Top Gifts for Toddlers 18-24 Months
Toddlers love to move, build and explore, and these holiday gifts help them do just that. From magnetic building blocks and a bouncy unicorn to a workbench and wagon, these presents will bring hours of fun. There are practical gifts too, to make outings and clean-up easier.
Melissa & Doug Food Groups
$24 BUY NOW
Watermelon, milk, cheese, fish, eggs and all sorts of fruits and veggies are part of this solid wood play set that makes the perfect addition to your playroom. Four baskets for sorting and storage make cleanup a breeze.
Cooking Set Magnetic Building Blocks Toy from STICK O
$25 BUY NOW
Bright colors and recognizable food shapes make this an awesome STEM toy for littles. From the makers of Magformers, it teaches color and shape recognition and will be fun for pretend play when your child gets older.
Contours Explore 2 Stage Portable Booster Seat & Diaper Bag
$50 BUY NOW
More of a gift for parents, but it makes outings easier, so everybody wins. This combination diaper bag and booster seat holds diapers and accessories, and it attaches to most chairs for a clean, comfortable seat wherever you go.
Wobble Board from Little Partners
$100 BUY NOW
Build both balance and self-confidence with this wooden board. It looks deceptively simple, but kids will quickly figure out they can rock on it, draw on it, or send their stuffies sliding down either side.
Ellie & Becks Dolls
$24+ BUY NOW
These sweet, petite dolls come in a variety of ethnic features; there are also dolls with Down syndrome. The dolls are anatomically correct with flexible limbs, and you can buy the cutest outfits and furniture for them on the site.
Wooden Activity Workbench from Early Learning Centre
$50 BUY NOW
Hammer wooden pieces into shape-sorting holes, spin the cogs, turn the vice, and move the colorful beads. This workbench comes with 22 accessories, including four tools, a chalkboard and a clock with moveable hands.
Born to Be Wild Tableware from LouLou LOLLIPOP
$8+ BUY NOW
Tame picky eaters and entertain restless ones with this collection of animal-themed silicone tableware, designed for kids up to age 5. The ergonomic and adorable collection comes in plates, bowls, cutlery and more.
Traffic Blue 3D Play Carpet from IVI
$80 BUY NOW
Check out the soccer field, traffic circle, parking lot and other designs on this play carpet! Just add cars or figurines and you'll have one happy toddler. The carpets are hypo-allergenic, anti-static, stain-resistant and made with non-toxic dyes and fabrics.
Toy Storage Hammock from MiniOwls
$15 BUY NOW
Kids want to help with clean-up when stuffies, balls and dolls can live in this fun and functional storage hammock. Comes in two sizes and eight color options.
Crescent Moon Rocker from Milk Street Baby
$149 BUY NOW
This is worth the splurge for the nursery. Everybody, especially your child, will moon over this gorgeous toddler-size rocking chair, available in three different finishes. Assembly required.
Unicorn Bouncy Pals Plush Hopping Animal Toy from iPlay iLearn Toys
$36 BUY NOW
If you had something similar as a child, you know the hours of fun and exercise kids get on these bouncers. This one is covered in soft fabric with anti-slip feet. It comes as a unicorn and a host of other animals.
Kullerbu Kringel Domino Play Track Starter Set from HABA
$70 BUY NOW
Littles may need some help setting up the dominoes, but they'll love to use the balls to knock them down. Designed for kids up to age 8, you'll get years of use out of this well-made beech and plastic set.
The Anthem All-Terrain Wagon Stroller from Gladly Family
$499 BUY NOW
Wagons are one of the most useful and fun gifts for littles. This wagon accommodates 1-2 kids or an infant car seat with an adapter (sold separately). Fold down the two seats to pop in the stow-away mattress for naps on the go. The double canopies have mesh inserts and zip closed against sun, wind or rain.
Animal Alphabet Print from the Letter Nest
$95 BUY NOW
This animal-themed artwork printed from an original watercolor by Sally King McBride gives kids memorable visual cues for remembering that A is for alligator and Z is for zebra. Also comes in other themes, including nautical, desserts, flowers and more.
Mustard Made Kid-Size Clothing Hangers
$22.50 BUY NOW
Ditch flimsy plastic hangers for these sturdy (and stylish!) metal and wood hangers. Available in a range of colors and two styles, they're 12 inches long so they'll work for toddler clothes and bigger kid sizes.
—Eva Ingvarson Cerise
Editor’s Note: Prices and availability reflect the time of publication. Images courtesy of retailers.