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bronya Thu 13-Nov-14 18:20:16

He owns:
Geotrax + a remote control car to go on it
Extensive wooden train set with trains
Building blocks
Big box of Duplo
A wooden farm with animals
Lots of books
Lots of cars
A bike
A rocking horse
A bounce and spin zebra
A mat with roads etc on it for the cars
Paper and crayons/pencils

He plays with the cars and the trains most of all. He likes Peppa Pig, Thomas and Ben and Holly on TV if that helps?

I want to get him something he will love and play with lots. Was looking at Playmobil but not sure if it's too early for anything imaginative. Or the Thomas take n play but too similar to the Geotrax perhaps? Sooo stuck for ideas and need to order soon while there are still offers to be had.

CountingThePennies Thu 13-Nov-14 18:21:37

Build a bear?

SandyFlipFlop Thu 13-Nov-14 18:24:05

A toy kitchen. Best thing we have ever bought. Gets played with daily and by every visiting child.

summerlovingliz Thu 13-Nov-14 18:25:36

Get a Peppa pig set, ours has been played with by 2 boys over 2yrs and the 4.5yr still plays with it now. Think you can get a school set that comes with quite a bit

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Thu 13-Nov-14 18:28:21

a kitchen? the Ikea one get great reviews. or theres a fold up one from elc which is quite good if u don't have much space grin

most of the peppa toys are rubbish (or were when I bought for dd1) the one that was pretty good was the campervan with family. both dd‘s play with it and its quite sturdy.

imaginext is a very nice looking range - they have dinosaurs, castle or batman ranges. maybe more not looked into it much.

happyland or little people good for imaginative play. again lots to choose from. favourite happyland in our house is Ferris wheel, house and the rocket.

busy books for a smaller present - book with 12 little figures and playmat. lots of different types normally around £5 in supermarkets or whsmith.

puppets - the puppet company ones are lovely grin

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Thu 13-Nov-14 18:30:58

oh and dressing up even just a few hats/accessories. Asda costumes and Sainsburys costumes are reasonable and wash and look nice grin

TheOnlyPink Thu 13-Nov-14 18:38:12

Is he 2 close to 3, or just barely 2?

My son is almost 3 and absolutely adores playmobil. It's only very recently that he started playing imaginatively with it, before he just liked sitting the people on the chair and setting out all the accessories. We got him the 123 firestation last Christmas and its one of our most played with toys.

Another huge success was a road mat. It's basically a plastic, foam backed mat with a road pattern on it that he drives his cars on. He absolutely adores it.

HoHoHappyHolidays Thu 13-Nov-14 18:39:50

Toy castle

mmgirish Thu 13-Nov-14 19:08:29

Wow, he has loads of toys! My son is 2 and a half and loves musical instruments. We bought him a keyboard for Christmas this year as his main present.

How about a wooden garage to go with his cars and road mat?

Leeds2 Thu 13-Nov-14 19:19:52

A toy kitchen, or shop.

A tent.

A mini trampoline.

306235388 Thu 13-Nov-14 19:48:15

A kitchen, baby and buggy, peppa toys, pull a long wagon, fire engine with firemen...

TooManyMochas Thu 13-Nov-14 20:01:54

We got DS the IKEA kitchen for his second birthday and it was a massive hit. IKEA do lovely sets of kitchen utensils and pots & pans as well. Other people got him a toy kettle and toaster from ELC and wooden play food (the sets of fruit, veg and sandwiches you can cut up and put back together again). He loved it all. Wilko wooden play food is half the price of the ELC stuff and completely fine.

He's now almost three and loves his marble run and playdoh. We have a big box of moulds, stamps etc to go with the latter.

TooManyMochas Thu 13-Nov-14 20:03:00

PS The ELC wooden garage is currently going for half price (£30) on their website.

HolyDrinker Thu 13-Nov-14 20:08:55

A mini micro scooter. Hands down, best thing we've ever bought DS. He loves it and it makes all those little nips to the shops/park/preschool so much easier and quicker.

renzen Thu 13-Nov-14 21:09:47


Lovelydiscusfish Thu 13-Nov-14 22:47:31

My 2 year old is getting, for main things, a scooter and a doll's house. Also craft bits, books, castanets, a Thomas train (Emily I think) and a cheetah puppet.

Stars66 Thu 13-Nov-14 22:55:38


TarkaTheOtter Thu 13-Nov-14 22:58:43

My 2.5yr old loves playmobil and does all the voices for the people (usually acting out something she's watched on tv though blush)
Dressing up stuff

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Thu 13-Nov-14 23:04:01

Another vote for a toy kitchen. We got DS the IKEA one for his 2nd birthday and 6 months on it still the most played with toy. We picked up the Ikea saucepans and some toy food from somewhere else. Think we're adding to it at Christmas with some Hape kitchen equipment (probably a toaster as he loves to help make toast).

monkeymamma Fri 14-Nov-14 08:01:02

Play doh!

BertieBotts Fri 14-Nov-14 08:14:06

Yes to play cooking stuff. If you get plastic he can play with them in the bath/in the garden in summer with bowls full of different coloured water, cornflour, vinegar, oil, bicarbonate of soda etc.

Also toy toolkit - ELC used to do a great wooden one with three working parts, bolts and screws, chunky "nails" to bang in, or you can get slightly more advanced ones which do more stuff. Avoid noisy toy drills etc though, they drive you mad. But this toy has had loads of use, DS used to walk around "being a fixer" and asking me what was broken so he could "fix" it.

RedButtonhole Fri 14-Nov-14 08:17:05

My mum got DS an imaginext castle when he was just turned 3. He's now 5 and it's still his most played with toy.

He has barely looked at his playmobil.

What about Joey JCB sets? Ds liked those and still plays with them sometimes.

TinyTear Fri 14-Nov-14 08:30:24

mr potato head

Emmiedarling Fri 14-Nov-14 11:57:24

My son was two in September. I have just ordered him the Playmobil Ark. He has a kitchen - the mini one from John Lewis and he loves it. Otherwise, I am about as stuck as you!

oobedobe Fri 14-Nov-14 19:43:31

Get something that he will use for a long time:
Playmobil (my two year old loves it) or imagintext
Play kitchen
Dressing up stuff
Are the best suggestions imo

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