Bookish Gifts for Toddlers

Welcome to my first post about bookish gifts! Today I’m featuring gifts for toddlers. I have three nephews under the age of five, so most of these gifts were picked with them in mind. Most of these gifts are not books, but can easily be given with one.

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1. Hungry Caterpillar SocksThese are both adorable and practical! I know my nephews love the Hungry Caterpillar story because it’s repetitive enough for them to “read” by themselves! You can find these socks at Out of Print.


2. Hunger Caterpillar Plushie (See my post about the plushie here)
Something to snuggle during storytime. Plus, if you crochet, it’s a relatively inexpensive gift.

3. I Spy Book with I Spy Jar

This is another fun DIY gift. You basically put rice and a bunch of little toys in a clear bottle or jar to make a fun, shakeable, I Spy game. I think this would be fun to give with an I Spy book. A couple of my favorite tutorials for this can be found here and here. You can also just by one on Amazon.

4. Book Bag or Backpack

Your favorite toddler will definitely need something to carry their favorite books around, especially for frequent trips to the library! Here is a tutorial to make one of your own.

5. Lowly Worm Plushie

This is another crochet stuffed animal to snuggle with or play with while reading Richard Scarry. You can read my post about it here.

6. Blue Truck and Blue Truck

I can’t take credit for this one – my mom gave this to my nephew a couple of years ago. She bought the super cute truck pictured below and gave it with a copy of the board book Little Blue Truck. My nephew especially loved the truck because its shape made it easy to play with.

7. Polar Bear Nursery Print

Really, any nursery print I think would be a great idea. My favorite is this print of a polar bear reading a book, which I found on Etsy. There are a lot of great options out there if this particular one doesn’t strike your fancy.

8. Dr. Suess Matching Game

I loved playing matching games when I was younger. So why not pick up one that’s book themed? Pictured below is a Dr. Suess one from Amazon, but you can also find ones that are Curious George, Eric Carle, or Richard Scarry themed.

9. Curious George T-Shirt

Curious George (or “Monkey George” to my nephews) is another popular book character for toddlers. I love this t-shirt, which is another great find from Out of Print.


Alphabet Blocks
Exposing them to the alphabet at a young age will hopefully help them foster a love for reading and writing different words.

There are a lot of great options out there! I’m still finding great adorable stuff. What else would you add to this list?

❤️ Annette

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