Hello, my little princesses! Doing fine, I hope?
Who here has stuffed animals? You? You too? All of us? Good, so we are all on the same page.
They come in many names. Stuffed Animals, Stuffies, Plushies, Snuggies, and all those cute names we give them during cuddle time. But no matter what we call them, I think we can all agree that in this Little lifestyle of ours, stuffies are very important. Be it for hugging them while we sleep, decorating our beautiful bedrooms, as a coping mechanism for anxiety, or playing with them (why not?), we got to have at least three or four (or six, or ten…).
So, if like me, you still don’t have enough friends and need to get a new fluffy companion, I want to show you some of my favourite kawaii stuffed animals, talk just a little about where they came from and why they are so good for us. Shall we?
Why Do We Love Them So Much?
If you have a stuffed animal, there is a good chance you have had it since your childhood. Having that connection can give you a sense of safety and comfort. It reminds you of home and balances you emotionally.
Even if it’s not from your childhood, I’m sure (at least) one of your stuffies means a lot to you and can give you strength and balance. They are also very good for coping with mental illnesses, like depression and anxiety.
Live animals like dogs, cats, and many small cuties, will be a little more efficient with all the emotional support, but hugging Mr. Cuddles can help you go through those difficult times as well, okay? Besides, there will always be a cozy little shoulder to cry on when you need (even if they don’t have any shoulders!).
Leaving the problems and sadness behind, the fact that they are plain adorable is also a good reason for you to have one. They can match your bedding and pillows, or you could even use THEM as a pillow if you need it. They will never judge if you sing off-key, and they are the perfect audience for your live shows and Oscar-worthy performances.
Where Does The Idea Come From?
People have had stuffed animals, or similar toys, since forever. We have some dated as far back as 300 BC.
In Roman times, poor kids used to make rag dolls with fabric straps and stuff them with straw, since they couldn’t afford wood carvings and prettier toys.
The first ever company to produce stuffed animals was the German company Steiff, in 1880. In 1902, they started using plush-furlike fabric, giving the more fuzzy and fluffy look that we now know and love ♥.
The Different Types of Stuffies
We can put stuffed animals mostly under two different categories:
- Handcrafted; like Amigurumi. These are knitted and crocheted and made to look more kawaii, with big heads and limbs. They are also more original and unique. You can sew your stuffie using a cloth-like felt and stuff it with cotton.
- Branded; like TY, Sanshee, and many others. As the name says, these are mass-produced and sold by companies. Usually with no difference within the same models.
Find Me Some Stuffies to Love
Here are some of my favourite and the most cuddly ones. I couldn’t include all of my babies but I’ll write about them all in the future, I promise. ♥ Let’s a go!
Fruit Plush Cushion Hamster
This adorable Hamster comes with many choices of different fruits, from strawberry to watermelon! Made of PP cotton, it is very soft and perfect for hugging!
You can check them out right here.
3 Size Unicorn Plush Pillow
You can choose between pink and blue for these darlings. They are made of plush and PP cotton, are absolutely adorable and, well… Unicorns, right?
You can choose between 20, 25 and 30 cm. To take a look at them you can go here.
Blue Dinosaur Plush Pillow
Look at this little face. Just look at it. These Dinosaurs come in 3 different sizes (30, 40 and 50 cm), are made of plush and just too cute and soft to handle.
Choose the right one for you here.
Pusheen Snackable Stuffed Toy
Who doesn’t love Pusheen? It was so hard choosing just one for this post, but in this collection, you get to choose between many different snacks, like sushi, donuts and ice cream. It’s sooo kawaii *-*
See them all for yourself right here.
Alpacasso Alpaca with Tie and Hat Stuffed Animal
The first alpaca I got was a purple/pink one called Elizabeth. Ever since I got her, every alpaca is now called Elizabeth. Needless to say, I fell in love with this Elizabeth as soon as I saw it! My boyfriend now has to control me so I don’t go around buying every Elizabeth in the world. But they are just S O C U T E !!
This one has a little hat and tie, it’s so soft and huggable and Ohh my God!! ♥♥
To give this Elizabeth a good home, check it out here.
Hamster Stuffed Animal + Light Blanket
This is one of the most practical things I have ever purchased. This extremely adorable and chubby hamster comes with a soft plush blanket inside it, with matching colours. It has a zipper on it’s back, and you can fold and take your blanket and your friend with you wherever you want! I have the light brown one, but you get to choose from 6 different colours, all of them adorable!
Get your new friend right here.
Pokémon 8″ Inch Plush Rowlet
I know I already said this, but I LOVE Pokemon. I have quite a collection, including cards, art, games, and of course, plushies. The last one I got was Rowlet, and he is such a cute little thing. His size is perfect for putting in your purse or backpack and taking him with you to places. I have had many people tell me how adorable he is with his little head popping out of the bag.
You can find an official licensed Rowlet here.
Aurora Piggy Stuffed Animal
Do I even have to say anything? This little piglet’s eyes are going to melt your heart and you’ll never be able to let it go. Very round and soft, he will fit perfectly into your hand while you give him all your love.
To start a long-lasting friendship, just come here.
Shiba Inu Plushie
Little Shiba Inu’s are a gift from heaven to us. And this plush makes a wonderful job of reproducing all their softness and cuteness. They are so soft, and also amazing pillows. If you are a Shiba lover you will want to add this to your collection.
You can choose between brown and light pink, with open or closed eyes. Check them out right here.
Do you love sushi? Do you love plushies? Then this is perfect for you. These plushies are huge, very huggable, look amazing and are very high quality. You get your choice from salmon (red), tuna (pink), or egg (yellow). They all come with very kawaii and funny faces.
Take a look yourself here.
A Girls Best Friend
Stuffies are always there for you. It’s a good comfort to have around in times of need, and no matter what anyone says or thinks, you are never too old for sleeping or having stuffed animals. Before I’m done, I want to share with you something very important and personal.
I have said this before, but stuffed animals are good for coping with anxiety, depression, and many different mental illnesses. You don’t need to be ashamed or hide this from anyone. If you are not comfortable taking a stuffie with you everywhere you go that’s more than okay, but don’t ever let other people, someone who knows nothing about you, get in the way of your happiness and healing.
My boyfriend loves me and supports me with all my little perks, and he knows all my stuffies by name. I carry them around and take them to places, especially when things are particularly bad, and he not only encourages me but sometimes chooses one for me.
He understands that this is important to me and doesn’t judge. In fact, half of the plushies I own he was the one that gave me. Not because it was Valentine’s Day, or my birthday or anything, just because he knew how happy that would make me and how it would help. I am forever grateful and just wanted to share this with you guys ♥
Now back to Happiness.
Thank you so so much for being here with me again. I hope you find a good stuffie to take home and make your days and your bedroom even more beautiful 🙂
To end, today I want to show you Boo, my chubby hamster, with his stuffie, Lupin. They are very good friends and Boo loves to hold Lupin while he sleeps.
Itte Kimasu! I’ll see you guys very soon ^^