At ages two and three, your littles are really starting to become their own people, and you’ll want a gift to match their personality! I love toys that inspire creativity and imaginative play, so you wont find tech gadgets on this list - instead, there are items to inspire and grow with your toddler so the fun continues all year long.
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2018 Holiday Guides
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One | Rainbow Tunnel Stacker | Amazon | I love that Montessori style toys encourage play based learning and this rainbow stacker is no exception. It's made of real wood, so it will won't easily break and will be around for a while!
Two | Bamboo Pushbike | Kinderfeets | Bamboo is both light and sturdy, which makes this pushbike a great toy and learning tool for those who aren't sure on their riding feet yet.
Three | Chunkies Paint Sticks | Amazon | These are a hit at our house. Easy to use and to clean - what's not to love!
Four | Spaceship Backpack | Anthropologie | Houston, we have lift-off! Your little astronaught will love exploring the great unknown with plenty of pockets to pack space (or snack) supplies.
Five | Personalized Name Puzzle | Fat Brain Toys | Not only are these puzzles super fun but they also make a great keepsake item! I ordered one for both Brody and Isla and I think they're going to love them. P.S. Watch out for a giveaway for one of these on Instagram!
Six | Wooden Lace-up Rollerskate | Maisonette | Another Montessori style toy that encourages learning + play. I love that the string is attached to the skate, so all your pieces stay in one spot!
Seven | Bouncy Scooter | Nordstrom | This scooter is great for playing indoors since it isn't hard (aka, can't scratch your floors) and will bounce off anything it bumps in to.
Eight | Ramp Racer | Maisonette | Not only do wooden toys seem to last longer, but they also "go" better with your decor. This one is a perfect addition for the little speed racer in your life.
Nine | Play and Go Storage Mat | Uncommon Goods | Like a toy trashbag, but more stylish and functional. The mat has a street pattern that's great for play, and then conveniently pulls everything inside when you're ready to clean up.
Ten | Baby Shark Tail | Uncommon Goods | Maybe you'll enjoy the umpteenth rendition of the Baby Shark Song more if your little one is wearing this adorable shark tail blanket while singing it! A mom can dream, right?
Eleven | Three Wheel Scooter | Amazon | This scooter is great for learning to ride and since it has three wheels it balances on its own! Also, it's a total bargain for the quality.
Twelve | Airplane in a Box | Amazon | Another carry-and-go option, this plane in a box expands to a runway with plane and helicopter and then neatly packs away once playtime is over.
Thirteen | Printed Rug | H&M | This rug is a more stylish alternative to a road-map play rug but still offers the same functionality for play and use.
Fourteen | Big Play Kitchen | Target | This play kitchen is absolutely gorgeous and its sophisticated look means it can easily grow with your little gourmand. I can definitely see Chef Brody whipping up some treats with this set-up!
Fifteen | Sunny Days Purse | Anthropologie | This straw bag is precious and is the perfect size for your little fashionista. I love the durable feel of the material and that it has just a touch of pizzazz!
Need more ideas? Check out all of my favorite items for toddlers age 2-3 from last year!
I’m excited to share another fun gift idea round-up post! This post is all about the best gifts for 2-3 year olds and there is so much variety, you’ll definitely be able to find something for everyone on your list!
One: Personalized Fire Chief Costume Set | Melissa & Doug at Nordstrom: I love encouraging imaginative play and I also love that this fire outfit can be personalized! Brody will be finding a fire costume under the tree this year!
Two: Personalized Children’s Apron | Minted: Cooking with Brody has become one of our favorite activities and I can’t wait to add Isla in on the fun. This personalized apron is just so cute and it will keep him clean which I am always in favor of! Comes with Free personalization on a little leather name tag. I ordered matching ones for Chef Brody & Isla.
Three: Magnolia Paper Doll Kit | Of Unusual Kind: In a world full of technology I always love going back to traditional favorites. These paper dolls are a classic.
Four: Brio First Train Set | Amazon: This is the perfect first train set for a little one. It comes with all the essentials to build a first rail system. Brody plays with this at his Grandma's house every weekend--the same one my brothers played with growing up! These last for years.
Five: Watercolor Kit | Nordstrom: A young toddler will love painting and parents will love the cleanup. This watercolor set is a great way to introduce painting.
Six: Balancing Boat Game | Nordstrom: This toy is fun for little ones while also working on their eye-hand coordination. I love that it can grow with your little one because it comes with a die and pincers to make a game out of it.
Seven: Delivery Bike | Crate & Kids: This little delivery bike offers so many fun possibilities. It has four wheels so it is sturdy for little ones. It has a basket to carry favorite toys from place to place and even a chalkboard for little messages. This is definitely a toy that would grow with your little one.
Eight: Animal Purse | Anthropologie: This whimsical little unicorn purse is perfect for little girls. I might buy it now to save for Isla when she is old enough to want to carry things around. In the meantime, I can hang it in her room as it matches the decor perfectly! And the price is awesome!
Nine: Construction Plate | Uncommon Goods: This plate looks like the perfect gift for a picky toddler. It will sure make dinner time more fun!
Ten: Montessori Play Kitchen | Peuro Baby: This is the perfect age to introduce a play kitchen to little ones. I love this kitchen because it is handcrafted by Amish Artisans and is built to last a long time and even several kids. I wish my kitchen looked this beautiful!
Eleven: Zip Zap Magnetic Block Set | Uncommon Goods: These blocks are great for this age. He can be rearranged in lots of combinations and can stick to the fridge, washing machine, or a magnetic chalkboard for even more fun.
Twelve: Teepee | Pottery Barn Kids: Teepees are so fun. It's the perfect place for a young toddler to get away from it all and read or play. As they grow they will have lots of fun pretending in it.
Thirteen: Play and Go Storage Mat - Road Map | Uncommon Goods: I don’t know about you but we have toy cars everywhere! This storage mat is the perfect solution. It lays flat to reveal a flat play road map and when your little one is done it can be pulled shut to store all the cars, trucks, trains, and other modes of transportation.
Fourteen: Wooden Toy Tool Bench | Crate & Kids: I love this classic wooden tool bench. It comes with lots of pieces to help little ones create whatever their imagination can think of!
Fifteen: Plush Pal Mat | Pillowfort by Target: This cozy little mat is perfect for lounging around the house or sleepovers at the grandparents. It rolls up and secures with velcro for easy storage and comes in several animal options.
Sixteen: Swan Slippers | Uncommon Goods: These slippers are hand-made in Nepal and they are beautiful. They are perfect for keeping tiny feet warm.
Seventeen: 'Snack & Sweets' Food Cart | Melissa & Doug: This food cart is so adorable. It’s a great accompaniment for a playroom kitchen or if you are short on space it is a good substitute!
Do you have a little one ages 2-3? If so, what are they going to be getting for the holidays?
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