Gift Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

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It's that time of the year again. Winter holiday decor starts coming out (or for some retailers, it has been up for a month already). Shopping malls become busier. Festive decorations come back out from storage.

Growing up I celebrated Christmas in my family's home, but now I celebrate Hanukkah. This year, both Hanukkah and Christmas happen to be on the same date on the calendar (which actually doesn't happen that often). While this adds to the festivity of the season, it also means that celebrations are at the same time. There will be some busy and fun days ahead!

As we draw closer to the holiday celebrations, I know what's about to happen: family members will begin to ask us what our little guy needs for gifts. It's not an easy question to answer quickly, as we are often provided ample hand-me downs, and I always want to be on the lookout for toys that will match my child's upcoming developmental changes and abilities (not just something that he will play with "right now").  Our preference is to get toys or books that will grow with him, and challenge him in different ways.

Below are two lists of gift ideas - one for babies (some of the best toys we received last year that we loved), and another one for toddlers (the new domain we are entering). Hopefully a few of these ideas will inspire your wish lists, or provide you with a few ideas to share with your families if they are asking for ideas as well! Hover over the item title to link to the item online for your convenience.


GIFT IDEAS FOR BABY (0-12 Months):

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Best Toddler Gifts 2016