Best Christmas Gifts for Toddlers

Since becoming a mum to my daughter Erin two years ago, Christmas has taken on a whole new meaning! Now that Erin’s two, I can’t wait to see her face come Christmas morning as she opens her new toys. Here are my 7 top gifts for toddlers to both delight and inspire.

Top 7 Gifts for Toddlers

Gifts for Toddlers - Bigjigs baby triangular activity centre
BigJigs Baby Triangular Activity Centre
Melissa and Doug Chunky Puzzle
Melissa and Doug Chunky Puzzle

The BigJigs Baby Triangular Activity Centre is a great gift for toddlers. As it’s compact with no detachable parts, it’s easy to travel with to keep little ones entertained wherever they are. It’s perfect for stimulating your little one as it’s bright and colourful.

For the stocking filler price of £8.99, the Melissa and Doug Chunky Puzzle is ideal for your child’s first puzzle experience. They’re extra thick and suitable for children over two years. They come in six different options ranging from vehicles to farm animals. All the pieces are brightly coloured and also stand on end to allow for more imaginative play. Erin has the safari animals set and loves to tell me what each animal is. She often uses the pieces in other games she has too. This is a gift that definitely brings back childhood memories of more of a traditional gift.

Maclaren Junior Buggy
Classic World Animal Block Set
Classic World Animal Block Set

Who wouldn’t adore the Maclaren Junior Buggy for Christmas? It’s so lifelike and it gives the child a feeling of being so grown up as it mirrors the same buggy they’ve been pushed around in! Erin is fast approaching two and dolls are a huge part of her world at the moment, so I know what I’ll be buying this Christmas. You also get a matching changing bag with all colours except the denim.

I love the Classic World Animal Block Set! It really gets your child to think outside the box. They can create a fox or owl from 14 beautifully illustrated wooden blocks. Classic World have the theory of happy playing equals happy learning and they are very keen to keep to a safe environmental production process and use all wood from sustainable forests. A forever gift!

Bathtime fun
Skip Hop Zoo Stack and Pour Buckets
Skip Hop Zoo Stack and Pour Buckets
WOW Toys Bathtime Friends 3 in 1 Sets
WOW Toys Bathtime Friends 3 in 1 Set

Erin played with her Skip Hop Zoo Stack and Pour Buckets from the age of about nine months old. They’re so easy for her to stack and hold and they all have handles and different sprinkle effects, giving your child something different to experience in the bath. She especially loved the characters especially the monkey and ladybird as she has the matching dinner sets and rucksack Skip Hop offer. It also really helped her remember colours as we now always say in the bath ‘blue dog’ or ‘pink ladybird!’

The WOW Toys Bathtime Friends 3 in 1 Set makes a great gift as they’re suitable for children aged between one and five years, so can be used by all the family. There are no batteries and no small parts. You get three vehicles including a speedboat, fire boat and submarine and for added value a spring board, dolphin and four figurines. They all do something different – they either bob, squirt or pour. Bath toys are a massive part of a child’s bedtime routine and this means it now can be even more fun!

Gifts for Toddlers - Star Buy

Star buy!

My star buy is the BigJigs Red Bus Sorter. It’s great value for money at under £30, plus it’s a fantastic gift for both boys and girls. The Red Bus Sorter is a beautiful wooden toy with lots of play value. It’s ideal for encouraging problem solving, mobility and promoting creative play. The set includes 17 wooden animals and is suitable for children aged 18+ months.

Erin had this from the age of 12 months and still adores playing now she’s two. Ultimately, it’s a great value for money product and a perfect Christmas gift!

What’s on your shopping list for your toddlers this Christmas?

Lucinda Dockar

I HAVE THREE MAIN ROLES TO PLAY IN MY CRAZY LITTLE WORLD AND IT STARTS WITH BEING A MUMMY TO THE BEAUTIFUL ERIN, A LOVING AND VERY PROUD WIFE TO KEITH AND FINALLY THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR UBER KIDS. I HAVE BEEN IN THE NURSERY INDUSTRY FOR OVER 10 YEARS AND MY LOVE AND BUZZ FOR IT REMAINS AS STRONG 10 YEARS ON AND MY WORK HERE AT UBER KIDS GIVES ME THE CREATIVE SCOPE I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO ACHIEVE IN MY CAREER - I CAN OFFICIALLY SAY I LOVE MY JOB! I ALSO LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN CREATING SPECIAL MEMORIES WITH MY LITTLE FAMILY WHETHER IT BE TRIPS TO THE ZOO IN THE POURING RAIN (IT ALWAYS SEEMS A GOOD IDEA TO SET OFF IN THE RAIN THINKING IT WILL STOP WHEN YOU GET THERE) OR JUST LAZY SUNDAYS AT HOME WATCHING PEPPA PIG ON REPEAT WHILST MY HUSBAND COOKS A WONDERFUL ROAST DINNER. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY LIFE IS ABOUT LOVE AND LAUGHTER, BOTH AT HOME AND WORK!

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