20 Below: Ikea’s Soft Toys

Over the years, I’ve bought several Ikea toys for my nephews and niece. They make the kids happy because they’re fun, and they make me happy because of their design details. Their train sets, play kitchen sets, and soft toys are easy-to-give gifts because they’re also affordable (well, it is Ikea after all!).

Ikea’s newest soft toy collection is rather interesting because the toys were produced from kids’ drawings.

First, have a look at the black and white skunk drawing:

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sagoskatt-soft-toy-white__0384000_PE557877_S4Sagoskatt soft toy skunk, $2.99, Ikea

Cute, right?

This pink bird also put a smile on my face.

Until December 26th, the Ikea Foundation will donate $1 from every soft toy to children’s education. Learn more here.

20 Below: IKEA Family

On my most recent trip to IKEA (dinner date with my dad!) I joined the IKEA Family. To tell you the truth, I always considered myself part of the family because I’ve been a life-long fan. But now it’s official. And I have a card to prove it.

IKEA coffee and IKEA Family card, free, photo by Jordana

One of the main benefits of becoming part of the family is the exclusive access to special discounts on products. Members also get a free coffee at the IKEA restaurant…and if you’re anything like me, no trip to IKEA is complete without a coffee break. Oh – and membership is free!

(Please note: I can’t seem to find the IKEA Family website for Canada or the USA. If you have the direct link, please post it in the comments. Thanks!)