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Best Christmas Gifts For Toddlers: The Best Christmas Toys, Clothes and Books

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Before you start hunting for the perfect gift for your toddler this Christmas, take a look at our round up of the best buys available to find something your tot is sure to love. Toddlers are very curious, so go for toys that encourage investigative play and books that inspire them. You'll be sure to find something to keep her entertained on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and every day after that! 

The best part? Forget trawling round the shops this year, all of our hand-selected presents are available online! 


Whizzy Wheels My First Train, £6.99, Amazon 

My First Train book

If your little one loves watching wheels go round and round, they’ll enjoy spending hours pushing this train-shaped book along the floor as well as reading it! This book is so detailed, with plenty to talk about on every page and bold, bright illustrations by the wonderful Marion Billet. A perfect book for train-mad toddlers on the move!

All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet + Kid-Proof Case, £69.99, Amazon 

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

The Fire Kids Edition Tablet comes with one year of Fire For Kids Unlimited, a Kid-Proof Case - available in Blue, Pink and Yellow - and a two year worry-free guarantee (for all those drops from the highchair!) Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access and educational goals, while entertaining children within a safe kid-friendly environment.

Vtech Toot-Toot Friends Magical Unicorn, £38.95, Amazon 

Magical Unicorn

Your tot can now go on magical adventures with her very own Unicorn! Press her light-up heart button to see her majestically trot and flap her beautiful wings, perfect for inspiring the imagination. If she looks hungry, feed her the golden carrot and watch as she reacts with over 40 songs, melodies and sounds. This Magicsl Unicorn was also shortlisted for the Mother & Baby awards this year, so you know it has the real-mum seal of approval.

Chicco Fit and Fun Goal League, £19.98, Amazon 

Fit and Fun Goal League

Improve the motor skills of your mini football stars with the Chicco Fit and Fun Goal League. The set has three exciting game modes to choose from: penalty shootout, golden goal and challenge mode. When a goal is scored with the included fabric ball, the goal plays encouraging sounds and flashes lights to give your little star the recognition they deserve. As your child gets better, the level of difficulty can be increased in the games. 

Edushape Dr Pooch Soft Toy, £29.99, Amazon   

Dr Pooch Soft Toy

Dr Pooch is a charismatic, cuddly companion who teaches children how to dress themselves by helping them buckle up their belts, button up their clothes and tie their shoe laces. Whilst developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, this adorable dog also makes a fantastically fun friend - featuring a removable soft jacket, floppy ears and a jingly stethoscope. Suitable for ages 3+. 

Jungle Jam Books, from £5.99, Amazon  

Jungle Jam

This series of captivating rhyming books introduces children to new sounds, cultures and musical instruments. Exploring a range of life-lessons with the Jungle Jam band, these books will soon become bedtime favourites. Husband and wife team Noam and Louise Lederman came up with the idea as they wanted to combine their mutual love for education and music! 

My First Pastel 30 Construction Set, £43.74, Amazon

My First Pastel Construction Set

The best-selling Magformers 30 set now comes in pastels! Box contains 18 unique magnetic squares and 12 triangles in gorgeous shades, perfect for younger children. Children can make a huge number of 2D flat 'nets' and 3D geometric structures from these classic magnetic pieces. They always connect and provide endless possibilities for your little architect! 

LeapFrog Count Along Till, £15.99, Amazon   

Leapfrog Count Along Till

Stock up on counting skills and role play fun with the Count Along Till. Little shoppers will have bags of fun with a 20-piece set that talks, sings and counts with a friendly animated face.

Peter Rabbit Play Set, £30.03, Orange Tree Toys, Amazon

Peter Rabbit playset

This beautiful play set is based on Mr McGregor's garden. With all of our favourite characters to play with, this set is sure to keep your kids entertained for hours. It comes with plenty of different elements for little hands to grasp. A wonderfully, colourful and imaginative traditional wooden toy that will hardly get to see the inside of the toy box. 

LEGO DUPLO Number Train, £9.99, Amazon  

Lego Number Train

The LEGO DUPLO Number Train is a colourful introduction to numbers and counting. Your toddler will love to build and rebuild this chunky train, learning early number recognition as they go! With two child DUPLO figures and a cat figure for added role-play opportunities, this set provides endless building, driving and learning fun.

My First Paddington, £9.90, Amazon

My First Paddington

My First Paddington is made from premium soft plush and is completely soft to ensure he is as gentle as can be against your little one’s delicate skin. Paddington is wearing his signature red had and has a removable blue coat with hood and embroidered detailing. Suitable for the youngest Paddington fans, he will become your their favourite companion in no time.


Red Xylo Roller, £33.39, Amazon  

Red Xylophone Roller

Janod's Tatoo Red Xylo Roller is a pull along and a musical instrument all in one! This vibrant xylophone includes two beaters and a set of sturdy wheels, so that little one can bring the music along on all his or her adventures!

The Puppet Company Tree House and Hideaway Puppets, £27.50, Amazon

Puppet Company Tree House

Both children and adults are fascinated and enchanted by the magic of puppetry and the mystical puppets from The Puppet Company take the art to a whole new dimension. Puppets encourage children to be creative, use their imagination to tell exciting stories, bring fairy tales to life, to entertain and to have fun. The hide away Tree House with six finger puppets is an ideal present for creative toddlers. 

Wooden Pull Along Fox Toy, £12.30, Amazon   

Wooden Pull Along Fox

No room for a dog? This lovely painted wooden, pull-along fox from Janod is a perfect alternative for young children to enjoy. Encourage your tot to take this fun little woodland creature for a walk around your park or garden. This sweet toy will help develop motor skills and delight your child at the same time! 

Wooden Post Box, £28.10, Amazon   

Wooden Post Box

There are five wooden letters that need to be delivered to the post office on time: pick a colour and post it into the post box so the postman can come and pick them up later. Can you name all the colours? There's blue, orange, red, yellow and green to choose from. You can even write out your own real letters and scribbles, put them in real envelopes to post: send a letter to mum and dad, and become the postman to empty out the post box and deliver the letters. This is such a lovely product – we love it! 

Galt Toys Fill and Spill Picnic Basket, £11.20, Amazon  

Picnic Basket

A soft picnic basket to fill with a sandwich, cake, apple and drink. Spill out the soft picnic toys and start again! Contains a velour bottle, apple rattle, cake with squeaker and two-piece crinkle sandwich to join together. A young child will love carrying their basket of goodies and having an imaginary picnic. 

Le Toy Van Blink Owl Clock, £19.80, Amazon  

Owl Clock

Let's learn the clock! This colourful and simple first wooden clock makes it easy to learn how to tell the time. It also helps at bedtime - set the clock hands and close the eyes when it's time to go to sleep. A lovely product made by family business, Le Toy Van.

Djeco Multicoloured Hut, £52.99, Daisy Daisy 

Multicoloured Hut

This is slightly on the pricey side, but it’s so beautiful that we couldn’t resist. This colourful fabric playhouse will make a great den/play area for little one inside the house, giving him his own space to enrich his imagination through play! It has two windows on either side of a roll up door and is easily accessible. 

Blue Ride On Car, £120, My 1st Years

Blue Ride On Car

This may be the sweetest ride your toddler has ever seen, and it is Christmas, the time to splash out on your tot! The car is made from sturdy materials for endless comfort and timeless style. It’s ideal for dashing off on their next adventure… You can even personalise it at no extra cost for a superior finishing touch – just send up to nine characters and they’ll print the name beautifully on the side.

The London Noisy Tube Book, £7.99, Jojo Maman Bebe

The London Noisy Tube Book

Calling all Londoners! This tube train shaped board-book features a sound button with a real 'mind the gap' message to teach your children about the tube system. Young kids will love to press the sound button and hear an authentic mind the gap message as they journey through the sights of London. The London Noisy Tube promises to be lots of fun for train-mad toddlers on the move!

Pocket Dinosaurs, £15, Jojo Maman Bebe

Pocket Dinosaurs

Is your tot Dino mad? This is the ultimate collection of wooden dinosaurs, guaranteed to delight small and big kids alike. Beautifully painted in bright colours, endless imaginative fun can be had playing with these figurines.

Bosch Tool Box, £22.59, Amazon  

Bosch Kids Took Box

Busy builders will be proud of their Bosch toolbox, which includes a battery operated cordless Ixolino drill and other tools for undertaking pretend DIY projects and emergency repairs. Suitable from three years, this is a ‘grown-up’ set of tools for your little mini-me! 

Happyland Cherry Lane Cottage, £39.06, Amazon

Cherry Lane Cottage

This gorgeous country cottage is a perfect first dolls' house for your toddler. Happyland Cherry Lane Cottage opens right up and comes complete with two cute characters and their three pets. There is also furniture for your young child to move around, and even a treehouse in the garden. Your child can help the dolls cook in the Cherry Lane Cottage kitchen, wash in the bathroom and enjoy a nap in the bedroom. This is a great toy to help develop your child's imagination and speech.

Moo Cow Happy Hopperz, £21.24, Amazon  

Moo Cow Happy Hopperz

These cow shaped space-hoppers will tire your tot out in no time! Perfect for those little ones that are just starting to walk, building up core strength and leg muscles. Simply inflate, hop on and bounce away! Suitable from 12 months. 

Viga Wooden Cutting Vegetables Box & Chopping Board Set, £9.99, Amazon

Wooden Cutting Vegetables and Chopping Board

These well-finished wooden food play-sets bring timeless fun. Each set contains wooden cutting board and knife. Cut food in half or several pieces, and fit them back together again with velcro. Teach your tot how to cook! For ages 18 months +.

Orchard Toys Flashcards, £6.99, Amazon  

Orchard Toys Flash Cards

These flash cards are fantastic for when children are starting to say their first words and develop their language, number, reading and recognition skills. The pack contains 50 large double-sided flashcard featuring pictures, words and numbers. It is a great-value, fun and educational product and a fab Christmas present. 

Le Toy Van Toy Doctor Set, £35.89, Amazon  

Doctor Set

Vintage style doctor's bag filled with lots of wooden medical instruments and gadgets. Includes a toy stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, blood pressure gauge, ear scope, reflex hammer, scissors and two medicine bottles. Turn your little one into a mini medic this Christmas!


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