Welcome back to my Christmas Gift Guide series. I’ve already covered gifts for babies so the focus is on toddlers today. Toddlers are very inquisitive and curious little creatures so i’ve tried to include toys that are fun and educational but that also encourage exploration and investigative play.
Here’s my top picks for Christmas gift ideas for toddlers:
1 // Little Tikes Light ‘N Go Activity Garden Treehouse £89.99 Light the way to active play with the Light ‘n Go series of toys, designed to use light to inspire your baby to get moving. The Activity Garden Treehouse is a premiere playset with many features that will grow with your child from 6 months to 3 years. Your little one will love the treehouse’s Magic Lantern, which includes three modes of play: Explore Colours, Dance Party and Collect Fireflies. This treehouse activity centre also features over 80 activities that will keep your little one busy for hours including a shape-sorter mailbox, working doorbell, a clock and some race and chase balls. With so many features, there’s hours of fun to be had and your toddler will never get bored!
2 // Hape Pyramid Of Play £22.99 This colour-coded shape sorter makes it easy to learn how to recognise colours and shapes. There are five nesting blocks, each with five sides of letters, numbers, pictures, shapes, and colours. Build the tower up and knock it down, or turn the blocks over and arrange them by size. The Hape Pyramid Of Play allows for dozens of ways to play and is the perfect present for busy little toddlers this Christmas.
3 // Little Tikes Light ‘N Go Wobbling Lites Panda £9.99 Wobblin’ Light Panda provides light and sound surprises with a simple tap from your little one. When Panda starts wobblin’ your little one will be gigglin’ and movin’, too. He has six happy tunes, sound effects, and fun coloured lights they will love! With its lights and music, the Wobblin’ Light Panda will inspire toddlers everywhere to bat, bop and bounce their way through Christmas this year and at £9.99 it’s the perfect stocking filler!
4 // Teletubbies Pull And Play Giant Noo Noo £49.99 If you’re looking for an electronic activity centre for your toddler that’s packed with features, then this is the toy for you. Perfect for encouraging imaginative play and teaching little ones about cause and effect, it has a 6- piece shape sorter and 3D Teletubbies character jigsaw to encourage problem solving and coordination. Noo-Noo even picks up magnetic custard splats, and makes custard slurping sound effects as it is pulled along- just like on the show! Press the buttons on the top for different Teletubbies speech and sound effects and when you have finished playing, everything can be stored away in the side compartment.
5 // BABY Born Interactive Wonderland Dragon £44.99 Step into a world of magic and fairytale fun with the BABY born Wonderland collection. With her soft and cuddly purple fur, sparkling wings, long tail with shimmering spikes, big blue eyes and fiery nostrils that light up– the BABY Born Interactive Wonderland Dragon will be an adorable companion for your little one this Christmas. Tap her gently on her head with the magic wand and watch her start walking and flap her wings. She also makes lots of dragon noises and her eyes and nostrils light up.6 //
6 // Fisher-Price Dance & Move Beatbo £29.99 Beatbo is the perfect playtime pal for singing, dancing, and move ’n groove fun. Colourful lights, dancing motions, a variety of textures, and music, speech, & sounds stimulate baby’s senses while fun music and motions encourages your little one to move, shake, and dance along exercising gross motor skills. Learning & Games mode introduces little ones to the alphabet, colours and counting, while Customized Sing-Along mode lets parents record a phrase that Beatbo will remix.
7 // TOMY Remote Controlled Johnny Tractor £21.99 Work on the farm does not stop just because it is Christmas and the Remote Controlled Johnny Tractor will get young farmers whizzing around at the push of a button or two! This chunky John Deere vehicle has soft-touch surfaces with rounded edges for safe play and with its easy-to-use remote control, kids just have two buttons to press – one to move forwards, the other to spin around.
8 // Vtech Toot Toot Drivers Space Station £39.99 The Vtech Toot-Toot Drivers Space Station is top of Harry’s Christmas wishlist this year and is perfect for little ones that enjoy pretend play. It’s an interactive Space Station with a moving launch pad lift, a spinning black hole, a spinning solar system and lots more! Toot-Toot Drivers Space Station comes with a cute Toot-Toot Drivers Space Rocket that teaches the vehicle name, phrases, and sound effects. It also has 3 sing-along songs and 6 melodies and features 5 SmartPoint locations that trigger fun phrases, music and sounds.
9 // Leapfrog Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket £13.29 The LeapFrog Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket is a fun and friendly portable playset, with more than 30 audio responses that will encourage pretend play; teach children about shapes, colours, manners and more, as well as building motor skills. Press the butterfly button to hear The Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket come to life, and lift her lid at any time to hear fun sound effects. Switch easily between two modes: in Music Mode children can listen to fun learning songs and tunes, and in Learn Mode the Picnic Basket asks questions about their picnic, encouraging them to use the 14-piece playset to sort, match, stack, empty and fill!
10 // TOMY Paw Patrol Aquadoodle £25.99 Join Chase and the rest of the Paw patrol gang in hours of creative mess-free fun with the TOMY Paw Patrol Aquadoodle. Little ones can soak the bottom of Chase’s police truck and run him over the mat to watch as prints magically appear or use the easy-grip Aquadoodle pen to discover the rest of the patrol hiding in this action-packed mat.
11 // Igglepiggle’s Bedtime Boat £24.99 Igglepiggle’s Bedtime Boat has been specially designed to help gently soothe little ones to sleep. Features include a lightshow comprising of a colourful array of stars to help relax and reassure at night, soft lullabies to help drift off to sleep and 10 short themed stories. Can be used as a soft glowing occasional night light and has an adjustable volume and timer control. It’s a firm favourite in the boys’ bedroom.
12 // ELC Unicorn Hopper £20.00 It will be hard for little girls not to fall in love with this pretty pink unicorn, complete with glittery ears and silver horn. Children can hold on to the unicorn’s ears as she takes them off on a magical bouncing journey to wonderland. The ELC Unicorn Hopper is great for use indoors or outdoors and helps to build confidence, co-ordination and physical development.