What It Is: Ultra cute and customizable versions of your favourite sock monkey toys – made right here in Canada by Red Heart Monkeys. These cuddly companions come in a dozen or so varieties, including a few that are particularly appropriate for the current season. Take the graduation monkey, which is well-suited to commemorate all of those new grads (who may want a stuffed friend when they move away to college). Or the flower girl monkey, a sweet pick for any brides-to-be that want to treat their little flower maids. The titular ‘red heart’ is where the custom factor comes in – you can choose what initial is shown. No matter what the occasion, there’s a snuggly sock monkey to celebrate it with!
Who It’s For: Your child, to introduce them to all things sock monkey. Your sibling, as a quirky way to say congrats for a special milestone. Your friend, who already loves sock monkeys and would l-o-v-e a special one of their own.
What It Costs: Most monkeys are $40 CAD, but a handful are $35 or $45. Shipping is $15.
Where It’s At: Etsy shop Red Heart Monkeys
Speaking of animals, how about one last entry into my Slobbers giveaway? Tell me in the comments below – which Red Heart Monkey would you pick for yourself or a loved one?