We know it's hard not to want *all the things* for your 2-year-old this holiday season. But since we know mamas don't have all the time to endlessly scroll through Amazon or zig-zag through the aisles of your local toy shop in pursuit of the perfect present, we've done some of the work for you.

We've found 30 toddler go-tos that fulfill not only your 2-year-olds wants, but are balanced out with picks that fulfill a need, give them something to wear, or something to read. This holiday season, delight your little one with one (or more!) of these fantastic toddler gifts.

Here are the best holiday gifts for 2-year-olds:

Green Toys ambulance + doctor kit

Green Toys Ambulance & Doctor Kit

Paging Dr. Toddler! With this kit, budding physicians can tend to the medical needs of their dolls and teddies with an arsenal of tools (all made from recycled plastic, btw), that all packs away into a toy ambulance they can zip from one house visit to the next.


Banana Panda suuuper size memory game

Banana Panda Suuuper Size Memory Game

Sometimes bigger is better: That's the case with this super-sized twist on the classic game of memory. The big cards boasting illustrations of cartoon critters are ideal for tiny toddler hands. Not to mention, the rules are easy enough to follow for game newbies, and littles will hone cognitive skills while they play the game.


The Wonderful Things You Will Be

The Wonderful Things You Will Be, by Emily Winfield Martin

Pass the tissues—we ❤️ this New York Times' bestselling picture book about the dreams all parents have for their children.


Tender Leaf Toys monster stacker

Tender Leaf Toys Monster Stacker

This seven-piece set of stackable monsters is perfect for imaginative play, as well as for honing fine-motor and problem-solving skills.


Micro Kickboard mini deluxe

Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe

Give your kiddo a new pair of wheels they can use to surf the sidewalks of your neighborhood for years to come. The low-to-the-ground and lean-to-steer design make for a smooth ride, while an adjustable handlebar gives kids room to grow.


Shh! We Have a Plan!

Shh! We Have a Plan! by Chris Haughton

This clever, funny tale of three mischievous (and one not!) friends will become a favorite read-aloud in your toddler's library. We love the witty story and the vibrant graphics.


STEM blox


The play—and learning—opportunities are endless with this set of numbered and lettered wooden blocks.


Candylab car

Candylab Car, Candy Lab Toys

This sturdy stocking-stuffer-sized car might just be your toddler's new take-everywhere toy.


Hello, Dinosaurs!

Hello Dinosaurs by Sam Boughton

This fact-packed book about dinosaurs engages little ones in learning with its lift-the-flap format.


Kidkraft vintage kitchen

Kidkraft Vintage Kitchen

We promise this one's worth the time it's going to take you to put it together. With so many play kitchen options, this one's a standout for its great quality, attention to detail, cute factor and durability. Bon Appetit!


My first tractor set

My First Tractor Set

This magnetic tractor set will provide endless hours of fun and discovery for your little. With 22 durable pieces, it offers endless creativity.


Vegetables in Underwear

Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman

Whether you're two or 32, what's funnier than vegetables in underwear? 🍅🥦


Eco-Kids eco-dough

Eco-Kids Eco-Dough

Modeling dough is not only fun but also helps to build fine motor skills for little ones. We love the natural, non-toxic ingredients here and and limitless creative play opportunities.


Customizable wee baby Stella

Customizable Wee Baby Stella

A soft, fully-customizable doll arrives complete with a black and white onesie, a magnetic pacifier and a full outfit—all in adorable packaging. The best part? You can select skin tone, hair style and an exclusive outfit to the doll of your little's dreams.


I Am So Brave!

I Am So Brave! by Stephen Kransky

We love the 2-year-old-friendly empowering message of this book, and its awesome retro feel.




It may sound silly and look simple, but we promise the Bilibo will inspire so much creativity and open-ended play! Jump on it, spin in it, hop over it—the possibilities are endless.


High Five

High Five! by Adam Rubin

Kiddos can practice and perfect their high-five-slapping skills through this silly, interactive rhyming book from the author behind the beloved Dragons Love Tacos.


Kitchen helper stool

Kitchen Helper Stool

This is the gift that keeps on giving: With a leg up from this adjustable stool, your little one can hone their kitchen skills under Mama's watchful eye. When not in use, it folds flat, and it boasts a write-on message board for added fun.


LED Silicone nightlight/nursery lamp

LED Silicone Nightlight/Nursery Lamp

With the tap of a finger, add warm white light or a color to your little's room. Perfect for littles who need a little extra light during nighttime.


Stainless steel toddler tumblers with silicone straws

Stainless Steel Toddler Tumblers with Silicone Straws

Keep your child's drinks warm or cold with these durable sippy cups. Even better, they grow with your toddler so you can move from sippy cup to drinking with a straw.


State Kids backpack

State Kids Backpack

Whether it's to school, on a plane, or just around the house, 2-year-olds love to carry stuff around. They'll be on trend with this stylish pack that they can grow into for years to come.


Kid table + chairs

Kid Table + Chairs

If a friend or family is looking for a splurge gift that will be used for years, this is our pick. Small in size, but big in style!


Western Chief D.C. Comics character raincoat

Western Chief D.C. Comics Character Raincoat

Rain's no match for this water-resistant caped coat! It'll let your little one channel their inner-superhero—which maybe, just maybe, will empower them with that lightning-fast-speed you all need to get out the door in a flash.


Petidoux Ski Memories pajamas

Petidoux Ski Memories Pajamas

Soft Peruvian cotton make for a comfy night's sleep, while the whimsical wintery pattern will mentally transport you to powder-coated peaks and cozy ski lodges. (Bonus: Adult sizes are available too!)


​Arctic animals sock box

\u200bArctic Animals Sock Box

Adorn your little's feet in these cozy-critter-adorned socks. There's one for every day of the week—which is as good a reason as any to put off laundry for another day.


The North Face baby faroe beanie

The North Face Baby Faroe Beanie

This hat seamlessly blends form and function with a cute jacquard pattern on the outside and ear-warming fleece on the inside.


​Adidas Stan Smith sneakers

\u200bAdidas Stan Smith Sneakers - toddler

Let your little in on the year's hottest shoe trend: a pair of fresh white, park-ready kicks.


Boredwalk tee

Boredwalk tees

Up your toddler's cool factor with these super soft—and punny—tees.


Baby Shark sound book

Baby Shark Sound Book

We've got good news and bad news for parents who are a little "Baby-Shark"-ed out. First, the bad: yes, this sound book does indeed play the hit, so yes, you will probably have "doo-doo-doo-doo" running through your head for a little longer. Now the good: Your little one can get their Baby Shark fix sans phone or iPad—and it plays nine other (shark-related) song they'll probably come to love just as much as the original.


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