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Top 9 Gifts for Toddlers – What Would a Tyke Actually Like?

The holiday season is fast approaching, and we find ourselves thinking about what our toddlers would actually like for a gift.

It can be hard deciding what may be the best gift especially since there are endless options and because your toddler can not fully explain and describe what they want makes this mission a difficult one. So, to help you out we have found 9 of the Best Gifts for Toddlers that they will love!

Before we start:

When looking at Toddler gifts consider the following:

  • Age appropriateness (toddlers are 12 -36 months)
  • Does it offer multiple play opportunities?
  • Is the item strong and durable?
  • Is it worth the money – Toddler gifts can be expensive!
  • Can it help children develop a wide range of skills? 

Our Top Picks:

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker


Your little tyke will love discovering the Vtech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker. The Amazon #1 Best Seller is an interactive learning walker that has a removable play panel.  The early learning center has 5 piano keys that play music and the wheels will work on carpet and hard floors.

With over 70 sing-along songs, music, sound effects and fun phrases this will be sure to put a smile on your toddler’s face.  The Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker is ideal for the little ones who are learning to walk with plenty of opportunities to practice their developing skills this toy is perfect from 9months – 3 years.

Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag

The Mega Bloks bundle comes with 80 different block shapes and sizes to provide hours of play.   A fantastic toy that should be a part of all toy baskets this is suitable for ages 1 -5 years.

Designed to fit in little hands making them easy to stack, hold, and take apart.  The Mega Bloks are ideal for children to develop hand-eye coordination, counting, and color recognition.  They come in a convenient carry bag for easy clean ups.  These are a favorite with many babies, toddlers, and older kids!

Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Sit, Stride & Ride Lion

The Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Sit, Stride, and Ride Lion is one that will keep toddlers amused for awhile. A toy that can be used for 6-month-olds to 3-year-olds has 3 ways to play with it including sit and play, push and walk and scoot and ride.

The entertaining music, lights, fun sounds, and sing-along songs will provide your tot with plenty of enjoyment while also supporting each stage of your little one’s development.  Other features include A mane that has 10 light up buttons to help teach numbers and colors. It also comes with three balls that your baby can pop in the Lion’s mouth to hear silly sounds while the balls roll out below.

The Fisher-Price 3-in 1 Lion will be sure to light up your tykes faces!

Little Tikes First Slide

The Little Tikes First Slide is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon and is perfect for toddlers who are learning to slide as it is sized especially for the younger children.

A Slide that can be used inside or out can also fold down easily to help with storage.  It can be utilized from 18months to 6 years and helps promote fitness, balance, and coordination.

No tools are required to assemble the Slide which allows you to unfold it in seconds, so your little ones don’t have to wait around.  Watching your toddler squeal with delight while they play on the slide will show this is a gift that will provide enjoyment for many years to come.

TOMY Hide N Squeak Eggs


The Tomy Hide N Squeak Eggs are a simple and cost-effective gift that kids love!  The easy to handle eggs are full of surprises and allow children to sort them into their spaces while learning to match colors and recognize shapes.

When the littles ones press lightly on the chicks head, they make sounds and best of all no batteries are needed.  Toddlers love opening and closing the shells and popping them into their own space – this is a well-priced toy that will provide plenty of play time.

Power Wheels Thomas the Train Thomas with Track

For the Thomas the Tank engine fan this will be sure to delight. The Power Wheels Thomas the Train with Track is a fun, ride on toy that has Thomas phrases and sounds and toddler-friendly features.  It works with a push-button operation for easy stop and go and can be used indoors and outdoors.

The train will work on and off the track and helps build balance and motor skills.  Kids also develop role-playing skills as they drive around creating their own adventures.  Suitable for children 12months to 3 years this will surely pop the biggest smile on your toddler’s face.

Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Play Table

Kids love playing with water! Therefore, a water table is a great gift idea and a way for them to learn valuable skills while having fun. The Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas WaterPark Play Table is full of exciting features and ways of play.   It will also help Little ones improve their fine motor skills, imagination, and social skills.

Features include dropping the balls down the center spiral and watching them go round and round into the water. Tots can turn the Ferris wheel to scoop and drop off balls and pouring water down the funnel will power the twin water wheel.  The table is the right height for toddlers and offers hours of fun play time.

Best Peg Toy Building Set

The Peg Toy Building Set is a favorite amongst many Toddlers as it provides hours of fun, imaginative play.  The manufacturer recommended age for this toy is 1 month and up and helps children learn fine motor skills, shapes, and colors.

Kids love to stack the pegs into tall towers, sort them into shapes or learn colors with them. Items that are included in this set is 1 foam peg board, 1 travel bag, and 50 pegs that are BPA free and safe for all ages.  A toy that will keep tots entertained for a long time is one worth looking into!

Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug N Secure Swing

Kids love to swing and that why the Little Tykes 2-in-1 swingis perfect for toddlers.

Suitable for 9-month-olds to 4years and has a T-bar and straps that hold the little ones in securely but can also be removed as your child grows.  This is a durable swing that can be used inside or outside for hours of fun.  This is a super popular toy for toddlers you will find it hard to get your little one off it!

To Sum it Up

To find a gift that a tyke would actually like is possible.  Our research shows there is a huge selection that allows plenty of play opportunities, helps build tots development skills and that are affordable all while providing your children with a fun and exciting experience.  We hope our list helps you find a favorite for your Toddler!

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