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The best Christmas presents for toddlers

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The best Christmas gift ideas for toddlers

Although the Christmas countdown starts earlier each year (decorated shops in August?!) it never hurts to be prepared for December the 25th with a bunch of gift ideas for your family. In fact, your little one has probably started their list for Santa already while you're writing a "send help!" sign.

It never hurts to be prepared and you could save yourself those dreaded last-minute Christmas shops, searching for an out of stock toy, by ticking off your little one's Christmas list now! 

So don't worry, we've (already) found the best Christmas presents, that toddlers will love!

The top Christmas gift ideas:

Children are fascinated by the magic of puppetry and this lovely treehouse and puppet set will encourage them to take part in imaginative play to tell stories, bring fairytales to life and be creative. It comes with the hideaway tree house and six finger puppets. 

This walking Buzz Lightyear toy will be at the top of any Toy Story fan's christmas list! Your little one will feel like part of the film with their best friend Buzz who features lights, sound and signature moves. 

Why not make learning fun for your little one with the VTech alphabet train that can be used as a ride on, pull along or walker. Little ones can use it to help build their confidence with taking those first few steps! Complete with musical instruments like light up piano keys, there is also a turning book and it's bursting with colour and sound. It's a sensory heaven, teaching motor skills, phonics, animal sounds, colours and more! 

A classic gift for any little one, this magical pint sized car would make the perfect Christmas present to help your tot with their motor skills.
 

Bring soft play to your house with this soft, modern ballpit. It would make for a perfect Christmas gift and doesn't break from excited toddlers jumping in like most plastic ones do! It comes with 200 balls too and you can select up to 4 different colours, from grey, blue, pink and more.

These brilliant Peppa Pots are designed to encourage children to plant ‘easy-to-grow’ seeds as well as nurture their plants while having fun playing with Peppa Pig characters they know and love. There are several different characters to collect including Peppa, George, Suzy Sheep and Rebecca Rabbit. You can also make a street with the other Peppa Pig Grow & Play playsets by attaching the fence from one set to the house of another.

Wooden toys are a lovely gift for toddlers and your youngster will love stacking these colourful arches which are great for imaginative play. They're made from wood and are stained with natural paints and they even look great stacked as a rainbow on a shelf for when your little one goes to bed.

Watch your little one boogie their way through the day with the fun, energising music that Beatbo plays! With dance and move songs, learning, games and a customised sing-a-long mode, toddlers will never get bored of this toy, and it will grow with them.

This colour changing mood lamp is the perfect sensory experience for babies and a great addition to your little ones room! It's 90cm with fish and bubbles inside the lamp, creating a relaxing atmosphere for little ones at night, while mesmorising them with the colours in the day.

Grab this amazing reversible table for just £49.99! Children will love playing with the train set and toys on top of the table and you will love how easy and tidy it is to store toys underneath. It's also a great way to strengthen your tot's hand eye co-ordination. 

Create a book for up to four children, to show your little one just how much you love them in every moment of every day. A beautiful personalised picture book for you to read together as a family, it's written in rhyme and will be something your youngster will treasure for years to come.

This adorable set makes a lovely gift for any toddler and is suitable all the way up to the age of six years. The huggably soft penguin fleece robe will keep them cosy while they snuggle up to Mr Penguin, their adorable new Christmas companion. You can even personalise the robe and soft toy in this set with the name of your little one for some extra sweet dreams.
 

 

 
  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having worked for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news and product pages, features and  interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith, Fearne Cotton and Alex Jones, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online.

A fondness for travel, chocolate and her sausage dog Luna, in her spare time. Emily also runs the lifestyle blog, Musings & More.

 

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