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Buy Adorable Teddy Bears Online!

Updated on October 15, 2011

Buy a teddy bear online

The teddy bear has a long history in the United States. Its manufacture was inspired by a hunting trip taken by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902, in which a battered black bear was shot in order to put it out of its misery. The story was sensationalized by cartoonists, who made the bear smaller and friendlier. Morris Michtom, who owned a candy store in Brooklyn, created a stuffed bear with the help of his wife and placed it in his story window. He dubbed the plush bear “Teddy’s bear,” based on the President’s nickname, Teddy. The teddy bears were a huge success and allowed Michtom to start the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company, which is still in existence today.

For decades, a stuffed teddy bear was an integral part of childhood. Practically every baby and toddler had one – both girls and boys. Later, when kids had access to more sophisticated toys, the teddy bear was cast aside for awhile. In the seventies, however, the teddy bear came back with a vengeance! Many adults began to collect teddy bears as part of their “country home” décor. In fact, my mom collected and made teddy bears for years.

Today, teddy bears are popular again with kids. Older girls and teen girls have also always liked the cuddly teddy bears, and in fact, lots of teenage girls receive a teddy bear as a gift from their boyfriend. There’s just something adorable about these whimsical bears! And most of them are soft and snugly, so they make great bed fellows. They also look great perched on a shelf in a child’s room or in a nursery. The bow around the neck of the teddy bear can be changed to match any room décor.

Teddy bears come in a wide range of colors and sizes, and some are dressed in cute outfits. Themed bears are also available. Cuddling a teddy bear gives children the chance to develop nurturing skills, which according to experts, little boys sometimes lack. Many parents don’t like the idea of their sons playing with baby dolls, but they have no problem with the toddler boys playing with a stuffed teddy bear.

Teddy bears make great birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, baby shower gifts, and Valentine’s Day gifts. Most any toddler would love receiving a teddy bear, as would just about any female, regardless of age!

If you’re thinking about buying a teddy bear, check out the selection below. Included are teddy bears for babies, military teddy bears, giant teddy bears, and Christmas bears. It’s super easy to buy teddy bears online while shopping from your computer chair!

For more great gift ideas for kids, click the links below the teddy bears! Thanks for looking!

 

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      Sarah 

      7 years ago

      Nice post, who doesn't like teddy bears, its a beautiful thing to give as a gift. Even i like electric scooters a lot.

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    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I'm 52 and still love teddy bears!

    • swosugrad09 profile image

      swosugrad09 

      8 years ago from Oklahoma

      I totally collect teddy bears! Even though I am almost 24, I still think they are completely adorable. It's probably a good thing I do not have a credit card or I would have bought some tonight haha. Thanks for all the great information!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Jill, I'm glad the hub brought back fond memories for you!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Good for you, Nancy! Save those teddy bears for your grandkids!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Eth, I think just about everyone loves teddy bears! I know I do!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Pam, my youngest daughter had a ginormous collection of teddy bears! Thanks for visiting!

    • jill of alltrades profile image

      jill of alltrades 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      I love teddy bears. They are so cute and cuddly. I have outgrown them however.

      Anyway, thanks for sharing habee. Your hub has reminded me of fond memories of these adorable toys.

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      nancy_30 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      My girls love their teddy bears. I still have the ones they got when they were born.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Adore teddy bears.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Habee, They are adorable. So many children adore teddy bears and just can't seem to have too many. Good hub.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Herbi - poor teddy bears! I guess they had to be euthanised??

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Katie, Brooklynn already has several teddy bears! lol

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Spidergirl, thanks for reading!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Bpop, sorry you're having a bad day, but I'm glad the teddy bears helped! Here's a cyber hug!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for visiting, HH!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for visiting, HH!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Audrey - yes, we have the Build-a-Bears. My grandkids have a couple, and they love them!

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      theherbivorehippi 

      8 years ago from Holly, MI

      I had a bunch of teddy bears once upon a time....then Malachi came along....even surgery couldn't save them. lol Love this hub...everyone needs a new teddy bear now and then!

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Great Teddy Bears, The grandbaby will love them no doubt!

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      Spider Girl 

      8 years ago from the Web

      Very cute hub and nice selection of teddy bears, i simple love them!

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      breakfastpop 

      8 years ago

      I have always loved teddy bears. I needed a to read a hub like this today.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I love teddybears and they are so gogeous. Thank you for a lovely hub.

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Darling teddies - of course I have my live-in - Griffin. Do you have those 'Make a Bear' places back east? My daughter even after high school used to go there all the time and have bears made up for special occasions for friends, etc. My mom had a 'thing' about teddy bears and my kids and always sent them the most unique ones when they were growing up. I still have several in my 'memory' boxes...some things just never go out of style. Great info as always.....

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Yep, Sambo, I think you're overdue for a teddy bear! lol

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Kaie! Have fun!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading, Sage!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      sheila, how do you survive without a teddy bear?? lol

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Daisy - good to see you!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Lol, De Greek. You can say, "Holle, I like you so much that I'm going to send you one of those giant teddy bears to show my friendship"!

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      samboiam 

      8 years ago from Texas

      habee, my wife has a collection of these creatures. But this hub as caused me to realize it has been a while since I have bought her any. I guess it is about time.

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      Kaie Arwen 

      8 years ago

      Teddy Bears are wonderful! Thanks for the info.......... I have a 1st birthday to attend in a few weeks, and I will check out the sites you listed!

      Kaie

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      Sage Williams 

      8 years ago

      Oh, I just love teddy bears. You picked out some really cute ones. There's nothing quite like cuddling a teddy bear. Great little hub, thanks for sharing.

      Sage

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      sheila b. 

      8 years ago

      Gosh, you made me realize I don't have a teddy bear. The last one I had became my son's cat's bed.

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      daisyjae 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Teddy bears are awesome! My fave toy as a kid was my cindy bear. Great gift for kids, you can't have to many in my opinion.

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      De Greek 

      8 years ago from UK

      My sense of friendship brings me here, but what can I say about Teddy bears? :-))

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