This year I’ve been super organised and had a good think and look around at all the Christmas gift ideas for toddlers, and got everything early. Ultimately, this could mean a stress free run up to Christmas with just the wrapping to contend with, or potential danger as mummy sees more things to add. But our house is only so big and there’s not much more room for toys, so will try to keep the will-power strong and a padlock on the purse.
Hopefully these Christmas gift ideas for toddlers, might give you some ideas too. I’d love to know what you think, and what your must buy items have been this year?
Ikea Toy Kitchen £59.99
First of all, there’s lots of toy kitchens out there to choose from and I’ve seen some amazing deals but I loved this one for the simplicity and the fact it looks like a real kitchen. Harrison loves the toy kitchen at nursery and role-playing, pretending to feed the staff. This is something he can play with for years to come too. I bought lots of accessories to go with it for about another £40, including pots and pans, kitchen utensils, a baking set, felt vegetables and fruit, and cups and plates.
Another present will be from Harrison’s Nanna, who has got him this garage which comes with a yellow tow truck, and she’s got him some extra cars too. It’s for 1-5 year olds so I’m hoping this will be a good investment and he’ll love it for a few years yet. He’s already got the police car and tractor and loves them. What’s great about them is you can turn the sound off if needed, which I did when we took them on the plane earlier this year.
LEGO Duplo Deluxe Box £27.97
The next three items are from Harrison’s Aunty. He’s not been too bothered about building blocks to date, but I’m sure this will come, and these are aged 1 and half to 5 years, so loads of time yet. I’m hoping they will help with counting, colour sorting an creativity.
Play-Doh Super Colour Kit £14.25
Now I’m not going to lie, Play-Doh does make me a little nervous and I think this is one we may reserve for the craft tray, kitchen floor and garden. I’m not sure I can cope picking this out of the carpet. My sister and I loved the Play-Doh hair salon as kids, so hoping he loves it too.
Play-Doh Super Colour Kit
Medical Carry case £9.89
Who didn’t love playing doctors as kids? Needless to say, I had a dress up nurses outfit when I was about 3 or 4, with a red cape and hat and felt very special. I can see him having hours of fun with this.
Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson £3.99
We haven’t got either of the Zog books, but will start with this one. She’s by far my favourite kids author and Harrison likes The smartest giant in town at the minute. My favourite is Room on a broom.
The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson £6.00
In addition, this is the latest book in the collection, and I have refrained from reading it, as considering putting this in a Christmas Eve box, and want it to be a surprise for both of us.
Orchard Toys Learning Games £9.18
Although we don’t have any of these games yet, they have been recommended by friends, whose kids enjoy playing with them. There are loads to choose from, all suitable for different ages.
In addition, he’ll get clothes and DVD’s. I did get Moana, Sing and Trolls for Christmas too, but we’ve opened the first two and I’m pretty sure Trolls won’t make it to December. We’ve currently got Frozen on loop, so we’ll see how we get on.
Other Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers
Finally, there were a few other things I considered, but have decided to save these for his birthday or for when he’s a little older and a bit more steady on his feet. Although he’s running everywhere, he’s still a fire cracker and has random attacks of jelly legs. Mainly when mummy needs him to walk in a straight line on the path, so I don’t think we’re quite there yet.
- Balance Bike
- Ride on Tractor