30+ Last Minute Gift Ideas for Babies & Toddlers – Tot Guide
Forgotten a little someone on your gift list? It doesn’t matter if you need a stocking stuffer, gift for Christmas, or gift for Hanukkah – we’ve got you! In this guide, we share last minute gift ideas as well as 30+ product picks!
We all know that the holiday season is a wonderful time, but we also know how hectic and chaotic it can be.
As a result, some presents may fall through the cracks, but don’t worry – we are here to save you!
In this guide, we’ll go over:
- Chemicals to avoid in baby and kids toys
- Last minute gift ideas for babies and kids
- Our favorite gift product picks for babies and kids
Keep reading to learn more.
Chemicals to avoid in baby and kids toys
At The Tot, we never use or recommend anything that hasn’t passed The Tot Test. This means we’ve looked deep into third-party testing, examined ingredients lists and asked in-depth questions about a product’s composition to ensure it doesn’t contain any of the ingredients we avoid.
When it comes to toys, we like to steer clear of the below chemicals because babies and kids tend to explore things with their mouths, have sensitive skin and delicate respiratory systems.
- BPA + BPS
- Harmful Phthalates
- Lead and other heavy metals
Last minute gift ideas for babies and kids
As parents who’ve collectively raised a lot of babies and kids, we like to gift things that are eco-friendly, durable, versatile, non-toxic and offer an educational element. This holiday season, try considering last minute gift ideas like:
- Wooden or silicone stacking rainbows
- Wooden blocks
- Wooden musical instruments
- Wooden ball and hammer toys
- Wooden role play sets
- Bath and sand toys
- Soft dolls
- Small world play toys
- Non-toxic craft supplies
- Non-toxic play dough
- Jigsaw puzzle
Scroll down to see our product picks for each of these ideas!
Our favorite gift product picks for babies and kids
All Tot Tested and Approved, here are 30+ last minute holiday gift ideas for babies and kids!
Small enough to be used as a stocking stuffer, but also fun enough for a gift, Mudpuppy Baby’s First Words Ring Flash Cards are fun at home or on-the-go! Featuring 26 double sided flash cards, your little one will be talking in no time!
The thing we love about the Wee Gallery Color Changing Bath Book is that you can use it outside of the bath for sensory play as well! Try using a paint brush or finger to paint in the lines and reveal vibrant colors!
Available in more themes
BabyNoise Egg Shakers let kids move and groove while finding their rhythm. It doesn’t matter if they’re shaking out how many syllables are in a word or simply using them as a prop in a performance, they’ll be loved and adored for years!
Available in more colors
The Dena Neon Rainbow can be used as a teether, stacker, nester and more! Made from food-grade silicone, it’s one of those toys parents will even love playing with!
Available in more colors and sizes
When it comes to expanding your tot’s vocabulary, honing their hand-eye coordination and encouraging block play, Oioiooi’s 60 piece Alphabet Play Block set is just the thing! Made of solid beech and walnut woods and finished with non-toxic water-based paints, it also includes a beautiful alphabet book!
While the Alimrose Asleep Awake Doll is a sweet little companion that’s fun for imaginative play, she is also wonderful for helping a tot drift off to sleep, expand their vocabulary and help develop a routine.
Great for at home or on-the-go, the Petit Collage Doodle + Draw Elephant is a new take on a classic game. Featuring magnetic stamps in various shapes as well as four colors to discover, it’s great for honing hand-eye coordination and encouraging creativity.
With a Kid Made Modern Arts & Craft set, kids have everything they need to get started making their next masterpiece. All must-haves for craft cupboards, you can rest easy they’re all made with non-toxic materials.
Musical play is an important part of a child’s development, which is why we highly recommend the Green Tones Melody Glockenspiel. While it will help hone hand-eye coordination and introduce kids to music, it’s also a fun way to learn the names of colors and practice counting.
Small world play toys like the Moon Picnic Forest Mushrooms basket is a fabulous toy to encourage open-ended play. Made of solid beech wood from sustainably certified forests, the set includes 15 mushrooms in a rattan basket and can be used to create little worlds, as a tool to encourage counting or even as decor.
If you’re looking for a wooden alternative to the Dena Silicone Rainbow, you can’t go wrong with the Raduga Grez Sand Small Arch Stacker. Ethically made of sustainably sourced solid lime wood, the glue-free design is finished with non-toxic water based paints.
Puzzle play is a fantastic way to hone hand-eye coordination and strengthen problem solving skills. For lovers for rainbows and fairies, this Floss & Rock Puzzle includes 80 pieces that create a magical rainbow scene when assembled.
Counting down to blast off will be extra fun with the Hape Four Stage Rocket Ship! The 20 piece set is made with child-safe materials and is a wonderful way to encourage imaginative play, fine motor skill development and expand vocabularies.
A new take on a classic toy, Hape’s Pound and Tap Bench combines music with learning in this must-have toy. While it’s fun for babies to hit the balls to make noise on the xylophone, it can also be separated so each piece can be played with on its own.
Your search for non-toxic play dough ends here thanks to Eco-Dough! One of three trusted dough brands we love, this six piece set provides the ultimate creative and sensory experience for kids.
Shopping for someone who loves things that go? The Floss & Rock Construction Magic Water Changing Cards are for you! Complete with a water pen, kids get to color in shapes, count construction machines and expand their vocabulary all while having loads of fun!
Simple and sweet, this timeless Princess & the Pea Mouse will quickly become your child’s favorite. Fun to dress up and easy to store, this is an heirloom-quality gift that you’ll treasure for years to come.
Sore tooth? Need a check up? The Make Me Iconic Dentist Kit is the perfect starter kit for kids to pretend they’re oral hygiene experts! Great for developing fine motor skills, it’s also a wonderful way to talk about oral health and daily routines.
The Moon Picnic My Weather Station Toy is a fun way for kids to make believe they’re forecasting the weather or playing Teachers. It can also be used as a daily tool to help establish independence and encourage the development of a routine.
Kitpas Craft Sets take creative fun to the next level thanks to their unique washable crayons that can color on paper, whiteboards and even glass! Shopping for a little maker? You’ll probably want to opt for the entire Kitpas Little Artist Kit!
Made from recycled milk jugs, the durable and sustainably produced Green Toys Fire Truck will bring loads of fun both indoors and out. It doesn’t matter if you’re zooming through the hallway, sandbox or sprinkler, it’s just the thing kids need for imaginative play.
The Petit Collage Safari Wooden Puzzle offers multiple ways to play! It can be used as a puzzle, for block play or even as figurines in a game of make believe!
Famous for their playful and quirky luxe dough cups, Land of Dough is another non-toxic dough favorite. And the answer is, yes, this is the stocking stuffer you’re looking for!
Offering the stability little riders need to learn to balance and steer, the Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe Scooter will plant a huge smile on any kid’s face!
Available in more colors
If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, you’re going to want to know about our stocking stuffer gift sets! Designed with age, interests and price points in mind, there are loads to choose from!
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