Gift Guide: Plush Food Toys and Cushions
"I wish I could cuddle and hug my food." If any of your loved ones have ever said this to you, here are some gift ideas that might be up their alley.
Squishable Buttered Toast
Surely you know someone who loves toast and hugging things. Get 'em this super cuddly, smiley, buttered toast plush!
A triple stack of happy bacon pancakes, great for a bacon and pancake lover or an Adventure Time fan.
10 Hours of Jake Makin' Bacon Pancakes
Happy, rosy-cheeked peas snuggled in a zippered pod pouch = MEGADORABLE.
Peas-in-a-Pod in 'Toy Story 3'
Puddi (Giga Pudding Mascot)
Giga Pudding is the most awesome DIY bucket of Japanese-style pudding/custard to ever live. And this is its mascot. It's so delicious that it takes joy in eating itself. Observe in the commercial below.
Giga Pudding Commercial
Rest your head on this fat-n-cuddly tamago nigiri (Japanese omelette sushi) plush.
Orange Phone Strap Plush
When your phone's screen is smudged with your hand/face oils, you can wipe it clean with the power of this little orange dude's plush bottom.
Big Bread Cushion Collection
"I want to be wrapped in bread plump!" This is how Google translates the description of this amazing bread and pastry-themed cushion set from Japan. I agree: I want to be wrapped in bread plump. Hell, don't buy this for someone else, buy it for yourself, if you can navigate the Japanese website. There's a wrap-around coronet sleeping bag with matching "chocolate" blanket, a set of four toast cushions with matching "jam" blanket, a cream puff pocket cushion with matching "cream" blanket, and a pancake wrap with a "matcha" blanket. Each costs ¥16000, about $155, but as far as I can tell you can't buy all four at once. It's sold as a sort of subscription where you get one item a month. If anyone who knows Japanese can clarify in the comments, please do!
Rest your head on a blood sausage or log of mortadella, among other plush meats, thanks to German design company Aufschnitt Berlin.
Wiener Schnitzel with French Fries
Haba makes a wide variety of great food toys, one of my favorites being this plate of machine washable wiener schnitzel with a side of fries, a splat of ketchup, and a slice of lemon.
With this set of stuffed logs, flames, stones, and food, kids can build an indoor campfire without burning the house down.
About the author: Robyn Lee is the editor of A Hamburger Today and takes many of the photos for Serious Eats. She'll also doodle cute stuff when necessary. Read more from Robyn at her personal food blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything.