Have you ever heard of a plush that hugs you back?

Hug-A-Pet Jumbo Plush, from Jazwares, are 2-foot-long stuffed animals that are made from super-soft, high-quality material. This toy expert did some serious testing with these plush, and I can 💯 confirm that they offer several perfect positions for snugs and hugs for the best night of sleep, a car ride, or to just hang out. Tl;dr they mimic that feeling of not wanting to get out of bed in the morning because you are so comfortable.

Made for kids of all ages, Hug-A-Pets are specifically designed to give you that warm hug feeling. On top of being gigantic, they also feature a pouch in their bellies for you to slide your hands through for cozy cuddles. They also have a hidden pocket, so kids can hide their treasures, such as collectibles and allowance money. Pro tip: Slide one arm through, rest your head on it, and then you have the perfect position for optimal comfort, like reading or browsing your phone.


There are several designs available, including a spotted dog, a magical narwhal, a cuddly unicorn, a friendly shark, and a cute dinosaur. They each have lovable features, such as embroidered details, eyes with stars in them, and super sparkly horns for the unicorn and narwhal. Each Hug-A-Pet also includes a label for kids to personalize and name their pets.

Parents, don’t worry: Since your kids will probably want to take their Hug-A-Pets everywhere, they might need some quality time in the wash. These plush are designed to be easy to clean, so one trip to the laundry room will leave them feeling brand-new.

Hug-A-Pets cuddle when you snuggle, and they’re perfect for traveling, sleepovers, car trips, or any adventure kids have in store.

About the author

Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik is the senior editor at the Toy Insider, where she reports on news, trends, and writes weekly product reviews. She travels to TV stations throughout the U.S. and Canada to show off her favorite products on TV! Maddie is also the editor-in-chief of leading trade magazine The Toy Book and weekly e-newsletter Toy Report, keeping the toy industry up to date with the latest happenings. Her love for consuming media is surpassed only by her love creating it, and she truly believes that the world would be a better place if everyone just played with a toy for 15 minutes a day. You can often find her rereading the Harry Potter series with a cup of coffee in her hand and patiently waiting for a The Lego Movie threequel to come out. For more of her antics, follow Maddie on Twitter and Instagram @MaddieMichalik.