These 75 Best Christmas Gifts for Toddlers are so amazing they are going to blow your toddler’s little mind! Great gifts for toddlers ages 2-4 in 7 different categories – STEM, crafts, music, pretend play, active, games & puzzles and stocking stuffers. Consider your holiday shopping done!
Christmas Gifts for Toddlers
My 2023 Christmas Gift Guide for Toddlers is here!
This gift guide is packed with gifts that my kids have played with and loved since they were toddlers and preschoolers. They even still play with these toys to this day – some 3 years later! We tested out these toys, so you won’t have to; consider that our holiday present to you:)
Kid tested – Mom approved!
I just couldn’t stop pulling my favorite toddler’s toys for you, and I went a little overboard! But I rounded up the toys into 7 different categories that you will find below. All of these toys are perfect for 2-4-year-olds and for both boys and girls. Most of the toys come in multiple colors or themes, so if your toddler only wants green toys (I have been there) then check out the link to see what other colors/themes that toy comes in.
Head Straight to These Gift Guides for Toddler:
STEM Learning Toys for Toddlers
On-The-Go Gifts for Toddlers
Pretend Play Gifts for Toddlers
Craft Time Gifts for Toddlers
Music Gifts for Toddlers
Games and Puzzles for Toddlers
Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers
These STEM Learning Toys are a great (and fun!) way to introduce to fundamental concepts of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to toddlers! Below you will find our favorite STEM toys that my girls have played with for years. Great gift ideas that tuning leaning into fun for both girls and boys!
Marble Run Super Set – A fun build-your-own-adventure toy that will entertain your kids (and you) for hours!
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set – Make learning time exciting with this tinker toy set! This set consists of 200 brightly colored plastic parts, including spools, flags, washers, rods, and end caps.
Magna-Tiles 48-Piece Clear Colors – Literally the only gift you NEED to give kids! They are pricey, but will last for years! Has thousands of 5-star reviews!
Design & Drill – My First Workbench – Little builders get busy with a workbench and tool set designed just for them! Hammer nails and drill bolts directly into the bench to create colorful patterns.
Mega Bloks Let’s Get Learning Building Set – Build skills for school with 150 big building blocks to help you learn numbers, counting, colors and shapes. Made for little hands and growing minds, the blocks are easy to grasp and stack, so toddlers can practice motor skills as they play.
Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog – Build fine motor skills with chunky, peg-shaped pieces that fit to the back of this friendly hedgehog.
Gears! Gears! Gears! Deluxe Building Set – Different every time you build, this versatile, interconnecting gear set fosters imagination and provides opportunities to experiment with simple mechanics and science.
Wooden Building Blocks Set – No child’s playroom is complete without a set of classic wooden building blocks, and these colorful solid wood building blocks are just what you’ve been looking for!
Primary Science Lab Activity Set – Foster a curiosity for science by conducting real hands-on experiments. Safe-goggles included;).
Toddler Toys Race Track – Get set and go! This simple and well-built wooden car ramp is a great toy for toddlers as it helps promote hand-eye coordination, develop thinking skills, stimulate focus and curiosity and more.
These On-The-Go Gifts are perfect for those toddlers that just can’t-sit-still! These toys will entertain your toddler for hours while hopefully getting all of their wiggles out.
Allek Kick Scooter – A fun toddler-friendly scooter that has light-up wheels!
Teeter Popper (similar) – A thrillingly unique instrument for play features a concave board covered with sturdy silicone suction cups on the bottom – how it’s used is up to the kids!
Giant 40″ Saucer Tree Swing – Turn your backyard into an adventure playground!
Step2 Thrill Coaster Ride On – This roller coaster toy takes the hot Wheels excitement from the indoor mini cars and turns it into life-size outdoor thrills – a dream come true for little ones who love hot wheels toys!
Gymnic Hopping Animal Rody – Promotes balance and coordination while providing a fun workout. My kids used this for years!
Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline – The perfect trampoline to help toddlers burn off that extra energy.
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Dino – The Dino cozy Coupe has a fun design, A parent push handle and a removable floorboard. Parents and kids will both love the ride! Also comes in Fairy Cozy Coupe.
Little Tikes First Slide – Nothing says fun like a Little Tikes First Slide! This Little Tikes kids slide is just the right size for your little one. It folds and unfolds in seconds, which makes it easy to store.
Flybar My First Pogo Pals Jumper for Toddlers – The My First Flybar foam pogo stick is hours of healthy, bouncy fun. Crafted from durable foam, this is an ideal first pogo stick for kids; each jump makes a fun squeaky sound destined to delight
Little Tikes Jr. Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer (similar) – A great gift for your children any time of the year wherever indoor or outdoor.
JumpOff Rocksteady Balance Stepping Stones for Kids – Set of 6 – Balance Stepping Stones for Kids help your child build confidence in their balance and coordination. Playing with the stepping stones kit helps them learn to determine distance and height.
Little Tikes T-Ball Set – Searching for an indoor or outdoor game that will teach your child how to play baseball, softball, or Wiffle ball? These amazing baseball toys are a good start that will give excitement to your kids as they learn sports.
These Pretend Play toys will let your toddler’s imagination run wild! Whether they are helping a sick stuffed animal get better, saving a princess (or knight) from a mean dragon or building their own ice cream empire, these toys will help toddlers imagine and create their own world of make-believe.
Wooden Train Set – Anything is possible with this buzzing transport centre thats so much more than a simple train set.
Kids Doctor Kit – Fun way to help children learn about the human body and calm doctor-related fears as they engage in doctor/patient role play.
Sparkling Unicorn Tutu – Every girls dream – to become a sparkly unicorn.
Wooden Snacks and Sweets Food Cart – 2-IN-1 play structure! The Melissa & Doug Wooden Snacks & Sweets Food Cart includes 40-plus play food pieces, from salty pretzels to sweet popsicles and condiments to cones. Flip the awning and menu to “Hot Dogs” or “Ice Cream”.
Superhero Capes with Custom Letter – One of the greatest parts of childhood is being able to wear superhero dress up costumes. Being a superhero is every child’s dream!
Pretend and Play Calculator Cash Register – Encourage imaginative play with this play cash register that makes sounds and moves.
Wooden Doll Family Mansion with Accessories – Let your child’s creativity flourish with this wooden dollhouse. Comes with furniture, dolls, a working doorbell and moveable lights!
Let’s Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! – Motivate your child to model independence and use their imagination to have fun. Each cleaning tool gives them an imagined role and pretend task to try.
Medieval Wooden Castle – This Medieval Wooden Castle opens for expanded play and royal adventures. It includes a trap door, working drawbridge, and removable turret.
Tin Tea Set & Carry Case Toy – This fun tea set toy is perfect for children who like to throw make believe tea parties or teddy bear picnics.
KidKraft Vintage Kitchen – My kids have gotten thousands of hour of play out of this kitchen! It’s a must have and I couldn’t love this one enough.
Melissa & Doug Toy Shopping Cart With Sturdy Metal Frame – This mini shopping cart features front, spring-loaded safety wheels that pivot 360 degrees, which permits it to roll easily on multiple surfaces inside the home.
Interactive Vet Clinic and Cage – Portable animal clinic: a toy carrying case with all the veterinarian toys an aspiring veterinarian need.
Doorway Puppet Theater and puppets – A whimsical castle scene sets the stage for creative play. Time to grab your puppets and let your imaginations run wild!
These Craft Time gifts are a fun way to let toddlers explore their artistic side! Below you will find some of our favorite messy and non-messy craft time staples for toddlers.
Kid-Century Modern Table and Chairs – perfect for crafts, creativity, or a cozy tea party! Rest your feet with these two petite seats.
Kid Made Modern My First Arts and Crafts Library – Introduce toddlers and young children to their creative side with our My First Arts and Crafts Library; filled with fuzzy sticks, to wooden beads, to googly eyes, & much more.
8-pack Washable Dot Markers – ALL FUN, NO MESS: Kids will love the creative freedom of painting; Parents will love the simple setup and easy cleanup of washable dot markers.
Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills Activity Book With Pair of Child-Safe Scissors – This activity book is a paper-cutting project book with 20 pre-printed activity pages. This cutting book includes child safety scissors.
Aquabeads Mega Bead Set – Contains over 2400 beads in 24 different colors, including Jewel Beads and Solid Beads!
Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Chef Set – A fun play-doh set with a ton of tools for hours of endless sensory play!
Play Sand Combo Pack – This sand is kinetic, so it sticks only to itself and not to you! This perpetually “wet” sand is perfect to mold, shape, and squeeze. This fun sensory activity is perfect for arts and crafts, and makes a great kids gift!
Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads – This first beading set brings colorful and educational play to kids discovering lacing for the first time.
Giant Art Jar – Everything you need for to create art to your heart’s content!
Melissa & Doug Easel and Accessory Set – This art easel is a multiple purpose tool that includes a dry-erase board, a chalkboard, a locking paper-roll holder, a child-safe paper cutter, four easy-clip grips, and two large plastic trays that can be removed.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Stamp Set – Create colorful scenes filled with adorable and exciting animal adventures with this 38-piece deluxe wooden animal stamp set!
Playfoam Combo 8-Pack: Never Dries Out! – Kids are free to express their creativity, with squishy, squashy Playfoam that never dries out! Just squish up the Playfoam, shape it however you like, then squash it back down and start all over again
These Music Gifts will let every toddler’s inner musician come out! Toddlers naturally love to make music and to perform, and these musical gifts are designed to help them make those dreams a reality!
Musical Instruments Set – This musical instrument set for children contains everything your little one needs to discover his or her inner musician.
Mother Goose Club Bluetooth Sing Along Portable – This kids karaoke machine features a built-in microphone and is a great gift for kids who love to sing, dance, and be the star of the show!
Award Winning Hape Mighty Mini Band Wooden Percussion Instrument – An all-in-one melody-making music machine, with a xylophone, a drum, a cymbal, a guiro, a clapper and drumsticks.
Keyboard Playmat – This kids piano keyboard you can touch it with hand, foot, can also be used to play music on the blanket, exercising children’s ability of coordination and improve motor skills for Learning & Education
Hape Kid’s Wooden Toy Ukulele – Prepare to have a musical genius running through your home! With this delightful mini ukulele from Hape toys, toddlers and big kids alike can enjoy making beautiful music.
Maracas | Pack of 12 – 12 Dazzling Toys wooden fiesta maracas that come in assorted colors and designs.
Learn-to-Play Piano – The littlest musicians will enjoy exploring concepts of high and low notes, loud and soft.
Kids Drum Set – This mini musician’s dream features easy-to-use piano for kids with labeled electric piano/organ keys + stool, kids drum set, girls’ and boys’ microphone, speakers, and MP3 line input—perfect for your next-gen pop and rock stars!
These Games and Puzzles are the perfect gifts for toddlers! Your toddler will love these fun, colorful and interactive games and puzzles and you will love that these games are cooperative games where everyone ends up a winner (no tears during game night!).
Feed the Woozle Preschool Skills Builder Game – The Woozle loves to eat hairy pickles and fuzzy donuts. Can you help feed him 12 crazy treats before all the snacks are gone? A monstrous game of mixed up fun!
Chutes and Ladders Game – Do you remember playing Chutes and Ladders when you were a kid? Introduce new generations to the classic gameplay of this kids’ board game for 2 to 4 players.
Farm Wooden Chunky Puzzle – This wooden puzzle with chunky pieces is more than simply a puzzle. The easy-to-grasp pieces can be stood up for pretend play fun. The puzzle includes full-color pictures underneath each piece. Children will build their hand-eye, fine motor, and creative expression skills while they complete the problem-solving challenge!
Hoot Owl Hoot Cooperative Matching Game for Kids – Hurry little owls: In this color-coordinated matching game, players cooperate to help the owls fly back to their nest before the sun comes up. Help all the owls home before sunrise and everyone wins!
Wild Animals 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Storage Box – Kids will go wild for these four 12-piece wooden puzzles —a zebra, a tiger, a lion, and an elephant.
Latches Wooden Activity Board – Smooth-sanded, solid-wood board features fun surprises behind the opening doors and windows
Stack Up Board Game – In this game, winner of multiple awards including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, children work together to stack 12 blocks before the Stack Smasher gets to the tower and topples it!
The Ladybug Game – Kids will fall in love with the characters and memorize the story of the Ladybug Adventure as they learn to count and read. The Ladybug Game uses a clever combination of colors, numbers, words and symbols to help even the youngest players catch on quickly.
My First Match It – Head and Tails – Little learners will love the animal theme of these puzzles. Matching each head to the correct tail is a fun way to explore the world of animals. The friendly, colorful illustrations create ample opportunity for conversation and learning.
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game – Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help. Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your squirrel squeezer, and place it into your log. Be the first to fill your log with delicious acorns and you win.
Snug as a Bug in a Rug Game – Get all the little colorful bugs under the rug before the 3 stink bugs stink up the place!
Jumbo Alphabet Floor Puzzles – This puzzle is a fantastic introduction to the alphabet for little learners. Each brightly colored letter is illustrated by an image beginning with the letter. This means that the child not only learns to identify and recognize the letters, they also get an introduction to letter sounds.
These fun Stocking Stuffers will probably be your toddler’s favorite gifts of the season! These small toys pack a big impact and will provide endless hours of fun for your toddler (and you!)
Play-Doh Party Bag Dough – hare the fun and share the creativity with this Party Bag full of 15 cans of Play Doh.
WikkiStix for Doodlers Molding & Sculpting Sticks – Encourage imaginative play in your child with this fun and handy doodle toy
POOF The Original Slinky Brand Neon Plastic Slinky – This bright Slinky seems to almost glow in the dark.
The Wonder Forge Dr. Seuss Matching Game (similar) – A fun game of picture matching with classic Dr. Seuss characters!
Melissa & Doug ColorBlast! Sea Life and Dinosaurs Color-Reveal Coloring Books – Use the magic pens to color in the pictures and see vibrant colors, details and patterns appear! (also comes in Princess & Fairy)
Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers & Paper Set – Pip Squeaks Markers feature the same high-quality washable ink as regular Crayola markers, but in a more kid-friendly length.
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play – The descending bubbles have a soothing and mesmerizing effect that will keep kids entertained for hours.
4 Pack Dinosaur Wind Up Toys – it’s not only a dinosaur toy, but also a dinosaur car and a wind up toy.
Kangaroo’s Do You Want to Build a Snowman – Every Thing You Need To Make Your Own Special Snowman Friend.
Flying Gliders – These brilliant beauties won’t be a bore, send them sailing through the sky and watch them soar!
Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Craft Kits Set or Butterfly Magnets – These cool vehicle kits contain everything you need to assemble and decorate a race car and a monster truck.
Monkey Stringy Balls – squishy balls that all toddlers, kids and adults will love.