The Best 2nd Birthday Gifts for Every Budget

When I think of 2-year-olds, I think of little people on the move. Yes, babies change so much in their first year—from sweet, screaming, helpless little bundles of snuggles to toddlers bubbling with personality—but the growth from 1 year to 2 years also seems significant. Everything is louder and more chaotic, but also more fun as they learn to communicate better and gain more independence.

At their second birthday party, they’ll be better at opening the presents and maybe will even say a distinguishable “thank you” (if prompted, of course). They’ll still delight party-guests, whether in person, at a safe distance, or over a virtual birthday celebration. Their parents will think it all went by too fast as they watch their baby blow out the two candles on their cake.

If you have a special almost-2-year-old in your life, we wanted to round up the best second birthday gifts for every budget, sure to delight the little people too.


Under $25

Under $50

Under $100




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