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Toddler Christmas Gift Guide

Toddler Christmas Gift Guide
We were gifted some of the products in this Gift Guide. Others I included because I simply love them. I have marked the ones we received with an asterix. 

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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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We were gifted some of the products in this Gift Guide. Others I included because I simply love them. I have marked the ones we received with an asterix. 


  1. Maria
    21st November 2017 / 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

  2. Tracy Nixon
    21st November 2017 / 9:15 am

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

  3. Noreen
    21st November 2017 / 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.

  4. 21st November 2017 / 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!

  5. Lynne Manton
    21st November 2017 / 10:05 am

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

  6. Christine Shelley
    21st November 2017 / 10:14 am

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

  7. Jo McPherson
    21st November 2017 / 10:27 am

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

  8. Lorraine Stone
    21st November 2017 / 11:30 am

    Eating chocolate for breakfast while playing with my dolls house

  9. iain maciver
    21st November 2017 / 11:37 am

    getting a new bike

  10. amy bondoc
    21st November 2017 / 11:40 am

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

  11. Rhia P
    21st November 2017 / 11:46 am

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

  12. Sharon Lou Johnson
    21st November 2017 / 1:17 pm

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

  13. 21st November 2017 / 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!

  14. Chrissy Harris
    21st November 2017 / 2:31 pm

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

  15. Rachel Craig
    21st November 2017 / 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.

  16. Emma
    21st November 2017 / 4:16 pm

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

  17. laura banks
    21st November 2017 / 5:53 pm

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

  18. Anthony Harrington
    21st November 2017 / 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

  19. fiona waterworth
    21st November 2017 / 6:23 pm

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

  20. Heather Hibbert
    21st November 2017 / 8:05 pm

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

  21. Emma Whitworth
    21st November 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Getting a mouse trap game

  22. Tracy Hanley
    21st November 2017 / 8:24 pm

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

  23. Solange
    21st November 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Getting a new bike which had a cute little bell.

  24. leanne weir
    21st November 2017 / 9:06 pm

    The first year with our little boy!

  25. Sidrah Ahmed
    21st November 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Watching Christmas movies with my family

  26. Jo Hutchinson
    22nd November 2017 / 3:18 am

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

  27. Angela Treadway
    22nd November 2017 / 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

  28. jo liddement
    22nd November 2017 / 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

  29. Alana Walker
    22nd November 2017 / 9:03 pm

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

  30. Sally Collingwood
    23rd November 2017 / 7:15 am

    Watching my four children open their presents.

  31. Sue Bowden
    23rd November 2017 / 7:42 am

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

  32. Sue Bowden
    23rd November 2017 / 7:44 am

    Receiving a red scooter that I’d always wanted x

  33. Natasha Pain
    23rd November 2017 / 8:08 am

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

  34. Natasha Pain
    23rd November 2017 / 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

  35. Sarah Forster
    23rd November 2017 / 5:12 pm

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

  36. Stevie
    23rd November 2017 / 6:54 pm

    I remember getting a raleigh striker one year.

  37. Sadiyya Maryam
    24th November 2017 / 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.

  38. Lynsey Buchanan
    24th November 2017 / 4:43 am

    Receiving my first bike

  39. Stephanie Keill
    24th November 2017 / 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.

  40. Sue McCarthy
    25th November 2017 / 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!

  41. Don Jones
    25th November 2017 / 12:30 pm

    Facetime with my twins when I was serving abroad

  42. Rebecca Cusick
    25th November 2017 / 12:59 pm

    My nephew being born on christmas day!

  43. Graham Ross
    25th November 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Getting my first bike

  44. Andrea Fletcher
    25th November 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Our first christmas with our daughter.

  45. Rachel Butterworth
    25th November 2017 / 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).

  46. T Brailey
    25th November 2017 / 11:10 pm

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

  47. June Lord
    26th November 2017 / 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.

  48. kelly L
    26th November 2017 / 8:12 pm

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

  49. laura jones
    27th November 2017 / 9:51 pm

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

  50. maria blythin
    27th November 2017 / 10:30 pm

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

  51. Jacqueline Chapman
    27th November 2017 / 11:31 pm

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

  52. Judy Kennedy
    28th November 2017 / 1:45 pm

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

  53. Ruth Harwood
    29th November 2017 / 9:29 am

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

  54. Edward Guerreiro
    30th November 2017 / 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.

  55. Christina Palmer
    1st December 2017 / 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

  56. Jules Eley
    2nd December 2017 / 10:10 pm

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

  57. Nigel Rummey
    4th December 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Finding my first ever bike under the Christmas tree

  58. Rich Tyler
    5th December 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Opening sega mega drive when i was 12!

  59. michelle o'neill
    6th December 2017 / 6:12 pm

    my grandaughters first christmas morning x

  60. Monika
    7th December 2017 / 10:21 am

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

    7th December 2017 / 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.

  62. Kev Cannon
    8th December 2017 / 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

  63. Laura Pritchard
    10th December 2017 / 12:00 pm

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

  64. Kim Neville
    10th December 2017 / 12:48 pm

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

  65. A.E. ADKINS
    10th December 2017 / 1:00 pm

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

  66. Anthea Holloway
    10th December 2017 / 2:24 pm

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

  67. Susan B
    10th December 2017 / 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!

  68. sheri Darby
    10th December 2017 / 8:51 pm

    My very first Christmas, thinking it was another birthday

  69. gemma hendry
    10th December 2017 / 9:12 pm

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

  70. Kat Allinson
    10th December 2017 / 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

  71. janine atkin
    10th December 2017 / 10:40 pm

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

  72. Adrian Bold
    11th December 2017 / 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 🙂

  73. Michaela Hannah
    11th December 2017 / 9:24 am

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

  74. Rachel White
    11th December 2017 / 12:41 pm

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

  75. clare elliott
    11th December 2017 / 1:24 pm

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

  76. louise Clarke
    11th December 2017 / 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

  77. Eve H Ogden
    11th December 2017 / 5:12 pm

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

  78. Kirsteen Mackay
    11th December 2017 / 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.

  79. 11th December 2017 / 6:23 pm

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

  80. Miss Tracy Hanson
    11th December 2017 / 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.

  81. Teresa sheldon
    11th December 2017 / 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

  82. paula cheadle
    11th December 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Looks like great, my grandson

  83. Lindsey Smith
    11th December 2017 / 11:06 pm

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

  84. 14th December 2017 / 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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