Christmas Gift Guide | Toddlers

We are officially in December now, so here come my gift guides! I’m starting with a toddler gift guide, there is a good mixture in here, some for Lily and some not. Lily is nearly one and a half and these toys start from 2+. The rest will be for my niece or I will be keeping back until Lily is older. Then if she is really good or achieves something, she can have it as a treat.

That being said, they would make amazing presents for your children or children in your family who are age appropriate. To start of, pretty much every child in the world’s favourite pig, Peppa! This Count with me Peppa toy is great to help them learn and count. She will count and respond and then you can get them out of the purse in her tummy. It is a great way to let children know about saving as well and not just spending everything they have. This will be a life lesson I will be teaching Lily from a young age.

Keeping with the Peppa focus there is also a Peppa Pig pick up and play playground play-set. Wow, that seems like a tongue twister. There is two different backgrounds to play, a seaside and playground with little figurine, this will help with their imagination and creative play.

Another beloved favourite character by so many little ones is Mr Tumble. I have chosen in my gift guide is a learning pad. Basically like a toddler friendly iPad that teaches them about musical instruments, sounds, colours, numbers and shapes. I let Lily have a little go with it already and she loves it! You can with your own learning pad on my Facebook page here!

Probably the most tolerable show for me when Lily watches TV is Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. Probably just because I’ve always loved fairytales and magic. Anyway on to my next top pick for toddlers. This Ben and Holly Royal Limousine is great for kids that love cars and the show. Lily loves playing with cars and I will be keeping this for her for when she is older so she can play with it. You get Nanny Plum and Holly inside the car and the roof lifts off so they can play with other figurines in the car like the ones in the picture which is the Ben and Holly 5 figure pack.

For the more crafty toddlers these Paint sticks. They are a mess free way for the kids to enjoy painting and it dries in 90 seconds so ‘hopefully’ no more mess you struggle to clean up. You can get them in normal and metallic. There is mini paint sticks for a more finer detail which would be great for the older kids who want to do more specific pictures and fabric paint sticks so they can do it on a plain top and design it themselves.

Another perfect present for the artistic children is this Crayola Trolls Colouring Bundle, Lily loves painting and colouring and nothing beats sitting down on a rainy afternoon doing some colouring and putting it on the fridge because you just love any picture they draw you. A colouring book is a must have present in my opinion and this one is even better because it is Trolls which is very popular and it has stickers. Who doesn’t love stickers?

free painting on multiple surfaces with the unique twist

up format and the paint dries in 90 seconds.

Something that brings me back to my childhood is these Hama beads, they are certainly for the more older toddler 3+. They can make cute designs of whatever they fancy then get their grown up to iron it and it will then stay in that picture. Everyone at school had these, they were a must have! Last but not least is the Plus plus robot pieces. Great for small hands to create their own robot or whatever they want. The world is their oyster. There is so many other things can they can do and just enjoy it endlessly.

Well done if you stuck around and read this gift guide! I would love to know if you think any of these would be perfect for your little one! 

What are you getting for your little one this year? Let me know in the comments below.



  1. Isobel Celine
    December 7, 2018 / 11:41 pm

    Such lovely ideas here for the little ones!Isobel

    • drainedbeauty
      December 8, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you lovely 🙂

  2. Lizzie Owen
    December 8, 2018 / 10:54 am

    What a lovely selection of gifts for little ones! Peppa Pig is such a firm favourite for my friend's child, so that 'count with me' toy would be perfect for her!And oh my gosh Em, where did you get those Nutcrackers from? I LOVE nutcrackers but sadly we've lost our family one…Hello Lizzie Bee

    • drainedbeauty
      December 8, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks lovely, Every kid loves Peppa! They were from Very! I love them 🙂

  3. There Might Be Coffee
    December 8, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Ooo what a lovely range is different gift ideas! :DMe and my boyfriend have been looking everywhere for great gift ideas for his nephew. 😛 We love buying him learning toys, but as of yet we haven't found anything. xD Sadly he's a bit too young for these sort of gifts yet, but it's definitely something to think about next year! :D

    • drainedbeauty
      December 8, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      Thanks lovely! Oh keep an eye out then I will do a baby gift guide soon x

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