When it comes to the holidays and gift shopping, put me in the “Last Minute” bucket. A career in fashion and retail means this working mama hits high gear in November and December and online shopping is the last thing I want to do at the end of a long, zany day. I try and pick up gifts here and there as I see them, but the bulk of our gifts get picked and packaged the weekend of Christmas.
But Last Minute Gifts can be just as awesome as Early Bird Gifts. This holiday, I’ve rounded up my favorite unisex gifts for our littles that you can still order and have delivered before Christmas. Spectacular stories, groovy play tents, brain bending puzzles, and a supremely cool doll house – shop the Last Minute Gift Guide for Toddlers for your little ones this holiday.
2 fantastic books on heavy rotation for our 2 1/2 year old’s bedtime. Miroslav Sasek offers “This is…” books for every major city around the world. And every child deserves to have Marcel the Moose in their lives.
I’ve dreamt of a real life VW Camper of my own but the cost and upkeep isn’t in the cards for us. So we can live our VW dreams with this AWESOME play tent for T. Teepee what?
T lives for his imaginary ocean adventures (thank you, The Little Mermaid) and these jumbo ocean animal toys are the perfect cast. T’s school has giant baskets full of the ocean, safari, farm, zoo, and household animal toys and the kids go wild for them.
T’s dancing alligator lived on his bookshelf for 2 years before he discovered its awesomeness. Now, this toy strings along with T wherever he roams.
Who says doll houses were just for girls? T loves imagining new adventures with his toys and this wooden, gender neutral doll house is the perfect canvas for his next marvelous story.
Following T’s marine fascination, Build & Imagine StoryWalls are magnetic building sets that spark storytelling. Build a scene with illustrated magnetic panels and use dolls and magnetic accessories (clothes, pets, props, and more) to create a story that brings the scene to life. Technically a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) toy, we have this one wrapped under the tree for T.
Mo Willems and his pigeon stories live up to the hype. Ridiculous and addicting, T can’t get enough and your littles will love this busload of pigeon adventures, too.
The 2’s & 3’s are the age of puzzle masters, and this fun wooden puzzle trio is a super treat for our peanuts. We’re gifting the truck boxed set for T but there’s a safari set for animal lovers, too.
Toddler bedtime can be…..never ending. Book after book, endless conversations, and the sheer will to keep the eyes open, keeping our kiddos in their beds, in the dark, can feel impossible. These glow in the dark stars get the oohs and ahhs that help our tiny humans drift off to dreamland.
What are your favorites from this Last Minute list and share your gift guide picks! What are your musts for the little ones in your life this holiday season?