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As you will be able to tell from my reviews lately I have a christening coming up and Im going to be one of the godmothers - now thats nerve wracking enough I think but when it came to shopping for a gift for the day that was even worse! I couldnt think of anything - all christening gifts seem to be aimed at newborn babies and as my friends little girl is almost 2 none of those were appropriate for her. Luckily my mom found the tooth holder I reviewed previously but I also wanted a little something to top of that present - 2 small gifts = 1 big one in my mind LOL. I have to admit I found this gift totally by accident - I simply typed 'goddaughter' into Amazon and luckily enough it found this 'Me To You Goddaughter Bear' which was the perfect thing for me and so I bought it straight away. Thankfully my [soon to be] goddaughter loves it - I couldnt wait until the day to give it to her :].
Price: Around £4.99
Stockists: Amazon, Clintons (similar card shops) and this bear is available directly from the Me To You bear website - metoyouonline.com.
Other Info: You are advised to remove ALL clothing & tags from the bear before giving it to a child under 3 years old - I dont think removing the bears little t-shirt is totally necessary because I tried to pull it off and I couldnt so I dont think a child could either. Better to be safe than sorry I suppose!
This little bear is in typical Me To You design - although this one is quite a bit smaller than most that Ive seen - maybe because it is aimed at young children/babies but smaller is better here I think because it makes the little bear so much cuter and its easier for small children to hold and play with - although it might get lost a bit easier! The little bear has the usual fluffy grey fur and blue nose with several patches all over it - one on the foot that has the brand written on it so you know your getting the real deal when you buy this. As I mentioned the bear I purchased was the 'Goddaughter' design so Maddy's little bear has a little pink shirt on with the word Goddaughter stitched onto the front in yellow and little flowers all around the arms - this is also available for boys obviously with a different word and with a little blue tshirt instead. The bear is no bigger than the palm of my hand in size but it is everything I needed for a christening gift so smaller is definitely better - the same great Me To You design but in miniature!
When you receive this bear it does come on a small display box. I assume most people will remove that if you are planning on giving it to a child to play with but if you are buying this as a gift for a christening it is nice to have the display box option I think. It gives you the option to display this throughout the childs life as a momento rather than a toy - my friend gave this to her little girl to play with (although she is planning on keeping it for her when she grows up) but I think its nice to have the choice of displaying this forever - it makes this an even nice keepsake I think. There are a few details and cautions on the box about this bear - mainly about removing the box if a child is playing with it - but it doesnt take anything away from the design if you wish to display it - all the information is on the bottom so when this is put on a shelf for example the words arent visible at all. The design of the bear is gorgeous - very cute and from an instantly recognisable brand and it will make a lasting memento of a special day.
Now if your planning on buying this to be used as a toy it is brilliant for that as well. As soon as my friends little girl got her hands on it she refused to put it down and now whenever I see her the little bear is always close by - so it makes a cute little friend for a child as well as a perfect gift to remember a christening. Im very glad I found this as it was just what I was looking for and veyr age appropriate for the little girl I was buying it for - this is good for any age even if your goddaughter isnt a child anymore, everyone loves teddys dont they? Perfect gift for goddaughters and definitely a recommended christening present, its been given Maddy's seal of approval and mine as well so highly recommended.
Thanks For Reading.
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