From the LEGO Duplo Dream Town Playground to the Gobbler 3-Wheel Scooter, these holiday gifts for 2-year-olds are perfect for busy little ones
Toddlers, specifically 2-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 for 2-year-olds 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 2-year-olds this season. Got kids of other ages? Check out our top picks for gifts for 18-24 month-olds, teens and tweens, and babies!
LeapFrog Number Lovin' Oven
This oven does it all. Counting and cooking, serving and sharing; this is preschool prep for little chefs. Complete with 16 fun ingredients and easy take-and-go play—everything fits right inside.
Playskool Friends Sesame Street Elmo’s On the Go Letters
Who better to teach your little ones their alphabet than Elmo? Comes with a carrying case to keep all their letters in one place, too.
VTech® Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Spiral Construction Tower™
Get ready for some construction fun with this giant construction tower set. Over 4’ wide and over 2’ tall, this set has a giant spiral ramp, a bridge, a crane, a conveyer belt, elevator, and more! Cruise over each Smartoint® on the playset to hear revved up responses that drive learning!
Bath Beep Beep Stickers in the Tub
These fun soft reusable foam pieces stick to the wall when they get wet, and with 38 stickers, there's no end to bathtime fun.
Uptown White Wooden Play Kitchen
How chic is this play kitchen? A play phone, chalkboard, and towel rack add to the realism (but we do have to warn you—please don't try to put it together the night before).
MAGNA-TILES Downhill Duo
Car-loving kids will adore this set designed for little hands (but big imaginations).
Mini Vet Playset
If you have a little animal-lover on your hands, this vet kit will let them put their healing skills to use.
Honeysticks Bath Colour Drops
These non-toxic tabs fizz and change color in the water, and they're free from fragrance and residue-causing dyes and chemicals.
Pretend Play Bandages & Tin
Let them fix up their stuffed animal's and doll's boo-boos with these reusable, oversized felt bandages.
Colorful Play Road Tape Set of 4 Rolls
Create colorful roads anywhere—tables, cardboard boxes, floors, and more. (This is one of those things that definitely requires parental help to set up.)
Chocolate Cake Play Food
Not only is this pretend cake lots of fun, we can't get over how pretty it is. It's ideal for their first tea parties and pretend baking.
Shape Sorting Toy Garage
Your 2 year old can practice sorting and color recognition by organizing each car into their own garage and opening and closing them with their coordinating colored key.
Globber Primo Foldable Scooter
This 3-wheel scooter helps little ones learn balance and folds down for easy storage. Available in both pink and blue.
Sensory Play Lightbox
KiwiCo's Sensory Play Lightbox is museum-inspired to light up each shape to let them mix and match, see how each shape fits together, and shows them how different colors blend to create new hues.
bilibo by MOLUK
The bilibo is anything your kiddo wants it to be. A turtle shell. A rocking seat. A doll cradle. A helmet. There's a reason the bilibo is so popular.
Dinosaur Alphabet Poster
Dino-obsessed minis will love putting this up in their bedroom or playroom, and it's another great way to keep them excited for learning the alphabet.
ADORA PlayTime Baby Doll
A classic baby doll with realistic features, soft-to-the-touch materials, and easy-care cleaning. This one is definitely a doll they'll love for years.
Where's Bear? The Hide and Find Stacking Block Game
Where's Bear? is a fabulous first game for little ones. Take turns hiding and finding Bear under the nesting boxes—Where's Bear? is 5 games in one.
LEGO duplo Town Dream Playground
Every kiddo loves a building set, and the Town Dream Playground has everything they need to stretch their imaginations.
Kids Mini Soccer Goal Set
This set can be used inside or out and has all the gear they need to practice their shots.
Musical Instruments Sound Puzzle
When the pieces are correctly placed, they make instrumental sounds that are super realistic.
Magnetic Car Loader Wooden Toy Set
Includes 4 cars and 1 semi-trailer truck with magnetic crane.
'Trashy Town' Board Book
With rhythmic, repeatable refrain, this book about Mr. Gilly and his garbage truck will be a fast favorite.
Cheese & Charcuterie Board
Get them started on a love of charcuterie with this darling set from Plan Toys.
Toddler Musical Instruments
Start their love of music early with this big assortment of instruments designed for little musicians.
All the products listed are independently & personally selected by our shopping editors.
If you buy something from the links in this article, we may earn affiliate commission or compensation. Prices and availability reflect the time of publication.
All images courtesy of retailers.