Best Gifts for Toddlers – Fab Gift Ideas for Christmas 2022


If you have a toddler to shop for, (or you’re doing some groundwork for the big man in red) you’re in for an absolute shopping BLAST! Kids aged two to four love all things fun, creative and cosy and we have something on our Christmas Gifts for Toddlers list to suit all budgets!

Practical or educational gifts for toddlers?

Toddlers love to enthusiastically play just as much as they love to learn and we have something for all in our top picks! From super cool balance bikes to cosy new pyjamas, engaging busy boards and more. We’re sure there’s some toddler Christmas present inspiration for all the toddlers in your life.

So now’s the time to write up your list of the best gifts for toddlers. Be sure though to check it twice, especially for those who are cheeky, cute, naughty and nice (all in one!) and get ready to cross names off the list with our top picks below, plus scoop up some terrific savings!

Hornit AIRO Balance Bike

RRP: From $229
AGES: 18 months to 5 years (recommended inside leg measurement 30cm to 46cm)

Hornit AIRO Balance Bike gifts for toddlers
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Santa’s not the only one with a cool ride! Sleek, matte and made with an ultra-tough magnesium alloy frame, the AIRO weighs in at just 2.95kg, making it the hottest and easiest-to-ride balance bike in town.

Available in six colours, the AIRO features footrests that have been stylishly contoured into the frame and the air-filled rubber tyres on aluminium rims make for a smooth free-wheeling experience. The neoprene padded stem provides additional safety, while the fully adjustable seat makes it perfect for ages 18 months to 5 years.

Parents can rest assured that no time will be wasted with excessive assembly. This sweet ride is ready to roll with just three bolts to tighten (four if you include adjusting the seat), so your little one will be riding in just minutes. Built tough for all the kids to learn to ride and with premium quality craftsmanship and materials, the Hornit AIRO comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY on the frame and forks (when you register warranty on the Hornit website). Let the fun times roll this Christmas!

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Tiger Tribe Sensory Spinners

RRP: $35
WHERE TO BUY: Cherrie Baby
AGES: 6 months+

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Send little ones into a twirly spin with Sensory Spinners – Aussie Animals – an engaging three-piece sensory toy to touch, explore, shake, chew and SPIN!

Designed to encourage fine motor skills, sensory play and cause-effect learning in infants and toddlers, these Sensory Spinners are adorably chunky in size and perfect for small exploring hands to handle. The cutest Aussie animals you’ll see this Christmas, each toy has two, three or four paddle spinners to twirl, along with different contours, textures and a sneaky rattling sound for little ones to discover and touch too.

A strong suction cup behind each animal makes for easy attachment to any smooth non-porous surface (think bathtubs, tiles, highchairs, mirrors, fridges, and even car windows). Securing the Spinner on a surface allows for not only super steady spins but also independent play. All three Sensory Spinners are so much fun, Tiger Tribe really will have toddlers in a spin this Christmas!

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ergoPouch 0.2 TOG Rated Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve Pyjamas

RRP: From $34.95
WHERE TO BUY: ergoPouch
AGES: 2+

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Meet the ergoPouch 0.2 TOG shorty pyjamas … an essential for 2 to 6-year-olds this spring and summer. Pyjamas for sleep and pyjamas for day adventures, because why not? If there’s any age you can get away with wearing your jim-jams as daywear, it’s when you’re a cute-as-a-button toddler.

An excellent and ever-so-comfy addition to your kids’ change-of-season sleepwear wardrobe, these slim-fit pyjamas are the perfect light layer for warmer nights and for wearing under a sleeping bag. And for tots in a big bed with blankets, the drop-hem tee helps keep little backs covered. 0.2 TOG-rated Long Sleeve Pyjamas are ideal for trans-seasonal weather, providing extra warmth when the night is cooler than expected. Nothing but cool and comfy sleep awaits!

Made from ergoPouch’s signature super soft Organic Cotton and available in the gorgeous Heritage and NOW Pouch Tales ranges, these pyjamas are sure to become favourites for the bedtime routine. The two-piece separates are perfect for toilet training toddlers and budding independent dressers – with no buttons or zips to deal with, barely any mum or dad assistance is required!

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Tidle Tots Tidle Belly Plush Night Light

RRP: $52.99
WHERE TO BUY: Tidle Tots
AGES: 3+

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For the ultimate bedtime buddies, a Tidle Belly from Tidle Tots makes the cutest and cuddliest of bedmates! A plush nightlight and wondrous light projector, it emits the most soothing coloured night sky to help kids drift off to sleep. Plus,  the Tidle Belly automatically shuts off after 20 minutes and goes to sleep itself. #perfect

Providing adorable comfort for a more relaxed bedtime, each Tidle Belly is made using the softest of plush fabrics and features weighted beads to provide that extra calming effect for little ones who love to cuddle and snuggle. There are several Tidle Belly designs to choose from (each with a unique nightlight design) including a gorgeous LIMITED EDITION Dasher the Reindeer, perfect for Christmas gift-giving!

The fun doesn’t stop there either. At Tidle Tots you’ll also find their brilliant Tidle Sleep Sacks. They’re a 3-in-1 sleeping bag, backpack and plush play pillow transforming in just seconds for playing, adventuring or napping. It’s clear that this Christmas, Tidle Tots is the place for cuddly and comforting toddler companions!

* Not applicable on bundles 

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Kids Flip Out Sofa

RRP: $49+
WHERE TO BUY: Big W, Target, Gift Playground and
AGES: 3+

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The kids will flip out over the Kids Flip Out Sofa emblazoned with their favourite licensed character! Perfect for little ones to sit on, curl up or stretch out on, this sofa is clearly made for relaxing and enjoying a little bit of quiet downtime.

Lightweight and foam-filled, its featherweight structure is easy for toddlers to drag to their preferred spot and flip out the fold-up mattress to lie down.  It’s the perfect addition to your living or playroom (and might just prevent your couch from being climbed all over a little longer).

You’re spoilt for choice too, with nearly every popular character available to lounge with. You’ll spot Cocomelon, Paw Patrol, Gabby’s Dollhouse, Wiggles, Disney characters, and even Bluey, to name a few. Made strictly for indoor use, the Kids Flip Out Sofa makes for a cosy and comfortable gift for toddlers this Christmas!

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Step2’s Duck Dive Water Table

RRP: $139
WHERE TO BUY: Step2 Direct
AGES: 1½ +

Water play has never been easier or more fun than with the Step2 Duck Dive Water Table! It’s perfect for splish and splash play not only this summer but all year around. A generously sized water table, it’s fantastic for social play with siblings or friends to share in the fun!

Included are two rubber ducks and a squishy frog squirter toy to encourage sensory skills and imaginative play. Your toddler will enjoy squeezing, dunking and diving the toys through the water. Watch as they discover side flippers, a vortex water tower, pouring water through the funnel, activating the spinner, creating tidal waves and sending both the ducks and frog on a wet and wild ride. There are hours and hours of outside fun to be had!

Easy to assemble and set up, this water play table has a non-leak drain plug to keep water in the basin during play and allows for easy drainage when the kids are done. Made EverTough™, this outdoor water table features unmatched strength and durability for worry-free playtime and easy upkeep. Let the splashing begin!


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Sensory Play Busy Board House

RRP: $399
WHERE TO BUY: Busy Board
AGES: 3+

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The ultimate wooden Busy Board, this prime real estate has a huge 37 fidgets and activities for toddlers to discover and play with. You’ll be amazed by the sensational details, this is a toy made specially to keep little ones’ brains (and hands) busy for hours on end!

A handcrafted wooden toy house packed to the rafters with activities, the Sensory Play Busy Board House makes fun of everyday objects as children spend hours playing with its fidgets. To keep toddlers entertained, there’s an abacus, zips, xylophone, noise-making steering wheel, locks, hand-cranked music box and so much more! There is lots of twisting, turning, pulling and poking to be had … who knew everyday household items could be SO much fun?

The Sensory Play Busy Board House is a great alternative to screen time and each activity is carefully selected to provide maximum fun, as well as train children’s fine motor skills, improve their confidence and grow their capabilities. Built solid to withstand tough toddler play, this busy board toy will become a strong favourite in the playroom, that’s for sure!


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Cub and Fox Magic Canvas

RRP: $59
WHERE TO BUY: Cub and Fox
AGES: 6 months to 7+

Is your toddler a pint-sized Picasso who loves to express their artistic flair through creative and sensory play? Perhaps the mess stops you from offering the activity. Cue the Magic Canvas from Cub and Fox. It’s the perfect solution really, and it’s like magic really, there’s no paint or paper involved … so no mess and no cleanup!

The Magic Canvas is a water-activated painting canvas that allows toddlers, babies and kids to paint and create using only water and not one blob of messy paint. It’s maximum fun with minimum mess. Kids can have a blast painting with brushes, hands, feet, sponges and whatever else their imagination allows. Hang up their masterpiece to dry and within 20 minutes it will dry and fade, ready to go again. With no mess to clean and no paper to waste, the sky is the limit for creating works of art!

Magic Canvas is made from premium, durable materials including teak and natural cotton. Non-toxic and safety tested by a certified independent laboratory, Cub and Fox Magic Canvas is packaged in a beautiful cotton drawstring bag for easy storage – and handy gift-giving!

* While stocks last

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Riababy Koala Beechwood Playhouse

RRP: $1099.95
AGES: 3+

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The Riababy Koala Beechwood Playhouse has it ALL! Bringing the fun of the playground to your playroom, this multi-functional playhouse is awesome for active toddlers (and tuckering them out through play). From the get-go, there’s rock climbing, sliding, monkey bars, a gym ring, swings and a crawling bridge which moonlights as a handy play table, to be enjoyed. Amazing, right?

Made from durable A-grade European Beechwood, this playhouse is packed with fun and built to withstand ALL the play that small children can throw at it. Designed and made with active kids in mind, features include built-in handles for extra grip, pure cotton rope, rounded-off corners for safety and the wood is smooth and painted in a non-toxic, water-based paint so it’s not only splinter-free but easy to wipe clean after sticky toddler hands have been in contact.

But wait there’s more! You can accessorise to extend the playhouse play. There’s a cushioned baby swing, a hammock, a ball pit and more –  all available to purchase separately and get even more from your Riababy Koala Beechwood Playhouse!


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So there you have it, a cracking start to your Christmas shopping and ticking the best gifts for toddlers off your Christmas list this year! Looking for more gift ideas? Check out these posts below:

Christmas gifts for babies and kids of all ages

Mum Central knows how stressful shopping can be, especially if you’ve got several people on your list. Our Christmas gift guides are designed to help take the confusion out of shopping and always feature the hottest toys and gifts of the year. With Christmas gifts for babies sorted, it’s on with the rest of the list!

Check out our previous Christmas gift guides including:

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