I have been so thrilled about your response to the baby holiday gift guide, that I could not wait to share my toddler edition! This one was even more fun to make because it required a little less research on my part. Having a current three-year-old myself, I am pretty familiar with the toys that are both fun, frugal and educational! Now, I am a true believer that little ones respond well to play-based learning. So, I try to find toys that could potentially help them develop cognitive, social, language, fine motor and gross motor skills. Granted, not all the items on this list will be educational and some will be rather subtle. But they are still super fun for the little ones! So let’s jump into our inexpensive holiday gift guide!
I just have to let y’all know that my daughter picked out all of these toddler-friendly gifts! We thought, “What better way to find presents for your toddler than to have a toddler pick them out for you?” Unfortunately, she may believe some of these items are for her. So, that’ll be more than fun to deal with on Christmas! Nevertheless, here are some of our top gift ideas for your toddler!
Inexpensive Holiday Gift Guide For Toddlers
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Inexpensive Holiday Gift Guide: Under $20
This wooden jigsaw puzzle is a great montessori activity for your little one! It helps with all sorts of things, too. Such as shape recognition, creativity, spacial reasoning, sorting skills, motor skills, and hand-eye coordination.
This CozyBomB Magnetic Wooden Fishing Game is super fun for the littles! And I would know – my daughter loves hers! It helps worth color recognition, number recognition, and motor skills.
Inexpensive Holiday Gift Guide: Under $30
This marble run set contains over 100 pieces that your little one can build as they see fit! It promotes creativity, hand-eye coordination, color recognition, and shape recognition.
Melissa & Doug has a ton of fun gift ideas. They have options that can help your little one explore their imagination while they play. Such as a veterinarian play set, an ice cream shop play set, and even a pizza counter!
This wooden set comes with 36 stones that offers all sorts of educational benefits! It can help with logical thinking, creative thinking, hand-eye coordination, reasoning, spatial reasoning, color recognition, and sorting skills.
This 33 piece wooden musical instrument set is perfect for the tiny musician in your family! These can help with introducing sounds, beats, and rhythm.
Inexpensive Holiday Gift Guide: Under $40
This wooden city construction set comes with over 100 pieces and is beyond fun for the kiddos! Not to mention, all of the great benefits it could offer. This incldues team building skills, dexterity, shape recognition, creative thinking, cognitive flexibility, spatial reasoning, and problem solving skills.
Little Tikes Basketball Set
Last but not least, you can’t go wrong with sports! Not only is it great exercise, but it also helps with hand-eye coordination, teamwork, discipline, and agility.
Are there any other gift ideas that you think would be great for toddlers this holiday season? Let me know! And be sure to check back soon for my next post in this series: Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Shop Small and Local!