Aria’s two now, and I feel like there’s something about being two that makes a toddler an official toddler. Getting her and other toddlers gifts is really fun for me. Their brains are developing so incredibly fast, their personalities are super evident, and they have opinions on what they do or don’t like (that part isn’t so fun sometimes, haha). I like getting them things that help encourage imagination, creativity, literacy, and if i’m being real–things that they’ll look cute in :).

Anyway, as I was thinking of what I wanted to get Aria and some other tots this year, I decided to share what I thought would be some fun Christmas gift ideas for toddlers-from clothes, to books, to activities. You can check out two more $35 and under gift guides here (for the ladies) and here (for the gentlemen).


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Gifts for Toddlers Under $35 from Amazon and Target

Toddler Gift Ideas


Toddler Girls’ Poncho Sweater

If colors could be spirit animals, the color of this sweater would be mine. I love this poncho, and I’d probably put it over this striped dress on Aria paired with her converse (but it could easily be dressed up).


Converse Chuck Taylors

Speaking of converse, I think these are just the cutest, most practical shoes on toddlers (and most other age groups–I love mine). They go with everything and are super durable!


Toddler Boy’s Flannel Shirt

So Ezra obviously doesn’t fit toddler clothes yet, but I would have totally gotten this for him if it came in his size. It’s a good-looking (love the pocket detail), great-priced shirt!


Melissa & Doug Wooden Tea Set

I’m a big fan of this wooden tea set. It’s different than the ones that you’ll find elsewhere typically covered in Disney princesses or covered in pink (nothing wrong with pink–this is just a nice break :)). It also comes with cute elements like tea bags and little cookies to go along with the typical tea pot and tea cup situation.


God is Really Good

God’s goodness can sometimes get lost with words (b/c sometimes there aren’t the right words), but this book does a great job of expressing the Father’s goodness in an awesomely simple way that’ll make it easier for your little ones to understand His heart for them :).


Magnetic Tiles Set

Super fun for little kids and big kids (as in you’ll want to play with these too :)). These magnetic tiles are great for imaginative play, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills.


Bunny Jellycat

These literally are the best (Jellycat stuffies, that is). Aria has one and, she (Clementine) basically goes with her everwhere. If you’re toddler is into stuffed animals, I highly recommend adding a Jellycat to their collection if there isn’t one already.


Melissa & Doug Tabletop Easel

This is a great gift for budding little artists! It’s double-sided, so there’s a dry erase and chalkboard option along with the roll of paper that’s attached to the top for when your little one wants to draw or paint on paper. It’s also a nice alternative if you don’t want a full-sized kid easel.


If you have any other suggestions for toddler gifts, i’m all ears! I basically keep an ongoing wishlist type of deal for Aria, so that I (and other family members) can pull from throughout the year for different occasions. Let me know your ideas in the comments!