With the holiday season underway, if you have toddlers to shop for but aren’t sure what to get a 2-year-old, I can relate. Having a 2-year-old myself, I find it to be a fairly tricky age to shop for. While my son is obsessed with dinosaurs and loves books and puzzles, there are only so many of those things you can gift over and over again. So, if you’re stumped on what to get for the 2-year-old in your life, read on.
I’m sharing some of my top picks for this holiday season — including gifts that our kiddos can get use out of all year long — because, let’s face it, us mamas are tired of giving or receiving those gifts that only provide entertainment for the first hour of Christmas morning. Let’s make the most of these holiday gifts, shall we?
The Best Gifts For a 2-Year-Old
1. LOVEVERY Play Kits
I LOVE these play kits for toddlers. They come with Montessori-inspired toys, providing educational based-play for 2-year-olds for hours. Many of these toys are made from sustainably sourced wood and organic cotton fabrics, making them a total win.
2. Rainbow Stacking Tunnel
Rainbows are all the rage right now, and this stacking tunnel isn’t just fun for toddlers. It also makes a beautiful playroom decor item, which, let’s face it, is a total toddler toy bonus! It’s great for toddlers who are learning to stack and balance items, but this rainbow stacking tunnel can also be used for learning colors too. It’s a toy that will last for years.Buy Here
3. Radio Flyer, 2-in-1 Ride-on and Trike
The Scoot 2 Pedal grows with your child through two milestone stages of play and helps develop their motor skills and coordination. First, your child can learn to scoot for fun, and then when they are ready to learn how to pedal on their own, you can extend the EZ flip-out pedals, and watch them go! This is the perfect first trike for your little girl or boy. The extra-wide wheels offer a stable ride, and the covered storage bin adds extra fun to the adventure.Buy Here
4. Learning and Counting Train
Learning how to count is an important milestone in any child’s life. Now your 2-year-old can have fun while learning with this popular number train set! This number train set includes a buildable locomotive and three wagons, bricks decorated with the numbers 0 through 9, two child LEGO DUPLO figures, plus a cat figure. Your little one can build and rebuild the colorful number train while role-playing with the DUPLO people and cat.Buy Here
5. Play Silks
I don’t know about your kiddos, but my two toddlers love their play silks. You can do so many things with them, from adding them to a fort you build together to playing dress-up or using it as part of a play scene with other toys. I personally love these enchanted play silks.Buy Here
6. First Toddler Board GamesBuy Here
7. My First Crayola Double Doodle Board
If your toddler has started to show some interest in coloring, this is a great gift! This Crayola Double Doodle Board is a drawing tablet with a wipe-off surface and a space to hold crayons. It’s a great packable entertainment option if you are looking for something you can also take along with you to places like restaurants.Buy Here
8. Leapfrog 100 Animals Book
This is a great gift for your 2-year-old especially if they are starting to show some interest in educational-style books and toys. This is an interactive Leapfrog book that features 100 different animals from 12 different categories. It’s fun, entertaining, and educational.Buy Here
9. KiwiCo Subscription
Looking for something a little more unique than the standard toddler gift? Consider an educational subscription-based gift, like KiwiCo.
KiwiCo offers subscription “crates” for various ages, including their Panda Crate, which is designed for little ones up to age two. These crates include toys to help toddlers play and explore, and KiwiCo says that the items selected are backed by science to help promote early learning.Subscribe Here
10. Green Toys
The company Green Toys offers toys made from 100% recycled plastic and free from BPA, phthalates, and PVC. They are also USA made and have so many fun toys for toddlers. This green truck is super cute, but there are so many other options. There’s something for every toddler you’re shopping for this year!Buy Here
11. CUDDLE + KIND Avery The Lamb
Not only are these hand-knit dolls adorable and beautifully made, for every purchase 10 meals are provided to children in need. 1 doll = 10 meals. These dolls are handcrafted in Peru by women artisans with premium 100% cotton yarn. This Avery the Lamb doll is sure to become one of your child’s new favorite toys.Buy Here
12. Peg Puzzles
This Melissa & Doug Peg Puzzle Set is an entertaining and educational developmental toy that makes the perfect gift for your 2-year-old. It includes three peg puzzles, with six pegged wooden pieces in each. We love these wooden puzzles because itis made for smaller hands to easily grasp. The pieces feature beautiful animal illustrations, with these same pictures located under each piece on the puzzle boards. We’re big fans of Melissa & Doug products because they are also made from high-quality materials just like this one. It’s assembled with precision manufacturing standards, which maintains stability and safety. Your toddler will love playing and learning with this set!Buy Here
13. Rody Bounce Horse
The Rody horse is a fun workout that your tw0-year-old is sure to love! It gives children playtime fun while building muscle and improving their motor skills. Bouncing strengthens the leg muscles and improves arm and grip function as your toddler holds onto Rody’s ears. Their core strength also builds as they move to balance. The Rody has been a favorite for years and is available in a multitude of fun colors.Buy Here
14. Fold & Go Trampoline
Ready, set, jump! If your 2-year-old isn’t interested in bouncing on a Rody, then this Fold & Go trampoline may be the perfect fit! It’s super simple to assemble and perfect for indoor or outdoor active play. Get your toddler to strengthen their legs and arms with every bounce on their own mini-trampoline. Laughter and regular exercise can boost self-esteem, reduce stress, and improve sleep. What parent doesn’t want that for their child?!Buy Here
15. Manhattan Toy Wee Baby Stella
This Wee Baby Stella doll set includes a bottle that attaches magnetically, a bedtime storybook, and a plush teddy bear. We really love how Wee Baby Stella dolls also come in a variety of fabric skin tones and hairstyles and how this one features a microencapsulated lavender scent that you can smell when you hug Baby Stella. The perfect first friend for your little one.Buy Here
16. TOMY John Deere Big Scoop Tractor Toy
This John Deere Big Scoop Tractor is the ultimate tractor sandbox toy and is sure to be the favorite gift for your 2-year-old! Measuring almost 2 feet long, this tractor features a heavy-duty steel hood, oversized free-rolling wheels for hours of action-packed play, and a roll bar handle to grab and go. A large functional front loader features an easy-grip handle to scoop and dump all types of big loads; rock, sand, dirt, or whatever the job might be. Your toddler will have hours of fun with this toy!Buy Here
Happy Holiday Shopping!
This is a busy time of year, and holiday shopping can feel stressful. I hope this list of gifts for a 2-year-old helped spark some inspiration! Here’s to a happy and healthy holiday season and happy shopping!
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