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There's something so magical about 2-year-olds . They're starting to become their own person, debuting their personality and aren't afraid to tell us what they do (and don't) like—which can make gift-gifting a little tricky.

But we've done the hard work to find the gifts that any 2-year-old will obsess over. The key? Opt for functional toys or gifts that will last beyond a few months.

From educational toys that'll help them with developmental skills to fun splurges that'll grow with them for years to come, here are our tried-and-true picks.


Wooden crane toy truck

wise elk wooden crane toy truck

With magnetic blocks and a working pulley, this truck will provide hours of endless play. We love that it takes a bit of coordination so kids can practice focusing and working on their fine motor skills.

'I am learning colors' magnetic easel

janod i am learning colors magnetic easel

When in doubt, get creative. Stir up their creativity and teach basic colors on this magnetic easel. It comes with 10 double-sided activity cards, 42 magnetic chips and chalk to draw whatever their heart desires.

Geometric lacing beads

plan toys geometric lacing beads

Lacing beads are a great way to guide kiddos in developing fine motor skills and working on concentration. The calming colorway makes this beautiful enough to not clash with any home decor. With 15 beads, various shapes and 2 laces, they can create endless patterns.

Rocking wooden elephant

janod rocking wooden elephant

Rock into the second year with this gorgeous wooden elephant. Its muted tones and sweet design make this a perfect addition to any room. Little ones will be safe thanks to its back rest and anti-tip system.

Sailboat pajama set

pineapple sunshine sailboat pajama set

Is there anything better than a great set of PJs? Upgrade your 2-year-old's collection with this nautical pair. Crafted from pima cotton, they're super soft but not too hot to interrupt dreamland.

Wooden block set

plan toys wooden block set

Encourage imagination and design with these pastel blocks repurposed from rubber wood. With 40 total pieces and two color schemes (pastels and natural wood) kiddos will have endless building opportunities.

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