Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

30 baby and toddler gift ideas for ages 0 up to 3 with Montessori toys, popular games, and top rated essentials.

Babies and toddlers are so fun to buy for at Christmas when you’re introducing the magic to them in those first early years.

There are so many absolutely adorable gift ideas out there, but the best ones are by far the baby and toddler gifts that will get a lot of use.

All of these are practical and/or wildly popular in the fun department, many being Regan’s own favorites that she still loves even at 4 years-old.

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Gifts for Babies and Toddlers Under $50

Monkey & Mouse Baby Swing Seat

So cute and comfortable with a pretty design!

Baby Animals Crinkle Book

It’s so cute but also hits a home run in the sensory department.

Boon Pipes Bath Toy Set

A great idea for a little bit of engineering fun in the bathtub. Toddlers can mix up the tracks and create all kinds of routes to watch the water flow through all of the mechanisms. Regan still loves hers on into preschool years!

Rainbow Wooden Ring Stacker

I love a toy that’s practical but also pretty enough to set on a shelf like a piece of decor.

Sensory Magic Tissue Box

What is it about babies and tissue boxes? At least with this one, pulling out all of the tissues is encouraged.

Farm Animal Shape Sorter Pull Toy

This cute wooden toy promotes development in fine motor skills, visual and spatial perception, balance, creative play, and trunk and gross motor protective responses.

Sensory Activity Cube

I love this soft block that has multi-sensory functions and a mirror for baby tummy time to help gross motor skill development.

Alphabet Peg Puzzle

This is the perfect baby’s first puzzle with big pieces easy for little hands to grasp while learning letters.

Ziri & Zane Memory Book

120 beautifully designed pages to document baby’s first year through age 5 with easy-to-fill-out prompts that won’t overwhelm you.

Gund Flappy The Elephant

This was our youngest’s absolute favorite toy! The little flapping ears that play peek-a-boo and wiggle to songs is adorable.

Classic Building Blocks Set

The classic set for strengthening builder brains!

Waffle Muslin Swaddle Blanket

These blankets are boutique quality and absolutely beautiful. Without a doubt, it would be something treasured forever and ever.

Knit Checkerboard Romper

Love this super soft knit pajama. This little checkerboard print? Oh my heart, the sweetness!

Light Up Spraying Whale Bath Toy

This little guy is a BIG hit in the bathtub and swimming pool.

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Splurge-Worthy Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

St. Jude My First Anywhere Chair

The comfiest little toddler lounge chair, lightweight for toting around from room to room, and 10% of the purchase price is donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our girls have loved their Anywhere Chair so much, we’ve bought bigger ones for them as they’ve grown.

Cozy Spot Reversible Activity Gym

I love the pretty wooden design! And the ultra-plush mat with a tummy time pillow makes it extra comfy.

Beright Wooden Activity Walker

This toy can transition from infant floor play to a push walker to encourage first steps.

Lovevery Play Kit Subscription

One of the best things we got for our kiddos! These kits are designed and shipped for each stage of baby’s development using Montessori style teaching tools.

Maxi-Cosi Kori 2-in-1 Rocker

The modern design is beautiful! But even better, it allows baby to more easily observe the world around them while laying back in luxury.

Indoor Play Climber Slide

A great idea for the cold winter months when little one can’t play outside on a playground as often.

Hatch Rest Music & Stories Sound Machine

I think I owe ANY sleep I got in the first year of Regan’s life to this little machine. We tried several other sound machines, but this one is worth every penny. We still use it and love it.

Musical Llama Instrument

First of all, this llama is so sweet but the best part is it has 5 musical instruments built in.

3-D Traffic Activity Mat

This one is great if you have hard floors and need a soft spot for playtime. I love its design that can be used for imaginative play as little one grows.

Slumberkins Snugglers & Board Books

Created by therapists, these snugglers remind children to be bold, brave, listen to their inner voice, and speak up for themselves.

New York City Food Critic Set

A totally cheeky baby gift, but it’s also really useful and adorably designed.

Sereed Toddler Balance Bike

The best Christmas gift for toddlers to learn walking and riding. It helps to develop babies’ balance, steering, coordination, and gain confidence at an early age.

Spring & Sprout 2-in-1 Activity Center

Besides the neutral colors I love, this features 2 play modes that grow with little one: Activity Jumper mode (6-12 months) and Activity Table mode (12-24+ months).

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