A stuffed animal is a timeless toy, and a carefully selected menagerie can provide the best kind of hugs that only a child could appreciate. Though classic animals will always be part of our child’s life, I love the modern twist on soft toys. Designs inspired by Japanese anime and original drawings are created to go beyond the nursery and toddler toy chest. The Wild’s minimalist hand-printed animals can engage little ones now and later add amusement to a bookshelf. Coral and Tusk transforms hand-drawn illustrations into embroidered dolls and each one has its own story, in a Wes Anderson kind of way. Still cuddly and always playful, these are nine of the best unique soft toys for the season.
1. Fox Pocket Doll, Coral and Tusk | 2. Penelope the Panda Soft Toy Pillow, The Wild | 3. Soft Serve Ice Cream 15”, Squishable | 4. Sweet Dream Moon, Sass & Belle | 5. Cat Head Pillow, Rilakkuma | 6. Ricecarrot Pink Rabbit, Noodoll | 7. S’More, Squishable | 8. Panda Pocket Doll, Coral and Tusk | 9. Pip the Porcupine Soft Toy Pillow, The Wild