50 Awesome Toddler Gifts Under $50: No Batteries Required!
Now that my youngest is almost three years old, we’ve had a lot of experience with toddler toys. Some gifts were a huge hit and still have a front row seat in the playroom. Other toys were given away, or tossed after a short period of time because they broke, pieces got lost, or our kiddos lost interest. I’ve even donated a few toys that were overstimulating for our household… (pssst, one was the bumble ball)
I’ve been a big fan of toys that don’t require batteries for few reasons:
- Batteries can get pretty pricey, especially if a toy runs out of batteries often. And when we run out of batteries at our house, chaos ensues until we find replacements.
- Toys with batteries can be louder, overstimulating, and more passive than non-battery toys.
- I always worry about kiddos getting a hold of batteries and putting them in their mouths. We’ve had a few episodes of panic when a battery has gone missing, so perhaps I am a little sensitive.
- Non-battery toys sometimes require more creativity, which often stimulates my kiddos’ brains a bit more.
But shopping for a toddler around the holidays can be hard. All of the options are overwhelming, so as a veteran toddler parent, I put together a list of 50 gifts for the special toddler in your life. Best part? All ideas are under $50 for budget-savvy shoppers! The even better part? None of these gifts require batteries! I also use a lot of these gift ideas in our home during homeschool preschool and other educational activities.
There you have it. Fifty gifts under $50 for your toddler. Now keep in mind, online prices may change at any time. But at time of publishing, all gifts listed above are under $50. I hope this list creates simple shopping that stays under budget! Do you have a gift you are looking to give your favorite toddler in your life?