LOVED AND NEVER ALONE

With every Xander Friend you buy, we contribute one to a child in foster care. This cozy, warmable companion is filled with fresh Lavender flowers from our fields and comforting Michigan cherry pits. Ideal for those seeking comfort and relaxation, this cuddly friend serves as the perfect companion. Our goal is to provide a warmable, Lavender-filled Xander Friend to every child in foster care.

LOVED AND NEVER ALONE

With every Xander Friend you buy, we contribute one to a child in foster care. This cozy, warmable companion is filled with fresh Lavender flowers from our fields and comforting Michigan cherry pits. Ideal for those seeking comfort and relaxation, this cuddly friend serves as the perfect companion. Our goal is to provide a warmable, Lavender-filled Xander Friend to every child in foster care.

Xander Friends

Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of Lavender for Children

There are many proven benefits of lavender for children that can promote improvement in a range of health conditions. Lavender can have a calming effect that has been shown to help with anxiety, insomnia, and even ADHD. Because of its calming properties, it is commonly used for kids who have trouble sleeping or who struggle to relax before bedtime.


With Xander microwavable stuffed animals, you can get all the benefits of lavender in cute and cuddly scented stuffed animals that your kids can take with them wherever they go!

Uses for Xander

Xander stuffed animals are microwavable, scented, weighted, and highly huggable. The toy is the perfect size to cuddle with at night, play with all day long, or even snuggle up to on cold winter nights. Xander's unique scent comes from the lavender buds used in the stuffed animal, as well as the other earth-friendly materials used to make it.

The scented stuffed animals include a pouch of lavender buds and Michigan cherry stones that can be microwaved in less than 30 seconds. After being microwaved, the pouch helps keep the stuffed animal warm for 20 minutes or more.


On the other hand, if your little one is already too warm, throw the pouch into the freezer for a while to help them cool down. The stuffed animals can also be hand washed and laid out to dry, so you don't have to worry about them getting dirty or losing their softness over time.


Xander's many uses include:


A travel companion

A bedtime buddy

A comfort item for stressful situations (a new baby in the house or a move)

Lavender-Filled Animal Toys for Soothing Sleep

This adorable line of microwavable stuffed animals scented with lavender is excellent for soothing sleep and helping to calm your mind.

Lavender has many possible benefits, including reducing anxiety and depression, improving focus, improving sleep quality, and helping with pain management. Lavender can also be linked to reduced stress levels by triggering the production of serotonin in the brain.

Stuffed Animals for Children With Short Attention Spans

If you've got a child with a short attention span, you know that sometimes getting them to sit still can be challenging. The weight and scent of the Xander stuffed animal help alleviate children's sensory needs and aid them in focusing. The smell, weight, and heat of your child's new favorite toy will help your child recenter their focus and stay on task.

Friends of the Bunny Program

Lavender Life founded the Friends of the Bunny Program to help children in foster care. While we donate one Xander stuffed animal to a child in foster care for each one that is purchased, the Friends of the Bunny program goes one step further. This program allows you to buy a Xander stuffed animal and have BOTH donated to children in foster care. Help make more than one person's day (week, year, and life) a little more comfortable when you choose the Friends of the Bunny! We want to do our part to help ensure children in foster care have something snuggly and comfortable to love.


Give the Gift of Xander

Xander Bunnies make an excellent gift for anyone who wants a bit of comfort or relaxation—and who doesn't? It's so soft and warmable, and it's like having a little bundle of joy to snuggle with all day long.


One of the best things about our Xander stuffed animals is that they make the perfect gift for anyone in your life. Even adults love the snuggly toys! If you're looking for a gift for someone you love, look no further than our Xander weighted, scented stuffed animals.