Happy New Year! Did you make a resolution?

What was your New Year’s Resolution? Here at Pillow Pets, our resolution is to continue to provide our customers with the highest quality products in characters that they love.

Let’s see what a few of our favorites came up with for the New Year:

Poppy: To be more Poptmistic!

Branch: To smile more, grump less.

Guy Diamond: Spread glitter wherever he goes.

Cotton Candy Unicorn: To make the world sweeter.

Cookie Pup: To eat more chocolate cookies.

Pupcake: Spread more vanilla frosting scented love.

Gummi Pup: Make sure candy dishes around the world are filled with delicious gummy candy.

Watermelon Ladybug: Plant fresh flowers for spring to match her adorable hat.

Popcorn Panda: See more movies and make sure to have buttery popcorn with it.

Ice Pop Penguin: Travel to sunny vacation spots.

Marshall: Find more fire hydrants.

Chase: Catch as many bad guys as he can.

Skye: To protect her neighborhood, friends and family.

Kion: Keep making his Dad proud.

Pua: Have many adventures with his friend Moana.

Dory: Just keep swimming!

Nemo: Spend more time with his friends.

Sharky Shark: Watch the “Shallows” and “Jaws” with friends.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse: Spend more quality time with family.

So where did New Year’s resolutions come from? According to History.com

The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. They were also the first to hold recorded celebrations in honor of the new year—though for them the year began not in January but in mid-March, when the crops were planted. During a massive 12-day religious festival known as Akitu, the Babylonians crowned a new king or reaffirmed their loyalty to the reigning king. They also made promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed. These promises could be considered the forerunners of our New Year’s resolutions. If the Babylonians kept to their word, their (pagan) gods would bestow favor on them for the coming year. If not, they would fall out of the gods’ favor—a place no one wanted to be.

The top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 are:

  1. Lose weight or eat healthier
  2. Life or self improvements
  3. Make better financial decisions
  4. Quit smoking
  5. Do more exciting things
  6. Spend more time with family/close friends
  7. Work out more often
  8. Learning something new
  9. Do more good deeds for others
  10. Find the love of my life

A study done by the University of Scranton indicates just 8% of people meet their New Year’s resolutions goals. Suggestions for keeping them include keeping the goals short, make them tangible so you can see the results, and be specific. Others recommend sharing goals with family and friends so they can help you meet them. Scheduling your goals into your daily or weekly life will help you keep them.  Doing something is better than doing nothing. And, don’t be too hard on yourself if you fail to keep your goals.

As we mentioned, our goal this year is to provide you with new, exciting and high quality products. Please visit us at PillowPets.com and sign up for our email list. You will be notified of sales, new releases and other updates.

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Have an amazing 2017!

 

 

Last Minute Gifts – Get 15% Off Site Wide Sale

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The holiday shopping season is fading quickly and now is the time to save with our best deal -get 15% off site wide. So many great ways to give this year.

Pillow Pets Disney Characters: Sven, Olaf, Dory, Nemo, Arlo, Kion, Simba, Eeyore, Sheriff Callie, Lambie and Pumpkin and Beauty

Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Chase, Marshall and Skye. Or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donateloo or Raphael.

DreamWorks Trolls, Poppy, Guy Diamond or Branch. Plus, we have the Veggie Tales, Bob and Larry.

Try something yummy from our new Sweet Scented Pillow Pets. Meet Cotton Candy Unicorn, Gummi Pup, Cookie Pup, Pupcake, Ice Pop Penguin, Popcorn Panda, and Watermelon Ladybug.

Our classic styles like the Moose, Elephant, Puppy meet with our newer styles like Jenna Giraffe, XOXO Elephant and Cotton Candy Puppy.

Dream Lites light up the night in fun characters like Nemo, Minnie Mouse, Olaf, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Chase and Marshall.

Jumboz Pillow Pets are super fun for everyone.  Available in classic styles like Puppy, Moose, Penguin and Panda or bring home your favorite character, Olaf from Frozen, Nemo from Finding Nemo, Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.

Pillow Pets accessories abound with Poucheez Backpack Clips available in fun characters, they make great place to stash keys, change, ID or just decorate a backpack.  FabTablets tablet covers are an adorably soft way to keep your tablet safe and protected. Pajamas, Slippers, Sweatshirts are a fun way to show your Pillow Pets spirit.  These make great gifts and stocking stuffers as well.

So, what type of giver are you?  We went to Psychology Today to see the various types of giving categories which broke it down to the Genuine Giver, someone who truly enjoys giving.  The Status Hound, someone who wants to show their money or power. The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing who wants to be thought of as a generous giver but would equally be happy giving cash or a check.  The Power Player who manipulates the gift giving experience and the Complainer who likes to discuss all of the inconveniences it took to get you the perfect gift.

So is it really better to give than receive?  Is there a science behind it? Well, it can be said that giving helps relieve stress in the body. Again, Psychology Today provides some answers:

In one survey of over 600 U.S. citizens, one study found that spending money on others predicted greater happiness whereas spending money on oneself did not, and this pattern was found across all income levels. In other words, even those with little money reported greater happiness when their proportion of spending on others, relative to the self, was greater.

Most of us probably start out with the best intentions, make lists, search for sales and deals on favorite products and then before we know it we are running behind schedule struggling to get every last gift. Forgot the kids teachers? Your Best Friend? Do your kids want to give to their friends? The list can really grow. The best intentions are to plan and shop early but we all know that those quickly get turned into last minute needs- Pillow Pets is here to help. Get 15% off now site wide. Pillow Pets

Top Reasons Parents Love Pillow Pets

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Pillow Pets has been a top brand in households since 2010.  What started out as an easy way to clean up a room launched a whole new category of product. A dual function stuffed animal by day, pillow by night became the brand that parents and children loved. Who can forget our first commercial jingle: “It’s a Pillow, It’s a Pet, It’s a Pillow Pet.”

Over 30 million Pillow Pets have been sold over the years and its easy to see why.  See what these parents (and kids) are saying about Pillow Pets:

“This is absolutely the best invention ever. It is soft and cuddly and made of a very high quality material”

“I like the fact that these could fold up into a stuffed animal and then fold out into a pillow. He’s a great use on camping or if your child goes to stay the night at a friends house they can take them with them easily and always have stuff in one pillow all-in-one.”

“He’s perfect for travel!”

“The fur is SO soft. It feels nice against your face, and is very relaxing to run the fur through your fingers. When laying your head on this, if you have your nose close to the patch, you can definitely smell cookies. It’s surprising how close the scent is to ACTUAL cookies. 🙂 I love that the underside is covered in chocolate chips and cookies. It totally brings this dog together.”

“I’ve been a reluctant fan of the pillow pets since my daughter’s first one; they are well made and a great design, I even like how they include attached Velcro covers for when the pet is flat so that the Velcro lasts longer.”

“It has a very pleasing scent which is strong enough to know what it is, but not overpowering.” (RE: Ice Pop Penguin)

“They’re not kidding when thy say they last they’re cute and their useful.I’m in college and I sleep with mine every night.”

“I love these because they can open to a soft pillow and use them in car rides or to cuddle with and there is a variety of animals”

“Thank you for making pillow pets they’re amazing each of my 4 kids have one including the nightlight ones my kids LOVE them and take them everywhere sleep overs .. Long car rides and will bring it downstairs just to lay with and watch tv amazing stuffed animal pillows that make my kids so happy”

“I’m 19 and I love this product. I only have one and I got it years ago but I still use it to this day. it’s so convenient to have especially when your laying down and want your head to be elevated a little bit ( which is what I use it for 24/7 ) and I love it.”

“Pillow pets in general are the greatest things ever!! I have three and a majority of my friends have them and they are all just very adorable and soft. They are created with the perfect materials, I love them so much!!”

“We have three of these around the house and the boys love them! they are great lounging pillows and are perfect for movie nights. also the themes are perfect for when one of them is really into a specific character.”

“Our kids love their pillow pets! They are very good quality and last forever. Many different pets to choose from – a good variety for boys and girls. Reasonably priced as well.”

Moms, kids, pets…everyone loves Pillow Pets.  It’s a Pillow, It’s a Pet, It’s a Pillow Pet!

Pillow Pets Dream Lites, The Night Light with Character

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Dream Lites are the perfect way to let your little one drift off to sleep at night. The built in 20-minute timer allows for ample time to settle in for the night.  The cute characters make for ideal room decor and the special icons that project onto the ceiling provide a gentle focal point and enough light to comfort even the most fearful sleeper.

For the next week you can buy one Pillow Pets Dream Lite and get one Pillow Pets Dream Lite FREE!  Once you have made your selection, enter the code: DREAM at checkout. This limited time special makes a perfect time to stock the gift closet or buy one for every tot on your list. In addition to lighting up the night, they make great room decor.

Pillow Pets come in a variety of characters so there is the perfect selection for everyone.

Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol including Chase, Marshall and Skye. These make great additional room decor to a superhero, firefighter or police themed bedroom scene.

DreamWorks Trolls with practical Branch, Poptimistic Poppy, and glittery Guy Diamond. This colorful trio add a pop of brightness to any room. The rich blue of Branch, the hot pink of Poppy, or the glittery sparkle of Guy Diamond will add a little retro feel to the room.

Classic Disney characters Rockin’ the Dots Minnie Mouse and Pink Dot Minnie Mouse. These two beauties are a perfect match for any room highlighting Disney’s classic characters.

From Frozen, Olaf the adorable snowman that loves warm hugs. A room decorated with Elsa and Anna will come to life with the addition of their snow friend, Olaf.

Finding Nemo and Finding Dory make an excellent pair to add to your Buy One, Get One cart.  Make any ocean, under the sea, or seashore theme come to life with these two Dream Lites.

The crime solving protectors of the night, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are available in Michealangelo, Rafael, Leonardo and Donatello.  Let your child pick out their favorite crime fighting turtle or collect all four.

The Inspirations line brings inspirational messages and comfort as you lay down to sleep. The Prayer Lamb Dream Lite delivers the message of “Faith, Hope and Love”.  The Prayer Bunny “Jesus Loves Me,” and Prayer Puppy offers “Bless this Child.” A great gift for a baptism or anyone needing a little extra comfort in their life.

Looking for a Pillow Pet classic? Delight the penguin fan in your life with the Pillow Pets Penguin Dream Lite.  Have a zebra lover in the house? The purple and black Zany Zebra will add a smile and sweet dream.

Children will rest easy knowing their Dream Lite will light up the room with special icons allowing them to transition into a peaceful dream world. Parents will appreciate the built-in timer that illuminates for 20-minutes, giving little ones enough time to drift off to sleep. Alternating colors of amber, blue and green rotate to add color and comfort.

Checkout all of the Dream Lites at PillowPets.com and don’t forget to enter the Buy One, Get One Free code: DREAM at checkout for your savings.