There's one toy announcement I wait for every single year: when American Girl reveals their latest Girl of the Year doll.
This year, they released Blaire as the Girl of the Year doll for 2019. She does it all, as a chef-in-training, party planner and helper at her family farm and restaurant.
Like other American Girl dolls, Blaire stands at 18" tall. She has bright green eyes that open and close, as well as curly red hair. Blaire has a huggable cloth body perfect for snuggles, and she comes with a paperback book and signature outfit complete with accessories.
She sells for $149 at Chapters Indigo, which also sells a Hobby Accessory Set she needs to tend to the garden and plan parties. And you can't throw a party without a venue, which is where this Restaurant Family Farm set comes in handy! It's $375, and we'll let you know if it ever goes on sale.
Chapters also sells a few more outfits for Blaire, including this Junior Bridesmaid Dress (for $45) and this super-cute Gardening Outfit (for $40) that event comes with a pair of green rubber boots. There are more accessories available, too, so you might want to check 'em out!
If you shop soon, you might even qualify for a special offer from Chapters Indigo. If you spend $50 on American Girl products before April 30, 2019, you can order a lounge set for just $16.
And if you're wondering, the arrival of a new Girl of the Year means last year's collection is on sale. The best deal of all is on Luciana's Maker Station, which now sells for $100.
Of course, American Girl doesn't make the only 18-inch dolls on the market. If you're looking for a more affordable options, check out our list of American Girl alternatives. There are all kinds of similar dolls you can find in Canada at a fraction of what the Girl of the Year costs.