I can’t count the number of times I’ve tried to shop for a little one at Christmas and been confronted by the same old toys with no hint of personality. Children love stuffed animals, but we all remember that special cuddly friend we had when we were young – it was the one with a glint in its eye and the most stroke-able fur. Often, trying to find a toy that’s full of both stuffing and love has proven to be an impossible task.
Thankfully I’ve recently become aware of World of Bears, and just in time for the festive season too! Their animals tick all the right boxes; the bears are beautiful, the donkeys are delightful, and the hedgehog has a hint of humour about her which I find simply irresistible. But my firm favourite has to be the JellyCat Bashful Bunny at World of Bears, many of which are limited edition. They’ve all been made with the highest quality plush, cotton and suede, and are filled with beans for that lovely squidgy feel that children (and adults) just adore.
World of Bears caters to everyone, from tiny little ones to big kids at heart (that’s you, mum and dad!). I’m tempted to get all of the Christmas shopping out of the way in one fell swoop, safe in the knowledge that no one could resist the irrefutable charm of a cuddly new badger or lion friend. At these prices, who could blame me?