Know a Car-Obsessed Kiddo? Shop These Cute Items

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As a first-time mom, I figured it was best to cover my bases and buy a variety of different types of toys for my soon-to-be-born baby boy. I painstakingly researched the best items to encourage his developmental milestones and excitedly added the sweetest stuffed animals to my registry. When my now 3 year old was born, it became clear rather quickly that he had a really strong affinity for things that go. When he was 9 months old, he began requesting we sit at the end of our driveway to watch cars drive by while he excitedly babbled the word car over and over. 

While I encouraged him to try new things by continuing to introduce a variety of toys, puzzles, books, and games over the next few years, cars are still the main attraction in my house. From building car washes with blocks, to creating outdoor roads with chalk—the most fun play always has cars at the center. When my second son was born, he too decided that vehicles were the absolute best. 

So I decided that if this is their favorite thing, then I might as well lean into it and find them the most engaging and interesting mix of products on the market. From utensils that make meal time hassle-free to car-themed toys that support children’s developmental growth, I have found it all. 

Read on for 22 of our favorite gear for your car-obsessed kiddo. 



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Melissa & Doug

Pull-Back Vehicles

A great toy for babies 9 months and older, this set of four cloth pull-and-go cars helps little ones develop both fine and gross motor skills.

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Melissa & Doug

Nesting & Sorting Garages & Cars

Help your child match and stack seven garages and wooden cars with this interactive toy that inspires counting, problem-solving, creative play, and more.

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Etsy | Wood Baby Toys & Gifts

Personalized Name Puzzle

Not only can this wooden puzzle be customized with any name, but the other pieces feature vehicles like a taxi, garbage truck, and firetruck—so fun!

many colors and themes available

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Car Carrier Truck Toy

This colorful carrier truck includes four small push-and-go vehicles: two cars, an airplane, and a helicopter!. Plus, all five vehicles have realistic engine sounds and flashing headlights, too.

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Melissa & Doug

Mega Race Car Carrier

An editor-favorite toy for kids ages 3+, this wooden race car carrier is more than two-feet long and includes six cars plus the double-decker trailer that converts for easy loading and unloading.

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Melissa & Doug

Round the Town Road Rug & Car Set

The perfect toy to encourage pretend play, this sturdy woven floor rug features a town road design and comes with four wooden race cars. Plus, the mat is machine washable!

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Etsy | SO Handmade

Toy Car Storage Mat

Does your LO love to take their cars on-the-go? If so, you need this cute storage mat that can hold six mini vehicles and rolls up for easy transporting.

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Melissa & Doug

24-Piece Traffic Jam Floor Puzzle

This floor puzzle promotes hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills—plus, the pieces have an easy-clean surface to keep the puzzle looking brand new for years to come.

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Melissa & Doug

DYO Plane, Train & Race Car Bundle

This bundle includes three decorate-your-own wooden vehicle kits (plane, train, and race car) and is a great creative activity for any car-obsessed kiddo. And when they're done with the craft, they have three new cars to add to their collection!

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Lightning McQueen Tonies Audio Story

Treat your kids to story time with race car Lightning McQueen by adding this Pixar audio play character to your family's Tonies collection.

Don’t have a Tonies player? Buy one here!

Clothing & Home Items

car pjs
Little Sleepies

Construction Two-Piece PJ Set

Is there anything cuter than a pair of PJs featuring your child's all-time favorite thing? We love the super-soft and stretchy pair made from bamboo viscose fabric.

available in sizes 12-18 months to kids 16

car themed backpack

School Backpack with Lunchbox and Coin Pouch

Car themed, water-resistant, and easy to clean—what more could a kid and mom want in a backpack?

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Etsy | Momgical

Personalized Vehicle Birthday T-Shirt

Is your car-lover celebrating a birthday soon? Plan a Planes, Trains, and Automobiles-themed party and have them don this adorable tee that can be customized with their name and age.

available in gray and white; sizes newborn to 5T

car utensils

PAW Patrol Utensil Set

Even your kiddo's meal time can include their favorite vehicles and characters with this fork and spoon set featuring Paw Patrol's Chase and Marshall.

more colors and styles available

car themed bookcase furniture
Neiman Marcus

Fantasy Fields Wooden Truck Display Bookcase

We love this gorgeous truck inspired bookcase that can easily store all their books in the shelf, hidden cubby, and display area.

etsy car light
Etsy | Smaga Wonderland

Beetle Plug-In Wall Sconce

Decorate and light up a kids' bedroom or play space with this retro Beetle wall sconce that's sure to put a smile on their face.

many colors available

race car print
Leslee Mitchell Art

Vintage Race Car Print

Another cute decor option for the car-obsessed kiddo, Leslee Mitchell Art's prints come in many colors and feature an array of vehicles from race cars and taxis to double-decker buses and dump trucks!

Shop the full collection of prints here.

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City Cars Cotton Sheet Set

This bedsheet set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and matching pillowcase and would be an adorable addition to your child's room.


car books
Davina Bell

All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors

Frankie McGee can't wait to check out another book on vehicles at the local library—until his mom suggests he pick another genre. So, Frankie must explain all of the factors of why he loves tractors. But will his mom come around?

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Sherri Duskey Rinker

Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through!

In this book, the Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site crew teams up with a new group of seven trucks to work on an exciting project: building a new road!

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Frances Gilbert

Go, Girls, Go!

"Girls can race… and girls can fly. Girls can rocket way up high!" This book celebrates vehicles that put girls in the driver's seat and proves girls can do—and drive!—anything.

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Jerome Pumphrey

The Old Truck

Years after her upbringing on a farm, a young woman returns to her childhood home and discovers her family's trusty truck is rusting among a field of weeds. So, she works to restore the truck and bring it back to life.

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Elizabeth Verdick

The Small Walt Collection

This box set includes three books about Small Walt, a small but mighty snow plow that loves battling blizzards.


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