Giraffe Plush Toys

by Marie

A stuffed giraffe plush makes such a sweet and graceful toy for babies, toddlers, kids and even adults. A soft, gentle giant who is perfect for snuggle up time hugs and cuddles.

There is an amazing range of plush giraffe toys that you can choose from and it's easy to see why. This gorgeous, safari animal from the African Plains is a tall, elegant and peaceful creature - a gentle giant among wild animals.

A Stuffed Giraffe makes a perfect gift choice from babies to adults because so many people adore this beautiful creature. You will find all kinds of plush giraffes on this page including baby toys, snuggle toys and super large realistic standing giraffes. Come take a look.

Realistic Giraffe Plush

This Baby Giraffe Stands Up by Itself

One of my favorite giraffe plush toys is this darling 10 inch giraffe baby. It's a highly detailed and pretty life-like looking stuffed giraffe which, because the legs are a little bit stiffer than the rest of its soft body, does stand up very well on its own. The fact that it can stand makes this giraffe also ideal for decor in a nursery or a child's bedroom.

The size of this giraffe is especially nice for young children and toddlers to grab hold of and play with. This baby is definitely a cutie.

Giraffes with the Wow Factor!

If you really want to impress with a stuffed toy gift, a large plush giraffe definitely has the wow factor that you're looking for. A giant giraffe is perfect as decor for a baby nursery or child's bedroom and instantly fits in with a zoo, safari, or African Savanna or Plains theme. How better to convey the tallness and long, elegant neck of a giraffe than with a large stuffed version.

One of the best-selling plush giraffes of all time is the fantastic Melissa & Doug Giant Giraffe which towers over young children at almost 5 feet tall - almost as big as me! The sturdy yet huggable design stands up with ease and has terrific, life-like detail including long eyelashes, fluffy mane, realistic tan and brown patterned plush fur.

The giraffe stands up due to legs which have been stiffened with special wire framing underneath. It is designed to withstand hugging and petting but is not meant to be sat on like a rocking horse! To young kids, this Melissa & Doug Giraffe is just like the real thing.

Other large stuffed giraffes include the 30 inch Cuddlekin and the 28 inch Super Flopsie both of which are sitting versions which have the bonus that these ones are safe for kids to sit or lie on and even roll around with.

Large Stuffed Giraffes

Melissa & Doug Giraffe Plush

This lifelike and cuddly plush Giraffe almost comes to life. It is just under 5' tall. Soft, premium quality and great for play, nursery decor, a preschool, library or just ...

$99.99  $69.00

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Stuffed Giraffe Cuddlekin 30in Jumbo Plush

30 inch stuffed toy animal by Wild Republic

$59.99  $48.13

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Aurora Plush 28" Guy Super Flopsie

Aurora only uses lock washer or embroidered eyes and nose for safety.

$42.00  $39.77

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Best for Role Play

Slightly older kids may prefer hand puppets which are brilliant for role play and acting out the character or life of a giraffe. Kids often find 'talking' animals to be fun and non-threatening and they can learn to act out what a giraffe does in real life either with trips to the zoo or watching dvds on the gentle giant in the African Plains.

My friend who is a teacher uses puppets with her school kids because she says it helps to get some of the shy children to talk more as they're talking to the puppet rather than an adult which helps them to open up. So plush animal puppets can be great gifts for teachers too.

Giraffe Plush Puppet

Giraffe Stage Puppet
$21.99  $19.79

Giraffe Baby Gifts

Giraffes make excellent baby toys. I know because my daughter had a giraffe lovie or blankie and also a large, plastic fisher-price toddler toy. 

The body shape of a giraffe makes it easy to grab hold of and there are the exciting extra bits (in the eyes of a young child) which include the 4 legs, ears and the hair covered horns on a giraffe which are not antennas as many people think but are called ossicones.

That's a whole lot of body parts on a toy giraffe to chew, pull, twist and swing around! So I think that's why kids love them as toys.

They make a gorgeous theme for baby nurseries and toddler bedrooms because they have soft, neutral colors which are easy on the eyes. And they naturally fit in with the type of animals that young kids tend to learn all about first which are zoo and safari animals.

Giraffes then work naturally well with other animals such as elephants and lions too if you want to expand on the theme or range. 

Be sure to check out the soft, cuddly giraffes that you can also purchase on eBay below. If you want to see more, just select one of the items to run a quick search to see what you can find. Happy hunting!

Plush Giraffes for Babies

$20.00  $13.91
Only $13.50
Updated: 02/16/2016, Marie
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Would you love to have a Giraffe Plush Toy?

Marie on 02/23/2012

I don't know. It's like swans as well - I just find the necks to be so graceful. Thank you, Sheila :)

sheilamarie on 02/23/2012

Such cute toys! What is it about that long neck we all love so much?

Marie on 02/23/2012

Thank you, Terri. They make so many gorgeous plush toys now.

TerriRexson on 02/23/2012

I think we have about 6 stuffed giraffes around the house! My boys love playing with families of soft toys - very cute.

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