About Me


Welcome to Jan's Bear Essentials.  I hope you enjoy my store. I have current and past Gund inventory, Baby Gund and many current and retired Snuffles.  I also have in stock way-too-many Apple Whimsey Bears.  My inventory changes all the time, so check back often to see what has arrived.


Obviously, my name is Jan.  The bear business is a labor of love stemming from a lifetime of collecting teddy bears.  I have spent many years not only collecting bears but used to make bears for gifts.  This later developed into my website business in 2004.  I hope you enjoy my merchandise. If you can't find what you are looking for, please e-mail me and I'll try to locate the item. I am a Diamond Paw Gund dealer and have access to all current inventory but also have many of the old catalogs and can maybe assist in locating or identifying retired pieces.  I started my business in 2004 and retired from the corporate world so I am now able to spend all my time handling my website business.