Featured Buddy Blog
July 1, 2015
IAASA on Reddit
I shopped around for months before settling on IAASA. I searched for bobble heads, action figures, teddy bears, other stuffed animals…anything that could be personalized. Everything was either extraordinarily expensive or not truly custom. Through pure coincidence, I ran into a reddit post referencing IAASA. After a couple calls and emails, I knew it was for me. Perfect choice.
June 25, 2015
I received my Stuffed Animal just now & we LOVE it!
My son is the thrilled! Thank you so much!
June 8, 2015
Nicholas Kurtz has to be away from home for work, but made sure his son received an extra special present in the mail. A stuffed animal of himself! Looks like he takes Daddy wherever he goes! Thanks, Nicholas!
June 3, 2015
Mary’s 40th Birthday
Happy 40th Birthday Mary!
Chrissy contacted us to make a stuffed animal of her friend Mary for her 40th birthday party. “Thanks so much for getting the stuffed Mary to us in Palm Beach in time for the party. It was a hit. Our friends thought it was hilarious, and they brought her everywhere!” –Chrissy D.
May 8, 2015
We know it’s hard to find something for Dads (or Grandpa) who need some new clever and unexpected Father’s Day gift ideas. We think your Dad just needs to spend time with you, BUT if you want something super unique you’ve found it! Make him an unforgettable custom stuffed animal. You can customize it anyway you like. Dad a golfer? Hunting enthusiast? Likes Game of Thrones? Whatever your Dad is into, we’ll turn him into a custom stuffed animal. Check out a few Special Dad’s below (click to view larger) or click the BIG RED BUTTON to find out how to order one for your Dad. Thanks Dads!
May 5, 2015
Birthday Surprise (Video!)
This is a super cute video of Mary’s grandson receiving a stuffed animal of his “Pawpaw” for his 5th Birthday. Adorable!
April 30, 2015
The Doc is IN!
We love your products! We have multiple doctors in our family, so it’s become a tradition to order one of your buddies every time someone gets a white coat. It’s such a fun family tradition, and we always look forward to bringing our buddies to each white coat ceremony! In general, we really enjoy the quality of your product. Thanks! –Jackie L.
April 20, 2015
The Avenger’s Clark Gregg
Clark Gregg, who plays Agent Coulson in the Avenger’s movie tweeted “this came in the mail from @stuffyourself I put it in the den, when I came home it was in my room. Now I can’t sleep.” Hilarious.
April 7, 2015
Birth Announcement Buddy
I just wanted to thank you for our “Lil Mike”. We have been laughing about him for 2 years. I gave him to my husband for our 2 year Cotton anniversary. We now have twins and took the best picture of the three of them together. It ended up on the back of their birth announcement. We love your company and tell all of our friends about you. They all love Lil Mike too.
March 18, 2015
Design Your Own!
Have a design, drawing or illustration you want us to recreate?
Challenge accepted! See below!
Kevin P.’s Request: “The doll is designed by my friend Scott’s daughter.
So could you please replicate her painting as much as possible?”
March 13, 2015
“I am in a long distance relationship and was hoping to find a fun, silly but perfect gift to ship to my military boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. Specifically, I was looking for one that would help him remember me back at home, maybe even miss me less. I saw a “face pillow” on Pinterest where you could design a pillow with a picture of your face. It was too small and seemed more cheesy than I hoped for… But then I fell upon this site. I loved the idea of sending a “buddy” instead of a pillow and this gift would be more “me”. We are both so silly and he loves joke gifts, but this also seemed very sentimental and thoughtful because I had you include details he would notice. Details that helped him feel more “at home” because he had a “mini-me” to hold if needed. He loved it. I was so glad to see his face as he opened it on Skype. It was perfectly adorable. Thanks for that.”–Aschli K.
March 9, 2015
Sweet Gift: John’s Soldier Buddy
“I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did! I ordered a soldier (myself) about a month ago. You made sure all the correct patches and rank was added with great detail. Also, it got to my girlfriend by Valentine’s Day so when we skyped I opened it up with her. It was truly great. Thanks so much!” -John Chewens
Thanks for everything YOU do for our country, John!
November 28, 2014
IAASA on TV!
Special thanks to Mr. Fabulous himself, Ryan Massel of immrfabulous.com for our shout out on Breakfast Television’s Best Personalized Gifts in Calgary, Canada. Check out the segment below!
November 14, 2014
Mini Uncle Rich!
“My niece loves her Uncle and I don’t see her often,
whenever we call I’m the first person she wants
to hear. I thought a stuffed uncle would be the
perfect gift for her!” –Rich E.
November 7, 2014
Dylan Warms Our Heart
“I chose IAASA because I wanted something to remember my dad by after he passed and I thought a stuffed animal of him would be perfect. Thank you.”
Thank you for sharing Dylan. We’re so glad to be a part of your fond memory of your Dad.–IAASA
October 31, 2014
Buddies make the absolute BEST Christmas gifts. These personalized, creative gifts
can be 100% custom. Anything you want us to design, we’ll do it.
Questions? Ask away!
“My parents loved their Christmas gifts. Thanks so much!” – Trish
October 30, 2014
Flat Stanley Buddies for Christmas!
Looking for creative Christmas stocking stuffers for the kids?
Our IAASA friends Treci and Tina shared how they plan to make the family’s Christmas stocking super special! While on vacation this Summer the kids made their own “Flat Stanleys” from the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown and took photos with them while sightseeing. Tina thought it would be a great idea to upload each doll the kids created to our DIY Buddy template and make them into stuffed animals for Christmas.
We love creative fans! Thanks for sharing!
October 13, 2014
Create Your Own
“It was a great surprise to see my original artwork turned into a buddy. I was so happy to see how awesome your design looked. Thank you!”
What a fun gag gift for the holidays! Have everyone a good laugh and is a great conversation piece at our home. Will definitely order again!
May 13, 2014
Anthony’s Groomsmen Gifts!
“First thing is first, the stuffed animals are fantastic. In fact, I brought the one that looks like me to work and everyone raved about it. Some of my co-workers went to the website as soon as they saw mine and were dreaming of possibilities.
I know also you’ve been asking about a story, well…here it is. I find myself always on these oddball shopping websites. For this particular instance I was on a website called ThisiswhyImBroke.com They have a bunch of really weird, un-needed, super expensive things. Around the same time I got engaged and I was thinking on potential groomsmen gifts. I was really tired on the same gifts being recycled over and over and I wanted to add a personal touch to this. So I stumbled across your website through Thisiswhyimbroke and fell in love. The personal touch to this isn’t so much that it’s a pillow version of the wedding party but that I am a pro wrestling fan and I remember growing up they had these things called “Wrestling Buddies”. There was Hulk Hogan, Macho Man, The Million Dollar Man…so here was an opportunity to make our own wrestling buddies. And yes, as you can tell the party is comprised with mostly fans of sports entertainment.
The groomsmen gifts were a huge hit. We had them all displayed at the wedding and a lot of people came up to me and said they were the coolest and best groomsmen gift they have ever seen. My wife is even jealous (which by the way I may have to put in a new order so she can have her own). Wedding photos below! Thanks again!”