Build-A-Bear Workshop Review & Giveaway

Posted by Jenna | Friday, February 08, 2013

If you have been reading here for a while now, you know that our family is a huge fan of Build-A-Bear Workshop! They are known for the opportunity they give children (and adults) to make their own furry friend. It's a unique experience and one that is truly special, especially for children. My kids absolutely adore their Build-A-Bear Workshop animals, and always jump at the opportunity to visit a store whenever we're around one.

As I've mentioned before, the closest Build-A-Bear Workshop store to us is over two hours away. That means our visits are usually few and far between. Living a distance from the nearest store doesn't mean we can't enjoy Build-A-Bear Workshop's super cute and cuddly friends though. We learned a while back that they actually offer a great collection of featured pals right online as well! You do miss out on the experience of making a furry friend, but having one delivered right to your doorstep all dressed up and ready to cuddle is the next best thing!

Last month Build-A-Bear Workshop contacted me to let me know of three adorable new friends that came available over the past few few weeks. They are:
  • Disney Princess Bear ($23)
  • Harajuku Hugs Panda ($20)
  • Girl Scouts Thin Mints Bear ($15) 
When asked if I'd like to review one, I of course said yes. Afterall, all three are absolutely adorable! It wasn't an easy decision trying to decide which one, but after giving it some thought decided to go with the Girl Scouts Thin Mints Bear! I used to be in Girl Scouts as a young girl and have fond memories of everything we did, and of course the fun uniform we wore as well. I thought this would be a neat way to share about that with my kids and couldn't wait for our Girl Scouts Thin Mint Bear to arrive!

Our new friend arrived in a Build-A-Bear Workshop signature box. This made getting it in the mail a lot of fun and so much like being able to get one right in the store! The moment the kids saw the box, they were begging to see what was inside.
As we pulled out the Build-A-Bear, I was impressed with the quality right away. As always, Build-A-Bear Workshop did not disappoint. I am also always amazed with the time that goes into every little detail of these furry friends. I absolutely love how soft and cuddly it is, but also enjoy the accessories and things that came with it.
This bear came with a white crewneck tee, white sparkle tennis shoes, and of course a Girl Scout Junior Uniform vest! It brought back so many memories and was fun to talk to the kids about Girl Scouts when it arrived. There's even an embroidered Girl Scout Trefoil and Girl Scout Thin Mints Cookie on the paw pads.

Kaelyn and Kaden both love that she came all dressed up, and enjoy cuddling and playing with her. It's been a fun companion for both of them!

We absolutely love everything about the new Girl Scouts Thin Mints Bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop and would definitely recommend it to others we know. With it being that time of year where Girl Scouts are busy selling cookies, it would be a great gift idea for any Girl Scout too!

These are just a couple of the many great options to choose from right on the Build-A-Bear Workshop website and in-store. Their collection of cuddly friends is outstanding, and once again did not disappoint! We have fallen in love with these two adorable animals and can't wait to see what new friends they come up with. I would definitely recommend taking a look at their selection online, and if you live near a Build-A-Bear Workshop, you can always go into the store and make a friend of your choosing as well.

Buy It: You can purchase the Girl Scouts Thin Mints Bear in Junior Uniform for $40.

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win a $25 Bear Buck$ gift card to Build-A-Bear Workshop to experience the magic of creating their own furry friend!! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter giveaway below. If you don't see the form, click here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to US Only and will end February 22nd. 

**The product for this review/giveaway was provided by Build-A-Bear Workshop, however all opinions are 100% my own.

  1. M Engram February 8, 2013 at 1:26 PM  

    My girls love Build a Bear

  2. Mami2jcn February 8, 2013 at 2:18 PM  

    My daughter would love the vanilla cream bear in Snow White costume.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

    GFC name: Mami2jcn

    Thank you!

  3. sabrina February 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM  

    Lil' Bunny Big Ears is too cute! My daughter would love that one.

  4. michelle r February 8, 2013 at 2:27 PM  

    Our build a bear really needs a Lakers 3 piece uniform :-)

  5. dannyscotland February 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM  

    I love the cute caramel pup. He looks so cuddly!

  6. Sandy VanHoey February 8, 2013 at 7:32 PM  

    I love the Hello Kitty items, they are my granddaughters favorite

  7. FireRunner2379 February 8, 2013 at 7:37 PM  

    I like the Year of the Snake.

  8. Sylvia February 8, 2013 at 7:39 PM  

    I like the Sea lion

  9. JC February 8, 2013 at 7:53 PM  

    We would like Regal Disney Princess Bear

  10. KJ Skib February 8, 2013 at 7:53 PM  

    My daughter would love one of the Hello Kitty bears!

  11. s February 8, 2013 at 8:09 PM  

    15 in. Hugs-A-Plenty Puppy

  12. wildflower00 February 8, 2013 at 8:09 PM  

    My neice would love the Disney Princess Bear in Rapunzel Costume

  13. Joanne Gentry February 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM  

    I love the girl scout thin mint bear

  14. ossmcalc February 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM  

    I love the Harajuku Hugs Panda Bear. The Girl Scouts Thin Mint Bear would be perfect for my niece who is currently selling Girl Scout cookies.

  15. Denise February 8, 2013 at 8:22 PM  

    18 in. Love Hello Kitty

  16. kellyr78 February 8, 2013 at 9:00 PM  

    I like the 17 in. Paperback Pup

  17. Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 9:02 PM  

    Angry Birds Star Wars =)

  18. Seyma Bennett Shabbir February 8, 2013 at 9:06 PM  

    The Panda bear

  19. sohamolina February 8, 2013 at 9:12 PM  

    Vanilla Cream Bunny in Snow White Costume

  20. Breanne February 8, 2013 at 9:15 PM  

    16 in. Colorful Stars Bear

  21. Jessica February 8, 2013 at 9:26 PM  

    I love the All About Fashion Curly Teddy. So cute!

  22. Natalie S February 8, 2013 at 9:54 PM  

    Year of the Snake looks neat!

  23. mummytotwoboys February 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM  

    Visited the site and I really like Vanilla Cream Bunny in Snow White Costume

    (d schmidt in widget)

  24. Geraldine Sandoval February 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM  

    12 in. Girl Scouts Thin Mints® Bear
    heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

  25. Geraldine Sandoval February 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM  


    heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

  26. frencheire February 8, 2013 at 11:53 PM  

    I like that you can 'build' an angry bird!!

  27. Jennifer H February 9, 2013 at 8:20 AM  

    I like the caramel pup

  28. Laurel February 9, 2013 at 9:04 AM  

    I like the 16in Curly Teddy.

  29. Christine Jessamine February 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM  

    I love the girl scouts thin mints bear!

  30. Jennifer T. February 9, 2013 at 11:24 AM  

    I like the Vanilla Cream Bunny in Snow White Costume.

  31. AStarrA February 9, 2013 at 12:37 PM  

    The 17 in. Harajuku Hugs Panda is so cute

  32. Michele P. February 9, 2013 at 2:10 PM  

    my daughter would love the I Heart Slumber Parties Leopard-Print Hello Kitty

  33. Kimberly February 9, 2013 at 2:36 PM  

    I like the All About Fashion Curly Teddy Bear

  34. mrsshukra February 9, 2013 at 6:21 PM  

    The Happy Hugs Teddy in Belle costume is cute!

  35. amber February 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM  

    also love the purple hello kitty

  36. Nicole February 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM  

    Fashionista Harajuku Hugs™ Panda

  37. Heather McDougle February 9, 2013 at 9:57 PM  

    i also love the blushing beauty kitty

  38. Carmen Van Deursen February 9, 2013 at 10:42 PM  

    My son would love the 16 in. Scribbles NY Bear.

  39. lana February 10, 2013 at 9:51 PM  

    PERSONALIZE YOUR GIFT at Build-A-Bear Workshop

  40. Shannon R February 11, 2013 at 8:14 AM  

    My son would love the 19" Giraffe

  41. coque iphone 4S February 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM  

    Cool ^^ Very cool for iPhone 4

  42. Sun Rae February 11, 2013 at 1:21 PM  

    A hello kitty bear!

  43. tranch February 11, 2013 at 3:30 PM  

    i like the caramel pup. tam.c

  44. Teresa February 11, 2013 at 7:43 PM  

    I like the llama.

  45. CindyWindy2003 February 11, 2013 at 8:45 PM  

    i would do the belle bear, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

  46. Lina February 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM  

    i'd like the build-a-bear smallfrys Snowflake Purple Hello Kitty

  47. aperry February 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM  

    15 in. WWF Amur Leopard

  48. Michelle February 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM  

    My daughter would love the Disney Princess Bear in Cinderella Costume. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  49. jakiesmom February 12, 2013 at 9:02 PM  

    i like 16" calico kitty

  50. Michelle February 13, 2013 at 1:46 AM  

    Love the Royal Disney Princess Bear cute

  51. Rochel S February 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM  

    Love the 15 in. Hugs-A-Plenty Puppy

  52. Cserafini February 13, 2013 at 8:12 PM  

    I like the angry bird.

  53. Christine February 14, 2013 at 12:49 AM  

    I like the Lucky Charm Happy Hugs Teddy.
    Thanks for the chance!

    raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

  54. Anonymous February 18, 2013 at 6:51 AM  

    Princess bear

  55. Amy Z. February 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM  

    I would love to get the Holiday Hugs Bear for my daughter!

    flutterby2188 at yahoo dot com

  56. Tabathia February 18, 2013 at 3:43 PM  

    I like the Fancy in Fuchsia Flower Fun Bunny

  57. coriwestphal February 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM  

    I know my daughter would love to have the 16" Elephant! So cute!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  58. wigget February 20, 2013 at 12:37 PM  

    i'd like to have the WWF Amur Leopard

  59. polly February 21, 2013 at 7:53 PM  

    love the 16" pirate bear

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