Finding the perfect gift for your little 2 year old or for their little friends can be a delightful challenge.  Their little personalities are starting to shine through. That makes it even more fun to sort through catalogues and online sites as you hunt for the perfect pressie for the 2 year old in your world.

At Christmas when I was talking about how easy it was to go nuts and buy too much stuff, a friend told me a good rule to go by is:

 Something they want, Something they need, Something to wear and Something to read.

We went light on this year as we knew we were about to embark on our epic family adventure of the year in the caravan.  So from us he got a scooter, some schleich animals – which I used on his cake, a book and a toothbrush.  My man thought I was mad on the toothbrush – but let me tell you, it’s been a total game changer in making teeth cleaning more enjoyable, so I’ll take that as a win!  That was one of those “you’re going to get it anyway, but it’s your birthday next week so I’ll wrap it up” presents.

Reading is just getting fun in our house and it’s only recently my son will sit and listen to stories in the day time – which I am loving!  We ordered a personalised book “The little boy who lost his name”  for his 2nd birthday and it’s really cute.  I love that we could have a personalised inscription in the front to make it even more special for him as he grows into it.  We had a hot tip before buying it to just do his first name otherwise it can end up like war and peace!

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Aside from being spoilt by us, his little mates totally spoilt him with really cool fun toys.  Much more fun than the practical stuff mum and dad got him!

Here’s a few of the presents that are getting lots of 2 year old love at the moment….

The little people happy camper.  This is the cutest and we played with it a lot before we left on the caravan trip to explain what adventures we we’re about to embark on.  I love that he drives it up and then plays with the animals around it.  It’s seriously cute and he loves it so much it made the cut to the one toy box we’ve bought on the trip!

Little People Happy Camper

Feed me Dino – he could post the dino food all day!  It’s also got a string which means it can be walked around the house.  The dino food has been used for money in his shop, food in the kitchen. I love how versatile this toy is.

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Duplo!  Little boys love diggers so we we’re lucky enough to get a few construction sets from Granny and another from his mates, which gives me a digger to play with as well – LUCKY because duplo is much more fun when you get the cool toys!  He got a bunch for Christmas so it was really cool to build on that collection and expand on that collection to make more stuff.  Now we make tunnels for the train tracks, farm yards for the animals, airport check ins and more. Love it!

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He was also spoilt with clothes, bath toys, beach toys, puzzles, drink bottles, a microphone, cars, trucks, books a magnadoodle thing.  I seriously don’t remember ever being so spoilt!  As a mum, I do love watching his face light up as he discovers new things and how they work and I appreciate the happy distraction watching him play with all of his new toys.

Let us know, do you have a go to gift for a 2 year old?