the best toys for toddlers

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Whether you’re searching for birthday gifts for your own kids or are attending a birthday party or holiday for kiddos, I have the best birthday gifts for toddlers to make your search easy peasy.

My daughters both have birthdays in January after they’ve been spoiled during Christmas, so even though we don’t go crazy overboard with gifts and “stuff” in general, I was struggling to come up with what to get – but this is a list of our favorites and other parent and kid-approved favorites.

When kids have lots of, or every, toy out there, this budget-friendly list will bring endless fun, education, or entertainment.

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Name puzzle or stool


Kinetic sand

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Play food


Bouncy toys

Active, happy parents have active, happy children. Your little one will bounce around the house for hours on their hopping, bouncy toys – great for sitting, finding balance, and bouncing.


These are enjoying, entertaining, and informative books that parents actually WANT to read and kids love. The Day the Crayons Quit is incredibly hilarious.

Kitchen accessories

I bought this microwave for my nephew for Christmas, and he not only refused to open and play with any toys after, but he’s so attached to it that he blow it a kiss and says good night to it before bed. I’m just saying…best toy ever.


Toy vacuum

Mess free coloring


Energy-burning toys

Happy shopping! What are your favorite toddler toys, books, or activities?

the best toys for toddlers