There are many reasons why you would want a specific stuffie for a specific occasion. For example a teddy bear in a graduation gown for, yes, graduation.
Or a stuffed animal dressed as a policeman to protect a loved one. Or a superhero stuffie to always be there for the person. The possibilities are endless as long as you take the time to explore them.
First you should have a decent idea what animals does the person you’re buying the toy likes. Then explore the options: what types of stuffies are offered in several stores and online. Check out the sizes, accessories, colors, fabric.
While it is easy to simply go for a ready-made teddy bear, you may want to make one yourself. This will make the gift even more special.
Also, don’t be afraid to explore crazier options. For example a flying frog, a unicorn with wings and so on. There are also imaginary animals and monsters and many more. Use your knowledge about the person to narrow down the possible options he or she would like.
Of course, you can use all of this to make or find a stuffed friend for you. Still can’t find a suitable stuffed animal and you don’t really feel like sewing one yourself, you can find companies which can make personalized plush toys by request. Build-A-Bear is the most obvious one. There are also some which can recreate drawings into stuffies, like Budsies, Little Bo Baby, Crayola and many others.
The possibilities are endless. All you need is a little knowledge about the preferences of the person receiving the gift, a little time to explore and a dash of sense of humor. You can end up with a unique and beloved gift.