Thursday, 13 August 2015

{Give Away!} Lottie Dolls // From Archaeology to Astronomy, Lottie can do it all!





Our family's love for Lottie dolls runs long and deep, ever since I spent countless hours hunting through the interwebzzzz for an alternative to Barbie - and was shocked to find there was hardly any! I finally came across the sweet and spunky Lottie doll, and gleefully bought one for Lily as a very special reward (for when she stopped sucking her thumb!). We have been fan girls ever since!

Lottie's age appropriate clothes, relatable activities and child-like body won this mama's heart, in a world where the sexualisation of 'children's toys' seems to run rife (I'm looking at you, Bratz Dolls). Lottie can stand on her own two feet (a useful skill for any girl!) and is all about being yourself, having adventures and enjoying simple childhood fun - from ballet to karate to walking the dog! My daughter Lily loves that she can relate to all of Lottie's adventures, and together they explore the world with glee! Lottie is like a true friend and peer to my daughter, it's just charming :)

Lottie Doll HQ (the Arklu company in the UK).got wind of our fan-girl status and very kindly sent us some new Lottie dolls to meet!!! Of course, we were super excited to do so, especially because their cool new range includes some fantastic Science themed Lottie Dolls. Stargazer (Astronomy) and Fossil Hunter (Archaeology) Lottie highlights women in science and celebrates girls whose love for science helps them discover cool new things! We also met 'Muddy Puddles Lottie', who loves to stomp in puddles like any other kid. Then there was Pony Club Lottie who comes with a beautiful horse for Lottie to ride through the fields (or through the backyard, as the case may be haha).

Check out some photos of Lily meeting her new Lottie buddies...  and don't forget to enter the give away at the bottom of this post - there are two chances to win a Lottie for the little adventurer in your life!! :)





Pony Club Lottie loves to ride around . Lily screamed for about 5 minutes when she saw this horse!!! What is it about girls and horses?? A match made in heaven. And yes, Lily has requested her own horse now ;) Lottie's riding outfit here just slays me.... how precious is that blazer!?
How awesome is Stargazer Lottie? Her own telescope, dressed for chilly evenings outside staring at the night sky. It came with these great little cards listing all the planets and included a history of female astronomers too! 
Checking out the telescope. We talked about how and why people look at the stars and planets. She was fascinated! A whole new world opened up to her... way up there!
Reading aloud the names of all the planets. 

Look at the stars, and reach for them! Love how Lottie makes it all seem possible for our mighty girls :)
Is this not the most adorable archaeologist you ever saw?! Fossil Hunter Lottie comes kitted out with backpack, digging tools (so tiny!!) and even fossils to dig for :) The little cards are all information about female archaeologists. The whole kit fitted into the teeny backpack... Lily was soooo thrilled about that. She packed everything in neatly, then these girls were ready to go discover!


Muddy Puddles Lottie loves splashing in the rain as much as my kiddos!


Having a serious little chat with her buddies :)
A little girl with four amazing new friends. What a gang! Brave, adventurous, fun and fascinated with the world around them! 
The details of their outfits are so precise and charming. The clothes are well made, detailed and easy to dress/undress. Yes, two minutes after these photos, all the outfits were pulled off, swapped around, mixed up, never to appear the same way again, lol! Part of the fun, right?!



**** (edit) THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED *****


Want to WIN a Lottie Doll for a special little someone in your life??

There are TWO up for grabs!! You know I love to share the love...especially Lottie Love!

One giveaway is being held on this blog, the other one is being given away on my blog Facebook page. Yes, you can enter in both places!!


To enter, just answer this simple question....

'Who would you gift a Lottie Doll to, and why?'

Just comment below with your answer!

Then click over to my Facebook page to enter there too... double your chance to win!! :)


xx Kate


Terms and Conditions:
Giveaway is for two Lottie Dolls (one doll each for each winner), including delivery.
Entries welcome worldwide! 
Must leave a name and email address if using "anonymous" or a profile not linked to a way to contact you if you've won.
Winners will be deemed most creative/interesting response as chosen by me. This is a game of skill, not chance.
Entries open 7.30pm Thursday 13th August 2015 and close Thursday 20th August 7.30pm 2015. 
Judges decision is final. Winners must respond within 24 hours or prize will be awarded to the runner up. Good luck!


Handy Lottie Links: Lottie Facebook Page and Lottie Website/Store Locator

Disclaimer: These dolls were gifted to me for review. All opinions are 100% my own,

52 comments:

  1. Would love one for my girls just love that they are still sweet and innocent!!!

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  2. Oh my gosh. There's a fossil hunter and a stargazer Lottie now? You know how obsessed my two girls are with science, don't you? Oh, I'm totally ringing up Grandma and telling her she has to buy these for my girls for Christmas, like right now. :)

    So, if I won one, I wouldn't give them to my girls, cause we'd already have them! Haha. But seriously, I would really LOVE to give one to my daughter's best friend. Peer relationships can be tricky, and I'd love to kick start a little neighbourhood Lottie-loving craze. :)

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  3. For my daughter who loves science and mystery in the world! Theae are great and so age appropriate. Thanks!

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  4. I would give this to my almost 4 yo daughter who has become increasingly more impressionable and is craving a big girl doll to play with, which until now we havent been able to find one that depicts our values in marketing and physicality (the world is sadly too full of Barbie, Monster High, Disney Princess dolls that look like Barbie, Ever After High, and Bratz...girls need and crave good role model toys, and it should not be so hard to find them). She would adore this (and the fact they have science themed ones would even be more cool for her) and Lottie would be her new best friend!

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    1. Congrats Amy, you are a winner!!!! :) Please contact me via the FB page with your postal address :)

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  5. I would give it to my little girl, because lottie is a normal sized girl and I think that it might help her grow up to be less image concious and know that girls don't have a tiny little waist

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  6. Love to give a Lottie doll to my little girl who is turning 4 and loves to play with dolls. Until now I've given her only stuffed animals because i am delaying the barbie phase. Until recently i did research and found Lottie. Love the themed Lotties and especially coz it is more age appropriate, no make up and cloths are not like a mature lady. Wanted to buy a Lottie online - coz no stores in Holland sells them - but first trying to do this contest. You never know right?….

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  7. I would love one for my grandgirl Emily's 5th birthday coming up soon! She makes up stories for her dolls & takes them on adventures with her.

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  8. I would love to win a Lottie doll for my youngest son who loves Snow Queen Lottie because she has a beautiful dress.

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  9. I would love to win a Lottie doll for our son. Our daughter already has two :)

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  10. I would donate to a charity for needy children.

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  11. I would love a lottie doll for my daughter because she loves to make clothes for her dolls, and Lottie is adorable!

    My name is Julie Ebert and my email is bkebert@yahoo.com

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  12. My daughter because she loves paleontology! And the stargazer doll is such a great inspiration!

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  13. I'd give a Lottie doll to my daughter - I love that they have themes you can explore together.

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  14. I'd give a Lottie doll to my daughter - I love that they have themes you can explore together.

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  15. Would give it to my daughter to help her see not all dolls have to look like Bratz

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  16. Would give it to my daughter to help her see not all dolls have to look like Bratz

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  17. I have 2 nieces & a few dear friends who have daughter's that I call my nieces as well. Would love to win & share and pay it forward. After all sharing is caring, thank you. I know they will be very happy.

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  18. I would give the Lottie doll to my daughter Bella.
    She is my sweet little girl who worries about everything. Everyday I give her a worry stone. I take the stone every morning and rub it and give it a kiss to fill my love in the stone. When my daughter wakes up she will take the stone with her wherever she goes.
    I'd like to win the Lottie doll for her as a gift for going back to school. Lottie will be her partner everyday! Bella would love to have Lottie as a friend to share her worry stone with and make new adventures!

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  20. I would give a Lottie doll to my daughter. My kiddo is always up for adventure, and I know she'd get make some wonderful new discoveries with Lottie by her side. Just like my own girl (and all girls), I love that Lottie is more than one thing. She can be playful, adventurous, silly, enchanted by the world around her!

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  21. I would donate to a charity for needy children :)

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  22. I'd gift it to one of my girls, I love that she is just like them.

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  23. If I win one of the dolls, it will be included in the toys I am giving as a Christmas present to street kids in Phils.

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  24. Easy! My daughter would be the lucky recipient if I won :-) Because she adores playing with dolls, and I would be so thankful for a doll like this that is innocent and dresses like a kid!

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  25. My lovely Lyssy would most certainly be the recipient of Lottie if I won. Being the youngest of 4 daughters means not many new dolls for her. Lottie is one doll we have not met in our 15 years of avoiding Barbie and we'd love her to join our family :)

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  26. For my creative, inquisitive 5 year old daughter...oh the places Lottie will go! Then I'd love to see the adventures Lottie goes on when handed down to my younger son and daughter too.

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  27. My 3 yo loves jumping in water and mud puddles, boots or not! I would love to give her a doll just like her, and this would be perfect for her first non cloth doll.

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  28. I would love to give one to my goddaughter who would adore this doll.

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  29. I would love to give this Adorable Lottie Doll to my gorgeous princess niece Emily because she would treasure this forever and I would love to see her face light up as she sees her new Lottie Doll.

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  30. My granddaughter she would love a Lottie Doll and would cherish it

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  31. I would give it to a special little girl I know who is in care because she could use a little companion to brighten her days.

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  32. i would gift first one to myself and one to my friend whom i tagged on fb under ana amanti .
    thanks a lot !
    this reminds me of my childhood , awesome japanese looking dolls !

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    1. tumblemumbo at gmail.com

      I also had a real looking lottie like japanese doll as a small girl and this brings me back to that wonderful memory . I may not have the most creative answer but I love the look of these dolls and whoever wins this will be ever so happy and lucky to have such a positive doll in their home . It will bring any person joy ! Thanks for the chance !

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  33. My little Miss would love this as she loves her dolls

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  34. I would love to win one for my little angel, she would be so excited to see that she won

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  35. I would give this to Miss 6 - she loves dolls to distraction but so many have such unrealistic proportions and are dressed in such a way that I struggle to allow her what she loves. With these dolls I would have no problems with her doll obsession! Thanks Natasha tarsh@tassie.net.au

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  36. I answered on the FB page that I would give to either mr3 or miss5 - but now I see that you have fossil hunter. Miss 5 desperately wants this doll, she was terribly upset when I didn't buy one on my trip to the UK a few months ago.digging in the dirt is one of her favourite activites.

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  37. wtg for my granddaughter she would love it she loves all cute dolls personally so do i

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  38. i've been looking for a doll like this one for months!!! it'd be perfect for my daughter. my email adress: mirari@hellokitty.com

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  39. I didn't realize there were so many different ones. I would love my youngest daughter to have one of these beautiful Lottie dolls so she can play with her older sister and enjoy adventures together (fabulous imaginations)

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  40. My niece to broaden her mind,
    To see other interests to find.
    I love being an adventurous Aunt,
    As my sister is one that says can't!

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  41. I'd give it to my seven-year-old daughter. She would love one of these dolls. She has such an imagination. She would have a ball with one of these. Thank you

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  42. I would give to to my lovely little niece because she adores dolls and it will make me the "cool" aunty :P

    Good luck everyone :)

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  43. I would give this amazing doll to my niece who is 3 years old

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  44. My two daughters, we love Lottie dolls!

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  45. My daughter would adore a Lottie doll,
    A cute little toy with a positive role.
    To show her smart girls are cool,
    And to follow her dreams by working hard at school.

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  46. I would love one each for my grandchildren 3yo girl and 1yo boy. These look amazing, I would love one myself, but I could see myself having hours of fun exploring the universe with these dolls and my beautiful grand babies.

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  47. I would love one each for my grandchildren 3yo girl and 1yo boy. These look amazing, I would love one myself, but I could see myself having hours of fun exploring the universe with these dolls and my beautiful grand babies.

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  48. I would give one to my girl Lexy. She loves creative play and calls herself a "rough and tumble kind of girl." Chrystanicole@comcast.net

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  49. Thank you EVERYONE for these gorgeous entries, I really enjoyed reading them all. Awesome to see so much Lottie love!! :)

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  50. I would give the doll to my daughter. I am so thankful she still plays with dolls!

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