2017 Ultimate Gift Guide for Babies and Toddlers

This really is the ultimate gift guide for babies and toddlers.

We’re sharing with you gift guides from bloggers around the interwebs who have tried, tested and approved toddler and baby friendly toys and gifts.  Think we’re exaggerating?  Just take a look at all of the options you have.  So sit down with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and prepare to be ready for holiday gifts in no time!

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We actually bought this toy for my daughter when she was a few months old.  It has seen so much love in that time its crazy!  Especially for the price (under $10!!) you really can’t go wrong.  It went from a teether to a watery friend.  Your little one will love it!

Looking for some creative gifts for babies & toddlers?

Check out MishMash Mommy’s awesome gift guide!
These “bloks” are wonderful for baby and toddler development – plus they offer a way to get down on the floor with your child and have some fun!

Need more ideas for toys that grow with your child?

Look no further than Messy Mamahood
Nothing better than strengthening your toddlers eye-hand coordination.  Plus it’s super fun and wears off some of that excess energy they always seem to have!  Win-win!

Want to love the gifts you give as much as they do?

HTX Mom’s gift guide totally has you covered.

Another toy that my daughter had from the time she was very little.  The bright shapes held her interest at only a few months old.  As she got older she’d serve us food or share with her brother.  Her brother would just try to eat it all!  🙂
A great gift from Leapfrog that will grow with your child.

Budget-Friendly gifts mean more gifts to go around.

Jennifer Driskell knows budget-friendly gifts.

Help your child get yourgroove on and learn some problem solving with this adorable toy from Fisher Price.
Not only will they be mesmirized by the lights and sounds, but they can get creative as they grow and make their own “mixes” and boogie down!

We all want toys that actually engage our children, not just take up space.

Pint Sized Prodigy has the answer.
Lights, music… Dance!  Your baby and/or toddler will be jammin’ out to this educational toy.  With many different activities in one, it’s a great value for the money.

Toddler gifts that are fun and (multi) functional?

Awesome Alice has some recommendations for you.

Help your child get yourgroove on and learn some problem solving with this adorable toy from Fisher Price.
Not only will they be mesmirized by the lights and sounds, but they can get creative as they grow and make their own “mixes” and boogie down!

How about some gifts that parents are sure to love?

Four Points Mom has some stellar ideas.

This seat… For my daughter we had a similar seat (a lion rather than a frog or a monkey as offered now) and if it wasn’t for this seat, I don’t know what we would have done.
At 3 months she had a VERY flat head. So we bought this hoping that it would allow her to sit without being able to yet.  It worked!  Plus she loved sitting up and being able to see everything and everyone.  Plus the little toys were perfect for chewing!

How about some educational baby toys?

High Low Baby has some stellar ideas.

This calming and comforting snuggly owl will be your new best friend (and your baby or toddlers)!  The little owl plays soothing music and create a soft light to help your little one fall asleep.

It has an automatic shut off feature (30 minutes) as well as 10 different songs to give your little one some variety.  Plus, the plush is ready for snuggles any time.

Is reading more your thing? How about the best books for babies?

Man-Cub Mamas’ has you covered.

We love tiny toes!!! And would buy all the shoes.  Just all of them.  But these laced shoes are an adorable option for a little one taking their first steps.

With choices in a variety of colors, you’re sure to find the perfect one for the little one on your list.

Looking for something more natural?

Sugar Mootz has some awesome wooden toys in her gift guide.

This plush playtime gym will keep your baby comfortable and well entertained. We love the pops of color that are sure to catch baby’s eye.

The gym also includes lights and musical sounds to engage baby on multiple levels.

How about some handmade gifts that baby is sure to love?

Lower Mountain Love’s gift guide is waiting.

Nothing like a tent to bring out the imagination of your kids.  Whether it’s camping out on the living room floor or in the back yard, they’re going to have an amazing time.

Maybe you're looking for more interactive toys for baby?

Look no further than Thrifty Mama Life.

Even if you don’t travel often, having a small rolling suitcase for your kids is a great thing.  Trust us, we snagged one and it’s been a lifesaver.  Our toddler loves using her luggage.  She loves packing it and unpacking it.  She even wants to pull it with her.

We use it especially for those weekend trips to grandma’s house or longer vacations away.

On the hunt for entertaining toys for baby and toddler?

Check out Cryin’ Mamas’ gift guide!

Let your little one get creative in the kitchen with this wonderful play kitchen. 

– Pretend oven with look through
– Oversized refridgerator
– Includes 31 accessories for their culinary masterpiece.


On the hunt for more toys that help with development?

Check out One Sharp Mama’s gift guide!

Imaginative play is easy with this train.  Featuring large characters and easy to read numbers, your child will learn as they play.  And have a ton of fun while doing it.

Larger sizes for little hands and no worries about choking with this toy.

Maybe you're looking for toys to help with toddlers motor skills?

Mama Needs Cake totally has you covered.

Watch your child interact with you, family members, other children or imaginary customers with this inventive and fun toy. 

– 2 sided play
– 20 pieces
– Interactive areas throughout the toy.


Are handmade gifts more your thing?

The Tiniest Seeds may have exactly what you’re looking for.

A toy that offers stimulation and energetic play is the busy ball popper.
This toy includes 5 balls,  bright colors, and ball popping fun for your child.


Are you looking for toddler bedtime books?

Mama Writes Reviews has a few ideas for you.

What about a toy that completely interacts with your child?  With 100+ sound and movement combinations, this playful tiger will keep your child guessing. Recommended for ages 4 and up. 


Perhaps baby toys for growth and development are on your list?

This Mama Needs Chocolate has the guide you’re looking for.

The animal lover will come out in your child with this care for me learning carrier.

– Puppy plush
– Interactive carrier
– Playful phrases and sounds that encourage children to explore.


Little feet on the move? Maybe pedal and push riding toys are what you're toddler wants?

The Candid RN knows just the thing.