10 Nontoy Gift Ideas For the Toddler That Has Everything
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If you’re like me, buying Christmas gifts for anyone is usually stressful, but buying gifts for a toddler is even harder. They typically only have a few items they actually want, most 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 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! Depending on their age, I would suggest getting the jumbo sized ones, so they are easier 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?
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!