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Build a Bear Gift Vouchers - how much would I need to give a decent present?

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Thelongroadhome Wed 23-Sep-09 09:53:11

Thinking about buying a build a bear present for my neice but not sure how much I would have to give to get a decent bear and maybe something to wear? Not really wanting to spend more than £15 to £20 and wondering if that would be enough?

sazm Wed 23-Sep-09 12:52:50

how old is she?

i have one my sister bought me a few years ago,
last time i was in the shop for a look i think the the outfits were between £12.99 and about £25.00

i think the bears were about £15+ depending on which one you wanted,

could you club together with some other family members to get her some more vouchers?

twirlymum Wed 23-Sep-09 13:06:37

You can get an outfit from ten pounds, separates from 4-5 pounds. Shoes start at about five pounds.
My dd and her classmates went through a phase of having build-a-bear parties for their 7th/8th birthdays, so we have a lot of very well-dressed stuffed animals in this house!
If she doesn't have a bear to start with, they start at around twelve pounds, but have optional extras, such as sound chips, or a recordable one that you can put your own message on.

Thelongroadhome Wed 23-Sep-09 20:44:53

Thanks for those messages. She will be 6 and my other niece who is also 6 loves them so I thought that would be an easy thing that she was likely to like. But, they dont live that near a shop and I dont want it to end up costing them a fortune which it sounds like it might if my voucher will only really pay for the bear itself. No-one else to club with for her unfortunately. Hmmm, think I might need to get back to the drawing board!

sazm Wed 23-Sep-09 23:38:53

yep its a lovely idea,but i know when i go into the shop i see loads i like,but i havent got around to buying mine another outfit as all the ones i like are a fortune!

bluejeans Wed 23-Sep-09 23:47:58

I would suggest £20 - your niece will be able to get a bear and outfit as long as she goes for one of the cheaper bears. There are lots of optional extras (eg pants - £3 shock) so whoever takes her will have to be careful if they don't want to spend extra!

snice Wed 23-Sep-09 23:49:49

Cheapest 2 or 3 bears are £8 then a few at £12 or so then rest range up to £20. T-shirt and jeans or dress £8ish so if you get one of the cheaper bears you can get an outfit as well for £20. [[ Prices of bears here]]

(Can you tell I have an 8yr old DD?)

snice Wed 23-Sep-09 23:51:46

try again

Thelongroadhome Fri 25-Sep-09 22:13:37

Thanks for your help - think will go for the 20 pound voucher and hope her mum and dad dont go mad at having to do a trip to build a bear and then subsidise any extra spending!

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