18 Unique Gifts for Two-Year-Olds

From the LEGO Duplo Steam Train to the Micro Kickboard scooter, these holiday gifts are perfect for busy little ones

Toddlers, specifically two-year-olds, are developing at a rapid pace and they’re known to bounce from one activity to the next at warp speed. Finding gifts that keep them engaged, nurture their curiosity, and spark excitement is like striking holiday gold. To help you out, we’ve curated a list of unique gifts that are up for the task. From games that get kids counting to toys that teach how to communicate emotions to a racetrack that offers hours of fun—here are the best gifts for two-year-olds this season. Got kids of other ages? Check out our top picks for gifts for 18-24 month-olds, three-year-olds, and preschool kiddos!


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Best Gifts For Two Year Olds

Mudpuppy Rise and Shine Book

$10 BUY NOW

Churros from Spain, Mandazi from Tanzania, and Cachapas from Venezuela! Discovering different breakfast items from around the globe is an easy and practical way to celebrate global and cultural awareness at a young age. This brightly illustrated board book with easy-to-read text is sure to be a hit around the breakfast table.


Battat Education EggXpress Yourself! Match & Learn Eggs

$18 BUY NOW

Emotions run high for toddlers. That’s why learning how to identify and express them is so important. Who better to help than a dozen eggs riding around in a bus? With this playful set, two-year-olds can match, wobble, learn, and laugh while mastering a life skill.


LeapFrog My Pal Scout Smarty Paws

LeapFrog® My Pal Scout Smarty Paws™

$25 BUY NOW

This lovable puppy is the perfect holiday gift for little learners and can be customized with your child’s name and their favorite things. Snuggle up to learning!


kid climbing Cassaro reversible climbing ramp

Reversible Rock Climbing Ramp

$199-$249 BUY NOW

It’s a given that gifts for two-year-olds need to provide multiple forms of entertainment, which is why we love this sustainable reversible rock climbing ramp from Cassarokids. Your child can tackle rocky terrain, or slip and slide into their favorite stuffies—all with this one ramp.

 


a play microwave is a fun gift for two-year-olds

Cute Stone Microwave Toy

$27 BUY NOW

This fun pretend play gift for two-year-olds comes with a “real-working” microwave, play food, a cutting board, and utensils, making it perfect for your budding chef to whip up all the meals and snacks they can imagine.

 


Moon Chalk Color Set

$34 BUY NOW

Render shooting stars, lunar landscapes, and starry nights from dots, lines, and curves with Moon Chalk. Toddlers can push, pull, rotate, and roll on any chalk-friendly surface to create murals and epic sidewalk doodles.


Best Gift for Two Year Old

Alphatrain

$13 BUY NOW

It’s a book, it’s a train—it’s Alphatrain! Get on board with this adorable two-in-one board book that features animals for every letter of the alphabet and can be read page-by-page as a lap book or unfolded into a 56″ train.


car tracks are a great gift for two-year-olds

BluTrack Classic 15 Ft Starter Set

$40 BUY NOW

Sure to be a hit with the entire neighborhood, this BluTrack starter set includes 15 feet of two-lane racetrack and allows for custom configurations due to the flexible material. Buy this gift for a two-year-old, throw in a set of hot wheels, and then sit back and enjoy the ride.


Duplo has the best gifts for two-year-olds

LEGO DUPLO Steam Train

$93 BUY NOW

Empower your little one to do it all! They’ll master building skills and activate lights, sounds, and movement as they become the DUPLO locomotive driver. This Steam Train comes with 16 track pieces and action bricks. Download the optional app to your device and unlock even more play possibilities, including a remote-control function and other fun activities.


Alex Discover My First Scribble Kids Art and Craft Activity

$16 BUY NOW

Before a masterpiece, there’s a scribble—50 pages of learning and discovery for little ones to learn how to draw and write. This kit also includes stickers to decorate and add some flair.


magnatiles farm set is a good gift for two-year-olds

Magna Tiles Farm Animals

$40 BUY NOW

A farm-tastic day is calling! Your little farmer will love learning and caring for animals, through hands-on, screen-free play. Features 4 unique barnyard buddies (Horse, Cow, Chicken, Pig) and the first-ever magnetic fence pieces. Works with other Magna Tile sets.


KidKraft Play Kitchen

$118 BUY NOW

Every kid needs a play kitchen, and this one has all the bells and whistles. The sink and oven have working knobs, there is shelving and hanging pegs for pots, pans and accessories, and even a chalkboard for making grocery lists. Just be forewarned, this requires a lot of time to assemble, so don’t wait until Christmas Eve night to get started.


scooters are a good gift for two-year-olds

Micro Kickboard: Mini Deluxe 3-Wheeled Micro Scooter

$95 BUY NOW

Glide into the new year with some new wheels! Your toddler will love this lean-to-steer style of scooting that helps them improve their balance and coordination. The Mini Micro Deluxe has an adjustable handlebar, so it can grow with your kiddo and last for years.


Best Gift For Two Year Olds

DJECO: Play Tent Play House

$80 BUY NOW

Every kid craves a secret hide-out, and one that looks this cozy is a bonus. We can almost hear the squeals of excitement now.


G.C 3 Pack City Vehicles Truck Toys Set

$16 BUY NOW

A toddler can never have too many vehicles in their collection! With this fun gift for two-year-olds they’ll get a fire truck, a garbage truck and a crane truck, all of which make sounds and are friction powered.


Manhattan Toy Baby Stella

$31 BUY NOW

Soft, plush, and ready for love. Baby Stella is the perfect first doll for two-year-olds. She’ll inspire creative role play and get your nurturing toddler to show off their caregiving skills.


Kenley Counting Ladybugs

$33 BUY NOW

The secret to making learning fun? Add ladybugs. Inspired by Montessori principles, these adorable ladybug toys help toddlers understand foundational math skills, including counting and number recognition. Stored in their felt jar, each of the 11 wooden bugs has several spots that match the figure on its underside.


an art easel is a great gift for a two-year-old

Tiny Land Easel for Kids

$78 BUY NOW

You’ve bought them the paint, the crayons, and the stickers. All that’s left is to give them a place to store and use it all! We love this easel because not only does it come with paper rolls, a child-safe paper cutter, a storage tray and cups, and even a magnetic whiteboard. It’s adjustable too, so it’ll grow with your little artist.

Editor’s Note: Prices and availability reflect the time of publication. Images courtesy of retailers.

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