Ah, toddler gift guide time! Gifts for toddlers – and kids in general – can be so easy, yet so tough, because if you’re like me, you probably don’t want anymore toys in your house. My plan this year is to upgrade a few things, donate A LOT, and try to buy only smaller toys or ones that can be put away easily in a closet.
This list of gifts for toddlers is broken down into gift ideas from Amazon (all under $100!), and ten extra ideas that are not toys. As always, these are either products we already own, or that get great reviews. So let’s get right to the list.
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1 // Ball Pit – Total hit with my two toddlers. It also folds up to a fairly small size for storage. If you have room to spare, this is a bigger, more maze-like version. (Also, don’t forget the balls! We have 400 for ours, but could easily use another 200.)
2 // Lego Duplos – Lego Duplos are the best. There are tons of different sets, they encourage creativity, and they’re bigger than regular legos, so less of a choking hazard for the little ones.
3 // Play Tunnel – My kids love this tunnel, and it’s super easy to fold up and put away.
4 // Leapfrog Tablet – Just purchased this one for our almost 3 year old! Currently have a very very old version that he loves.
5 // Boogie Board – So excited to try these! Basically an electronic etch-a-sketch. Perfect for traveling.
6 // Bath Drops – Great stocking stuffer!
7 // Water Table – Unless you live somewhere like Florida, this is a gift that probably won’t be usable until the spring, but these are so. much. fun. Perfect outdoor water activity that doesn’t involve hauling a bunch of stuff to the pool or beach. If you’re shorter on space, we have this table which is on the smaller side, but still much-loved by our kiddos.
8 // Play Table – Gets good reviews and has a lego side and a flat side. Also has two big drawers underneath for storage. This is going to be our big gift to the kids this year.
9 // Radio Flyer Wagon – Great quality and so much fun for rolling around the neighborhood.
10 // Play Kitchen – Step2 kitchens are affordable, easy to move around, and come in a range of sizes. We have the Heart of the Home Kitchen and my kids absolutely love it. It has sounds, working doors, comes with a bunch play food, and is a great toy to encourage pretend play. The KidCraft kitchens also get great reviews.
Other Creative Toddler Gift Ideas
- Season Passes to the Aquarium, Zoo, or local children’s museums
- Gymboree Classes – great for socialization and a fun way to spend one-on-one time with your little one
- Books books and more books – we have an ever growing collection, but my kids especially love the Bizzy Bear books, Hello Genius books, and the Little Blue Truck books
- Trampoline Park outing
- Tickets to a kid friendly park – ex. Legoland, Sesame Place, Dutch Wonderland, Great Wolf Lodge
- Art Easel – My sister saved hers to pass down to my kids. Her eldest is almost 17, so these basically last forever.
- Pottery Barn Kids Chairs – These chairs are so cute and perfect for a reading nook. (Currently on sale – prices start at $69.)
- Swim Lessons
- Disney on Ice tickets
- Puzzles – We love Melissa and Doug brand for toddler-friendly puzzles
What’s your favorite gift idea for toddlers? Share below in the comments!