2 year old Gift Guide – 2021 Holiday Season

This is for all my fellow planners out there. The people that can’t leave things until the last minute and want plenty of time to research and make an educated purchase for their family. My 2019 Gift Guide covers some of our tried and true favorites as well as some much-desired gifts as well!

UPDATED OCT of 2021

My 2 year old gift guide has gotten easier with multiple kids

When I originally created my 2 year old gift guide I was basing it off of general research and reviews. Now I can base my recommendations off real-world experience. These are the toys that my kids have loved and stood the test of time OR its the toys we didn’t get a chance to get that I really think a toddler would LOVE!

Inevitably end up searching the internet to see if there are any new gems I may be missing or things that I want to pick up for us to grow into.

A little bit of everything to meet the needs of most any kid!

I created my 2 year old gift guide to cover all the basics I could think of for a toddler who spends the majority of their time at home. I am in no way suggesting you NEED all of the items I list below I am nearly listing our favorites or our wish list items. Hopefully, this sparks some ideas for your own 2 year old’s wish list!

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FREE PLAY TOYS

BUILDING

Lego Duplo Creative Box
Lego Duplo Stable Set
Magna-tiles

ROLE PLAY

STUFFED ANIMALS

GROSS MOTOR

2 year old gift guid NON TOY ideas

BOOKS

Llama Llama Red Pajama

USBORNE BOOKS

I wanted to give our Usborne favorites a special section all to themselves for a couple of reasons.

They are without a doubt some of the most used books in the house and are well-loved by us all and without a doubt deserve a special shout out on the 2 year old gift guide!

DISCLAIMER –  I am an Usborne consultant and If you choose to purchase anything through one of my links below know that I will make a small commission at NO cost to you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing to help support my family!

GAMES & PUZZLES

Art Supplies
Kwik Stix Tempera Paints
Watercolor Paint Set
Do A Dot Markers
  • Tempera Paint Sticks – we have yet to try these but they have been on our list for a long time now
  • Watercolors and watercolor brush – Go for cheap but pigmented paint and a watercolor brush eliminates the need to keep wetting the brush
  • Do a Dot Markers – somewhere between a marker a stamp these are great for creative use and also with guided coloring pages to work on fine motor
  • Liquid Watercolors – super concentrated and wonderful for dying and coloring various projects
  • Playdough tools – I can’t really condone buying playdough when homemade is SO much better, but some quality playdough tools are a great idea
  • Magnadoodle – awesome no-mess mark-making and a great travel toy
  • Aquadoodle – great for a car toy or no mess quiet time activity
Washable finger paints
Playdough tools
Travel Aquadoodle Board
Sensory Bin Stuff
Kinetic Sand SandBox
Floof Polar Babies Set
Mad Matter in Blue
  • Kinetic Sand – a favorite among kids and parents alike
  • Floam – very light and slightly sticky but only to its self
  • Floof – Very light and molds great
  • Mad Matter – a middle ground between Kinetic sand and playdough. New to us and we want some!
  • Slime – Look for more jelly-like than sticky if you want to avoid some of the mess
  • Aarons Thinking Putty – great for fidget play and not messy at all
  • Fine Motor Tools – some must-have tools for sensory bins
  • Measuring cup set – a wide variety of sizes and handle styles to continue to build fine motor is best
Aarons Thinking Putty
Fine Motor Sensory Tools
Learning Resources Measuring set

Christmas 2019 Gift Guide for Toddlers

my 2019 gift Guide has some of our most wished for items as well as some much loved toys that we wanted to share

My 2019 gift guide is something that I have been building for a while and there has been lots of talk on social media among the mom community as we gear up for the holiday season. I wanted a place that I could send them with some of our favorite gift ideas, because as a mom sometimes it’s just easier to have things handed to you instead of doing all the leg work yourself!

Let me know if you can think of any other things that you consider must-haves for your toddlers I would love to get this list rounded out even more!

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