Looking for a diverse group of Elf on the Shelf dolls? We show you where to buy a Black Elf on the Shelf doll and creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily during the Christmas season. These darker-skinned Elves can be used for many mixed cultures and races including Latino, African American, Indian and more.
During the month of November and December, we share a new Elf on the Shelf Idea every day. Get these Elf on the Shelf Ideas in your inbox daily during the elf season! Sign up here!
Black Elf on the Shelf Doll
Is there a Black Elf on the Shelf?
If you are looking for a Black Elf on the Shelf doll, you are in luck! Yes, there is diverse Elf on the Shelf dolls. In fact, as CCA & B company has grown, there are now different colored Elf on the Shelf dolls and different genders. As someone who actually has one of the original Elf on the Shelf dolls, I have seen how the doll has changed and new dolls have been introduced. It has been nice to see the evolution of time and inclusion of all genders and ethnic groups.
It is important to know, however, that all official Scout Elves (of all colors and genders) do have a red outfit and white collar. Any colored Elf on the Shelf dolls including purple elf, blue elf, leopard elf, pink elf, camo Elf on the Shelf, and black & white Elf on the Shelf dolls are off brands. You also can not buy a brown Elf on the Shelf doll only, you will need to get an Elf doll with the Elf on the Shelf Book.
Where can I get a Black Elf on the Shelf?
There are many places to pick up an African American Elf on the Shelf doll.
- Walmart Black Elf on the Shelf Boy Dark
- Walmart Black Elf on the Shelf Girl Dark
- Amazon Black Elf on the Shelf Boy Dark
- Amazon Black Elf on the Shelf Boy Girl
- Target Dark Elf on the Shelf Black Girl Doll
- Target Dark Elf on the Shelf Black Boy
- Black Elf on the Shelf Plushee Boy
- Black Elf on the Shelf Plushee Girl
- Black & White Elf (this is an off-brand, Elves behaving badly)
Black Elf on the Shelf Near Me
Another good place to find a black Elf on the Shelf is by shopping locally. On Small Business Friday, the day after Black Friday, consider shopping at mom and pop bookstores near you.
Also specialty stores and boutiques have been known to have Elf on the Shelf kits. Sometimes these Elf sets are available longer than your big box stores and large online retailers. Some boutique stores have had Elf on the Shelf doll only (which is never the original Scout Elf, as Scout Elves comes with a Elf on the Shelf book.)
When is the best time to buy an Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf dolls sell out fast when the Christmas season is here. Buy off season and continue to check in if you do not see the Black Elf on the Shelf sale you want. The Elf on the Shelf set includes a book and doll. You can buy some sets with accessories.
Elf on the Shelf boxes will rarely, if all, be discounted below $24. You mainly will find brown Elf on the Shelf sets closer to $30. Do not wait until after Thanksgiving, or you likely will not find the Elf doll you want.
Keep an eye on our Elf on the Shelf Black Friday deals.
The dark skinned Elf on the Shelf dolls can be used with any family. We have close friends from India, that have used this as an Indian Elf on the Shelf doll.
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
If you have been with us a long time, you know we have brought you a new Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily (in the months of November and December) for the past seven years. If you are new to Frugal Coupon Living, welcome! You can view our Elf on the Shelf Master List for a full list of ideas including every idea we have ever done. Sign up here to get new ideas daily in your inbox during the Elf season.
For many of these Elf on the Shelf ideas, make sure you have an elf that can bend. You can do that easily with our Bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial. (Notice that original Elf on the Shelf doll I spoke of above!)
Want more for your Elf on the Shelf doll(s)? You also can shop our collection of Elf Printables for ideas to cover the entire season!
Elf on the Shelf Printables
Our most popular Elf printables can be found in our Elf Store. Shop Elf costumes, our Elf Twister board, Jokes for Kids, our Magic Shrinking Machine and so much more!
Free Elf Printables
We also love sharing Elf on the Shelf free printables including Black Elf on the Shelf Names. They are quite North Pole traditional – Snowflake, Tinsel, Faith, Star, Frosty, etc.
Or Elf yourself with our free printable Elf Template including a dark skinned Elf. This paper Elf brings everyone into the holiday spirit.
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Elf on the Shelf on Social Media
Save these ideas because you will want to stay up to date on these ideas each Christmas season. We do our best to mix up easy and hard Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
Elf on the Shelf Facebook Page
Multiple ideas are added each day to our Elf on the Shelf Ideas Facebook page. This is a great way for you to share your own Elf on the Shelf Ideas and share our ideas to your page. There are some good ones! Be sure to like the page!
Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Boards
We also are in charge of a Elf on the Shelf Ideas Pinterest board. On this board, we have invited other bloggers to share their ideas and free Elf on the Shelf Printables too! Be sure to follow the board!
Our goal, to make Elf easy for you!
What is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
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