When it comes to choosing a gift for a new baby, child, tween or teen, you really cannot go wrong with a cuddly soft toy. Appealing to a wide age group and both girls and boys, soft toys have a cuteness about them that makes us want to touch, squeeze and give them a hug, and they remain popular when other toys lose their appeal. When I was a young child it was all about teddy bears and ragdolls, but today soft toys come in just about every shape and size you can imagine, from birds and wild animals, to sea creatures and dinosaurs, so there is a soft toy out there for every child. Many soft toys available on our market today are linked to charities and fair trade organisations, so we are not only treating our children, but supporting good causes in the process. The T-Rex dinosaur in the Best Years collection is a wonderful fair trade soft toy knitted in Indonesia. One of the UK’s largest wholesalers of fair trade knitted and crochet toys, Best Years offer a wonderful collection of soft toys that meet all current CE safety standards, and help benefit those less fortunate than ourselves. A great gift for any child this lovely dinosaur shaped soft toy allows you to give in many ways, and will brighten up your kid’s bedroom in an instant. The RSPB singing birds in the Wild Republic collection such as the delightful Bullfinch, are educational soft toys that help support a great charity. Each of the bright and colourful birds in this collection make an authentic birdcall when squeezed, and come complete with information about the species. Suitable for children aged 3 years+, these beautiful soft toys would make a wonderful birthday gift, and with several to choose from you may decide to collect the whole set. Choosing toys that support a good cause may help our children grow up to be more charitable and help make the world a better place.

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