Before I begin, let me just state that no, this is not a sponsored post (affiliate links are used however). I’m just one of those people who doesn’t start Christmas shopping until December when the malls are INSANE and I would much rather sit by a cozy fire with some hot cocoa and a computer, clicking away through my shopping list. Except uh oh, 2-3 weeks shipping? Damn…. That’s why amazon prime is pretty well my hero. So I’ve scoured about on Canadian and American amazon prime to put together gift list ideas for infants and toddlers.
Here’s the thing, I hate blinky, flashy, noisy toys, so these choices are all very parent friendly.
Prices listed in USD then CAD
Gift Ideas for Infants
Pantone Box of Color: 6 Mini Board Books: $9.14/$14.82
Squirrelly babe was OBSESSED with these books from an early age (he still is). Plus, they’d make any design minded parent happy.
Jellycat Bashful Grey Bunny: $22.50/$39.91
Have you felt a jellycat stuffie before? They are the softest things EVER.
Kids II O Ball Rainstick Rattle: $9.50/$15.97
Yes, noisy, but babies need a rattle, and all those holes in the ball make this one super easy for little, uncoordinated hands to grasp.
B. Funkeys: $15.98/$16.98
Okay this is the one place I will let go of my ‘no sounds no plastic’ rule, because it saves so much sanity when baby is constantly wanting to get at the car keys.
Giftty Teething Mitt: $14.99/$17.99
Babies are going to munch on their fist anyway, might as well make it more enjoyable for those little teethers.
Hape Pound and Tap Bench with Pull Out Xylophone: $17.17/$31.99
Another item squirrelly babe has and has loved from an early age. Sure it’s noisy, but at least they’re making music!
Gift Ideas for Toddlers
Babylit Books (Nutcracker): $6.22/$9.62
Babylit books have been a hit in our house from very early on, and the nutcracker is just so holiday fitting.
Hape Kids Coffee Maker: $20.45/$33.00
The perfect addition to a child’s play kitchen. Plus, it gets them learning early how to make mom and dad coffee 😉 This one will be under our tree this year.
Hape Wooden Mixer: $22.48/$23.99
(Can you tell I love Hape products?) Yes, squirrelly babe is also getting this one for Christmas.
Tegu Magnetic Block set: $34.99/$49.99
A really great toy for imagination. The nice thing about magnetic blocks is they’re easier for clumsy hands to build with.
Melissa and Doug Geometric Stacker: $13.59/$21.95
Stackers are generally a younger kids toy, but this one is pretty hard core.
Boon Building Bath Pipes Set: $9.47/$16.99
These create an insane amount of bath time fun. Yes, I know from experience.