Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Finding just the right birthday gifts for children can be tough. Our list of great birthday gift ideas for toddlers and preschoolers can help. You'll find gift ideas ranging from educational gifts to pretend play toys, to activity and artistic toys that help with kids' development. For more great toys, visit our toy finder.
Ben and Holly's Castle Play Set
Ben and Holly's Deluxe Castle Playset

No kingdom is complete without your very own castle! Live the royal life with this two-story Deluxe 12” Little Castle playset, featuring exclusive Holly, Daisy, and Poppy figures, and 10 fun accessories. It all fits inside for easy cleanup!

Price: 34.99

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Colorful Bowling Friends
Colorful Bowling Friends
From Melissa & Doug K's Kids. A cute bowling set will help your little birthday boy or girl develop motor skills and learn colors and animals. Plus, it makes a great party game and helps kids learn to take turns and be a good sport.

Price: $33.50
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String My ABCs
String My ABC's
From Alex Toys. This fun thread-the-alphabet kit is a developmental toy that provides learning on many different levels. Kids can learn letters, colors, and patterns while fine-tuning their motor skills by lacing together their name and other words.

Price: $14.00
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Animal Hands Tattoos
Animal Hands Temporary Tattoos
From NPW USA. Your toddler and her birthday party guests will love these temporary tattoos made for little hands. She can make animals sounds and enjoy role playing with these puppet-like critters that wash away. They received a Parents' Choice Gold Award.

Price: $15
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Little Tikes Shopping Cart is a great gift for toddlers
Neighborhood Market
From Little Tikes. Little kids love to model their parents and play grocery store, so this gift will provide endless fun. Line up toys, stuffed animals or even real food and let your little one roll around the living room placing items in their cart.

Price $34.98
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The Play-Doh Play 'n Store Table is a great gift for toddlers
Play-Doh Super Craft Caddy
From Hasbro. Play-Doh is a classic creative toy that has shaped kids' imaginations for decades. And the Play 'n Store table allows kids to craft, mold and keep all of their Play-Doh creations in one place. It comes with so many fun tools and utensils, your birthday kid won't know where to start.

Price: $39.99
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LeapFrog My Own Leaptop is a great toddler toy
Toddler Learning Laptop
From LeapFrog. Toddlers are always wanting to play with your computer, so get them their own! This toddler laptop is filled with activities to challenge kids and help learn numbers and letters. This gift is also great for the traveling toddler.

Price: $19.99
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Mega Bloks make a great toy for toddlers

Mega Bloks by Fisher-Price is a great way to introduce your little tyke to building. The colorful bloks are big enough for little hands to hold. They click together and pull apart easily, too.

Price: 14.99

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Take-Along Toolkit is a great birthday gift for toddlers
Take-Along Tool Kit
From Melissa & Doug. The Take-Along Tool Kit provides great imaginative play for the budding carpenter! The set includes 25 smoothly-sanded wooden pieces for hours of pounding, screwing, and cranking fun.

Price: $14.99
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Wall Art Names
Personalized Children's Name Wall Art
Personal wall art own name is a special gift sure to please. Kids at this age want to claim things as "mine," and they are starting to recognize the spelling of their name. The birthday girl will feel proud when her name sign claims her room as her own.
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