holiday gift guide for toddlers I

I’m back with gift guide number three – this time, all about the babes! I should add a disclaimer that I only have an almost-two year old boy, so am not really familiar with toys above that age range. These are the things that we absolutely love and a few I plan on buying for Max.

For more items that we love, you can check out our baby favorites!

Aden and Anais Dream Blanket. I bought this blanket before I had Max, but it is easily everyone’s favorite blanket in the house. I can’t describe how soft and fluffy it is and it gets even better with age. It’s also light but very warm at the same time.

Fisher Price Bright Beats Dance and Move BeatBo. I have no idea why but Max is absolutely obsessed with this toy. And he has been for about a year. It’s annoying to parents but fun for babes and that’s all that really counts, right?

Fisher Price Bubble Mower. Easily Max’s favorite outdoor toy at the moment. It can surely be used indoors first though if it’s too cold out.

Pottery Barn Kid’s Kitchen. OKAY. I am on the fence. We are buying Max a play kitchen for Christmas this year and I’m trying to decide between the sleek and (new) vintage kitchens and the classic Fisher Price (or something similar) kitchen.

Crayola Sidewalk Chalk Box. We went through nearly two of these this year and if I’m being honest, I’m a little crazy about the colors myself. I’m sure Max would be happy with any chalk, but this box is the cutest!

Green Toys Dump Truck. Right now, we are in love with any sort of dump truck, tractor or large car. We absolutely love this one for indoor and out.

Pottery Barn Kid’s Chair. I bought this last year for Max and he was way too young for it, but now he absolutely loves having his own chair. He sits in it every morning and plays with his cars or watches some Daniel Tiger. Too adorable.

Melissa and Doug Wooden Puzzles. These are such classics and Max can’t get enough. Anything with cars, horses or trucks wins!

Hanna Anderson PJs. I’ve raved about Hanna PJs since Max was born. They are such a great gift and excellent quality. The PJs we have bought from Carters or Target have practically worn out already. The Hannas stay in nearly perfect condition. They also sort of “stretch” with the kids. Max is still wearing his from last Christmas!

Mini Cooper Foot to Floor Ride On. This was a impulse purchase that Eddie made at Target one day when it was on sale. It lived in our basement where we pushed Max around for months, but found its way outside this summer and it’s one of his favorite things. He can entertain himself in this for a long while. And we can push it like a wagon when we take walks!

Large JellyCat Plush. Jellycat plush animals are the best! They are so super soft and fluffy. I adore the huge ones that Nordstrom has right now and want to get Max the puppy.

Dragons Love Tacos. I could put a whole host of books together that we love right now, but this is Max’s current favorite. If you guys want a complete list, let me know.

Mega Blocks Scooping Wagon Set. I can already tell that Max is going to be a Lego freak in a few years. These are a daily toy right now and he even brings them in the car when we run errands. He loves the wagon!

Melissa and Doug Pizza Party. I got this from some wonderful readers during a book signing before I had Max and it was the one toy I just couldn’t wait to bust out. Max adores it and it really helps that pizza is his favorite food.

B. Toys Meowsic Keyboard. My mom has a piano and Max loves to play it. He also loves music class – so this is on my list to get him this year! I think he will be thrilled. Am I going to want ear plugs?

Radio Flyer 4 in 1 Stroll ‘n Trike. Absolutely love this and how it can be used for multiple years. So fun!