If you’re buying for a toddler for the first time, you’ve probably noticed that you have no idea what they want. First up, don’t worry. This is totally natural. After all, they don’t even know what they want most of the time – so how are you expected to know? That being said, the last thing you want to do is end up spending over the top, only for them to be far more intrigued by the box the gift came in.
The truth is that, when buying for the under 3’s, nothing is ever guaranteed. That being said, we’ve noticed that there are a few tips and tricks that can make it a little easier. In this article, we’re going to share what we know. We’ll also show you some great Christmas gift ideas to help point you in the right direction. So, without any further ado, let's try and get to the bottom of this mystery!
The main reason that it is so hard to buy for a toddler is that it is impossible to remember being one, right? Well, that's the key to this suggestion. Sure, with this kit, they won't actively remember making their mark - but there is a logic to this one. What it will do is give you a keepsake from these key developmental stages in their life. Better yet, as they grow, they will look to this impression and ask endless questions about it!
This gift idea is best considered as one for both the toddler and their parents. So, if someone close to you has recently had a child, we're pretty sure that this will hit the mark as a sweet and thoughtful Christmas gift. Better yet, there's no ink or paper involved. That means that it's clean and hassle-free. And let's face it, when you're dealing with a toddler, that's about the best it gets! You can get yours for $24.99 by following this link.
For the most part, kids today are entertained by the same sort of toys that we were. Basically, if it moves or makes a funny noise, they're going to be interested in it. For young children, the rocking horse has always been a classic. It invokes the imagination and allows them to embark on adventures from the comfort of their own home. In this little adventure, they can set sail on the high seas on their very own tugboat, complete with naval motifs like the anchor and porthole.
For us, the best thing about this Christmas gift idea is that it can last for years. It's suitable for ages one and up. It's build quality is really sturdy. And, kids don't grow out of this type of toy for a long, long time. So if you really want to impress with a gift that will weather the metaphorical storms at sea and the very real ones a toddler can throw at it, this is the way to go!
I'm willing to bet that a few of you answered this question with "why not?!" I mean, just look at it! Admittedly, a large part of the reason that this suggestion is even here is that I want it for myself. And, if it's somehow still magical to a full-grown man, just imagine what seeing this thing would do to the mind of a toddler! For starters, it's over nine feet tall. By my calculations, that's roughly 8 toddlers tall. That's gotta be mind-blowing stuff for them, right?
But how does it work? Well that's easy. All you need to do is inflate it, anchor it to the ground (unless you want it to go on safari), and then connect it to your garden hose. Of course, this giraffe comes with everything you need to make that happen. So, at $119.99, this makes total sense for toddlers of all ages - even if they happen to be 30+. You can begin building your very own giraffe army here.
Do your friends' kids have a toddler? Do you like annoying these particular friends? If you answered yes to both of those questions, this Christmas gift idea may be just what you are looking for! Better yet, your friends will still have to thank you for it! At these key developmental stages in a child's life, it is important to allow them the space ad freedom to explore their creative side. And with 6 different musical functions, this is a really effective way to kick things off.
Despite being shaped like a guitar, this nifty little toy is actually a percussion instrument. There are cymbals, a drum face, a xylophone and even a washboard. It's bright and cheerful, it's fun, and at $79.99
Every now and then, the best way to make sure you nail a Christmas gift is to just go back to basics. At this precious age, children are really only exploring the world through touch and trying to find out what's good and what isn't - what's friendly and what isn't. Luckily, they don't come more friendly than our plushy buddy Odell. Having recently migrated to the surface from his life under the sea, all that Odell is really looking for in life is a new friend.
Odell is available in two different sizes; medium and small. His body is plush and soft throughout and his tentacles are nice and springy - perfect for giving the best hugs! You can get yours here for $44.99.
That just about wraps up our list of gift ideas for toddlers in 2021. Really, the main thing that we'd like to get across is that toys these days really aren't all that different to the ones we enjoyed when we were their age. So, it's time to get out there and channel your inner toddler. Do that, and you're onto a winner! Merry Christmas, all!