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Top 10 Best Teddy Bears to Buy Online 2020

When it comes to thoughtful gifts, one of the first things that comes to mind is a teddy bear. Great for children and adults alike, teddy bears can offer comfort and even serve as life-long friends. That’s why choosing the right one is such an important decision. But with so many options out there, how can you ensure that you’re making the right choice?

In this guide, we’ll talk about what to look for in a teddy bear that will make it work for your situation. If you’re still stuck, at the end, we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorites for you to start your search. Ultimately though, figuring out what to look for will be determined by what you want out of the bear, so be sure to think about that ahead of time.
  • Last updated: 10-24-2019
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How to Choose a Teddy Bear – Buying Guide

There are a surprising number of factors that go into picking out a teddy bear. So be sure to keep these in mind when making your choice.

Pick a Fur Material Based on Looks and Hugability

The very first thing you’ll notice when picking up a teddy bear is its fur, though different materials give bears very different feels and appearances.

Mohair Looks Fantastic but Can Be Rough

Mohair Looks Fantastic but Can Be Rough
Mohair is considered the crème de la crème of teddy bears in terms of looks. It’s lush and fluffy, but unfortunately, those qualities are largely surface-level as it’s not as soft as it looks. Mohair is also very expensive, so it might be best to save mohair teddies for a gift for an adult or older child.

Cotton is Soft to the Touch and Hypoallergenic

Cotton is Soft to the Touch and Hypoallergenic
If you’re looking for material that feels good against the skin, cotton may be your best bet. Organic cotton is hypoallergenic and safe for infants. Cotton feels cool against the skin and even wicks away sweat, which is why it’s also a popular choice for bedding.

Synthetic Fibers are Soft and Durable

Synthetic Fibers are Soft and Durable
Most teddy bears are made from synthetic fiber. Out of these, the most popular may be polyester, and for good reason–it’s super soft, easy to clean, and looks good.

Stuffing Determines How Much the Teddy Bear Will Hug Back

If you’re looking for a bear that can offer some cuddle, don’t ignore the stuffing material!

Pellets are Firm and Help Your Teddy Bear Sit up Straight

Pellets are Firm and Help Your Teddy Bear Sit up Straight
Pellets make your teddy bears feel like bean bags. They’re firm, so it’s easier to pose them–great if you mean to use the animal for display and you need them to sit up. However, they can pose a choking hazard if they escape the seams, so we wouldn’t recommend pellet stuffing for use with young children.

Wool and Cotton are Natural, Soft Materials

Wool and Cotton are Natural, Soft Materials
Both wool and cotton can be found in organic options. Both are fluffy and soft. Wool tends to be a bit denser, while cotton is more fluffy. However, this also depends on how densely packed the filling is—the sparser the filling, the softer and more floppy your teddy bear is going to be.

Polyester is Lightweight and the Most Common

Polyester is Lightweight and the Most Common
If you’re looking for just your run-of-the-mill teddy bear, then it’s probably going to be filled with polyester. Polyester is extremely lightweight, though it doesn’t always have much bounce-back. This, however, will differ by brand.

Extra Precautions to Take if the Teddy Bear is for a Young Child

Extra Precautions to Take if the Teddy Bear is for a Young Child
While for adults, it’s fine to just go for aesthetics, there are a few extra things you need to keep in mind if the teddy is for a little kid.
If a child takes a liking to a toy, there’s a high chance that toy is going to see a lot of action. Younger kids can be especially rough. So for the safety of the child and the longevity of the toy, look for a teddy bear that has strong stitching, no detachable parts, and can be cleaned fairly easily.

Find a Customizable Teddy Bear for a Special Touch

Find a Customizable Teddy Bear for a Special Touch
Some bears come with pre-recorded messages of love and congratulations. Others allow you to record your voice for a personalized touch. If it comes with pre-recorded messages, be sure to check whether all of the messages are applicable to the recipient!
Also note that the voice box does mean that there will be something hard inside the bear, which might not be best for young children who are more likely to squeeze, hug, and roughly play with the bear.
There are also bears that come with customizable T-shirts or embroidery, which could make for a thoughtful gift.

Top 10 Best Teddy Bears to Buy Online

Now that you know what to look for in a teddy bear, here’s a list of our ten favorites to help you get started on your search.

10. Customized Girl Cute Custom Teddy Bear

$24.97

Fur Material
Stuffing
Child ProofYes
Extra FeaturesCustomizable T-shirt

9. Steiff Paddy Teddy Bear

$133.47

    Fur MaterialMohair
    StuffingSynthetic
    Child ProofSmall parts
    Extra Features

    8. Aurora World Ashford Teddy Bear

    $11.92

    Fur MaterialPolyester blend
    StuffingPolyester bend
    Child ProofSmall parts
    Extra Features

    7. Baby GUND My First Teddy Bear

    $9.99

    Fur MaterialPolyester fiber
    StuffingPolyester fiber
    Child ProofYes
    Extra Features

    6. Vermont Teddy Bear Giant Love Bear

    $109.99

    Fur MaterialSynthetic
    StuffingSynthetic
    Child ProofSmall parts
    Extra FeaturesCustom paw message

    5. Bearegards Comfort Bears Talking Teddy Bear

    $42.95

    Fur MaterialPolyester
    StuffingPolyester fiber
    Child ProofSmall parts
    Extra FeaturesCustom recorded message

    4. Bearington Collection Wuggles Plush Teddy Bear

    $19.99

    Fur MaterialPolyester
    StuffingPolyester and pellets
    Child ProofSmall parts
    Extra Features

    3. GUND Philbin Teddy Bear

    $27.14

      Fur MaterialSynthetic
      StuffingPolyester and pellets
      Child ProofSmall parts
      Extra Features

      2. Senger Stuffed Animals 100% Organic Teddy Bear

      $69.99

      Fur MaterialOrganic cotton
      StuffingOrganic wool
      Child ProofYes
      Extra Features

      1. GUND Snuffles Teddy Bear

      $19.75

        Fur MaterialPolyester blend
        StuffingPolyester blend
        Child ProofSmall parts
        Extra Features

        How to Clean Any Teddy

        How to Clean Any Teddy
        Teddy bears often hold sentimental value, so the last thing you want to do is accidentally ruin it while you’re trying to clean it. If it’s washing machine-friendly, you should still put it in a lingerie bag to prevent any snagging or pulling on limbs.
        If it’s not meant to be put into the washing machine, use a damp cloth to wipe away any grime and surface dirt. If you don’t want to get it wet, feel free to gently vacuum it using a handheld vacuum or an upholstery attachment.
        When in doubt, take it to a specialist. Believe it or not, there are people who specialize in cleaning teddy bears, and sometimes it’s best to leave it to them.

        Summary

        So there you have it–a quick guide to finding the right teddy bear for you or your loved ones! No matter your choice though, most of the sentiment behind a bear comes from the feelings of love that you give it with.
        By Jacqueline Oshiro

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