Give the gift of hugs that last a lifetime this Christmas with a soft toy from GUND! Having been in the business of creating some of the world’s best-loved toys, since 1898, we’ve been delivering quality, originality and unrivalled huggability across our huge collection of animated plushes and other soft toys, being pioneers in the development of some of the soft toy technology you see today!
Take for example our award-winning Flappy the Animated Elephant (as seen on TV too!). Having first made his debut in 2016, Flappy is an animated elephant that not only will keep kids entertained while helping them to develop motor skills along with a sense of rhythm and rhyme, but the whole family is sure to fall in love with this super cute toy too. He’s the perfect present to mark a baby’s first Christmas…
Press Flappy’s left foot and his ears move to play peek-a-boo, encouraging little ones to get involved with the game. Then, press his right foot, and he sings the well-known children’s song Do Your Ears Hang Low, while moving his ears and body in time to the music to help bring the lyrics to life.
He measures 30.5cm tall and is featured in a soft grey fabric – perfect for both little boys and girls. 3 AA batteries are included with Flappy and he is suitable for children from 10 months, is surface washable and CE marked.
But Flappy isn’t alone in being one of our best-loved animated toys. A few years after his debut, Flappy the Animated Elephant was joined by Flora in 2018 – an animated bunny rabbit featuring the same innovative technology as her elephant counterpart, using her ears to cover her eyes and play peek-a-boo with baby for hours of endless fun.
Both Flappy and Flora have stood the test of time and are big hits when it comes to gifting for babies and children. If you’re buying for a little one this Christmas, an animated plush from GUND will not only give hugs that last a lifetime, but will help with little one’s development too.
Of course, if you’d rather a gift that helps babies sleep and affords parents the gift of a good night’s sleep this Christmas, then you need to look no further than Sleepy Seas Sound & Light Whale!
Measuring 18.0cm, the soft toy is presented in an oh-so-soft light blue fabric, with blue ribbons for its hair, and dark embroidery creating a smiling face. It’s super cute – if we say so ourselves!
Press the whale’s left fin and the animated whale splashes into life. Or, if you press the musical note on its right fin, the plush starts to play one of five different noises: Ocean Magic, Soothing Ocean Whale Sounds, Brahms’ Lullaby, Bubbles or Ocean White Noise. All beautifully soothing sounds that will help to calm and relax your little one.
What’s really great about the Sleepy Seas Sound & Light Whale, is that it will continue to play your chosen sound until the musical note fin is manually pressed again, to move through the different tunes. If you or your little one does not press to skip through to the next song (we’re imagining at this point they’ll be sound asleep already!), the Sleepy Seas Sound & Light Whale will automatically shut off after 20 minutes, and re-start at the tune you had last chosen when its right fin is next pushed.
Sleepy Seas Sound & Light Whale is surface washable too – making it a fabulously functional piece that helps to make parents and carers’ lives easier. It’s also suitable for babies from birth – the perfect gift for new parents to help their little ones drift off into a peaceful night’s sleep.
And finally, if you’re looking for something a little more traditional this festive season, then don’t forget about our Peter Rabbit plush collection too! Based on the characters from Beatrix Potter’s Tales of Peter Rabbit, the range include everyone’s favourite bob-tailed bunny along with his playful pals. The soft toys come in a range of shapes, sizes and price points, making perfect little stocking fillers or indeed bigger presents to sit expectantly under the Christmas tree, ready for little ones to find nestled amongst their gifts this Christmas morning.