Who says buying for babies and toddlers isn’t as much fun as choosing for the older set? From décor to toys, with many great photo opportunity accessories in between, options for fun and original gifts for babies and toddlers abound. Some are fun, some are funny, and all will make this holiday season memorable.
Pearhead Chalkboard Wishlist
Get ready for great photo ops for every year (up to as long as they let you…). The sleek design of this wishlist chalkboard makes it a wonderful accessory to the true star of the photo shoot, our darling little baby.
Rockabye Fossil Dinosaur Rocker
If they’re old enough to sit, they’ll adore this dinosaur rocker. Dino is friendly and sports a triceratops’ horns, complete with squeakers and sensory fabric as well as educational songs to kick start baby’s learning.
$125 | thebay.com
Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Swaddle Holiday Haul Set
These sweet muslin swaddles each sport a whimsical holiday motif. Baby will look festive at all times, even when swaddled, feeding, or sleeping.
$55 | well.ca
Hape Baby Einstein Colour Mixer Bead Maze
Baby’s first bead maze! These toys have amazing staying power, with the appeal of guiding beads over wire tracks lingering as the kiddos grow older. This version comes complete with sounds and lights as baby learns to match the same colour beads to bases.
$30 | mastermindtoys.com
Smash + Tess Mini Romper
We are certainly big fans of Canadian brand Smash + Tess’s line of rompers, and now we can twin with our mini with rompers in baby, toddler and kid sizes! SO comfy cozy and yet with style opportunities galore.
$48 | smashtess.ca
Guidecraft Grippies Stackers 16 Piece Set
This is a great set for the wee one just learning how to manipulate interlocking shapes. The grippy texture is wonderful for little fingers to explore and magnets make it easy to build and connect.
$55 | mastermindtoys.com
Loulou Lollipop Teether Silicone Taco
Cute and functional, this taco teether is perfect for alleviating new tooth discomfort while being bright and colourful enough to catch baby’s interest. Plus – tacos – need we say more?
$14 | Indigo
Playskool Friends Sesame Street Feed Me Cookie Monster
We’re so happy that our childhood favourite Cookie Monster is still around to be a furry friend to our littles. Cookie Monster sings and talks, and comes complete with a plastic cookie for him to munch on, of course.
$30 | toysrus.ca
Kombi The Cutie Hat
Oh, those little reindeer antlers make this warm hat almost too cute. Lined with fleece for warmth and softness, plus the neutral colour makes it a cinch to coordinate with all the holiday outfits.
This beautifully designed piece is an abacus with a twist – it features the alphabet and images on the flip side of the letter tile that start with that letter. Great for nursery décor and as a first learning toy as well.
$35 | thebay.com
Yookidoo Submarine Spray Station
Bath time can be fun time from a very young age. This great tub toy offers lots of moving water, chain reactions, and of course controlling the spray fun.
$37 | toysrus.ca
Geomag Magicube Cubes 24 Piece Set
Even babes as young as one can start to get in on the building fun with these magnetic, colourful cubes. As baby ages, they can start to make more complex structures. Great for developing fine motor skills and spatial awareness.
$70 | mastermindtoys.com
3 Sprouts Play Mat Bag Hedgehog
Genius! Simply genius we say. This great play mat makes it easy to bundle up the toys and go as it transforms into a secure tote bag. And the hedgehog print? Darling.
$25 | well.ca
Sensory Light Up Balls
Babies love to look at and grab for these visually arresting toys at a really young age. With confetti, glitter, animal drawings, beads, and lights, we’re not surprised. Expect to see your little one clutching one of these balls in all of the photos from the season.
$20 | mastermindtoys.com
Ugly Christmas Sweater Bibs
We’re not subjecting the baby to a scratchy ugly Christmas sweater, but we sure will nab this awesome set of bibs in the same vein! Perfect for adding some holiday flair to a basic onesie, and excellent for catching drool and spit-up as well.
$15 | snugglebugz.ca