I'm an animal lover, and since this is the Year of the Rabbit, adding one or two bunnies to the house may be inevitable. I'm digging the Fauna Rabbit Pillow ($104) but at just over a benjamin, this bunny goes from cute to a little too precious. And while I love that these pillows are printed by hand and also feature other fun animal shapes, truth be told, if I'm going to add one of these creatures to my house, I don't want to be defending it from a sticky-fingered toddler who might mar its expensive pelt. Bottom line: I'd like a cute animal pillow that costs a bit less, thank you very much. Luckily, there's a much less expensive option!
These Animal Softies ($25) from bookhou are a mere quarter of the price of the more spendy pillows. They're available in an absolute menagerie of creatures, from whales and kittens to beavers and polar bears. The illustrations of the animals have less verisimilitude than the fauna pillows, but I kind of love the children's book illustration flavor of the bookhou pillows. They'd also look perfect in a baby or child's bedroom.