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Holiday Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

holiday gift guides for toddlers and babies

This post has been updated for 2021.

We are often asked “what is your favorite product for____ or what do you recommend for ____”. While I don’t always have the answers, and most things I do is by trial and error, I have learned a lot and love recommending products. Putting together these guides together is so much fun, and with the help of some moms that I polled, I feel confident in the choices. Most of these gifts are gender neutral as well. Here are our Holiday Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Babies and Toddlers

We like more learning based toys, and all of these options fit what we prefer. Busy toys are also a favorite and these keep our little one entertained for a long time while she plays independently.
1. Rainbow Stacking Toy
2. Colored Baby Blocks
3. Wooden Carrot Toy
4. Shape Sorter
5. Geometric Stacker
6. Egg Matching
7. Race Car Track
8. Soft Books
9. Spike the Hedgehog
10. Tree Toy
11. Wooden Animal Puzzles
12. Wooden Alphabet Puzzle

Holiday Gift Guide for Baby

holiday toys for baby

1. Sophie Giraffe
2. Bubble Machine – no matter the age, a bubble machine is always fun.
3. Shape Puzzle
4. Classic Pull Telephone-12m+
5. Tobbles Toy– 6m+
6. Hide and Peek Pop Up– 9m+
7. Activity Center– we used this all the time when we needed to get things done!
8. Musical Instruments– we took a baby music class and loved it. I think music at any age is so good for their development
9. Our Favorite Block Set-18m+
Lovevery Play kits– we have gotten these for a while now and it is a favorite gift. The kit comes every 3 months and is age specific.

Montessori Inspired Gift Guide

Wooden Alphabet Puzzle
Wooden Shape Puzzles
Block Set– this is our favorite block set and we started playing with it around 13 months

Bath Time Inspired Gift Guide

There was a time frame when our baby stopped loving her baths and we could not figure out what changed. We got some bath toys as gifts and now she is obsessed.

1. Toy Storage
2. Stacking Cups– We loved these stacking cups and they are under 4 Dollars!
3. Spraying Whale
4. Letters
5. Waterproof Bath Books
6. Suction Toys
7. Fishing Pole
8. Floating Octopus– this is normally not my taste, but we got it for our baby and she is obsessed.
Water Toy– these are so entertaining
Water Crayons

Travel Inspired Gift Guide

These gifts are perfect for the family who loves to travel and needs easily packable toys that will entertain a baby for a good amount of time.

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1. Sophie Giraffe– one of the most recommended baby items from moms
2. Banana Brush– 3m+ a life saver when we travel with our baby
3. Artful Skwish Rattle-0m+
4. Teether Rings– these are great for play even if your baby is not teething
5. Wooden Busy Toy– 6m+
6. Sensory Rattle-0m+
7. Dimple Dot-12m+ we started using this earlier than the recommended time
8. Link Toys-0m+ these are the best for travel, you can bring as many or as few as you want and they are so entertaining
9. Musical Phone-3m+ this makes a great car toy, but not a good plane toy because it makes noise. We also like this when we are out and about, just not in an enclosed area
10. Keys-3m+
11. Atom Rattle-0m+
12. Dimpl Digits-12m+ we also used this one before 12 months and our baby loved it
13. Caterpillar Rattle-6m+ this one is a good busy toy, it moves and can create different shapes

Board Books
Cube Sorter-10m+

For Babies Gift Guide

These toys are perfect for Baby’s First Christmas.

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1. Sophie Giraffe– by far the most recommended toy and our baby’s favorite. Even at 18 months, she still loves it
2. Banana Brush-3m +, our baby loved this! She still plays with it at 18 months as well
3. Artful Skwish Rattle-0m+
4. Teether Rings
5. Rattle and Soft Book
6. Wooden Busy Toy– 6m+
7. Wood Play Gym-0m+ and Play Gym Hanging Toys
8. Sensory Rattle
9. Wearable Rattles– these were perfect starting at about 1 month when she was more alert
10. Link Toys-newborn+
11. Atom Rattle-0m+
12. Tobbles Toy-6m+
13. Musical Phone-3m+
14. Keys-3m+
15. Caterpillar Rattle-6m+

Other Toys That Would Make Great Gifts
Sophie Teether
Grasping Activity Toy
Soft Toy
Sort and Squeak Eggs– 6m+
Hide and Peek Pop Up-9m+
Cube Sorter-10m+

Play Kitchen Inspired Gift Guide

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Most of the items below are recommended 3+ years, but do your research and decide what you are comfortable with for your own children
1. Play Kitchen– we are getting our baby this one and hacking it to our own style! I am so excited.
2 .Wood Taco Set
3. Felt Taco Set
4. Condiment Set
5. Play Dishes
6. Mixer Set-3+ years
7. Ice Cream Set
8. Wooden Food Set
9. Wood Fruit Set
10. Pots and Pans
Wood Egg Set-3+ years
Sushi Set-3+years

Wooden Cupcakes
Play Kitchen– this is a really cute kitchen that we almost got as well!
Toaster Set-3+ years


Swan Doll– obsessed with swans and how cute this one is. So perfectly girly and feminine
Bunny Doll
Doll House– this one has been around for a while but it is so dang cute. I wish my baby was older
Angel Doll
Ballerina Doll– I am obsesses with this doll and am getting her for my baby for Christmas
Swan Ballerina
Noah the Dog– we are obsessed with cuddle and kind dolls!

Hearth and Hand for Littles

Wooden Tree Set
Wooden Toy Tree House
Toy Kitchen Mixer
Toy Wobble Stacking Tree
Cottage Dollhouse
Woodland Animal Set
Toy Bookshop
Cocoa Set
Baked Goods Set

Shopping for babies and kids is so much fun. We hope this guide helps you whether you are shopping for your own kids, a friend, grandkids, etc… These toys are recommended by moms and most are personally tested by us. These guides will help you with what to buy for a baby boy, what to buy a baby girl for Christmas, and any age from 0-3 years. We hope our Holiday Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers helps!

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