Christmas Shopping for Your Toddler


christmas tree

What do you buy a Toddler for Christmas?

Andrea just turned two and I’ve been on a mission to find her Christmas gifts that aren’t annoying, take batteries, will encourage learning, and will be used more than once.

Those things are a problem with just about every toy out there. Am I right?

It’s a hard thing to do, batteries are everywhere! This year I wanted to shop differently. Here are some fun options that I found with inspiration from

– Trampolines: Cold weather is coming and being stuck indoors drives them batty.If you have the room for an indoor trampoline, this would be a great option to burn winter time energy, work on coordination, and gain a little bit of exercise.

– Playhouses: Indoor or Outdoor, playhouses are a great way to spark imagination, creativity, and bust boredom. If you don’t have a lot of room indoors, there are always options for popup playhouses.

– Easels: Let creativity flow! Easels come in standing and tabletop options, and these are great with their space saving designs.  Easels give children a place of their own to create their next big project, help you scribble down groceries, paint a portrait of your dog, and more.

– Kitchens and Dress Up Clothes:  My kiddos are all about role playing and would love either of these options. This would be a great gift that would last for years and years! Role playing isn’t something that stops with toddlerhood.

– Books & Puzzles: These are great for all ages!

Many of these things have made it to our Christmas list and I hope that my list was some help with ideas for your little ones this Christmas.

What kind of toys have made the top of your shopping list this year?


6 thoughts on “Christmas Shopping for Your Toddler

  • December 24, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    You can get fun dress up clothes at thrift stores. Reply
  • December 19, 2012 at 4:43 am
    These are all great ideas! My grandson loves doing puzzles, so I'm planning on giving him a few more for Christmas! Reply
  • December 9, 2012 at 10:53 am
    I know exactly what you mean. My youngest son, we have 2, basically had everything he needed passed down from his brother. Its a dilema because you don't want to buy junk just so they have something to open. Its easier now that my boys are older, they like some different things. Good luck! Reply
  • December 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    i like the dress up clothes idea- my daughter doesnt have any yet! Reply
  • December 8, 2012 at 9:54 am
    Our two year old is getting lots of books, blocks, and wooden train toys - hoping to avoid batteries here, too! Reply
  • December 8, 2012 at 4:23 am
    I think toddlers are the easiest to buy for, there are so many educational quality toys geared for toddlers. I have to buy for 4 teenagers ugghhh hard and expensive!! Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *