The 10 Best Giant Stuffed Animals

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in September of 2020. Soft and snuggly, giant stuffed animals make a great companion for any age. From fictional characters like Mickey Mouse and Elmo to zoo animals like tigers and bears. The giant plushies on this list range from about 40-inches tall to 8-feet long. So whether you’re looking for a stuffed pet to add to your collection or searching for the perfect gift, there’s a good chance you’ll find one here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny

2. Giant Teddy Bear

3. Ikasa Elephant

Editor's Notes

October 08, 2020:

Some manufacturers claim that their giant stuffed animals are safe for kids because they have sewn-on eyes or non-shedding fur. But that does not make it so. You must account for the size of the animal, and the age and development of the child. The brands offered here are not recommended for children under the age of three. This includes the Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny that claims to have passed all safety tests for children of all ages.

Put simply, these stuffed animals are just too large for small children. If a kid is confined to a small space like a crib, and the plushie falls on top of him or her, it may be difficult to maneuver from under it. Also, you need to be careful of small parts like eyes and noses that may come off while playing. Kids tend to drag animals on the floor and put them through all kinds of tests to prove their loyalty (trying to stuff food down their mouths). Therefore, you must clean them often to remove organisms that may cause diseases.

That said, this list includes a sampling of the variety of options available for the preschool stage to adulthood. The cleaning rule mentioned above also applies. But these plushies are too large to go in a washing machine, so you'll need to wipe them down by hand.

Still, most kids enjoy characters like the Disney Mickey Mouse and the Gund Sesame Street Elmo. Since they are familiar with the creatures, they make great pals during imaginative play. The Melissa and Doug Giraffe is another option for kids who love safari animals. Because of the lifelike features children seem to play with them for hours. Keep in mind, it is not intended for climbing or riding.

For teens and adults, the Big Plush Puppy and the Ikasa Elephant make splendid gifts. Since they are so big and soft, people often rest on them. Also, oversized teddy bears like the Vermont Teddy Bear can help reduce anxiety and stress.

The most suitable plushie for kids and adults appears to be the Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny. It is well made, extremely soft, and endures years of play.

Special Honors

Giant Stuffed Animals Store Lars the Lion The Giant Stuffed Animals Store carries an extensive selection of jumbo creatures. Lars the Lion measures 75-inches long and 22-inches tall. He has lifelike features and a plush coat of velvety-soft fur.

4. Big Plush Puppy

5. Vermont Teddy Bear

6. Melissa and Doug Giraffe

7. Burton and Burton Tiger

8. Gund Sesame Street Elmo

9. Disney Mickey Mouse

10. HearthSong Dazzle the Unicorn

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Allean Phelps
Last updated by Allean Phelps

Allean Phelps is a B2B and B2C copywriter with a bachelor’s degree in media communications. Her career has included stints as a journalist, PR guru, marketing specialist, and ghostwriter. When she’s not writing copy, you’ll find her working on DIY projects or looking for images in the clouds with her grandson.

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