It’s not always easy to know what you should get someone as a gift. Kids like different things, and adults are hard to buy for if you don’t know them well. But Webkinz, the interactive stuffed animals from Ganz, are always great gifts. Kids can exchange a Webkinz they already have for one they don’t have, and adults can keep the animal and give the secret code to a child they know.
If that all sounds a little confusing, a little explanation may help. Webkinz are a line of stuffed animals from Ganz. They’re small, fuzzy, and extremely cute. Adults love them because they’re adorable, and kids love them because they’re loveable and they come with a secret code that lets the owner adopt them on the Webkinz World website, which is a virtual world where Webkinz owners and their pets can interact.
Webkinz come in a huge variety, from poodles to pandas, and just about anything in between. They have very cute, expressive faces, and are soft, fuzzy and huggable. They’re small enough to set on a desk, but great for kids to sleep with or carry around. They’re affordable, usually around $12, and make a great “small” gift.
If you’re buying a gift for an adult, whether for an office function or as a personal gift, Webkinz are great. They’re a personal gift, but if you don’t know the person particularly well, they don’t seem “too” personal. If they’re for someone special, you can pick out a Webkinz that would be really meaningful to them, and pair it with an appropriate card.
As a gift for a child, a Webkinz is great, because most kids love them, it shows that you care and are “up” on what’s popular with kids, and it’s hard to go wrong. If they already have that pet, they can keep it (which many will do) and have two of that one, or take it to the store and exchange it for one they don’t have. Kids love having something cool, and almost every kid loves Webkinz, so this is a perfect gift for the young person in your life.
If you sometimes need a gift on short notice, you might consider going by the local gift shop or toy store and picking up two or three Webkinz. The security codes never expire, so you can put them away and get them out when you need a gift. In fact, if you buy Webkinz now and they retire those pets before you gift them, your recipients will really appreciate having a rare Webkinz.
Gifts are hard sometimes. It’s hard to find something that will be wanted and appreciated, without spending a lot of money. It’s easy to spend money and find that what you bought was not really appreciated. If you don’t want to give gift certificates, and want a gift that will always be a hit, Webkinz are perfect.
The fascination with stuffed animals never goes away, and your recipients will love Webkinz as a gift, and you for gifting them.