We have a thing for personalized dolls at Cool Mom Picks, but I am legitimately swooning over these sophisticated (but still adorable) custom family dolls, handmade by Liliana Tijeras of Citizens Collectible on Etsy. They may be made in Spain, but the couple with the square glasses could have stepped right off of the sidewalks of Brooklyn or Los Feliz. They may even be two dads–hard to tell.
Liliana perfectly captures personality in felt and canvas, customizing every doll’s hair color, facial hair, skin tone, and any of more than a dozen hair styles. You can also choose from a slew of fabrics for their outfits, and even add a dog or a cat to complete your family. Just like in real life.
Summer gift-giving season is the perfect excuse to build some doll families. They’d be the talk of the wedding shower for a nanny who’s getting married, and they are my new top choice for Father’s Day this year. Or what about your kid who wants you to stay in bed with him all night? Order him up a doll that looks just like you.
That’ll work, right?
Order custom family dolls from Citizens Collectible on Etsy. Dolls start at $33, and are available in groups to fit any size family. Be sure to allow ample time for them to ship from Spain.