At Nugget Island, we love unique goods for kids, and it doesn’t get any more unique than handmade. The zanimals are cute stuffed critters made of knee socks and other new & recycled clean materials,  stuffed with 100% polyester fiberfill. The zanimals were brought to life by Suzanne Pollack, a Boston-based artist from my childhood hometown who I have known since she was collecting stuffed animals of her own.

Each zanimal is handcrafted with their own little back-story, name and personality, making for a one-of-kind experience for each child (or adult). According to “artist, animal lover and knee sock wearer” Suzanne, “making these cute critters allows me to combine my extreme love of animals with my desire to play with texture, pattern and color. Because my zanimals truly are filled with love, you will feel their souls when you look into their sweet button eyes.” Also, 10% of each zanimal purchase will be donated to an animal charity.

Check out Suzanne’s Etsy shop and meet some of her latest zanimal creations.  Any one of her latest critters would be an excellent one-of-kind gift for the holidays. Below are a just few to check out.

CONTEST: Help name Suzanne’s new product line – and win a pair!:

Suzanne has just launched her zanimal ornaments / mini-monsters and needs your help naming them! Send an email to [email protected] with your suggestion(s), and you might win two. Check them out here. Please note: We cannot guarantee usage of your “winning” name. Contest ends 11/30

 

zanimals

Bandit

Lucifer

Dotty