The Ultimate Toddler Gift Guide


The toddler years are an unforgettable stage. Their personalities are developing, their emotions are 100% heightened and their energy level is insane.

And with all of that energy, they just want to play, play, play. Toys are a huge part of their lives and it’s important to get ones that they will love (and their parents will love, too).

How exactly do you do that? Two things to remember:

  • Ask the parents what the toddler is into at the moment- characters, movies, animals etc.
  • Avoid getting something that is a million pieces, like Legos. Toddlers are mini hurricanes and trust me when I say, parents will be cursing your name every time they have to pick them all up. Or step on a stranded piece in the middle of the night. You don’t want to be that person.

If you still have no idea what would make a great gift, I put together this list of toddler toys to inspire you.

(Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. You are not obligated to buy anything, but if it so happens that you do, I will receive compensation. Affiliate links help keep this blog up and runnin’.) 🙂




Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set

Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline

Little Tikes T-Ball Set, Red, 5 Ball Amazon Exclusive

Step2  Duck Pond Water Table

Little Tikes Easy Score Soccer Set, Primary Colors

Pretend Play


Superhero Dress Up Costumes For Girls – 4 Capes, 4 Masks and 3 Stickers– also available for boys

Toy Vacuum- Dyson Ball Vacuum With Real Suction and Sounds

Melissa & Doug Ninja Role Play Costume Set



Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar

VTech DigiArt Creative Easel

VTech Alphabet Activity Cube

Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free 2-in-1 Art Tote

VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

LeapFrog LeapStart Interactive Learning System for Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten


FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon

My First Baby Doll and Stroller Playset – Blue/Pink (Doll Included)

LeapFrog My Pal Violet

Movable/Ride On


Fisher-Price Bubble Mower

Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower

Big Wheel 48727 Tricycle, 16-Inch, Red

Kiddieland Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Plane Light & Sound Activity Ride-On -different characters available



Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano With 25 Keys and Color-Coded Songbook

Disney Mickey’s Music Mat

Schylling Wood Xylophone

VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio

And if you absolutely can’t avoid a gift with a million little pieces…consider also buying an amazing Play and GO mat that turns into a bag to make life a little easier on the maid- I mean, parent. 😉

I hope you find this helpful! My kids either own or have played with all of the toys on this list, or at least some version of them. Are there any toys that you love that aren’t on this list?


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