Christmas gift ideas for toddlers

21 Fun Christmas Gift Ideas For Toddlers

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It’s that time of year again when moms start searching for great Christmas gift ideas for our toddlers and kids.

We all want the same thing – to put a smile on our children’s faces with a toy that keeps them busy, learning and happy.

I have lots of toddlers on my list this year so that inspired me to put together a gift guide filled with fun Christmas gift ideas for toddlers.

These are the top toys for toddlers that are going to make it under our Christmas tree this year.

Every single toy in this gift guide for toddlers was handpicked and I have to say it was a lot of fun shopping for gift ideas!

(It’s kinda like living your childhood again, haha! 🙂 )

This toddler gift guide is filled with lots of different toys so there is sure to be a fun Christmas gift ideas for every kind of toddler!

21 Fun Christmas Gift Ideas For Toddlers


PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional

Picasso Tiles are magnetic building tiles with endless possibilities.

Toddlers LOVE to put things together and take them apart over and over and over again – these tiles allow them to do just that while using their imagination and creativity.

If you’re a mom who is looking to bring more creative play to your toddler’s day Picasso Tiles are a perfect way to do just that.

If you’re looking for a wooden option check out these Tegu Magnetic Blocks

For a more classic option, large Lego blocks (Duplo Blocks) are also an awesome choice! 


Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet

I’m not sure about you but any time I see toddlers playing they LOVE to bang on things and it seems the louder it is, the more fun is had, haha!

So, of course, when I saw this wooden pounding bench by Melissa & Doug, I knew it would make a really fun Christmas gift for any toddler!

They might be having fun making all that noise but they’re also building motor skills and hand-eye coordination – a win-win in any mom’s book! 🙂

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly hammer bench in fun natural colors, try this one

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VTech KidiBeats Drum Set, Pink

The Vtech Kiddi Beats Drum Set has a free play mode which is good for imaginative play but it also has letters, numbers and follow along modes that help toddlers learn through sensory play.

The drum set comes in other colors making it a good choice for a girl or boy.

But the best part of the toy is that it’s sure to provide hours of fun which is the reason it makes it into the gift guide for toddlers.


GYBBER&MUMU Wooden Preschool Shape Puzzle

Toddlers become more independent every day and part of how they like to show that off is by completing something themselves.

But us moms need more than just that to pick a good toy, am I right?

So how about the ability to learn shapes, colors AND motor skills by completing this puzzle?

Oh and the biggest reason this particular puzzle made it into this toddler gift guide?

It’s made with non-toxic water-based paints which means any time your toddler puts a piece in their mouth (which is all the time, right? haha!) you will know there is nothing harmful going in too.

Shop beautiful eco-friendly wooden puzzles here from my favorite toy store 


The First Years Stack Up Cups

These retro colored stackable cups are a really fun Christmas gift idea for toddlers. I personally love the stacking cups that are less bright and shiny and more Earthy. 

Toddlers can stack them, use their imagination (our girl pretends to drink and cook with hers!) or add them to the bathtub for filling and pouring fun (a great sensory activity).

Sometimes, it really is the simple things that make fun Christmas gifts! 🙂

Shop other stacking cups here. 


Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn 3-in-1 Smart Car

Toddler are always on the move. That’s why this toy ticks all the right boxes.

With this  3 in 1 car they can push, pull, stand, and scoot their way around your house or neighborhood. 

Last Christmas when I was looking for something like this for my daughter, we decided on this 2 in 1 scooter. She still loves it! 


Nickelodeon Paw Patrol - My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope and Lights and Sounds

Our girl squeals with excitement every single time the Paw Patrols slide down the lookout tower once they’re called into action – that tells me it would be REALLY COOL to get the actual tower as a Christmas gift.


VTech Pull and Sing Puppy

Toddlers sure do love to pull things along and the great thing about this fun Christmas gift is that it sings while they do it.

A Vtech Pull and Sing Puppy is ideal for toddlers who have just started to walk and love pulling things along with them (yes, that’s probably every toddler, haha!)

Shop all pull toys here. 


Magnetic Letters and Numbers for Educating Kids in Fun -Educational Alphabet Refrigerator Magnets -82 Pieces

Give the gift of learning with these magnetic numbers, letters, and symbols that are perfect for the refrigerator.

Our girl loves to be in the kitchen with me while I cook so these magnets will be a great way to keep her entertained so that I can actually make dinner, haha.  🙂

If you want something a little more interactive, grab this magnetic Leap Frog Fridge Magnet Phonics. My daughter loves repeating the catchy songs that teach her how to make sounds in the alphabet. 


VTech Smart Shots Sports Center

Any toy that builds motor skills and gets toddlers moving is a good choice – so if you’re looking for a toy that does both the Vtech Sports Center would make an excellent gift idea for Christmas.

Toddlers will stay engaged by learning how to kick and throw balls while learning to count (numbers flash on the screen while they’re playing).

The toy also congratulates them when they make a goal so that is confidence boosting! 🙂


Keyboard Playmat 71

When I take our girl to the indoor playground close to where we live, she immediately runs over to their interactive playmat.

She loves to use her feet to play the games and laughs the entire time she’s playing.

So, what does that tell me?

That this musical keyboard playmat will be a really fun Christmas gift idea for toddlers!

And, don’t worry, it comes with a volume control so that you don’t lose your sanity 😉

For more colorful visuals, try this best-selling learn and play mat with numbers, shapes and animals. 


Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-Piece Pretend Play Set

One thing we can all agree with is that toddlers LOVE to mimic.

It’s how they learn.

Our girl loves it when I break out the mop or broom because she wants to help me.

That’s what makes the Melissa & Doug Playhouse Cleaning Set a perfect Christmas gift (I never thought I would get so excited about cleaning? haha!).

It comes with toddler sized mop, broom, duster and dustpan for hours of “play cleaning”.


Little Tikes Shopping Cart - Yellow/Red

There’s a play program for toddlers that runs in our area and when they open the doors, there’s a mad dash to grab one of the 3 play shopping carts they have.

It’s actually hilarious to watch and a great opportunity to teach our toddlers how to share! 🙂

The Little Tikes Shopping Cart is a perfect Christmas gift for the toddler who loves to push things while collecting other toys in the cart part.

It’s also another toddler toy that mimics what they see you do – so another great way to learn.

Personally, I love the wooden cart options better that double as toy storage. 


Tot Tutors TC715 Primary Collection Kids Wood Table & 4 Chair Set, Natural/Primary

It’s not too early to give your toddler a table and chairs playset!

I actually think that this kids table set is one of the best Christmas gift ideas for toddlers in this gift guide! (Okay, I’ll admit I love all the ideas).

Every single mom I talk to agrees that toddlers LOVE having table and chairs that are made for them.

This table is easy for toddlers to sit down at to eat their dinner or complete an activity.

Another plus? It’s easy to clean! 🙂


Little Tikes Cook ‘n Learn Smart Kitchen

Toddler girls and boys alike will love this play kitchen for years to come.

It comes with play food, cups, and plates and even has interactive cooking spaces that make sizzling and boiling sounds when toddlers start “cooking”.

How cute is that!

For a simpler wooden option that is a little easier on the wallet, try this adorable kitchen set up


Melissa & Doug Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Pretend Play Kitchen Set for Kids (8 pcs)

I chose to add the Melissa & Doug Stainless Steel Kitchen Set to this gift guide for toddlers because what kid wouldn’t want to play with kitchen items that look like ours?

Remember toddlers love to mimic and this set would make a great Christmas gift for your toddler if you already have a play kitchen. 🙂


BLACK+DECKER Junior Power Workbench Workshop with Realistic Action Lights & Sounds - 75 Tools & Accessories [Amazon Exclusive]

There seems to be a theme to my choices for toddler Christmas gifts!

The Black & Decker Play Workbench is lifelike and comes with many different tools so that toddlers (and kids) can use their imagination through creative play.

This makes a great Christmas gift for toddler boys or girls.

For a fun wooden version, look here


Fisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park [Amazon Exclusive]

The Loops n’ Swoops Amusement Park will be a hit with any toddler who loves to play with Little People.

It’s action-packed fun that will teach toddlers fine motor skills while being exciting enough to keep their attention (yay!).

The cars zip and fly through the loop for hours of playing fun.

For a wooden race car track, here is a great option


ICODE Scooter for Kids Premium 3 Wheel Kick Scooter for Toddlers (2-8 Year) with Adjustable Height,Led Flashing Wheels (BLUE)

This scooter is designed with toddlers in mind – it has 3 wheels instead of 2 for extra stability, is lightweight and has a brake for added control.

If you have a toddler on your Christmas list who loves being active outside this is a scooter is perfect.

It has adjustable heights meaning the scooter can grow with your child.


Radio Flyer Deluxe Steer and Stroll Trike

If you’re active and love the outdoors consider getting the Steer and Stroll Trike that will grow with your toddler.

You start by steering to help them understand how the trike works.

Then, as they get older, they take over by using the pedals and riding their trike independently.


This year, I’ve heard some great recommendations from other mamas and came across 

There you have it – 21 fun Christmas gift ideas for toddlers that will have them smiling, playing and having fun.

Giving a gift isn’t the only thing that makes Christmas special but it sure is nice to see your kid’s eyes light up when they see what’s under the tree! 🙂

What do you plan to get your toddler for Christmas this year?

Is there anything else you would have included in this gift guide for toddlers?

C0mment and share below! 🙂

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