As the year draws to a close, as we prepare to dress up our homes for the festive season we once again turn our minds to the gifts we would like to, or must purchase for the little ones in our lives. As commercial as the holiday season is, we do find great joy in bringing delight to those around us. Our littlest ones may be content and full of wonder simply with the wrapping paper and boxes their gifts come in. However, we still tend to turn our attention on what our little ones need for their development, on being the most popular gift giver (Auntie or Uncle perhaps) or just making sure our little ones needs are met for the coming year. After all, it also brings us great joy in seeing them reach each new milestone, and why not do that in style? Here, we have prepared a starter list for you to contemplate what surprises may be under your tree for the littlest ones in your life.
1. Santa’s Winter Holiday
You can’t go too far wrong with a festive themed DUPLO set. This one is simply adorable and will inspire any little one’s imagination. Recommended for children aged 2-5 we can guarantee the adults will have fun with this set too. Along with Santa, this also includes 2 children, a snowman, a fir tree, a gorgeous reindeer and a sneaky squirrel. Santa’s sleigh and a bright yellow sledge will keep toddlers entertained.
2. Pound & Tap Bench
An all time favorite, the Hape Pound & Tap Bench has a pull out Xylophone. Encouraging music development and motor skill development, this is a fun and engaging toy. When the ball is struck through the hold, it slides down the xylophone creating a tune as it rolls down and out the tunnel. The xylophone can also be slid out to be used independently.
3. Little Tikes Activity Garden Playset
Able to be used in multiple configurations, this garden playset has it all. Assisting in developing those fine motor skills it is a safe and durable environment your baby will soon make “home”. With musical features, and a shape sorter this is designed to keep baby stimulated and busy.
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4. Paw Patrol Bath Squirters Gift Set
Six little squirters is a gift that is sure to please. These wide eyed fun friends will make bathtime fun for everyone. They’re soft, and squishy and float too. These are made for kids 3+. We think even the big kids would love these!
5. Playskool Lullaby Gloworm
This one is a blast from the past. I distinctly remember 2 of these in my home when I was a little tike myself. Although it was THIS VERSION that we had, these gloworms are just so great. They have lullaby’s, they have a face that glows when the toy is squeezed, and they are cuddly. Three great elements all in this one very reasonably priced toy. Also see THIS vintage version.
6. Fisher-Price Food Truck
Serving instant fun, this beauty from Fisher-Price food truck features a light up grill, service bell, and interactive food prep area. Get your budding chefs inspired with 20+ removable play pieces and a magical cash register. This is the perfect toy for toddlers and their older siblings, and is great when you have 2 or more kids. Tacos anyone? This is not a mobile toy, but will deliver a full menu of awesome role play to your home.
7. Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube
Suitable for little ones 6 months to 3 years, this Mozart Magic Cube includes sounds for harp, French horn, piano, flute and violin instruments. Bright colors and light up sides make this an attractive and stimulating choice. An orchestra button plays all instruments, and there are eight Mozart compositions included. At 14cm wide click through on the picture to see all the features!
8. Melissa & Doug Pull-Back Vehicle Set
For those really little ones, SEE HERE for a range of gorgeous and inexpensive gift ideas. From floor mirrors, developmental bumpy balls, interactive baby rattles, and floor seats. These Melissa & Doug soft pull-and-go vehicles are always a win, and you can get a set of 4 right here. They are great for little ones who are just starting to crawl, it gives them a moving target to crawl to. So much fun right there for parents and babies.
Wishing you the BerryBest for the holiday season!
Heather & the BerryBest Baby™ team