What Is a Squishmallow and Why Are Kids in the Yakima Valley Crazy About Them?

I heard a colleague asking "What is a Squishmallow and why are kids so crazy about them?" To be quite honest, I had never even heard of a Squishmallow before so I turned to my resident Gen Z encyclopedia, my 11-year-old daughter, Willow.

WTF IS A SQUISHMALLOW?

"It's like a squishy plushy and you can just Google it and look it up to see what it looks like. They sell them at Claire's." - Willow

Interesting. I wanted to know how long she had known about Squishmallows and how she heard of them. She said that she had seen them on the shelves at Claire's in Valley Mall "since she was a kid." She also told me that her best friend at school wanted one, too.

NEED A KID'S GIFT IDEA FOR A BIRTHDAY PR OTHER PARTY EVENT?

Well, there you have it. If you are looking for a gift for that pre-teen or "pre-pre-teen" in your life, perhaps a Squishmallow is the thing to get.

WHERE TO GET A FREAKING SQUISHMALLOW IN THE YAKIMA VALLEY

They aren't just sold at Claire's in the mall, they are also available at Target, Walgreens, Kohl's, Amazon, and Party City. The prices range anywhere from $8.99 at Walgreens all the way up to $451 on Mercari.

Willow also suggested that I go on Google and in the search bar type in any animal that I love and then the word Squishmallow after it to see what kind of Squishmallow toy I would get. I think I might try it. I love giraffes. Maybe I, too, will want my OWN Squishmallow to go crazy about.

Move over, Kids! I'm coming for your toys!

Take a Pic of Yourself in Yakima at One of these 74 Mural Selfie Walls

Did you know that the city of Yakima, Washington, has over seventy-four (74) murals that would make for a fantastic place to get your sightseeing selfie? You've no doubt taken quite a few selfies in front of popular landmarks and selfie wallls.

Keep your eyes out for one of our unique photo-op murals to add to your collection in your social media pics, and stop and take a memorable selfie of yourself in the heart of Yakima!