I prefer to make gifts for my kids for Christmas. I usually make pajamas, clothes and a toy. Last year I made each of my kids a Pajama Eater to go with their new pajamas. I used the pattern by Sew Fearless and loved it. I didn't make any of them exactly like the pattern. I should have because my "cat" doesn't look too cat-tish because I ran out of time and didn't put on the ears or whiskers.
I made 4. Here are the 3 I could actually find when it came time for photos. It's not that the 4th is unloved and tossed aside. I think it was actually in the cardboard fort in my 7 year old's room but I didn't go inside it.