Here at Bears4u we love everything soft and huggable, not just bears but cuddly animals of all varieties. So we thought it might be nice to take a look at our favourites and some of the top-selling soft toy animal teddies of 2020.
Top Selling Cuddly Animal for 2020 – The Sloth Teddy
Every year there seems to be a favourite animal of the year. It makes an appearance on children’s bedding, clothing, notebooks and pencil cases. The toy shops are filled with a variety of toys all shapes and sizes, especially soft and fluffy ones! 2020 has been the year of the Sloth. The loveable, lazy bear from South America lives life in the slow lane! Perhaps a favourite because many of us would like the chance to be like this. Relaxed, chilled and apparently not a care in the world. No hurry to do anything or to go anywhere. No wonder this cute creature has been so popular with everyone.
Here at Bears4u we are delighted to stock a number of sloth teddies. The most popular is our personalised sloth who is customised with your own message embroidered on a jumper. There is even a sloth comfort blanket that is an irresistibly cute gift for a baby.
This adorable creature is a winner with all ages and makes the perfect gift for any occasion.
Best Animal from Down Under – The Koala Teddy
Australia has a wide variety of wildlife and many favourite animals originate from here. Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wombats and of course the favourite little Koala.
The Koala hit headlines earlier this year when we saw the images of them being rescued from the forest fires in Australia. Utterly heart breaking to see the devastation! Over 30% of the entire population of Koalas were wiped out in the fires and much of their habitat destroyed. Of course it would have been far worse if it hadn’t been for humans stepping in to help save them. There were many stories of people rescuing badly injured animals from the bush, many of which have now recovered and been released back in to their habitat.
The WWF are working hard to save this species which are sadly now endangered. If you want to help you can read more about it here. https://support.wwf.org.uk/australia-bushfires
It is easy to see why this cute little animal wins our hearts and is a popular gift as a soft toy. Cute, cuddly and totally irresistible.
Bears4u have a variety of koala teddies and the most adorable Koala comforter for a baby that is a top selling gift this year.
Best Dog Teddy
Dogs are a favourite animal in the UK, with 25% of households having at least one pet dog. It is safe to say that almost 100% of children would love to have a dog of their own. Obviously this is not always an option, so a soft toy dog is often the solution to stop children asking … at least for a little while. No barking, no messy floors, no walking in the rain, no vet bills …. just lots of hugs and cuddles, what is there not to love?
The Labrador teddy is always a favourite, with a choice of a Black Lab, A Chocolate Lab, or a Golden Lab there is one for all tastes! Other popular breeds are the Cockapoo, the Husky and the Pug. Our best selling dog teddy is Personalised Cooper, no special breed just a Heinz 57 style Mutt! With his big puppy dog eyes and fluffy coat, it is easy to see why he is so popular!
Most Quirky Animal Teddy
Well, who would have thought that the Highland Cow would such a popular chap? Featuring on postcards, pictures, cushions, and mugs in gift shops everywhere!
This adorable cow, as it name suggests, originates from the Highlands of Scotland. With its long horns and shaggy mane, it is a very distinctive breed. Known for its lovely friendly nature, it is easy to see why this lovely creature has become so popular with us.
Our Jomanda Highland Cow soft toy, otherwise known as the Highland Coo, is a favourite gift for all ages. The little Highland Cow Comforter has proved to be a top-selling gift for babies.
Best Soft Toy for Girls
Unsurprisingly the Unicorn Teddy wins this for the 2nd year running. This mythical creature is based on a horse with a spiraling horn, and is said to have magical powers. You can see how a little girl’s imagination can be captivated by this and provide hours of fun. The Unicorn soon becomes more than a toy, sharing secrets and bedtime stories.
We have a range of adorable Unicorn teddies that are the perfect gift for any little girl. Some of our favourites are the Unicorn Cubbie which is customised with a special message embroidered on the tummy, and Lil Sparkles Personalised Unicorn Teddy.
Best Soft Toy Animal for Boys
Needless to say boys are generally not too keen on pink unicorns but they do love their teddies just as much as little girls do. Often a little boy will have a whole collection of dinosaurs, monkeys, lions, tigers and other such cuddly creatures on their beds. They delight in playing imaginary games with them and will always have a special one to cuddle up with at bedtime.
The good old favourite for a little boy has always been the monkey. It is not hard to guess why there is an association between a cheeky monkey and a little boy. Often our cuddly chimps are sent as gifts for big boys too!
Our favourite is the Mary Meyer Personalised monkey teddy, soft, cuddly and very cheeky!
This year the dinosaur has been a close contender for this category with the knitted T-Rex from Wilberry Toys being a popular birthday gift for a little boy.
We know this a bit subjective and many will argue their favourite but we voted here at the Bears4u HQ and the winner was the Panda Teddy. The adorable Giant Panda originates from China and is amongst the world’s most threatened species. With their characteristic large black patches around their eyes, they are one of the most loved creatures around the world.
If you would like to read some more facts about the Giant Panda you can do so here.
A Lovely Gift
We hope that our little guide to some of our best selling stuffed toy animals has helped you to find a favourite. Whether it is a gift for a birthday, Christmas or just to show you care then a little cuddly toy can be the perfect solution.