The gift-giving season is upon us! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a toddler, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best gifts for toddlers, whether they’re into music, art, or just love to play. From educational toys to fun games, there’s something here for every toddler on your list.
Here are some fun ideas for gifts for the silly, funny, rambunctious toddlers in your life. These are also great gifts for busy moms with toddlers because we know these independent play and learning toys are great for moms to have a break. These toys include fine motor and sorting toys, pretend play toys, and board books.
Consider a toy that encourages imagination and creativity, like blocks or a play kitchen. Also, look for something that will help your little one develop new skills, like a shape sorter or a pull-along toy. Finally, consider a toy that encourages physical activity such as a tricycle or a set of blocks.
Note: These were all $25 or less at the time of this post, but prices can change at any time. Affiliate links are used to share products, at no additional cost to you.
Fine Motor and Sorting Toys
Busy books with fine motor skill practice are a total hit with toddlers! My son is obsessed with buckles currently so he would love this one:
My toddler loves loves loves shape shorter toys. We seriously have one in every room he hangs out in. I recently got him this one and it is great for bringing along with us as well.
These wooden sorter toys are brilliant! I think I’ll be adding this to my son’s list.
Latches and locks are an exciting toy for toddlers as well.
I love puzzles, don’t you?
Toys for Pretend Play
Playmats are also a great gift idea. If your kiddo is super obsessed with cars like mine is, this mat, and the cars of course, make an awesome gift. Bonus points that it can come with you to entertain the toddler when visiting friends or family.
Anything home kitchen and toy food related is a huge hit around here!
A workbench is also a huge hit any time!
This fishing game is both fun, and a fine motor practice. And budget-friendly too!
My son has this chair and it continues to be a hit. So many learning opportunities and it grows with him.
You absolutely can’t go wrong with building blocks!
Here’s another one for car enthusiasts. I’m getting something like this for my kiddo. Shhh don’t tell him.
Board books are always wonderful and I love when my kiddo sits down and peruses what’s on his bookshelf.
What do you think of these suggestions? Tell me what’s on your shopping list for your toddler!
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What a fab collection! The shape sorter and broom set are my favorites. 🙂
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Jasmine Hewitt says
I love these, such great ideas I really needed!
Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi says
Great list! So we actually have the take along shape sorter AND the Melissa and Doug cars and both are really popular in my house! I highly recommend them!
Oooo! I want to get all of these! My girls’ birthday is coming up soon, and then Christmas, and I was totally at a loss! Thank you!
Thanks Samantha! With twins do you have to get two of every toy or are they good about alternating?
Jenny @ The Sensible Shopaholic says
My daughter is obsessed with buckles. I had no idea that toy existed. She might just have to ask Santa for it this year.
My son is obsessed with them too! He can’t open them but must close them at all times like his high chair and stoller cannot be left un-buckled
I immediately loved the busy book!
Elizabeth Doren says
You have a pretty big list here with a wide age range. I love everything Melissa & Doug come up with.
I totally want to own everything Melissa and Doug!
Cascia Talbert says
Cute ideas! All my kids are past the toddler stage.