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2015 marks our third time shopping for toys for a toddler. Each time one of our kiddos reaching the toddling stage, we have relatives that ask what they should buy our children for their birthdays, and during the holiday season. Each year, I feel bad about selecting toys that are on the expensive side. So, last year, we featured toys under 20 dollars, that any parent or relative can feel great about purchasing. This year, we’ve created a special post sharing toys under 20 dollars for toddlers.
LeapFrog Scout’s Build and Discover Tool Set
This is currently my toddler’s favorite toy in our home. We’ve had it for months, and he plays with it multiple times a day. LeapFrog Scout’s Build and Discover Tool Set teaches kiddos how to use the “tools” in their set to help Scout build his house. It helps the kids work on their dexterity, and how to follow instructions.
Mega Bloks Big Building Bag
Who doesn’t love building blocks? Ok, maybe the parents that tend to step on a few from time to time may have an opinion, but the Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag is such a fun gift for a little one. The pieces are big enough that they won’t get lost, but small enough that little hands can pick them up and build their own creations.
Tech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone
If you a toddler in your life like mine, they have this obsession with cell phones. YOUR cellphone. The Tech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone is a cute version of our smartphones that little ones see us using everyday. The phone has 12 pretend apps that light up, and there are different melodies that play from the phone. This toy is so adorable, that I almost can’t stand it. This is great find for your little tech baby.
Melissa & Doug Jenna Doll
No matter if you’re looking for a gift for a girl or boy, there is nothing like seeing a little baby carry around THEIR little baby. Our 15 month old is now into taking his sister’s dolls, and carrying them around, so this would be a great gift for him. The Melissa & Doug Jenn Doll is one of those soft dolls, which are perfect for wobbly toddlers.
Baby’s First Blocks and Rock Stack Bundle
Can I state the obvious? This is a bundle of two gifts for under $20! Fisher Price is known for great learning toys, and the Fisher Price Baby’s First Blocks and Rock Stack Bundle includes two classic toys that we all love to buy little ones. Each of my kiddos have had their version of the Fisher Price First Blocks, thanks to relatives.
LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party Set
This little set just touches my heart! The LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party Set is perfect for little hands that love to play pretend. Tea party sets always have a special place in our home, since we feel they teach our kids how to fellowship at a young age. You can’t have a tea party alone, and even toddlers start to understand that through play. This would be a great gift for the outgoing toddler in your life.
Cartoon R/C Race Car Radio Control Toy
If you have an older toddler, this is the toy to get! The Cartoon R/C Race Car Radio Control Toy is made JUST for toddlers, and it’s getting great reviews on Amazon. From what I see, this would be a great toy for kiddos 20 months and up, who have a passion for cars. I just might purchase this now for our toddler’s August birthday. He’ll love this once he turns two!
Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze
Boy, do these little bead sets bring back nostalgia! This Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze is so adorable, and you can just imagine little bitty hands moving the beads back and forth while playing on the floor. This is yet another gift that is an update on a classic toy that we all can’t get enough of.
Playskool Fold ‘n Go Busy Elephant
If you’re looking for a fun, interactive, learning toy that travels well, the Playskool Fold ‘n Go Busy Elephant is it. This is another toy we’ve had the pleasure of trying out the past couple of months, and it is so helpful to have during outings (it saved us during “shot day” at the pediatrician). The Fold ‘n Go Busy Elephant has oodles of activities for your toddler to do, and once their done, you can fold it within itself!
LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven
While this LeapFrog toy is meant for ages 2 and up, I have to say my 15 month old and 5 year old both love playing with it. The LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven is a great toy for pretend play and number learning fun. It’s great to see my two youngest playing with it together, since my 5 year old teaches her little brother the numbers on the oven, while he tries to put together the pizza pieces and play with the cupcakes.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Workbench
This toy is a bit above our $20 budget, but I had to list it, since there is so much going on within this toy. The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Workbench is the Mack Daddy of gifts for toddlers. There’s buttons, and lights, and sounds, and tools, and all kinds of awesome things. It’s perfect for your younger toddlers, or even the crawlers in your life.