Perfect Holiday Presents That Will Cater To Toddlers’ Latest Obsessions


When toddlers hit 1 or 2 years old, their interests blossom. Whether their kids love princesses, dinosaurs, fire trucks, or dogs, every parent knows just how excited children get over their obsessions. This holiday season, lean into your kids’ interests by getting them gifts they’ll absolutely adore. Need some ideas? Don’t worry, Target’s got you covered! With toys, music, and books for kids of all ages, you’re sure to find something your little one will love.

  • 1. Skip Hop Baby Musical Toy — Farmstand Rock-a-Mole Guitar

    If you know a toddler who loves music, encourage their musical interests with this adorable avocado guitar. This toy has lights, plays six different songs, and plays six guitar riffs. Not only will kids have a ton of fun with this toy, they’ll also work on their fine motor skills!

    Skip Hop Baby Musical Toy — Farmstand Rock-a-Mole Guitar ($15.99, Target)

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  • 2. “Sesame Street” Deluxe Figure Set

    For decades, toddlers have loved Sesame Street — there’s a reason it’s been around since 1969! If your little one is a huge fan of Elmo, Big Bird, and Oscar the Grouch, get them this set of adorable figurines. The set includes 11 different characters, including Abby Cadabby, Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird, Elmo, Grover, the Count, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Rosita, and Gonger.

    Sesame Street Deluxe Figure Set ($19.99, Target)

  • 3. Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth

    This adorable sloth isn’t just a cute toy — it’s a singing, dancing machine! If your little one loves to dance and sing, this sloth will be their new favorite toy. It lights up, bobs its head, claps its hands, sings, plays music, and teaches about numbers, colors, opposites, and the alphabet!

    Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth ($29.99, Target)

  • 4. VTech Mix and Match-a-Saurus

    If your child loves dinosaurs, they’ll be obsessed with this singing, dancing dino! The interactive dinosaur has different emotion tiles, different character tiles, and different music tiles for 27 combinations. The toy is fun for kids, and parents will love the educational aspects.

    VTech Mix and Match-a-Saurus ($34.99, Target)

  • 5. WowWee Shark Family Plush Puppet — Daddy Shark

    Let’s be honest: Kids love "Baby Shark." If the little one is obsessed with this song, buy this super-fun puppet for them to play with! In addition to the Daddy Shark puppet, there’s also a Baby Shark puppet and a Mommy Shark puppet!

    WowWee Shark Family Plush Puppet — Daddy Shark ($14.89, Target)

  • 6. “Baby Shark Pinkfong Presents: The Best of Baby Shark” (CD)

    If you play “baby shark doo doo…” for your little one every day, buy them this super-fun CD for the holidays. With 17 songs, this CD will keep toddlers singing and dancing for hours! And as all parents know, a happy baby means happy parents.

    Baby Shark Pinkfong Presents: The Best of Baby Shark ($8.99, Target)

  • 7. “Sesame Street”: All-Time Favorites 1 (CD)

    Bring Sesame Street into your home with this CD. There are 14 different songs on this disc, all sung by your kid’s favorite characters! From Big Bird to Cookie Monster to Grover, they’re all featured on the CD.

    Sesame Street: All-Time Favorites 1 (CD) ($7.99, Target)

  • 8. “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” (Board Book)

    This classic kids' book is a great gift for toddlers. The book is colorful and fun and has a bouncy rhythm to it. The book also encourages parents to discuss language and the alphabet with their kids!

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book) ($6.79, Target)

  • 9. “This Is Baby” by Jimmy Fallon (Book)

    Written by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, this book is fun for both parents and kids! The book is perfect for helping toddlers learn about their bodies. While it’s an exciting book for little ones, it’s also educational and interactive, which parents will love!

    This Is Baby by Jimmy Fallon ($10.90, Target)

  • 10. “The Going to Bed Book” (Board Book)

    Do you know a toddler who hates going to bed? Let’s be honest: Most little kids don’t like bedtime, but this book can make it way more fun! The colorful board book walks children through the whole nighttime process — taking a bath, brushing their teeth, putting on PJs, and finally going to sleep.

    The Going to Bed Book (Boynton Board Books) (Revised) by Sandra Boynton ($5.99, Target)

  • 11. “The Crayons' Christmas” (Interactive Book)

    If it’s your little one’s second or third Christmas, this is an exciting time — they’re finally starting to grasp the concept of the holiday and get excited about it! This fantastic book will help get kids in the mood to celebrate Christmas this year.

    The Crayons' Christmas — by Drew Daywalt (Hardcover) ($16.29, Target)

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