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2022 Holiday Gift Ideas and Buying Guide – For Baby Toddlers and Preschoolers

Disclaimer: Beautiful Touches has received products from many of the brands below, to facilitate this article, which is part of our series of Gift Ideas and Buying Guide publications.  No monetary compensation has been exchanged.  All information an images comes directly from the brands.  Any opinions stated are those of the author.

There is something so special about little ones and the holidays.  They just make everything seem so much brighter and cheerful.

Welcome Everyone to the 2022 Holiday Gift Ideas and Buying Guide – for Baby Toddlers and Preschoolers


Step 2

This brand has been around since 1991, and I love their products.  They are made to last! They offer products for kids, home, patio, and pets.  One of the best things…you can easily find replacement part on their website. Check out a few of their newest editions for the holiday season:

Mobile Helper™

Adventure Camper™

Ride Along Scooter™

Anniversary Edition Up & Down Roller Coaster™Step 2




We bring family together

“Step2 fosters learning and development through creative play in children from toddler to school age years. Step2 Discovery is located in Streetsboro, Ohio and includes The Step2 Company, LLC (“Step2”), Step2 Direct (“”) and Backyard Discovery (“”) located in Pittsburgh, KS.

Step2 is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics. It’s our mission to be the leading innovator of children’s products that build imaginations and enrich the family’s celebration of childhood.

Step2 and proudly employs moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone in between right here in Ohio to create, market, and service products that bring family together. We boast two large US manufacturing plants in northern Ohio, one in Streetsboro and one in Perrysville. Step2 products are distributed to select retailers throughout the US, Canada, and over 70 other countries.”

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Gladly Family…Pod™ Diaper Bag Changing Station & Travel Cot

Where was this when I had babies?  Next to genius!  All-In-One Diaper Bag, Changing Station, and Travel Napper. Perfect for every day or for vacation travel.

Gladly Family



“We offer practical, thoughtfully designed, and dependable products that offer tremendous value to new families.

Baby gear made better! Makers of the Best Beach Wagon for Kids, chosen by Good Housekeeping.

Designed with intention | Manufactured with integrity | Focused on what your family needs.”

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Busy Baby 

Busy Baby



We are siblings and Army Veterans from Minnesota

“We have always supported and encouraged one another during life’s journeys. Now we are thrilled to be working together to run Busy Baby and help make life a little easier for Busy Parents everywhere!

It started over 40 years ago when Beth had to spend her 4th birthday at the hospital when baby Eric decided to make his big entrance the day before her birthday. Throughout the years there were many adventures together from mud races in their home state of Minnesota to a deployment in Kuwait and Iraq together during their time in the army.

Today they are trying to help each other navigate the ups and downs of running a small business while raising kiddos. It’s not always easy, but they always have each other’s back!

One mat = one meal donated!”

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My Mama Says / Emotion Wonderland

My Mama Says The Big Box of Feelings



The Big Box of Feelings

Give the ultimate gift for big feelings to help build a strong emotional toolkit! Set yourself up with daily rituals that start conversations! From starting the day coloring the activity placemat in the morning, to playtime with the magnet box, a yoga session honoring emotions, to snuggling a plushie when things get tough or simply when enjoying a bed time story!

Save 20% when you buy this bundle!


  • 2 books on social and emotional learning:

    • My Mama Says Inside Me Lives A Village

    • My Mama Says Inside Me Lives A Superhero

  • 2 Plushies:

    • Angry Hippo Plushie

    • Sad Sullen Pup Plushie

  • Magnet box and activity set for emotions

  • Dry erase coloring placemats with hidden emotion characters

  • Yoga deck honoring emotions

Trusted by teachers, and loved by kids, these books, toys and children’s products start conversations, maximizing social and emotional learning. Simple, fun and effective!

Plus, for every one book you buy, we’ll donate a book to a public library or school.

Angry, awkward, grateful or grouchy, there’s a village of emotion inside them and you.

Find out what your loudest emotions are right now and learn what they might be signposting for you! TAKE THE QUIZ

Nadine Levitt is an education thought leader and advocate, having spoken all over the world on the importance of social and emotional learning, and the power of music education. Born in Switzerland, she grew up in Germany and New Zealand, but settled in the United States in 2004. As a proud mom to several two and four legged beings, she is passionate about wellness-centric education, and embraces the philosophy of play and curiosity as a gateway to learning.

In 2015, Nadine founded WURRLY, which also makes WURRLYedu – a leading ed tech platform that weaves social and emotional learning into musical skill development for a fun and effective music education.

Nadine wrote these books as a simple and empowering tool to use with her own kids, to help them develop positive self-awareness, self-regulation skills, confidence, empathy, creativity and self-expression!

Mitzi is a Mexican born mom, screen junkie and a gamer-by-heart, she has more than 15 years of experience in graphic design and holds a Graphic Design Bachelor Degree from The University of Texas at El Paso. She has been friends and colleagues with Nadine since 2015 when she was hired as a designer for WURRLY.”

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Baby Starters

Baby Starters Snuggle Buddy


“Baby Starters Dolls are made from high-quality, plush material for a lifetime of hugs and play. Made with the highest safety standards for baby, including embroidered eye and nose details. Baby Starters Dolls are soft and snuggly for newborns, infants and toddlers without compromising on design. Extra special details and design makes each doll unique and diversified. They have recently expanded their line to bring additional adorable offerings to more families.”

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Mercurri Baby

Some of the softest baby and toddler clothes I’ve seen! They also carry bedding, baby mats, blankets teether and more. Just take a look.

Mercurri BabyAbout

“Our mission in plain and simple.

We are on a mission to optimize and increase the health of our little ones.  We want to empower amazing parents like you to be the best parent you can be and give you tools & products to do that.”

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Little Bipsy

Oh my gosh…the denim jacket hoodie is the cutest thing EVER.  Everything is so soft for baby and toddler skin. Just ADORABLE!

Little Bipsy


“A modern and unique collection of baby/toddler apparel for your little styler! Designed in house by Little Bipsy, focusing on quality, comfort and everyday style.”

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Earth Baby

Lovely products for baby skin. No Animal Testing, and Free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Mineral Oil, Propylene glycol, DEA, MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Triethanolamine, Petrolatum. Lanolin, and Synthetic Fragrances.  Products are Pediatrician and Dermatologist tested, and come with a Money Back Guarantee.


Earth Baby


“Welcome to the gentle and organic world of Earth Baby. Inspired by the birth of her granddaughter, Alyssa, nationally renowned researcher and chemist, Florence Nacino, founded Earth Baby to offer a new generation of baby care products to cleanse, protect and nourish baby’s delicate hair and sensitive skin. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience and expertise creating personal care and beauty products for prestigious companies worldwide, Florence Nacino redefined the baby skin and hair category by introducing Earth Baby, a revolutionary product line applying award-winning technology to capture Mother Nature’s generosity. A member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, American Chemical Society, and Regulatory Affairs Society as well as the American Society of Quality, Florence Nacino is committed to using certified organic and natural fruit and vegetable based ingredients to provide the safest, purest and most effective baby care products.”

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Oooh – these are so cute.  Perfect for little hands.  Shop Baby Feeding, Toddler Educational Toys, Snacking, and Water Play. Made to last!



“Here at BraveJusticeKidsCo. our mission is to bring to you innovative modern designs, eco-friendly, durable products that have been tested and certified safe for your little ones. For all your silicone needs, we’ve got you covered!”

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One of my favorite brands for little ones.  They offer so much: Gear – Feed – Sleep – Bath – Keepsakes – Maternity. This time around they sent me the My Little Dreamy Pillow.  Perfect sized for toddlers (but also a great travel pillow for adults). It’s ergonomically designed for all types of sleepers.



“I’m Jane, a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, and a Professional Babywearing Educator. I am also an associate member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants (IACSC), and an industry professional member of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA).

As new parents back in 2016, Ivan and I were exhausted, overwhelmed, but also amazed by the beautiful tiny moments shared with our little one. Those magical bonding moments are what make parenting a joyful adventure!

A few months later, our second son was on his way. As our hearts once again soared with anticipation, Ivan got heavily injured in an accident. With a baby in tow and another on the way, family and friends stepped up for us. Their support helped us stay optimistic and make it through the tough times. Without such a supportive community, we might not have been where we are today.

When we started KeaBabies in 2017, the KeaCommunity became the heart and soul of everything we do. We are here to support you and simplify your life while you enjoy more bonding moments with your little one. Join us in this adventure. Together we raise a happy, healthy, and earth-conscious next generation through positive parenting and sustainable products.

We Give Back on Your Behalf

Here at KeaBabies, everything that we do is only made possible by you. Every year, we will select a few organizations to support, pledging to donate a percentage of our sales on your behalf.

Fun Facts About Us

#1 Our brand’s muse is The Kea, the world’s only alpine parrot. They are well-known for their intelligence and curiosity to survive in harsh mountain environments. The Kea embodies thriving, healthy, happy children who are geniuses in their way and curious about everything under the sun.

#2 We believe in the magic of bonding moments. Our tagline, “Create Wonderful Moments Together” encapsulates the spirit of KeaBabies: inspiring parents to view parenthood as an adventure and form closer bonds with their child.”

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Kyte Baby

Kyte Baby


“Softest bamboo sleep bags, layette and quilted blankets.
Natural, healthy, timeless fun.
Kyte Baby™ is the maker of the Original Bamboo Sleep Bag™.
Soft and silky to the touch, the sleep bag keeps baby at a comfortable temperature while sleeping and is also a safe alternative to having blankets in the crib.
Why bamboo?
Bamboo rayon is an incredibly soft fabric that is both gentle and cozy to the touch. The fabric is breathable for comfort in any temperature and absorbs and evaporates humidity better than any other fabric.”

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6 thoughts on “2022 Holiday Gift Ideas and Buying Guide – For Baby Toddlers and Preschoolers

  • These are great gift ideas for my grandbabies. I like the baby skincare products.

  • What a really wonderful post! These are all really great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing this gift guide with us!

  • My kids also loved their gifts from Step 2 that we got them. We also got them clothes, book, and one or two other smaller toys since the step 2 toys are usually bigger.

  • So many amazing ideas! I found the right gift for my nephew!

  • I have two toddler nieces that I’m going to shop for gifts. You have a lot of great stuff here. Thanks for the ideas!

  • Loving this post and the fabulous gift ideas suggested throughout. I have a few little ones that I have to shop for and I am loving the tips!


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