2001 was the year that the world was introduced to the fictional, angry ogre, Shrek.  The word ‘Shrek’ is derived from ‘Schrek’, the German word for ‘fright’ or ‘terror’. Loved by adults and children alike, Shrek is an animated film featuring adult-oriented humour whilst appealing to children at the same time.  The award-winning film is …

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Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear

On Christmas Eve in 1956, Michael Bond saw a small toy bear left on a shelf in a London store. Feeling sorry for the bear, left alone, he purchased it as a gift for his wife and named it Paddington, as they lived near Paddington Station.  For fun, he wrote some stories about the bear …

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Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

With so many children’s books and characters, these days it can be hard to keep up with who’s who as they come and go in popularity. One character who has kept their popularity over the years is Peter Rabbit, the main character created by Beatrix Potter, along with Mopsy, Benjamin Bunny and Cottontail.  Born in …

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Mother’s Day

Breaking away from the routine of flowers and bath bombs can be harder work than it needs to be. This Mother’s Day surprise the most important woman in your life with a Steiff, a unique way to show how much she means to you and the family. This year more than ever, it is important …

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Steiff Charly Berar


Everyone enjoys being hugged, during covid-19 this has sadly become a thing of the past. Many of us have not hugged our families for nearly a year now. Being alone is okay for a while, but months on end can feel lonely. There are ways to keep in touch with your loved ones, but how …

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