We know how it goes: the holiday season has arrived, so you're in a race against time to find some gifts that a) your kids will actually like; b) fit your budget; and c) can be bought, wrapped and handed over to the munchkins sometime near the appropriate holiday.
So this year, we did the work for you. We visited 10 toy stores in and around Chicago to find this holiday season's hottest items. Best of all, every gift is less than $50, so you won't break the bank in order to see that awed expression on your child's face.
Here are the results for Toddlers (1-3 years).
- Elizabeth Diffin
You'll be singing "It's Easy Being Green," thanks to these earth-friendly instruments. All products, from whistles to drums, are made from chemical-free Rubberwood. We love the Mama Bear Drum, Papa Bear Glockenspiel and Baby Bear Shaker.