The Top 10 Dollhouses for Girls

Looking for the perfect dollhouse for a little special someone this year? Well, look no further! I’ve done the “hard” work for you. Below you’ll find a curated selection of the best dollhouses for girls on the market today with a designer’s stamp of approval.

Speaking from personal experience, waking up to a dollhouse under your tree on Christmas morning can be a memory that lasts a lifetime. One of my fondest childhood memories is my brother waking me up on Christmas morning exclaiming, “Get up and look what Santa brought you!”

When you hear that as a kid you can’t get out of bed fast enough!

Waiting under the tree, well actually next to the tree because it was huge, was the three-story Barbie townhouse, complete with working elevator. To say I was thrilled would be an understatement. Heck even my tough older brother couldn’t hide his excitement – and he didn’t even play Barbies with me!

Fast forward to now, in my late 30’s and I still remember that day clear as a bell. I truly believe it was a pivotal steppingstone in finding my passion towards the career I have now as an Interior Designer. The house is long gone, but the joy I had from receiving it lives on.

Hopefully, one of these amazing homes can be that spark this holiday season for someone you know.

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For The First-Timer

Fisher Price Little People Surprise and Sounds Home

Little People Surprise & Sounds Home

by Fisher-Price

  • Weight: 1 lb
  • Height: 11.81″
  • Width: 23.39″
  • Depth: 4.98″
  • Material: plastic

I recently got this for my niece (yup, she’s the cutie in the photo below) who just turned 1 and it was an instant hit! Of course I had to play with it a bit before I gave it to her and also added some designer touches from my dollhouse stash, but it does come with people and a few pieces of furniture. This house has a ton of lights and sounds to keep any kiddo entertained. Fun fact – when you hit the alarm clock it causes the mattresses on the bunkbeds to tilt and throw their occupant out. Nothing says “good morning” quite like that!

My niece Maya playing with the Fisher Price Little People Surprise and Sounds Home
Little Maya with her very first dollhouse

For Small Dolls and Ages 3+

The exterior of the Dovetail House by Tender Leaf Toys

The Dovetail

by Tender Leaf Toys

  • Weight: 25.74 lbs
  • Height: 27.36″
  • Width: 26.77″
  • Depth: 15.55″
  • Material: wood

I love the color scheme on this house and the fact it has a whimsical spiral staircase up to the loft! There are even printed floors that mimic wood and tile which really give it a realistic feel.

The interior of the Dovetail House by Tender Leaf Toys

The exterior of the Hummingbird House by Tender Leaf Toys

The Hummingbird

by Tender Leaf Toys

  • Weight: 22 lbs
  • Height: 29.33″
  • Width: 27.05″
  • Depth: 16.93″
  • Material: wood

How charming is this colonial style house?! The plants at the front door catch my eye immediately and add a lot of personality. The interior layout is more of an open concept with no pesky interior walls to get in the way of play.

The interior of the Hummingbird House by Tender Leaf Toys

The exterior of the Sky Dollhouse by Le Toy Van

The Sky

by Le Toy Van

  • Weight: 14.5 lbs
  • Height: 13.8″ ( think this is a typo because it is definitely bigger, but all the info I am finding has this dimension – it is probably 31.8″)
  • Width: 17.3″
  • Depth: 24.8″
  • Material: wood

Perfect size if you don’t have a lot of space to dedicate to a dollhouse or if you want something gender neutral. The attic also opens enabeling three floor of fun.

Little boy playing with the interior of the Sky Dollhouse by Tender Leaf Toys

The exterior of the Foxtail Villa by Tender Leaf Toys

Foxtail Villa

by Tender Leaf Toys

  • Weight: 14.5 lbs
  • Height: 29.95″
  • Width: 17.32″
  • Depth: 14.76″
  • Material: rubber & plywood

The color scheme of this house caught my eye and will blend seamlessly in so many interiors. It even comes with a few furniture pieces so you can begin playing in style right away.

The interior of the Foxtail Villa by Tender Leaf Toys.

Photo of the Iconic Urban Villa by Small Foot

The Iconic Urban Villa

by Small Foot

  • Weight: unknown
  • Height: 32.3″
  • Width: 5.6″
  • Depth: 20.1″
  • Material: wood

This house has plenty of space for the whole family and is stylish to boot! I really like the arched windows that add a bit of modern elegance and they actually open. There is even a tiny bell that can be rung to announce visitors at the front door and a private balcony off the Primary Bedroom.

The interior of the Iconic Urban Villa by Small Foot

The Modern Dream Dollhouse by Tiny Land

Modern Dream House

by Tiny Land

  • Weight: 18 lbs
  • Height: 31″
  • Width: 28″
  • Depth: 13″
  • Material: wood

Pretty in pink with tons of designer touches that were specifically designed just for it like the wallpaper. It also comes with 30 pieces of furniture so it is move in ready! It is even 1/12″ scale so it can grow with your kiddo and their budding passion as a miniaturist.

Two girls playing with the Modern dollhouse by Tiny Land under the christmas tree
A modern-day version of what my Christmas Dollhouse experience was like.

For Tall Dolls and Ages 3+

Interior photo of the Zoey Dollhouse by KidKraft

The Zoey

by KidKraft

  • Weight: 32.0 lbs
  • Height: 49.9″
  • Width: 12.4″
  • Depth: 33.8″
  • Material: MDF & plastic

Big bang for the buck! This house comes with 18 pieces of furniture and accessories that have lights and sounds. I love all the attention to detail, like the realistic interior design, skylights, and outdoor terrace. This is such a great alternative to a plastic Barbie house if a house for that size doll (12″ tall) is more of what you are looking for.

Little girl playing with the Zoey Dollhouse by KidKraft

The stack and style dollhouse by little tikes.

Stack n’ Style

by Little Tikes

  • Weight: 48 lbs
  • Height: 44″
  • Width: 29″
  • Depth: 16.5″
  • Material: wood

Definitely the most customizable of all the houses and it would have been on my wish list to Santa as a kid for sure. It has 6 rooms which can be configured in multiple ways to fit any space and imagination. Realistic interior touches add to the charm of this house and the possibilities for play are endless.


the Barbie Dream Dollhouse by Mattel

Barbie Dream House

by Mattel

  • Weight: 23 lbs
  • Height: 46″
  • Width: 40″
  • Depth: 15.5″
  • Material: plastic

Last but not least is the iconic Barbie Dream House. It comes with 70 accessories and is filled with multitasking features, like a sofa that converts into bunkbeds and a den that transforms into an office. Fun Fact – Chase and I actually purchased this house a few years ago and did a video about it which you can find below for your viewing pleasure.


If you’re still not convinced on how awesome getting a dollhouse as a surprise can be, then check out my post on the Le Toy Van house I jazzed up for my best friend’s 3 year old daughter here. Her squeals of delight at receiving her first dollhouse are priceless. My Christmas wish for you this year is that you get to experience the same joy.

Big Hugs and Little Love,

Amanda

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