As the holiday season approaches we are overwhelmed with advertisements and commercials about the best new gifts for everyone on your list. Parents and loved ones want to get the best for their little ones over the holidays, but sometimes it can be difficult to sift through all the toys, books, and gear to find the perfect gift. That’s where Daily Mom comes in! Below are some of the best gifts on the market for your little one ages 2 to 5 – everything from cute towels to personalized story books, toys to imaginative games. Check them out to check your toddlers off your list. 


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Owl Toys & Gear by Stephen Joseph

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If you’re looking for unique gifts for your little one, Stephen Joseph is the place to start! Offering an incredibly wide variety of themed toys and gear, you can find high quality gifts that are different from anything else he or she will receive this holiday season. We recently discovered this gem of a children’s company that offers truly unique gifts, from rain gear, to toys, to dinnerware, and more!

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If you’ve been on the hunt for high-quality, brightly colored, whimsical rain gear for your child, Stephen Joseph has you (literally!) covered from head to toe! Choose from any one of Stephen Joseph’s signature “themes,” like the owl theme shown here. Each pair of rain boots is entirely waterproof, allowing your child to splash to his or her heart’s content, all while staying warm and cozy in a matching waterproof raincoat that has a cotton lining and cuffed sleeves. Add a matching 3D umbrella, and rainy days will actually be a fun experience!

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Your child will adore playing tea party with Stephen Joseph’s wooden owl tea set. This 13-piece set is the perfect size for tiny hands, and comes with everything your child needs for the perfect tea party with a friend, doll, stuffed animal, or sibling.  

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To top off the array of coordinating gifts, add in a stainless steel owl water bottle, and your child will be good to go! This bottle will keep drinks cold for much longer than a plastic water bottle, and you can rest easy knowing that it’s BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free! 

Owl Wooden Tea Set

  • 13-piece, brightly colored wooden set
  • Includes 2 cups, 2 spoons, 2 plates, creamer, sugar bowl, tea pot, tray, and placemat

Owl Umbrella

  • 100% nylon
  • 23.62″ high, 27.56″ wide
  • Easy open and close – no buttons to pinch little fingers
  • Wrap around Velcro closure for storage

Owl Raincoat

  • Shell: 100% Polyurethane, Lining: 100% Cotton
  • Machine washable
  • Fully lined
  • Cuffed sleeves

Owl Rain Boots

  • Outer: 100% Rubber; Insole Eva: 100% Polyester; Lining Midsole: 100% Rubber
  • Waterproof exterior
  • Removable insole
  • Non-slip sole

Owl Water Bottle

  • Leak-proof lid with cap
  • BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free
  • Stainless steel construction (approx. 7.75″ x 2.5″)
  • Holds 13.5 ounces

Perfect gift for children who are obsessed with various “themes” – owls, fire trucks, princesses, pirates, robots, mermaids, ladybugs, construction, and more!

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About Stephen Joseph

Stephen Joseph has been on a mission to create fun and unique gifts for children – while exceeding customer expectations –  since 1981. The company was started by Alexandra Buckley, a 3rd grade teacher, who started making fabric frames to earn extra money for Christmas, and the company has grown exponentially since then! It now employs over 125 people within its 90,000 square foot facility in Lubbock, Texas, but remains true to its values of focusing on details and delighting customers with high-quality products. 

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Zoo Hooded Towel & Mitt Set by Skip Hop

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Watch your children’s eyes light up during bath time as they use the Skip Hop Zoo Hooded Towels and bath mitt. Sets are available in 5 different styles that feature zoo animals, including Otis Owl, Marshall Monkey, and Brooklyn Bee. Each child is sure to find a style to love. These fun towels are made of 100% cotton, very absorbent, and are perfect to cozy up in after bath time. The towel features a large hood with cute little ears and is just the right length to be used with newborns and toddlers.

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During bath time pull out the matching soft bath mitt and soap up to bring smiles to any child. This mitt is large enough for most adult hands and has a hook to hang for convenience.

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  • Features fun zoo characters
  • Soft, 100% cotton terry
  • Holds shape after washing
  • Recommended from birth and up
  • One size fits all
  • 34 in x 34 in

Perfect gift for a newborn to 6 year old who loves to make bath time extra special!

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About Skip Hop

Skip Hop began in 2003, when a husband and wife team realized that their choices for diaper bags seemed limited to either a pink option or a blue one. Since then, they truly feel that there is no problem that they cant solve with some hard work and creativity. Their passion for developing new products truly shines through with every single item that Skip Hop makes, and they love to build and create special moments for you and your children. Its what motivates them, and its what they are good at.


Otis Owl | Marshall Monkey | Brooklyn Bee


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Happy Places PlaySet by Shopkins

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The makers of the insanely popular toy line, Shopkins, have a new creation for your kids to obsess over and collect. Meet Happy Places: “miniature decor that turns any space into a happy place!” This stuff is simply adorable. Every piece in the various collections has a cute little face on it, and your child can play interior decorator with it all.

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All the appliances and accessories in the Kitty Kitchen have cute kitty faces on them. The Dreamy Bear bedroom features sweet bear faces everywhere. Puppy Parlor is a living room with puppy dog faces on everything, and the Bathing Bunny set is a bathroom featuring, you guessed it, bunny faces. Children ages three and up will delight in the silly details of these sets and their imaginary play will go on and on as they can rearrange the rooms and act out whatever they can imagine. You set up each room in the Happy Places House Playset. The playset comes with the Puppy Parlor and one doll, Popette.

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The Shopkins Shoppies dolls are right at home here. There are other dolls also available for purchase so for this holiday season, go ahead and get all the sets together so your child can have the whole house set up with all the characters. Kids always get the most play out of toys that stimulate their imaginations, and that is exactly what Happy Places is designed to do. There will be smiles all around, on your child’s face and on every piece of her Happy Places collection!

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Perfect gift for the 3-5 year old who loves pretend play, cute accessories, and dolls.

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About Shopkins

Shopkins delights kids with their adorably whimsical toys that are collectable and encourage imaginary play. Collecting and trading Shopkins is extremely popular and we can see why. Everything they create is creative, like no other toy ever. They are small and easily organized. The colors are bright and the characters are irrestible with their sweet smiles. Kids can take their fun to the next level with the Shopkins app and there are even more activities available on the Shopkins website.

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Twozies Figurines by Moose Toys

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Twozies pair up the two cutest things in the world: babies and baby animals! Each twozies set pairs up a baby with a baby animal and the baby’s outfit matches its animal friend. They are almost like twins. These toys are designed to be collected and traded with over 140+ sets to choose from. Almost any animal you can imagine is available and the baby and animal even have whimsical matching names.

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Wobbles and Bobbles are the baby and baby penguin pair sure to leave your child giggling. Each pair is silly yet cleverly designed. Pick from multi-sets, surprise packs, and playsets. The playsets are little rooms perfect for imaginary play with the Twozies.

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Perfect gift for the 3-5 year old who loves cute toys and enjoys collecting the latest toy craze.

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About Moose Toys

Moose Toys is a global organization with the sole mission of creating things that make children happy. This company is award winning and their products are loved all over the world. Some of their most popular creations include Shopkins, The Ugglys, Betty Spaghetti, and Little Live Pets.




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Personalized Books by Lost My Name Storybooks

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The holidays can be overwhelming with so many new toys that many children receive as gifts. One great way to combat the overflow of new gadgets is to give books as a gift. The “Lost My Name” storybook collection is a great addition to any child’s library. Each story is personalized using the letters of your child’s name, so they will know this story was written just for them, making it a gift they will treasure for ages.

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Each personalized book contains the story of a child searching for the letters of their name. They come across different animals that coincide with their letters during this adventure. Each book is unique for your child’s name, and they will enjoy joining the little boy or little girl as they travel to find the letters. And there’s no need to worry if your child has more than one of the same letters in their name – the “Lost My Name” team chooses different animals for subsequent letters to make sure the story flows accordingly.

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The “Lost My Name” storybook has other options for personalization, too. In addition to choosing a boy or a girl for your story character along with your child’s name, you can also add a personal message to the beginning of the story, making it a unique gift that they can carry with them as they grow older. You are also able to choose the look of your storybook character to best meet the look of your child. There are also different options to choose from when choosing the type of book you would like to get, from hardcover to softcover, or a keepsake version

Perfect gift for any child ages 0-8 who loves to read!

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About Lost My Name Storybook Collection

The Lost My Name Storybook collection was built around the desire to bring more magic to storytime – more daring dragons, more unicorns, more giants, and more adventures. In order to do this, four friends got together to create the “Lost My Name” series, bringing imagination and fun into the time spent as a family reading together. Now these books are available around the world in several different languages, each bringing a little personalized story experience to a lucky child.

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Pink Arched Irish Fairy Door by The Irish Fairy Company

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Does your child have a vivid imagination or a love for fairies? If so, then this Christmas is the perfect time to welcome a fairy into your home by way of a wooden Irish fairy door created in Ireland and sprinkled with real magic.

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Suitable for inside or outdoor use, each Irish fairy door comes with everything you need to help settle your fairy into their new human home: a magic key in a bottle, three stepping stones, the Family/Fairy Lease Agreement, a notepad for your fairy, and the Fairy Welcome Guide. Once you register your fairy’s name on The Fairy Workplace Log on The Irish Fairy Door Company’s website, you and your child will be able to enjoy a magical interactive journey with exclusive stories and play ideas delivered direct from Fairy Valley on a weekly basis.

Just like Santa Claus, all you need to do is believe!

Perfect gift for children with vivid imaginations and a love for fairies.

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About The Irish Fairy Door Company

The Irish Fairy Door Company encourages children to expand their imaginations by exploring the magical world of fairies with their award-winning Irish fairy doors. These doors help fairies easily relocate into human homes, classrooms, gardens, and woods and provide a beautiful and unique way for children and parents to interact and play through the power of imagination and belief. Once in place, the creative team at FairyHQ ensures direct access to Fairy Valley, so the magic continues long after the fairy has moved in. Fairy Valley boasts ongoing magical messages, play ideas, and stories delivered to children and parents who register their fairy’s name on the website, via email, or at the brands immersive app.

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Feeding Products by Sassy Baby

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Aiding in developing independence, the Sassy Less Mess Spoons are designed to help your toddler scoop and keep messy meals upright as they bring the spoon to their mouth. The Less Mess Toddler Spoon has an easy grip handle and a curved bowl that aids in scooping and bringing the spoon to your toddler’s mouth.

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  • Held upside down, right side up, or anywhere in between, Less Mess toddler feeding spoons encourage your child to self-feed.
  • The large handle is easy to grip, and the angled bowl helps guide food to baby’s mouth with fewer spills.
  • Holes in the bowl actually help keep food clinging to the spoon longer, resulting in a successful, easy, and clean transition to self-feeding.
  • Top rack dishwasher safe.
  • PVC Free, Phthalate Free, and BPA Free Plastic
  • Ages: 6+ Months

Active families can grab a healthy toddler snack on the go with the First Solids Bowl. This bowl is ideal for travel with a snap on top and attached spoon. The spoon holder also encourages your toddler’s development as a handle when they accidentally push the bowl around the table.

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  • Ergonomic shaped bowl offers a variety of single-handed grips for the caregiver
  • 2 divided compartments keep foods separate
  • Snap-on lid for portability
  • Includes Sassy Transitional Feeding Spoon
  • Assorted colors
  • Ages: 4+ Months

What little one doesn’t want to be just like the big kids? With the Sassy Insulated Grow Up Cup, your toddler will hardly notice their special, pediatric dentist recommended cup has a spill-proof lid.

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  • Revolutionary 360-degree design, sip anywhere around the rim
  • Silicone valve for spill-free drinking helps children transition to an open cup
  • Insulated design
  • Pediatric dentist preferred over spouted cup
  • Appropriate for 12+ Months
  • Top rack dishwasher safe, and BPA Free

Perfect gifts for the 6 month – 2 year old who is learning and perfecting his or her independence day by day!

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About Sassy Baby

As toddlers grow and adapt to the world around them, every experience is a chance to further their development. Sassy was born in 1982 with the purchase of the Sassy Seat Company of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Throughout the 1980’s the company expanded to include an infant bouncer seat, feeding, and nursing items and in 1996 a unique line of toys. With a strong commitment to providing premium quality, implementing innovative design, having credible purpose in their products, using focused coloration, and making Sassy your number one choice, Sassy Baby is dedicated to keeping the trust of parents with the needs of their developing babies.

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