute! My granddaughter lives in her boots.

  60. Alicia Severson says:

    We love American Girl dolls. My littlest would love Willa!!!!

  61. Lori says:

    Himy daughter would love the Emerson doll. These are so cute.

  62. Karen says:

    Willa looks just like my niece! We would love to have her.

  63. Becky says:

    They’re so cute! My daughter would love the doll with the ladybug boots!

  64. Sarah says:

    With 5 girls in our family any of the Wellies would get a lot of love over here!

  65. Carrie says:

    I had no idea about their backstory! They are all so adorable but the Ashlyn one would most likely be my daughters’ favorite since it looks just like her ♥️

  66. Lisa Marie Wong says:
    Wonglisamarie bonus entry.

  67. Sarah K says:

    My daughter loves dolls. She is all girl and yet tomboy too. I would love to win Wellie Wisher Willa for her. It would be her very first American Girl doll. 🙂 My daughter has lady bug boots just like Willa.

  68. Dana Ebete says:

    This is number one on my daughter’s xmas list! She would love Emerson!!

  69. Dana Ebete says:

    This is number one on my daughter’s xmas list! My daughter would love Emerson!!

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  71. Helene says:

    Hi, thank you for giving us a chance to win a wellie wishers doll. My daughter first choice would be Ashleen but she really likes all of them! I subcribed to your website.
    Have a great evening!

  72. Helene says:

    Just left an other comment for a bonus entry. Insta pretty_lollie
    Cannot wait tonight yo see who wins!!!!

  73. Helene says:

    Just left an other comment on Insta pretty_lollie
    Cannot wait tonight yo see who wins!!!!

  74. Lacie says:

    My little girl would love Camille!

  75. Jennifer says:

    I would love my daughter to have Kendall. Her hair is adorable.

  76. Wendy c g says:

    The Emerson™ Doll

    My daughter loves pretending to be a ballerina.

  77. Larissa Brunken says:

    I am a Subscriber

  78. Larissa Brunken says:

    My daughter would Love anymore then but I choose Willa for her

  79. Angella says:

    I would love the Emerson doll for my nieces!

  80. Bridgette says:

    We would choose Ashlyn. 🙂

  81. Claire Hyde says:

    We would love Kendall!

  82. Leslie says:

    My daughter would love Camille! Thanks for the opportunity! We love America girl!!!

  83. Joan says:

    My older daughter has Ashlyn and both my girls are doll-lovers. My younger daughter would love Camille or Willa. All the accessories are so fun.

  84. Leanna says:

    These look adorable! My daughter would love Emerson.

  85. Emily L says:

    Willard or Ashlyn I think.

  86. Jessica Wright says:

    I would love Kendall to gift to one of my daughters

  87. Alma A says:

    Willa would be a great gift for my niece!

  88. latanya says:

    I want the Kendall doll

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