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25 Amazing Halloween Gifts for Toddlers

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What can I gift my kids on Halloween?

It’s that time of year. There’s a crispness in the air, kids are back in school, and the holidays are right around the corner!

I know everyone is always thinking about what to get their kiddos for Christmas, but first comes Halloween.

And maybe you’re thinking: don’t kids just get a bunch of candy and we call it a day?

Yes, that’s mostly true, unless you’re a mom of a toddler and don’t want your little ones riding that sugar high right into Thanksgiving.

I started this tradition of giving Halloween gifts for toddlers for my baby’s first Halloween, when he had no use for candy. And I am excited to continue it again this year!

So, if you’re looking for some inspiration for a Halloween gift for your toddler, look no further. I’ve rounded up some of the best Halloween gifts for toddlers. I’m sure you’ll find something your little pumpkin will love.

Some people enjoy giving Halloween gifts for toddlers at the beginning of the month, so the kiddos get to spend the whole month gearing up for Halloween.

And others like to give them on Halloween night. Either is fine! (You could even spread gifts throughout the month.)

It’s your tradition. Do what makes your family happy!

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What should I get my toddler for Halloween?

Themed Halloween Gifts for Toddlers

Halloween gifts for toddlers: Frankenstein gift basket
Halloween gifts for toddlers: ghost gift basket

Personalized Halloween Basket

If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ve already read about the perfect Halloween gifts for babies, so you may already have a personalized Halloween basket. But if you haven’t got one yet, it’s not too late!

They’re perfect as part of the gift and can be used year after year (just like an Easter basket) as your kids get older.

To recap the reasons I love using a personalized Halloween basket:

  1. You don’t have to wrap anything.
  2. The basket is already themed.
  3. It’s reusable (as a gift basket or for trick-or-treating).
  4. It’s small, so you won’t over-buy.
  5. There’s no fighting over gifts (great for sibling squabbles).
doctor costume

Halloween Costume

If you plan on gifting your Halloween gifts for toddlers at the beginning of October, make sure to include a Halloween costume. If you’re still in the early toddler stages, you’re still the one picking out the perfect costume.

But if you’ve got an older toddler, I’m sure he has his own ideas about his costume. And I feel your pain. One day it’s Spider Man, the next it’s Paw Patrol. Or it’s something he’s completely made up in his head.

My only piece of advice is to purchase the costume early enough that it’s still in stock, but late enough that you’re certain that is what your toddler really wants to be. (My thoughts are with you.)

mummy pajamas

Halloween Pajamas

These are the years you can still get away with dressing your kiddo in those cutesy costumes and even cuter pajamas.

So, live it up and make sure to include a set or two of Halloween pajamas in your Halloween gifts for toddlers.

set of five Halloween finger puppets as Halloween gifts for toddlers

Halloween Finger Puppets

If you’re looking for a perfect Halloween toy, these finger puppets make a cute addition to that Halloween gift basket.

Halloween rubber duckies as Halloween gifts for toddlers

Halloween Bath Toys

Don’t forget bath time! These rubber ducky bath toys come in sets of 18.

You can easily split them up between your kiddos, or even pass some out to trick-or-treaters.

Halloween coloring book

Halloween Coloring Book

Get your little one excited for Halloween with this coloring book. And don’t forget the washable crayons!

ghost plush toy

Halloween Plush Toy

My little guy has loved carrying around stuffed animals ever since he hit the one-year mark. Be sure to include a cute plush toy with your Halloween gifts for toddlers.

Clothing Halloween Gifts for Toddlers

toddler plaid shirt
toddler knit scarves

Fall Outfit

This is the perfect time of year to gift a new fall outfit. Your little one will be all set for when you to tackle your family’s fall bucket list.

Pair this adorable plaid shirt with some jeans and a knit scarf for a cute fall outfit during your family trip to the pumpkin patch.

Related: What Mom Should Wear to the Pumpkin Patch

gray toddler boot

Boots

Make sure to get a nice pair of boots to go with that new fall outfit, especially if it’s your little one’s first year up walking around.

He’ll need a good pair of boots to jump in those fall leaves, and he’ll be all set for winter.

black toddler winter coat as a Halloween gift for toddlers

Coat

Now is also the perfect time to get a new winter coat. Depending on when the snow comes to your area, you toddler might need a winter coat before Santa makes his rounds.

toddler girl underwear
toddler boy underwear

Underwear

If you have a new-to-potty toddler, underwear makes the perfect Halloween gifts for toddlers.

New underwear can be a great incentive to get your little one to try out the potty. Or if you’ve been potty-trained for a while, get a few pairs in the next size up.

Playful Halloween Gifts for Toddlers

washable crayons

Crayons

If you’re including a coloring book with your Halloween gifts for toddlers, make sure you get this set of washable crayons.

We’ve only used these crayons while in the highchair, but they easily wipe off the tray with water and wash right out of clothes.

washable paints

Paints

Washable paints are a great addition to a toddler Halloween basket. Take them outside (to paint a pumpkin) or use them in the tub for easy clean up.

Or pour some paint in a Ziploc bag for a completely mess-free activity.

cover of Zip! Zoom! On a Broom! book

Books

One of my favorite gifts to give for holidays or birthdays is books. Not only are books educational, but they’re more likely to hold your toddler’s attention longer than traditional toys.

To keep your kiddo’s interest even longer, you can choose to read the story or describe the pictures in the scenes. One of our favorites is Zip! Zoom! On a Broom.

Related: Best Halloween Books for Toddlers

Halloween gifts for toddlers: jack o lantern

Mealtime Halloween Gifts for Toddlers

Gerber puffs
Gerber yogurt melts
Gerber lil crunchies

Snacks

When you don’t know what else to give a toddler, pack snacks! We still love Puffs. Yogurt Melts and Lil’ Crunchies are also very popular in our home. Just make sure you’re giving age-appropriate snacks.

monster snack catcher as a Halloween gift for toddlers

Snack Catcher

I just love this little snack catcher as part of Halloween gifts for toddlers. It’s something small but will really stand out in that Halloween basket. And it’s just so cute! Your kiddo will love getting those Puffs out of this guy.

blue and green sippy cups
multicolored sippy cups

Cups

If you’re just starting to move away from the bottle, Halloween is a great time to gift some sippy cups to your little one. I feel like things that come as presents are more appealing and more likely to be used.

My little guy likes to drink milk from this cup and water from this cup. I don’t know why there is a difference, but I’ll go with whatever works.

You could even try out some cups with straws, just to see which cup your toddler prefers.

toddler cups

And if you have an older toddler moving out of the sippy cup stage, you’ll want to try these heavyweight plastic cups. I love these cups because you don’t have to worry about them breaking.

Yes, kids might be ready for adult glasses, but accidents still happen. I’m fine cleaning up spilled drinks, but I don’t have to worry about broken glass with these cups.

toddler plates

Plates

Same thing with these plates. If your toddler is out of the dump-everything-on-the-floor stage, it may be time to get some deep walled plates.

These are great for when your little one is able to eat finger foods on his own or has started using his own utensils, and they come in so many colors.

Get a copy of What Mummy Makes for some amazing toddler recipes. (It’s the first time I’ve ever truly enjoyed cooking.)

toddler bowls

Bowls

It might be time to get some larger bowls for your toddler, so he can start eating cereal and fruits out of his own bowl.

I love these bowls cause they are the same heavy plastic that the cups and plates are made of, so there is no worry about breaking anything.

toddler utensils

Toddler Utensils

While we’re on the subject of tableware, pick up this set of toddler utensils. They’re small and chunky enough for little toddler hands and make mealtime much easier.

set of 5 toddler bibs

Large Bibs

By this time, the baby bibs you got at your baby shower are probably pretty messy and are definitely getting a little snug.

Get some large toddler bibs to stuff in that Halloween basket. These food prints are so cute!

Practical Halloween Gifts for Toddlers

touch and feel flash cards

Flash Cards

It’s never too early to start teaching your little toddler colors, shapes, numbers, and letters.

Get them even more interested with these touch and feel flash cards. Each card asks additional questions about the object and offers pronunciation in four languages.

toddler hooded bath towel

Hooded Bath Towels

Those infant towels you got at your baby shower are probably getting a little small these days. These bath towels are great to include with your Halloween gifts for toddlers and can be used for years.

toddler ok to wake alarm clock

Ok to Wake Alarm Clock

Are you having a hard time keeping your little one in bed in the mornings? Get an Ok to Wake Alarm Clock to let your toddler know when it’s ok to get out of bed. It’s great to start training your kiddo to wake on his own at an early age.

Pampers diapers
Pampers wipes

Diapers and Wipes

So, I’ve included diapers and wipes more as a suggestion for grandparents, aunts and uncles, or friends who might be looking for ideas to give your toddler a Halloween gift. There’s nothing a parent needs more for kiddos that aren’t potty-trained.

Conclusion

There you have it: the most amazing Halloween gifts for toddlers. If you get a bath towel, bibs or any clothes, you can easily roll them to fill in the Halloween basket, then stick the other items in around those bigger items. It fills up the basket, so you don’t go crazy buying Halloween gifts for toddlers, but it still looks nice.

Did you find the perfect Halloween gift for your toddler? Let us know what you picked in the comments.

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