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. Let Manhattan Toy be your guide for those that need some advice on purchasing a fun and developmentally friendly gift for a 1, 2 or 3 year old. Check out these picks of the best toys for the little ones in your life celebrating their 1st, 2nd or 3rd birthday.
Toys for 1st Birthdays!
Tree Top Adventure or Playful Pony - Gliders, bead runs, spinning gears and more! Plus standing play for new walkers. Create & Play Pattern Blocks - Stacking and rearranging the colorful blocks supports the development of eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. 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.
Tree Top Adventure / Creative & Play Pattern Blocks / Baby Stella Beige
Toys for Two Year Olds
Dress Up Friends – Sailor Henri and Sailor Aimee dolls have features that encourage fine motor development including buttons, snaps, zippers and ties to help with elementary dressing skills. Have a toddler that loves to make noise? You may have an aspiring musician on your hands with the help of the Musical Tiger toy. Between the drums, xylophone, maraca tail and symbol there's plenty to keep your little one busy. Each of these toys supports cause and effect learning while promoting motor skill development.
Roaring Musical Tiger / Dress Up Friends Sailors / STEM Blox
Toys for Three Year Olds
Our MiO collection offers a variety of – modular wood building sets, vehicles and bean bag bodied people and animals. The Tree Fort and Cabin sets are perfect for outdoor themed play, while in the comfort of your child's playroom. Needless to say, MiO is not your average "doll house" collection and is perfect for open ended play for the little builder in your life! Pack and play options like our Forest Adventure, Zoo Mountain or Jurassic Adventure sets are great for on the go play! Easily store all the pieces inside the soft carrying case. Encouraging play that supports social/emotional development.
Jurassic Adventure / Groovy Boy Justin / MiO Me Time (house, blocks and pink person not included)
Toys are for All Ages!
Soft stuffy animals like the Luxe Sable Bear, Adorables LuLu Bunny or Twiggies Sammy Deer 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.
Twiggies / Little Jurassics / Lovelies
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!