102 Best Gifts for 2 Year Old Girls and Boys (Save this list!)
Whether you’re gift hunting for christmas, birthdays, or simply any occasion, we’re sure you’re going to find the perfect gifts for 2 year olds with the help of this list. We’ve done the hard part for you – we’ve narrowed them down to find the most fun and entertaining gifts of all.
Both boys and girls are going to have a roaring time with these Prextex plastic dinosaurs. The box comes with 12 realistic and colorful dinos, who all feature in the included educational book that’s full of facts and interesting history – what a roarsome way to introduce your kids to science!
Score a winner when you get this Sport Center as a gift for your 2 year old. They’re going to have tonnes of fun shooting balls into the net and basketball hoop while watching their score rack up on the display board, meaning they can play and learn how to count at the same time.
Not only can children toddle around looking for the yummiest groceries to fill their Little Tikes Shopping Cart, they can also place their favorite doll, teddy or plush into the fold-down seat. The cart is deep, sturdy and also has some storage underneath – great for holding those important extra items.
Kids are sure to adore playing dress-up and role-playing as their own awesome superheroes, with this cool customizable cape with free matching mask. You can choose to customize the cape with the initial of your child’s name or perhaps their favorite number, guaranteed to make them feel super special and unique
Little ones will feel just like a real chef with the LeapFrog Number Lovin’ oven; pizza anyone? The oven comes with a 4-slice pizza, 2 delicious cupcakes, an egg they can fry to perfection in the skillet, and more. They’ll enjoy copying Mommy and Daddy by cooking the same tasty treats they make.
This Melissa & Doug Latches Barn Toy helps children develop some of their essential skills, such as counting, animal recognition, and fine motor, and it even helps them learn their colors. They’ll love the challenge of figuring out how to use the barn’s 6 different latches and opening the doors to find cute animal pictures.
Trips to the beach can be a hassle, especially with kids, as you have to bring so much with you, from bottles of sunscreen and water, to extra clothes, not forgetting sunhats and snacks too. So how will you even have space to bring the toys? Well, just take a look at this collapsible beach pail.
Take the fun and adventures outside with the Step2 Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table. The table has 2 sides, one for sand and one for exciting water play, and the sides are helpfully divided by a road so no need to worry about sand getting too wet. The included umbrella offers a safe shaded area of play.
These finger crayons are perfect for toddlers’ little hands, as they have palm-sized balls for them to hold onto as they scribble away and watch colors appear all over the paper. The crayons are also brilliant for development as not only will they learn about colors but the crayons are stackable, for even more fun.
LEGO DUPLO is specially designed for those small fingers. This is the My First Cars and Trucks set, which comes with colorful building bricks that make a car, dump truck, and a cool fire engine. Once the vehicles are all built they can then take them apart and make their own! How awesome.
Your little Paw Patrol fans are sure to have a tail-wagging time with Rocky and his Recycling Truck. Rocky is one of the 6 pups that make up the team and they’re all led by their leader, Ryder. His recycling truck has a forklift for those extra heavy loads, and useful storage in the back.
You just saw Rocky’s recycling truck and now Marshall, another member of the Paw Patrol team, presents to you their cool vehicle – The Fire Fightin’ Truck!. The truck is a cool bright red color and has a movable ladder that Marshall can climb to help those in trouble, no matter how high up they are.
VTech make some of the best gifts for 2 year olds as their toys come with educational yet fun features – just like their Drop & Go Dump Truck does. The Truck has light-up buttons and sounds, as well as 3 colorful rocks that little ones can watch tumble into the bucket – helping them learn to count.
All young girls are going to simply love these adorable Pretty Pink Embroidered Dolls. Not only are they seriously sweet, incredibly soft, and perfect for cuddling, but you can also choose to personalize them with your child’s’ name – great for those with unique names – and you can even match their hair color.
Kids are for sure going to have a splashing time with these Munchkin Float & Play Bubbles. 2 of the bubbles have sweet characters inside, while the other 2 have stimulating spinny and rattling toys inside. On the outside of the bubbles are colored textured rings, encouraging them to touch, play and explore.
Get those toddlers up and active by enticing them with this irresistibly exciting slide. We all know kids love the simple yet ever so fun game of climbing the ladder, getting on their bottoms and going “weeeeee” down the slide, then doing it all over again! (The ladder can helpfully fold away once playtime’s over, too.)
Boys and girls will cherish these lovely all-about-me fleece blankets, especially at nap times when they gettle to snuggle up and cuddle with the incredibly soft fleece material, soothing them to sleep in no time. The blankets can also be personalized with their names, making for a really special and unique gift.
Kids can cook up a storm with this Little Cooks Kitchen Playset, complete with a 21 piece accessory set. The kitchen has realistic cooking sounds that’ll make them feel like they’re really cooking just like Mommy and Daddy, and the stovetop has flashing lights, too. They can also begin to learn about time with the clock.
The role-playing possibilities really are endless with the Step2 Charming Cottage – at the end of the day they can sit by the pretend fireplace and relax after a tiring day full of games and pretend play. The cottage’s window planting boxes can actually be used for real plants and flowers, too!
They’ll have no time to get bored with this incredible activity cube which features 5 brightly colored sides laden with different activities which include spinning, peeking, matching, turning, and many more.
Most little girls dream of being a princess once in a while, and while this delightfully illustrated book celebrates that fact, it also contains an important reminder that being herself is even better.
When you see ‘Radio Flyer’, you know you’re getting something special, and this stunning interactive riding horse does not disappoint. Soft and huggable, it features 3 levels of riding and realistic sound effects.
With realistic detailing, safety belt, storage space and cup holder, this sleek sports car will have them turning heads as they cruise the neighborhood, and as it’s parent-powered, it’s eco-friendly, too.
Dolls make brilliant gifts for 2 year olds as they’re great for getting their imaginations flowing – this Manhattan Toy Wee Baby Stella would too. She comes with bathing accessories like shampoo, yellow duck, and a cute puppy robe to dress her in afterwards, as well as a magnetic pacifier to help her drift to sleep.
You’ll definitely be building the path to healthy eating habits for life with these incredibly fun and practical Construction Plates. All meals are now guaranteed to become a breeze, and something to look forward to, even for those fussy eaters (no need to thank us, parents). They won’t be able to resist ‘digging’ into their food.
Boys and girls won’t be able to wait for bedtimes now with this heartwarming Personalized Goodnight Little Me book. Their names are printed on the cover and throughout the book, making for a certainly special bonding time between parents and their children. The book will be a great keepsake for years to come.
‘Miles of smiles’ are guaranteed with the Fisher-Price Grow-With-Me Trike. It’s made with purposefully thick handles and pedals for comfort and ease, and not only that but the bike ‘grows’ with your child, too, as there are 2 different height settings for the seat, and removable pedal-blocks for a smoother foot-to-pedal adjustment.
This Montessori activity is a great way of getting toddlers’ minds working. The pack comes in a handy zipper-bag so it’s brilliant for on-the-go, occupying them in the car or while waiting for food at a restaurant, and clean up will literally take a few seconds. Children will love matching the figures with the pictures, anywhere.
Young kids have a blast with entertaining lift-the-flap books, and with this mini book library, not only do they get a welcome surprise when they find what’s under the flaps, but they will also get to enjoy the fun with the much loved Elmo! How sweet. The books have Elmo’s classic crayon illustrations.
Mopping, dusting, and sweeping may just be chores for us adults but kids will relish in all of those activities as they pretend-play housekeeper and tidy up all of those little messes. The pretend play set from Melissa & Doug comes with a mop, broom, duster and dustpan and brush, all made with child-sized wooden handles.
This white teepee tent from SmallBoy is great for both girls and boys, and will fit right in to any bedroom. The teepee has a window, and the flaps can be tied open, making it the cutest cozy area for reading, coloring and much needed quiet time to take a break from busy toddler life.
Don’t worry guys, the Fireman/woman is here to save the day! This role-playing set comes with the fire jacket and hat, as well as everything your little hero may need to call for help, extinguish those blazing fires, and rescue anyone that may need some help.
Toddlers can let their imaginations go wild with the super cute LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart. They can make any delicious ice-cream cone they like with this cart, though it also has six order cards that they can make up to the specifications, all while enjoying the colors, numbers and counting possibilities.
All children enjoy singing along to nursery rhymes, and they can do that and more with the VTech Musical Rhymes book. Parents can read to them while they look at the colorful pictures, help turn the thick pages, press the multiple musical buttons, and slide and twist the fun play pieces.
This Learning Resources Deluxe Market Set comes with 32 pieces including tasty looking play food that’s made from durable plastic, as well as 2 baskets, one to hold the groceries and one to display and hold the delicious fresh vegetables. Kids can learn to cook, shop and eat with this educational set.
It’s tea time! Who could say no to yummy tea and delicious cake? This set comes with 2 tea cups, a gorgeous light-up tea pot, and more than enough cake to go around, all of which have a lovely colorful rainbow theme – sure to brighten up anyone’s day. The teapot even lights up and sings songs.
Children, toddlers especially, are infatuated with everything Sesame Street and of course, everybody’s favorite character is the lovable and funny, Elmo. Now kids can learn with Elmo on the go with this alphabet carry-case – it comes with the whole alphabet that children can snap in and out of their places while learning their sounds.
Quiet time is so important for children as day-to-day lives can be busy and by this age most quit having naps and don’t rest until they go to bed, so just a few minutes of quiet time gives them necessary space to relax and wind down. This unique dinosaur quiet book aids them to calmly play.
Little girls can pretend to be just like Mommy with this Playkidz ‘My First Purse’. The purse is a lovely pink tote with a velcro fastening that’s easy to open and shut, and comes with a pretend red lipstick, and car keys that light up, as well as a credit card, and a fun flip-up phone.
They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day but we’re sure if they used these big Mega Blocks it could’ve been. Your child will have cities built faster than you can blink instead, with this huge 80 piece Mega Bloks Big Building Bag.
The wooden train track has become such a classic toy with both girls and boys, as they’re durable and so much fun, and they also make a cute piece of furniture when displayed in a nursery or child’s bedroom. There’s just a certain charm that comes with wooden toys that’s just not the same with others.
Kids will adore this precious and personalized book. The book’s first page is a message from you, whether that’s a note to say ‘I love you’ or words of advice, the rest of the book is just as lovely as it has the alphabet and uplifting and empowering words that start with the letters.
Everybody will enjoy playing with these John Deere Vehicles – perfect for playing with in the sandbox. With this pack you get 2 vehicles that are just the right size for little hands; one being a dump truck with a functioning dump bed, and the other, a tractor that has a front loader that really works! What fun.
This Skoolzy Pegboard Set is a brilliant educational Montessori toy for your little ones. They’re going to learn all about counting and colors as they place the oversized pegs into the board. There’s so many activities that can be thought up with this set, from color sorting the pegs to building the tallest peg tower.
This exciting gift for 2 year olds will have them ‘mowed over’ with joy when they open it. The Little Tikes Gas’n’Go Mower has many fun features, like a key that clicks when you turn it, a realistic gas can to fill ‘er up, and balls that bounce around making funny popping sounds.
‘Chase is on the case’ well, he is the case as he’s now become an adorable Pillow Pet! These make fabulous soft plushies when they’re folded up, for fun all day long and when it comes to bed time they can take their favorite Paw Patrol character with them as he turns into a comfortable pillow.
Both boys and girls will love that they can now support their favorite hockey team in style with this super awesome personalized mini hockey stick. They’ll definitely be the envy of their friends (and probably Daddy, too) as it’s a really unique and seriously cool way to show support for the best team.
Learning their first words will now become a breeze with this helpful book that contains bright, enticing pictures with matching words. They’ll be nose deep in this book all day as they begin to figure out the words and what they mean – of course, with some help from Mommy and Daddy.
Your little budding Astronauts are going to be ‘over the moon’ when they see this awesome Sealive Space rocket ship. The wooden space rocket comes apart in 5 pieces, ready for them to figure out how it all magnetically fits back together, and how the included astronaut figure fits inside of it, too.
Children who enjoy Doc McStuffins are sure to be a fan of her VTech talk and trace clipboard. They will feel just like Doc McStuffins herself as she has a clipboard too. The electronic board comes with 3 alphabet and shape stencils, so they can practise handwriting skills while they play.
Ready…set…go! Up to 4 children can play with this set of cool Friction Powered construction vehicles. They can line them up and race them to see which is the fastest, and once they’ve done that they can also create and imagine up a fun construction site full of bricks, rubble and signs to play in.
This book by VTech includes entertaining light up interactive buttons, and 7 well-known nursery rhymes with over 20 different songs and phrases, that toddlers are sure to have a party with. The book asks your little ones open ended questions to encourage thinking, problem solving and learning.
This awesome retro looking trike by Radio Flyer is bound to be loved by all girls and boys with its super cool red color, so it’d make the perfect gift for 2 year olds. They can ring-a-ding-ding that bell to let everyone know they’re coming through. Parents can also take control and push the handle.
Aarrghhh! Your child can become a Pirate, a snappy crab, a naughty shark or even a beautiful butterfly with these neat hooded towels. Not only do they look really cool, but they can be personalized with your child’s name so there’s no confusion at the beach, during swimming lessons, or even at home between siblings.
All parents know that potty training can be a journey, for them and the child, but with this helpful ‘P is for Potty’ Sesame Street lift-the-flap book, those struggles are no more! The book explains all about how to be a big girl/boy and shows them how to use the potty with over 30 flaps.
GUND and Sesame Street have teamed up to make this adorable plushie Elmo, that’s sure to impress any Sesame Street fan. They won’t be able to resist becoming the popular Elmo’s new best friend and taking him everywhere with them, for cuddles, adventures and fun on the go.
Earlier on in the list we saw other members of the Paw Patrol team and their neat vehicles; now here we have our little ones’ hero, Chase and his blue Spy Cruiser. ‘No job too big no pup too small’, he’s here ready to save the day at Adventure Bay, with your child’s help, of course.
Toddlers are going to have such a blast on this silky soft circus elephant rocking chair. The rocking chair is a fabulously fun toy, as they practise using their balancing skills to rock it back and forth, and it will also make a seriously gorgeous piece of furniture in any young child’s bedroom.
Isn’t pretend play such fun? Boys and girls can now pretend to be just like their favorite cartoon Doctor; Doc McStuffins. Teddies, dolls, moms and dads all need their important check-ups, so join the queue and wait for your little doc to check your heart, ears and temperature, and nurture you back to full health.
Your kids will have dinner ready in no time with this stunning Step2 Toy Kitchen Playset. Toy kitchens are always a favorite amongst children as they allow their imaginations to run wild for hours of baking, frying, mixing, mashing, making yummy tea in the teapot, and then washing up when it’s all done…phew!.
2 year olds are sure to have a splashingly good time with this bath toy gift. They’re going to want to stay in that bath tub til’ it’s cold, as they’ll be so enthralled by this adorable Green Toy tugboat they won’t even notice time going by. The boat also doubles as a fun pouring jug.
This classic wooden bead maze by Melissa & Doug is great for putting those tiny fingers and big brains to work. Bead mazes are sure to bring a ‘twist’ to playtime, as they wind those colorful wooden shapes and plastic rings around the soft-coated wires, all while developing their sensory and fine motor skills.
Toddlers are gonna dive deep into their imaginations! The sub is a lovely bright blue color, great for bringing excitement to bath time or even in the garden pool, and it even has a realistic spinning propeller and an easy to hold handle, to push it in and out of the water, making it splash everywhere!
If your daughter or niece, etc. loves playing dress-up and pretending to be their favorite characters, then this Little Mermaid inspired pullover dress is simply perfect for them. They’re going to have tonnes of fun twirling and dancing around pretending to be the lovely princess.
Young children can practice their fine motor skills and learn all about cause-and-effect with this Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench. This is a much more fun version of the much loved classic game as it’s colorful and bright, and the wooden pegs have friendly smiles on them, turning into a hilarious game of peekaboo.
We ‘dino’ about you, but we like dinosaurs and learning facts about them, and we’re sure your little ones do, too. So they’re going to obsess over this pack of 4 plastic dinosaurs, which are just a little different as they don’t have legs – instead they have wheels that make them easier to push and play with.
Green Toys are all about the environment as their toys are made of 100% recycled materials, like milk jugs. There’s nothing better than providing fun toys for your children and knowing that at the same time you’re helping to clean the planet up for the future generations. Grab this awesome seaplane, today.
There’s no way you ‘cod’ do ‘batter’ than this gift for your 2 year olds. Make bath time extra fun with this Fishin’ Bath Toy – the aim of the game is to catch all of the fishy characters with the rod, and, once you’ve caught ‘em all, you can throw them back in and start again, yay.
At 3ft tall this toy is for sure going to get your toddlers up and active as they watch the toy cars race down the loooong winding track right to the bottom where the gas station is, so they can fill up and do it all over again! It can also be converted to a sit-at roadway.
With this fingerpainting kit by Crayola, you’ll have everything you need to introduce them to the magical world of painting, and watching colors transform the coated paper (to protect surfaces) from something bland to an interesting art piece. Even the paints are ‘E-Z’ to squeeze so they can be totally in control of their masterpieces.
No Thomas the Tank Engine fan could possibly go without adding this Up and Down Roller Coaster to their train collections. It has over 9 feet of track, making for a seriously fun ride – you know that once they’ve reached the end they’ll be straight back up to the top to start all over again, weee!
They’ll be crawling through the tunnel, aiming and throwing the balls into the hoop, and pretending to be astronauts flying through space at lightning speed to discover new planets and seriously funky aliens – now, doesn’t that sound like a rocketing time? Once play is over it all folds down and packs up neatly.
This dolphin Bubble Machine by Kidzlane blows over 500 bubbles a minute – kids will be going popping mad as they run around chasing the bubbles, and trying to catch them. This’ll be great for playing with in the garden, at the park, or at the beach, too. An unbeatable way to keep groups of children entertained.
Beep beep, dump truck coming through! Toddlers are going to have a truck load of fun with this remote control car, with its easy to use 2 button controller; one to go forward and the other to reverse. The dump truck also comes with a handsome little driver character, to help zoom it around.
This is one super creative gift for 2 year olds that they’re going to love! With 7 tools, one being a functioning drill, your little ones can pretend to be like Daddy and become the new house fixer-upper. The toolbox comes with an electronic project tray that has 2 double-sided cards with projects to fix up.
This Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball set has 3 different height functions varying from 2 to 4 feet, so no matter your child’s height they can play along, too. This is the perfect toy for getting siblings to play together, maybe even making a little competition of who can shoot the most balls into the net.
Children will actually WANT to practise their ABC’s with this VTech Little Apps Tablet, as they’ll feel just like a grown up with their very own tablet. With 12 exciting learning activities, a light up digital screen, and games, as well as a numbered keyboard, they’ll be a mini Einstein before you know it.
Vroom vroom…screeeech! Your toddlers are gonna drive this Joyin Toy remote control car super fast around the house, park, or garden, with its easy to use controller with soft antenna. The set comes with 4 action figures to choose from, so be the fastest racing car driver, or even a police officer saving the day.
This playhouse has 2 levels and 4 rooms to play in, making for some seriously fun pretend play, either on their own or together with friends. It has fun features too, like an alarm clock that flips dolls right out of bed, a toilet that makes funny sounds, and other entertaining lights and phrases.
With this Bettroom wooden puzzle toy, they’re going to be able to develop many skills by learning the colors, and all about a variety of shapes, as well as having to count the pegs to see which pieces fit, so they’ll also be learning their numbers and practicing fine motor skills too – what fun!
You know you’ve definitely chosen the right toy when it’s the winner of the toy of the year awards!. Here we have the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller Transforming Vehicle, yep you read that right, not only is it a strong seaboat but it also has drop down wheels to transform it into a land vehicle, too.
Safari vacation anyone? Children will adore building the cute wild animals and watching them come to life. All of the animals have funny features to them; the elephant has a long sliding trunk, a snapping crocodile, a lion with a flappy roaring mouth, and a tall giraffe with a silly bending neck.
Your little girls are going to love this pretty pink Radio Flyer Trike. The trike comes with a helpful lidded storage bin so they can take their favorite toy, and even a snack for on the go. It also has comfortable handlebars, and a seat that can be adjusted so it grows with them.
Wee Baby Stella is all ready to get tucked into bed with her cute striped jammies, a bedtime story all about animal friends, a cuddly bear, and pacifier. If she’s hungry she can be fed with her milk bottle, too. She also helps to calm down your own little one with her lovely lavender scent.
This Touch and Learn Activity Desk will make the best gift for a 2 year old. It has so many features it’s literally impossible to become bored – the desk comes with 5 pages of engaging content from all about the human body to learning about/making music. You can even buy expansion packs for more fun.
Help your kids stay busy but cool in the hot weather with this Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table. The table has 2 tiers for holding water; will they want to visit the mermaid lagoon, or dive deep with the dolphins? The table has an umbrella for essential shade as well as lots of splishy splashy accessories.
Here’s a funky page idea for your little ones own DIY quiet book – they’ll love using their huge imaginations to create funny faces on Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head. The page is lovely and simple for you to make, and there’s no need for any fiddly velcro either as the felt pieces stick together naturally.
Create your own adorable felt ABC’s by following this DIY tutorial over on the lovely Hellobee blog. You can even add magnets to make a softer, prettier and safer version of the classic magnetic fridge magnets. If you don’t feel like making the whole alphabet you could just make a unique name sign.
Find out how you can make this super cool and portable roll up car caddy by following Jen’s tutorial over on her Lil Mop Top blog. The caddy fits up to 4 toy cars, so your child choose their 4 favorites to carry along with them wherever they go – handy for keeping them occupied during travelling.
For this super simple Busy Bag DIY you literally need just 2 supplies; a bag of brightly colored craft sticks and velcro sticky backed dots – both easy to find in all craft stores. Busy Bags are great for keeping them occupied for a little while, whether that’s during a short meeting or in a waiting room.
You’re gonna love how quick and seriously easy this homemade finger paint tutorial is. You just need a few clean and empty containers (like baby food jars), 1 cup water, 1 cup flour and around 4 drops of any food colorings of your choice. These finger paints are also non-toxic and washable, hooray!
Create your own practical and portable Pack ‘N’ Go Kitchen toy with this tutorial that also includes free printable stove top designs. This is perfect for houses lacking in space as all of the accessories fit inside the tub, and you have no bulky piece of furniture to try and find a space for.
Toddlers are going to love playing with this sensory play playdough soap. You can find out how to make it by following this DIY. After a stressful or busy day the last thing you want is for your children to be making a mess, and with this playdough soap they’ll be scrubbing themselves clean instead – win!
With this tutorial you can make your little one their own fun game of Memory. We all know that game, but if you need a ‘memory boost’ here’s how you play: you place all of the cards picture down and you flip them to match the pairs; the first to match the most pairs, wins.
Over on thewifeinprogressblog.com you’ll find this snazzy DIY on how to make your child their own bean bag chair. The tutorial is super easy to follow, so it’s great for beginners. You could even match the bean bag to your decor by finding a similar fabric. What’s better than a comfy craft make?