Don’t feel too much pressure about gift-giving. At this age, they might find the packaging just as exciting as the actual gift. Also, they’ll never remember this.
Let’s get this tea party started! Toddlers will be pouring many a cup of fine tea – accompanied by a satisfying sound that happens when you tip the teapot. Mmmmmm. That air is…so delicious.
Shape-sorters are a must at this age, but this one’s unique in that it doesn’t take up quite as much room (parents will thank you). Also it manages to pack in some snazzy sensory activities.
For budding musicians there’s no better bet than (drumroll please…) this toy drum set, complete with slide whistle, castanets and tambourines. Tambourines! Bonus: no batteries are required, which means parents won’t be holding their ears and desperately searching for an off switch.
Toddler-friendly whack-a-mole?! Heck yes. Grab a mallet and guess which peg will pop up next. Parents will appreciate that the pegs are attached and can’t get lost. Everybody wins!
Since they’re always grabbing for mom and dad’s phone anyway, isn’t it about time they got one of their own? Best part is that this one teaches counting and songs and lets them push all the buttons they want without using up the data plan.
This pop-up rocket ship playhouse comes with a flashlight that projects images of the galaxy onto the walls. Next best thing to a jaunt to outer space.
For a fairy-tale-minded lass or lad: another pop-up play tent with peep-through windows and stars that glow in the dark. They’ll be playing happily ever after.
The gift that literally keeps on giving, this trike grows with a child from 9 months to 5 years, converting from a ride-on bike to a classic tricycle once they’re ready to pedal on their own. The steel frame is sturdy and the seat is adjustable.
It may seem like a simple toy, but, honestly, nothing is more entertaining for little ones than a water table. This one has funnels, wheels that spin, and boats that float. Great for sensory play on a hot summer day.
Open road, baby! This fun spiral ramp for cars converts from a sit-at roadway to a stand-up skyway. Love a toy that adapts for different developmental stages.
It’s a rite of passage: all babes at one point or another become fascinated by keys. Save mom’s from getting drenched in drool by giving them a set of their own. These light up, make car sounds, and, best of all, won’t set off the real car alarm and wake the neighborhood.#oopsie
They grow so fast. First they were born, now they’re… driving? They’ll love steering and honking the horn, and parents will love the great gas mileage.