Shopping for a toddler can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t have one yourself. If you are looking for a gift idea for a two year old, you have come to the right place. These are the best gift ideas for 2 year olds that will work for any budget.
No matter if you want to splurge or stick to a tighter budget, there is something for you. I have tried to include gift ideas for toddlers that cover several different price ranges because I know that everyone will have a different budget for this year.
Make sure to come back and check every week because I will continue to add to this list throughout the holiday season.
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Best Gift Ideas for 2 Year Olds
We are huge fans of Green Toys in our house. These toys are great for both girls and boys. They are made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates or PVC. My favorite part is the packaging! It is so simple to remove the toys from the box without having to spend hours removing little tags or zip ties from the toys.
My son loves his Loader Truck and plays with it constantly. They have so many products to choose from. The Cupcake Truck, Carrier Vehicle, and Construction Vehicle 3 Pack are my personal favorites. If they get dirty, don’t worry, all the toys are dishwasher safe!
Little Hippo Books
I think Little Hippo Books are absolutely adorable and my 2 year old agrees. The On the Farm Book Bundle is his favorite. All three books have different touch and feel textures on each page. This is our favorite book set but there are so many different ones available from Little Hippo Books. They even have a subscription service to keep your little one reading all year long.
Whiskware Snacking Containers
I love these for when we are on the go. The Snacking Containers let you pack up to three different snacks for your toddler. The Toy Story design is so fun, they even have Buzz Lightyear. I love that it has a handle to clip to the stroller or easily carry. The Snacking Containers come in so many designs including Disney, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel, and more.
A play couch is a must have for any toddler. The Figgy is an amazing option that includes 4 base cushions, 2 rectangles, and the option to add an extra wedge and separate waterproof liners (for those accidents that are bound to happen). This is so great to have on cold days when the playground is not an option. They can get out all of their energy jumping, climbing, and building with The Figgy. It comes in nine different colors to fit your home aesthetic.
Coco Village Wooden Farm and Accessories
The Wooden Farm Set will make a lovely addition to your play room. Made of premium quality wood, the farm is a durable and safe toy that will accompany your child for many years, in addition to being an eco-friendly choice. Its refined and fun look will look great in your home.
You can add to your wooden farm experience with different accessory sets like 5 Barn Animals, 5 Shepard Animals, and 6 Barnyard Animals. Each set comes on a wooden plate that can be used as a puzzle or for storage when you are finished playing. Another great addition is the Wooden Farm Tractor. All of the animals can ride on the trailer!
Pediped Flex Force Iceburg Shoe
These are my kids’ favorite shoes and I love the durability. The Pediped Flex Force Iceburg Shoe is ultra lightweight and machine washable! The Flex Fit System™ provides additional inserts that can be inserted for a snug fit then removed for room as your child’s foot grows. These inserts can reduce shoe size by almost half a size, extending the life of the shoe. There are 11 different color options to fit your child’s style.
Christmas Steaming Train Set
This is a great holiday gift that will last year after year. The Christmas Steaming Train Set comes with a battery-powered engine that produces safe-to-touch steam as it moves and is easily refilled using the water load. This festive train set also includes snowy tracks, a north pole train station with Christmas tree and of course, a Santa Claus character. Build the set around your Christmas tree for a fun tradition each year.
Baby Shark’s Big Show! Ultimate Shipwreck Playset
If your 2 year old loves Baby Shark they will want to play with this Ultimate Shipwreck Playset. This set includes 4 mini character figures of Baby Shark, William, Vola, and Hank! They can explore hidden passageways and find Baby Shark’s treasure using the treasure map! Build sand creations with Moldable Shark Sand, and swim down the slide right into Baby Shark’s sandbox.
T-Rex Meal Set
Let your 2 year old have fun at dinner with this T-Rex Meal Set. It’s divided into 3 sections for those kids who can’t have their food touching and comes with a fun fork and spoon. The plate is durable and dishwasher safe. If dinosaurs aren’t your kids favorite, there are other designs like monster truck, fire truck, robot, and tractor.
Jurassic Excavation Plate
How fun is this Jurassic Excavation Plate for your little dino lover?! The 4 portioned plate is themed like a fossil excavation site. It even has a miniature crane for ketchup or other condiments making dipping fun. If this doesn’t get them to clean their plate, I don’t know what will.
Glow in The Dark Unicorn Blanket
This Glow in the Dark Unicorn Blanket will keep them warm all winter long. It’s so fun to turn off the lights and see the unicorns glow. Just expose the blanket to a light source for 10 minutes and it will glow for up to 3 hours! It’s so soft and fluffy it will make falling asleep so much easier. Available in three different colors.
Battat Mini Monster Trucks
The Mini Monster Trucks come in a pack of 6 that includes a storage bag for easy transport. Perfect for taking to the beach, playground, or on a playdate. The textured wheels create beautiful designs in the sand or dirt. Great for indoor or outdoor play. The plastic is durable and great quality.
Sweep n’ Clean Set
My 2 year old loves to “help” when I clean around the house. He can use the Sweep n’ Clean set that is the perfect size for him. It comes with a toy broom, mop, brush, duster, dustpan, and a storage stand to keep everything organized and in place. Playing with this cleaning set can improve motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Now I can clean without having to worry about him grabbing my cleaning tools.
These colorful Stacking Cups have so many uses: building in the living room, playing at the beach, making waves in the bathtub, or just knocking them down. The set includes 9 multicolored stacking cups and 1 bucket with a handle that holds them all. A great toy set for improving hand-eye coordination, and for learning sizes, colors and numbers.
Battat Lil’ Rockers Guitar
My son loves his Battat Lil’ Rockers Guitar. His sister is taking guitar lessons so he needed one of his own. When he strums the strings or pushes the buttons, he can make his own music. He can play along to 7 pre-recorded songs in song mode or create his own musical masterpiece in electric and acoustic modes. It even includes a song book.
Bouncy Pals Unicorn
Let them get out all of that energy on the Bouncy Pals Unicorn. This is great for both indoors and outdoors so it would be perfect for a rainy day when they can’t play outside. The four sturdy legs prevent tipping and falling off and give kids a reliable partner to help strengthen muscles, learn how to maintain balance, and promote brain development. If unicorns aren’t your child’s thing there are different versions like dinosaurs, sharks, bulls, cows, reindeer, and more.
Toddler RC Plane
The Toddler RC Plane contains 2 modes, Automatic mode and Remote control mode. The power key includes a volume switch to let you choose between two different volume settings as well as a soft light design. When an obstacle is in front of it, the plane can use infrared sensors to turn automatically without crashing into it. The easy-to-operate remote control helps to exercise your child’s finger dexterity and fine motor skills.
iPlay, iLearn Dinosaur Truck Toys
If your child loves trucks and dinosaurs, you can’t go wrong with mixing the two together. These Dinosaur Truck Toys are very durable and have a pull back feature. Push the button on the top of the truck and the dinosaur opens its mouth. Comes in a set of three trucks: Plesiosaur Monster Truck, T-Rex Excavator, and Triceratops Dump Truck.
Whale Light Up Fountain
This Whale Light Up Fountain from Hopscotch Lane will make bath time even more fun. Simply place the toy in water to activate the shining lights and a spraying fountain. The built in light brightens up the bathtub with three different colors: red, blue and green. The blue whale is also a mini fountain. The water absorbing holes soak up the water while the built in sensors activate a sprinkling stream of water out of the blowhole. Help develop early motor skills and promote visual and sensory discovery through water play.
AGREATLIFE Wooden Balancing Cactus
Let your child try to attach as many spikes to the Wooden Balancing Cactus without it falling over. aGreatLife Tree Cactus enhances cognitive skills, spatial awareness, fine motor skills, perception, and patience. The bright colors are non-toxic and harmless for kids. There is an eco-bag that comes with this mini balancing cactus for easy peg storage!
My son loves his Rainmaker toy. It is a great stocking stuffer! It helps in gross motor skills development, imagination, hand-eye coordination and auditory skills as he listens to the rain-like sound of the beads tumbling their way through. It’s a great soother, too.
DRIVEN toy trucks are built tough! These are high quality toys that will grow with your child. The R/C Dump Truck is so much fun! You can use the remote to drive it around and then dump out the bed of the truck. It’s great for both indoor and outdoor play. It features flashing headlights and realistic engine, horn, and ignition sounds.
The DRIVEN Tow Truck comes with a miniature toy car and towing rack. The crane arm extends and swivels, doors and hood open, and support legs fold out. The lights come on in the front and the horn honks as well.
Glo Friends Wigglebug
Wigglebug has 4 different interactive play modes. Play Wigglebug’s freeze-dance-style game to get out your little one’s energy and learn to follow basic instructions! Free Play lets kids explore all the fun responses Wigglebug has to their interactions with their toy! Calm Mode provides a soothing story time for children as they sit and listen to Wigglebug describe an imaginative story to them. In Sleep Mode, pick one of several soothing bedtime sounds and snuggle up with Wigglebug’s calming glow to drift off to dreamland.
Glo Friends Story Packs
Each Story Pack comes with a Glo friends and book to read with your child. In Don’t Stop that Wigglehop, read all about the importance of not giving up and how your skillset might just be the perfect solution to a problem! Bumblebug’s story, Strong All Along, is all about finding the courage to ask others for help when you need it. In Bookworm’s story, Stink or Swim, is all about learning to be brave in the face of fear and the unknown.
PI Kids Books
You can never have too many books for your toddler. My son loves his books from PI Kids. In Play Date with Blue, press 7 buttons to hear this sweet story come to life and help Blue on her mission! In Explore the Sea, press the sound button to hear the sea animals swim and bring the story to life as yo learn all about sea creatures! My First Feelings Mirror Book includes five shaped mirrors for curious eyes to explore. Little ones are prompted to make faces into the mirror creating a fun and playful experience. Paw Patrol: Up and Down lets them follow Chase, Marshall, Skye, and friends as they do search-and-rescue up, down, and all-around Adventure Bay. Search the scenes for opposites as you help save the day!
Remember to check back each week as I add to this list for more gift ideas for 2 year olds.