Best Stuffed Animals for Kids
Stuffed (or plush) animals have been a staple in practically every child’s toy “wardrobe” for many a year. Today there is still no lack of love for them – for many children these toys provide comfort, love and can come in quite handy in creative and even educational activities.
What’s here: On this page you will find the ten best kids’ stuffed animals by consumer popularity and ratings for the Christmas holidays of 2017 and into 2017. There are some new faces among them – and some returning and classic favorites.
For shoppers: For each of the top ten stuffed animals listed on this page, one or more resources are provided to help buy it online safely, securely and for a great price. Merchants are hand-picked for each toy based on low price and trusted, safe online shopping reputation. (Links to reviews are also provided, where available.)
Post Updated: April 9th, 2017
1. Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy
3. Playskool Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo
4. FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon
5. Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth
6. The Secret Life of Pets – Best Friend Max
7. Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur
8. Paw Patrol Jungle Rescue Tracker
9. FurReal Friends Bootsie
10. Pokémon My Friend Pikachu
Top 10 Stuffed Animals:
First among this year’s top 10 stuffed animals – Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy.
Snuggles, the dream pup, is a super-adorable adoptable doggie with wide, bright, expressive eyes, and mega-fluffy everything else. Cuddling and snuggling are two of her favorite things! She even comes with a certificate of adoption and a star-shaped, write-on nametag.
A totally unique twist has been added for 2017 to the “best of” stuffed animals list with Hatchimals.
Interactive, adorable, and seriously all the rage right now. Hatchimals are little, colorful creatures, often fuzzy, furry, and sweet, within a speckled egg. With lots of attention, love, and care, kiddos get the egg to break, revealing a plush critter.
Always on the yearly holiday list of the best stuffed animals – for 2017 and into 2017, here is Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo – a brand new twist on the cute little guy.
Elmo has been around for longer than I can remember. And he has had many awesome, unique themes over the years. But I think the Love2Learn is one of his coolest transformations yet. Interactive with a downloadable app that allows kiddos (or their parents) to customize Elmo to talk, respond, teach, and sing.
Ages: 4 and up
Bound to be a huge holiday hit for 2017, FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon also manages a place among the best stuffed animals.
Torch is a blazin’, lovin’, adorable baby dragon with fuzzy ears, a plush tail, a single tooth, and misty, not-quite-fiery breath. He loves color-changing campfire marshmallows. And he responds to love and care with over 50 expressions, sounds, and motions.
Ages: 3 and up
Marking 5th place among the top children’s stuffed animals this year, here is Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth.
Sloths are super-cute and awesome, so of course, this stuffed plush is one of my favorites because the actual animals are so neat. This Three Toed Sloth is a replica of the real sloths, with a fuzzy, furry, shaggy coat and a sweet, detailed, expressive face. Perfect, snuggly bedtime buddy.
Ages: 4 and up
The Secret Life of Pets was a funny, excellent movie. Around the size of an actual dog, this stuffed version of Max, the main pup in the movie, comes with a leash, wagging tail, and lots of personality. He even talks with phrases from the film. Max loves back scratches!
Ages: 3 and up
This T-Rex is a plush Kind of the Dinosaurs in bold, vibrant blue, red, and green. He stands on two feet, and even features the signature small arms of this once-fierce dino. The fabric is soft, while this dinosaur’s interior is plush and huggable. Lovin’ his super-long tail and teeth.
Paw Patrol Jungle Rescue Tracker also makes its place among the best children’s stuffed animals for 2017 and into 2017.
For imaginative youngsters who love Paw Patrol, this new addition, the Jungle Rescue Tracker, is a sweet pup with extra-special tracking skills. Made from plush with a cuddly, huggable body, this adorable doggie is 8-inches height-wise and perfect for bedtime.
FurReal Friends Bootsie comes in at #9 on the list.
Bootsie, an adorable, sweet-faced kitten, acts and looks just like a real cat. She is beautiful with grey and white, fluffy fur, an expressive face, and bright-blue, sparkling eyes. She loves to be snuggled, petted, and fed her special treats.
The final pick among this year’s top 10 stuffed animals is Pokémon My Friend Pikachu.
Pikachu, the most popular Pokemon of all time, is a yellow, cuddly plush with long ears, light-up cheeks, and adorable little arms and legs. His ears move and his cheeks glow when you press on his pudgy tummy.
This Top 10 Stuffed Animals page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.