The 20 best gifts and toys for toddlers in 2020

From a new and improved Teddy Ruxpin to a smart cycle and story time projector.
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By Carey Reilly

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Any holiday is usually magical for kids — especially toddlers. While it's not all about the gifts, we've compiled a list of some of the coolest toys that will keep your child’s attention long after the celebration is over.

From a JoJo Siwa karaoke machine to a dancing llama and a rescue Pomeranian who needs a fur-ever home, we're here to help find the perfect gift for every little one on your list.

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Bestselling gifts for toddlers

1. Carry and Go Track Table for Toy Cars, Trucks, and Trains

This portable two-sided racetrack is an Amazon bestseller and a 2019 National Parenting Award winner.

2. Kidzlane Color Matching Egg Set

These 12 bright interactive eggs will helps toddlers learn to count, sort and match.

3. Discovery Kids Tunnel

Your children will love crawling and relaxing in their very own play tent. All three tunnel tubes are removable for easy storage.

4. Baby Shark Puppet

Your toddler can now sing along with this fun interactive puppet, Baby Shark. Move the mouth of your baby shark faster or slower to change the speed of the song.

5. Fisher Price Transforming Fire Truck

Race to the rescue with this cool fire truck that lights up and makes siren noises.

Active toys for toddlers

1. Razor Wild Ones Jr. Scooter

This scooter by Razor has wide, slow-rolling wheels that will help your child to learn how to balance when riding.

2. Schwinn Roadster Tricycle

This bright red roadster has chrome handlebars, tassels and is the perfect first bike for your tyke.

The best gifts for toddlers

1. Fisher-Price Build Around Town Starter Kit

Your toddler will spend hours creating endless combinations to design their very own towns with buildings and vehicles.

2. "Sesame Street" 50th Anniversary Elmo Stuffed Animal

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Sesame Street" with this huggable plush Elmo.

3. Fisher Price Smooth Moves Sloth

Press the buttons, sing along to the alphabet song and practice counting with this adorable sloth.

4. Line Friends Plush Bear

Standing tall at 14-inches is the cuddly "Brown" from the popular Line Friends Collection.

5. Pets Alive Boppi The Booty Shakin Llama

Boppi the Booty Shakin' Llama will have everyone laughing and dancing with its three awesome songs to groove to.

6. JoJo Siwa Bluetooth Karaoke Machine

Hot pink and ready to rock, the Jojo Siwa Bluetooth Karaoke Machine has a real working microphone your toddler will love. This machine is portable, lightweight and has rechargeable batteries with a built-in light show.

7. "Paw Patrol" Mighty Lookout Tower

Help the Paw Patrol crew save the day with this action-packed tower that stands at over 2 feet tall. It has has a working elevator, zip line, vehicle launcher and a bay for six vehicles.

8. Rescue Runts 2 Plush Pet, Pomeranian

Every furry pet deserves a home! These little pups need you to dry their tears, brush their fur and remove their bandages — then give them a new place to call home.

9. Hoot the Fine Motor Owl

Watch Hoot the Owl flap, squeak, twist and help your little one build its strength, coordination and fine motor skills.

10. Osmo Genius Starter Set

Transform your iPad or tablet into a fun and interactive learning tool for your child. This is also an Amazon bestseller!

11. Friends of a Feather by Ravensburger

Help four little birds find their missing tail feathers and score points at the end of the game by adding up the feathers.

12. My First Baby by Madame Alexander

Your little one will love their very first baby doll dressed in a thick, snuggly pink sleeper.

13. Kidzlane Magnetic Fishing Game

This magnetic fishing game helps your child to learn how to match numbers and colors.

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This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 4, 2017.