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Jellycat Toys Review 2023: Pros, Cons & Verdict

Sarah Psaradelis

By Sarah Psaradelis

jellycat toys Review

Review Summary

Our Final Verdict

We give Jellycat Toys a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Build Quality: 4.5/5
Features: 4/5
Price: 3.5/5

If you or your child are an animal lover, then you might be interested in a range of high-quality plushies known as Jellycats which were founded in 1999 by Thomas and William Gatacre in London. These soft toys come in a variety of different animals such as bunnies, dogs, deer, cats, and even mythical creatures.

These plushies are a favorite amongst babies, children, and adults alike, as their high-quality design and materials make them favorable toys for the price. The animal and creature designs are endless in this company which has earned them a devoted fanbase. These plushies can be gifted or even bought if you want a soft and cuddly companion.

With endless options and more designs coming out every year, Jellycat has remained one of the top soft-toy manufacturers in the United Kingdom.

Jellycat Toys – A Quick Look

Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny Stuffed Animal
Image Credit: Amazon
Pros
  • Exceptionally soft plush toys
  • Good customer satisfaction
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • A wide range of designs and animals to choose from
  • Made from high-quality materials that last
Cons
  • Expensive

Specifications

Brand name: Jellycat
Type: Soft plushies and baby toys
Size options: Tiny, small, medium, large, huge, and huge
Weight: 1–7 ounces
Colors: Grey, white, pink, black, green, grey, red, yellow, orange, blue, and purple
Material: Polyester, plastic, and pellet eyes
Ideal for: Babies over 12 months, children, teenagers, and adults
Characters: Animals, mythical creatures, fruits, vegetables, and plants

Made From Soft, High-Quality Materials

All Jellycat toys are made from high-quality materials such as polyester for the main body, along with stuffing for the inside of the teddy and pellet eyes. This results in an ultra-soft toy that is different than your average plushie.

Jellycat offers its customers a wide range of different designs and animals to choose from, including insects. The toys range in size from the “tiny” to the “really, really huge” option on the website.

Some Jellycat toys include other items with the original toy, such as a plush cat with a soft pet bed. Since these toys have earned such a good name and are high-quality, the price is more than you would pay for your average plushie. However, they have a size and design to fit almost everyone’s budget.

Lots To Choose From

There are over 10 different categories of soft toys to choose from and even more designs available. The designs include different pets, animals, and insects, along with themes such as mythical creatures, Christmas animals, dragons, and dinosaurs, along with jungle and safari themes.

They even have a new range of pet plushies that include dogs, cats, and rabbits. The endless designs and sizes make them suitable for babies, children, teenagers, and even adults.

Aside from soft toys, Jellycat also has a baby boutique where they sell a range of activity toys, gift sets, and other high-quality baby gifts created by the manufacturers for babies over 12 months old.

More of Jellycats endless designs include an option to personalize a bunny plushie at an extra cost aside from choosing the original color and design. This makes it a great gift idea for any occasion, even a birthday.

Jellycat Bashful Black and Cream Puppy Stuffed Animal
Image Credit: Amazon

Jellycats Customer Support

Jellycat has earned an impressive following and rating, including multiple 5-star reviews on many retailer websites. Their customer support is admirable, and they have a 60-day money-back guarantee on their products they refund the entire order (including shipping costs) once the items are returned, excluding toys that have been personalized.

You have the option to contact the company through an email or number if you have any questions, and they are quite good at answering customers directly from their websites from Monday to Friday (9 am–5 pm GMT) for any queries regarding their products or return policies.

Price and Shipping

Since Jellycat has become so established as a high-quality soft toy manufacturer, their prices are more than many other soft plushies. However, you are paying for the excellent quality of the company.

The smaller soft toys are generally cheaper than the larger ones, and their price is worth what you get. Some designs cost more than others, so you have the option of browsing through their various categories to find a plushie that fits your budget.

The shipping prices vary depending on the location you are ordering from and the type of delivery you choose. Regular tracking delivery throughout the United States is cheaper than international deliveries which are double the price. They also offer free delivery to some places if your order price exceeds a certain minimum.

Before You Buy A Jellycat Toy

Jellycat has a safety and suitability customer care article that explains how their products are tested. The Jellycat website states that it is safe for all ages, including babies from birth. The high-quality materials from the original manufacturer have much less flush that falls out, which makes it safer for babies.

There are quite a few remakes of Jellycat plushies from other retailers which can pose as originals; however, they are not made by the original manufacturer. This makes it important to note that the remade or “fake” versions are not safe for babies under 12 months old due to the fluff that comes off. The remade versions are not up to the same standard and quality as the original Jellycat toys, so make sure to double-check the labels for originality if you want to purchase a true Jellycat toy.

FAQ

How good is the warranty that comes with this toy?

The warranty of Jellycats toys is excellent, and they have a 60-day money-back guarantee. This means that you can cancel, return, and get a refund for your order if you are not happy with it. The warranty excludes personalized items, which cannot be returned or refunded. Jellycat will also cover the costs if you want to return your toy.

Is this good for babies and small children?

Jellycat states that their toys are designed for ages 0-100, which means newborns to adults regardless of your age. The lightweight and soft design make them easy for children to cuddle and carry around, but the size of the soft toy makes a difference in how easily your child can handle the toy.

Always make sure the soft toy is checked for any broken pieces, loose stitching, eyes, or exposed stuffing that could be dangerous to your young child. It is not recommended for babies under 12 months to sleep with plushies and other toys, however, they can have supervised playtime according to the American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP).

Where does Jellycats ship their toys to?

Jellycat mainly delivers their toys throughout the United States, but they do international shipping too. You can purchase and have a Jellycat toy delivered to these locations:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Ireland
  • France, Italy
  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • Germany
Jellycat Bashful Fox Cub Stuffed Animal
Image Credit: Amazon

What the Users Say

Jellycat toys have received a very high rating and excellent reviews for its product. The amount of positive 5-star reviews greatly outweighed the lower ratings. Many customers were pleased with the softness of the toys and how the size options are great when choosing one of the toys for various age groups. The soft toys quickly became many children’s favorites and were worth the money.

The great quality, materials, and endless designs to choose from made many customers happy. The only low-rated reviews were from size and quality differences from the “fake” versions of Jellycat toys, which were sold from some online retailers but marketed as Jellycat toys—unbeknownst to the customer.

Conclusion

Jellycat is overall an excellent soft-toy manufacturer that makes popular soft animal plushies that are must-haves for animal lovers. These are great collectible toys if you want a soft and high-quality soft toy for you or your children.

These soft toys are suitable for all ages, and although they can be more expensive than your average plushie, they are definitely worth the price. You can choose from five different size options, and many different designs and animals with different quirks, colors, and appearances.

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