Holiday Gift Guide | Ideas for Toddlers

November 06, 2019
You've probably started to see some holiday gift guides popping up here and there in "blogland" but the truth is Thanksgiving is super late this year and we've already starting making our lists for what we're going to be shopping for with the upcoming holiday season. I really am not one of those people that likes the rush of finding a gift two days before the holiday. I'd rather have everything wrapped and ready to go with time to spare and time to actually enjoy the holiday season. I'll be doing a few gift guides throughout the month and I'm starting with one for the kids - toddlers to be more specific. 
  • The Wonderful Things You Will Be  || Talk about a book that just makes me cry every single time! I love reading this to Sophia and I think it does the best job of teaching our kids that we want the very best for them!
  • LeapFrog 100 Word Book || We are huge fans of LeapFrog games and toys. One of Sophia's favorite toys is the LeapFrog musical rhymes book. I really love that this is in both English and Spanish. She gets a lot of Russian at home and Gary tries to speak to her in Spanish as much as he can, so this will just be another way to get that Spanish in! I put this on her "wish list" for the grandparents!
  • VTech Smart Shots || My cousins' son just got this as a gift for his birthday and not only was the set up super easy, but it's two games in one. You can teach them how to "play" basketball and soccer! Work on that hand-eye coordination at the same time! 
  • Owleez Interactive Pet || This feels like a super high end Tamagachi - do you guys remember those?! This little owl responds to touch, movements and love like any pet would! It's a really great gift to teach kids how to nurture things! 
  • Pottery Barn Anywhere Chair || This was one of the gifts we got Sophia last year and we absolutely love it! Now that she understands she needs to sit in it, it's become more part of her everyday! We got the slightly bigger one that she could grow into. 
  • Food Truck || If you're not big into the toddler kitchens, I think this food truck is the next best thing, if not better. Our friends have this and Sophia loved playing with it. If we had the space, I'd totally get this for her since she already has a little play kitchen.
  • Magnetic Tiles || Sophia played with these tiles at our neighbor's house and got such a kick out of it. Their almost 4 year old plays with them and of course Sophia loved them. Something about how the magnets go together is so interesting to them. 
  • Radio Flyer Scooter || This is such a great introductory "bike" and scooter. Sophia got it as a gift last year and just started using it more. This is great to ride around the neighborhood or take to the park because it has a little under seat storage for toys. We also have a super long hallway that she gets to "drive" down! 
  • Drill and Learn Toolbox || I think every little kid likes to play with dad or mom when they are fixing something in the house. This little toolbox comes with a working toy drill, wrench, screws and more. It also makes sounds when they drill or screw something in all while teaching them numbers and colors. 
  • Doodle Board || Different colors, stamps and endless possibilities. We haven't quite mastered "Art" yet, but this would be a fun way to get anyone interested in it and it's very portable so you can take it on the road for car trips or overnights.  
  • Play-Doh Kitchen Creations || I can't wait for Sophia to be old enough to play with this. She's still in the "put everything in your mouth" phase, so it'll wait a little while longer. This is one of those gifts that will keep us all occupied with the upcoming winter! Truth - I'm more excited to play with this than I think she will be!

What are some of your go to gifts for toddlers?


  1. I have some littles in my life that would love these gifts! And you know I’m crazy about that little pink owl! Have a wonderful Wednesday my sweet friend!

  2. What lovely items! Play doh is the bane of my existence though ha ha. I can’t believe that they have food trucks for the kids now LOL

  3. As someone who doesn't have kids I always find it really hard to Christmas shop for the little ones in our family! This is SO helpful!!

    Rosy Outlook

  4. We have most everything on this list! LOL!!! Do yourself a favor... wait a bit until you start with play dough. You can thank me later! ;) XOXO, R

  5. How adorable is the play dough kitchen!!

  6. Love this round up! We got that basketball hoop for our nephew, and it was a huge hit <3

    Green Fashionista

  7. I've got lots of little ones w/ my new in-laws so these ideas are going to come in handy for me!! :)

  8. There are a few little ones on my list this year- this list is perfect, as I am not so hip on what to get a toddler, haha. Thanks, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. We have that book and it makes me cry every time we read it, too! Lots of good suggestions here!

  10. That little Food Truck is the cutest!!!!! What a fun twist on a "kitchen"

  11. These are all such great ideas! We try to keep it simple in terms of gift and, instead, try to gift our kids experiences, but they always ending up getting a few gifts anyway. Love this list!

  12. Love these gift ideas!
    Xo, Kelsey

  13. Great gift ideas! The food truck is so adorable! The Anywhere Chair is the best ever!

  14. You always come through with the best product recs, girl! I need to look into that basketball/soccer toy because Aviah loves sports. That’s something her and Eddiehave bonded over since before she was even 1! Aviah has that book as well. I thought I was the only one who got emotional reading it, lol! It really is such a beautiful and special book. You’ve got some really great suggestions here; I look forward to what else you’ll be sharing. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, my friend!!




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