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Bouncing from one activity to the next, toddlers are a busy group. They’re full of energy and curiosity, so when it comes to keeping them engaged long enough to even think about what to make for dinner, you’re going to need a full arsenal of cool and unique toys. To help you out, we’ve done the research and have curated a list of unique gifts for kids that can’t seem to stop (except, hopefully, for that mid-day nap). From beautiful wooden puzzles to a kitchen helper tower to get them in on the action, keep scrolling to see our birthday gift ideas for two-year-olds.

This article is sponsored by LeapFrog, a leader in electronic learning toys that’ll prepare your child for a lifetime of learning. Learn more information about LeapFrog here.

LeapFrog® My Pal Scout Smarty Paws™


Give the gift of learning with My Pal Scout Smarty Paws™! This interactive plush toy is the perfect gift that can be customized right in the box with a child’s name, favorite color, favorite animal and more. Scout’s ears and touch-sensitive paws play music, games, mindfulness exercises and silly reactions. Explore feeling words, animal sounds and personalized songs.

Scoot Ride Highwaykick 1 Scooter Scandiborn

Scoot & Ride Highwaykick 1 Scooter

$125 BUY NOW

You'll get years of use out of this scooter, which transitions from a ride-on to a two-wheeler—no tools needed.

John Deere Tomy Big Scoop Tractor Toy


Scoop rocks, sand and even LEGO bricks with this tractor with front loaders.

Busa Play Tunnel


Not only can this be used both indoors and out, but this classic toy (that folds up neatly for easy storage) is more than just a tunnel—it's an entrance to a pillow fort, a hide and seek spot, a secret passageway to faraway lands—whatever your kid imagines, this tunnel can take them there.

STICK O Cooking Magnetic Building Blocks


This set of magnetic toys is a new take on a cooking set, plus it helps with fine motor, STEM and color recognition.


Glo Pals Light Up Bath Cubes


Birthday bathtub rave, anyone? These cool cubes have battery power that lasts 12-14 hours, are sealed inside for safety, and a portion of your purchase goes to the Batson Children's Hospital of Mississippi.

I Sang You Down from the Stars


Written and illustrated by Indigenous women, this sweet story shares how babies are a gift to their mothers, and mothers are a gift to their children.


Kitchen Helper Tower

$180 BUY NOW

An updated look on the classic learning tower that lets your toddler help in the kitchen. This adjustable piece grows with your child, safely allowing them to participate in the heart of the home.

Hape Pretend Outdoor Toddler Picnic


You'll be excited to play along when your little one serves up the pretend brie and French bread in this adorable set.

Personalized Alphabet Growth Chart


Think how fun it will be for them to see their name while you chart how much they've grown over the years.

Green Pinata Toys Subscription Box

$30 a month BUY NOW

A meaningful birthday gift for kids that grows with them! For ages six months to five years, choose toys based on what is best suited to your kid (and keep them as long as you like), and when they're done, return the toys your child doesn't love.

Dolphin Bubble Machine


Trust us, a bubble machine can turn any bad day around. This one gets top reviews from parents for its quiet motor, and kids love the aquatic design.

Odin Parker's Weather Station


A beautiful toy that teaches future meteorologists about rain, snow, sun and more. It has four moveable parts and five weather symbols.

3D Cupcake Birthday Card


How adorable is this 3D birthday card? You can order it on Amazon to be delivered in time for the big day.

—Gabby Cullen

Featured image: iStock 


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