We continually update this page with the hottest gift ideas and trends for 2 year old boys. If you have a great gift idea for this age group please feel free to share it using the message form at the bottom of this page! Thanks for stopping by today and good luck shopping!
Editor’s Top Pick:
Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV:
While the price is a little steep, dollar for dollar you won’t find a better value for an electric ride along vehicle than the John Deere Gator XUV (you can read our full review here). Our 3 year old spends hours and hours riding around on this high quality buggy and loves going all over the yard on various “adventures”. Unlike some of the cheaper made Power Wheels products, Peg Peregos are very high quality, have great battery life and come nearly fully assembled out of the box. Two year olds will need to be under the close watchful eye of a parent, but they should easily get the hang of driving around after a couple of uses. Order Today through Walmart.com for Huge Rollback Savings!
Crocs Shoes and Footwear Accessories
Everybody loves Crocs shoes, especially kids! The original Crocs shoes where a huge hit with parents thanks to their versatility and now a variety of new “themed” Croc designs and styles have increased the appeal of Crocs to children as well (Free Economy Shipping On All Orders at Crocs.com!). Crocs are a perfect gift for virtually anyone on your holiday shopping or birthday list. Our children loved their Lego themed Crocs we bought them last year and this year our son absolutely loves his “Spider Man” Crocs with glow in the dark eyes. Our older girls love the cool “animal print designs”. New for 2015 and 2016 are the popular Star Wars themed crocs as well! Crocs even come in fleece lined versions to help keep children’s’ feet warm during the cold winter months. Free Economy Shipping On All Orders at Crocs.com!
Don’t Break the Ice ($10):
This is one of my family’s favorite games and is a perfect family activity for kids ages 3-8 (with just a little “help” my two year old is able to play as well)! In this “classic” game, two to four players take turns wielding plastic mallets and tapping out ice blocks. The goal is to keep the polar bear skating for as long as possible. But as the game progresses, ice blocks start falling faster and faster. The object is not to be the one that sends the polar bear through the ice.
Fathead Graphics and Wall Decals
Are you shopping for a boy who loves Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Super Heroes or Professional Sports? Why not buy them an incredible life-sized decal of their favorite characters that can be used to decorate their bedroom walls? Fathead has been making amazing life size decals of famous athletes, super heroes, Disney characters (and much more) for over 10 years. These easy to install and remove wall decals are safe for nearly all types of walls and can be removed, rearranged and reused as needed! You can even have CUSTOM made Fatheads of family members, friends, pets and more! The perfect birthday or Christmas gift for a boy or girl. Transform Your Child’s Room With Fathead Decals! Shop Now!!
Gift Ideas Between $15 and $25:
Melissa and Doug Sort and Snap Color Match
My two year old daughter absolutely loves this game! It is a cross between a puzzle and building block set. Toddlers will be fascinated and preschoolers will be inspired by this amazing color-matching and creative activity board. Ten reversible picture cards are held in place on a wooden play board when children place the snap caps in the holes. One side of the picture card is in color for matching. The reverse side shows the picture in black and white, allowing the children to create their own patterns and designs. This activity is great for color recognition, sorting, and beginning math skills, even has 3-D picture suggestions.
Maine “Rocking Dory” Boat
The Maine Rocking Dory takes a nautical spin on the classic rocking horse. These hand made rocking boats are an excellent addition to nautical themed nurseries or playrooms. Children will enjoy hours and hours of active time rocking back and forth on this high quality piece. Learn more about Maine Rocking Dory Boats here.
Flying SeaHawk Ceiling Mounted Airplane ($19):
This is the perfect gift for the boy or girl who loves airplanes! I bought this exact airplane for my 4 year old daughter in the Houston, TX airport on the way home from a business trip. She loved decorating the body of the airplane with her own “princess” stickers! The plane dangles from a ceiling mounted swivel and propels itself 360 degrees around the room. This is a can’t miss gift selection!
Melissa & Doug Wooden Floor Easel
We have 3 kids of our own and it can sometimes be very hard to find something that everybody wants to play with. We bought our Melissa & Doug Floor Easel 6 years ago and it is still going strong! This stand up art easel is perfect for kids between the ages of 2 and 8. The unit has trays to store art supplies (markers, paint, chalk, etc.) and has both a dry erase board and traditional chalkboard. It is a little pricier than some of the other wooden floor easels alternatives, but you’re not going to find any that match the Melissa & Doug brand for value and durability. Sale Save 20% on Melissa & Doug Wooden Easels! Now At GummyLump.com!
Giant Piano Mat
We’ve been looking for a good quality piano mat for our kids. We tried several cheaper versions that we bought off Amazon and other retailers but they just felt cheap and didn’t hold up. Finally we came across this Giant Piano Mat from the Sharper Image and it works great! Our kids love it and our 2 year old niece loves playing on it too! These mats usually retail around $90 but if you order directly through the Sharper Image, you can get Get Free Shipping on any order at SharperImage.com $50 and over! Use code AFFRSHP..
An Original Ugly Doll ($20):
Call it a fad or a hot trend, one this is for certain…boys love these “ugly” dolls. According to the manufacturer: “Uglydolls are plush, lovable characters that show us that being ugly means accepting our differences and embracing our flaws. Uglydolls also have a great sense of humor and know how to have fun”. These crazy guys come in a variety of different colors, sizes, and styles so you’re sure to find the perfect one to compliment the boy on your shopping list!
Live Butterfly Garden ($16):
Witness one of nature’s most spectacular transformations up close with this reusable, collapsible habitat. This amazing kit includes easy-to-use feeder and complete instructions for habitat. This kit includes a voucher for 3 to 5 butterfly larvae and food (I would wait until spring time before ordering the actual larvae). You can adopt and raise a handful of caterpillars, watch them transform into painted lady butterflies, then lift the garden cover to release your beautiful specimens into the wild. This exciting habitat makes a fabulous introduction to the miracles of nature. The larvae and food available round the year.
A Custom Made Puzzle with the Child’s Name ($25):
Children love to see and spell their names and absolutely adore these puzzles! Each puzzle piece is handcrafted, painted with non-toxic paints and sized just right for children’s busy hands. Also check out our new 2 name puzzles. Any one of these “Made in USA” customized name puzzles make a great Personalized Baby Gift. You can order these puzzles online through You Name It Toys.
Bruder Construction Toys
Bruder Toy Trucks and construction vehicles are a great choice for active boys ages 2 and up. Our son absolutely loves his Bruder crane truck he received as a Christmas gift a couple years ago. We’ve found Bruder Toys (trucks, tractors, bulldozers, etc.) to be similar in durability to the premium metal Tonka trucks (we were familiar with growing up) but with more realistic designs and proportions. Bruder toys cost a little more, but they’re well-made and far superior to the standard plastic toys that are available on the market in most retail stores today. You can easily purchase Bruder toys online through Walmart’s website here.
Musical Water Globes and Music Boxes
If you’re looking for an heirloom quality water globe or “snow globe” for a newborn or young child, check out our friends at MusicalBoxAttic.com. Music Box Attic offers a huge selection of snowglobes and water globes for children and adults of all ages. They also have jewelry boxes and other great personalized gifts. They can even custom manufacture a music box with a song of your choice! Free Ground Shipping Coupon from MusicBoxAttic.com with code “fs100”! Shop with us Today!
The Original “Daddy Doll” ($25):
The perfect gift from the parent, grandparent, or other relative that will be away from a child for an extended period of time (military deployment, business trips, merchant seaman, airline pilot, etc.). “Daddy Dolls” allow you to take pictures of yourself (or someone else) and have the image scanned into a doll for the child. I had one made for each of my children (ages 2, and 4) and they absolutely love them! You also have the option of recording a message for the child that they can listen to by pushing a button. For more information, or to order a “Daddy Doll” click here.
Great Gifts Between $25 and $50:
Shark, Frog, or Dragon Towel Embroidered with Child’s Name ($29):
These towels are really cool and our 2 and 4 year olds love them! Best of all, you can have the child’s name stitched into the towels as well! Very cool! L.L. Beans used to sell something similar to these towel but I don’t see them on their website anymore. Instead, you can order these directly from the Pottery Barn Kids website.
Cool Gifts Over $50:
Wheely Bugs! ($67):
One of our childrens’ all time favorite toys (we have the bumble bee and ladybug models). The bright and friendly design of these “buggies” is an instant attraction to girls and boys alike. They go backwards, forwards, sideways, and round and round. Children don’t get stuck against obstacles like some other ride on toys. They are great to use on smooth level floors and ideal for indoors. Wheely Bugs are constructed for years of fun and are sure to become an heirloom toy. We highly recommend this toy!
Leapfrog Junior Explorer Globe ($99):
With a simple touch of the “magic” pen, the world opens up with fun facts, foreign phrases and regional music with this Junior Explorer Globe by LeapFrog. Four modes (Explore, Music, Search the World Game, Adventure Raps) teach about our oceans, continents, animals, landmarks, compass directions, foreign languages and more. Other features include on/off switch, volume control and a repeat function. The perfect educational gift for the inquisitive junior explorer on your shopping list!
Personalized L.L. Bean Rocking Chair ($109):
Parental supervision suggested for children under 3! These rocking chairs are just too cute not to include in our list of gifts for boys and girls! These adorable “first rocker” has slightly curved armrests and a comfortable, contoured seat. Solid hardwood with interlocked joints. Even better, these items are made in Maine (my home state!).
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