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The 25 Best Christmas Gifts for Toddlers [That They’ll Love]

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Are you having a hard time finding a gift for the little one in your life, but Thanksmas has left your brain in a jumbled mess?

Or maybe you just need help to maintain your title as the coolest aunt/uncle?

Either way, we’ve got you covered. Here are 25 great gift ideas for toddlers to make it look like you never miss a beat.

1. Mr. and Ms. Food Face Plates

Mr. or Ms. Food Face Plates from Uncommon Goods are great for toddlers and fun for adults!

Everyone has to eat, right?

Even the pickiest eater will enjoy mealtime with these super cool plates that turn mealtime into playtime. The best part is they will still be able to use these plates when they are 3-year-olds or 5-year-olds.

2. Melissa & Doug Sushi Slicing Wooden Play Food Set

While we are thinking about food, how about this Melissa & Doug Wooden Sushi Set?

It’s never too early to introduce them to fine dining and train them to be a great future lunch date. Plus, there’s a personalized version where you can put their name on it for an extra special touch!

You can pick this and other Melissa & Doug toys up from Amazon for two-day delivery and helps their fine motor skills all at once!

3. Lambs & Ivy Milky Way Rocket Ship Nursery Throw Pillow

This Rocket Pillow will help ease your little one into the wonderful realm of deep sleep.

Or at least keep them happy during nap time while Mom has a mimosa.

Related: Our 11 Favorite Kids Toys from Uncommon Goods [For Your Uncommon Kids]

4. Personalized Night Before Christmas Book

Christmas stories are magical! Personalized Christmas stories like this Night Before Christmas one are even better and make for a great family reading holiday tradition.

5. FAO Schwarz Wood Castle Blocks

Upgrade their current blocks with this awesome Wood Castle Block Set.

These building blocks are the perfect gift to give the little prince or princess in your life.


6. Converse Beanie & Mitten Set

Keep them bundled and stylish with this Converse Beanie & Mitten Set from Amazon.

These are too cute to pass up and available in terra red and navy.

7. Eco Stars Recycled Crayons

Sure all kids have crayons. But not everyone has these stellar Eco Stars Crayons.

While we love Crayola, we give these eco stars extra bonus points for being made from recycled crayons and handmade in Colorado!

8. Melissa & Doug 20 Wooden Animal Magnets

These Melissa & Doug Animal Magnets playset will be sure to entertain for hours, and since it comes with a case, you can take these wooden toys wherever you go.

Or at least, however long it takes to get dinner made.

9. 100 First Words for Little Geeks

100 First Words for Little Geeks, do I even need to tell you why this is a good idea?

10. PajamaGram Holiday Grinch Pajamas Set

These Grinch pajamas aren’t just for little bodies.

Buy a set for the whole family and say hello to some quality Christmas morning pictures. From 2-year-olds to 40-year-olds, there is a pair for everyone!

11. Playskool Sit ‘n Spin

Staying indoors during the winter months can be hard.

This Playskool Sit ‘n Spin will keep them moving without worrying about wet boots and cold fingers afterward.

12. wilwolfer Teepee Tent

This wilwolfer Teepee Tent will make it hard to want to go outside.

Can an adult and older kids fit too?

Related: Our 21 Favorite Toys From Melissa & Doug [Play Reimagined]

13. Monster Soaps

Bathtime is much more fun (and efficient) with these organic Monster Soaps. They can double as a bath toy, which is a win-win for parents.

No more digging around for dropped soap because these spooky monsters are very easy to spot!


14. Taco Booties

These Taco Booties are perfect for my fellow taco-loving families.

And if these don’t fit your little one anymore, I can’t imagine a doll or teddy who wouldn’t love to rock these booties.

Not restricted to Taco Tuesday, you can rock these all week long!

15. Meerkat Bowling

Playtime is way more fun when you combine rolling and knocking things over with this Meerkat Bowling set. This is the perfect gift to help with hand-eye coordination, whether you are gifting it to a 1-year-old or a 4-year-old.

The best part? There are no tiny pieces to keep track of or clean up.

16. Melissa and Doug Kids’ Zoo Friends Hand Puppets Set

These Melissa & Doug Hand Puppets are not only entertaining, but they are easily transportable.

Just pop them in the diaper bag and make dinner reservations, soccer practice or holiday concerts a little more manageable. Plus they take up way less room than any stuffed animal or baby doll while still offering great pretend play on the go.

17. Baby Signs Board Book

This Baby Signs Book by Joy Allen is a must-have for young ones.

It’s always the right time to work on communication skills.


18. Didis Toy Box

Want to give a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year? Didis Toy Box comes with all sorts of toddler toys. From learning toys to problem-solving toys to toys that are just plain fun, they will never be bored.

Show them just how far their imagination can take them with a box of new toys every month.

19. OleFun Bubble Machine

Bubbles never go out of style or out of season.

This pack of two Penguin Bubble Blowers makes indoor playtime just as exciting as outdoor playtime. Old and young children never get sick of bubbles!

20. ToToys Magnetic Alphabet Letters and Numbers Laptop

This ToToys Magnetic Alphabet Letters and Numbers Laptop is a better (and quieter) alternative to screen time.

The laptop kit is complete with a cardboard smartphone because what toddler can be trusted with the real thing?

Please note: this product comes with small pieces, so it is not recommended for infants or toddlers who still explore with their mouths. It is a great toy for learning their ABC’s but might need some adult supervision.

Related: The 15 Best Subscription Boxes For Kids (Ages 2-14)

21. Zoo Ride-On Dog Toy

This Zoo Ride-On Dog Toy grows with your child and has a light-up headlight and makes 5 different sounds.

It’s sure to be a favorite long after Christmas is over.

22. Retro Music Box Record Player

Fisher-price has been around for ages, and this retro music box record player is one of our favorite gifts! It comes with ten different songs from Humpty Dumpty to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, to London Bridge and more. All of the classics for you and your little tike to enjoy.

23. VTech KidiBeats Drum Set

Is there a toddler in your life that loves to dance? The VTech KidiBeats Drum Set is the perfect toddler toy for them!

They’ll feel like a real drummer in no time with the 9 different melodies to play along with this fun toy.


24. Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cookie Creations

The Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cookie Creations is pretty sweet, without that horrible sugar crash. With this toddler holiday gift, they can make creations of their favorite holiday cookies. This 24 piece set will keep them busy for hours.

25. LeapFrog Chat and Count Emoji Phone

Toddlers are always grabbing your phone to play with it; get them one of their own. The LeapFrog Chat and Count Emoji Phone helps them with their numbers and has fun games and videos for them to enjoy. Give them a learning resource and keep them away from your phone!


Ultimately, whatever is exciting to you is exciting to your toddler. This gift guide is sure to help make your holiday shopping a little easier this year, from the best toys to cute apparel to toddler books and more.

And quality time is the best time. So pick out something you can enjoy together and make some great holiday memories with imaginative play, educational toys or old school wooden blocks; you will cherish the memories made with these toddler gifts.

Just be sure to order soon, so it makes it under the tree in time. Your one or two-year-old will be so excited to open up any of these gifts.

Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping!

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25 Best Gifts for Toddlers this Christmas:

  1. Mr. Food Face Plate & Ms. Food Face Plate
  2. Melissa & Doug Sushi Slicing
  3. Lambs & Ivy Milky Way Rocket Ship Nursery Throw Pillow
  4. Personalized Night Before Christmas Book
  5. Wood Castle Block Set
  6. Converse Beanie & Mitten Set
  7. Eco Stars Crayons
  8. Melissa & Doug Animal Magnets
  9. 100 First Words for Little Geeks
  10. PajamaGram Holiday Grinch Pajamas Set
  11. Playskool Sit ‘n Spin
  12. wilwolfer Teepee Tent
  13. Monster Soaps
  14. Taco Booties
  15. Meerkat Bowling Set
  16. Melissa & Doug Hand Puppets
  17. Baby Signs Book
  18. Didis Toy Box
  19. OleFun Bubble Machine
  20. Magnetic Alphabet Letters and Numbers Laptop
  21. Zoo Ride-On Dog Toy
  22. Retro Music Box Record Player
  23. VTech KidiBeats Drum Set
  24. Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cookie Creations
  25. LeapFrog Chat and Count Emoji Phone

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