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Black Friday is an excellent time to rattle through most of your Christmas shopping. There are incredible deals to be had on toys, kids' tech and board games right now, and if your DC happen to be ever so slightly Barbie-obsessed, we've got you covered too.
The ultimate in Barbie gifts has to be the Dreamhouse, and it's top of lots of Mumsnetters' shopping lists this Black Friday. However, it's worth noting that Barbie's actually got quite the property portfolio, with plenty of more bijou alternatives available if you don't have space for the massive 3-storey, 8-room mansion with its pool and elevator.
With more than 50% off right now in Amazon's Black Friday sale, now's the time to snap up that prime hot pink real estate for just £170. Here's what Mumsnetters think of the Dreamhouse, plus the best deals on smaller Barbie houses.
I can honestly say it's been fantastic. Played with daily, never fell to bits (easily wipeable too) it's definitely her most played with toy. She's 7 1/2 and it still looks like new, despite all it's been through.
If you're looking for something smaller or at a lower price point, never fear - there's a Barbie house to suit all homes and budgets. Here's our pick of Black Friday discounts on the Barbie houses Mumsnetters' kids love to play with.
When is Black Friday 2023?
Black Friday 2023 is officially 24 November, but as we've seen in recent years, retailers tend to kick off their sales a few days or even weeks beforehand so it's well worth keeping an eye out for bargains throughout the whole month. During the sales event, MNHQ's deal hunters will be beavering away to source savings on products that we know Mumsnetters love and recommend.
About the author
Poppy O'Neill is a Content Editor at Mumsnet and a mother of two. She's been researching and reviewing baby and child products for 2 years, with a particular focus on baby essentials, toys and books for toddlers and outdoor play equipment. From potties to paddling pools and bunk beds to bedtime stories, she loves to deep-dive into research and find the best products out there.
Poppy is also an award-winning, best-selling children's and parenting author of books such as Don't Worry, Be Happy, The Extraordinary Book That Makes You Feel Happy and Mother Power. She specialises in children's mental health and her books are used by therapists, teachers and SENCOs across the UK. She won a The Week Junior Book Award in 2023, her books have been translated into several languages and she's been featured in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Sun.
After earning a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Leeds and a PGCert in Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism from University of the Arts London, she worked in fashion for most of her 20s. When her children were young, she undertook an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester and re-trained as an author and freelance writer.