Someone once said to me that “a hug is the universal medicine” and I couldn’t agree more.
Do you remember all the times, good and bad, in your life where you received a warm and genuine embrace from someone? The feeling of receiving a hug during a time you need it most is indescribable. It’s something that is only felt deep within the heart.

One of the things I teach my children every time they see someone they care about feeling sad or when they want to show their love is to give them a great big hug.
My daughter is old enough to understand the effects and meaning behind hugs, however my son is too young to fully grasp the meaning but not young enough to truly feel the effects. There’s no age limit for that.
He knows how good hugs from mommy, daddy, his sister or grandparents feel when he’s fallen down and hurt himself or when he takes his wobbly steps as he learns to walk and gets happy praises and big hugs in celebration.

I’m now slowly compiling my holiday gift list for all the special people in my life and there is no doubt in my mind that Big Hugs Elmo would make one of those special little people on that list VERY happy this year.

On top of being a PTPA Winner, Big Hugs Elmo has also gained the stamp of approval in my family!
My son is currently still teething and he gets bouts of tearful episodes (poor baby!) and I noticed how much more calm he gets when Elmo is around him.
He absolutely adores his furry friend and not only for his comforting embrace but because of all the amazing and fun features included!
There are so many ways to play with Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo! When you give Elmo a great big hug, he’ll hug back, say fun phrases or sing a sweet song about hugs! Press Elmo’s left foot and he will invite little ones to join in on 1 of 4 imagination activities. There are 50+ animated sounds and phrases like, “Elmo loves getting hugs from you,” 
“Let’s pretend we’re rabbits! Boing, boing, boing,” and “Move to the beat!” When children lay Big Hugs Elmo down in a flat position, he’ll become sleepy, sing a lullaby and make sleeping sound effects. 
I have to admit that Elmo’s sweet lullaby has even put me to sleep a couple of times. So sweet! 
  • Hug Elmo and he’ll move his arms to hug back 
  • Pretend with Elmo: There are 4 fun imagination scenarios: astronauts, rabbits, frogs & horses 
  • Dance with Elmo: Move Elmo around – he really responds 
  • Sing along with Big Hugs Elmo: Plays 3 fun songs 
  • Nap time: Lay Elmo down to hear a sweet lullaby and sleeping sound effects
This past Halloween, Big Hugs Elmo even tagged along as Talan’s “Partner in Cuteness-Crime”. 🙂
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If you’re on Social Media, PTPA is currently hosting a fun ‘Spot the Seal with Hasbro’ Contest that offers you many chances to win some seriously amazing prizes including Big Hugs Elmo and many other PTPA-winning Hasbro Products!
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Thanks to Hasbro, as a BHE Brand Ambassador, one of my lucky readers will have the opportunity to win another Big Hugs Elmo of their own this month {ARV $69.99}
1) Leave me a comment below telling  me what your favourite feature is on the Big Hugs Elmo
2) Enter via rafflecopter below for additional entries
The contest will close and a winner will be selected at random on November 17, 2013.
Open to US and Canada (excluding Quebec).

Good luck!

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Disclosure: I am participating in the Hasbro Big Hugs Elmo Blogger Campaign by PTPA Media and received product and compensation as a thank you for participating. The opinions expressed on this blog are my very own.

76 Comments on Big Hugs Make the Perfect Gift Plus Big Hugs Elmo #Giveaway

  1. I LOVE that Elmo can hug back! I’m so busy now with our new baby that it’s hard to give our toddler ALL of the attention he had before his baby brother arrived. Our toddler loves giving hugs and kisses, so having an Elmo that can actually hug back would help him tremendously!

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