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Need a great gift idea for your toddler this holiday season? These budget friendly gifts for toddlers is the only guide you will need for inspiration.

It’s that time of year again! Halloween just passed, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and Christmas is just weeks away! You are preparing to snag some amazing deals during the Black Friday online shopping frenzy but are feeling a little clueless as to what you should give your toddler! 

I am currently in toddler season, with a three year old and a 18 month old. These are two different stages of toddlerhood which means they are at different developmental stages but my girls are best friends and do everything together. So when I buy one gift for one child, I automatically assume it will be for both children. Because do toddlers really share? Not at all. 

Here is the list of gift ideas that are perfect for any stage of toddlerhood!

The Budget Friendly Gifts For Toddlers

STEAM Toys For Toddlers

STEAM toys are toys that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. These toys are very important for toddlers because they help with spatial awareness, improving patience and focus, imagination and creativity, problem solving and teamwork. 

Picasso Tiles 121 pieces, Kids Science Experiment Kit, Osmo Little Genius + Math Starter Kit, and Build Your Own Garden Stem toy.

Educational Gifts for Toddlers

Toddlers learn from every and anything around them. They are mini sponges, so gifting them a fun toy that can also teach them shapes, colors, fine motor skills and more is perfect!

LeapFrog Learning Friends, Toddler Busy Board, VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe, fun books about hygiene, an online learning program such as 

Monthly Subscription Box Gifts

Who doesn’t love getting a special package in the mail? Your toddler will love getting her or his very own gift every month that fosters her creativity, love of reading, or to keep her wardrobe fresh with these amazing subscription boxes. 

KiwiCo, Lovevery, Highlights Preschool Box, Literati kids, JustLikeMeBook Box, and StitchFix for kids.

Gifts For Toddlers That Encourage Exercise

Nonstop balls of energy is one phrase to describe the little people we love so much. Why not gift them something that will help them channel all their energy, have fun, and hopefully get tired enough for a nap! We can only hope!

Membership to your local indoor playground, radio flyer push tricycle, Toddler Playhouse Pop Up Tent and Tunnel, kids yoga mat and yoga poses card set. 

Pretend and Make Believe Budget Friendly Gifts for Toddlers

Playing pretend is so good for a child’s development. Children learn from imagining and doing. Playful learning toys that allow you little one to imagine and play pretend is good for language skills, social and emotional skills, and thinking skills. 

Melissa and Doug Pet Vet Play , Fun with Friend Play Kitchen, LeapFrog Scoop and Learn Ice cream,Costume for Dress up

Arts and Crafts Gifts for Toddlers

Do you have a mini Picasso at home? If your little ones are anything like mine, arts and crafts is a weekly activity. From playing with clay, painting, drawing or practicing cutting skills, arts and crafts kits are great for developing your toddler’s creative side. 

Washable Dot Markers Activity Set, Water Doodle Mat, Mess Free Coloring Pages, Playdoh fun, and a deluxe painting easel

Board Games and Puzzles

One of my favorite memories from childhood is playing Parcheesi and Uno with my family. Toddlers aged 3 are at the perfect age to introduce board games, teach strategy, and create lasting fun memories. 

Daniel Tiger board game, Eric Carle Matching Game, Chutes and Ladder, Puzzle Huddle

Budget Friendly Gifts for Toddler from their Favorite Shows

And when in doubt of what to get your little ones, take a clue from their favorite shows!

Disney T.O.T.S Playset, Paw Patrol, Daniel Tiger, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Sesame Street, Blippi Ukele, and Octonauts.

Happy shopping!