Last week, I had the pleasure of watching my twin sister attend her graduation for passing her PhD. I had already arranged a weekend trip to Paris for her celebration present, so there was literally no budget for anything extra, although I kind of wished there was when I came across this absolutely adorable teddy bear brand. A little browse for graduation bears and I discovered British Teddies– the Great British Teddy Bear company retailing over 29 different iconic characters, each wearing beautifully detailed handmade costumes inspired by iconic British characters and professions. I really wanted to gift her with the graduation bear wearing the purple colour robe, which is an exact match of the gown she wore on the day!
I know Christmas is very close now, but if you are struggling for last minute gifts and looking for some unique inspiration, the collection at British Teddies is truly fantastic, no matter what age you are shopping for. Beautifully handmade and detailed, some of the iconic characters include The Great British Bobby, Florence Nightingale, Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare plus many more available to buy online. In terms of professions or interest based, there are some really cute versions designed as Jockeys, Royal Forces bears, traffic warden bears and a wide range of other loveable varieties. all waiting to be swooped up. Whoever you are shopping for, I can bet there is a suitable bear!
The below are some favourites of mine, and not for just for Christmas gift shopping, but for the new year in general for when I have a lot of friends getting married, and a few friends being appointed as bridesmaids. The teddies are just the most adorable gift that people don’t often expect, and they can treasure a memory from simply keeping these bears or displaying them in their house. How cool is the City Slicker one below too – perfect if you wish to give a soft, cuddly present for your fella’s at some point… especially the guys who think they are too smooth and cool for teddies!
Which bears would you purchase for your family and friends? I’m actually really happy I came across this fantastic gift idea – it’s so lovely and unique.