Second birthdays! Two year olds are well aware of what birthdays mean so ideally gifts should be immediately interesting or exciting.
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.
If you're not sure of the child's or parent's preferences, play it safe with non-gendered toys.
- Toy Universe Australian owned and run business delivers big brand and unique toys, games and puzzles for children from birth to teenage years, Australia-wide, NZ and USA from Sydney. See their
- Gifts Australia – massive range of gifts for all ages. Based in Sydney, delivers Australia wide. Check out their
- 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.