The 23 Best Gifts for 2-Year-Olds of 2020

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Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag at Amazon

"Toddlers will simultaneously improve their fine motor skills and have fun with this 80-piece set of colorful blocks."

TOMY Tommies Hide and Squeak Eggs at Amazon

"It doesn't have to be Easter for 2-year-olds to have fun with eggs—crack these open to find colored chicks."

Green Toys Dump Truck at Amazon

"Instill the importance of sustainability with this Dump Truck, made from 100% recycled plastic milk containers."

Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set at Walmart

"You’ll score major points with this basketball set that adjusts from 2 feet up to 4 feet and is perfect for kids 18 months and up."

Step 2 Push Around Buggy at Walmart

"Tots will feel like they're in charge of the walk in this buggy, featuring a play steering wheel and a push handle for parents."

Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower at Walmart

"Your toddler will feel like they're maintaining the yard with this Gas N' Go Mower, accessorized with a pull cord and gas can."

Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table at Amazon

"You don't have to travel far to visit the waterpark with this table, complete with water squirting toys and a rain shower effect."

Bristle Blocks at Amazon

"Young builders needing a break from LEGOs will love playing with bristle blocks, which easily stick together at any angle."

The Learning Journey Count and Learn Cookie Jar at Amazon

"Another toy that combines fun and hands-on learning, this interactive cookie jar helps toddlers start to recognize numbers."

Green Toys Tea Set at Amazon

"This lightweight yet durable tea set comes with everything toddlers need to host a classy tea party."

Two-year-olds are active, curious, and love to play, so finding a perfect gift for them shouldn’t be too hard. However, it can be overwhelming to sort through all the options. Stick to gifts that spark their imagination and interest while also encouraging learning and motor skills development.

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

Our Top Picks

Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag

Mega Blocks First Builders Big Building Bag

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Blocks are an ideal toy for fostering toddlers’ imagination and fine motor skills, and this Mega Bloks bag is the perfect start to their collection. With 80 colored blocks in a variety of shapes, this set is perfect for building, stacking, knocking down, and for creating something new. Recommended for ages 1 and up.

TOMY Tommies Hide and Squeak Eggs

Two-year-olds go crazy for these "Hide and Squeak Eggs." The shells crack open to reveal chicks that chirp when their heads are pressed down. Toddlers can then sort them by color or shape into their container. Recommended for ages 18 months and up.

Green Toys Dump Truck

Trucks are a classic 2-year-old gift, and this one will certainly become one of your toddler’s favorites. Made from 100% recycled plastic milk containers and no external coatings, paints, or dyes, this safe, durable toy has a workable dumper and no metal axles. It's recommended for ages 1 and up.

Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set

You’ll score major points with this basketball set that adjusts from 2 feet up to 4 feet and is perfect for hoopsters 18 months to 5 years old. It can be used indoors or outdoors and comes with a junior-sized ball.

Step 2 Push Around Buggy

Walks around the neighborhood are definitely more fun when toddlers are riding in this push car. They can pretend to steer and use the horn as you push them using the comfortable, extra-wide grip handle. Recommended for kids 18 months to 3 years, it even has a cup holder and under-hood storage for snacks and toys.

Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower

Little Tikes Gas N Go Mower

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The popping beads in this Little Tikes Gas ‘n Go Mower make it sound and feel like it’s the real thing. Perfect for pretend play, it has a fun pull cord that makes engine sounds and comes with a removable gas can so your toddler can make-believe they're filling it up. Recommended for ages 18 months and up.

Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table

Toddlers will be fascinated by all the waterfalls, maze-like spinners, ramps, and buckets in this amazing water play table. It’s big enough to share, so your little one can play side-by-side with others as they splash, scoop, and pour water with all the included water accessories. Recommended for ages 18 months to 8 years.

Bristle Blocks

These fun blocks have stood the test of time because they’re easy to use and encourage imaginary play. Little builders will love to stick the soft, interlocking bristles together as they develop their hand-eye coordination and dexterity skills. Recommended for ages 2 and up.

The Learning Journey Count and Learn Cookie Jar

Another toy that combines fun and hands-on learning, this interactive cookie jar helps toddlers start to recognize numbers. It features two different play modes, counting and quiz, which help to reinforce their problem-solving, counting, and fine motor skills. Recommended for ages 2 and up.

Green Toys Tea Set

This lightweight yet durable tea set comes with everything toddlers need to host a tea party, including a teapot and lid, sugar bowl with lid, creamer, four cups, four saucers, and four spoons. Like all Green Toys, it’s made using environmentally-friendly materials, including 100% recycled plastic, and contains no BPA, phthalates, or PVC, so it’s safe for the earth and your toddler. Recommended for ages 2 and up.

Strider Balance Bike

This balance bike lets aspiring cyclists from 18 months to 3 years transition from pushing with their feet to coasting, while working on their balancing skills. The seat and handlebar heights can be adjusted as your child grows, while the durable steel frame and no-flat tires make the bike maintenance free.

DUPLO My First Alphabet Truck

This 36-piece Duplo set features all the letters of the alphabet as well as 10 additional bricks and a truck to stack them on. The easy-to-handle bricks encourage imaginative play, inspire creative building, and give toddlers an introduction to the alphabet. Recommended for ages 18 months and up.

ALEX Jr. Tots Art Start Set

Two-year-olds are ready to show off their artistic and design skills. This affordable kit makes it easy for tots ages 18 months and up to create six different art projects, with a little help from an adult.

Radio Flyer Scoot 2-in-1 Ride-on and Trike

This sporty trike grows with your child by first letting them scoot around and use the handlebars to help them steer. Once they’re ready to learn how to pedal, you simply extend the flip-out pedals and they’re all set. The trike holds up to 42 pounds and is recommended for ages 1 to 3 years old.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Servin' Up Fun Food Truck

Toddlers ages 18 months and up will love taking turns playing cook and customer with this fun, interactive food truck. It includes a cash register that plays songs, sounds, and phrases, as well as a light-up grill, realistic car dashboard and steering wheel, and 20-plus removable play pieces.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Peg Puzzles

This set of three adorable puzzles from Melissa & Doug is perfect for kids 2 years old and up to help them learn about matching, shapes, and animals. The lightweight carved wooden pieces with plastic pegs are easy for little hands to grasp, helping to develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Janod Confetti Musical Set

This set of instruments has everything your toddler needs to start exploring and discovering the joy of music. Decorated with bright, nontoxic paint, the set includes a flute, tambourine, two castanets, xylophone, and two mallets. Recommended for ages 2 years old and up.

Name Puzzle Stool

Name Puzzle Stool

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A personal yet practical gift, this hand-crafted Name Puzzle Stool helps toddlers learn their name and develop their hand-eye coordination. It’s made from solid Birch veneer wood, with sanded, rounded edges and a nontoxic spray finish.

Sit 'n Spin

Another fun toy that never seems to lose its appeal, the Sit 'n Spin helps toddlers learn to sit, spin, and balance themselves. Recommended for ages 18 months and up, it lets kids burn off some energy while working on their coordination and motor skills.

Skoolzy Peg Board Set

This pegboard set encourages open-ended play while also helping to develop fine motor, counting, and sorting skills. The brightly colored pegs are easy for little hands to grip and stack or fit into the holes on the foam board. Recommended for ages 2 and up, it also comes with a storage bag that fits it all for easy clean up.

VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set

This toddler-sized drum set features nine pre-programmed melodies to play along to and can be set to educational modes that teach letters, numbers, and music. Kids can also free play on the three drum pads and cymbal using the included set of drumsticks. Recommended for ages 2 and up.

Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker

Another Melissa & Doug best-seller, this wooden toy stands out among the numerous geometric stackers. With three rods and 25 colorful shapes, toddlers can work on skills and have fun stacking, matching, sorting, and counting the pieces. Recommended for ages 2 to 4.

Toddler Baseball Hat with Vintage Wool Lettering

Toddler Baseball Hat

 Courtesy of Hi Little One

Looking for a non-toy gift? This adorable baseball cap is perfect for protecting a toddler-sized head from the sun. Available in several colors, you personalize it with a letter of your choice in vintage wool.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Christine Luff is a freelance writer who covers fitness, health, parenting, and other topics. She’s also mom to a 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, who both enjoy a wide range of active and educational toys. Family game night in her house is a regular, raucous, and highly competitive event.

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