“ Brand: Poundland / Type: Soft Toys „
Poundland Christmas Cuddly Toys
Every time we go to our local shopping centre, we find ourselves visiting PoundLand to pick up a few little bits at cost price. Some items are not actually cheaper here, though other items are perfect, especially for small stocking fillers and cheap decorations at this time of year.
Not everything in Poundland is of great quality, so you do have to watch out, though these cuddly toys are great, and worth more in quality that £1.00 - not that I am complaining!
There are a few different cuddly toys from Poundland which include; Snowman, Reindeer and puppy - all wearing bright red scarfs for the Christmas period. They look really attractive, and my little girl wanted one straight away when she saw them. We ended up buying one of each for our youngster and for our niece and nephew who were with us at the time.
Each toy has soft stuffing inside, not that I have seen it as each toy seems quite durable and has not ripped at all yet.
As said, my little one loves her toy (which happens to be the reindeer) and it is sitting under our Christmas tree as we speak. Not only a great little cuddly toy, but a lovely addition to the Christmas decorations also.
I would certainly give this high recommendation due to cost, durability, attractiveness and softness.
==Poundland Christmas Cuddly Toys==
Well its now that time of the year again when all the shops are gearing up for the one day of the year most of us get in debt for, Christmas!
I have been trying to curb my spending of recent months and if I feel the need to go on a bit of a shopping spree, I do try to steer away from places such as Boots and more towards Poundland and the like where a splurge in there is far more affordable.
Poundland have tons of Christmas goodies now in stock (along with all the Halloween stuff) and I can't help but get a few Christmas items every time I am in there (even though I have now done more or less all my Christmas shopping!). The last few times I have been in their I have treated my mum's dog, Harry, to a new cuddly toy.
Harry loves cuddly toys. He will initially get them and lick them whilst giving them a sort of two leg cuddle and it looks really cute but then within an hour or two he is tearing them to shreds and thoroughly enjoying ripping the stuff out of them. These Poundland toys are ideal for this as they only cost a mere £1! If I have gone into Pets at Home I will end up paying at least double for something that will be treated in the same manner and always last the same amount of time.
I once thought I would be cleaver and buy him one of those teddies without stuffing from Pets at Home. It cost a lot more but harry wasn't in the least bit interested in it and thus it was a waste of money.
These Poundland cuddly toys seem to be made to a fairly high standard. They are soft and filled with the stuffing of most toys like this. There are none that seem to be filled with those little polystyrene balls that for obvious reasons I wouldn't be able to give to Harry. They do of course often have plastic noses or eyes but Harry is not daft enough to eat those and these often just need clearing up from the carpet or pulling off if Harry can't chew them totally from the cuddly toy.
Apart from looking cute and being soft these toys seem pretty durable. It takes harry a good while to chew through them and to get all the stuffing out. He is only a Border Terrier so not a big dog but he can often spend a good few hours giving these cuddly toys his full attention.
I wouldn't even think twice about giving these cuddly toys to children either. They are soft and sweet and like I say, pretty well made. Harry has worked his way through most of the different Christmas characters that Poundland have on offer such as The Reindeer, The Snowman and the penguin. He has yet to get the other two which is a scarf wrapped dog and a scarf wrapped bear. These two just aren't as appealing as the others which is why I treated him to them first.
I am sure that we shall keep getting these teddy bears for harry as they are really well worth one pound. Its just a shame he can't put the stuffing in the bin once he has ripped it from them!
5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I was in Poundland with Hollie just before Christmas last year, she'd been really good while we were shopping (even helpful) so I had a look at the toys for her - I know Poundland toys can be of dodgy quality but don't mind wasting a quid for a throwaway something. Sometimes you can find a gem though (my local one had proper wooden cricket sets in during the summer) and this sweet little collection of Christmas themed soft toys are definitely a surprise bargain buy. I know we're in June now, but apparently Poundland regularly stock these toys in the run up to Christmas so definitely something to keep an eye out for when they start filling their shelves with Christmas goodies.
They're simple cuddlies, designed with a basic shape but so sweetly featured and finished that they would actually make nice non-expensive stocking fillers. Hollie chose the snowman and I also picked up a reindeer to wrap up for her; there were a few others to choose from, I'm sure I saw a Santa and definitely spotted a badly shaped Christmas tree. The snowman is made of a soft velvet-like material, it's not actually fluffy but has a lovely soft and cuddly feel - the toys are stuffed to a much better quality than I thought they'd be and have a really snuggly feel to them.
At around 5 1/2" tall these are very small toys, perfect as a little gift and a nice size for children to carry around with them. The shaping is too basic to let the toys sit down so (like small teddy bears) they are constantly in a standing position, this has annoyed Hollie slightly as she likes to play tea parties and schools with her toys and once she realised that this was going to be awkward with her new snowman she wasn't best pleased!
I'm really impressed with the quality of the toys; the stitching is neatly done and seems strong, I've been over the snowman with a fine tooth comb and can't find a single loose thread or 'dodgy' section of stitching so unless we have any major hiccups I can't see anything drastic happening to it. His little scarf and hat are non-removable so no worries about those going missing - although I have a suspicion that the toy itself will soon slide to the bottom of the toy box and not see the light of day again until it's sorted out again!
These toys are (I assume) surface washable only, there's no information on the label so I can't be 100% sure about this but going by the feel of the fairly thin fabric that makes up this snowman I doubt it would cope with a spin cycle! The pure white of the snowman means its more likely to be thrown away due to sheer grottiness than any defect with it, Hollie's is six months old now and is looking decidedly grimy - the problem being that she really loves this little toy and I can't see any safe way of giving him a wash!
For a quid though I'm happy. These toys aren't going to win any best in show awards but I definitely think they're worth the money even if they just get through the Christmas period, injecting a bit of festivity into the toy box - I've been quite shocked that the snowman (and the reindeer, although she's never been so struck on that one) has lasted so long to be honest with you, but they're obviously made to a higher quality than the majority of Poundland toys!
I have found that some of the toys and games in our local branch of Poundland have really impressed me over the last year or so. What was once only a very small selection of cheap-looking, rather poorly-made selection of tacky-looking toys, has blossomed somewhat and as a result I have actually purchased a few little odds and ends for my young nieces and nephew in recent times, whereas in times gone by, I have simply bypassed the relevant section altogether.
Whilst shopping in a local (impressively-sized) branch of Poundland before Christmas, I had a look around the toy section as usual, where a small selection of soft toys caught my eye, mainly because they were mostly Christmas-themed soft toys. They were all equally appealing, and after giving them a quick once-over to ensure that the quality was not excessively poor or below par, whilst bearing in mind that of course the soft toys would not be of the highest quality I had ever come across due to the price tag for each soft toy only being one pound, I decided there and then to purchase three of the soft toys to add into the piles of gifts I had already accumulated for each of my two nieces and nephew.
The selection of soft toys available on this particular day (and of course, in my particular branch of Poundland) amounted to a choice of three "Christmas Cuddly Toys". The choices available to me were a tan-coloured reindeer, a white snowman (complete with a cute little orange carrot nose!) or a little tan-coloured bear. After checking out the store's website at www.poundland.co.uk, I believe that there are actually five soft toys in the whole range, which includes the three I have mentioned here, in addition to a gorgeous black and white penguin and a little dog. It's a bit of a shame that I wasn't aware of the penguin option at the time, as I would most definitely have gone out of my way to hunt down one of these for my young nephew, (and probably myself too, if I'm being honest) as we are both penguin crazy.
Now that the Festive Season is over with, I was wondering whether any of the soft toys would remain in Poundland, but I have recently seen both the little dog and the tan-coloured bear on sale in-store, so I'm unsure whether the soft toys are all 'seasonal' or if the 'less-Christmassy' ones are on-sale all year round.
Anyway, the Christmas Cuddly Toy that I opted for at the time was the extremely gorgeous little reindeer, mainly because I thought he was simply gorgeous and his little red scarf and cute antlers appealed to me instantly. I thought he was a great little stocking-filler addition for the three little cherubs in my life, and with that I snapped up three of the little guys and handed over my £3. I have to admit to being quite delighted at my bargain!
When it came to wrapping up the toys the following day, I of course got the chance to inspect them in more detail. I was impressed again by the overall quality of the toys, thinking that nobody would guess for a moment that they only cost £1 each and were from such a 'Bargain Basement' type shop as Poundland. This theory was reinforced after I inspected the labels that were attached to each of the little reindeers ears; there was absolutely no mention of Poundland and no price on the tag, which may appeal to any consumers who are wary of giving such cheaply-priced gifts to others. I personally was not particularly fussed about this myself, as the little reindeers were only purchased as a little stocking-filler type item and their intended recipients already each had a 'Santa Sack' of other toys and gifts waiting at home, but I thought it was worth mentioning as it might be relevant to other consumers. The words "Festive Friend" are printed on the black coloured tag, and the reverse has some product information on it, and nothing more.
The feeling of the reindeer's fabric is very soft, although it is not particularly 'furry' to the touch. It reminds me more of a soft fabric, something that is similar to a brushed velvet, without having the same thickness as this. The filling contained within the Reindeer is the same throughout his whole body, through to his legs and arms and into his head. It is not a sort of 'beanie' type filling, but is a sort of soft, squashy type filler, which is the impression I get after squeezing the reindeer a couple of times. He is indeed very soft and quite cuddly too I would imagine! I can see from the tag on the Reindeer's ear that he is made of 100% Polyester.
The little reindeer has little black eyes that look to be very well made and of quite a high quality. His little reindeers have a slightly padded look to them which makes them stand out. In addition, his little scarf is made of fabric which is admittedly quite thin and flimsy, but the brightness of the red colour makes it stand out and adds a little festive cheer!
The Reindeer's little legs and arms do not bend at all, so he can only remain in the same position and can not be adjusted or anything. I would also question his ability to sit comfortably on a shelf or any flat surface really, as I think his stuffing is too soft. This really does not take anything from the charm of the little guy however, and I think he is just adorable.
There is a safety "C E" mark on the reindeer's tag, together with the instructions that the little guy should not be washed. I assume that doing so would cause irreparable damage to the stuffing or filling contained within his tummy! You can however, wipe him clean if required to do so.
I actually bought my Christmas Reindeers a while before Christmas, and not long after I 'caved in' and gifted one of them to my niece who is five. She was absolutely delighted with her new friend and immediately named him Rudolph. After playing with him every day since, and usually for several hours, there is absolutely no wear and tear evident to 'Rudolph' that I can see, and he looks as good as new, so I do think the toys are fairly well-made and reasonably robust, especially considering the extremely low price of the toys.
Overall, I am wholeheartedly impressed with the little Poundland Christmas Cuddly Reindeer, and was impressed with the quality of the range overall.
I think the soft toys are well-made and extremely attractive, and are available for a really great price that most people could afford. I cannot fault my reindeers at all and think they deserve full marks as a result!