Ho, ho, ho! With Christmas just around the corner, sometimes it can feel a bit tricky buying for babies and littles ones. You want to get them a gorgeous gift that will be loved their whole lives through, but where do you start? Worry not – we’re here with our definitive list of perfect plushes, teddies and other soft toys that will make the festive season simply magical with the addition of these new fluffy friends!
Brilliant from birth:
Everyone needs a snuggle buddy, no matter how old (or young) you might be! That’s why our Baby Toothpick Fox is perfect for newborns. Made from premium soft baby plush in light orange and cream with embroidered accents, this sweet little fox makes the perfect stocking filler to help celebrate a little one’s first Christmas and costs just £15.
Great for a good night’s sleep:
Sure to help your little ones drift off into a peaceful slumber, say hello to (or should that be good night?) Sleepy Eyes Owl.
Press Sleepy Eyes Owl’s head and watch his eyes slowly close while hearing soothing sounds as his belly gently glows. Press it again and the owl wakes up, with more upbeat songs and coloured lights in the belly. There are a total of eight different songs as well as white noise and pink noise (a noise less like static, more like rustling leaves) to help little ones make the most of an undisturbed snooze.
Sleep Eyes Owl is so soft and cuddly – he’s perfect for playtime but is absolutely a bedtime must-have too. After all, sleep allows your little one’s brain to absorb all that they’ve learned throughout the day, so a sound slumber is every bit as important as a fun-packed yet educational playtime too!
Super to develop skills:
Flora the Animated Bunny is our oh-so-soft fluffy white bunny rabbit who was our follow up to Flappy. Much like our elephant friend, Flora uses her long rabbit ears to encourage older babies and toddlers to engage in playtime, helping to develop a whole host of other essential skills. Playing peek-a-boo encourages the development of gross motor skills, stimulates babies’ senses, and teaches them something called ‘Object Permanence’ – the idea that something still exists, even if you can’t see it! How cool is that?
And of course, not forgetting the cutest of them all… it’s Kissy the Penguin. This sweet little plush sings to the tune of Frere Jacques with her oh-so-adorable little flippers coming up to her beak in time with the music to blow her kisses. She also plays a sweet kissing game, helping little ones to learn how to show affection and aid their emotional development.
If buying for toddlers this Christmastime, why not capture the magic of the season and keep it going all-year-through, with this magical, mythical Pandacorn? Full of sparkle and shine, this ultra-soft pastel purple-coloured plush is accented by a sparkling iridescent rainbow horn, with matching fairy wings on its back. What a wonderful Christmas gift for fans of pandas, unicorns and all-things shiny!
Finally, if the stimulation of our animated pieces or the glitz and glam of Pandacorn isn’t quite what you’re looking for this Christmas, then do take a look at Cindy Bear. She’s the bear that everyone loves to cuddle, whether that’s settling down to sleep or sharing in story time. A beautifully traditional bear with velvety pads and bright button eyes, Cindy feels like a well-loved, super soft and fluffy teddy.
All of our plushes are tested to high safety standards; with many pieces suitable from birth, the super-soft materials are hand-cut and seams are all glued then sewn for extra peace of mind. What’s more, all of our furry friends are CE marked and hand washable too – perfect for removing grubby marks from sticky little fingers! Plus, all of our animated plushes come ready to play with batteries included (a big win when you’re not having to hunt for batteries on Christmas Day morning), with voices and songs recorded specifically for GUND.
So, whether you’re a friend or family member buying for a newborn, older babies or toddlers this festive season, GUND is sure to have something to suit almost any occasion. From big budget presents to purse-friendly stocking fillers, whatever you choose, a plush from GUND is guaranteed to give hugs that last a life time – this Christmas and beyond!
If you’d like to give the gift of hugs which last a lifetime - don’t delay and place your order today! UK Standard Delivery (3-4 working days) costs just £3.95 and orders need to be placed by 12pm on 20th December to get your items in time for Christmas*. Alternatively, UK Mainland Next Day delivery costs £4.95 on orders placed before 12pm Monday to Friday. If you want to receive your order in time for Christmas, make sure you complete your purchase before 10am on Wednesday 22nd December*
*GUND will do all it can to ensure orders placed in time will arrive with customers before Christmas. However, GUND is not responsible for delays with couriers once items have left the warehouse.