Behold the two-year-old: a creature in the wilds of childhood, who is cute, curious, and can’t get enough fun—until suddenly a nap is needed. We’ve gathered our top 20 gift ideas that are not only fun but also new, cool, and perfect for age two. Flip through the album below for toys, books, and stuffies that will captivate toddlers’ burgeoning imaginations as they learn and grow this coming year.

Little Monsters Mini Backpack 

Ever seen a two-year-old try to leave the house with, say, 20 favorite things? We have, too. Encourage your junior packrat to load up one of Lassig’s adorable new Little Monsters mini backpacks. Your Mad Mabel or Bouncing Bob (shown center) will have portable entertainment on hand in the car or out and about. Designed specially for ages two to six, this backpack will carry through preschool years to boot (we love the insulated base). And did we mention those reflective eyes, teeth, and straps glow in the dark!?

Available at Nordstrom, $44.95.

  • Green Toys House Lifestyle 2
  • wooden-rolling-boats-blocks-water-waves
  • 3376-PegFriendsFarm-Girl via Learning Resources
  • Seedling_ Farmers Market Playtime Kit
  • rock-chalk-set-of-5 via Land of Nod
  • Petting Zoo via Playmobil 1.2.3
  • LittleGarden via HABA
  • Josie Chipmunk via Hazel Village
  • Lets Count to Ten via Nerdy Baby
  • Hape Xylophone Melody Track
  • curvy-board-downward-dog-high-res
  • Lassig.LittleMonsters.Collection.Lifestyle3
  • Rocking Moose via IKEA
  • Learning Letters Activity Book[2] via Lakeshore
  • McClaren push car via Step2
  • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn First Words Puppy 2
  • Foam Cone Factory ! via TOMY
  • care-bear-yellow via land of nod
  • Cloud-b-Beebop-LIFESTYLE4-1453

 

What’s on your two-year-old’s list this season? Let us know in the comments below!

— Jennifer Massoni Pardini

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase.

All images courtesy retailers.

 

 

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