The Ideal Home Show at Christmas

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas..

..we thought as we pulled up in our van full of cuddly gifts, to Olympia London for the Ideal Home Show at Christmas. This was our first time exhibiting at the show which ran last week between Wednesday 22nd and Sunday 26th of November, and we were very excited to say the least!

As soon as the doors opened its was all systems go as thousands of eager Christmas shoppers began their hunt for the perfect idea, something that Send a Cuddly have in abundance!

Alongside our displays of boxed cuddlies, we had a cuddly corner set up complete with a huge teddy bear and lots of fluffiness, perfect for all ages to start their #cuddlychristmas early! Throughout the event we loved introducing Send a Cuddly to visitors that hadn’t yet discovered us and explaining the benefits and advantages of sending a cuddly to a loved one for any occasion. Of course, once visitors saw our keepsake boxes and message medals they were eager to choose and personalise their Christmas gifts with us, from Festive Fawns through to traditional Teddy Bear gifts.

We were delighted to welcome some famous faces to our stand during the event, one person who was more than happy to cuddle up with our bears in our cuddly corner was television personality Calum Best.

Will do for now 🙄😂

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As you can see from the photos he was a great sport and really enjoyed meeting our cuddliest of cuddly Teddy! He even took home a cuddly version of his own dog from our ever popular soft toy dog collection!

Our Cuddly Competitions.

Judging by our previous competitions on both our Facebook page and our competition page, people love winning cuddlies, with many of our past winners sending their prizes to family members.  With that in mind we gave as a thank you to those visiting our stand and signing up for more information, a chance to win a fabulous cuddly each day.

The Prizes.

Day 1: Elusive Snow Leopard 

Day 2: Highland Cow

Day 3: Perfect Penquin Chick

Day 4: Elusive Snow Leopard 

Day 5: Huggable Humbolt Penguin 

Congratulations to all of the winners! Didn’t win? have no fear, there’s still time to enter our fabulous Christmas competition, which ends on December 5th. The winner will receive five cuddlies that will be sent out in our keepsake boxes with personalised message medals.  Simply answer a question, enter your details and you’re in with a chance to win these wonderful Christmas gifts. Click here to enter now.

Lastly, we would love to thank everyone that took the time to visit the Send a Cuddly stand, it was great to meet and greet with so many of you and talk through the potential and concepts behind Send a Cuddly! We look forward to next year and your stories of how well your #cuddlychristmas gifts were received on Xmas morning!

The Send a Cuddly Team

P.S Don’t forget to visit our Christmas Gifts page for more inspiration!