Mothers Day 2017

March 13th, 2017

Mothers Day 2017 is on 26 March and is a special time to say Thank You and I Love You to the person who brought you into this world.

I Love Mum teddy bearIt’s an event that passes only once annually, an occasion which tugs at the heart strings of even the most hard of offspring. For just one day a year we can pay homage to the efforts of hard working mothers up and down the country.

And to help you find something special, Teddy Bear Friends has put together a special collection of teddy bears for Mothers Day - all affordable and all from top quality manufacturers.

Dear Mum figurineWith prices to suit every pocket, take a look at our full range of Mothers Day Teddy Bears and see which one your Mum will love.

And this year we’ve added a large collection of Willow Tree figurines and Kelly Rae Roberts figures that are sure to be appreciated too.

Those featuring a mum with her partner and baby will be especially loved by all new mums.

Clemens Teddy Bears for Christmas Gifts

November 30th, 2016

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting Teddy Bear Friends - the home of quality teddy bears and baby gifts since 2004.

We’ve been a bit remiss with regards to our blog. It’s been a year of change and to be perfectly honest we’ve been simply too busy to keep you updated with our latest news.

The business has moved since we last wrote and we’ve had to cut a few delivery services such as next day delivery since we’ve gone part-time, but we’re continuing with our mission to stock the very best teddy bears and deliver them to you at competitive prices.

Clemens Teddy Bears back in stock for Christmas

One of our best ranges remains the top quality Clemens Spieltiere teddy bears from Germany. We’ve just taken delivery of a large number of bears that had gone out of stock and can now boast the biggest teddy bear collection in the UK of Clemens bears at a remarkable 67 different styles.

There’s one for every taste and budget and they make great gifts for both young and old alike. We’ll be adding more styles in the New Year so if you’re a teddy bear collector watch this space!

New Clemens teddy bears for Christmas

December 11th, 2015

If you’re looking to send a new teddy bear for a Christmas gift, take a look at these beautiful new Clemens teddy bears - just in at Teddy Bear Friends.

New Clemens teddy bears for Christmas

Beautiful large jointed teddy bears…

MaxfieldMaxfield

Clemens Bears are one of the world’s premier teddy bear makers and design a range of beautiful jointed bears who will last a lifetime and spread lots of happiness. New for 2015, these top quality plush teddy bears are 40cm from top to toe when fully extended, and follow in the tradition of making quality products using the finest materials and fine tuning the best designs.

HopperHopper

Send Clemens Bears when you want very best quality at a low price - jointed Teddy Bear Hopper is just about perfect.

Teddy Bear PikePike

Teddy Bear Pike from Clemens of Germany is a fully jointed teddy bear who will be great for children and grown-up teddy bear fans as well!

Teddy Bear TimjoTimjo

Buy a Clemens teddy bear to give many years of friendship. One of Teddy Bear Friends favourites, Timjo is fully jointed with slightly scruffy creamy beige plush and sports a plaid ribbon.

TalonTalon Teddy Bear

New for 2015 and limited to 499 pieces, all of these large jointed plush teddy bears are top quality at an affordable price.

and gorgeous little jointed bears too…

Teddy Bear JackJack Teddy Bear

Litle Jack from Clemens Spieltiere is 30cm from top to toe when fully extended, fully jointed and has golden plush that makes him ever so attractive.

Little Bertio BearLittle Bertio Bear

This gorgeous little jointed teddy bear has brilliant yellow gold coloured plush - he’s ever so bright!

NellyNelly

Clemens Bears are one of the world’s premier teddy bear makers and design a range of beautiful jointed bears who will last a lifetime and spread lots of happiness.

Teddy KarloTeddy Karlo

This gorgeous little teddy bear wears a blue and purple polka dot ribbon tied in a bow round his neck that adds to his allure.

Bing Shopping Goes Live… But Not For Poor Ludo

November 20th, 2015

Finally, finally, finally! Phew! What a to-do! Teddy Bear Friends is now on Bing Shopping.

Well, let’s hope it was worth all the hassle. Teddy Bear Friends has been on Google Shopping since its launch and before that with Product Listing Ads, but only recently has Bing opened up a similar concept on its UK Bing search engine.

Unfortunately, Bing doesn’t get anywhere near the traffic that the Big G does, however, its important to cover all the bases, and maybe this might see further adoption of Bing as a preferred search partner. I’ve personally been using it since April 2011 and think it serves far better results than its main rival although I’m in a small minority it seems.

So after a few weeks of sending feeds, deleting dodgy characters, getting accustomed to the complicated interface, we’ve finally managed to get products into our pre-built campaigns… imported from you know who.

And that’s the cause of this blog post, because it tickled me when I found out the reasons why a few of our teddy bears and baby gifts were being rejected by Bing.

Clemens Teddy LudoGambling content

Teddy Ludo is an extra special teddy bear designed and made by Clemens Spieltiere of Germany - a classic teddy who will provide a lifetime of pleasure for all teddy bear lovers.

Unfortunately, our fellow Bing searchers won’t be able to find him as the search engine thinks he’s a board game! Thing is, whoever gambled on Ludo! I mean perhaps a few sweets when you were a kid, but it’s hardly Texas Hold’em Poker!

Jellycat Kush PuppyDrug Content - General

A brilliant example of Jellycat’s unique design, this gorgeous looking doggy is a real cutie and wants to be snuggled up to like a big cushion - thus he’s called Kush!

Unfortunately, our fellow Bing searchers won’t be able to find him either as the search power has classed him as drugs! Soft drugs perhaps, very soft drugs.

Teddy Hermann FairyAdult - Illegal adult Content

This magical fairy bear has her arms outstretched ready to give you a hug - a beautiful teddy bear who will make someone very happy.

Unfortunately, our fellow Bing searchers won’t be able to find her as the search giant has classed this gorgeously sweet teddy bear as illegal adult content! Now, I’m not even sure what they’re thinking of here. I’d like to get into the minds of their programmers, or perhaps maybe this is best left alone.

As for the baby birth certificate holders we’ve been given the rather bizarre reason for rejection “unsubstantiated claim”?? I think I’ll just leave that one as they’re not our biggest sellers anyway so perhaps best not to waste too much precious time on a Friday afternoon.

Teddy Hermann teddy bears for Christmas

November 17th, 2015

If you’re looking to send a quality teddy bear as a Christmas gift, take a look at these beautiful Teddy Hermann teddy bears - back in stock at Teddy Bear Friends. Plus we’ve got the new dinosaur soft toys in store.

Teddy Hermann teddy bears for Christmas

New in at Teddy Bear Friends…

Little Growling Teddy BearLittle Growling Teddy Bear

Teddy Hermann teddy bears are one of the world’s premier teddy bear makers and design a range of beautiful jointed bears who will last a lifetime and spread lots of happiness. This new growling teddy bear is expected to be very popular so please order him while you can as stocks are likely to dry up quickly.

T-Rex Dinosaur Soft ToyT-Rex Dinosaur Soft Toy

This gorgeous T-Rex dinosaur soft toy is such a cutie and he’s only looking for hugs and cuddles - perfect for children to play with.

Stegosaurus DinosaurStegosaurus Dinosaur

This Stegosaurus dinosaur soft toy is easily held by little hands so that he can be carried about everywhere and is perfect for taking to the Jurassic park.

Triceratops DinosaurTriceratops Dinosaur

Teddy Hermann’s range of Dinosaurs, including this Triceratops, are a brilliant gift to give boys and girls for Christmas and birthdays and offer huge value for money.

Back in stock at Teddy Bear Friends…

Big Teddy BearBig Teddy Bear

Buy a lovely big Teddy Hermann teddy bear to give many years of friendship. This big brown bear measures 50cm and is squeezably soft and looking for loving cuddles from his new owner.

Bernese Mountain Dog PuppyBernese Mountain Dog Puppy

This beautifully soft Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy will warm your heart and make you fall in love at first sight.

The soft toy dogs by Teddy Hermann are so popular that we stock loads of different breeds including West Highland Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Rottweiler, Husky and so much more.

Soft Teddy BearSoft Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear Friends loves bears by Teddy Hermann, they’re so soft and perfect for kids to cuddle. This little teddy has a lovely big smile to enchant his new owner.

Kangaroo And JoeyKangaroo And Joey

Mummy Kangaroo carries her baby joey safely in her pouch - the baby kangaroo is a separate toy and can be easily removed and put back in the pouch. A perfect Christmas gift for someone from down under.

Teddy Bear Soft ToyTeddy Bear Soft Toy

Teddy Hermann’s quality and design really shine through on this lovely teddy who has very light beige, medium-length plush with cream snout and paw pads, and black nose. If you like this bear but want him in a darker colour take a look at his brother dark gold teddy bear.

Large Growling BearLarge Growling Bear

This 40cm bear gives a low growl when turned upside down that is sure to charm any serious bear lover. He’s also lovely and soft so perfect for small hands to hold.

Pug DogPug Dog

Another fabulous soft toy puppy dog from Teddy Hermann, this little fella is simply adorable and will make a gorgeous gift for any little boy or girl or for a lover of the gorgeous real-life pug dogs.

Soft Teddy BearSoft Teddy Bear

This lovely soft bear measures 40cm and is so squeezably soft he can be taken to bed and cuddled like a pillow!

Teddy Bear Friends only stock the best quality products from the best quality brands. Remember, a teddy is for life… not just Christmas!

Clemens teddy bears for Christmas

November 9th, 2015

If you’re looking to send a quality teddy bear for a Christmas gift, take a look at these beautiful Clemens teddy bears - back in stock for Christmas at Teddy Bear Friends.

Clemens teddy bears for Christmas

Teddy Bear EmilTeddy Bear Emil

Clemens Bears are one of the world’s premier teddy bear makers and design a range of beautiful jointed bears who will last a lifetime and spread lots of happiness.

Panda Teddy Bear JolenePanda Teddy Bear Jolene

Panda Teddy Bear Jolene has the classic black and white markings of a giant panda but she’s far more cuddly than the real thing.

Teddy Bear RicardoTeddy Bear Ricardo

Our most popular Clemens teddy bear, Ricardo, is fully jointed and is great for children and grown-up teddy bear fans as well!

Teddy Bear HannaTeddy Bear Hanna

Buy a Clemens teddy bear to give many years of friendship - Teddy Bear Hanna has medium-length light beige coloured plush with stone coloured paw pads and a brown stitched nose.

Little Simon Teddy BearLittle Simon Teddy Bear

Buy a little Clemens teddy bear to give many years of friendship - Simon has dark gold coloured plush with lighter felt paw pads and a black stitched nose, and has a beanie style feel to his belly.

Teddy Bear FriedelTeddy Bear Friedel

Teddy Bear Friedel has caramel plush and he’s ever such a softy and perfect for cuddles. He has light brown felt style paw pads and a black stitched nose.

Little Panda BearLittle Panda Bear

Little Panda Bear wears a red plaid ribbon round his neck and sports a red loveheart to show he cares.

FreddyFreddy

Freddy Bear is a lovely soft teddy bear who will provide big hugs. This gold coloured teddy bear has super soft plush and has brown stitched features and tan coloured paw pads. Also in cream

Teddy MatsTeddy Mats

Mats Teddy Bear has a glossy coat and is lean shaped with long arms and shorter legs. He’s soft to touch with a soft belly with pellets and is ideal for hugs from little hands. He has beige felt style paw pads and a black stitched nose.

Little Teddy Bear ColinLittle Teddy Bear Colin

Little Teddy Bear Colin from Clemens Spieltiere is fully jointed and has oatmeal coloured plush that makes him ever so attractive.

New Doudou et Compagnie baby musicals in store

November 7th, 2015

If you’re looking for a superior quality gift for baby, take a look at these recent arrivals from France. These new Doudou et Compagnie musicals are all gift boxed and perfect to send when you want to welcome a new baby into the world.

Doudou et Compagnie of Paris are a top quality brand who have been producing fabulous baby gifts for many years. The new soft toy musicals are the latest in a long line of brilliant nursery gifts to send to new parents. At Teddy Bear Friends we send direct and offer fast delivery services for when you need your gift to arrive next day.

Musical Pink Teddy BearMusical Pink Teddy Bear

This musical teddy bear toy makes an excellent baby gift for its sheer cute quotient. It comes presented in a beautiful gift box to make it the perfect gift to give a new baby girl. Pull teddy bear’s tail to begin a lovely melodic tune that is calming and will help lullaby baby to sleep.

Musical White Teddy BearMusical White Teddy Bear

Doudou et Compagnie of Paris are one of the world’s premier manufacturers of baby soft toy musicals and teddy bears and they’ve created this beautifully cute musical that is simply perfect for babies.

With Doudou et Compagnie you are guaranteed gifts of quality and the reassurance that your special one will be safe and cared for as all items pass the relevant EC Quality Marks. These delightful baby musicals will look great in baby’s nursery room - whether a boy or girl they are sure to be greatly appreciated.

Musical Blue Teddy BearMusical Blue Teddy Bear

If you’re wanting to buy a beautiful first gift for a baby boy, then you need look no further! Pull teddy bear’s tail to begin a lovely melodic tune.

A different style from the teddy bear pull string musicals, is the lovely rabbit musical carousel that turns on its base as it plays.

Bonbon Rabbit Musical CarouselBonbon Rabbit Musical Carousel

Musical Bonbon Rabbit is baby safe and makes a great first gift for baby boys. Turn the rabbit to begin a lovely melodic tune. This item is also available in pink.

The new designs have been really well received and are selling well. Teddy Bear Friends only stock the best brands so you know that you’re getting quality first gifts for your beautiful baby.

Can’t find Histoire d’Ours Teddy Bears in the UK?

October 12th, 2015

Can't find Histoire d'Ours teddy bears in the UK?So you’ve been looking for Histoire d’Ours teddy bears in the UK? And can’t find any? Well, you’re not alone. Histoire d’Ours teddy bears are made in France and are fantastic quality with gorgeous looking faces and designs. Teddy Bear Friends have stocked the Histoire d’Ours brand for many years and are always looking to get in the latest designs and styles available.

Histoire d’Ours UK Distributor Closes

Unfortunately, in 2015 the UK distribution of Histoire d’Ours ended when Shreds went into Administration.

Histoire d'Ours Teddy BearThis has resulted in a number of job losses but also has meant that bringing in new stock of Histoire d’Ours teddy bears and Doudou et Compagnie baby gifts has been made that little bit more difficult.

However, at Teddy Bear Friends we’re nothing if not resourceful, so we will be buying Histoire d’Ours teddy bears direct from the manufacturer in France and bringing them to the UK so everyone can continue to enjoy the fabulous bears once more.

The closure of the UK distributor has meant that we may experience slight delays in re-stocking products but we hope to maintain the widest range you will find Histoire d’Ours teddy bears in the UK.

And take a look at the Doudou et Compagnie baby gifts ranges from the same company. Teddy Bear Friends is looking to expand their offering of these in the future, so if there’s anything that you would like us to stock from Doudou et Compagnie get in touch and let us know.

Where to Buy New Winnie The Pooh Alphabet Letters

October 9th, 2015

A, B, C, Easy as 1, 2, 3. If you’re wondering where to buy new Winnie The Pooh alphabet letters, then you don’t need to look any further than Teddy Bear Friends.

Border Fine Arts are a top quality brand with design studios and manufacturing processes that use only the best materials in their production. They have been producing quality gifts for baby over many years and these new Winnie The Pooh alphabet letters are the latest in a long line of brilliant nursery gifts to send to new parents.

Check out the full range of new Winnie The Pooh alphabet letters at Teddy Bear Friends. They are all available singly or you can purchase letters to spell baby’s name. They stand up easily and will make an attractive ornament to place on a dresser in the nursery.

And if you’re a very big fan of Winnie the Pooh you can even purchase the complete Winnie the Pooh alphabet letters set. Teddy Bear Friends offer a discount on the full set of alphabet letters so you can save money too!

Where to Buy New Winnie The Pooh Alphabet LettersWinnie the Pooh Letter A

A is for Alphabet. Write out baby’s name in these beautiful new Winnie the Pooh alphabet letters and send them to a friend or relative who has just had the most delightful news of the birth of a new baby.

Winnie the Pooh Letter BWinnie the Pooh Letter B

B is for Butterfly and the letter B shows Piglet chasing a butterfly.

Winnie the Pooh Letter CWinnie the Pooh Letter C

C is for Cute and shows Winnie the Pooh watching a butterfly. The designs come in three neutral colours; light green, lilac and cream.

A A Milne’s classic Winnie the Pooh stories are timeless and loved by generation after generation of new fans. The stories were originally illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard and Border Fine Arts have recreated his original drawings into these delightful ceramic letters that will look great in baby’s nursery room - whether a boy or girl they are sure to be greatly appreciated.

The new designs have been really well received and each one carries a different illustration that is printed onto the piece with a quality technique that ensures the image will stay colourful during the years baby grows up.

Have you found Jimmy’s Lost Teddy Bear?

September 18th, 2015

Jimmy and teddy at the funfair

Jimmy recently lost his beloved teddy bear on a flight to Vienna. He’s had this bear since he was one and is very attached to it and is very upset.

Close up of Jimmy's lost teddy bear

His dad, James, has asked Teddy Bear Friends if we could share this around to see if anyone has one of these to sell or knows the make so he can track down a replacement. It was second hand when he got it so is likely to be 10 to 15 years old. It is beige with blue dungarees, blue hat and shoelaces. Of course, if you know where Jimmy’s Teddy is he’d be delighted if you were to get in touch.