Best Baby Toy Gifts for the Holidays

Still don't know what presents to buy your baby for the holidays? Check out these fun, affordable toys.

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Hug & Hide Owl Activity Toy

Peter Ardito

Hug & Hide Owl Activity Toy

Owls might be everywhere this year, but this adorable plaything is the biggest hoot for babies. It's full of surprises, including a mirrored wing and teether feet.

3 months+; $18; skiphop.com

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Pinwheel Stroll Along

Peter Ardito

Pinwheel Stroll Along

Mesmerize your baby on the go with a light spin of this vibrant toy that can attaches to lots of gear, including a stroller or carrier.

0 months+; $10; earlyears.com

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Stacker

Peter Ardito

Stacker

The classic plaything goes green with easy-to-grasp (and place) cups made from 100-percent recycled, nontoxic plastic milk containers.

6 months+; $14; greentoys.com

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Nibbles the Vegetarian

Peter Ardito

Nibbles the Vegetarian

Shake, shake, shake this organic-cotton caterpillar rattle. Its knit-stitched body is just the right size for little hands.

0 months+; $20; zubels.com

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Color Play Drum

Peter Ardito

Color Play Drum

Your baby can bang on this light-up drum to the music. Best part? It introduces basic colors and numbers in both English and Spanish.

6-36 months; $20; leapfrog.com

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Blooming Sprouts

Peter Ardito

Blooming Sprouts

Bamboo is all the rage, and these simple, yet surprisingly soft and beautiful, stuffed animals are great examples of why it's the eco-friendly material du jour.

0 months+; $18 each; manhattantoy.com

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Peek-a-Boo Roller

Peter Ardito

Peek-a-Boo Roller

Colorful wooden tabs pop in and out of this wooden grasping toy to pleasantly surprise your child.

6 months+; $10; plantoys.com

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Crazy Cuddly Wolf Play Set

Peter Ardito

Crazy Cuddly Wolf Play Set

An unconventional baby toy, this Little Red Riding Hood-inspired plush from France has unique charm. Zip it open to reveal Red herself and four other activity playthings.

6 months+; $50; amazon.com

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Sweet Chocolate Musical Giraffe

Peter Ardito

Sweet Chocolate Musical Giraffe

We put this lovey at eye level during tummy time and watched as its soft music and swaying head totally enticed our baby toy tester.

3 months+; $19; marymeyer.com

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Lil' Zoomers Spinnin' Sounds Speedway

Peter Ardito

Lil' Zoomers Spinnin' Sounds Speedway

Kids love the lights and sounds of this swirling racetrack. And you'll love that it keeps their attention for more than 10 minutes at a time.

6 months+; $30; fisher-price.com

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Lamaze First Mirror

Peter Ardito

Lamaze First Mirror

Prop this soft, unbreakable mirror in front of your baby to get her to crawl toward her reflection. Then detach it from its base to use in a crib or car seat.

0 months+; $25; learningcurve.com

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Start Your Senses Development Activity Gym

Peter Ardito

Start Your Senses Development Activity Gym

Lights, music, textured fabrics, attachable playthings -- this mat has everything you need to stimulate your infant, including the genius high-contrast pattern that will catch his eye from the very start.

0-12 months; $60; brightstarts.com

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Gloworld Tummy Time Gym

Peter Ardito

Gloworld Tummy Time Gym

With three modes of play, this toy will grow with your baby: First, position the arch above her head to get her to reach; fold it flat for tummy time; then place it at her feet for kicking.

0 months+; $30; playskool.com

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Astro Bouncer

Peter Ardito

Astro Bouncer

The bouncer soothes your child with gentle vibrations and interactive lights and sounds overhead. Its stylish design and MP3-adaptable speakers appeal to parents.

0-6 months; $200; mamasandpapas.com

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Itty Bitty Jitteries

Peter Ardito

Itty Bitty Jitteries

Clip these bright animals to your diaper bag or car seat, and give them a tug. Your baby will like watching and feeling them shake.

0 months+; $6; infantino.com

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