Remember bean bag chairs? I had one—my most prized possession, really, purchased with my summer job money—I used all through college. It was red vinyl, super shiny, and it made so much noise every time you sat in it. Also it started going flat pretty much immediately. But I loved that thing beyond measure.
Today, there’s a million alternatives to the bean bags of my youth. (I bought that one in… erm… 1988, I think.) You can get all shapes and sizes and refill materials and who knows what all else. You can also get giant, monster versions. Like this 6-foot Cozy Sack foam-filled lounger, which I was looking at for my dorm-bound kid until I realized it’s actually too big. But for a family room, or kids’ rec room (or a larger dorm), it’d be great. Several colors are currently marked down to $129 with free shipping (look for Cozy Sack to be the seller)—their lowest price ever—and the reviews are great.
It’d be overkill to get one for my dogs, right? (Don’t answer that.)