18 January 2017

Valentines Gift Ideas for Your 12-18 Month Old

 Happy Hump Day, ya'll!

Remember on Monday when I promised to bring you valentines gift ideas all week long? Well i'm here to share a few picks that you little one might love!

I tend to be a little one-sided here and only focus on boy must-haves, so I was super excited when my friend, Sarah at Sweet Miles wanted to collaborate to share some baby girl picks as well! Sarah had Adeline 5 days before Sawyer was born, so we're basically mom besties. We kept in touch throughout our entire pregnancies, and I would have lost it without our late night (and all day) text messages during our first year of motherhood! Head on over to her blog to get some awesome ideas for the baby girl in your life. :)

Does anyone else feel like they're still drowning in toys and stuff from the Holidays?? Sawyer's birthday is in October, and then 8 weeks later was Christmas, so he is literally set until college with all the gifts he could ever need. But who can resist putting a little festive something together for their little?!

I really tried to focus on some experience type gifts, as well as practical things I know he will really love rather than more toys to just add to the clutter. I should mention, this post is in no way sponsored, I just really like the products! I also made sure they were all available on Amazon Prime, free shipping for the win!

Sawyer has totally become Mr. Independent in the last few months, and he has to hold his own spoon or fork at every meal. I love that these come with a convenient little carrying case to throw into the diaper bag if we'll be out, and the plastic won't hurt his mouth when he inevitably bites down way too hard.

2)  Experience Gift Cards (Amazeum, Little Giggles)

This is my favorite and what we're telling any and all family members to get Sawyer for the next year. We have an incredible Childrens museum in our area, and a fun place called Little Giggles that we can take Sawyer when it's too cold to play outside, and gift cards give you no excuse but to get your booty out of the house and have some fun!

I'm not sure that this is the technical name for these things, but we don't take a bath without them! It's our favorite way to practice colors and Sawyer claps and squeals as they fizz up and change his bath water.

Any other mamas out there with kids obsessed with coloring? Sawyer wants to color EVERYTHING! (Including the couch, the walls, the table) The problem with regular crayons is that his chubby little baby fist breaks them almost immediately. I love how thick these crayons are, and ya'll they're seriously indestructible. He chews on them, tries to break them, and drags them all over the house and we haven't had one broken crayon yet. I also love the cute little carrying case they come in, it makes clean up much easier. (That is, when I can actually find where he hid the red crayon)

Speaking of coloring, these Melissa and Doug extra large coloring books are perfect for little toddler hands. He needs something nice and large he can scribble all over, and these fit the bill. The pictures are nice and big, and I love how darn affordable they are too. It makes it a little less painful when he rips a page to shreds. :)

Sawyer will drink water all day long if he has a big boy cup and straw. Most of the time he ends up stealing ours, but these are awesome because they come in a two pack (am I the only one always searching for a sippy?) and they're leak proof. 

Another thing our little guy is obsessed with is packing things away and toting around his treasures. This backpack is absolutely adorable, and toddler sized to boot! Sawyer will be starting part time Montessori school at the end of summer as well, so this little backpack will be perfect for packing up some things from home to make him feel comfortable. Bonus that you can pack up their entire Valentines gift inside, and let them unload one by one!

That's that! I can't believe our tiny Valentine is about to celebrate his second day of love. I mean, where did this little squishy baby go?! 

He will have my whole heart forever!

Don't forget to head over to Sarah's blog Sweet Miles to get even more toddler gift inspiration!

Until Next Time,


  1. I NEED those bath dropz in my life! I can't imagine bath time being more fun than it already is, but I bet my girl would be obsessed! You're such a cool mom!

  2. These Valentine's gift ideas for 12-18 month olds are absolutely heartwarming! The curated selection blends creativity and development, making it a delightful treat for both little ones and their parents. From cuddly plush toys that provide comfort to interactive learning toys that stimulate curiosity, each item is thoughtfully chosen to foster a loving and playful environment. The emphasis on sensory experiences and fine motor skills development is commendable, ensuring these gifts go beyond mere entertainment. The vibrant colors and adorable designs make these presents a perfect way to celebrate love and joy with our littlest Valentines. This collection is not just a set of toys; it's a celebration of the precious bond between parents and their toddlers. Bravo on crafting such a heart-touching and developmentally enriching selection!

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