Take Your Kids on an Imaginary Safari

By  December 20, 2011

Sandra Bullock recently revealed one of the gifts she might be getting for her son Louis to Access Hollywood: “It’s gonna be a little ridiculous… I want the photo ops to be really great because he’s not going to remember it, but he’ll remember it by the photos and when he’s 16 and says, ‘I hate you – you’re a horrible mother,’ I’ll go ‘Do you see this Christmas? Do you see that I got you that life-size lion? Shut up! Get in your room and do your homework. I was a good mother then.’”

She may have been kidding, but we think a life-size lion, tiger, or bear (oh my!) would make a tremendous gift for an adventurous little one like almost two-year-old Louis.

These plush and realistic animals from FAO Schwarz will delight tykes and inspire imaginations. And while they might be a bit on the pricey side, they sure cost less than a trip to South Africa.

Extra-Large Giraffe, $849.99
Ride-on Zebra, $749.99
Ride-on Elephant: $649.99
Bengal Tiger: $649.99
Kangaroo: $349.99
Chimp: $29.99
Baby Giraffe: $29.99
Leaf Monkey: $19.99
Baby Elephant: $19.99