What to get my 17 month old nephew for Xmas?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I misread and thought you asked what to get your 17-year old nephew for Christmas.  My first thought was “condoms and liquor.” 

That might not be appropriate for a 17-month old, though.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@AllieBee12:  Does he have a toy cell phone? My nephew loves his and calls it “my iPhone.” They sell that kind of thing at Walmart or Target.

Oh yeah, my nephew is older, but still.

Post # 6
Hostess
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

How about a toy laptop? I got one from Walmart for around $25 I think, it talks and says things like “you’ve got mail” and cute things like that. My neice always pretends like she’s sending work emails haha

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Melissa and Doug toys are a huge hit with my nieces and nephew (and their mother)!

Here are some toddler and baby toys on Amazon.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

The fake phones really are great…another one is the ball drop things where they drop it in and it swirls through some plastic tube on the way out to the bottom. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i also would go with a toy phone. i have 4 year old twin cousins, and when they were that age, they loved stuff like that (now they just fight over the ipad).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Melissa and Doug toys! High quailty, wood mostly. Educational and well made 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The Scout two year old + version.  I know he’s not there yet, but he can pet it and have it sing to him until he is old enough to really use it (helps teach reading etc).  My 13 month old has both the baby Scout and the grown up one and he loves both!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@AllieBee12:  I have a 16 month old nephew. I bought him new bath toys along with winter clothes and books. I’ve noticed lately that he’s starting to like playing with cars and of course any type of ball is always a big hit. You can find different soft and textured balls on amazon or at target. (I try really hard not to buy toys that require batteries) & I usually check in with my sister to see if there is anything specific she’d like me to get the kids (to avoid duplicates, etc).

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AllieBee12:  Things like stacking rings or pots are good value. If he likes buttons, he might already have one, but kids love those things where they press a button and a shape pops up:

Or a toy work bench. (Plastic hammer etc). Sturdy picture board books (which it sounds like you are already getting) are good.

Whatever you get, make sure it’s not too small because at that age some kids are still putting things into their mouth. (Which is why lots of toys say “Not suitable for 3 years and under”)

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