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Since infants and toddlers aren’t making wish lists yet, gift selection is all up to you—and may feel a bit overwhelming! That’s why we found 50 great baby gift options, from cute and cuddly stuffed animals to toys that help with sensory development. We’ve even included essentials that make great baby shower gifts, such as an affordable portable UV sanitizer. And, because every stage of infant life is unique, we’ve covered gift ideas for newborn babies all the way up to three-year-old tots.

For 3 months and under

Munchkin Portable UV Sterilizer

56 Reviews

This handy UV sterilizer, which can be clipped onto a diaper bag, will likely save the day on more than one occasion. Next time baby tosses a soother on the dirty ground, simply pop it in the sterilizer for safe sanitation in under a minute.

For 3 months and under

Mary Meyer Wubbanub Infant Pacifier

1 Review

This adorable pacifier doubles as baby’s first furry stuffed friend. The plush bunny makes it a breeze for tiny fingers to grasp and manipulate the soother. It’s also easy to spot, so it’s less likely to be misplaced than regular pacifiers.

For 3 months and under

Lulujo Baby's 1st Year Monthly Milestone Photography Background Prop, Blanket and Cards Set

0 Reviews

The days are long but the years are short and having a soft prop like this one on-hand to document baby’s growth each month is the perfect baby gift. Help sleep-deprived parents keep track of those precious 12 months.

For 3 months and under

Cactus Humidifier

0 Reviews

This cute and compact humidifier travels anywhere it’s needed, from the nursery to a sleepover at grandma’s. It’s a cold-weather essential to help prevent dry and chapped skin, especially during Canadian winters.

For 3 months and under

KeaBabies Baby Bandana Drool Bibs, Pack of 8

19 Reviews

Drool bibs are a practical and stylish way to keep baby clothing clean and dry amidst drippy saliva and spit up (no easy feat!).

For 3 months and under

Live Clean Baby Soothing Relief Diaper Bag Essentials Gift Set

12 Reviews

Live Clean Baby’s gentle, plant-based formulas are perfect for delicate skin. This diaper bag-friendly kit is an ideal baby shower gift. It’s stocked with diaper ointment, non-petroleum jelly, baby wash and post-bath lotion, which can also be used to give little ones a light massage.

For 3 months and under

Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker

74 Reviews

This infant-to-toddler rocker grows with little ones. What starts out as a soothing infant rocker converts to a toddler rocking chair, suitable for children up to 40 pounds. Its removable, machine-washable seat pad makes cleaning a breeze.

For 3 months and under

Aden + Anais Essentials Muslin Swaddles

1 Review

These muslin swaddles can be used in a variety of ways (burp cloth, sun shade, baby blanket, etc.) and promise to stay soft wash after wash.

For 3 months and under

Philips Avent Infant Starter Set

1486 Reviews

They say fed is best! This bottle set makes it easy to combine breast and bottle feeding, or exclusively bottle feed. The curved brush makes for easy cleaning.

For 3 months and under

Harmony Play & Go Deluxe Playard

39 Reviews

A portable playard safely contains infants for every activity from sleep to playtime. On-the-go parents will appreciate the lightweight, ultra-compact frame and lockable wheels that make it easy to transport.

For 3 months and under

Child of Mine by Carter’s Newborn Bodysuits 3-Pack

7 Reviews

Help them build a capsule wardrobe with this starter set to welcome home a newborn baby. Snaps allow for easy diaper changes and they can easily mix and match these onesies with coordinating pants and bibs.

For 3 months and under

Angelcare AC527 Baby Breathing Monitor with Video

27 Reviews

This baby monitor is an investment, but for new parents, you really can’t put a price on peace of mind. In addition to the audio and video monitor, the Wireless Breathing Sensor Pad monitors baby’s movement and breathing, and alerts caregivers of any concerns.

Green Fisher-Price Rainforest Music & Lights Deluxe Gym with animals swinging from the structure.

For 3 months and under

Fisher-Price Rainforest Music & Lights Deluxe Gym

71 Reviews

This musical-themed gym is a multisensory playground that responds to your baby’s movement. It’s easy to fold and take with you. Plus, the detachable toucan plays up to 20 minutes of music and has colour-changing lights to keep your infant entertained on the go.

For 3 months and under

Bumprider Connect Stroller

0 Reviews

Packing light is near impossible when there’s a baby or toddler involved; a stroller with a large cargo basket is a must-have. This Swedish model even converts from a single to a double to accommodate a growing family.

For 3 to 6 months

Baby Banana Teething Infant Toothbrush

13 Reviews

With its easy-to-hold banana-peel handles, this infant toothbrush helps young children develop good oral hygiene habits early. The soft bristles gently massage gums and teeth to reduce teething discomfort. It’s also freezer and dishwasher safe!

For 6 to 12 months

Oball Rattle & Roll Car Toy

85 Reviews

The soft, flexible Oball material on these cars make it easy for baby to grasp, shake and play. Bonus: They’re safe for teething tots who like to explore with their mouths.

For 3 to 6 months

Mainstays Interlocking Foam Mat

5 Reviews

These lightweight tiles are a win for everyone: They protect the floor and are easy to wipe clean, plus they give little ones a shock-absorbing cushion to play on.

For 3 to 6 months

VTech Rattle & Sing Puppy

3 Reviews

This musical rattle provides visual and tactile stimulation to encourage development of fine motor skills. Little ones will love touching the puppy’s crinkly ears and watching his cheeks light up.

For 3 to 6 months

Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 High Chair

102 Reviews

This convertible baby high chair that morphs into a booster seat and toddler chair offers incredible value. Parents will especially appreciate the dishwasher-safe removable tray and easy-to-clean frame. (We’ve also rounded up a few of our other favourite high chairs.)

For 3 to 6 months

Ingenuity Baby Einstein Journey of Discovery Jumper

213 Reviews

Who needs a passport? This global-expedition themed jumper has a 360-degree rotating seat, which gives babies the independence to explore each of the 12 fun activities (including a spinning globe and soft postcards) on their own.

Red, yellow and blue polyester crawling tunnel for babies.

For 6 to 12 months

Kids Crawling Tunnel

0 Reviews

Get your wee one scooting or crawling through this collapsible tunnel. They’ll strengthen their arms and legs while working on gross motor skills and get in little bit of baby exercise, too.

For 6 to 12 months

Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack

334 Reviews

You can’t go wrong with a classic developmental toy like the Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack! Little ones will love stacking and shaking the colourful rings while building their fine motor and gross motor skills.

For 6 to 12 months

LeapFrog Scout’s Learning Lights Remote Deluxe

28 Reviews

Help little ones improve fine motor skills with this toy remote, which features 17 buttons that play over 100 phrases and sounds, plus music. Switch between modes for pretend play (what’s the forecast on the weather channel?) or activities that introduce numbers and letters.

For 6 to 12 months

VTech Sleepy Glow Bear

4 Reviews

Sweet dreams await when little ones drift off to sleep with this cuddly bedtime buddy. A soothing light, accompanied by sweet lullabies or nature sounds, provides comfort in the night and companionship during the day.

For 6 to 12 months

VTech Magic Star Learning Table

2 Reviews

There are plenty of activities to explore on this bilingual learning table, including a steering wheel and nursery rhyme book. Removable legs make it suitable for both floor and table play.

For 6 to 12 months

Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Spin & Sort Activity Center

27 Reviews

An activity center that grows with your child is a budget-friendly way to ensure the fun and entertainment never ends. The rotating seat in this model lets little ones lead their play (and allows them to keep an eye on mom or dad).

For 12 to 18 months

Spark Create Imagine 3D Wooden Alphabet Puzzle

57 Reviews

Perfect for little hands, this alphabet puzzle helps children practice their ABCs while also building important developmental skills and letter recognition.

For 12 to 18 months

Fisher-Price Little People Sit with Me School Bus

314 Reviews

Little ones eager to start school will love this yellow school bus complete with lights and sounds. It comes with two Little People figurines, including Bus Driver Emily. Class is in session!

For 12 to 18 months

Egg-Shaped Palm-Grip Crayons, 9 Pieces

0 Reviews

Encourage your baby’s crafty side with these washable food-grade crayons that are easy for small hands to grip. Unlike standard crayons, they’re also difficult to break.

For 12 to 18 months

Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag

1482 Reviews

Building blocks may seem like a simple toy, but it’s amazing what kids will do with them; they’re great for encouraging imaginative play. These Mega Bloks are big and easy to stack and assemble, so they’re perfect for kids as young as 12 months.

For 12 to 18 months

Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox

710 Reviews

Every youngster needs a sandbox because it encourages outdoor, creative and social play all at once. When it’s time to head inside, the turtle shell lid protects sand and toys from rain and snow.

For 12 to 18 months

Kid Connection Plush Colourful Cat

0 Reviews

This cuddly tie-dye kitten is the perfect bedtime companion. In fact, you really can’t go wrong with Kid Connection stuffies—for the same price, you can also find a teddy bear or a jungle cat.

For 12 to 18 months

Little Tikes Cook 'n Grow BBQ Grill

338 Reviews

Tiny chefs will be in their element playing with this realistic BBQ and the seven grill accessories that come with it. It can also be configured at two different heights, making it suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.

For 12 to 18 months

VTech Musical Rhymes Book

136 Reviews

Teach them the classic nursery rhymes with this book, which features over 40 songs, melodies, sounds and phrases. It also allows little ones to slide and twist the play pieces while exploring the easy-to-turn pages.

For 12 to 18 months

VTech Cutie Paws Puppy Stroller

106 Reviews

Animal-loving tikes can show off their nurturing side with this musical stroller packed with puppy accessories. The cute little dog can be pushed around in the stroller or taken out for some fun pet roleplay.

For 18 to 24 months

Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon with Canopy

226 Reviews

With three options for use (canopy-covered wagon for two, flatbed for hauling toys and bench seating) and a foldable, compact design, this useful wagon is worth the price tag. It will be a fixture on family adventures for years to come.

For 18 to 24 months

Editions Gladius International Doc Mcstuffins Hide And Seek Game

1 Review

This game of hide and seek encourages kids to observe and concentrate in order to help Doc find her hidden tools and friends. The three double-sided boards offer plenty of discovery options.

For 18 to 24 months

Little People Disney Frozen Kristoff’s Sleigh

131 Reviews

Encourage independent play and make room for an active imagination as these Little People Anna, Kristoff and Sven figurines take off on a magical journey through the snow in Kristoff’s sleigh.

For 18 to 24 months

Cry Babies Tina Interactive Baby Doll

3 Reviews

Tina, who uses her psychic powers to cheer up her friends, cries light-up tears when you take away her pacifier and her face glows when she gets it back. (Check out more of this year’s top 50 toys.)

For 18 to 24 months

Sesame Street Love to Hug Elmo Plush Toy

206 Reviews

Elmo loves hugs and he’ll raise his arms to ask for one whenever you squeeze his tummy. Give him one and he’ll respond with a fun phrase, song or kiss. (This toy speaks English or Spanish—great for kids learning a second language!—but if you want a French-speaking plush, try VTech’s My Pal Scout.)

For 18 to 24 months

Kid Connection My 1st Tablet

2 Reviews

Today’s tots are incredibly tech-savvy and it doesn’t get more affordable than this beginners’ tablet. It focuses on interactive learning through three levels that explore everything from first words and colours to speech and language skills.

For 18 to 24 months

VTech Count & Win Sports Centre

152 Reviews

Equal parts fun and educational, this two-in-one sports centre encourages gross and fine motor skill development. Kick the soccer ball to the friendly goalie who shouts encouraging phrases, then switch things up and shoot some hoops.

For 2 to 3 years

Play-Doh Shape and Learn Discover and Store

9 Reviews

Complete with six cans of Play-Doh, three double-sided playmats and countless accessories, this kit has great value. Bonus: Everything is organized in a storage case for fun and simple clean-up!

For 2 to 3 years

Kid Connection My Lil' Shopping Cart

3 Reviews

What seems like a chore for parents (think: dishes, laundry and grocery shopping) can often seem like a fun activity for kiddos. This mini Walmart shopping cart and grocery set with 25 pieces is a cute way for them to play along.

For 2 to 3 years

Fisher-Price Little People Music Parade Ride-On

2 Reviews

For kids who like to march to the beat of their own drum, this ride-on toy offers plenty of variety and customization. Touch the keyboard to play five different marching tunes or switch to play mode to create one-of-a-kind songs.

For 2 to 3 years

Crayola Color Wonder Mess-Free Colouring Toy Story Pages and Mini Markers

1 Review

Creativity knows no bounds and walls may seem like the perfect canvas when you’re two… Luckily, Color Wonder allows for mess-free colouring with markers that only work on special paper. Genius!

For 2 to 3 years

Eric Carle Let's Feed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

7 Reviews

Fans of the classic Eric Carle children’s book will eat up this game of counting, collecting and building. Each player moves their 3D caterpillar from fruit to fruit, collecting unique puzzle pieces they’ll eventually use to create a beautiful butterfly.

For 2 to 3 years

Minnie's Happy Helpers Bowriffic Hairstylin' Set

8 Reviews

Nowhere to go? That’s no problem for a toddler who will take any excuse to get dolled up! Minnie‘s Hairstylin’ Set comes with a realistic sounding hair dryer (batteries required) for fun, imaginative play.

For 2 to 3 years

Frozen 2 Young Anna

3 Reviews

Inspired by Frozen 2, this plush Young Anna doll is a wonderful playtime companion for fans of the film.

For 2 to 3 years

Radio Flyer My First Big Flyer

322 Reviews

A red tricycle that plays nine different songs and sounds, this easy-to-ride toy is safe and sturdy enough for toddlers. Kids as young as one can enjoy this tricycle, but a two- or three-year-old will get the most use.

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