Gifts for 2 year olds

Two year olds can tell you about their preferences for things, with a few words and even sentences. So you might well be pointed in the right direction by them... Or a direction you don’t really like. Let us help.

Mouse Cardigan 

Excellent colour and cute little design make this a top choice for a 2 year old. Yes, it's called a girl's cardigan, but who cares?

Mice cardigan  £30  Boden

Wizard Soft Toy

Sparkle-shoed, crinkly-cape-wearing, bell-ringing wizard bear. What’s not to like?

Fabelab wizard toy  £17   This Modern Life

My Big Shouting Day

We all know those days, when everything feels out of place and itchy and impossible.

Bella has a big shouting day and learns that they don’t last forever. By the way, boys don’t mind if the main character in a book is a girl or a boy, as long as it’s a good story.  Just like girls.

My Big Shouting Day paperback  £6.99 Amazon

The Smartest Giant in Town

Apologies in advance as you’ll be hearing this book buzzing around your head for the next five years.

But on the upside, kids love Julia Donaldson’s rhymes and Axel Scheffler’s illustrations and the story has a great message about kindness, and helping others.

The Smartest Giant in Town paperback  £4.60 Amazon


Dazzle Pants

Geometric print pants that will grow with your child - flip down the waistband or roll up the cuffs till you need the extra length. Lark have thought about how they produce their clothes, with the least impact environmentally. Don't forget to add the Mango Tango cuff colour for a bright pop. 

Dazzle Print Pants  £22  Lark

Tea (or coffee) set

Shock horror. Boys both drink and make tea.

OMM Design tin tea set  £25 This Modern Life

Baby doll

Kids love changing and carrying baby dolls, because they love copying their parents. And it's never too young to start sharing the care. Swedish brand Rubens Barn makes big, squashy and anatomically correct dolls that come in a range of skin tones and hair and eye colours.  Lots of clothes changes are available and they can also take a tumble in the washing machine. 

Max Doll  £54.90 Rubens Barn

Wooden veg chopping set

Cooking is not just for the girls! Join in at food prep time. This Tidlo set is realistic enough to care about what it looks like when you cut the pieces apart and has a good-looking board and knife.

Tidlo Vegetable set  £14.99 Amazon

Leaf Jacket

Lovely little leafy jacket featuring common British woodland trees. Lovely print , plus added bonus, no need to take a book with you - you’ll have a walking identification chart.

Forest Leaf Jacket  £28  Well Grounded Co


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