Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide - For Kids - Build-A-Bear Workshop

We all know that children love stuffed animals. That's a given. What we all may not know is that all stuffed animals are not created equally. When you take your child to Build-A-Bear Workshop, you aren't just giving them a stuffed animal. You are giving them a one-of-a-kind experience. They get to make their own lifelong friend. They choose their friend, stuff them, give them life by making a wish upon their heart, and finally choose what their new friend will wear from seemingly endless options.

I was extremely excited when Build-A-Bear Workshop offered to send my little ones their very own special friends. From their 2013 Holiday collection, we chose Pinky the Penguin and Pengy the Penguin. Both came dressed nice and warm and ready for winter fun and activities! I was pleasantly surprised to feel just how soft these stuffed animals were. I must admit, I cuddled with these for a few minutes before exploring their outfits. Both of the stuffed animals and the outfits are such high quality. Nothing about these penguins feels poorly made. The clothes feel like clothes that you would buy for your children to wear.

My daughter was so excited to receive Pinky. When I finally took her out of the box, Isabella could barely contain her excitement (which you can kind of see by the blurry picture!) Pinky came dressed in a pink snowflake sweater, a white faux-fur puffer coat, and white faux-fur boots! Immediately, Isabella was attached to Pinky. She made sure that right out of the box she had hugs, kisses, and cuddles. I can tell that Pinky will be at her side for many years to come.

My son, Gabriel, was pretty happy to meet his new friend, Pengy, as well. He was very distracted by all of his friend's awesome clothes and, as you can see, his eyes! Pengy came dressed in a skull sweater, blue varsity jacket, blue newsboy hat, and a pretty awesome pair of canvas high tops! I can't wait to get pictures of Gabriel and Pengy in their matching high tops when Gabriel's shoes fit him! 

One thing that I love about Build-A-Bear Workshop stuffed animals is that as the seasons change and your child's tastes change, you can buy them new outfits. You don't have to make a commitment to one outfit for the life of your child's friend. This can also come in handy if your children decide to lose a piece of their outfit or get a stain on it.

The Build-A-Bear Workshop experience is truly one in a million. Head on over to their website HERE and pick out a friend (or friends) for your little ones! While you're gone, be sure to follow Build-A-Bear Workshop on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. Hurry back though because the lovely people at Build-A-Bear Workshop are hosting a giveaway for you guys! One lucky reader will receive a $25 gift card to Build-A-Bear Workshop; Good towards any purchase of a new friend for your little one!


Disclosure: I may receive products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. My Empty Nest is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

36 comments:

  1. My step daughter loves the WWF red panda. Its such a cute stuffed animal and love that they donate a small amount from each sale to help the animals. These penguins are very cute. She also loves the polar bear. If we win she wants to add a sound to her baby and thinks it would be funny to have the red panda roar like a lion or make another funny sound..... Thanks for the chance to win

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  2. my son would like the spongebob bear

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  3. We like Jolly Frosty the Snowman

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  4. I think my son would LOVE PENGY the PENGUIN =) (mia dentice carey)

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  5. My daughter would LOVE the Penguin!

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  6. My daughter would love Clarice the reindeer

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  7. My daughter would love the 15 in. Winter White Polar Bear

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  8. My daughter would like the 17 in. Wishes Santa
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  9. Myine would love E.B. Stuffed Animal from HOP: The Movie.

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  10. My niece would love Merry & Bright Clarice

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  11. The Frosty the Snowman would be great.

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  12. Regal MY LITTLE PONY RAINBOW DASH®

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  13. My niece would love the 17 in. Blingy Kitty
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  14. I like the 15 in. MY LITTLE PONY FLUTTERSHY® - - Paol Trenny..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  15. Rainbow Dash - I have big MLP fans here.

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  16. My daughter would love the Perfectly Pink Blingy Kitty. Thank you!!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  17. 15 in. MY LITTLE PONY FLUTTERSHY

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  18. My daughter would love the Perfectly Pink Blingy Kitty.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. my niece would love Blingy Pony

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  20. My boyfriend's daughter would love the Perfectly Pink Blingy Kitty!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. She would love 16 in. MY LITTLE PONY PINKIE PIE®

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  22. My grandson would like the 16 in. Frosty the Snowman.

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  23. My son loves the Rudolph one. Thank you

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  24. My daughter would want the Sweet Sparkles Blingy Pony

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  25. my daughter would love the 17 in. Tropicolor Teddy

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  26. My son would love the penguin!

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  27. My granddaughter would love the 15 in. Winter White Polar Bear
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  28. My daughter would love the Snowy Sparkles Bunny

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