It’s officially the holidays and I couldn’t be more excited! With Holidays fast approaching and many families around the world struggling with the age old question, “What do I get the toddlers for Christmas?” Now that I have a toddler, I’m constantly taking note of the toys that he plays with, the toys he doesn’t play with and toys that I would love for him to have.
So what do you get the toddlers this year? Some of the most popular things this year have been geared around movies and old cartoon shows. So, with that in mind, why not celebrate this Holiday season with some old favorites such as Peanuts, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the ever popular Marvel Comics Characters.
It’s so easy to get carried away when buying presents for little ones. One method that I love is to buy one thing that is educational, one thing that is practical, one thing that is fun and one thing that is wearable. I love this idea but will be the first to admit that I’m not great at sticking with it.
Let’s talk gifts! Here’s a great list of Practical Toddler Gift Ideas.
If you have an active kid, this is the perfect gift. My little one seems to have more energy than we can handle at times so toys that keep him active are my favorite. With this toy, your little one can get on and bounce to their little heart desire. I love that it’s under $20 shipped from Amazon, if you’re a prime member! Compare prices on Amazon here.
Kids learning toy has three drum pads and cymbal each with its own unique sound for sensory development. Toddlers can play along to 9 melodies in styles including rock, dance and pop; music toy teaches letters, numbers, and music. Kids drum set has 4 modes of play: free play, letters, numbers, and follow-along; each drum features a unique LED light. Educational kids toy includes two drumsticks; allow your child to feel like a real Drummer. Priced under $20 on Amazon
A tricked-out trike with cool Harley-Davidson styling. Pedal-powered – big foot pedals make it easy for little riders to get rolling. Rugged, durable tires and stable wheel base. Easy-grip handlebars. Amazon also has Barbie tough trike for the little girl you are buying for. Check Amazon for prices.
I love all the Melissa and Doug products. I have found they don’t tear apart like most other kid products. They seem to really hold their shape no matter how much wear and tear my little one seems to do. This set promotes hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, creative expression, and imaginative play. Includes 2 pancakes, 9 topping disks, 4 pats of butter, skillet, knife, spatula, and printed paper place setting. Food items and utensils feature sturdy wooden construction. Play cooktop surface printed on the back of sturdy corrugated storage box. Helps teach basic shape recognition, sequencing, and beginning math skills. View the whole kit here.
Who knew getting ready could be so much fun? Your little adventurer can practice again and again with this dress toy for toddlers featuring 5 getting dressed activities. Help this soft little friend get ready for the day! They’ll love practicing their motor skills by pulling the zipper up and down, or fastening his pants pocket.
Bryce received this for a gift on his first birthday. While I think he was a little young to grasp the concept of what he was exactly suppose to do with it that young. Now that he is a little bit older, it’s been fun to watch him learn how to play with it and watch his motor skills grow. This set comes with 6 monster bowling pins and a bowling ball. The pins have a weighted bottom that allow them to stand upright. This is a great toy under $20 on Amazon.
There are more than a hundred pieces in total that you can get from this kids workbench set, which is an equivalent of several toy tool sets that are currently in the market combined. It contains all the toy tool accessories that a little kid desired such as construction helmet, electric drill etc. Last time I checked, it was on sale for under $40
We received this as a gift during Bryce’s first Christmas. To be honest, I didn’t pull it out for the longest time because the idea of paint and a year old did not sound fun but when he was about 16 months, we played with it and he had so much fun. You can purchase cheap canvases at the Dollar Tree and make fun art for family members. This set only costs $12 on Amazon!
We bought this Leapfrog Laptop for Bryce when he started showing lots of interest in our work computers. Since he couldn’t play on our laptops, it was a perfect transition to get him his own toy that we could offer. Bryce loves pushing the buttons and counting with this toy. It’s been a great learning tool. Amazon has both green and pink laptops to choose from, both are under $25.