This holiday gift guide was made especially for the littlest humans in your lives. It features the Best Gifts for Toddlers to Encourage Learning Through Play. Each hand-picked selection will bring joy and fun to their little lives showcasing an assortment of screen-free toys with educational benefits, engaging playthings encouraging imaginative play, and so much more.
The Best Gifts for Babies 0 – 2 years old
The adorable drum features wooden top heads with painted colorful red and blue circles for little ones to bat and tap as they learn simple cause and effect lessons of beating the drum to hear new, drumming sounds! The colorful red and blue rings light up and play sweet melodies as kids play, push and roll the drum on its side along the floor, encouraging movement and gross motor skill development.
Age: 6+ months
BUY NOW: $18.99 AMAZON WALMART
Penguin Musical Wobbler
The transition to sitting up can be a bit wobbly! The roly-poly Penguin Musical Wobbler makes the many infant milestones fun as it teeters back and forth without falling! It encourages children to experience sound by pushing the penguin, making him waddle and spin while emitting soothing, tinkling sounds.
Age: 6+ months
BUY NOW: $12.99 AMAZON WALMART
DJ Mix & Spin Studio
The DJ Mix and Spin Studio by Hape encourage rhythm and sound recognition as they explore each interactive button, knob, and dial on the colorful, portable turntable and mixer unit. This set will help develop hand-eye coordination for your little one and inspire creativity and a love for music!
Age: 12+ Months
BUY NOW: $39.99 AMAZON WALMART
Sunny Days Entertainment Basketball Ball Pit with Balls & Pop Up Play Tent
Keep toddlers active indoors with this uniquely designed ball pit with a realistic sports theme. It includes 20 soft air-filled balls that look like tiny basketballs that are perfectly sized for kids to catch and throw while improving hand-eye coordination.
BUY NOW: $29.99 AMAZON
Little Tikes Learn & Play 2-in-1 Activity Tunnel
Two kids at a time can crawl through the soft tunnel or enjoy ball play with spiral ball drops. Kids will flex their fine motor skills and practice hand-eye coordination as they drop 5 multi-colored balls into two ball drop towers. This tunnel also encourages crawling, reaching, grasping, and color recognition.
Age: 1 – 3
BUY NOW: $52.99 AMAZON WALMART
Cry Babies Goodnight Starry Sky Doll
The Cry Babies top-selling Goodnight segment is back and better than ever with two new
characters: Jenna and Pheobe. It also has a new innovative feature that will turn any room into a magical starry night sky. It makes realistic baby sounds and cries with LED light tears when the pacifier is removed.
Age: 18 months+
BUY NOW: $19.98 WALMART
Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Ultimate Learning Bot
The best gift for toddlers would provide lots of fun hands-on activities and grow with them. That’s what the Ultimate Learning Bot provides. It’s 4 toys in 1 that feature three smart learning levels stages with over 120 songs, sounds, and phrases about numbers and counting, the alphabet, shapes, colors, and more.
Age: 6 months – 5 years old
BUY NOW: $39.82 AMAZON WALMART
Kidzone Bumper Cars Ride-on
This cute bumper car ride-on will be non-stop fun for your toddler to enjoy. It allows them to safely ride independently and features a 360-spin. Parents can use the included remote control to ensure greater safety.
Age: 1.5 years old – 5 years old (66 lb weight limit)
BUY NOW: $199.96 AMAZON
Best Gifts for Toddlers 3 – 4 years Old
Hape Learn with Lights Harmonica
This harmonica is the best gift for a toddler to inspire them to learn and play music. It is the first-of-its-kind harmonica light sup and teaches your toddler to play five musical tunes through the Light Up Play Panel. All kids have to do is follow the guiding lights (red indicates to blow out and blue to suck in) and they will have mastered the five tunes in no time!
BUY NOW: $27.95 AMAZON
Quadrilla Super Spirals
This 77 piece set with 50 marbles and unique wooden pieces, encourages independent and traditional family playtime! Kids, friends, and family can experience the fun of rebuilding the structure to new configurations and racing the marbles down their creation to keep them continuously engaged. It is the ultimate wooden marble-run set with musical surprises and endless configurations for racing fun!
BUY NOW: $149.99 AMAZON
Cry Babies Tiny Cuddles
This is a soft and cuddly 9” version of the classic #crybabies doll. It’s available in 6 different characters. But, we own Jassy, the cute little Flamingo. Each doll has a soft and lightweight body making it perfect for cuddles for little ones and it cries just like the original cry baby.
BUY NOW: $9.99 WALMART
VIP Pets Color Boost Mega VIP Pet
Toddlers will enjoy styling this doll’s 15+ inches of long and luscious pink flowing hair. There are many surprises to unfold in this doll, too! I don’t want to spoil it though. Just know, your little one will be able to use over 30 hair accessories to create endless hairstyles!
BUY NOW: $37.47 WALMART
Give life to an empty wall with Wall Stories interactive wall stickers. They are based on augmented reality (AR) that allows your kids get to play with the cute, colorful animals on their bedroom walls. With the free app, these adorable, lively animals based on Sesame Street, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig characters, and more actually come to life.
Age: 3 – 6 years old
Buy Now: $39.99 Wallstories
VIP Pets Celebripets
This collection comes from real pop culture icon inspiration There’s a total of 7 characters to collect (1 rare). Each character comes in a special gold shampoo bottle. Pump to release the shampoo in the bottle and reveal a surprise character! Each character comes with 10 surprises to unbox!
BUY NOW: $19.99 AMAZON
Batman Bat-Tech Transforming Batcave
Kids can take their Batman missions to the next level with the Bat-Tech Batcave Playset! It includes a massive Batman that is over 33 inches and transforms into an epic Batcave. It has everything needed to bring your Batman adventures to life! With over 10 areas for action or close it up to transform it back into a giant Batman for easy storage! The Bat-Tech Batcave Playset is jam-packed with exciting features and includes an exclusive 4-inch Batman action figure and 9 exclusive accessories you won’t find anywhere else!
BUY NOW: $99.99 AMAZON
Blues Clues & You! Cook-Along Play Kitchen Set
Order up – for you and Blue! The Blue’s Clues & You! Cook-Along Kitchen has everything kids need to serve up some fun and inspires hours of interactive play featuring a Handy Dandy Recipe Notebook that gives clues to help little chefs cook different recipes!
BUY NOW: $59.99 WALMART
CoComelon Deluxe Interactive JJ Doll
Inspired by your child’s favorite educational series, the CoComelon Deluxe Interactive JJ Doll is sure to be the best gift for toddlers this holiday season. The included accessories allow your child to play dress up and have feeding time with JJ. When it’s time for JJ to eat, the peas will “disappear” from the spoon as if he is really eating them! And there’s even more fun to have as you feed JJ!
BUY NOW: $59.97 AMAZON WALMART
Disney Princess Ultimate Celebration Castle
With its iconic castle silhouette, this Disney Princess dollhouse stands 4 feet high with 3 stories and 6 rooms. It comes furnished with a dining table and chairs, bed, vanity, bathtub, sinks for the bathroom and kitchen, stove, chandelier, and even a sofa that turns into a swing. While music plays, the upstairs window of the castle lights up to look like a brilliant fireworks show while music plays.
BUY NOW: $149.99 AMAZON WALMART ($119)
Gabby’s Purrfect Dollhouse
With its cat-inspired shape and colorful details, Gabby’s Purrfect Dollhouse looks just like the one from the show. It’s the ultimate setting for your exciting pretend play adventures. Kids can play on four floors and explore seven different rooms! Drop deliveries in the tower, ride the Cat-A-Vator to each floor, discover hidden surprises on the room backdrops, and more!
BUY NOW: $178.99 AMAZON
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