We may be biased but isn’t the Teddy Bear just an amazing toy? Iconic, classic, versatile, cuddly, soft and comes in so many different varieties…could it be the world’s favourite toy?
Fads that Come and Go
Well let’s think about this for a second…Furbies were MASSIVE, remember them? Beanie Babies, everyone had them…Bratz dolls, you know the ones with the rather large heads…Micro scooters…all these toys were all the rage…at the time. And that is just the point here, where are they now? You see toy trends come and go, they boom and explode in popularity and then disappear before you say Argos. Teddy Bears on the other hand, well, they have been the all seeing eye of the toy world since 1880.
But why? Why is the Teddy Bear the world’s favourite toy?
A Teddy is often our first friend in life, and with the exception of the loving arms of parents are where we turn for comfort and a cuddle when we need one. They are more than often picked as the perfect gift for a new arrival into the world, a gift that can be treasured for years and a toy that transcends the age of the child. They offer friendship, a friendly face that a child can keep coming back to again and again.
They are classic, they don’t need to compete with gismos and gadgets, they don’t need to be an all singing and dancing flashy toy that will soon lose its shine. Their friendly face, soft fur and cuddly body mean they can be part of any game. They encourage imaginative play in the way that many modern toys could never do.
They don’t care about age, you could be two or eighty-two, a Teddy Bear is still going to be an ideal gift. Every age, every gender, enjoys opening a gift to see a fluffy bear smiling back at them.
Top Selling Christmas Gift
Now, we aren’t sure if we want to mention the word Christmas yet…is it too early?! But Teddy Bears, soft toys and dolls came in top as the most popular gifts of Christmas 2019, and in fact Teddy Bears pretty much never get knocked from the top spot. These days there is just so much choice when it comes to a furry friend, a friend forever, a companion, a really special present.
Phew, it’s making us teary thinking about our first Teddy, the friend that sparked years of love and even our choice in career! So why not give a friend for life when you’re next thinking of buying a gift for someone? After all a Teddy Bear is for life, not just for Christmas. Pop over to have a look at our full range of soft toys here.