Not exactly sure what to get my toddler for Christmas,any ideas?

Leah - posted on 11/18/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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I haven't a clue what to get him. He has toys and clothes etc. Any ideas? He will be 16 months old on Christmas Eve

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Get some boxes. makes sure there are no staples or tacks sticking out. Go through toy box and find toys he hasn't played with recently. put those in boxes. Wrap the boxes up in paper. skip the ribbon - choking hazard.
Tada! christmas on a budget! and trust me - your child won't know anybetter.
Take the money you would've spent, and use it to buy gifts for a needy family, or donate it to a food bank.

Leah - posted on 11/20/2010

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It's winter and plus he'd get both of those everywhere. We dont own this place so hes not getting it

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Katherine - posted on 09/25/2012

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I already flagged it. Obviously no one is taking care of it, Kim.

Kim - posted on 09/25/2012

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Puzzles, water color paints with a giant coloring book (keeps the painting mess to a min)

Emily - posted on 09/19/2012

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well if he likes music then get him a guitar frfom toys r us mabey get him more toys they never have ebough but the best thing to get for them is an nintendo i got mine one and he loves it its a bit prcey but if he dosent like it you can always return it

April - posted on 12/01/2010

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I do a theme for Santa so I don't overbuy. When my son was 15 months Santa did a music theme. He received a xylophone, a wave drum, and maracas - all toddler friendly. He even received a small piano which wasn't really used until he was about 2 1/2. In his stocking he received a singalong DVD. From us we gave him a book with singalong CD (We All Go Travelling By which you can get a www.FunFirstBooks.com) and an outfit.

His second year (he was 27 months) we did an art theme with an easel, a box of washable crayons, a box of washable markers, large Cars-themed coloring paper, and play-doh.

You could do music or art first. Or maybe he's really into building and you could get blocks or maybe he's really into vehicles and you could get toddler friendly cars/trucks.

Enjoy!

Grandma Linda - posted on 12/01/2010

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AWWWWWWWWWwwwwww christmas babies are soo adorable but hard to buy for since they have to share it with Jesus! I say get him some educational toys and some clothes for the future!

Andrea - posted on 12/01/2010

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If you don't like the idea of mess, hopw about bath crafts? They make lots of different bath crayons and finger paints that then just wipe off the surfaces.

Marne - posted on 11/27/2010

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This pretend play of cleaning, cooking, dough theme is happening right now in Kindermusik. Try a family class..you'll LOVE it. 239 514-2745.

Clara - posted on 11/27/2010

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My suggestion would be art supplies, he is at that age where he will want to draw all the time. Maybe even get him his own little desk and chair and that will make him feel like a big boy! Those color wonder things are great and no mess!

Kerry - posted on 11/24/2010

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Duplo!!!! After two boys it is THE ONLY toys left that aren't broken, My 5 year old still loves it

Leah - posted on 11/24/2010

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Katherine thanks! I told my hubby we should get something like that. Nikkei-we aren't allowed to have pets here besides caged animals :(

Marne - posted on 11/24/2010

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Kindermusik is the perfect gift for any child and family for any occasion. Try Kindermusik w/Marne preview Tue or Sat. 10am. at Steinway in Bonita Springs. Call 514-2745 today to schedule. You can make lots of new friends with kids around your child's age.

Katherine - posted on 11/22/2010

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What about some interactive DVD's or CD's? Baby Einstein has great stuff.

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Pillow Pet, Build-A-Bear, Baby Einstein DVD's, a colorful play tent (we use it indoors), train table, a ball popper, books, push toys (lawn mower, grocery cart, vacuum, etc.), a wagon.

Carla - posted on 11/21/2010

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My daughter is 21 months old. My suggestions are leapfrog learning drum, Little Tike piano. Fisher price guitar,ball,cars,books,crayons and paper,My pal scout by leapfrog,activity table, riding toy, the ball popper,mega blocks,ball pit,cd's,Tonka trucks,nesting and stacking blocks. leapfrog magnetic fridge toys,shape sorters,musical instruments,toy phone,pull toys. Good luck I hope this list is of some help. Have fun shopping.

Dawn - posted on 11/20/2010

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well, with the rest of the familly shopping for him too, i decided to get him a movie, some warm pj's and one big thing.......like a sled (great to take walks with and he'll love it) keep it simple but fun :)

Vicki - posted on 11/19/2010

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My boy is 16 months. We got him the wooden train set from ikea. Still a bit young for it but I like it! That's all as the family will be buying him stuff and we don't have much room.

Give play dough a go Leah. I just make it at home so it wouldn't qualify as a Christmas present (google microwave play dough, really easy). I only have it out for a short time and watch him but keep shim occupied for a little bit. Planning on trying finger painting soon, but will take him outside and take his clothes off!

Leah - posted on 11/19/2010

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Yeah thanks everyone but there is no way he's getting play doh or paints,he'd eat it and get it everywhere.

Amy - posted on 11/19/2010

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My son is 18 months. I was wondering about this too, but just came up with mostly fun foods. He likes cocoa, but doesn't get it often, so a box of hot chocolate, some of his favorite crackers, some socks, a book, his all time favorite that got dried out--play doh.

September - posted on 11/18/2010

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Books, finger paints, art and craft sets, ink stamps with paper pad for stamping, pillow pet, shoes, ABC letter set, music as in children CD's...these are some of the ideas we have for our son. Enjoy your Christmas shopping! :)

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Craft stuff. Play-Doh. I can't remember exactly when I let my son start playing with Play-Doh but I think it was around your son's age. Supervised only, of course. I think around that age is when I got my son finger paints for the first time. Flash cards. I get a few packs of flash cards for my son for just about every holiday lol He loves them. Educational toys are always a good idea. Oooh, here's a good one. Get a set of plastic cookware...pots, pans, etc. I got a little stainless steel set at Target last year (he was 2) and it only cost like $20. I was actually jealous that my son had a set of stainless steel cookware and I had a crappy set lol I will say though, the handles on the stainless set didn't hold on long. Within a month or so, a few of the handles had snapped off from him stepping on them so be careful if you get those. At his age the plastic set is probably a better idea. The plastic ones are cool. They also sell sets of fake food. It keeps my boy occupied in the kitchen sometimes when he wants to be in there with me but I don't want him helping (hot stove, sharp knife). Another good toy for that age is Mega Blocks. Basically giant Legos. My son has had a set of them since his first birthday and he still plays with them. We have contests to see who can build the highest tower before it falls over lol If I think of anymore, I'll repost.

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