The Best Christmas Gifts for Toddlers

Think outside the box with these creative gift ideas for toddlers.

Gift-shopping for a toddler is always a difficult task. If you’re not a parent, it’s hard to know exactly what kids want, or even what’s appropriate to give to someone under three. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work and found a stack of exciting, age-appropriate gifts that every toddler will love. Plus we've included options for every budget. Who says you have to break the bank this Christmas?

Plush Toys

Plush animals give the best hugs! Cute, fluffy and comforting, these options will make a great gift for toddlers.

Jungle Book Feature Plush Baloo
Cuddly Critters Scout Australian Cattle Dog
David Jones
GUND 15cm Elf Gigglers Assorted
David Jones

Animal Motif Apparel

Who doesn’t love whales, tigers and butterflies? Animal motifs are very on-trend in children’s wear, plus they’re really cute!

Sprout Mix & Match T-Shirt
Standard Tee
Baby Tutu Dress

Wooden Toys

Wooden toys accelerate early childhood development of hand-eye coordination. They’re also safer than breakable plastic options.

Large Wooden Toy Bus
Wooden house plus paintable peg family, tree opti...
Handmade Wooden Toy Truck

Creative Colouring

Buy your toddler something exciting to colour. These cool alternatives to a classic colouring book are a perfect gift.

Tropic Colour Book
Colour Stand Up Sketch Book
Lost Ocean : An inky Adventure Colouring book
Lime Tree Kids

Washable Crayons and Markers

Colouring crayons make a colourful, crafty gift. These options are washable, meaning that if they end up on the wall or floor, the colour comes straight off. Happy kids and happy parents.

Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Stamper Markers - 10...
10PC Crayola Washable ColorClicks Markers Thick o...
Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Fineline Markers Cla...

Soft Books

Just because toddlers are small doesn't mean they don't love reading! These soft books are perfect for getting them involved safely.

Peter Rabbit Soft Book
David Jones
Cuddle Up Teddy
The world of Eric Carle: The Very Hungry Caterpil...

Toy Car or Bike

If you’re willing to spend a little bit more, these toy cars or bikes are perfect. It’s the most exciting gift a kid can receive!

Little Tikes Cozy Truck
Yogee Toys
Little Tikes Princess Cozy Coupe Magenta
Yogee Toys
Tonka Vintage Steel Quarry Dump Truck
David Jones


There's nothing more heartwarming than knowing you're giving a toddler their new favourite blanket - knowing they'll definitely be taking it with them everywhere for comfort!

Cotton Knit Blanket - Stellar Pale Blue
David Jones
Farra Face Washer Set
David Jones

Kitchen equipment

Food, glorious food - most toddlers love it! If they've got a bit of an independent streak, they'll love trying to eat their food out of their own special equipment.

Abc Design Fork and Spoon Set
David Jones
Very Hungry Caterpillar Training Mug
David Jones
Childhood Keepsake 3D Handprint Kit
David Jones

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Top retailers for toddlers

purple turtle

Purple Turtle Toys

Specialising in toys that are both fun and educational, Purple Turtle Toys are an Australian-owned brand committed to development through play.

  • Accepts PayPal
  • Express delivery available
  • 30-day returns

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David Jones

Australia’s premiere department store, David Jones has a wide range of children’s toys available conveniently through its online store.

  • Free delivery on orders over $100
  • Accepts returns
  • Accepts PayPal

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Yogee toys

Yogee Toys

Dedicated to bringing joy to kids everywhere, Yogee Toys is an Australian-based and family-owned online toy store.

  • Free shipping available
  • 100-day returns
  • Gift-wrapping available

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Baby Goes Retro

Baby Goes Retro is all about the coolest fashion for kids. It has a Scandinavian, minimalist attitude to design.

  • Accepts PayPal
  • Layby available
  • Express shipping available

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hippo blue

Hippo Blue

Hippo Blue is cool, functional and modern. Its distinctive personalised style and innovative aesthetics make it the place to go for products with a little something extra.

  • Accepts PayPal
  • Personalisation services available
  • Free delivery on orders over $70

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One of Australia’s favourite online shopping destinations, ASOS stocks everything from apparel and shoes to belts and wallets.

  • Free shipping
  • 28-day returns
  • Ethically sourced items

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This UK-based retailer stocks the latest in gaming, gadgets and toys, across every genre and every platform.

  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • International shipping
  • Excellent customer service

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The Book Depository

The Book Depository is a leading specialist bookstore. It has over 12 million titles and ships worldwide.

  • Free shipping
  • Huge range of titles
  • International shipping

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Mighty Ape

One of Australia’s favourite online shopping destinations, ASOS stocks everything from apparel and shoes to belts and wallets.

  • Free shipping
  • 28-day returns
  • Ethically sourced items

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Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is the Editor of the Shopping section at finder. She has a serious shopping habit and an addiction to gold jewellery. Her talents include tracking down one-off or almost sold out pieces and knowing the sizing charts for just about every brand.

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