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34 Exciting 2nd Birthday Gifts Your Toddler Is Guaranteed to Love

When looking for 2nd birthday gifts for my son, I was determined to find him gifts that weren’t centered around technology. After tons of research, these are the best 2nd birthday gifts I’ve found and I’m so excited to share them with you all! 

This post is all about the best 2nd birthday gifts that will get your toddler outside, encourage their creativity, and get them learning while they play! 

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2nd Birthday Gifts They'll Love

2nd Birthday Gifts for Little Artists

Mess Free Paint

Ill be honest, I still can’t fully comprehend the magic behind this Crayola Magic Light Brush. The paints can’t dry up and they don’t show on anything except the special paper that comes with it! No paint on their skin or your furniture! The brush lights up with whatever color is touched and it will paint that color until it touches a different color! I didn’t know mess free painting could exist, but here it is! 

Price at time of publication: $21.32

Pom Pom Pictures

My 2-year-old is completely obsessed with pom poms! He literally carries them around in his pockets everywhere he goes. They are probably under every piece of furniture in our whole house at this point. So as soon as I saw these Pom Pom Picture Crafts, I knew I needed to get them for his birthday. The pom poms push in so you don’t need any glue. You can display their art work or pop out the pom poms and make them over and over again! Just make sure your toddler is out of the “put everything in my mouth stage,” before ordering these! 

Price at time of publication: $14.32

Painting Kit

If you’ve got a 2-year-old that loves to paint, This Painting Kit is the perfect gift. It will make painting a whole lot more fun for them while also making clean up a bit easier with the waterproof apron. 

Price at time of publication: $14.99

Paintable Stepping Stone

These Paintable Stepping Stones come in so many different animals and designs! They’ve got everything from rainbows and unicorns to hedgehogs and turtles. No matter which you get your toddler, they will love seeing their stepping stone decorating your garden! 

Price at time of publication: $7.99

Educational 2nd Birthday Gifts

Play N’ Learn Cube

This Play N’ Learn Cube is one of my favorite activities to do with my toddler. We both end up laughing hysterically while he learns a ton about animals, colors, emotions, and more! 

Price at time of publication: $21.95

Window Bird Feeder

I got this Window Bird Feeder for my toddler last summer and he has absolutely loved watching birds come right to our window! It’s been the perfect solution to our second floor apartment and his love of birds. I might have learned a few bird names too along the way. 

Price at time of publication: $29.90

Shapes Bean Bags

These Shape Bean Bags are an incredible way to help your toddler learn shapes in a fun hands-on way. There are so many fun games you can play with these and your toddler will love them too! 

Price at time of publication: $20.39

At Home Toddler Scavenger Hunt

While it may not be as exciting to open as a shiny new toy, your 2-year-old will love this At Home Scavenger Hunt on the next rainy day. 

Price at time of publication: $12.99

2nd Birthday Gifts for Outdoor Play


The goggles on these GeoSafari Binoculars make them super easy for little ones to place on their face and look through. It’s an exciting but yet simple way to get out and explore nature up close together. 

Price at time of publication: $14.99

Bubble Guns

Bubbles are fun in all forms, but Bubble Guns take the fun to a whole other level! Just make sure you keep the original bubble cannisters so you can refill them yourself and don’t have to pay for more! 

Price at time of publication: $23.99

Splash Pad

If you’ve got a 2-year-old with a summer time birthday, this Splash Pad might be perfect. Its a wading pool and a sprinkler all in one. Plus, this one comes with either animals, the alphabet, or a world map on the bottom so they can learn while they splash around too! 

Price at time of publication: $25.95

Toss N’ Catch Game

This Velcro Toss and Catch Game is a great start to helping you toddler learn how to play catch. These velcro mitts will help them develop their hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills until they can catch the ball with their hands. You’ll be playing catch in the yard together before you know it! 

Price at time of publication: $10.19

Practical 2nd Birthday Gifts