Would there be any issue (like Avoda Zara perhaps) with gifting someone a bobblehead of a family member?

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    There are halachic debates about dolls in general
    – Chatzkel
    Jul 26, 2022 at 16:40
  • outorah.org/p/6084
    – Chatzkel
    Jul 26, 2022 at 16:42
  • @Chatzkel to add to that, a bobblehead may be prohibited even according to some of those who permit dolls. One common reason given to permit dolls is that it is something treated bderekh bizayon, as it is tossed around, on the floor, etc. The same may not be true of bobbleheads which are usually better taken care of. Jul 26, 2022 at 16:45
  • Another point to consider is that the doll is not made to scale of a human body
    – Chatzkel
    Jul 26, 2022 at 16:53

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I found an article on DinOnline that discusses this exact issue.

He says it's mutar because they're never used for Avoda Zara. The full answer and sources can be found here.

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