Valentine's Day Fun & A Build-A-Bear Giveaway!
  

Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine's Day Fun & A Build-A-Bear Giveaway!

With Valentine's Day less than a week away, we had such a fun opportunity to visit Build-A-Bear last night and to check out their new collection of Valentine's Day gifts for 2018! Not only do they provide a great experience for you as you choose and build your furry friend, but you also get a unique Valentine's gift, to remind you of the fun memories you made together while creating it (and you all know how much I love an experience-based gift)!

Stay with me to the end of the post because I've got a giveaway for you, from Build-A-Bear, that you won't want to miss!

Valentines Day Build A Bear Couple




Build A Bear Giveaway for Valentines Day

As soon as we arrived, we began the decision making process! Talia quickly chose to make the Color Craze Unicorn while Katrina took her time considering all of her options. She decided on the Rainbow Safari Bear. Ken chose Sugar Scent Pup (which actually smells sweet) from the Valentine's Day collection and I went with a sweet little bunny called Pawlette.

Build A Bear Experience in Canada

The girls loved shopping the store for outfits for their furry friends, and the fun doesn't stop at outfits; you can choose accessories and add sounds (inside of the puppy that Ken made is a message recorded just for me, in his own voice), scents, or a beating heart!

Build A Bear Experience in Detail

One of my favourite things about the process is that you get to be involved in stuffing your own furry friend, pressing the pedal on the stuffing machine and choosing how soft or firm you want your furry friends to be.

Build A Bear in Canada

The heart ceremony is such a cute part of the process. The girls were invited to do things like rub the heart on their arms so their bear's arms would be able to give super duper hugs, to rub them on their heart so their bear would always know how much they love them, to hold them tight and make a special wish, then blow their wish into the heart and seal the wish with a kiss.

Valentine Heart Ceremony for Build A Bear

Then it was time to put the hearts inside, sew them up, and their furry friends were complete!

Rainbow Safari Build A Bear

The heart ceremony for Ken and I was similar, but had a few little added touches since we are a couple. We rubbed the hearts on our sides, so we would always be at each other's sides and we put our hearts together and kissed them at the end. Talia took photos of the process. :)

Build A Bear Heart Ceremony for Couples

After the heart ceremonies, it was time to head for the dressing rooms and get our bears dressed!

Dressing Room for Build A Bear

My suggestion is that if your kids are careful decision-makers, be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to look at the many outfits and accessories so they don't feel rushed and can enjoy the process.

We grabbed a couple of photo booth shots with props before leaving.

Birthday Party at Build A Bear

...and a family photo with our completed furry friends:

Build A Bear for the Whole Family

The last thing you'll do at Build-A-Bear is fill out a form on the computer to name your furry friend, for its birth certificate.

Build A Bear names for Birth Certificate

Here are the girls with their furry friends and their birth certificates:

Valentines Day Build A Bear Giveaway

Each furry friend is then packaged inside of a little carrying case (which you can take home to colour). When Talia went to Build-A-Bear to make a bear when she was younger, we took a photo outside the store, so we decided to keep with the tradition:

Build A Bear for Valentines Day Giveaway

This was such a fun experience for our family, and not just for the kids! Build-A-Bear makes a great Valentine activity-with-gift experience for kids, teens, & adults alike! If you'd like to visit a Build-A-Bear near you, you can look up your nearest location with their Store Finder

Tween and Teen Build A Bear Giveaway

$50 Build-A-Bear Gift Card Giveaway!


Build-A-Bear wants to give one of you (or your loved one) a gift card to create your own unique, personalized furry friend! [Giveaway Closed]

Disclosure: We partnered with Build-A-Bear who provided the products shown, to facilitate this post.


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150 comments:

  1. I would use it for my youngest son . He has his big brothers hand me down Bear form build a bear ( when it was just a kiosk and starting out) , but deserves his own.
    Love your post , such a great experience it looks like you had

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    1. Thanks Carey! I didn't even know they started as a kiosk!

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  2. My nephew would love to visit Build A Bear as he has never been there before.

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    1. My daughters got their first build-a-bears from their aunt! :)

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  3. For my youngest daughter who is 20 months old. Her older brother has a stash of stuffies that he is very possessive and his favorite of all time is his Build-a-Bear panda. My daughter gets jealous of him snuggling that one all the time so she could definitely use one.

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  4. I would love to win this for my daughter, and I am almost certain she would choose to make herself that unicorn!

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    1. :) It's a good one! If my daughter didn't choose it, I would've been tempted! ;)

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  5. Love this activity. Looks like you all had so much fun. I need to take my boys!!

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  6. Perfect for valentine's day. The girls would love it but so would the hubby (they have star wars and Mario bros).

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    1. So fun! Yes, we were checking out the Star Wars stuff- my hubby & oldest daughter love Star Wars. :)

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  7. For my cousins 2 year old

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  8. My daughter Chloe has never been here and she would love it!

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  9. I would love to use it for myself but, I would use it for my daughter!

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  10. I would let my 7 year old use it! He created his first one just after Christmas, and wants so badly to get another one

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  11. I would use the gift card for my granddaughter.

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  12. My 3.5 year old daughter would LOVE this, she has seen the build a bear at the mall and always wanted to do it

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  13. I would use the gift card for my 5 & 7 year old daughters.

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  14. I would use it to get the wedding Bears!:)

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  15. I would use to for my friends son & all of us to build a bear together.

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  16. Oh gosh - for my son of course. He has a collection of stuffies and this would be loads of fun.

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  17. I would use this for my granddaughter.

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  18. I have daughters who are 6 and 5 years old, they beg me to check out Build-a-Bear every time we pass it at the mall. This would be a great help to win as they are so expensive! Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know Lori! I have fixed it now- it should work for you if you check it out

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  20. These are so cute! I’ve only been once since it’s so expensive so I would love to take my some for his first time!

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  21. I would use the gift card for my nephew.
    Thank you!

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  22. I would love to win this for my granddaughter. She would love it!

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  23. i would use it for my daughter. she loves build a bear.

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  24. I would give this to my daughter.

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  25. I would use this gift card for my Granddaughter’s birthday.

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  26. My youngest loves Build A Bear. She would absolutely love it if she can get a bear.

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  27. I would use this for our girls, ages 4,6, 8.

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  28. I would use this gift card for my youngest son. He loves build a bear!

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  29. i would use it for myself
    rflcopter name is aarone mawdsley

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  30. I would use the gift card for my daughter.

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  31. My oldest daughter has been wanting a Build-A-Bear adventure for ages - this would be perfect!

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  32. I would use this gift card for my 8 year old niece

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  33. I would use the giftcard for my daughter! She has never been and would love to go to Build a Bear!

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  34. I would use the gift card for my nieces. I don't think they've ever been to Build-a-Bear. My name is Cathy and my e-mail is elixer2@hotmail.com

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  35. I would give this to my Great Grandson! He is so full of energy, smart & bright! Love him to pieces!

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  36. My grandson just loves this place
    jan

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  37. oh this would be a great gift for my niece

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  38. One of my grand nieces would get this gift card. Something to hug!!!

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  39. my son wold love this he wants the transformers bear optimums prime

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  40. I would use it for my son this summer! He loves going to build a bear!

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  41. I would give this gift card to my granddaughter. She has been through a lot of change in the last year and I would love to be able to take her to get a new bear that would make her feel good.

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  42. I would use it for my daughters as they have never been to Build-A-Bear.

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  43. I would love to surprise my 4 year old son with a trip there

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  44. I would gift this to my 6 year old daughter! She would be so excited!

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  45. I would give this to my 20 year old son. He's a build-a-bear-a-holic but money is tight and he hasn't been able to buy a new one since Halloween. Thanks for the chance.

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  46. I would take my niece out for the day and use the gift card. We love going for lunch or to the movies and it;s even better when there are surprise treats involved like a trip to build a bear!

    - Amber Y

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  47. I would share this with both my kids I think they would love this

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  48. I would love to take my niece! She would be thrilled.

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  49. My daughter. She would love this so much

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  50. I'd make a pokemon one if they still have those in the stores...its been a very long time since I was in the city in the mall where the store is located so I'm not sure what they have there now - but a pokemon is the #1 item I'd want to get lol

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  51. This would be a great gift for my nephew.

    Sarah

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  52. I would use the gift card for my daughter who is 5 years old.

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  53. I would give it to my friend’s granddaughter.

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  54. I would share this gift card with my daughter!

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  55. I would use the gift card to purchase a special valentine's outfit for her build-a-bear.

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  56. I'd use this gift card for my mother and nephew - they love build a bear.

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  57. Would be a gift to little cousin, over the holidays my relatives came over and she loved the build a bear I made when I was a kid, would be great to make one for her.

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  58. I would take my nephew to build a bear.

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  59. I have 2 daughters (9 and 7) that would absolutely love this!

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  60. I would let my 2 children each get a new friend

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  61. I would let my 2 children each get a new friend

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  62. I'd love to give this to my in-laws who are taking care of my kids over the March break while I work. They struggle to find ways to entertain the kids and this might be a great activity for them to do.

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  63. I would give this to my niece, she would love it!

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  64. I would use it for my baby cousin's birthday

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  65. I would let my daughter use it to make one for my niece

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  66. I would use it for myself as it looks like so much fun!

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  67. Love this activity. Looks like you all had so much fun. I need to take my boys!!

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  68. I would use it with my 5 year old niece.

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  69. I would use it on my youngest daughter.

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  70. I would love to spoil my niece with this.

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  71. My son - he's never has a build a bear before!

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  72. I would take my son to build a bear.

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  73. This would be a fun way to spend some extra special time with my daughter. Thanks!

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  74. I would use the giftcard for my daughter!

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  75. I would use the gift card for my twin nephews.

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  76. Would use the giftcard on my nephew.

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  77. I would save the gift card for one of my granddaughter's birthdays. The little ones always just love going to Build A Bear.

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  78. Those bears are too cute. I would use the gift card for my niece's birthday

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  79. I would get this card for my 7 year old daughter.

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  80. I would love to give this to my daughter she would be so excited!

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  81. I would give this to my daughter to build her bear!

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  82. My son would love this to build his own bear

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  83. I would love this for my granddaughter. She has been collecting the My Little Pony bears and loves them.

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  84. I would use it for my friend's brand new baby girl, she is expected to arrive March 13th!

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  85. I would take my 18 month old daughter and use the gift card to get her a bear.

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  86. I would use it on my son! He loves Build a Bear!

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  87. i would use it for my daughter 7 months old

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  88. i would use this for my son, he would love to go to build a bear! :)

    email used to enter : biker_chick_09@hotmail.com

    thanks for the chance

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  89. I would use the gift card for my grandson.

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  90. Miss R would use this gift card to make a special friend to add to her Build-A-Bear collection.

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  91. I would give this to my grandson for his birthday on March 9!

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  92. Thanks for the tour. Sounds like a great experience. I would gift this experience to my niece's little girl. :)

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  93. I'd love to make a build—a—bear for my neice who lives in Edmonton for when she misses me

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  94. My beautiful niece just turned 7 on the 16th this would be a wonderful gift and experience for her and aunty.

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  95. I would use this gift card for my Granddaughter. Me and my wife took her to the build a bear store her first time and she loved it. We are taking her to see Disney on Ice on March 10th and my granddaughter asked me if we could go to the build a bear store after Disney on Ice because she needs a pink bear

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  96. I would give it to my nephew for his upcoming birthday! Thanks

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  97. I would use this gift card for my niece!

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  98. I would let my daughter build a bear 😍

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  99. I would love to give this as a gift to my nephew for his upcoming birthday!
    Marlene V.

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  100. a very special friend who could use a cuddly friend right now. thx

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  101. I would use the giftcard so that I could enjoy the experience with my Granddaughter

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  102. I would give this gift card to my son who would love to build a Mario bear!!!

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  103. I would love to give this gift card to my son who would love to make a Mario bear!! @KatieGraceMarie

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  104. I would gift this to my son.

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  105. For my little cousin!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  106. I would use the gift card to treat my two youngest sons.

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  107. i would give this to my son for his upcoming birthday

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  108. My baby girl is 15 months now and I think she'd have a great time looking around the store and picking characteristics she'd like for her very own brand new childhood friend! Perfect mummy daughter bonding excursion, perhaps I'd let daddy join us too!

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  109. My son's 7th birthday is coming real soon. A trip to build a bear bear would be awesome. He has never been !!

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  110. I would use it for my friend who is not feeling well. This would be a great way to cheer her up.

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  111. I would use it for my 3 year old granddaughter.

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  112. i would gift to one of my great nieces

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  113. I would use it for my son, he needs his own bear like his sisters do

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  114. I would take my grandsons and let them make bears.

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  115. I would gift this to a good friends daughter

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  116. I'd use it for my son who is 3 1/2 and loves his stuffed animals!

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  117. I would use it to surprise my BFF's son who is having a rough time at school.

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  118. for my best friends 13 month old daughter

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  119. This would be great for my little cousin.

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  120. We have been trying to come up with great experiences for the kids, this would be totally cool.

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  121. I would give this to my niece who loves build-a-bear.

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  122. My 3 year old has been begging to go! I would use it for her Bday in May!

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  123. I would use the gift card on my niece!

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~Heather Lynne

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