Where can I buy an enormous Teddy Bear?

(31 Posts)
SparklyStream Tue 02-Apr-13 20:31:27

I wasn't sure where to post this question, but then I thought of you nutters! I'm looking for a gigantic but tasteful Teddy to buy for a friend of mine who has just had her first baby after many many years of miscarriage heartache. I wanted to go all out, but am not sure where to find a nice one? Any ideas?

3MonthMaid Tue 02-Apr-13 20:32:17

Toys r us?! They have huge soft toys!

Coconutty Tue 02-Apr-13 20:33:04

I always send a Harrods one, good quality and collectors item for years to come. Not a giant one though, unless you've had a lottery win recently.

3MonthMaid Tue 02-Apr-13 20:36:21

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Soft-Toys/Animal-Alley-48-Jumbo-Brown-Bear(0070503)?searchPosition=2

DevaDiva Tue 02-Apr-13 20:38:48

Not giant but Charlie Bears are fab quality and gorgeous, they do a bear for the year too which would be a lovely keepsake.

Waswondering Tue 02-Apr-13 20:40:00

Costco yesterday had toy dogs, teddy style, the size of my 6yo,if that helps!

sarahandduck Tue 02-Apr-13 20:40:28

Yes, I was going to suggest Costco too. They are huge.

montage Tue 02-Apr-13 20:43:13

I would definately be sure that they have the space for it and will definately love it as it's a big thing to store otherwise!

I think it's lovely that you want to go all out but I would be 100% sure that this is something they would really want before you decide what to get!

annh Tue 02-Apr-13 20:52:54

Why a giant one? I was given a huge panda as a birthday present about 20 years ago and it has moved house and country with me several times. The only reason I don't get rid of it is because I am such a big softie and too sentimental but tbh it is a pain and gathers so much dust that it makes me sneeze every time I go near it. It's been through the washing machine a few times which helps but I could never let any of the kids actually play with it so it has essentially served as a giant dust catcher for all of those years!

SparklyStream Tue 02-Apr-13 21:43:19

Ann - why a big one? I guess i just want to make a fuss. This baby has been so patiently waited for by them....

SparklyStream Tue 02-Apr-13 21:44:11

I take your points though - bit of a pain after the initial novelty. Any other ideas?

My children love their Harrodsburg bears (even though we are in Scotland). They are special because it has the year of their birth on. <we also have massive Costco bears which they love>!

montage Tue 02-Apr-13 21:48:35

Name a star etc are nice if they like that sort of thing?

nemno Tue 02-Apr-13 21:48:55

I'm with annh, ours was a pain till I toughened up and ditched it. And one of DS's best friends was terrified of it and I had to remember to hide it before he came round (often). But it is terrific about your friends and your desire to do something nice.

Waswondering Tue 02-Apr-13 21:50:19

Personalised beanbag, or chair?

Floggingmolly Tue 02-Apr-13 21:56:45

Give a Harrods dated one instead. We got a 6ft Barney when dd was born, it took over half her room and she was bloody terrified of it. We couldn't even get rid of the bugger, the local charity shop / playgroups, etc. efused to take it.
It's still in the cellar; scaring all the meter readers.

montage Tue 02-Apr-13 21:57:15

We had one which I was also too guilty to let go of. Until I inadvertently discovered it was actually a regift and I could happily release it. Delighted I was! grin

3MonthMaid Tue 02-Apr-13 21:57:28

The harrods bear with the year is always a nice gift...

montage Tue 02-Apr-13 21:59:21

"We got a 6ft Barney when dd was born, it took over half her room and she was bloody terrified of it."

I seriously don't blame her.

Someone on ebay would probably go mad for that though I would make it collection only

LynetteScavo Tue 02-Apr-13 22:05:28

There was a huge bear as a raffle prize in the schools summer fayre last year. All the parents really did not want it.

I knew someone who had a MASSIVE teddy in their large house.(think the size of a white appliance) Apparently the previous owners of her brothers house had left it there. As she had DC and he didn't. he gave it to her as a gift.

LynetteScavo Tue 02-Apr-13 22:06:51

http://www.giantstuffedanimals.com/prod_brother_ben.php

LynetteScavo Tue 02-Apr-13 22:08:37

The one my friend had was like
http://www.giantstuffedanimals.com/big_ben_bear.php this]]

Bizarrely, her brother live in Canada, and it had been shipped to the UK.

LynetteScavo Tue 02-Apr-13 22:09:15

this Sorry.

LynetteScavo Tue 02-Apr-13 22:11:00
SparklyStream Wed 03-Apr-13 21:32:22

Oh my word! That white one is brilliant!

Costco (though there stock will change so they might not still have them. You could look online too)

I saw loads of giant bears being strapped into seatbelts for the journey home.
No going into the boot for these boys.

Loupee Thu 04-Apr-13 15:06:03

We have a 5foot one from Costco, we bought it just before our son was born last year, we love it, DS loves it, he sits in between its legs. Well worth the 20 quid or so it was.

alwayslateforwork Thu 04-Apr-13 15:09:47

Oh dear god, don't do it unless you are sure they are going to be overjoyed for ever that this giant stuffed monstrosity takes up so space in their home!!

I second a small, well made, collectible but gorgeous bear. Please don't make the mistake of thinking that size is important in the bear stakes...

You can spend a shedload of money on something much smaller and easier to live with if you need to make a grand gesture.

My mother gave us three of the damned things. In varying stages of massiveness. As a set.

They have all been shipped off to the charity shop at different stages. This stuff gathers dust, is a nightmare for anyone with space or allergy issues, and they are a total pita to have to walk round/ find a chair or shelf big enough, and then cope with the thirty or so other stuffed toys that any baby is invariably presented with.

Bah humbug. I have sacks of them. Giant stuffed animals seem like such a great idea, but after the wow wears off, they are a giant pita!!

LynetteScavo Thu 04-Apr-13 22:18:52

I have some largish (only 2ft) teddies which DD is very attached to. One she won at a school fayre and has a cigarette burn on it. hmm I have tried to send them to the charity shops several times. DD always manages to find and rescue them. We also have a plague of soft toys under the bed.

You can't go wrong with Baby clothes from Gap.

youarewinning Thu 04-Apr-13 22:29:54

What about a build a bear with a saying/ sound chip in it?

My DS (now 8!) had one for his first birthday with a giggling sound - because it sounded just like him when he laughed! Over the years people have bought 'outfits' accessories for it to reflect his interests and clothing styles. (he has about 5 different ones!)
He still loves dressing it up and his favourite 'outfit' is the skateboard with knee and elbow pad and helmet!

hdoodle Wed 08-May-13 21:53:03

We have the costco one linked to above (white bear on ebay) and it is well loved. It only cost £19 also! We had to restuff his legs recently because everyone likes to lie on his legs.

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