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Your Guide to the Best Infant & Toddler Gifts of 2020

Babies and toddlers.

They’re adorable. Laughter follows them wherever they go. Their sense of wonder at the magic of the holidays is contagious.

And, for some reason, they are really hard to shop for.

Maybe it’s because they can’t tell us what they want. Maybe it’s because there are just so many options. Whatever the reason, when it comes to gift-giving, infants and toddlers are one of the age groups that our customers seem to agonize over the most.

That’s why we’ve put together this holiday gift guide for you! To make it easy, we’ve narrowed it down to our top 10 infant and toddler gift ideas for 2020.

The 10 Best Infant & Toddler Holiday Gifts of 2020

dëna My First Rainbow

$24.99 | Ages 0+ | Buy It Now link coming soon!

The classic Waldorf stacking rainbow gets a modern day glow up! This timeless, minimalist toy is reimagined in food-grade platinum silicone. It’s soft enough to be safe for baby from day one, while also being strong enough to be dishwasher safe (always a plus when it comes to infant toys). My First Rainbow is also:

  • BPA free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Bacteria resistant

dena my first rainbow waldorf stacking toy for infants and toddlers

Teething, stacking, color recognition, building – the possibilities are endless! This is a toy that will grow with your little one, providing years of exploration and open-ended play.

Kaloo My First Dolls

$14.99 – $30.99 | Ages 0+ | Buy It Now link coming soon!

an assortment of soft baby dolls from the kaloo tendresse my first doll collection

Darling French design. Irresistibly soft materials. High-quality craftsmanship. What more could you ask for from baby’s first friend?

These super snuggly dolls are safe for baby from day one. Thoughtful details like colorful clothes and embroidered eyes add to the charm and make this an heirloom-quality gift your little one will treasure for years to come.

Fat Brain Toys Rock N’ Roller Piano

$29.99 | Ages 6 months – 3 years | Buy It Now link coming soon!

“I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day!”

We know, we know. Those are Kiss lyrics. But we’re also pretty sure they’re the mantra of every baby everywhere.

Let your little one unleash their inner rockstar with this unique take on the traditional xylophone from Fat Brain Toys!

There are two ways to play the Rock N’ Roller – strike the keys with the included mallet or spin the wheels for a delightful bell sound! Perfect for tummy time or seated play, this toy encourages fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

YBike Pewi Elite

GRAMMY’S GOLD STAR! | $69.99 | Ages 9 months – 3 years | Buy It Now link coming soon!

It’s a ride on! It’s a push toy! It’s a walker! It’s… the YBike Pewi Elite!

Toddlers will have a blast walking, running, and scooting all while working on balance, posture, coordination, and spatial awareness.

Bonus: The Pewi Elite can be used for indoor or outdoor play!

SmartMax My First Vehicles

$24.99 | Ages 1-5 years | Buy It Now link coming soon!

Part building kit, part intro to STEM, all fun! We’re huge fans of SmartMax, and the newest addition to their “My First” collection is no exception.

smartmax my first vehicles magnetic building kit for toddlers

These buildable, interchangeable magnetic vehicles will spark your kiddo’s imagination and inspire them to actually play on their own.

Want to build a fire engine with a dump truck on the back? Go for it! An extra-long cement mixer? Absolutely!

The best part? You can combine them with other SmartMax building sets for even more creative fun!

Fat Brain Toys SpinAgain

$29.99 | Ages 1-3 years | Buy It Now link coming soon!

We’re huge fans of the SpinAgain, and it’s not hard to see why! This twist (pun 100% intended) on the traditional stacking toy makes it so much more fun and engaging for little ones.

The spinning action is captivating, and toddlers love threading the big, colorful gears onto the corkscrew pole. There are so many ways to play – choose the flat or wobbly side of the base, organize the gears by color, size, or shape – all while building hand-eye coordination and sparking a sense of wonder.

We frequently sell out of the SpinAgain, so make sure to beat the holiday rush and get yours now!

Tender Leaf Toys Baby Block Walker

GRAMMY’S GOLD STAR | $79.99 | Ages 18+ months | Buy It Now link coming soon!

Our favorite toys all have a few things in common.

They’re well-crafted and made from high-quality materials. They encourage creative, open-ended play. And they’re toys that grow with kids.

This adorable walker from Tender Leaf Toys? It ticks all of those boxes.

baby walker with blocks

 

This sturdy wooden walker packs a ton of play value! Young toddlers will thrill at pushing the walker along as they take their first steps. As they get older, kiddos can take their creativity on-the-go and build to their heart’s content with 29 garden-themed blocks.

BRIO Remote Control Race Car

$49.99 | Ages 2-5 years | Buy It Now link coming soon!

Yes, you read that right! BRIO makes a remote control race car.

(We know, we’re excited too!)

toddler remote control race car

It’s bright red. It’s sleek. It’s got an easy-to-use, intuitive controller. It’s everything a toddler could want in a first remote control car!

Duck Duck Dance

BUDGET BUY! | $19.99 | Ages 2-5 years | Buy It Now link coming soon!

Peaceable Kingdom’s cooperative games are some of our favorites. They’re sweet, silly, and a great way to engage with your toddler.

duck duck dance toddler board game

Duck Duck Dance is a moving and grooving game that will get you and your toddler on your feet and dancing! Children build their vocabulary and learn gross-motor skills, turn-taking, counting, and imitating while working together to reveal the four pond spectators and complete the game.

BeginAgain Farm A-to-Z Puzzle and Playset

$39.99 | Ages 2-6 years | Buy It Now link coming soon!

There’s so much to love about this unique puzzle from BeginAgain Toys. Here are just a few of the highlights:

  1. This isn’t your typical jigsaw puzzle! The pieces fit together in alphabetical order to create a fun, busy farm scene.
  2. It’s not only a puzzle – it’s also a farm playset!
  3. It’s made from sustainably grown rubberwood and comes in a beech wood tray for storage or display.

wooden farm puzzle for toddlers

So, to recap – an eco-friendly, heirloom-quality, two-in-one puzzle and playset. That’s a winner in our book!

Your Guide to the Best Infant & Toddler Gifts

And there you have it! We’ve given you our top 10 picks for the babies and toddlers on your list. Hopefully, this gift guide has inspired you to get a jump on your holiday shopping!

Need even more gift recommendations? We love playing personal shopper! Visit one of our stores in Yarmouth, Freeport, or Bath, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.

Our Locations

Yarmouth

805 Route One
Yarmouth, ME 04096
207-846-6565

Freeport

20 Bow Street
Freeport, ME 04032
207-865-7007

Bath

70 Front Street
Bath, ME 04530
207-442-7600

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