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Gifts For Your Toddler

Updated on October 8, 2014

Gift Ideas For Your Toddler

Sometimes we can be overwhelmed with our Christmas shopping list and in these economic times we need to think about being frugal. With that said I must tell you that Christmas is my very favorite time of year and I love to shop for my grandchildren.

I think shopping for a toddler is the most fun and it doesn't matter whether it is a boy or girl. When they are that young they don't care what they get and sometimes prefer playing with the box and wrapping paper more than the gift. Toddlers are never disappointed with what they receive which makes it fun to shop for them.

Here are some ideas to help make your Christmas shopping easier.


Ugly Dolls

These are the cutest, little, ugly dolls you will ever see. Ugly dolls are soft and cuddly. The little ones love carrying them around and it makes the perfect sleeping partner.

From the creative minds of two love struck artists David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim emerge the Uglydoll family! What started as a drawing of a playful orange character known as Wage has turned into a whole new world of fun! In 2001, when David's soon to be wife and creative partner Sun-Min had to return to Korea, he sent her many "I miss you" letters with his little Wage character drawn at the bottom.

Sun-Min sewed Wage into a plush doll and sent him to David as a surprise gift. David asked Sun-Min to sew a couple more for the Giant Robot store in Los Angeles and they sold out in one day! A very excited Sun-Min sewed many more and those sold just as fast! Sun-Min and David then began to pull more characters from the Uglyverse, a universe where UGLY meant unique and special, to translate into plush Uglydolls. They both met again at their very first Uglydoll Toy Fair booth (a small 6x6 booth made of felt and wood) in New York, where they would go on to win Toy Of The Year 4 years later!

These dolls are perfect for the toddler but I must tell you that the older children love them too. They make perfect gifts for the toddler boy or toddler girl.


Mickey Mouse

It's a classic. Anything Mickey is adored by children.

I think this might be the new "Tickle me Elmo", Mickey Mouse Dance. Remember when Tickle me Elmo came out and you could not find one anywhere. I think this Mickey Mouse Dance might be the newest, hotest thing on the market this Christmas.

You can buy Mickey Mouse gifts ranging in price from $9.95 to $100. Pick from plush toys, dinnerware, videos and clothing items. You can be sure your toddler will love Mickey or even Minnie Mouse.


Building Blocks

This is a classic toy. Building blocks.

When my children were young we had wooden blocks and they all loved them. It was one of the first toys they really played with. Nowadays there are so many different types of blocks to choose from. I still like the traditional wooden blocks and they last forever. It is a great way to inter-act with your toddlers. You can stack them and let them knock them down (which they do without being coaxed) or if you have the alphabet on them you can start learning letters.

This is a gift that will grow with the child and they last forever.


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    • ShariBerry profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharon Berry 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      @squid-pinkchic18: Toddlers also love little things that they can hold in their little hands, another reason to love the puzzles.

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      8 years ago

      Cute ideas! The little ones that i know seem to enjoy simple puzzles. They get a thrill when they manage to squeeze the pieces in the right spot :)

    • ShariBerry profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharon Berry 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      @Lee Hansen: I have a grand daughter that carried her pooh around until she was 5 years old. It is still very dear to her. Her mother, my daughter was the Mickey Mouse queen.

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      Lee Hansen 

      8 years ago from Vermont

      Mickey's a classic. My kids had the Pooh characters but interestingly their children like the UglyDoll characters and YoGabbaGabba guys.


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