It seems like people can never get enough of the cute and cuddly, especially when they’re in the form of stuffed animals! Check out these 13 kawaii stuffed animals that are sure to make you squeal with joy, giggle like a schoolgirl, and feel as though you just got picked up and cuddled by your favorite giant teddy bear. Did we mention how amazingly adorable they are?
Quick low-cost gifts
Going to a party or other event and don’t know what to get a coworker or friend for their birthday, bridal shower, or other occasion? Grab a stuffed animal from your local Kawaii Store. Because even if you don’t know what to get them, they will feel absolutely spoiled when they unwrap one of these lovely stuffed animals. And if you do happen to know what they want, we have just about everything: blanket scarves, cute stationary sets, adorable pins and keychains…the list goes on and on. They really are too cute for words. Come take a look!
Gifts on a budget
No one can say no to cute stuffed animals, right? If you’re looking for an affordable present or just want a little something for yourself, check out My Heart Teddy. The online shop specializes in small, inexpensive plush animals that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. At under $10 each, you can buy several without breaking your bank account. For fans of Japanese culture, Kawaii Merchandise offers more than 600 unique toys and accessories from franchises like Pokemon and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Even if you aren’t a diehard Japanophile (or just into Japanese pop culture), there are tons of cute items that will make any otaku proud.
Gifts under $20
We all know about teddy bears, but if you’re looking to get something a little more creative, check out these adorable My Heart Teddy bear plushies and other kawaii merchandise. This soft, huggable heart will remind you of all your favorite squishables while also being an adorable piece of decor in your home or office. Pair it with a cute stuffed animal or gift set from IKAWA, including different styles of mugs and accessories that are absolutely perfect for any occasion. If you can’t decide on one thing (because who doesn’t want cute stuff?), then we’ve got plenty of great gift options under $20, so you don’t have to stress over finding a meaningful present at an affordable price point!
Super cute stuffies
Stuffies come in all shapes and sizes, so it can be a bit tricky to know exactly what you’re looking for. For example, one person’s teddy bear is another person’s creepy animatronic monster. There are a few things you need to consider when choosing a stuffie: What is your budget? How big do you want it to be? Is it something you want to snuggle with or just display? There are cute stuffed animals for every type of personality—you just have to figure out what kind of cuteness suits you best.
What to avoid
Before you visit any of these cute stores, make sure you have your virtual piggy bank filled up. If you’re not careful with your purchases, it’s easy to get caught in a spiral of cuteness that won’t stop. For example: You see a stuffed animal for $10 and say to yourself, It’ll be so cute on my bedside table. I don’t have enough money to buy it now, but if I wait until next week I can afford it. And then another $5 item catches your eye.
Low cost plush toys
The Kawaii Store has a bunch of low-cost plush toys that are perfect for just cuddling up to. But, if you’re looking for something a bit more… exciting, their specialty is rather adult toys. And sure enough, we found some stuffed animals with adorable faces and pleasuring body parts. Obviously they’re intended for adults (rather than kids), but we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t know until your girlfriend bought one for herself. That aside, there are plenty of sweet animals to choose from on their site—including cats, dogs, bears and panda cubs. There are also dinosaurs… made into pocket-sized plushies? Not sure how that works out anatomically, but okay.
Splurge worthy stuffed animals
You’ve probably seen Kawaii stuffed animals around stores, with their big eyes and floofy hair. A lot of people ignore them because they think they’re meant for children, but let me tell you – they’re not. If you have a soft spot for cute things, these stuffed animals will make your heart go aflutter every time you look at them. They make a great gift to give to someone special in your life as well. There’s no age limit when it comes to toys like these; anyone who likes cute can find solace in these adorable toys! The idea behind kawaii is that everything is done very simply and almost cartoon-ish – just like these plushies here.
Medium priced cuddlies
If you’re looking for a cute stuffed animal that won’t break your wallet, we have just what you’re looking for. The medium priced cuddlies ($20-$40) are great to bring along on road trips or as a gift for your friend or family member who can’t get enough cuteness. On our list of medium priced cuddlies is Calvin and Hobbes, Pokemon, and Totoro. This list includes some of our favorite characters in pop culture and adorable animals we love to keep close to us.