The holiday season is drawing closer and with it the wonderful memories it creates. Festive markets, ice-skating rinks, chocolate coins, not to mention lots of lovely family time – it’s enough to make you wish every month was December!
Of course, the magic doesn’t happen without a hefty dose of planning. If your thoughts are now starting to turn to potential presents for the little one in your life, we’ve put together some handy gift ideas and suggestions of toddler toys that might be right for them. Here’s to a memorable, and magical, holiday together!
LEGO® DUPLO® All-in-One-Box-of-Fun (10572).
First up on the 2016 LEGO DUPLO gift guide is this jolly jumble of wheels, flowers, windows, picture and number bricks – not to mention a sweet dog, and boy figure! It’s a set spilling over with play possibilities that also cleverly packs away back into the box for sturdy storing.
LEGO DUPLO My First Truck (10818).
This easy-to-build truck is loaded with playful learning! The 16 food-decorated bricks can be matched and used to play pairs, while the cute cat, friendly figures, and market stall open up all sorts of role-play opportunities.
LEGO DUPLO My First Cars and Trucks (10816).
Little ones can learn to build and create their own fleet of vehicles with this creative set! The wheelbases and bright bricks combine to make vehicles of all shapes and sizes, such as a fire engine, car, crane, and tipper truck. There are also decorated bricks and building cards included to spark brand-new ideas.
LEGO DUPLO Number Train (10558).
This push-along train is a fun way to teach counting while playing. With ten numbered bricks, your little one can start to learn to count – while creating a colorful train for the little boy and dog to ride. It also rebuilds into a tunnel, doghouse, or whatever your little one can think up!
LEGO DUPLO Around the World (10805).
Perfect for animal enthusiasts, this special set puts a world of wildlife at your little one’s fingertips. From here they can travel the globe to learn about fascinating animals and their natural habitats. Lions, penguins, tigers… with 17 animal figures included, it’s all just a LEGO DUPLO plane, or boat, ride away (also included!).
LEGO DUPLO My First Train Set (10507).
Is your budding train driver ready to steam ahead into motorized play? Introduce them with this colorful steam train featuring sound effects, passenger wagon, station with ticket window, fueling pump, and signal. There’s also a bundle of extra bricks and tracks for even more chug-along fun!
LEGO DUPLO Big Construction Site (10813).
Little construction workers will get busy with this bumper pack. It includes a tracked bulldozer with flexible scoop, a crane with a claw and posable arm to hoist bricks, a truck with a tipping skip, plus three hard-hatted figures to steer each vehicle!
LEGO DUPLO Mickey & Friends Beach House (10827).
What sweeter way to enjoy the holidays than a vacation with Disney’s Mickey Mouse and his friends? There are lots of memories to make together as you and your child help Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy take photos, go sailing – and even try wake-boarding. The house itself can be rebuilt easily and has familiar features to explore!
LEGO DUPLO Batman™ Adventure (10599).
Little ones can team up with Batman™, Superman™, and Wonder Woman™ to save the day with this heroic set! It comes with an easy-open bridge, Batboat, Wonder Woman’s™ motorbike, as well as a cat that needs rescuing!
LEGO DUPLO Mickey & Minnie Birthday Parade (10597).
And finally on the 2016 LEGO DUPLO gift guide, there’s this adorable set. It has everything your little one needs to create a pretend celebration: a buildable cake, balloons, decorated gift bricks, as well as Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse as the guests of honor. It also includes numbered bricks from 1-5, so the parade can be part of real celebrations, too.