Updated on January 26, 2021 by Lyric Fergusson
Toddler purses are adorable, aren’t they? Watching a toddler carry one around, or filling it up with toys they have deemed worthy of toting along. It is just too cute! Purses help encourage imagination and critical thinking skills, which helps little ones learn. This really makes purse-toting toddlers even cuter, doesn’t it?
From purses that include the things to put inside to plush purses that are just too adorable, here are my 11 favorite toddler purses:
Best Toddler Purses
(Most realistic — $$$)
Why it’s great: This purse and its accessories are pretty realistic. It has handles and a shoulder strap, along with a zipper. You can even put a small picture of your child into the ID card- it is so sweet! None of the accessories nor the purse light up or make a sound, either. This also translates into “no batteries required!” It comes with everything a girl could need, from a wallet with credit cards to a cell phone and makeup.
Keep in mind: The accessories look real – from the lipstick to the pressed powder to the money. However, they are fake, but it is pretty neat how realistic they all look.
Good for: Older toddlers who can continue to use this as they get even older.
(Most fashionable — $$$)
Why it’s great: This is a cute little purse for those young fashionistas! Everything in it is geared towards beauty and style. The purse even says glam. It has fake makeup, sunglasses, and a hairbrush. Your toddler will love pretending to get all dolled up and looking glamorous. With a handle or a shoulder strap, this purse is perfect for any on the go toddler.
Keep in mind: The makeup is completely fake, so you don’t have to worry about your child making a big mess.
Good for: Toddlers who love fashion and pretending to be glamorous.
(Best value — $)
Why it’s great: This purse is just sweet! It comes with 7 accessories, including makeup, phone, sunglasses, keys, and a coin purse. It has handles on the top, which are great for your child to wear on an arm. The purse closes with a piece of Velcro, and opens quite wide – great for filling and dumping!
Keep in mind: The lipstick lid comes off and is small. If you feel it necessary, you may want to put the lipstick aside until your child is older.
Good for: Toddlers who enjoy filling, dumping, and playing make believe.
(Best quiet purse — $$)
Why it’s great: This purse has 6 accessories that come with it, none of which require batteries. However, it does require your child’s imagination! The purse has handles on top, which are ideal for wearing on a cute little arm. It’s also machine washable – bonus! Each of the items allows your child to imitate their favorite adult and pretend to be just like them.
Keep in mind: The digits on the phone’s face do not press down. However, they are good for exposing children to numbers and pretend dialing!
Good for: Younger toddlers, although older siblings may want in on the fun, too!
(Most adorable — $)
Why it’s great: This purse is a soft plush AND can be machine washed! The cute facial features and pink colors make this purse adorable. It has handles on top, good for toting on a cute little toddler arm. It also has a zipper, which is good practice for little fingers. Your little one will look even more precious wearing this around.
Keep in mind: You are only getting the purse, as this one comes with no accessories. However, your child can put whatever they desire inside the purse, which can be just as much fun!
Good for: New toddlers who like to carry something around with them.
(Most educational — $)
Why it’s great: The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn My Smart Purse allows young toddlers to become acquainted with sliding a zipper, opening and closing a latch, and pressing a button that sings, among other things. Something else that is intriguing about this purse is that there is a switch for you to slide that allows you to adjust the learning content to be in line with your child’s age. How clever!
Keep in mind: The only thing that makes sound on this product is the purse itself.
Good for: Young toddlers who love music and opening/closing things.
(Most giftable — $)
Why it’s great: This purse comes with multiple accessories, as well, which is great for pretending. It even comes with a little hairbrush. The keys and the phone make sounds when the buttons are pushed. Little ones will get the chance to practice zipping and unzipping with this purse, which is an important skill! The whole set is adorable and would make the perfect gift for any toddler.
Keep in mind: This product does not come with batteries. You need button batteries, and an eyeglass screwdriver to open the accessories. Get those – and you are set!
Good for: Older toddlers who enjoy filling up a purse and pressing buttons that make sound.
(Most accessories — $$)
Why it’s great: This one has a wide variety of makeup and accessories. The sunglasses with this one actually work as sunglasses, with protection from the sun. It has double storage space with a double zipper. It has a handle and a shoulder strap, so your little one can wear it on an arm or a shoulder. The phone buttons work and there is even a little light at the top of the phone, with help from 2 AAA batteries.
Keep in mind: The Girl Pretend Play Makeup & My First Purse comes with a LOT of accessories. Also, the 2 AAA batteries for the phone are not included, so put those in the cart, too.
Good for: Little ones who, in addition to the purse itself, enjoy pretending to do makeovers.
(Most soft — $)
Why it’s great: This purse and all its accessories are soft plush, so you don’t have to worry about your child getting hurt. Or, any of the accessories getting broken. The cell phone and key ring both have cute little faces on them, making them seem like new little friends. The coin purse even has fake coins, with the number on one side and the same amount of hearts on the back. So, your toddler can start to learn to count too!
Keep in mind: None of this is very realistic, however, your toddler will still have a blast playing with these toys.
Good for: Younger toddlers that are ready to start using a purse, but don’t need anything too realistic just yet.
10. My First Purse
(Best first purse — $)
Why it’s great: This purse is pretty and pink and comes with a cellphone, credit card, keys with keyfob, and lipstick. It’s a great starter set for toddlers that like to play dress up and act like their moms. The buttons on the phone and keys make noise or play music, which will keep your child entertained for hours. The handles on the purse are perfect for little hands and long enough to work as shoulder straps too.
Keep in mind: Batteries for the phone and keyfob are included, but it would be good to have some extras on hand, since your child will love pressing the buttons on these items.
Good for: Toddlers that like to hear sounds and music and want a little more realistic accessories.
(Most unique — $$)
Why it’s great: This purse is unique because it comes with markers and allows your child to color and decorate it however they want. It even comes with gems your toddler can stick on. Plus, it comes with a Minnie charm and a string and beads that your child can turn into their very own necklace. The purse itself is adorable and sports Minnie Mouse with a pretty sequin bow.
Keep in mind: This doesn’t come with any toys or accessories like some of the other sets, besides the items used for decorating.
Good for: Toddlers that like to color and decorate their own purse.
Purses (and sometimes their accessories- if the purse has them) make a wonderful make-believe toy for your little one! Toy purses help foster empathy by allowing them the chance to pretend to be someone else. They encourage toddlers to work on their fine-motor skills, with opening/closing, zipping/unzipping, and filling/dumping. This product would make a great product for the toddler in your life.
If you look for the age ranges on these toy purses, some of them will even tell you that they go up to as high as age 8 or even 10! This means that your child may be using this product for years to come.
Once you decide which purse will best suit the needs of your child, all you have to do is bring it home and watch the cuteness as your toddler wanders around filling and wearing their new favorite toy!
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