Our toddlers are the little bosses we never asked for, with all the fun of that crazy co-worker we love to hang with! So here's the gift guide you need to score points with the little boss who lives down the hall.
Your 2021 Toddler Gift Guide has a fabulous mix of active play toys to get them moving, great sensory/art options, all which are gender neutral and the top S.T.E.A.M picks for this age range.
Row 3: 9. Wooden Mop and Broom Set* 10. Personalized Bowling Set 11. Blippi Sensory Set 12. Personalized Story Book
Row 3: 13. USB Bubble Machine* 14. Grippy Divided Plate 15. Mini Backpack 16. Chalk Walking Toy Row 4: 17. Personalized Wooden Name and Animal Puzzle* 18. Wooden Pull and Stacking Train 19. Custom Wooden People Puzzle 20. Ball Maze and Pit*
*Just an FYI, anything with an asterisk was a total favorite last year, so I HAD to include them in this year's guide also!
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1: Busy House: The name says it all! This Busy House will do just that. Keep your mini me busy for hours!!! I'm sure that does not seem possible but I promise this is one of those gifts that just keeps on giving.
A 5 display design, featuring 5 animals habitats and introduces the animals that live within them. There are 3 color combinations available, and even a mini version. It's definitely a gift that will stay relevant with your little one for years to come.
2: Sensory Ball Garage: Are your ears tired of your toddler banging pots and pan covers together?! Because mine legitimately are lol. Ball Garage is a banger - no pun intended - sensory game that helps fine tune your little ones hand eye coordination and grip.
The easy to handle hammer helps them bang the colorful balls into the looping tunnels, thus avoiding the kitchen floor concerto!
3: Finger Crayons: In the world of arts and crafts, it's hard to find the safest option and have it be the cleanest. These stackable Finger Crayons are made of complete non-toxic materials that are totally safe if you're toddler desires to make art time their snack time. They're easy to grip and come in 12 cool colors.
4: Ride On Wooden Toy: Balance bikes are an awesome way to encourage developing motor skills and they also grow with your little one. This Ride on Wooden Toy has a sleek design and 4 rubberized wheels so there's scuffing your wooden floors with all that holiday gift excitement.
5: Double Indoor Mini Trampoline: Every time I organize these kids guides there are always those few gifts I wish were for us adults. Here you have the Double Indoor Mini Trampoline! Get those jumps and zoomies out all day long with a mini trampoline.
Have more than one little one? A play date on a rainy day? Cousins over for a long weekend? A great way to get the kids active and off the tech devices. The trampoline can hold two kids separately so no injuries happen and has an adjustable handle bar for the growing bodies.
6: Magnet Maze: Anyone else remember The Busy World of Richard Scary?! Well Magnet Maze is just like the opening scene in a great travel toy! The maze is filled with problem solving puzzle pieces which center around getting the colored balls into their matching garages.
They'll run into dead ends, traffic, and busy streets all while using fine motor skills and problem solving to navigate their cars home.
7: Bathtub Tube Set: If you struggle with bath time like many parents do this is an exciting way to explore the fun side of scrubbing down. Boon building bath pipes come in a set of 5 pipes that each have a unique feature that encourages water play. They simply suction on your bathroom wall or tub!
8: Running Water Sink: Life skill toys are a big hit this year! A temperature sensing design with color-changing kitchenware. This sink features an automatic water cycle system for a realistic dishwashing experience.
The ability to show your toddler a life skill while letting them have sensory fun and exploring motor skills is an all-around win!
9: Wooden Mop and Broom Set: This cleanup set includes a wooden mop, broom, duster, and dustpan. Include your toddler in your daily activities (like they're not already your shadow) and make tidying up a game! Cue the music maestro, "clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere..."
10: Personalized Bowling Set: The coolest part of this Personalized Bowling Set is that you are sure to get everyone in on the fun. For families with multiple littles or parents looking to experience a pre-baby activity with their kids this is a super fun option.
The bowling set is an opportunity to promote team work, communication, and an exciting family rivalry going - haha!
11: Blippi Sensory Set: The Blippi craze is out of this world! Blippi Sensory Set comes complete with a Blippi figurene and coordinating accessories, a mini lunchbox to hold pieces, pail, bucket, scooper, 6 ounces of home made play dough, and assortment of gems, and wood blocks. You're definitely set for a full afternoon of fun!
12: Personalized Story Book: Personalized M is for Me is a custom story book for your tenacious toddler describing all the wonderful characteristics they have. You can personalize an introduction for them and add their name. I love custom books, they're such a sweet way to make reading fun and engaging for kids.
13: USB Bubble Machine*: I genuinely love bubbles! They are an awesome sensory addition to any event or play session. A Bubble Machine that produces more than 4,000 bubbles at once and is portable. It gives you a USB or plug-in option and is built to last.
14: Grippy Divided Plate: Get your toddler ready for the gourmet life during the holidays with their own grippy plate that sunctions to the table. No need to worry about a plate of ham or rice flying across your beautiful dining room set up! Cool animal shapes for added fun and it even rolls up nicely in case your booked for family dinner dates.
15: Mini Backpack: I've said it before y'all and I'll say it again - I'm a sucker for some seersucker! This mini backpack made out of seersucker material is adorable. Easy to clean up, comes in two colors, and can fit daycare supplies or toys and wipes for the road.
16: Chalk Walking Toy: Have an outdoor lover in your midst?! This Chalk Walking Toy is the best gift for your sidewalk Picasso. It holds 6 jumbo pieces of chalk with two spring loaded handles for easy walk and chalk designing.
17: Personalized Wooden Name and Animal Puzzle*: This is a best seller every single year and for good reason! The Personalized Wooden Name Puzzle comes with an added Animal Puzzle option. Take your pick of 1 to 8 types of animals! Colorful animal colors and playful images - what's not to love.
18: Wooden Pull and Stacking Train: An adorable piece of nursery decor to start and then, a learning toy. The train is built of stacking pieces, painted in a beautiful array of matte colors to match any nursery theme. Your little one will be stacking animals and trees in no time!
19: Custom Wooden People Puzzle: I adore this custom Wooden People Puzzle. It comes in 6 different tones of skin color, 26 color options, and is personalized with your toddler's name. Another wonderful piece that can be decor until your toddler is ready!
20: Ball Maze and Pit*: A Ball Maze and Pit is a mom's way of providing the greatest amount of active play and stimulation while avoiding germ-filled fun houses that smell like sweaty socks. Definitely a winner with the whole family!