There are plenty of high quality gift and toy ideas for 1 to 2 year olds. Year 2009 is a little different than past years as we have seen toy manufacturers shift their manufacturing plans to make products that have a lesser price tag. This cheaper price is great news for consumers as they are still receiving high quality products but are getting them at bargain prices.
These bargain prices translate well for gift shopping for birthdays and the holiday season. Here, we will provide a few tips to help find the best gift and toy ideas for 1 to 2 year olds and provide one of our top choices.
1. Use Consumer Reviews to make your short list.
Consumer reviews count a great deal. Finding positive reviews for some products can help you zero in on what are the best products. Also, reading the negative reviews can tip you off to any problems the product has. This can be helpful even if the issue is slight as you can help pass this onto the parents of choose to go with another product. However, we suggest you not give any single negative review too much weight as many people may overreact and there is always the risk of some companies pretending to be customers and giving false reviews to help steer traffic. However, this former is issue is minor and the more reviews for the product the easier it is to determine a theme.
2. Check out best gift lists.
Although best gift and toy lists should not be completely authoritative, they can provide you with a picture of what is available and help you narrow down your search. In addition, it is a good idea to follow people who review multiple products as they can more easily zero in on potential problems or nice advantages of a certain product because of experience with other products. We will recommend one list a couple sources for good lists at the end of this article.
3. The Leapfrog Tag Junior Book Pal is a great gift idea.
Leapfrog® is a company that is well known for making high quality children’s educational products. One excellent choice this year is the Leapfrog Tag Junior Book Pal. This gift idea actually helps kids read books by reading words to them. This is made possible thanks to a reading device that has a sensor that will read the word or trigger a sound if scanned over an image by the child. The result is children get to read what they want in specially designed reading books. These books are specifically made to take a pounding by toddlers so you know they will last. Regardless, one of the best by-products of this gift is that it can give mom or dad an occasional break from reading duties to their child. Either way, parents and kids love this gift.
With the above tips and gift suggestion, you should be able to find some great gift and toy ideas for 1 to 2 year olds.
For more information on other great toddler gift ideas for Christmas or birthdays, click on either of the following links: 1 to 2 Year Old Gifts or 1 to 2 Year Old Toys.