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This Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a number of gifts from my boyfriend, and this one was a complete surprise to me. I am a great lover of soft toys and have many scattered around my bedroom, and I had always complained of how I want a huge teddy to add to my collection. (I'm still a child at heart, I am aware)! Then when I opened this Honey Christmas bear up, I was in absolute shock!
The bear was exclusive to Clinton Cards and was brought out at Christmas time for the 2011 Christmas period. They have now removed it from their online website, however I have seen a number of these bears in store. The retail price was £60.00 or somewhere along those lines, however my boyfriend managed to snag this once it went into the sale just before Christmas where it was reduced by half price to around the £30.00 mark which is a great price for such a huge, cuddly bear. I do think that the original retail price was a bit outrageous but it is a pretty unique teddy.
The image does not justify the size of this teddy at all, it is just absolutely huge. I do not have the exact dimensions, but when sat up straight, it is about half the size of me, if not a little more! And I am 5"5! It definitely takes up an enormous amount of space and does not sit on to my single bed comfortably at university, therefore I think he is much more suitable for my double bed back home. It is a great novelty gift for those who love bears, however the size can interfere in smaller rooms so be wary of that. The size of the bear does make it a little heavy to lift, especially for very young children and this may be something to take into consideration when buying for them.
As you can see, the bear is honey coloured and a really lovely shade. He is holding a big white heart which makes it an appropriate gift for your other half. It would also be a great gift to give to children as they will get a lot of enjoyment out of this huge teddy! The bear has lots of details which make it that little bit more special. He has lovely eyes and a nose and mouth stitched on, and his fur is very soft to touch. It is quite detailed as it is curled and looks lovely. The bear is actually also available in a white shade which is a little different, and I believe that one may carry a red heart, so there is actually an alternative if you prefer that.
I absolutely love the bear, although it is difficult to have in bed as it is heavy and gets in the way an awful lot. It is best presented in the corner of a room or on the floor. It would also be fantastic if you had a sofa or chair in your room to prop him up on that if it is more convenient. I know the size of this bear would be quite a nuisance to some people, but I think kids would absolutely adore it and it would be really special to them. Despite being an adult myself, I am definitely a child at heart and love my bear - although I think this will be the last huge teddy I get for a while, else I'll have no room left in my bedroom!
I think this would be a perfect gift to snap up for someone if they fancy a giant bear, however take into consideration the size and the weight of this before just purchasing it as it can get in the way a little bit. Get it now while the last remaining stock are in store for half price as it really is worth that price! Overall, a lovely teddy which I will cherish for a long time and I would thoroughly recommend to others. Thanks for reading.