Want to be the coolest grandparent, aunt, uncle or best friend? Skip the practical toddler gifts and buy something special for that amazing pint-sized person in your life. What I mean by special is something mom or dad might not necessarily buy because maybe it’s extravagant or not totally needed but would make a thoughtful and unique gift. I’ve put together a list of some eye-catching toddler gifts ranging from $15-$250 that are sure to be a hit.
Unique Toddler Gifts
Grimm’s Wooden Toys
I don’t see how you can go wrong with any of the Grimm’s products. Their toys are all made in Germany using natural products, stains and paints. They are truly timeless toys that will last generations and will look great on display in any home.
Toymail, Kid friendly WIFI messengers
These ingenious little toys play messages that are sent to it via the Toymail app using your voice or a number of funny filtered ones. Kids can even respond back. What a fun way to incorporate technology and keep faraway grandparents and relative’s part of the everyday fun.
Toymail Mailman $60
PlanToys Wooden Toys
PlanToys manufactures their wooden toys from preservative-free rubberwood trees. They have a long list of amazing products including infant toys, musical toys, learning toys and pretend play toys. The doll house featured below is like no other with it’s modern, energy efficient design including a wind turbine, solar cell panel, electric inverter, recycling bins and a rain barrel. It’s not cheap but this version sold on Amazon includes a full house of furniture.
Janod makes high quality, beautifully designed toys in an array of options. The Owly Nesting set featured below is the most darling thing that can be used as a toy or for decoration. Ona loves playing with my decorative nesting dolls so much that I may just have to get these for her so she can have her own set.
Magna-Tiles easily connect for hours of fun, imaginative play. Kids can learn about 2D and 3D shapes while building whatever they can imagine. A little bit on the pricey side for a plastic toy but I’ve seen these in action at a friends house and they really are worth it.
Looking for a bike that will grow with your child and looks super cool? This Wishbone bike transforms from a 3-wheeled pedal-less bike for your 1-3 year old, to a 2-wheeled balance bike for your 2-4 year old and when they outgrow that you can raise the frame and flip the seat to transform it to one of the largest balance bikes on the market. Accommodates children ages 1-5. It’s not cheap, but it’s versatile and very cool.
Teach your toddler the importance of saving money with this adorable mechanical bank. The kitten pops out of the box to steal your change and help you save up. This is such a fun, unique and inexpensive gift. I actually think I want it for myself.
Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks
Tegu handcrafts their magnetic wooden blocks in Honduras and part of their proceeds goes to reforestation and education. Their blocks are beautiful and simple yet provide endless entertainment. Ona has the travel set, which is perfect for car rides and vacations.