I got it in my head last Christmas that Charlie needed a sock monkey. Not just any sock monkey but a PINK one. It's not perfect but it's cute (and a little scary) anyway.
The socks to make the monkeys can be pricey but you CAN do this with regular old socks! It won't look like an "official" sock monkey, but your kid will probably like it better with personal flair.
Any old sock monkey
It looks like it takes a long time to do but it came together surprisingly fast.