The $5 Kohl’s Giraffe

Every so often, Kohl’s would have some stuffed animal for $5 for a charitable cause, as part of the Kohl’s Cares program. It would typically be some stuffed animals, as well as the accompanying books. So sometimes, there would be a giraffe as part of some collection. Of course, I would buy one.

kohls giraffe

I’m still trying to find out what series this giraffe comes from, since it was purchased many years ago.

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The Build-a-Bear Giraffes

I remember walking at the local mall, and passing by the Build-a-Bear Workshop store. The sales associate was at the door holding a plush giraffe, priced at $25. That day, I was too lazy to get my hands dirty and buy it.

For the longest time, every time I passed by the mall, I would peer into the windows to see if it was still around. It was not, until I discovered that the company sold it online. Hooray.

Surprisingly, Build-a-Bear still seems to be selling some variation of the giraffe today.

Build a Bear Plush Giraffe

Even worse, I just discovered a multi-colored giraffe. Uh oh.

My Eighteenth Birthday: Big Brown Giraffe Outside my Room

i remember waking up for my eighteenth birthday, and being terrified when i walked outside my room to eat breakfast and get ready for school.

I was not expecting to see a big giraffe outside my room. My parents were able to hide the stuffed animal well that I had no idea of its existence. It must have been one of the joys about having a retail store, the ability to hide gifts outside the house.

Sadly, this giraffe is not strong enough to be ridable. It has always just stood in the corner of my room somewhere, just staring at me. I sort of wish it had more function being that it was forty-inches tall, but it does not.

Why I Love Giraffes: The Beginning

My fascination with giraffes did not start off with the visit to the local zoo or nature park. It started with a childish giraffe rattle that I somehow fell in love with during my junior year of high school. This is literally an embarrassment, being an 16-year old who cherishes a baby toy.

green giraffe rattle front

This is the green giraffe rattle.

I chose this giraffe because green was my favorite color during that time. I loved all the little things I could fidget with, the ears, horns, tail, and tracing the giraffe spots. Did I mention that it rattles as well?

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