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.

LeapFrog Number Lovin' Oven ($24.99)—Buy Here!

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.

Playskool Friends Sesame Street Elmo’s On the Go Letters ($23.75)—Buy Here!

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!

VTech® Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Spiral Construction Tower™—Buy Here!

Bath Beep Beep Stickers in the Tub

Alex Toys

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.

Bath Beep Beep Stickers in the Tub ($19.49)—Buy Here!

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).

Uptown White Wooden Play Kitchen ($174.14)—Buy Here!

MAGNA-TILES Downhill Duo


Car-loving kids will adore this set designed for little hands (but big imaginations).

MAGNA-TILES Downhill Duo ($69.99)—Buy Here!

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.

Mini Vet Playset ($17.99)—Buy Here!

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.

Honeysticks Bath Colour Drops ($19.95)—Buy Here!

Pretend Play Bandages & Tin


Let them fix up their stuffed animal's and doll's boo-boos with these reusable, oversized felt bandages.

Pretend Play Bandages & Tin ($22.00)—Buy Here!

Colorful Play Road Tape Set of 4 Rolls

Msgic Playbook

Create colorful roads anywhere—tables, cardboard boxes, floors, and more. (This is one of those things that definitely requires parental help to set up.)

Colorful Play Road Tape Set of 4 Rolls ($24.00)—Buy Here!

Chocolate Cake Play Food

Design Life Kids

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.

Chocolate Cake Play Food ($80.00)—Buy Here!

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.

Shape Sorting Toy Garage ($39.00)—Buy Here!

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.

Globber Primo Foldable Scooter ($89.44)—Buy Here!

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.

Sensory Play Lightbox ($79.95)—Buy Here!

bilibo by MOLUK

Fat Brain Toys

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.

bilibo by MOLUK ($29.95)—Buy Here!

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.

Dinosaur Alphabet Poster ($16.80)—Buy Here!

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.

ADORA PlayTime Baby Doll ($52.43)—Buy Here!

Where's Bear? The Hide and Find Stacking Block Game

Peaceable Kingdom

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.

Where's Bear? The Hide and Find Stacking Block Game ($22.95)—Buy Here!

LEGO duplo Town Dream Playground


Every kiddo loves a building set, and the Town Dream Playground has everything they need to stretch their imaginations.

LEGO duplo Town Dream Playground ($49.95)—Buy Here!

Kids Mini Soccer Goal Set


This set can be used inside or out and has all the gear they need to practice their shots.

Kids Mini Soccer Goal Set ($24.99)—Buy Here!

Musical Instruments Sound Puzzle

Melissa & Doug

When the pieces are correctly placed, they make instrumental sounds that are super realistic.

Musical Instruments Sound Puzzle ($11.75)—Buy Here!

Magnetic Car Loader Wooden Toy Set

Melissa & Doug

Includes 4 cars and 1 semi-trailer truck with magnetic crane.

Magnetic Car Loader Wooden Toy Set ($15.99)—Buy Here!

'Trashy Town' Board Book


With rhythmic, repeatable refrain, this book about Mr. Gilly and his garbage truck will be a fast favorite.

Trashy Town Board Book ($7.99)—Buy Here!

Cheese & Charcuterie Board

Plan Toys

Get them started on a love of charcuterie with this darling set from Plan Toys.

Cheese & Charcuterie Board ($40.00)—Buy Here!

Toddler Musical Instruments


Start their love of music early with this big assortment of instruments designed for little musicians.

Toddler Musical Instruments ($22.99)—Buy Here!



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