Round, very simple, store bought or often homemade stuffed toys with simple expressions, made from scrap fabrics. Gonks were popular between 1960 and 1980 give or take, especially in UK and other areas of Europe. Originally, Gonks type toys came into action during WWII when stuffed toy factories were forced to shut down. Mothers and children could make Gonks at home with whatever they had on hand.
James crafted his Gonks from old tweed, his father's silk tie, and his holey sock, then he hugged them.