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Any holiday usually feels magical for kids — especially toddlers. While it's not all about the gifts, we've compiled a list of some of the coolest toys for toddlers that will keep your child’s attention long after the celebration is over.
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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!
Active toys for toddlers
Your children will love crawling and relaxing in their very own play tent. All three tunnel tubes are removable for easy storage.
This scooter by Razor has wide, slow-rolling wheels that will help your child to learn how to balance when riding.
This bright red roadster has chrome handlebars, tassels and is the perfect first bike for your tyke.
Snoopy from Peanuts is super cute and is here to become your child’s new best friend! This plush beagle can reach a maximum speed of 2.5 mph, a super safe speed to head off into hours of backyard fun!
Your toddler doesn’t need to envy their older siblings scooter anymore, now they get to have their own! This scooter has a stand-alone, three-wheel design which makes for a more stable ride, and the super slip resistant deck keeps children on their feet.
Stuffed animals & dolls for toddlers
Kids will love to cuddle up with this pillow-like plush stuffed animal for comfort.
Kids can collect a variety of soft huggable animals in tubes, from a blue hippo to a pink flamingo and a white llama. They're about 12 inches in length and are made of silky corded plush.
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.
Press the buttons, sing along to the alphabet song and practice counting with this adorable sloth.
Standing tall at 14-inches is the cuddly "Brown" from the popular Line Friends Collection.
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. There's a variety of pets from this pomeranian dog to a husky dog and a tabby cat.
Your little one will love their very first baby doll dressed in a thick, snuggly pink sleeper. Also available in two other outfits.
Start your toddler early with his love for "Star Wars" with this 8-inch plush toy of The Child from "The Mandalorian."
Here’s a beautiful toddler doll offered in three skin tones with style-able hair, ready for your toddler to love. The beautiful face has delicate features with sleep eyes, and her hair is styled in curly pigtails. Each doll wears a polka dot jersey knit jumper, striped tee, leggings and a headband, plus comes with a comb and brush for hairstyling fun.
This soft, cuddly and sweet doll teaches kids to love, nurture and imagine.
Lets salute our heroes this year and encourage imaginative play and story telling with this soft and fun plush Elmo dressed like a doctor!
This is a plush animated dog with movement and sound. Give Puddles a pat to feel him come alive in your arms with head and tail movements and soft yips that activate at the gentle touch of his super-soft plush. Tap his nose for an extra cute surprise!
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This adorable teddy bear is perfect for your toddler to love and carry around with them.
Unique toys for toddlers
Watch sea creatures come to life in the tub with this waterproof book.
This set of 25 stackable wooden pieces is a great tool for kids ages 2 to 4 learning colors, counting and shapes.
Toddlers can speed and drift with this multi-track vehicle playset that lights up and makes sounds.
Race to the rescue with this cool fire truck that lights up and makes siren noises.
This 22 piece STEM-focused magnetic toy lets your little ones build a moving train with three coaches, a conductor, a lion and elephant! The set is compatible with all other SmartMax magnetic sets and is a Toy of the Year Award finalist!
This portable two-sided racetrack is an Amazon bestseller and a 2019 National Parenting Award winner.
These 12 interactive eggs will helps toddlers learn to count, sort and match.
Your toddler will spend hours creating endless combinations to design their very own towns with buildings and vehicles.
Boppi the Booty Shakin' Llama will have everyone laughing and dancing with its three awesome songs to groove to.
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.
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.
Watch Hoot the Owl flap, squeak, twist and help your little one build their strength, coordination and fine motor skills.
Help four little birds find their missing tail feathers and score points at the end of the game by adding up the feathers.
This magnetic fishing game helps your child to learn how to match numbers and colors.
Kids can get right into the splash zone with this fun maze-like waterfall playset.
This realistic kids kitchen is one that junior chefs can't wait to play with! This play kitchen design looks just like a real one with the subway tile backsplash, faux granite Countertops, “stainless steel” appliances and white cabinets. The kitchen includes a framed window, molded-in sink with swivel faucet, microwave and oven with working keypads, play phone, clickable knobs and more!
This starter kit is designed to help kids ages 3- to 5-years-old build core learning skills in math and reading, and foster creativity. This kit features six different games which help kids develop their whole brain, stimulate their appetite for learning and connect learning with fun through hands-on play.
This is a safe and fun introduction to magnets for your little toddler. This is an 18 piece set enabling kids create six different animals. Creative kids will mix and match for some wild results!
Let your toddler’s imagination go wild and build anything you like with this brilliant 80-piece wooden block set. The blocks come in a storage box with a lid that works as a shape sorter. The blocks are made from solid wood and coated with wear-resistant paint. Create buildings, towers, arches, bridges - anything you kid can think of!
Your little one will love creating their own music with this multifunctional shape sorter Xylophone. It includes five wooden puzzle pieces, one baton and a xylophone/piano base. It’s a piano, xylophone and shape sorting game all rolled into one bright and engaging product.
Feed the Gotta Go Flamingo his special food and watch his neck wiggle and jiggle as he swallows. When he sings his signature, “Uh oh, gotta go!” song, quickly grab the included toilet to catch his squishy, neon poop. Perfect for repeat play — once you’re done, you can do-do it all over again.
Engrave that special little one’s name in this solid pine wooden stool. They can step up on the stool to help make holiday cookies or brush their teeth!
This interactive, battery-operated toy train can be programmed with motion, colorful lights, and record and play functions.
This adorable Disney train set has retro-designs that bring Mickey and his friends into the world of your toddler. Your child can simply press the chimney on the front of the engine and start Mickey’s railway adventures. The set is also completely compatible with all other Brio railway products.
From blending up tasty snacks in the blender, playing on the rocking horse and rocking the babies to sleep in the cradle, there’s so much for kids to do with this folding, take-along playset.
There are three speed tracks, including a loopy-loop, a double car launcher, crash zones, gas station and car wash! Lift the “trap door” for and watch your car plop!
Using blocks made perfectly for little hands, this building set is a fun way for any toddler to pass the time.
Cruise along the track of this kids’ roller coaster toy, designed for fun rides and big thrills. This roller coaster easily comes apart for convenient and compact storage. There's even a version where kids ride a unicorn.
Bring holiday magic to life with this adorable kids Christmas tree! No need to worry about breakable ornaments or tree branches — this is a kid-friendly Christmas tree toy that's designed for play!
Still looking for the perfect gift? Be sure to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to shop for everyone on your list, including:
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This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 4, 2017.