Toddler Christmas Gift Guide

21st November 2017

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.




  • Maria

    21st November 2017 at 8:42 am

    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

  • Tracy Nixon

    21st November 2017 at 9:15 am

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

  • Noreen

    21st November 2017 at 9:24 am

    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.

  • OddHogg

    21st November 2017 at 9:55 am

    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!

  • Lynne Manton

    21st November 2017 at 10:05 am

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

  • Christine Shelley

    21st November 2017 at 10:14 am

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

  • Jo McPherson

    21st November 2017 at 10:27 am

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

  • Lorraine Stone

    21st November 2017 at 11:30 am

    Eating chocolate for breakfast while playing with my dolls house

  • iain maciver

    21st November 2017 at 11:37 am

    getting a new bike

  • amy bondoc

    21st November 2017 at 11:40 am

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

  • Rhia P

    21st November 2017 at 11:46 am

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

  • Sharon Lou Johnson

    21st November 2017 at 1:17 pm

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

  • Devon Mama

    21st November 2017 at 1:50 pm

    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!

  • Chrissy Harris

    21st November 2017 at 2:31 pm

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

  • Rachel Craig

    21st November 2017 at 4:00 pm

    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.

  • Emma

    21st November 2017 at 4:16 pm

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

  • laura banks

    21st November 2017 at 5:53 pm

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

  • Anthony Harrington

    21st November 2017 at 6:05 pm

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

  • fiona waterworth

    21st November 2017 at 6:23 pm

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

  • Heather Hibbert

    21st November 2017 at 8:05 pm

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

  • Emma Whitworth

    21st November 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Getting a mouse trap game

  • Tracy Hanley

    21st November 2017 at 8:24 pm

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

  • Solange

    21st November 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Getting a new bike which had a cute little bell.

  • leanne weir

    21st November 2017 at 9:06 pm

    The first year with our little boy!

  • Sidrah Ahmed

    21st November 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Watching Christmas movies with my family

  • Jo Hutchinson

    22nd November 2017 at 3:18 am

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

  • Angela Treadway

    22nd November 2017 at 12:51 pm

    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

  • jo liddement

    22nd November 2017 at 3:28 pm

    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

  • Alana Walker

    22nd November 2017 at 9:03 pm

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

  • Sally Collingwood

    23rd November 2017 at 7:15 am

    Watching my four children open their presents.

  • Sue Bowden

    23rd November 2017 at 7:42 am

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

  • Sue Bowden

    23rd November 2017 at 7:44 am

    Receiving a red scooter that I’d always wanted x

  • Natasha Pain

    23rd November 2017 at 8:08 am

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

  • Natasha Pain

    23rd November 2017 at 8:10 am

    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

  • Sarah Forster

    23rd November 2017 at 5:12 pm

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

  • Stevie

    23rd November 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I remember getting a raleigh striker one year.

  • Sadiyya Maryam

    24th November 2017 at 1:22 am

    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.

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    24th November 2017 at 4:43 am

    Receiving my first bike

  • Stephanie Keill

    24th November 2017 at 7:00 am

    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.

  • Sue McCarthy

    25th November 2017 at 9:41 am

    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!

  • Don Jones

    25th November 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Facetime with my twins when I was serving abroad

  • Rebecca Cusick

    25th November 2017 at 12:59 pm

    My nephew being born on christmas day!

  • Graham Ross

    25th November 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Getting my first bike

  • Andrea Fletcher

    25th November 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Our first christmas with our daughter.

  • Rachel Butterworth

    25th November 2017 at 9:32 pm

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

  • T Brailey

    25th November 2017 at 11:10 pm

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

  • June Lord

    26th November 2017 at 3:14 pm

    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.

  • kelly L

    26th November 2017 at 8:12 pm

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

  • laura jones

    27th November 2017 at 9:51 pm

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

  • maria blythin

    27th November 2017 at 10:30 pm

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

  • Jacqueline Chapman

    27th November 2017 at 11:31 pm

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

  • Judy Kennedy

    28th November 2017 at 1:45 pm

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

  • Ruth Harwood

    29th November 2017 at 9:29 am

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

  • Edward Guerreiro

    30th November 2017 at 5:02 pm

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

  • Christina Palmer

    1st December 2017 at 8:07 pm

    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

  • Jules Eley

    2nd December 2017 at 10:10 pm

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

  • Nigel Rummey

    4th December 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Finding my first ever bike under the Christmas tree

  • Rich Tyler

    5th December 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Opening sega mega drive when i was 12!

  • michelle o’neill

    6th December 2017 at 6:12 pm

    my grandaughters first christmas morning x

  • Monika

    7th December 2017 at 10:21 am

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


    7th December 2017 at 1:13 pm

    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.

  • Kev Cannon

    8th December 2017 at 9:02 am

    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

  • Laura Pritchard

    10th December 2017 at 12:00 pm

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

  • Kim Neville

    10th December 2017 at 12:48 pm

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


    10th December 2017 at 1:00 pm

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

  • Anthea Holloway

    10th December 2017 at 2:24 pm

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

  • Susan B

    10th December 2017 at 4:59 pm

    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!

  • sheri Darby

    10th December 2017 at 8:51 pm

    My very first Christmas, thinking it was another birthday

  • gemma hendry

    10th December 2017 at 9:12 pm

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

  • Kat Allinson

    10th December 2017 at 9:29 pm

    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

  • janine atkin

    10th December 2017 at 10:40 pm

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

  • Adrian Bold

    11th December 2017 at 3:24 am

    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 🙂

  • Michaela Hannah

    11th December 2017 at 9:24 am

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

  • Rachel White

    11th December 2017 at 12:41 pm

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

  • clare elliott

    11th December 2017 at 1:24 pm

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

  • louise Clarke

    11th December 2017 at 3:12 pm

    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

  • Eve H Ogden

    11th December 2017 at 5:12 pm

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

  • Kirsteen Mackay

    11th December 2017 at 6:15 pm

    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.

  • Gillian McClelland

    11th December 2017 at 6:23 pm

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

  • Miss Tracy Hanson

    11th December 2017 at 7:40 pm

    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.

  • Teresa sheldon

    11th December 2017 at 8:52 pm

    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

  • paula cheadle

    11th December 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Looks like great, my grandson

  • Lindsey Smith

    11th December 2017 at 11:06 pm

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

  • Pat

    14th December 2017 at 3:20 pm

    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.

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