Christmas Gifts for 1 and 2 Year Old Girls and Boys

Top Christmas Toys for Little Ones 6 Months to  2 Year Olds!

Are you looking for a fabulous Christmas Gift for a favorite child 6 months to 2 years old? Take a look at a few of my top recommendations!

Re-Introduced Vintage Toys


christmas gifts for 1 and 2 year olds televisionFrom the late 1950’s and early 60’s, you’ll love giving these classic gifts from your own childhood! (And don’t be surprised if you find yourself playing with them, too!)  Consider the Two Tune Television, Chatter Telephone, Dr. Duck Pull Toy or the Pull-a-Tune Xylophone.  (Two Tune Television; Chatter Telephone; Dr. Duck; Pull-a-Tune Xylophone, ages 12 months and up)

Personalized Story Books

Christmas gifts for 1 and 2 year olds personalized book

Children will love the special personalized story books created just for them at I See Me!  Choose from two versions: “My Very Own Name,” a story in which entertaining animals bring letters one by one to spell the first and last names of your child or “My Very Own Fairy Tale,” which stars your very own little girl! (I See MePersonalized Books for Kids, starting at 24.95, ages newborn 24 months)

Animal Bags


christmas gift for 1 year old animal bag

I wish that the Animal Bag had been available when my own children were young and stuffed animals ruled the day! The cleverness of this item is unbelievable. An ingenious person designed an oversized plush bag with several transparent “windows,” which you fill with your child’s stuffed animal collection! The bag then becomes a bean bag chair for sitting and playing, all the while storing those ever multiplying stuffed animals! (Boon Inc.Animal Bag, on sale for 49.99, ages 18 months and up)

Patty Cake Toy  

christmas gift for 1 year olds pattycake

From MoMA, this adorable stacking toy creates a cupcake with four layers that when played with develops fine motor skills. It also squeaks, crinkles and rattles – all of which little ones especially enjoy!  (MoMaPatty Cake Toy, on sale for $18.00, ages 6 months and up)

Felt Food

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If you can’t get real fruits or vegetables into your child’s diet, at least add their recommended daily allowances into play time!  The Land of Nod offers 100% wool felt fruit and vegetables perfect for encouraging creative play in 1 and 2 year olds, but also enjoyed by older children as well!  (Land of Nod, Fruit, Vegetables, on sale for 19.95-$39.00, ages 3 and up)

Café Barista


christmas gifts for 1 and 2 year olds barista

We tote our children to coffee shops on a regular basis and this fun toy allows kids to be their own baristas!  Real life sounds including grinding coffee beans and frothing milk make the toy more authentic and kids will have fun serving you coffee along with the yummy looking pastry treats. (ToysRUsCafe Barista Playset, on sale for $29.99, ages 2 and up)

My First Christmas Doll


christmas gift for 1 and 2 year olds doll

This new little friend will always remind the little girl in your life of her very first Christmas!  These soft, squeezable dolls have embroidered and appliqued faces and are dressed in velvety dresses and arrive personalized.  (Lillian VernonMy First Christmas Doll, on sale for $19.98, all ages)

Flippy and Friends


christmas gifts for 1 and 2 year olds flippyFlippy is a whimsical little tadpole who encourages kids to use their imaginations to be anything they wish!  The four books and stuffed animals that go along with them are just delightful! (All ages, Flippy and Friends, on sale for $9.31, all ages)

Dino Ball Pit


christmas gifts for 1 and 2 year olds ball pit

A bright plush (machine washable) dinosaur unzips to reveal a baby friendly ball pit, complete with 60 balls in two different sizes! Babies will enjoy sitting amongst the balls, and 1 to 2 year olds will probably bounce in them and follow the balls around the room, too.  The balls encourage both fine and gross motor skill, and the bright colors, textures and patterns stimulate little ones’ senses and keep their interest. (I’m The Boss Dino Ball Pit, on sale for $79.95, ages 6 months and up)

The Bobo Glove


christmas gifts for 1 and 2 year olds bobo glove

This silly sounding item is really a very creative and entertaining toy for very young ones!  The glove (worn by a grown up) features lots of fun things to engage a baby:  teething, rattling and squeaking.  With bright colors, no need for batteries, and a companion board book, this really is a fabulous baby toy! (Bobo Glove and Book, on sale for $12.89, all ages)

Twilight Turtle


christmas gifts for 1 and 2 year olds turtleTruly the best nightlight ever, this soft turtle sports a shell that illuminates stars in 3 soothing colors onto the nursery ceiling.  The turtle has a 45-minute shut off, a star guide to help identify constellations, a story book and an adoption certificate.  Other colors are also available and part of the proceeds go to international conservation efforts. (Twilight Turtle Constellation Night Light, on sale for $22.24, ages 2 and up)

Construction Dishware

christmas gifts for 1 and 2 year olds constructionServe dinner to your toddler creatively and they just might be a little more excited to actually eat their meal!  This fun construction set includes a plastic dish featuring compartments, and comes with a bulldozer pusher, front loader spoon and fork lift fork!  (Uncommon GoodsConstruction Dishware, on sale for $14.95-17.50, all ages)

Heirloom Sled


This elegant and classic pull sled would be a wonderful gift for baby’s first Christmas!  Built to last for generations, this sled features thick birch planks, hand carved willow hand rails, stainless steel hardware, copper accents and a marine grade finish!  A reversible pad is also available.  (Craftsbury KidsHeirloom Sled, on sale for 120.00) ages 6 months to 4 years

Dream Meadow Playmat by Haba

gifts for 1 year olds playmat
This adorable toy is perfect for newborns and up!  The mat is colorful world with pop-up features babies will love to clutch, push, remove or play with. Bright houses, trees and castles fold down or pop up as you wish.  This toy is bright and fun, whiimsical and hand washable. (Oompa, Dwarf’s Land Play Mat, on sale for $80.99, ages newborn and up)


Violet Girl Plush Doll

gifts for 1 year olds knit doll

These colorful and Cute Dolls are hand knit of super soft, 100% cotton in South America and perfect for girls of any age!  Make your pick by hair color –  lavender, brown, lime green or orange! (Land of Nod, Thank Heaven for Little Girls Dolls, $40.95, Ages 6 months +)

Do you have a favorite Christmas gift idea for a 1 or 2 year old boy or girl? Please share!

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