I’m really looking forward to Christmas this year with Emmett. Last year he didn’t quite understand the concept of opening presents and we spent a majority of the day chasing him around the house. This year he will be two and a half; and I’m expecting that he will want to open EVERYBODY’S gifts for them.
This year Emmett has also really began to show interest in various activities and themes – currently he loves Mickey Mouse, construction vehicles, and dinosaurs. We are also constantly looking for ways to get his wiggles out.
Below I have compiled awesome holiday gift ideas for toddlers. A few of the items we already own and have seen how much Emmett loves playing with them.
Some items were provided for consideration in this gift guide. I only included items that I truly think make good gifts for toddlers.
Holiday Gifts for Toddlers
A variety of gift ideas that are perfect for toddlers.
Whoa Dough is a fun sensory activity for toddlers. It is free of many common allergens (including egg, peanut, and gluten) which makes it a great option for families with allergies. It makes an awesome stocking stuffer!
Toy Construction Vehicles,
Embrace the love of construction vehicles with these toys! A fun way to enjoy their interests and watch their imaginations soar.
Pop It! is another fun stocking stuffer that will create tons of enjoyment for toddler age and beyond. I've seen tons of these popping sensory activities around this holiday season, so get the original for your stocking stuffers!
Aqua Draw Doodle Mat
We gave Emmett this Doodle Mat last year for Christmas. It is a great option for mess free art because it is all water!
Sandbox Digger Excavator Crane
This digging toy is currently on Emmett's wish list. I envision hours of entertainment while he plays in the sandbox (or play chips) and moving them around the back yard.
2-in-1 Seek & Write Sensory Bin
The toddler age is a great time to introduce more sensory activities into the daily routine. This 2-in-1 sensory bin has lots of different activities so it can adjust for the interests of kids.
Glow LCD Sketch Pad
We got Emmett an LCD drawing pad earlier this year when we flew down to San Diego. It has quickly become a favorite toy while we're in the car. He likes to scribble on it and then hit the "erase" button to see it all disappear.
Radio Flyer Kid's Wheelbarrow
Get those kids working in the yard! This wheelbarrow is the perfect size for hauling toys around the yard (or maybe they'll even help haul around the yard waste).
This buckle toy is another item we picked up for the flight to San Diego. It is something that we can give him if we need a few minutes of focus from Emmett. At two he is able to buckle them closed, but needs help to open them.
Wooden Ramp Racer
Watch and listen to the cars race down the ramp! This toy is a favorite of our playroom as Emmett will send balls and cars down the ramp.
Fill N' Splash Submarine
Make bath time extra fun with this submarine! Pouring water and pushing buttons are some favorite toddler activities, and this toy combines both of these things. I'm pretty sure that Emmett will ask to take a bath once he opens this gift.
Ice Cream Cart
I know a few kids who have had this ice cream cart and it was always a hit when the kids got together. A fun way to practice sharing with friends, and seeing what "flavor" combinations they can make.
Wooden Building Blocks
Let the imagination run wild with simple wooden building blocks. These blocks can provide years of entertainment as they create their own imaginative world.
Balance Stepping Stones
The floor is lava! Working on balance is fun with these stepping stones. Create different paths from point A to point B; or simply one big circle.
Wood-Like Foam Blocks
Another options to the classic wooden blocks are these foam blocks. We have some similar to this and they are always a hit when we rotate them into his playroom. They are light weight but firm enough to stack high.
Matching + Wooden Sensory Kids Game
This matching game includes a fun twist with a sensory aspect. It can be played with individually or as a competition with friends and family. The four different game modes allow the toy to grow with the child, and make it more exciting for years of play.