Published December 05, 2014 by
These days it seems that all of my friends have new babies or toddlers so I'm always on the hunt for a cool new toy to give as a Christmas, Godchild, or birthday gift. In this lens, I've put together a list of my favorite toys for kids in that age range. That way, you can truly get the best of the best birthday and holiday gifts for kids!
Last year, I gave my nephew the ever popular Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube based on recommendations from Amazon purchasers. They were right.... it is a magnificent toy (even though it doesn't necessarily LOOK all that impressive). My nephew loved it and the cube soon became his favorite toy.
My hope is that you will find a gem for the toddler or baby on your birthday or holiday gift list too. Happy Shopping!
#1) Activity Toys/Puzzles
These fascinating toys will keep your baby or toddler busy for hours. Play centers are always a popular gift for baby showers and as gifts to welcome the new arrival as well.
#2) Bath Toys
Make bath time for baby even more fun with these adorable bathtub toys!
Get A Whole Bunch of Bath Toys in One Fun Gift!
When we ran across this adorable Bath Time Baby Gift Tub, I just knew that I had to share it with you. Not only does it feature the best-selling bath toys, but it also contains shampoo, wash cloths, brush and comb set, and of course a hooded towel with either a duck or frog theme. What a great gift for the holidays or a baby welcome wagon!
#4) Play Structures
Lots to do and see in the Treetop. This adorable, Activity Gym has soft, linen and patterned arches and a matching supportive Tummy Time pillow. 13 easy to hang loops and 5 hanging toys offer irresistible multi-sensory play for baby at every stage of development.
#5) Crib Toys
Babies love to entertain themselves with pretty colors, shapes and fun sounds. Crib toys are a great way to keep them busy before they fall asleep, or after they wake up!
Keep baby entertained!
Video of Some of the Best Toys for Toddlers
#6) Push and Pull Toys
Since 1957, kids haven't been able to resist the popping action of this push toy! Balls strike the inside of the plastic dome when Corn Popper is pushed along. Even I had this when I was a kid and that was over 40 years ago!
#7) Plush Toys
What kid doesn't like cuddling up with a soft plush toy? Here are some of the most popular options.
Get That Stuffed Animal or Blankie Personalized!
Did you know that you can now buy some of the most popular stuffed animals or baby blankets personalized with the child's name? We embroider the child's name on the blanket or teddy bear free of charge.
What a great way to make your holiday, birthday, or new baby gift extra special!
Shown to the right is the Personalized Friendly Monkey Blanket. A green blanket features a textured pattern along with a monkey and leaf embroidered design.
The child's name is embroidered in a matching colored thread. The plush monkey face features a big smile that will surely bring a smile to the child's face too!
#8) Music & Sound Toys
Lots of fun music!
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Click n Learn Remote is baby's very own remote, with realistic styling, buttons to press, lively songs and light-up learning fun! Baby can click away to learn about numbers, opposites, colors, greetings and first words, and sing along to four sung songs, too.
#9) Car Seat Toys
Keep them entertained while you are trying to drive. Less distractions for you means greater safety for your family!
#10) Shape Learning Toys
Our Nantucket Toddler Table is an adorable, kid-sized furniture piece that would look great in any child.
1st Birthday Gift
If the baby in your life is turning one, perhaps you are on the hunt for a fun first birthday gift. If so, then you might like this adorable gift set that includes a "Look Who's One" crown and shirt as well as a plush animal and a CD of classic children's songs.
Be sure to give it to the child so they can wear the clothes and crown during their birthday party!