Here are my picks for the best gifts for toddlers this holiday season!
I parented two former toddlers and taught a bunch of them in my preschool teaching days, so I know what they love. And, yes, usually they love stuff that’ll drive parents crazy with tons of flashing lights and obnoxious noises. It’s all in the name of learning and playing, right?
These gifts aren’t annoying, though. They’re imaginative, adorable, and playful, just like you’d want your toddler’s gifts to be. They’ll get them moving, thinking, and creating – everything your little cherub should be doing at their age!
Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers
1. Little Tikes® My 1st Dino Bouncer / 2. Guidecraft Colored Geometric Forms / 3. Elf on the Shelf Elf Pets / 4. Fisher-Price Little People Share & Care Safari / 5. Little Tikes® Cook ‘n Grow Kitchen / 6. Happy Trails Ride-On Roller Rider Bug / 7. Olivia’s Little World Little Princess Doll Double Bunk Desk / 8. Lil’ Rider Three-Wheel FX Sport Bike / 9. Whale Teepee / 10. Elegant Baby Baby’s Luna The Unicorn Plush Toy / 11. Happy Farm Toy Chest / 12. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi
You can’t go wrong with these ridiculously adorable toys that are smart, creative, and fun. Your toddler will love growing and experimenting with them!
I have a soft spot, especially, for Fisher-Price Little People stuff, like the Share & Care Safari shown above. My daughter had several Little People playsets as a toddler that she played with all. the. time. She passed them down to my son who, now 6, continues to play with some of them every day. There’s something about Little People playsets that just stick with kids and provide entertainment for years to come.
What else would you add to this list of the best toddler gifts? Let me know in a comment below!
Amy is a mom of two, freelance writer, and blog manager who works with family-focused businesses to improve their content strategies. You can find her published work on Reader’s Digest Online, MSN, Niche, Frugal For Less, and other lifestyle publications.