(Closed) Christmas gifts for 18 month olds?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
7736 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Since you’re looking for “substantial” gifts, here are a couple of ideas:

Inflatable bouncy areas like Jumpolene: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2267365′ defer=’defer My kids liked that for a while, I think they got it when they were 3 and 1. Warning though: can be hard to inflate, and storage during winter is a problem unless there’s a place indoors for it. (We eventually threw ours out because it got all grotty from being outside).

A toy kitchen, like this: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11862797′ defer=’defer My kids (especially my girls, but even my son) loved this sort of thing, they just couldn’t get enough of playing kitchen! It may be a tiny bit old for her, it was really when my kids about 2 when they got into it. Also make sure all the parts are large, some kids at 18 months still put things into their mouth.

Post # 4
958 posts
Busy bee

An iPad. 😉

Post # 5
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

my daughter is 16 months.. she’ll be right around 18 months at christmas. i’ll tell you where she is developmentally and that will help:

she’s at the age where she’s really starting to use things appropriately. ie her play food she pretends to eat etc. she also is hugging, kissing her stuffed animals and likes to pretend to give them her pacifier.

we’re likely going to get her a doll that she can feed, etc.

my sister wants to get her a doll house.. i think she’s too young but i won’t take that away from her.

have you thought about a full size play kitchen? my daughter would love that if we had the space in our apartment.

Post # 6
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Puffthemagicdragon:  I have just been discussing with my SIL about what to get my nephew (will be 3 in January) and niece (just turned 1 yesterday).  She suggested that I get a “summer toy” because the kids will be inundated with toys and my brother and her SIL would prefer that they have something new for the Summer months instead of an overload on Christmas Day.  I am currently trying to decide between a slide or a good quality paddling pool or sandpit.

Post # 7
327 posts
Helper bee

tricycle, or those playset, 

Post # 10
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would also recommend getting a Duplo set. My niece got a doll house Duplo set for her birthday which she really loves. And there are also really nice sets of farms or zoos that are less blocks and more animals, so it’s good for younger toddlers. I loved getting duplo sets for my son because it’s really easy to build onto it later. 

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