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What is a good brand of cuddly toys?

41 replies

verastan · 11/10/2022 19:16

I know jellycat but hoping not to pay as much.

I have also looked at squishmallows.....not sure if they are still en vogue.....

I want to buy for my nieces, ideally some sort of bear and a unicorn....

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Gobowen · 11/10/2022 23:47

My DD loves the big ikea ones. She has the big Jungelskog bear and a large shark. They are very squishy and soft. She also has a squishmallow, a few build a bears and several Kenji plushies.

My DS doesn't bother with his soft toys at all, they're mostly sitting unloved in his wardrobe.

melchim · 12/10/2022 00:16

My 8yo loves squishmallows and TY beanie boos, those ones with the big glittery eyes. They do a couple of unicorns I think.

Nat6999 · 12/10/2022 00:16

Build a bear, you can personalise them, give them voices, choose clothes. Ds has a dog that I bought him when he was about 7 or 8, it still looks like new 10 years lated & it has been well loved.

scrivette · 12/10/2022 00:20

DC love a soft toy and the favourites are Jellycat or Keel toys. Ikea ones are very good too.

verastan · 12/10/2022 06:44

Thanks for all the ideas. Agree re ikea- we have a shark too.

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Thecomfortador · 11/10/2022 21:49

Just had a quick Google and H&M appear to be doing some nice looking soft toys now - there are some cheap under a fiver ones not sure how big, and others around £18-20. A unicorn and bear feature there somewhere.

My boys are a bit obsessed with soft toys at the moment. I'm not discouraging as I prefer them to guns and computer game related stuff (they like these things too).

My little one loves her H&M hippo

BadgerLovesMash · 12/10/2022 09:19

Mine love squishmallows and build a bear. We have a few jellycats and they are lovely, found them cheap in TKMaxx.

My eldest dd likes cats vs pickles and cutetitos, she's 14 and has them displayed.

Or could you go for a soft toy keyring, they could then put on a bag or display it.

mam0918 · 12/10/2022 10:18

Ty and Keel

My kids love a soft toy, they all sleep with a tonne of them... I find them one of the lesser offensive toys, at least its not massive, noise-y or age inappropiate.

wednesday32 · 12/10/2022 10:21

squishmallows are very popular plus they're currently on 3 for 2 at smyths.

user375242 · 12/10/2022 12:45

I like when mine get soft toys. I find they aren't gifted very often, and not as annoying as them getting a cheaply made noisy plastic toy or kits that need lots of supervision that doesn't suit their interests, which is what most relatives seem to buy. Animal Rebuplic, Keel, Aurora are all nice ones. Double check sizes though, some are tiny.

AppaTheSixLeggedFlyingBison · 12/10/2022 19:30


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AppaTheSixLeggedFlyingBison · 12/10/2022 19:32

Steiff (got there in the end haha)

confused162 · 12/10/2022 19:38

I randomly went into Clintons as I had to buy a card and everywhere was closing, and they had some really cute squishy type toys. I think they are more aimed at older children and adults. They had unicorns.

Rocketclub · 12/10/2022 19:39

verastan · 11/10/2022 20:30

See I have two boys who are 9 and 11 and they have always loved them. They have some lovely ones eg jellycat whales and dragons they have been given. My youngest still surrounds himself with them in bed and genuinely cuddles them and would be mortified if I suggested getting rid of any.

I was going to get my nieces a book with bear/unicorn as a character so I though the toys would be nice to accompany them.

Mine are 16 and 9 and are surrounded by them no issues at all

Jellycat are worth the extra imo

MrsMiddleMother · 14/10/2022 21:31

I know you already said it but I'd go for a jelly cat because you can get the matching book with some

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