Little ones can be tricky to buy for. Well, unless you have our guide to gifts for toddlers

They’re not babies, and they’re not quite little kids. Our 18-24 month littles are at a special age where they’re exploring everything, eager to learn, and ready for anything. So, if you’re having trouble coming up with presents for them, you’re not alone. We’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for toddlers this season to make your job as Santa much easier.

There are puzzles, sweet stuffies, and even enchanted silk scarves. Of course, there are also the classics like a play barn, a soft baby doll, their first tea set, and Mickey even makes an appearance. Combining well-known characters and some new friends, we made sure there’s something for every kiddo on our list. We’re pretty sure you won’t have to look further than this list to create a magical holiday. Read on for our picks for gifts for toddlers.

LeapFrog Build-a-Waffle Learning Set


Their favorite breakfast will easily become their new favorite toy that teaches them colors, numbers, and following directions.

LeapFrog Build-a-Waffle Learning Set ($19.99)—Buy Here!

Playmobil Mickey & Minnie's Cloud Home


Mickey and Minnie spend their days playing on rainbows and riding on clouds in this adorable set.

Playmobil Mickey & Minnie's Cloud Home ($49.99)—Buy Here!

Spelling with 'Sesame Street' Zippy

Little Sleepies

Their favorite friends are all cozying up to their bedtime stories on these absolutely darling pajamas. They're created with Little Sleepies' famous Lunaluxe Bamboo.

Spelling with Sesame Street Zippy ($38.00)—Buy Here!

Learning Resources Deluxe Market Set

Learning Resources

Playing shop, identifying different foods, counting—there's so much to learn with this market set.

Learning Resources Deluxe Market Set ($34.99)—Buy Here!

CoComelon Peek-a-Boo JJ Plush


JJ's 17 sounds and phrases add to the peek-a-boo fun.

CoComelon Peek-a-Boo JJ Plush ($24.99)—Buy Here!

Olli Ella Strolley


It's a stroller and a trolley. Made of handwoven rattan, little ones just need to flip the lid and they can go from strolling their stuffed animals around to doing the shopping.

Olli Ella Strolley ($159.00)—Buy Here!

Mud Pie Tea Set

Mud Pie

This sweet 18 piece tea set made from recycled wheat straw that's perfect for the beach, the tub, or sandbox. 

Mud Pie Tea Set ($22.99)—Buy Here!

Dozy Dinkums Pip Doll

Olli Ella

It's your baby's first baby—squishy and soft enough for playing and cuddling. We're partial to Pip, but there are lots of Dozy Dinkums to choose from.

Dozy Dinkums Pip Doll ($50.00)—Buy Here!

Battat Classic Barn Playset


Complete with farmer, animals, and carry handle, they can tote this barn set anywhere.

Battat Classic Barn Playset ($24.99)—Buy Here!

Stapelstein Stepping Stones


Stapelstein Stepping Stones are the original play 'stones'. They're soft, stackable, sturdy, and can be used in a ton of imaginary ways to get your little one's creativity flowing (plus, they're really convenient to use as seats, stools, or steps). Available in Original Rainbow or Pastel.

Stapelstein Stepping Stones ($189.00)—Buy Here!

LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train


This starter DUPLO set pulls off a holiday gifting hat trick: It's a building toy, a vehicle (and we all know how much toddlers love pushing around anything on wheels), and it helps introduce them to numbers. 

DUPLO My First Number Train ($16.00)—Buy Here!

5-Star Little Climber by Lily & River


The 5-Star Little Climber enhances your kiddo's motor skill development, balance control, creativity, and grows with them up to age 5.

5-Star Little Climber by Lily & River ($187.46)—Buy Here!

'"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly" Said the Sloth' by Eric Carle


In the style that only Eric Clare can create, this book teaches kiddos to take their time.

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly" Said the Sloth by Eric Carle ($8.49)—Buy Here!

Sarah's Silks Enchanted Mini Playsilks

Sarah's Silks

Sarah's Silks is all about open-ended play. Tactile toddlers will love the lightweight, floaty fabrication that lets them create and play for hours. These Mini Playsilks grow with them, long after they're done playing.

Sarah's Silks Enchanted Mini Playsilks ($14.00)—Buy Here!

Silicone Play Kitchen Set

the Cadenlane slicone play kitchen set in garden is one of the best gifts for toddlers in 2023
Caden Lane

The best thing about silicone toys? They're dishwasher-safe and quiet! We love a great kitchen set for open-ended imaginative play, especially when you're trying to get stuff done in the kitchen and your mini-me wants to join in.

Caden Lane Silicone Play Kitchen Set in Garden ($38.00)—Buy Here!

Flybar Play-Doh Ride-On Activity School Bus


The Play-Doh Ride-On Activity School Bus includes 3 cans of Play-Doh, 10 numbers stamps, 6 shape cutters, and 1 roller. Just lift up the ride-on seat to reveal the play set.

Flybar Play-Doh Ride-On Activity School Bus ($49.99)—Buy Here!

Glo Pals Sensory Play Jar

Glo Pals

Just add water and watch the customizable and interactive sensory jar come to life.

Glo Pals Sensory Play Jar ($20.00)—Buy Here!

Cuddle + Kind Baby Koala

Odin Parker

This baby koala is so precious. Made from natural Peruvian cotton yarn, not only is it soft and collectible; it's heirloom-quality, so they'll have something to treasure for years.

Cuddle + Kind Baby Koala ($35.00)—Buy Here!

Little Tikes Rainbow Remix Music Player

Little Tikes

Your little one will love this cute vintage-style music player, complete with rainbow light show, music, and color call-outs (not to mention headphones).

Little Tikes Rainbow Remix Music Player ($14.99)—Buy Here!

Jumlys Montessori Puzzle


Ready to introduce colors and shapes? This 12-piece wooden peg puzzle is the perfect place to start.

Jumlys Montessori Puzzle ($14.99)—Buy Here!

Bricklettes Starter Set


Remember those old-school bright cardboard bricks? They got an update with Bricklettes. They fit into your home's decor and the starter set of 10 is great for kiddos who have just started stacking.

Bricklettes Starter Set ($54.99)—Buy Here!

Woodpecker Game

Kidspace Museum Store

Have a toddler who's into bashing all the things? This hammer game is not only really darling, it's also ideal for active minis.

Woodpecker Game ($45.00)—Buy Here!

Green Toys Ferry Boat


We love that this ferry boat is made of recycled milk jugs, and it's so easy to clean. It can even go in the dishwasher.

Green Toys Ferry Boat ($21.99)—Buy Here!

Matching Eggs 12pc Set


How adorable is this set of color and shape matching eggs? The little egg holder is a winner, too.

Matching Eggs 12pc Set ($17.99)—Buy Here!

Wooden Baby Birdi Puzzle and Stacking Toy

Bella Luna Toys

This darling little learning toy is a great first puzzle, plus it's a lovely addition to nursery/bedroom decor.

Wooden Baby Birdi Puzzle and Stacking Toy ($16.00)—Buy Here!


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