The Coolest Toddler Gifts You DON'T Know About

9 years ago
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What do bugs, sea turtles and coffee have in common? They make great
gifts for the special toddlers in your life. And you'll feel good about
giving these hip gifts because they're educational too.

An ultra-hip retro pet lamp
Offi makes a line of lamps for kids that's just awesome, My Pet Lamp. These quirky little pets are made of non-toxic, odorless plastic with a low voltage (12v) replaceable bulb that bathes a room in soft light. And they come in an array of bright colors and animals like Howee the Pup, Terri Bear, Piggy, Duckling and many more. This lamp is a cool gift because it comes with a washable write-on marker so your child can decorate it. $59


Award-winning eco-friendly ride-on soft critter
The Wheely Bug ride-on critters are quickly becoming "the" gift-to-give for youngsters. What you can't quite tell from the photos, is that these buggies are soft. They may look wooden, but the leatherette seat has a layer of foam underneath so it's soft. There are no sharp edges either. Here are a few more fun factoids: Tough PU covering is easy to clean, entirely non-toxic and contains no PVC, multidirectional castors, so no more getting stuck! The stainless steel spring mounted "feelers" have an internal cord to prevent pull out and the plywood base made from renewable plantation timber. Ride on, kiddos! Small bug $60, large bug $70

A construction toy like no other
When it comes to a gift that inspires children to embrace their creative side, it's hard to beat the Offi YooDoo Large Scale Construction Toy. Building a fort, playhouse or just a fun sculpture is easy with these large-scale modular system. It is made of an extra-heavy weight cardboard that is completely safe for children, and 100% recyclable. $49


Interactive educational nightlight projects a starry sky
All parents know bedtime with 2 and 3 year olds can be an event. Meet a cute plush sea turtle that will make your bedtime routine sparkle. The Twilight Sea Turtle by Cloud b is a unique toy that projects a starry night onto the ceiling and walls, soothing toddlers. When it's time for lights out, Twilight Turtle has a built-in time out function to save batteries. In fact, this little guys comes with batteries. As an added educational bonus, five endangered sea animal images are on shell, each illuminates one at a time. Teach your toddler to drift off to sleep under the stars. $35

Help your little Bon Vivant blossom
Toddlers love to spend time in the kitchen. Give them a hand when it comes to improving their fine motor skills and expanding their imagination with the KidKraft Coffee Maker set. This adorable wooden set comes with everything your kiddo needs to make a great cup of coffee. Perfect toy to play with in the morning or as an after dinner treat. Now if they can just figure out how to make a Pumpkin Spice Late!