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40+ Gift Ideas for Toddlers

With the holidays right around the corner and the uncertainty due to the pandemic creeping back up, shopping for the holidays is undoubtedly going to be online more than ever before. And sometimes figuring out gifts ideas for your little ones can be tough, primarily because they can’t tell you what they want. So I’ve gathered 40+ of my favorite toddler gift ideas, all of which have been tested and loved by my little ones and/or family and friends. And the best part none of them are over $100…actually most are under $20. But we all need a few “Santa” ideas for big gifts.

Gifts under $100

Magna-Tiles Stardust Set, The Original Magnetic Building Tiles

These magnetic tiles are brightly colored and fun to play with. They have been a real hit for my daughter.

JOYIN Kids Toddler Pretend Play Housekeeping Cart Cleaning Toy Set

Who doesn’t want to get a jump start at teaching their kids chores?! To be honest, my son was obsessed with his cleaning cart when he was smaller and I was convinced he would be my little helper. Wrong! Now he’s older and throws his laundry next to the laundry basket. But this was definitely a hit when he was a toddler.

LeapFrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart Deluxe

Every kid loves pretend play, and this is a great alternative to a large play kitchen. Kids can sort, stack, and play with the cute ice cream scoops, cones and other icy treats.

Aqua Magic Mat – Kids Painting Writing Doodle Board Mat

I can’t say enough about this item! We got this for my daughters 2nd birthday and she plays with it constantly. Just lay it on the floor, fill the little brushes and pens with water and they are entertained for hours! They can be creative without making a mess. It’s a definite win-win!

smarTrike Zoom Toddler Tricycle – 4 in 1 Multi-Stage Trike, Red

This is a must have for any toddler/baby mom. This bike grows with your little one from early toddler to young child.

Moonlite – Special Edition Disney Gift Pack, Storybook Projector for Smartphones with 5 Story Reels, for Ages 1 and Up

This projector storybook is a real hit with my daughter. You connect it to your smartphone and project the story on your wall. The best part is there are multiple add-on sets to choose from.

Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen | Large Plastic Play Kitchen with Realistic Lights & Sounds & 45-Pc Kitchen Accessories Set

Fisher-Price Disney Minnie, Royal Ball Minnie

Fisher-Price Little People Noah’s Ark

Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk Deluxe 21 Piece [Amazon Exclusive]

LEGO DUPLO Disney Ariel’s Undersea Castle

I love that Lego came out with these starter Lego sets for little ones. This set is for ages 2+ and there are some sets that are for as young as 1 1/2 years old.

Crayola My First Fingerpaint Kit, Washable Paint

JaxoJoy Foam Building Blocks for Kids

Gifts Under $20

Melissa & Doug Play House! Reusable Sticker Pad

Melissa and Doug hit it out of the park with their version of modern day Colorforms. My son (and now my daughter) love these large sticker pads filled with reusable stickers!

Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads

Perfect for helping your little one develop their motor skills. These bright and colorful wooden beads are a great activity for quiet time.

Toddlers Busy Board

I’m all about Busy Books and Boards that teach my kiddos. This one is great at teaching them about all types of fasteners.

Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker

Play-Doh Starter Set

Melissa & Doug Colorful Fish Chunky Puzzle

Wooden puzzles are a given for toddlers. There are hundreds out there, but my little one loves this colorful fish one.

The Learning Journey: My First Match It – Head and Tails

LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set, Yellow

Trying to cook dinner but your toddler wont stop pulling at your leg? This has been a life saver in our house! We actually had one for my son as well when he was younger and he loved it. It plays songs and teaches kids the alphabet using the magnetic letter pieces.

Melissa & Doug Felt Food Sandwich Set

Skoolzy Rainbow Counting Bears with Matching Sorting Cups

Playskool Mr. Potato Head Silly Suitcase Parts and Pieces Toddler Toy for Kids (Amazon Exclusive)

Boon Building Bath Pipes Toy, Set of 5

These bath pipes are a fun way to get your toddler to love bath time.

SGILE Magnetic Drawing Board Toy for Kids, Large Doodle Board

VOSOE Superhero Capes 4 Sets with Masks

Boxiki kids Wooden Stacking Toys & Shape Sorting Board

LEGO DUPLO Disney Pixar Toy Story Train

Stocking Stuffers

Nuby Floating Purple Octopus with 3 Hoopla Rings Interactive Bath Toy

Wikki Stix Neon Colors, Wax Sticks, 48 Per Pack

USATDD Story Educational Toy, Kids Projection Flashlight

Melissa & Doug Water Wow Bundle: Farm, Safari & Under The Sea

Alex Rub a Dub Star Crayon in the Tub Kids Bath Activity

Melissa & Doug Poke-a-Dot – Who’s in the Ocean?

I highly recommend these books for toddlers. They are really entertaining for them and come in a variety of topics.

Cutetitos – Mystery Stuffed Animals – Collectible Plush – Series 3

LeapFrog Scout’s Learning Lights Remote Deluxe

Other Stocking Stuffer ideas:

  • Bubbles
  • Electric Toothbrush
  • Expandable Washcloths
  • Coloring Books
  • Sippy Cups
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Hair Clips and Accessories
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Toddler Snacks
  • Storybooks
  • Toy Cars or Dolls
  • DVDs

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