Holiday Wish List 2014: Top Gifts for Babies

If you are not a parent yourself, shopping for babies can prove to be quite difficult. If you are out of touch with the development of a baby, it is hard to know which age-appropriate toys will suit the baby on your list. Just any toy wont due, it is important to find a gift that is entertaining, yet educational and a product that you can trust and is safe for baby! Ensuring that a toy can hold babies short attention span is a tough task, but we’re here to help! This week, we’re taking you through the top gifts of 2014 for babies!

0-3 Months

Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym
This gym has lights, plays music and introduces jungle friends to babies. Stimulate development skills at an early age with a toy that keeps children busy with its dangling activity toys and 20 minutes of continuous music or nature sounds.


Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother
Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother incorporates soft lights and 25+ minutes of classical music that will soothe baby to sleep with the Sea Dreams Soother. The unique underwater light effect, motion of the Baby Neptune characters, and real life imagery will help calm baby for sleepy time!


3-6 Months

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magical Musical Mirror
The Laugh & Learn Magical Musical Mirror is baby’s very own lighted, vanity mirror with five play pieces, learning content & 15+ sung-songs, tunes, and phrases. With two modes of play, 1) Learning and 2) Music, baby will learn about textures, colors, opposites, greetings and much more. Bat at the roller-ball or open/close the compact to hear pretty ditties & learning songs! The mirror fosters early role play with the five play pieces: comb, powder puff, lipstick, and two bracelets! All the play pieces store inside the vanity

ExerSaucer Triple Fun – World Explorer Plus+
The ExerSaucer Triple Fun World Explorer, a safe alternative to walkers, allows children to explore their world and expand their mind with a variety of age-appropriate toys with lights, sound and music to help your baby achieve important developmental milestones. Unique developmental toys include a story book pod, featuring 12 pages, 36 different sounds and 4 languages.

6-12 Months

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy
This cuddly pup is full of songs and learning fun just for baby! Cuddle toys are another classic toy that provide comfort and security to children as well as help develop social skills. This fun and educational cuddle toy come with various games and scenarios introducing ABC’s, 123’s and identifying body parts such as hands and feet… all accomplished with song and dance! Babies will play as they learn through fun games with this cuddly puppy!

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Chair
Learning content changes as baby grows – but with Smart Stages ™ technology, this toy can adapt to just that! Every baby develops at their own pace, and Smart Stages ™ technology gives you the ability to select the stage that’s best for your child! There are a variety of developmentally appropriate songs, phrases and sounds within three levels of play – just slide the switch or enter baby’s age for automatic level changes.

12+ Months

Vtech Alphabet Activity Cube
The Vtech Alphabet Activity Cube is an interactive learning cube that has five sides of fun to discover! Little builders will love the 13 building blocks that also teach the alphabet. The blocks can be stacked on the top of the cube or they can be inserted into the slot on the electronic side to learn more about each letter. The electronic side also features five piano keys, a number keypad and telephone. Other sides of this electronic learning toy feature fun mechanical elements such as a peg maze, put-and-take holes that lead to a storage area, sliders, gears, a mirror and more!

Little Tikes Activity Garden
The Little Tikes Activity Garden gives growing babies a head start by encouraging them to explore their world through curiosity and imagination. The Little Tikes Activity Garden features a playful, yet educational environment.  This garden helps infants develop fine motor skills and its safe, durable and enclosed environment makes baby feel at home. The interactive play center easily transforms without tools into an open, two-sided play center for unlimited play. 

What is on your list for baby this holiday? Comment below and share with us some other great options for baby!

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Kaitlyn Ivancic

Kaitlyn Ivancic

Director of Consumer Marketing for SHOP.COM

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