Christmas Buying Guide: Toddler Edition

Oct 28, 2015 4:29:11 PM Jamie R.

Buying gifts for your toddler is no easy task. Do they really need more toys? What do they really want? Are they going to get sick of it in a day? Will it last a long time? Let us help you get the creme de la creme to ensure a squealing, happy toddler this Christmas morning.


1. The Micro Mini2Go: $129.99 The Mini2Go is Micro's new award winning ride-on and scooter for ages 18 mo+. Whether cruising around the playroom or outdoors at the park, your toddler will love playing with the Mini2Go drawer, designed for carrying his or her most precious possessions. The Mini2Go has the same lean-to steering as Micro's other kickboard style products, which children learn intuitively, developing balance and coordination as they go. The non-marking wheels mean it can be used indoors and out. The toy drawer is removable, and it converts to a stand-on scooter when they are ready!


2. KidKraft Uptown Espresso Play Kitchen $249.99 Give your kids their own space to make magic in the kitchen with this Uptown Play Kitchen by Kidcraft. Sleek, silver appliances with espresso-colored wood accents make this play kitchen look like it came straight out of a modern condo in the city. The kitchen is large enough to allow multiple kids to play with it at once, so you don't have to worry about your kids fighting over it. It includes a refrigerator, sink, stove, and microwave, so your kids have all the culinary tools they need to fuel their imaginations. (I might be buying this for myself!)


3. Vtech Alphabet Activity Cube: $49.99 The Alphabet Activity Cube by VTech® is five sides of endless learning fun! One of VTech's top-rated infant and preschool learning toys, the Alphabet Activity Cube offers learning activities that hit eight developmental stages making it a toy that grows with your child. Little builders will love the 13 double-sided building blocks that teach the alphabet. The blocks can be stacked on the top of the cube or they can be inserted into the slot on the electronic side to learn more about each letter. The electronic side also features five light-up piano keys, a number keypad, and telephone that teach music, numbers and pretend play. Other sides of this electronic learning toy feature fun mechanical elements such as a peg maze, put-and-take holes that lead to a storage area, sliders, gears, a mirror and more! And with over 100 songs, melodies, fun phrases and sound effects learning has never been so much fun!



4. Just Like Home Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner: $29.99 Your little one can have fun cleaning big messes with the Just Like Home Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner. With a super-slim shape designed to replicate the real thing, this mini Dyson Ball cleaner is decorated with the iconic yellow and gray colors. Your little helper can flip the switch to activate real suction, which picks up small debris as the simulated cyclone action swirls soft, colorful beads in the clear canister. After twisting and turning the Dyson around the house, your child can easily empty the vacuum with its pop-out box, just like the real thing. Did we mention REAL SUCTION? I am irrationally excited that my toddler can help me clean...



5. Little Tykes Garden Table: $39.99 Little Tikes Garden Table will inspire kids to connect with their world through dramatic, creative, and imaginary play, while promoting social interaction for everyday fun! The Little Tikes Garden Table play set teaches kids how to plant and water flowers! The bench  table-top design encourages multiple child play! How cute!



6. Kid Trax Cat Bulldozer Powered Ride-On $253.26 With this one-of-a-kind, innovative ride-on your child can turn their backyard into one big pretend construction site. This bulldozer loader has two motors for turn in place steering. They can lift and dump small items in the bucket with the manually operated boom. The electronic construction and diesel sound effects will make your child feel they are right on the job site. Mind. Blown. 



7. Balance G-Bike: $129.99 Designed for children ages 2+, the Micro Balance G Bike allows toddlers to bypass training wheels by teaching balance from the start. It's a bike without pedals or chains that children propel with their feet. The little ones learn the balance and coordination needed to ride a bike later in life. Constructed of aluminium, the Micro Balance Bike is ultra lightweight and easy to maneuver, weighing in at only 6.4 lbs. It can be used year-round, indoors and out, thanks to the quiet, smooth-gliding, non-marking wheels. Yes, please!



8. Squigz: $42.95 Suction Construction! Squigz to build, bounce and stick to almost any surface - even windows! Super flexible Squigz can be assembled to create an impressive array of vehicles, robots, jewelry and more. Just as fun to POP apart! They're fun little suckers. I kind of want them for myself.