Toddlers can be a tricky bunch to buy holiday gifts for. On one hand, they want *everything* they see advertised on commercials. On the other hand, most of those glitzy toys will either fall apart or lose their interest in the span of weeks if not days. We’ve put together a roundup of gifts that our kiddos have loved for months and even years on end, and the quality is so good you can even hand them down to other children.
Dumyé Dolls, $48+
If you’re looking for a gift that gives back, Dumyé Dolls are a go-to. Not only are they made with sustainable materials, each doll comes with a ‘Giving Card’ that explains how their doll has given back to a child in need. They also come in a variety of ethnicities so each child can feel represented – it’s a thoughtful gift that any kid will love.
Step2 recently launched their new Signature Collection with a modern design that fosters imaginative play. The Adventure Camper is a fun twist on a playhouse with an open concept space big enough for several kids to pretend grill and cook in the play kitchen. Even better – it’s ready to play right out of the box (a win for parents!), with 50 accessories included.
Tubby Todd, $71
Sometimes the best gift for a toddler is a gift for the parents, and Tubby Todd’s Essentials Gift Set is the perfect practical gift for babies and toddlers. The set includes Hair and Body Wash, Bubble Bath, Everyday Lotion, and All Over Ointment (perfect for anything from eczema to diaper rash), and paired with a bath toy it’s a foolproof present.
Toniebox, $99, characters start at $15
We absolutely love Toniebox, a digital listening experience that plays stories, songs, and other activities—and so do our kids! From Elsa to Winnie the Pooh to their original characters, there are tons of Tonies to choose from. Your little one can simply place the character on top of the box and enjoy hour of independent, screen-free entertainment!
Hatley PJs, from $40
One of our favorite holiday traditions is unwrapping matching Christmas PJs on Christmas Eve to wear for Christmas morning, and Hatley’s adorable holiday pajamas are perfect for setting out cookies for Santa and opening presents in the morning! The best part? They’re durable enough to last through several seasons so make great hand-me-downs. Use code LOCALMOMS25 for 25% off.