Holiday Gift Guide 2013 | Big Hugs Elmo

Big Hugs Elmo

Sample received. All opinions are my own.

My youngest just turned two in September. She is absolutely crazy about Elmo. When I first saw Big Hugs Elmo advertised on TV I knew it would be the perfect gift for her for Christmas. When I was given the opportunity to review it, I could not have been happier.


Elmo comes packaged in a box hugging a photo of a little boy. It was very cute. I had seen how he hugs back on television when hugged and couldn’t wait to see it in action. I first had to install 4 AA batteries that were not included. You may want to purchase some to give with Elmo if you are gifting him to someone this Christmas. It does require a screwdriver to open the battery compartment, but the installation was easy enough to do.


When my four year old gave Elmo a hug, he really did hug back and said “That was a big hug”. That was just the beginning. The more she played with Elmo, the more I found he did. He will ask for more hugs and says many phrases when given hugs. When you squeeze his left foot he will play “pretend” with the child. He will suggest they pretend they are horses and when bounced he says “clip-pity clop, clip-pity clop” or “boing boing” if they are rabbits. He may also suggest that they be astronauts or frogs.


When hung upside down he will say “Elmo’s upside down” or when the child dances with Elmo he sings a song.


When I laid Elmo down he said he was getting sleepy, then began to sing a really cute lullaby and when it was over he started to snore softly.


There is also a sleep mode on the back so that Elmo will go to sleep after his lullaby and not suddenly start speaking in the middle of the night if bumped. I was very happy to see the sleep mode. Another thing I really liked about Big Hugs Elmo was the volume level. I find a lot of these toys to be too loud. I did not find that to be an issue with this one.


I love this toy and can’t wait for my daughter to see him. He is soft and lovable and I know she is going to love him too. Big Hugs Elmo exceeded all my expectations. I would not hesitate to buy this for any little Elmo fan out there.  

You can get your own for $49.00 from Toys R Us.



  1. Sandra VanHoey says

    We love Elmo! My niece has an Elmo plush that the dog keeps taking off with. He loves it too

  2. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says

    i like how it comes with a sleep option

  3. Julie Wood says

    Big Hugs Elmo is such a great toy to give this Holiday season. My son loved his when he got one for Christmas. Such a cute color and fun to play with. Elmo is a classic toy that every child loves to get!

  4. Rosie says

    This is a definite winner! I got so many smiles reading this post! It would be a great gift for boy or girl, too! When I was little, I got a huge walkie-talkie doll, that was bigger than I was. All the pictures of me for a couple of years, I’m carrying this huge doll. I wouldn’t be surprised if this adorable Elmo becomes many kids’ favorite for years !

  5. courtney b says

    i saw this at walmart, this thing is huge !:) the same size as my daughter!!

  6. Allison Downes says

    What a cute toy! We love Elmo. I love the sleeping option it has. Thank you for sharing!

  7. ellen beck says

    I adore Elo and I think this would really comfort a child needing to hold onto something. These would be great for any kid!

  8. Michelle F. says

    My daughter had hers since September stand still loves it

  9. Tanya Holland says

    I love Elmo and my youngest daughter loves him. When I saw this, I thought it so cute.

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