Build-A-Bear Review AND #Giveaway

by Anna

I was provided with the Build-A-Bear workshop products and compensated for my time. However, all opinions are my very own.

My children have had their fair share of stuffed animals. That seems to be a standard gift when they are young. But, neither one of them, or myself for that matter, has ever been to a Build-A-Bear Workshop though there is one not too far away from us.

Build-A-Bear Pin

I jumped at the chance to review these “bears” because I thought it would be fun to get my kids opinions on them. BUT, when I got these in the mail I knew immediately that these babies were staying hidden until Valentine’s Day! These “bears” will make my kids so happy! They’ve never gotten Valentine’s gifts quite like these from their dad and I.

*side note – I refer to them all as “bears” when in fact 2 of them are bears, 1 is a lion, & 1 is an elephant.

Let me just say that I was extremely impressed right out of the box by these products. The bears are obviously top quality materials and going to last lots of “love” from my kids and any of their friends that play with them. And the accessories! They are just as quality as the bears themselves. The shoes on the two boy bears literally look like real “chucks” and they are heavy just like them as well! Accessories for anything will draw me in every time!

Don’t just take my word for it. Check out these awesome babies here:

Big Hearts Bear


PinkRed Build-A-Bear


Big Top Bearemy



Brown Build-A-Bear


Tons of Love Elephant


Elephant Build-A-Bear

Huge Hearted Lion


Lion Build-A-Bear


How adorable are these?! We are choosing to give my daughter the Tons of Love Elephant and my son the Huge Hearted Lion. They even came with carrying cases and the birth certificates that you or your kids can fill out!

Want to win a Build-A-Bear Workshop giftcard? We are giving a $50 gift card away! *BONUS this giveaway is open to US AND Canada!*

Enter to win in the form below.

Giveaway winner will be announced Thursday Feb 13th! Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

*Disclosure I was provided with products to review and was compensated for my time. Written by Anna Hettick, managing editor of 5 Minutes for Mom. Connect with me on twitter @grneydcntrygirl,  Google+ +/Anna Hettick, Pinterest /GrnEydCntryGirl, & Facebook /GrnEydCntryGirl.

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I am a lover of God, my husband, & my kids. I am the managing editor for 5 Minutes for Mom. I love all things true country (NOT mauve & blue). Nutella & iced coffee are crucial to my well-being. I write on Green Eyed Country Girl about fashion that I love, household tips & tricks, recipes, parenting, personal stories of becoming a better me, and more.

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1 Kelly D February 6, 2014 at 10:53 pm

I would buy the 15 in. Hugs-A-Plenty Puppy for my daughter and the 16 in. Midnight Teddy for my son.


2 Jamie February 6, 2014 at 10:56 pm

We love build a bear!!


3 Halona Luna February 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm

I would give this my pastor to give to a needy family.


4 Janell Poulette February 6, 2014 at 11:40 pm

I would split it between my 3 kids.


5 Sharon M February 7, 2014 at 12:04 am

My granddaughter would love this! :)


6 Denise m February 7, 2014 at 12:13 am

i would take my daughter to the one at Downtown Disney so she could make whatever she wanted, which i think is a dragon


7 Heather B February 7, 2014 at 2:26 am

I would use ti to get my daughter the newest Girl Scout Bear. I have been a girl scout leader to her troop for 5 years now and she has been collecting the bears as they have come out. OR I would get ym 2 year old the Huge Hearted Lion


8 Taryn T. February 7, 2014 at 6:31 am

I would give this to my daughter- her fourth birthday is coming up soon, and she would love the Pink Hearts Hello Kitty!


9 Melissa Picone/Mel4Him February 7, 2014 at 6:35 am

I would make and purchase a very special build-a-bear for a dear friend of my who is going through treatments for lung cancer. Something to cheer her up. : )


10 Amyc February 7, 2014 at 7:18 am

I would give to my daughter and let her puck anything she wants for her birthday.


11 Amyc February 7, 2014 at 7:18 am

I would give to my daughter and let her pick anything she wants for her birthday.


12 Debbie February 7, 2014 at 7:47 am

I would take my grandkids to the mall and let them build one!


13 Sarah February 7, 2014 at 8:17 am

We would go to the store so my daughters could build one. These are adorable!


14 julie barrett February 7, 2014 at 8:17 am

I would get the gift card and send it to my grandson who is in need of a hug from his friends


15 Heather H February 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

I would definitely take my 2 year old to build her own bear at the mall…she would LOVE it :)


16 shelly leatham February 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

I would take my daughter as a surprise!


17 Dianna Auton February 7, 2014 at 11:08 am

I would take my youngest for her birthday. She turns 9 next month.


18 Krystal February 7, 2014 at 11:28 am

I would buy my family cute Valentines. I love the lion and the elephant. My children love stuffed animals.


19 LaVonne February 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm

I’d bring my daughter to the store to make a bear of her choice!


20 carrie February 7, 2014 at 12:40 pm

these are so cute. we’ve been wanting to go, this would be so helpful!


21 Hallie Addington February 7, 2014 at 1:23 pm

I would give this to my daughter! She loves Build A Bear!


22 vickie couturier February 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm

I would see what they have on sale an buy as many as I can for the grandchildren


23 Beth February 7, 2014 at 5:12 pm

If we win, I would use it for a special birthday celebration for my little guy. I have a feeling a lion would probably be coming home.


24 Tabathia B February 7, 2014 at 6:52 pm

I would get my daughter 15 in. MY LITTLE PONY FLUTTERSHY®


25 Anita Carol Gambrell February 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm

I would actually go and build a bear ! then give it to a beautiful newborn !


26 Alycia February 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm

I would take my son to Build a Bear for the first time!


27 Amy B February 7, 2014 at 10:23 pm

I’d take my niece for the entire My Little Ponies collection!


28 Felicia Escobedo February 8, 2014 at 12:24 am

I would give it to my daughter for her birthday.


29 Kathy stevenson February 8, 2014 at 9:59 am

I would take my daughters to the store. They would love this!


30 Jennifer Collver February 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm

I’d let my daughter build an animal for her birthday :)


31 Cori Westphal February 8, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I’d let my daughter get an animal and even some clothes! I’m thinking she’d pick the 16″ Elephant!

coriwestphal at msn dot com


32 Jessie C. February 8, 2014 at 11:55 pm

I would get Valentine’s bears for DDs.


33 amanda hardesty February 9, 2014 at 3:53 am

I would give it to my daughter if i won


34 wild orchid February 9, 2014 at 6:21 am

I would bring my son, and we would make a fun day of it!

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com


35 Megan K February 9, 2014 at 7:53 am

I would save it for my nieces birthday! She turns 3 in March!


36 latanya February 9, 2014 at 9:18 am

a spongebob bear


37 Pamela j February 9, 2014 at 9:50 am

I would go to build a bear and choose a bear to love!


38 Beth W February 9, 2014 at 10:05 am

I would get the Valentine Elephant and the Stingray.


39 Melissa M February 9, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I would take my 3 and 5 year old boys


40 Jay Dee February 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm

I’d like to get my son something with it. I like the WWF Red Panda.


41 Noreen February 10, 2014 at 1:46 am

Let my two kids pick out what they want


42 emily February 10, 2014 at 6:21 am

I would save it for the birthday of my youngest daughter who loves her stuffed animals more than any other little one I know.


43 Randi S February 10, 2014 at 7:59 am

I would take my kids to our local store and let them each build their own bear…either for Easter or save for their birthdays in August!


44 natalie yeoman February 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm

id go make the snow leopard bear if i won its so cute ive never had a build a bear before


45 Jessica T February 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm

I’d take my daughter!


46 Rochel S February 10, 2014 at 8:39 pm

I would take my son and daughter to pick out bears! They would be so excited!


47 Beth Cole February 11, 2014 at 12:46 am

I would take my son and my daughter. What a fun Valentine’s present!


48 Laura J February 11, 2014 at 2:42 am

Oh I would love to take my grandson! I think it would be such a wonderful time and great memory maker!


49 Teresa Thompson February 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm

I have 5 grandkids and they all love build a bear so the question would be, who gets it?


50 soha molina February 11, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I’d get two beautiful bears with poutfits.


51 Mel February 12, 2014 at 11:04 am

Get my son his first build a bear!


52 Terra Heck February 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I’d get the 17 in. Tropicolor Teddy and give it to my daughter on her birthday. Thanks.


53 sharon February 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm

hubby and i could have a fun date night making our own bear together


54 Cheryl Free February 12, 2014 at 10:25 pm

I would gift it to my niece.


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