Welcome to the 2015 Blythe Holiday Shopping Guide! This is part 2 of a 3 part mini-series to help those who are trying to figure out what to buy for themselves, or what to buy for the Blythe-lover in their life. Last week was the $25 and less part of the shopping guide!
Now when I think Blythe, I don’t think that it cost pennies because it is a luxury hobby of sorts. So for the second part of the Holiday Shopping Guide, it will be the ?$100 gift options!
1. A full set of hand-painted eyechips for your special someone’s special dolly. Hand-painted chips generally seem to go for about $20-30/set and getting several sets would be quite the gift! There are a lot of options available to you, if you search for hand painted Blythe eye chips on Etsy or Artfire you should be able to come up with quite a bit! I
2. How about a Pure Neemo Flection body with a set of hands? A lot of people like swapping out their dolls’ stock bodies for something with a bit more range of motion – the Pure Neemo fits the bill for a lot of people. The body and hands will solidly set you back about $40-50 or so, especially once you factor in shipping as well. For the best size that matches well with the original Blythe body, a lot of people go with the XS option.
3. There’s also the Licca body for the body swapper in your life. If you buy a Licca doll (complete with outfit), it’ll run you about $20-25 (possibly with additional shipping charges tacked on top). It’s a little underwhelming to get a naked headless doll, so for a nicer presentation I would suggest perhaps getting the full doll (head, shoes, outfit). It looks a bit better, and then your loved one gets another pair of shoes and a dress with it – as well as a head for the stock Blythe body.
4. Does your favourite Blythe collector have a favourite clothing seamstress? A lot of lovely clothing items for Blythe can be found from $25-100 – the holidays are a great time to splurge and get them something that they might not otherwise get the chance to own. While it make seem expensive to pay that much money for a piece of doll clothing, remember that these are all made by hand and you’re not only buying a tiny dress but you are paying for the materials, the time, and the sewing expertise that the person has.
5. Lastly in the under $100 range is Re-ment, which can be cheaper than $100, but perhaps there’s a set that your special someone really wants or you want to buy them the full set so you can ensure that they get all the really neat sets in a collection. It is possible to find full Re-ment sets for under $100, a quick Google search nets me a lot of online retailers. Keep in mind of what kind of things your favourite doll collector seems to enjoy. If they loathe Hello Kitty, it’s probably not the best time to get them a Hello Kitty-themed Re-ment set, just saying. Re-ment can vary a lot in prices, but if you know the collector in your life likes kitchen items or food items or furniture, it can help you narrow down your search to the perfect set.