15 Exceptional 2nd Birthday Gifts

    11th September, 2019

You're exceptional, so you need an execptional gift for that big boy or girl on their second birthday! Check out this list of 15 we hand picked just for you!

That angle is turning 2! Some parents dread the day their sweet angle baby turns into a sassy, screaming toddler. The good news is, 2nd birthday gifts are still super easy to shop for, and who knows, might even keep the tears and 'tude at bay for a little while! We've picked out a selection of 15 gift that can help to educate, entertain (read:distract) and stimulate them, getting them ready for the next stage in their development.

Wooden Nesting Puzzle Rainbow Building Blocks

This took a long time to arrive, but I am very pleased with the quality of this wooden rainbow. My daughter gets lots of joy out of it, the colors are vibrant, and the pieces are very sturdy. Honestly, I couldn't be happier.

With a stacker style, the Wooden Nesting Puzzle Building Blocks Rainbow Stacker can be built into bridges, tunnels, fences, beds, and more. An excellent gift for a toddler's birthday, this toy is fantastic to exercise children's imagination and group work skills. This nesting puzzle is made from a pure natural wooden material and non-toxic, water-based paint.

Step2 Whisper Ride Cruiser

Our son loves it. When we go on walks he asks for his car rather than the stroller. The steering wheel horn is great, he loves to honk it at people and other cars. The cup holders and under seat storage are nice perks. It was fairly easy to put together. Overall it seems pretty sturdy.

The Step2 Whisper Ride Cruiser Ride-On Toy is a stylish birthday one year old gift. Any kid will have a blast strolling around town in this sleek Step2 push car. This kid’s ride-on features a realistic body style that matches today’s supercars, including life-like decals and interactive features. This ride also has whisper wheels for limited road noise and has a spacious, under seat storage and multiple cup holders. A great match for long walks!

Little Feminist Board Book Set

I bought this for best friends little girls and they LOVE it!!! it has helped the older one as she is learning to read and feels very proud when she can read these books all by herself!

The Little Feminist Board Book Set is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women who have made a historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman introduce children to significant women in history with images that are fun for youngsters and also realistic. The Board Book Set includes 4 mini board books: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, and Activists.

Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center

This table is great. It’s very well made and has a bunch of different types of movement that is sure to keep a child happy and busy. My niece just turned one and she couldn’t even wait until I finished screwing all the pieces on before she started playing.

Designed to captivate a child's curiosity with exciting colors and hands-on gadgets, this Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center makes a fantastic, interactive birthday gift for any playful one year old. The activity center features four quadrants of beautifully crafted wooden pieces support wire runs, as well as painted lively creatures found in a treetop, such as birds, bees, monkies, and a ladybug. This toy is made from sturdy wood and has a colorful theme to decorate any toddler's room.

Hape Creative Cookery Club Kid's Wooden Kitchen

The quality of the kitchen is excellent, (it still looks brand new) and it comes with a lot of different food items and cooking things, so no real need to buy anything else. Since it is neither too big, nor too flashy like other children kitchen, it fits nicely in our kitchen. I recommend it.

With its compact size and classic design, the My Creative Cookery Club from Hape is an excellent introduction for kids to culinary arts. The Creative Cookery includes everything a child needs to get started - from basic starter pans and utensils to essential foods. This kitchen is a great gift choice for a toddler on their birthday. It'll make a great addition to an awesome playroom.

Hape Gourmet Grill and Shish Kabob Play Kitchen

This is by far one of our favorite toy purchases, it is such an awesome toy! If you are only going to get one toy this year, let it be this one! The size, the workmanship, the functionality (knobs click when turned), the Shish Kabob set (good for fine motor skills), and the overall quality time Pretend-Playing is just great.

Everyone loves a good barbecue! With the Playfully Delicious Gourmet BBQ Grill Set from Hape, children can host their own barbecue with tasty food and tons of fun. It makes a fantastic birthday gift to any toddler for a birthday or Christmas. This playset features a hooded BBQ grill with electric burners, a collapsible side table, and double-sided grates. Also included is the Shish Kabob Play Food Set to help little chefs get started with their grilling.

Robotics for Babies (Baby University)

Our baby and 4-year-old daughter love them. Simple, informative, and entertaining!

If you want to give a toddler an educational birthday gift, then the Robotics for Babies is a great choice. Full of scientific and mathematical information from an expert, this is the ideal book to teach complex concepts in a simple, engaging way. Robotics is the future, help a kid to be prepared.

Blockchain for Babies (Baby University)

So, in reading this to my pre-toddler grandson, I learned much more than my friends about blockchain. And the illustrations are great for the baby!

Full of scientific information from notable experts, this is a fantastic book to teach children complex science concepts in a simple, engaging way. Blockchain for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the technology behind Bitcoin for cryptographers of all ages. It makes a fantastic educational gift for a toddler on their birthday, after all, it's never too early to become a scientist.

UrbanHello REMI Baby and Children Sleep Tracker

The UrbanHello REMI is a night light, sound machine, sleep tracker, sleep trainer and baby monitor all in one. The 5-in-1 Baby and Children Sleep Tracker for toddlers keeps track of their sleep schedule and teaches them stay in bed until it's time to get up. It also serves as a night light and plays mp3 music through a bluetooth speaker. And on top of all that, the baby monitor also allows for secure two-way communication with smart phone notifications included. Can you say "perfect baby shower gift"?

Brio My First Railway Beginner Pack

The Brio is super high quality. It all goes together smoothly, the bridge is amazing, the entry and exit way pieces make a huge difference for beginners, like my two year old who can’t quite get a train on the track alone yet. The magnets are strong and do work in both directions so there’s much less frustration for little ones.

The Brio My First Railway Beginner Pack is such a beautiful 2nd birthday gift! The pack includes an ascending wooden track so trains can go up and down, a colorful bridge and a wagon that makes a lively noise. Finished in bright red and green this train set is fantastic for playful toddlers, it sparks creativity and helps develop hand-eye coordination.

Green Toys My First Tugboat

This tugboat is durable and great for bath and water table play. It can unsnap the few places it is held together so that it dries faster. I have not had any molding problems. Love it!

The Green Toys My First Tugboat is designed for young sailors who are keen to learn more about sailing, and is a great 2nd birthday goft for any child who loves playing with water. This Tugboat toy features a colorful boat and a wide spout which will help the child scoop and pour water. Ideal for indoor as well as outdoor use, the Tugboat toy is made with 100% recycled plastic milk containers.

Step2 Flip and Doodle Desk with Stool Easel

My kid and I both loves this desk. Step 2 makes a lot of great toddler stuff, and this is no exception. We decided to get my two year old this instead of a kids table, and I'm so glad we did. She can play with all her magnets and keep them together in one place.

The Flip and Doodle Easel Desk is an upright easel that can fold down into a desktop. The magnetic dry-erase board, molded in trays for markers and pencils, a cup holder and a comfortable stool create a magic workstation for a toddler. The Step2 easel and desk makes an excellent 2nd birthday gift!

LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart

This is SOOOO cute! The ice cream scoop is magnetic so it is very easy to "scoop" the ice cream and then with a push of a button the ice cream comes out of the scoop. I really like the cards with the animals and their "orders" on it. I highly recommend this toy for anyone with a toddler.

The LeapFrog ice cream cart allows kids to crate tasty-looking combinations while introducing the colors and flavors of different ice creams and toppings. A fantastic birthday gift idea for a two year old, the cart helps kids to build memory and sequencing skills, to learn how to count to ten, to name colors, flavors and more. Imagine how cute any child would be while pushing the cart around and taking orders on a hot summers day.

Steegic Portable Kids Cotton Canvas Teepee

Amazing tent at an affordable price. You can tell good quality and tight tolerances applied during production when you put this teepee together. No slipping or overly tight connectors - everything just goes smoothly together with just the right amount of tension

This teepee tent is made of 100% natural, breathable, and unpainted cotton canvas. The tent poles are made of sturdy pine wood and are free of chemical odors and harmful substances. An excellent2nd birthday gift, the teepee tent makes for the perfect space for kids to play and relax in. They can be set up either at home or outside and provide children with a feeling of privacy and personal space while allowing parents to monitor them for their safety.

Hape Rock and Ride Kid's Wooden Rocking Horse

Puts together in under 10minutes. Very sturdy and so much easier to clean than plush rockers. Also very stylish for a kids toy.

The Hape Rock and Ride Kid's Wooden Rocking Horse is a classic, screen-free toy that gives hours of imaginative exercise while developing primary balance and coordination skills to any kid. A great second birthday gift idea, this horse gently rocks at a steady, safe pace. The Hape finishes are all high quality, non-toxic, and child safe.