Gift Ideas for 2 year olds (Toys for 2 year olds)

There are HUGE developmental leaps going on for toddlers between the ages of 2-3 years. At this age, expect big emotions, (tantrums) , simple sentences, pretend play, independence, new thinking skills and much more. Talking and listening, reading, working on everyday skills and most playing together are so important for development.

When buying for toys for 2-year-old boys and girls, be sure to pick toys and games that match their interests but still help them learn something new.


Our Top Toys for 2 year olds


Start-up Circuits

Price:  €26.95

One of our best sellers at Cogs, Start-Up Circuits from MindWare is a fun way to teach your child the abstract concept of circuitry. The switch blocks and action tops are easy to snap together and the buttons are the perfect size for little fingers, making it a lovely toy for a 2 year old.

With a light that glows, a fan that spins and a siren that whistles, Start-Up Circuits from MindWare will delight children as they learn how a circuit is a circle that can make fun things happen. Your curious child can mix and match the switch blocks and action tops simply by snapping them together. Make sure the red line is continuous across both pieces to complete the circuit.

My first Animal Train

Price:  €37.95

A magnetic train with animals what kid wouldn’t love this!

This toy gets played with everyday by my 2 and 3 year old old boys. While I love playing with my boys it’s GREAT to have a toy they will happily play by themselves (buying me some much needed time) SmartMax My First Animal Train is the perfect toy for a 2 year old   offering an early, safe, and fun introduction to magnetic discovery. Easily build the animal train and play with the animals and the conductor. Drive around with the animals in the train or play with each separately. The oversize parts of the train and the animals simply click on the bars, making them ideal for little hands.

SmartMax My First Animal Train includes 25 pieces and is compatible with all other SmartMax sets. This train set will inspire open-ended, imaginative play as well as developing fine motor skills as they click the chunky magnetic pieces together.

Spin Again 1 year old

Price:  €37.95

Spin again is the ultimate a stacking toy with a spin—literally. Spin again is our top selling toy for 1 year olds.

Drop the vibrant discs onto the threaded corkscrew pole and go ooooh as they spin fast and smooth to settle onto the reversible base. Choosing how to set the base is half the fun for your toddler. Pick either the wobble base or turn it over for a solid seat.

Each disc is dual-colored, and from largest to smallest, they form a dynamic rainbow utilizing fun shades like magenta, lime, and teal, and your more traditional shades of lemon, red, and sky blue. The star-like discs alternate between daisy style and star-burst shapes, too.

This visually stimulating toy will keep your little ones enthralled as they practice their hand-eye coordination and baby engineering skills!!

Spike the Fine Motor Skills Hedgehog

Price:  €19.95

Wow wow wow, just check all of the awards this loveable hedgehog has won! This is the perfect developmental toy for 18 months to 2 years old plus as it helps children build up hand muscles and fine motor skills as they replace the chunky, textured, peg-shaped quills. Plus Spike’s colourful quills can be used to teach counting, sorting, colour and more.

This fun tactile toy is a most for any house with toddlers!

vintage balance bike

Price:  €129.95

This beautiful vintage-style metal Bikloon is ideal for outdoor activities! This real balance bike with inflatable tyres will help your child develop their coordination and balance. They will be able to imitate older kids on their bikes and will have a definite advantage: they will easily learn to ride a bike without the wheels later on! The handles of this beautiful balance-bike provide comfort and allow a good grip by the child thanks to their silicone composition. The seat is adjustable and can be adapted to the child’s height as they grow (from 40 to 46 cm/15.7 to 18.1″). The bike comes with a pretty faux-leather bag that can be easily attached to the front thanks to its adjustable straps,

SmartMax My First Totem

Price:  €22.95

Trigger your child’s creativity with SmartMax My First Totem. Build your own crazy totem, or complete one of the 24 challenges by making the funniest constructions.

The extra-large SmartMax parts help young kids to safely discover the magic of magnetism.

SmartMax My First Totem contains 8 parts and 24 challenge cards, and is suitable for children from 18 months.
The My First Totem set consist of different magnetic blocks, funny shapes with sounds, characters with different emotions and different textures.

My First Magformers 30 pc

Price:  €39.95

My First Magformers 30 piece set is a magnetic building sensation. It will introduce your toddler into the amazing world of magnetic constructions. This set trains children to distinguish colours and shapes to help them explore the surrounding environment. By playing and learning with the My First Magformers set, kids will be able to start early to build models following set patterns. Vivid crayon colors will stimulate the senses and feel the fun to play.

CASH REGISTER

Price:  €42.95

First created back in 1975, the Fisher-Price Cash Register has been right on the money when it comes to entertaining generations of kids. The Cash Register comes with brightly-coloured coins that teach children how to count and recognise colours. Watch the coins come down the ramp, turn the crank to hear the bell ring and watch the drawer open!

Inspired by the 1975 original, this retro-style cash register is a nostalgically fun way to teach early-learners about counting, color-recognition, and money.
fast flip racetrack

Price:  €29.95

Watch the cars race down the wooden track and flip over from slide to slide. Made to Hape’s high standards it comes with 3 cars that can be attached to the side of the track when not in use. The track is approx 30 x 30cm.

musical whale bath toy

Price:  €36.95

Make bath time magical with this wonderful musical whale fountain! Choose between watching the fountains dance to music or play each whale like the keys of a piano! Simply stick to the bottom of the bath with the attached suction cup. When not in operation for more than 5 minutes, the whale fountain enters hibernation mode. Press any key to wake it up. The bottom of the toy has 3 strong silicone suction cups to prevent the child from tipping it over when playing. This tub toy is bright and colorful and free from BPA and phthalate, making bath time fun and safe.

bears in pairs game

Price:  €24.95

Hide and seek takes an adorable twist with game for 2 year olds! The hands-on educational game that provides STEM learning along with matching and memory skills. Children must match the animals to the correct coloured doors and their pairs, the first to match them all wins!

Game box includes playhouse with 7 coloured doors, three pairs of matching bears, a game spinner and a multilingual parent guide with 3 ways to play.

bears in pairs game

Price:  €24.95

Hide and seek takes an adorable twist with game for 2 year olds! The hands-on educational game that provides STEM learning along with matching and memory skills. Children must match the animals to the correct coloured doors and their pairs, the first to match them all wins!

Game box includes playhouse with 7 coloured doors, three pairs of matching bears, a game spinner and a multilingual parent guide with 3 ways to play.


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