This Steiff Mickey is the Perfect Baby Gift

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We came across the plush Mickey the Germany pavilion at Epcot. Mickey holding a teddy (that’s not Duffy)!

An official Steiff item, you can tell by the yellow ear tag, he’s made with German craftsmanship and comes with a price tag that reflects this – $80. While that’s a lot for a small plush, consider this to be the kind of thing that could be a family heirloom or a child’s faithful friend that will withstand a lifetime of love. It’s the perfect plush for a baby gift that you want to last.

I had the opportunity to visit the Steiff factory in Germany a few years ago as an excursion on an Adventures by Disney trip. Seeing the workmanship up close was a real treat, as was seeing a few examples of the company’s long history of partnering with Disney. These Jungle Book plush were still in great shape 50 years after they were made.

Mickey photos: Christina Harrison

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

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