What are the Best Gifts for a 18 Month Old Boy?
The best gifts for a 18 month old boy are easy to find, for me anyhow because my son is almost this age and I have spent my time stalking toy stores and watching him and his buddies play with various toys at Mom Tot groups! My little toddler likes to play lots now that he is on his feet and shows much more interest in engaging with toys than he did a few months back. He loves Thomas the Train toys and generally all moving vehicles so expect to find lots of them in this post. Of course gift ideas for 18 month olds include much more than toys and I have presented some other choices here.
Before I start going through my individual gifts for a 18 month old boy here are some of my favorites!
VTech Smart Shots Sports Center – Online ExclusiveHoly Stone RC Dump Truck Remote Control CarWolVol Musical Learning Workbench ToyJohn Deere Animal Sounds HayrideFisher-Price Rock, Roll ‘n Ride TrikeMagnet Boat Set for Toddlers & Kids – Fun & Educational
Popular Toys for 18 Month Old
Popular toys for 18 month old boys make fabulous gifts! I am a fan of old toys which have been around for a few years as well as the latest toys for toddlers. Fortunately having two toddlers I get opportunity to try out lots of toys. I have decided to categorize these into different groups to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for!
Outdoor Toys for 18 Month Olds
Little boys love playing outside. It gives them freedom and a larger area to play. Outdoors is the perfect place to use ride on toys and sports toy. By the age of 18 months your little one will still need a hand (or rather a push) to get around on their favorite trike, but do not worry as they approach 2 and a bit they will be able to pedal themselves. If their feet can touch the ground they can move themselves around, which is what my 2 do with the Fisher Stride Ride Lion.
I decided to pick the most popular toys for 18 month old for this category. My 2 year old already has some of these and loves them, so I know they are the best toys for 18 month olds!
Outdoor toys are amongst the best gifts for a 18 month old boy at anytime of the year.
Remote Control Toys For Toddlers
My husband thought our 18 month old would be too young for one of the remote control toys for toddlers, but Rhys and myself were pleased to prove him wrong. There are lots of these to choose from. The important thing to remember is that you want a decent sized controller with easy to push buttons. Initially you will have to show your little one what to do (Daddy and Amelia were fighting over who would show Rhys :D) so everyone gets to have fun with these. I especially like the Holy Stone toys as well as the remote control Thomas. I am pretty sure these would make excellent potty training incentive ideas!
Learning Toys for 18 Month Old Make Best Gifts for Toddler Boys
One and a half year old boys are at the age where they are learning at an accelerating rate. They are learning more and more words each and every day! Being a SAHM I do spend time daily with my kids trying to improve their speech and language development as well as stimulating their imagination. There are literally stacks of educational and learning toys for toddlers but below you can find the ones that my toddlers enjoyed the most. If your little one enjoys playing with a toy they are more likely to learn more from it.
Like the other toys above these are some of the best gifts for a 18 month old boy.
These toys for 1 year old boys are great fun for girls also as my little girl Amelia found out!
Christmas Presents for 18 Month Old
While toys are amongst the best gifts for a 18 month old boy, there are some other great non-toy presents available. Some of these are great ideas for a Christmas Eve Box for toddlers. I am thinking of the pajamas and Santa themed sippy cup! Most of these are excellent value for money. Other Christmas presents for 18 month old include a snow suit (I actually asked my Mum to get my little boy Rhys one as weather has turned for the worst here), toddler bedding sets and some personalized gifts.