Christmas Gifts for Toddlers.

I’ve had a couple of fellow anticipators reach out to ask for ideas for Christmas gifts and outfits for their little ones. I get it — it’s (shockingly) not so far away, and the holidays require a lot of planning with minis in tow, especially if you want things like stockings and tree skirts (<<these are the exact set I have) personalized! (Though I should not that procrastinators may be able to take advantage of the fact that these cute Old Navy Halloween jammies were just re-stocked! And more last-minute Halloween finds here.)

At any rate, I thought I’d share a few classic gifts for toddlers. I’ll do a separate post on gifts for babies (though they tend to like the wrapping paper more than the gift) and dressing for Christmas (hint: I am definitely ordering Petite Plume holiday jammies for my little ones this year), but below are some fantastic gift ideas for tiny tots. We own or have gifted many of these — and nearly all of them have rave reviews on Amazon to boot. Many of these are more on the “timeless” gift spectrum — well-made, could be gifted in 1990 or 2020 or 2050, etc.

Under-$30 Christmas Gifts for Toddlers.

HAPE MIXER

COROLLE DOLL

ANIMAL FARM PLAYSET

THE NUTCRACKER BOOK

BRISTLE BLOCKS

FISHER-PRICE CASH REGISTER

FAIRY TALE BLOCKS

DRUM

QUEST AND JOURNEY BOOKS*

MR. POTATO HEAD

GREENTOYS TEA SET

NAME PUZZLE

MAILEG MICE

CRAWL-THROUGH TUNNEL

*Thanks to the Magpie reader who suggested these! I actually already had them in her bookshelf, a gift from someone from awhile back, but had assumed they were too advanced. They are WONDERFUL and we read them close to nightly. They have no words and so we change up the narrative most times. I’ve found it so heart-warming to walk into her room and see her “reading” the pages. More children’s books I love that would make excellent additions to a stack of gifts.

Under-$60 Christmas Gifts for Toddlers.

MAGNATILES

BRIO TRAIN SET

DOLL HIGH CHAIR OR DOLL CRIB

BRUDER MACK TRUCK

DUPLOS

FROZEN LITTLE PEOPLE CASTLE

ROLL-UP RAINBOW PIANO

Big Ticket Items for Toddlers.

MICRO SCOOTER

A MECHANICAL HORSE

RADIO FLYER WAGON

OLLI ELLA DOLL PRAM

RIDE-ON TOY (ALSO LOVE THIS CLASSIC)

Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers.

BATH CRAYONS + BATH DROPS (<<MINI HAS BEEN OBSESSED WITH BOTH OF THESE FOR A YEAR)

THIS $5 MVP

DISNEY PRINCESS SHOES

COLORING BOOK

ECO-DOUGH

P.S. A few other holiday items I love for toddlers: a peg doll nativity set (had almost this exact style for mini last year and she played with it daily; it was a great way to introduce the story of Christmas to her); darling gift tags like these or these; a special plate for Santa’s cookies and the reindeer’s carrots; and an advent calendar.

P.P.S. Going from 0-1 children vs. 1-2 and 9 things that surprised me about having a c-section.

P.P.P.S. Fall staples and fall trends.

13 Comments

  1. So many good ideas here! My older niece will be 15 months at Christmas this year, so a bunch of these options will work for her ๐Ÿ™‚ I just spent hours earlier this week playing with MagnaTiles with my best friend’s son…such a genius toy!

    I’m excited to read your babies gift roundup as well! xx

  2. Can’t wait for your post on gifts for babies! I’m already getting asked by grandparents and I have no idea! Always love your suggestions! Thank you!

    1. Oh good! Yay! That will come out next week. Funny you mention the grandparents, as my mother just asked me yesterday what she should be considering for mini and micro ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  3. Love the Radio Flyer! I’ve an eye on a Brio train set + tracks for my older son. Thinking I’ll wend it around the tree (where it will no doubt stay for less than a New York minute, but oh well). Also, not sure if your mini is quite of sitting-for-a-ballet age yet, but going to the Nutcracker was one of my cherished childhood traditions, and the NYCB’s is supposed to be v magical!

    1. Yes – Brio train set for the win. Landon actually had a HUGE set from when he was a boy that my parents in law have kept at their house for mini and micro to play with, and it’s always a huge hit.

      I can’t decide if this is the year I take mini to the Nutcracker or not…she’s still a little young for the length of such a performance, but I’m itching to take her!!

  4. Thanks for the reminder about those Pottery Barn stockings! I have been pondering buying that exact style for me and my husband, but my only concern is that when we (hopefully!) have children a couple years down the road, we won’t be able to get matching stockings for them (truly a champagne problem!). Have you found that PB tends to bring back that same style every year? Also, saving some of these ideas for the little ones in our extended family!

    1. Hi Megan! YES – they have been making these exact stockings for at least a decade now, as I purchased my first set (one for Mr. Magpie and one for myself) when we were first married ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ve since added one for Tilly, Emory, and now Hill! That’s one of the reasons I selected the style — they seem to make it every year!

      xx

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