20 Educational Non-Materialistic Gifts for Toddlers

By the time they’ve reached toddler years, kids have usually accumulated enough toys to keep the whole neighborhood entertained. Come their next birthday or Christmas, their parents could be asking for no toys! If that’s the case, we’ve come up with a great list of non-materialistic gifts for toddlers that will keep them busy and entertained while they learn, play, and develop.

  1. Color In Tablecloth
  2. Mealtime will come to life with this underwater themed tablecloth. Little ones will learn about different underwater animals as they color. It’s also washable, so when the kids are done, just throw it in the washing machine and they can start again!

  3. Baking Subscription Box
  4. Kids love baking, even more so when the end result is delicious cookies! This kit comes at the beginning of each new season and includes everything they need to whip up a storm.

  5. Personalized Toy Box
  6. For the toys that they already have! These beautifully crafted boxes feature slow closing hinges to keep little fingers safe, and can be laser engraved with any name.

  7. Canvas Tee Pee with Markers
  8. Keep your walls marker free with this cool canvas play tent that they can draw on! A great addition to their playroom or living space, there’s plenty of room inside for playing, reading, napping, and camping.

  9. Creative Subscription Box
  10. Kiwi Co offer a huge range of subscription boxes for those little creative minds. Choose their age group and what interests them and then watch as they create and learn!

  11. Trampoline
  12. Jumping on a trampoline is one of the most simple yet memorable parts of being a kid, and the best thing is, they last for ages, so the kids can enjoy it for years to come.

  13. Fun and Unique Bed
  14. Imagine having a bed like this as a kid. You’d never want to leave it! Kids will love sleeping, reading and playing on their new cool bed!

  15. Classic Book Collection
  16. Books are the perfect non-materialistic gift for kids, and no child’s book collection is complete without Dr Seuss books. This box set contains favorites like The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and Green Eggs and Ham.

  17. Mini Indoor Play Centre
  18. Whether they are playing with siblings or by themselves, toddlers will love being able to climb all over this beautifully made set. Great for indoors or outdoors too!

  19. Sign Language Blocks
  20. Toddlers LOVE playing with blocks, and these blocks are a great tool for toddlers to learn while they play. Each block is printed with easy-to-follow diagrams of alphabetic hand signs and embossed letters, perfect for tracing with little fingers.

  21. Personalized Name Puzzle
  22. Seeing your name on your things as a kid is a simple pleasure. These puzzles feature your little one’s name, so they are a great tool for them to learn how to spell their name and practice their fine motor skills.

  23. Bookshelf with Reading Nook
  24. A perfect addition to any playroom or bedroom, this bookshelf has a built in reading nook, so your little one can sit and read in comfort and have easy access to their other books.

  25. Face Food Plate
  26. Make mealtime a little bit easier with these funny plates. Parents and toddlers can create all kinds of weird and wonderful faces that will hopefully make eating veggies fun!

  27. Craft Subscription Box
  28. Art and craft with toddlers is always a hit. These subscription boxes come each month, and each box contains up to 5 experiments and art projects that promote STEAM learning.

  29. Animal Wall Decor
  30. Wall decal is a great way to jazz up any kids bedroom or playroom, especially if you live in a rental. These cute decals are gender neutral and kids will love having new little friends on their walls. If they love animals, check out our amazing list of gift ideas for kids who love animals!

  31. Solar System Puzzle
  32. This beautiful wooden planetary system puzzle will have your little ones learning about space as they play. The stand and the striking colors would make it an eye catching piece amongst their bedroom decor too.

  33. Cute Money Box
  34. Teach them young about the importance of saving money, with this adorable money box. From birthday money from grandparents, to money from the tooth fairy, this little guy will keep it all safe until they are ready to spend it! Find more animal related gifts on our list of gifts for tweens who LOVE animals.

  35. World Map Quilt
  36. An awesome (and easy) way to get kids learning about geography, this beautiful quilt will last your little one until they have grown into a big kid bed!

  37. Personalized Wall Art
  38. Another great way to teach your kiddies how to spell their name, and a cute little addition to their bedroom wall too! Choose from a range of sizes to suit their space.

  39. Fun Bath Toys
  40. These pipes suction to the bathroom wall and can be used individually or to create a chain to pour water through. Super fun and an awesome way to build on fine motor skills and problem solving too!

    Thanks for checking out our list of non-materialistic gifts for toddlers! We hope these gifts inspire learning, growth and development for your littles ones, without the added clutter of toys and other possessions. If you’re still looking for gifts for kids, check out our Gifting Kids section for some more cool ideas.

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