With the holidays quickly upon us, finding the right toy for your toddler can seem a bit daunting. There seems to be so many options available, and yet so little time to shop and find the perfect gift. Knowing this, we have spent the last few months reaching out to different companies seeking the best of the best. We have sought out toys that engage the mind, encourage imagination, and are safe for our young ones. The response from our requests have exceeded our expectations, and because of this, we are able to provide you with this 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for toddlers.
All products included in our holiday gift guide have been provided to us from various companies. Each of the items have been evaluated and are categorized according to the recommendations from the manufacturer. If you see something you are interested in, click on the link under the picture and it will take you directly to the purchasing page.
2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers Ages 1-3 years
Looking for a toy that can keep your toddler active and laughing in or outdoors? If so, this one is for you! The Eezy Peezy Fold-it Classic Ball Pit with Slide is lightweight and very easy to set up and take down in just minutes. It is made of hard plastic and is a great toy to have inside during the cold months. Ideal for toddlers 1 to 3 years old. Retail Price: $179.99 Use the code ILMK25% at checkout for 25% off your total purchases from NSG Products!
If you are looking for a practical gift for your little one, I would consider a quilted Nap Map Bundle Set from Janiebee. My two year old loves having her own bed that she can take with her everywhere we go. From sleepovers with siblings, to road trips to grandmas house, we almost never leave our house without a piece of our bundle set. The backpack is perfect for a toddler to tote around, and the lunch box is insulated to protect any food inside. Ideal for children 1 to 5 years old. Retail Price: $89.00+
Soft, sturdy, and carefully handcrafted, the Ride-on Sheep from iplay-ilearn is ideal for toddlers on the go. Move forward, backward, side to side, or just spin around in circles effortlessly with high quality wheels that ensure a smooth ride. Even your older kids will enjoy taking this one for a spin. It is ideal for children 1 to 7 years of age. Retail Price: $109.98
One feature I really enjoyed about this product is that it comes with a hand air pump. Using the air pump, this toy is ready to ride in under a minute. It is soft to the touch, and almost cuter in person. Ideal for children over the age of 1. Not a fan of the horse? No worries, there are other colors and animal available. Retail Price: $25.00
Spark interest in music, animals, and movement with this adorable pull along toy from iplay-ilearn. Your toddler will find multiple ways to play with this interactive toy. From shape identification to making music, the Interactive Pull Along Xylophone will entertain your toddler for hours. One personal note worth mentioning…the animal pieces and music sticks come individually wrapped inside the bus. I recommend having an adult unwrap the toys inside and dispose of the wrapping. This is to prevent any possible choking hazards that could arise if the wrapping was accidently put into a mouth. Ideal for ages 1 to 4 years old. Retail Price: $23.99
This is certainly not your average tricycle or balance bike. Made with an extremely durable frame and wheels, the Evolve transforms into three different bikes to meet the needs of your growing toddler. The instructions provided with this product are easy to understand and follow. Once the Evolve is put together, changing the features of the bike from a tricycle to balance bike takes less than 5 minutes. Maximum weight limit is 110lbs and is ideal for children 18months to 5 years old. Retail Price: $149.99 Use the code ILMK25% at checkout for 25% off your total purchases from NSG Products!
Our toddlers love to draw, especially with markers. The Color Wonder Coloring Kits give toddlers the ability to create bright designs, without risking colors going beyond the paper. Beat Bugs products are exclusively found at Target stores. Ideal for children 18months and older. Retail Price: $7.99
These little critters will keep your toddlers on their toes while they move across the floors. There are two different sets you can purchase: Pig and Dog or Sheep and Cat. Each toy requires (1) AAA battery to operate. Race each animal side by side for a little friendly competition. Your toddler’s imagination will run wild as they take these toys with them on the go. Ideal for ages 1 to 7 years old. Retail Price: $7.99
Introduce your toddler to the classics through fun and educational books from BabyLit. Reading with your toddler is one of the best things you can do to help engage their minds and encourage early learning. BabyLit books have bright illustrations and are printed on high quality paper. The board books are very thick and designed for longterm use. Ideal for ages 12months+. Retail Price: $9.99+
Great for your toddler’s first puzzle, the chunky wooden puzzle from Innovative Kids, allows hands on learning. Basic shapes, colors, and patterns are learned with this hands on toy. This puzzle has 7 pieces, each made of thick wood. It even comes with its own carrying case for easy organization and portability. Ideal for ages 12months+. Retail Price: $15.99
As your toddler gets the hang of basic puzzles, this is the next step up for them to take. This 12-piece puzzle is infused with bold colors and patterns, and allows your toddler to begin understanding how to match pieces together. As with the other puzzles from innovative kids, the Little Dinosaurs Wooden Puzzle comes in a reusable carrying case that is eco-friendly. Ideal for ages 18months+. Retail Price: $14.99
Make bath time fun with Soft Shapes Tub Stickables. Beyond the bathtub, these can be played with on almost any surface, allowing endless playing possibilities. Using water, the shapes are able to stick to surfaces effortlessly without leaving any residue behind. Ideal for ages 2 years+. Retail Price: $15.99
Quite possibly one of my toddler’s most favorite books to interact with are Poke-A-Dot! There are currently six different books that you can get, each of which engages the reader. I believe that the use of Poke-A-Dot books in my household have helped my toddler learn to enjoy story time. Ideal for children 3 years+ (although, I must say that my 2 year old LOVES this…I would even give it as a gift to a 1 year old) Retail Price: $15.99
If you are looking to bring music into your household this coming year, this is highly recommended. Swithcing between six different musical instruments with just a touch of a button, your toddler can get hands on learning and fun all from this one toy. Dance, sing, and play along as your toddler explores their own musical creations. For a more detailed look at this product click HERE. Ideal for children ages 3+ years. Retail Price: $44.99
Ideal for any unicorn lover, the Inflate-a-Mal Ride On toy will bring a smile to your toddler’s face everyday. The instructions suggest buying an air pump to inflate, however I found that it is not necessary. Similar to blowing up a beach ball, the Inflate-a-Mal Ride On toy fills with air by blowing into the bag. You will need to replenish the air often, depending on how frequently the toy is played with. Riding on it is a little difficult, but still a lot of fun. Ideal for children 3+ years. Retail Price: $36.95