It’s that time of year folks! I’m sure you’ve started making your Christmas lists and asking your children what they would like for Christmas. Toddlers are hard sometimes though, they can’t really tell you exactly what they want and they truly don’t need very much…. so what do you get for them?
Here are my top ten gift ideas for the toddler in your life!
Wooden Blocks You can’t go wrong with blocks, they provide so much entertainment for the little ones in our lives. Bird loves to stack them really tall and knock them down, she likes to have her big sister help her build big castles for her dolls and she has started sorting her colored blocks into groups as well. These are also a great investment because they will play with these for several years! This particular set is made by Melissa & Doug, they are a great size for little hands. You can purchase them HERE from Amazon, and right now they’re on sale!
Green Toys These are some of the COOLEST toys, they are made from 100% recycled materials. You won’t find any glue, batteries, screws or paint on these toys. They are nice and chunky and easy for little hands to hold and they have wide variety of choices to choose from. Bird’s favorite is her tea set like the one in the top left photo. She LOVES playing with it, as well as the other kitchen toys we have purchased for her kitchen. There are some great deals on a lot of these toys on Amazon right now, you can find them HERE.
Plush Baby Dolls Plush babies are so fun and they are the easiest to clean when they get dirty. This set is adorable, I love that it comes with a sleeper, diaper and lovey. Your little one will love nurturing their own baby, and this is a great gift for girls AND boys. Bubby loved playing with his plush baby doll when he was Bird’s age! You can find this particular set on Amazon HERE.
Wooden PuzzlesThis is one of Bird’s favorite Melissa & Doug wooden puzzles. It’s one she can piece back together herself and she loves telling me what each farm animal is and what sounds they make. Melissa & Doug have a large variety of wooden puzzles like this and others with the wooden peg handles for even easier handling. These are also on sale right now over on Amazon, you can find a large variety HERE.
Finger Paints Finger paints can be super messy, but they are a lot of fun… I compromise by using the Mess Free Color Wonder finger paints by Crayola. It’s still messy, but a little less so… and with two older siblings and a new one on the way, this is the best way for us to be creative and not make a GIANT mess! But you can always choose from the large variety of finger paints that Crayola offers, Amazon has a great selection HERE.
Melissa & Doug Sort & Snap Color Match This is such a fun toy, we originally bought this for Bubby when he was 2 and now Bird loves pulling this out in our den downstairs. She doesn’t necessarily care about matching the colors yet (and you can actually turn these over to a black and white version of the image as well) snapping the pegs in is great for their fine motor skills, and they love doing it! You can find this HERE on Amazon. Bonus… it’s on sale too!
Mr. Potato Head Who doesn’t love Mr. Potato Head?! We have an entire bin of pieces to be creative with. We actually purchased a large set to accompany this one, Disney Springs has a toy store with a whole area dedicated to Mr. Potato Head. It’s AMAZING! This simple set is a great starter set though, and you can buy more to add to it later on! This is also a very affordable option if you need some low cost ideas. You can find this set on Amazon HERE.
Little People Sets Little People sets are great, we don’t necessarily like the big sets (that include big play sets like the farm, dollhouse, etc.), but we love getting the sets of people and animals. You’ll find everything from farm animals, to zoo animals, to Disney Princesses, Disney villains and more! The options are endless! Bird uses these for everything, we’re even getting some new people to go with her wooden dollhouse we purchased for her for Christmas! They are chunky and durable, perfect for those little toddler hands! You can find this set on Amazon, and others HERE.
Bristle Blocks These blocks are so neat, you may remember playing with these blocks in elementary school as a child. You can do almost anything with these blocks, Bird loves to make tall stacks and little cars with hers. I do recommend removing the smaller pieces before letting even your 2 year old play with these until they are mature enough to know not to put them in their mouths, but otherwise these are an amazing option! You can find this set HERE.
Cozy Coupe Everyone knows what the Cozy Coupe is! I think this is a great gift for little ones, it can be used inside or outside and they will play with these car for HOURS. Bird got one last year for Christmas at age 1 and she would just sit in it and watch her siblings play for hours, she LOVED it and STILL loves it at almost 2. You can find the red version on Amazon HERE or the pink one HERE.
That’s it! Did you find some great ideas? Do you have more suggestions? Feel free to leave a comment to say hello and what you think! I’ll be posting a few more gift guides in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out! If you want to be alerted of new posts, go to the right hand column and sign up to subscribe to my posts! Then you won’t miss any family updates or the gift guides coming soon!
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