Making the holiday season feel magical for kids isn’t difficult, especially when you have a toddler. Most little ones are easily impressed by all the glittery bows, shiny wrapping paper and general holiday excitement in the air. Of course, this fact doesn’t make the task of finding good gifts for toddlers any easier. Whether you’re shopping for cozy blanket sleepers or searching for a toy that will hold their interest for longer than two minutes, you want your toddler gift to be quality. To help take the guesswork out of holiday shopping for your little one, we’ve put together a list of the best gifts for toddlers. (Psst…don’t forget to wrap your toddler gifts loosely so they can actually open their gifts!)
1. Cozy Pajamas
Who doesn’t love getting pajamas for Christmas? With the coldest months of the year still ahead of us, now is the perfect time to shop for festive toddler pajamas that will keep your little one warm and cozy. You could pick up matching pajama sets for the entire family and open them up on Christmas Eve. That way, everyone will match on Christmas morning!SHOP TODDLER PAJAMAS
2. Toy Blocks
Fun? Check. Educational? Check. Guaranteed to keep your little one busy? Check! Block play is packed with developmental benefits for toddlers, making this a great gift for tiny tots. Pick up a set of large foam blocks in fun colors that toddlers of all ages can enjoy.
Is your mom/dad/SIL/best friend hounding you for good gift ideas? Ask them to pick out some fun books for your toddler. Picture books are great for older toddlers, while board books are usually geared towards babies and younger toddlers. If they want to make the gift more exciting, they could pair the book with a cute stuffed animal.
4. Onesies® Brand Bodysuits
If you’re not dressing your toddler in the cutest bodysuits you can find, then we just have one question—um, why not? After all, one of the biggest benefits of having little ones is dressing them up in adorable outfits and showing them off! You can also opt for white bodysuits that you can decorate yourself (see our blog, How to Tie-Dye Gerber Onesies®) Plus, they won’t be wearing onesies bodysuits forever. You might as well take advantage while you still can!
5. A Personalized Gift
Want to make your toddler’s gift extra special? Personalize it with your little cutie’s name. You can add your toddler’s name to anything: clothes, chairs, stuffed animals, blankets, etc. This is a great way to help your little one learn their name while giving them a one-of-a-kind gift.
6. Play Kitchen
Looking for a big gift that will keep your toddler entertained for hours on end? Have Santa deliver a play kitchen and give your toddler the gift of endless possibilities for fun. Feeling creative? Consider making your own play kitchen for toddlers with one of these DIY tutorials.
7. STEM Toys for Toddlers
Some of the best gifts for toddlers are ones that allow them to explore the world around them. STEM toys (science, technology, engineering and math) will help your tiny tot develop a wide range of skills, from critical thinking to problem-solving. Some fantastic STEM-based toys for toddlers might include a pretend-play doctor kit, Magna-Tiles or a colorful set of interlocking bricks.
8. A Little Wagon
Strollers are great and all, but sometimes, you just need to haul your toddler around in a little wagon. What’s not to love? Wagons are sturdy, convenient and offer a fun ride for your tiny tot. Another perk? You can use a wagon for a spur-of-the-moment photoshoot with your kids. (If they choose to cooperate, of course.)
9. Indoor Slide
Winter weather have you stuck inside the house? Get your toddler an indoor slide for Christmas and let them burn off all their energy! For younger toddlers, two-piece foam slides are a great option. Your little one will have a blast pushing the pieces together and learning how to climb on the structures. If your toddler is older, get them a sturdy, plastic indoor slide that folds up for easy storage.
There you have it! Our holiday gift ideas for toddlers. Get your tiny elf any of the items on this list and they’ll be giddy with excitement this holiday season. Happy shopping!