The Ultimate Gift Guide for Toddlers

Before I begin I just have to say look at me go with this blog right now. I was not joking when I said I want to start taking this seriously and here I am publishing a gift guide before December.

ANYWAY onto the gift guide.

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So, I was at Kohls one day because I had an Amazon return (because of course I did) and I only had Isaac with me. I told him after I finished the returns he could look at the toys and decide what he wanted to put on his Christmas List to Santa. Because the Amazon return spot is right next to the toy section, naturally. That boy was excited about every single toy he saw and kept saying “I don’t even know which one I should pick!” It was so cute.

Before we get going, this gift guide is based 100% on what my kids are interested in because that is what I know. My son (4) loves dinosaurs, figuring out how things work, and Spider-Man. My daughter is only 2.5 and she is still figuring out her specific interests. She loves her baby dolls, doing arts and crafts, and is obsessed with Gabby’s Dollhouse. The toddler in your life might have different interests or favorite shows, but I hope this list at least gives you somewhere to start!

I have split this Gift Guide into 3 Separate Sections: Toddler Boys, Toddler Girls, and Toddler Friendly Games. I might add onto this more as we go through this season, but we will see.

Without further ado:

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Toddlers

Again, my kids are 4 and 2. My kids are also passed the putting everything (except their thumb) in their mouth stage and can handle smaller piece toys really well. So keep both of those little tidbits in mind as you go through everything.

I will also say this, there are so many toys on each list that can go for either a girl or a boy. Isaac loves playing with the baby dolls with Adelaide. Addie loves to destroy whatever Isaac builds with the magnet tiles and Legos. And a kitchen is ALWAYS a winner, no matter gender or age really.

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Gift Guide for Toddler Boys

Isaac loves anything he has to figure out. He has just gotten his first big kid Legos and is absolutely obsessed. This gift guide I pulled together includes items Isaac has and LOVES, as well as items he has either asked for or Santa will be bringing him this year.

*NOTE: If you are buying a gift for a toddler that is not yours, check with mom first! Their toddler might not be at a Lego stage. You don’t want to get something that will be a hassel for mom.

Here are the things from this list that we already have and he LOVES

Gift Guide for Toddler Girls

The boys Gift Guide is full of toys I know Isaac loves, the toddler girl gift guide is more focused on what Adelaide wants or is getting from Santa. The exception being anything baby doll AND, again, the kitchen set. We have our eye on the pictured kitchen set from Sam’s Club to upgrade our Facebook Marketplace kitchen.

If you don’t have a membership to Sam’s Club, I loved this one on Amazon, this one at Ikea is always a favorite, and how cute is this one from target?

Toddler Friendly Games

We just recently started doing little game nights with our kids and it is so much fun! Game night is a great way to connect as a family, without screens, and really fill up those quality time reserves. The problem is finding games that a 2 and 4 year old can focus on and enjoy playing without getting frustrated.

These 5 games we actually have in our house, and play all the time. They LOVE Gooey Louie and Trash Stash. Those are super simple and we always have a good laugh. Hi Ho Cherry-O is another simple and great one, this one is a bit more challenging for our 2 year old. And the card game pack is definitely for the older kids. We have played memory and slap jack with both of them, Adelaide only lasts so long with each game but Isaac will play Slap Jack over and over again. And finally, My First Carcassonne. We love this game. Again, Addie will play with us but isn’t as interested. Isaac loves this game! It is so simple to play and is a junior version of Carcassonne, a great adult game that you can grow into when they are ready for something more complex.


I hope this gift guide can help you in some small way. It is so dang hard shopping for kids these days, mine included, because they already have everything. My biggest recommendation from this guide? One or more of those games. Anything that provides opportunity for some quality time with your littles is going to go so much further in their memories than the newest toy/gadget!

Thanks so much for reading! Stay tuned because I have a few more guides coming up, including one for teens thanks to my teenage siblings! Let me know in the comments, or shoot me a DM on Instagram if you have any questions or a guide you’d like to see me pull together!


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