The holidays are fast approaching, and chances are your toddler already has a mile-long wish list of presents — and chances are also that said list features unattainable items like "a blue pony with wings" and "trains that are also dogs." If you're looking for the perfect gift for your kiddo, you've come to the right place!
Check out our roundup of 10 fun toys and games that will put your little one's active imagination in overdrive.
1. HABA Ghost Castle Building Blocks
Time to go medieval on your child's present. Check out these castle building blocks from HABA, which are sure to occupy your kid for hours on end. The 81-piece set includes wooden knights, cute horses, furniture, and a tower ghost! Buy at Blueberry Forest for $67.95.
2. Take-Along Tool Box
If your kid loves nothing more than to "hammer" (read: hit/destroy) various objects in your house, look no further than this sweet tool box set from Magic Cabin, which can be yours for $39.98. The set comes with a tools, a tool belt, and an adorable hat. Hours of entertainment, here you come!
3. Rocket Ship Playhouse
We're over the moon for this rocket ship! (We had to.) This delightful play tent will make a great addition to your child's room, and provides plenty of non-stop imaginative fun. Check it out for $169 at Land of Nod.
4. Shape, Model, and Mold
Looking for a fun, hands-on activity for your little one? We're a huge fan of Melissa & Doug products, and we can't get enough of their modeling dough set. Perfect for pretend baking or simple pattern-making, this set trumps Playdough any day. Buy it at YoYo for $18.99.
5. HaPe Baby Carriage
Toddlers love nothing more than pushing around a mini-stroller (just ask Suri Cruise), and this adorable wooden carriage from HaPe Toys retails at $59.99. Your child will have so much fun pushing his favorite doll or stuffed animal!
6. Backyard Animal Blocks
These blocks from Brilliant Puzzles are just $12.95, can be moved around to create furry animals from the backyard (the fox is our favorite), and will help your child learn how to color-match. Next thing you know, she'll be solving 1,000 piece puzzles.
7. Little Red Roadster
This award-winning ride-on car from Radio Flyer is super retro and super safe, and will set you back just $79.99. Not a bad price to pay for your kid's first car!
8. Uncle Goose Alphabet Blocks
These classic alphabet blocks have been in production for over 25 years and will provide your kid with tons of educational play. Stacking, spelling, math, color-matching — the possibilities are endless! Buy for $30.59 at Oompa.
9. Rocking Rabbit
If you want to splurge on your kid, look no further than Playsam's heirloom quality Rocking Rabbit. He's adorable, way cuter than a horse, and check out those ears! Make him yours for $225 at YLiving.