Non Toy Gift Ideas – The Tot Gift Guide
Whether you have no clue where to start when choosing kids’ playthings or you think most children have too many toys already, this list of awesome gifts is for you.
I have three young children, so I attend many birthday parties and buy a LOT of gifts for kids. But for some reason, I’m rarely compelled to buy toys (unless an amazing new Tot product catches my eye!).
I like to offer presents that are unique and personal, help teach life skills, and will be used for years to come. And books! I absolutely love giving the gift of reading. Don’t forget, if you’re looking for a gift for a newborn, it’s perfectly fine to get a gift that’s more for mom and dad. Think gift cards, photo albums, spa days and more.
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite non toy gift ideas for the tots in your life.
15 Non-toy Gifts for 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:
- Baby clothing and swaddle set
- Gardening kit
- Play rug
- Baby blanket
- Nursery decor
- Pajamas and hooded bath towels
- Winter coat
- Kids luggage
- Children’s backpack
- Sneakers and shoes
- Personalized bibs and clothing
- Arts and crafts supplies
Below we have gathered examples of each of these gifts ideas for you to browse through and shop!
Hart + Land’s beautiful seven-piece set is the perfect unisex gift for baby showers and newborns. The garments are made from 100% organic pima cotton and all the items are free from harmful substances. From birth to 12 months.
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.
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. From birth.
Milkbarn’s Mini Lovey is a gorgeous two-layer blanket made from a super-soft bamboo rayon and cotton blend. Your little one will never want to let go. From birth.
The Little Lights Rocket Ship Lamp is handcrafted from 100% natural pinewood and comes with a dimmer for an out-of-this-world nighttime experience. From birth.
What’s not to love about a beautifully illustrated board book that introduces children to the incredible life stories of feminist icons ranging from Amelia Earhart to Malala? Ages 1 to 3.
Toastie Waterproof Whale Raincoat
This Töastie Waterproof Raincoat features a soft outer shell made from recycled plastic bottles, a breathable thermal liner and an eye-catching whale print. Ages 1 to 8.
The Little Goodall Matryoshka Coat will turn heads with its stunning 100% wool felt outer and appliqués inspired by the traditional Russian nesting doll. Ages 2 to 6.
The Olli Ella See Ya Suitcase does double time as kid-sized luggage and practical decor! Whether you’re on the move or simply looking for a special place for treasures and toys, this vintage inspired trunk on wheels is the perfect piece! Ages 3 and up.
STATE Bags’ adorable Mini Kane Metallic Backpack is the perfect size to hold all your child’s essentials without weighing them down. Fits an 11” laptop. Ages 6 and up.
VEJA’s Arcade flannel sneakers are made from recycled cotton, recycled polyester and wild rubber from the Amazonian forest. Kids will dig their ’80s vibe! Sizes US 6 to 13.5.
Exclusively at The Tot, save your tot’s clothes from drool and dribbles with a personalized bib of their very own. From birth.
Soft and snuggly, the Petite Plume Flannel Robe is perfect for keeping kids warm and snuggly before bed or after bath time.
This primary crayon set is the perfect gift for kids of all ages. They are made from 100% non-toxic wax, won’t leave stains, and have a shape that’s easy for a little one to hold. These crayons allow kids to use their imagination and are a great small gift or stocking stuffer. The perfect addition to a little one’s arts and craft supplies!