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Birthday Gifts: Easy as 1, 2, 3

It is fun to give gifts, especially when you're able to witness the sheer joy in the recipient's face after unwrapping the perfect gift. Discover toy classics and new designs that make the best developmentally friendly gifts for the 1, 2 or 3 year old in your life.


Toys for 1st Birthdays!

Tree Top Adventure or Safari Zebra Activity Toy - Gliders, bead runs, spinning gears and more! Plus standing play for new walkers. Basic stacking toys like the Stack + Smash are great for little ones working to master their motor skills.  Plus, each stacking cup is numbered and color coded to foster number and color recognition.  Baby Stella and Wee Baby Stella - make great first dolls.  Their completely soft bodies are great for cuddling and carrying, plus each doll includes a magnetic pacifier! Dolls, help little ones learn basic nurturing skills while encouraging role play.

A Few Favs:

1) Baby Stella Brown Doll with Black Hair 2) Safari Zebra Activity Toy 3) Little Jurassics Swoop Pterodactyl 4) Stack + Smash 5) Wee Baby Stella Twins 6) A Mermaid's ABC Book 7) Musical Lili Llama 8) Stella Collection Buggy

Toys for Two Year Olds

Dress Up Friends – Sailor Henri or Sailor Aimee dolls have features that encourage fine motor development including buttons, snaps, zippers and ties to help with elementary dressing skills. Stacking toys like the Treehouse Stack-Up are great for fostering motor skills while encouraging open ended play.  For toddlers that likes to discover new sounds, check out our collection of Musical Shapes. Pair them with the Shape Book and bring to life how shapes are all around us. So many great toys to consider, it's hard to choose!

A Few Favs:

1) Treehouse Stack-Up 2) Shape Book 3) Musical Shapes Clacker 4) Baby Stella Beige With Brown Hair 5) Under The Sea Arlo Narwhal 6) Forest Friends Maggie Mouse 7) Baby Stella Stay Wild Outfit 8) My Fire Truck Pull Toy

Toys for Three Year Olds

Toddlers are busy little bees, especially when they reach the age of three. Give them toys that allow them to explore, play and learn.  Our MiO collection offers a variety of fun sets great for open ended building play.  While our Stack, Drop & Pop toy is great for kiddos that like cause and effect play.  Always on the go? Than our Pack Backs are a great gift for little ones that need a solution for carrying all their treasures. Check out more of our favorite three year old gifts that will put a smile on the face of the toddler in your life.

A Few Favs:

1) MiO Sleeping + 2 People Set 2) Mon Ami Lucky 3) The Book of Dogs 4) Groovy Girls April 5) Boom Shock-A-Lack-A 6) Under The Sea Juneau Jelly Fish 7) Stack, Drop & Pop 8) Fuzzy Pack Backs Checkered

Toys are for All Ages!

Soft stuffy animals like the Under The Sea Arlo Narwhal, Squeezmeez Growly Bear or Twiggies Octopus are great for kids and adults. Learning to self-sooth and build emotional connections is a great skill for little ones to learn. For older children, these plush friends encourage role playing while fostering emotional and social skill development. Find more plush animal toys in all shapes and sizes for kids of all ages when you shop our Stuffed Animals & Puppets category.

Discover these great 1st, 2nd and 3rd birthday gift ideas and loads more! Just shop through our gifts by age section. Make this birthday a Manhattan Toy birthday. Happy Shopping!