We now stock Reutter Porcelain

November 5th, 2008

Reutter Porcelain has been manufacturing porcelain collections in their own production facility for more than 50 years and the tradition of craftsmanship has won Reutter Porcelain friends all over the world.

Teddy Bear Breakfast SetTeddy Bear Breakfast Set comes boxed and makes a great gift for a young child or as a christening gift. This beautifully detailed porcelain breakfast set features Bear Henry and Friends - a unique teddy bear print - and comprises one plate, breakfast bowl and mug.

Peter Rabbit Tea SetPeter Rabbit Tea Set is beautifully presented in a pink hat box. During their manufacture, Reutter Porcelain articles pass through the hands of as many as 17 skilled craftsmen: after casting, they are glazed, painted and then fired as many as three times to give them their characteristic Reutter look.

Teddy Bear Picnic BasketTeddy Bear Picnic Basket features Reutter Porcelain’s unique Bear Henry print and is a beautiful gift for a child who wants to take their teddies on a teddy bear’s picnic.

Paddington Bear Tea SetPaddington Bear Tea Set is presented in a gift box that makes it a lovely gift idea for a young child or fan of this well-travelled bear from Peru.

Paddington Bear Money BoxPaddington Bear Money Box is shaped as a suitcase and features a classic Paddington Bear design and flags of the world. Money is inserted in the slot on top of the money bank.

More Reutter Porcelain products are due to go live shortly - sign up to our feed in order to keep informed.

Save on Teddy Bears at Christmas

November 4th, 2008
We've got Christmas wrapped up

SAVE £5 on all featured items below for the next 5 days - ends Saturday 5pm

Steiff Ballet BearA Christmas ballet

Steiff’s Little Lotte is off to ballet lessons in her ballet dress and shoes and comes in a delightful suitcase. SAVE £5

Antique Christmas BearAntique Bear for Christmas

Teddy Hermann’s Antique Christmas Bear will spread good cheer in his festive santa hat with pom pom. SAVE £5

Winnie The Pooh Mugs in TinPooh Bear Mugs in Gift Tin

A fabulous set of 4 mugs with original Winnie the Pooh Bear designs in a gift tin - a perfect Xmas present. SAVE £5

Winnie The Pooh Pewter Money BoxSave for Christmas

A beautifully detailed, pewter money box showing four separate scenes based on the original Winnie the Pooh. SAVE £5

Scruffy Teddy BearScruffy Bear for Christmas

This gorgeously soft teddy bear comes in a rustic dark brown presentation box with a fabric textured lid. SAVE £5

Teddy Time Childrens SetTeddy Time Gift Set

This boxed fine bone china gift set comprises one small mug, one breakfast bowl and one small plate. SAVE £5

Gundy 2008 Collectors BearA collectors bear for 2008

Gundy 2008 collectors bear is a great christmas gift and comes perfectly presented for you to surprise a loved one. SAVE £5

Steiff Pirate BearAhoy there! Pirate Bear!

Pirate bear wears a menacing black eye-patch and a red neckerchief and comes in his own suitcase with pirate design. SAVE £5

Only the best quality teddy bears and teddy bear gifts at Teddy Bear Friends

We've got Christmas wrapped up

New Steiff Baby Teddy Bears

October 31st, 2008

New baby teddy bears, comforters and musicals from Steiff Baby have just arrived in stock! Steiff baby products are made with only the best quality materials so you can be assured of baby’s safety.

The products featured below are primarily for baby girls although we do also have plenty of bears for baby boys too! Each new range comprises a baby teddy bear / lamb, baby comforter, and a baby musical.

Girls Moon BearGirls Moon Bear wears her striped pastel pink and cream nightdress ready to go to bed and she carries a moon in her front pocket. This little brown bear has beautifully soft plush and her eyes and features are stitched and baby-safe.

Girls Moon Bear ComforterGirls Moon Bear Comforter comprises a matching undergarment in brown and a soft cape with pastel pink and cream stripes. Attached to Moon Bear’s blanket is a yellow moon.

Baby Girl LambBaby Girl Lamb has beautifully soft plush and her eyes and features are stitched and baby-safe. Girls Bedtime Lamb wears her unique Steiff print nightdress ready to go to bed and she holds a yellow star in her hands.

Girl Lamb MusicalGirl Lamb Musical plays a bedtime lullaby - pull gently on the cord to play. The bedtime lamb wears a body stitched outfit with a unique print and she holds a soft golden star.

We have more new Steiff Baby teddy bears and other products which are due to go live shortly so please visit our website and check them out.

Who is this Joe the plumber?

October 30th, 2008

Who is this Joe the plumber? Just been watching the 365th day of coverage of the US election - and I reckon it’s sending me crazy.

Reminds me a little of the Don’t Tell Sid adverts the Tories ran when they sold off the gas in the 80s. That seemed to work as people love the common touch. Either that or they knew they were getting a bargain and bought into it just to make a quick buck.

So will people buy in to Joe the plumber? Maybe we should get a teddy bear called Joe the Plumber - could be a big seller if John McCain gets to be president.

Only problem for us is that we don’t deliver to the US and I’m not sure people in the UK could care less who this average Joe is. By the way, we have our very own average Joe - he’s called Joe Bloggs.

New Royal Selangor Pewter - Teddy Bears’ Picnic range

October 30th, 2008

Just in, are a few new additions to Royal Selangor’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic range in pewter and wood. Four new pewter products - all with teddy bear themes - make a splash!

Royal Selangor Pewter offers a lifetime of pleasure and beauty. Over time and with use, pewter develops a pleasing subdued tone unique to the metal. Composed mostly of refined tin, with a tiny amount of antimony and copper added for strength, Royal Selangor pewter is a fine gift to treasure for many years to come.

Teddy Bear Trinket BoxTeddy Bear Trinket Box will make an excellent gift for someone who loves all things teddy bear. Teddy Bear is splashing in the paddling pool with his ball in this new trinket box from Royal Selangor pewter.

ABC Book EndsABC Book Ends stand 9cm tall and are suitable for baby’s treasured books or as an ornament for the nursery. Ideal as a baby christening gift, ABC Book Ends are made from timber from well-managed forests with a pewter fascia featuring teddy bear playing with various toys and games.

Birthday CoinboxBirthday Coinbox from Royal Selangor pewter makes a great birthday gift for a young child or a teddy bear fan. Teddy bear is holding on to the third tier of the birthday cake, which has a bow at the front and a slot for your coins at the back.

Teddy Bear Document HolderTeddy Bear Document Holder is made from timber from well-managed forests and has a pewter lid featuring the famous Teddy Bear design. Keep your baby’s birth certificate safe and in pristine condition in this new document holder from Royal Selangor’s Teddy Bears Picnic collection.

Teddy Bear Friends - the place to shop for quality teddy bear themed gifts.

New Christmas Teddy Bears from Teddy Hermann

October 29th, 2008

Christmas Teddy Bears from Teddy Hermann have just arrived in stock! Teddy Hermann produce excellent quality bears and these four new Christmas teddy bears are no exception.

Antique Christmas BearAntique Christmas Bear is ready to spread good cheer in his festive santa hat with pom pom and is part of a limited edition of 500 bears. This little bear is one of the most cute Christmas teddy bears and he’s sure to be a treasured by a serious collector.

Miniature Christmas BearMiniature Christmas Bear is a teeny tiny bear who is beautifully detailed and comes in his own little box to make a Christmas surprise and will make a great Christmas stocking filler for a serious teddy bear collector. Part of a limited edition of 400.

Christmassy BearChristmassy Bear will give you big hugs and this festive bear is a beautiful example of Teddy Hermann’s super quality and original design with gorgeously soft plush. Christmassy Bear wears a seasonal dark green ribbon to get into the Christams spirit.

Little Christmas TeddyLittle Christmas Teddy is just the right size and price as a stocking filler for a boy or girl. This little bear wears a Christmas hat and scarf to keep him warm during the cold winter nights and he is sure to warm the heart of any child who is given him as a present.

We’ll keep you posted if we have any further new Christmas teddy bears for 2008.

This blogging is all new to me

October 28th, 2008

I put it off and put it off but finally I have admitted myself to the new world of blogging.

Talk about getting set in your ways. I’ve been online since 1996 - way back when the first Mosaic browser came out and downloading via ftp and stuff over JANET. But then I got comfy with the easy browsing and bored with learning another half dozen programs a month and said “right, that’s enough for me.”

I’ve been meaning to have a go, but didn’t know what to write, didn’t think I had anything to say. Well fancy that, seems just like every one else was in the same boat.

But now I have a purpose - to inform the world about teddy bears and teddy bear stuff. It’s a bit of publicity for our company, Teddy Bear Friends, but I’m hoping it might become something that can be useful and used by others so I’m welcoming anyone and everyone to take part and see what we can cobble together.

So here goes, and if I start spouting rubbish please tell me.

Christmas Teddy Bears

October 27th, 2008

We’ve just put our new range of Christmas Teddy Bears live. This year’s crop is a fantastic bunch of teddy bears with something for everyone.

We have a number of singing and musical teddy bears with Christmas themes including a bear that tells a Christmas Story, Goober singing Jingle Bell Rock and a singing dog who flaps his ears to Jingle Bells. A motley crew if ever there was one.

Christmas Story BearChristmas Story Bear is an excellently made bear who imparts the spirit of Christmas by reading the American Christmas tale ‘Twas the night before Christmas.

Jingle Bell Rock BearJingle Bell Rock Bear will have everyone rocking ‘n’ rolling this Christmas as he sings Jingle Bell Rock while moving his head and shaking a set of golden bells that have flashing lights at the end.

Goober is one of Gund’s most popular bears and comes in many guises although this is a particularly brilliant bear.

Teddy Bear Friends will shortly be putting live some collectible Christmas bears from Teddy Hermann and we also hope to have festive Steiff bears in stock and ready to buy for at Christmas.

Keep watching and we’ll try and keep you updated as soon as new stock arrives.

Teddy Bear Blog is up and running!

September 10th, 2008

This is the Teddy Bear Blog from Teddy Bear Friends - we hope to bring you news, views and updates on new products and what’s happening in the teddy bear world.

If you’ve got anything teddy bear related that you’d like us to know about and communicate to the wider world we’ll be happy to promote it here - send us any bits and bobs and we will do our best to get you noticed.