25 Awesome 2nd Birthday Gifts
Use this list to make sure you're getting the most awesome gift for your 2 year old possible!
It's our nature to want to make each birthday special. Chances are, mom just did a big purge of all their baby toys to make room for more toddler appropriate activities. Help add to this new colletction of memories by checking out our list of 2nd birthday gifts. Help them develop their 'cooking', 'driving' and 'building' skills with these awesome gift ideas.
Identity Games Elmo's World Hide and Seek Game
My little niece is a huge fan of Elmo. So I bought her this game. She has so much fun with this hide and seek game. Can you believe that Elmo even talks to her until she finds him?! Best gift ever!!
A refreshing take on a classic game with 3 different levels, the Elmo's World Hide and Seek Game is a fun second birthday gift idea! The set includes an Elmo doll with sound, 24 location cards, and game rules. Elmo's cheerful hints help guide the players to the secret hiding place.
Radio Flyer` Folding Red Trike
Bought as a Christmas gift for 2 year old ho loved it. Bright red and white and love the folding. Glad to see Radio Flyer is still has Good quality items. Great size for a toddler
The Radio Flyer Folding Trike Red is a gorgeous gift that will delight any kid on their birthday. It comes fully assembled for instant riding fun. The Trike is exceptionally safe, offering a controlled turning radius and low center of gravity. This Radio Flyer tricycle is also easily foldable for portability and storage. With sturdy steel construction, this Trike will last for years. To be transported with ease, it also features a carry handle.
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!
Melissa & Doug, Let’s Play House!
This set is fantastic! The bristles and rope seem to be of high quality and have not come loose at all in the almost 2 years we've owned it. We've since added a second child (another boy) to our mix and he enjoys them just as much as his older brother. I highly recommend!
Playing house is a great way for kids to develop confidence and responsibility whimsically. This Melissa & Doug toy is a great birthday gift for a toddler. The Let's Play House Pretend is a six-piece play set that gives kids all the housekeeping tools they need to keep it clean. Sized just for children and built to last, the broom, mop, duster, dustpan, and hand brush are comfortable to use and easy to store. This set enables kids to learn to clean up after themselves, using tools that perfectly fit them - if there's a second birthday gift out there that parents will thank you for, this is it.
Jonti-Craft Toddler Adjustable Easel
I really like this easel as it has show to be both durable and great for both painting and drawing. Another benfit isthe magnetic side that allows you to place magnetic letters on it. Great buy!
Channel early artistic skill away from wallpaper and onto a canvas! The Jonti-Craft Toddler Easel is a perfect gift any budding Picassos in your life. You can adjust the easel according to the toddler’s height, and even choose to add 3 more panels to it: acrylic, chalkboard and write-n-wipe.
Yaylabs Softshell Ice Cream Ball
Amazing product. We bring it camping so we can make ice cream because that's my favorite food group. Anyways it works great and makes delicious ice cream in about 20 minutes.
The Yaylabs Softshell Ice Cream Ball is a great gift for kids who have a crush on ice cream. This soft-sided ball makes ice-cream while kids play and shake. By merely adding the cream, sugar, and flavorings in one end, and ice and rock salt in the other end, kids don’t need a fancy machine to enjoy a tasty ice-cream.
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.
Goplus 2Pcs Kids Luggage - Penguin
These are super cute and adorable. My daughter gets so much compliments on them.This kit is cute, feels sturdy, and does a good job for a young child.
The extremely durable Goplus 2Pcs Kids Luggage, 19" Carry On Luggage & 13" Backpack is an excellent gift for kids who loves animals. It is sturdy but so lightweight it won't be any trouble for a young child to manage. This luggage set is made of polycarbonate, ABS and nylon, and features inline skate wheels for higher performance, and internal reversed-curve handle for a comfortable grip.
Green Toys Seaplane in Green Color
The size of these toys are perfect for the bath, pool or spa. I love how they will float, or fill with water and sink. Then easily drain with the drain vents The price is right as well.
The Seaplane toy is a fabulous birthday gift option for a one or two year old. It’s made using 100% recycled plastic milk jugs that ensures that the toy is safe for the child as well as the environment. This fun toy is designed to float when taken to a bathtub or pool. The buoyant yellow and green floatplane features spinning propeller with chunky, oversized pontoons — perfect for coasting into any port.
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.
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.
Green Toys Build-a-Bouquet Floral Arrangement
I bought this for my 2 year old daughter and she loves it. The flowers are easy to put together and take apart. They are very cute and there are plenty of combos you can make. So far, she will play with this toy for an extended period of time. Plus, it's recycled, which is wicked nice.
The Green Toys Build-a-Bouquet Floral Arrangement Playset is an excellent choice for a second birthday gift. This floral toy set is designed for developing the pincers grip, fine motor, and gross motor skills of a child. The kid will learn about stacking with vibrant and colorful lilies, petunias, and daisies. This playset doesn’t contain BPA, Phthalates, PVC or external coatings, and is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs.
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!
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"?
Gund Baby Animated Flappy The Elephant Plush Toy
Very cute!. Each of the two songs/dialogues lasts about a minute and the ears flap hilariously in sync with the sound. Our granddaughter and several other babies have been enthralled with it. Makes me laugh every time too!
Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro? This Gund Baby Animated Flappy Elephant plush toy doesn't just sing, it also dances and flaps its ears to the music. And that's not all, this elephant plush toy will also play peek-a-boo, which young children will love! You can stop looking for that first birthday gift, because you've found it!
Baby Cotton Panda Hooded Towel Bath Robe
Adorable. Fast service.
Who doesn't love baby pandas? In this case, we mean it literally: a baby dressed up as a panda. This Hooded Towel and Bathrobe will keep babies dry and warm. The 100% cotton panda design is soft, absorbent and durable. It's perfectly suited for 0 - 12 months babies, which makes it a super cute baby shower gift!
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.
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.
Baby Einstein Magic Touch Piano
I wanted to get my nephew a piano where I didn't have to worry about him breaking the keys off for them losing their connection- this piano is completely flat - perfect for you rough and tumble toddlers!
It must be fun to own a piano, and you can provide this joy to a toddler on their birthday. The Baby Einstein Magic Touch Piano Wooden Musical Toy is a wooden piano that magically makes music. This fantastic gift for a one year old, or two year old, is made from durable materials and is totally child-safe. The piano feature 3 sheets of music and 6 different songs to unleash the toddler’s creativity in their first play.
Fisher-Price DKT39 Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar
Wonderful toy to play with and learn directions and timings point to point. The battery life is incredible. You can play directly with it, without other devices or apps. Connecting and exchanging parts with the USB connectors is easy. The connection is secure. You can manipulate it without parts falling apart.
A fun gift for a toddler's birthday, the Fisher-Price DKT39 Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar is lovely to learn directions and timing. This toy goes beyond ABCs and 123s to help children learn how to think independently and develop skills like sequencing, critical thinking, reasoning, discovery, memory, problem-solving, and experimentation. It includes 1 sound segment, 3 straights, 2 right turns and 2 left turns to send the learning fun in endless directions.
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.
HABA Number Maze Magnetic Game Stem Toy
My 23 month old loves this toy. We bought it for a long car ride and it entertained him for a solid 30 minutes of complete silence. It was amazing. He carries it everywhere. The magnet is strong and easy for him to move the beads.
HABA Number Maze Magnetic Game Stem Toy is an educational and playful gift for any toddler on their birthday! This colorful toy is made of lime plywood and measures 9.5 inches in diameter and is 3/4 inches thick. The wooden maze is self-contained behind thick clear plastic and offers safe magnetic fun that fosters motor skills, concentration and getting acquainted with numbers 1-5.
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.
Cloud b Twilight Turtle Purple Nightlight Soother
Our daughter (amazing sleeper until about 2yo) started having a hard time falling asleep. The turtle helped for 2 reasons: 1) It gave her security by helping her see and 2) It gave her a focus and a job to do at bedtime (by deciding which color she wanted turtle to be and pressing the button), which made her feel more in control. This turtle was very helpful and worth the money.
Cloud B Twilight Turtle is a plush toy that transforms any room into a starry night sky to help comfort children to sleep. From within his plastic shell, Twilight Turtle projects a magical constellation of stars onto bedroom ceiling and walls in three soothing color options. This makes an excellent 2nd birthday gift. Twilight Turtle's shell illuminates to help ease children's fear of the dark. The Twilight Turtle includes eight actual constellations within the star pattern.