Non-Toy Gift Ideas – The Tot Gift Guide

If you’re looking for a gift for a little friend that didn’t come out of Santa’s Workshop, this guide is for you! From personalized ornaments to family matching pajamas to a game-changing on-the-go feeding set, we’ve got a huge list of non-toy gift ideas you’ll love.

A Storybook Goods Peronsalized Stocking hanging next to a christmas tree

As advocates of play-based learning, we’re definitely fans of gifting toys that facilitate open ended, active and sensory play.

With that being said, we know how overwhelming it can be to imagine adding yet another toy to a toy room that seems to be overflowing.

If you’re looking for a toy-alternative gift that will still plaster a huge smile on a little friend’s face, you’ve come to the right place!

In this guide, we’ll go over:

  • Non-toy gift ideas for babies, toddlers & kids
  • Our non-toy gift product picks by age

Scroll down to learn more!

 

Non-toy Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Whether you are looking for Christmas gifts for a baby, birthday gifts for a toddler, or wanting to give family members gift ideas for your little one, here are some non toy options to consider: 

  • Layette
  • Play Mat
  • Personalized holiday ornaments & plates
  • Personalized stockings
  • Swaddle
  • Mobile
  • Night light
  • Feeding set
  • Organic personal care products
  • Kids suitcase
  • Double sided play rug
  • Garden kit
  • Personalized sweatshirt
  • Family matching holiday pajamas

Below we have gathered examples of each of these gifts ideas by age for you to browse through and shop!

 

Non-Toy Gifts For Babies & Toddlers

 

Louelle Sleeping Bag, Hooded Towel & Apron Bib Set

 

Louelle Gold Spot Playmat and Sleeping Bag Set

 

From sleep to feeds to bathing, the stylish and practical Louelle Sleeping Bag, Hooded Towel & Apron Bib Set is something that will be used daily!

 

Louelle Gold Spot Sleeping Bag, Hooded Towel, and Apon Bib

 

Louelle Sleeping Bag, Hooded Towel & Apron Bib Gift Set – Gold Spot

 

$249

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Toki Mats Play Mat

 

Toki Mats Rainbow Stamp Playmat Natural

 

Toki Mats Play Mats are something kids will use from Day 1 right through their childhood! From tummy time to tumble time to rest time, it’s a safe and soft place for them to do exercises, read books, play with toys and more!

 

Toki Mats Rainbow Stamp Playmat Natural

 

Toki Mats Play Mat w/ Organic Insert – Rainbow Stamp

 

Ranging from $195 to $305

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Caroline & Co. Personalized Hand Painted Ornaments & Plates

 

Truly treasures, you can’t go wrong with something like a personalized hand painted ornament or plate from Caroline & Co.

 

Caroline & Co Wreath Ornament Ball

 

Caroline & Co. Personalized Hand Painted Christmas Wreath Ornament – Ball

 

$48

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Caroline & Co Cookies For Santa Plate

 

Caroline & Co. Personalized Hand Painted Cookies for Santa Plate

 

$80

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Caroline & Co Hanukkah Plate Blue

 

Caroline & Co. Personalized Hand Painted Hanukkah Plate

 

$80

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Storybook Goods Personalized Stocking

 

Another gift your family will cherish forever, I love the idea of gifting personalized stockings for the whole family. Made from 100% linen and fully lined, the adorable options from Storybook Goods come in a range of colors, designs and fonts!

 

Storybook Goods Luxe Bow Christmas Stocking

Storybook Goods Personalized Luxe Bow Christmas Stocking

 

$107

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Storybook Goods Nutcracker Stocking

 

Storybook Goods Personalized Nutcracker Stocking

 

$110

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Swaddle 

 

A little baby boy laying on an Atelier Choux Swaddle

 

Swaddles are hands down the most versatile thing a parent can have in their diaper bag! From swaddling to shading to using as a nursing cover and even catching dribbles, they’re one thing you can never have enough of.

 

Pehr Stripes Away Swaddle Sea

 

Pehr Stripes Away Swaddle

 

$24

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Olli + Lime Swaddle Set Charcoal and Light Grey

 

Olli + Lime Swaddle Set – Charcoal & Grey

 

$56

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Atelier Choux Family Tree Swaddle

 

Atelier Choux GOTS Certified Organic Swaddle – Friends & Family

 

$46

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Mobile

 

While mobiles are a wonderful addition to nursery decor, they’re also great for helping babies strengthen their eyesight, track an object and expand their vocabularies! I love this knitted set from Meri Meri because it’s gender-neutral and works with any aesthetic.

 

Meri Meri SS19 Happy Weather Baby Mobile

 

Meri Meri Knitted Organic Happy Weather Mobile

 

$55

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Little Lights Nightlight

 

Little Lights Nightlights are handcrafted from 100% natural pinewood and come with a dimmer for an out-of-this-world nighttime experience.

 

LITTLE LIGHTS Rocket Lamp

 

Little Lights Space Rocket Lamp

 

$230

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LITTLE LIGHTS Rainbow Lamp

 

Little Lights Rainbow Lamp

 

$240

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LITTLE LIGHTS Cloud LAMP

 

Little Lights Cloud Lamp

 

$205

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The Tot On-The-Go Feeding Set

 

Any parent who has tried to keep their baby fed and happy while at a park, airport or friend’s house will tell you it’s not an easy feat! That’s why The Tot worked with a childhood nutritionist to create The Tot Feeding Sets! Featuring a booklet packed full of easy and healthy snack ideas, this set also includes all the non-toxic mealtime products you’ve been searching for!

 

The Tot Feeding Sets: On-The-Go (1 year +)

 

The Tot On-The-Go Feeding Set

 

$119

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BEB Organic Soothing & Nurturing Gua Sha Set

 

Beb Organic Soothing Nurturing Gua Sha Set

 

Exclusively available at The Tot, this divine Gua Sha Set will make bonding with your baby and taking time for self-care extra special. Featuring a Soothing Serum, Nurturing Oil, Bubbly Wash, Silky Cream and a Heart-Shaped Rose Quartz Stone, the set also includes a 38 Page printed guide!

 

 

Beb Organic Soothing & Nurturing Gua Sha Set

 

BEB Organic Soothing & Nurturing Gua Sha Set

 

$128

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Non-Toy Gifts For Kids

 

Kids Suitcase

 

Whether you’re on the move or simply looking for a special place for treasures and toys, these adorable suitcases are just the trick!

 

State Bags Logan Suitcase Tie Dye

 

STATE Bags The Logan Suitcase – Tie Dye

 

$195

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State Bags Logan Suitcase Camo

 

STATE Bags The Logan Suitcase – Camo

 

$195

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Olli Ella Kids Suitcase mint

 

Olli Ella See-Ya Suitcase 

 

$85

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Ruggish Lulu Play Rug

 

Three kids playing on a ruggish play rug

 

Featuring a stylish geometric pattern on one side, an interactive play map on the other and a comfortable layer of memory foam, Ruggish’s Lulu Play Rug is the perfect addition to any family room.


Ruggish Lulu Play Rug

Ruggish Double Sided Play Rug – Lulu

 

$199

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Gardenuity My First Garden

 

Exclusive to The Tot, the My First Garden Kit by Gardenuity will introduce the joys of nature for little ones. The kit comes with everything you need to plant, grow, and harvest fresh vegetables and herbs wherever you live.

Each garden is customized especially for you, and includes fully rooted starter plants that are shipped straight to you, making the gardening experience simple and enjoyable.

 Gardenuity My First Garden

 

Gardenuity My First Garden

 

$98

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HART + LAND Personalized Organic Cotton Sweatshirt

 

Made from organic cotton and easy to layer all year round, these super snuggly sweatshirts from HART + LAND have the option of adding a special someone’s initials to them!

 

HART + LAND lavender organic cotton sweatshirt with an A patch

 

HART + LAND Big Kid Personalized Organic Lavender Aura Sweatshirt – B/W Patch

 

$50

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HART + LAND Personalized organic cotton sweatshirt

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler/Big Kid Organic Solid Personalized Sweatshirt – Colored Patches

$50

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HART + LAND Family Matching Holiday Pajamas

 

While I love HART + LAND PJs because they’re made from organic pima cotton, which is free of pesticides, formaldehyde and flame retardants, I mostly love them because their original and exclusive prints come in sizes for the whole family!

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler pima cotton footed bodysuit

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler Organic Pima Cotton Footed Bodysuit PJ – Hanukkah

 

$40

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HART + LAND Kids Traditional Christmas Print PIma Cotton PJ Set

 

HART + LAND Toddler/Big Kid Organic Pima Cotton PJ Set – Vintage Christmas

 

$50

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HART + LAND Women's Organic Pima Cotton PJ Set - painted stripes

 

HART + LAND Women’s Organic Pima Cotton PJ Set – Painted Stripes 

 

$98

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HART + LAND Pima Cotton PJ Set - vintage skiers

 

HART + LAND Men’s Organic Pima Cotton PJ Set – Vintage Skiers

 

$108

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