The Best Holiday Gifts for Toddlers 18-24 Months

Toddlers love toys that grow with them and help them learn new skills. For holiday gifts for kids under two, think books, push toys, baking sets, and a climber they’ll be using for years.

Munchkin Bath Beats Musical Bath Toy Gift Set holiday gifts for kids under two

Munchkin Bath Beats Musical Gift Set


A stingray xylophone, octopus drum, and two starfish shakers get kids rocking out in the tub. The drum floats and has a built-in bead maze.

Little Partners Learn N Climb Triangle Pikler triangle Montessori best gifts for kids under 2

Little Partners Learn 'N' Climb Triangle

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A Montessori staple, this Pikler-inspired climber is made from solid hardwood, adjusts to three heights, and folds away flat when not in use. Warning: It's going to be in use a lot.

Kids Baking Set from Pop Kids

Pop Kids Baking Set


Real kitchen tools in kid-friendly sizes! This 30-piece set is made from food-grade silicone and is dishwasher-safe. Use the tools for pretend play now and cook with them when your child gets older.

Little Golden Books Beloved Disney Classics

Disney Classics from Little Golden Books


You'll both love to read the Disney stories in this 12-piece set from Little Golden Books. Stories include 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Peter Pan,' and 'The Three Little Pigs.'

Fat Brain Toys Lidzy holiday gifts for kids under two

Fat Brain Toys Lidzy


Screw off the lids to find four exciting sensory experiences: a button to press, mirror, spinner, and bumpy texture. Toys with the element of surprise are always popular holiday gifts for kids under two.

Lovevery Montessori placemat utensils

Lovevery Montessori Placemat & Utensils


Kid-size stainless-steel utensils, organic cotton napkins, and a silicone placemat showing where things go let your big kid learn how to set the table and feel proud doing it.

Little People Hot Wheels Racing Loops Tower


Two loop tracks, a spiral track, and a stunt ramp with a ring of fire make up this tower of power. Take cars to the car wash, gas station, and mechanic area, too.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape-Sorting Grocery Cart Push Toy

Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape-Sorting Grocery Cart Push Toy


Both for learning and playing, this grocery cart push toy comes with shape sorters and two puzzles. We especially love the coffee cup and cup holder.

edxeducation step-a-trail obstacle course

Edxeducation Step-a-Trail Obstacle Course


An obstacle course gets the wiggles out while boosting both coordination and confidence. Older siblings will love it, too. Can be used indoors or out for year-round adventures.

Warmies aromatherapy stuffed animals

Warmies Puppy


Warm this stuffie in the microwave for comfort or chill in the freezer for pain relief. Scented with soothing lavender, this puppy is a sick kid's favorite snuggle buddy. Also comes as a sloth, donkey, hippo, elephant, and pig.

BRIO My First Railway Light-Up Rainbow Set

BRIO My First Railway Light Up Rainbow Set


A light-up rainbow and encouraging songs guide kids on how to play with this super cute train set. Compatible with BRIO World and other My First Railway pieces.

Urban Outfitters Sensory Slug


The cutest slug you'll ever see, this fidget toy makes a satisfying clicking noise when you move it. Bring it on car trips and play with it yourself when you're stressed.

Lakeshore Learning Giant Washable Fruit Stacker


Pile on the fruit with this large stacker (18 inches high). The rings are soft and easy to stack and take apart. Machine-washable.

FAO Schwarz Learning Letters Animal Alphabet Board


Practice letters and animal names with this clever puzzle board. Flip it over to find an outdoor scene for pretend play with the animal letters.

Djeco Greta Wooden Pull Toy


Pull on the blue ribbon to take this lovely leopard for a walk. This classic pull toy gets an artistic spin with handcrafted parts and stylish painted wheels.

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