What's more fun than a plush caroling sore throat? Definitely not a real sore throat, that's for sure!
Are you intrigued yet? I'm excited to share with you about GIANTmicrobes, a very unique company that offers stuffed versions of tiny microbes - at a million times their real size! There are over one hundred different stuffed microbes available - from probiotic creatures to cells of the body to aquatic amoebas and many, many more. Andrew (my hubby) thinks they are one of the greatest gift ideas ever and is always suggesting them for our family and friends at holidays and birthdays!
Perhaps one of the best fits for a holiday gift are the boxed sets that include holiday-themed microbes! We were sent the Wreath Box for inclusion in our Holiday Gift Guide and we couldn't be more tickled by it!
This group of miniature plush toys includes five different microbes:
-Sore Throat singing Christmas carols
-White Blood Cell dressed up as a snowman with top hat and carrot nose
-Stomach Ache as a delectable gingerbread man
-Nerve Cell with angel wings and halo
-Limited Edition shimmering gold Amoeba (only available in this set)
This little collection is so stinking adorable - they are both educational and hilarious. But my favorite thing about them is that they are basically indestructible. They're adorning the lower half of our Christmas tree and even though they have been dragged off and across the house multiple times this week, they are still looking great. Thanks, toddlers, for making it virtually impossible for moms everywhere to actually decorate Christmas trees.
Microbes peeking out from the tree branches...they're kind of adorable!
GIANTmicrobes does a great job of presenting the microscopic world in a fun, approachable manner. My kids ask to know the name of each one and are pretty good at remembering what they are called!
GIANTmicrobes were originally created to teach kids the importance of washing their hands to protect them from germs. Since we're at a stage with our 2- and 3-year-olds where they are just starting to learn about proper hand-washing hygiene, we thought it would be perfect to let them check out a Rhinovirus (the common cold microbe) plush.
Addie is pretty much in love with this plush. This week, she has been carrying it with her everywhere. She gives it love, throws it like a ball, and calls it "Rhina-BIRUS!"
How many kids can say they played with the Common Cold as toddlers?
GIANTmicrobes are perfect stocking stuffers and would likely make anyone in the medical field smile if they were presented with one as a gift this Christmas. I quite honestly think my husband wants the entire collection, but I have no idea where we could stash that many plush toys!
Visit GIANTmicrobes online to check out all of the microbe options! You can also follow along on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclosure: Thank you to GIANTmicrobes for providing my review sample and the giveaway prize! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own. For more information, you can read my Giveaway Policy and my Disclosure Policy.