Anxiety Blob is a soft, cuddly friend who reminds you that anxious is how you feel, not who you are.


This is the story of the Anxiety Blob.

The Anxiety Blob was born as a doodle in September of 2015. I was feeling anxious and “other,” and I also needed to create a post for Sweatpants & Coffee’s Facebook page that day. So, I quickly sat down and drew what my anxiety felt like. Apparently, my anxiety closely resembles a vaguely worried potato which I eventually named the Anxiety Blob.

Soon after, a friend commissioned a crafter to create actual Blobs as a gift for me. I posted about them on social media and immediately people began asking to buy them. As demand grew, we were able to have them manufactured in order to make them more widely available.

The Blob became a great source of comfort to me and others, especially as I faced a breast cancer diagnosis.

Over 40 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. However, anxiety is a universal human emotion. The Anxiety Blob provides comfort and a tangible way to express your fears. It lets you know you are not alone. On social media platforms such as Instagram, people proudly show off their Anxiety Blobs as a way to validate their experiences.

I hope that you enjoy your Anxiety Blob, and that when you cuddle it, you’ll remember that anxious is how you feel, not who you are.

Best Wishes,
-Nanea Hoffman
(Founder and CEO, Sweatpants & Coffee)

Anxiety Blobs come in teal blue and soft gray, and are very huggable!

  • Soft, plush fabric in “minky cuddle”
  • Machine washable on gentle cycle, or hand-washable
  • Blob is 14 inches tall

Emily Parker is a musician, writer, and avid reader who started Bucket List Book Reviews, the ‘1,001 Books to Read Before You Die’ project. For Sweatpants & Coffee, Emily hopes to inspire the reading of the classics by a whole new audience by only reviewing the really good stuff.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 2 × 14 in

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