A Toddler Gift Guide for Every Personality

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ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Updated
Mar 2017
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Gift getting for toddlers isn’t as easy as you’d think. Gone are the baby days when a generic teether or blanket would do the trick; these little tykes have personalties of their own, and demand presents to match. Whether you’re shopping for an on-the-go two year old or a little budding artist, we’ve rounded up the gifts to keep everyone happy.

Chillafish Bunzi Toddler Balance Bike

Buy It: $60, Chillafish.com

Why They’ll Love It

Your one-year-old may not be able to pop a wheelie, but this indoor/outdoor starter bike will have him hanging with the big kids in no time. The two-in-one design helps him learn to balance on a tricycle. Once he’s ready, turn it into a two-wheeler — no tools required.

Ages : 1 to 3 years

PBS KIDS Wooden Toy Produce Shape Sorter

Buy It: $22, PBSKids.org

Why They’ll Love It

Finally, no more deciding between blocks and trucks. And your child can share the fun, since the wooden delivery truck toy comes with two driver figurines. Best of all, you’ll love that this shape sorter helps develop motor skills and a love of fruits and veggies.

Ages: 18+ mos.

Alex Jr. Tots Finger Paint Party

Buy It: $24, FatBrainToys.com

Why They’ll Love It

This isn’t your average finger-painting experience. After getting their hands dirty with four different paint colors, your toddler can spread it around with six textured tools to make designs that are truly wall-art-worthy. Don’t worry; an apron’s included.

Ages: 18+ mos.

LEGO DUPLO Toddler Build and Boat Fun

Buy It: $20, Lego.com

Why They’ll Love It

Yep, you’re allowed to bring your favorite toy into the tub. (Probably not something any kid is expecting to hear.) The big blocks are perfect for little hands, and perfect for building the included bear and bunny a sea-faring home.

Ages: 1.5 – 3 years

See our whole gift guide  here! Plus, get tips for  navigating the stores with baby in tow.

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