Shopping for a 2-year-old: Gift guide edit
Need a present for that special little person but don't quite know what to buy? We've rounded up our top picks to help you out.
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At two years of age, a toddler is starting to learn more about the world around them. They are also trying to master skills like walking and running, holding a paintbrush, increasing vocabulary and putting sentences together.
Getting gifts at this stage is pretty exciting and it's difficult to get it wrong, but there are definitely some gifts that will help them on their way to being a little person, while still being plenty of fun at playtime. So whether you're looking for a friend's little one, a niece, nephew or your own child, we've rounded up our top selection of gifts sure to make their day.
At two years old, kids are starting to get the hang of their fine motor skills. Art supplies can help to train those skills as well as let their creative side go wild.
Painting is a useful tool to teach colours by mixing to create more, just be sure to pick supplies that won’t make a permanent mess. Water-based art supplies are good options and getting an old blanket to put down is always a smart idea too.
Crayola Wooden Easel Dual Sided Dry Erase Board and Chalkboard
Micador - Early Start Painting Pack
First Creations - Easi-Grip Egg Crayons
Aquadoodle Drawing Mat w/ Metallic Color Reveal
First Creations - Easi-Soft Rainbow Dough
Crayola Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 Colour Wonder Colouring
You may think it's a bit early for puzzles, but two is a good age to introduce kids to the idea of how things fit together. The concept of smaller things coming together to make a whole develops cognitive skills and hand-eye coordination.
At this age, it is easy for kids to become distracted so two- to five-piece puzzle sets are a good option to keep interest and allow for successful completion.
In the Night Garden Wooden Peg Puzzle
Baby Shark Musical Wooden Puzzle
Hape Wooden Train Track Puzzle 6 Pieces
Melissa & Doug - Old MacDonald Farm Sound Puzzle
George Luck Rainbow Puzzle Value Pack
Hape Wooden Creative Peg Puzzle
Even though they're still quite young, these little ones do grow quickly. Therefore, clothing is always a good option when locking down a gift for a two-year-old.
Sadie Baby Lace Dress
Shimmer Dress - Kids-Teens
Piping Hot Beach Pants
Organic Cotton Print T-Shirt - Red
Palm Days SS Shirt - Kids
Long Sleeve Stripe Sweater - Kids
Plush and cuddly toys
A two-year-old can never have enough cuddly toys. By 24 months, their original plush toy from being a one-year-old may be ready for retirement though, so finding them a new bedtime companion can be fun and helpful, especially when transitioning to a big-kid bed. They're also great for little ones who are still a little afraid of the dark.
Eliott The Elephant
Lion Bandana Pals Stroller Toy
Hugamies Long Limb Bunny Plush
Flatout Bear Soft Toy Baby Bear
Lime Tree Kids
Lily Rose Unicorn
A year ago, the most exciting part for a child was moving around and taking their first steps. At age two, you can barely slow them down.
Giving them a wheel-based toy is the perfect way to burn out all their energy and keep them moving. Ride-on toys get them up and about and also build their muscles and gross motor skills.
Ride On Metal Foot To Floor Car
Tooky - Ride On Fire Truck
Ferrari Convertible Pedal Trike
Pink MotoFeber 2 Girls Racing Balance Bike with Helmet
Paw Patrol 6V Motorised Quad Bike Ride On
Vtech Baby Toot-Toot Drivers Launch and Go Ride On
Two-year-olds absolutely love playing pretend. It lets their imagination run absolutely wild. Buying them some fun props or costumes sets them up for hours of play.
A baby doll means they can play mummy or daddy, a kitchen allows them to learn more about the world around them and you can never go wrong with a good costume or two.
Melissa & Doug - Wooden Farm Magnets - 20pc
Hape - Mighty Echo Microphone
John Deere Lights & Sounds Busy Driver
Green Toys - Chef Set
Melissa & Doug Hand Animal Puppets Sealife
The Wiggles Emma Costume Size Toddler
Books are a great idea for kids of any age. Not only do they help kids learn, but they present the perfect opportunity for some bonding time.
Investing in wooden books is wise as they're sturdier and can handle a bit more mess. Keep things interesting with a mix of textured and sensory-inspiring books as well as the classics.
Learning Can Be Fun - Wow! I Can Read Set 1 Blue
The Puffin Book of Bedtime Stories
VTech Touch and Teach Word Book
VTech Baby's First Storytime Rhymes Musical Toy
Peppa Pig: George'S Train Ride
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Little Learning Library
The Book Depository
Bath toys are good gifts for toddlers. They love splashing around in the tub and if they don't then bath toys can help to encourage them to hop in the bath.
Stacking cups are an option as kids can fill and spill them while they play, while parents can use them to rinse shampoo and conditioner out. There are even bath crayons that allow your child to draw and create while in the bath with no after-mess.
Bath Toy Climbing Car Classic Theme Dolphin Creative Simple Animals
Light in the box
Ambi Toys - Bubble Fishes
Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys, Purple
Tomy Bath Octopals
Tiger Tribe - Bath Stories - Once Upon a Mermaid
Tomy Bath Pirate Ship Bath Toy
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