I’ve had two opportunities to go Christmas shopping for a 2 year old boy, and I think I have more fun doing that task than the kids do getting the gifts! It’s hard to disappoint a 2 year old which makes them easy to shop for. They still enjoy lots of toys that are a bit more on the babyish side, but yet they are on the cusp of graduating to more complicated types of toys geared for more of an educational experience. With that in mind, below is a list I’ve established as some of my favorite Christmas gifts for 2 year olds boys.
Melissa & Doug’s Vehicle Sound Puzzle
I’m pretty big fan of the Melissa and Doug stuff. It’s made really well and is very effective in attaining a great learning experience for 2 year old boys. When your son places the vehicle in the correct place, it responds by making the sound of that particular vehicle. My 2 year old son got such a bang out of the sounds this toy made when he did everything right. It also has nice chunky pieces that are easier for a 2 year old boy to work with.
Firefighter Playset by Aeromax
If your little guy is big on firemen, give this set of firefighter supplies a try. My 2 year old loved this and still does now that he’s 3. It has alot of pieces to it consisting of a bullhorn, a flashlight that lights up, a whistle, a fire extinguisher that squirts water, and a cell phone. I thought it was very reasonably priced and was of sound quality as well.
Laugh and Learn Piggy Bank by Fisher Price
My little guy enjoys putting the coins in the slot of this toy pig and pulling them out of the his side. Once he started that, he never stopped. It also has cute songs that play when the coin goes in, which always makes 2 year olds happy. This was great for occupying him for awhile so I could get a couple things accomplished. There’s something very engaging about putting the coins in over and over…whatever it takes right?
Two year old boys aren’t always very ready to work with alot of the different tools that go with some of the different types of playdoh sets, but consider purchasing a big package of different colored playdoh cans for your 2 year old. I found that with both of my 2 year old boys, they were happy to sit for quite awhile squishing, pounding and manipulating that stuff, just with their hands alone. If you give them a playdoh knife to further discover this stuff with by cutting into it, your 2 year old will be occupied for awhile. Meanwhile your able to take a breath!
Thomas and Friends Classic Figure 8 Set by Imaginarium
I thought this gift was ideal for my 2 year old boy. It’s not too complicated for them, and it’s a nice starter train set to build upon as your boy ages. I found I still had to help with the set up, but soon after he caught on. It’s of sound quality for the price and a video is included. Great product!
Two year olds are so easy to shop for, mostly because you really can’t disappoint them and they enjoy all the new things so much. I’m sure you’ll find these picks good ways to go for your 2 year old boy to have fun with this Christmas!