Have you ever considered giant stuffed animals for your teen? Did you know that stuffed animals can help to reduce stress level and anxiety? Well, we all want to bring certain level of comfort to our children don’t we? Let’s say that stuffed animal can provide some of that needed comfort.
No matter our age, young or old, we all seek to be comforted. In these times of uncertainties we try to find recourse in different means. This can be in simple things such as soothing music or even a weighted blanket. Most of us now, more than ever have taken into gardening. We tend to lean towards things that are therapeutic. So here is a reminder; teens need to be comforted as well.
What are the benefits of a stuffed animal
It reduces loneliness and anxiety that is; it brings about calmness and a sense of not being alone, thus embracing the notion of companionship. It makes one feel comfortable and exude a nice feeling. It is not even considered unusual to sleep with stuffed toys even as adults so it is so much more acceptable for a teen.
Why gift a teen with a stuffed animal
It brings comfort
Plush animals bring about comfort by bringing back childhood memories. If you take the time to look back, you will remember someone who still has a cherished stuffed toy. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. These stuffed items remind us of the person who gave it to us and the love shown through it. To a teenager it will remind them that they are loved.
It is pleasing to all
It is gift for any occasion which makes it all that more special. I can barely see how you can go wrong with giving a cuddly soft stuffed animal to a teen or as a matter of fact, to anyone. You just need to find the one that will appeal to them. Will a big German Shepherd do for your teen or a Siberian Husky?
It is no wonder that when we visit a sick person we tend to bring them gifts and well wishes to make them feel better. Amidst the gifts there is bound to be a teddy bear or any soft toy somewhere. Just think of the power of that.
It adds personality to a room
If your teen is an animal lover and is aiming for a pet which she or he just can’t have, this may be an alternative. Sometimes, just like with real pets, you cannot help but fall in love with a stuffed animal. It is nostalgic and unavoidable. Somehow we tend to connect and grow fond of the cuties in a flash.
Soft animals collection
If your teen is into soft animal collection, a life-size one will be a great addition. It will give a more realistic feel to the assemblage.
Very cool for bedroom décor as well. Stuffed animal is not only cuddly but it is also very appealing to the eyes. It will create great contrast in a teen’s bedroom especially if you are aiming for an enormous one.
Tips: It can be laid across the bed and use as a head rest or body pillow. It can also be used as a prop up so that favorite movies can be watched.
Types of stuffed animals to be considered for teens
Unusual and exotic animals
This will create the feel of a zoo. Huge life-size stuffed animals shaped into appealing untamed animals may create the bond with your teen. Their soft feel making them huggable will be their win over point.
Light up stuffed animals
The lighted up soft animals is another feature which will make this gift all the more interesting to a teen. The light in their dark bedroom will create an amazing atmosphere and mood.
Wall hanging felt animal head
This kind of stuffed animal is purely for decorative purposes. It can stand out as a special feature in the teen’s bedroom.
Tip: Remember that we are dealing with teenagers so we need to bring it up a notch or two and make things impressive.
How to choose a giant stuffed animal
Upon your purchase, you should seek out for high quality stuffed animals. The high quality ones usually look more realistic and last so much longer, although they tend to be expensive.
On the other hand, the cheap ones are not realistic looking and they are made up of low quality materials. That means that they will rip of or tear apart quickly. Their color will also fade away quickly. They will need to be replaced shortly thus taking the fun out of it all and add up cost in the long run.
Make sure that you are getting value for your money. Some life-size stuffed animals are very realistic, soft and cuddly to lie on or snuggle up with. Some are even big enough to climb on but do try to be reasonable here.
Your oversize stuffed animal should be easy to clean and surface washable.
Tips: Remember that stuffed animals can also harbor dust mites and other allergens. So be on the lookout if your teen has asthma and allergies.
In all, aim for the ones that are very detailed and well-made for your teen. These are the ones that will catch their attention and win them over.
My final thoughts
Bringing home an extra big stuffed animal for your teen is like winning a jumbo size stuffed animal from the fair. This is a very appealing gift to any animal lover of any age. So you can imagine the look on your teen’s face once he or she gets their present.
If you’ve got the knack of how to choose the right gift for your teen then you will be in for a positive response.
Sometimes, comfort or just the need to feel loved is what is being sought out for and that may very well be the case for your particular adolescent. Therefore, an unusually large stuffed animal may be the answer. It can actually say it best.
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