Best gifts for babies & toddlers (ages birth-2) | Christmas Gift Guide 2013

by Kate from Frugal Living NW on November 13, 2013

The Best Gifts for Babies & Toddlers | Christmas Gift Guide

Here are our favorite Christmas gifts for babies and toddlers (ages birth-2):

Bouncy Horse Hopper — These are the BEST. We received one when our first child was one and it is still used in our house. Play toy, step stool, pretend elephant, launching device. If a toy can last 8 years, it wins.

Fisher-Price Little People have been around for years. They’ve changed the look but not the appeal. Toddlers spend countless hours (okay, minutes) pushing the Fisher-Price Little People Lil’ Movers School Bus, flying the Fisher-Price Little People Lil’ Movers Airplane, or playing with the Fisher-Price Little People Happy Sounds Home.

Micro Mini 3-in-1 Kick Scooter  — This sit scooter works for tiny toddlers and converts to a Micro Mini Scooter once they are ready for a stand-up scooter, so you’re seriously getting your money’s worth with this one. You can read Angela’s glowing Mini Kick review here.

Portland Children’s Museum Membership — Your local children’s museum is a great way to get out of the house and let the littles explore.

Push toys — The is definitely a must for a one-year old as they are just learning to walk and love to move things along. The Little Tikes Shopping Cart is perfect for indoors or outdoors. The Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart is more real-life and is best stored inside. Both have a good re-sale value.

Small baby doll — If you’re expecting another baby and you have a toddler, this is the perfect way for them to get some practice. Add in a small stroller and you’ve checked the “push things” box.

Manhattan Toy Baby Whoozit — Buying a gift for a baby seems ridiculous but if you have a baby around 4-12 months this is one of the only toys you’ll need. Send this suggestion on to Grandma.

B. baby toys at Target — The stackable squishy blocks are perfect for little hands to grab and build small towers. Isn’t there something about kids building towers and being a genius? I’m not sure, but I know they enjoy playing with these little blocks. Don’t forget to grab the zoom cars.

Melissa & Doug Low Loader — These are so great for kids to pull around the house. The large wooden shapes makes it easy for little hands to maneuver.

What are you favorite gifts for babies and toddlers?

Most of these links lead to products on Amazon.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenny November 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Hello Ladies! You have our family sold on the scooter just by the rave reviews you provided. Can’t wait to catch our 2 year old in action on it! Just wondering: what’s the best price you’ve seen on it this season? It is currently on amazon for $114. Is that a good price? Thanks for all the tips! :)


Kate from Frugal Living NW November 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I’ll let Angela confirm this but I don’t believe they ever drop in price. She bought her mini-kick on Amazon too.


Elena November 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

The micro mini scooter is expensive but it is so worth it. It is the best kids scooter on the market.


Angela November 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Don’t you wish you could convince everyone in the world of this? Totally and completely worth the extra money!


Tiffany November 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

We love the Micro Mini Scooter, too! We just published a Gift Guide for Balance Bikes for ages 1-2.
Kids as young as 18 months (sometimes younger) can get on a balance bike. Our two kids were riding pedal bikes by age 3 due to balance bikes, we couldn’t recommend them more for daily outdoor play!


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