The Sloth Gift Guide 2014

It’s December! And that means it’s time to get onto your Chrissy shopping if you haven’t yet. Last year I posted the Ultimate Sloth Gift Guide, but each year more weird and wonderful sloth-related products and experiences seem to come into existence, so here’s my top-ten pick for 2014.

Number 10: Sloth Tops has you completely covered on this front… literally. This Majestic Sloth top is one of my favs.majesticsloth

Number 9: Sloth Wall Calendar for 2015

Lucy Cooke’s noble quest to make sloths part of everyone’s lives takes us into the future with her Hanging With Sloths calendar for 2015. The added bonus of seeing baby sloths on your wall all year round.


Number 8: Sloth Art

Etsy delivers the goods on this one. This beautiful sloth watercolour is absolutely fabulous.


Number 7: Sloth Hat

When you’re lazing around (or not?) this totally cute sloth hat is ideal for keep those little slothy ears warm.slothhat

Number 6: Sloth Clocks

Sloths have a habit of being late! Nothing wrong with that, but if you need to know the time and want to do it in lazy style, this funky vintage sloth clock (slock? cloth?) will set you right.  slothclock

Number 5: Sloth Onesie

For the intense sloth lover, you can’t go past this all-over sloth onesie from Kigurumi. Ideal for lounging, lazing, and sleeping… a sloth’s favourite activities. slothonesie

Number 4: Sloth Jewellery

Carry a little sloth close to your heart with this gorgeous sloth necklace from Etsy.


Or, if you want some finger bling, the sloth wrap-around ring is hard to beat. slothring

Number 3: Sloth Toy

Fancy your own Sueno or Duermo? This Wild Republic sloth is one of the most popular world-wide and you can cuddle him/her to your heart’s content.slothtoycuddlekin

Number 2: Meet the Sloths Series

Chill out one afternoon (or many) and have a marathon of Meet the Sloths. The amount of gasping, Aww exclaiming and heart-melting you will experience is like no other.


Number 1: Adopt a Sloth

Get the real deal through the World Wildlife Fund. You won’t get to take a sloth home, but you will be contributing to the conservation and maintenance of sloths everywhere, so that they can be around to enjoy for generations to come.


And finally…

Don’t forget to wrap your sleepy presents in some sloth wrapping paper, and send a sweet snoozy message on some sloth Christmas cards like these ones from Night Owl Paper Goods.


Happy holidays!

Woolworths Super Animal sloth card

Did you know that in Woolworths’ current Super Animal Cards promo that you might find a Super Sloth card??



It’s a sound card too! If someone comes across one I’d love to know what the sound that they chose is. I hope it’s one of these.


Lucy Cooke on Sloths

Lucy Cooke, author of A Little Book of Sloth and The Power of Sloth, wrote this awesome article for The Idler:

It wasn’t until the seventeenth century, after years of arguing, the Holy powers-that-be finally decided on its definitive top seven sins. And sloth snuggled in at number four…

It was thanks to celebrated French naturalist Georges Buffon that the moniker really stuck, when he became the first person to scientifically describe the sloth in 1749: ‘Slowness, habitual pain, and stupidity are the results of this strange and bungled conformation. These sloths are the lowest form of existence. One more defect would have made their lives impossible.’

It’s lucky the sloth is such an affable chap. And doesn’t read or speak French because, if he did, I’m sure that even he would struggle to swallow such slurs without a (very slow) fight.enhanced-buzz-wide-13671-1397213403-7

Happy Birthday to my Best Friend

Today is the boy’s birthday! We had friends over last night, have spent all day together today and will see family tonight. He is the cherry on top of my sloth-filled life and I love him so very very much, not least for putting up with this all-consuming obsession of mine (and, generally, encouraging it…).

To get into the party mood, here’s some pics of Buttercup the Sloth on her birthday, from the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. buttercupbirthday buttercupbirthday2