My great grand daughter fell in love with her grandmother's fleece/plush throw. She wanted everyone to feel how soft it was, and it was obvious she had a "thing" about it. Her reaction to the throw made me think of trying to find the fluffiest, softest robe I could for her. Because she pretty much has everything, and I doubted anyone else would think of it, I bought this robe. She doesn't get it until her birthday in November, but I wanted to make sure this robe would "measure-up" to my expectations. It did, most certainly. I recommend buying it far enough ahead that you can hang it up, perhaps in a steamy bathroom, to eliminate all the "wrinkles" it sustained as part of the packing/shipping process. I think it's going to be a "winner" as a birthday gift!