Baby Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Toy Ideas for Babies

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This Holiday Baby Gift Guide has been UPDATED in 2022. Its that time of year again – the Holidays! The air is getting crisper, there are jiggle bells in more songs on the radio and the stores are getting busier with shoppers trying to buy the perfect gift for their loved ones.

Holiday Baby Gift Guide

When it comes to getting the babies in our lives gifts it is not always easy. Whether you are first time parent, uncle or aunt, grandma or grandpa, or you just want to find a toy that your little guy or gal will play with and treasure during those important but all to short baby months I have put together a great list of affordable and fun toys they will love.

As a mom of three – a four year old and 9 month old twins – I have “tested” lots of toys with them and finally I have now created a great list of the toys that both my kids and I loved and still love.

OK, are you ready to check off all the babies 0 to 1 year old from your Christmas list?!?

Best Toys for Infants and Babies

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VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker 

Montessori Mirror Peekaboo Knob Puzzle

The spinning rainbow drum is a fun Montessori material used to enhance tummy time and fine motor skills.

Sarah’s Silks Playsilks

Made from 100% real silk, opened ended and uniquely soothing sensory toy for babies.

Happy Buckets Set Bath Toy

My babies really enjoy playing with these in the bath. They are quite tough plastic so they easily survived being bashed around!

Wood Baby Gym

This Montessori inspired wood baby gym is perfect to encourage hand & eye coordination and tummy time for newborns and babies.

Skip Hop Explore & More Activity Table

Featuring two stages of play for baby and toddlers, plus 20 developmental activities, kids will love to grab, rock and roll eight cute and colorful balls. A light-up piano, swirl slide and more awesome features, add to the action-packed fun.

Freddie The Firefly

This friendly bug has a soft velour body with lots of bright colors, patterns and textures to stimulate all the senses. His layered wings include a peek-a-boo mirror for interactive play and multiple textures, shapes and crinkles that encourage baby to explore. 

Soft Toddler Blocks, 5.5-Inch Foam Cubes

12 brightly colored 5.5 inch soft toddler blocks are designed just for tender hands and feet. Encourage manual manipulation, exploration and color recognition for pre-school aged children by introducing the primary color blocks into a home. Children can have tons of imaginary fun stacking, building and playing with these soft cubes.

Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

Introduce your little one to inspiring music and interactive play with the fun Mozart Magic Cube. Perfect for all ages, the Mozart Magic Cube inspires creativity and interactive play while teaching how sounds combine to create eight classical music masterpieces by the master composer. With a touch of a button, this interactive cube lets your child add or subtract from any combination of five different instruments.

Baby Bath Toy Organizer

The enlarged extra storage space can hold more toys in one place and keep your kids’ bath toys from sitting in the bathtub.


From reaching and grasping to exploring and counting – It’s a go-anywhere sensory adventure that stimulates and strengthens growing young brains!

Teether and Grasping Activity Toy

A classic, multi-sensory clutching rattle that encourages grasping and reaching which are important for gross motor skills.

Felt Puzzle

A cozy, fuzzy twist on classic shape-matching puzzle!

Tobbles Neo

This stacking toy is just right for little hands. Stacking, toppling, spinning, balancing, wobbling, tilting, and wiggling! Another welcome invitation to timeless play.

Crinkle Book

Tummy Time Prop & Play

Fisher-Price Linkimals Lights & Colors Llama

The llama’s 25+ songs, sounds, tunes and phrases introduce your baby to different colors. And when other Linkimals friends are around, llama chats, sings, and lights up with them!

Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack

​From grasping and shaking to sorting and stacking, the Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack toy has tons of fun ways for your baby to play and explore. Babies can sort and stack all five rings, then bat at the wobbly base to see what happens, helping to enhance their curiosity and sense of discovery.


Fisher-Price Baby’s First Blocks Playset


Musical Toy Caterpillar

Designed with love to support baby’s development, engage their senses, stimulate their imagination, encourage movement, problem-solving, and exploration.

HABA Magica Clutching Toy


Battat – Wooden Activity Cube – Discover Farm Animals Activity Center

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Melissa & Doug Pet Animals Knob Wooden Puzzle


First 100 Words Lift-the-Flap: Over 35 Fun Flaps to Lift and Learn


Fat Brain Toys Dimpl


Fat Brain Toys Suction Kupz


PETUOL Kids Musical Instruments 24pcs Wood Percussion Instruments Toys Set


Penguin Musical Wobbler

This Penguin Music Wobbler is very stimulating for babies and toddlers aged 6 months and up. The bright colors stimulate development and the cheerful tunes emitted by the Penguin are perfect to wobble along with.

O Ball 1-Piece Rattle & Roll Car


Sassy Floor Mirror


Roller-pillar Activity Balls

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Ditty Bird ​Interactive Nursery Rhymes Book and Toy Maracas

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