Two is a great age. The world is a mystery that they are determined to figure out. Whether it’s a baby toy, a big kid toy, or a grown up appliance, everything is interesting. Everything is worthy of exploration. For that reason, a 2 year old can be both easy and difficult to shop for. Any gift will hold their attention for a few minutes. However, lots of toys are cast aside after the first play session. To make this list of best gifts for 2 year olds, the items below sustained our toddlers interest over long periods of time.
Toddlers are very interested in the grown-up world and have a strong desire to “help.” Because of this, some of the best gifts for 2 year olds are homemade kits that help them participate in grown up activities. Some of my toddler’s favorite gifts have been themed kits such as a cooking kit with measuring cups, measuring spoons, a rolling pin, and a toddler cookbook (affiliate link for the one our family uses).
My son also once received a bucket with a bunch of cleaning supplies (scrub brushes, sponges, squirt bottles, a small dust pan, and some rags). These 2 gifts were among the best I’ve ever seen for a 2 year old. They both have gotten a lot of use in our family over the years.
Probably my favorite gift for 2 year olds is a Blu track, especially if the family has stairs in their house. My kids have played with this for years.
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