10 Irresistible Squishmallows Under $20 You Can Still Get Before Christmas

Afiyah the Succulent and Keina the Sushi are great gifts for kids of all ages

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Squishmallows under $20

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Stuffed animals are beloved classics, but Squishmallows take the cuddliness to new levels. Made with the softest fabric ever, Squishmallows have been a trending toy for a few years now, and they’re only getting cuter. The best part is that they make great gifts for kids (and kids-at-heart) of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers and even adults. Whether they love unicorns, dinosaurs, plants, food, or axolotls, there are over 1,000 Squishmallows in 10 different sizes to choose from—and many of them are under $20. If you order your Squishmallows on Amazon, you can have them delivered within a week, with plenty of time to wrap them and set them under the tree. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, your package should arrive within a couple of days.

Afiyah the Succulent

Afiyah the Succulent

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To buy: Afiyah the Succulent Squishmallow, $20; amazon.com

Each Squishmallow has its own name and backstory already provided, which makes imaginative play even more fun. Afiyah the Succulent is 12 x 8 x 14 inches and she loves to sing and dance with her partner, Oz the Succulent. This cuddly friend is a great pick for kiddos and the plant lovers in your life

Drow the Dragon

Drow the Dragon

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To buy: Drow the Dragon Squishmallow, $20; amazon.com

This might be the least scary dragon out there. Although he has wings, he doesn’t like to fly because he’s afraid of heights. And instead of breathing fire, Drow the Dragon likes to dance. Measuring 12 x 8 x 14, this Squishmallow is large enough to be used as a pillow.

Kellie the Goldfish

Kellie the Goldfish

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To buy: Kellie the Goldfish Squishmallow, $16; amazon.com

Kellie is a medium-sized Squishmallow, at 10 x 6 x 12 inches. This fun goldfish is a great companion for trips because she loves to travel. In fact, she swims to a different beach every weekend, no matter how far.

Keina the Shrimp Sushi

Keina the Shrimp Sushi

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To buy: Keina the Shrimp Sushi Squishmallow, $16 (normally $20); amazon.com

Got any sushi lovers on your list? Keina the Shrimp Sushi has a super fun backstory: She is a nomad who is never in one place for too long. She may seem like a regular sushi, but she loves to explore new places and make new friends all over the world. We should all be more like Keina! This very interesting Squishmallow measures 12 x 8 x 14 inches.

Gideon the Guacamole

Gideon the Guacamole

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To buy: Gideon the Guacamole Squishmallow, $20; amazon.com

Described as “the life of the party,” Gideon the Guacamole is also a world traveler and is full of amazing stories, like the time he wrestled a giant squid or when he climbed to the top of Mallow Mountain. The smiley Squishmallow features an adorable tortilla chip on his head and measures 12 x 8 x14 inches.

Squishville Felicia and Zeke

Squishville Felicia and Zeke

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To buy: Squishville Felicia and Zeke, $15; amazon.com

This set of mini Squishmallow Squishville plushies features four toys: Felicia the Pandacorn in a flying carriage and Zeke the Zebra in a purple car. The Squishville minis are about 2 inches tall and fit into their vehicles for more fun on the road. They are available in four different character-vehicle combinations.

Sydnee the Lavender Squirrel

Sydnee the Lavender Squirrel

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To buy: Sydnee the Lavender Squirrel Squishmallow, $14 (normally $20); amazon.com

Sydnee is much more than a super cozy companion—she wants to be a spy when she grows up. She enjoys watching spy and undercover agent movies and loves creating secret code words that she uses with her dad. Unlike other Squishmallows on this list, Sydnee has a longer, log-like shape (10 x 6 x 12 inches), so it makes a very convenient pillow.

TeeTurtle Reversible Octopus

TeeTurtle Reversible Octopus

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To buy: TeeTurtle Reversible Octopus, $7 (normally $15); amazon.com

OK, so this is not officially a Squishmallow, but we’re putting it in the same category because it’s just as soft and adorable. The reversible octopus plushie is actually a TeeTurtle toy and features a pink happy side and a red angry side (and there are 44 other color combinations available, too). To flip it, all you need to do is push on its head and flip its tentacles to reveal the other side. This moody octopus measures 4 x 4 x 3 inches, and there is also a large version.

Chienda the Wooly Mammoth

Chienda the Wooly Mammoth

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To buy: Chienda the Wooly Mammoth Squishmallow, $20; amazon.com

If your kiddo is into prehistoric animals, they’ll appreciate the details on Chienda the Wooly Mammoth, with her ivory tusks, floppy ears, and brown fur. Despite her prehistoric past, Chienda’s passions are more in line with modern times: She’s a flower artist who likes to add unique touches to her arrangements, like feathers, shiny jewels, and butterflies. 

Rie the Otter

Rie the Otter

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To buy: Rie the Otter Squishmallow, $20; amazon.com

As otters often do, Rie comes from a large family: She has four siblings and more than 12 cousins—which is very convenient because she loves to play hide-and-seek. She has an otter’s characteristic whiskers, folded ears, and a soft white belly to complete the look. She’s a medium-size Squishmallow, measuring 12 x 8 x 14.

By Hildara Araya
Hildara Araya is an editor, prenatal educator, and mother of three. She has a master’s degree in journalism and over 15 years of experience as a writer and editor focusing primarily on parenting, education, e-commerce, and sustainability.