The 18 Best Gifts for 2-Month-Olds of 2022

From books to wall art, these gifts are practical and thoughtful

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Finding a gift for a 2-month-old can be a lot of fun. You get to mix the practical—think onesies, socks, and sleepers—with a personalized touch. Any time a gift can be customized, it becomes more meaningful.

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The Baby GUND Animated Flappy The Elephant is a stuffed animal that interacts with little ones via buttons on the feet. For a non-toy gift, we recommend the Jellycat Baby Touch and Feel Board Books, If I were a Puppy.

Consider the baby’s size, parental preferences and taste, season, and location to help determine what type of clothes, toys, baby gear, and decor items may make the most appropriate and welcome gifts. We carefully considered value, material, toy safety, design, and any age, height, and weight recommendations, if any, when reviewing products.

Here are the best gifts for 2-month-olds.

Baby GUND Animated Flappy The Elephant Stuffed Animal Baby Toy Plush

Baby GUND Animated Flappy The Elephant Stuffed Animal Baby Toy Plush

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The Baby GUND Animated Flappy The Elephant Stuffed Animal ranks high on our list because this adorable animal friend interacts with little ones through buttons on the feet. Press the left foot for an interactive game of peek-a-boo complete with flapping ears. Next, press the right foot for another song with Flappy’s ears moving in time to the music. The stuffed animal is designed for newborns and up, so baby can keep it over the years.

Manhattan Toy Whoozit Rattle and Squeaker

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Manhattan Toy Whoozit Rattle and Squeaker

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A thoughtful gift to give to the parent of an infant is one that focuses on sensory development. At two months, a baby is becoming more interested in texture, bold prints, and shapes, which is why Mr. Whoozit is a classic favorite that touches on all these points.

The toy measures 8.5 inches and is designed in vivid colors and patterns that will help the baby focus. Crisp textures and sounds such as grasping loops, squeakers, and crinkle paper will teach the baby to touch and grasp. There is also a self-discovery mirror that lets the baby enjoy looking at their own reflection. This soft toy also has its own cheerful face (babies are hardwired to relate to faces from birth). It can be attached to the crib to keep the baby stimulated as well as used when traveling in a stroller or car seat. 

Manhattan Toy Baby Whoozit Stroller and Travel Activity Toy

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Emerson and Friends Pastel Headband Trio

Pastel Headband Trio

 Courtesy of Maisonette

The perfect add-on to any baby fashionista outfit, these nylon headbands are crafted from ultra-soft fabric that’s comfy and cute while remaining stretchy enough for delicate heads. The three headbands fit newborns through 2-year-olds.

Jellycat Baby Touch and Feel Board Books, If I were a Puppy

Jellycat If I were a Puppy

Courtesy of Jellycat

Suitable from birth on up, this sweet board book (that wipes clean) has beautiful illustrations and a fun and super soft puppy tail. Get ready to read this one again and again!

Warner Bros. Wonder Woman 3-Piece Bodysuit Set

Wonder Woman 3-Piece Set

 Courtesy of Buy Buy Baby

Wonder Woman! This adorable superhero-themed bodysuit set is made of 100% cotton and includes a bodysuit, hat, and booties. Perfect for Halloween and fangirl moms, this set fits babies 0 to 6 months old.

Angel Dear Avocado Sun Hat

Angel Dear Avocado Sun Hat

 Courtesy of Angel Dear

Protect your mini babe with a super stylish sun hat made from 100% cotton. The smaller size fits newborns, and the sweet avocado pattern looks perfect on baby boys and girls.

Our Love Was Born On the Day You Were Born Print

On the Day You Were Born Print

 Courtesy of Etsy

Welcome a new baby with a beautiful and personalized gift that is truly one of a kind. Using astronomy charting software, the print features star and constellation patterns based on the baby's specific birth date and location. Add the baby’s name, birth date, and location for a frameable keepsake.

HALO Sleepsack 100% Cotton Swaddle

HALO Sleepsack 100% Cotton Swaddle

Courtesy of Amazon

Safe sleep is made easy with adorable sleep blankets. The three-way adjustable swaddle can swaddle either both arms or one arm in. This versatile project also easily transitions to a wearable blanket when it's time to stop swaddling. Sweet patterns and sizing from newborn (6 to 12 pounds) to small (13 to 18 pounds) ensures there’s a size and pattern for all babies.

Lamaze Freddie The Firefly

Lamaze Freddie The Firefly

Courtesy of Amazon

Parents and babies both love this interactive firefly that engages babies with multiple textures, sounds, and more. Freddie hooks onto strollers, seats, carriers, or anywhere else for fun wherever you go.

Lovevery Play Gym Activity Gym and Play Mat

Lovevery The Play Gym

Courtesy of The Tot

A splurge-worthy gift, this play gym will last for months to come. It is crafted with organic cotton and sustainably sourced wood. Designed by child development specialists, the five developmental zones can be revealed or concealed to prevent overstimulation and promote learning.

Zutano Unisex-Baby Newborn Candy Stripe Booties

Zutano Unisex-Baby Newborn Candy Stripe Booties

Courtesy of Amazon

Well-loved by experienced parents, these baby booties are cute, soft, and secure! The two-snap design keeps them on little baby feet so new parents will never pick up a kicked-off baby sock again. Sizes range from 3 to 24 months, and there are lots of patterns and fabrics to choose from.

LILLEbaby Complete All Seasons Six-Position Baby Carrier

LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons Six-Position Baby Carrier

Courtesy of Amazon

Ideal for infants through toddlers, this baby carrier can be used with children from 7 to 45 pounds. With six positions, including an ergonomic outward and back position (once the baby is 8 months old). This versatile carrier is attractive, comfortable, and highly rated.

Genius Baby Toys Infant Development Toys Gift Bundle

Infant Development Toys Gift Bundle

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Appropriate for newborns on up, four black, white, and red infant development toys stimulate baby’s visual activity and early motor skills. The toys can all be used together or given to the baby one at a time.

Baby GUND Embroidered My First Mini Sports Bag

Personalized My First Sports Bag

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Future athletes and budding baby sports stars will appreciate this personalized bag that includes four fun pieces of sports gear. Appropriate for newborns on up, babies will enjoy the baseball sound toy, basketball squeak toy, soccer ball crinkle toy, and football rattle.

Adidas Superstar Shoes for Baby

Adidas Superstar Shoes

 Courtesy of Adidas

Babies will look stylin' with the tiniest take on classic Adidas sneakers. Made with a soft mesh build, rubber toe caps, and hook-and-loop straps, these shoes are comfy for babies. There are sizes for newborns on up to early walkers.

Green Toys Twist Teether

Green Toys Twist Teether

Courtesy of Green Toys

Made for newborns on up, tiny hands will love to grasp this lightweight, three-dimensional, ultra-safe teether. Made in the U.S. from 100% recycled plastic, this teether is easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

Mary Meyer WubbaNub Soft Toy and Infant Pacifier

Mary Meyer WubbaNub

Courtesy of Amazon

Recommended for babies 0 to 6 months old, this is a stuffed animal and infant pacifier combined into one soft, soothing toy. Since it’s easy for babies to grasp and hold, the WubbaNub eliminates the need for pacifier clips. It is recommended to machine wash and air dry this toy.

Darlyng and Co Unscented Skincare Gift Bundle

Darlyng and Co Unscented Skincare Gift Bundle

 Courtesy of Darlyng and Co 

Gentle products that are perfect for new baby skin (and the whole family), this gift bundle includes four highly rated products including soothing body cream, unrefined shea butter, scalp and cradle cap oil, and gentle cleanser body wash. The company is a Black-owned, family business run by a husband and wife team.

What to Look for in Gifts for 2-Month-Olds

Practicality

While any gift is usually appreciated, typically, parents of young babies always love baby basics, from simple outfits and toys to baby shampoo, diapers, and wipes. So, if you aren't sure what to get, you can always help the family by purchasing some of the items they're sure to useon a daily basis.

Personalization

Any time a gift can be customized, it becomes more meaningful. So, write a personalized note in a board book, monogram a piece of clothing, or even just add a special note that explains why you bought the baby this particular gift. For example, parents who love art may like a picture to hang in the nursery.

Baby's Needs

Consider the needs and preferences of the baby and their parents when choosing a gift. For example, babies in cold climates may need an extra warm blanket. For those that live in a household with lots of pets, outfits covered in puppy or kitten faces might be a huge hit. The baby of sports fanatic parents might appreciate sports-themed bibs or infant toys.

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Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year-old daughter. She loves to get her kids involved in selecting baby gifts and have them each pick a favorite board book (or two) for the new baby.

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