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Surprise Your Little Prince: Best Gift Ideas for a 2-Year-Old Boy
Are you looking for a gift for a 2-year-old and not sure what to buy? Confusion is bound to happen even if it’s your son, you are buying the gift for or somebody else’s. Two-year-olds are great explorers and very curious. They want to touch, taste and interact with everything! It can be difficult to keep them occupied with one thing for a long time. Generally, the best gifts for this age are something which will help them develop. But at the same time, the gift should provide a lot of fun for him, or he won’t look at it. We have found some great gift ideas for a 2-year-old boy which will make the parents happy too.
20 Best Gifts for 2-year-old Boy
A 2-year-old starts to understand the world through playing. At this age, his skills need to develop fast and his interests also develop quickly. So here is a list of such gifts to surprise a 2-year-old boy.
You might be thinking that age 2 is too early for getting introduced to construction toys, but this one has been made just for them. As we said, a 2-year-old is very curious, so this cute dumpster truck will have his attention on it. The toy will help to develop his fine motor skills in addition to fuelling his curiosity. It will also make 7 different ‘vroom’ sounds. He will have a good laugh seeing the truck changing its expression whenever he presses the helmet. There are 3 different expressions, all of which are very funny. It will also introduce him to cause and effect. The movable parts will keep him engaged too as well as pushing and pulling the truck.
Pegs are used in preschool and Montessori for a kid’s development. If you ask the 2-year-old what he likes playing with best in his school and his answer might be ‘pegs’. This can be the best gift for the 2-year-old boy as it is a STEM toy for toddlers above 18 months. The pegs are stackable and the whole set is aimed at developing his fine motor skills. Brightly coloured pegs fascinate the child and he becomes eager to play with them. The pegs offer them the right amount of challenge. There are 36 pegs of different shapes which will keep him busy as he fits the pegs into the holes, stacks them or strings them. It is all learning through play which he might not realise.
This is more like the traditional stacking toys but a lot more attractive because of their shape and colours. Just like the two toys listed above, this one too develops fine motor skills. Apart from that, this delightful stacking toy also enhances tactile, visual and spatial senses. The 7 plastic pieces will also engage him in creative thinking as he tries to stack them correctly according to their sizes. Each piece has two colours which make playing more enjoyable. He can explore and play differently with the pieces. He can make them roll, topple, or spin or he can balance them, stack them, make them wobble and so on. The toy will let him be creative.
Give him his first piggy bank. As money is usually not given to 2-year-olds, this is a toy for introducing the concept of a piggy bank to him. The earlier good habits are taught, the better. It is a good quality, sturdy piggy bank. The door is easy to open so that he can take out the big colourful coins. There are 10 colourful coins and the numbers are written on the pig’s back too. The toy is exceptionally equipped to teach him numbers. There is a big green slot through which the coins will slide in comfortably. Counting, opposites and other things can be taught with music, action and a whole lot of fun. This plastic toy is the best noise-making toy that will win his heart very quickly and also of the parents as they are not too loud or long.
We wanted to include a doll house and we may still do it later. But for now, we decided to stick with something which occupies less space and is easier to store. It is a set 0f 7 figures which are all 5 inches tall. They are specially made for toy houses but will make playtime great without any dollhouses too. The 7 figures are all members of a family. The family set will encourage him to be imaginative and indulge in RPG. He can imagine himself to be the youngest of the toy family. The other 6 members are going to be his brother, sister, father, mother, grandfather and grandmother. We think they are one of the best presents for the 2-year-old boy as the dolls are lifelike with moveable;e arms and legs and colourful clothing.
The jingling of the cash registers at supermarkets attracts the kids a lot. Let him run his imaginative departmental store with this battery-operated cash register. It is a classic toy which will help him in counting. While indulging in role-play as a shopkeeper, he will develop his mathematical, especially calculation skills. 3 pieces of AA batteries are required for this toy. Though the recommended age for this toy is 3+, a 2-year-old can play with it under adult supervision. The simulation cash register is very realistic with an LCD screen, telephone rings, cash, credit card, scanner, calculator, and opening drawer – basically, everything we see in a real one. All the buttons and accessories are perfectly sized for small hands.
Comes with coins, food, a microphone and a weighing scale
This is a talking alphabet chart. It is interactive and has a speaker. If you want something to make him start learning the alphabet and numbers, this is one of the best toys which can help him. He will love playing the games and listening to the songs. He can also be the teacher and teach his class using the chart. There is a power button which has to be pressed to switch it on. The poster has an inbuilt touch sensor and he can activate the multiple modes available by pressing the buttons. The chart will also make him learn how to correctly pronounce numbers, alphabets and words.
Again this is something for kids who are 3 and above but is also one of the good gifts for a 2-year-old boy. This is a big measuring tape which will be popular with the kid because he has been seeing the doctor, his parents, his teacher and tailors using a tape to measure him. Now he will have his own with which he can indulge in role-playing where he can measure his friends and also his non-living buddies (toys and dolls). It is a retractable tape and the toddler will enjoy pulling it out and then winding the vinyl tape back in by rolling easily. The toy has real markings on it, so he will keep playing with it even when he’s older and will understand the concept of inch and centimetre.
Wondering when you should be introducing your two-year-old to books? Well, he is already at the perfect age. And what can be more fun than a take-along book which will sing to him and read to him while teaching him letters, numbers, shapes, words etc? His fine motor skills will develop when he turns the pages. There are 3 buttons which light up and make learning numbers, letters and shapes a wonderful experience. Whenever a page is turned, the book will sing popular nursery rhymes. “Pat-a-cake”, “One, two, buckle my shoe” or “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”. This nursery rhyme book having 6 rhymes is simply unputdownable and he will love carrying it around by the handle.
This is based on classic block toys, meaning it is a wooden set but an extremely cute and new one. It is undoubtedly one of the cool toys for the 2-year-old boy. This is a twist-and-turn toy set which is aimed at enhancing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. It also helps to develop curiosity, problem-solving skills and creativity. As they are wooden blocks, the animal toys are long-lasting and they can be used for telling him stories. The set has a pig, rabbit, cow and mother hen. He will enjoy playing with this toy set up to the age of 4.
This is also a stocking toy but very unique and are shaped like men. Give this toy to a two-year-old and find him playing with it even when he’s 10. The laser cutting and the scroll saw pattern allow many wacky creations. While you will be able to see him making tall pyramids by balancing the men and other interesting formations, a 2-year-old will feel the sense of achievement by making small triangles or a small pyramid. Or you can assist the toddler in making impressive designs to encourage him because you are going to enjoy playing with it too.
You cannot deny that a tricycle is one of the great gifts for the 2-year-old boy. You still remember the one you got when you were a toddler. Encourage him in screen-free playtime by giving him a tricycle. He can enjoy himself outdoors in uncrowded areas, or even on the terrace or backyard of his house. As the cycle is made for kids from 1 to 4, it has been provided with a push handle so that it can be controlled by the parents. The cycle has a storage basket at the rear end and a coloured sipper attached to the front handle. Until he is unable to steer the paddle, he can comfortably rest his feet on the footrest and sit on the seat with the backrest and you can push him around!
Now the 2-year-old boy can get busy doodling and let his creativity run wild using his imagination, without being scolded. This mat is going to let him follow his passion without creating any mess. The set will have an AquaDoodle Mat, AquaDoodle Pen and an instruction sheet. It is a magic doodle mat where the drawings will disappear as it dries. The pen that comes in the box will work only on this magic mat. No ink or colour is required, the pen just needs to be filled with water and it is good to draw or write anything with. As the pen touches the mat, different colours can be seen. There are 4 colours – red, blue, green and purple.
As his first game, this has to be one of the cool gifts for a 2-year-old boy. Give this game to him and see his love increasing for it with each passing month. At the very beginning, he might just enjoy matching the pairs of bears or just playing with them and opening and closing the door and windows of the 3D playhouse. As his mind develops a little, he will be playing the game fully, which is the hide-and-seek game. This will also be a great way to introduce him to memory games or matching games without the requirement of any cards.
LEGO sets have been popular for years. This construction set will let him build a train and also introduce him to numbers. Apart from counting numbers, it can also be used to teach him about shapes and colours. To make things more fun, there is a LEGO DUPLO child figure and a dalmatian. There are 3 wagon bases, 10 numbered bricks and other assorted bricks. This construction kit will develop his fine motor skills and creativity. He can think of different ideas of what other things can be made using these blocks like a tunnel or a dog house. He will be playing with the set till he turns 6.
Building block toys are evergreen toys. First, the blocks used to be wooden and then came plastic bricks. Now both are equally popular but the newest addition to this type of game is magnetic tiles or blocks which makes it one of the unique gifts for a 2-year-old boy. It will not take long before this gift becomes his favourite way to spend time. This is the sort of toy or game which can keep a toddler occupied for unexpectedly long. Again, this can be used for teaching him the names of colours and shapes. There are 40 pieces of stacking tiles in different pastel shades which makes them look cute and pleasant. There are 16 triangles and 24 squares and one instruction manual.
Crawling from one end to another is a challenge which he would love to take. The act of crawling develops motor skills and assists the brain in sorting sensory impressions. This is a combination of a tunnel and tents. There are two play tents – one shaped like a tepee and the other is a cube. The pop-up comes in a bag which makes it easily portable. He will be in love with this play centre which can be set up both outdoors and indoors. It takes approximately 3 minutes to set up and also pack up the whole thing. A ball pit is included in the kit which also serves as an obstacle course inside the tunnels.
Kids love to play with sand and water, which is why this table is one of the most fun gifts for 2-year-old boys. You can place this table or ship in your backyard or the balcony where the child will feel free even when he is creating a mess. It can provide him with hours of endless fun. There are 10 accessories in the kit. He will enjoy making the mini figures go down the slide or dive in the pool. There is also a sand pit where he can make sand castles. There is a drainage hole with a plug which will help keep the tub clean once playtime is over.
This is another toy which helps a toddler in learning the numbers, alphabet, spelling of his names etc. A child will enjoy himself to the fullest while learning. This little play laptop will keep him intrigued with all the sounds it can make by pressing buttons. The laptop is travel friendly as it has a handle for carrying it around. 16 songs and melodies are in-built for developing his core learning skills. Every button has a different function and the toddler will be busy pressing them. He will have a gala time pretending to be an adult, like his parents and work on his laptop, sending emails, and messages, and playing games and music!
It might be difficult to think of personalized gifts for a 2-year-old boy, but if you’re looking for one, this backpack is just perfect. This book bag has a chest strap for added support. This is an adorable blue backpack with dinosaurs having adventures in space. The straps of the bag are wide and strong and the zippers are of high quality. The bag can be customized to have the 2-year-old’s name in front in a big and bold print. Now he will not misplace his bag. He will be able to identify it easily. If returning to school or joining school physically is not going to happen now, he would love to carry the bag on his back when stepping out for a walk with his parents or grocery shopping. He will carry his water bottle and other small things which are his favourites.
Chest strap with whistle
A 2-year-old starts to understand the world through playing. At his age, his skills need to develop fast and his interests also develop quickly. Keeping all this in mind we have made a list of all engaging toys which will help him in learning and his overall growth in a fun manner. We are certain you will find the ideal gift for a 2-year-old boy that you were looking for. Most of these gifts are going to be useful for him at least till he is 5 or 6.
Bhumika Anupkumar Golani is from Mumbai. She is a student majoring in BscIT. She loves to explore her work options and gain experience in different fields. In the past, She has worked as an assistant teacher for a year. Two or Four years from now, She sees herself as a developer or operational manager of a Software Company. She always loved writing her thoughts down on a paper, but never knew that she could turn it into a profession as a Content Writer. She sets her goals in advance for the future. She believes that practical knowledge and experience are more important than academic scores. Outside of work, She loves to travel, explore cultures, read books and binge watch TV shows.