Toddler Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or most stressful, depending on what line of work you do and how many people you need to buy for. If, like me, you work in retail, this time of years means you are working harder than ever before and barely have any time to do Christmas shopping. Luckily, I am here to make things that bit easier for you. I’ve created this toddler gift guide to help you pick out something adorable for the toddler in your life, whether it be your baby girl or your grandson, I hope there’s something here that really tickles your fancy!

1. Dexter the Digger by WOW toys. £32.99*

This gorgeously crafted motorised digger is suitable for toddler aged 18 months to five years and comes along with three rattling boulders and a little figure who sits proudly in the front of the vehicle. I love how this toy encourages fine motor skills by encouraging your toddler to use the mechanical arm to scoop the boulders. The digger also makes a realistic engine noise which alone has kept Dex absorbed for hours!

2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pull-Along by Rainbow Designs £14.99*

We ADORE The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this house and Dex loves it when I read the story and exclaim that I can’t believe how much such a little creature can eat. This gorgeous wooden pull-along is the perfect gift for lovers of the book. Dex has reached that age where he enjoys pulling things and this brightly coloured caterpillar is suitable for twelve months an upwards.

3. Playtime Bus with Phonics by V-Tech £22.99

This brightly coloured bus is suitable for toddlers aged one year up to three years old and will become more and more useful as toddler grows. Dexter adores big red buses, mainly due to the fact that his favourite nursery rhyme is The Wheels on the Bus, but also because they are just so cool to look at. I love this particular toy because it encourages learning of phonics, numbers, letters and vocabulary and in my opinion, toddlers are never too young to start learning. I am hoping this will encourage Dexter’s vocabulary as we are currently stuck on only five words!

4. CAT Buildin’ Crew Take-A-Part Buddies by Toy State. £22.98*

Dexter adores this Take-Apart toy despite it being aimed at toddlers a bit older at 3 years of age. His obsession with trucks fuels his love for the bright yellow machine and he also loves the electronic power drill which whizzes and whirrs. He is too little to understand that the power drill can detach and reattach seven different screws on the truck, but I love that this toy will last him for years. 

5. Toddlebike2  £23.95*

This beautifully crafted balance bike is perfect for toddlers aged one to three and is the perfect way for your little one to get used to riding a bike. My good friend Devon Mama describes it as, ‘sleek and interesting, to the point that I don’t mind having it on display in the house.’ and to be honest, I couldn’t agree more. Dexter’s Daddy is bike mad and for him, getting Dex ready to be a world champion cyclists starts with this bike. A must have for any toddler who can confidently walk. I have a discount code if you are looking to purchase a Toddlebike this year:  BLOG17

6. 3 Tier Wooden Toy Garage Playset by John Lewis £35.00

No Christmas Gift Guide is complete without featuring a garage playset, one of my favourite toys as a toddler. This wooden creation is aesthetically pleasing while giving your toddler hours of fun. Any car mad toddler will love pretending to fill up their cars with petrol, moving their car up and down the lift with the attached pulley and simulating a car race by whizzing their vehicle along the tracks. This playset is suitable for toddlers aged three and above. 

7. Hotpoint Toy Electronic Washing Machine by Casdon £25.00

I had to include this life-like minature version of a Hotpoint washing machine because I remember it being my favourite toy as a toddler. Dexter is absolutely OBSESSED with our washing machine and loves nothing more than opening and closing the door, pulling washing in and out of the drum and pushing all of the buttons, much to my annoyance when I’m trying to plough my way through the endless washing pile! This washing machine keeps him entertained for hours and keeps his little hands busy while I’m trying to get my drying done.



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  • Reply Maria

    My favourite Christmas toy from the ones listed has the be the toddlebike, logan is a massive fan of anything he can ride on, so this would make a brilliant Christmas present

    21st November 2017 at 8:42 am
  • Reply Tracy Nixon

    Receiving a My Little Pony Show Stable – I had been after one for a whole year!

    21st November 2017 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Noreen

    My favourite Christmas memory is waking up to a brand new
    shiny black and white bike when I was about 8 years old.
    I had wanted one for ages and it was my pride and joy
    for a long time.

    21st November 2017 at 9:24 am
  • Reply OddHogg

    The year I got a Furbie! My parents told me they hadn’t managed to get one for me but they would get it in the new year – but actually my mum had been up at the crack of dawn to get it. I was the happiest kid that day!

    21st November 2017 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Lynne Manton

    The first year I unplugged the phone to ensure an uninterrupted Christmas day with my husband and children. It was heaven!

    21st November 2017 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Christine Shelley

    Adopting my girls and my mum being here to share their first christmas

    21st November 2017 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Jo McPherson

    Waking up on Christmas morning with my stocking filled on my bed – I was always so excited that Santa had visited

    21st November 2017 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Lorraine Stone

    Eating chocolate for breakfast while playing with my dolls house

    21st November 2017 at 11:30 am
  • Reply iain maciver

    getting a new bike

    21st November 2017 at 11:37 am
  • Reply amy bondoc

    my first christmas on my own just me my daughter and dad it was wonderful

    21st November 2017 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Rhia P

    The Christmas eve ritual of leaving out a little sherry and mince pie fir Father Christmas, always magical 🙂

    21st November 2017 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Sharon Lou Johnson

    memories of my departed too soon dad, memories which i will teasure forever x

    21st November 2017 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Devon Mama

    We LOVE our toddlebike – great choice! Love the look of the digger, that would definitely be a hit in our household. Anything with wheels always is!

    21st November 2017 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Chrissy Harris

    I remember being little and getting a huge Barbie dolls house from santa amazing!

    21st November 2017 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Rachel Craig

    My Great Uncle Paddy spending Christmas with us when I was a child. He was great company, entertaining and fun. Always nice to spend quality time with Loved ones.

    21st November 2017 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Emma

    Playing with my new bike in the snow when I was about 8/9 🙂

    21st November 2017 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply laura banks

    waking up xmas morning and the neighbours had built snowmen in my garden when they had come home from the pub

    21st November 2017 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Anthony Harrington

    being so excited on christmas eve and worrying that if I didn’t hurry up and get to sleep Father Christmas wouldn’t come

    21st November 2017 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply fiona waterworth

    my first christmas in my own house with my wife, and inviting my parents for dinner

    21st November 2017 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Heather Hibbert

    Getting my Silver Cross dolls pram and changing bag, I loved it so much as a child

    21st November 2017 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Emma Whitworth

    Getting a mouse trap game

    21st November 2017 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Tracy Hanley

    my brothers got lego for christmas ,the hole family played with it all day

    21st November 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Solange

    Getting a new bike which had a cute little bell.

    21st November 2017 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply leanne weir

    The first year with our little boy!

    21st November 2017 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Sidrah Ahmed

    Watching Christmas movies with my family

    21st November 2017 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Jo Hutchinson

    My favourite Christmas memory is when my dad found my lost favourite cuddly toy

    22nd November 2017 at 3:18 am
  • Reply Angela Treadway

    i remember when i was young getting up to go to the toilet and my dad must have heard me get up and he was making sure i diddnt go downstairs! i heard rustling downstairs and thought it was santa, so until i was old enough to realise it was actually my mum wrapping up the presents downstairs, i always thought i had heard santa! i always hold that as a magical memory x

    22nd November 2017 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply jo liddement

    I remember receiving at Christmas a wooden sewing box my granddad had handmade for me and my nana filled it with sewing bits and pieces. I think it gave me a love of sewing and crafting

    22nd November 2017 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Alana Walker

    Receiving a pool table when I was about 10, it was a total surprise!

    22nd November 2017 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Sally Collingwood

    Watching my four children open their presents.

    23rd November 2017 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Sue Bowden

    Receiving a red scooter, that I’d always wanted x

    23rd November 2017 at 7:42 am
  • Reply Sue Bowden

    Receiving a red scooter that I’d always wanted x

    23rd November 2017 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Natasha Pain

    As a child it was watching Christmas moves with my dad on Christmas Eve while my mum was working

    23rd November 2017 at 8:08 am
  • Reply Natasha Pain

    Watching Christmas movies with my dad while Mum was working on Christmas Eve, it was such s lovely treat as dad was normal always working and we didn’t get to spend much time with him

    23rd November 2017 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Sarah Forster

    My favourite Christmas memory is putting on a mini play with my brother for my nanny!

    23rd November 2017 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Stevie

    I remember getting a raleigh striker one year.

    23rd November 2017 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Sadiyya Maryam

    Watching all the kids Christmas movies with my three brothers whilst indulging with our Cadbury’s selection packs! Simple but a real feel good memory.

    24th November 2017 at 1:22 am
  • Reply Lynsey Buchanan

    Receiving my first bike

    24th November 2017 at 4:43 am
  • Reply Stephanie Keill

    My mum making me and my little brother sit at the top of the stairs, till she went down to check if santa had been (she was making her coffee and doing some final checks!) lol! We couldn’t get anymore excited! Then the moment came where she’s shout up Santa’s been!!! Love her so much for the wonderful childhood she gave us.

    24th November 2017 at 7:00 am
  • Reply Sue McCarthy

    A few years ago I went on holiday and returned just before Xmas. I had left the Xmas tree and decors out in case my boyfriend had the urge to put the tree up while I was away. To my great surprise, he had! And he’d done a lovely job of decorating the tree, I was well impressed!

    25th November 2017 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Don Jones

    Facetime with my twins when I was serving abroad

    25th November 2017 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Cusick

    My nephew being born on christmas day!

    25th November 2017 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Graham Ross

    Getting my first bike

    25th November 2017 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Andrea Fletcher

    Our first christmas with our daughter.

    25th November 2017 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Rachel Butterworth

    My nephews 2nd Christmas. Because he was old enough to understand what was happening and was excited by every present he got(even pyjamas).

    25th November 2017 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply T Brailey

    Going to bed on Christmas Eve and trying to fall to sleep.

    25th November 2017 at 11:10 pm
  • Reply June Lord

    Our first Christmas with my eldest daughter. I think I was still in shock as I didn’t realise I was pregnant until a while in the pregnancy. It was a lovely Christmas though.

    26th November 2017 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply kelly L

    Staying up to the early hours with my little brother, listening out for santa!

    26th November 2017 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply laura jones

    recreating the magic i had at Christmas for my own children now its the turn of my grandchildren

    27th November 2017 at 9:51 pm
  • Reply maria blythin

    mine was receiving a dusty bin toy my mum made me when i was little x

    27th November 2017 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Jacqueline Chapman

    My Mum making my Christmas Party dress every year. Wearing those dresses made me feel so special.

    27th November 2017 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply Judy Kennedy

    The little girl who lived upstairs and me both received nurses uniforms and huge dolls that spoke

    28th November 2017 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Ruth Harwood

    being about 6 and waking up, opening my pressies at 3am, then going back to sleep!!

    29th November 2017 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Edward Guerreiro

    My favourite Christmas memory was the year I spent with my cousins. We played with the Christmas toys all day and night.

    30th November 2017 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Christina Palmer

    My favourite memory is travelling up to Scotland with my dear old Nan so she could visit all her brothers and sister who she hadn’t seen for years. She is no longer with us now but I am so glad that I did that for her

    1st December 2017 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Jules Eley

    My favourite memory is when I got my bluebird yellow tea pot for Christmas 🙂

    2nd December 2017 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Nigel Rummey

    Finding my first ever bike under the Christmas tree

    4th December 2017 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    Opening sega mega drive when i was 12!

    5th December 2017 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply michelle o'neill

    my grandaughters first christmas morning x

    6th December 2017 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Monika

    The garage and toddlebike would be a great hit in our household! 🙂

    7th December 2017 at 10:21 am

    My favourite Christmas memory has to be getting a playstation 2 when i was a child i was so excited to get it as all my friends had one.

    7th December 2017 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Kev Cannon

    As a child we used to go on holiday to Butlins at Bognor Regis for the christmas period and this will stay with me for ever

    8th December 2017 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Laura Pritchard

    Getting my Barbie campervan and seeing how jealous my cousin was!

    10th December 2017 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Kim Neville

    My sister and I getting TIny Tears dolls and prams for Christmas

    10th December 2017 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply A.E. ADKINS

    Finding my tricycle at the bottom of my bed with the gifts that Santa had brought

    10th December 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Anthea Holloway

    Waiting for the postman who came with parcels but I had to wait until Christmas Day to open them!

    10th December 2017 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Susan B

    Santa left a shiny new red bicycle for me one Christmas. It was so close to my nose that I woke up smelling the new rubber tyres. Wonderful!

    10th December 2017 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply sheri Darby

    My very first Christmas, thinking it was another birthday

    10th December 2017 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply gemma hendry

    last christmas is my fave memory as it was first with my daughter

    10th December 2017 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Kat Allinson

    My Dad coming in on Christmas mornings and saying “Wakey wakey rise and shine, the mornings fine, the suns burning your eyes out” every single year

    10th December 2017 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply janine atkin

    my sons first christmas 🙂 it was a special one as a family

    10th December 2017 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Adrian Bold

    I always used to get an annual from ‘Santa’ left at the foot of my bed when I woke up on Christmas mornings. It kept me occupied for a few extra minutes before I woke up my parents 🙂

    11th December 2017 at 3:24 am
  • Reply Michaela Hannah

    Getting a shiny new bike for Christmas and playing outside on it in my pyjamas in the snow

    11th December 2017 at 9:24 am
  • Reply Rachel White

    I remember getting a purple people eater and I loved it!

    11th December 2017 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply clare elliott

    My first christmas with our little boy in 2015 who was 15 days old on christmas day!

    11th December 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply louise Clarke

    My favourite Christmas memory was waking up to find my Dad had bought me a toy pinball machine, i played it so much that he had to travel 10 miles to get me more batteries

    11th December 2017 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Eve H Ogden

    Lots of pressies at the bottom of my mum and dads bed for all us kids

    11th December 2017 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Kirsteen Mackay

    My favourite Christmas memory is when I was 7 and we got an unusually large amount of snow so we made the most of it and built an igloo in the garden with my Dad and brother & sister. It was great fun.

    11th December 2017 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Gillian McClelland

    My favourite Christmas memory is when I got a pair of roller skates I was so excited

    11th December 2017 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Miss Tracy Hanson

    Not last year, but the year before someone knocked on the front door and when my Mum answered it was my sister and brother-in-law. They live in the USA and had managed to get over to the UK as a surprise without any of us knowing apart from my niece (as my sister knew she would be worrying if she couldn’t get hold of her). The look on my Mum’s face was definitely the best thing that year. They had even rung the place where we were having Christmas dinner and managed to get 2 extra places at the table.

    11th December 2017 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Teresa sheldon

    The first Christmas that both Finley and Dexter (last year) knew what Christmas was all about and they both got excited about Father Christmas coming and were so excited when they saw that he had eaten his pie and the reindeers had eaten their carrots priceless memory

    11th December 2017 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply paula cheadle

    Looks like great, my grandson

    11th December 2017 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Lindsey Smith

    Sneaking a little look at all the presents and thinking my mum hadn’t noticed the little tears!

    11th December 2017 at 11:06 pm
  • Reply Pat

    We got our son a Dexter the Digger this year and think he’ll absolutely love it. Or at least he will if we can keep the older ones away from it, it just looks like so much fun.

    14th December 2017 at 3:20 pm
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