A Zoobie is a favorite of mine. These are pillows with blankets inside so it makes an animal to play with, a pillow or you can take the blanket out to cover up with. Because of this they make for fabulous travel toys with a blanket, pillow and toy all in one! There are many animals to pick from too! Even a book based collection with the hungry caterpillar and Oliva!
Abby has this tiger - that she loves - even though the commercials for pillow pets have swayed her that way (Thanks Gigi for her unicorn pillow pet)
How cute is this little lion?
Or this Koala with it's baby?
I've also posted another great Christmas idea from Shutterfly over here if you want to check it out!
(All images from Amazon)