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Top Gifts for 2-Year-Olds They’ll Love

Shopping for a toddler can be a little tricky sometimes. Here is a list of the best gifts for 2-year-olds they will love all year!

Updated April 29, 2024
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Having a 2-year-old, I know this can be a tricky age to shop for. While my son loves dinosaurs, books, and puzzles, there are only so many of these you can gift repeatedly. If you’re unsure what to get for a 2-year-old, I’m sharing the best gifts for this age! These include items our kiddos can use all year long — because, let’s face it, we mamas don’t want to give or receive presents that only entertain them for the first hour of Christmas morning. Let’s make the most of these gifts for toddlers, shall we?

Our Favorite Gifts for 2-Year-Olds

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Outdoor Play

Radio Flyer Trike

A small, red Radio Flyer tricycle with a low-sitting design, perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds. It features three wheels; the front wheel is larger and white, while the two back wheels are smaller and black. The tricycle has a contoured seat and footrests on either side of the front wheel.

Rody Bounce Horse

A perfect gift for 2-year-olds, this green inflatable toy shaped like a horse features a white heart on its forehead, yellow spots on its body, and an orange saddle-like design on its back. With a cheerful expression, wide eyes, and a smile, the

Mini Trampoline

A cheerful toddler in denim overalls and a blue shirt is standing on a small green and black trampoline with a safety handlebar. The toddler is smiling and holding onto the handlebar, with one foot raised off the trampoline. This fun trampoline makes perfect gifts for 2-year-olds.

Little Tikes First Slide

Image of a red children's slide with a blue ladder and support structure. The slide has a smooth surface and is designed for young children. The base of the slide displays the brand

Bubble Lawn Mower

Image of a bubble machine toy designed to look like a lawn mower, perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds. It has a blue and green base with large green wheels and an orange handle. The box showcases similar imagery and includes a small bottle of bubble solution labeled
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Radio Flyer Trike: This ride-on bike can help your little one develop motor skills and coordination. Initially, they can use it to scoot around, and as they grow, you can extend the pedals and let them ride it. This is the perfect first trike for your little girl or boy.

Rody Bounce Horse: The Rody horse is a fun gift that your 2-year-old will love! It provides them with a workout and can help with their coordination. The Rody has been a favorite for years and is available in many fun colors, including yellow, blue, green, red, and pink.

Mini Trampoline: If your 2-year-old isn’t interested in bouncing on a Rody, this mini trampoline may be the perfect gift! It’s meant for ages 2 to 5, so it will last them a few years. It also has a waterproof mat and a handlebar and can be used indoors or outdoors.

Little Tikes First Slide: Here’s another indoor/outdoor toy that would make an excellent gift for your 2-year-old. Slides are so fun for kids, and this one from Little Tikes will keep them entertained outside. We especially love that you can fold it up for easy storage!

Bubble Lawn Mower: This is a fantastic toy that kids can push outdoors to release a stream of bubbles! You even get a 118-milliliter bottle of bubble solution to get started. Besides the green/blue color combo shown above, it comes in pink/purple and yellow/green.

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Quiet Time Toys

Busy Board

A busy book with various activities, perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds, featuring buttons, zippers, and shapes, displayed open on a surface. The cover shows colorful shapes and letters. Inset images highlight buttoning a shirt piece and other interactive elements. The book has blue handles.

Quiet Book

A green Montessori Quiet Book with colorful gears on the cover is displayed alongside its packaging box. Ideal as gifts for 2-year-olds, the book features interactive activities designed for young children, such as tying shoelaces and buttoning. The title

Dimpl Dots Toy

A white plastic toy with five colorful silicone bubbles of different sizes, perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds. The vibrant colors include pink, orange, green, blue, and yellow. The brand name

My First Number Train

The LEGO DUPLO Number Train toy set is a perfect gift for 2-year-olds, featuring colorful numbered blocks from 0 to 9, a blue and red train engine, and three carriages. Included are two child figurines and a black cat. The box indicates it has 23 pieces and is suitable for ages 1.5 to 3.

Magnetic Drawing Board

Two blue drawing boards with built-in pens and colorful knobs are displayed as perfect gifts for 2-year-olds. One board stands on foldable legs, while the other lies flat. Drawings of a plane and fish adorn the surfaces. Detachable green, red, and orange stencils are included for shapes.
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Busy Board: Create hours of quiet play with this busy board that has 25 activities. It will provide them with an engaging, quiet time activity without making much noise. It can also easily be transported on the go!

Quiet Book: A book with engaging and practical activities? Sign me up! This “quiet book” is perfect for toddlers. It teaches life skills such as how to use a button or zipper. It also introduces them to many concepts, including telling time and tying shoelaces!

Dimpl Dots Toy: This is an excellent toy for when you’re on the go because it doesn’t take up much room, so it’s easy to keep in my car! Plus, it’s BPA-free and will help occupy your little one. They’ll have lots of fun popping the bubbles in and out.

My First Number Train Kit: This Lego Duplo train set can help your child learn how to count. It comes with 23 pieces, including two people figures and a black cat figure. This train is educational and fun, making it a great gift for your 2-year-old!

Magnetic Drawing Board: This erasable and magnetic drawing board table is a great toy to help children practice coloring, writing, drawing, and painting. It’s the perfect quiet-time toy to develop their creativity and imagination. It comes with stamps, a magnetic pen, and more.

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Puzzles and Games

First Orchard Game

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Peg Puzzle Set

The image shows three colorful wooden puzzles by Melissa & Doug, featuring farm animals, sea creatures, and neighborhood animals—perfect gifts for 2-year-olds. Several animal-shaped puzzle pieces are scattered around the three puzzle boards.

Personalized Name Puzzle

A child's hand interacts with a puzzle board displaying the name

Wooden Jigsaw Animal Puzzle Set

A collection of colorful wooden animal puzzles is displayed, perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds. Each puzzle features a different character: butterfly, ladybug, bear, owl, turtle, and bee. Below the puzzles are smaller images of the same animals on a white background.
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First Orchard Game: While there aren’t too many board games for 2-year-olds, some options are still available. For instance, this orchard game is specifically designed for ages 2+. It’s a great way to involve your toddler in family game night!

Melissa & Doug Wooden Peg Puzzle Set: This set comes with three puzzles and makes the perfect gift for your 2-year-old. We’re big fans of Melissa & Doug products because they are made from high-quality materials. Your toddler will love playing and learning with these puzzles!

Personalized Name Puzzle: Get a customized puzzle with your child’s name on it to help them practice spelling it and begin learning letters! Puzzles can also help with hand-eye coordination skills. While using this puzzle, they will learn animal names and shapes. A bonus is that the puzzle will look beautiful in any bedroom or playroom.

Wooden Jigsaw Animal Puzzle Set: This colorful puzzle set features a bear, ladybug, bee, owl, butterfly, and tortoise puzzle. It also comes with six cognitive cards with images of the real animals from the puzzles. This can help them learn to recognize the animals in real life!

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Arts and Crafts

My First Crayola Double Doodle Board

Packaging of Crayola Double Doodle Board featuring a child drawing with it. The product includes a two-sided doodle board and three washable crayons, making it an ideal gift for 2-year-olds. Suitable for children aged 24 months and older, the packaging showcases the Crayola logo and colorful scribbles on the board.

Sticker Art Kit

An image of the Dot Dot Sticker Art Kit with a wild and sea animal theme for ages 3 and up. Perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds, the kit includes sheets of colored dot stickers and double-sided canvases with scenes of animals to be decorated by placing the stickers.

Paint With Water Book

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Water Doodle Mat

Three children color on a large, colorful water drawing mat with ocean-themed illustrations. The mat includes the alphabet and various sea creatures—perfect gifts for 2-year-olds. Nearby are markers, stencils, and various shape templates. A matching box shows the product details.
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My First Crayola Double Doodle Board: If your 2-year-old has begun showing interest in coloring, this is a great gift! This drawing tablet has a wipeable surface and a space to hold crayons (it comes with a red, blue, and green crayon). It’s a tremendous packable toy to take with you to places like restaurants to keep them entertained.

Sticker Art Kit: Get those little hands moving with this sticker art set! It’s no mess and has eight sheets of reusable dot stickers in different colors. You also get five double-sided canvases to create unlimited art on.

Paint With Water Book: Allow your toddler to paint a masterpiece without making a mess! This paint-by-number water book includes built-in color palettes that you can activate with water. No more worrying about turning around for one second to find that the interior of your car or carpet has been colored bright red and blue!

Water Doodle Mat: It’s magic! This water painting pad is big enough for your child to paint alone or with siblings, friends, etc. The best part is that their drawings eventually disappear, leaving no mess behind! The set comes with markers, stencils, traceable shapes, and more.

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Books

LeapFrog 100 Words Book

The image shows a LeapFrog educational toy titled

Chug Chug Tractor

The cover of the children's book

Melissa & Doug Poke-a-Dot!

The image shows a children's book titled

My First Library

A collection of ten colorful children's books titled
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LeapFrog 100 Words Book: This is an excellent gift for 2-year-olds, especially if they are starting to show interest in educational-style books and toys. This interactive LeapFrog book features 100 different animals in 12 categories, including pets and activities. It’s fun, entertaining, and educational.

Chug Chug Tractor: This is probably my son’s favorite book! It has interactive flaps you can lift that reveal different things. The story is engaging but short and sweet enough to hold his attention. The last page lights up for a fun surprise!

Melissa & Doug Poke-a-Dot: Another favorite at our house! My son loves these books. They have great pictures and come in a board book style, making them durable. Each page has clear dots you can poke, and they make a subtle popping sound!

My First Library: Here’s an excellent set for your little reader. This fantastic boxed set contains 10 board books about topics like farm animals and pets, transportation, and fruits and vegetables. It is also packaged in a beautiful box, which makes it the perfect gift for your 2-year-old!

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Montessori

Lovevery Play Kits

A collection of children's educational toys, perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds, including a mini sink with dishes, colorful faux flowers in a wooden stand, a pop-it toy, a book, cards, a shape sorter, a blue pouch with playdough, and other small objects. The packaging is labeled

Rainbow Stacking Toy

A colorful wooden rainbow toy consisting of five curved arches, arranged in a semicircle. The arches are colored from top to bottom in red, orange, yellow, green, and light blue. The toy pieces are gradiently sized, decreasing from the outer to the inner arch—perfect gifts for 2-year-olds.

Playsilk Scarves

A young child with curly hair is wearing a yellow dress and a colorful rainbow cape, perfect gifts for 2-year-olds. The child appears to be smiling and looking down, with their arms slightly extended to either side, displaying the cape. The background is plain white.

Animal Stacking Toy

A young child is playing with a colorful wooden stacking toy. The toy, an ideal gift for 2-year-olds, features various animal shapes in multiple colors balanced on a curved wooden base labeled

Wooden Sorting and Stacking Toy

A wooden sorting toy with pegs, perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds. The toy includes colorful geometric shapes like circles, rectangles, triangles, and hexagons with holes that fit onto the pegs. A hand is seen placing an orange circle shape onto a peg.
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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.

Rainbow Stacking Toy: Rainbows are all the rage right now, and this stacking tunnel isn’t just a fun gift for 2-year-olds. It also makes a beautiful playroom decor item, which, let’s face it, is a total toddler toy bonus! It’s great for toddlers learning to stack and balance things, but it can also be used for teaching colors. This toy will last for years!

Playsilk Scarves: Playsilks are such a multi-use item for your toybox. You can do many things with them, from adding them to a fort to playing dress-up or using them as part of a play scene with other toys. These enchanted playsilks come in a rainbow design, a starry night print, and more.

Animal Stacking Toy: This colorful animal stacking toy is a great early learning game that requires patience. Kids try to balance all the animals on top of the base without their tower falling over! There’s a farm animal set, an ocean animal set, and dino sets to choose from.

Wooden Sorting and Stacking Toy: Your toddler can sort by shape, color, or the number of holes for pegs with this Montessori toy for sorting and stacking. We love that it’s made with natural wood and non-toxic paint. It is a fun way for your child to practice counting and recognizing shapes and colors.

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Sports

Smart Shots Sports Center

A VTech Smart Shots Sports Center toy featuring a red and black plastic frame with a light-up scoreboard on top, perfect for gifts for 2-year-olds. The toy includes a basketball hoop with net, various buttons, and colorful animal illustrations. A small orange basketball and black-and-white soccer ball are included.

Kids Bowling Set

A colorful set of toy bowling pins numbered 1 through 10 arranged in formation, with two toy bowling balls featuring playful designs placed in front. Perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds, this fun set comes with a blue drawstring bag for convenient storage.

Little Tikes Toy Sports T-Ball

A young child with light brown hair is playing with a plastic tee-ball set, one of the perfect gifts for 2-year-olds. He is holding a yellow bat and swinging at a white ball placed on a red and blue tee. Another ball is on the ground next to the tee. The child is wearing a gray T-shirt, blue shorts, and sneakers.

Little Tikes Basketball Set

A plastic children's basketball hoop stands on a black base with a blue support pole, a red hoop, and a white backboard. Three orange basketballs are positioned to the left of the hoop. Ideal as gifts for 2-year-olds, this toy is designed for indoor or outdoor use.
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Smart Shots Sports Center: Switch up the sports your toddler is playing on a dime! With this set, they can go back and forth between basketball and soccer. It features over 50 encouraging and interactive songs and sounds, and the scoreboard lights up!

Kids Bowling Set: Set up a fun and quick game of bowling with this set! Each foam pin is colorful and numbered. The ball is bouncy and encourages hand-eye coordination and motor skills! This would be fun for you and your toddler to play together or for them to play independently.

Little Tikes Toy Sports T-Ball: Let your 2-year-old start practicing their swing for T-ball with this gift! This set lets your toddler hit a lightweight plastic baseball off a tee. It can easily be used inside or outside for hours of fun!

Little Tikes Basketball Set: This adjustable kids basketball hoop is perfect for outdoor and indoor play! Help your little one develop social and motor skills and coordination while having some fun shooting hoops. The height is adjustable to grow with your child and includes three small basketballs!

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Pretend Play

Green Toys Truck

A green and light green toy truck with large black wheels, perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds. The toy resembles a garbage truck with a detailed cabin and back compartment. The design is simple, with minimal details and a sturdy appearance.

Cuddle + Kind Noah the Dog Doll

Two knitted teddy bears are standing side by side. Both are gray with white muzzles and ear tips, and they wear green checkered bow ties and beige suspenders. The larger teddy bear is on the left, and the smaller one is on the right, making them perfect gifts for 2-year-olds.

Manhattan Toy Wee Baby Stella

A plush baby doll with a brown complexion wearing a purple and white striped onesie, holding a soft yellow teddy bear. Perfect gifts for 2-year-olds, the set includes a baby bottle with a patterned cover and a small book titled

John Deere Set

Two green and yellow toy vehicles branded with

Play Shopping Cart

A red miniature shopping cart with black and red wheels is positioned next to a variety of small toy groceries, including vegetables, fruits, and packaged food items. The shopping cart contains a small red seat intended for carrying toys—perfect gifts for 2-year-olds who love pretend play.
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Green Toys Truck: Green Toys offers toys made from 100% recycled plastic and free from BPA, phthalates, and PVC. They are also USA-made, and this brand has many fun toys for toddlers, such as this super cute green recycling truck. There’s something for every toddler you’re shopping for this year!

Cuddle + Kind Noah the Dog Doll: These hand-knit dolls are adorable and beautifully made; 10 meals are provided to children in need for every doll purchase. Artisans handcrafted these dolls in Peru with premium 100% cotton yarn. This Noah the Dog doll will become your child’s new favorite toy.

Manhattan Toy Wee Baby Stella: This doll set includes a bottle that attaches magnetically, a bedtime storybook, and a plush teddy bear. We love how Wee Baby Stella dolls come in various skin tones and hairstyles and how this one features a lavender scent you can smell when you hug Baby Stella. She’s the perfect first friend for your little one.

John Deere Set: This John Deere set features two sandbox vehicles and will surely be the favorite gift for 2-year-olds! It comes with a dump truck toy and a tractor toy with a functional front loader. Your toddler will have endless fun with this toy!

Play Shopping Cart: This realistic red shopping cart is perfect for pretend play. It’s very sturdy and includes a seat that fits 18-inch dolls. It also has 24 pieces of play food, so they can feel like they’re shopping for groceries!

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Technology

LeapFrog 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch

The image shows a LeapFrog 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch toy laptop in its packaging. Featuring a small screen and colorful buttons, this toy is designed to teach letters, numbers, and other basic skills. Ideal as gifts for 2-year-olds, the packaging highlights interactive features suitable for ages 2+.

INNO Pad

A perfect gift for 2-year-olds, the INNOpad educational tablet features a bright yellow and orange design. It's surrounded by ten colorful, illustrated learning cards covering topics like the alphabet, numbers, fruits, weather, animals, and more.

LeapFrog Learning Lights Remote

A perfect gift for 2-year-olds, this toy resembles a remote control with colorful buttons. At the top, it has an animated screen showing a green dog, a house, and some shapes. Below, there are buttons labeled 1-10, along with additional buttons featuring music, different shapes, and animals.

VTech Music Player

The image shows a VTech Rock & Bop Music Player, perfect as gifts for 2-year-olds. This toy music player features a blue and silver body, colorful buttons, and a small screen displaying a smiling character. It comes with orange and black headphones connected by a cable.
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LeapFrog 2-in-1 LeapTop Touch: This 2-in-1 device can be used as a tablet or a laptop. It has a keyboard with letters and numbers to help kids practice counting and spelling. There are five learning modes on this LeapTop: ABCs, numbers, games, music, and messages.

INNO Pad: This is an educational tablet that helps kids learn things like the alphabet, numbers, colors, animals, and lots more! It features 16 interactive lessons and can be put in four different modes: learn, basic quiz, advanced quiz, and music. It also comes with eight learning cards and is great for on-the-go.

LeapFrog Learning Lights Remote: Your 2-year-old will be entertained with this gift that helps teach them numbers, shapes, and first words! It comes in pink and green, has over 65 songs and learning responses, and has fun games for your child. This light-up remote also helps them learn about the weather.

VTech Music Player: This kid-friendly music player is an excellent way for your little one to listen to songs independently! It comes with headphones and over 100 songs, sounds, etc. It also has 10 music-based games to help kids learn about instruments, letters, time, and more.

This is a busy time of year, and holiday shopping can feel stressful. I hope this list of best gifts for a 2-year-old has helped spark some inspiration! Here’s to a happy and healthy holiday season and happy shopping!

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