Gift Guide for Toddler and Preschoolers

Toddlers and preschoolers need simple, open-ended toys that can span multiple ages. Here is a simple holiday gift guide that focused on more open ended toys that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as promote more active play.

These adorable little wooden people allow for endless creativity and pretend play. They can be used for dollhouse play, block play, color matching and sorting games.

Clicques (Clicks) Rainbow Dolls

This is an extremely versatile “toy” that kids of all ages can play with. Whether its baby using it to practice pulling up or low height climber, toddlers using it as a bridge, a tunnel, a surf board or a seesaw. 

Wobbel Balance Board

Everyone needs blocks and this beautiful heirloom quality block set is a classic that should be a staple in every playroom.

Wooden Story Natural Blocks

This is another must have for gross motor play. This climber can be used by a variety of ages and is the perfect way to give the gift of appropriate risk taking to your little one.

Piklar Triangle

This flexible road is a must have for any vehicle loving kid. They even have expansion sets so your little one can build an epic track to race cars and trucks.


The ultimate in open ended play. My kids use these to build forts, as superhero capes, props for dancing, as blankets for their dolls, they ball them up and pretend they are garbage to be cleaned up. These are played with daily.


The perfect mix between classic blocks and our beloved Magnatiles. These are a must have for any child who loves to build. Another early STEM toy that will be loved for years to come.

Tegu blocks

These colorful wooden stepping stones are a perfect addition to any play space. Children love to use these to balance and play games like “hot lava.” They are great for gross motor play!

Lily & River Little Steps

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