If you are a lover and collector of teddy bears like us, we hope that you will stay in-touch and share your teddy bear news and stories with us on social media.
As teddy bear enthusiasts we have spent an extraordinary amount of time researching our obsessions with bears and the wonderful asset they have become in our every day lives. See our blog list below.
Being true 'arctophiles' we have also made a few short videos featuring our mascot bear, Ozwald Steiff. When making these clips we don't take ourselves too seriously as film directors. Our clips are purely made for fun and our contribution to the wacky world of social media.
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Follow us to stay on top of the latest Bear Hugs Teddy Bear News . We regularly post interesting news topics and join in the chat with other teddy bear owners in Australia and across the globe.
Looking for easy solutions for wrapping a teddy bear gift?
Once you have determined the size of the bear, you can choose from 4 simple methods:
These are perfect for teddy bears and come in a range of sizes and designs and are available in most variety stores, supermarkets and stationers. Some even have gift tags attached.
Wrap bear in tissue paper first. This ensures the recipient gets that wonderful feeling of 'unwrapping' the unknown.
These are also available at most outlets or if you are handy with the sewing machine yo can turn a square of colourful fabric into a reusable drawstring bag.
This is a good method for larger bears as you could also use a pillow case or Santa Sack to present them in.
Again wrapping the bear in tissue paper ensure the surprise element.
Available where ever you purchase gifts. We got this box for an amazingly low $2. They come in lots of sizes and designs and are perfect for smaller bears. Gift boxes are great for re-using for storage.
Available all year at most gift selling and stationery outlets. Use contrasting tissue paper to pad out the bear and make it easier to wrap as some bears are an awkward and often rotund shape. The best way is to lay the bear on the paper to measure and double this length over to create a pouch. Seal the two sides then pop in the bear. Mitre fold the top and add your decorations.
For gift wrapping you may also need: tissue paper, sticky tape, scissors, gift tag, ribbon & perhaps some additional trinket decorations (if you're feeling creative)
We made a video (below) to inspire people to recycle their old clothes rather than sending them to landfill. It's quite easy to do if you have some basic sewing skills.
You will find lots of teddy bear patterns online and all you will need is a couple of contrasting clothing items, a sewing machine, doll eyes or buttons, sewing thread and stuffing such as polyfill (used in cushions).
This is not your average Memory Bear. We made this pattern to be a more realistic shape rather than the traditional long limbed bears. If you have favourite items in your wardrobe that you no longer wear. Here's a great way to preserve & continue to enjoy them.
A great way to make a gift or make some bears for charity.
You may like to join in our latest teddy bear quiz test and discover "what type of teddy bear are you?"
Do you share the same character traits with famous teddy bear characters such as WInnie the Pooh, Paddington and Ted?
Here is the link to our BuzzPlay quiz:
Below you will find links to our information blogs about teddy bears. We explore what they mean to us, how to look after them, the benefits of teddy bear ownership, and the significance of giving someone a teddy bear gift.
Read our Google blog about the ten things you need to know about teddy bear ownership.
Discover how to:
See our infograph below for tips on cleaning your teddy bear and what to check before you wash them.
Teddy bears can get dusty if out on display and if you have children their toys should be washed and checked for repairs regularly.
For more in depth cleaning information please see our blog How to Clean Teddy Bears (link below).
Information on repairing bears see our blog How to Solve the Biggest Problems with Teddy Bears (link above)
Teddy bears have long been utilised as comforting companion objects for young children and can help them transition through stages of early childhood development such as attending day care or visiting medical clinics for the first time.
We discuss the way our little furry friends help children cope with fear of the unknown see our Goggle blog:
Discover some basic tips on cleaning teddy bears according age & type.
Not all teddy bears are made of the same materials and care should be taken particularly with older bears.
Once you know your teddy bears componants it's a relatively straightforward procedure.
Read our latest blog about Teddy Bear Therapy discussing how teddy bears became a symbol of love and care.
We have also been researching why teddy bears are given as therapeutic gifts during times of hardship and tragedy, and how charity teddy bears have been comforting children and adults through catastrophic events for many decades.
Click here to go to our Google Blogspot
We spend much of our spare time knitting trauma bears to give to local services and charities. These are simple bears for police, ambulance and health care workers to give to children they work with. These soft, hug-able bears help provide reassurance, relieve anxiety and promote feelings of nurture and love during times of crisis.
Read our blog to discover how we develop a need for teddy bears and how they help the young, elderly and even our fellow mammals cope and adapt in stressful situations.
Discover why we feel the way we do about teddy bears and how to tell if a teddy bear is the right gift for your loved one.