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20 Best Fantastically Squishy Squishmallows

Updated 6 July 2022

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Teddy is our primary content producer here at TheToyZone. He is a big kid at heart and a self-confessed geek. His mission is to find toys that kids will treasure.

Some words are just so great that you can’t believe they weren’t a thing before. Squishmallow definitely is one of those words. 

Squishmallows are soft toys for kids who find regular soft toys nowhere near soft enough. With the squishiness of a marshmallow and the size and cutesiness (we can make up words too) of a cuddly baby elephant, these are the perfect companions.

We’ve picked out the 20 best Squishmallows for kids, taking in all the usual favorites, like Mickey Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, dragons, witches, Baby Yoda, unicorns, and sloths. But bigger, and squishier, with cuter than usual faces. Take a look at any of them and try not to go “awww”, we dare you!

Of course, a Squishmallow is no good if it arrives as comfortable as a bag of rocks, so we’ve made sure our recommendations can be trusted by ruling out all of the fake online reviews beforehand. Only the biggest, squishiest, and mallowiest toys make it on our list.

1Leonard The Rainbow Mane Lion (Best Budget Option)

This precious Squishmallow is an eight-inch lion that is totally squishable. Made of the softest plush material, Leonard’s velvety texture is soft and soothing, just like a squishy marshmallow. Leonard’s pretty and trendy tie-dye mane makes him one of the most unique lion plushies on the market. 

His pleasing peach-tone fur, coupled with his matching tie-dye tail, makes Leonard even more endearing. This Squishmallow’s bright eyes and sweet smile turn up the loveable dial to eleven. Your little one will love cuddling up to this little plushie during playtime, naptime, long rides, and everywhere in between.

What we love

  • Leonard is also available in three other sizes
  • Squishmallow is the winner of the 2020 Plush Toy of the Year

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Could be cool if Leonard roooaaaarrrred
Leonard The Rainbow Mane Lion (Best Budget Option)

2Mickey Mouse (Best Quality Option)

Calling all Disney fans! This fourteen-inch Mickey Mouse Squishmallow is a perfect cuddle buddy for your little Mickey Mouse fan. Perfect for children of all ages, this stout mouse is as soft as Squishmallows come with its luxurious, velvety fur. Mickey’s peach-toned face features his classic black eyes and black button nose. 

His iconic mouse ears and red shorts make this Squishmallow undoubtedly Mickey Mouse. This pillow-soft Mickey Mouse Squishmallow is a perfect gift for Mickey lovers of all ages. Whether to cuddle him, display him, travel with him, or beyond, this loveable dude will be a hit.

What we love

  • A matching Minnie Mouse is available for purchase
  • This is a great gift for a Mickey Mouse collector

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish Mickey’s face featured his cheeky smile
Mickey Mouse (Best Quality Option)

3Maribel in Plane & Willow in Carriage

This set of Squishville toys comes with two collectible animals and their very own vehicles to squish them into. This set includes a two-inch pink butterfly named Mabel that squishes into her very own Squishmallow airplane. The other half of the set is a pink/purple tie-dye pegasus with a Squishmallow carriage. 

All four pieces are made of the softest, signature fur and each piece is about two inches in size. Your little one will love imagining new adventures for this set of besties. They are the perfect size for diaper bags, backpacks, restaurants, waiting rooms, and other on-the-go destinations.

What we love

  • The butterfly and pegasus wings have a pretty sparkle detail
  • The pegasus has an awesome pur

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Purchasing more than 80 Squishville collectibles can become a bit of a habit
Maribel in Plane & Willow in Carriage

4Aqua The Sloth

Sloth fandom seems like it’s here to stay. If you know a little one whose favorite animal is the sweet-faced, slow-moving mammal, then this adorable Squishmallow named Aqua would make a great gift for him/her. This 12-inch Squishmallow’s body is the softest shade of turquoise, while its signature eye-mask is light grey. 

The sloth’s white belly and thin-lipped smile will warm your little one’s heart. Aqua is up for all sorts of adventures, loves to be loved, and is looking for a place to call home. This huggable sloth is a wonderful collectible to add to your ever-growing collection.

What we love

  • Squishmallows are machine washable and dryable
  • Its squishy interior rebounds to its original shape even after big squeezes

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish Aqua had a tail as real sloths do
Aqua The Sloth


Like all of his Squishmallow buddies, this Koala is adorably snuggly and soft. This 16-inch, plush Koala has a gray body and white belly. He has big round ears and a large, dark nose, just like a real koala bear. The Koala’s spongy stuffing is fun to squish and squeeze. Just like real Koala bears, this Squishmallow collectible is huggable and the perfect size for great cuddles. 

A soothing bedtime buddy or naptime plushie, this Squishmallow Koala is the best gift for the cuddly Koala-loving kiddo in your life. Whether this is your little one’s first Squishmallow or an addition to a collection, it’s sure to be loved.

What we love

  • Squishmallows make wonderful travel companions
  • This sweet bear doubles perfectly as a pillow

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish he had furry ears like a real Koala bear

6Baby Yoda (Grogu)

This awesome Baby Yoda the Child toy is the best gift for Star Wars fans, young and old. The Baby Yoda Squishmallow perfectly resembles the real character; he is 10-inches in size and suitable for children (and adults) of all ages. What Squishmallow Baby Yoda would be complete without his iconic green body, floppy ears, iconic brown robe, and big black eyes? 

Baby Yoda’s sweet expression is highlighted by a friendly smile that makes him all the more endearing. This Squishmallow version of Baby Yoda even has the character’s recognizable wrinkled forehead. Squishmallow nearly perfectly replicates the quintessential Baby Yoda character.

What we love

  • A galactic lineup of other Star Wars Squishmallows can be purchased separately
  • This is a great companion to enjoy any Star Wars movie with

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We’d love to see Baby Yoda wearing the blissl (necklace)
Baby Yoda (Grogu)

7Bridgie The Pink Tulip

This beautiful Squishmallow is sure to bring a beaming smile to your child’s face, just like the smile upon this sweet tulip’s face. The tulip’s petals are an ombre pink that transitions from a fuchsia at its base to pale pink at the tips. 

The tulip’s pretty petals sit atop green leaves for the full flower effect. The flower’s body is made of the same supple fabric that Squishmallows are so well-known for. This precious bud named Bridgie is an excellent flower gift for someone who loves tulips.

What we love

  • This is a great substitute for actual flowers on special occasions
  • Bridgie’s cute expression winks at you

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish she was flower-scented
Bridgie The Pink Tulip


Who’s more loveable than Nemo, the clownfish, from the “Finding Nemo” movie franchise? This fish out of water allows your little one to squish and snuggle their favorite undersea character. This Nemo Squishmallow is orange and white striped with black accents. His floppy fins are perfectly reminiscent of Nemo’s actual fins, as are his big bright eyes. 

Whether you’re shopping for a Disney fan or a Nemo fan specifically, this Squishmallow is sure to delight the recipient. Your child will love snuggling up to Nemo as he/she enjoys his new pal’s movies.

What we love

  • Nemo is one in a series of Disney Squishmallows
  • Nemo’s features are beautifully embroidered with excellent craftsmanship

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Nemo is so popular that he sells out quickly

9Rainbow Dream Squad

This set of six Squishville plushies is a great gift for collectors of this unique line of Squishmallows. Included in the set are six rainbow dream plush animals. The two-inch Squishmallows come in a set of six mystery rainbow toys that could include Percy the Pegasus or Cindy the Rainbow Cat. 

The Rainbow Squad is not only a colorful and snuggly set of toys, but they provide your little one with a fun, surprise unboxing opportunity. For such small toys, they are a bundle of fun!

What we love

  • Each Rainbow Squad member features a unique yet adorably sweet expression
  • Mini Squishmallow playsets, like vehicles and furniture, may be purchased separately

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We’d prefer it if the toys’ tags were smaller than they are currently
Rainbow Dream Squad

10Buzz Lightyear


Your Toy Story fan will adore this Buzz Lightyear Squishmallow to Infinity and beyond! Disney fans alike will love this extra soft and uber cuddly replica of the coolest guy in the galaxy. Adorned with replica embroidered details, like Buzz Lightyear’s cute nose, raised eyebrow, and questioning grimace, this Squishmallow looks just like the movie character. 

The Squishmallow is wearing Buzz Lightyear’s archetypal space-ranger spacesuit and helmet, as well as his famous hands-on-hip pose. The spacesuit’s belt features embroidered and colorful buttons, just like on Buzz Lightyear’s movie costume. Your little “Toy Story” fan will love snuggling up to the otherwise un-snuggly movie character.

What we love

  • Buzz Lightyear is a great masculine counterpart to the many feminine Squishmallows
  • Squishmallow didn’t forget to include Buzz’s curly goatee

What We Don't Like That Much

  • His eyes are black instead of their true blue color
Buzz Lightyear

11Miranda The Purple Owl

With the owl trend still in full swing, you may know someone who will adore this plush toy animal. This eight-inch Squishmallow named Miranda is a lovely purple owl with beautiful, intricate details. Featuring long eyelashes and pink embroidered feathers, this ladylike owl is a cute gift that a special child will surely treasure. 

Miranda’s pointy ears and orange beak make her unquestionably an owl. Finally, Miranda’s black, beady eyes with embroidered white sparkles will have your little one gleaming back at them lovingly. A fetching addition to any collection of Squishmallows, this darling owl makes a great gift.

What we love

  • Miranda makes a great decoration for an owl-themed bedroom
  • She’ll love to join your little one for bedtime stories

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish the owl was available in other colors
Miranda The Purple Owl

12Cora The Cat

This sweet Squishmallow is such a cuddle bug. With Squishmallow’s signature soft, velvety fabric and spongy filling, Cora the Cat is extra loveable. Cora the Cat is a plump, white kitty with light blue accents. She has a shaggy blue head of hair that your little one will love running her fingers through. 

Cora’s pretty curled eyelashes, sweet pink nose, and darling smile give her a delightful countenance. Black embroidered whiskers complete her feline look, making her an excellent addition to any Squishmallow collection. Your little one will love petting and snuggling Cora the Cat.

What we love

  • Cora the Cat wears a blue sparkly headband that is too cute
  • Her shaggy hair is so long that she could even wear a hair bow for dress up

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Cora is an updated version of an earlier model, yet the two don’t look alike
Cora The Cat

13Mia The Baby Unicorn

If you know a child who loves unicorns, this Squishmallow would make an awesome gift. Mia the Baby Unicorn is a sweet girl who loves big, warm hugs and can’t wait to come home with you.

Mia the Baby Unicorn’s body is a lovely purple with a white-accented belly, nose, and ears. She has long, darling eyelashes and a big but endearing snout. Mia’s best feature is her signature pink, sparkly horn on the front of her head. There’s no doubt this portly pal is a sweet and magical unicorn.

More: Best Unicorn Toys for Kids

What we love

  • Squishmallows are easy to pack and store in tight spaces
  • Your little one will love imagining creative play scenes with Cora

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish Cora’s color scheme was more dynamic
Mia The Baby Unicorn

14Scented Mystery Squad Bag

This Squishmallow Mystery Bag is Squishmallow’s answer to the surprise toy trend. The Mystery Bag contains one of six possible Squishmallows. Each of the six collectibles is an eight-inch plushie animal in a fun pattern or color. For instance, you could receive a green dragon, a rainbow emu, a sprinkled sloth, a purple/winking unicorn, a tie-dye seal, or a leopard-print cheetah. 

Each of the animals is scented which makes for a multi-sensory experience. A Squishmallow Mystery Bag is a great gift for collectors and a fun unboxing experience for children. Your child will basque in their aroma as he/she snuggles these sweet toys.

What we love

  • The aromatic scents are fruity and delightful
  • The scent never fades, even after washing

What We Don't Like That Much

  • These don’t come with names/bios as other Squishmallows do
Scented Mystery Squad Bag

15Stanley The Panda

Stanley the Panda is an ultra-soft and squishy toy that your Squishmallow fan will simply adore. Stanley has a portly build and, like all Squishmallows, is constructed of marshmallow-like fabric that is incredibly supple. Stanley the Panda has a white body with big black circles around his eyes just like a real panda bear. 

Stanley the Panda also has a black belt and ears that perfectly contrast against his white body. There’s no doubt that your little one will cherish this sweet-faced little guy for years to come. You may very well be purchasing your child’s new best friend!

What we love

  • Stanley’s name suits him perfectly
  • According to his bio, Stanley is a real karate kid

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish he had arms and legs to show off some karate moves with
Stanley The Panda

16Squishville Mystery Assortment Blind Package (2 Pack)

Mini Squishmallows are a movement in and of themselves. Similar to surprise eggs, these Squishmallow shells come in a two-pack of surprise mini toys. Included in the shell is one three-inch Squishmallow and a coordinating accessory. The small size of these Squishmallows makes them perfect for on-the-go and packing away in small spaces. 

There are 24 styles to collect which makes for many fun surprises for your child. Some of the sweet surprises your child may unbox include a strawberry, an apple, a poodle, or a cupcake. No matter which adorable Squishmallow your child receives, he/she will certainly love them.

What we love

  • Squeezing these Squishmallows may relieve stress
  • These are sold in three-packs as well

What We Don't Like That Much

  • There’s no way to avoid unboxing doubles if you’re collecting many
Squishville Mystery Assortment Blind Package (2 Pack)


Ohana! This is the best Squishmallow for the “Lilo and Stitch” fan in your life. Your little one will love snuggling with this quirky character from outer space. This Squishmallow Stitch looks just like the movie character. He measures 10-inches and has Stitch’s iconic blue-on-blue body with excellent embroidered details. 

Stitch’s signature floppy ears are offset with a sweet purple detail and he even has a little tuft of hair on the crown of his head. Your kiddo will feel soothed and loved with every snuggle of this cute Stitch toy.

What we love

  • Stitch’s sweet smile is incredibly endearing
  • Your child will love recreating movie scenes with this Squishmallow

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish Stitch’s famous toothy smile was featured on this toy

18Baiden The Red Dragon

This friendly dragon is soft, snuggly, and a great gift for Squishmallow collectors and/or dragon lovers. Baiden the Red Dragon has a soft, squishable texture that makes him perfect for napping with, reading stories with, and roleplaying dragon scenes with. His red body is juxtaposed with silver accents on his arms, wings, horn, and spine. 

Although Baiden is truly a fearsome dragon, he has a benevolent countenance that makes him entirely loveable. Baiden the Dragon even has a cool tail that makes it easy to carry him around with. This awesome collectible is sure to wow your little one.

What we love

  • Baiden’s bio suggests he is a farmhand which makes for a cool roleplaying story
  • Baiden is a super gift suitable for infants through adults

What We Don't Like That Much

  • He doesn’t have a rattle inside as some Squishmallows do
Baiden The Red Dragon

19Wanda The Watermelon

This bright Squishmallow would make a wonderful gift for someone celebrating a summer birthday. Nothing says summertime like watermelon! This soft and squeezable Squishmallow has a green-on-green striped body, with a bright pink face. Wanda the Watermelon is embroidered with big black eyes and lavish eyelashes as well as watermelon seeds on her belly. 

Wanda the Watermelon also has a sweet smile and a little bitty stem at the top of her head. The green and pink body and face are offset by beautiful white piping that accentuates her agreeable features. This adorable watermelon Squishmallow is made for snuggling!

What we love

  • This is a great gift for someone whose favorite fruit is watermelon
  • Wanda would be a great addition to a watermelon-themed birthday party

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish Wanda was watermelon-scented
Wanda The Watermelon

20Whitney The Witch

Do you know someone who adores Halloween? This plushie would certainly make their day! Whitney the Witch, is a Halloween-themed Squishmallow who would certainly win the best costume. Soft and squishy like all Squishmallows, Whitney the Witch is wearing a black and white shirt, a black and purple striped skirt, and a pointy/brimmed hat with purple and gold accents. 

Whitney has bright red hair that is coiffed in cute pigtails and a charming little smile that will surely make your child smile too. Whitney would make a perfect companion to a child who’s dressing up as a witch this Halloween.

What we love

  • There are other Halloween Squishmallows available to collect
  • This would make a perfect Halloween treat instead of candy

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish she came with a broom accessory
Whitney The Witch

In Conclusion

So now you’ve seen all of those Squishmallows, how do you possibly choose between them? Maybe you’re buying for a Toy Story fan, or a Star Wars fan, in which case Buzz Lightyear or Baby Yoda are obvious – and adorable – choices, but if not there are so many options, all of which offer total squishiness and the cute factor too. 

Of course, back in our day, we didn’t have Squishmallows to cuddle, we had Beanie Babies! If you still have yours, it could be worth some money. Check out our article on The ‘90s Toys That Are Now Worth a Fortune, you never know, your old cuddle buddies could be worth $50,000!

If Squishmallows just aren’t quite cute enough, you could always check out our 8 Best Talking Hamster Toys for something even more adorable.