The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

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Two is an adorable and exciting age. They’re talking, exploring, and gaining new physical skills by the day. Two-year-olds really start interacting with the world—and with their toys. If you’re wondering what to gift your curious little one keep on reading.

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We’ve compiled an exhaustive list of the best gifts for 2-year-olds this year, from toys to get the wiggles out, to building sets, to pretend play. Here are 31 gifts that 2-year-olds are sure to love.

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1. For the one who loves to ride the rails: A sturdy toy train starter set

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Brio is the go-to company when it comes to toy trains, and this sturdy little set is great for toddlers. This grow-with-them toy is the perfect starter set and is compatible with all other Brio sets, to grow with them as they get older. We love the colorful train, the rainbow bridge, and the reversible magnets that make for loads of creative play.

Get the Brio First Railway train set at Amazon for $49.99

2. For the one who loves to cuddle: A giant teddy bear

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

This cute stuffed bear is a great gift pick; Kai is soft and squishy, and we just love his big round head. Gund’s modern taupe bear comes in 12- or 23-inch sizes but we say go big or go home!

Get a 23-inch stuffed Kai bear at Walmart for $44.99

3. For the one with extra energy: A tiny trampoline

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Two-year-olds are balls of energy, especially when they’re cooped up in the winter—and especially when homebound during a pandemic! That makes this trampoline a perfect holiday gift. Your toddler will love bouncing, and you’ll love the physical outlet. For indoor use only, the Little Tikes trampoline has a handle bar for stability and it isn’t far off the ground, making it a safe option for little ones.

Get a Little Tikes 3’ trampoline at Amazon for $59.99

4. For the one who is a Peppa Pig fan: A Peppa Pig dollhouse

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Little fans of the TV series “Peppa Pig” will go bananas for this dollhouse playset. Peppa Pig, George, and Rebecca Rabbit figurines are included with the Fancy Family Home Playset, as are 13 accessories. The seven-room plastic house features gold accents (hence the “Fancy”), lights, and sounds.

Get a Peppa Pig Fancy Family Home Playset at Amazon for $72.99

5. For the one who loves luxury: Baby’s first Tesla

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Spoil your car-loving tot with a tiny Tesla. This ride-on toy is great for ages 18 months and up, and yes, it looks just like a real Tesla. Fun features include a horn, working steering wheel, quiet wheels, and an ergonomic seat. At a hundred bucks, this is a fun splurge that will look great under the tree.

Get a Radio Flyer My First Tesla Model Y car on Amazon for $89.99

6. For the one who needs help falling asleep: An Elmo bedtime pal

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Toddlers love Sesame Street’s adorable red monster. But what they’ll love most about this plush Elmo doll is the flashlight. Bedtime Elmo comes dressed in glow-in-the-dark star jammies and carries a working flashlight that lights up when pressed. The perfect present for toddlers who might need bedtime support from a comforting character.

Get a Bedtime Elmo at Walmart for $36.16

7. For the one who likes to “cook”: A chic and compact kitchen

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Step2’s latest play kitchen gives you so much bang for your buck—especially because the small-footprint kitchen only stands 3-and-a-half feet tall. The stove actually bubbles and sizzles, and the on-trend features are really fun: a coffee station, windowed refrigerator, and breakfast bar to name a few. Produce baskets and other realistic accessories are also included.

Get a Step2 Classic Chic Kitchen on Amazon for $149.99

8. For the one who likes hands-on learning: A KiwiCo Koala Crate

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

For some creative fun that has a little bit of entry-level STEAM learning, Koala Crates by KiwiCo are just right for the preschool set. You can either order a one-off kit or a monthly subscription. Whichever you choose, each kit is filled with discoveries and games for hands-on learning.

Get the Preschool Koala Crate by KiwiCo starting at $17.50

9. For the one who is an early learner: The Duplo alphabet truck

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

This alphabet truck set is an adorable way to introduce two-year-olds to the world of Duplo (which leads to the smaller Lego bricks). The 36-piece truck set includes two kids and a bear. Building with Duplo promotes fine-motor skills, spatial awareness, and problem-solving abilities. And letter recognition can’t hurt.

Get a Duplo My First Alphabet Truck at Amazon for $20

10. For the one who likes dolls: A My Little Girl doll

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Two is prime baby doll age, and this new doll from Madame Alexander is a perfect toddler companion. The 14-inch My Little Girl doll has a snuggly, weighted body and comes in three skin tones. A favorite feature: rooted hair perfect for styling with the included brush, comb, headband, and hair ties.

Get a Madame Alexander My Little Girl toddler toll on Amazon for $45.41

11. For the one who is a daredevil: An at-home roller coaster

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

With parks and schools closed, Step2’s roller coaster is a great antidote to the stuck-at-home blues. You can set it up indoors or out, and your toddler will have so much fun riding the ATV-style car down the nine-foot track. The coaster pieces come apart easily for storage, which is very handy.

Get a Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Rapid Ride & Hide Edition on Amazon for $137.92

12. For the one who loves to clean: An interactive vacuum

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

There’s just something about vacuums that captures toddlers’ attention. We can’t explain it, but we can recommend this cool toy. The adjustable smart vacuum can suck up the “dust” pieces as well as play learning games. Lights, sounds, and bouncing balls add to the excitement. Maybe your kid will even transition to the real thing one day!

Get a LeapFrog Pick Up and Count Vacuum at Amazon for $27.88

13. For the one who likes to sing: A friendly farmer Mickey

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Gift this fun new farm-themed plush to your little Mickey fan and watch their eyes light up at his musical antics. E-I-Oh! Mickey Mouse dances as he plays classics like the Chicken Dance and “Old McDonald.” The animal sound guessing game is also a big hit with toddlers.

Get a Disney Junior E-I-Oh! Mickey Mouse at Walmart for $39.82

14. For the one who likes to play outside: A new pair of rain boots

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Toddlers adore rain boots. Whether it’s because boots are easy to pull on, the bright designs, or just because kids know they’ll be puddle jumping, this footwear inspires joy. And classic rain boot brand Western Chief has fun new styles perfect for gifting. Ladybugs, glitter, Hello Kitty, Batman, and light-up camo are just some of the options.

Shop Western Chief rain boots on Amazon starting at $16

15. For the one who likes cars: The Sit & Stand Skyway

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

A Little People car tower is a holiday classic. This one is two playsets in one, when it converts from sit-at-roadway to stand-up skyway. They can start out zipping the accompanying “wheelie” vehicles over the roads and down the ramps of the horizontal town, with fun features like a parking garage and a gas pump. Then, when they are ready for more excitement, they can raise the roof to make this a nearly 3-foot tall skyway, for some daredevil fun.

Get a Little People Sit & Stand Skyway at Amazon for $39.99

16. For the one who is a budding artist: A new easel

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

You may have had to improvise and move preschool into your house this year. Why not improve your school setup with a new easel? We like this two-sided model because it provides a total art experience: paper roll, storage bins, paint holders, clips to hold projects, and a chalkboard. It’s available in a variety of colors (including natural wood).

Get a Little Partners art easel at Amazon for $149.99

17. For the one who likes getting new toys: A Lovevery subscription

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Give the 2-year-old in your life the gift of an awesome subscription box designed just for them with a Lovevery subscription. Each month, Lovevery sends high-quality, age-appropriate toys right to their doorstep, so that little ones can enjoy hours of fun while they learn important skills.

Get a Lovevery subscription starting at $80

18. For the one who is a tiny hipster: Their own espresso set

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

A great gift for littles who love imitating adults, the Bark-ista cafe set can whip up (pretend) coffee drinks galore. Play coffee pods, toppings, donuts, milk, and sugar are all included. Convincing lights and sounds add to the barista experience.

Get a Zoo Bark-ista cafe set at Amazon for $39.99

19. For the one who is a little hero: A transforming fire truck

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

VTech toys have all the bells and whistles, and their new fire station set is no exception. The Helping Heroes Fire Station includes two firefighters, a truck/station combo, a helicopter, and a mini truck. When it’s in station mode, three different levels contain a tiny gym and command center. Transform the station into a truck and the firefighters are ready to roll with lights and sounds.

Get a Helping Heroes Fire Station at Walmart for $39.82

20. For the one who can’t sit still: A wobble chair

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

If your kiddo is doing preschool on Zoom (or even spending more time on a tablet than usual) you may find they have the wiggles. This wobble chair is a great solution. The height is adjustable, the top is lightly cushioned, and the bottom has non-slip rubber. It’s available in six colors.

Get a Studico Active Chair on Amazon for $49.29

21. For the one who is a Blue’s Clues Fan: A dance-along plush Blue

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Blue’s Clues is hot again thanks to the new series “Blues Clues & You!” (as parents of toddlers are probably aware), so this dance-along Blue plush is a great gift option. The set includes a Handy Dandy Guitar, which acts as a controller for Blue’s moves and tunes.

Get a Blue’s Clues & You Dance-Along plush on Amazon for $44.44

22. For the one who likes blocks: A starter set of Duplos

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

If you have a little builder on your hands, this is the perfect starter set for their entry into the world of Lego and Duplos. This 65-piece set is perfect for two-year-olds and includes all sorts of interactive pieces, including a rolling car, swinging window and doors, and posable Duplo figures. It also comes with a reusable storage box.

Get a Classic Brick Box set at Amazon for $24

23. For the one who likes pretend play: A first washer/dryer

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

There are plenty of play kitchens on the market, it’s about time for a washer-dryer! Add this fun set to your toddlers’ pretend play repertoire and encourage laundry learning. The washer-dryer makes realistic sounds and boasts quite a few features: detergent drawer, folding tabletop, storage baskets, and tumbling drum. Accessories like “clothes,” play detergent, and towels are included.

Get the Little Tikes First Washer/Dryer at Amazon for $41

24. For the one who is ready for STEM toys: A magnetic building set

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

These 30 magnetic pieces will keep your two-year-old entertained, which is also a gift for you. Different shaped bars and balls “click” together with magnets to create all kinds of shapes. The pieces are chunky enough for little hands, making this a great building set for toddlers.

Get the SmartMax Start Plus on Amazon for $44.99

25. For the one who likes to garden: A two-sided kitchen with interactive elements

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

For the toddler who wants a more of a farm-to-table play kitchen experience, this Fisher-Price model will deliver. One side is a garden where toddlers can “plant” flowers, collect veggies and eggs, and more. (Over 30 accessories are included.) The other side is a kitchen with a smoothie blender, recipe book, and interactive buttons.

Get a Fisher-price Laugh & Learn Grow-the-fun Garden To Kitchen at Walmart for $70.97

26. For the one who needs an indoor playground: A play tunnel

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Indoor playgrounds are off the table thanks to COVID-19, but you can create your own fun at home. Get this affordable, hide-and-seek play tunnel in the mix and let your little one crawl and explore. This four-way tunnel gives all sorts of fun hiding places for some silly, exploratory fun.

Get the Hide & Seek Pop-up Play Tunnel at Amazon for $28.85

27. For the one who loves to be comfy: Carter’s pajamas

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

Give them the gift of comfy cozy jammies this year, with a pair of festive holiday sleepwear from Carter’s. We love their selection of Christmas prints, and the affordable price point.

Shop holiday pajamas at Carter’s

28. For the one who likes to play store: A toy cash register

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

For younger kids who aren’t yet ready to learn about money—but who still love to play with it—you can’t beat this retro register. The buttons and brightly colored and oversized “coins” are easy for little fingers to grasp, and the register itself is sturdy and charming.

Get the Fisher-Price Retro Cash Register at Amazon for $21.92

29. For the one who likes to fix things: Their own toolset

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

If you’ve got a budding Mr. or Miss Fix-it on your list, a tool kit made just for them is a must purchase. Green Toys’ tool set includes 15 different pieces, all crafted from recycled plastic milk bottles. There’s even a pink and purple version for kids who prefer a more vibrant tool kit.

Get the Green Toys Tool Set on Amazon for $17.81

30. For the one who wants to take a ride: A classic tricycle

The 30 best gifts and toys for 2-year-olds

There’s nothing better than a classic Radio Flyer Tricycle for toddlers who want to learn to ride. This one even comes with a bell and streamers for the ultimate first cycling experience.

Get the Radio Flyer Tricycle at Amazon for $59.97

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