I know it’s a little early, but I am already starting to think about holiday shopping. Aiden has a birthday in November and then Christmas in December so it’s a lot to think about. I am also the kind of shopper that likes to get things throughout the year to save my sanity and my budget! I already have a great list that I thought I would share to help you too! Whether you are shopping for your own toddler or giving a gift you can’t go wrong with these unique and fun toddler boy gifts.
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Subscriptions are always a great option because you get several different items curated especially for a child within a specific age. It takes a lot of the guess work out of creating a complete gift. You can usually get more items at an amount less than what you would pay individually for the items. I also like that you can usually get a few months subscription for a reasonable price so the ‘gifts’ are spread over time.
Bookroo Subscription: Books are always a good gift for toddlers. With Bookroo you can send a one, three, or six-month subscription which includes two picture books and each book is wrapped like a present.
Why and Whale: If you are looking for a higher-end subscription box this is the one for you. Each box comes with small-shop hand crafted items valued more than $60. When you sign up you put in the gender and age and every order is specific to the child’s gender and age.
It’s never too early to start introducing educational concepts. If you have a toddler you have probably noticed how much they soak up! I have a few fun educational items on Aiden’s wish list including:
While They Slept Felt boards: This Montessori/Waldorf inspired quiet play activity is great for building imagination. I love the camping set, kingdom set, firefighter set, and superhero set (really I love them all!) You can buy a felt board or very easily make your own. Felt boards are great for traveling (by car or plane)!
MASN Production Arts: This is another small shop specializing in Montessori/Waldorf inspired activities for toddlers/preschoolers. I love this sensory construction box, and this dragonfly matching game. I think the dragonfly matching game is definitely one Aiden will grow into.
Little Patient: I found this little patient and had to get it for Aiden. It’s so cute! It’s a stuffed boy (or girl) and the tummy opens to reveal six essential organs: lungs, heart, intestines, liver, spleen, and kidneys. Each organ is color-coded and there is a booklet that teaches the importance of each organ and what it does in the body. Underneath it all, an embroidered posterior skeleton teaches kids about how our bones keep everything together. I am hoping it inspires Aiden to go pre-med 😆
These are the toys that you remember playing with growing up. There is nothing better than watching your little one enjoy the things you used to love so much!
Cubbie Lee Classic Wooden Toys Bundle: I wrote about this bundle in a previous blog post that you can read here. These wooden toys are affordable and adorable. You really can’t go wrong with any of the items on the Cubbie Lee website but this bundle is my favorite.
Brio Trains: When we went home last Christmas my mom gave me the Brio Trains that my brother, sister, and I played with growing up. We pulled them out a few months ago and Aiden is obsessed. He plays with them everyday. We have a bunch of the expansion sets on the list to get him for Christmas but if you don’t have them yet, this starter set is a perfect gift.
Mini Construction Bench This little construction bench is the cutest. I can just imagine all the fun pretend things Aiden can make with it!
Catalina All-In One Kitchen: Did you have a play kitchen when you were little? I know I did and I have great memories of it. We live in a small townhouse that does not have a lot of space so I really like that this kitchen is small and has storage room.
Complete Toddler Feeding Set: Have you heard of Re-Play? They have great recycled feeding products for toddlers. This is a great gift set because it is everything a toddler could ever need for feeding time.
Sleeper Hero Bedtime Buddy: This is a little in between a toy and non-toy, but a very cool idea. It is a stuffed superhero that you can program to show a red light during sleep time and a green light when it is time to wake up. It comes with a story that follows a kid who finally finds his way to dreamland.
Name Crayons: Aiden loves to color and I love these fun recycled crayons. I am putting a set in his stocking this year!
12 Days of Christmas Book: Books are usually mom and kid approved gifts! This book is a personalized book based on the 12 Days of Christmas. Not only does it include the child’s name but also six other names of family and friends.
Are you an early shopper too, or do you wait until the last minute? Do you have any good toddler boy gift ideas? Let me know!