Holiday Gift Guide 2023 | Blossoming Curiosity: Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

A baby and toddler interacting together

Hearthsong's 2023 Holiday Gift Guides

We're your destination to the best holiday gifts for your child. Shop our curated guides and watch your child's imagination sparkle. 

Check out the others in the series: 

Gifts for Imaginative Kids

Gifts for Artsy Kids

Gifts for Active Kids

Gifts for Nature-Loving Kids

Gifts for older kids can be a challenge to find, but at least they can tell you exactly what they want. Babies and toddlers? Not so much. They don't know what they want because they haven't seen everything the world has to offer.

That means it's your job as a parent (or resident “cool aunt”) to help your littlest ones discover what sparks their curiosity. No big deal and not confusing at all, right? 

To help you on your journey, our gifts for babies and toddlers are the perfect mix of practical and joyful. Babies and toddlers will have fun and build essential skills needed for their growth. Your reward? You get to see it happen in real time. 

The Perfect Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

1. Wooden Rocking Horse


As fast as your littlest one galloped into your life, they'll have the opportunity to gallop on their own Wooden Rocking Horse

Designed for children ages 12 months to 18 months, this rocking horse is the perfect gift for growing babies. Watch as they trot across new planets and into the stars.

Your adventurer can travel with a safety surround until they're old enough to ride without it. Its classic design is perfect to pass down to younger siblings, cousins, and other worthy explorers. 

Our Wooden Rocking Horse with a shooting star on a teal background.

2. Bouncy Jump-Alongs

Bring the whole zoo home…or pick your favorite! Our Bouncy Jump-Alongs are adorable, pint-sized hoppers for your littlest riders. 

Add active movement to sedentary activities as kids bounce while they watch their favorite show or their older sibling’s soccer game. 

Create a tiny obstacle course on rainy days by having them hop around boxes or hop until the timer runs out before they move to the next challenge.

Watch as they build their strength to take on their first quests and graduate to bigger and better ones…until they rise the ranks to Top Adventurer! 

Each Jump-Along is made of heavy, durable PVC and have two easy-to-clutch ears (or horns) to grip as your little ones hop into an enchanted forest, back in time, or on a majestic mountain. Includes a hand pump so your time isn't spent on a side quest and directly on the main adventure! 

Child on our dinosaur Jump-Along

3. Wooden Shopping Cart

Babies and toddlers are busier than you think. Running errands begins ASAP. There's no time to lose! 

With our Wooden Shopping Cart, children ages 18 months to 3 years can go shopping anywhere they please. The wooden wheels are painted white and finished with a strip of PVC to protect floors. The white fabric basket is printed with a scattering of pretty gold stars, freshly picked from the sky. 

Maybe they'll stop at the local pharmacy run by Dr. Bear and the other Dr. Bear (they're cousins). Catch them after their trip to the grocery store with the ultimate fresh produce haul. Or see them use their art to haul away treasure from a dragon's lair. 

Child pushing our Wooden Shopping Cart with a red stuffed bear riding inside.

4. Stackable Nesting Blocks

Today they'll develop their motor skills. Tomorrow, they'll build the tower of their dreams!

Our Stackable Nesting Blocks are perfect for children ages 2 to 5 and are open-ended for endless kinds of play. 

They also make for beautiful nursery decor until your new arrivals can play with them! 

Choose from a bright rainbow cottage or a mystic mountainside…or get both to stack alongside the other. 

A child smiling with the Rainbow Cottage Nesting Blocks.

5. Felt Pretend Food

We're headed off to the market! What will you buy? Mix and match wares each visit when you grab either of our Felt Pretend Food sets for your baby or toddler! 

With veggies, fruit, and delicious bread, children adore toting around their fresh groceries. Several pieces are interactive, meaning your little ones can actually “peel” or “cut” produce like the grownups do. 

Grab all three or pick your child's next favorite set of soft and sensory toys! 

Child holding a felt pretend play carrot on the ground.

Found the Perfect Gift?

See our other Holiday Gift Guides for further inspiration, bookmark your faves for later, and follow us on social media (@hearthsong_toys). 

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