Intentional Gift Giving

We’re talking about exchanging gifts that support a variety of skills, while also sparking joy! You can do both, and we want to have an honest discussion around why giving intentional gifts can be so beneficial. Read more on giving with intention.

As a company founded and run by parents, we’re constantly looking for opportunities to create meaningful parent-child connections. In fact, our cuddly creatures were born from a desire to share moments filled with skill-building lessons, comfort, bonding, and of course, play - a topic that’s always front of mind around the holidays. 

For us parents, caregivers, and general enthusiasts of all the wonderful children in our lives, the best gift we get each Christmas is watching the look of sheer excitement on a child’s face as they disappear into piles of wrapping paper and bows. We wait for the uncontainable glee that charges the room as each present is eagerly unveiled. 

That moment of wonder is something we deeply long to give our children, but inevitably, children do what they do best. They grow. And as they grow, the very things that once held such coveted positions in their heart soon become “old news”. They develop new interests and skills. They hear about a new scooter or a pair of light-up shoes (which, we won’t lie...are pretty cool), and begin crafting their next wish list before the wrapping paper has gone cold. The gifts that were once the center of their world are left at the bottom of lonely toy bins to grow old. 

At Slumberkins, we’re all about helping you find "the gift loophole” - something your child will love from the first moment of discovery to the first hints of young adulthood. Our intentional gifts are designed to keep giving at every developmental phase by fostering deeper emotional ties and supporting positive habits that carry your child through the crucial early years of their life. 

We know modern day parenting ain’t easy, and while the desire to help our children become their best selves is strong, it can be hard to know exactly how. Our busy lives can get in the way of important teaching moments, careful listening, and simply being fully present with our children. 

With constant demands on our time and energy stretching us thin, it’s more important than ever to create built-in routines that actively support positive attachments and needed relaxation for both our children and ourselves (#RealTalk). And what better way to incorporate these routines than by giving your child a set time and space to slow down, reflect, and cuddle something extra adorable?

This holiday season, as you brainstorm gift ideas for your favorite tiny humans, you may feel torn between an item that offers excitement, and one that supports their growth and development. We say, why be forced to choose? Why not offer one solution that inspires both fun and learning?

Whatever gifts land under your tree this year, we hope our cuddly creatures will serve as a reminder that learning doesn’t have to be restricted to a classroom. When we integrate learning opportunities seamlessly into bedtime routines and everyday moments, we invite our children to reach for their best selves right alongside us. When we attach abstract emotions to a tangible experience, we give our child the chance to put a face and a name to their own personal development. We model to them that mistakes are essential steps in the learning process. We connect and bond in authentic ways that nurture our child’s unique identity. 

These are the warm, fuzzy moments that inspire us each and every day in welcoming new cuddly creatures to join the Slumberkins family. We hope they’ll soon become a beloved part of yours.



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  • Jenny

    I love the reasoning behind each Slumberkin because it’s an added bonus to something so soft and cuddly. And it’s always a positive way to build positive attributes in kids at an early age!

  • Allison A

    Our little one will only be three months at Christmas, but she is definitely getting a Slumberkins under the tree. It will be a gift that will grow with her through the years, and she will continue to enjoy and benefit from it as she grows. I am planning to gift Slumberkins to our friends kids, too! Love the intention of your product.

  • Samantha Vilendrer

    My twins are due in December and I’m a first time Mom! I’m a big fan of Intentional Gift Giving and I’m looking forward to continuing that as a parent! I feel like the Hedgehog Minis are a great way to introduce them to Slumberkins!

  • Sarah

    We love love love our Slumberkins! I first fell in love with their cuteness (then how soft they are!) but later grew to love their intentions and sweet illustrations in the books. I love that they have more than one purpose-but are also so snuggly.

  • Brittni

    We love Slumberkins! Definitely want to get a Bigfoot stuffie to go along with my daughters Slumber Sloth. I find as I’m crafting a Christmas list I want to get more meaningful gifts. We live in a smaller house and we don’t want random stuff accumulating. Our daughter isn’t one for toys so far. I have purchased toys I like for her that she never plays with. But, buy her a book and she’s forever amused. Hoping to build a reading nook in her room. Hoping to get her a zoo membership and more Nancy Tillman books.

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