MONSTER HIGH PLAYSET – Top Presents for Girls

Monster High is one of the most popular brands among young girls, so it’s an easy recommendation for Stay-At-Home Dad Reviews to say this is high up the list of top presents for girls.


Monster High Freaky Fusion Catacombs Playset


My daughter had asked Santa for this Monster High Playset for Christmas, so we just had to cross our fingers that she made the nice list for the year and Jolly Old St. Nicholas would come through and deliver it to her Christmas morning. She’s a great kid, so I had a suspicion that she would make the list with ease and everything should work out fine.

But man, was she excited when she awoke Christmas morning to find she got the Monster High Playset she had been hoping for.

After opening presents Christmas morning, we actually leave one set of grandparents’ house to make the 2.5 hour drive back to Calgary to enjoy Christmas Dinner and presents with the other set of grandparents on Christmas night. It’s a tiring and hectic day, so we don’t have a chance that day to build or play with very many of the toys we’ve received.

My dad is an early riser though and loves to put together the kids presents, so I wasn’t surprised by the time I rolled out of bed Boxing Day morning that the Monster High Playset was already built and my daughter was happily playing with it in our living room. What did surprise me was the size of it though (Dimensions: 17 x 26 x 16 in.). That is one BIG Monster High Playset sitting in my living room! Still there to this day as a matter of fact, I was expecting it to be half the size.

As you can see in this picture it pretty much takes up the front of our fireplace and nearly touches the TV that hangs above it. I find that kind of awesome for some reason.




Monster High is a wildly popular fashion doll franchise created by Mattel. If you can think of it, they probably make a Monster High version of it: Movies, Dolls, Accessories, MegaBloks, Clothing, Video Games, School Supplies, Books, and on and on. And my daughter owns a ton of other Monster High stuff to go along with this Monster High Playset.

With its popularity, you can’t go wrong by purchasing anything Monster High for a girl around the 7-year-old age range. It’s a safe bet that they will enjoy the gift.





DAUGHTERS REVIEW: “I wanted it for Christmas because it looked really really cool in the box at the store. I love it, it has lots and lots of room for lots and lots of dolls to live and play in. There’s an awesome dragon on it that twists and turns and it’s such a great hiding spot when my dolls play hide and seek.”


DADS REVIEW: “If you’re looking for a Monster High Playset this size, I’d definitely recommend it. She’s still been playing with it every day since she got it nearly a year ago. Her and her dolls aren’t gentle with it either, so it’s proven to be very durable. And it definitely has a different and unique look to it compared to other run of the mill doll houses. Plus with how popular Monster High is for this age demographic, this Monster High Playset is definitely a top presents for girls idea.”



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  1. Aww that looks so fun! I actually have a niece that is 8 years old and I also have seen a few Monster High specials on Nickelodeon. (Yes I have a child and frequent that station pretty often lol) I think this is a great idea for a gift and I’m glad your daughter had fun with it. I’m actually surprised to see how big it is! That is definitely a plus. Thanks for the review!

    • Thanks for the kind words Kayla, my daughter is quite partial to Nickelodeon as well with iCarly and Nicky,Ricky,Dicky,and Dawn being her faves.

      Hope you keep our site bookmarked as we have many more reviews coming shortly that will help you find lots of great gifts that’ll be perfect for your niece.

      Look forward to chatting again soon.

      – Bill

  2. Hi Bill
    I’ve got a niece who is the same age, and she has a huge doll house that is about 6 feet tall. She has numerous barbies and other toys, and will happily play for hours.
    What a great gift, one that doesn’t wear out quickly, or needs batteries replaced after a few hours!
    Way to go.

    • Thanks Greg, it really is a wonderful doll house, and great for her storytelling and imagination.

      And you’re right, a lot of toys nowadays need soooo many batteries it nice to find ones that don’t and you know won’t stop working.

  3. Well, I’m sold. My daughter would love this! She’s obsessed with Monster High! What a thoughtful post! Thank you for the insight and Christmas idea!

  4. Sweet! My niece is also really into Monster High…. I haven’t seen something like this before though!! Wow! That looks super cool 🙂 …. Her birthday is coming up next month…. though I think this is quite big for her birthday present! Haha…. oh well – guess who will be the favourite Auntie for a moment, lol!

    Thanks for the suggestion – I would have never found something like this on my own! 🙂

    • That is awesome to hear…you’ll definitely be taking favourite auntie status home from that birthday party. Keep us bookmarked as we’ll have plenty of other ideas to help you knock the holiday season out of the park as well Mei!

  5. What a massive kit! My daughter would freak if she saw this as she loves monster high stuff.
    Does the high playset come with all the furniture? or do you have buy additional furniture?

    • The look on your daughters face will be priceless when she sees this built!

      The set comes with a bunch of stuff included: Catacombs set, two lab tables, lab chair, two dining chairs, two settee chairs, lab container, laptop, textbook, notebook, feather pen, two candelabras, one candle, two skeleton torches, one bowl, one mug, one magazine, tray of cupcakes, and extra doll clips.

      Any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

      – Bill

  6. My 3 yr old granddaughter may not be old enough to be interested with Monster High which kinda sucks because I think the characters are so cool. Kinda goth like…I like Goth.

    Anyways, yes, she would certainly love this castle too. She gets into castles already as she already has 2 and that pretty much takes up her play area.

    thank you so much for the story and the review.

    • My living room has another more traditional Barbie House as well. She might be a little young for the movies maybe, but if she loves castles and her grandpa likes how the Monster High stuff looks, then you’re in the ballpark my friend. If you think it’s cool, then it’s cool to her for sure. For those reasons she’d love this Monster High Castle if it came from grandpa.

      Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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