Coming up with the best gift for a two-year-old might sound easy, but it can actually be pretty overwhelming. There are so many different toys and games flooding the market you can start to second guess yourself. Plus, buying a toy for a two-year-old girl still comes with extra considerations like safety and durability.
So, when you get yet another invite to a birthday party, you might tense up starting to come up with gift ideas. Do you go with something educational or that encourages pretend play? Or, maybe you should get something that will help them develop their motor skills or vocabulary? The good news is many toys and gifts for two-year-old girls check all of these boxes.
Still, we get that you don’t want to spend your precious time walking up and down the toy aisle looking for the perfect gift. Therefore, we did the legwork for you. We’ve scoured multiple sources and come up with the top 50 gift ideas for two-year-old girls. Now, you can check them all out in one convenient place and pick your favorite.
The Best Gifts This Year For 2 Year Old Girls
This activity table offers lots of opportunities for drawing and writing without worrying about making a mess. The magnetic pens, stamps, and board make it easy for your toddler to create brilliant masterpieces in four different colors. It features high-quality ABS plastic and sits on four sturdy legs that you can remove to bring the drawing board on-the-go. Plus, the stylus attaches with a string, so you won’t have to waste time looking for missing pieces. When your little artist is ready to create something new, the board erases with an easy swipe.
Little girls love purse sets because it makes them feel just like mom, grandma, or any of the extraordinary women in their lives. This toddler-friendly dress-up purse comes with all of the fun playthings that will have her acting like a grown-up. It includes a toy smartphone, set of keys, pretend credit card, and toy lipstick. The battery-powered remote on the keyring lights up when you press the buttons for extra fun. Everything fits nicely in the durably-made purse, so little girls can carry it around everywhere.
It’s everyone’s favorite snow queen, Elsa, complete with her snowman pal Olaf in this palace playset from Fisher-Price. It also features a bed and chair and lots of fun features, like lights, sounds, and a spinning snowflake. Your little princess will love playing with the figures and singing along as the castle plays the hit Disney song, “Let It Go.” You can also make the palace “grow” by pulling up on the top and pushing down to reset.
It’s time for tea with this adorable My First Tea Party Set from Tickle & Main. Whether hosting a tea party for mom, friends, or stuffed animals and dolls, this set makes it easy for little girls to play hostess. In addition to the durable tin teapot, four teacups, and four saucers, there’s also a matching pink straw hat and purse to dress for the occasion. Also included is a beautifully illustrated storybook with a delightful rhyming story about planning the perfect tea party.
Toddlers love sorting, learning about colors, and pretending. So, this Farmer’s Market Color Sorting Set from Learning Resources is an ideal gift since it encompasses all of those things. Kids will enjoy sorting the different fruits and vegetables by color into the various farm baskets. It’s also a great accessory to fuel pretend-play, whether it be playing farmer or going to the store. It includes 25 foods, 5 baskets, labeling stickers, and a handy activity guide.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream, and kids definitely love to indulge in the tasty treat. With the LeapFrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart, children can run their very own ice cream store complete with order cards and play money. It features a variety of accessories, including ice cream cones, ice cream, a scoop, and more. It also plays songs and music as kids play and pushes the cart around to develop gross motor skills. Of course, it’s all pretend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow up with a bowl of the real deal.
Water play is an excellent way for young 2 year old boys and girls to explore their senses and develop a variety of skills. Water tables like this Fish ‘n Splash one from Little Tikes features multiple activities and games that help improve coordination, fine motor skills, counting, and more. Kids can learn about cause-and-effect as they fill the fish bowl until it tips over and spills. Then, using the launcher, they can try to get animals to land on the center table, great for hand-eye-coordination. It comes with a fishing pole and a net for even more splashing fun.
Reading and listening to books is an excellent way for young children to develop early literacy skills. But, let’s face it, sometimes two-year-olds aren’t the gentlest on books. That’s why durable, hard books like LeapFrog’s Scout And Violet 100 Words Book are a great option for little hands. Through pictures, music, lights, and sounds, kids can learn different words that span several categories. Included topics are food, animals, opposites, colors, and outside items.
Two-year-olds love to put things in bags, carry them around, dump them all out, and do it again. Plus, how cute is it when kids can wear their very own backpack? This small pack measures 10” x 8” x 3,” and it is the perfect size for her to pack up her favorites. It also has a side pocket for a small water bottle or cup and comes complete with a plush unicorn friend.
Every kid loves LEGOs, and the DUPLO series blocks are the perfect size to enable little hands to build and create. Help the special little girl in your life celebrate her big day with this Minnie’s Birthday Party building set. This 21 piece set features everything Minnie needs to have a great party, including a buildable birthday cake and her best pal Figaro. Kids will also get to construct a party house and drive Minnie to the party in style in her very own pink car. Then, once children build, the fun keeps going as they engage in imaginative play.
The Sit and Spin has been a toy favorite for over 90 years, and now it’s here for a whole new generation to enjoy. This classic toy from Playskool isn’t just loads of fun; it also helps children develop lots of important skills. As kids spin and giggle, they’ll also improve things like balance, coordination, and gross motor skills. It measures approximately 18 inches by 18 inches and stands roughly 4 inches tall, including the handle.
This set of locks and keys from Junyobee is a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills while engaging in pretend play. The locks look like different vehicles, including a fire truck, school bus, and ambulance, and each requires a matching key to open. The set also helps reinforce number concepts and counting skills. The locks and keys are numbered, along with countable dots to help children match the correct key to the appropriate lock.
Educational toys are always a plus, especially when they help kids reach certain milestones. At two, many kids are starting to sing their ABCs and learning to recognize different letters. This interactive alphabet chart can either hang on the wall or lay on the ground to create many teachable moments. It comes with a variety of sounds, phrases, and music, asking kids different questions and teaching not only letters but numbers and words too.
Do your kids always want to play on your laptop or press the buttons while you work? Give them their own kid-friendly version with the LeapFrog Leaptop that can teach them while they play. It features four learning modes, including ABCs, Messages, Games, and Music, along with 16 different melodies and songs. Kids can also engage in pretend play as they send and receive pretend emails, type on the buttons, and “go to work.” It features an easy fold-up design and carrying handle so kids can take it with them when they’re on the move.
Give the gift of light with this night sky projector that projects delightful and colorful images around a child’s room. You can place it on a table or mount it to the wall to give any child a peaceful night’s rest. The light is just enough to bring a soft glow to the room without being overpowering, and girls will love the flying unicorn image. You can run the nightlight on electricity or charge it using a USB connection, enabling you to place it anywhere you want.
This charming game is a great way to teach children that learning can also be lots of fun. It reinforces fine motor development as kids must grab, reach, and pinch to manipulate the pieces of the game. The Idea is to find and catch the worms and feed them to the baby bird, also developing hand-eye coordination. It’s made of high-quality materials, and the worms are the perfect size to make them safe for two-year-olds.
These Montessori-inspired building blocks look like colorful stones and rocks, making them irresistible to young children. They are 100% non-toxic, painted with water-based, eco-friendly paint, and feature a smooth surface that makes them safe for little hands. The set includes 36 stacking stones with various sizes, colors, and weights so kids can experiment with how to stack them in different ways. They also help reinforce color recognition and sorting skills.
Old MacDonald is undoubtedly a classic with kids of all ages, and young children will love to explore the song in a whole new way with this interactive book. The dots provide a fun sensory experience that develops fine motor skills as kids pop them back and forth while learning about the different animals on the farm. The story also features a countdown, so kids can reinforce their number skills while building on language development.
This isn’t your ordinary shape sorter, taking things to a whole new level with a fun garden twist. This activity cube consists of several interactive components to help keep two-year-olds engaged and focused. Kids can fit various fruits and vegetables into the matching shapes, reinforcing shape recognition. Plus, picking out the worms and different veggies from the tops helps develop their pincer grasp. All the pieces fit inside the cart, which is on wheels, so kids can push it around and build gross motor skills.
This classic fishing game is a longtime favorite of young children, using magnetic rods and fish to build hand-eye-coordination and focus. It features 26 solid and smooth wooden fish that showcase different letters, numbers, and sea creatures. Using the two fishing rods, players can try to pick up certain fish or just grab as many as they can. Plus, since two can play, the game also helps develop valuable social skills. The pieces are bright and vibrant, making them fun and inviting for playtime.
Imaginative play is a big part of children’s learning, and kitchen centers are often a popular spot in preschool classrooms. Now, kids can play chef at home with this precious cooking and baking set from JaxoJoy. It has everything a little girl needs to be the star in her kitchen, including a chef hat and apron. The set also includes four cookie cutters, a wooden spoon, rolling pin, whisk, oven mitt, and a kids’ cookbook.
Speaking of kitchen time, while she’s wearing her cute apron and chef hat, why not give her an oven to bake some creations. This two-year-old-friendly oven is all pretend and loads of fun, featuring exciting accessories like a skillet, play food, plates, and a baking tray. The singing oven plays over 30 phrases and songs to help build children’s counting, vocabulary, and sharing skills. Plus, when playtime is over, everything fits inside for easy storage.
Encourage outdoor play and developing gross motor skills with this Little Tikes T-Ball Set, It comes with an adjustable tee and five balls, so it grows along with kids’ skills. As children swing the bat to hit the ball, they develop hand-eye coordination while improving their batting game. The tee features the ability to hang it on the wall when not in use for easy storage. Plus, you can store the post, bat, and balls in the base.
What kid doesn’t love bubbles? They’re fun to run through, catch, pop, and look at, bringing lots of smiles and giggles. This automatic bubble blower is shaped like a cute dolphin, ready to blow tons of bubbles for loads of enjoyment. It comes with an 8 oz container of bubble solution and is easy to use and refill. The sturdy design also ensures you won’t have to worry about frustrating spills. It’s great for playtime or to add some extra fun to a party.
Kids love to snuggle and squeeze stuffed animals, and this light up unicorn makes the perfect bedtime and cuddle partner. The gentle glow makes kids feel safe and secure, and the huggable plush provides a comforting squeeze. It’s 9 inches tall, making it the perfect size for cuddling, and it features 10 color changing LED lights. The fabric is high-quality, hypoallergenic, and safe for snuggling up with and taking a rest. Requires two AA batteries.
This bath toy set is super cute and irresistibly fun, with bright colors and happy faces that make kids smile. The set includes a fishing rod, net, four fish, and two whales so kids can go fishing, making bath time fun. The whales wind up and swim through the water, and all of the pieces are free of holes. This feature keeps the toys mold-free and healthy, and safe for children. Plus, children can improve essential skills like hand-eye coordination and color recognition as they try to catch the different fish.
It’s the song that sticks in everyone’s head, but kids go crazy for it (some adults do, too). Baby Shark has been a long-time children’s favorite for ages, and now it’s the perfect gift in this sing-along book. It features 10 buttons that play a variety of fun songs as you read through the colorful pages. It also features a safety lock and on-off switch to help preserve battery life and keep batteries secured.
Children love to roll up in blankets, cover up, hide under them, build tents; you name it. A soft, plush blanket is the perfect gift for a two-year-old, and this one adds an extra-special touch since you can personalize it for that special someone. The blanket measures 50 inches by 60 inches and features 100% washable fleece, so it’s easy to keep clean. It’s also dryer-safe so that those eager girls can get their favorite blanket back ASAP.
This set of wooden puzzles features cute animals and chunky pieces that are the perfect size for little hands to manipulate. Each puzzle consists of five pieces, which is the perfect amount to give two-year-olds a fun challenge. Puzzles are an excellent way for toddlers to build fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and hand-eye coordination. This set features four puzzles, including a hippo, a frog, a fish, and an elephant.
Let the birthday girl take center stage in this cute two-year-old-ready shirt that comes in a variety of fun, bright colors. You can choose from purple, pink, aqua, yellow, and much more. From Olive loves Apples, the shirt is designed in the USA and features high-quality materials and construction. The company also features shirts with different phrasings, so you can find the one that best fits the wearer’s personality.
Little kids love to make music, and unique instruments that create different sounds are always sure to bring a fun time. This rainmaker features colorful beads that trickle down as you flip it, creating a soothing rain sound. Listening to the sounds while watching the beads roll down the inside helps with sensory development, and it’s just fun. The solid-wood construction and child-safe paint makes this toy durable and kid-friendly. Plus, the design makes it easy for little hands to grip, flip, and shake.
Rolling and pushing cars and trucks is a great way for kids to build gross motor skills, and these colorful cars can also help with color recognition. Fitting the cars into the transporter is also a great way for children to practice spatial awareness. The set features 5 colorful cars, 1 airplane, and 1 transport truck. With the touch of a button lights flash and music plays. Made from durable ABS plastic, it requires 2 AA batteries.
The LeapFrog Pick Up And Count Vacuum encourages realistic pretend play while reinforcing color and number skills. The vacuum features three modes, including Number, Color, and Play, along with 6 fun learning games. The handle tilts to adjust with growing children as they try to vacuum up the 10 included “dust” pieces. The pieces go into the bin as the vacuum passes over them, just like a real vacuum. Bouncing balls, music, and lights add to the playtime fun.
Little girls love to tap into their inner-nurturer and play with dolls, especially ones that are so realistic. Baby dolls like the Mine to Love doll from Melissa & Doug are adorably sweet, with eyes that open and close and precious features. The Jenna doll comes with a removable smock and cap and is 12 inches, making her the perfect size to rock, cuddle, and love. The dolls’ design also allows it to suck on her thumb or a pacifier.
Start teaching children about money at a young age with this Laugh & Learn Piggy Bank from Fisher-Price. This toy helps reinforce counting, number skills, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and more. It includes 10 brightly-colored coins that feature animals on one side and numbers on the other. Plus, it plays over 40 songs, phrases, and melodies. Thanks to Smart Stages Technology, two levels of play let you adjust the challenge level as kids grow.
This super-plush chair feels like a big hug with its cozy fabric and gentle touch. Children will love to have their very own special place to sit, and it’s the perfect size for little bodies. It measures 14 inches long, 19 inches wide, and 20 inches tall. It’s also lightweight, so young ones can move it around as they please, looking for the most comfortable place to take a rest. And if it gets dirty, no problem. The cover comes off with a child-safe zipper closure and you can toss it in the washing machine.
Little minds can grow and blossom with this New Sprouts Grow It! Gardening Set from Learning Resources. The easy-to-grip pieces make it a cinch for little hands to manipulate and grasp as kids engage in imaginative play. Children will love planting and caring for their flowers and veggies as they put them in the pots, water them, and do it all over again. Let them plant and play with a friend to help develop valuable social skills as they share and learn about different plants and flowers.
It’s time to rev it up and go on this Minnie Mouse-inspired hot rod ride-on from Kid Trax. It features a 6V rechargeable battery and comes with a 1-year warranty (a 6-month warranty for the battery). The rubber traction tires make this ride-on suitable for all terrains while keeping the action safe. Kids can accelerate at the push of a button, and the vehicle goes up to 1.5 miles per hour. It’s suitable for kids that are 18 to 30 months, making it the perfect starter vehicle for a two-year-old.
It’s everyone’s favorite pig, Peppa, on a sturdy and sweet chair desk, perfect for drawing, writing, or having a snack. The built-in cup holder can easily hold a cup of pencils or a cup of juice, depending on how your two-year-old uses it. Plus, the storage drawer provides plenty of space for all her favorites. The desk features durable engineered wood and scratch-resistant surfaces and can hold up to 50 pounds. Plus, it easily wipes clean with a cloth.
Pushing and pulling activities are an excellent way for toddlers to work on balancing, gross motor skills, and building muscle strength. Toy lawn mowers are always a favorite for little ones, and this pink and purple bubble mower tops the list when it comes to fun. It plays realistic sound effects to maximize enjoyment and comes with three bottles of bubble solution. It’s a great way to bring the fun outside on a sunny day.
It’s time to get musical with Blue when you give this all-in-one instrument set as a gift. This take-along wooden music board features a drum, xylophone, chimes, keyboard, and built-in cymbal, making it easy to keep everything together. Little girls can become a one-girl band by playing their favorite tunes or creating their own melodies. Playing music is an excellent way for kids to build confidence, have fun, and develop hand-eye coordination.
Practicing various life skills like zipping up a jacket, buttoning a shirt, or snapping a coat are a big part of development at two-years-old. Toys that help reinforce these skills and enable kids to practice them in a fun way make great gifts. The Playskool Dressy Kids Activity Plush features five getting-dressed activities that let girls learn how to do things all by themselves. Plus, it’s a great on-the-go activity, and even better, this doll is machine-washable.
The Interactive Rollin’ Rovee from Fisher-Price features four play modes that enable it to adapt to a kid’s changing abilities. Each mode is packed full of fun lights, music, and activities that showcase varying content thanks to Smart Stages Technology. Children can learn about counting, opposites, the alphabet, following directions, and more. The included ball also encourages movement and developing gross motor skills, making this toy one that checks a lot of boxes when it comes to reinforcing milestones.
A popular pretend game that young children play is going to the doctor. Kids take turns being the doctor and the patient or the nurse as they interact with the different accessories in this Deluxe Doctor Kit. Whether playing with other kids or giving their favorite teddy bear a check-up, this kit has everything they need. It includes a stethoscope, thermometer, toy syringe, plastic scissors, and other classic doctor tools, all in a plastic, durable carrying case.
Puppets are always a winner with young kids, encouraging imagination, role-playing, performance skills, social skills, and more. This set of 6 animal puppets features a precious pig, unicorn, elephant, tiger, cow, and dog. They’re an excellent way for kids to play and also express themselves, building self-confidence and emotional development. Each puppet allows kids to move the head and hands as they act out different stories and scenarios. The puppets feature super-soft fabric that is durable and machine-washable.
Give the gift that grows as they do with this multi-stage push trike. Help your child learn to ride as you push them along, gradually shifting into a steering trike as they get older. The safety harness keeps them safe and secure, and the detachable guardrail adds extra security as they’re getting the hang of things. The wear-resistant wheels are suitable for multiple surfaces, and the durable frame supports up to 55 pounds.
She can let out her inner diva as she belts out her favorite tunes on this carry-along musical karaoke box. It comes with 8 classic nursery rhyme songs on insertable cards that allow kids to sing along into the microphone and record their voice. They’ll love to hear themselves sing as they playback the recordings. The interactive screen plays sounds as kids touch the different animal heads, adding a fun feature into the mix.
This three-pack of small, chunky monster trucks have fun colors and faces that make them a hit with young kids. The pull-back design means these trucks can race and dash without any batteries. Kids can also manipulate the trucks in various ways, so they perform stunts, like a 360-spin or a flip. Practice testing out different possibilities as you see which truck will win the race or which one will be able to climb over an obstacle.
This playset features a cute plush kitty cat, a small carrier, pretend cat food, a bowl, pretend perfume, and a comb and brush. It has everything a little girl needs to groom and care for her favorite animals. She’ll want to carry it around with her everywhere she goes, and she’ll love brushing out the kitty’s soft fur. It’s the perfect toy to spark the imagination as kids pretend they’re a vet, groomer, or working at an animal rescue. Plus, it can help children learn how to take care of animals.
When the sun comes out it’s time to splish and splash with this fun water splash sprinkler mat. It features cute under-the-sea creatures and multiple holes that spray water up for loads of wet and wild fun. There’s also a very shallow holding area for the water, letting water go out through transparent rings. The 68-inch mat has an anti-slip surface and uses a durable PVC material that provides plenty of room to splash around safely. Simply attach it to your hose and let the fun begin.
The Best Toys And Gifts For Two Year Old Girls [Buyer’s Guide]
Two-year-olds find delight in pretty much anything, excited about learning all about the world around them. But that doesn’t mean they can play with anything they please. After all, safety is always a critical component of a toy, and it’s paramount the younger children are.
When it comes to toys and gifts for two-year-olds, you want to choose things that will encourage their natural curiosity. But, you need to make sure things don’t present any type of choking hazards or other safety issues.
Educational toys that help kids reinforce milestones are always a favorite for kids and parents. And any toys that provide a springboard for imaginative play are a win.
Interactive And Learning Toys
Two-year-olds are inquisitive and learning at an exponential rate. They wonder about everything around them and have a strong desire to explore and investigate.
Toys that offer opportunities for interactive learning are a fun way to reinforce young children’s natural thirst for knowledge. While kids love things that make sound and light up, interactive doesn’t always mean electronic. Any type of hands-on, sensory-driven toys can foster educational, interactive play.
Toys That Encourage Pretend And Imaginative Play
Young children learn a lot about the world by watching the big people in their lives, like parents, grandparents, teachers, doctors, etc. They want to be just like a grown-up. So, you’ll see lots of two-year-olds playing house, being mommy or daddy, and engaging in pretend careers.
Kitchen sets, doctor’s kits, baby dolls, toy vacuums, and similar toys help children engage in realistic pretend play. Plus, toys like magic wands, dress-up costumes, and other items help kids engage in fantasy-inspired imaginative play.
Both types of reconstructions help build on creativity while teaching concepts like social and emotional awareness.
Ride-On Toys And Outside Fun
Two-year-olds are really starting to get on the move. By now, most are pros at walking and are beginning to develop other gross motor skills. They love to run, jump, hop, spin, and do all sorts of interesting moves as they get to know their bodies.
Toys that help build things like balance, coordination, and muscle strength are great assets at this age. Plus, many of these toys encourage kids to go outside, which is so important.
Books are a must at any age, but for young kids, it’s wise to choose durable, sturdy books. Two-year-olds are still learning how to handle and treat books, and providing them with some ways to practice is vital.
Plus, books promote early literacy skills and help kids learn a vast array of concepts. In addition to books that the children can handle, it’s also vital to have a selection on hand to read to them.
The world of music is full of learning opportunities, and young children are natural lovers of dancing and singing. So, music is a natural way to teach kids about all sorts of ideas and subjects.
Plus, playing with musical instruments can also help kids develop coordination, rhythm, and other skills.
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
Q: I feel like there are toys for three-year-olds that my two-year-old would love. Is it unsafe to give them these toys?
As kids get older, you might be able to give them certain toys that are designed for older children. But, when it comes to two-year-olds, many older toys can still pose a high risk for choking and other injuries. It’s very different to give your 2-year-old something made for a 3-year-old than to give your 5-year-old a 6-year-old toy.
So, before you hand over a toy to a two-year-old, make sure it’s safe. If it’s not designed for 2+ (or under), then you need to think twice. In some cases, toys for a three-year-old are acceptable for a two-year-old under close adult supervision. Use common sense, and if you’re ever in doubt, err on the side of caution and skip giving the toy to your child.
Q: What does a two-year-old really want the most in a toy?
Pretty much any age-appropriate toy will make a two-year-old happy. But, the real question is, how long will it hold their interest? Any child will likely be excited when they first receive a toy, but which toys will stand the test of time?
Two-year-olds want toys that encourage interaction, imaginative play and promote exploration and discovery. Young children have a natural joy and love of learning. Therefore, a toy that helps facilitate this love is a definite win, especially if you can play alongside them.
They also want toys that they can use appropriately and play with fully. If you give something to a child before they are old enough to use it or understand it, they’ll likely get bored or frustrated. It’s not an ideal gift if you have to stick it up in a closet for 8 months before your child can play with it.
Q: Should I focus more on educational toys for my two-year-old?
Educational toys are always a crowd-pleaser, and they provide a valuable learning experience through play. But, there are a few things to keep in mind. Pay attention to what your two-year-old is interested in and what milestones they’ve reached.
Concentrate on providing educational toys that help reinforce these milestones. This is a favorable choice over toys that try to push new concepts your child might not be ready for yet. And, of course, always throw some variety into the mix.
Conclusion: The Best Presents For Two Year Old Girls
Overall, toys that encourage a two-year-old’s natural curiosity and help them explore and learn through play are ideal. Books, musical instruments, and interactive toys help develop a wide variety of skills and add to a comprehensive toy selection.
It’s also wise for two-year-olds to have an assortment of toys that help them develop important milestones they’ve reached. Outdoor toys like ride-on cars, bikes, and age-appropriate sports equipment can help encourage gross motor skill development and balance.
Any toy that provides a safe way for children to explore their world, reinforces milestones, and keeps their focus is a winner. Think about what the child’s interests are, and let that guide some of your final decisions.