Nontoy Gift Ideas For Toddlers Who Have Everything
Nontoy gift ideas for toddlers are incredibly useful, especially when they already seem to have everything or you don’t know what they have. The toddler’s parents will be glad that you are giving a consumable gift because it won’t take up space in their house forever!
In a hurry? I totally get it! Pin this for later by clicking here!
For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links from Amazon.com. This means that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I make a small profit at no additional charge to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
If you’re like me, buying gifts for anyone is a little stressful, but coming up with toddler gift ideas seems to be even more difficult. In the past, I’ve dreaded coming up with toddler birthday gift ideas for all my son’s classmates. Most toddlers only have a few items they actually want, have more toys than they’ll ever play with, and unless you know them well, it’s hard to know what books and toys they already have.
When it comes to gift ideas for toddlers, I have 10 nontoy toddler gifts I routinely buy when the holiday comes around and none of them simply add to an already cluttered house. As you will see, the main reason these gifts don’t add to the clutter is because they are all consumable gifts for toddlers!
Gifts 1-4: Bath Stuff!
1. Bath Tablets
My little boys absolutely love taking baths so they can play with these colored tablets! They love to mix two different colored tablets together to see what color it makes, making it educational!
2. Bath Crayons
Bath crayons are tons of fun for toddlers! It helps them work on fine motor skills as well as helps them start identifying colors. I typically play some unofficial version of Pictionary with them on the side of the tub! We’ve used these crayons and they easily erase from the side of the tub with a wet washcloth!
My boys love to finger paint in the bathtub and it’s way easier to clean up! I’ve used these and they easily wash off the tub.
Bath Crackles are essentially “Poprocks” for the tub! My kids love hearing these crackle and we try to make one package last 2-3 bath times!
Gifts 5-7: Art Supplies!
What toddler couldn’t use a few more crayons, especially ones that are designed for them! Depending on their age, I would suggest getting these ones because they will be easier for them to hold!
Find a coloring book to accompany the crayons! From my experience, you can’t go wrong with Sesame Street, Thomas the Train, or anything Disney!
Color Wonder markers and paper are great for budding artists! The markers only appear to have a color when used on the special Color Wonder paper, meaning that scribbles on your carpet, wall or furniture should remain invisible! Great for traveling!
Gifts 8-10: Toddler Activities!
Our kids have a basic playdough set, but during the year, many of the Playdoughs have gotten dried out. Why not restock up their stash?
9. Kinetic Sand
Kinetic sand is so much fun because it has a unique consistency. It’s hard to describe what it’s like, but the sand particles stick together but are incredibly moldable at the same time. My toddlers LOVE playing with this (and so do I)!
What toddler doesn’t love bubbles? Also, what toddler has dumped out all of their mom’s stash of bubbles in one swift motion? Cheap, easy, and toddlers LOVE them.
Toddlers love sidewalk chalk and it’s a gift that is easily consumed!
Hope this post gave you some good ideas for nontoy toddler gifts! What are some of your favorite gifts for toddlers?
I hope these toddler gift ideas will make help make attending your child’s birthday party a little easier! One expert tip is to keep a closet stocked full of these things so you can put together a gift bag at the last minute!
Now get out there and rock your busy mom life!