Before having a son, I would have never imagined how many presents and surprises one toddler can receive during the holidays. Although every gift is generous with good intentions, there is only a limited amount of room for another toy truck or playset. When looking for gift ideas for toddlers this season, there are a few things to keep in mind to make life easier on mothers everywhere.
1. Choose an item that they can use for use for a long time.
One of my least favorite things is going through toys or clothing that Jagger just doesn't use anymore. We have so many toys that not all of them are played with and some he outgrows with age. With growth spurts, clothing is tricky since he could outgrow a shirt in just a few months.
2. Find something they can use often.
Practicality is one of the most important things to look for when buying a gift. Although that dressy blazer may be cute, it's not very practical for a growing and active toddler to wear very often.
3. Try to pick a non-toy item.
Although toys are the hot item for the holidays, choosing a non-toy gift will make mom happy and make your gift more memorable.
Here are a few perfect gift ideas for the toddler on your shopping list:
These hats are personalized, practical, and completely adorable. With the size ranges available, a toddler will be able to use this hat for multiple seasons. It is great for children that go to school since it is less likely to get lost or put on the wrong child and risking head lice.
A piggy bank to match the toddlers room is a great decor piece that also helps teach the toddler about money. Jagger loves counting pennies as he puts them in the slot.
If the toddler goes to school, a personalized backpack with the child's name or initials is a unique and useful gift. It can be used for multiple years at school or as a bag when going to run errands for the day. When giving as a gift, you can fill it with small trinket gifts like candies or coloring books.
Although they aren't babies anymore, a cable knit blanket that is personalized with the child's monogram or name has no age limit. It can be used for multiple years and kept as a keepsake of their childhood. It is the perfect size for naptime or cuddling up on the couch.