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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  • Molly

    I love the message behind your company. My daughter is incredibly attached to her first sloth (named Soggy). He provides so much comfort for her. I’d love to add to her collection of Slumberkins this Christmas.

  • Katie Keller

    Gift giving with intention is so important to me. With Christmas and birthdays coming up we have started to opt for experiences/memberships and books over lots of toys. Anything to get us out and about as a family or getting our wild 3yr old to calm down and read a book is the perfect gift.

  • Melissa cronin

    In a world seemingly driven by possessions and screentime I love the fact I have found slumberkins and the beautiful people who run this company behind the scene allowing us the opportunity to purchase a gift with intention, a gift that will allow both me and my daughters to grow and bond together by asssitung to establish routines and positive affirmations to help them navigate life. I am super new to slumberkins only having recurved our first cuddly creatures this week. My children and I are in love and I’m am super excited to add silver and arctic fox to the Christmas stockings this year

  • Ashley Kippels

    First time Mama and Bigfoot enthusiast here! Before out som was born in August my husband and I agreed that we would raise him to cherish family time over gifts and “stuff” and that everything we bought him would be intentional. I’m excited to get him his very first Bigfoot for Christmas this year!

  • Cara Otten

    I purchased a Bigfoot for my 2 month old for Christmas this year and know that when he gets bigger he will love it. This year he will be receiving gifts to help with his development: a doorway jumper, a sit me up floor seat, a play yard and of course a slumberkin to cuddle and so he comes to know that he is strong, brave and unique. Thank you for making a product that can be cherished for years to come and has meaning behind it.

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