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7 Terrific Toddler Gifts that Cost $30 or Less

7 Terrific Toddler Gifts that Cost $30 or Less

Trying to find an affordable gift that your toddler will love? We asked Circle of Moms members, including our savvy Product Review bloggers, to share ideas for great toddler-appropriate toys that cost less than $30. Here are seven ideas we think your little one and you will love. 

1. Alphabet Toys

"My kids love LeapFrog's FridgePhonics: Magnetic Alphabet Set.   At first, they just liked sticking the magnets on the refrigerator. As they grow older they are learning how to spell lots of new words. The best part about it is that this toy is both fun and educational." -Elle N. Em of Cleverly Changin

Available at  LeapFrog, $25

2. Sorting Toys

"My daughter absolutely LOVES the Super Sorting Pie from Learning Resources!   This 68-piece set is both educational and fun. Not a day goes by that she doesn't play with it, and I love the versatility of the lessons that can be taught using this toy. Definitely a great investment for both boys and girls!" -Melissa Cleaver of Mommy Living the Life of Riley


Available at Learning Resouces, $28

Nichol of KiddiesCornerDeals also recommends a sorting toy. Her pick is Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Clock, which she says is great for boy or girl.

Available at Melissa & Doug, $15


3. Pretend Food

"I love the ImagiPLAY Fruit Cutting Set. Great for a boy or girl. I've seen many other pretend fruit sets and this is by far the cutest. Comes in a wooden crate with a knife and cutting board as well as realistic looking fruit. My son spent over an hour cutting the fruit and putting it back together. It's made from earth-friendly rubberwood and lead-free paint." -Laurie Herz of happy healthy mom

Available at ImagiPLAY, $26

"I always look to Green Toys when in need of a great gift. My favorite right now is the Green Toys Pizza Parlor set. All their toys are made in the USA out of recycled milk jugs. They are sturdy and really well made while providing lots of fun and imaginative play time. They also double as a great bath toy. The set comes with a four-piece pizza and a variety of toppings so your waiter can customize your pizza. They provide a little ordering checklist pad and a delivery box. It's perfect for a boy or girl on any occasion. It's my go-to gift!" -Kathy of SafeMama

Available at Learning Resources, $28

4. LEGO DUPLO Blocks

"My son just loved his LEGO DUPLO blocks! Most kids love to build and between 18 to 36 months is when they get coordinated enough to work on building things." -Scarlet of Family Focus Blog

Available at LEGO, $15 and up


5. Mega Bloks Fill and Dump Wagon

"I love the Mega Bloks Fill & Dump Wagon for either a boy or a girl. They have as much fun filling the wagon up with other toys and pushing it around as they do building with the blocks! -Elizabeth Edwards of Mom Reviews

Available at Mega Bloks, $28

6. Toy DJ Mixer for Kids 

They make a lot of awesome toys for kids this age but my favorite would have to be the Toy DJ Mixer for Kids  it will keep the playing music and leaning all day long." -Loraine Alcorn of Lorrie's Video Reviews and Stuff

Available at One Step Ahead, $29.95

7. Anything with Wheels!

"Any thing ride on that they can power that makes lots of noise as it rolls! They always make good gifts! Can be for boys and girls!" -Stacy M. of Dnbuster's Place

"I would say anything with wheels :) for a boy. Maybe even one of those push mowers. My 20-month-old pushes ours every single day almost. He loves it." -Drea Wood of She (Hearts) It

Image Source: Chris. P via Flickr/Creative Commons

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