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 25 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:

iimo balance bike

IIMO  iimo Balance Bike

When you are learning to ride a bike, pedaling really is secondary to learning how to balance. This bike is designed for pre-biking toddlers and will build their skills and confidence before they are ready to add pedals. Plus, it's so so stylish.


Lovevery block set

LOVEVERY  The Block Set

This block set offers endless possibilities when it comes to playtime. It teaches little ones about colors and shapes and allows their imagination to run wild by letting them create anything they want. The box itself even turns into a wagon that kids can pull around and bring anywhere. Recommended age is 18 months and up, so it's a good investment that will keep them busy for a long time.


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.


A llama named Hugo

MERI MERI  Hugo Llama Toy

Llamas are so the biggest hit right now, that any kid will love Hugo the llama. Adorned with colorful pompoms and a friendly face, this llama is ready for all the snuggles.


'My Tail's Not Tired'

CHILD'S PLAY  My Tail's Not Tired Hardcover

How can any little monster possibly go to bed when their tail isn't tired? Luckily Big Monster has a plan to outwit Little Monster with the inevitable result. A humorous and charming bedtime story that parents and children will love to read and play, again and again.


Feltman Brothers velour holiday PJs

Velour Holiday Set

Move over cotton PJs, this velour set is here to stay. Incredibly soft and mega fancy, they will refine your gift opening tradition in no time. Plus, family photos never looked so cute.


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.


Tiny Travelers books

India Treasure Quest Book

What better gift to give children than to be a citizen of the fabulous world we live in, well beyond wherever they are right now. This India Treasure quest book will inspire them to learn more about Bollywood, Holi and the Himalayas.


Janod wheelbarrow

JANOD  Kid's Metal Wheelbarrow

This is a hit in our house. My toddler loves collecting leaves and rocks around the backyard, pretending to be doing "yard work" with his dad. It comes with a shovel and rake!


Bunnies by the Bay masked doll

BUNNIES BY THE BAY  Daisy Girl Friend Doll with Pinstripe Face Mask

What says 2020 more than a masked doll? Help your little one learn how to wear a mask, or if they are already masters at it, give them a pal who wears a mask properly just like they do.


TenLittle high tops

Everyday High Top

My son LOVES the TenLittle shoes and we are constantly recommending them to other parents at school, the doctor's office or anywhere we go. Easy to take on an off and perfect for fostering toddler independence, these shoes also come with stickers to decorate and make each pair truly unique.


Reima snowsuit

Waterproof Reimatec Insulated Winter Snowsuit with Insulated Seat & Foot Loops - Lappi

A snowsuit that looks fashionable and keeps my toddler warm? Sold. Reima is a Finnish brand whose products are beyond well made. Incredible quality but even more importantly, superb style and attention to detail.


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.


Janod retro kitchen

JANOD  Cooker Reverso Play Kitchen

Play kitchens are always a hit, but instead of getting the same one everyone already has (and your kid probably has seen a million times already) why not get this super cute retro-looking one. I'm kind of jealous of the groovy backsplash tbh.


Janie and Jack x Harlem Fashion Row


I want this outfit in my size. I mean, come on, it's the ultimate power suit. Cool, trendy and so stylish. The collection by Kimberly Goldson has multiple pieces in this print. Get them all!


Fleece-lined Crocs

Kids\u2019 Classic Lined Clog

Crocs are cool—don't fight it. And there's no need to give them up when the temperatures drop. The fleece-lined version will keep tiny toes toasty and comfortable. Here's to Crocs all year round!


Lark coziest jogger

The Coziest Jogger

Warm and soft for lounging while still being breathable for when your little kiddo is on the move. Super Soft, UPF 50+ durable and stain-resistant. They will be living in these.


Wonderfold wagon

W2 Multifunction 2-Passenger Twin Stroller Wagon

At around age 2 my son said "peace out" to his stroller and decided he was way too old and mature for it. So, instead, for big outings where we knew he wouldn't be able to walk for as long as we needed him to, we would bring out this dope wagon. It fits two children and folds to fit in a trunk.


Lalo play set

The Play Kit

This set of table and chairs is perfect for any toddler playroom, useful, fun and easy to sit on for tiny humans. This will be the perfect place to read a book, play with some play-dough or work on a puzzle.


The dough project

9 Pack

Speaking of play dough, this 9-pack from the Dough Project is a must have at any place. Made in NYC from organic wheat flour, sea salt, cream of tartar and veggie oil, the natural dough gets its color from beets, annatto seeds, turmeric, chlorophyll, spirulina, purple carrots and activated charcoal.



Ollie & Infant Novel Set

An adorable stuffie with a novel that will keep little ones engaged. Any and all the Inklings will be their new best friends.


Dimpl Digits

Dimpl Digits

The original Dimpl has kept my son entertained for hours, in never ending road trips, long flights and when I need to take a quick shower and have no childcare. This bigger and better version will help children learn how to count up to 10 while learning even more colors.


Father's Factory toy wooden camera

FATHER'S FACTORY  35MM Original Wooden Toy Camera

Strike a pose! And watch your kiddo learn how to take photos with this kaleidoscope wooden toy camera.


Mini Mori knitted cardigan

Knitted V-Neck Cardigan

Extra soft and mega adorable, this knitted V-neck cardigan will make any outfit picture ready.


Want more gift guide inspiration? We've got you covered. Check out all of our 2020 Gift Guides here.

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