Gifts & Toys for 2 Year Olds – Tot Gift Guide

Searching for the perfect toy or gift for a two year old? We can help! In this article we’ll look at what’s happening developmentally at the age of two and share our favorite tried and trusted product picks!

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There’s nothing terrible about the two’s when you have fun and educational toys around.

From a sturdy 2-in-1 scooter that will grow with your child to deliciously scented non-toxic play dough, we’re here to tell you about the best gifts for 2 year old boys and girls that they are sure to love.

To help you find the right gifts and toys for your tot, we’ll go over:

  • Child development at two years old
  • Chemicals to avoid in kids toys
  • The best types of toys and gifts for two year olds

Scroll down to learn more!

 

Child development at 2 Years Old

At this age, little ones are not only walking – they’re sprinting from adventure to adventure. Everything from a playground swing set to your kitchen spatula is new and exciting and something that can be part of their imaginative play. Even though they’re getting stronger by the day, two year old tots still need to work on their balance and hand-eye coordination skills, which is why pull/push toys, scooters, ride-ons, slides and sand buckets are great at this age.

Both gross and fine motor skills are crucial for your tot’s physical and cognitive development. By learning how to control their little hands and bodies, toddlers are able to write, draw, climb, ride a bike, and play make believe role playing games, which all aid in emotional development and help build their communication skills and confidence.

Perhaps one of the most important skills to help your tot master is language. By reading books with an adult or on their own, toddlers can continue to develop their vocabulary and get a firmer understanding of colors, shapes, languages, animals, cultures, machines, sports, performance art and so on. These stories will fuel your tot’s passion and help them truly understand what the world holds for them.

When choosing toys we always pick items that are non-toxic, sustainably and ethically produced and made to last. We want items that can be used between multiple siblings and then passed onto friends and family in a like new condition. It can be overwhelming for both parents and kids to have piles of toys that get played with once, which is why we’ve strategically picked the best toys we know kids won’t get bored with.

 

Chemicals to avoid in kids toys

At The Tot, we only use and recommend products that have passed The Tot Safety Test. This means we’ve reviewed third-party testing, examined ingredients lists and asked in-depth questions about a product’s composition to ensure they’re free of all the chemicals we avoid.

When you don’t know what your child’s toy, you can run the risk of exposing them to potentially harmful ingredients such as BPA, BPS, Phthalates, PVC, Formaldehyde, Lead and other Heavy Metals. This is particularly worrying for babies and toddlers who inevitably put these items in their mouths. Many of these chemicals have been linked to prostate cancer, breast cancer, female infertility, obesity, endocrine disruption, behavioral problems, and even irreversible brain damage.

At The Tot, we make sure that every single product we use and recommend passes The Tot Safety Test. This means that we’ve reviewed its third-party testing, certifications and asked in-depth questions about a product’s composition.

For a full list of Ingredients & Materials We Avoid and to learn more about The Tot Safety Test, Click Here.

 

 

The best types of toys and gifts for 2 year olds

 

Guidecraft Sensory Rainbow Blocks

 

Whether you’re shopping for a Christmas gift or a birthday present idea for a 2 year old, here are some of our gift recommendations for playtime: 

  • Wooden construction trucks
  • Wooden sensory rainbow blocks
  • Color changing bath book
  • Wool felt dinosaur play set
  • 2-in-1 Scooter
  • Non-toxic scented play dough
  • Rubberwood tea set
  • Developmental milestone play & learn set
  • Wicker doll stroller
  • Baby doll
  • Heirloom metal ride on car
  • Mini wooden trucks + Wooden roadway system
  • Wooden play kitchen + play food
  • Wooden blocks
  • Wooden slide
  • Eco-friendly sand play tools
  • Touch and feel book
  • Dress up clothing
  • Pima cotton PJs

Scroll down to see the options we’ve pulled for each of these gift ideas and shop below! 

 

Guidecraft Wooden Front Loader

 

Guidecraft Wooden Front Loader

 

$49.95

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Guidecraft Sensory Rainbow Blocks

 

Guidecraft Wooden Sensory Rainbow Blocks

 

$88.95

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Wee Gallery Color Changing Bath Books

 

Wee Gallery Color Changing Bath Book

$12.95

Available in more themes

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Papoose Small Natural Dinosaur Set

 

Papoose Small Natural Dinosaur Set

 

$68

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Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 1 - Steel

 

Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 1

 

$120

Available in more colors

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Dough Parlour Summer Set

 

Dough Parlour – Summer Set

 

$42

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PlanToys Classic Tea Set

 

PlanToys Classic tea Set

 

$40

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The Tot Play & Learn Set 2- 3 years

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set (2-3 years)

 

$150

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Baghera Elegant Rider

 

Baghera Elegant Rider

 

$240

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Olli Ella Strolley Wheeled Basket in Natural

Olli Ella Strolley

 

$135

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Alimrose Asleep Awake Baby Doll Pink Stars AW19

 

Alimrose Asleep Awake Baby Doll

 

$30

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Guidecraft Mini Wooden Trucks

 

Guidecraft Mini Wooden Trucks

 

$39.95

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Guidecraft Roadway System

 

Guidecraft Wooden Roadway System

 

$79.95

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Milton and Goose essential play kitchen

 

Milton & Goose Essential Play Kitchen w/ Range Hood

 

$798

Available in more colors

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Milton and Goose Dairy Set

 

Milton & Goose Dairy Play Food Set

 

$48

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Rock Blocks Frosty Set of 16

Rock Blocks Frosty Set of 16

 

$57.99

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Jupiduu Slide

 

Jupiduu Slide

 

Ranging from $299.90 to $349.90

Available in more colors

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PlanToys Sand Play Set

 

PlanToys Sand Play Set

 

$30

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Tiny Bee Easter Pat The Bunny

 

Tiny Bee Gift Co. Pat The Bunny

 

$28

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I love plum rosie tutu dress

 

iloveplum Baby/Toddler Rosie Tutu

 

$55

Available in more colors

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Meri Meri Dragon Dress Up

 

Meri Meri Dragon Costume Set

 

$60

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hart + land toddler/big kid pima cotton pj set - banana leaves

 

HART + LAND Toddler/Big Kid Pima Cotton PJ Set – Banana Leaves

 

$50

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Hart + Land kids pima cotton pjs - watermelon

HART + LAND Toddler/Big Kid Pima Cotton PJ Set – Watermelons

 

$50

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