15 Fun Gift Ideas For Perfect for Toddlers (Ages 1-4)

Rambunctious, precocious and guaranteed to be a little ball of energy, if you’ve got a toddler in your life, we hope you’re able to get a good night’s sleep! Toddlerhood is a fascinating time in any child’s life. It’s a period that’s filled with tons of growth, busy little hands, and non-stop moving and grooving. With so much energy, you’d like a way to corral it in a positive direction that can be both stimulating and constructive.

Enter in monthly subscription boxes designed just for toddler growth and development. Early childhood experts and savvy moms and dads are the brains behind plenty of the toddler subscription boxes available on the Cratejoy marketplace. They’ve put their time and energy into creating monthly subscription boxes that will make unique gifts for toddlers.

From hands-on activities and developmental toys, to early learner books and music-making boxes, there’s plenty of gift ideas for toddlers that pack in plenty of age-appropriate fun. We've put together a gift guide of the top toddler subscription boxes, perfect for keeping the little tikes momentarily entertained and engaged!

1. Reading Bug Box


Price: Starts at $18.00

About the Box: A perfect gift to begin fostering a love of reading right from toddlerhood, the monthly Reading Bug Box is a curated book box that is tailored specifically to each child’s age and interests. Select the Baby Bug Box that caters to babies and toddlers aged 0-30 months, and sends 2-3 age-appropriate books and gift items in every box. Get the little people in your life into books with everyday reading.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 10th-20th of the month

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2. Songbird Box


Price: Starts at $35.00

About the Box: Music making helps to create strong family ties while fine-tuning developmental, motor and emotional skills for little tikes between the ages of 0 and 6 years. The quarterly Songbird Box makes a great gift to help them discover rhythm and practice other early music concepts. Each box is designed to teach new songs, and comes packed with musical goodies, including 1 themed book, 1 premium-quality instrument, and all that's needed for a hands-on musical activity.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month

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3. Little Minds Learning Box


Price: Starts at $23.79

About the Box: One of many great birthday or holiday gifts for toddlers is the Little Minds Learning Box. Designed specifically to promote learning by doing, every box focuses on helping young children develop gross and fine motor skills, while learning about math and science. Each seasonally themed monthly box is packed with over 20 fun activities, including everything from games and crafts, to activities that promote following directions and helpful book recommendations.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 25th of the month

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4. Petite Princess Box


Price: Starts at $20.00

About the Box: Watch their little faces light up with every deliver of the Petite Princess Box. Let your toddlers unleash their princess dreams with a monthly box delivering princess-themed goodies right to the front door of their modern-day castle. Focused on a fun enchanted theme, unpack 4 princess accessories, like crowns, hair bows and costume jewels that are perfect to add to a growing dress-up collection for plenty of make believe fun.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada on the 7th of the month

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5. We Craft Box


Price: Starts at $25.00

About the Box: Each We Craft Box comes ready for toddlers to enjoy quality craft time with mom and dad, grandparents, or other special people in their lives. Sending out 2-3 fully prepared crafts, every box is designed to be open-and-go for a crafting session that's completely stress-free. With the prep work already done, just open the monthly box and dive into the memory making with simple and straightforward activities.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of the month

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6. Hoppi Box


Price: Starts at $66.00

About the Box: Discover some of the best toys on the market with each quarterly Hoppi Box. Dedicated to delivering only the highest-quality toys that toddlers love, each box is specifically designed to match each child's stage of development, while promoting hand-eye coordination, and stimulating curiosity and imagination. Help the little squirts in your life reach their milestones with eco-friendly, sustainable toys!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S.

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7. Bookroo


Price: Starts at $16.95

About the Box: Build a top-notch home library filled with plenty of learning resources for the littlest members of the family with a gift subscription to Bookroo. Perfect for both toddlers and older children, select to receive board books or picture books to start growing a collection of classic stories and hidden gems. Filled with captivating tales and beautiful illustrations, each month's box of surprises will be the best gift ever.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. throughout the month depending on the date of order

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8. Tinkering Toddler Crates


Price: Starts at $22.50

About the Box: Playing is how toddlers interact with and learn about the world, and Tinkering Toddler Crates is a monthly playset that's dedicated to helping preschoolers develop a strong foundation for learning. Designed by a teacher and mom, each themed box offers 3-5 year olds all the materials and easy-to-follow instructions for 3 fun and engaging activities. From play-doh, paint, and crayons, to arts and crafts, each month promotes plenty of hands-on fun.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. beginning on the 4th of the month

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9. Didis Toy Box


Price: Starts at $42.50

About the Box: The daily work of any toddler is to get the toys out and play! Didis Toy Box is one of the best toddler gifts because it's dedicated to selecting only the best toys on the market. Focusing on learning toys, and those that promote exploration and pretend play, each box brings 2-4 full-size developmental toys tailored to each child's age. Unbox a mix of heirloom wooden toys, soft building blocks, furry plush toys and more.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 12th of the month

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10. My Busy Box Buddy


Price: Starts at $XX.XX/month

About the Box: Engage the minds, hands and senses of toddlers with My Busy Box Buddy. Created with toddlers and young children in mind, each monthly box brings 7 or more items that have been handpicked to provide hours of fun, creative play. From puzzles and stringing beads, to sewing cards, arts and crafts projects and activity books, every box is just waiting to be opened and explored.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 5th of each month

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11. Smockbox, little style sent!


Price: Starts at $55.17

About the Box: With gift boxes available up to size 2T, toddlers can be sporting some fashionable style with Smockbox. Sending a monthly box filled with 4-8 unique and fun items for the special little, including darling outfits, accessories, socks, bibs and toys, each box aims to deliver the best of the best in ethical small shop toddler fashion. Using high-quality, durable materials, this is a gift you can feel great about giving!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month

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12. KidArtLit


Price: Starts at $33.95

About the Box: KidArtLit is designed by moms with plenty of educational expertise, and aims to deliver family fun time every month. Great for toddlers and children from 3-8, each box brings newly released children’s books, along with high-quality arts and crafts supplies. Intentionally designed for 2 children, this is the perfect gift for promoting sibling bonding time through reading and art.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 15th of the month

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13. Little Bookish Wardrobe


Price: Starts at $30.24

About the Box: Blend the worlds of reading and imaginative play with the gift of Little Bookish Wardrobe. Toddlers will get the chance to watch stories come to life with a monthly box that delivers 1 charming story book, along with character-inspired costume pieces and arts and crafts projects. Providing hours of pretend play fun, they'll transform into everything from unicorns and dragons, to peacocks and elves.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 1st week of the month

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