Presents for 18 months old (actually from 12 to 24 months!)

You can easily make a toddler happy with an empty box, cardboard tubes (like kitchen or toilet rolls), an egg carton or many other items we have at home. Using some crayons they can have fun decorating it, or maybe they can put blocks in and out of them, try to build a tower… Let their imagination flow!

But if you’re looking for a more ‘formal’ present for 18 months old (or anything from 12 to 24 months), you can find some useful ideas here. A toddler that enjoys singing or dancing will likely love a toy related to music. A toy that encourages gross motor skills is a better choice for a very active toddler that loves running up and down all day. The list below is separated in categories to make your life easier.

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Fine motor skills

Galt Toys Classic Pop-Up Toy 
Shape Size Sorting (Carrots) 
Wooden cheese and mousse toy
Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorter 
Jacques of London Stack & Learn Geometric Shapes 
Hide and Squeak Eggs 
Melissa & Doug Wooden Peg Puzzles: Safari / Pets / Farm / Vehicles / Shapes 
Grimm’s rainbow 
Grimm’s Seven Friends in Seven Bowls 
Grimm’s Conical Tower 
Grimm’s Stacking Bowls 
Montessori Coin Box 

Movement and gross motor skills

Pikler triangle, sliding board and Pikler arch 
Gradual Balance Bike & Tricycle 
Toddler Indoor Trampoline 
Gonge River Stepping Stones 
Little Tikes First Slide 
Pop Up Play Tunnel 
Walk Along Wooden Dog Toy
Dance Scarves 
Soft play 
Micro Mini scooter 
Kids Wagon Wheelbarrow and Gardening Tools 
Toddler Watering Can 
Sand and Water Table with Lid and Accessories 

Arts and crafts

3D Coloured Stickers for Toddlers (over 550) 
My First Easy Grip Jumbo Crayons (Crayola) 
My First Washable Markers (Crayola) 
Self Adhesive Foam Shapes for Crafts (180 pieces) 
Finger paints, safe and non-toxic 
Drawing paper roll 
Giant chunky chalks 


Wooden Percussion Musical set 
18-piece Musical Instruments set for Toddlers 
Little Children’s Music book (Usborne Noisy Book) 
Baby Einstein Magic Touch Piano 
Jaques of London Xylophone with Music Sheets 
Wooden rainbow sound blocks


Search and find book in English and Spanish (I’m the author!) 
Search and find book in English and French (same series as the previous one) 
My first 100 words (Roger Priddy) 
Guess how much I love you (Sam McBratney) 
Ten little fingers, ten little toes (Mem Fox) 
Dear zoo (Rod Campbell) 
The very hungry caterpillar (Eric Carle) 
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? (Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle) 
Where does pig live? (Roger Priddy)
Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals 

Role play

Mrs Potato Head Classic 
Melissa & Doug Bear Family Dress up Puzzle 
Folding Doll Buggy
Wooden Toolbox 
Playmobil 1-2-3 Airport Shuttle Bus with People and Luggage 
Playmobil 1-2-3 Family Home 
Novel Kitchen with Accessories 
Melissa & Doug Wooden Food 

Have you already decided? Do you have any other amazing present ideas for 12 to 24 months old? Leave a comment below to help other parents!

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