Estimated Completion Time for all Custom Orders is November 2019


Custom Memory Bears & Specialty Bears

About BearHugs

memory bear heart


Custom Memory Bears and Specialty Bears by BearHugs are works of textile art. Each artistic bear is handcrafted, with many hours given to design and creation. Custom Memory Bears are individually created from meaningful clothing selected by you. Specialty Bears are crafted from carefully chosen fabrics by BearHugs. Both Custom Memory Bears and Specialty Bears by BearHugs are designed to be heartfelt works of artisitc love. With BearHugs, you can always consider yourself hugged!

Aysha Hall with Serenity Bears Memory Bears

The Founder

The founder of BearHugs, Aysha Hall, combines her passion for art and her love of people as the solid building blocks of BearHugs. Aysha attended Iowa State University. She graduated with a double major in Fine Arts and Psychology. Upon graduation, she pursued her Nursing Degree and worked as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Registered Nurse. Aysha has always been fascinated with Art Therapy and bridged her two talents together working as an Art Teacher and RN at a private school in Houston. From there, she moved to the public school setting.  After teaching for 15 years, Aysha has put her teaching career on hold and devotes her full time to the success of BearHugs.

"BearHugs is the perfect combination of the talents that have been gifted to me.  I love working with people, helping people, and creating.  I am beyond passionate about BearHugs!"

Aysha Hall, Founder and Memory Bear Designer 

Original shirt that started BearHugs Memory Bears

How It Started

Aysha explains how BearHugs began:

"BearHugs originated with my sweet mom's favorite shirt. She wore this denim shirt all the time as a light jacket. It had worn cuffs and several Kleenex stuffed in the pockets--a definite tendency of hers! I kept that precious shirt, put away for nearly three years. The first year after her passing, I never pulled it out. The second year, I would take it out on occasion when I wanted to feel close to her. Finally, in the third year, I was ready to transform her very loved denim shirt into two bears. The memory bears were for my daughters as a gift of remembrance of their Grandma. It was an incredibly healing time for all of us. Those two memory bears prompted the beginning of BearHugs."

A mother's support is truly never-ending.

Aromatherapy WarmHugs, WarmHugs Wraps & XOXOs in lavender or peppermint

Aromatherapy WarmHugs, Wraps & XOXOs

Warm or Cool for Comfort

A collection of weighted, handcrafted, soothing items designed for comfort. Made with premium, lush fabric and flax with organic lavender or peppermint, this line can be warmed in the microwave for a comforting warm pack or cooled in the freezer for a soothing cool pack. The beneficial aromatherapy scent can be tailored to your liking by adding pure essential oils as needed to the fabric.


A sweet, cuddly bear measuring 14 inches with a handstitched face. A WarmHug can conform to your body for comfort.

WarmHugs Wraps

Measuring 28 inches long, this wrap is perfect as a soothing neckwrap or for low back comfort.


This loving heart, measuring 10 inches wide, is designed to fit nicely on your upper chest, lower abdomen. or wherever a comforting warm or cool pack is needed.


WarmHugs, WarmHugs Wraps, and XOXOs are available in variety of fabric designs in BearHugs Online Store and at BearHugs Markets & Festivals. Special orders are welcomed by contacting BearHugs directly.

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Upcoming Markets, Fairs & Festivals


These are perfect times to discover what BearHugs has to offer. Shop for meaningful gifts, experience the warm aromatherapy comfort of WarmHugs, Wraps and XOXOs, place an order for a Custom Memory Bear, and meet our Memory Bear Designer.  See you there!

September 2019

September 7th & 8th

Heart of Katy Craft Market

Katy High School

Katy, Texas

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm

September 14th

Shop 'Til You Drop

The Berry Center

Cypress, Texas

Saturday 9am-5pm

October 2019

October 5th

Westland's Welcome Home Craft Show

Westland Baptist Church

Katy, Texas  77494

Saturday 10am-4pm

October 12th & 13th

Katy Rice Festival

Downtown Historic Katy
Katy, Texas

Saturday 10am-Dusk

Sunday 12pm-6pm

October 19th & 20th

Home for the Holidays Gift Market

Stafford Centre

Stafford, Texas 

Saturday 10am-7pm

Sunday 10am-5pm


October 26th

The Wonderland Gift Market

Cinco Ranch High School

Katy, Texas  77494

Saturday 10am-5pm

November 2019

November 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

Vintage Market Days

Waller County Fairgrounds

Hempstead, TX 77445

Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

November 22nd, 23rd & 24th

Home for the Holidays Gift Market

The Merrell Center

Katy, Texas  77494

Friday 10am-8pm

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

December 2019

December 7th & 8th

Cy-Fair FFA Christmas Craft Show

Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center

Cypress, Texas  77429

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm