Second Birthday Gifts Australia
What do you buy for second birthdays? Two year olds are well aware of what birthdays mean so ideally gifts should be immediately interesting or exciting.
Safety is still an issue with toys for two-year olds – avoid toys with parts that are small enough to swallow or with removable parts that are sharp or could be swallowed, check paint is non-toxic, avoid long cords. Everything should be unbreakable and safe for them to put in their mouths. Building bricks, furniture etc should have rounded corners.
Two year olds are inquisitive. They still like push and pull toys and some can kick a ball. Simple jigsaw puzzles, stackable bricks and toys that fit together keep them amused and develop hand-eye coordination and spatial skills. Cloth or board books they can handle themselves and parents can read to them can help develop literacy and a love of stories. Videos and DVD can keep them amused and give exhausted parents a rest.
Two year old boys (and some girls) will often be into trains and transport items. Two year old girls (and some boys) will like pretend cooking and housekeeping items. If you’re not sure of the child’s or parent’s preferences, play it safe with non-gendered toys.
- PeeDee Toys is a Melbourne-based toy shop that delivesr Australia-wide and international, plus the option to pick up from their Tullamarine warehouse (shipping details here). They are a member of the Australian Toy Association and were one of the first online toy shops in Australia. You can shop by age – see toys for 15 months to 2 years and 3 years or shop by brand.
- Yogee Toys is a Sydney-based online toys store with a huge range of stock from many of the major brands. Orders that are fully paid before 1PM Sydney time are dispatched from their Seven Hills warehouse on the same day. For toddler toys, you could consider…
- A Little Luxury is one of our favourite gift stores with a wide range of unusual and elegant gifts, homewares and customisable gift baskets for all ages. Based in Sydney, delivery Australia-wide. See Baby & Christening Gifts for cups, plates, baby sets, sheet sets and plush toys.
- Parties Online – Sydney-based party products store in operation since 1991. They specialise in themed and coloured tableware, balloons, and costumes for birthdays, kids parties, and theme parties.