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10 Best Christmas Soft Toys That Are Great Presents For Kids And Toddlers

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Christmas is a magical time of year all over the world.

There's nothing better than a cuddly toy to snuggle up to in the cold weather. The only thing that could make them even more special would be giving one as a present so that your children can remember Christmas every single time they snuggle it.

A soft toy is perfect to comfort small children on cold winter days (and nights) and to keep the magic of Christmas alive while they play. Here at Kidadl, we've rounded up the top 10 Christmas soft toys that your toddlers and kids are sure to love - all of which are affordable, long-lasting, and safe for a variety of ages. Perfect for stuffed toy lovers to add their collection!

And if you're after some more present inspiration, why not take a look at these popular Disney gifts or our top Peppa Pig gifts?

Our Top Choice


Steiff Cosy Year Bear - Hamleys

Steiff Cosy Year Bear - Hamleys

Our pick of the bunch is this soft and cuddly Christmas teddy bear from Hamleys. A firm favourite among families for years and years, the beige-coloured plush bear is 34cm in size and features a lovely red festive bow and an embroidered paw with the year 2020. Kids will love carrying their new furry friend with them everywhere they go. A teddy bear that will provide holiday memories for a lifetime!

  • Price: £43.20
  • Age: 3 years +
  • Size: H34cm
  • Handmade with soft plush

Best For Disney Fans

Olaf Mini Bean Bag, Frozen 2 - Disney Store

Olaf Mini Bean Bag, Frozen 2 - Disney Store

If you've got any Frozen fans in the family, they'll be sure to love this Olaf snowman Christmas toy. With sparkly details on his body, felt twigs, embroidered features, and a set of satin teeth,  not only is he great to look at, but he's also great to cuddle and kids will love the texture of the beanbag. Curl up and watch the oh-so-popular Frozen movies with Olaf tucked under your arm. You'll be ready to go on a winter adventure together in no time!

  • Price: £8.95
  • Age: 1 year +
  • Size: H18cm
  • Made from soft polyester and plastic

Best For Storytime

Dr. Seuss The Grinch Santa Soft Toy - John Lewis

Dr. Seuss The Grinch Santa Soft Toy - John Lewis

Don't worry, he's not going to steal Christmas! Inspired by the classic Dr. Seuss Christmas book and film, this eye-catching green Grinch teddy is sure to capture the attention of the kids with his wonderfully fluffy red and white Santa outfit, his mischievous yellow eyes, and cheeky embroidered smile. Despite his appearance, the Grinch is also very soft to cuddle up with, and can even be used as a Christmas decoration in the bedroom of your child. Why not read the book alongside him and see how the character comes to life?

  • Price: £12.99
  • Age: 1 year +
  • Size: H38cm
  • 95% Polyester, 5% plastic pellets

Best For Early Years

Santa Plush Toy - Early Learning Centre

Santa Plush Toy - Early Learning Centre

If you're looking for stuffed toys more suited to younger toddlers or children, this Santa plush toy is an excellent choice. A fantastic way to get the children excited for Christmas, the friendly-looking toy is the perfect size for cuddles and is very eye-catching with its bright red, white, and black colours!

  • Price: £8
  • Age: 1 year +
  • Size: H30cm
  • Made with a soft, washable plush material

Best For A Christmas Adventure

AURORA Glitzy Tots Reindeer ‍

AURORA Glitzy Tots Reindeer

Cute and collectible, kids will love this pretty pink plush toy. With sparkles adorned on the paws, nose, and antlers as well as perhaps the softest fur you've ever felt - this glitzy reindeer is sure to become a new favourite in the household. It's also small enough to carry around easily in little hands so your kids can take the love and magic with them wherever they go!

  • Price: £9.99
  • Age: 1 year +
  • Size: H19cm
  • Made from Polyester

Best For Watching Christmas Films

The Snowman Bean Toy - Jojo Maman Bebe‍

The Snowman Bean Toy - Jojo Maman Bebe

Whether you're looking for soft Christmas toys for the children to snuggle up to whilst watching a classic film like The Snowman or you've simply got a snowman lover in the family, this super soft bean toy is sure to be a hit. With a lovely green hat and matching scarf set, this plush toy is ready for a winter adventure and is a great size for even toddlers to carry along with them. It's also machine washable, which is great for when things get a little mucky.

  • Price: £8.99
  • Age: 1 year +
  • Size: H15cm
  • 100% polyester

Best For Dog Lovers

Harley The Husky Plush - Smyths Toys

Harley the Husky Plush - Smyths Toys

Who needs a real puppy for Christmas when this adorable (and massive) Husky can come to join the family? The perfect companion for wintertime, Harley's soft white and snow-grey coloured fur is a delight to the touch, and she's an excellent size to lean on and cuddle with for a very decent price. The kids will be in for a real treat when they unwrap this huge husky pup and will want to take her everywhere.

  • Price: £34.99
  • Age: 1 year +
  • Size: H78cm
  • Made from plush material

Best For Big Cuddles

Extra Large Teddy Bear - John Lewis

Extra Large Teddy Bear - John Lewis

A perfect gift for those who love extra big cuddles, this super soft, super cute, and super big baby bear is not only great to play with but is also a wonder at bedtime. The teddy is covered in warm light brown fur that is perfect to snuggle up with in cold weather and is a great texture for young children to run their hands through. Finished off with a charming stripy blue and white bow, this long-lasting large bear will make an excellent addition to a teddy collection. At 48cm tall, this soft toy is a present that won't be forgotten any time soon!

  • Price: £50
  • Age: 18 months +
  • Size: H48cm
  • Made with plush material

Best For Penguin Lovers

Penelope The Penguin - TY Beanie Boo

Penelope the Penguin - TY Beanie Boo

Perhaps one of the most popular soft toy animals out there, Penelope is the perfect present for Christmas time - and the rest of the year. Colourful, sparkly, and adorned with a festive knitted pom-pom beanie, the penguin soft toy is the perfect addition to your children's collection of soft toys. Super soft and a pleasure to cuddle, this penguin teddy is ready to join the family on an adventure with its big blue eyes - at home, or even at the zoo!

  • Price: £10.99
  • Age: 3 years +
  • Size: H15cm
  • Made with polyester and a plush fabric

Best For Siblings To Share

Reindeer Jumper Plush Pals - Baker Ross

Reindeer Jumper Plush Pals - Baker Ross

A three pack of Christmas soft toys, could it get any better? These three adorable reindeer each come with their own unique and colourful Christmas jumper so they won't be getting mixed up any time soon. Whether the kids play with their plush toys together or separately, they're sure to have plenty of festive fun and adventures.

Kidadl Best Buys researches and recommends the top products for families of all ages and sizes. If you enjoyed our Christmas soft toys suggestions, then why not check out our best Disney princess gifts or our favourite gifts for 2-year-olds?

  • Price: £6.95
  • Age: 1 year +
  • Size: H16cm
  • Made with a soft plush fabric

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