Yes, there’s another new toy that little humans are obsessed with, and they’re called Squishmallows. If you know any young children, you’ve probably seen at least a few of the adorable stuffed creatures laying around. There are over 1,000 of them in a variety of colors, animals, snacks, and more. Squishmallows are so popular that retailers have a hard time keeping them in stock as people try to build their own “Squishmallow Squads.” Whether or not you’ve experienced the joy (or pain) of first-hand Squishmallow hunting, here’s what you need to know about everyone’s new favorite toy.
What are Squishmallows?
By simply looking at the name, you’d likely guess these are squishy marshmallows, and you wouldn’t be that far off (except they’re not edible). Squishmallows have been around since 2017 and are cute plush toys that can double as a pillow as they’re super huggable and cuddly. In fact, almost every review will tell you just how unbelievably soft and squishy (marshmallow-like!) these toys are, and they’re also machine washable so you can keep even the most loved Squishmallow looking fresh and clean. Each Squishmallow has its own name and storyline and there are various themes, including food, sea life, fantasy, as well as partnerships with brands like Disney and Sanrio.
What are the Squishmallow sizes?
There’s a Squishmallow size for everyone, including a 3.5-inch clip on, 5-inch, 8-inch, 12-inch, 16-inch, and if you’re really looking to go big or big home, there’s also a 24-inch version for maximum snuggability.
Where can you buy Squishmallows?
You can find Squishmallows all over the country, both in-store and online. Buy them directly from the website, or at retailers like Albertsons, Amazon, Claire’s, Costco, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, and more.
Check out our favorite Squishmallows below!
Get tropical with Maui the pineapple, whose happy yellow color and smile is bound to brighten any mood. And there are few things that bring out those vacation vibes like a good pineapple. One reviewer said, “So soft, I don’t even understand! It’s an AMAZING pillow. Perfect amount of squish. I take it to bed and I bring it with me to the couch when I wake up. I’m a 27 year old woman obsessed with a stuffed animal and I’m not ashamed.”
Cat, unicorn, or mermaid — why choose just one? Anya is living her life as a perfect blend of your three favorite things, and looking darn cute while doing it itoo.
This cutie is a classic and a must have for any Squishmallow collector. Aqua The Sloth is 12 inches of good cuddling. And don’t get us started on those eyes!
If you LO is’nt ready for a real pup yet, this Squishmallow Shiba is the next best thing. Angie’s pointy ears will make your heart melt.
You may not be able to have a unicorn in real life, but this pink plush may be the next best thing. Ilene the Pink Unicorn is not only magical but according to her bio, she also loves to camp with friends.
Liv the leopard probably isn’t great at camouflage with her bright teal spots, which will make her easier to find when you bring her home. She’s also full of other surprises as she loves cheese and constellations.
You’ll become a nature lover after seeing this cactus beauty! And for all my plant-killers, don’t worry — there’s no watering required.
Hello Kitty is one cool cat, and her rainbow sunglasses make her that much cooler. This Squishmallow is ready for sunny fun!
This isn’t just any regular lion. Leonard’s mane is an eye-catching rainbow color and he’s a vegetarian (lasagna is one of his faves).
Narwhals are basically unicorns of the ocean, so it’s worth adding this sweet Squishmallow to your growing squad. Naomi the narwhal has a sparkly horn, but even better, she has a positive attitude too.
What’s black and white and snuggly all over? It’s Stanley the Panda, who loves karate (he is taking his black belt test, obviously) and writing poetry.
A Squishmallow cat makes the purr-fect pet for kids and adults alike — you don’t have to worry about allergies or any litter boxes to clean.
Koalas spend most of their days sleeping, so this one will always be available anytime you want a soft pillow for napping, lying down, or just taking a load off.
Violet the Octopus is the ultimate cuddle buddy at 16 inches! She’ll be there when you need her to give you an eight tentacle hug.
If you haven’t heard of a cheetah fairy, meet Ashlyn. She has gold wings and a crown, and will help make all your wishes come true.
Try to find a watermelon more adorable than this one. It’s got pastel colors, a smile, a fun bow to boot.
Winnie the walrus loves making ice cream sundaes, which makes her the perfect companion to sit with you while you enjoy some dessert on a night in.
Normally you wouldn’t say an avocado is cute, but you’ll change your mind when you meet Austin. And this particular avocado has the extra bonus of never getting overripe on your countertop.
Best Disney Squishmallows
Minnie Mouse has gotten the Squishmallow treatment and is wearing an adorable pink polka dot bow and skirt. Whether you pair her with Mickey or not, Minnie is always a great friend to have around.
This 14” Squishmallow will make a great huggable pal for any classic Disney fan, even if you’re not old enough to remember the original Mickey Mouse Club.
You won’t have to look that far for this plush Nemo, whose big eyes and bright orange color can be spotted wherever he’s put last. And at 14” big, he definitely won’t be the smallest fish in school.
There’s no reason to fear monsters, especially ones that are as squishy and soft as this Sulley Squishmallow. Keep him around to protect your kids from other things that go bump in the night.
The Winnie the Pooh Squishmallow has a similar body to him in real life: cute and round. All you need is to get him a pot of honey and he’ll be set.
Piglet is Pooh’s BFF, and likewise, he’ll be your family’s loyal companion through all sorts of activities, both home and away.
Buzz Lightyear is always up for a good adventure, no matter how big or small. Grab a Squishmallow Buzz and get ready to go to infinity and beyond.
Reach for the sky! You have a friend in this Squishmallow Woody, who wears his signature hat, cow-patterned vest, and gold sheriff badge.
Best Star Wars Squishmallows
Right at home in your house, this Squishmallow will feel. Grogu is the same species as Master Yoda, and is also well skilled in the Force.
If you’re in search of a reliable co-pilot, Chewie is your guy. This Wookie will be along for the ride, day or night, in or out of this galaxy.
This may be the droid you’re looking for. The BB-8 Squishmallow might not be able to help you repair an X-wing starfighter, bue he makes a great cuddle companion.
Who doesn’t love the adorable droid, R2-D2? He’s been in almost every single Star Wars movie, and now he can join your own family’s saga.
For more ways to entertain your kids (and get them out of your hair), check out our other Toy picks.