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Build-A-Bear Workshop

Possibly the cutest retail idea in existence, Build-A-Bear Workshop allows the young and young at heart to build their own customized stuffed animal. Kids choose their animal, be it a teddy bear, dog or horse, then fill it with stuffing and cute little accessories like fabric hearts or even devices that can have a recorded message that plays when the animal is squeezed. Once the stuffed critter is complete, Build-A-Bear Workshop offers a plethora of tiny animal clothing to dress your furry friend to the nines. Once you name it and obtain the birth certificate, the entire package gets placed in a small carrying case called a “Cub Condo” in which to transport the stuffed animal home. Voila! A new friend is born.

Started in 1997 in St. Louis by a young woman who vividly remembered being unable to find a stuffed animal she liked when she was 10 years old, the franchise has grown to include over 400 locations across the world, including a unique store at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team.

Perfect for gifts, rewards, parties or any special occasion, Build-A-Bear Workshop will have you smiling and feeling like a kid again in no time.