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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Toddlers

This year, our lovely design experts let us know what their top holiday gift picks were so we could share them with you. We hope you enjoy.

 

Toddlers are tricky to buy for. They change interests rapidly, and they are always crossing new developmental milestones. A few sure bets? Our design experts seem to agree that pretend play and toys to use up some of that extra energy are the way to go this holiday.

1. Play Teepee  2. Mouse in a Box 3. Urban Sunday Neckties 4. Tegu Blocks 5. HABA Pull Duck Toy 6. Playsam Saab Roadster 7. Discover Play Toys 8. Plan Toys Chalet Dollhouse 9. Kickboard Mini Micro 3-in-1 10. Tallulah Doll by La Couture Amore 11. Scoop & Stack Ice Cream Cone Playset 12. Play House 13. Story Box 14. Pewi 15. Sproutkin: Children’s Book Subscription 16. Easel 17. No Place Like Playhome 18. Recordable Storybooks 19. Myself Belts 20. Stacked Animals Wall Art 21. Animal Neck Pillows 22. Crazy Fort 23. Debutante Wardrobe 24. BIT Toddler Bike 25. Ride On Toy 26. Fluttering Butterflies Gears 27. Discover Play Toys 28. Playmobil 123

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Lowe/100002051938016 Andrea Lowe

    These are all cool and nice gift suggestions. But I have to say toddlers are the easiest to buy gifts for. While they do change their minds quite often — now they want to be Cinderella then the next minute they want to be Sleeping Beauty — they are among the easiest to please. A sure bet would be educational toys. This is the time when their minds are flexible and they’d absorb learning and knowledge like a sponge.

  • Ginger

    Well, if only I can get all of them for the little ones! Because these are all such lovely gift ideas.

  • PamGinocchio

    I’m laughing Andrea because my little toddler is all about Cinderella right now but you know once we’ve loaded up on Cinderella stuff she’ll be over it!

  • http://expandng.com/ lisacng @ expandng.com

    That roadster is just too cute!!

  • T.R. Alvarez

    That roadster is outragously overpriced :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/alison.mar.7 Alison Mar

    The dollhouse, the Playmobil, the playhome and the easel. That’s a shortlist for my little girl. I have no idea which one to get. Unless I have the money to get all for her, I really need to pick just one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sue.white.7927 Sue White

    My sons would love the roadster, where as my daughter would love that ‘theres no place like playhouse”

  • http://www.facebook.com/jillian.scotts Jillian Scotts

    Well, why don’t you let your girl make a list of 5 toys or items she wants and tell her you’d pick only one and that would be a surprise.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jillian.scotts Jillian Scotts

    I have wanted to try going through one Christmas without having to get my kids any toys or anything for that matter. I wanted them to learn not to be materialistic and to not fall victims of commercialism. What do you guys think of this? Aren’t any of you concerned about how kids today are so centered on material things? I mean Christmas is all about family and friends, and home and togetherness, and not really about gifts. But I’m not sure. I know this is sort of controversial.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shai.virtuso Shai Virtuso

    Well, you have a point there. It’s just that I believe that Christmas is magical for kids. And this is the reason why we let them believe in Santa Claus and in him giving them presents. we just want to cultivate that innocence and wide-eyed wonder. And the happiness they feel when they open their gifts, it’s really what brings most parents true joy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/manny.quin.5682 Manny Quin

    I say to each her own. I have nothing against giving kids presents. And I have nothing against parents not spending money on gifts at all.

  • Phyllis

    I actually support that kind of thinking.

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