Christmas Elf Rag Doll from the Powell Craft Range
Christmas is a magical time of the year for the whole family – and for children especially. We here at Gifts From Handpicked recognise this – that’s why you can find so many different gifts for children on these pages. And of course, our selection wouldn’t be complete without the addition of a few classic toys, like this charming rag doll.
Powell Craft are a business which has been around since 1962. During that time, they’ve focussed on traditional products, selling them to baby boutiques, garden centres, gift shops and toy shops. Ten years or so, after the release of a picture book called ‘Elf of the Shelf’ sparked a wave of love for all things elfish in the states, Powell Craft decided to launch a range of ragdolls. The decision proved an enormously successful one, since the dolls proved hugely popular.
And after a look at this particular example, it’s difficult to be surprised. He’s dressed in an appropriately Christmassy way, with boots, tunic and hat all in festive green. He wears the sort of square-buckled belt we often see modelled by Santa Claus, and his pointed hat is tipped with a charming red bobble. Like any proper rag doll, he’s made by hand from fabric. As such, he’s dressed perfectly to make any child’s Christmas one to remember for years to come.
This particular elf comes in two different incarnations. The smaller version you see here, and a slightly larger one. Either will make a wonderful gift for any child.