Today’s Holiday gift guide includes the very best gift ideas for 18 month olds. I’ve researched, asked moms and many of these toys below are kid-tested thanks to my own toddler. If you are looking for a toy for a tot that is always on the go and full of non-stop energy, keep reading along.
The Best Gift Ideas for Toddlers
Learning content changes as your baby grows with Smart Stages technology! 100+ songs, sounds, and phrases teach the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, Spanish, and more.
Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book. There are 100 color photographs to look at and talk about, and 100 simple first words to read and learn, too. The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading, and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold.
Let’s Dance Elmo came into our lives months ago and I still catch my son dancing along. It is the cutest thing ever. I can’t help but dance with him.
This interactive playhouse is hot on the learning market! Fully updated with ‘high-tech’ amenities, including a ‘smart’ home hub and thermostat, the Laugh & Learn Smart Learning Home is loaded with interactive points inside and out to help your little homeowner learn as they explore. With more than 200 songs, sounds, tunes, and phrases, 3 learning levels and 4 languages to choose from, and lots of interactive activities all around, it’s the ultimate role-play toy that teaches your baby as they play! 200+ songs, sounds, and phrases.
The car’s light-up dashboard offers a variety of interactive activities for your little driver to explore. Turn the wheel, “honk” the horn, turn the key, and press the radio and phone buttons to activate playful songs and phrases. Kids can even ‘call’ the Laugh & Learn Smart Learning Home from the pretend phone! (Home sold separately and subject to availability.)
My son got this as a birthday gift and he loves to play with the balls! Push or pull the dump truck to the construction site and watch as the bucket rumbles and shakes the boulders around. Then, move the lever to lift the bucket and dump the boulders out.
This gift idea may seem like it’s geared towards older kids, but my son loves to play with our kitchen. He opens the doors and places pots and pans inside already. We have a the smaller vintage kitchen, but this one is even more amazing with its added features.
The KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen Set with Lights and Sounds is loaded with fun interactive features to engage your little chefs and keep them cooking. The stovetop burners and ice maker both feature lights and sounds, oven knobs turn and click and appliance doors really open and close. Functional shelving and cabinets with doors that open and close provide plenty of convenient storage for any KidKraft kitchen accessories.
Children will love racing cars down the ramp and watching them fly out of the unique Tot Tube. Easy to put together and easy to take apart for storage. Props up against a couch, chair, or other piece of furniture. The Tot Tube tunnel track provides hours of fun for children who like to watch things race.
Toss the basketball into the hoop to score points, or kick the soccer ball into the net to hear fun sounds. The scoreboard counts the baskets, promoting cause and effect and introducing numbers. Press buttons, turn gears and flip pages to learn about shapes, numbers and more.
Here’s another item that my little man loves to cuddle with! Little ones can unleash their appetite for fun by pretending to feed the plush Cookie Monster his favorite snack – a cookie! He will respond with silly sayings when kids pretend to feed him the cookie, such as “Me love cookie” and “One more cookie please!”
At over 3 feet tall, the Fisher-Price Little People Take Turns Skyway is the tallest Wheelies racetrack ever! With three different tracks, an awesome launcher, cool racing sounds and phrases, and pretend play stops along the way, this track set is loaded with awesome racing fun for toddlers to discover and share.
Your little one will feel like royalty on this magical Little Tikes Princess Horse & Carriage ride-on! It has a handle for parents to push and a removable floor board for when the child is young. As your child grows it converts to a foot-to-floor ride on toy. The horse and carriage riding toy encourages active play, imagination and developing motor skills.
I hope you enjoyed my gift ideas for 18 month olds! Check out more Baby and Toddler Gift ideas and let me know which ones are your favorites. Got a gift idea I missed? Please leave me a comment as I am always on the hunt for the best toys! Also, don’t miss out on the best Disney gifts for kids of all ages. I hope my holiday guides will make your holiday shopping much easier.