30 Must-Have Toddler Toys For Christmas

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30 Must-Have Toddler Toys For Christmas

Cheer up, Charlie! The holidays are here!

It’s the end of 2020 and the Rona’s still here.

We’re still in a pandemic, our biggest pet-peeve!

I’ve got something for you if you’re afraid to leave.

As an early Christmas gift from me to you,

a virtual holiday shopping assistant has volunteered as tribute.

Yes, that’s me! Your virtual holiday shopping assistant for toddler toys. I’m always getting asked about my daughter’s play area and her toys. So, I rounded up my daughter’s most played and engaged-in toys and came up with 6 separate lists.

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Disclosure: Post contains affiliate links. This means if you click on a link and make a qualifying purchase, then I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Please note, everything listed are all items we own and are loved by my toddler.


Table of Contents

    Must-Have Christmas Gifts For Toddlers: Top 5 Plastic Toys

    1. Leapfrog scoop and learn ice cream cart (there is a pink/purple version of this toy – encourages thinking, imagination, hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills up to age 7) My daughter received this toy at 11 months old and still loves this toy to this day. Don’t let the color fool you, this is def unisex!

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    2. Lego Duplo My First Alphabet Truck (there is a number version of this toy – encourages hand-eye coordination, matching, color sorting, language, and fine-motor skills) This Lego Duplo comes with a colorful paper for toddlers to match up each Lego with its corresponding letter on the paper. 

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    3. Leap Frog Pick Up Count Vacuum (there is a pink version of this toy – encourages spatial recognition, color sorting and counting, and gross motor skills) Such an awesome toy that encourages toddlers to vacuum the coins off the floor. The coins really do go into the vacuum.

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    4. V-Tech Go! Go! Smart wheels (There is a Mickey and non-Disney version for boys of this toy. They all connect and go together to make a town – encourages shape sorting, imagination, and fine motor) 

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    5. LeapFrog Alphabet Magnets (there are many different variations of this toy but this is the newest edition. A perfect on-the-go toy, My toddler plays with this toy on our fridge – encourages thinking, language, hand-eye coordination, and fine-motor skills)

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    Must-Have Christmas Gifts For Toddlers: Top 5 Toys Under $15 

    1. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Stack and Roll Cups (There are so many things you can do with this toy it’s amazing! Encourages opposites, language, hand-eye coordination, open-ended play, fine and gross-motor skills)

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    2. Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Piggy Bank (encourages opposites, language, color sorting and counting, and fine-motor skills)

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    3. Melissa & Doug Poke-A-Dot Books (encourages counting and fine- motor skills)

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    4. LeapFrog 100 Words learning Friends Book (there is a pink and animal version of this electronic book – encourages thinking, language, and fine motor skills)

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    5. Cookie Monster Pull-Toy (My daughter loves bringing her cookie monster with her everywhere she goes, encourages fine and gross-motor skills)

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    Must Have Christmas Gifts For Toddlers: Top 5 Wooden/Montessori Inspired Toys

    1. Lovevery Play Kits – Related: Why LOVEVERY Play Kits Are Worth it

    Toddler Play Kits by Lovevery

    2. Melissa & Doug Latches Board and Hide and Seek Board (there is a farm version of this board – encourages hand-eye coordination, language, opposites, counting, colors, and fine-motor skills)

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    3. 12-Piece Safari Animal Set (my daughter learned animal sounds at around 7-8 months old with this set. Good quality. Encourages fine-motor, language, imagination, open-ended play)

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    4. Foam Blocks (encourages imagination, open-ended play, language, color sorting, counting, and gross motor skills)

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    5. Pikler Triangle with ramp and ladder (encourages imagination and gross-motor skills) You can watch my toddler at work here.

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    Must-Have Christmas Gifts For Toddlers: Top 5 Arts & Crafts

    1. Kinetic Sand (encourages creativity, imagination, and fine-motor skills)

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    2. Play-Doh Fun Box (encourages creativity,  imagination, and fine-motor skills)

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    3. Anything Crayola Wonder Mess (encourages creativity and fine-motor skills)

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    4. My First Crayola Touch Lights (encourages creativity and fine-motor skills)

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    5. Melissa & Doug Easel Companion Accessory Set (encourages creativity, language, imagination, and fine-motor skills)

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    Must-Have Christmas Gifts For Toddlers : Top 5 Counting/Color-Sorting Toys

    1.Learning Resources Farmer’s Market Fruit and Vegetable Color Sorting (encourages imagination, pretend-play, language, color sorting, and counting)

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    2. Learning Resources All About Me Sorting Neighborhood (encourages color sorting and counting, family relations, language, and fine-motor skills)

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    3.  Jumbo Counting Bears with Stacking Cups (encourages color sorting/counting, language, and fine-motor skills)

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    4. Simple First Words Colors and Numbers (encourages language, matching, and fine-motor skills)

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    5. Skoolzy Peg Board (encourages hand-eye coordination, fine-motor skills, language, color sorting, and counting)

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    Must-Have Christmas Gifts For Toddlers: Top 5 Play Gym/Gross-Motor Toys

    1.The Nugget Comfort Couch (google it and be amazed) It looks simple but keeps my daughter engaged for hours! (Product usually sold out – encourages imaginative play and gross motor skills)

    2. Foam Blocks (My daughter loves to stack these blocks and even use them as chairs)

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    3. Pikler Triangle with ramp (Another one of our favorite toy investments. Can use as a play gym and even a fort up to age 8)

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    4. Giraffe Bouncy Horse (It’s always comical times when my daughter plays with this)

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    5. Doona Liki Trike S5 (It’s a grow with me tricycle! You can use it as a stroller while they’re still young. My daughter doesn’t know how to use it as a tricycle just yet, but she absolutely loves it when we take her out in this. It’s easy to use and portable. Definitely worth the money due to its functionality and use. Can break down and store in small places.)

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    Related: 5 Best Indoor Gross Motor Toys For Toddlers


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