Best Baby Toy Gifts for the Holidays
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
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
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
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
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
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
Colorful wooden tabs pop in and out of this wooden grasping toy to pleasantly surprise your child.
6 months+; $10; plantoys.com
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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