It’s that time of year again! So many gifts, so little time!

The holidays and birthdays put so much pressure on parents to provide a magical experience for our sweet little kiddos.

With the HUGE variety of products out there, it can be extremely overwhelming deciding what to get.

We also get wrapped up in busy schedules and realize late in the game that we are WAY behind!

Gifts for toddlers can be difficult.

But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! I have compiled the BEST GIFT IDEAS FOR TODDLERS ages 1-3 years old.

The best part? These gifts can all be found at great prices on Amazon. Every mom’s best friend. Almost every single product is UNDER $20 (besides a few splurge-worthy products).

Great gifts at affordable prices able to be mailed to your doorstep in 2 days. SCORE!

Get your shopping DONE in no time with this COMPLETE GUIDE of GIFT IDEAS FOR TODDLERS!

best gifts for toddler

LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

This is a great book (disguised as a toy) that will really promote learning new words! Perfect for littles around 1-2 years old.

best gifts for toddler

VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight

Young toddlers are obsessed with buttons and switches that actually do something. Flashlights are great for satisfying that desire. This is the perfect kid-friendly version for ages 1-2 years old. It even throws in a little learning and fun noises to sweeten the deal. It comes in pink and green also!

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Squishmallow 16″ Full Size

Squishmallows. Holy moly. Who knew these would be SO popular?! It’s insane. My toddler is OBSESSED. They are SO soft and squishy (as the name suggests) and every kid is guaranteed to love it. It’s also huge, so keep that in mind if you’re low on space. Look below for a mini version.

best gifts for toddler

Squishmallow 8″ Mini

Ok, there is a mini version of the Squishmallow. Same material, just as loved, only much smaller. They have several different characters in both sizes, so take your pick! They’re all adorable.

best gifts for toddler

Edushape Sensory Balls

Sensory balls! All kids love throwing balls around, and its a great tool for learning hand-eye coordination. These are great because they won’t destroy your house or hurt anyone caught in the crossfire.

best gifts for toddler

Daniel Tiger’s 3-Minute Bedtime Stories

Daniel Tiger. I absolutely LOVE this show. It’s one of the very few shows that actually teach valuable lessons, feelings, emotions, and all kinds of wonderful things! My kids love this show and I’m so thrilled because they come out learning something new every single episode! I will happily support anything this show has to offer, and bedtime stories are a nightly routine in our house so this is PERFECT.

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Friends & Family Figure Set

Again, Daniel Tiger. What kid doesn’t love little figurines of their favorite show?! No brainer for this Daniel Tiger fan girl!

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MISSLFJY Remote Control Car

Watch out for the adults of the family stealing this awesome toy! Everyone loves a remote control car, so this one is sure to be a hit! It’s also great for toddlers learning coordination and direction. Just watch your ankles.

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Princess Dress Up, Party Accessory

I’m not the girly/frilly type. I figured my girl would be rough and tough. Turns out shes obsessed with pink, princesses, and playing dress-up. Most girls are! As much as it pains me to buy this, every toddler girl LIGHTS UP when they see this. Who am I to deny pure joy?!

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Radio Flyer Deluxe Steer & Stroll Trike

Radio Flyer bikes?! Yes! This one is perfect for toddlers learning how to ride a bike. I love the handle in the back for lazy parents like myself to easily push them along. That piece can also be removed once they are able to ride solo.

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Hudson Baby Plush Blanket with Furry Binding & Back

Every kid has that one special security blanket that they sleep with every night and cannot be without. This blanket is perfect for that. They have a pink version and a blue version and they are SO SOFT! Even after several washes, they’re still just as soft. Really affordable too, so I suggest grabbing a few backups in case it ever gets lost or ruined! #momhack

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Kids Bathrobes for Girls Boys, Baby Toddler

A soft robe is perfect for staying nice and warm after a bath. It can be tough persuading a toddler to leave a warm bath for the cold air. Having a fun robe that is super soft and warm makes it a much easier transition. There are a ton of different prints for all kids!

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LCD Doodle Board Drawing Tablet Educational

This is a great toy for learning how to draw and doodle without making a huge mess! Endless crayons and markers destroying your house is a thing of the past. This is a super fun little toy that’s sure to keep your little ones busy and mess-free!

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Star Night Light Projector for Kids

My daughter calls this her “egg” 😂 I guess it makes sense considering it kind of looks like an egg, but I can’t help but call it an egg now! This helps so much with distracting them with something when they want to fight bedtime. It will turn their attention towards something else and also relax them to easily fall asleep. Turn this on and let them marvel at the cool stars and moons all over their walls.

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Soyee Magnetic Blocks STEM Educational Toys

Magnetic tiles are similar to Lego’s, but much easier for kids to use. I was amazed at the elaborate towers my kids were able to make! Usually, with Lego’s, they would try but it was difficult to get the pieces to do exactly what they wanted. These are awesome for them to learn how to build!

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Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

This baby is a game-changer. Wow, it is the perfect device for a kid in this day and age. If you’re not opposed to kids having tablets, this is the one you want. I could sit here all day and rave about the features and add ons that come with it, but I’ll let you read about it yourself. You won’t regret it. Oh, and it’s under $100. 😲 (And can be found on Black Friday at a significant discount!!!)

best gifts for toddler

LeapFrog Chat and Count Emoji Phone

I love that they are now making toy phones that resemble cell phones. I mean, it makes sense. This one is really affordable and fun! All kids love play phones, and this one will NOT disappoint. It comes in pink and black also.

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LeapFrog My Pal Violet (or Scout)

This interactive puppy comes in different colors for boys and girls. It’s soft, but most importantly it’s really interactive. You can customize it online and it will say your child’s name! My daughter is still in awe every time. It also has an option for playing bedtime music for 5, 10, or 15 minutes. We use it every night. It also sings songs, counts, and a bunch of other fun stuff.

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Hunter 3 Piece Kiddy Table and Chair Set

Having a designated kid table in your house is important. It’s perfect for them to sit down and have a snack, or color, play, have a business meeting, whatever! (😆) I love having a designated space for them and their little activities.

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Award Winner & Toy 11″ Baby Doll

Baby dolls are a favorite of little kids. It’s a great way to teach compassion and for them to learn how to care for others. Kids love pretending to be a mommy, and this cute little doll is one that actually ISN’T creepy or super expensive. It’s perfect! I also love that it has different ethnicities to choose from!

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Latches Board

Busy boards. Keeps them occupied for hours! There’s something about latches, switches, buttons, levers, hooks, knobs, etc. that just fascinate little ones. Keep them away from your plugs and light switches with this wonderful distraction!

5-in-1 Wooden Activity Play Cube

Activity cubes are a great way to occupy your little one’s curious mind. It’s just the right size, every side has a different activity, and it’s excellent quality. Perfect for ages 1-2, but older kids enjoy it as well!

Melissa & Doug My Magnetic Daily Calendar

This magnetic daily calendar is PACKED with endless learning opportunities. It’s a great way to teach months, days, weeks, years, weather, schedules, holidays, activities, and so much more! It also closes up like a little briefcase for easy keeping.

Melissa & Doug Latches Barn Toy

Another Melissa & Doug toy. If you haven’t noticed, I’m a sucker for well made educational toys. I can only handle so much plastic before I lose my mind. I love that they create WOODEN toys. This one is a classic barnyard toy that all kids will love! It’s sure the get the imagination going.

Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Cake

This wooden cake set is so fun for kids around 2-3 years old. Another fun toy to get their imaginations running!

The Original Reusable Water-Reveal Coloring Books

I LOVE these! Mostly because my kids can color/paint without making any sort of mess! The pen that comes with it gets filled with water, the water lightly wets the tip of the pen. Start drawing and the pages turn from black and white to color! So it feels like they’re painting, and when the water dries it turns back to black and white! Endless fun, no mess. Perfection.

Baby GUND Princess Castle Stuffed Plush Playset

Soft plush princess castle, mirror, horse, and wand. Enough said. 🤷🏼‍♀️

First 100 Words Board Book

This book is the perfect book for 1-year-olds learning how to talk. It has great images and colors and makes it really easy to teach them all kinds of fun words!

ABC for Me: ABC What Can She Be? Board Book

What a wonderful book to read to a little girl?! Honestly, I love this! Books are such a special opportunity to bond with your child and teach them something valuable in a fun and meaningful way. This book is made in all different categories, and they are really well made!

VTech Musical Rhymes Book

Here’s another book disguised as a toy. It’s great for kids around 1-year-old and is a great way to introduce books and music! Super fun.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank

A cute and interactive piggy bank?! How fun! I feel like piggy banks are a thing of the past, but I’m so excited they brought it back! It’s a great toy for kids around 1-2 years old, but older kids love it as well! It’s also never too early to teach good money habits, so this may be the perfect way to start!

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

This is perfect for the newly walking 1-year-olds! It’s a fun and safe way for them to get used to their newfound skills and have a little safety net along the way. It’s stacked with a bunch of fun buttons and toys, so it will keep them interested even after they become a walking machine!

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller

Another fun and interactive toy with lots of cool buttons, knobs, and switches! It’s the perfect size for little hands to carry around. If there are any gamers in your family, this is fun for littles to “play along” and feel like they’re included when Dad’s playing video games. (Or Mom!)

Animal Adventure | Sweet Seats | Character Chair

HOW CUTE IS THIS CHAIR?! So fun for kids to have their own designated chair that’s just their size. It’s really soft, comes in all different colors and animals, and will be your child’s new favorite place to hang out!

First Builders Big Building Bag

Lego’s on steroids! These large building blocks are perfect for kids to learn how to stack and build. They’re essentially entry-level Lego’s.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

I highly recommend including several books as Christmas gifts. This is another great book with an even better message.

Count the Animals!: A Fun Picture Puzzle Book

This is a fun book that really gets them involved and teaches animals and counting! It’s great for any young toddler!

A Collection of Stories for 2-Year-Olds

I am absolutely OBSESSED with these books. They come in all different ages and include a TON of amazing stories tailored for that exact age. It has wonderful graphics, well-written stories, and they’re amazing quality. These will be books you’ll keep for generations.

PinkSheep Little Girl Jewel Rings in Box

This sweet little jewelry box is filled with all different styles of rings. They’re so fun for little girls playing dress-up, or any child that just loves to add some jewelry to their wardrobe! Best for kids around 3 years old, but these will grow with them as well.

VTech Drop & Go Dump Truck

This little truck is so much fun for kids around the age of 1-2. Balls are always a favorite, and this has a little compartment for them to insert the balls and they get funneled into the back of the truck for them to do it all over again! (And again, and again, and again…) It teaches hand-eye-coordination and is a fun toy for developing little brains!

Remote Control Car Toys for Kids

Pushing buttons that actually do something! Every kid’s dream. This is basically a remote control car that is tailored for younger kids around 2 years old. They are sure to be amazed.

LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party

What kid hasn’t had a pretend tea party?! It’s a right of passage for all kids! This one is really fun because it sings songs, makes a pouring sound when it’s tilted in the pouring position, and even teaches colors and flavors with their matching cake!

Shape Sorter Geometric Block Sorting & Stacking

This wooden shape sorting toy is perfect for curious little minds learning coordination. It’s a great toy that will keep them occupied for HOURS.

GoStock Friction Powered Cars Push and Go Construction Vehicles

Push and go cars. Another classic favorite of all kids. These cool little construction vehicles come with a set of 4 different trucks and do all sorts of cool stuff. Great for ages 1-2.

Princess Tent Girls Large Playhouse

Honestly, I don’t even need to say anything. No explanation needed. A pink princess castle with lights. Mic drop.

LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart

This little ice cream cart is SO CUTE! Perfect for the growing imagination of 2-3-year-olds. The ice cream scoop even has a little magnet that grabs the scoops of ice cream and drops it on the cone. It’s so fun to watch kids light up when they play with this toy!

VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk

This one is a bit pricier than the other toys on this list. It’s around $50, but it is WORTH IT. It’s basically a little desk/activity station for your child. It has SO MANY activities for them to explore and keep them occupied with quality learning and fun! They will LOVE all the bells and whistles that come with this desk.

VTech KidiBeats Drum Set

No parent wants their kids to have a drum set. Luckily, this isn’t anywhere near as loud or obnoxious as an actual drum set. This will be so fun for kids around 1-2 years old to learn music and satisfy their need to bang on stuff.

LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket

Pretend food is always a fan favorite. All kids love to make-believe and let their imagination go wild. This cute little picnic basket is a really fun toy for that.

I hope this ultimate guide of the best gifts for toddlers helps you eliminate the stress and chaos of shopping, and makes your little slices of heaven SO HAPPY and excited for their new goodies!

Happy Holidays!!!

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