Toys for Babies: Here Are 35 Christmas Gifts That Help With a Baby's Early Development

Toys for Babies: Here Are 35 Gifts That Help With a Baby’s Early Development

In this list, you will find 35 toys that any baby would love to receive during their first Christmas. It’s a gift guide for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and godparents to use to make sure they are buying the little ones in their lives the best gifts possible.

And the best part about all of the toys on this list is that they help in some way with the child’s early development. Whether it be with their fine motor skills or introducing new sights, sounds, and words into their sponge-like minds, you’ll feel good about wrapping these gifts up for the baby in your life.

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So without further ado, here are 35 Christmas gifts any baby will smile about receiving this holiday season.

Baby GUND Animated Flappy The Elephant

$30 at the time of publication

Amazon

He’s cuddly, he sings, and he plays peek-a-boo. Flappy the Elephant by GUND is the perfect little friend for your adorable little baby at home. And it’s the perfect gift to find under the tree for his or her first Christmas.

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UOLIWO Baby TV Remote Control Toy

$15.98 at the time of publication

Amazon

This remote control toy is so realistic, it may have you second-guessing which remote actually works the television. This UOLIWO baby remote was designed to be an early educational learning toy. Its purpose is to introduce your baby to colors and numbers early on to shape their cognitive and thinking abilities. It’s also BPA-free and non-toxic! So grab a few this Christmas, one for you and one for other little ones in your life!

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Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys

$3.68 at the time of publication

Amazon

When it comes to your growing infant, you can never have too many teether toys to help soothe them as their teeth start to come in. These Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys can be put in the freezer to give your child relief during the teething process. It also helps your baby exercise their hands and aids in teaching them fine motor skills. And it’s the perfect stocking stuffer!

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Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil’ Rollin’ Giraffe Ride-on

$29.99 at the time of publication

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Is your little one getting the itch to start walking? We know it may be sad to see them growing up so fast, but they’ll love waking up to this Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil’ Rollin’ Giraffe under the tree! What a fun gift!

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Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Baby Toys

$12.95 at the time of publication

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As babies grow and start to experience the world through fresh eyes, it’s so important to keep their motor skills as polished as possible. This attention-grabbing toy by Fat Brain helps with that! The silicone colorful bubbles are able to be poked and prodded which also engages the baby’s sense and cause-and-effect learning. Now that’s a Christmas gift worthwhile!

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Little Tikes Rocking Horse

$29.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

Now, this Christmas gift idea is a traditional one. Who else had a rocking chair when they were babies? This one by Little Tikes will have you and your little one smiling with joy. And according to Amazon, it’s durable enough to last generations!

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Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse for Kids 

$279.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

Now, this is a gift that will make their eyes go wide on Christmas morning. This Little Tikes Cape Cottage is the perfect place to allow your baby’s imagination run wild. And the best part is, it will be years before they grow out of it!

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Simple First Words Let’s Talk

$12.88 at the time of publication

Amazon

It’s a book that introduces words into your baby’s life for you. This gift will give your little one the gift of knowledge. By pressing the buttons over and over again, they will start to see the pattern between what they are hearing and what they are seeing. And before you know it, they are reading on their own!

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Baby GUND My First Toolbox Stuffed Plush Playset

$23.54 at the time of publication

Amazon

How adorable is this plush My First Toolbox playset by GUND? It comes with a toolbox, a saw, a hammer, a wrench, and a screwdriver to provide endless fun for your growing baby! And it’s the perfect Christmas gift to preserve for years to come so that one day your baby can hand it down to their baby.

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Moredig Baby Projector

$27.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

Fill your baby’s mind with wonder this Christmas by wrapping up this Moredig Baby Projector. Once you turn this machine on, you will fill their nursery with incredible lights and shapes that will shift all around the room. It also plays music and has a timer so that you don’t have to be there to shut it off.

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Skip Hop Interactive Shape Sorter

$24.94 at the time of publication

Amazon

This interactive Yeti by Skip Hop is designed to help your baby develop fine motor skills, problem-solving, and cause and effect. It’s also designed to make your little one smile and giggle all Christmas morning!

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Animal Adventure Soft Landing Joyrides

$74.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

Not only is this an adorable addition to your baby’s nursery, but it’s a cool, modern, and plushy take on the traditional rocking horse. This Animal Adventure Soft Landing Joy rides come in a plethora of characters. So pick which one your baby would like more and watch how excited they get when they see it under the tree Christmas morning.

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Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker

$44.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

This Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker with two bat-at toys is compact enough to take with you everywhere. This means, this isn’t just a gift for your baby, it’s a gift for you too. Safely, heading over to grandma’s house Christmas morning? Take this rocker with you and keep your little one content for hours!

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Soft Foam Baby Play Mat

$89.97 at the time of publication

Amazon

We all know how important tummy time is for your little one, and with germs being a big worry this year, this Soft Foam Baby Play Mat solves all of your problems. Instead of putting your baby right on the carpet that may have been walked on with outdoor shoes, put them on this foam mat. Not only is it comfortable for them, but it comes with barriers so that they can’t roll off of it. It’s also incredibly sleek looking! Merry Christmas to all!

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Unisex Infant Support Newborn Lounger Pillow

$19.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

Are you in need of a place that can pretty much fit anywhere so that you can lay your baby down when you need a free hand but still keep an eye on them? This Infant lounger is not just soft and cuddly, it provides support where your baby needs it most. This may be more of a practical gift for yourself, but your little one doesn’t need to know that.

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Blige SMTF Cute Animal Soft Baby Socks Toys Wrist Rattles 

$12.68 at the time of publication

Amazon

How cool are these? While your little one is rolling around on their Soft Foam Baby Play Mat, throw some of these soft wrist rattles on them and watch them light up. These very practical toys for newborns teach them how to engage and realize!

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Baby GUND My 1st Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Plush

$10 at the time of publication

Amazon

Everyone needs their first teddy and GUND has you and your baby covered. And how pretty is this one? And it makes for the perfect stocking stuffer.

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Mini Tudou Baby Blocks Soft Building Blocks

$19.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

Don’t be afraid if your little one puts these Mini Tudou Baby Blocks in their mouth, they are soft, squeezable, and come in great colors. They also have shapes, animals, various textures, and numbers on them so they can use them for months! These blocks are also BPA-free and non-toxic!

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Playskool Glo Worm SmartSense Soft Stuffed Soother Toy 

$24.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

This Amazon Exclusive is an incredibly thoughtful gift to your baby. Playskool created this Glo Worm SmartSence toy that is designed to help your baby self soothe when they get fussy. How does it work? Well, “the SmartSense cry sensor can detect the unique pitch of a baby’s cry, which automatically activates Glo Worm’s soothing sounds and soft glowing light.” It also has a built-in recorder so that you can sing to them, talk to them, and more when you’re not with them.

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Playskool Fold ‘n Go Elephant Stuffed Animal

$26.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

Playskool Fold ‘n Go Elephant is a great Christmas gift that can be used during tummy time and more. And it’s an Amazon Exclusive! 

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Fisher-Price Walk Bounce & Ride Pony

$37.18 at the time of publication

Amazon

Help your baby on to go, go with this adorable Fisher-Price Walk, Bounce and Ride Pony. With its ability to do all that, plus glow, sing, and count, your baby will love finding this under the tree Christmas morning!

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Skip Hop Explore and More Baby’s View 3-Stage Interactive Activity Center

129.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

Skip Hop Explore and More Activity Center will leave your baby entertained for hours. It was also designed with the help of a pediatrician and it provides “a ‘whole body’ approach to play.”

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Jolly Jumper

$84.39 at the time of publication

Amazon

And for a more traditional jumper, this Jolly Jumper is one of the most highly rated! These help babies build coordination among other important motor skills, making this the perfect Christmas gift for your little one.

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Fisher-Price Animal Activity Jumperoo

$79.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

This Fisher-Price Animal Activity Jumperoo also allows your baby to jump while also refining their fine motor skills with all of the other activities it comes with! Now that’s a Christmas present! The fun will never stop!

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GOODWAY Baby Rattle & Sensory Teether Ball

$16.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

This GOODWAY Baby Rattle is also a teether toy. Each loop is something that your baby can gnaw on, but when they are not in the mouth, the colorful loops and sounds will captivate your baby’s attention. Now that’s a stocking stuffer.

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Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube

$24.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

This toy is perfect for introducing new sounds into your baby’s life. And the Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube can also instill a love of music and instruments into their life. By Christmas night, they’ll be composers of beautiful tunes!

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Splashin’kids Inflatable Tummy Time Premium Water Mat

$17.95 at the time of publication

Amazon

This Splashin’kids Inflatable Tummy Time makes rolling around so much more fun for your little one. The water mat stimulates your baby’s development in terms of having solid head, neck, and shoulder muscles, while also honing their hand-eye coordination and more!

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VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube

$17.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

The VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube “has 5 sides of play that encourage discovery and exploration!” Now that’s a toy you will want to bring with you everywhere your baby goes! What a neat gift!

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Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick ‘n Play Piano Gym

$39.88 at the time of publication

Amazon

Just like the Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube, this Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick ‘n Play Piano Gym will also instill a love of music into your child!

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VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

$34.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

Now, this VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker is perfect for the baby who is on the go, or starting to get there! Not to mention, it has several other attention-grabbing activities that will leave your baby entertain and wide-eyed.

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RenFox Kids Musical Mats

$29.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

Music is so important, and this music-making play mat is so much fun! Whether it be tummy time, rolling, or crawling around, this mat will be music to your baby’s ears, literally! 

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TIKTOK Kids Musical Instruments

$33.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

You have a piano, now add a few more instruments into the mix and your baby will soon be creating the soundtrack to your life!

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LeapFrog Little Office Learning Center

$39.99 at the time of publication

Amazon

With many of us bringing our offices home this year, Christmas is the perfect time to bring an office for your baby into the home. This LeapFrog Little Office Learning Center “features a laptop, phone, globe, and more with 27 electronic touchpoints for exciting imitative play.”

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Care Bears Grumpy Sing-a-Long Bear Plush

$12.88 at the time of publication

Toys for Babies: Here Are 35 Christmas Gifts That Help With a Baby's Early Development

Having had multiple Care Bears growing up in the 90s, how exciting is it that we can now share these pieces of our childhoods with our own baby? Knowing our emotions promotes emotional intelligence so show your child all the human emotions with Grumpy Care Bear, who can sing three songs, dance, talk, and comfort any child.

Organic Farm Buddies Plush Toy

$16.95 at the time of publication

Toys for Babies: Here Are 35 Christmas Gifts That Help With a Baby's Early Development

This Organic Farm Buddies Plush Toy is made of hypoallergenic, 100% natural corn fiber filling and is free of harmful chemicals making it the perfect cuddly stuffed doll for your baby. Not to mention, you can purchase it in the form of a Boxer Dog, a Chef Cow, or a Belle Cow. How cute?

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There you have it. From handheld toys to full-on baby pianos and more, this gift guide is here to make it easier for you when deciding what to get the loved one in your life. And if you’re not in the market for baby presents, then check out our other gift guides! There is something for everyone.

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