I discovered these divine little creatures just too late for our soft toy gift guide, but they would definitely have made the cut. Created by Swedish company Vandis, there are four designs, each comprising two mega-cute animal characters, revealed when you turn the toy over and upside down. Meet Octomoose (Octopus/Moose), Catophant (Cat/Elephant), Mabbit (Man/Rabbit), Ghowl (Ghost/Owl) – all with the kind of friendly expressions and in the vibrant colours kids love. Bound to become instant best friends. £19.99 each, Nordic Kids.