Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers 2016

Gift Guide for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

Looking for the perfect holiday or birthday gift for your little one, a grandchild, or a family friend?  Here are our curated lists of age-appropriate gifts that are proven hits!

Babies (0-12 months)

Toddlers (12-36 months)

Preschoolers (3-4 years)

All ages!

  • Clothing: For a classic holiday gift, how about some snuggly jammies?  Our top picks are the organic sleepers and two-pieces from Hanna Andersson — they’re  fantastic quality and last forever!  Nice pieces from top brands like Baby Gap, Mini Boden, Tea Collection, etc. are always Mom favorites year-round.
  • Looking for something handmade? Check out our top picks for baby goodies on Etsy
  • Classes and memberships: Does your intended recipient already have plenty of toys?  Consider a class (e.g. soccer, swimming, music) or a membership to a local play gym, zoo, or children’s museum!
  • Experiential gifts: If the idea of giving an experience rather than a material item appeals — give the gift of a “first,” and/or time spent with you!  Consider IOUs for a local farm or zoo; a walk or hike at a local trail or park; a kid-friendly play or show; a train or bus adventure; or an afternoon of art, cooking/baking, or some other creative activity.  For presentation, make it fun by wrapping up the tickets in a big box, or doing a treasure hunt around the house!
  • Free and fun: Don’t forget the big cardboard boxes and discarded wrapping paper that all those presents come in (well, at least for younger kids … older kids may not expecting goodies be so impressed, haha!!

Any other favorite gift ideas for little ones? Let us know in the comments!

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