Toddler girls are filled with curiosity and a sense of adventure. Everything is an adventure to them and they look at the world with eyes filled with excitement and adventure. Purchasing Toys and gifts for little girls who are toddlers is both fun and somewhat confusing since it is difficult to determine what each individual child will find appealing.
In order spark some creative thought we have compiled a list of the best premium toys and gifts for toddler girls.
In a Rush? See Our Top 3 Picks Just Below
Top Pick: Activity Center
Runner Up: Educational Puzzle Set
2nd Runner Up: Outdoor Climber Toy
Our Criteria for Evaluating Toys for Toddler
We don’t just choose any toy to put on our list of toys for toddlers, we evaluate each toy using the following criteria.
The first thing we look at is the educational value of each toy select. We consider the toy’s ability to aid in the physical, cognitive, emotional and social growth of the toddler including the development of gross and fine motor skills, hand/eye coordination, balance, problem solving skills, early math skills such as counting and sorting and more.
We also consider the entertainment value of the toy. We consider whether or not a toddler would find the toy appealing and whether it is something they would choose to play with frequently. Of course we consider whether the toys have the mysterious “fun factor” that is so important to children looking to play.
The Best Gift Ideas & Toys for Toddler Girls List
1. K’Nex Kids Building Set
This Oodles of pals building set by K’nex is a fun building kit for toddlers. Building kits help toddlers improve their fine motor skills and their hand/eye coordination as well as introduce them to early STEM learning. Best suited for children ages 3 years and up.
Lots of ideas for getting children started building
Some kits were missing parts
2. Pop Linking Beads
These pop beads will introduce your toddler to colors and sorting and will help develop fine motor skills. Snapping these beads together and pulling them apart creates a lot of fun for young children. These beads are best suited for younger toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and makes for a fun birthday present.
Good size for toddlers
No small pieces to choke on
Not enough pieces to really make anything
3. Cozy Coupe Ride on Car
This Cozy Coupe has been a staple toy of childhood for generations and will make a great Christmas gift for any toddler on your shopping list. This little ride on car will help strengthen your child’s leg muscles and give them a sense of independence that toddlers love. Great for children ages 18 months to 5 years.
Working door, horn, steering wheel and gas cap that opens provides plenty of fun
Well built ride on toy
Difficult for some people to put together
4. Activity Cube
This activity cube has 6 side panels and a top filled with activities for young toddlers that will help develop their fine motor skills. There are spinning beads, little wooden animals to slide, shape sorting and a bead maze to keep your little one busy. This activity cube is best for toddlers ages 1 through 3.
Lots of activities
5. Adventure Climber
If you are looking for a good outdoor gift as a Christmas present for a toddler then this adventure climber would be perfect. This climber has a two tier platform, steering wheel, jeep style doors, crawl through holes, a ladder and a slide. This is a great toys for children ages 1 through 5
Lots of activities
Can be be difficult to put together
6. Musical Toys for Toddlers
Musical toys make a great gift for toddlers and allows them to explore sounds, rhythm, and making music either by the toddler alone or with others. This musical set offers 17 different instruments including whistles, a triangle, bells, shakers, a tambourine and more. With supervision this set of musical toys is suitable for toddlers 1 year and up. Various instruments are suitable for various ages so you can allow the child to explore different musical instruments at different times.
Several different instruments
Some toys pose a choking hazard if a young toddler is not supervised
7. Educational Wooden Puzzle Set
These wooden puzzle sets come with knobs making the pieces easy for toddlers to remove. The puzzles introduce toddlers to the alphabet, numbers, dinosaurs, sea life, jungle animals, fruit, and zoo animals. Puzzles help to develop hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills. Best for children ages 1 to 4 year olds.
Helps improve child’s vocabulary
Material is cheaper than some people expect
8. Playmobil Family Car Playset
This Playmobil playset will allow toddlers to engage in imaginative play. With a family station wagon, mom, dad, kids and trip accessories the child can enjoy playing roadtrip or other scenarios they make up. This playset is designed for toddlers 1 to 3 years old, but smaller toddlers may need supervision. This set makes a great Christmas gift.
Combines well with other Playmobil sets
Very sturdy set
Some small parts
9. Goat Stuffed Animal
This adorable brown and white spotted goat will make a great Christmas, birthday or Easter gift for any toddler aged 2 years and up. At 9 inches tall this cute and cuddly stuffed animal is sure to become your toddlers best friend.
Soft and cuddly
Looks like a real baby goat
Some wished it was bigger
10. AlphaTales Box Set
This Alphabet Animal book set will make a great gift for Christmas or birthday. Children learn the letters of the alphabet through a series of animal stories (One story for each letter). Each book has a hide and seek picture page that adds fun to the book for the toddlers. This set is ideal for children ages 2 years and up.
Reinforces the letter the story is about
In some sets one or more books are missing and others are repeated
What Are Some Alternative Gift Ideas for Toddler Girls Who Already Have Everything?
Sometimes parents, grandparents, and family friends get carried away purchasing toys for their toddlers (There are so many toys to choose from) which ends up with the child having so many toys they simply don’t have any space for another single toy. If you happen to find yourself faced with a toddler who has too many toys here are some suggestions for alternative gifts that will be appreciated.
1. Chair Desk with Storage Bin
A great gift for toddlers, this Mickey desk with a storage bin is a great place for them to enjoy a snack, create art work or play with small toys. The under the seat storage drawer is perfect for keeping art supplies or small toys.
This desk is great because there are several different themes to please all childs’ preferences including Ninja Turtles, Sesame Street and Minnie Mouse along with a few others!
2. Start a Savings Account
A fantastic gift idea for the toddler who seems to have everything. Starting a savings account for a young toddler means that you or other people can add to the account each year and then when the child graduates high school they have a nest egg to use to start college or begin their life with. This is a gift that is sure to grow over the years.
Tips for Choosing The Best Gifts for Toddler Girls
- Remember that toddler girls are still exploring various interests so choose toys that will introduce them to new ideas and interests for them to explore.
- Don’t assume that the young girl will only be interested in “girly” toys. Introduce her to gender neutral and even toys designated for toddler boys and allow her to follow her own natural interests.
- When purchasing toys that make noise check with parents first, since some parents don’t appreciate having a lot of noisy toys in their home.
Wrapping Up Our List of Great Birthday & Christmas Gifts for Toddler Girls
If you are having difficulty choosing toys or gifts for a toddler girl in your life we hope that this gift guide will help.