If you’re looking for gift and toy ideas for 2-year-old girls, we’ve got you covered. Check out our tops suggestions in 8 different categories.
Fine Motor Gift and Toy Ideas for 2-year-old Girls
Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog
The Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog is an adorable way for little ones to practice their fine motor skills. The chunky pegs are easy to grab and place in and out of the holes on the hedgehog’s back. Toddlers can work on hand-eye coordination as they develop the small muscle skills in their hands.
For added learning, toddlers can work on their color recognition and counting skills. Spike is a great addition to little one’s play arsenal and would make a good gift and toy idea for 2-year-old girls. The sturdy plastic is durable and washable, which will keep it looking nice after heavy usage.
Tobbles are a fun and visually exciting way to work on the art of stacking. This set comes with 6 unique pieces that can be balanced, nested, or spun for never-ending open play.
The colorful design and unique shapes will keep little minds engaged and invigorated. Your kiddos will be challenged to explore, experiment, and delight in the wobbly nature of these Tobbles. Made from BPA-free plastic, these are sturdy and easy to clean. These are a great alternative to just regular stacking blocks and are sure to be included in a daily rotation of favorite toys.
Lewo 30 PCS Magnetic Fishing Game
The Lewo 30 PCS Magnetic Fishing Game is a fun way to work on fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and letter recognition! The magnets on the end of the fishing rod attract the magnets on the front of each colorful fish. The colors are beautiful and bright and will attract children to the game.
If your toddler isn’t quite ready for the challenge of the fishing rod, a magnetic doll is also included as a way to grab fish without the dangling rope. This game offers two options: Search for and catch the fish, or flip the board over and go fishing. Pieces can be conveniently stored inside the game board, or in the included pouch. This makes a great gift and toy idea for 2-year-old girls who are ready to start playing basic turn-taking games.
Cat Family Color Names Puzzle – Bilingual
The Cat Family Color Names Puzzle – Bilingual is a beautiful puzzle that is perfect for working on colors and creative thinking. The wooden pieces are rounded smoothly and designed to nest together as a family of cats. Unlike other puzzles, toddlers will have to use their problem solving to discover where each piece fits without the outlined shapes below.
This puzzle is a great way to work on color recognition as well. The lovely muted colors are attractive, and the whimsical cats are a sweet way to reinforce color identification. Kids can use to cats to play on their own, before working to piece the puzzle together for storage.
Stacking Peg Board Set
The Stacking Peg Board Set Toy is a fun way to work on stacking tall towers. Toddlers will need to focus on hand-eye coordination as they stack their pegs taller and taller. This is also a great way to work on color recognition, sorting, or matching.
Each set comes with 30 colorful pegs in six different colors and one baseboard. The chunky pegs are easy to grip, so toddlers can focus their attention on how to stack carefully. The convenient storage bag makes this convenient for storage and travel. This stacking peg board set makes a nice gift and toy idea for 2-year-old girls with a curious mind and a creative side.
Active Gift and Toy Ideas for 2-year-old Girls
Costzon 4 in 1 Toddler Climber and Swing Set
The Costzon 4 in 1 Toddler Climber and Swing Set is a great 4-in-1 multifunctional set. For active ones having options like sliding, swinging, climbing, and a spot for shooting hoops make this a great outdoor choice. Because it’s easy to assemble, and sturdy, parents will love this choice as well.
The swing is built to withstand up to 110 pounds, and the ladder is nice and wide for kids learning how to climb. We love that busy kids can find multiple ways to harness their energy and focus on developing their large muscle skills. If there’s is space outside for a fairly compact climbing structure, we think this makes a great gift and toy idea for 2-year-old girls.
Strider ST-S4GN – 12 Sport Balance Bike
The Strider ST-S4GN – 12 Sport Balance Bike is a great way to introduce bike riding to toddlers. No need for training wheels when you have a bike with no pedals, making this a great option for little ones. This specific bike is designed to accommodate ages 18months-5 years with the use of adjustable handlebars, so you can count on many years of flying fun.
The durable frame and puncture-proof tires are great for maintaining quality shape over the years, and constant use by rough toddlers. Pair it with a child-sized helmet, and this bike is one of the ultimate gift and toy ideas for 2-year-old girls.
Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Play Table & 3′ Trampoline
The Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Play Table & 3′ Trampoline offers 2 great active options for little ones. The water play table is a staple for the warm summer months and can be used beyond just as a place to splash. However, splashing has never been so fun with the spiral ball drop, Ferris wheel, and water funnel.
The trampoline with a safety handlebar is another great option for getting those wiggles out. The trampoline is low to the ground, making it ideal for little ones learning how to climb safely on and off. The safety bar is great for adding stability as little ones jump. This set of 2 will increase outdoor play for little ones and offer them two great ways to harness their energy.
The classic Bubble Mower is a great way to let curious toddlers move around and pretend to mow the lawn like mom or dad. The excitement of chasing bubbles will keep girls on the move as they navigate the yard and stretch those legs.
Because this mower is manually operated, parents don’t need to worry about keeping a supply of batteries on hand. But chances are your little lady will be running around so much that you might want to include a large jar of bubbles for extended play!
Kids Bowling Set
This Kids Bowling Setis a great way to keep active while inside or on a flat surface outside. Hand-eye coordination will definitely get some attention as your little ones work to roll the ball and knock down the pins, just like real bowling.
This set is also great for practicing number recognition and identification. It doesn’t take up much space, which makes it ideal for storage or travel. Bring with you on your next vacation for fun on the go!
These Stepping Stones are one of our favorite gift and toy ideas for 2-year-old girls, especially ones that love to climb. The non-slip bottom makes them perfect for use indoors, and the anti-slip texture on the surface is great for kiddos wearing just socks or bare feet.
Each set comes with 11 stones in various heights and sizes. Kids can design their own obstacle course or creative configuration. Toddlers will work on their leg muscles, balance, and coordination as they navigate across different stepping stones. The beautiful colors are perfect for practicing color recognition as well.
The fun does not stop at age 2! These stones can hold up to 220 lbs, parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, and anyone else will want to get in on the balancing fun. This is a great gift for a rainy day when kiddos just need to get some wiggles out!
Foam Corner Climber
This Foam Corner Climber is a great soft foam option for toddlers who love to climb. Configure the pieces into creative designs to provide toddlers with an appropriate place to safely climb inside the house.
If parents are worried about little ones climbing on furniture, this is a great alternative. Kids can practice their gross motor skills as they navigate up, down, around, over, and under each piece. Turn it into a fort for added fun!
Artistic Gift and Toy Ideas for 2-year-old Girls
Betheaces Water Drawing Mat
The Betheaces Water Drawing Mat is a great way to introduce fairly mess-free art to little ones. Fill the included markers with water, and you’re ready to go! Toddlers will be amazed at the creations they can make, and after just a few minutes as the water dries their drawing disappears providing them with a blank canvas to start all over again.
Color along the border to reinforce the alphabet, use the included stencils to work on shapes, and a book with drawing ideas. However, toddlers will have a mind of their own when they sit down to draw, so this drawing mat is the perfect way to let them have creative freedom.
Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring Kit
The Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring Kit is another great mess-free art activity. Unlike regular markers that can draw on any surface, these markers only work on the specific Wonder paper. Now parents don’t have to panic about furniture or clothes while still allowing their girls to be creative.
These Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring Kits are excellent gift and toy ideas for 2-year-old girls. Pack them in a bag for an outing or entertainment at a restaurant. Girls will love the ability to have freedom with a marker, and will be amazed as their pictures fill with beautiful colors.
Matesy Magnetic Drawing Board
The Matesy Magnetic Drawing Board is yet another mess-free way to introduce creativity and art to little ones. Similar to typical magnet-doodles, but this one has 4 legs that allow you the option to have it elevated or removed to have a standard magnetic drawing board.
This specific magnet doodle board has 4 colors that magically show up as you move the included magnets or pen across the board. The slider at the bottom is easy for little fingers to navigate, and will wipe the board clean. This Magnetic Drawing board is a great gift for beginner artists.
Acrylic Paint Sticks
Acrylic Paint Sticks are a great option for families who are ready to dabble into the world of art, but not ready to tackle the mess of liquid paint and brushes. These sticks are similar to glue sticks but have actual acrylic paint inside. They glide on smoothly, and finish with the vibrancy of acrylic paint, but without the mess and wait time for drying.
The chunky style is easy for toddler hands to grip, and they are washable, making them an ideal paint medium. With lots of colors to choose from, there is no shortage of creativity for your girl!
Melissa & Doug Standing Art Easel
This Melissa & Doug Standing Art Easel is a great gift and toy idea for 2-year-old girls. They will feel like a true artist as they stand at their easel ready to create.
One side has a dry erase surface while the other has a chalkboard surface. A locking paper roll holder and child-safe paper cutter make setting up for art projects a breeze. The easy-grip clips keep paper in place and the plastic trays are a great spot for storing art supplies while in use.
Add some chalk, dry erase markers, paint cups, brushes, and a roll of paper and your 2-year-old girl will be set up for tons of art experiences.
Musical Gift and Toy Ideas for 2-year-old Girls
Amy&Benton Toy Piano
The Amy&Benton Toy Piano is an adorable way to provide little girls with a musical outlet. With 24 keys, 8 percussion instruments, 4 musical instruments, 22 demo songs, various volumes and rhythms, a play and record option, Karaoke, external MP3, and a working microphone…get ready to be serenaded!
This piano does run off of AA batteries, but you don’t have to worry about kids near an outlet or pesky cords. This sturdy toddler piano is a great introduction to the world of music.
If you’re not quite ready for a full toddler piano, this Piano Playmat is a great alternative. This almost 4-foot mat spreads out on the floor and has an anti-slip backing. Toddlers can learn to play music by crawling, walking, tapping, or dancing across the piano keys.
There are 10 piano keys that play individual notes, 17 scales, and 10 different melodies. There are also 8 keys with animal noises for even more fun. You can adjust the volume, or even record and playback a unique creation. This is a gift that kids of all ages will love, and will inspire their ability to be creative and take pride in their work.
Toddler Musical Instruments
Toddler Musical Instruments are great when thinking about open-ended gift and toy ideas for 2-year-old girls. This set has a huge variety to chose from, that will introduce kids to all kinds of sounds and instruments.
Give kids the creativity to come up with their own songs, or turn on some music and let them join in. Not only will toddlers learn to appreciate music, but they can learn to distinguish the sounds of various instruments, and will revel in the sounds that they are able to create.
Imaginative Gift and Toy Ideas for 2-year-old Girls
Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen
The Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen is a great pretend kitchen set for little girls. With the help of 2 AA batteries, the stovetop burner boasts realistic electronic lights and sounds when paired with the included frying pan and boiling pot. A microwave, refrigerator, sink, single-serve coffee maker, and oven are a few of the other included appliances.
From cooking to cleaning up afterward, your little girl will love using her imagination to work away in the kitchen. Be prepared for lots of home-cooked meals and pretend picnics. However, don’t forget to shower your little chef with compliments for all of their hard work in the kitchen!
VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier
The VTech Care for Me Learning Carrier is the perfect gift for dog-loving little girls. This interactive carrier helps kids learn opposites, colors, shapes, and pet care! With over 100 songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases, your kiddo will be in for a lot of fun as she carries her stuffy all about.
Additional accessories include a bowl, ball, comb, and bottle to encourage and extend role play. Toddlers love to pretend and giving them the opportunity to be a caregiver will be super exciting to them.
Madame Alexander My Little Girl
The Madame Alexander My Little Girl is a lovely realistic little girl doll. The soft body has a weighted bottom to help her sit, and the head, arms, and legs are molded to be more realistic. Adorable pigtails and be brushed and combed with the included accessories.
You can choose from two different skin tones, both dolls maintaining the same outfits and accessories. Baby dolls make great gift and toy ideas for 2-year-old girls who love to play caregiver. This little girl is realistic looking and will spark creative imagination as she imitates how to care for a baby.
Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home
The Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home is a great beginner dollhouse for 2-year-old girls. This house opens on the sides to provide full access to each room. There are discovery buttons in the playroom and bathroom that include songs, sounds, and phrases. A button in the kitchen activates lights, sounds, and phrases.
This set includes two Fisher-Price little people and a dog, but all Fisher-Price people work inside so if your girl already has a collection this can be expanded upon. Some phrases include directions to “Feed the Dog”, “Make the Bed”, and “Put away the Toys”, providing a springboard of what to do inside the house. Dollhouses are a great way to foster independence, imagination, problem-solving, and creativity.
Superhero Cape Set and Slap Bracelets
Who says superheroes are just for boys? This adorable Superhero Cape Set and Slap Bracelets is perfect for girls who love to play dress up. This set comes with 4 capes, 4 masks, 4 bracelets, and a storage bag.
We love that the cape can be worn over pajamas or regular clothes, and can fit a range of ages. Your little lady will love flying around and saving the day in her very own superhero costume! Dress up is a great way to use active imagination and play out storylines. Playing a superhero is an especially great way to boost confidence and positive self-image, great qualities to instill in all girls.
Disney Frozen Elsa’s Ice Palace by Little People
The Disney Frozen Elsa’s Ice Palace by Little People is a perfect playset for girls who love Frozen. The palace has lights, sounds, and of course the beloved Disney Frozen song “Let it Go”. A discovery button at the bottom reveals a staircase, while one at the top magically grows the castle.
This set comes with an Elsa and Olaf figure, as well as a bed and chair. Additional Little People figurines from Frozen can be purchased to round out this playset as well. Watch your little one’s imagination soar as she navigates her little people around the frozen ice palace.
Wooden Cash Register
A Wooden Cash Register is a great gift to add to your little girl’s pretend play area because of it’s versatility. They can pretend to run a grocery store, a clothing shop, a toy store, an ice cream shop, you name it!
We love the beautiful, classic, and sturdy design that comes with wooden toys. They are easy to wash, but above all, they are designed to last over time. This register has a scanner, a card reader, a functional drawer with play money and cards, as well as buttons on top. A cash register is versatile in so many different settings and would make a great addition to many pretend play scenarios.
Educational Gift and Toy Ideas for 2-year-old Girls
WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Tablet
The WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Tablet is a great interactive educational tool for Baby Shark fans. This tablet will help toddlers learn the alphabet and numbers with Baby Shark’s voice. Toddlers will also learn to identify members of the shark family as well as musical instruments.
For little ones who are always grabbing for your iPad, this is a safe alternative. No need to worry about cracked screens or navigating out of child apps with this tablet. They can work on motor skills as they find and push buttons, and are rewarded with fun and engaging songs and sounds. There are 4 different modes: Letters, Words, Spelling, and Where is? As your child ages, they can navigate through different modes to continue to be challenged and engaged.
LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book
The LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book is a fun way to introduce more than 100 words to your toddler. Broken into 12 various categories such as pets, animals, food, mealtime, colors, activities, and opposites.
As children touch words on the pages they will hear the word, a sound effect, and fun facts. The light-up star button plays the Learning Friends theme song and My Favorite Word. Words and songs can be played in both English and Spanish for a bilingual experience. This interactive learning book is an excellent option for car rides and would make a great gift for families that travel.
LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set
The LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set is a fun and educational way to learn the alphabet! The 26 interactive alphabet letters and tile reader are all magnetic, so they are perfect for putting on the fridge and keeping your little one occupied while you are working in the kitchen.
The alphabet letters are designed to easily be manipulated by a toddler’s hands. As they work to place the letter tile correctly into the tile reader they are strengthening their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Once placed in the correct spot they are rewarded with songs, letter names, and sounds, and Violet using words in a sentence. Pretty soon you’ll all be singing along as you reinforce phonics and letter recognition.
Outdoor Toddler Scavenger Hunt
This Outdoor Toddler Scavenger Hunt is a a great learning game for little kiddos. The 20 double-sided cards have objects to find, as well as a bonus prompt to extend learning.
Take this set with you to the park or on vacation to help your kiddo explore the outdoors and hone their observational skills. This is a fun way to work on object recognition, vocabulary, following simple directions, and observational skills. Work together with your child and watch as they develop confidence and excitement to explore.
STEM Gift and Toy Ideas for 2-year-old Girls
Brio My First Railway
The Brio My First Railway is a great beginner train set. This set is compatible with other BRIO products, so this is a great way to get your little girl started. Girls will have to put their engineering to the test as they work to come up with various track configurations to run their trains on.
The reversible magnets help trains stick together in either direction and will cause less frustration for toddlers. Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills will be developed as toddlers learn how to connect track pieces and build their rainbow tunnel. You’ll enjoy watching the wheels turn as girls figure out how to build their tracks and have a sense of satisfaction when they are able to drive their trains around on their very own creation.
Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube & Rainbow Stacker
The Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube & Rainbow Stacker are two great toys for fostering problem-solving skills and perseverance. Both toys are beautiful wooden designs with bright colors and chunky pieces specifically designed for a toddler’s hands to navigate easily.
The shape sorting cube is ideal for identifying shapes, matching, and sorting. Toddlers will have to problems solve to figure out where to place shapes correctly so that they can be pushed inside of the cube. They will have to twist, turn, and adjust their pieces to find the best way to make them fit.
The rainbow stacker is a classic toy designed to work on STEM skills as well. Not only will toddlers develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, but they can work on learning sizes, going from largest to smallest, or smallest to largest. This set is aesthetically pleasing and would make a nice addition to a playroom as well as being functional. Parents will love the classic designs, and wooden toys make great toy and gift ideas for 2-year-old girls.
The LEGO DUPLO Town World Animals Set is the perfect introduction to the world of Lego. DUPLOs are ideal for 2-year-olds who are learning to stack and balance. This set has 121 pieces, including 15 animals and 6 people.
Great for building creative imagination, learning about animals and their habitats, and working on building and designing. As a bonus, the whale floats in the water and the fish makes bubbles, so add these DUPLOs to the bath! Legos can be turned into virtually anything, so getting little ones started early will lead the way for many amazing creations as they age.
Picasso Tiles are one of our most favorite open-ended STEM toys for kids of all ages. These magnet building tiles are sturdy, beautiful, and can be designed into so many amazing creations.
This is a toy that will grow with children as their creativity, skill, and imagination expand. If there are older siblings in the family, then they will surely want to get in on the fun as well. Tiles can be added to a light table or held up to a window for science lessons about colors. Pieces can be sorted by shape, size, or color for math lessons. And engineering comes into play when toddlers combine pieces to see what they can build.
There will be lots of trial and error, and of course some pretty big crashes! We know Picasso Tiles will be a hit, and definitely recommend them as gift and toy ideas for 2-year-old girls and beyond.
Plus Plus Big Blocks
These Plus Plus Big Blocks are a great option for 2-year-old girls. Each block is the same shape, but there are endless ways to fit them together. As children grow they will move from creating flat designs to working in 3D, how cool!
Toddlers will develop fine motor skills, creativity, problem-solving, logic, and imagination. You can work on colors, counting, building, balancing, and so much more. The big size is great for younger toddlers, and each set is compatible with each other so you can mix and match blocks and bases. These do come in a smaller size as well, so if they become a hit, you may want to size down in a few years.
This Wooden Rainbow is a simple design, but leaves room for so much imagination and open-ended play. There are 12 pieces to this rainbow that can be nested, stacked, balanced, and designed into numerous different creations.
Toddlers can create ramps for cars, houses for little people, tunnels for animals, or a hundred other different things. The beautiful vibrant colors are attractive to little ones, and you will likely see them gravitate towards this rainbow time and time again. As kids improve their motor skills and gain confidence in their ability to balance and create, you will see them design more and more intricate items. This sturdy wooden toy is washable and ready to stand up to constant use.
Miscellaneous Gift and Toy Ideas for 2-year-old Girl
This Unicorn Projector is a super fun way to light up a bedroom and make bedtime a little more bearable. Place a cover on top for just a night light, and choose from 2 different projections. Kids can choose either unicorn projections or stars and moons.
You can choose various different color combinations and whether or not to have the projections rotate. This is a great way to light up a room at night or add to a living room fort on a rainy afternoon. This can run on batteries or USB cable, making it ideal for most settings. Unicorn projectors make nice gift ideas for 2-year-old girls who need something a little more unique because of their versatility.
Castle Play Tent
A Castle Play Tent is an exciting gift for girls with big imaginations. This tent folds up for easy storage and is easy to pop open and set up for exciting play. Parents will love both aspects.
An indoor tent is a great boredom buster on a rainy afternoon, or it can be brought outside for some backyard fun. Add some pillows and blankets for a cozy reading spot, or watch as your little girl pretends to be a princess living in her castle. The options are endless, and much fun will be had.
Pop Fidget Sensory Toys
Pop Fidget Sensory Toys are a fan favorite among teens, but they make a great gift idea for 2-year-olds as well. Made from non-toxic silicone, these fidget toys are safe for little kids and easy to clean. How easy? Just toss them in the dishwasher!
You can bend it, squish it, squeeze it, and of course pop it. Press all the little bubbles down, and then flip the shape over to begin again. Many older kids and adults find the process therapeutic and relaxing, but for young toddlers, the fine motor development will be huge. Coming in pretty rainbow colors and various shapes, these Pop Fidget toys are great for on-the-go. For instance, popping one in a diaper bag or taking in the car for on-the-go entertainment.
My First Princess Makeup Kit
The My First Princess Makeup Kit is a great gift for little divas. This 12 piece set comes with 3 shades of blush, 3 lip glosses 2 lipsticks, 2 nail polishes, an eyebrow pencil, 3 brushes, an eye shadow palette, and a fashionable carrying pouch.
Your little girl will feel like the real deal with this non-toxic and washable makeup set. You don’t have to worry about clothes or furniture being stained, and makeup washes off easily from the skin with just baby shampoo. You may see some creative face painting designs, but your little princess will be happy as can be.
What to Look for in Gifts for 2-year-old Girls
Two-year-olds are in the full-blown toddler stage. They are rapidly growing and developing what seems like new skills and language daily. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has a full list of milestones you can expect to see emerge at this age. Finding gift and toy ideas for 2-year-old girls that encourage the development of these milestones is key.
Gifting toys that will keep little ones moving, both physically and cognitively, is a great way for them to harness their energy. Toys that spark their imagination, increase their language development, encourage creativity, and keep little girls engaged are the best toys to have around. Toys should encourage them to hone developing hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and perseverance. The best part about learning through play is that your little one will be so engaged and interactive, they won’t even realize they are working and learning.
Don’t Add “Clutter”
We know that parents can feel overwhelmed with the clutter that comes with kids and toys. That’s why we recommend gift and toy ideas for 2-year-old girls that can grow with them throughout the years. By being able to get years of use, parents don’t need to be replacing toys every few months as a child grows into the next stage of development. Many of the toys that we recommend can be used in new and different ways as two-year-old girls grow in their imagination and skill level. And many of the toys come with extension kits if they find something they really love.
Open-ended toys that leave room for imaginations to take off are where you will get the most bang for your buck. Siblings, friends, and family can all join in on the fun, or your little girl can have fun playing on her own. Open-ended toys can be used in more ways than one. Blocks can be built, stacked, balanced, sorted, etc.
In conclusion, when deciding on what gift to give, think about how toys will be used, what will interest and engage your little one, and what won’t overwhelm the parents. Whether you’re the parent or the gift giver, we know adults will approve of these choices as well. Happy gifting!